Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is https://pkpoint.com.

What personal data do 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

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

The homepage and webshop use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics enables analysis of how users are utilizing the site. The information collected includes, e.g. information on the operating system, screen, your IP address, website views called up, the date and time of your visit to our website. The information created on your use of the website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have activated IP anonymization. This means that your IP address will be shortened by Google before the transmission within the Member States of the European Union or in other states that are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google uses this information on behalf of the website operator to analyze your use of the website, compile reports on activities within the app, and provide other services associated with the use of the website to the provider of the app. The IP address transmitted within the context of Google Analytics is not associated with other information by Google.

You can prevent the transmission of data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by deactivating Google Analytics in your browser.

Further information on conditions of use and data protection can be found at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. We wish to inform you that the configuration of Google Analytics on this website ensures the anonymized collection of IP addresses (known as IP masking).

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long do 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 profiles. 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 do 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.

Social Media

We use social media and social networking services to advance our work. These applications require the use of third-party service providers. Notably, we have a Facebook page, Instagram account, Twitter feed, a Mastodon account, articles published on Medium, and YouTube and PeerTube channels:

  • The Facebook page is administered by Facebook, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Policy available here, and is accessible by Facebook users who have already consented to Facebook’s Data Policy. The Group page is managed by Privacy International staff members. We do not export information on our followers from the Facebook platform.
  • The Instagram account we use is administered by Instagram, in accordance with their privacy policy available here.
  • The Twitter account we use is administered by Twitter, in accordance with their privacy policy available here.
  • The YouTube channel is administered by YouTube, in accordance with the privacy policy available here.

We use direct messaging over social media on occasion, when individuals and organizations contact us directly on these social media platforms. We aim to delete these messages as soon as we have responded to the queries. We will continue to push social media companies for stronger privacy protections for all their users.

How to Contact Us

You can reach us by email for all manner of information. Send your inquiry to info@pkpoint.com.

Changes to the Policy

In the event that the Policy is changed at any time, the date and nature of the change will be clearly indicated in this document. In the event that the change has a material impact on the handling of your personal information, we will contact you to inform you of the changes and where appropriate seek your consent.

How we protect your data

Your data is in safe hands with us. The processing of your personal data at pkpoint.com (homepage) is done in line with the applicable data protection legislation.

What data breach procedures do we have in place

Data Breach Branch has the responsibility to make all time-critical decisions on steps taken to contain and manage the incident. The Data Breach Branch should immediately be alerted of any confirmed or suspected data breach via email:

PkPoint Editor ( [email protected] )
The notification should include the following information, where available:

  • The extent of the data breach
  • Type and volume of personal data involved
  • Cause or suspected cause of the breach
  • Whether the breach has been rectified
  • Measures and processes that the organization had put in place at the time of the breach
  • Information on whether affected individuals of the data breach were notified and if not, when the organization intends to do so
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