To clarify what happens with your information on this website this policy has been compiled. I personally consider transparency as quite important, therefore I’ve abundantly compiled this document to give you full insight what happens.
Don’t get scared of the texts as it is a legal document, because to help those who have no legal experience I wrote a clear summary of the contents below. I’ve also tried to keep the legal parts clear and understanding.
- Data I receive from you will be used for functional purposes like site performance analysis or identification to access certain aspects of the website.
- My website uses third-party cookies (Google, Facebook, E.T.C.) which might gather your information which is beyond my control.
- I shall honor any request for deletion of personal data related to this website.
Which information do I collect?
Whenever comment on my blog, or contact me through the contact page the e-mail address is stored. Not a lot of people are aware of what kind of personal data an e-mail contains. So let me make you aware. Besides the obvious, the e-mail address, the IP address from which it is sent is also attached. If sent from your PC and not through either a website or web services this means it is your home IP address. It also often exposes which e-mail client you use or other aspects which you might had defined in the settings such as the organisation or the sender’s, in this case, your name. Please note that these personal data only comes with sending a direct e-mail, not upon contacting form submission. The e-mail address is solely used to give me or the website the ability to contact you in regards to the content which belongs to the e-mail address.
Your IP adress is only used for security related features. As long as you have a comment on the website, you’re IP address remains registered. The security system also logs your IP address for a specific set amount of time. In case our system sees you as malicious visitor, your IP address is stored for a year.
Your Browser and it’s version is only stored in combination with your IP address, thus also only whenever your IP address is stored. This is for your security to confirm that not a third party is hijacking your session on my website.
Upon contacting me or whenever you comment, the name used is stored. This is merely to give me the ability to address and/or identify you. Or in the case of commenting, to give others this ability.
How do I store your information?
Some information is stored in so called cookies. These are tiny files on your computer solely containing data. Due to the security surrounding cookies, only you or this website has access to these cookies.
Comments and e-mails are stored in two separate databases. Databases which I personally ensured are only accessible to me by surrounding the database with highly secured protection layers.
For what do I use your information?
- To personalize or enhance user’s experience
- To improve my website in order to better serve you.
- To allow me to better serve you in responding messages.
Some information, however, is exposed to third parties or in some rare and strict circumstances required to hand over to third parties. Below it is described how my website deals with this.
Third Party Disclosure
I do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless I provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist me in operating our website, conducting my business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. I may also release your information when I believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce my site policies, or protect my or others’ rights, property, or safety.
Third party links
Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these sites.