Privacy Policy

Users of this website are expected to read the privacy policy expressed on this page, and the content of any links, prior to interacting with this website.

The following is the privacy policy of the Kaweah Confluence website.

Who We Are

Kaweah Confluence is a news & community website primarily concerned with the affairs and people of Three Rivers, California, as well as neighboring communities & facilities. The business currently operates as a sole proprietor organization. Our web address is: https://kaweahconfluence.com. Read the about page for details regarding the mission, operation, and staff of this website.

This policy applies only to the Kaweah Confluence website proper. Our community website, found under a subdomain at local.kaweahconfluence.com, has its own applicable privacy policy.

The kaweahconfluence.com domain name is registered with ICANN via domain registration services at Epik (epik.com). This website is hosted on a server provided by the hosting services at Epik (epik.com).

Policy Summary

We neither track web browsing beyond the scope of navigating this website nor sell or otherwise distribute user data, unless compelled by law. We follow established security procedures to keep your personal information safe from unauthorized third parties.

Cookies

Web cookies, formally called HTTP cookies, are bits of data created by a web server and placed on a website user’s computer, or other device, by the user’s web browser. Cookies can be used to track browsing history, which is how targeted advertising works, and they are used for more innocuous purposes, such as remembering user interface preferences. More than one cookie may be placed on a user’s device during a session.

This website does set cookies but none are set to track users or to communicate browsing to other entities. Cookies from this website are only set for standard, basic website functionality.

User 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.

User Accounts

To leave comments on this website, visitors are required to register a user account with us. Account registration requires the user to submit a name and an email address. The submission of this data is only for the purpose of combating automated spam.

User Details

The user name does not need to be the actual common or legal name of the user, it may be a pseudonym. The email address does need to be a valid address but does not need to contain a name of the user.

User Email

When a user registers an account on this website, an email address is required to help verify that the registration request is legitimate.

Email addresses are only used for communications regarding user accounts or changes to website operations, such as changes to policies. All other email communications, such as news letters and promotional material, are strictly optional and email addresses for such distributing such material will not be distributed beyond scope of the user request.

User Comments

We collect the data shown in the comments form, and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. User comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

User 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.

User Payments

This website may allow users and visitors to purchase our Products and Services online. PayPal or another merchant account service provider processes your payments, and we do not store your financial information.

Embedded Content

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, and articles). 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.

User Data

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

Traffic & Analytics

We use a self-hosted instance of an alternative to Google analytics called Matomo. This software lives on the same web server as this website and respects the privacy of our readers. Only general data is collected and no analytics data is sold. We may publicly post traffic numbers such as unique visits and hits, and we may share these general statistics with local advertisers, but no personal information is ever shared.

Opt Out of Analytics

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.

How Long Data Is Retained

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, 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.

Data Access

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.