Our website address is: https://pamkowalski.com.
Like most website operators, pamkowalski.com (“PK”) collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. PK’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how PK’s visitors use its website. From time to time, PK may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
PK also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on pamkowalski.com blogs/sites. PK only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Certain visitors to PK’s websites choose to interact with PK in ways that require PK to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that PK gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at pamkowalski.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with PK are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, PK collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with PK. PK does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
PK may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. PK may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, PK does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
PK discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on PK’s behalf or to provide services available at PK’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using PK’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. PK will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, PK discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when PK believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of PK, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an PK website and have supplied your email address, PK may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with PK and our products. PK takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Please send such requests to the contact information listed below.
If PK, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that PK goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of PK may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Owner: Pam Kowalski
Address: Merianweg 11, 61381 Friedrichsdorf, Germany