Privacy Policy

At The Next Stellar, accessible from https://www.thenextstellar.com/, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by The Next Stellar and how we use it. It explains how this website collects, uses, shares, and protects the personal information of its visitors and users in accordance with applicable laws, including the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Who We Are:

At The Next Stellar, we strive to provide a unique perspective on topics ranging from famous celebrities and technology advancements to healthcare insights, useful tips, trending topics, and educational resources. We are committed to bringing you high-quality content that is both informative and engaging.

Information We Collect:

We may collect certain personal information when you visit our website or interact with our services. The types of information we may collect include:

  1. Personal Information: This may include your name, email address, contact information, and any other information you provide to us voluntarily.
  2. Log Data: We automatically collect certain information when you access our website. This may include your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, device information, and other usage details.
  3. Cookies: We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to enhance your browsing experience and collect information about your use of our website. You can manage your cookie preferences through your browser settings.

Use of Information

We may use the information we collect for various purposes, including:

  1. To provide and improve our website and services.
  2. To personalize your experience and provide tailored content.
  3. To respond to your inquiries and communicate with you.
  4. To send periodic emails or newsletters related to our website, subject to your consent where required.
  5. To analyze and understand user trends and preferences.

Sharing of Information

We may share your personal information in the following circumstances:

  1. With service providers and partners who assist us in operating our website and delivering services to you. We ensure that these third parties are bound by appropriate confidentiality and security obligations.
  2. In response to legal requests or to comply with applicable laws, regulations, or legal processes.
  3. To protect our rights, property, or safety, as well as the rights, property, or safety of others.
  4. With your consent or as otherwise disclosed at the time of collection.
  5. If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
  6. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Data Retention

  • We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
  • 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.

Your Rights

  • Subject to applicable laws, you may have certain rights regarding the personal information we hold about you. These rights may include the right to access, correct, or delete your personal information, as well as the right to object to or restrict certain processing activities.
  • 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.

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.

Cookies

  • If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to save 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

  • This website may contain links to third-party websites or services. This privacy policy does not apply to those third-party websites or services, and we are not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those third parties before providing any personal information.
  • 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.

CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

  • Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.
  • Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.
  • Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

Security

We implement reasonable security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, or disclosure. However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is completely secure.

Children’s Privacy

This website is not directed to individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us, and we will promptly delete such information.

Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated effective date. We encourage you to review this policy periodically to stay informed about how we collect, use, and protect your personal information.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this privacy policy or the handling of your personal information, please contact us at contact@thenextstellar.com.