What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors post comments on the website, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and the user agent string (this identifies the browser) to help detect spam.
If you are a registered user and upload photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this website might download photos stored on this website and extract their location information.
When you post a comment on our website, this may constitute consent to store your name, email address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that when you post another comment you don’t have to re-enter all this data. These cookies are stored for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will set up some cookies to store your login information and viewing options. Login cookies expire after two days and display options cookies expire after one year. If you select “Stay signed in” when you sign up, your sign-in will be maintained for a fortnight. Signing out of your account will delete the sign-in cookies.
When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only refers to the post ID of the article you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day.
Embedded content from other websites
Posts on this website may contain embedded content (e. e.g. videos, images, posts etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.
We use Google Analytics to analyse website usage. The data obtained from this is used to optimise our website as well as advertising measures.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service operated and provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States). Google processes website usage data on our behalf and is contractually committed to measures to ensure the confidentiality of the data processed.
During your visit to the website, the following data, among others, will be recorded:
- Pages viewed
- Orders incl. sales and products ordered
- The achievement of “website goals” (for example. Contact requests and newsletter sign-ups)
- Your behaviour on the pages (for example, clicks, scrolling behaviour and dwell time)
- Your approximate location (country and city)
- Your IP address (in shortened form, so that no clear assignment is possible)
- Technical information such as browser, Internet provider, terminal device and screen resolution
- Source of origin of your visit (i.e. via which website or via which website). i.e. via which website or advertising medium you came to us)
This data is transferred to a Google server in the USA. In doing so, Google observes the data protection provisions of the “EU-US Privacy Shield” agreement.
Google Analytics stores cookies in your web browser for a period of two years since your last visit.
The recorded data is stored together with the randomly generated user ID, which allows the evaluation of pseudonymous user profiles. This user-related data is automatically deleted after 14 months. Other data remains stored in aggregated form indefinitely.
If you do not agree to the collection, you can prevent it by installing the Browser Add-on to disable Google Analytics one-time.
We use the “visitor action pixels” from Facebook Inc (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or, if you are based in the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”)) on our website. This allows user behaviour to be tracked after they have been redirected to the provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This enables us to measure the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes.
The data collected in this way is anonymous to us, i.e. we do not see the personal data of individual users. However, this data is stored and processed by Facebook, which is why we are informing you, based on our knowledge of the situation. Facebook may link this information to your Facebook account and also use it for its own promotional purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Usage Policy https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
You can allow Facebook and its partners to place ads on and off Facebook. A cookie may also be stored on your computer for these purposes. The legal basis for the use of this service is Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f GDPR. You can object to the collection of your data by Facebook pixel, or to the use of your data for the purpose of displaying Facebook ads by contacting the following address: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
We guarantee the adequacy of data transfer to the third country USA through the agreement of EU standard contractual clauses.
Security / Anti-Spam
For the analysis of the behaviour, the following personal data is forwarded to Google:
- IP address
- Referrer URL (the address of the page from which the visitor came)
- Info about the operating system (the software that enables the operation of your computer)
- Possibly cookies
- Mouse movements and keyboard strokes
- Duration of visit
- Settings of the user device (e.g. language settings, location, browser etc.)
With whom we share your information
Except as necessary for services relevant to analytics and security tools, we do not share data with third parties.
How long we store your data
When you post a comment, it is stored indefinitely, including metadata. This way we can automatically detect and approve follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our website, we additionally store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the username cannot be changed). Administrators of the website can also view and modify this information.
What rights you have to your data
If you have an account on this website or have posted comments, you may request an export of your personal data from us, including any data you have provided to us. In addition, you can request the deletion of any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data we are required to retain for administrative, legal or security needs.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be examined by an automated service for spam detection. In addition, we use Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel and security tools that send data to Google and Facebook, as outlined in the respective sections above.
Contact us to delete your data at: firstname.lastname@example.org