Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
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At LRVT's Security Blog, accessible from https://blog.lrvt.de, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by LRVT's Security Blog and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us via email at [email protected]

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in LRVT's Security Blog. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Information we collect

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

When you register for an account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.

How we use your information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain our website
  • Improve, personalize, and expand our website
  • Understand and analyze how you use our website
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Send you emails
  • Find and prevent fraud

Log Files and Analytics

LRVT's Security Blog follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Furthermore, LRVT's Security Blog uses Plausible, which is a free and open source web analytics application. The collected information of website visitors is transmitted securely to Plausible at https://analytics.lrvt.de. The communication channel is encrypted and protected by Transport Layer Security (TLS) using a minimum TLS protocol 1.2 version. With Plausible, no cookie-based tracking or any transmission of Personal Identifiable Information (PII) occurs. Plausible is GDPR, CCPA and cookie law compliant. No consent required at all.

Plausible: GDPR, CCPA and cookie law compliant site analytics
Plausible provides cookie-less web analytics without collecting personal data and while respecting the privacy of website visitors. This is our data policy.

The purpose of the collected information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, gathering geographic information and overall improving this website.

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If you are interested in the data we collect, please feel free to inspect our public analytics dashboard.

Use the login credential "PlausibleStats" without quotes.

Cookies

This website uses the Content Management System (CMS) "Ghost", which by default does not set cookies for regular website visitors. Cookies are only used when a successful logon as administrator or registered member occurs in order to track the authenticated web session.

Registering a member account on this blog website by submitting your name and a valid e-mail address is totally optional and voluntary. If you want to get your account deleted, please use the corresponding account function or reach out to us via email at [email protected]

Additionally, we want to point out that we are using Cloudflare Germany GmbH, Rosental 7, c/o Mindspace, 80331 München Deutschland (Cloudflare) as CDN, which may set cookies. More information can be found here.

Cloudflare

We use the Content Delivery Network (CDN) of Cloudflare Germany GmbH, Rosental 7, c/o Mindspace, 80331 München Deutschland (Cloudflare) to increase the security and delivery speed of our website. This technically routes the transfer of information between your browser and our website through Cloudflare’s network. For this purpose, personal data may be processed in server log files by Cloudflare.

This corresponds to our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

A CDN is a network of [globally] distributed servers that is able to deliver optimized content to the website user. Furthermore, Cloudflare provides protection against Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and various other hacking techniques by its global CDN network and Web Application Firewall (WAF). In doing so, Cloudflare may also use cookies, but these are used solely for the purpose described here.

Cloudflare is a certified participant of the "EU-US Privacy Shield Framework". Cloudflare has committed to handling all personal data received from European Union (EU) member states in accordance with the "Privacy Shield Framework".

You can find more information about security and data protection at Cloudflare here: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/.

Dealing with Personal Data

The website operator collects, uses and discloses your personal data only if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the data collection. Personal data is any information that can be used to identify you and that can be traced back to you - for example, your name, e-mail address and telephone number.

Advertising Partners Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of LRVT's Security Blog.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on LRVT's Security Blog, which are sent directly to users' browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that LRVT's Security Blog has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

LRVT's Security Blog's Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

  • Request that a business that collects a consumer's personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.
  • Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.
  • Request that a business that sells a consumer's personal data, not sell the consumer's personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at [email protected].

GDPR Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at [email protected].

Children's Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the Internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

LRVT's Security Blog does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information (PII) from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records if necessary.


Last Update: 03 November 2023

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