What personal information we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the information displayed in the comment form, the visitor’s IP address, and the browser type to help us detect spam.
If you are a registered user and upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images that contain EXIF GPS location data. Site visitors will be able to download the images and view the location data.
Personal contact information is collected when you fill out the contact form. This data is stored in our mailbox. The personal contact data is kept for service purposes. The retained contact data will not be used for advertising purposes.
When you leave a comment on our website, you can indicate whether your name, email address and location may be stored in a cookie. We do this for convenience so that you do not have to re-enter this information when you leave a comment again. These cookies are valid for one year.
When you visit our login page, we store a temporary cookie to check if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is deleted when you close your browser.
When you log in, we store some cookies related to your login information and screen display options. Login cookies are valid for 2 days and screen options cookies are valid for 1 year. If you select “Remember me”, your login will be stored for 2 weeks. Once you log out of your account, login cookies will be deleted.
When you edit or publish a post, an additional cookie is stored by your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data, only the article ID of the article you edited. This cookie expires after one day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, news, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor were visiting that other website.
The IP address of visitors, the user ID of logged-in users, and the username of login attempts are conditionally logged in order to monitor malicious activity and protect the site from certain types of attacks. Examples of logging conditions include login attempts, logout requests, requests for suspicious URLs, website content changes, and password updates. This information is stored for 60 days.
We try to make your experience with our website as good and optimal as possible. This is only possible if we know what our visitors are doing on the website. Consequently, we can post more of what is popular and less of what is unpopular.
Purpose: Google Analytics helps us know how you arrived at the website and how you use it. We use these statistics to continually improve the website so you can get the most out of our website. This cookie comes from Google and is stored for a maximum of 26 months.
Further information: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
With whom we share your data
To make the information you request available, we work with third parties. These include a website manager, a hosting partner, an automatic telephone connection, a newsletter system and an administration software. A so called processing agreement has been concluded with all parties involved. This agreement guarantees, among other things, the security and timely deletion of your personal data.
How long we keep your data
When you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are stored forever. This allows us to automatically detect and approve follow-up comments without having to moderate them.
For users who register on our website (if available), we also store the personal data they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (with the exception of their username). Website administrators can also view and edit this information.
Security logs are kept for 60 days.
What rights do you have regarding your information?
If you have an account on this website or have left comments, you can request an export file of all personal data we hold about you, including any data you have given us. You may also request that we delete the personal information we hold about you. This does not apply to information that we need to keep for administrative, legal or security reasons.
Where we send your data
This site is scanned by iThemes Site Scanner for potential malware and vulnerabilities. We do not send any personal information to the scanner; however, during the scanning process, the scanner may find personal information that has been posted publicly (for example, in comments).
How we protect your information
Your personal information is secure. Entrusted information is protected by technical and administrative security measures to minimize the risk of loss, abuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, and alteration. These include firewalls, data encryption, secure connections, and physical and administrative access controls to data and servers.