Peak Press

Privacy Policy

Introduction

We are LHS Peak Press, a student-ran media website for Liberty High School in Colorado. While we are in association with Academy District 20, we do not disclose any information to Academy District 20 and we are not subject to Academy District 20 policies. Our website address is lhspeakpress.com. 

LHS Peak Press is run by WordPress and SNO Sites. By using our website, you may be subject to their terms and privacy policies.

We understand that when you use our website, you trust us with your data. We promise to do everything in our ability to protect your personal information. This privacy policy is meant to help our users understand what data we collect and why we collect it, and how you can request removal of your data.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Account Creation

When you create an account, we need your name, username, email address, and password. We do not retain your password in a fashion that allows us or third parties to access them, and we don’t disclose passwords to anyone. This information is retained indefinitely unless requested by the user (you) to remove it. The removal process involves getting into contact with our support team. If you choose to do so, you may upload a profile picture. Please see the “Media” section for more information on pictures.

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.

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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

By default, WordPress does not share your data with anyone. However, in order to maintain our website, we may disclose profile information, IP address, and device information to a third party. 

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

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Profile information may be checked through an automated protection service.

Contact Us

Currently, LHS Peak Press is managed by students. If you have any privacy-related concerns or concerns over your account, please contact us at 

Additional information

How we protect your data

LHS Peak Press uses digital and physical safeguards to protect your data. We know that your privacy is important, and we wouldn’t trade it for anything. We don’t have access to your passwords, private information, or data. 

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from third parties to protect our website and to give us information on who uses our website, where they go, and how they interact with our website.