Who we are:

Our website, SmartModest, aims to provide high-quality products and services to our customers. We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of our users’ personal information.


When visitors leave comments on our site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, including the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, to help with spam detection. Additionally, an anonymized string created from the visitor’s email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to determine if they are using it. After approval of the comment, the visitor’s profile picture is visible to the public in the context of the comment.


If you upload images to our website, please be mindful to avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included, as visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images.


When you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are for your convenience, so you don’t have to fill in your details again when leaving another comment, and they will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, a temporary cookie will be set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. Additionally, when you log in, several cookies are set up to save your login information and your screen display choices. These login cookies last for two days, while 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. Furthermore, when you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser with no personal data, simply indicating the post ID of the article you just edited, and it expires after 1 day.

Embedded Content:

Articles on our site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the visitor had 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:

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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.

Your Rights Over Your Data

Users with accounts on our site or who have left comments can request an exported file of their data held by us, including the provided data. Users can also request the deletion of their data. Obligatory data retention for administrative, legal, or security purposes is excluded from deletion requests.

Where Your Data Is Sent

Visitor comments may undergo automated spam detection services.