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Privacy Policy

Creation Date: M10/D17/Y21 (October 17, 2021)

Modification Date: M05/D27/Y22 (June 12, 2022)

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This privacy policy will explain what information is collected when you access and make use of this website. This privacy policy will explain the following: the uses of the information, the way we secure and protect such information, who has access to this information, the location where this information is stored, and when the information is collected. This policy attempts to be more comprehensive and simplified than our hosting provider's (Namecheap, Inc.) privacy policy.

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What data is collected and why

What data is collected:

How we use this data:

When is your data collected, accessed, and shared

When do we collect your data:

The New Oil Media LLC likes to adhere to a “the less we know the better” policy, meaning that we try to collect as little user/visitor information as possible. When you access this website, the hosting provider (Namecheap, Inc.) will collect the data listed above. The New Oil Media LLC does not have control over this collection process, and therefore cannot reduce or expand it. The New Oil Media LLC highly encourages you to visit this website with a VPN or Tor connection to avoid this data collection. The data collected by the hosting provider is - to our knowledge - limited to your access and use of this website and does not use any tracking technologies such as cookies, pixels, or FLoC to track or identify the user/visters of our website or their activities on other websites.

Who has access to your data:

Both Namecheap, Inc. and The New Oil Media LLC have access to this infromation.

The New Oil Media LLC is primarily interested in the number of unique visits. While we do occassionally check the device and browser information, we do not record this information nor do we analyze this data in any kind of depth. We do not pay any attention to any of the other information listed above. None of The New Oil Media, LLC's members or volunteers ever copies, screenshots, or in other ways record this data, except for in the annual transparency report (see "When is your data shared" below). The only data recorded is the unique visitor total, which is .

When is your data shared:

The New Oil Media LLC and its members & volunteers will never share any of the data listed above except in the following conditions:

  1. The total unique number of visitors each year is shared in January as part of The New Oil Media, LLC's annual transparency report.
  2. The New Oil Media LLC is US based corporation and will comply with any legally binding orders from law enforcement or government agency for user data. (Please note: given that the hosting provider collects the same data, law enforcement agencies are much more likely to approach them.)

Where is your data stored and how do we protect it

Where is your data stored:

Your data is stored with Namecheap, Inc. which is based in the US, but has data centres in the US, EU, UK. We do not control those data centres and therefore do not have control over the security of your data. The specific locations of those data centres and servers are as followed.

How do we protect your data:

As stated in the text above, “we do not control those data centres and there for do not have control over the security of your data“. However, The New Oil Media LLC attemps to help protact the information of it's users/visitors as best as possible. The New Oil Media LLC and its members & volunteers all use the most modern and up-to-date available security features (e.g. strong, unique passwords and two-step verification/authentication to protect online accounts from unauthorized access and abuse). All other services are also hardened in accordance with recommendations from the system administrator and relevant/trusted authorities including government bodies and policymakers.

Additionally, The New Oil Media LLC deletes all analytics logs manually at the start of each month. While we cannot ensure that Namecheap respects this deletion, we can ensure that all collected data is deleted on our end. The only information we retain is total unique visitors in accordnace with the above stated goals and uses.

GDPR (The General Data Protection Regulation) Compliance

European's rights under the GDPR:

The rights above are for European citizens only. If you are not a European citizen, then please refer to your country's privacy laws and regulations for further help.

CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) Compliance

California Consumers's rights under the CCPA:

The rights above are for California Consumers only. If you are not a California Consumer, then please refer to your your state's privacy laws and regulations for further help.

GDPR Contact:

European Data Protection Board
Website: https://edpb.europa.eu/edpb_en
Email: edpb@edpb.europa.eu
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Data_Protection_Board

European Data Protection Supervisor
Website: https://edps.europa.eu/_en
Email: edpb@edpb.europa.eu
wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Data_Protection_Supervisor

Finding a supervisory authority:

Please use the following link to find your country's supervisory authority https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en

CCPA Contact:

Attorney General
Website: https://www.oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa
Form: https://www.oag.ca.gov/contact/general-comment-question-or-complaint-form
wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attorney_General_of_California

File a CCPA Complaint:

Please use the following link to file a CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) complaint with the attorney general's office in California: https://oag.ca.gov/contact/consumer-complaint-against-business-or-company

Communications with The New Oil Media LLC

Your communications with The New Oil Media LLC such as support requests, bug reports, feature requests, personal question, etc will be covered here.

Processing of Contact Information:

Processing of this information is in our legitimate interest. We process and keep a record of your communications with The New Oil Media LLC to better protect ourselves legally, to troubleshoot and improve security, to improve the site based on user questions, support, & feedback and to better manage and coordinate with members & volunteers from The New Oil Media LLC.

Retention of The Communications:

All communications with The New Oil Media LLC in an official capacity are retained indefinitely unless otherwise noted. If you are communicating with one of The New Oil Media, LLC's members or volunteers in a personal capacity, then data retention practices may differ. All communications in official capacity with The New Oil Media LLC may be set to expire by the sender of said message. The sender of said message may also request to have their official communications with The New Oil Media, LLC's be deleted (by sending an email to one of the email addreses below).

Confidentiality of The Communications:

Communications with The New Oil Media LLC and its members & volunteers are kept with the utmost confidentiality and shall not be shared with anyone else besides The New Oil Media LLC and its members & volunteers except under two conditions. The first is with express, written consent of the message sender. The second is if The New Oil Media, LLC's message holder(s) are legally obliged to do so by a valid court order of their respective jurisdictions. Consulting communications will not be shared with any internal members of The New Oil LLC without a valid legal order or the consent of the client, as outlined in the consulting contract. All official communications with The New Oil Media LLC via email are stored with zero access (zero knowledge) email provider(s) to better help protect our communications.

Security of The Communications:

All of The New Oil Media, LLC’s members & volunteers use all available security measures. All communications by default should not be considered End-to-End Encrypted, but we provide different options to users (e.g. pgp, different email providers to use native encryption with, etc) to better help keep all communications between you and The New Oil Media LLC as private & secure as possible and to also comply with your preferences and threat models. Please refer to the privacy policies of these providers for additional information.

Modifications to the Privacy Policy

The New Oil Media LLC reserves the right to change this Policy at any time. We will never knowingly reduce your rights under this Policy, and if we are made aware of any addition to data collection or reduction of rights imposed by Namecheap, Inc. then we will do our best to advise and announce any changes to our privacy policy on any of our social platforms. Please note: we cannot notify individuals about every change made to this policy, because we do not collect contact information about our website visitors/users without them willingly providing it to us. We do however reserve the right to not publicly announce any minor changes to this policy, so for that reason we recommend you check this policy from time to time to see if any changes were made.

Questions & Contact

NameCheap

If you would like to contact Namecheap, Inc. regarding their privacy practices, then you can do so via any of the links/emails listed below.

Website/links:

Website: https://www.namecheap.com/
Legal: https://www.namecheap.com/legal/

Emails:

Legal: legalandabuse@namecheap.com
DPO: dpo@namecheap.com
Support: support@namecheap.com

Other:

Live Chat: https://www.namecheap.com/help-center/live-chat/
Ticket: https://support.namecheap.com/index.php?/Tickets/Submit
Knowledgebase: https://www.namecheap.com/Support/Knowledgebase/