Privacy Policy

In case you forgot where you are, this is https://nachbaur.com, and is operated by us, Michael Nachbaur and Deanna Peluso.  Sometimes a little bureaucracy is necessary, so here’s the run-down of our privacy policy, disclaimers, etc.

Short human-readable version

We send emails to the people who sign up for our newsletter/email notifications.  We only send them if you sign up and you can unsubscribe anytime you want.  There’s always a link at the bottom of every email to do so.

We ask for some basic information (like your name) when you choose to leave a comment here on our website. The only information we keep track of is your name, your email address and where you’re from.

If at any time you want us to remove your information, we will be happy to do so.

Longer version

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. 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. If you have left comments on this website, 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.

Visitor comments are checked through Askimet, an automated spam detection service before they are posted on the site. For this purpose Akismet will typically collect 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). You can review the Askiment service privacy policy at Automattic here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

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.

We offer e-mail subscriptions (which allows users to receive an e-mail every time a blog is posted), blog post subscriptions and comment subscriptions. 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 is used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam. 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.

How to Opt Out Of Subscriptions: You may manage or opt out of existing subscriptions by clicking on the subscription tools at the bottom of any subscription e-mail. There are links to “unsubscribe” as well as links to change your e-mail settings under “manage subscriptions”. You may also clear all functionality cookies through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer through your Web browser (if you allow) that enable the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

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.

We use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Third parties may collect certain aspects of personal data and/or use cookies to deliver their services. Third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

We use the following third parties:

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect statistical information regarding website traffic and website usage. Google Analytics data is not personally identifiable and does not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. For more information about this, see Google’s Analytics cookie usage page for more details. In addition, you may opt-out of Google Analytics cookies altogether by installing Google Analytics Opt-Out Add-on on your browsers.

WordPress.com Stats: This site uses WordPress Stats to collect statistical information regarding website traffic and website usage. WordPress Stats collects 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: We do not have access to any of the information via this feature, only aggregated summary information. Statistics log data 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. See Automattic’s privacy policy for more details.

We occasionally engage in select affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

This site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, we will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

How To Opt Out Of Affiliate Tracking: You will never receive an affiliate tracking cookie unless you click an affiliate link on this website, so you may chose to opt out of all affiliate tracking by simply not clicking on websites associated with the above entities. You can also choose to turn off all cookies and delete any previously-set cookies in your browser settings.

Posts on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the 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.

Data collected on this site is not shared with anyone. Any data collected by third party service providers, and their retention of that data, is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

This website is protected with HTTPS encryption and uses safe protocols for communication and transferring data. We also monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. In the unlikely event of a breach we promise to notify suitable authorities of data breaches. We will also notify you if there is a threat to your rights or interests.

The protection of any data by third party service providers is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

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.