Privacy Policy

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In the GDPR world of today, we need a privacy policy which is easy to understand for the normal persons without a law degree in personal data. This privacy page is made for open for scrutiny of the masses and government officials. Please read if you find it interesting.

Who we are

The website is for classic car and Mercedes enthusiasts who likes to firstly read about the topic and learn about car maintenance. The page is maintained by private persons and the web page is not affiliated to Daimler AG or any other company. There is not generated any profits from the page at this time.

Responsible owner can be reached at info@mercbenz123.com

We don’t take any responsibility for any work done on cars by the public.

Our website address can be reached from: https://mercbenz123.com or http://robsmercedescorner.com

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.

Comments are always screened before publishing. Comments have strict filtering and screening to remove any personal or credit card information as well as any spam and hacking attempts.
Comments can be requested deleted from the page at any point by contacting us.

An anonymised 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.

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.

Visitor Data

Firstly we don’t track or store personal user data on the site or in our database since this is more a wiki and news site. We don’t have third party ads that are personalized through technologies such as cookies. It is not possible to create a user accounts on this web page. It is of no interest of us to store your personal data, so we don’t bother. We have limited space anyway. It is not possible log-in with any of visitors user data, email or passwords on the site.

We don’t share user data with any third parties.

Analytics

We use WP Statistics. https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-statistics/
The plugin used on the page to help us show which articles are most visited, the type of browser most in use and where readers originate from regionally, i.e so we can see if readers are mostly from US or other regions with different languages. IP-Addresses are hashed to hide their true number. We cannot pinpoint where visitors are located other than regional such a s a country.

Remember Google also tracks such data and statistics on users when they are searching for related topics to this page and also access the page through the Google search engine.

E-mail with us

User who sends us E-mails are responsible to not send us private and sensitive date. Any such data sent to us will be treated confidentially and deleted promptly. Users can always contact us at info@mercebenz123.com to request their old E-mails to be deleted from the server.
We clear out old E-mails after maximum 2 years of storage on the E-mail server. We use e-mail servers from Dreamhost.

How long do we store data and who can access it?

We don’t store personalized data except comments and analytics. It is stored until articles are deleted, clean-up of statistics or requests have been asked for deletion. Maximum years are 5 years in practice due to updates of the entire site.

Only the owner of the web page have access to the database and file storage, at the moment this is 1 person.

What rights you have over your data?

If you left comments or sent us E-mails, you can 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 can be checked through an automated spam detection service.

What data breach procedures we have in place

The web page is protected through anti-malware protection and all communication with users are through encrypted HTTPS. Admin user access to the dashboard is updated regularly.