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Privacy Policy

I take digital privacy seriously. Below is my privacy policy.

Who I am

My name is P.S. Stern and my website address is: https://www.psstern.com.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site I 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 anonymised 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 Form

If you use the contact form, the information you supply will be sent to me. I will use the information in order to reply. The information will be stored in my email account.

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.

Mailing List

I run an email newsletter. Note that I am hosting the mailing list on my own server and am not using a 3rd party service.

In order to subscribe, after entering your email address in the form, you must confirm your subscription by clicking the link in the confirmation email (“double opt-in”).

By subscribing to my email newsletter, you are consenting that I:

  • Store your email address and date of subscription
  • Send you emails (the newsletter)
  • Perform appropriate administration (e.g. dealing with undeliverable email)

Note that the mailing-list software also records in aggregate the number of mails sent, read, links clicked, and also if an email bounces (e.g. mailbox full).

Your email address will never be shared with anyone, nor will I allow 3rd party access to the list.

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of each email. Your email address will then be deleted from the system.

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

Like all websites, I record visitors numbers, page views, etc. This information is stored on my server only – I do not use a 3rd party service such as Google Analytics.

No personal information is collected. IP-adresses are stored in an anonymised form. The information is never shared with a 3rd party.

You may opt-out of being recorded as a visitor to my website by clicking the following link (requires accepting a cookie):

Opt-out

Who I share your data with

Nobody. Never, unless required to do so due to a lawful legal request or subpoena.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), I 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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

My contact information

Contact are details here.

Additional information

How I protect your data

All data is protected from unauthorised access using security methods such as password protection.

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