Who we are
We are AccidentNews.co, a website (site) found at the web address: https://accidentnews.co. Our site exists to provide the public with information about accident and injury events near them. Further, the site connects visitors with attorneys who assist accident victims, by transmitting form data submitted by users of the site seeking such services.
What personal data we collect and why 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 spam detection.
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.
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 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 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.
Who we share your data with
Analytics data is for the sole use of the site owners and is not sold to any other party. However, access to analytics data may be shared with partners for the purpose of maintaining this site and its marketing.
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
You may contact us by calling (888) 853.6696, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
How we protect your data
Data submitted on this site is encrypted before transmission and is stored securely in a database that only the site owners have credentials for. Some form data is also transmitted by email to attorneys offices. Those attorneys are bound to their professional privacy rules and will only share information they receive within their firm and/or with other counsel in order to best serve the user that submitted the form.
What third parties we receive data from
We receive data from visitors of this site through web form submissions, from analytics service providers (expressly Google Analytics and Google Search Console, Bing Webmaster Tools, and Yandex).
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data