Privacy Policy

About Us

Welcome to our website at https://what-happened-to.com. We are committed to safeguarding your privacy and providing you with a transparent understanding of how we handle your data.

User Comments

When visitors engage with our site by leaving comments, we collect the information submitted in the comments form, including the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. This data assists us in identifying and preventing spam. Additionally, to enhance your user experience, we may create an anonymized string from your email address (referred to as a hash) and provide it to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. You can review the Gravatar service’s privacy policy at https://automattic.com/privacy/. Please note that once your comment is approved, your profile picture becomes visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you decide to upload images to our website, we encourage you to avoid including embedded location data (EXIF GPS) within these images. Visitors to our website have the capability to download and extract location data from the images available on the site.

Cookies

For your convenience, when you leave a comment on our site, you have the option to opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are designed to eliminate the need for you to repeatedly enter your information when making subsequent comments and will remain active for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to assess whether your browser accepts cookies. This particular cookie does not contain any personal data and will be discarded once you close your browser.

When you log in, we will establish several cookies to store your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies remain active for two days, while screen options cookies persist for one year. Opting for “Remember Me” during login will ensure your login remains valid for two weeks. Logging out of your account will result in the removal of these login cookies.

Should you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be stored in your browser, indicating only the post ID of the edited article. This cookie has no personal data and will expire after one day.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles featured on our site may contain embedded content such as videos, images, and articles sourced from other websites. This embedded content functions in the same manner as if you were visiting the external website directly.

Please be aware that these external websites may collect data about you, employ cookies, incorporate additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interactions with the embedded content. This includes tracking your interactions if you have an account and are logged in on those external websites.

Data Sharing

In the event that you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Data Retention

Comments, along with their associated metadata, are retained indefinitely to facilitate the automatic approval of follow-up comments and to avoid holding them in a moderation queue. For users who register on our website, any personal information they provide in their user profile is also stored. All users have the ability to view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, with the exception of changing their username. Website administrators have the authority to view and edit this information as well.

Your Data Rights

If you possess an account on our site or have previously left comments, you are entitled to request an exported file containing the personal data we have collected about you, including any information you have shared with us. Furthermore, you have the option to request the deletion of any personal data we have on record. Please note that this does not encompass any data we are legally obligated to retain for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Data Transmission

Visitor comments may undergo automated spam detection checks for security purposes.