February 24, 2024

World Goldpanning Association

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Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement
According to EU data protection basic regulation (EU-DSGVO)
Who we are

The address of our website is: https://www.worldgoldpanningassociation.com
What personal information we collect and why we collect it comments

When visitors post comments on the site, we collect the information displayed on the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and user agent string (which identifies the browser) to help detect spam.

From your email address, an anonymous string (also called a hash) can be created and submitted to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service can be found here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After your comment has been released, your profile picture will be publicly visible in the context of your comment.

If you are a registered user and upload photos to this site, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this site may download photos stored on this site and extract their location information.
Security logs

The IP address of visitors, the user ID of logged-in users, and the username of logon attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the Site from certain types of attacks. Examples of logging conditions include logon attempts, logoff requests, suspicious URL requests, site content changes, and password updates. This information is retained for 60 days.
Contact Forms

The personal data provided within the scope of our contact forms will only be used for answering inquiries or establishing contact and for the associated technical administration. The transfer to third parties does not take place.

In order to protect input forms on our site, we use the “reCAPTCHA” service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”. Through the use of this service it can be differentiated whether the corresponding input is of human origin or whether it is misused by automated mechanical processing.

The use of the service “reCAPTCHA” obtained information takes place according to the Google Terms of Use:

Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps product of Google Inc. By using this website, you agree to the collection, processing and use of the automated data collected by Google Inc, its agents and third parties.

The Google Maps Terms of Use can be found under “Google Maps Terms of Use”.

When you write a comment on our website, it may be an agreement to store your name, email address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that when you write another comment, you don’t have to re-enter all this information. These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have an account and log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal information and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will set some cookies to store your login information and display options. Login cookies expire after two days and display option cookies expire after one year. If you select “Stay signed in” when you sign in, your sign-in will be maintained for two weeks. When you unsubscribe from your account, the login cookies will be deleted.

When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only refers to the contribution ID of the item you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day. Embedded content from other websites

Contributions on this website may contain embedded content (e.g., videos, images, contributions, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These sites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking services, and record your interaction with that embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content, if you have an account and are signed in to this site.
Analytics Services

We collect anonymous data on our website for statistical purposes. This data is stored 365 days in our own database and is not shared with third parties.
With whom we share your data providers

Who we share your data with providers

Our site provider collects data about accesses to the site and stores these as “server log files”. The following data is logged in this way:

Visited Website
Time at the time of access
Amount of data sent in bytes
Source / reference from which you came to the site
Browser used
Operating system used
IP address used

The data collected is used only for statistical purposes and to improve the website. However, our website operator reserves the right to subsequently check the server log files if there are concrete indications of illegal use.
How long we store your data

When you write a comment, it will be stored indefinitely, including metadata. In this way, we can automatically recognize and share subsequent comments instead of keeping them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the user name cannot be changed). Website administrators can also view and change this information.

Security protocols are maintained for 60 days.
What rights do you have to your data?

If you have an account on this website or have written comments, you can request an export of your personal information from us, including any information you have provided to us. In addition, you may request the deletion of any personal information we hold about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain for administrative, legal or security reasons.
Where we send your data to

Visitor comments are examined by an automated spam detection service.

This website is part of a network of websites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors to the site who sign in is shared with a service provided by ithemes.com. For details of the privacy policy, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy.
Your Contact Information

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