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Privacy Updates

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General #

This blog is based on jpanther`s hugo theme congo. Due to the requirements of the GDPR, I reworked some parts to ensure to be compliant. Because I’m not a native English speaker or lawyer, I’m not able to provide you a fully detailed privacy policy in English, which would justice you or the German legislation.

But to be as transparent as possible I’ll try my best to explain and what kind of data will be collected.

Shared Data Overview #

Public IP #

NOTE: Please don’t ask why we are sharing your IP with these providers: Technically you need an address to transfer any data through the internet !

The following table shows who could get access to your public IP while browsing on this blog.

Data Accessible By Collected By Used For Retention Time
IP Me Webserver Security 7 days
IP Me Umami Web Statistics 7 days

Removed data providers / features:

  • Disqus
  • cloudflare

Cookies #

While moving the the current theme, I could remove all previously used cookies:

  • Disqus
  • cloudflare
  • Cookie-Consent

Design Changes #

  • I’ve added a detailed page called Datenschutz which contains all needed sections requested by the GDPR.

Hosting Changes #

Another big step was moving away from the github provided hosting service called github-pages and its CI/CD tools. I’m absolutely happy with this service, but I was forced to host this blog by myself to ensure I know what happens with your data. This enables me to tell you which data will be collected by the webserver while you browse on this page.

To secure my systems I need to collect your IP and store them into the webserver’s access and error logs. The logs will be deleted after 7 days.

Used Tools Overview #

Web Statistics (Umami) #

This site uses a self hosted instance of Umami to monitor the visits and traffic on this blog. Umami collects data without using a cookie. Your data is used to generate anonymized statistics. Detailed information about this can be found on the Umami page itself.

You can also visit the the umami web statistics page to see all the collected data.