Dear reader, this is your data protection officer speaking

data protection

According to Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the European Union’s General Regulation on Personal Data, entering into force on May 25, 2018,  I must have a privacy policy for this website. So here it is.

You can read any content on this site in total anonymity. However this website collects personal data from its users for the following purposes and using the following services:

Analytics: WordPress Stats is setting cookies and processing usage data. Though I do not see your IP address, WordPress Stats relates your IP address to your country and shows me how many visitors visit the site and from which countries the site is being visited from. This is an inherent WordPress function and the data cannot be erased. I will see them for as long as is online. You can circumvent it by using a virtual private network (VPN) that will cloak your true IP address. You will have to share your IP address then with the VPN provider.

Commenting: The WordPress comment function requires an email address and a user name. You can make one up if you like, and the email address does not have to be valid. The indication of your website URL is optional. Your comments will be deleted at your request provided you can identify yourself as the originator of a specific comment.

Liking: The tracker Gravatar requires you to sign in with your Gravatar account and processes your username or your email address. I see your user name, and it will be represented by an avatar on below the text you chose to like. I cannot undo a “like”. Only you can.

Sharing via Twitter: The Twitter button is a tracker; it requires you to sign in with your Twitter account and processes your username or your email address.

I do not have access to the passwords you use to sign in to Gravatar or Twitter. By using a browser like Firefox and the add-on “Ghostery” you will be able to visualize trackers on this website and on others. You will also be able to block them. The personal data you decide to share with me by using this site will not be knowingly sold or shared by me with any third party.

If you have any question about this, please email me. I will try to answer your questions as good as I can though I am not a legal expert and struggling with this issue myself. But I do this “due diligence exercise” as good as I can because I consider privacy a paramount issue.

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de Chareli

Writer, photographer, piano student, music enthusiast. And a lot more. You are welcome to follow my blog.

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