The creative side of astronomy

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Privacy Policy

Since I don’t like to leave breadcrumbs arround the web either, I’m trying to keep this site as clean as possible. It’s still a work in progress since I’m not specialized in this field. There are some plugins that do collect data if you use them.

The website is hosted on a server from ALL-INKL.COM. The server saves logfiles for 7 days, backups are stored 4 weeks.

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 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.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on my 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 the login page, the site 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, the site 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.

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.

YouTube

My site uses the provider YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA for the integration of videos. Normally, when you call up a page with embedded videos, your IP address is sent to YouTube and cookies are installed on your computer. However, I have integrated YouTube videos with the extended data protection mode (in this case, YouTube still contacts Google’s DoubleClick service, but according to Google’s data protection declaration, personal data is not evaluated). As a result, YouTube no longer stores any information about the visitors unless they watch the video. If you click on the video, your IP address will be transmitted to YouTube and YouTube will know that you have viewed the video. If you are logged into YouTube, this information will also be assigned to your user account (you can prevent this by logging out of YouTube before viewing the video).

I have no knowledge of the possible collection and use of your data by YouTube and have no influence over it. For more information, see YouTube’s privacy policy at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Mail Poet

My site uses the provider Mail Poet for newsletters. If you subscribe to my newsletter, your personal data will be saved and shared with Mail Poet to send the newsletter.

For more information, see Mail Poets privacy policy at https://automattic.com/privacy/.

Buy me a coffee

My site uses a pop-up for Buy me a coffee. This pop-up saves a cookie on your computer to remember if you minimized or closed the pop-up. It expires after 24h. If you are accessing the pop-up, personal data will be transmitted to their servers in the United States and the data may be transmitted to their service providers. For more information, see Buy me a coffees privacy policy at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/privacy-policy

Who I share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long I retain your data

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

For users that register on my website, 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.