Privacy Policy

Where this policy applies

This website address is: https://pipfrosch.com. This privacy policy applies to this website and all sub-domains of this website.

Pipfrosch Press is a fan of the Electronic Frontier Foundation precisely because of the high level on online privacy they advocate.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on this website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string.

Unlike many WordPress sites, this website does not use gravatar. It leaks information about the users despite the incorrect claim that it anonymizes the user e-mail address. Seriously, just take the MD5 hash of any e-mail address and search for the resulting string, and if that e-mail has been used to make comments on websites that use gravatar, you will find them. That is not anonymous despite the claim of the developers.

Media

If you upload images to this website, try to avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors (including automated content scrapers) to this website can download and extract any location data from the images.

Pipfrosch Press plans to develop a solution that removes all EXIF metadata on images at upload but that has not yet been developed.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on this website 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.

Pipfrosch Press is planning to change this, most web browsers now have auto-fill capabilities so saving that information in a cookie is not actually necessary. The current behavior of saving this information in a cookie is WordPress default behavior, the code to change it has not yet been made.

When you visit the login page, a temporary cookie will be set 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, several cookies are used 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

With the exception of JavaScript libraries, articles on this website DO NOT include embedded content (e.g. fonts, videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites. Embedded content from other websites (often referred to as ‘Third Party Content’) is a major source of user tracking (often referred to as ‘Third Party Trackers’) and is a large part of why the Internet has become a public danger.

Companies that track Internet users tend to sell the data they gather without any regard for the harm that it can potentially cause to the users.

Consent is informed. Consent is never coerced. Consent is reversible.

Data collecting on the Internet blatantly fails all three of those tests.

When we give a pass to large corporations like Google, Amazon, and Facebook violating consent of human beings in the context of data tracking, is it any surprise that so many people violate consent of other human beings in the context of sex? Our society needs to start taking consent seriously.

During the 2016 election, Cambridge Analytics used tracking data for the purpose of targeted propaganda in a possibly successful attempt to change the outcome of the general election.

During 2020, the U. S. government bought tracking data for the purpose of identifying non-violent undocumented immigrants so they could be targeted for deportation.

The potential abuses of tracking data are huge, and some of those abuses are no longer potential but are now actual.

Pipfrosch Press will not facilitate tracking by embedding third party content on this website.

JavaScript Libraries

For JavaScript libraries that are commonly used by many different web sites, use of a Public CDN to serve the libraries both reduces the time it takes for a website to load for most first time visitors and reduces the redundancy of files the visitor has to have stored in their browser cache.

Pipfrosch Press uses the jQuery.com CDN for jQuery and jQuery Migrate plugin. The script nodes that reference the CDN specify crossorigin="anonymous" which instructs your browser not to send any identifying information when retrieving the files, and it only retrieves the files if it does not happen to already have them cached from another website that also uses the jQuery.com CDN.

The script nodes that reference the CDN also use Subresource Integrity to allow the browser to verify the files are genuine before they are loaded and executed.

Analytics

Pipfrosch Press does not run any third party analytic software on this website.

Who we share your data with

Pipfrosch Press does not share data about visitors to this website with others.

E-Mail Notifications

Currently this website uses gmail to send e-mail notifications. This can happen when you leave a comment on this website, create an account on this website, post content on this website, or when another user leaves a reply to a comment you made on content you posted this website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment on this website, 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 this 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 website, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you have provided. You may also request the erasure of any personal data that we have.

If you request data erasure, you will be informed when it is complete and you will be informed about any data that we can not erase due to administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Data you submit to this website is not sent through any third party services. However you should be aware that any provided data that appears on a public page may be scraped and archived by third parties. That is beyond our control.

Your contact information

Contact information you provide to this web site is not shared with anyone outside of Pipfrosch Press without your explicit informed consent.