Privacy Policy

This website is http://guntherandkara.com or https://guntherandkara.com…referred to on this site as guntherandkara. Guntherandkara is a WordPress blog that is owned, operated, and maintained by it’s site owners but hosted by and subject to display of advertisements chosen and provide by wordpress.com. The owners of this site have no input into any advertisements shown therein and receive no renumeration of any type for the display of these advertisements.

All websites collect data that may be classified as personal under the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The data that may be/is collected by this site is discussed below.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on this website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

If you are using a Gravatar service, an anonymized string created from your email address (sometimes called a hash) may also be provided to that service. After approval of your comment, this will make your profile picture visible to the public in the context of your comment. You can review the Gravatar service privacy policy at Automattic here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

E-Mail & Comment Subscriptions

Guntherandkara offers several subscription options such as e-mail subscriptions (which allows users to receive an e-mail every time a blog is posted), blog post subscriptions and comment subscriptions.

To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data is used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam. Functionality cookies are set for a duration specified by WordPress.com and subject to their privacy policy to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.

How to Opt Out Of Subscriptions: You may manage or opt out of existing subscriptions by clicking on the subscription tools at the bottom of any subscription e-mail. There are links to “unsubscribe” as well as links to change your e-mail settings under “manage subscriptions”. You may also clear all functionality cookies through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

Comment Cookies
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enable the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year or as specified by the privacy policy of the hosting service for this site…Wordpress.com.

How To Limit Or Disable Cookies: You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies and delete any previously-set cookies. This is managed through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. Note that if you deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

Third-Party Service Providers
Guntherandkara as hosted by WordPress.com may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Third parties may collect certain aspects of personal data and/or use cookies to deliver their services. Third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The following third parties may be present on pages located at guntherandkara:

Google Analytics: We use Google Analyticsto collect statistical information regarding website traffic and website usage. Google Analytics data is not personally identifiable and does not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can read about Google Analytics cookies usage at google.com. In addition, you may opt-out of Google Analytics cookies altogether by installing Google Analytics Opt-Out Add-on on your browsers.
WordPress.com Stats: Guntherandkara uses WordPress Stats to collect statistical information regarding website traffic and website usage. WordPress Stats collects IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: Guntherandkara does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, as the site owner I can see that a specific post has 285 views, but I cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available), are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature. You may read more about Autommatic’s privacy policy here.
Third Party Advertisers
Guntherandkara may use select third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the website…these third parties have an association with the hosting service WordPress.com but not with Guntherandkara. These advertisers use cookies to enable them and their partners to personalize the ads that are served to visitors based on their visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet.

We use the following third-party advertisers:

WordPress.com Advertisements: WordPress.com may display ads on some of our pages. You can review WordPress.com’s privacy policy at WordPress.com. 

If you have questions about this policy please contact the site owners at the address below. Note…you will have to type this manually into your mail application…the address is an image to help reduce spam.

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