1. Who We Are At ONIC-SIM.PK, we prioritize your privacy. You can find us online at: https://onic-sim.pk.


2. Comments & Their Implications Should you choose to leave comments on our platform, know that we store the details provided in the comment form. Additionally, for spam detection, we collect essential data like your IP address and browser’s user agent string.

Considering the security measures, your email address gets converted into an encrypted string (hash) which might be sent to the Gravatar service to confirm its usage. Kindly note, Gravatar has its privacy measures, which can be reviewed here. Once your comment is approved, your Gravatar profile picture becomes public within your comment’s context.


3. Media & Your Responsibility If you’re uploading images to our platform, we recommend omitting any embedded location details (like EXIF GPS) from the image. This ensures that website visitors cannot extract this data from any site-uploaded images.


4. Cookies: Their Role & Duration Leaving a comment? You have the choice to save your details (name, email, and website) in cookies. This is purely for your benefit — avoiding repetitive information input for subsequent comments. These specific cookies have a lifespan of a year.

When you access our login page, we ascertain your browser’s cookie acceptance through a short-lived cookie devoid of personal details, which gets erased upon browser closure.

Login instances trigger a few more cookies to remember your login details and screen preferences. These have a duration of two days and a year, respectively. If “Remember Me” is chosen, login persists for a fortnight. However, logging out will immediately remove these cookies.

Making edits or publishing content? An ephemeral cookie will be set, devoid of personal information, merely indicating the edited article’s post ID, lasting a day.


5. Embedded Content & Third-party Interactions Certain articles here may feature embedded content (like videos, images, or other articles). Interacting with this content is akin to visiting the source website directly.

Such websites might gather data about you, initiate cookies, embed third-party tracking, and observe your interactions with the embedded content, especially if you’re logged into those sites.


6. Data Sharing Protocols Should you initiate a password reset, the consequent email will carry your IP address for security reasons.


7. Data Retention Practices Comments, once made, and associated metadata are stored indefinitely. This facilitates automatic recognition and approval of subsequent comments, bypassing moderation.

For site-registered users, we maintain the personal details they share during registration. While users can access, modify, or delete their details (username remains constant), website administrators also hold this access.


8. Your Data Rights If you’ve interacted on our site through comments or accounts, you’re entitled to request an exported package of the personal data we’ve stored. Moreover, you can ask for a deletion of any personal data. Exceptions apply for data retained due to administrative, legal, or security protocols.


9. Data Flow & Security To ensure comment legitimacy, they might undergo scrutiny via automated spam detection services.