Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website’s address is: https://www.dream-dimensions.de. It is a private non-commercial website where I publish articles, photos etc.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Contact forms are protected by Google’s reCAPTCHA to protect against spam. An icon is displayed on any form that uses this service, you can click on it to obtain more information about what data is used by this service.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Social media icons for sharing, liking etc. use the privacy-friendly version that require use interaction before sharing any data with the linked service.

Analytics

Generic visitor statistics are collected with the WP-Statistics plugin to see which content is most interesting to users. Your IP address is not stored in clear text but always hashed. You have the option to opt-out of this data collection.

Who we share your data with

Your data is not shared with anyone. We don’t have any affiliates or linked sites.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you have any more questions or like to request a copy of your data, or ask for it to be removed, please use the contact form in the About-page.

Additional information

How we protect your data

The website is hosted by a professional webhoster and the software is kept up-to-date.