Which and why do we collect personal data?
If the visitors comment on our website with their valuable insights, then we capture and collect all the personal data and relevant information that includes the IP address of the visitors. It also uses your browser content for the purpose of spam detection. Not only this, McAfee collects your Personal data to create programs and configurations to block this virus and malware attacks.
Embedded media files
It is a recommendation to avoid uploading images that are embedded with the location data. It is so because if you post such files the visitors can easily download and extract any important data e.g, your location from the websites.
Contacts Forms cookies
Suppose, you are leaving a comment on our site you might think of protecting your credentials on the website in cookies. With the help and support of Contact form cookies; there is no need to stay in the hassle to fill the contact forms again and again. You need to remember that these cookies will last for not more than a year. If you have a McAfee account already and you log in to your site then we will be setting a cookie on a temporary basis in order to determine if your browser does accept the cookies or not. You need to be acknowledging the fact that these cookies do not have any personal data of yours and it gets erased the moment you shuts your browser off.
The moment you log in there will also be several cookies that are there to save your login credentials along with your screen display choices. Point to remember is that the login cookie will stay for two days whereas the screen options cookies will stay for a year. If you choose an option that is labeled as "Remember Me", your login credentials will be there for two weeks. Once you log out of your account the login cookies will be no more visible. If you do any amendments or publish your article on the website, you will see an additional cookie that is saved on your browser. Just keep in mind that the cookie will expire in one day.
References taken from the other websites
There are certain articles that are posted on the website that might include some of the references such as images, articles and many others. The embedded content from the other substitute websites acts in the same way as the visitor visiting some random website. Such websites might collect the personal data related to you, use the cookies to track down the third party activities and also to examine your interaction with the embedded content if you are having an account and are logged in to the website.
With whom we share your Private data and how long you can preserve your data
If you leave a comment on the website, the comment along with its Meta description can be retained for an indefinite period. That is why we can easily identify and approve any comments and not hold them into the queue. For the users that are registered on our website, there has been some personal information that is provided in the user's profile. The users can see and do the modifications to their personal information at any point of time. The website admin is also eligible to see and change the information on the website.
Rights over Personal data
If you are having an account on this website i.e. mcafee.com/activate or you have left any comments then you can easily request for receiving an exported file of your personal data and that includes all the data that is provided to our website. You can easily request to erase any personal data that we hold about you. It is important to remember that there is no data that we have to keep for administrative, legal or other security reasons.
Where is your Private Data?
The comments and the private data posted by the visitors might be checked via an automated spam detection service.