Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.nordicmodelusa.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

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.

Media

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

Contact forms

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

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

Data may be incidental to hosting provider networks, and collected by any intermediaries; Nordic Model USA doesn’t personally share site visitor data.

Nordic Model USA uses WordPress, and WordPress themes and plug-ins may have their own behavior.  Our plug-ins include WordFence.

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.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

We store your data on a database on this Web server.  Incidental data such as IP addresses will appear in transient Web server logs, which we do not store long-term.

Our Web server exposes minimal attack surface.  The firewall allows HTTP, HTTPS, and SSH connections.  Services run inside Docker containers, isolated from the system.  System exposure to remote attack is generally limited to the operating system kernel’s network stack and the libraries supporting OpenSSH.  Our Docker containers regularly update, and our systems automatically apply all patching.

The nginx Web service communicates to the Web application by Unix domain socket:  the Web application can access the database, and the nginx Web service can’t.  Your data is only accessible via a breach into the application or database container, or into the application itself.

We lock the root account, and administrators must use sudo; our ssh server requires key-based authentication for users with sudo access, and will not allow them to log in remotely via password.  We do not use two-factor authentication for ssh, and will investigate this in the future.

We are configuring WordFence and will enable TTOP two-factor authentication until WordFerce adds the more-secure FIDO U2F method.

Our administrators authenticate to the Web host using Google OAUTH2 SSO.  We have enabled two-factor authentication in Google.  Security of the hosting back-end is handled by our hosting provider, DigitalOcean.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Any detected breach will be posted in a single place with a timeline of all breaches.

We have no other procedures.

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements