What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
Data Used:Commenter’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided via the comment form), timestamp, and IP address. Additionally, a jetpack.wordpress.com IFrame receives the following data: WordPress.com blog ID attached to the site, ID of the post on which the comment is being submitted, commenter’s local user ID (if available), commenter’s local username (if available), commenter’s site URL (if available), MD5 hash of the commenter’s email address (if available), and the comment content. If Akismet(also owned by Automattic) is enabled on the site, the following information is sent to the service for the sole purpose of spam checking: commenter’s name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent.
Activity Tracked:The comment author’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided during the comment submission) are stored in cookies. Learn more about these cookies.
Data Synced (?):All data and metadata (see above) associated with comments. This includes the status of the comment and, if Akismetis enabled on the site, whether or not it was classified as spam by Akismet.
Data Used:To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (
DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.
Activity Tracked:Functionality cookiesare set for a duration of 347 daysto remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.
This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com.
Data Used:In order to process a post like action, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.
Activity Tracked:Post likes.
Data Used:Any of the visitor-chosen search filters and query data in order to process a search request on the WordPress.com servers.
Data Used:In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.
Activity Tracked:Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (
jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.
Data Synced (?):Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.
Our site includes a contact form. We typically collect only your Email for further Contact and a text field for comments. All other data is voluntary. We collect this information provided by you voluntarily to us for customer service purposes, butdo not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes. We do not share this information with third parties. The information provided to us can be deleted upon your request.
Data Used:Akismetis enabled on the site, the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismetservice (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.
Data Synced:Post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission. If Akismetis enabled on the site, the IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as well, as they are stored in post meta.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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
To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising visit youronlinechoices.eu(EU based) or optout.aboutads.info(US based). On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.
You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.
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.
With regards to statistics pertaining to website traffic, we collect data anonymously. This includes country of access, language and version of browser, as well as the number and order of page views.
Data Used:IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important:The site owner does nothave access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automatticfor 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.
Registered User Activity Log
This feature only records activities of a site’s registered users, and the retention duration of activity data will depend on the site’s plan and activity type.
Data Used:To deliver this functionality and record activities around site management, the following information is captured: user email address, user role, user login, user display name, WordPress.com and local user IDs, the activity to be recorded, the WordPress.com-connected site ID of the site on which the activity takes place, the site’s Jetpack version, and the timestamp of the activity. Some activities may also include the actor’s IP address (login attempts, for example) and user agent.
Activity Tracked:Login attempts/actions, post and page update and publish actions, comment/pingback submission and management actions, plugin and theme management actions, widget updates, user management actions, and the modification of other various site settings and options. Retention duration of activity data depends on the site’s plan and activity type. See the complete list of currently-recorded activities (along with retention information).
Data Synced (?):Successful and failed login attempts, which will include the actor’s IP address and user agent.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your information with other parties. We do include some of them on our other websites all managed and controlled by the European Wilderness Society.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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 profile. 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.
Data processing agreement
Our Newsletter stores subscriber’s data in the WordPress blog database and does not transfer any data to any other site.
What daa do we store?
In our Newsletter, we store many information about the subscribers: from the email addressto nameand surname and IPs. We do that you provide a better service to our customers. If you do not consent you can easily unsubscribe from our Newsletter and all data is removed in compliance with the GDRP regulation.
Two key aspects here: the double opt-in and the privacy checkbox.
The double opt-in, other than a good practice, is now required by the GDPR to confirm the will of the subscriber by having him or her to give consent two times before the actual service starts. Please follow the steps to confirm your subscription.
Proof of consent
To keep proof of users consent is now mandatory with the new GDPR rules. In Newsletter, when a user changes his profile, activating specific list, he could be giving you a specific consent, for example to send marketing email. Newsletter provides a logging feature which records every changethe subscriber performs on his profile and what he changed with a timestamp.
Which data Newsletter stores
Besides name and email address, our Newsletter can collect other data if extra profile fields have been created. More importantly, Newsletter collects Ip addresses at the moment of the subscription and whenever a user performs an action on newsletters, if tracking is active. Ip’s are used for various features, from tracking to geolocalization.
How long does Newsletter keep subscribers data?
We store your data securely. We periodically remove all subscribers data with a status that makes them unreachable: bounced, unsubscribed, not confirmed and so on. We also delete all subscribers who didn’t interact with us at least once a year.
Data export and portability
GDPR also requires us to offer our newsletter recipients the ability to ask for a copy of their files for portability reasons. The downloaded data export file should be in a machine-readable format (not human readable). Newsletter by default collects only names and email addresses but if you took advantage of the extra profile fields, that data should be exported as well.
Data modification and integration right
Since Newsletter subscribers are able to access their own profile editing panelwhere they can change every detail whenever they feel like to, there’s nothing special to do about this, except for making this option as clear as possible.
At this moment, our Newsletter subscribers don’t have the ability to delete their own data: however we’re considering to add this option. Please end an Email to GDPR@wilderness-soceity.org with proof of Identity and we will provide this data you.
How we protect your data
We protect your data in compliance with the GDPR EU Regulation and do not give access to any third party to this information.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We are hosting our Website on redundant Servers with daily back up routines and continous availability checking. We are updating WordPress automatically to the latest service release including plug-ins. We are also protecting the site with a downtime monitoring, Brute Force Protection, Spam Filtering and block suspicious-looking activities.
All content on this website was painstakingly and conscientiously edited for accuracy. Nevertheless, with regards to errors we do not accept any liability for damages resulting from use of this site, or from missing or erroneous information.
Insofar as person-specific data (such as name, postal or email addresses) are collected, this is done whenever possible on a voluntary basis. Data is only collected and stored when absolutely necessary for use of our website. Third-party use of our own contact information, which is published on this site in accordance with statutory disclosure requirements, in order to transmit advertising or informational materials that have not been expressly requested, is hereby expressly prohibited.
This site contains links to external third-party websites, upon whose content this website operator has no influence. As a consequence, we accept no liability for external content. Responsibility for the third-party content is borne solely by the operator of the site in question. At the time the link was created, the target pages were checked for potential legal infringements. At the time the links were created, no illegal content was apparent. Permanent monitoring of third-party content on linked pages for illegal content is neither practical nor feasible without concrete information. If we are informed about any legal infractions, we will promptly remove the links in question.
Copyright and Trademarking
Even if not labeled as such, all brand names, logos and other forms of trademarks are protected. The reproduction of any content on this website, in whole or in part, requires the express permission of the owner. The content, texts and works on these pages are protected under copyright, brand-name and other legal rights pertaining to intellectual property. The duplication, editing, dissemination, publication or any other type of use requires the written permission of the site operator.
Our contact information
European Beech Forest Network e.V.
Tel.: ++49 – 3334 – 657 – 284
Fax.: ++49 – 3334 – 657 – 162
Aktenzeichen VR 6126 FF
Amtsgericht Frankfurt (Oder)
Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Knapp (chairman)
Prof. Dr. Pierre Ibisch (vice chair)
Marcus Waldherr (treasurer)
Prof. Dr. Peter Hobson (science and research)
Dr. Hanns Kirchmeir (World Heritage)
Max Rossberg (communication)