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This privacy statement clarifies the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter “data”) within our online offer and the associated websites, functions and contents as well as external online presences, such as our social media profile. (hereinafter collectively referred to as “online offer”). With regard to the terminology used, such as “processing” or “responsible person”, we refer to the definitions in article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Laura Herde Schäferdreesch 14 33619 Bielefeld
Types of data processed:
– Inventory data (e.g., names, addresses). – Contact information (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers). – Content data (e.g., text entries, photographs, videos). – Usage data (e.g., visited websites, interest in content, access times). – Meta-/Kommunikationsdaten (e.g., device information, IP addresses).
Categories of persons affected
Visitors and users of the online offer (hereinafter we refer to the persons concerned as “users”).
Purpose of processing
– Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents. – Answering contact inquiries and communicating with users. – Security measures. – Range Measurement/Marketing
“Personal data” shall be any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “the person concerned”); A natural person is considered to be identifiable, either directly or indirectly, in particular by assigning to an identifier such as a name, to an identification number, to location data, to an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or to one or more special characteristics Can be identified that are the expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.
“Processing” means any operation performed with or without the help of automated procedures, or any such series of operations in connection with personal data. The term extends far and covers virtually every use of data.
The “person responsible” shall mean the natural or legal entity, authority, institution or other body which, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.
Relevant legal bases
In accordance with article 13 of the GDPR, we will inform you of the legal basis of our data processing. If the legal basis is not mentioned in the data Protection declaration, the following applies: the legal basis for obtaining consent is Article 6 (1) lit. A and article 7 GDPR, the legal basis for processing in order to fulfil our services and to carry out contractual measures and to answer inquiries is Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR, the legal basis for processing in order to comply with our legal obligations is article 6 (1) lit. (c) GDPR, and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Article 6 (1) lit. F GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the person concerned or of another natural person require the processing of personal data, article 6 (1) shall be used. (d) GDPR as a legal basis.
Cooperation with processors and third parties
If we disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties) as part of our processing, transmit them to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of a legal permission ( For example, if a transfer of the data to third parties, as to payment service providers, according to article 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR is required for the performance of the contract), you have agreed to a legal obligation to do so or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. in the case of the use of agents, web hosts, etc.).
If we entrust third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called “contract processing contract”, this is done on the basis of article 28 GDPR.
Transfers to third countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this happens in the context of the use of third party services or disclosure, or transmission of data to third parties, This only occurs when it is done to fulfil our (pre) contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, due to a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permits, we process or leave the data in a third country only in the presence of the special conditions of art. 44 ff. GDPR process. i.e. processing takes place, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognised determination of a data protection level corresponding to the EU (e.g. for the USA by the “Privacy shield”) or observance of officially recognised special contractual Obligations (so-called “standard contractual clauses”).
Rights of the persons concerned
You have the right to request confirmation as to whether relevant data will be processed and for information on this data as well as for further details and copy of the data in accordance with article 15 GDPR.
They have accordingly. Article 16 GDPR the right to request the completion of the data relating to it or the correction of the incorrect data concerning it.
They shall, in accordance with article 17 GDPR, require the right to be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to require a restriction on the processing of the data in accordance with article 18 GDPR.
You have the right to demand that the data relating to you which you have provided to us be obtained in accordance with article 20 of the GDPR and to request their transmission to other persons responsible.
They shall also have the right, pursuant to article 77 GDPR, to submit a complaint to the competent supervisory authority.
You have the right to revoke your consent pursuant to article 7 (3) of the GDPR with effect for the future
Right to Object
You may at any time object to the future processing of the data relating to you in accordance with article 21 GDPR. The opposition may in particular be against processing for direct marketing purposes.
Cookies and right of objection in direct advertising
“Cookies” are small files that are stored on users ‘ computers. Within the cookies, different data can be stored. A cookie serves primarily to store the information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his visit within an online offer. As temporary cookies, or “Session cookies” or “transient cookies”, cookies are called, which are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. In such a cookie, for example, the contents of a shopping cart can be stored in an online shop or a login jam. “Permanent” or “persistent” are cookies that remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved if the users visit them after several days. Similarly, in such a cookie, the interests of users who are used for range measurement or marketing purposes can be stored. “Third-party-cookie” means cookies that are offered by other providers than the person in charge of the online offer (otherwise, if it is only their cookies, it is called “first-party Cookies”).
If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they will be asked to disable the corresponding option in their browser’s system preferences. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional limitations of this online offer.
Deletion of data
The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in its processing in accordance with articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in the scope of this data protection declaration, the data stored with us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with statutory retention obligations. If the data is not deleted because it is necessary for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. i.e. the data is locked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be kept for commercial or tax reasons.
According to legal requirements in Germany, the storage is carried out in particular for 6 years pursuant to § 257 para. 1 hgb (Trading books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual accounts, trade letters, accounting documents, etc.) and for 10 years pursuant to § 147 para 1 ao (books, Records, management reports, booking documents, trade and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc.).
According to legal requirements in Austria, the storage is in particular for 7 J according to § 132 para 1 bao (accounting documents, documents/invoices, accounts, documents, business documents, statement of revenue and expenses, etc.), for 22 years in connection with Land and for 10 years for documents relating to electronically supplied services, telecommunications, radio and television services provided to non-entrepreneurs in EU member States and for which the mini-one Stop Shop (MOSS) is taken.
The hosting services we use are designed to provide the following services: infrastructure and Platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services, and technical Maintenance services that we use for the purpose of operating this online offer.
We process, or our hosting provider, stock data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta-and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors of this online offer based on our legitimate interests An efficient and secure provision of this online offer according to article 6 para 1 lit. (f) GDPR in conjunction with article 28 GDPR (Final Order Processing contract).
Collection of Access data and logfiles
We, resp. Our hosting provider, collects on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of article 6 (1) lit. F. GDPR data about each access to the server on which this service resides (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the retrieved Web page, file, date and time of retrieval, transferred data quantity, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the Requesting providers.
LogFile information is stored for a maximum of 7 days for security reasons (e.g. for the investigation of abuse or fraud actions) and then deleted. Data for which further storage is required for evidence is excluded from the deletion until the final clarification of the respective incident.
When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the information of the user for the processing of the contact request and its processing is according to article 6 para 1 lit. b) GDPR processed. Users ‘ information can be stored in a Customer relationship management system (“CRM system”) or similar request organization.
We will delete the requests if they are no longer required. We review the requirement every two years; The statutory archiving obligations also apply.
Comments and contributions
If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses will be based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of article 6 (1). F. GDPR saved for 7 days. This is for our safety if someone leaves unlawful content in comments and contributions (insults, forbidden political propaganda, etc.). In this case we can be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.
Retrieval of profile images at Gravatar
We use the Gravatar service, the Autolanguic, Inc. 132 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, within our online offer and especially in the blog.
Gravatar is a service where users can log in and store profile images and their e-mail addresses. If users with the respective e-mail address on other online presences (especially in blogs) leave contributions or comments, thus their profile pictures can be displayed next to the posts or comments. For this purpose, the e-mail address provided by the users is sent to Gravatar in order to check whether a profile is stored to it. This is the only purpose of transmitting the email address and it is not used for other purposes, but deleted thereafter.
The use of Gravatar is based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR, since with the help of Gravatar we offer the contribution and comment writers the possibility to personalize their contributions with a profile picture.
AUTOLANGUIC is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and provides a guarantee to comply with European Data protection Law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC&status=Active).
If users do not want a user image linked to their Gravatar email address to appear in the comments, they should use an email address that is not stored at Gravatar. We further point out that it is also possible to use an anonymous or no e-mail address if the users do not wish that their own e-mail address is sent to Gravatar. Users can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using our comment system.
Jetpack (WordPress stats)
On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer in the sense of art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR), we use the Jetpack plugin (here the subfunction “WordPress stats”), which is a tool for Statistical analysis of visitor accesses and by Autolanguic, Inc. 132 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Jetpack uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of the use of the website by you.
AUTOLANGUIC is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and provides a guarantee to comply with European Data protection Law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC&status=Active).
The information generated by the cookie about your use of this online offer is stored on a server in the USA. This allows users to create user profiles from the processed data, which are only used for analysis and not for advertising purposes. For more information, please see the privacy Statement of Autolanguic: https://automattic.com/privacy/and notes about jetpack cookies: https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/.
Online presence in social media
We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with the active customers, interested parties and users and to inform them about our services there. When calling up the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines apply to their respective operators.
Unless otherwise stated in the context of our data protection declaration, we process the data of the users if they communicate with us within the social networks and platforms, e.g. write articles on our online presences or send us messages.
Integration of third party services and content
We place within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR) content or service offers from Third-party providers to incorporate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter referred to as “content”).
This always assumes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since they could not send the contents to their browsers without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We only endeavour to use such content, whose provider uses the IP address only to deliver the content. Third parties can also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “Web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate the visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device, including technical information on the browser and operating system, referring Web pages, visiting time and other information on the use of our online offer. Be linked to such information from other sources.
Created with Datenschutz-Generator.de by RA Dr. Thomas Schwenke
Like most website operators, Laura Herde - Life by Design - collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Laura Herde - Life by Design -’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Laura Herde - Life by Design -’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Laura Herde - Life by Design - may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Laura Herde - Life by Design - also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://lauraherde.com blog posts. Laura Herde - Life by Design - only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Laura Herde - Life by Design -’s websites choose to interact with Laura Herde - Life by Design - in ways that require Laura Herde - Life by Design - to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Laura Herde - Life by Design - gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at https://lauraherde.com to provide a username and email address.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links To External Sites
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Laura Herde - Life by Design - may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. Laura Herde - Life by Design - may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Laura Herde - Life by Design - does not disclose your personally-identifying information.
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We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter's IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
Activity Log This feature only records activities of a site’s registered users, and the retention duration of activity data will depend on the site’s plan and activity type.
Data Used: To deliver this functionality and record activities around site management, the following information is captured: user email address, user role, user login, user display name, WordPress.com and local user IDs, the activity to be recorded, the WordPress.com-connected site ID of the site on which the activity takes place, the site’s Jetpack version, and the timestamp of the activity. Some activities may also include the actor’s IP address (login attempts, for example) and user agent.
Activity Tracked: Login attempts/actions, post and page update and publish actions, comment/pingback submission and management actions, plugin and theme management actions, widget updates, user management actions, and the modification of other various site settings and options. Retention duration of activity data depends on the site’s plan and activity type. See the complete list of currently-recorded activities (along with retention information).
Data Synced (?): Successful and failed login attempts, which will include the actor’s IP address and user agent.
Ads This feature is only available to sites on the Premium and Professional plans.
Data Used: The following information (made available from the visitor’s browser) is collected and sent to Automattic’s Demand Partners: IP address, geographical data (derived from the IP address), user agent, operating system, device type, unique user ID (randomly generated identifier), current URL, and IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) interest category. Log data (IP address, geographical data, user agent, operating system, device type) is stored for 30 days. The unique user ID is stored in cookies and is retained for 1 year.
Activity Tracked: Ad impressions, video-related events (i.e. pause, mute, 100% plays, etc.) or errors, and ad click events. Various cookies are used for the following purposes: delivering targeted advertisements to specific visitors, storing user identifiers, and collecting anonymous ad platform stats.
Carousel Image views are only recorded if the site owner, has explicitly enabled image view stats tracking for this feature via the jetpack_enable_carousel_stats filter.
Data Used: If image view tracking is enabled, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Activity Tracked: Image views.
Comment Likes This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com.
Data Used: In order to process a comment like, the following information is used: WordPress.com user ID/username (you must be logged in to use this feature), the local site-specific user ID (if the user is signed in to the site on which the like occurred), and a true/false data point that tells us if the user liked a specific comment. If you perform a like action from one of our mobile apps, some additional information is used to track the activity: IP address, user agent, timestamp of event, blog ID, browser language, country code, and device info.
Activity Tracked: Comment likes.
Contact Form Data Used: If Akismet is enabled on the site, the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.
Data Synced (?): Post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission. If Akismet is enabled on the site, the IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as well, as they are stored in post meta.
Google Analytics This feature is only available to sites on the Premium and Professional plans.
Data Used: Please refer to the appropriate Google Analytics documentation for the specific type of data it collects. For sites running WooCommerce (also owned by Automattic) and this feature simultaneously and having all purchase tracking explicitly enabled, purchase events will send Google Analytics the following information: order number, product id and name, product category, total cost, and quantity of items purchased. Google Analytics does offer IP anonymization, which can be enabled by the site owner.
Activity Tracked: This feature sends page view events (and potentially video play events) over to Google Analytics for consumption. For sites running WooCommerce-powered stores, some additional events are also sent to Google Analytics: shopping cart additions and removals, product listing views and clicks, product detail views, and purchases. Tracking for each specific WooCommerce event needs to be enabled by the site owner.
Gravatar Hovercards Data Used: This feature will send a hash of the user’s email address (if logged in to the site or WordPress.com — or if they submitted a comment on the site using their email address that is attached to an active Gravatar profile) to the Gravatar service (also owned by Automattic) in order to retrieve their profile image.
Infinite Scroll Data Used: In order to record page views via WordPress.com Stats (which must be enabled for page view tracking here to work) with additional loads, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Activity Tracked: Page views will be tracked with each additional load (i.e. when you scroll down to the bottom of the page and a new set of posts loads automatically). If the site owner has enabled Google Analytics to work with this feature, a page view event will also be sent to the appropriate Google Analytics account with each additional load.
Jetpack Comments Data Used: Commenter’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided via the comment form), timestamp, and IP address. Additionally, a jetpack.wordpress.com IFrame receives the following data: WordPress.com blog ID attached to the site, ID of the post on which the comment is being submitted, commenter’s local user ID (if available), commenter’s local username (if available), commenter’s site URL (if available), MD5 hash of the commenter’s email address (if available), and the comment content. If Akismet (also owned by Automattic) is enabled on the site, the following information is sent to the service for the sole purpose of spam checking: commenter’s name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent.
Activity Tracked: The comment author’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided during the comment submission) are stored in cookies. Learn more about these cookies.
Data Synced (?): All data and metadata (see above) associated with comments. This includes the status of the comment and, if Akismet is enabled on the site, whether or not it was classified as spam by Akismet.
Likes This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com.
Data Used: In order to process a post like action, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Activity Tracked: Post likes.
Mobile Theme Data Used: A visitor’s preference on viewing the mobile version of a site.
Activity Tracked: A cookie (akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not a visitor of the site wishes to view its mobile version. Learn more about this cookie.
Notifications This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site who are logged in to WordPress.com.
Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Some visitor-related information or activity may be sent to the site owner via this feature. This may include: email address, WordPress.com username, site URL, email address, comment content, follow actions, etc.
Activity Tracked: Sending notifications (i.e. when we send a notification to a particular user), opening notifications (i.e. when a user opens a notification that they receive), performing an action from within the notification panel (e.g. liking a comment or marking a comment as spam), and clicking on any link from within the notification panel/interface.
Protect Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.
Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.
Data Synced (?): Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.
Search This feature is only available to sites on the Professional plan.
Data Used: Any of the visitor-chosen search filters and query data in order to process a search request on the WordPress.com servers.
Simple Payments This feature is only available to sites on the Premium and Professional plans, and the actual payment processing is handled by PayPal.
Data Used: Transaction amount, transaction currency code, product title, product price, product ID, order quantity, PayPal payer ID, and PayPal transaction ID.
Activity Tracked: The PayPal payer ID, transaction ID, and HTTP referrer are sent with a payment completion tracking event that is attached to the site owner.
Data Synced (?): PayPal transaction ID, PayPal transaction status, PayPal product ID, quantity, price, customer email address, currency, and payment button CTA text.
Subscriptions Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.
Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.
Data Used: For video play tracking via WordPress.com Stats, the following information is used: viewer’s IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. If Google Analytics is enabled, video play events will be sent there, as well.
Activity Tracked: Video plays.
WooCommerce Services Data Used: For payments with PayPal or Stripe: purchase total, currency, billing information. For taxes: the value of goods in the cart, value of shipping, destination address. For checkout rates: destination address, purchased product IDs, dimensions, weight, and quantities. For shipping labels: customer’s name, address as well as the dimensions, weight, and quantities of purchased products.
WordPress.com Secure Sign On This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site with WordPress.com accounts.
Data Used: User ID (local site and WordPress.com), role (e.g. administrator), email address, username and display name. Additionally, for activity tracking (see below): IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Activity Tracked: The following usage events are recorded: starting the login process, completing the login process, failing the login process, successfully being redirected after login, and failing to be redirected after login. Several functionality cookies are also set, and these are detailed explicitly in our Cookie documentation.
Data Synced (?): The user ID and role of any user who successfully signed in via this feature.
WordPress.com Stats Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.