Updated: July 1, 2022
Who We Are
Community First Group operates https://www.psnews.us
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Identifying Information (PII) we may receive from users of this website.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
The following sections detail what data we may collect as you use this website.
At your election, you may leave a comment to articles on this website. You should be aware that anything you post and any PII you disclose in the comments section will be available for others to see, via the Internet, around the world.
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.
When a visitor uses the contact form on this site we collect their name and their email address so we can respond to messages sent from the form. We keep contact form submissions for as long as necessary to serve them. We do not use the information submitted for marketing purposes.
A cookie is a small piece of encrypted text sent by a web server to your browser when you visit a website. A cookie file is stored in your browser and allows the website or a third-party to recognize you and to make the website more useful to you.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this website 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 use Google Analytics with anonymized IP addresses to obtain general information about our users’ geographic location, browser type, operating system, referral source, pages visited, and other analytics data.
The web server may log visitor information for the purpose of maintenance and security. The log may record the IP Address of the device you used to access a page of this website, information about the browser, and operating system of the device you used. We do not use web server log information to identify you nor combine log information with other analytics data to identify you. However, we may provide log information to the web host (Cloudways) in case of a troubleshooting need.
The web server may record the email address and the IP address of those who send emails to our email inboxes to help us to identify problems in email delivery.
We use Wordfence to protect our website from hackers, viruses, malware, and other security threats. Wordfence collects information to operate, manage and improve its services and ensure the technical functionality and security of its services. Depending on the settings put in place, Wordfence may collect a visitor’s IP address, internet service provider, device information, including browser, operating system, and location of that device. They may also collect visitor search queries and when they were made. With our current settings, we receive IP address and country location data for visitors that Wordfence blocks from this website.
Who we share your data with
We will not provide your email address or any other PII to any other person, other than (i) if required to be disclosed by law or in connection with any actual or threatened legal proceeding.
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.
Contact form submissions are kept for as long as needed to serve them.
Google Analytics data is retained for 14 months. This is so we can identify trends in how users are accessing and how they are using this website.
Web server visitor log information is maintained for 6 months before being deleted. The web server retains email delivery data for 6 months.
According to Cloudflare, they delete log data within 4 hours.
Information we receive through vooPlayer may be retained for 12 months. This is to help us understand the effectiveness of the videos posted on this website.
Information we receive from Wordfence about visitors who have been blocked is retained for thirty days. Wordfence generally deletes data collected within 90 days. However, some data is kept longer if it continues to be involved in malicious activity.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this website, 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. If upon reviewing that data you need to request changes to it, contact us and we’ll work with you to make the necessary corrections.
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. If you need any assistance with obtaining, changing, or removing your personal data, contact us at [email protected].
Where we send your data
For instance, 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 until you close your browser).
Cookies can be classified as “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies.
Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies will remain on your computer until they expire or when they are deleted.
- To learn more, visit the All About Cookies website or review the help pages of your browser.
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you may be unable to use all website features, you may be unable to store your preferences, and some pages or posts may not display properly.
This website is directed to adults and not directed to children under the age of 13. We ask that minors not submit any PII. This website complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and does not permit registration by, and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from, anyone under 13 years of age.
We will take reasonable technical precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your PII. For instance, we use SSL to encrypt information that you send from your browser to the web server. Also, we use multi two-factor authentication to protect the backend of this website. If a data breach transpires, we will inform users of its occurrence within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach via email.
We do not track users after they visit this website. This website does not respond to “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals.