Privacy Policy for

What is

Distressed Volatility ( is a blog founded and managed by @dvolatility that aggregates U.S. news articles and videos from Youtube, Dailymotion,, and Google News. It’s part of the Dvolatility Network (DVNET). Every site is built using WordPress and is hosted at InMotion Hosting.

What personal data is collected and why?

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. Youtube and Dailymotion videos, plugins (comment section), images, Google ads, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

WordPress Jetpack Plugin Privacy Policy

Protect Module

Even though you can’t register to be a user on this site, I still need to protect potential abuse on the login form.

Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.

Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.

Data Synced (?): Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information. Stats Module

Data Used: IP address, user ID (if logged in), username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by, outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

Google Adsense Privacy Policy

Google advertising cookies

Google uses cookies to help serve the ads it displays on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying Google ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a Google partner’s website, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser.

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting

GraphComment Plugin

We use the GraphComment plugin by Semiologic to allow anyone to leave a comment on our website. Here is their privacy policy from their website (
SEMIOLOGIC undertakes to comply with all regulations and legislation relating to confidentiality and personal data collected by it and by the Publisher (hereinafter the “Data”), and in particular, the rules laid down by the General Data Protection Regulation (European Union Regulation No. 2016/679).
In compliance with its legal obligations, SEMIOLOGIC has appointed a Data Protection Officer who keeps a data processing register, which the Publisher may contact via if it has any questions regarding this privacy policy or the general use of the Data.
5.1. Management of data collected by SEMIOLOGIC
SEMIOLOGIC, as the controller of the Data it collects, undertakes to protect and manage them with respect for the privacy of the Publisher and the Administrator.
For the purposes of this article, the Data collected by SEMIOLOGIC are :
– IP addresses ;
– Data related to cookies;
– The first and last names, e-mail address, and postal address of the Publisher and/or Administrator ;
– To subscribe to the SEMIOLOGIC newsletter and/or SEMIOLOGIC mailing lists for receiving marketing and promotional information.
In any case, SEMIOLOGIC does not collect any sensitive data concerning the Publisher and/or the Administrator, namely data relating to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health data or sexual orientation. If such information were, in one way or another, communicated to SEMIOLOGIC, the latter undertakes to delete it as soon as possible.
The Data are necessary to benefit from all the functionalities of the Site:
– IP addresses and cookies allow SEMIOLOGIC to establish statistics regarding the consultation of its web pages;
– The names, first names, and e-mail addresses allow the establishment of invoices and the resolution of possible difficulties with regard to the Solution.
Thus, SEMIOLOGIC undertakes to use the Data collected only for the following purposes:
– The creation, management and administration of the accounts of the Editor and/or the Administrator ;
– The response to requests and requests from the Publisher and/or the Administrator ;
– Invoicing ;
– Sales management and, more generally, customer relationship management;
– The resolution of possible difficulties during the placing of the Order and/or the execution of the Solution ;
– The establishment of statistics;
– Marketing purposes (newsletter, promotional actions, etc.).
SEMIOLOGIC undertakes not to disclose, for any reason whatsoever, the Data collected. Nevertheless, pursuant to a law, decree, regulation or decision of a competent regulatory or judicial authority, the Data may be disclosed, if necessary, to protect the interests and rights of SEMIOLOGIC. SEMIOLOGIC cannot be held liable in this respect.
SEMIOLOGIC reserves the right to place cookies on the Editor’s browser. Cookies do not personally identify the Publisher, but allow SEMIOLOGIC to recognize its terminal and to collect certain information relating to navigation carried out from this terminal. Cookies are used for statistical purposes and to recognize the Publisher when they return to the Site. The Publisher may accept or reject cookies, however in the latter case, SEMIOLOGIC cannot guarantee optimal operation of the Site and the Solution. The Editor has the possibility to modify the parameters linked to cookies at any time, via the tab provided for this purpose on the Site or via the configuration of the connection parameters of his browser. In any case, SEMIOLOGIC keeps its cookies for a maximum period of thirteen (13) months from the issuance of its consent by the Publisher.
The data recorded by the user, are stored at the host identified in the Legal Notices accessible on the site , and are kept for a period strictly necessary to achieve the purposes referred to above, namely during the activation of the Publisher’s account, or for a shorter period in compliance with legal obligations.
SEMIOLOGIC is very concerned about the protection of the Publisher’s Data, and makes every effort to ensure its integrity against all forms of damage, loss, intrusion, disclosure, alteration or destruction. In this respect, SEMIOLOGIC undertakes to make its best efforts, given the current state of the art, to guarantee the security of data storage.
In accordance with the applicable rules regarding the protection of personal data, and in particular the General Regulations for the Protection of Personal Data, the Publisher has a right of opposition, access and rectification of all information concerning him collected by SEMIOLOGIC. He may, at any time, demand that the information concerning him be corrected, completed, clarified, updated or deleted. At any time, the Publisher also has the right to the portability of its Data: it has the right to receive the Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and has the right to transmit such Data to a controller other than SEMIOLOGIC. If technically feasible, SEMIOLOGIC may, at the request of the Publisher, directly transmit the Data to the data controller selected. In this respect, the Publisher may exercise its rights by the following means: If the Publisher has subscribed to the SEMIOLOGIC newsletter or to email notifications, it can unsubscribe at any time by using its right of opposition, by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email, or by writing an email to
Each Publisher may file a complaint with the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, 3 place de Fontenoy, TSA 80715 – 75334 Paris Cedex 07.
5.2 Management of Data collected by the Publisher
To use the Solution, Users must fill in a registration form on the Publisher’s website, and in particular, fill in certain Data. The Parties acknowledge that the Publisher is solely responsible for the processing of Data collected via the Publisher Site, in particular through the use of the Solution, including cookies. As such, the Publisher undertakes to respect all its legal and regulatory obligations concerning the collection and processing of Data, and to inform the Users of its website of all their rights relating thereto.
In the context of the Data collected by the Publisher, SEMIOLOGIC acts solely as a subcontractor. As such, it acts solely on documented instructions and within the framework of the authorizations received from the Publisher, unless it is required to comply with a mandatory provision resulting from any legislation or regulation applicable, both at French and European level, to the processing operations carried out. In this case, SEMIOLOGIC will inform the Publisher as soon as possible.
If SEMIOLOGIC considers that an instruction constitutes a violation of the European Data Protection Regulation or any other provision of Union or Member State law relating to data protection, it shall immediately inform the Publisher. Furthermore, if SEMIOLOGIC is obliged to transfer the Data to a third country or an international organization, under the law of the Union or the law of the Member State to which it is subject, it must inform the Publisher of this legal obligation before processing, unless the law concerned prohibits such information on important grounds of public interest.
SEMIOLOGIC undertakes to guarantee the confidentiality of the Data and to ensure that persons authorized to process the Data undertake to respect confidentiality or are subject to an appropriate legal obligation of confidentiality, and receive the necessary training in the protection of personal data. SEMIOLOGIC undertakes to take into account, with regard to its tools, products, applications or services, the principles of data protection from the design stage and data protection by default.
SEMIOLOGIC notifies the Publisher of any breach of Data, without delay and by any written means. SEMIOLOGIC undertakes to implement the technical and organisational measures guaranteeing a level of security adapted to the risk linked to the execution of the General Conditions.