Privacy policy

Who we are

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The contact details of the operator can be found in the corresponding legal notice of the website.

What personal information we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors write comments on this site, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and the user-agent string (which identifies the browser) to help detect spam.
From your email address an anonymous string may be created (called a hash) and submitted it to the Gravatar service to see if you used it. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service can be found here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. Once your comment is approved, your profile picture will be publicly visible in the context of your comment.

Media

If you’re a registered user and you’re uploading photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF ​​GPS location. Visitors to this website could download photos stored on this website and extract their location information.

Contact forms

When you send us questions through the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your permission.

Therefore, we only use all data that you enter in the contact form with your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal e-mail with this request is sufficient.

We will retain the information you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose of the storage is no longer met (e.g. after you have met your requirement). Unaffected by this regulation, legal provisions apply, in particular those relating to mandatory retention periods.

Cookies

When you post a comment on our website, this may mean that you give your consent to save your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that you will not have to re-enter all that data when you add another comment. These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have an account and log on to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal information and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you sign up, we will set up some cookies to store your login and viewing options. Log-in cookies expire after two days and cookies for display options after one year. If you select “Stay signed in” when signing up, your registration will be maintained for two weeks. Logging out of your account will delete the login cookies.

When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is saved in your browser. This cookie contains no personal information and only refers to the post ID of the item you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites or sources

Posts on this site may contain embedded content (eg, videos, pictures, posts, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave just as if the visitor had visited the other website.

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

Analytical services

We use StatCounter to helps us to understand our visitors; for example, how visitors find our website, how long they spend on our site, which web pages they are most interested in etc. We use StatCounter because better understanding how visitors are interacting with our website helps us to improve the content, design and functionality of our site. This allows us to offer a better online experience to our visitors.

StatCounter uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on visitors and visitor activity on our website. This data includes:

  • Time and date of visit (this can help us to identify and plan for busy periods on our website)
  • IP address (this is a numerical label assigned to a device by an Internet Service Provider to enable the device to access the internet)
  • Browser and Operating System (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the browsers/operating systems used to access our site)
  • Device Information e.g. device type and screen size (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the devices used to access our site)
  • Referring Data e.g. a search engine link (this can help us to understand which search engines are helping visitors to find our website

Furthermore, when you visit our website a StatCounter cookie (called “is_unique”) may be placed in your browser. This cookie is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site.

You can learn more about cookies from StatCounter and set your browser to refuse same by clicking here. For further details, please see the Statcounter privacy policy.

Server log-files

The following data is collected by our web provider, which your web browser automatically transmits when surfing the Internet: name of the web browser and version number, operating system, referrer URL, host name of the accessing computer, time and date of access, IP address.

Data protection follows Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, which covers the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

With whom we may share your data

We do not share your information with others, except for the website usage information (see StatCounter above) and spam detection.

For how long may we store your data

If you write a comment, it will be stored indefinitely including metadata. That way, we can automatically detect and approve episode comments instead of keeping them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, modify or delete their personal information at any time (the username can not be changed). Site administrators can also view and change this information.

What rights do you have to your data?

If you have an account on this website or have written comments, you may request that we export your personal information, including any data you have provided to us. In addition, you may request the deletion of any personal information we have stored about you. This does not include the data we need to retain for administrative, legal or security-related needs.

Where may we send you data?

Visitor comments could be examined by an automated spam detection service. Site Usage data is sent to StatCounter (see above).

Your contact information

Responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data in the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR is: M. Wang (info@climatefactsnnow.org, see legal notice).

Further information

How we protect your data

Our website and all data are stored by our webprovider on a server in Germany. Access is controlled by access control and video surveillance. Servers are regularly scanned to detect and avoid hacker attacks. Access to data is always password protected.

What measures we offer in the event of data breaches

Please inform us immediately in the event of data breaches so that we can take appropriate countermeasures.

From which third party providers we receive data

On our pages social media feeds can be linked (like Twitter). Otherwise, we will not receive third-party data.