Privacy Policy

tl;dr

This is a private, non-commercial website which does not collect any more information than needed to serve its content. Third party integrations collect data with the limited purpose of ensuring the performance (caching) and security (WAF and captcha) of the site

Policy Purpose

This privacy policy informs you about the storage of data on our website, the type of data stored, and their purposes.

Legal Basis

Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection regulations of the Federal Government (Data Protection Act, DSG) and in accordance with GDPR, every person is entitled to protection of their privacy and to protection against misuse of their personal data. Our website complies with these terms.

Overview

This is a private, non-commercial website for the purposes of sharing important events in our lives with friends, family, and the world. For this reason we have no need to collect any more information than necessary to serve the content of the website to you, while ensuring the performance and security of our website.

The data collected can be divided into two categories.

  • Data we collect directly
  • Data our integrated services collect

Data We Collect Directly

The data we collect directly through your use of the website can be divided into two categories.

  • Technically required data
  • Data you voluntarily submit

Technically Required Data

In order for any website to function, certain technical information is exchanged between the provider (web server) and the requester (client device) in order to transmit the necessary information to the requester.

Every time you (or any visitor) access our website, the internet browser used on your device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a log file on our web server. The following data will be collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer, as well as device ID or individual device identifier and device type
  • Name of the retrieved file and amount of data transferred, as well as date and time of retrieval
  • HTTP response code
  • Requesting domain or the origin of your request
  • Description of the type of internet browser and the operating system of your terminal and the name of your access provider

Our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 § 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO for the collection of these data is based on the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection setup and comfortable use of the website
  • Evaluation of system security and stability
  • Further administrative purposes.

We never collect data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you or otherwise profiling you.

Data You Voluntarily Submit

In addition to the technically required data, if you choose to submit a comment or contact us via our contact form, you provide us with certain data.

  • Your Name
  • Your Email Address
  • Your Comment/Message

When posting a comment your name and the comment becomes publicly visible to all visitors of the page to which you posted the comment. Your email address remains collected for the purpose of identifying you later should you wish to have the content corrected removed. Your email addressed will never be shared.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name and email address 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 last for one year.

When sending a contact request, all information is collected on our server but never disclosed or shared.

Data Our Integrated Services Collect

In order to maintain a secure website and ensure the availability and stability of our site, we employ a number of third-party services, which are described below.

None of these services are employed for any purpose other than for website security and performance.

  • LiteSpeed Cache
  • Google reCaptcha
  • WordFence Security

LiteSpeed Cache

This site utilizes caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary, and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expirations, if necessary.

LiteSpeed Cache may use QUIC.cloud services to process and cache your data temporarily. Please see https://quic.cloud/privacy-policy/ for more details.

Google reCaptcha

We use the reCaptcha service of Google in order to establish whether a form submitted on the website is completed by a natural person or fraudulently by an automated machine-operated process (a bot).

The following data are provided to Google for this purpose:

  • Referrer URL (the address of the page from which the user arrived at the site)
  • IP address
  • Operating system details
  • Cookies
  • Mouse and keyboard behavior
  • Date and language settings
  • All Javascript objects
  • Screen resolution

Our justified interests as per Art. 6 § 1 (f) of the GDPR serve as the legal basis for processing these data.

Find out more about reCaptcha at https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/. An overview of data use by Google can be viewed here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&tid=231560237376 .

If you wish to prevent data about your behavior from being sent to Google, you must log out of Google before you visit our website and delete all Google cookies. You can request that Google delete the data on their side by contacting Google Support at https://support.google.com/?hl=en-GB&tid=231560237376.

WordFence Security

WordFence increases the security of our website by providing the following functions, among others:

  • Regular website scans and checks for security vulnerabilities
  • Protection against brute force attacks
  • Simple virus scanner of the website
  • Etc.

For example, to detect brute force attacks as mentioned above, Wordfence stores the IP address of our visitors.

Our justified interests as per Art. 6 § 1 (f) of the GDPR serve as the legal basis for processing these data. Find out more about WordFence at Wordfence and GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation – Wordfence

Standard terms of use of WordFence can be found at Terms of Use – Standard Contractual Clauses – Wordfence.

Transfer of Personal Data

There is no transfer to any third party of any data directly collected by our website.

Data collected by our integrated services are handled as per their own policies.

Your Rights

Upon request, we can inform you whether and which clearly personal data about you are stored (Article 15 GDPR).

You can also request the correction of incorrect data or the deletion of personal data if this is not prevented by a legal retention obligation or if a legally regulated activity permits such processing (Art. 16 GDPR). Furthermore, you may, under certain circumstances, also limit or object to the processing of your personal data (Art. 18 GDPR). You also have the right to request back the data you supplied to us (Art. 20 GDPR). In addition, you are entitled to the so-called “right to be forgotten”. You can request the deletion of your personal data from us, provided that the legal prerequisites exist (Art. 17 GDPR).

If you would like to exercise your rights, it is sufficient to contact us via email or contact form as detailed at the end of this policy.

Duration of Data Storage

The data collected will be stored by us as long as necessary for our website to operate properly.

Data voluntarily submitted as a comment or contact request will be stored indefinitely unless you exercise your right to have that data removed.

Subject to Change

Due to the continual development of our website or due to changing legal or regulatory requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy.

This is version 1.1 of this policy dated 29.12.2021.

The current privacy policy can be viewed on our website at any time using this link.

Name and Contact Details

This website is a private, non-commercial website run by Chris and Elise.

You can contact Chris and Elise using the Contact Us page and submitting a request or via email at admin(at)chrisandelise.com.

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