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Privacy & Cookies Policy | Terms of Service
The simplified version📄 is for ease of understanding📖 only, which may be informal💬 and contain emojis😀.
If you have reading skills📖, please also read the full (formal) text📚 for full legal requirements.
Why I made a Simplified Version?
In 2022, I discovered that some students violated⚠️ the Terms of Service on some websites (e.g. spam/negative content💬 and even (D)DoS attack⚔️).
Hello there! I am Ken and welcome😊 to Ken's Study Journey!
I care about your privacy🛡️ and your privacy safety is my responsibility.
In order to protect🔐 your privacy🛡️ and comply with privacy regulations📄 around the world🌎, I made this policy📝 to let you know how I use🔑 your personal information🧑🎓 and data🗂️.
1. The service owner and data controller
I own this website🖥️ and I handle and manage🗃️ your data and content on my services.
You can contact me✉️ using emails📨 shown on the contact page (hidden here to prevent spam).
2. Information I collect
While using my services, I collect📥 some information for analytics, statistics📊, improving my services✨, and preventing🛑 spam and misbehaviours.
This includes information entered⌨️ by yourself, such as your name🧑🎓, email address✉️ and password🔐, plus information automatically sent📤 by your browser🌎, device🖥️ or app📱, such as your browser type💻 and IP address🌎.
I only publicly display🪧 your comments💬 posted📋 on my website, along with your IP address approximate locations📍 (“State/ Province, Country”).
My website and apps automatically report📤 bugs🐞 anonymously🚷 to my server to enhance user experience✨. This does not❌ contain any personal information.
3. Information I do not collect and share
Without your permission🔒 and law requirements🧑⚖️, I do not❌ collect and share your other personal information, including your device📱 password🔐.
You can choose to delete🗑️ or block🚫 Cookies, but my services may malfunction🚧 for you after blocking Cookies.
5. Privacy safety and encryption
My servers use strong security methods🔐 to transfer🔗 and store📦 your data, such as HTTPS and TLS encryption.
All my servers are GDPR compliant🏅. My China (CN) servers also have compliance of Internet Information Security Hierarchical Protection🛡️.
I use my maximum effort🛠️ to enhance data security🔒 and privacy🛡️, but I cannot❌ ensure that your data is 100% secure on my servers🗃️ due to technology limitations🚧.
I will let you know📨 and notify authorities immediately if my servers are hacked🧑🏻💻 and your data is leaked📤.
6. What data will I read and process (by humans)?
I will only read📖 and process your public comments💬, messages✉️, activity and error logs📋 that need to be processed by humans🧑🎓.
I read anonymous🚷 activity logs only when I need to investigate📝 misbehaviours‼️ (e.g. (D)DoS attack and hacking) and service outages⚠️.
I never❌ read your other information without your permission☑️.
7. Third-party services, APIs and platforms
Only strictly necessary data📦 to provide my services🧑🔧 is shared with third parties🏘️, including Aiwen Technology IP address location📍 big data, Amap map API, and Alibaba Mail✉️.
Only your email address✉️ and IP address🌎 is sent to third parties.
I never❌ share your other information with third parties without your permission.
If my services are merged🤝 by another individual or company🏢, I will let you know📨 and your data will be transferred📤 after 7 days, but you can reject⛔️ the transfer, delete🗑️ your account and data, and stop🟥 using my services.
My servers may keep logs📋, including times🕰️, URLs🔗, IP addresses🌎, port numbers and emails sent📨, to trace hacking🧑🏻💻, bugs🐞 and errors⚠️.
9. How long do I keep your data?
I only keep your data🗂️ for the shortest time⌛️ I need to provide my services🧑🔧 to you as possible.
All data is immediately permanently deleted🗑️ from all my servers🗃️ after finishing🏁 processing or you request📩 me to delete them.
According to China🇨🇳 laws📄 and regulations, the logs📋 will be retained for at least 6 months (180 days).
If I stop🟥 providing services, I will let you know📨, delete🗑️ or anonymise your information and data within 7 days⌛️.
10. Viewing, Correcting, Deleting Information and Opt-out
According to some privacy laws📄 and regulations, you can contact/email📩 me if you need to withdraw📤 your consent, view📖, correct☑️ and/or delete🗑️ your information or data on/from my services.
If a user🧑🏻💻 using my services passes away‼️, his/her family members can also send requests📩 to view📖, correct☑️ and/or delete🗑️ his/her data.
My services, websites and apps never❌ use sensitive permissions and information on your devices🖥️, including microphone🎤 and camera📸, without your consent☑️.
They also do not ask🪧 for permissions in advance🔙, overuse🚪 unnecessary permissions, or refuse⛔️ to provide services after rejecting❌ unnecessary permissions.
12. Your rights to your data
You can control🎛️ what data I collect and use. You can also modify📝 and delete🗑️ your data at any time.
13. Privacy Protection and Rights for Children and Parents
If you are under 14 years old🧒, your parents👨👩👧 can control🎛️ what data I collect and use, modify📝 and delete🗑️ your data.
14. Data Storage and Overseas, Cross-countries Data Transmission
I currently have server nodes in Guangzhou, China🇨🇳 (CN) (main server), Singapore (SG) and London, the United Kingdom🇬🇧(GB).
Normally, you are directed🪧 to my nearest server node🗃️.
You can see which server node🗃️ you have been allocated to🏘️ (e.g. GB-LHR-01) at the website footer⏬ or HTTP header.
However, you can be temporarily⏳ redirected⤴️ to another server node🗃️ when a server malfunctions⚠️. I will let you know📩 if this happens.
In principle, to make your data safe, all user data 🧑🏻💻 will be stored in China Mainland🇨🇳.
Only the necessary data to provide my services is transmitted overseas🌊 when necessary, which also uses adequate encryption🔐 methods to ensure data security🛡️.
In order to protect your privacy🛡️, my services comply with some major privacy laws 📄 and regulations around the world, such as China🇨🇳 Personal Information Protection Law, GDPR🇪🇺 and CCPA🇺🇸.
17. About This Policy
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