Privacy Policy

This is a personal website and I maintain this site privately. I try hard to be compliant with the privacy laws and to protect your privacy, as I believe it is a very valuable thing. If you think that I have missed something please immediatly contact me.

Summary

Because this is a website that operates in the EU I have put together this privacy policy. In short: I currently do not use any tracking mechanism nor do I collect personal information. However, when opening the website your IP address is transferred to the server serving this site. Also I use third-party service providers (Google Fonts, Font Awesome and JSDelivr) to load files that improve the user experience. Your IP address will also be transferred to them in order to operate. All of these services provide an own privacy policy and you can read theirs. I am using Matomo to collect statistics of the site – but only if you give your consent.

This website is only operated by me, so the word “we” could be replaced by “I”. For simplicity and the future, however, I am using “we” to refer to me as the website operator below.

Topics

  • What data do we collect?
    • How do we collect your data?
    • How will we use your data?
    • How do we store your data?
  • Cookies
    • How do we use cookies?
    • What types of cookies do we use?
    • How to manage your cookies
  • Privacy policies of other websites
  • What are your data protection rights?
  • Changes to our privacy policy

What data do we collect?

We collect the following data:

Matomo is used to analyse the behaviour of this website’s visitors to identify potential pitfalls; not found pages, search engine indexing issues, which contents are the most appreciated and similar. Once the data is processed (number of visitors reaching a not found pages, viewing only one page, …), Matomo is generating reports for website owners to take action, for example changing the layout of the pages, publishing some fresh content, etc.

Matomo is processing the following personal data:

  • Cookies
  • First two bytes of the IP address
  • Location of the user (the country based on your IP address)

Note that the last two bytes of your IP address are anonymised before storing.

Following data is additionally processed:

  • Date and time
  • Title of the page being viewed
  • URL of the page being viewed
  • URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page
  • Screen resolution
  • Time in local timezone
  • Files that were clicked and downloaded
  • Link clicks to an outside domain
  • Pages generation time
  • Country, region, city (As of the 19. May 2020 we do not collect more accurate location data than the country)
  • Main Language of the browser
  • User Agent of the browser

The processing of personal data with Matomo is based on explicit consent. Your privacy is our highest concern. That’s why we will not process any personal data with Matomo unless you give us clear explicit consent.

We also use third-party services and our website is hosted using service provider. In order to serve the website and the integrations your IP address is transferred to all of the service providers.

How do we collect your data?

When you open the website your IP address is transferred to the servers of our hosting provider and third-party integrations.

Most of the data listed above is also transferred automatically by your browser when opening the website. Additionally, links clicked will be transmitted using Javascript. Your location is determined based on your IP Address. This, of course, only applies if you have given your consent.

How will we use your data?

Your data is used so that the website can function properly.

We integrate and use third-party services to improve the user experience of our website.

Please refer to the privacy policies of the used services:

  • Font Awesome is used to render nice icons on the website.
  • GitHub is used to serve the website ldnbrgr.xyz (meaning our hosting provider).
  • Strato AG is our hosting provider for pius-ladenburger.de on which we also run our Matomo tracking in case you gave your consent.
  • Google Fonts (i.e. Google) is used to display non-standard fonts on our website.
  • JSDelivr is used to serve extensions to render mathematical equations and to display the cookie consent banner.
  • Disqus is used for the commenting functionality. When using the commenting functionality you are using the service provided by Disqus. Disqus requires you to create an account in order to write comments and use their service. When using Disqus you agree to their terms and privacy policy. For further question please also refer to their support page.

We use Matomo to analyse the behavior of visits and generate reports that can only be viewed by the website owner (Pius Ladenburger).

How do we store your data?

Your data may be stored in logs created by the server. Please refer to the policies above to see how long these are kept.

The Matomo analytics data is stored on the servers of our hosting provider Strato (Pascalstraße 10, 10587 Berlin) in Germany. Your raw data is stored for 3 months before it is automatically deleted. After this only aggregated data will be accessible. The aggregated data of all data except the visitor count will be deleted after 18 months so that we can compare the performance between years.

Cookies

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology

For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?

When you click “OK, I accept” or “Decline” on the privacy consent banner a cookie is stored to remember your choice and not display it repeatedly to you.

When you consent that your visit is analysed using Matomo a cookie will be used by Matomo to identify you and keep track of your visit across different page views.

What types of cookies do we use?

Functionality – these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.

Analytics - these cookies are used to track how you use the site so that we can improve it. Your IP address will be anonymised before it is stored so that no personal data is stored. These cookies are only stored if you give your consent. You can change this any time by clicking on “Cookie Policy” on the bottom left of the page. We respect the “Do Not Track” preference of your browser.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

This website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

What are your data protection rights?

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request us for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request us to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email:

info[-at-]pius-ladenburger.de

However, please note that we do not store any data to clearly identify you.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page.

[Updated: 4. June 2020]