We are happy about your interest in our website. The protection of your personal data (hereinafter in short â€œDataâ€) is a major and very important concern for us.
Accordingly, in this document, we would like to provide you with comprehensive information about which Data is collected when you visit our website and use our services available there, how this Data is processed or used by us, and which accompanying technical and organizational safeguards we have adopted in this respect.
2. Responsible Body / Service Provider
The responsible body is Rhett Brewer, HP Recordings (see also our Imprint).
Questions or comments regarding this Data Protection Policy, or generally regarding data protection, can be addressed to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Collection and Use of Your Data
It is not necessary to enter personal data in order to use our website for mere information purposes.
Rather, in this case, we only collect and use your Data to the extent it is automatically transmitted by your web browser. This includes in particular:
â€¢ date and time of the retrieval of one of our websites
â€¢ time and date of the retrieval of one of our internet pages
â€¢ your browser type
â€¢ the browser settings
â€¢ the operating system used
â€¢ the site most recently visited by you
â€¢ the transmitted data volume and the access status (file transmitted, file not found etc.) as well as
â€¢ your IP address.
With the exception of the IP address, we only collect and use this data in non-personal form in case of a visit for information purposes. This is done in order to allow the retrieval and use of the web pages requested by you.
4. Newsletter consent
On our website you can register to receive the Rhett Brewer email newsletter to get regular notifications and other information about Rhett Brewer. To provide you with this service we need your consent to use your Data required for this purpose under data protection law. You are able to give that consent during the newsletter registration process. Without declaring your consent it is unfortunately not possible to register for the newsletter.
Any consent declaration you may grant can subsequently be revoked at any time with future effect.
You can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future by clicking on the provided link at the end of each newsletter email or by sending us an email at email@example.com. In case of revocation we are no longer able to send you the newsletter.
The wording of the consent reads as follows:
[ ] Yes, I would like to receive a regular newsletter from Rhett Brewer by email and I agree that my data can be used for that purpose.
This consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future by clicking on the provided link at the end of each newsletter email or by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To complete the newsletter signup process, in a next step we need you to confirm your email address.
You will receive an email with a confirmation link. Please confirm your email address by clicking this link within 48 hours, otherwise your newsletter registration will be canceled and the entered data deleted.
We use cookie technology for our website. Cookies are small text files which are sent to your browser by our web server in the course of your visit to your web pages, and which are stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone for a later retrieval.
On our websites we use the following cookies:
[_ga] Function: Google Analytics Cookie. This cookie stores a unique identifier and is used to distinguish users. The cookie is saved for the duration of 2 years. The cookie is a so called First-Party cookie, which is controlled by our website.
[_gat] Function: Google Analytics and Remarketing cookie. This cookie does not store any user information. It is used to limit the number of requests that are made to the Google servers. The cookie is saved for the duration of 10 minutes. The cookie is a so called First-Party cookie, which is controlled by our website.
[laravel_session] and [XSRF-TOKEN] Function: Identification and security cookies. These cookies contain a unique user session string. They are used to provide a secured identification process for a user session. The cookies are saved for the duration of 2 hours. These cookies are so called First-Party cookies, which are controlled by our website.
Whether cookies can be placed or retrieved is up to you: you can control this via your browser settings. For example, you can wholly deactivate the storing of cookies in your browser, restrict it on certain websites or configure your browser in such a way that it notifies you automatically as soon as a cookie is to be placed, and requests your response thereto. For technical reasons, it is necessary that you allow the aforementioned session cookies in order to enjoy the full functionality of our website.
6. Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; â€žGoogleâ€œ). Google Analytics uses â€œcookiesâ€, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
IP-anonymization is activated on this website, so your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
7. Use of Google Adwords and Remarketing
You can adjust or prevent the use of Google Adwords by changing your Google Advertising settings here: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/
Additional information on Google Adwords and Remarketing is provided by Google here: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.
8. Use of Facebook Social Plugins & Website Custom Audiences
Our website uses social plugins ("plugins") provided by the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304 , USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo or the addition "Facebook Social Plugin". If you open a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Facebook. The content of the plugin is transferred from Facebook directly to your browser which embeds it directly into the website. By integrating the plugin Facebook receives the information that you have accessed a page on our website. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example, click the "Like" button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there.
Concerning the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy we refer to the privacy policies of Facebook. If you do not want that Facebook collects data about you via our website, you need to log out of Facebook before your visit to our website.
This website uses Facebook "Website Custom Audiences" ("WCA") - for the purpose of pixel retargeting, with which we control which user groups within the Facebook network are targeted with our advertising. We receive no access to your Facebook account or to the content of the transferred data. If you want to prevent that your targeted advertising is displayed within Facebook, you can change the setting for your Facebook account via the following link: https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences/.
9. Use of Technical Service Providers
In the course of operating our website and our online-related marketing, we engage external service providers (e.g. website hosting, support, mailing and marketing services) which provide technical support to us. We have carefully selected these service providers and entered into contractual arrangements to ensure adequate protection of your personal data.
These service providers are strictly bound to our instructions and are regularly examined.
For our newsletter services we are using a service provider from the United States. This data processing also is in accordance with current legal requirements; in particular we have entered into a contract with this service provider from a third country which does not offer adequate data protection on the basis of the EU Standard Contractual Clauses to ensure adequate data protection.
10. Data Security
In addition, we have implemented technical and organizational safeguards in order to protect incoming or collected personal data, in particular against accidental or willful manipulation, loss, destruction or against attacks by unauthorized persons. Our safeguards are continuously improved in accordance with technological progress.
Rhett Brewer, October 2018