Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://ptarmiganlabs.com.
This site is run by Ptarmigan Labs AB, which is a company incorporated in Sweden. The site is mainly a conduit for my (Göran Sander) personal thoughts on various topics, but every now and then there may also be more corporate topics discussed.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

An anonymized 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 service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

If you provide personal details on contact forms, this information will be stored on the web server, for the purpose of us being able to respond to your contact request. The information is stored indefinitely unless requested to be removed, but the information will never be used for any other purpose than mentioned above.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. 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.

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.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Spam protection

We collect information about visitors who comment on our site, using the Akismet anti-spam service. This includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and where on this site the comment was made, along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

We do not sell or share your data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.

What rights you have over your data

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

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

For questions regarding this policy, please reach out to info <at> ptarmiganlabs <dot> com.

Additional information

How we protect your data

The ptarmiganlabs.com site is hosted in the USA. The server it runs on is dedicated for this purpose, i.e. it is not shared with other services. This helps locking it down and making it as secure as possible. Bottom line is that we take security seriously and do all we can do keep this server secure.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None.