I value privacy greatly and want people to understand what I do with personal information collected on GPORG and why.

I will not give, sell or trade your personal info to anyone.


Who we are

We = Tracey Uyematsu, the owner of Giantpaper.org aka GPORG. Website address is: https://giantpaper.org.

What Personal Data We Collect and Why

Name & Email Address

Both of these are collected if you fill out GPORG’s contact form. Visitor contact form submissions may be checked through an automated (locally hosted) spam detection service.

Cookies

If you visit our login page, WordPress 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.

This is absolutely not required to browse the site, since GPORG only has one registered user (me) and there’s no reason for anyone to go to the login page.

Third-Party Cookies

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.

(Giantpaper.org is not responsible for content on linked sites, btw.)

What We Do With This Info

Nothing. If you don’t want to use your real name but need to use the contact form for reasons, feel free to make one up. Email addresses are not sold or shared with anyone. I won’t spam you with marketing emails!

Analytics

Currently GPORG uses a self-hosted Matomo install (resides on traceyuyematsu.com, another domain of mine) to track visits. Matomo respects the Do Not Track setting in your browser.

What is Collected

  • Semi-anonymous IP addresses (formatted as 192.168.x.x–with the x’s being 0’s)
  • (…potentially inaccurate) geolocation data
  • Technical info: browser make, version, language; device make (ex. Apple), type (ex. desktop), model (ex. iPhone); operating system (ex. MacOS 10.15), screen resolution, browser plugins (ex. Flash, Java, Silverlight)
  • Date & time of visit
  • Whether you’re a returning visitor

If you use the site search, Matomo logs these search queries.

This data is deleted after 180 days.

Why GPORG Collects This Info

This is 1000% for my own curiosity.

How To Opt-Out

Of course, if you think tracking visitors is creepy, no matter what happens with your info, you can opt-out! By unchecking this box, a cookie called “consent” will be created, so Matomo can remember that you don’t want to be tracked. It will remember to not track you just as long you don’t delete the cookie.

Alternatively, you can always enable Do Not Track through your browser.

Site Caching

This site utilizes caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary, and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary.


Any questions about anything on this page, just ask. [email protected]