Privacy Policy

On this page, we describe what personal information we collect and how we handle the information. You can always contact us for more information.

Statistics and Logs

We collect logs that contain, for example, the user's IP address, the time of the visit and information about the browser the user has used to access our site. Additionally, the log data includes information about the user's locale and the pages he/she has requested. Such information will be kept confidential and not be disclosed to any third party unless required by authorities. The log data is also used to automatically generate usage statistics, of which an individual user is not identifiable. Log information can be used for investigative purposes in cases of technical faults.

We collect also statistics with Google Analytics (GA). GA is configured to anonymize IP addresses so that the original identifying address will not be disclosed to Google. GA provides statistical information about the use of the site where an individual user is not identifiable. Statistics will not be released to any third party.

Advertisements

We serve personalised ads via the Google Adsense network. During the first visit, the user will be asked about ad serving preferences and consents.

Comments on Articles and Contact Form

A user has an opportunity to comment on any article. The user may comment by providing his/her nickname, an email address, the comment, and a website name if any. This information will be published except for the email address. The email address may be used to send automatic notifications about the comment approval/rejection and notifications about new comments. The email address will not be disclosed to any third parties.

The Contact Us form asks also for personal information. The form generates an e-mail message to us. The email address provided by the user will serve as the communication channel between the user and us.

Cookies

We use cookies. Cookies are required for the normal operation of the Content Management System (CMS). The above-mentioned statistics and advertising tools set their cookies that are essential for the operation. The visitor can set his/her cookie preferences during the first visit.

Affiliate Marketing

We have links to our partners' products and services.

When a user clicks an affiliate link, our partner or the partner network stores data about the clicks to be able to calculate a possible commission. This requires often sending a cookie to the user so that the commission can be targeted to the right party.

Email List

We keep an email list for our site visitors. The user may permit us to send newsletters related to our articles. Newsletters may include ads.

Email addresses will never be forwarded to any third party. We store and maintain the list ourselves. We monitor the views of newsletters and link clicks. This information will be used to generate statistics.

User's Right to Data Deletion

The user has a right to request the removal of his/her data from the system. For example, if a user wants us to remove an old comment/s, he/she can contact us, and we will be happy to do so.

For us to be able to delete information related to a specific user, the user must be able to identify him/herself. We record personal data as little as possible and also anonymise statistical data, so it may be that we have nothing to delete. However, please contact us, if you would like further clarification.

Consents

The user may, at any time, revoke active consents and select new preferences.