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Publicdomainflix Privacy Policy

I think that everyone's privacy is important and that businesses should not be built on using and abusing people’s personal data. That said, here’s my privacy policy as it applies to

Who am I

I’m Donald Rock, the owner of the website that you’re now visiting:

What personal data I collect and why I collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site, the info entered (a name, e-mail address, and comment) is automagically stored in the database that is integral to this website. Also, the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string is detected and possibly stored to help detect and fight spam.

Contact forms

If you use my contact form to send me a message then whatever info you provide there is stored in the database, which is an integral part of this website. If you contact me, then I have to have some way of replying right? So, I may or may not use your name and email address to contact you if needed. That’s it.


For users that register on my website, I also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. I can also see and edit that information.


If you leave a comment on my 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.

Cookies may also be used for security purposes and to help fight against spam.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages 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.

I use a lot of video content from Youtube, so if you have concerns then please see their privacy policy.


This website incorporates a bit of tracking code from Google called Analytics. This code allows me to see how many visitors I have and other useful details such as referring websites, time on the website, pages visited, and your general worldwide location. The term “tracking” in this case does NOT mean that I can track you outside of this website. Only that I can better see what is going on within my website; so that I can identify possible issues and know how much traffic I’m getting at any one time.

Whatever and however Google stores and uses this info is unknown to me and beyond my control if I’m to continue using their services.

The hosting company that owns the server that this website resides on creates a log of every visitor to this site. Info such a your IP address, browser user-agent, and referer are stored in this log and I may refer to this log for analytical purposes.

Who I share your data with

No one (willingly).

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments or registered, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes, such as Google Analytics data or server logs.

Where I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Other than that, your data stays here.

Your contact information

If you leave a comment or use my contact form then expect whatever info you enter there to stay in my database until you request otherwise.

Your email address will only be used to contact you per your request. Contact info will not be sold to third-parties or used for solicitations unless authorized by you to do so.

Additional information

How I protect your data

All data is stored in a password protected database on some server somewhere and I cannot guarantee its security. Everything is in plain text and readable to anyone with access to that database (should never be anyone but me). If that server and database was to be compromised (hacked), then whatever data is there would be up for grabs. Same thing goes for most websites on the Internet.