I am strongly committed to protecting the privacy of users of this website, and do all that I can to protect user information.
Any information you provide will be held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Your personal details will not be disclosed to third parties.
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You have a right to request a copy of your personal details at any time to check the accuracy of the information held. If you want to ask whether I hold any personal data relating to you, please contact me.
Information I collect from visitors
I collect information from visitors relating to:
- feedback submitted to me
- comments submitted to this website
- email notifications
- site usage tracking
If you provide feedback about the website through a contact form or email address I will only use this information for the purposes intended. You will not receive any subsequent unsolicited communication.
2. Comments submitted
If you choose to submit a public comment on this website, you will be asked to give your name and email address, and optionally a personal website address along with your comment. These details are stored by the website along with you comment. Your email address is never displayed publicly and is never passed on to a third party, but may be used to contact you if there is a problem with your comment. The IP address of the device you used to submit the comment is also stored.
3. Email notifications
If you sign up to receive email notifications when follow-up comments are posted, I will use the information you give us to provide the service(s) you have requested only. If you inform us that you wish to cancel your details will be deleted from our records.
4. Site usage tracking
To make this site simpler, small data files – cookies – are placed on your computer.
They improve things by:
- remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
- remembering information you’ve given so you don’t need to keep entering it
- measuring how you use the website so features like “Popular” are filled with relevant content
Cookies here are not used to identify you personally. They are just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org.
First Party Cookies
These are cookies that are set by this website directly.
I use Piwik to collect information about how people use this site. Piwik is installed on the same server as the blog itself – no data is passed to third parties. Piwik stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. I do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.
There are also cookies that store basic data on your interactions with WordPress, the CMS running this website, whether you have logged into WordPress, and whether you have clicked “Accept” to remove the cookies message at the bottom of the screen.
Third Party Cookies
These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by LinkedIn, Twitter, Flattr and Facebook once a user clicks on the “Two Click Social Sharing” buttons. Additional third party cookies are set by Gravatar (the system that adds images when commenting) and also may be set for posts with embedded video. If you want to prevent sites setting third party cookies, instructions to do so are here.
ii) Log files
Log files allow me to record visitors’ use of the site. These logs are automatically generated from all our visitors, which I use to make improvements to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information about you.
Matomo Visitor Tracking
(this is a translation of the legally correct version that is in German – that can be found here)
Responsible body in terms of data protection laws is:
This policy only applies to data on this Webserver. If you have questions about other data then these must be addressed to the individual or company for whom this website was built, not to Jonathan Worth.
Collecting general information
When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically recorded. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is only information that does not allow conclusions about your person. This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us, in order to optimize our Internet appearance and the technology behind it.
Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically gives us certain data, such as IP address, browser used, operating system from your computer and your connection to the Internet.
Cookies cannot be used to launch programs or to transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate navigation and enable the correct display of our websites.
In no case will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or a link with personal data will be established without your consent.
To protect the security of your data during transmission, our access to our website is SSL-encrypted (HTTPS).
If users leave comments in the blog, in addition to these details, the time of their creation and the user name previously selected by the website visitor are saved. This is for our security, as we may be prosecuted for any illegal content on our website, even if created by users.
When you sign up to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be notified by email about circumstances relevant to the service or registration (such as changes to the newsletter offer or technical conditions).
For an effective registration we need a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that an application is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the “Double-opt-in” procedure. For this purpose we record the order of the newsletter, the dispatch of a confirmation mail and the receipt of the requested answer. Further data is not collected. The data will be used exclusively for newsletter delivery and will not be passed on to third parties.
The consent to the storage of your personal data and their use for the newsletter can be revoked at any time. Each newsletter has a link to it. In addition, you can unsubscribe from this website at any time or inform us of your request via the contact option indicated at the end of this Privacy Notice.
If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, the information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. It shall be used for no other purpose.
Deletion or blocking of data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, we only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here or as provided for by the various storage periods provided for by law. After discontinuation of the respective purpose or expiration of these deadlines, the corresponding data will be routinely and in accordance with the statutory provisions blocked or deleted.
Use of Matomo
This website uses Matomo, an open source software for the statistical evaluation of visitor access. Matomo uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is stored on a server in the United Kingdom.
The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and prior to its storage. You have the option to prevent the installation of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software. We point out that with appropriate setting, not all features of this website may be available.
You can decide whether a unique web analytics cookie may be stored in your browser in order to allow the operator of the website to collect and analyze various statistical data.
Using Script Libraries (Google Webfonts)
In order to render our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries on this website, such as: Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google web fonts are transferred to the cache of your browser to prevent multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web fonts or prohibits access, content will be displayed in a standard font.
The call of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible – but currently also unclear whether and if so for what purposes – that operators of such libraries collect data.
Using Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographic information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of map features by visitors. For more information about Google’s data processing, please refer to the Google Privacy Notice. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the privacy center.
Embedded YouTube videos
On some of our pages we embed YouTube videos. The corresponding plug-ins are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, it will connect to YouTube’s servers. YouTube will be informed which pages you visit. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. This can be prevented by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.
Anyone who has disabled the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos. YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.
Our websites use social plugins of the providers listed below. The plugins can be recognized by the fact that they are marked with the appropriate logo.
These plug-ins may be used to send information, which may include personal information, to the service provider and may be used by the service provider. We do not collect personally identifiable information by means of social plugins or their use.
We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:
Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave – Palo Alto – CA 94304 – USA)
Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St. – Suite 600 – San Francisco – CA 94107 – USA)
Google Plus/Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway – Mountain View – CA 94043 – USA)
XING AG (Gänsemarkt 43 – 20354 Hamburg – Deutschland)
LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court – Mountain View – CA 94043 – USA)
Your rights to information, correction, suspension, cancellation and opposition
You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us on the Webserver at any time. Likewise, you have the right to correction, blocking or, apart from the prescribed data storage for business transactions, deletion of your personal data. The contact details can be found at the bottom of this policy.
For a data lock to be taken into account at all times, these data must be stored in a lock file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data, as long as there is no legal archiving obligation. As far as such an obligation exists, we lock your data on request.
You can make changes or revoke your consent by notifying us with effect for the future.
Contact about data protection
If you have any questions about privacy, please write to Jonathan Worth using this contact form.