(Note: comments or concerns regarding these policies may be directed via e-mail to “bill” at the domain name of this site.)
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Your privacy is critically important to us. At GermanHistoryBlog.com we have a few fundamental principles:
- 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 one of our services.
It is GermanHistoryBlog.com’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, GermanHistoryBlog.com 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. GermanHistoryBlog.com’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how GermanHistoryBlog.com’s visitors use its website. From time to time, GermanHistoryBlog.com may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
GermanHistoryBlog.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. GermanHistoryBlog.com does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to GermanHistoryBlog.com’s websites choose to interact with GermanHistoryBlog.com in ways that require GermanHistoryBlog.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that GermanHistoryBlog.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our newsletter to provide an email address. In each case, GermanHistoryBlog.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with GermanHistoryBlog.com.
GermanHistoryBlog.com 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.
GermanHistoryBlog.com may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, GermanHistoryBlog.com may monitor the most popular pages on the site. GermanHistoryBlog.com may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, GermanHistoryBlog.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
GermanHistoryBlog.com 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 GermanHistoryBlog.com’s behalf or to provide services available at GermanHistoryBlog.com’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 GermanHistoryBlog.com’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. GermanHistoryBlog.com 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, GermanHistoryBlog.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when GermanHistoryBlog.com believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of GermanHistoryBlog.com, third parties or the public at large. If you have supplied your email address, GermanHistoryBlog.com 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 GermanHistoryBlog.com and our products. We primarily use the GermanHistoryBlog.com site itself to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. GermanHistoryBlog.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
We’re very pleased when conversations take place on our site in the form of comments to individual pages or posts. We encourage you, the visitor, to make comments.
When entering a comment, you also have the option to enter a web address with which you wish to be associated. This web address does become public information in the sense that your name will appear in the comment as a hyperlink to the web address which you provide. It is assumed that people enter a web address because they expressly wish other people to visit that web address. Therefore do not enter a web address if you do not wish for it to be made public in your comment.
By default, the commenting feature is turned “on” for pages and postings that are added to this site. We may turn off the commenting feature on any given page/post at our discretion.
If commenting is enabled on a page/post, anybody may leave a comment; you do not need to be “logged-in” to leave a comment. However, your comment may not appear immediately because: a) the comment was considered “spam” by an automatic system which evaluates each comment for spam; or b) the comment is your first comment on this site; or c) the comment contains three or more hyperlinks. In such cases, a site administrator must review the comment before it appears on the site. We reserve the right to refuse to publish any such comment that we review.
Comments might appear on the site but later be deleted by us at our discretion and without notice. This is a right which we reserve but do not plan on using except in extreme cases such as (but not necessarily limited to) the following:
a) The comment uses foul language.
b) The comment personally attacks or is offensive towards another commenter.
c) The comment is perceived by us to be “spam”.
d) We believe the commenter is impersonating another individual.
e) The comment advocates violence towards a person or persons.
f) The comment contains a link to a web site deemed offensive by the proprietors and/or administrators of this site.
Comments posted by visitors to this website do not necessarily reflect the views of GermanHistoryBlog.com, its proprietors, contractors, affiliated organizations or advertisers.
To notify us of inappropriate comments, or to express other complaints or concerns, send an e-mail to the site’s proprietor, specifically to the e-mail account “bill” at the domain name of this site.