About this website & data privacy policy

About korvin dot org

This website, korvin.org acts as the homepage of Korvin M – artist, web consultant and writer – and as a portal to his online activities and productions.

This portal site gives access to subdomains:

Korvin M Media @ media.korvin.org – commercial services, free software and articles on web development and design.

Words by Korvin M @ words.korvin.org – general interest blog

The following data privacy policy applies equally to these subdomain websites as it does to the main site.

Of your personal data

In order to improve this website, by default it tries to collect analytical data about your visit.

No identifying personal information about you is collected

    korvin dot org does record information including (but not limited to):
  • your browser and device – the software and hardware you are using
  • what pages you visit and how long you spend there
  • how you found the site.

As a regular visitor, to help protect your privacy, the full IP address of your device is not recorded. See below for exceptions to this.

If you wish, you can choose to opt out of tracking below. korvin dot org also respects the privacy settings you have chosen in your browser, so if you have selected ‘Do Not Track’, the site will not track you and there is no need to opt-out.

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.

Read more about Do Not Track here.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content from other websites (e.g. YouTube videos, externally hosted images, articles, Tweets 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.

Comments

If you leave comments on the site, korvin dot org collects the data shown in the comments form, such as your email address, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Comments are checked through a third-party automated spam detection service.

An anonymised 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 Privacy Policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your Gravatar profile picture will be visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies, which are small files downloaded onto your device. 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.

What rights you have over your comment data

If you have left comments on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data 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.

Contact forms

As with comments, korvin dot org would normally retain any email you send through any contact form on the site, as well any associated metadata, such as the IP address of the sender.

How we protect your data

Because korvin dot org self-hosts the ethical analytics software Matomo, no visitor data is shared with any third-party services, such as google. The data never leaves korvin dot org‘s servers. Moreover, the raw data is permanently deleted every 180 days.

Encrypted connection

An encrypted https connection with a valid security certificate from the good people at Let’s Encrypt is available for this website. This ensures your browsing of the site, and any information you send via forms, is encrypted and cannot be seen by third parties. This should work automatically – check your browser to ensure you are connecting over https.