Who we are
Our website address is: http://www.persistencepublishing.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
Who we share your data with
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service available from Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files which are stored on your computer and which make possible the analysis of your use of the website. The information regarding your use of this website (including your IP address) from the cookies is sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses this information to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports about website activity for the website operator and to produce additional services associated with the use of the website and Internet. Google may also send this information to third parties if this is legally permitted or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. On no account will Google link your IP address to any other data retrieved by Google. You can prevent the cookies from being installed by means of an appropriate setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that this may mean that it will not be possible for you to make full use of this website’s functions. The use of this website implies your agreement to Google using the data collected from you in the way described above and for the purposes described above. You can find more about Google analytics here:
You can opt out of data collection and storage by Google Analytics at any time, with immediate effect, by downloading and installing a browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics. You can find this deactivation add-on here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
In view of the discussion about the use of Google Analytics with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the ‘_anonymizeIp()’ extension, so that IP addresses are only processed further in abbreviated form in order to prevent them being directly linked to a particular individual.
OPPOSING DATA COLLECTION
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below.
Click here to opt-out.
By clicking the link an opt-out cookie is set that will stop your data being collected on future visits to this site.
RIGHT TO BE INFORMED
According to the Federal data protection law (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), you have the right to free information about your stored data at any time as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. In this case, please contact us about the data concerned.
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.
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.
We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and additionally, we am in accordance with the German and EU General Data Protection Regulations as set out in this privacy statement.
The use of my website is normally possible without giving personal data. So far as supplying your personal data on our pages (e.g. name, address, or e-mail addresses), this is always done on a voluntary basis wherever possible. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your prior consent. (We hate spam!)
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (for example, by e-mail communication) can constitute a security risk. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
DATA PROCESSING ON THE SERVER
Our service provider automatically collects and stores the following information provided by the browser in server log files:
• Browser type / version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL (last page visited)
• Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
• Time of server query.
The service provider cannot match these data to individual persons. The data are not combined with other data sources.