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Who we are
As the provider of this website, we are legally obliged to inform you about the purpose, scope and nature of the collection and use of your personal data. To give you a good feeling for the way in which we collect, process and use data, we would like to provide an overview of data processing. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
You can do this by emailing email@example.com
The address of our website is: https://art-is-improvement.com.
Jonathan and Kilian Schulze are behind Art is Improvement. Two artists from the district of Soest, Germany.
Your personal data which are automatically retrieved.
Personal data is individual information about the personal and factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person.
When you visit our website, data is collected, processed and used which may not always be personally identifiable. In order for the pages to be displayed in your browser, the IP address must be collected and stored. As a rule, an IP address is currently assigned dynamically by your provider. This address usually changes regularly, so that we cannot establish a personal reference even from the IP address. However, in individual cases (e.g. in the case of so-called static IP addresses), it would theoretically be possible to establish a personal reference. As a provider, however, we have no interest in establishing a personal connection and will not do so in principle. In detail, the following data record is stored for each retrieval by your end device (PC, mobile phone, etc.):
- IP address of the calling terminal device,
- Operating system of the calling end device,
- Browser version of the calling end device,
- Name of the retrieved file,
- Date and time of retrieval,
- Volume of data transferred,
- Referring URL
The stored data is only evaluated for statistical purposes and not to establish a concrete personal reference. The data is also used to enable the elimination of errors.
IP addresses are deleted immediately, at the latest after 72 hours. Once the IP addresses have been deleted, it is no longer possible for us to make any personal reference from this data.
When visitors post comments on our website, we collect the data displayed in the comment form.
If you send us an e-mail, we will store it until your enquiry has been dealt with or until the expiry of any statutory retention obligations. We ensure that the data is stored securely against unauthorised access by third parties.
Please note, however, that unencrypted e-mails sent via the Internet are not sufficiently protected against unauthorised access by third parties.
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 information.
When you post a comment on our website, it may be a consent to store your name, email address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that you don't have to re-enter all this information when you post another comment. 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 whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you sign up, we will set up 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 signed in" when you sign up, your sign-in will be maintained for a fortnight. 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 article ID of the article you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day.
Cookies used by our service providers
- Unsere Dienstanbieter verwenden Cookies. Diese Cookies werden möglicherweise auf Ihrem Computer gespeichert, wenn Sie unsere Website besuchen.
- Wir verwenden Google Analytics, um die Nutzung unserer Website zu analysieren. Google Analytics sammelt mithilfe von Cookies Informationen über die Nutzung der Website. Die im Zusammenhang mit unserer Website gesammelten Informationen werden verwendet, um Berichte über die Nutzung unserer Website zu erstellen. Die Datenschutzbestimmungen von Google finden Sie unter: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
- Beim Besuchen dieser Seite haben Sie die Möglichkeit nur essenzielle Cookies oder andere Gruppen (Marketing, Externe Medien) zu Erlauben. Falls sie Ihre Entscheidungen Wiederrufen wollen, befindet sich oben ein Butten, mit dessen Aktivierung Sie auf das Einstellungsmenu gelangen.
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.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we save your data
When you post a comment, it is saved indefinitely, including metadata. This way we can automatically detect and approve follow-up comments instead of keeping them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our website, we additionally store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the user name cannot be changed). Administrators of the website can also view and change this information.
What rights you have to your data
If you have an account on this website or have posted comments, you can request that we export your personal data, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request the deletion of any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments could be examined by an automated service for spam detection.
What information do we collect about you and how do we use it?
1.1 Account and profile information
You do not need to create an account to use this forum, such as browsing and viewing profiles, forums, threads and posts by public members. If you choose to create an account, you will need to provide us with some personal information in order for us to provide you with our services. This includes a display name (e.g. "John Doe"), a nickname (e.g. @john-doe), a username (e.g. johnxdoe), a password and an email address. Your display name and nickname are always public, but you can use either your real name or a pseudonym.
Once you have registered and created an account, you also have the option to add this public information:
Biography (About me)
Account addresses for social networks
And other details about your profile information will be displayed in our community.
While using the Art is Improvement-Forum, the following information may also be collected (not public):
IP address (Internet Protocol) (not personal)
Browser type and version (not personal)
Operating system (not personal)
Reference source (not personal)
Visit duration, page views, website navigation and other related browsing activity
Most activities on Art is Improvement forum are public, including your profile information above. You can also post your location on your profile. Information posted about you by other people using our forum may also be public. For example, other people may mention that you use @nickname in posts.
You are responsible for your topics, posts and other information you provide through our services and you should think carefully about what you post, especially if it is confidential information.
You may register by linking your account to accounts on another service (e.g. Facebook login) and that other service may send us information about your account on that service. We use the information we receive to provide you with features such as cross-posting or cross-service authentication and to run our community. We create a new account in our community for you based on your third-party account information that you share.
1.2 Contact information
We use your contact information, such as your email address, to authenticate your account and keep it - and our services - secure and to prevent spam, fraud and abuse. We also use contact information to personalise our services, enable certain account features, such as login confirmation, password reset, send you information about our community, and notify you of new replies in your subscribed forums and threads. You can also opt out of email notifications.
When you send us an email, we retain the content of your message, your email address and your contact information in order to respond to your request.
1.3 Private messages and non-public communication
We offer certain features that allow you to communicate more privately or control who sees your content. For example, if the Forum Administrator is enabled, you can check the "Set Topic Private" box when you create a topic, or click the "Private" button on your first topic post, or use private messaging to have non-public conversations. In these cases, we store and process your related messages and information. This includes message content, images, information about who you have communicated with and when to better understand the use of our community, protect security and review reported messages. We share the content of your private messages with the people you sent them to. We do not use them to serve ads to you. If you use features like private messaging for communication, remember that recipients have their own copy of your communication under Art is Improvement Forum - even if you delete your copy of those messages from your account - which they may duplicate, save or re-save Parts.
Cookies used by our service providers
1.4.6 When visiting this page, you have the option of allowing only essential cookies or other groups (marketing, external media). If you wish to revoke your decisions, there is a button at the top of the page that will take you to the settings menu.
1.5 Log data
We receive information when you view or otherwise interact with content in our community. This is called "log data" even if you have not created an account. For example, when you visit our websites, sign in to our community and interact with our email notifications, we may receive information about you. This log data includes information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring website, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and app IDs), search terms and cookie information. We use log data to operate our services and ensure their safe, reliable and robust performance. We use information you provide to us and data we receive, including log data and data from third parties, to draw conclusions about what topics you might be interested in and what languages you speak. This helps us to better tailor our services for you and personalise the content we show you.
2. information that we share and disclose
2.1 How we share the information we collect
You should be aware that any information you provide in our community - including profile information about the account you use to post the information - may be read, collected and used by any member of the public who accesses these sites. Your posts and certain profile information may remain even after you terminate your account. We urge you to consider the confidentiality of any information you submit to these services. To request the removal of your data from publicly accessible websites operated by us, please contact us. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your data. In this case, we will let you know if this is not possible and why.
2.2 Disclosure to third parties
2.2.1 Service Providers: We share information with third parties who help us operate, provide, improve, integrate, customise, support and market our services. We work with third party service providers to provide website and application development, hosting, maintenance, backup, storage, virtual infrastructure, payment processing, analytics and other services for us, so they may need to access or use information about you. If a service provider needs to access information about you to perform services on our behalf, it will do so under strict instructions from us, including policies and procedures to protect your information.
2.2.2 Links to third party websites: Our Community may contain links that take you to other websites or services whose privacy practices may differ from ours. When you submit information to one of these third party websites, your information is subject to their privacy policies, not this one. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of any websites you visit.
2.2.3 Social Media Widgets: The Services may contain links that take you to other websites or services whose privacy practices may differ from ours. Your use of and any information you submit to those third party websites is subject to their privacy policies, not this one.
2.3 Right, harm and public interest
2.4 Non-personal data
We share or disclose non-personal information such as aggregate information such as community statistics (online users, visitors, current viewers of a topic, etc.), the number of people who clicked on a particular link (number of topic views) ) or voted on a poll in a topic (even if only one did so).
3. How to access and control your information
3.1 Accessing or rectifying your personal data
You have the right to request a copy of your data and to object to our use of your data. If you have registered an account with our community, we provide you with tools and account settings that allow you to access, correct, delete or change the personal information you have provided to us and associated with your account. You can request the download of your account information, including your created content (posts). You can also request the correction, deletion or modification of your personal data.
Your request and choices may be restricted in certain cases: For example, if fulfilling your request will reveal information about another person or if you wish to delete information that we or your administrator are permitted by law to retain or have compelling legitimate interests. If you have asked us to share information with third parties, for example by installing third-party apps, you must contact those third parties directly to have your information deleted or otherwise restricted.
3.2 Deleting your personal data
You can request the deletion of your account. This includes personal data, profile data, content created, logs, etc. Cookies should be deleted from your site. Almost all browsers have the option to delete cookies.
Note that search engines and other third parties may still retain copies of your public information, such as your profile information, even after we / you have deleted the information from our community.
3.3 Restrict processing
3.3.1 Ask us to stop using your information: In some cases, you can ask us to stop accessing, storing, using and otherwise processing your information if you believe we do not have the appropriate rights. For example, if you believe that a community account has been created for you without your permission or you are no longer an active user, you can request that we delete your account (contact us). If you have given us consent to use your data for a limited purpose, you can contact us to withdraw that consent. However, this will not affect any processing that has already taken place at that time. You can also opt out of the use of your data for marketing purposes by contacting us. When you make such requests, we may need time to investigate and facilitate your request. If there is a delay or dispute about whether we have the right to continue using your information, we will restrict further use of your information until the request is satisfied or the dispute is resolved, unless your administrator objects (if applicable). If you object to information being shared with a third-party app, disable the app or contact your administrator to do so.
3.3.2 Disabling Communications: You may opt-out of receiving email notifications relating to your subscribed forums and posts or promotional communications from us by using the unsubscribe link in any email, updating your subscription settings on the My Profile> Subscription page or by Contacting Us as set out below to remove your contact information from our promotional email list or registration database.
3.4 Data portability
Data portability is the ability to retrieve some of your information in a format that you can keep on your devices or share with other communities. Depending on the context, this may apply to some of your information, but not all of your information. If you request it, we will provide you with an electronic file containing your basic account information and the information you create in the areas you alone control, e.g. your threads (with your posts only), your replies in other threads, private messages and conversations (with your messages only), etc ...
4. how we store and secure the information we collect
We use data hosting service providers to host the information we collect and we use technical measures to protect your data. Although we implement safeguards to protect your data, no security system is impenetrable. Due to the nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that data while in transit over the Internet or while stored on our systems or otherwise in our care is absolutely secure from intrusion by others.
5. children and our community
Our community is not aimed at children and you must not use our services if you are under 13 years old. You must also be old enough to consent to the processing of your personal data in your country (in some countries we may allow your parent or guardian to do this on your behalf).
7. your agreement to this policy
9. contact us
Wenn Sie Fragen zu dieser Datenschutzrichtlinie haben, wenden Sie sich bitte an uns, oder öffnen Sie ein öffentliches oder privates Thema in unserer Community.