Hiscension Privacy Policy

Policy last updated: 2/20/2020

Aloha & Welcome to Hiscension.com’s Websites Privacy Policy. (This Privacy Policy applies towards the website https://www.hiscension.com and the platforms it uses to disperse content; eg. WordPress, Facebook: @HIscension , Twitter; @hiscension, Tumblr: hiscension.tumblr.com, Discord: HIscension, Disqus: Hiscension , Scribblehub: Hiscension) 

We at https://www.hiscension.com care about the privacy of its users and visitors and extends its commitment to protect their personal information and use it in compliance with data privacy laws. This Privacy Policy applies to the information that is collected through this site, its subsidiary social media platforms and interactive services provided, use of your personal information, the rights of our users & visitors and their choices regarding its use.

Please take the time to read this policy and understand it, before using this website’s service.

HIscension is a blog website, that serves the internet community with content for entertainment, commentary, peer review and critique. This privacy policy has been crafted to better serve those who are concerned over the use of their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) online.

Types of Data that is collected

When you visit, access or use the Hiscension website or its social media subsidiaries, as appropriate we may collect personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information about you and your visits to this site.

Personally Identifiable Information that is collected, is subject only to what you voluntarily provide to us, for subscription, notification or commenting services on Hiscension.com (via Disqus, Wordpress native comments); Social media platforms which will also be known as social media referrers for the context of this policy (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Discord, Scribblehub, etc.). This may be in the form of a name, username, profile, handle, nickname & email address.

Non-Personally Identifiable information we may collect may include domain name of the site providing you with internet access, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your device (Computer, terminal, smartphone, etc.) to the Internet. The website’s server may also collect your browser type and version, screen resolution, the operating system your computer or device is running as well as site visit data such as the pages you’ve viewed linking and referring you to us (e.g. Another website or search engine), information you search for, information or ads you clicked on, the average time spent on the Site, and the web site you visit after using this site. Much of the information is tracked through log files, which are stored on the Site’s servers.  Please refer to the use of Cookies and tracking pixels to collect non-personally identifiable information.

How do we use your information

Primarily the information provided is for community engagement, via the comments and subsidiary social media referrers. For the purpose of peer review, critique, commentary; ranging from various perspectives, ideologies & cultures.  

Information is also used for subscription and notification purposes. We do not sell your information to third parties. At any time you are free to unsubscribe or notify us of cancellation of subscription/ newsletter notification messages. Currently, this sites subscription & newsletter notification for content utilizes WordPress followers system, email subscription notifications, Facebook feed posts, Twitter feed posts, Tumblr feed posts & Discord feed posts.

The comments system on https://hiscension.com uses DISQUS and is also subject to Disqus’s Privacy Policy. With the implementation of Disqus comments, WordPress Native Comments have been disabled, moderation of comments are handled on https://disqus.com dashboard.  

How we protect your data

We make reasonable efforts to ensure any personally identifiable data provided is secure and protected, but due to the nature of the world wide web (Internet) as an open global communications vehicle, there is no 100% guarantee that the information, during its transmission through the world wide web or while stored on system servers or within our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.

Data provided such as an email address, WordPress account, social media handle for the purpose of subscription will be stored for as long as necessary to fulfill delivery of content notification. If you are subscribed with any aforementioned delivery methods, delivery information will be stored until you choose to unsubscribe from said delivery method.

If we believe any user/subscriber personal information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we will make a public announcement of such an event.  If notification to user/ subscriber is appropriate, we will endeavor to notify affected user(s)/ subscriber(s) as promptly as possible under the circumstances, to the extent with said stored e-mail address(es) we may notify you via e-mail. In use of the e-mail subscription, you hereby consent to our use of email as the means of notification.

Also note that if you contact us by email you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. It is possible for a third party to view information transmitted across the world wide web. We hold no liability for the disclosure of data of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission of correspondence.

How to Control your Data

There are Privacy Controls available to help you determine the kind of personal information you share.

Data Sharing options

Google Ads and Content Network Privacy Policy

Google Analytics Opt-Out

This is for targeted advertising on your specified browser.

DDA Webchoices Browser Check

NAI Opt Out of Interest-Based Advertising

Opt-out in mobile apps

Email subscribers can unsubscribe via the unsubscribe link within the email notification. Or by contacting hiscension@gmail.com notifying us to remove you from email subscription. Likewise WordPress followers may unfollow via the following feature on their WordPress accounts.

Third Party links

At times we will link to third party sites or promote third party content on our website and/or our social media referrers. These third party sites which are either linked to or promoted, have separate and independent privacy policies. We do not control their policies and do not have responsibility or liability for the content and activities of the linked site. In order to better serve our user/ visitors in regards to our sites linkage or promotion of third party sites, we welcome any feedback or concerns about third-party sites.


Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use our website, cookies help us track user trends and patterns. As well as preventing you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the website where you have entered your preferenced information prior. Its used to identify the visitor, user by storing of information to use the sites service or for personalized ads or content.

Tracking pixels

Tracking pixels, also known as web beacons, pixel tags or single-pixel GIFs, are used to unobtrusively monitor user activity on a web page for page tagging and/or analytics.

Your rights regarding your data

You may request for a copy of your data

You may request for your data to be removed, deleted, amended*

 *Exceptions to this fall under the California Consumer Privacy Act.

You may restrict, or object to the processing of your data.

You may correct your data for any inaccuracies we have about you.


Here are links to Rules & Laws which have inspired this policy.

 EU General Data Protection Regulation

This entails a users/visitors rights from the European Union protecting their personal data, the right to request for their access data which has been collected about them, and the right to have it rectified.

 California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

This entails the legal and enforceable right of privacy for every Californian. Fundamental to their rights to privacy, is the ability of the individuals to control the use, including the sale, of their personal information.

Those said rights are as follows:

  • The right of Californians to know what personal information is being collected about them.
  • The right of Californians to know whether their personal information is sold or disclosed and to whom.
  • The right of Californians to say no to the sale of personal information.
  • The right of Californians to access their personal information.
 Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003

The CAN-SPAM Rule applies to commercial electronic messages & sets the requirements for these messages. This also spells out the rights of the recipient for emails sent to them as well as severe penalties for violations.

 We collect your email address for subscription services. An in accordance with the CAN-SPAM Rule:

If at any time you desire to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can and we will remove you from all correspondence in a prompt manner.

 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA) imposes certain requirements on operators of websites or online services directed to children who are under 13 years of age.

We DO NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under 13 years of age, we will delete such information from our records.

As such, we DO NOT knowingly allow children under 13 years of age to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information. We DO NOT condone the participation of the child under the age of 13 in online activities in providing personally identifiable information, likewise we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.    

Privacy Policy Changes

As the vision for how this website & the platforms for content dispersal aren’t likely to change. HIscension.com may revise its Privacy Policy for functionality purposes or when required by law. HIscension.com in utilization of its subsidiary social media referrers will let you know in advance so it can be reviewed with a scheduled date of effect, so you can adjust your privacy settings or not use the sites preferred commenting system or social media subsidiary.

Contact Us

Is there something that can be improved?  Please let me know so I can correct it.

Please send your correspondence to hiscension@gmail.com

You have a right to complain or ask for clarification related to this Privacy Policy and how your personal information is used.