Privacy Policy

By Akhi Raheem

Our Domain Is – PCPartGuide.com

Identity and Address

We are available online at: https://pcpartguide.com/.

Data Collection and Purpose

Commenting

When individuals comment on our website, we collect the information presented in the comments form. Additionally, we secure the commenter’s IP address and browser user agent string to facilitate spam mitigation.

We may utilize a hashed version of your email address to determine if you are a user of the Gravatar service, adhering to the privacy guidelines found at: https://automattic.com/privacy/. Once your comment receives approval, your Gravatar profile image becomes publicly associated with your comment.

Media Uploads

We advise against uploading images containing embedded location metadata (EXIF GPS) as others could extract this data from images on the website.

Contact Information Submission

Using our contact forms entails submission of personal details such as your First and Last Name, alongside Email Address. By submitting, you grant pcpartguide.com consent to employ these details in response to inquiries.

Cookies

Comments left on our site come with an option to save your name, email, and website in cookies, enhancing convenience for future commenting without repeated information entry. These cookies persist for one year.

A session cookie, free from personal data, is set upon logging in to confirm cookie acceptance, which is discarded post-browser closure.

Additional cookies store login credentials and display preferences when you log in. Login cookies are valid for two days, while screen option cookies last for a year. Should you choose “Remember Me,” your login will be maintained for a fortnight. Upon logging out, these cookies are removed.

Editing or publishing an article on our website results in a cookie that merely identifies the edited post ID, expiring after one day.

Embedded Content

Our articles may incorporate embedded content such as videos and images. This content from external websites interfaces identically to direct visitor interactions with those sites.

These external platforms may gather your data, deploy cookies, and integrate additional third-party tracking, possibly monitoring your interaction if you hold an account and are logged into those websites.

Analytics

Google Analytics, managed by Google LLC, aggregates data to monitor user interactions for reporting purposes on PCPartGuide.com. Google may utilize this data to personalize its advertising network’s ads.

Data types include Cookies and Usage Data. Processing location: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

PCPartGuide.com implements IP address anonymization in Google Analytics. IP addresses from users within the EU or other contracting states are truncated.

Data Sharing

pcpartguide.com maintains the confidentiality of your data and does not engage in data sharing.

Data Retention

Comments are preserved indefinitely to streamline subsequent comment approvals.

For registered users, personal information submitted will be maintained in their profiles. These users have the capability to view, edit, or delete their personal information, barring username modifications. Administrators also have profile information access and editing rights.

User Data Rights

Account holders and commentators can request an export of their personal data we have on file, inclusive of contributed data. Requests can also be made to purge personal data, which excludes data stored for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Data Flow

We screen visitor comments through automated spam detection services.

Contact Data Enquiries

Should you require further details on our data usage protocols, kindly reach out to us at privacy@pcpartguide.com.

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