about this website

website
url https://thorsten-ries.net

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)

contact means contact information
email ries.thorsten@gmail.com

in short: data protection and your privacy

  1. 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.
  2. This website does by design not use cookies and does not incorporate any other third party services or functionality that track you online. It does not save or process any personal data beyond the logging that takes place on server level.

Further:

  • 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:

  • none.

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

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.

embedded content

  • 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.

Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor had visited the other website. These websites may collect data about the visitor, 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.

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.

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.

user rights

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:

sharehosting provider contact information
name Reclaim Hosting
website https://reclaimhosting.com/
contact contact form

contact information

contact means contact information
email ries.thorsten@gmail.com