Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us!

We have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

  • If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us.
  • It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, FencePress collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. FencePress’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how FencePress’s visitors use its website.

FencePress also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on its sites. FencePress only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

FencePress Mobile App

All your settings remain within your phone memory and are never sent outside.

FencePress Plugin

The QR Code is only shown on the plugin page and is never saved anywhere on the server not sent by any means anywhere.

When needed, the plugin validates the license with the FencePress server. To validate the license the following data is sent to the FencePress server: the plugin name and version, the domain (host name, e.g. yoursite.com) running the plugin and the license key. All data received to validate the license is saved on the FencePress server to keep a log of all the request and eventually block misuses.

If the firewall option “Redirect users with unauthorised IP to the error page” is active, every time someone is trying to access the login page or the administration area is redirected to the “Forbidden” page on the FencePress server. Each time the “Forbidden” page is shown the server keeps a log with the following information: the IP of the computer which was trying to access the administration area, the domain (host name, e.g. yoursite.com) that the user was trying to access. These info might become available in the future to the owner of the license so that she/he can have a clear idea about how frequently (and from where) his site(s) were attacked in a certain period.

All the data collected by the plugin are held with the strictest confidence. We will never sell or give such data to any external companies or sites.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to FencePress’s websites choose to interact with FencePress in ways that require FencePress to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that FencePress gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, to be able to comment you need to enter your email address. In each case, FencePress collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with FencePress. FencePress does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

FencePress may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, FencePress may use spam screened by one of their service to help identify spam. FencePress may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, FencePress does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

FencePress discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on FencePress’s behalf or to provide services available at FencePress’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using FencePress’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. FencePress will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.
Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, FencePress discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when FencePress believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of FencePress, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an FencePress website and have supplied your email address, FencePress may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with FencePress and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. FencePress takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. FencePress uses cookies to help FencePress identify and track visitors, their usage of FencePress website, and their website access preferences. FencePress visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using FencePress’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of FencePress’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Use of cookies

FencePress.com uses cookies to make our services simple and efficient to users visting our site.

Users viewing the site, will fill the minimal amounts of information in your devices, which are computers and mobile devices, in small text files called “cookies” stored in the directories used by their Web Browser.

Disabling cookies some of our services may not function properly and some will see the pages correctly.

There are several types of cookies, some to make more effective use of the site, other to enable certain functionality.

Analyzing in detail our cookies allow you to:

  • store preferences entered
  • avoid re-enter the same information several times during the visit such as user name and password
  • analyze the use of the services and content provided by FencePress.com to optimize the browsing experience and services offered

Types of cookies used by FencePress.com

Following are the various types of cookies used by FencePress.com according to the intended use

Technical Cookies

This type of cookie is strictly necessary for the proper operation of certain sections of the site. There are two categories: persistent and session:

  • persistent: once closed the browser they are not destroyed but remain up to a preset expiration date
  • session: destroyed every time the browser is closed

These cookies, always sent from our domain, are required to view the site and in relation to technical services offered, thus they will be always sent, unless the user does not change the settings in your browser (thus affecting the display of site pages).

Analytic Cookies from third-party services

These cookies are used to collect information on the use of the site by users in anonymous form such as page views, time spent, traffic sources of origin, geographic origin, age, gender and interests for the purposes of marketing campaigns . These cookies are sent from third-party domains external to the site, in our case from Google Analytics.

Cookies to integrate products and functions of third-party software

This type of cookie incorporates features developed by third parties within the pages of the site icons and preferences expressed in social networks in order to share the contents of the site or for the use of third-party software services (such as software to generate maps and additional software that offer additional services). These cookies are sent from third-party domains and partner sites that offer their functionality in the pages of the site.

Profiling Cookies

Those cookies are needed to create user profiles in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user within the pages of the site.

In our site we do not use profiling cookies.

FencePress.com, according to current legislation, it is not required to seek consent for technical cookies, as needed to provide the services requested.

For all other types of cookies you may express your consent using one or more of the following modalities:

  • By specific configurations of the browser or its programs used to navigate pages that make up the site.
  • By changing settings in the use of third-party services.

Both of these solutions might prevent you from using or view parts of the site.

Web sites and third-party services

FencePress.com may contain links to other Web sites that have their own privacy policy which can be different from the one adopted by FencePress.com and therefore not responsible for these sites.

How to disable cookies through browser

Chrome

  1. Run the Chrome Browser
  2. Click the Chrome menu settings Chrome Settings present in the toolbar of the browser next to the entry window url navigation
  3. Select Settings
  4. Click on Show Advanced Settings
  5. In the “Privacy” section click on the “Content Settings” button
  6. In the “Cookies” section you can change the following cookie settings:
    • Allow saving data locally
    • Edit the local data only when you close your browser
    • Do not allow sites to set cookies
    • Block third-party cookies and site data
    • Handling exceptions for some internet sites
    • Delete one or all cookies

For more information visit the dedicated page.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Run the Mozilla Firefox Browser
  2. Click the Firefox menu settings Firefox Settings present in the toolbar of the browser next to the entry window url navigation
  3. Select Options
  4. Select the Privacy panel
  5. Click on Show Advanced Settings
  6. In the “Privacy” section click on the “Content Settings” button
  7. In the Tracking” you can change the following cookie settings:
    • Request to sites not to make any tracking
    • Notify sites availability to be traced
    • Do not express any preference on the tracking data
  8. In the “History” section you can:
    • Enabling “Use custom settings” select to accept third party cookies (again, from most sites visited or never) and keep them for a specified period (until they expire at the close of Firefox or ask every time)
    • Remove individual stored cookies

For more information visit the dedicated page.

Internet Explorer

  1. Run the Internet Explorer Browser
  2. Click on the Tools button and choose Internet Options
  3. Click on the Privacy tab under Settings and change the slider according to the action desired by the cookies:
    • Block all cookies
    • Allow all cookies
    • Select the sites from which to obtain cookie: move the cursor in an intermediate position so as not to block or allow all cookies, press then click sites, WebFencePress.comAddress box to enter a website and then press to Block or Allow

For more information visit the dedicated page.

Safari OS X

  1. Run the Safari Browser
  2. Click Safari, select Preferences and click on Privacy
  3. Unser Bloc Cookies specify how Safari must accept cookies from websites.
  4. To see which sites have stored cookies click Details

For more information visit the dedicated page.

Safari iOS (mobile devices)

  1. Run the Safari iOS Browser
  2. Touch Settings then Safari
  3. Touch Block Cookies and choose from several options: “Never", “Third-party advertisers” or “Always”
  4. To delete all cookies stored by Safari, tap Settings, then Safari, and then click Delete Cookies and Data

For more information visit the dedicated page.

Opera

  1. Run the Opera Browser
  2. Click on Preferences then on Advanced and finally on Cookie
  3. Select one of the following options:
    • Accept all cookies
    • Accept cookies only from the site I visit: the third-party cookies that are sent to and from a domain other than the one you are visiting will be rejected
    • Never accept cookies: all cookies will never be saved

For more information visit the dedicated page.



Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, FencePress may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in FencePress’s sole discretion. FencePress encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Change log:
  • October 22, 2015: First Version