We are 414digital, a non-profit organization. Our website address is https://414digital.org.


We take your personal data and your privacy seriously, and protecting your privacy is our priority. This page explains how the information we collect through this website will be treated. Since we are not lawyers, we’ll provide this information in the FAQ style.


What information do you store?

We store user input data sent through the contact forms on this website, along with meta-information about the submissions, including the time stamp, the origin IP address, and the user agent (browser). Also, third-party services may collect information about website visitors. We currently use Google Analytics on this website (See the Google Analytics section below.).

Where does the information go?

We use the Avada Theme Fusion to manage contact form submissions. The information is sent as email messages that only a select few on our team are allowed to access. The information is also stored in the database on our hosting server for backup and later reference purposes. We use the Avada Theme Fusion to safely manage this data. WP Engine hosts this website.

How long do you keep the information?

We don’t set a particular time limit on storing information because we need it for future reference. If you want your information to be removed from our database, please contact us. We will remove it anytime there are concerns about your privacy.

Do you share the information with other parties?

No, although we do use some WordPress plugins on this website that may pass data, including personal information, to external servers to process, such as Akismet Anti-Spam.

We only use WordPress plugins and themes that are hosted by WordPress.org. WordPress.org’s guidelines clearly prohibit tracking users without their explicit informed consent.


What does Google Analytics do and why does 414digital use it?

Google Analytics tracks usage data about visitors to 414digital.org by storing cookies on your computer. Google Analytics helps us to evaluate and report on the use of our website. We use Google Analytics to find out:

  • How many visitors use our website
  • How our website is used
  • What’s popular on our website, and what’s not
  • Whether visitors return to our website

What information about me do you collect?

We do not collect detailed personal information when we use Google Analytics. We only know what city a user is from, what type of device a visitor is using to view our site, and how a visitor found our site (for example, Facebook, Instagram, or a Google search). This gives us a broad-picture idea of how our website is performing which is essential for devising an overall marketing strategy and allows us to know if we are appealing to our intended audience.

Do you know my name and where I live?

All data is anonymized, meaning the cookies carry no personally identifiable information. These cookies help us to understand our visitor’s behavior and allow us to make improvements to better our user’s experience. We do not run personalized ads. Therefore, the Google Analytics platform on 414digital.org does not collect the following personally identifiable information:

  • Your name
  • Age
  • Home address
  • Date of birth
  • IP address

For more information, you can view Google’s Privacy Policy.

How do you find out this information?

Google Analytics uses cookies to remember a user’s behavior and it shares these insights with us. The developers explain this process fully on their reference platform, but in simple terms, Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to generate reports on who visits our website and what users do once they get here. This means that the cookies are linked to a specific website domain, and Google Analytics will only use that cookie data for statistical analysis related to your browsing behavior on that specific website. According to Google, the data collected cannot be altered or retrieved by services from other domains. Google Analytics is widely used across the web.

Can I opt out?

Yes, you can install a browser plugin that will opt you out of any site that uses Google Analytics. You can find the Google Opt-Out plugin here.



What is Google reCAPTCHA?

Google reCAPTCHA is a security service provided by Google that helps to protect sites from spam and abuse. We use Google reCAPTCHA on our contact form.

Read Google’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for more information.


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/.

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.

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

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.