The Student News Site of Fremont High School

The Phoenix

The Phoenix

The Student News Site of Fremont High School

The Phoenix

Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are The Phoenix, a student-led newspaper. We are the newspaper of Fremont High School, located in Sunnyvale, California, and a part of the FUHSD (Fremont Union High School District).

More specifically, we are based at 1279 Sunnyvale Saratoga Rd. Sunnyvale, CA 94087. However, due to current COVID-19 restrictions, none of the staff are currently working at said base of operations (online-learning). This is bound to change once it is safe to do so in accordance with the county (Santa Clara County) and state guidelines.

If you’d like to contact us the best option would be to email us at [email protected] 

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When readers 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.

Note: If you do not already have a Gravatar account associated with the provided email, (or if you did not provide an email at all) then a random profile picture will be automatically generated. 


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.

The only embedded content from other websites active currently is the “Twitter” embed located on the right side of the homepage underneath the opinion articles. 


By default, WordPress does not collect any analytics data. We have not installed any additional WordPress plugins that provide analytics services. 

Who we share your data with

Once again, by default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

(Only for those who have an account with us, not regular viewers.)

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 any 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.

*No regular viewers have an account on this site. 

Your contact information

Once again, the best method of contact is by emailing us at [email protected] You can email us for any/all matters which include but are not limited to questions/comments/concerns/privacy-specific concerns.  

Additional Information

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Comments are always checked before submission automatically by cross-checking with a list of moderated terms. 

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