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 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 could download photos stored on this website and extract their location information.
This website uses the plug-in Contact Form by WPForms. The provider is WPForms LLC, WPForms 7732 Maywood Crest Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33412. The plug-in offers a DSGVO extension in the version used. The activated option deactivates all user cookies and prevents the storage of the IP address. Form data entered is sent encrypted by e-mail and stored on an e-mail server. According to the manufacturer, the requests sent are not stored in WordPress in the version we use. A detailed description of the implemented DSGVO measures can be found in the following article. https://wpforms.com/introducing-new-gdpr-enhancements-for-your-wordpress-forms/
When you post a comment on our website, it may be a consent to store your name, email address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that you don't have to re-enter all this information when you post another comment. These cookies are stored for one year.
If you have an account and log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you sign up, we will set up some cookies to store your login information and viewing options. Login cookies expire after two days and display option cookies expire after one year. If you select "Stay signed in" when you sign up, your sign-in will be maintained for a fortnight. When you log out of your account, the login cookies are deleted.
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 article 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.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.
This website uses the service "Google Analytics", which is offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyse website usage by users. The service uses "cookies" - text files that are stored on your terminal device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
IP anonymisation is used on this website. The IP address of the user is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This shortening eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. Under the terms of the data sharing agreement between the website operators and Google Inc., Google Inc. uses the information collected to evaluate website usage and activity and to provide services relating to internet usage.
You have the option of preventing the cookie from being stored on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. It is not guaranteed that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if your browser does not allow cookies.
Furthermore, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to and used by Google Inc. The following link will take you to the corresponding plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Here you will find further information on data use by Google Inc.: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we store your data
When you post a comment, it is saved indefinitely, including metadata. This way we can automatically detect and approve follow-up comments instead of keeping 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 user name cannot be changed). Administrators of the website can also view and change this information.
What rights you have to your data
If you have an account on this website or have posted comments, you can request that we export your personal data, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request the deletion of any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments could be examined by an automated service for spam detection.
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