Privacy Policy

This site, shadowsinmind.net, is hosted by WordPress. Please review the Automattic Privacy Policy covering WordPress’s family of products.



Jetpack Features

One of the popular tools on WordPress sites is Jetpack. See below for how Jetpack might track and use your data for each feature on this site.


Image views are only recorded if image view stats tracking for this feature are enabled. That is subject to change at any time.

Data Used: If image view tracking is enabled, the following information is used: IP address, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL (web address), timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Your WordPress.com user ID and username are also used if you’re logged in.

Activity Tracked: Image views.


Comment Likes

This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com.

Data Used: In order to process a comment like, the following information is used: WordPress.com user ID/username (you must be logged in to use this feature), the local site-specific user ID (if the user is signed in to the site on which the like occurred), and a true/false data point that tells us if the user liked a specific comment. If you perform a like action from one of our mobile apps, some additional information is used to track the activity: IP address, user agent, timestamp of event, blog ID, browser language, country code, and device info.

Activity Tracked: Comment likes.


Contact Form

Data Used: If Akismet is enabled on the site, the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.

Data Synced (?): Post and the post meta data associated with your contact form submission. If Akismet is enabled on the site, the IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are also synced, as they are stored in post meta.


Gravatar Hovercards

Gravatar is a service also owned by Automattic. See their Privacy Policy for more information.

Data Used: If logged in to WordPress.com — or if you submit a comment on this site using your email address that is attached to an active Gravatar profile — this feature will send a hash of your email address to retrieve your profile image stored with the Gravatar service.


Infinite Scroll

Data Used: In order to record page views via WordPress.com Stats (which must be enabled for page view tracking here to work) with additional loads, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: Page views will be tracked with each additional load (i.e. when you scroll down to the bottom of the page and a new set of posts loads automatically). If the site owner has enabled Google Analytics to work with this feature, a page view event will also be sent to the appropriate Google Analytics account with each additional load.


Jetpack Comments

Data Used: Commenter’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided via the comment form), timestamp, and IP address. Additionally, a jetpack.wordpress.com IFrame receives the following data: WordPress.com blog ID attached to the site, ID of the post on which the comment is being submitted, commenter’s local user ID (if available), commenter’s local username (if available), commenter’s site URL (if available), MD5 hash of the commenter’s email address (if available), and the comment content. If Akismet (also owned by Automattic) is enabled on the site, the following information is sent to the service for the sole purpose of spam checking: commenter’s name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent.

Activity Tracked: The comment author’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided during the comment submission) are stored in cookies. Learn more about these cookies.

Data Synced (?): All data and metadata (see above) associated with comments. This includes the status of the comment and, if Akismet is enabled on the site, whether or not it was classified as spam by Akismet.


Likes

This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com.

Data Used: In order to process a post like action, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: Post likes.


Mobile Theme

Data Used: Your preference on viewing a mobile version.

Activity Tracked: A cookie (akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not you wish to view this site’s mobile version. Learn more about this cookie.


Notifications

This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site who are logged in to WordPress.com.

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Some visitor-related information or activity may be sent to the owner of the site at shadowinmind.net via this feature. This may include: email address, WordPress.com username, site URL, email address, comment content, follow actions, etc.

Activity Tracked: Sending notifications (i.e. when Jetpack sends a notification to a particular user), opening notifications (i.e. when you open a notification you receive), performing an action from within the notification panel (e.g. liking a comment or marking a comment as spam), and clicking on any link from within the notification panel/interface.


Protect

Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used.

  • IP address
  • Email address/username (i.e. according to the value you were attempting to use during the login process)
  • All IP-related HTTP headers attached to you

Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). Jetpack also sets a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for one day to remember if/when you have successfully completed a math captcha to prove that you’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.

Data Synced (?): Failed login attempts, which contain your IP address, attempted username or email address, and your agent information.


Sharing

This option is only available if Akismet is active on the site. That is subject to change at any time.

Data Used: When sharing content via email, the following information is used:

  • sharing of name and email address (pulled directly from your account if logged in);
  • IP address*;
  • user agent*;
  • and email body/content.

*This content will be sent to Akismet (also owned by Automattic) so that a spam check can be performed.


Subscriptions

Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions of the blog or a post, your email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed) are used. In the event of a new subscription being initiated, Jetpack also collects some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.

Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a your subscription choices if, in fact, you have an active subscription.


WordPress.com Secure Sign On

This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site with WordPress.com accounts.

Data Used: User ID (local site and WordPress.com), role (e.g. administrator), email address, username and display name. Additionally, for activity tracking (see below): IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: The following usage events are recorded: starting the login process, completing the login process, failing the login process, successfully being redirected after login, and failing to be redirected after login. Several functionality cookies are also set, and these are detailed explicitly in our Cookie documentation.

Data Synced (?): The user ID and role of any user who successfully signed in via this feature.


WordPress.com Stats

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but they cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). By default, DNT is currently not honored. The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors.



Page Updated August 2, 2018