Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit latex.org (the “Site”) or write a post.

PREFACE

The Site is a privately maintained hobby page of a single person, even though below I write about "us", for the case somebody else in the future would join my effort to maintain the site. There is no advertisement, no money making, no commercial use at the site. Users can register and post comments or write questions or answers. The data you posted during registration are used for technically operating the latex.org forum and are stored in the forum database and in the backup. Passwords are encrypted in a secure way (one way hash) and are transferred using an encryption protocol (HTTPS).

Important: Use a fictional name to register, so you can stay anonymous. That's because when you publish a post, your registered name is published with it. Us an email address that is not identifying you, such as from a free mail provider. Don't state home town, occupation, or any interests, except if you would like to publish it that way.

Now details follow.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

  • “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

  • “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and User Information.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We use the information that we collect generally allow you personalized access and to communicate with you.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our users browse and interact with the site.

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your Personal Information, such as IP addresses, with our hosting provider (Hetzner.de).

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

YOUR RIGHTS

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

DATA RETENTION

When you write a post through the site, we will maintain your information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

MINORS

The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 16.

CHANGES

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

CONTACT US

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at stefan@latex.org or by mail using the details provided below:

Stefan Kottwitz
Grädenerstr. 8
20257 Hamburg
Germany