What information do we collect?

This is the privacy policy that governs the use of personal identifiable information (Personal Data) that are recived when register on our site and the use of data when participating in the forum by reading, writting, and evealuating the content shared here.

We collect information from you when you register on our site and gather data when you participate in the forum by reading, writing, and evaluating the content shared here.

When registering on our site, you are asked to enter your name and e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site without registering. Your e-mail address will be verified by an email containing a unique link. If that link is visited, we know that you control the e-mail address.

When registered and posting, we record the IP address that the post originated from. We also may retain server logs which include the IP address of every request to our server.

Categories of Personal Data

We collect, process or use the following personal data provided by you to us either directly or sent to us by your browser:

  • Name, email
  • other data that you have provided while contacting us, especially using the contact, download, or sign up forms on our website
  • data sent by your web browser, information about your browser, your IP adress and your operating system.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience — your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve our site — we continually strive to improve our site offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To improve customer service — your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To send periodic emails — The email address you provide may be used to send you information, notifications that you request about changes to topics or in response to your user name, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

What is your data retention policy?

We will:

  • Retain server logs containing the IP address of all requests to this server no more than 90 days.
  • Retain the IP addresses associated with registered users and their posts no more than 5 years.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. These cookies enable the site to recognize your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. These cookies will not be used for any purpose other than described here.

In no event we allow third party services on our website to send cookies to the users.

You can control and delete cookies as you wish. The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party services on our site. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our site and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our web site privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Data Subject’s Rights and Contact Info

Data Subject have the right:

  • to information about data processing
  • of access
  • to rectification
  • to restrict processing
  • to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’)
  • to data portability
  • to object (e.g. automated decision making and profiling)
  • to be notified in case of a data breach
  • to object to the processing of data subject personal data, on legitimate grounds, except where otherwise permitted by applicable law

Please feel free to direct any requests, questions and comments regarding this privacy statement or the privacy practices to Bernhard Schubert as data controller.