Privacy

Website Owner and Purpose

The website https://kohoso.us/ a.k.a. KoHoSo.us is fully owned and operated under the fictitious name of the "KoHoSo Corporation of America™" by the person using the nom de plume of Kolariah Hosea Solomon normally shortened to KoHoSo. It is created and presented solely for the personal pleasure of KoHoSo and its users. It is fully financed by KoHoSo and does not contain advertisements other than from 20th century magazine scans for which there is no reimbursement.

Contact

Any inquiry regarding this website including but not limited to the collection of any personal data or use of content generated by other sources can be submitted by either email or regular mail to the following addresses.

KoHoSo.us contact addresses

Personal Data KoHoSo.us Collects and Why

I. Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, KoHoSo.us collects the data shown in the comments form plus 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 at https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

II. Media

If you link images to KoHoSo.us, you should avoid images with embedded location data (EXIF, GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images.

III. Contact Forms

KoHoSo.us does not use contact forms. Thus, no data is collected in this manner.

IV. Cookies

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 you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Only KoHoSo is allowed to log into KoHoSo.us. With no user allowed to have any type of account, no data is collected in this manner.

V. 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.

VI. Analytics

KoHoSo.us does not share your data with any third-party analytics service. Thus, no data is collected in this manner.

Who KoHoSo.us Shares Your Data With

KoHoSo.us does not share user data with any person, group, or service except as noted below under "Where We Send Your Data" covering only those that leave comments. The only other exceptions would be if the website or KoHoSo came under attack in which case the suspected attacker’s information would be provided to the appropriate law enforcement agencies or if KoHoSo was compelled to do so under a search warrant issued by the government of either the State of California or the United States of America.

How Long KoHoSo.us Retains Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so KoHoSo.us can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have made comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data KoHoSo.us holds about you including any data you have provided to the website. You can also request that KoHoSo erase any personal data the site holds about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments are be checked through Akismet, an automated spam detection service. The information Akismet collects depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the comment submitter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided in the comment such as a name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Your Contact Information

While KoHoSo.us stores your email address submitted with each comment, it does not keep a database of contact information. Thus, there is no file or database of this type and no vulnerability for such information to be exposed en masse in the event of a data breach.

Additional Information

I. How KoHoSo.us Protects Your Data

KoHoSo.us is a small, personal website and has no professional staff of its own to work on its security. This is why KoHoSo limits the features and options so, in the case of a data breach, your name, email address, IP address, and website (if applicable) are the only data that would be exposed.

However, KoHoSo has the website set up to take automatic security updates from WordPress (the software upon which KoHoSo.us runs), uses the Limit Login Attempts plugin to prevent brute-force attacks, implements the extra security features provided by the Jetpack plugin, and relies upon his web host, GeekGhost, to monitor and prevent suspicious activity that could result in a data breach. In addition, all passwords related to this site are as long and random as as allowed. In short, for a personal website run by one person, everything reasonable is done to keep your data secure.

II. KoHoSo.us Data Breach Procedures

In the event of a data breach, KoHoSo.us would do the following with all possible speed.

1. Place KoHoSo.us in maintenance mode or some other form of suspension until the flaw that allowed the data breach to occur is corrected.

2. Report the data breach to all applicable law enforcement agencies and the site’s web host.

3. As soon as possible after any suspension of the site, make a post regarding all that is known about the data breach and place it first in the "featured" area at the top of the website.

4. As needed if there is new information, make additional posts regarding the data breach and place them first in the "featured" area at the top of the website (with new ones supplanting any made previously).

5. Any posts regarding a data breach would remain in the first slots of the website’s "featured" section for at least 90 days.

NOTE: As KoHoSo.us does not keep a centralized database of email addresses submitted from your comments, you would not receive an email regarding any data breach.

III. What Third Parties KoHoSo.us Receives Data From

KoHoSo.us does not receive data from third parties on its users.

IV. KoHoSo.us Automated Decision Making and/or Profiling

KoHoSo.us uses no automated decision making or profiling software based on user data except Akismet as described above for preventing spam in the Comments sections.

V. Other Disclosures and Terms

1. Use of KoHoSo.us signifies your agreement to all the disclosures and terms listed on this page.

2. Unless it is a quote or noted otherwise, all written material on KoHoSo.us is copyrighted. Advance permission for use is granted only if the quoted text is credited and includes a link back to KoHoSo.us. Any other use without the expressed consent of KoHoSo will result in legal action.

3. Photographs and scans on which KoHoSo claims copyright must be treated as stated above. Those posted under a Creative Commons license must be acknowledged as requested. Failure to comply will result in legal action.

4. All links on this website are used completely at the user’s risk.

5. Any legal action taken against KoHoSo due to this website must be brought in the County of San Bernardino, California U.S.A.

6. The terms of use for KoHoSo.us can be changed at any time without notice.

7. When making a comment, common courtesy is expected. Flaming and trolling will not be tolerated. Offenders will be banned from making comments and blocked from the site completely (including the ability to send KoHoSo an email) with no warning or possibility of appeal.

8. Comments spouting typical talking points for any political viewpoint will be deleted. Disagreeing over politics and making your points is OK. However, listing off what was heard or seen at a favorite political blow-hard media outlet is not. Repeat offenders risk being judged by KoHoSo as a flamer or troll as defined above.

More Information on Third-Party Cookies

Due to the nature of how KoHoSo.us is constructed including several features added by popular demand, visitors to this website might be exposed to cookies and other types of trackers from outside entities. All of these cookies and trackers can be blocked through your browser or by using a browser extension, mobile application, or other software to prevent them from being placed on the device being used to access this website. Blocking these third-party cookies might result in certain portions of the content offered on KoHoSo.us not displaying or functioning properly.

Other cookies that might appear on KoHoSo.us are as follows.

  • Blogger/Blogspot (owned by Google, cookie presented in posts I re-post from that service)
  • Facebook (comes from the "Spread the Joy!" section of each page that allows users to share content)
  • Google APIs (a non-information-grabbing cookie that allows this website to use Google Fonts)
  • LinkedIn (comes from the "Spread the Joy!" section of each page that allows users to share content)
  • Pinterest (comes from the "Spread the Joy!" section of each page that allows users to share content)
  • Tumblr (owned by Yahoo/Verizon, cookie presented in posts I re-post from that service)
  • WordPress and Gravatar (harmless cookies that allow use of WordPress tools and Gravatar in the comments section, some show as wp.com)

Content posted from YouTube on KoHoSo.us is always embedded using the "no cookie" option.