Effective: July 12, 2020

By using this website you agree to both the Terms of Service (Terms) and our Privacy Policy (Policy/Policies). Please consider reading the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, because if you do not agree to our Terms and Policies you should stop using our site.

Who we are

Here at divulge, we seek to be transparent about any of our processes. This Privacy Policy is included to uphold such transparency and to assure all visitors of our website. We commit to never intentionally sharing any data other than that is described on this page.

As a note, our first and foremost purpose is to educate and share information we deem important, and in such purpose we have no substantial reason to intentionally collect information or to share any data that may be collected.

The few reasons to collect any data are for: commenting, means to prevent spam, protecting our site from attacks, collecting contact information through forms, and other reasons specified on this page.

If our Policy ever changes, this page will be reflected accordingly, and we will disseminate any theoretical change to the best of our ability on this website.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.

Contact forms

If you choose to contact us through a contact form we will keep your submission until the inquiry or such is resolved, or we will delete the submission if the submitter never responds to our attempts to answer the inquiry. All data submitted is done completely voluntarily, if you desire to protect your identity, it is completely acceptable to submit using a pseudonym or simply use “anonymous” as your name.

Any such submitted information will never be shared to anyone outside of the divulge organization, and will never be used for marketing purposes.

We use Google reCAPTCHA on our contact forms to prevent spam, Google’s privacy policy and terms of service can be found on the small reCAPTCHA icon seen near our contact forms.


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 for one year.

If you visit our login page, we 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.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

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.

Who we share your data with

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, please check the aforementioned to see what this service does to collected data. In all other cases, no entity other than those who have valid and authorized access to the divulge.ga website will have permitted access to confidential data collected via forms, comments, or otherwise.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, 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. 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.

Please email us at [email protected] if you would like to request your data.

Additional information

How we protect your data and what data is collected to do so

Our site has protection against circumstances such as brute force attacks, malware, and other attempts to illegitimately gain access to our website and/or the collected data.

When running Security Check, ithemes.com will be contacted as part of a process to determine if the site supports TLS/SSL requests. No personal data is sent to ithemes.com as part of this process. Requests to ithemes.com include the site’s URL. For ithemes.com privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy.

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 60 days.

Our website is also encrypted via SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), thus any voluntarily submitted data can only be decrypted by the visitor or us, preventing third-party access.

Nonetheless, it is always recommended to use commonsense; never submit passwords, credit card information, or any confidential information into comment sections or other publicized mediums. Only enter such confidential data into forms that you deem trustworthy. On our website we will never ask by means of comments or any other “unprofessional” ways for any personal or confidential information.