Privacy Policy

Who We Are

Our website address is: https://absolutemunich.com and we are a specialist informational website highlighting all things Munich and Bavaria related.

What Personal Data We Collect And Why We Collect It

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

Any contact forms on the Absolute Munich website can collect personal information such as names and email addresses. Absolute Munich NEVER shares or sells these contact email lists with anyone. We are vigilant with your privacy just as much as we are with our own.

Cookies

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 visit our login page, 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.

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

Analytics

We are connected directly with Google Analytics. Google may therefore access your user behavior on our website via their analytics platform and this may lead to more personalized advert placements and individual recommendations.

Who We Share Your Data With

Unless you give specific permission, we share your data with no one else.

However, should any legal authorities request any of your data then we are obligated to provide your data should they request it for any reason. If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email to our email service provider (in our case Gmail so Google).

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 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. Google may also collect data from you as a user of our website but that is all administered via Google’s own Privacy Policy.

Your Contact Information

Should you ever provide your contact information it is always stored securely and NEVER shared or sold to third parties. It is only ever utilised in order to make contact with you, as the end user.

Additional Information

How we protect your data

We use a WordPress Plugin called iThemes Security to protect our website from malicious attacks and our web hosting service also provides stringent additional firewall security to prevent hacker attacks. We use SiteGround for all our hosting and NameCheap for all our domain registrations. Both SiteGround and Namecheap have their own strict privacy policies also.

What Third Parties We Receive Data From

Google is the only third party that we receive data from in the form of analytics and user behaviour and as previously pointed out, they have their own stringent privacy policy.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We use any data provided to help serve better and more relevant adverts on our blog posts to you, the end user.