Who we are
Our website address is: https://yirdit.com – referred to below as the website or site. Yirdit is owned and written by Gilbert Summers. To contact Gilbert Summers, click here to go to our contact form.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Contact Forms & Cookies
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is simply a small text file. It isn’t a program and doesn’t actively do anything on your computer.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We may also partner with third-party vendors such as Google Analytics and others to allow tracking technologies and remarketing services on the Site through the use of first-party cookies, to, amongst other things, analyse and track users’ use of the Site, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understanding online activity. By accessing the site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-part vendors. You are encouraged to review their privacy policies and contact them directly for replies to your questions. We do not transfer personal information to these third party vendors. However, if you do not want information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, you can visit the third-party vendor or the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.
Who we share your data with and how long we retain your data
We might enable you the user to leave a comment – if we do, and if you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
If we enable a users function, to register on the Site, we will also store the personal information the user provides in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Social media interfaces
How we protect your data
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers. We use regular Malware Scanning. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible to a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you might provide is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. If yo make any transactions – they will be processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers. We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All photos, downloadable files and texts are the property of Gilbert Summers / yirdit.com unless otherwise cited or under a CC0 licence and may not be used or reproduced elsewhere without permission.
Some of the links on yirdit.com are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate Gilbert Summers earns a small commission from qualifying purchases.
yirdit.com and the owner (I, Gilbert Summers) assumes no liability for products purchased outside yirdit.com. While every effort and care is taken with the content of this site, I disclaim all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information in any of the content. I also (to the extent permitted by law) shall not be liable for any losses or damages arising from the use of, or reliance on, the information on this website. Neither am I liable for any losses or damages arising from the use of, or reliance on sites linked to this site, or the internet in general.