Regarding Your Privacy…

As of March 25, 2018, the GDPR is in place.

This means not much changes for you, but a lot could be changing for me. Here you can find the privacy policy for my sites, mazzn.net and all subdomains, and how your data is handled. Please note that as a private entity I am not obligated to obey the GDPR (yet), as your data is not used for any commercial activity. Still, I am concerned with your privacy, so I hope to be able to implement some of these features.

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.

Additionally, your data is used by Akismet to filter spam. Read more about it right there: https://akismet.com/privacy/

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

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 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.

Due to ads, tracking and analytics, additional cookies may be stored on your system by Google.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

There are several 3rd party services being used across my sites: Google AdSense, Google Analytics, Akismet Anti-Spam and Twitch.

Google AdSense adds advertising to the site. If you use an ad blocker (which is totally fine) you likely won’t even see it. If you click on an advertisement your data and behavior is processed by Google, which is out of our hands. So please: Read Google’s privacy policy before interacting with ads!

Google Analytics allows us to track how the site is being used, what articles interest you the most, and what can be improved about the site for you as the user.

Akismet Anti-Spam processes comments in order to filter out spam before it gets posted. It is only activated when you write a comment on this blog. By writing a comment you agree with the privacy policy of Akismet, which is linked to below the comment fields.

Twitch is used to authenticate with MazznBot. When you log into MazznBot using Twitch, or when you log in to MazznBot, I store the source IP address  and user name to detect things like brute-force attacks and other abuse. When logging in with Twitch, twitch.tv might store additional data about you. See their policies regarding this.

If you have “Do Not Track” enabled in your browser, I will hopefully be able to implement a feature which completely disables both AdSense and Analytics. Within given time this will apply to all users: Unless you explicitly opt in, these services should be disabled.

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.

My contact information

If you have concerns, please contact me directly: privacy@mazzn.net