about this website
This is a personal, non-commercial website, established for personal and academic blogging and information about my academic activity. It is not involved in business models such as webshops or advertising, it does not generate any revenue. Its content represents personal opinions and gives personal and academic profile information about myself.
contact information (website owner, responsible)
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in short: data protection and your privacy
- During your visit, the server hosting this website logs your IP address, browser type as well as url, date, time of your access for security reasons. The website owner does not have access to these logs.
- As soon as you click on a link on this website that leads to an external location, other websites or social media, these may give you cookies and track you. This is out of the reach and responsibility of the website owner.
- If you send me an email, your email address and any data that you share with the email will be saved as long as necessary to deal with your question.
- For data protection purposes, I usually avoid embedding third party content. Should this be necessary in exceptional cases, I will place a warning that this content might deliver cookies or web-beacons which might track user behavior (see below “embedded content / links to social media”)
the long read: general data protection policy
categories of processed data
If you visit the website: on the server of the sharehosting service Reclaim Hosting:
- usage data (visited url’s, time and date of the access).
- meta- and communication data about the user (ip-address, information about browser type).
On the shared-server-account of the website owner:
If you decide to write an email to us:
- your email address and any contact and personal data that you share, deleted after it is not needed anymore to respond to your question.
categories of data subjects
- users and visitors of the website https://thorsten-ries.net (in the following referred to as ‘users’).
purpose of the data processing
- providing access to the website, its content and functionality.
- online security.
collaboration with the sharehoster
If we share data about you with third parties or order them to process it, this happens based on a legal basis that allows us to offer our services. The legal basis of “legitimate interests” sharehosting provider Reclaim Hosting in delivering our website and their logging.
- the author of this website strives to avoid embedding third party content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) linked to external services due to privacy reasons.
- If he does, this will happen on the legal basis of our legitimate interest to deliver our services as an exception and with an embedded warning for users about cookies and web beacons.
Users should be aware that if they click on a social media link, this link takes them to a social media service which will probably save a cookie in their browser and track it.
links to social media
I offer a (passive) link to my twitter account in order to give users the opportunity to engage in a conversation with me. This link is passive and does not track users on my website. Users have to know though that the click on any external link, and especially to social media, may involve tracking.
The link leads to the social media service Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). Twitter is certified under Privacy Shield and guarantees to abide to EU data protection rights. See also ttps://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization.
Users may have the right – depending on their location – to inquire via the contact information provided above and below whether any and which data by or about them was collected by my server account and, if there is any, request to hand it over in a portable format to transmit them to other platforms.
To exercise these rights, users can contact the website owner (see contact above, below) or the sharehosting provider:
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