Privacy notice

The website operator, named in the imprint (legal information) of the website, explains in this privacy notice when, how and where which data is collected, processed or stored for which purpose.

As this website is registered to a private individual in Germany, the German privacy law implementation of the EU privacy regulation, called the DSGVO, is applied. As the German data protection regulations are among the strictest wordwide, this privacy policy should also meet other countries requirements.

This is a translation of the original privacy policy written in German. In doubt, the German version of the privacy policy is applied.

1 Logging of communication and meta data

When you visit or interact with this site, provided the site is accessed under the domain “hartrusion.com” (see point 8: AMP), data is automatically recorded and processed in log files by the web hosting service, STRATO AG. The web hosting service provider explains:

[…] Log-files will also be aquired as visitors visit your (this) website. The following data will be logged: customer domain (hartrusion.com in this case), Anonymised client-IP, request-header, timestamp, status code, size of response body, referer sent by the client, user agent sent by the client, remote user. (Translated from https://www.strato.de/datenschutz/ 2 c) ). Non-anonymised IP adresses will be saved for a maximum of seven days and will be anonymized afterwards.

The website operator has access to the following pseudonymised data for each website visit for the period of the past 6 weeks:

  • Hostname (anonymized)
  • Requested Site
  • Protocoll
  • Client operating system
  • Client browser

This log data can be accessed by the website operator. This is also explained here: https://www.strato.com/faq/en_us/hosting/this-is-how-you-can-find-out-how-often-your-internet-sites-have-been-visited/

There is no exporting and no further analysis then those things described above.

Purpose of logging communication and meta data: The logging of communication and metadata is done for the purpose of webhosting by the web hosting service.

2 Cookies

This website sets the following cookies, if required, which are technically necessary for the use of the website. This is the case if you log in on the page with a user profile (see point 5) (manually or via social login) or if you set the option to save your data in the browser for further comments when commenting without a user profile.

If you register with a user profile, you have the option of automatically logging in using two cookies when you visit the site again by selecting the “Save login data” field. These are the cookies wordpress_**** with your login data and wordpress_logged_in_***. Cookies for login data expire after two weeks.

When display settings are changed in the website dashboard, they are stored in a cookie wp-settings-****, which expires after two years.

When commenting on pages or posts without registration, cookies are stored with the user name, website and e-mail address entered, if the corresponding option is selected in the comment field. These are the cookies comment_author_****, comment_email_**** and comment_url_****.

3 Contact via Contact Form

When using the contact form, the data given in the contact form will be transmitted encrypted via an SSL connection and stored in the website operator’s e-mail box. The personal data provided

  • Name
  • eMail address
  • IP address and web browser used at the time of sending
  • All other data given in the contact form

are stored in the form of the transmitted e-mail of the contact form on the e-mail box of the website operator and are automatically saved on several end devices. A passing on, duplication or other processing of the personal data does not take place. The transmitted e-mail is deleted after 2 years at the latest.

Purpose of data collection and processing: The data will be used for the purpose of communication between the website operator and the contact person. The data IP address and web browser used are stored for security reasons.

4 Commenting Pages or Posts

If you send a comment under a page or an article, it is transmitted to the mySQL database of the website, stored there and, if necessary, published after a check.

Basically, your or the current IP address by which the comment was transmitted will be stored.

If you are logged in with a user profile, this comment and the IP address used will be directly assigned to your user profile. Using the “Social Login” function leads to the creation of a user profile (see point 5.2), with which you are logged in on this page.

Alternatively, if the function is available, you can also comment without a user profile. In this case, in addition to the comment, the information

  • Specified Name
  • eMail address
  • Website, if provided

is stored. Please note that requests for a deletion request can only be fulfilled if a comment can be assigned to you (see point 6: Deletion request).

With your comment the name or pseudonym you have given and the website you have specified will also be published. Your e-mail address will not be published.

Activating the checkbox allows the data you enter there to be saved as a cookie in your browser (see point 2: Cookies).

5 User profile registration

You have the possibility to register with this website to comment on the articles and pages. There are several options available to you (5.1 to 5.3), the differences between them are explained here.

The specified data is stored in the mySQL database and linked to the user profile. Your user profile and any comments you have made will not be deleted automatically.

As soon as you log on to this website with your user profile, a cookie is set which stores the login (see point 2).

You can delete the data transmitted to this website with which you created your profile at any time (see below under “Data deletion and deletion request”).

5.1 Manual, independent registration of a user profile

You can create a user profile under the link “Register“. The following data will be collected from you:

  • eMail Address
  • Self chosen nickname or real name

The indication of first and last name is voluntary. If these data are provided, they will also be stored.

The IP address used at the time of registration at that time is also recorded and stored in the database and in an eMail that is automatically sent to the website operator.

Before registration, immediately after clicking on “Register”, a security query, specifically “Google reCaptcha”, is included. The purpose of this security query is to prevent automated registrations. When you open the registration page, Google gets access to your communication and meta data, which are needed to prevent spam and attacks. For further information see Googles Privacy Policy for this.

5.2 Social login for registration of a user profile

The first time you use the social login function (logging in using the social network icons), this action will transfer the displayed profile data from the selected social network to this website and create a profile on this page. The following data is saved automatically

  • Name and surname
  • E-mail address
  • Link to the profile in the selected social network and profile picture
  • Unique identifier

This data is assigned to the user profile that is then created and stored in the mySQL database of this website.

The IP address used at this time during registration is also recorded and stored in the database as well as in an eMail that is automatically sent to the website operator.

The connection to the social network, the link to the profile picture as well as first and last name can be changed or removed at any time in the profile settings.

5.3 Requesting a new user profile

To comply with article 7 paragraph 4 DSGVO, you can also request the creation of a user profile via the contact form. To do so, you must send me a desired user name and a valid e-mail address via the contact form.

The transmission of your data by means of a security query to third parties (point 5.2) or the necessity of the existence of a social media profile (point 5.1) is therefore not required for commenting on contributions.

6 Data deletion and deletion request

You can delete your profile yourself in the profile settings. This will irrevocably remove all comments and data assigned to you from this site and the database. To do this, you must log in to the administration area and select the link “Delete Account” under “Profile” at the bottom of the page.

Alternatively you can send a delete request via the contact form.

Please note that only data that can be assigned to you can be deleted. Anonymous comments that cannot be assigned to you either by name or by a valid e-mail address cannot be removed in the context of a deletion request.

7 Data extract

In order to receive an extract of all data assigned to your person, please request this via the contact form with your e-mail address.

8 AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages)

Many pages of this website are available as so-called AMP versions for an optimized, data-saving and fast view on mobile devices.

AMP pages can be made available via so-called CDN (Content Delivery Network, a network of many servers which provides the content when called up) instead by the web host mentioned in point 1. This happens if you use a corresponding service (e.g. a search engine or an app on a smartphone) and request the page there from this service. This request is then not carried out by the website operator, but by the provider of the CDN whose service you use for this purpose. If you open a page via a CDN, the data protection regulations of the provider you have chosen yourself apply, especially for the collection of communication and metadata. This provider will collect data from you on which the website operator has no influence.

Example: If you use the Google Chrome browser on a smartphone with Android operating system, a round symbol with a flash appears next to the respective search results, indicating an AMP page. When opening this search result, you may also see in the address line that you are still on the “google.com” page. Please note that Google may change this practice at any time.

You will never be directed from this website to any of the pages outside of this website.

9 Additional efforts to protect your data

In accordance with article 25 of the DSGVO, this website has been designed in such a way that data collection and processing is reduced to the minimum explained in this privacy policy.

No fonts or other objects from other providers or external web servers are embedded.

No additional analysis tools (“Analytics”) are used, only the collection of communication and meta data specified in point 1 is carried out.

So-called tracking cookies or personalized advertising is not used.