Privacy is a big word these days especially if one runs a public website, but there is an even bigger word GDPR. (Actually it is an acronym or an abbreviation from the initial components in a phrase or a word).
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA.
Your data privacy is important to us. Lookatbowen.com may be used without entering personal information. However different rules may apply to certain services on our website and are explained separately below.
Privacy while posting comments
On Lookatbowen.com we offer you the opportunity to post comments about individual articles. For this purpose, the name, address, email address, website URL and IP address of the user/internet connection subscriber is stored. This privacy information is stored for our security in the event the author through his/her comments infringes against third party rights and/or unlawful content is entered. Consequently, we have a direct interest in the author’s stored privacy data, particularly since we may be potentially liable for such violations. No privacy data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any privacy information that may be collected by other components of our website.
Privacy and cookies
Lookatbowen.com makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and services. In most cases these are so-called “session cookies” that are deleted once you leave our website.
To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along privacy information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The privacy information thereby obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to the website.
You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.
Privacy and server data
For technical reasons, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files), is collected:
– type and version of the browser you use
– operating system
– websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL)
– websites that you visit
– date and time of your visit
– your Internet Protocol (IP) address.
This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person. The data is used for statistical purposes in order to improve our website and services.
At this time, Lookatbowen.com does not share any data privacy information with advertisers, merchants, or any other third party.
Use of YouTube components with enhanced data protection mode
On Lookatbowen.com we use components (videos) of YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company belonging to Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To this end, we use the “ – enhanced data protection mode – ” option provided by YouTube.
When you display a page that has an embedded video, a connection will be made to the YouTube server and the content will appear on the website via a communication to your browser.
According to the information provided by YouTube, in “ – enhanced data protection mode -”, data is only transferred to the YouTube server, in particular which of our websites you have visited, if you watch the video. If you are logged onto YouTube at the same time, this information will be matched to your YouTube member account. You can prevent this from happening by logging out of your member account before visiting our website.
On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact us at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.
Important links about Data Protection
If you need more information please use the links below.