When visitors post comments on our website, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, the visitor’s IP address, and the user agent string (this identifies the browser) to help de-tect spam.
An anonymized string may be created from your email address (also called a hash) and passed to the Gravatar service to verify that you are using it. The data protection statement of the Gravatar service can be found here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.
After your comment is approved, your profile picture will be publicly visible in the context of your comment.
If you are a registered user and upload photos to our website, you should avoid uploading pho-tos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to our website could download photos stored on our web-site and extract their location information.
When you post a comment on our website, it may be a consent to store your name and email address in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that when you write another comment, you do not have to re-enter this information. These cookies are stored for one year.
If you have an account and log-in to our website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personally identifiable infor-mation and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will set up some cookies to store your login information and viewing op-tions. Login cookies expire after two days and display option cookies expire after one year. If you select „Stay signed in“ when you log-in, your log-in will be maintained for two weeks. When you log out of your account, the log-in cookies are deleted.
When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only refers to the post ID of the article you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on our website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, contributions, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves as if the visitor had visited the other website.
With whom we share your data
By default, WordPress does not share any personal data with third parties.
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we store your data
When you post a comment, it is stored indefinitely, including metadata. This way we can auto-matically detect and approve follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our site, we also store the personal information you provide in your user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the username cannot be changed). Administrators of the website can also view and change this information.
What rights you have to your data
If you have an account on this website or have posted comments, you may request an export of your personal information from us, including any data you have provided to us. In addition, you may request the deletion of any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain due to administrative, legal or security needs.
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments might be sub-sampled by an automated spam detection service.