Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are hobbyists who use Qidi Tech 3D printers. Our goal is to provide a community of Qidi Tech users in order to build a knowledge base for our chosen printers, and provide a centralized site through which to seek help from, give help to, and educate each other. Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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. There are tools available which can be used to remove this data from your images prior to uploading them, if you so desire.

Contact forms

Certain features of the site will request your name and email address. Others may also request your name. We will never knowing share this information to any third party.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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

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.


We WordPress Jetpack none.

Who we share your data with

No one, knowingly.

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 sites, you terminate your account at your pleasure. You can also request that we alter any posts you have made to remove your email address from the attribution, where it exists, and, within the allowances and capabilities of the software employed to create this site and its features, we will do our best to comply. However, be aware that this is not always possible. Keep this point in mind when posting to the Wiki, Blog, or BBS on this site. Note that there may be data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Your contact information is kept in a database visible to only the various site administrators and moderators, unless you choose to make the information publicly visible via the profile tools within the various site features.

Your financial information

Any financial information supplied to the site actually never passes through our servers. We exclusively use mainstream financial sites such as PayPal, Venmo, etc., who collect and protect you information independent to our site.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We protect your data by giving you the power to determine what to make public, and what to keep privately in your user’s profile. Our host provides incursion protection for the website and its contents.

What data breach procedures we have in place

See for a somewhat humorous discourse regarding our host’s GDPR compliancy. Their overall policies can be perused by scrolling to the bottom of that post or anywhere else on the site and reading their disclosures.

What third parties we receive data from,, Akismet provides us spam prevention data; WordPress provides us site analytics. And for the Gravatar service, where applicable.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None. Zip. Nada. Maybe later, but not now.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

None that we’re aware of.