Hi there! This page is meant to show you how much of your personally identifiable data is stored when you visit and interact with this website (in accordance with the GDPR or in Austria DSGVO, TKG 2003).
This website is hosted on a server owned and maintained by Digital Ocean LLC. I have a DPA (Data Processing Agreement) with Digital Ocean, which allows them to provide their service. More about this here.
In order to properly operate this website, I need some statistics about its visitors. I do this by using Matomo, an open-source metrics software. It’s self-hosted on one of my servers and IP-addresses are not stored in full, which means no personally identifiable information is stored. Still, if you don’t want to be tracked, Matomo honours the “Do Not Track” feature built into most browsers, or you can simply opt out of being tracked by clicking here.
Built into this WordPress installation is Jetpack, another tool to measure visitor numbers, built by Automattic, Inc. 132 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, using the tracking technology of Quantcast Inc., 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103-3153, USA. WordPress.com-Stats uses so-called “Cookies”, text-files which are stored on your computer, which allows the tool to analyze your behaviour on this website. This data is then sent to a server located in the USA, where your IP-address is anonymized immediately after processing. If you block the storing of third-party cookies, you won’t be tracked. Generally, if you want to opt-out of being tracked by Quantcast, you can do this by clicking the following link: http://www.quantcast.com/opt-out. Do remember that if you ever delete all your cookies from your computer, you will have to click this link again.
Data collected by Automattic is deleted after 28 days. If you have the “Do Not Track” feature activated in your browser, this WordPress Stats instance is set to honor this setting and you will not be tracked.
Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s device – in that case your device. They are used here mainly for metric purposes, but may also be used to make sure your visit here is unencumbered (for example by not having to click the Cookie Notification every time you visit this website). You can turn off the storing of cookies right in your browser, in which case no cookies will be stored on your devices.
If you contact me via the contact form found on various pages of this website, your personal data, that is your name, your e-mail address, optionally your company name and your message, will be stored only in order to process your inquiry. Which means: I will use your e-mail address to reply to you and your name to address you accordingly. Your personal data will then be deleted after six months time.
Information on stored data
You have the right to know which of your personal data I have stored, and I am happy to to tell you. You can then decide to have that data wiped as well. Just write me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at +43720345715 and we’ll get it done.