Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://blog.germancoding.com. This is a personal blog run by me (Max). See sections below for contact information.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Using the contact form on this website will store the data you entered and send it to the site’s author and to third parties (Akismet) for spam checking. I may use the email provided by you to respond to your request. No marketing, no newsletter, no spam. The contact form may store cookies on your computer when you use it.

An alternate way to contact me is via email which is blog-contact@germancoding.com. Sending me an email will contact my mailserver, which will save some data about you, for example your mail address, sending ip address and the contents of your mail (including all mail headers send by your mail transfer agent).

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics and Tracking

There are no analytics here 🙂

In more general terms, we try to not perform any invasive tracking ourselves, but we can’t make any promises for third partys embedded here (things like Gravatar or WordPress or spam protection services). We do not currently respond to your browsers “Do Not Track” request header. We strive to improve this in the future.

Server Logs

By visting this side, the server automatically writes a private log. That log includes the request address, IP address, user agent, referrer and some diagnostic data (browser version, protocol support and similar) of the computer that requested the website. The logs are used only for security monitoring and technical monitoring (to identify problems on this website).

Who we share your data with

As much as we can control it: With no one.

If required by law, we may share data like server logs, including IP address, with authorities to identify an attacker. Otherwise server logs are not shared with anyone.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are 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.

Server logs are kept up to a month, but may be deleted earlier. In very specific cases (like an attack) we may keep some logs longer than one month in order to perform forensic analysis on the data.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. That means that content and comment metadata may be send to a third party for checking.