What information we collect about you, and why. And who are the other parties that will know about you.
Here’s the information we collect about you when you integrate Welcomments to your website.
It’s probably no surprise that we collect the information you explicitly provide to us. This information consists of:
When you sign in to the Welcomments console using GitHub, we’ll also automatically collect the following information:
When you delete your Welcomments account, all data mentioned above will be deleted and unaccessible to us within a day. Firebase Auth will delete the data from their systems within 180 days.
Here’s the information we collect about you when you post a comment to a website that is using Welcomments.
These are the fields that the Welcomments comment form asks from you, and that you fill in yourself.
The fields we store are your name, your website (optional), your email address (optional), and the comment message. Your name, website, and comment message will be publicly visible to everyone.
Your email address (if you provide it) will be stored in our database using strong 256-bit AES encryption, and it will be unaccessible to other parties, including the website owner.
When you receive a reply to your comment, we’ll use Mailgun to deliver the reply notification email to you. Mailgun will store your email address in a hashed, pseudonymised format for better deliverability purposes.
At any given time, you can get your email address removed from our database (but not Mailgun’s) by clicking on “Unsubscribe from further replies to this comment” at the bottom of every reply notification email.
When you submit a comment on a website using Welcomments, we also collect:
Your IP address and user agent will be strongly encrypted using 256-bit AES encryption, and they are not accessible to outsiders.
In addition to your IP address and user agent, we also share your name, website, and comment message with Akismet for spam prevention purposes. Akismet keeps this data in their databases from two weeks up to ninety days.
If you have any questions or worries, would like to get a copy of your data or get all of it removed, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.