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When just visiting and reading our website, we do not collect any personal data.
If you don’t want that your name or content is used publicly, also outside our website, PLEASE DO NOT register and do not share any content with us or our community.
WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA IN THE PUBLIC !
This site provides an opportunity for people, who have something to say, to share it here. All content is always shared in conjunction with the authors name, which is considered personal data. If you decide to engage with other users on our website or with the team, we assume that you are interested that others see and read your content and know it comes from you.
When you engage on our website by commenting on any content, or uploading any images, we require your personal data including name and email address. Anonymous comments or opinion are not possible. We reserve the right to refer to your content inside and outside our website. We may for instance mention you, your name and your content (which is all public anyway), in any reference we may create. Those references may be sharing your content with our network on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or other sites globally. However, we never share your email address, unless it is part of the content you provide.
Anonymous content is not in our interest as it could be a bot, a faked user or simply some inappropriate content which is not in the interest of our users or readers.
We are using cookies but do not store name or email address in the cookie.
CROSS BUSINESS DATA EXCHANGE
We do not support any cross business data exchange. Specifically we:
– DO NOT share your data, including behavioral information, search results, forums content and other data with and financial institutions like banks or credit card organizations.
– DO NOT provide your data to data aggregates who may build correlations between what you are searching for and any purchases you may be likely to conduct in the near future.
– DO NOT provide your personal information to insurance companies who may adjust your risk profile in accordance to your online practice.
DATA SHARING & STORAGE
We do share personal data, such as your name or content publicly for instance when you write a comment. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata may be retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we 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). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Comments or posts you write on our website is understood as a networked data. Comments you write maybe referred to by others. Posts or comments you write will influence others, even if the influence maybe negligible. As such we do not allow to randomly communicate and delete any data. You only have the right on data being removed if the content is illegal or otherwise harmful.
Updated: January 2020