Privacy Policy

Who we are

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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.

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


ParadigmForum/Paradigm Social Media utilizes Google Analytics for tracking data. Users can opt out of analytics tracking by contacting Paradigm Social Media. You can also visit Google’s Privacy Policy at

WordPress does not collect any analytics data.

Who do we share your data with

ParadigmForum/Paradigm Social Media does not share any content or personal information that is collected by third parties. Your data is solely used for information gathered by ParadigmForum/Paradigm Social Media to better serve our customers.

WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide 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 do we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

You can contact ParadigmForum/Paradigm Social Media for privacy-specific concerns. Go to Contact Us!

You can also contact us about privacy-specific concerns. Go to Contact Us!

Additional information

ParadigmForum/Paradigm Social Media collects information through Contact forms, Polls, Email, and any other forms that help in the data collection for marketing. The information that we collect is solely for the purpose of ParadigmForum/Paradigm Social Media. We do not share any information with anyone.

How we protect your data

Your information is important to us. We have taken measures with routine updates, two-factor authentication, staff awareness, and routine monitoring of all platforms. Protection is are utmost importance for our business and our customers that visit our website.

What data breach procedures do we have in place

All users (whether Employees/Staff, contractors or temporary Employees/Staff, and third party users) and ParadigmForum/Paradigm Social Media are required to be aware of, and follow this procedure in the event of a personal data breach.

All Employees/Staff, contractors or temporary personnel are responsible for reporting any personal data breach to the Data Protection Officer/Head of IT

ParadigmForum/Paradigm Social Media reports any personal data breach or security incident to the data controller without undue delay. ParadigmForum/Paradigm Social Media provides the controller with all of the details of the breach.

The breach notification is made by [email, phone call, etc.]

What third parties we receive data from

ParadigmForum/Paradigm Social Media receives data on the geographical location of users from Google Analytics.

What automated decision-making and/or profiling do we do with user data

We do not utilize automated decision-making and/or profiling automation.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

ParadigmForum/Paradigm Social Media does not collect, distribute, or share your information for profit gain. ParadigmForum/Paradigm Social Media adheres to laws for the protection of our customers and clients. Any concerns may be addressed by contacting ParadigmForum/Paradigm Social Media. Go to Contact Us!