Who we are
The Atlantic Sentinel is a non-commercial, not-for-profit transatlantic opinion website, founded and edited by Nick Ottens. Our mission is to inform American readers about European politics and vice versa.
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What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Whenever you visit the Atlantic Sentinel, certain information about you and your device is collected for statistical purposes.
This information is collected in a way that does not identify you. We make no attempt to find out the identities of our readers.
For analytical purposes, Automattic collects your 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 and country code.
The Atlantic Sentinel does not have access to all of this information. We can see the total number of views per story, but we cannot see which users read which story. We can see that a user was referred to us from another website, but not which user.
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.
When you post a comment on a story, we collect:
- The data shown in the comment form (name, email address, website); and
- Your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
After approval of your comment, your profile picture will be visible to the public in the context of your comment.
If you post a comment, you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. This way, you won’t have to fill in your details again when you post another comment. These cookies last for one year.
When you subscribe to our newsletter, we collect:
- The data shown in the registration form (name, email address); and
- Your IP address to help spam detection.
Sharing by email
When you share a story by email using the “email this to a friend” button, your name, email address, IP address and user agent are used to perform a spam check.
Embedded content from other websites
Stories may include embedded content from other website, for example, a video from YouTube. Embedded content behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you post a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their profile. 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 website, or have posted 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 data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Consult the contact information page for details.
Also read our User Agreement.
(Last updated December 25, 2019.)