Who I am
I am Peter Maier. The address of my homepage is: http://thoughtstrands.com. So far, it exists for non-commercial purposes only. As my site is hosted in Germany, it is subject to the EU GDPR: https://gdpr.eu.
What personal data I collect and why
When you write a comment on this website, in addition to the data shown in the comment form, the site collects your IP address and the “user agent string” (used to identify the accessing browser). This helps the site recognize spam.
(In the future I will install a service for automated spam recognition that will scan the contents of comments.)
No contact form is implemented yet.
When you write a comment on this website, there is a checkbox at the bottom of the comment form that you may or may not check. If you do, you agree to your name, e-mail, and website URL (if given) being stored in cookies. This is a convenience function, so that you need not enter your data again when writing further comments. The cookies are saved in your browser (meaning that you can delete them yourself at any time) and expire after one year.
If, for some reason, you visit the login page, the site will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
Analytics tools and services
The site does not use any sort of analytics tools or services.
Embedded content from other websites
Who I entrust with your data
Noone except the necessary services noted throughout this document.
How long I save your data
When you write a comment on this website, the comment, including its metadata, is saved infinitely. This way, further comments of yours can be automatically recognized and approved instead of having to wait for me to check them manually.
What rights you have pertaining to your data
If you have written comments on this website, you can request an export of your personal data.
Furthermore, you can request the deletion of all your personal data. This does not include data that I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
How I protect your data
I try to leave that to the professionals. The website runs on WordPress: https://wordpress.com. Mine is the only account on this website and I do my best to regularly update WordPress and all plugins.
The website is hosted by Hetzner: https://www.hetzner.com. The Hetzner servers are located in Germany. Read about what data Hetzner stores in server logfiles here: https://docs.hetzner.com/general/general-terms-and-conditions/data-privacy-faq.
What measures I offer in case of a privacy breach
If your data does leak despite my protective measures, there is not much I can do beyond fulfilling requests you make based on your aforementioned rights. I have no experience in dealing with privacy breaches and I do not wish to gain any. Even if the sensitivity of the data I handle is limited, I urge you to be sensible about giving it away.