Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://cognizeit.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

In general, we don’t collect your personal data. You see, this is a blog, and the goal is to communicate bloggy information from our side of the keyboard to your side of the screen, not the other way around. If anyone needs to worry about personal data, it’s us. Still, there are some situations where your info will head our direction, and you probably want to know what’s going on with it. If so, read on.

Comments

If you leave a comment on one of our articles, you will provide some minimal identifying information, such as your name and email address. Since you could supply fake values here, the data is essentially optional, but please be as honest as you can. Rest assured, that data isn’t going anywhere; it’s stored with the comment for documentation purposes, and that’s it. Your IP address and some technical information about your web browser is also is collected automatically during this commenting process, primarily to prevent spam.

A note from the Gravatar system used on the site: An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies

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.

Advertising and analytics

Cognizeit’s goal is to make you a better person, not to line our own pockets with money. If you want to line our pockets, we’re not going to complain, but it’s not our regular modus operandi. To this end, we don’t employ any advertising platforms, and won’t be selling your name or anything about you to a third-party. If you do encounter ads on this site, it will be for our own stuff, or for items from close associates that we trust. Even then, we will never tell those associates anything about who you are or why you like this site, which you do. This will probably keep us poor, but that’s how life is sometimes.

In the absence of advertising platforms, there’s really no need for us to add features that track who comes to the site. As a WordPress blog, there is a minimal amount of visitor and page-access counting that is updated every time you show up. But none of it is tied to your identity. We only collect this data so we have pretty bar graphs to review each night.

Who we share your data with

Nobody. That was easy.

Patreon supporters

Some of our readers may desire to support us through Patreon. If you join this group of awesome, caring, good-looking people, you will need to provide information about yourself to Patreon. We don’t have access to most of that data, including your payment details, but we do get to see basic identity details like your name and email address. If you want more information, see Patreon’s Privacy Policy here: https://privacy.patreon.com/policies

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