Privacy Policy

Available in: English

Last Updated on Feb. 20, 2021 by John K. White

Who we are

Our website address is https://orato.world

Orato World Media Inc. (“Orato”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of confidential information to the extent possible, subject to provisions of international law. Other than as required by laws that guarantee public access to certain types of information, or in response to subpoenas or other legal instruments that authorize access, personally identifiable information is not actively shared. In particular, we do not redistribute or sell personal information collected on our web servers.

Comments

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.

Media

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

Orato may collect user information (including personally identifiable information) that is voluntarily provided by you or with your permission through our contact forms. We may ask you for user information, such as your email address when you register to become a member. You may also provide user information to Orato in other contexts, including, for example, on your member profile page.

Cookies

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.

Orato’s website, like most websites, uses small text files called cookies. If you wish to restrict or block cookies you can set your internet browser to do so. For more information, visit www.aboutcookies.org.

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.

Analytics

Orato uses Google Analytics to monitor and analyze website traffic. This service places a ‘cookie’ on your browser when you visit Orato, providing insights as to how many readers visit our Site, where readers are from, and which pages they visit.

Who we share your data with

Orato respects the privacy of our readers and will not disclose or distribute our member list to any third party. However, we do make available for rental our list of members who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive third-party offers as part of their Orato profile. In those cases, your email address will be transferred to the third party. You can remove your consent to this use or modify your information at any time by contacting Orato at [email protected].

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.

Where we send your data

We do not sell, otherwise disclose, or share data we collect and hold about you, except as described in this Privacy Policy. We will retain your user information for as long as your account is active, unless you have revoked your consent or requested to delete certain user information. We may retain certain user information for specific legitimate interests where we have an ongoing business need, or to comply with applicable tax, legal, or accounting requirements. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

As a show of respect to our readers, you always have the option not to provide your contact information to us. If you choose not to provide the information, you can still visit most of the Orato website, but you may be unable to access certain areas. When you register or become a member of Orato or provide information to us in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current, and complete information.

Additional information

In the event you order or purchase something from Orato, or provide a donation, we may request additional user information, such as your address, telephone number, and credit card information, in order to complete the payment processing. This information will be safely stored in a similar manner to your contact information but will not be shared with any third party, ever.

How we protect your data

All reader data is stored on secure servers. We maintain administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal data you provide against accidental, unlawful, or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure, or use. Service providers and contractors who might have access to your data will be contractually obliged to keep such data in confidence, provide adequate data security measures, and may not use that data for any other purpose. For your own protection, we encourage you not to include sensitive personal data, credit cards, or similar personal data in any emails you send to Orato. When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to use your user information, we will either delete or anonymize it. We will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Orato has developed a robust procedure in the event that any data is breached. Any employee who becomes aware of a possible breach of privacy involving personal information in the custody or control of Orato will immediately inform our director. If and when the breach is confirmed, the director will take steps to ensure that the scope and effect of the breach are limited. Orato staff will immediately contain the breach by, for example, stopping the unauthorized practice, recovering the records, shutting down the system that was breached, and/or correcting weaknesses in security. Staff will also notify the police if the breach involves, or may involve, any criminal activity.

What third parties we receive data from

Orato’s privacy policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that we do not own, control, or manage, including but not limited to any third-party websites, services, applications, or businesses linked to/from stories, biographies, or other parts of the Orato site. Orato does not take responsibility for the content or privacy policies of any of the above-mentioned third parties and encourages readers to consult the privacy policies of such services.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Regarding the profiling of our visitors, we use the tracking tool, Google Analytics. For further information about our use of this tool, see above under ‘Analytics’.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

As a privately-owned company, Orato is not required by law to disclose any information in particular, including detailed financial or operating information, to its users.