Privacy Policy

thetqweb Privacy Policy

What personal data do we collect and why do we collect it?


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 in 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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


Our website uses cookies for several purposes as clearly indicated below.

 We use two types of cookies. First-party cookies are necessary for proper functioning of the site and they do not collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Third-party cookies are useful in helping us improve user experience (by speeding up user interactions in the future whenever they visit), providing relevant ads, monitoring the website to check its performance, for security purposes and to help us visualize how users interact with our site for improvement purposes.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. This is for your own benefit to save you time used to fill in your details each time want to leave a comment. These cookies last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded as soon as 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 only two days, and screen options cookies last for an year. If you tick or select the “Remember Me” check box or option, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you publish or edit an article, a 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

Articles on this site may contain embedded content from other websites (e.g. images, videos,  articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited that 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.


How long we retain colected data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its meta-data 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 any users that register on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. Any of thetqweb users can see, edit or delete their personal information at any time but cannot change their username. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights or control do you have over your data?

If you have an account on this site and/or have left comments, you can request the personal data, which will be an exported file. You can also request erasing of any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Do we send your data to third parties?

We may pass any visitor comments, without visitor’s consent, through an automated spam detection service to verify they are spam-free.

Crucial Information about third parties!

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.


  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.
  • For more information on how Google uses information from websites or applicatiions that uses Google services, visit
  • Google Analytics can associate the visitation information it collects from with Google information from accounts of signed-in users who have consented to this association for the purpose of ads personalization. This data can be accessed and/or deleted by a Google account user via My Activity.

Additional information

How we protect your data / Data breach procedures

To ensure that any personal Identifying information is protected, we make sure to use verified services, internal (if any) and/or third-party software that assure no site data leakages or information sharing. We also use all up-to-date third-party services.

Policy Changes

The above outlined privacy policies can change due to changes in the website’s services, dependencies and/or third-party services, software and/or policies. In case of privacy policy changes, outdated services and/or software, thetqweb users will be notified.