Privacy Policy and Cookies

Important

Who we are

TBU NEWS is about truth, objectiveness and fairness. It is about the future, to show you  and to inspire you to see that there is always a different way, a better way for each one of us. Better way for humanity itself.

TBU NEWS (The Truth Behind Us) international is an independent media, news and publishing website, led by three inspiring individuals; one from Montenegro, one from United States and one from Netherlands. TBU NEWS is organized, existing  and abiding by the laws of U.S. and EU under number; U.S. constitution first amendment and 17 U.S. Code Section 107 also EU Charter  of Fundamental Rights Article 11, Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ECHR Article 10, The European Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 and UN – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 19 – Right to freedom of opinion and expression adopted and proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948.

Websites under this Privacy Policy: TBUNEWS.COM and TBUNEWS.INFO

Read more about TBU NEWS: http://tbunews.com/about-tbu-news

Contact us: http://tbunews.com/contact

LEGAL/FAIR USE/COPYRIGHT: http://tbunews.com/fair-use-copyright

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

TBU NEWS uses the high standards and technical solutions to protect and secure TBU NEWS infrastructure and by doing so it protects the minimum of your private data that we collect for TBU NEWS services to work and to provide you with great user experience, performance security and privacy.

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.

Contact Form

Data Used: If Akismet is enabled on the site, the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.

Data Synced (?): Post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission. If Akismet is enabled on the site, the IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as well, as they are stored in post meta.

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

Cookies are small pieces of text used to store information on web browsers. They are used by many websites to store and receive identifiers and other information on devices, such as a handheld phone or computer.

TBUNEWS.COM and TBUNEWS.INFO – our Websites and Services use cookies and other similar technologies (collectively in this Policy, “cookies”), in order to provide a better service to you and to generally improve our Website and Service.

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.

Cloudflare cookies – TBU NEWS uses Cloudflare cookie __cfduid, This cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the specific visitor’s machine is trusted (e.g. because they’ve completed a challenge within your Challenge Passage period), the cookie allows us to identify that client and not challenge them again. It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application, and does not store any personally identifiable information. This cookie is strictly necessary for Cloudflare’s security features and cannot be turned off. This cookie is here to protect us and you and at the same time is enabling us to provide you with grate user experience.

Read more about this Cookie, their Privacy Policy and Cloudflare in general: What does the Cloudflare cfduid cookie do? and What is Cloudflare?   Cloudflare Privacy Policy

There are couple of other cookies included __cfduid,__cflb, _biz_flagsA, _biz_nA, _biz_pendingA, _biz_sid, _biz_uid, _ga, _gid, optimizelyBuckets, optimizelyEndUserId, optimizelySegments but all come from four sources:

  • active Cloudflare performance and security options, *__cfduid,__cflb, _biz_flagsA, _biz_nA, _biz_pendingA, _biz_sid, _biz_uid, _ga, _gid, optimizelyBuckets, optimizelyEndUserId, optimizelySegments
  • WP Banner required for TBU NEWS – Privacy Policy and Cookies to be visible and approachable by visitors.__cfduid
  • CloudFlare Banner is used to show visitors that Cloudflare security and performance boost is active on website.*__cfduid,__cflb, _biz_flagsA, _biz_nA, _biz_pendingA, _biz_sid, _biz_uid, _ga, _gid, optimizelyBuckets, optimizelyEndUserId, optimizelySegments ( look of the banner, design, active and deactivated cloudflare badge that is showing if Cloudflare is working or not,  etc…)
  • Internet Defense League Banner is showing to our visitors that we protect and support freeinternet.__cfduid

Please visit this link ===> HOW TO DELETE COOKIES?

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

WordPress.com Stats

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

TBU NEWS is also using 1&1 tools, 1&1 site analytics and we are using Cloudflare to track the web site statistic only for reason to better serve you and to take care of our security and privacy.

Please read more at:

1&1 Web Analytics 

1&1 Privacy Policy

1&1 General Data Protection Regulation: new laws from 2018

Cloudflare Privacy Policy

What Types of Data does Cloudflare Process?

TBU NEWS is using Cloudflare to improve performance and Security. Cloudflare is generally just a conduit for information controlled by others, it’s Cloudflare customers and their users who control the content transmitted, routed, switched and cached across CF network (e.g. images, written content, graphics etc.). Additionally, Cloudflare may gather certain information regarding use of their customers’ websites, and process data submitted by CF customers or which CF is instructed to process on their behalf. While it’s not up to CF which data they receive, it typically includes items such as contact information, IP addresses, security fingerprints, DNS log data, and website performance data derived from browser activity. CF will process such data in order to provide the service to their customers and in accordance with applicable laws, including the GDPR. Cloudflare = CF

Read more: Cloudflare & the GDPR

Who we share your data with

TBU NEWS and TBUNEWS.INFO does not share your private data with anybody nor will ever do that! But we are using Security and Performance services and tools to improve user experience, performance and security from these providers: Cloudflare, WordPress, WPJetpack, WordFence, Akismet, Yoast SEO and 1&1. Please see below the section “Where we send your data”.

1&1 Web Analytics 

1&1 Privacy Policy

1&1 General Data Protection Regulation: new laws from 2018

Cloudflare Privacy Policy

JETPACK WordPress – Privacy Policy

Automattic Privacy Policy

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.

Statistics and Web analytics are retained too but only for private TBU NEWS purpose, for us to know how we get along with you and for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

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. For more information please contact us by email: [email protected]

Where we send your data

TBU NEWS is using 1&1 (US-German based – which data is safeguarded and in compliance to and with European data protection standards) data center, infrastructure, services, tools, 1&1 site analytics and we are using Cloudflare (US based -which data is safeguarded and in compliance to and with European data protection standards) to cache the content and improve web site performance (Cloudflare Global CDN). We use Cloudflare to track the web site statistic only for reason to better serve you and to take care of our security and privacy.

TBU NEWS is using Aksimet – Data Used: If Akismet is enabled on the site, the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.

Data Synced (?): Post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission. If Akismet is enabled on the site, the IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as well, as they are stored in post meta.

TBU NEWS uses the high standards and technical solutions to protect and secure TBU NEWS infrastructure and by doing so it protects the minimum of your private data that we collect for TBU NEWS services to work and to provide you with great user experience, performance security and privacy. – Please read more at section bellow “How we protect your data”.

Please read more at:

1&1 Web Analytics 

1&1 Privacy Policy

1&1 General Data Protection Regulation: new laws from 2018

Cloudflare Privacy Policy

Cloudflare & the GDPR

Our contact information

TBU NEWS Contact

TBU NEWS INFO Contact

Additional information

JETPACK WordPress – Privacy Policy

Automattic Privacy Policy

How we protect your data

TBU NEWS uses the high standards and technical solutions to protect and secure TBU NEWS infrastructure and by doing so it protects the minimum of your private data that we collect for TBU NEWS services to work and to provide you with great user experience, performance security and privacy.

TBU NEWS has taken extensive measures to protect your users’ data:

  • Secure Data Center
  • Expert Managed Server 24/7
  • Cloudflare Security
  • SiteLock Security
  • Security with SSL Certificate
  • Geo-redundance
  • DDoS protection
  • Data Recovery
  • Pre-live staging 
  • Expert Support
  • Firewall
  • Certified security
  • PS/IDS & SIEM technology
  • Daily backups and snapshots
  • Strong Passwords 
  • WordFence Security
  • 2-Step Verification in full
  • WP Security
  • Email protection
  • Spam control
  • Akismet

Read more at: 1&1 Security , Cloudflare Security, Wordpress Security, Wordfence Security, SiteLock Security

What data breach procedures we have in place

We have automated services that sends notifications and alerts if such event happens. TBU NEWS has constant monitoring 24/7 of web sites and server performance, log in notifications, security notifications etc.. If something like a data breach ever happens ( highly unlikely due to security) but if, it will be monitored, discovered, traced and stopped.

We also have daily server and web sites back up , recovery and safeguard recovery. Everything mentioned here and every data breach procedures have been done by TBU NEWS and Services already mentioned here.

Read more at: 1&1 Security , Cloudflare Security, Wordpress Security, Wordfence Security, SiteLock Security

What third parties we receive data from

NONE whatsoever! – There are two banners on the web site that are from CloudFlare and one that is supporting Internet Defense League. One is showing that Cloudflare security and performance boost is active on website and other one is our statement and showing that we protect and support free internet.

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

NONE

Plugin: Smush is being used

Note: Smush does not interact with end users of our website. The only input option Smush has is to a newsletter subscription for site admins only. Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.

Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.

Source: Akismet

Akismet collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use Akismet anti-spam service. The information Akismet collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

If you have further questions about our privacy policy in general, please contact us by email: [email protected]Privacy Policy is going to be updated regularly.

Updated on 19.06.2018.

Best Regards
TBU NEWS