Privacy Policy

Station 80 is a website and community dedicated to all things science fiction and space-bound. We’re committed to publishing a vast array of content and providing a place for all like-minded individuals to come together and discuss their favorite topics.

By continuing to use our website (https://www.station80.com), you agree to our privacy policy and the data we collect. It’s not really that much … honest.

Last updated on 16/08/2019

What we collect

Comments

We make use of a third-party discussion platform called Disqus, which offers our readers the opportunity to create an account and join the conversation on each article we publish. When a comment is left on the website, data provided in the submitted form is sent to Disqus and published on Station 80. Other information like IP address and browser user agent string are also harvested to aid in the spam war.

This privacy policy does not cover the data collected by Disqus. More information about Disqus and what data the company collects can be found here. We also have a comment policy in place to moderate comments submitted.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on Station 80 using Disqus, you will be able to log in and store a cookie on your device. These aren’t for consumption, but rather 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.

Embedded external content

Articles published by the Station 80 team 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.

Analytics

Google Analytics is an industry-leading tool that allows online platforms to track performance and (more importantly) how visitors use a website. This anonymous information is invaluable to our operations, allowing us to better understand our audience and make use of collected data to expand and grow our online presence.

You can read through Google’s privacy policy and opt-out of Google Analytics tracking.

Affiliates

We teamed up with Amazon to provide additional benefits to our readers. Since we tend to link wherever we can — especially when discussing products and services — Amazon allows Station 80 to earn a small cut for each purchase made using one of our affiliated URLs. This allows us to earn a small commission, which in turn helps keep us ad-free.

More details on exactly what Amazon collects through its affiliate program can be found on its privacy policy portal. Some advertisement and script blocking tools may remove Amazon links from our content — we kindly ask that you consider whitelisting Station 80.

How your data is used

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 through Disqus, personal information they provide in their user profile will also be stored. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time by heading to the Disqus website to manage their account. Station 80 can only moderate the Disqus comment section.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left a comment on Station 80, you can request to receive details about the data Disqus holds about you, including any data you have provided. Station 80 can do the same, though we do not directly collect any identifiable data from visitors. This would not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Who we share your data with

We use Google Analytics to track how our website is used and how everything is performing. This data is sent to Google for analysis. We do not share any data with third-parties.

Data security

We take precautions to protect your information and take data security seriously. When you submit sensitive information via our website, your information is protected by using encrypted channels to transmit data between our server and your device. You can check to see if you’re securly connected to Station 80 by looking for a small lock icon displayed by your browser.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only select individuals within the Station 80 team have access to our database, server and connected services like Google Analytics and Disqus. Our website is proudly hosted on Amazon’s cloud platform.

How we protect your data

Various steps are in place to protect your data, be it using strong password generation at all levels of Station 80 governance, ensuring our software is always up-to-date, and monitoring our online properties for any signs of infiltration.

Notifying you of a data breach

Unfortunately, regardless of how careful we are, breaches in security can (and do) occur. Should we come across a breach, we will notify all readers immediately on our website and social profiles.