Who we are

This site’s web address is https://www.alfredwurr.com. Its servers are located in Canada. It is owned and operated by Alfred Wurr.

By using our site, you agree to the conditions and terms outlined in this privacy policy.

This privacy policy was last updated on June 25, 2019.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Logs

Like many other Web sites, alfredwurr.com records requests for web pages and related resources in web server log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, number of clicks, and more to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information, and additional details. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. We may also record additional request details in our logs that have been submitted in our forms for debugging and security/auditing purposes.

We log these details to monitor and detect potentially malicious activity, gain insight into the browser-types and device types being used to access our site in order to optimize and improve our site and its performance. We also use it to get an idea of where visitors to our site are located in the world to better understand who our customers are to improve our business. IP addresses can be used to identify your general location, such as the city in which you reside and your Internet Service Provider (ISP). However, this does not allow us to identify your address or street or your name. It may be possible that law enforcement officials could use your IP address to identify your billing address by compelling your ISP to provide it, but we have no authority to do so, nor will we seek to do so except for IP addresses that our logging shows may have been used in a malicious, damaging, or criminal manner.

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

We have a a Contact form that allows you to send an email message to alfredwurr.com. Your email address and the message included will be used by an authorized alfredwurr.com representative to answer your email as per your request. This email address will not be shared, sold, or given to others outside of alfredwurr.com authorized representatives unless required by law, nor will it be used for any other purpose, unless you grant permission in another way, such as by subscribing to our newsletter or other email lists.

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.

alfredwurr.com may use cookies to store information about visitor’s preferences, record user-specific information on which pages users access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser. alfredwurr.com may incorporate functionality offered by third-parties. These parties may use cookies and web beacons on our site. These third parties will automatically receive your IP address when loading content from their sites that is displayed within our hosting web page. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by the third-parties. Wurreal Games has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party sites. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Alfredwurr.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

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 may do analysis on our log files to monitor traffic levels, where people go on the site, visitor’s city, language preference, browser, device, and so on, based on the information contained in HTTP requests issued to our servers.

Who we share your data with

Newsletter subscriptions are handled by Mailchimp.com, and entered information is sent and stored on their servers on our behalf for review and use by alfredwurr.com representatives.

We will also share data with law enforcement agencies as required by law or to protect ourselves and our interests.

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.

Information in our log files and databases are stored on encrypted disks (i.e. data is encrypted at rest). These files, databases, and back ups of the files and databases are retained as long as is deemed necessary and feasible to ensure the continued optimal operation of our site and services and to ensure that mission critical data is not lost due to mechanical failure, malfeasance, or other calamity.

When backed up data is deemed to be no longer necessary, it is deleted and the disk space reused, overwriting any recoverable data over time. When our own servers’s storage devices are retired from use, they are physically damaged/destroyed to ensure no one can access the encrypted data they contain.

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.

Your contact information

We use Mailchimp to allow visitors to subscribe to our email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to our subscribers. Mailchimp is a third-party provider, which may process your data using industry standard technologies to provide analysis and insights to assist in monitoring and improving our newsletter. Mailchimp’s privacy policy is available at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. If you so choose, you can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, your name and email address will be saved on Mailchimp’s servers, where it may be viewed by only duly authorized representatives of alfredwurr.com. That data may also be exported from Mailchimp to our own computers/servers, and stored and used according to this privacy policy. We will only email you to send you news about Alfred Wurr’s latest books, products, and related information. Your email address may also be used for additional marketing purposes, such as running and optimizing ad campaigns, and better understanding our audience in order to improve our newsletter, products, and services. Your email address will not be shared with, or sold to, third-party marketers.

We may change the way we manage our subscriber email list at any time. This may include switching to another third-party service provider (i.e. Mailchimp competitor) or maintaining and sending emails using our own servers and programs. This will, necessarily, involve exporting and transferring your email address and any other data you’ve provided to us to the new third-party or our own services/databases. In the event of such a change, this privacy policy will be updated to reflect that change as part of that change, as soon as reasonably possible. As per this privacy policy, you acknowledge and agree that this is acceptable.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We use industry standard SSL encryption between your browser and our servers to prevent others from being able to read your data in a meaningful way. We use strong passwords for all accounts and services related to our site and any third-party integrations or services that we use for alfredwurr.com. Our servers are maintained using security best practices, including anti-virus scans, firewalls, regular security updates, and regular server monitoring for intrusion detection and prevention. Access to our servers, databases, and infrastructure is restricted to only the minimum required authorized personnel.

What third parties we receive data from

We may receive notifications of new subscribers from Mailchimp. This section will be updated in the future, as required, to reflect any new data we receive from third-parties.

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

We do not currently use user data for automated decision making and/or profiling. However, we may do so in the future, in order to improve our products, services, and offerings, and to improve our business practices and the effectiveness of advertising. By using our site, signing up for our newsletter, and so on, you are agreeing that this is permissible. We will update this privacy policy to reflect those changes, if/when that occurs.

Your Consent

By using our site or products, you consent to this privacy policy. If you wish to withdraw your consent, you agree to stop using our site, products, or services.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. This may be necessary as our products or services change. We will post all changes to this privacy policy on this page with a last updated date listed at the top to make it easier to tell that changes have been made. It is your responsibility to periodically review this privacy policy for changes. Your continued use of our site, products or services shall indicate your agreement and consent to the terms of this or a revised policy.

Limitation of liability

While every reasonable effort is made to ensure a trouble-free and enjoyable experience using our site, by using this site, you agree that Alfred Wurr and his associates (representatives, partners, and affiliates) are not liable for any personal injury or loss, either direct, or indirect, or consequential damages of any kind, including without limitation, loss of life, data, profits, revenue, business interruption, or property that arises, or believed to arise, as result of or related to your use or inability to use the site. This limitation of liability applies fully and without reservation, regardless of the cause, and even if Alfred Wurr, or his associates, have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Copyright

This site and its content are subject to copyright and all rights are reserved. You may not copy, modify, redistribute, license, display, reproduce, sell, or transfer any content, images, software or data from this site, or offer to do so, without explicit, written permission of Alfred Wurr. To submit requests to do so, contact us.

More information

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, contact us.