Your privacy is very important to us. At My German Life (https://sarahstaebler.wordpress.com) we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
It is My German Life’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, My German Life 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. My German Life’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how My German Life’s visitors use its website. From time to time, My German Life may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
My German Life also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. My German Life 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 My German Life’s website choose to interact with My German Life in ways that require My German Life to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that My German Life 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 My German Life updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, My German Life collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with My German Life. My German Life 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.
My German Life may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, My German Life may monitor the most popular pages on the My German Life site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. My German Life may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, My german Life does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
My German Life 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 My German Life’s behalf or to provide services available at My German Life’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 My German Life’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. My German Life 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, My German Life discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when My German Life believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of My German Life, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the My German Life website and have supplied your email address, My German Life 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 My German Life. 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. My German Life takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not 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.