Who is KenCooper.ca
The main purpose of this site – is to showcase videos, audio, images and/or various projects, that generally revolve around filmmaking and/or photography.
Ken Cooper is the sole Administrator of this site. No one else has access to the admin section.
The .ca suffix – is the Internet “country-code Top Level Domain” (ccTLD) for Canada. The domain name registry that operates it – is the “Canadian Internet Registration Authority” (CIRA)…
The login page is not available to any visitors…
I do not have any advertisers on this site…
I do not need or require anyone’s credit card information…
Should a camera-related project occur, the payment of creative fees, shooting fees, usage fees, expenses and etc – can be made via the PayPal link in the SideBar…
What personal data is collected:
When visitors leave comments on the site – this data is first stored in the Admin/Comments Section, along with the visitor’s IP address and the browser User-Agent string.
Another WordPress plugin is used, that tries to prevent Spam from entering into the system. I get 1-10 weird message a day, and those are deleted.
All other new comments – automatically receive a Pending Status. Eventually I review these messages and either Approve or Delete them…
An anonymized string – created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar Avatar service, to see if you are using it.
If your comment is approved, your profile picture is then visible to the public – in the context of your comment.
I don’t use Contact Forms. There’s an email icon in the SideBar…
If you leave a comment on this site, you may opt-in to saving your name and email address in cookies. These are for your convenience, so that you do not have to fill in your details again, when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
Embedded content from other websites
In some Postings – I may have included external links to companies like B&H Photo or Amazon. These links are only provided as a reference – where I (as a customer) might have purchased a specific product.
Other Postings or Pages – may include embedded content – such as videos, images, or article links. Embedded content from other websites, behaves in the exact same way – as if the visitor has visited the other website.
I use a few general-purpose WordPress plugins – that shows basic information about a visit and whether any URL links are broken.
Another plugin blocks visitors from certain countries. Overall statistics since start (about 3 years ago).
27 visitors were blocked from the Backend.
18,803 visitors blocked from the Frontend. As of > Jul-20-2019
21,596 visitors blocked from the Frontend. As of > Jun-13-2020
30,659 visitors blocked from the Frontend. As of > Feb-06-2022
Who your data is shared with
How long is your data retained
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely (unless I choose to delete it, I close the website, the hosting company goes bankrupt, or the internet dies).
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data – that is held about you, including any data you have provided.
You can also request – that any personal data be erased. This does not include any data, I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Today Sat Jul-20-2019, I decided to look at the Admin/Settings/Privacy page. I clicked on the create a default privacy document, and a long page was generated by WordPress.
I then edited the entire document and this page is the result.
First, but not foremost. Today, another milestone was reached – my website got converted from HTTP to HTTPS.
Last, but not least. The first small step made by Neil Armstrong – 50 years ago today, on the Moon at 10:56:15 pm EDT.