Who we are

Our website address is: https://positicard.com.

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

We offer you the opportunity to contact us via a form provided on the website. To use it, you must enter your name and a valid e-mail address. The processing of this data serves our legitimate interest in answering your contact requests properly.

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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

For the purpose of customizing and continually optimizing our pages, we use Google Analytics, a Google Inc. advertising analytics service, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). In this context, pseudonymized user profiles are created and cookies (see section V of this data protection policy) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our services (such as your IP address, browser type/version, operating system used, referrer URL, time of server request) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google is certified under the Privacy Shield so that the European Commission’s implementing agreement provides for an adequate level of data protection. The certificate can be viewed at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI. However, on our website and app, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties under the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of our services, to compile reports about the website and app activities for us, and to provide us with other services related to website and app usage and internet usage. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data in the order. Google will not merge your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we point out that in this case, you may not be able to use all the functions of our services in full. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of our services (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. For more information about data protection related to Google Analytics, please see the following link in the Google Analytics Help Center: http://google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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.

How we protect your data

When visiting our services, we use the common SSL method in conjunction with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. Incidentally, we use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.