This policy sets out what information may be collected from you, what happens with that information, when and how the information may be stored, and what you can do if you have questions or wish to exercise rights you have with respect to your information.
PeterStrobos.com is committed to protecting your privacy, and the privacy of any information you share with us, or which may be obtained from using our website.
We will never collect personal information about you without your explicit consent.
We will never sell, rent, distribute or otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties.
We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully and for the purpose that the information is intended.
We may collect information about you for following reasons:
- to respond to any queries which you may have submitted via our contact form
- when you leave a comment on the site and opt-in to saving your information.
The type of information we may collect about you includes:
- your name
- email address
- IP Address
We will not e-mail you in the future unless relevant.
You may opt out or in of our email communications at any time.
We will never spam you with irrelevant emails.
If you have posted comments on this website, you can personally download, export or delete the information that we hold about you by visiting our Privacy Tools page, or request such by emailing us.
If you find any inaccuracies we will correct it promptly.
Personal information which you may share is transmitted securely and will be held securely if ever stored.
Site visitors are protected by SSL which encrypts and protects the data transmitted with the help of the HTTPS protocol. The SSL assures you that your data will not be intercepted.
Certain cookies are non-essential, while others are essential and therefore necessary for the normal functioning of a website. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. You may however prefer to adjust cookie settings and can do so in your browser . You can set your browser to not accept cookies and can also remove cookies from your browser. For browser specific instructions on how to allow, block or delete cookies, please read the paragraph on cookies below.
For more information on privacy and cookies please view the following paragraphs.
If you have any questions or comments about privacy, please contact us.
Who we are
What personal data we may collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
Use of the contact form on the site requires that you opt-in to submitting your name and email address. The contact form collects your name and email address so that we can correspond with you. Your contact information is sent to an email account and is not stored on the server or shared with anyone else. We will only use this information to reply to your inquiry.
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet information and visitor behaviour information. You may choose to allow, block or delete cookies installed by configuring the settings in your browser as follows:
Disabling cookies may however result in certain website features not functioning.
Google Analytics sets various cookies which last for 1 minute, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 24 hours, 6 months and 2 years, depending on which cookies are set. Google explains this on the following page – Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites.
- Google Analytics cookies set on our site: _gat (1 min), _ga (2 yrs), _gid (24 hrs).
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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
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.
Social cookies are set by social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and other similar social media sites. These cookies are intended to make a site more interactive by allowing you to interact with your social networks. Our website contains links to popular social media platforms by means of share buttons, enabling users to share our content when logged into their social media accounts. When you use these share buttons, third-party cookies are installed which can process your data. Social cookies are also set when viewing or interacting with embedded content from social media sites. Social media platforms are likely to identify you, even if you did not use a share button when you visited our site. This may allow social media networks to track your browsing on our website, simply by you being logged into such accounts on your device while browsing our website. The privacy implications for this will vary from social media network to social media network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks. We recommend that you read the privacy protection policies of your social networks and regularly check your privacy settings.
Social cookies can be disabled by logging out of any social media accounts before visiting our website, or refused by changing your browser settings as described in the Cookies section above.
Google analytics is used to track the browsing patterns of visitors to the site. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to help us see how our website is used. In doing so information about your use of the website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. The information gathered is related to the number of pages visited, the city/country the IP address is assigned to, the number of user visits we receive, the frequency and recurrence of visits, the length of the visit, the browser you use, the operator or type of device you visit from.
The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the website, how the website is found (from advertising or referring websites), and which pages are most frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we may store about you.
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.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can visit our Privacy Tools page to personally download, export or delete the information that we hold about you. Alternatively, you may submit an email 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.
How we protect your data
This site uses SSL technology. The SSL technology (Secure Sockets Layer) is used to secure the transmission of data over the internet. It encrypts and protects the data transmitted with the help of the HTTPS protocol. The SSL assures site visitors that their data will not be intercepted by fraudsters. HTTPS is enabled and visible in the browser address bar. HTTPS is active when a green padlock appears in the browser address bar (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge etc.). This informs visitors that the content of the website comes from a secure and non-pirated source. You can view the site’s SSL Certificate by clicking on the green padlock in the browser address bar.
Personal information submitted by you on our website that may be saved, is stored on a secure server, protected and strictly controlled by a reliable and reputable international hosting service.
Our local network of computer/devices from where we correspond with you by email for example, is secured and protected by firewall security in combination with antivirus/anti-malware software.