Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

Terms of Service

By using this website you agree to our Privacy Policy/Terms of Service.

You must be an adult to use this website.

Please for your own privacy do not post your phone number or address in the body text of your public post. Instead use the geolocator in your post so it can be searched by location but not displayed. There is a built in private message system for chatting with other members here and establishing trust before you share privately. User accept all responsibility for information they choose to enter or share. Please exercise the same caution you would for meeting strangers on a classifieds or meetup style site.

By using this website you agree to not do anything illegal here, including harassment, piracy, solicitation, etc.

This is not a dating site, or a place to post ads, or a way to recruit talent in exchange for “exposure”. This site is for individuals not companies. If you are a company and need workers pay them a fair wage.

This website is for posting things you actually need help with as an individual person and connecting with good Samaritans who can assist locally on the grassroots level.

We reserve the right to refuse anyone access to this website, or update the terms of service as the need arises.

Please report any issues you see or experience.

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://notallheroeswearcapes.org.

You can read more about us on the About page.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Location

Our site is based on geolocation. The site will clearly prompt you to allow access to your location which you can allow or deny, and provides a field to type in your address. It is used in the following ways:

Search

  • If you allow the website access to your location for a search it is used to calculate and display nearby requests for help, but your location is not stored.
  • If you instead type in your address it is similarly used to perform a search but not stored.

Request for help

  • If you allow the website access to your location to create a public request for help your GPS coordinates will be stored (but not displayed) with the request so that visitors can find your post by proximity. These can be adjusted by dragging the map marker before you submit the request.
  • If you instead type in your address, it will be similarly stored (but not displayed) with your request so that visitors can find your post by proximity. GPS coordinates will be derived and stored (but not displayed) from the address you enter for purposes of mathematically calculating distance.

Comments

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.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Posts / Requests for help

Anything you enter into the body and subject of your post is stored and displayed publicly. Please exercise discretion here.

Cookies

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.

We employ common analytics for tracking our website performance which uses cookies. We may also use cookies to display google ads in the future.

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.

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.

Who we share your data with

Only what is automatically shared with Google services as described in the cookie section and any common mapping APIs used for geolocation calculations (currently Leaflet / OpenStreetMap).

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.

Requests for help and private messages are also stored indefinitely

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

Fuck around and find out, lol.

Unless you seem to be doing something illegal, we don’t send your data anywhere we didn’t already mention. Map APIs for search and some standard google tracking cookies.

Your contact information

admin (at) notallheroeswearcapes (dot) org

Additional information

Please don’t sue me, I don’t have anything and I’m trying to make something nice for you.

Actually that should be a real term. Arbitration baby.