Privacy Statement

The following privacy statement describes what information is collected from you on DivergeBox.com (hereinafter the/this “website”) and how it used. The terms “I” and “me” refer to the author, controller and owner of the website. The term “you” refers to other human beings who use, visit and/or view the website.

Please note that this privacy statement is made both plainly visible and easily accessible to you. Whether or not you care about your cyber privacy, this page is available for your viewing. If you choose not to read it, and further down the line you were for some reason to suffer loss due to your lack of knowledge and/or acceptance of any of the contents of this page, then you would be responsible for not having read it. This is the privacy statement of the website. If you do not accept any of the contents of this page, then it is up to you to decide whether or not you are willing to continue using the website regardless.

 

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

This website is not for children. For the purpose of this website, a “child” is defined as an individual who is defined as a child under the particular law relevant to said individual. In other words, depending on where in the world the individual lives and the national law they are subject to, they might only legally reach adulthood at age 18 or 19 or 20 or 21. Where in the world an individual is legally a child, this website is not for that individual. I do not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal information from children without prior parental or guardian consent. If you believe that personal information has been collected from any children via this website, and without parental or guardian consent, contact me.

 

WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED AND HOW IT IS (OR WOULD BE) USED

When you access the website, you may provide certain personally identifiable information including but not limited to your name, email address, phone number, address or avatar image.

This information would be collected if you were to register on the site, subscribe to receive email notifications (and may be collected were you to subscribe to my RSS feed), contact me, use the search feature on the website, provide comments or any other feedback, fill out a form or use live chat or enter any other information on the website to communicate with me. From time to time, I may also collect information that you submit upon your participation in any online survey that I post on the website.

Your personal information would be used (possibly among one or more other reasons not mentioned here) to personalize your experience, improve the website, elicit one or more reviews, follow up with you through correspondence (email, live chat, or phone) or for processing your requests.

Additionally, like other websites, this website automatically collects certain information about you through (unless I’m mistaken) Log Data and Google Analytics. Log Data is information about your computer’s Internet Protocol Address, which is your “IP” address, browser information, Internet Service Provider’s information, your operating system, and your browser type. Similarly, Google Analytics collects certain information about your location, browsing history, the pages you visit, equipment you used to access the website, traffic patterns, and other general patterns related to your use of the website.

This information would be used (possibly among one or more reasons not mentioned here) to analyse website statistics related to user behaviour and interests and to improve the website.

 

COMMENTS 

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I would be able to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. If you leave a comment, your name, email address and/or website/organization name is not shared with a third party, and may be used to communicate with you.

 

USE OF COOKIES 

The website uses cookies for various functional reasons. Cookies are files with small amounts of data including an anonymous unique identifier that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive when you are viewing the website. Like other websites, this one may automatically collect some non-personally identifiable information including but not limited to your IP address, geographic location, language preference, and/or date and time of visitors.

If you leave a comment on the website, you might opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These would be for your convenience so that you would not have to fill in your details again if you were to leave another comment.

The website may cause cookies to be stored on your browser for various reasons such as for improving your browsing experience, improving the website, checking the website analytics, and/or for posting comments on the website, possibly among one or more other reasons. I don’t know how many other possible reasons there are, but I have no intent to make any evil use of any of your information gathered through any cookies via the website or otherwise.

You have the option of turning off cookies on your computer should you wish to do so. If you choose to do that, you may not be able to view all features and content of this website.

 

 USE OF WEB BEACONS AND PIXELS

In conjunction with the use of cookies, third parties may also use web beacons, which are also known as clear GIFs, web bugs or pixel tags to collect general information about your use of the website. They monitor user activity and are used to track customer behavior data.

Third parties may use their own cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect and receive information from the website for the purpose of providing target advertisements.

 

THIRD PARTY LINKS AND USE 

Third party links may be provided on this website. Once you click on a third party link and leave the website, the Privacy Statement and Terms and Conditions Statement of this website do not apply to the other site you are visiting.

Articles on the website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

I have no control over these third parties and they have their own privacy policies, terms and conditions and/or similar documentation. You have the option to contact them directly and read such documentation on their sites if you have questions. Whether or not you use such a website is your choice.

 

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

As far as I’m aware, I do not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent, although the exception could be the case under the following circumstances:

    1. I may disclose your information to third parties that I work with, such as my website hosting provider, one or more service providers that facilitate or assist with the operation of my website, or any relevant email service provider.
    2. I may disclose your information in order to comply with one or more state or government regulations were a copyright infringement lawsuit or other legal claim in relation to the website to come to my attention.
    1. Were there to be a successor and/or acquiring party in terms of the ownership and control of the website in the event of a potential future merger, acquisition, restructuring, dissolution or partial sale, I may disclose your information to such a party. However, your personal information will be transferred to any such acquiring party in accordance with this privacy statement.

 

PUSH NOTIFICATIONS 

The website is equipped with push notification capabilities. Depending, I think, on the device you are using, the software you have installed, etc., you have the option to opt in to receive push notifications; and once you have so opted in, you have the option to opt out/unsubscribe from my push notification list (please see the OPT OUT section below, should you wish to unsubscribe). By so opting in/subscribing, you agree to receive messages or notifications through your browser (or otherwise) informing you when there is a new post published on the website. Were you to so opt in/subscribe, my website would be collecting information about the web browser that you use, possibly among other information. For example, from the backend of the website I can see how many individual subscribers are using what browser/s (in the form of anonymous numbers associated with the different browsers). This information would be kept confidential from my side.

EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS

If you wish, you are able to subscribe/opt in to receive email messages notifying you about updates/new posts. By doing so, you agree to receive email messages of this nature. Once you have opted in, the option to opt out is available to you. If you wish to do so, but don’t know how, please see OPT OUT section below.

RSS NOTIFICATIONS

You have the option to subscribe/opt in to receive RSS notifications. If you do so, you agree to receive RSS notifications via your chosen RSS reader about new posts. Once you have so opted in, you have the option to opt out. If you do not know how to opt out and wish to do so, please see OPT OUT section below.

OPT OUT

Push notifications

I have the ‘Push Notification for WordPress by PushAssist’ plugin installed on the website. If you do not know how to unsubscribe from push notifications of this nature, you have the option to view the YouTube channel for this WordPress plugin, ‘PushAssist Tutorials’. This particular YouTube channel is associated with pushassist.com. If you so choose to visit this particular YouTube channel, I would suggest that you search it with the word “unsubscribe”. When I last conducted this search, there were three extremely brief videos at the very top of the search results, each showing how to unsubscribe from push notifications with the three aforementioned website browsers.

Please note that the information that I have provided in the above paragraph concerning pushassist.com and www.youtube.com is not intended to suggest that I am affiliated with or represent either of these websites or companies. I do not work for either of these companies and neither do I represent them. I have simply made use of pushassist.com’s WordPress plugin, and they happen to have a channel on www.youtube.com that contains useful content on how to unsubscribe from push notifications of the aforementioned nature. Please also note that if you choose to visit either of these websites (pushassist.com and www.youtube.com), they each have privacy policies and terms and conditions (and possibly other legal documentation) over which I have no control. Whether or not you visit either of these websites is your choice.

Email notifications

This page explains how to unsubscribe from my email subscription list: https://technosamigos.com/unsubscribe-from-feedburner-email-notifications/.

Please note that my use of the website ‘technosagmigos.com’ is not intended to suggest affiliation with or representation of this website or company. It is for the potentially useful information found on the site. And if you do visit this other website, please note that it has a ‘Privacy Policy’ of its own. You might want to check it out.

RSS notifications

This web page from another website (not my own) explains how to unsubscribe from an RSS feed: https://rss.com/how-to-unsubscribe/. I’m relatively new to RSS, and the explanation on this other site seemed kind of vague to me.

If this explanation is too vague for you, this little bit of additional information may help: If I subscribe to an RSS feed using the Internet Explorer browser, I can click on the little star icon and open “View favourites, feeds and history”, and from there I can view the feed. If I right-click on the feed, I have the option to click “Delete”, and it looks like that does it.

Please note that my use of the website ‘rss.com’ is not intended to suggest affiliation with or representation of this website or company. It is for the potentially useful information found on the site. Please also note that if you do choose to visit this other website, it has a ‘Terms of Service’ page and a ‘Privacy Policy’ of its own. You might want to read through these pages.

Subscriptions via third party websites

As for third party websites you have the option to contact them directly to unsubscribe and/or opt out from their communications, if for some reason you need to.

 

FOR GDPR VISITORS

According to the GDPR, if you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain rights and information listed below.

Personal information you choose to provide will be retained until about the time that:

    1. you ask me to delete the information by sending a request to mark@divergebox.com (and when I am able to). If you do so, please include within the subject line the words, “GDPR related request”. Please note that such a request may result in you no longer being able to access some content previously provided to you.
    2. I make one or more decisions that result in your information no longer being retained. Such a decision/s may be, or may be related to, a future decision to stop using existing data providers; a future discontinuation of the website; an instance where the data is no longer needed or where it becomes outdated; and/or possibly one or more other reasons.

According to GDPR, you have the right to:

    1. request access to your data that I store and have the ability to access your personal data;
    2. rectify, verify the accuracy of or have your personal data corrected; or erase or have your personal data removed completely;
    3. seek restrictions on the processing of your data (which would mean that I may store your data, but not process it further);
    4. object to the processing of your data in certain circumstances including, but not limited to, direct marketing, profiling, scientific or historical research purposes, statistical purposes, automated decision making and profiling, and tasks based on legitimate interests or in the public interest/exercise of official authority.
    5. the portability of your data and to request your personal data from me, receive it and transfer it to another controller;
    6. withdraw consent at any time, even if you have already provided consent to the website’s processing of your personal data, and without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent;
    7. lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.

Unless I’m mistaken (it’s possible I can make mistakes), I only require information from you (directly or indirectly) that is reasonably necessary for me to participate in and access legitimate and lawful activities and functionality in relation to the website. For example, I think Google analytics, push notifications, third party images from Pixabay, Updraftplus’s backup plugin, and possibly one or more other services and/or plugins would fall into this category.

 

SECURITY

The website uses transport layer security, which makes it harder for a would-be hacker to intercept data traffic; and components are routinely updated that contribute to the functionality of the website and the functionality that is available for or through the website.

 

PRIVACY STATEMENT UPDATES 

This privacy statement is effective as the live privacy statement of this website as of 15/04/2019. When it is updated, notification will be given on this page under the heading, ” UPDATE HISTORY” below (after the horizontal line) and information will be provided under this heading such as the date that the change/s took place and what the change/s was/were. As soon as any such changes are published, it/they are/is immediately effective as part of or consisting of the most current and live version of the privacy statement of this website. Any change/s will be recorded from newest to oldest, the latest change/s being closest to the heading, “UPDATE HISTORY“. You may want to periodically check this page to see if there have been any changes. If you do not accept any such changes, then it is up to you to decide whether or not you are going to continue to use the website thereafter.

 

CONTACT

If you have a query with regards to this privacy statement, you could contact me at mark@divergebox.com.

 


UPDATE HISTORY

(note: strikethrough across writing means that the writing has been removed; writing in red means that the writing has been added) 

30/01/2020

Changes to paragraphs 1 and 3 of the “USE OF COOKIES” section:

Paragraph 1: The website uses may use cookies to facilitate your use of the website for various functional reasons. Cookies are files with small amounts of data including an anonymous unique identifier that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive when you are viewing the website. Like other websites, this one will may automatically collect some non-personally identifiable information including but not limited to your IP address, geographic location, language preference, and/or date and time of visitors.

Paragraph 3: The website may use cause cookies to be stored on your browser for various reasons such as for optimizing and personalizing improving your browsing experience, improving the website, checking my the website analytics, and/or for posting comments on the website, possibly among one or more other reasons. I don’t know how many other possible reasons there are, but I have no intent to make any evil use of any of your information gathered through any cookies via the website or otherwise.

11/06/2019

Changes made to paragraphs 2 and 6 of the ‘WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED AND HOW IT IS USED’ section:

Paragraph 2: This information would be collected if you were to register on the site, subscribe to a newsletter receive email notifications (and may be collected were you to subscribe to my RSS feed), contact me, use the search feature on the website, provide comments or any other feedback, fill out a form or use live chat or enter any other information on the website to communicate with me. From time to time, I may also collect information that you submit upon your participation in any online survey that I post on the website.

Paragraph 6: This information would be used (possibly among one or more reasons not mentioned here) to analyze analyse website statistics related to user behavior behaviour and interests and to improve the website.

New sections, ‘EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS’ AND ‘RSS NOTIFICATIONS’ added:

EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS

If you wish, you are able to subscribe/opt in to receive email messages notifying you about updates/new posts. By doing so, you agree to receive email messages of this nature. Once you have opted in, the option to opt out is available to you. If you wish to do so, but don’t know how, please see OPT OUT section below.

RSS NOTIFICATIONS

You have the option to subscribe/opt in to receive RSS notifications. If you do so, you agree to receive RSS notifications via your chosen RSS reader about new posts. Once you have so opted in, you have the option to opt out. If you do not know how to opt out and wish to do so, please see OPT OUT section below.

Changes made to the ‘OPT OUT‘ section:

Push notifications

I have the ‘Push Notification for WordPress by PushAssist’ plugin installed on the website. If you do not know how to unsubscribe from push notifications of this nature, you have the option to view the YouTube channel for this WordPress plugin, ‘PushAssist Tutorials’. This particular YouTube channel is associated with pushassist.com. If you so choose to visit this particular YouTube channel, I would suggest that you search it with the word “unsubscribe”. When I last conducted this search, there were three extremely brief videos at the very top of the search results, each showing how to unsubscribe from push notifications with the three aforementioned website browsers.

Please note that the information that I have provided in the above paragraph concerning pushassist.com and www.youtube.com is not intended to suggest that I am affiliated with or represent either of these websites or companies. I do not work for either of these companies and neither do I represent them. I have simply made use of pushassist.com’s WordPress plugin, and they happen to have a channel on www.youtube.com that contains useful content on how to unsubscribe from push notifications of the aforementioned nature. Please also note that if you choose to visit either of these websites (pushassist.com and www.youtube.com), they each have their own privacy policies and terms and conditions over which I have no control.

As for third party websites you have the option to contact them directly to unsubscribe and/or opt out from their communications, if for some reason you need to.

Email notifications

This page explains how to unsubscribe from my email subscription list: https://technosamigos.com/unsubscribe-from-feedburner-email-notifications/.

Please note that my use of the website ‘technosagmigos.com’ is not intended to suggest affiliation with or representation of this website or company. It is for the potentially useful information found on the site. And if you do visit this other website, please note that it has a ‘Privacy Policy’ of its own. You might want to check it out.

RSS notifications

This web page from another website (not my own) explains how to unsubscribe from an RSS feed: https://rss.com/how-to-unsubscribe/. I’m relatively new to RSS, and the explanation on this other site seemed kind of vague to me.

If this explanation is too vague for you, this little bit of additional information may help: If I subscribe to an RSS feed using the Internet Explorer browser, I can click on the little star icon and open “View favourites, feeds and history”, and from there I can view the feed. If I right-click on the feed, I have the option to click “Delete”, and it looks like that does it.

Please note that my use of the website ‘rss.com’ is not intended to suggest affiliation with or representation of this website or company. It is for the potentially useful information found on the site. Please also note that if you do choose to visit this other website, it has a ‘Terms of Service’ page and a ‘Privacy Policy’ of its own. You might want to read through these pages.

Subscriptions via third party websites

As for third party websites you have the option to contact them directly to unsubscribe and/or opt out from their communications, if for some reason you need to.

23/04/2019

Changes made to the ‘PUSH NOTIFICATIONS‘ section:

The website is equipped with push notification capabilities. Depending, I think, on the device you are using, the software you have installed, etc., You you have the option to opt in to receive push notifications (once and if I get them properly working on my site—I’ve been having trouble in that regard); and once you have so opted in, you have the option to opt out/unsubscribe from my push notification list (please see the OPT OUT section below, should you wish to unsubscribe). By so opting in/subscribing, you agree to receive messages or notifications through your browser (or otherwise) informing you when there is a new post published on the website. Were you to so opt in/subscribe, my website would be collecting information about the web browser that you use, possibly among other information. For example, the push notification functionality that would be available to the website (once I get my issue with push notifications sorted out) would cater for users of four or more website browsers (Safari, Opera, Firefox and Chrome and possibly one or more others), and if you opt in/subscribe using any of these browsers, from the backend of the website I will be able to can see how many individual subscribers are using what browser/s (in the form of anonymous numbers associated with the different browsers). This information would be kept confidential from my side.

Changes made to the ‘CONTACT‘ section:

If you have a query with regards to this privacy policy statement, you could contact me at mark@divergebox.com.

 

22/04/2019

Changes made to the ‘PUSH NOTIFICATIONS‘ section:

The website is equipped with push notification capabilities. You have the option of opting in to opt in to receive push notifications (once and if I get them properly working on my site—I’ve been having trouble in that regard); and once you have so opted in, you have the option to opt out/unsubscribe from my push notification list (please see the OPT OUT section below, should you wish to unsubscribe). By so opting in/subscribing, you agree to receive messages or notifications through your browser informing you when there is a new post published on the website. Were you to so opt in/subscribe, my website would be collecting information about the web browser that you use, possibly among other information. For example, the push notification functionality available that would be available to the website (once I get my issue with push notifications sorted out) caters would cater for users of three four or more website browsers (Safari, Opera, Firefox and Chrome and possibly one or more others), and if you opt in/subscribe using any of these browsers, I will be able to see how many individual subscribers are using what browser/s (in the form of anonymous numbers associated with the different browsers). This information would be kept confidential from my side.