Privacy & Cookies Policy

Terms of Service | Privacy & Cookies Policy | Academic Honesty Policy

Last Updated: Jul. 25th, 2020 10:00 PM (taken effect on Sep. 1st, 2020)

Right now, there are a number of privacy laws around the world, such as GDPR in Europe, CCPA in California, USA, LGPD in Brazil, APP in Australia, and so on. Even all of them require websites to have their own privacy policies to declare the usage of user's privacy.

Meanwhile, according to GDPR, all websites that use Cookies should show a banner or a box about the usage of Cookies on the first visit. This is why my website shows a banner at the bottom. Similarly, most of the Chinese apps on the phone show their privacy notices on the first launch.

If you cannot understand this text, feel free to contact me (contacts are given below) and I am glad to help you to fully understand it.


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Hi everyone! Welcome to Ken’s study strategy personal website and blog!

I care about your privacy and your privacy safety is my responsibility.

In order to protect your privacy, keep your privacy safe, and comply with some privacy laws around the world, I made this policy to let everyone know about my privacy usage. This policy describes my privacy usage and how I protect your privacy.

1. The service owner and data controller

My name is Ken Deng and I am the owner of my personal website and services.

This website is my personal website and belongs to me, which does not belong to any companies and organizations.

My emails are shown on the contact page on my website (hidden on this page to prevent spam). If you have any questions, need to withdraw your privacy consents or delete your data, or you found that I violated my privacy policy, please let me know.

‘I’, ‘me’ and ‘my’ means Ken Deng in this privacy policy.

2. What information I will collect and share? When, why, and how I collect them?

I collect some necessary information listed below for analytics, improving my service, and legal requirements.

I may collect your personal information listed below only when you are using my services and working or studying with me.

All of the information mentioned below are collected in the past a year (12 months) except your phone number and body temperature.

Please view the full table by swiping left and right.

Type When? Why? Method(s) Share
Your real name. Posting comments on my blog.
Sending messages and emails to me.
Subscribing to my email newsletter.
Helping you when you are in trouble.
Participating in my activities.
Studying with me in my school.
For anti-spam requirement.
For replying to your messages and comments.
For identifying you in my activities.
Comment form on my blog.
Email.
WeChat, Skype, and other messaging apps.
Registration form for participating in my activities.
My school.
Yes
Your email address. Posting comments on my blog.
Sending messages or emails to me.
Subscribing to my email newsletter.
Helping you when you are in trouble.
Participating in my activities.
For anti-spam requirement.
For replying to your messages and comments.
For handing out my newsletter.
For identifying you in my activities.
Comment form on my blog.
Email.
Registration form for participating in my activities.
No
Your phone number. Participating in my activities. For identifying you in my activities. Registration form for participating in my activities. No
Your IP address. Posting comments on my blog.
Subscribing to my email newsletter.
Accessing my personal website.
Voting on my blog articles.
For anti-spam requirement and preventing abusive behaviors. Your browser’s request to my server. No
Your comments. Posting comments on my blog. For sharing your ideas on my blog. Comment form on my blog. Yes
Your browser information. Accessing my personal website.
Reading my blog articles.
Sharing my contents.
For my analytics. Your browser’s request to my server. No
The pages you visit. Accessing my personal website.
Reading my blog articles.
For my analytics and improve my blog articles. Your browser’s request to my server. No
The referrer for accessing my website. Accessing my personal website. For my analytics and finding out the search engine visibility of my website. Search engines (e. g. Google, Baidu, Bing) and social media platforms (e. g. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest). No
Your body temperature. (collect this until the epidemic ends) Participating in my activities. For anti-epidemic requirement. Body temperature inspection at the entrance of my activity place. No

If I collect and/or share your information not mentioned in the table above without your permission, it means I violated my privacy policy and you should let me know.

Note: I will organize fewer or no activities during the epidemic. You need to corporate with body temperature inspection which will be recorded while participating in my activities during this period.

3. What information I will not collect and share?

I will strictly not collect and share your private information unless the law requires them, such as:

  • Your ID card number
  • Your real address
  • Your credit/debit card password
  • Your browser’s favorites bar
  • Your screen
  • Your device password
  • Your Cookies
  • Your health status except for your body temperature
  • All other private information

4. Cookies

My website uses Cookies to improve my service, let you have a better experience, browse my website better and safely, even for the anti-spam requirement.

I never collect or share your Cookies and your Cookies are stored in your browser securely. You can choose to delete or block any Cookies. But you need to know, blocking all Cookies may cause my service does not work normally to you.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are the small files (often encrypted) that can store some information in your browser.

For example, in major Internet services, when you log in to your account, it will store a Cookie in your browser about your encrypted login information, so you will not need to log in again for the next time you use it.

5. Privacy safety and encryption

My website uses HTTPS and SSL Certificate so your data will be always encrypted, you can feel free to use my website. For your safety, you can add https:// as the prefix of the web address (e. g. https://www.kenstudyjourney.com).

If you see ‘Not Secure’, ‘Certificate Error’, ‘Invalid Certificate’ or ‘Privacy Error’ in the browser’s address bar while you are using my website, please contact me immediately to let me fix the problem and keep everyone’s privacy safe.

All of my collected information will be stored and encrypted in my server.

If my website has been hacked and your data has been disclosed (data breach), I will let you know within 3 days (72 hours).

6. How I read and process with your data?

I will read all of your comments for replying and anti-spam requirement.

When I reply to your messages, I will read your message, real name, email address for sending an email.

I may read the pages you visit and the referrer for accessing my website for analytics and improving my services.

If you have subscribed to my email newsletteror you have left comments on my website, my server and I will use these data for analytics and let you have a better experience when using my services.

7. Third party services and platform

I have my own anti-spam service, so do not worry about your data and third-party anti-spam services.

I never share your data collected by me and my server with third party services and platform unless the law requires them.

Some third-party services and platform may collect your information while using my services. For example. my website is protected by Google’s reCAPTCHA (an automated anti-robot service) to prevent robots from doing abusive activities on my website. When you post comments, vote, or register with my activities, some information such as browser details will be collected and managed by Google according to their privacy policy.

8. How long do I keep your data?

I may keep some data on my server for anti-spam requirements, for my analytics, or for subscriptions.

I will keep your data up to 1 year (12 months, 365 days) on my server except for the following data:

  1. your subscription email address;
  2. your comments.

9. Do not sell my personal information and opt out

According to the new CCPA, “sell”, “selling”, “sale”, or “sold” means selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a consumer’s personal information by the business to another business or a third party for monetary or other valuable consideration.

You are allowed to send a request email to me to withdraw your consent, stop me from disclosing your personal information, and delete your comments on my website according to the new CCPA, especially if you are a resident in California, United States. Your request email may include:

  1. subject: ‘Website Privacy Consent Withdraw'
  2. type of your request: deleting your data, stopping me to sell your personal information, etc.
  3. your full name*;
  4. your email address*;
  5. the country and/or city/province/state you live in*;
  6. details of your request.

*Your details of your request will be collected and processed according to your request details and this privacy policy.

Once I received your request, I will respond it within 7 days unless I am busy with my study tasks (within 45 days if this happens). This request is completely free of charge and I will use an understandable language to response to you.

If you found that I infringed your privacy and violated my privacy policy, please contact me to let me know. I will delete your related data within 7 days (up to 45 days if I am busy with my study tasks).

According to my Terms of Service and the new CCPA, I will not maltreat you even if you choose to reject me from collecting your data or using Cookies, or you have sent me the request mentioned above, unless my services require them (especially necessary Cookies).

Also, you can choose to delete all Cookies from your browser, withdraw your Cookies consent, and send a request on this page:

  Do Not Sell my Personal Information

10. Your rights to your data

You have rights to control my data usage.

You can block or disable Cookies in your browser settings. Also, you can enable sending ‘Do Not Track’ in your browser.

You also can send a request to me to delete your data from my server.

11. Logs

My server and I will strictly not keep any activity logs. The logs will be deleted every single day.

12. Legal

I have made this policy in accordance with the European GDPR and new CCPA in California, United States.

I may make changes to this policy anytime with obeying the laws mentioned above and new privacy laws around the world.

Sometimes, I may collect your private information when the law requires. The information collected by law requirements will be stored and encrypted in my server for at least 15 days if the laws do not have special requirements.

13. Change

I may change my Privacy Policy at any time. When I make new Privacy Policy, I will notice my fans, subscribers, and visitors to let them know my new rules and policies.

After I have updated my rules and policies, if you want to continue to use my services, make sure you agree with my new rules and policies. If you do not agree with my new rules and policies, please unsubscribe from my contents and stop to use my services. For this reason, you can send a request to delete your data.

14. About This Policy

I will protect your privacy by following my policy.

Please supervise together, if you found I violate the policy and infringe your privacy, please let me know and I will make a correction.

This is my personal website and I have the rights to control your data. If you have any questions, please contact me.

The Right of Final Interpretation of this policy belongs to me.