Privacy Policy

Site administrator’s identity and contact information

Our website addresses are: https://www.gottscheerblog.com and https://www.kocevskibrlog.com. It is managed by the non-profit organisation the Putscherle Institute, Centre for Research, Culture and Cultural Heritage Preservation.
Our contact information:
– address: Stara Cerkev 70, 1332 Stara Cerkev, Slovenia,
– e-mail: info@putscherle.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site 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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We keep contact form submissions for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

Security Logs

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 60 days.

Cookies

What are cookies?

According to the Information Commissioner: “Cookies are small text files downloaded to your computer or mobile device by the sites you visit. Cookies have different roles. Sometimes they help the site remember your settings (e.g. language, font size, as well as other settings which you set on your computer for our site), so you do not have to re-enter them each time you visit the site. This way the site can remember your preferences, information about a cast vote in the online survey, or merely the fact that you have already logged in. Some cookies are required for the site’s operation (e.g. log-in cookie on shopping basket cookie), some aim to improve the user experience (e.g. storing user preferences), while others are used to monitor the site visits, thus helping the site administrator to continuously improve both the site and user experience. Some cookies allow tracking of users over several sites.” You can find more information in Information Commissioners’ guidelines: https://www.ip-rs.si/fileadmin/user_upload/Pdf/smernice/Smernice_o_uporabi_piskotkov.pdf

Cookie management

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You can change web browser’s operation in its settings, so that the computer rejects cookies or displays a warning prior to storing a cookie. In your web browser you can also completely prevent installation of cookies for all visited websites. Furthermore, you can also delete all cookies stored on your computer.

What cookies we use

Our site is hosted on the server infrastructure of our contractual processor with registered office in Slovenia.

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.

If you visit our login page, we 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.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

iThemes Security: Visiting the login page sets a temporary cookie that aids compatibility with some alternate login methods. This cookie contains no personal data and expires after 1 hour.

WPML uses cookies to identify the visitor’s current language, the last visited language and the language of users who have logged in.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Jetpack analytics package. Jetpack’s privacy policy is available at this link: https://jetpack.com/support/privacy/.

Who we share your data with

This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Security logs are retained for 60 days.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by ithemes.com. For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy.

Additional information

What data breach procedures we have in place

We do not receive data about users from third parties.

The notification was last updated in November 2019.

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