Your privacy is very important to us. We will never share any personally identifiable information (such as your e-mail address or location) with anyone, unless required to do so by law. See below for more information.
Like most website operators, DigitalCultures 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. DigitalCultures’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how DigitalCultures’s visitors use its website. From time to time, DigitalCultures may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
DigitalCultures also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. DigitalCultures only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to DigitalCultures’s websites choose to interact with DigitalCultures in ways that require DigitalCultures to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that DigitalCultures gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive DigitalCultures updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, DigitalCultures collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with DigitalCultures. DigitalCultures does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
DigitalCultures may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, DigitalCultures may monitor the most popular pages on the DigitalCultures.net site or use spam screened by the Akismet service and/or Google reCAPTCHA to help identify spam. DigitalCultures may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, DigitalCultures does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
DigitalCultures discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on DigitalCultures’s behalf or to provide services available at DigitalCultures’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using DigitalCultures’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. DigitalCultures will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, DigitalCultures discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when DigitalCultures believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of DigitalCultures, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an DigitalCultures website and have supplied your email address, DigitalCultures may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with DigitalCultures and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. DigitalCultures takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If DigitalCultures, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that DigitalCultures goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of DigitalCultures may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service and/or Google reCAPTCHA are saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4 Ireland. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. User and event data is automatically deleted after 14 months.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that your IP address is abbreviated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, before transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to provide the website operator with other services associated with website and internet use. Google will not associate with other data the IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics.
You can prevent cookies from being saved by making the appropriate setting in your browser software. However, we would like to point out that, by preventing cookies from being saved, you will not be able to use all of the functions of this website. You can also prevent Google from recording and processing the data generated by the cookie, relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address), by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Contract data processing
We have concluded a contract with Google for commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain information about the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising by Google as well as from visitor data from third parties. This data cannot be attributed to any specific person. You can disable this feature at any time by changing the ad settings in your Google Account, or generally prohibit Google Analytics from collecting your information as described in the “Opting out of data collection” section.