Who we are
Responsible for this website is:
CMD Group USA
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
Our contact form collects your name and email address. The information is being sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We keep those emails for one year for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.
You have the option to subscribe to our newsletter. To receive our newsletter we only need your email address. You might also receive emails that relate to the newsletter service. For example, during the registration process or technical changes.
We use Mailchimp.com for our email list. You can read Mailchimp’s privacy police here. Your data will only be used for the distribution of our newsletter and will not be shared otherwise.
To register you need a valid email address. To ensure that it is really the owner of the email address that is registering, we use the double-opt-in method.
You can opt-out of the newsletter mailing list at any time. A link to unsubscribe is in the footer of every newsletter we send out.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.
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.
You can find extensive instructions to administer your data in Google products at this website: DataLiberation.org.
This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses „Cookies“, text files, which are saved on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of our website. Usually, the data generated by those cookies is saved on servers in the United States. Contracted by us, Google will use the data to generate reports about your use of our website. The IP address submitted by your browser during this process will not merge with other data from Google.
Your browser settings let you avoid the creation of cookies, but please be aware that it might restrict the functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can avoid the recording of data generated by the cookie and your use of this website and the use of that data by Google with this browser plugin: Browser Add On zur Deaktivierung von Google Analytics.
Additionally or as an alternative to the browser plugin, you avoid the tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking on this link. It will install an Opt-Out-Cookie on your computer. It will prevent recording through Google Analytics for our website and this browser for as long as the cookie is installed.
Script Libraries and Google Web Fonts
To display the content of our website correctly, we utilize script libraries and Google Web Fonts. To save bandwidth, those fonts will be loaded into your browser’s cache. In case your browser does not support Google Web Fonts a default font will be used.
The use of script and font libraries like Google Web Fonts automatically triggers a connection with the host of those libraries. It is possible, that the host of the library is collecting information. To learn more about this please visit Google’s privacy page https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your data with any third party other than outlined above.
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.
You can contact us at any time if you want to:
Receive information about the type and usage of information we have saved about you
Correct your incorrect personal data we have saved
Delete your personal data we have saved
Restrict the usage of your data in case we can not delete your data for legal reasons
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your data
To keep your data save during their transmission from your browser to our servers, we use SSL via HTTPS.