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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy (draft)


Introduction

Stromboidea.de (Aporrhais.de) is founded on a simple, but powerful principle: we can do more together than any of us can do alone. We cannot work collectively without gathering, sharing, and analyzing information about our users as we seek new ways to make the Stromboidea.de (Aporrhais.de) more useable, safer, and more beneficial.

We believe that information-gathering and use should go hand-in-hand with transparency. This Privacy Policy explains how the Stromboidea.de (Aporrhais.de) collects, uses, and shares information we receive from you through your use of the Wikimedia Sites. It is essential to understand that, by using any of the Stromboidea.de (Aporrhais.de) Sites, you consent to the collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure, and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. That means that reading this Policy carefully is important.

We believe that you shouldn't have to provide personal information to participate in the free knowledge movement. You do not have to provide things like your real name, address, or date of birth to contribute content to the Stromboidea.de (Aporrhais.de) Sites.

We do not sell or rent your information, nor do we give it to others to sell you anything. We use it to figure out how to make the Stromboidea.de (Aporrhais.de) Sites more engaging and accessible, to see which ideas work, and to make learning and contributing more fun. Put simply: we use this information to make the Stromboidea.de (Aporrhais.de) Sites better for you.

After all, it's people like you, the champions of free knowledge, who make it possible for the Stromboidea.de (Aporrhais.de) Sites to not only exist, but also grow and thrive.

Definitions

When we say...... we mean:
"we" / "us" / "our"The Editors of Stromboidea.de
"Stromboidea.de Sites"all websites and services (regardless of language) on the Domain "Stromboidea.de" that are also found under the Domain "Aporrhais.de", excluding, however, sites and services listed in the "What This Privacy Policy Doesn't Cover" section below.
"you" / "your" / "me"You, regardless of whether you are an individual, group, or organization, and regardless of whether you are using the Stromboidea.de Sites or our services on behalf of yourself or someone else.
"this Policy" / "this Privacy Policy"This document, entitled the "Stromboidea.de Privacy Policy".
"contributions"Content you add or changes you make to any Stromboidea.de Sites.
"personal information"Information you provide us or information we collect from you that could be used to personally identify you. To be clear, while we do not necessarily collect all of the following types of information, we consider at least the following to be “personal information” if it is otherwise nonpublic and can be used to identify you: (a) your real name, address, phone number, email address, password, identification number on government-issued ID, IP address, user-agent information, credit card number;(b) when associated with one of the items in subsection (a), any sensitive data such as date of birth, gender, sexual orientation, racial or ethnic origins, marital or familial status, medical conditions or disabilities, political affiliation, and religion; and(c) any of the items in subsections (a) or (b) when associated with your user account.
"third party" / "third parties"Individuals, entities, websites, services, products, and applications that are not controlled, managed, or operated by Stromboidea.de.

What This Privacy Policy Does & Doesn't Cover

Except as explained below, this Privacy Policy applies to our collection and handling of information about you that we receive as a result of your use of any of the Stromboidea.de Sites. This Policy also applies to information that we receive from our partners or other third parties. To understand more about what this Privacy Policy covers, please see below.

This Privacy Policy, however, does not cover some situations where we may gather or process information. For example, some uses may be covered by separate privacy policies or sites or services run by third parties (such as third-party developer projects on pmwiki Services). To understand more about what this Privacy Policy does not cover, please see below.


Collection & Use of Info

Types of Information We Receive From You & How We Get It

Your Public Contributions: When you make a contribution to any Stromboidea.de Site, including on user or discussion pages, you are creating a permanent, public record of every piece of content added, removed, or altered by you. The page history will show when your contribution or deletion was made, as well as your username (if you are signed in) or your IP address (if you are not signed in). We may use your public contributions, either aggregated with the public contributions of others or individually, to create new features or data-related products for you or to learn more about how the Stromboidea.de Sites are used.

Account Information & Registration: Want to create an account? Great! Don't want to create an account? No problem! You are not required to create an account to read or contribute to a Stromboidea.de Site, except under rare circumstances. However, if you contribute without signing in, your contribution will be publicly attributed to the IP address associated with your device. If you want to create a standard account, in most cases we require only a username and a password.

To gain a better understanding of the demographics of our users, to localize our services and to learn how we can improve our services, we may ask you for more demographic information, such as gender or age, about yourself. We will tell you if such information is intended to be public or private, so that you can make an informed decision about whether you want to provide us with that information. Providing such information is always completely optional. If you don't want to, you don't have to—it's as simple as that.

Location Information: We keep information obtained by GPS (and other technologies commonly used to determine Location) confidential, except as provided in this Policy. Sometimes, we automatically receive location data from your device (eg mobile phone, camera, ...). For example, if you want to upload a photo, we may receive metadata, such as the place and time you took the photo, automatically from your device. Please be aware that the default setting on your device typically includes the metadata in your photo or video upload to the Stromboidea.de Sites. If you do not want metadata sent to us and made public at the time of your upload, please change your settings on your device.

IP Addresses: Finally, when you visit any Stromboidea.de Site, we automatically receive the IP address of the device (or your proxy server) you are using to access the Internet, which could be used to infer your geographical location.

Information Related to Your Use of the Wikimedia Sites

We want to make the Stromboidea.de Sites better for you by learning more about how you use them. Examples of this might include how often you visit the Stromboidea.de Sites, what you like, what you find helpful, how you get to the Stromboidea.de Sites, and whether you would use a helpful feature more if we explained it differently. We also want this Policy and our practices to reflect our community's values. For this reason, we keep information related to your use of the Stromboidea.de Sites confidential, except as provided in this Policy.

Information We Receive Automatically: Because of how browsers work, we receive some information automatically when you visit the Stromboidea.de Sites. This information includes the type of device you are using (possibly including unique device identification numbers, for some beta versions of our mobile applications), the type and version of your browser, your browser's language preference, the type and version of your device's operating system, in some cases the name of your internet service provider or mobile carrier, the website that referred you to the Stromboidea.de Sites, which pages you request and visit, and the date and time of each request you make to the Stromboidea.de Sites. Put simply, we use this information to enhance your experience with Stromboidea.de Sites. For example, we use this information to administer the sites, provide greater security, and fight vandalism; optimize mobile applications, customize content and set language preferences, test features to see what works, and improve performance; understand how users interact with the Stromboidea.de Sites, track and study use of various features, gain understanding about the demographics of the different Stromboidea.de Sites, and analyze trends.

Information We Collect: We actively do not collect types of information with technologies like tracking pixels, JavaScript, and a variety of "locally stored data" technologies, such as cookies and local storage. We will never use third-party cookies, unless we get your permission to do so. If you ever come across a third-party data collection tool that has not been authorized by you (such as one that may have been mistakenly placed by another user or administrator), please report it to us at biermann.wieneke@t-online.de.

Sharing

When May We Share Your Information?

With Your Permission: We share your information for a particular purpose, if you agree.

For Legal Reasons: We will access, use, preserve, and/or disclose your Personal Information if we reasonably believe it necessary to satisfy a valid and legally enforceable warrant, subpoena, court order, law or regulation, or other judicial or administrative order. However, if we believe that a particular request for disclosure of a user's information is legally invalid or an abuse of the legal system and the affected user does not intend to oppose the disclosure themselves, we will try our best to fight it. We are committed to notifying you via email at least ten (10) calendar days, when possible, before we disclose your Personal Information in response to a legal demand. However, we may only provide notice if we are not legally restrained from contacting you, there is no credible threat to life or limb that is created or increased by disclosing the request, and you have provided us with an email address. Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal objections or defenses you may have to a third party's request (whether it be civil, criminal, or governmental) to disclose your information. We recommend seeking the advice of legal counsel immediately if such a request is made involving you.

If the Organization is Transferred: In the extremely unlikely event that ownership of all or substantially all changes, or we go through a reorganization (such as a merger, consolidation, or acquisition), we will continue to keep your Personal Information confidential, except as provided in this Policy, and provide notice to you via the Stromboidea.de Sites at least thirty (30) calendar days before any Personal Information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

To Protect You, Ourselves & Others: We, or particular users with certain administrative rights as described below, may need to share your Personal Information if it is reasonably believed to be necessary to enforce or investigate potential violations of our Terms of Use, this Privacy Policy. We may also need to access and share information to investigate and defend ourselves against legal threats or actions. Stromboidea.de Sites are collaborative, with users writing most of the policies and selecting from amongst themselves people to hold certain administrative rights. These rights may include access to limited amounts of otherwise nonpublic information about recent contributions and activity by other users. They use this access to help protect against vandalism and abuse, fight harassment of other users, and generally try to minimize disruptive behavior on the Stromboidea.de Sites. We hope that this never comes up, but we may disclose your Personal Information if we believe that it's reasonably necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm or death to a person, or to protect our organization, employees, contractors, users, or the public. We may also disclose your Personal Information if we reasonably believe it necessary to detect, prevent, or otherwise assess and address potential spam, malware, fraud, abuse, unlawful activity, and security or technical concerns.

To Our Service Providers: As hard as we may try, we can't do it all. So sometimes we use third-party service providers or contractors who help run or improve the Stromboidea.de Sites for you and other users. We give access to your Personal Information to these providers or contractors as needed to perform their services for us or to use their tools and services. We put requirements, such as confidentiality agreements, in place to help ensure that these service providers treat your information consistently with, and no less protective of your privacy than, the principles of this Policy.

Because You Made It Public: Any information you post publicly on the Stromboidea.de Sites is just that – public. For example, if you put your mailing address on your personal page, that is public, and not protected by this Policy. And if you edit without registering or logging into your account, your IP address will be seen publicly. Please think carefully about your desired level of anonymity before you disclose Personal Information on your user page or elsewhere.

Protection

How Do We Protect Your Data?

We strive to protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We use a variety of physical and technical measures, policies, and procedures (such as access control procedures, network firewalls, and physical security) designed to protect our systems and your Personal Information. Unfortunately, there's no such thing as completely secure data transmission or storage, so we can't guarantee that our security will not be breached (by technical measures or through violation of our policies and procedures). We will never ask for your password by email (but may send you a temporary password via email if you have requested a password reset). If you ever receive an email that requests your password, please let us know by sending it to Biermann.wieneke@t-online.de, so we can investigate the source of the email.

How Long Do We Keep Your Data?

Once we receive Personal Information from you, we keep it for the shortest possible time that is consistent with the maintenance, understanding, and improvement of the Stromboidea.de Sites. Non-personal information may be retained indefinitely. Please remember that certain information, such as your IP address (if you edit while not logged in) and any public contributions to the Stromboidea Sites, is archived and displayed indefinitely by design; the transparency of the projects’ contribution and revision histories is critical to their efficacy and trustworthiness. For further information about how you may request access to or deletion of your Personal Information, or other rights you may have with respect to your Personal Information, please contact biermann.wieneke@t-online.de

Important info

For the protection of Stromboidea.de and other users, if you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you may not use the Stromboidea.de Sites.

Where is the Stromboidea.de basis & What Does That Mean for Me?

Stromboidea.de is a group of enthusiasts running the Site stromboidea.de based in Murnau, Germany. Its server is located in Germany. If you decide to use stromboidea.de Sites, you understand that your Personal Information will be collected, transferred, stored, processed, disclosed and otherwise used as described in this Privacy Policy. You also understand that your information may be transferred by us to other countries, which may have different or less stringent data protection laws than your country, in connection with providing services to you.

Our Response to Do Not Track (DNT) signals

We are strongly committed to not sharing nonpublic information and Personal Information with third parties. In particular, we do not allow tracking by third-party websites you have not visited (including analytics services, advertising networks, and social platforms), nor do we share your Personal Information with any third parties for marketing purposes. Under this Policy, we may share your information only under particular situations, which you can learn more about in the “When May We Share Your Information” section of this Privacy Policy. Because we protect all users in this manner, we do not change our behavior in response to a web browser's "do not track" signal.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Because things naturally change over time and we want to ensure our Privacy Policy accurately reflects our practices and the law, it may be necessary to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. We reserve the right to do so in the following manner: In the event of substantial changes, we will provide the proposed changes to our users in at least three (3) languages (selected at our discretion) for open comment period lasting at least thirty (30) calendar days. Prior to the start of any comment period, we will provide notice of such changes and the opportunity to comment via email. For minor changes, such as grammatical fixes, administrative or legal changes, or corrections of inaccurate statements, we will post the changes and, when possible, provide at least three (3) calendar days' prior notice via email.

We ask that you please review the most up-to-date version of our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the stromboidea.de Sites after this Privacy Policy becomes effective constitutes acceptance of this Privacy Policy on your part. Your continued use of the stromboidea.de Sites after any subsequent version of this Privacy Policy becomes effective, following notice as outlined above, constitutes acceptance of that version of the Privacy Policy on your part.

Contact Us

If you have questions or suggestions about this Privacy Policy, or the information collected under this Privacy Policy, please email us at biermann.wieneke@t-online.de. Depending on your jurisdiction, you also may have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority competent for your country or region.

Thank You!

Thank you for reading our Privacy Policy. We hope you enjoy using the stromboidea.de Sites and appreciate your participation in creating, maintaining, and constantly working to improve the largest repository of free knowledge about Stromboideans in the world.

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