We do not directly or automatically collect any information about you.
Nevertheless we may collect information, including personal data from third parties (see the section on Cookies).
When you leave a comment on our website, the data entered in the comment form as well as your IP address and your browser’s user agent are collected to help us detect spam.
An anonymized function generated from your email address (also called a hash function) may be sent to Gravatar to check whether you use the Gravatar service. The confidentiality clauses of the Gravatar service are available https://automattic.com/privacy/. Once your comment is approved, your profile picture will be publicly visible next to your comment.
If you are a registered user and you upload images to the website, we advise you to avoid uploading images containing EXIF GPS coordinates. Visitors to the website can download and extract location data from these images.
When you choose to provide us with information by filling out a form, this information will be sent to us by e-mail and stored exclusively through our e-mail service with the sole purpose of responding to your request. If this information may be used for commercial purposes, this will be indicated by a notice at the end of the form. We always ask for your consent when collecting information via a form.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small data file that is transferred and stored on your device. In concrete terms, a cookie allows us to do things like recognize your browser, your language, or save your preferences. Our website uses two types of cookies: “session cookies” and “persistent cookies.” Session cookies expire when you close your browser whereas persistent cookies remain on your device once your browser is closed and may be used again on your next visit to our website.
If you post a comment on our website, you will be asked to record your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. This is solely for your convenience so that you do not have to enter the same information if you post another comment at a later time. These cookies expire after one year.
If you have an account and log on to this site, a temporary cookie will be created to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. It does not contain any personal data and will be deleted automatically when you close your browser.
When you sign in, we’ll set up a number of cookies to save your login information and display preferences. The lifetime of a login cookie is two days, while that of a display options cookie is one year. If you check “remember me,” your cookie will be kept for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookie will be deleted. When you modify or post an article, an additional cookie will be saved on your browser.
This cookie does not include any personal data; it simply indicates the identifier of the article you have just modified. It expires after one day.
Articles on this website may contain embedded content such as images, articles or videos. Content embedded from other websites behaves as if the visitor were on that other website.
We may allow certain business partners to install technology on our website. Our partners use this technology to help us analyze how you use the website, for instance by noting the third-party services you accessed on the Platform, marketing and promoting our services on our website and on third party websites, helping us detect and prevent fraud or conduct risk assessments, or collecting information about your activities on the website.
In terms of analysis we work with Google Analytics to obtain information about the use of our website to improve it. This can be disabled from the cookie management panel.
To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you can install a browser add-on allowing you opt out of Google Analytics by clicking here. Please be aware that we have no control over this link and we are not responsible for the availability or accuracy of this plugin. For further information, please see this documentation.
How long we store your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are kept indefinitely. This allows us to automatically recognize and approve your next comments instead of leaving them in the moderation queue.
For users who register on our website (where this is possible), we also store the personal data provided on their profile. All users can view, modify or delete their personal information at any time (except their username). Site managers can also view and edit this information.
If you have an account or have left a comment on our website, you have the right to request a file containing all the personal data we have about you, including any data you have provided us with. You can also request the deletion of your personal data. This does not include data stored for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Transmission of your personal data
Visitor comments may be checked using an automated spam detection service. All the personal data we process is processed within the European Union.
How we protect your data
To keep your data as safe as possible, we continuously install and update website security measures to protect your information from unauthorized access, loss, destruction or alteration. As the internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot fully guarantee the security of data shared or stored on our website.
Please contact the website publisher for any questions or requests concerning your personal data. Contact information is available on our website under Legal Notice. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before taking any further action regarding your request.
To help us better understand how our website is used, we work with Google Analytics.