WHO I AM
WHAT PERSONAL DATA GETS COLLECTED, WHY, AND HOW LONG IT IS KEPT
When visitors leave comments on the site the data shown in the comment form is collected. Your IP address is not saved when leaving comments. Gravatar avatars are disabled on this site.
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.
When you sent me a message using my contact form the data shown in the contact form is collected. I receive this information via an email.
I keep all contact form messages indefinitely.
If you upload media to the website, you should avoid uploading media with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES
Content 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.
You can prevent the creation of cookies at any time by using the appropriate setting of your internet browser and thus permanently object the creation of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been created can be deleted any time via your internet browser or other software programs. If you deactivate the creation of cookies in the internet browser you are using, not all functions of my website may be fully usable.
SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING
The content on this site can be shared on certain social media platforms. To offer this while complying with data protection laws I am using the wordpress plugin SHARIFF WRAPPER for this. The plugin only connects the social networking sites with the user after the user clicks on the corresponding button. There is no automatic connection established and no automatic user data transferred when loading my website.
I currently use the plugin STATIFY for analytics. This plugin does not collect personal data as it counts site views, not visitors.
WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA
If you have left comments including an email address, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you. You can also request that I delete any contact messages and personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
WHERE YOUR DATA GETS SENT
My blog is hosted by STRATO AG in Germany. STRATO AG is required to comply with the same European data protection laws I am.
Comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.