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.
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.
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.
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 an exported file of the 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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
The following sections provide detailed information about our use of your personal information and data. These basic security principles will be modified, if required, e.g. in case of amendments to existing laws.
What kind of data is stored and processed while visiting the website?
You can visit our website without having to reveal any personal Data. We solely store your access Data that has no personal references in an anonymous form for marketing and optimization purposes, such as for example the name of your Internet Service Provider, the page you visit from, the name of the file requested as well as your IP address.
From the data collected, a user profile is created under an alias for the purposes of advertising, market research and demand-oriented designing of our offer (e.g. so-called clickstream analysis). Cookies can be used here, which however collect and store data solely in an alias form. The data is not used to personally identify you, i.e. under no circumstances are the user profiles brought together with data about the bearer of the alias.
You can protest against the creation of the alias user profile at any time.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies use non-personally identifiable information regarding your visit to this website and other sites, such as the user IP address, pages viewed, date and time of your visit, and number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other personal information), to serve ads to you on this site and other sites that may be of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.
What kind of data is collected when I sign up for the newsletter?
When you sign up for our newsletter we will use the given data to provide you with our newsletter. Your email address is required to sign up. All other information is given voluntary. The newsletter contains our current information posts as well as offers of this website and third-party offers. It is possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.
How is my personal Data protected against misuse?
We protect our website and our system from unauthorized access through the latest technical and organisational measures available to protect your data from getting manipulated, destroyed or accessed by any unauthorized person. Whenever any personal Data is transferred, we use sophisticated encryption technologies to ensure the strictly confidential transfer of personal data/information such as terms of registration and guarantee.
In addition, your personal data is protected by password, so it is only accessible to you. Our servers employ various security and authorization technologies in order to prevent unauthorized access. When sharing your computer with others, please keep your password and other relevant information strictly confidential and always close your browser window after you have finished communicating with this website to avoid any unauthorized access to your personal data.
How can I have my personal Data corrected, blocked or deleted?
You have the right to be informed of which of your data and information is stored. Additionally you have the right to have your data corrected, blocked or deleted. In a case like that, please contact us.