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Privacy Policy

by Dan Millward

General Use

We use cookies and related technologies on our website. Cookies are small data files that are served by our platform and stored on your device. Our site uses cookies by us or third parties for a variety of purposes including to operate and personalise the website. Also, cookies may also be used to track how you use the site to target ads to you on other websites.

Comments left on site

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

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.

Third Party Content, links, and Plug-ins

Our website uses various third-party services. Through the use of our website, these services may place anonymous cookies on the Visitor’s browser and may send their own cookies to the Visitor’s cookie file. Some of these services include but are not limited to: Google, Facebook and Twitter and other social networks, advertising agencies, security firewalls, analytics companies and service providers. These services may also collect and use anonymous identifiers such as IP Address, HTTP Referrer, Unique Device Identifier and other non-personally identifiable information and server logs.

This website contains videos created by Chrome Computing to help you understand different subjects. These videos are uploaded to YouTube and embedded into the website. If you play a video from this site YouTube will gather information about your use of its services. This may also mean cookies will be left on your browser by YouTube. By playing videos on this site you agree to this.

This site contains links to other websites not owned by www.chromecomputing.com. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those, or any other sites. If you have any questions about how those websites collect and use data, you should carefully read those sites’ privacy policies.

How Google uses your data

Google Ads are used throughout this website. This means Google uses your data to provide you with ads that are relevant to your needs. This is done by using cookies to gather information. We recommend reading How Google Uses your data to find out more.

Cookies for advertising

For visitors from the European Economic Area (EEA)

This site does not use personalised ads for users in the EEA. Instead, non-personalised ads are provided using contextual information rather than your past behaviour at other sites you’ve visited. Although these ads do not use cookies for ad personalisation, they do use cookies to allow for frequency capping and aggregated ad reporting.

For Visitors outside of the EEA

Some of the cookies used while navigating our website are used for advertising. This is so we understand what you’re interested in, by the pages you have visited. We can then display adverts based on what we think your interests are. This provides you with a more targeted form of advertising.

It is important to note, these cookies do not collect personal information. None personally identifiable information may be collected such as your IP address and browser type.

Information is shared with third parties for advertising purposes to provide you with ads that may be of interest to you. For example, if you were browsing pages about Chromebook on our website, you may see adverts when you visit other websites about the Chromebook. This also means, if you visit our website you may be shown adverts based on interests you have shown on websites you visited before reaching our site.

Non-Personally identifiable data collected on this site

We use Google Analytics, a service that records non-personally identifiable data such as browser type, operating system, the date and time of a visit, where the visitors came from, pages visited on this website, the time spent viewing pages, where visitors went when they left the site, and return visits to this site.

How to opt out of Google Analytics or Personalised Ads

To stop Google Analytics tracking your website activity

To opt out of personalised ads

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.

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.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time, for any reason without notice. Therefore, we encourage to regularly read our privacy policy for any changes.