PRIVACY STATEMENT

WHO WE ARE

Our website address is: http://followthecult.de.

WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT

COMMENTS

When visitors post comments on the website, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and user agent string (this identifies the browser) to help detect spam.

An anonymized string may be created from your email address (also called a hash) and passed to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service can be found here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

After your comment is approved, your profile picture will be publicly visible in the context of your comment.

MEDIA

If you are a registered user and upload photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this website could download photos stored on this website and extract their location informatiion

COOKIES

When you post a comment on our website, it may be a consent to store your name, email address and website in the cookies. This is a convenience feature so that when you post another comment, you do not have to re-enter all of this information. These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have an account and log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personally identifiable information and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will set some cookies to store your login information and viewing options. Login cookies expire after two days and display option cookies expire after one year. If you select “Stay logged in” when you sign up, your login will be kept for two weeks. When you log out of your account, the login cookies are deleted.

When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only refers to the post ID of the article you just edited. The cookie expires after one day.

EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES

Posts on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.

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

HOW LONG WE STORE YOUR DATA

When you post a comment, it is stored indefinitely, including metadata. This way, we can automatically detect and approve follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our site, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change, or delete their personal information at any time (the username cannot be changed). Administrators of the website can also view and modify this information.

WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE TO YOUR INFORMATION

If you have an account on this website or have posted comments, you may request an export of your personal information from us, including any information you have provided to us. In addition, you may request the deletion of any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain due to administrative, legal or security needs.

WHERE WE SEND YOUR DATA

Visitor comments might be examined by an automated service for spam detection.