Disclaimer – Privacy & Cookie Policy

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in this website are my own. These are solely my opinions. I reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason whatsoever (abusive, profane, rude…) – so keep it polite and to the subject, please. The informations in this website are provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.

Privacy Policy

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, I collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring website, and the date/time of each visitor request. The purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use this website. This website also collects personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on this website.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to this website choose to interact with me in ways that require me to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that I gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, I ask visitors who sign up at marcoklobas.net to provide a username and e-mail address. Those who engage in transactions with me are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, I collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with me.

I do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities. When visitors leave comments on the website I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on my website (if any), I also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). The website administrator can also see and edit that information.

Aggregated Statistics

I may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors on this website. I may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, I do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

I disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to contractors and affiliated organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on mine behalf or to provide services available at this website, and that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of these contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using this website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. I will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, I disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when I believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect my property or rights, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of this website and have supplied your e-mail address, I may occasionally send you an e-mail to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with me and my products. If you send me a request (for example via e-mail or via one of my feedback mechanisms), I reserve the right to publish it in order to help me clarify or respond to your request or to help me support other users. I do not use potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information gathered through this website for advertising purposes.

I take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information. IT infrastructure is provided by AWS – Amazon Web Services, payment transactions are provided by Stripe and the open source web analytic platform is provided by Matomo.

User’s rights

If you have an account on this website, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I’m obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

This website is fully encrypted (HTTPS). The website server, included its databases, is located in Europe (Frankfurt – Germany). Media and documents provided through this website are stored in a server facility located in Northern Virginia (USA). No personal user data is stored outside Europe’s boundaries. All website data is provided through a globally deployed CDN – Content Delivery Network. The IT provider and third party services involved in this website act as Data Processors and are fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – (EU) 2016/679. In case of a personal data breach I will notify affected users within 72 hours after I become aware of the breach. I, Marco Klobas, am the owner of this website and act as Data Controller.

The users have the right to ask me to export or delete all of their data gathered by this website. For any privacy-specific concerns contact me at this e-mail address: info@marcoklobas.net.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website 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. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Business Transfers

If I, or substantially all of my assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that I go out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of my company may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, I may change the Privacy Policy from time to time, and in my sole discretion. I encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have an account on this website, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this website after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Cookie Policy

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. I use cookies to help me identify and track visitors, their usage of this website, and their website access preferences. Visitors of this website who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using this website, with the drawback that certain features of this website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

If you leave a comment on my website you may opt-in to saving your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this website, I will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this website so that I can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the website or pages you visit which helps me to understand how I can improve the website for you.

When you log in, I will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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