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We are not jurists, and we did our best to conform to the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), after hours and hours of research and reading of legal texts. The text which follows is a not professional translation made by ourselves. In case of doubt, the original text in French is valid. If you think that we missed something, do not hesitate to contact us.
Who are we ?
The Swiss Cats is a personal blog written in French, translated and published by Claire Bertolini, Yvorne, Switzerland at the address https://www.swisscatblog.ch.
The Swiss Cats is accommodated by the company Infomaniak, Geneva and Winterthur, Switzerland. Their servers are all in Switzerland.
E-mail : swissneko AT gmail DOT com
Intellectual property and copyright
All the texts, images, and other elements of contents, are The Swiss Cats’s exclusive property (Claire Bertolini). They may not be used in any manner without prior written permission.
Access to the site and liability of the information
The information which contains this site is supplied for purposes of general information ; it is advisable to confirm the accuracy or the reliability by an independent check.
Our site The Swiss Cats can be modified without advance notice. We guarantee no way that the information or the opinion there is divested of errors or omissions which could be significant.
The Swiss Cats (Claire Bertolini) cannot be held responsible for some damage resulting from the access or from the not access to this Web site, and from the use or from the reliability of the site or from its contents.
Use and transmission of collected personal data
We shall resell on no account your personal data to third parties ; they are exclusively used for the initially planned purpose.
Various personal information concerning you can be collected during your visit when you post a comment, when you join to follow our blog by e-mail, or when you navigate our site.
The structure of our site is WordPress, and we use the services of Akismet and JetPack. WordPress, Akismet, and JetPack are products supplied by Automattic, 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States of America. The details of the use of these services are described below. Although Automattic has servers all over the world, at present all personal and site data are stored exclusively on US based servers. Automattic is certified in accordance with the European regulations. => Automattic privacy policies
You can choose to be informed about the publication of new articles by email by registering you on our list ” Follow us by e-meow “; we use MailChimp to assure this service. MailChimp is certified in accordance with the European regulations. MailChimp receives your name or your pen name and your e-mail address. You can unsubscribe at any time from this service by clicking the link which appears at the foot of every e-mail. => MailChimp privacy policies
Your comments are verified by means of an automated detection service of unwanted comments. We use the Akismet plug-in to fight against spam. Akismet is certified in accordance with the European regulations. Akismet receives your name or pen name, your e-mail address, and possibly the address of your website which you give in the comment form, but also your IP address and the user agent of your browser. This information helps us detect the unwanted comments. => Akismet privacy policies
When you leave a comment on our Web site, the data registered in the form of comment (name or pen name, e-mail address, and possibly Web site), but also your IP address and the user agent of your browser are collected to help us in the detection of unwanted comments.
An anonymoused chain created from your e-mail address (also called hash) can be sent to the service Gravatar to verify if you use it. Gravatar is certified in accordance with the European regulations. => Gravatar privacy policies
After validation of your comment, your Gravatar profile picture will be visible publicly next to your comment.
If you leave a comment, a comment and its metadatas are infinitely kept. It allows to recognize and to approve automatically the following comments instead of leaving them in the moderation line.
Comments are under the full responsibility of their authors ; they do not necessary reflect our point of view. Any comment against the law in any form whatsoever will be deleted as soon as the administrator of the site will have acquainted with it.
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other devices when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to remember you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a session cookie) or for multiple repeat visits (using a persistent cookie). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors and perform essential functions, such as allowing users to register and remain logged in.
Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as first party cookies), or by other websites who serve up content on that site (third party cookies).
The JetPack plug-in manages various features of our site and uses various cookies. JetPack is certified in accordance with the European regulations.
The first time you will come on our site, it will be asked to you to accept our cookies policy. The duration of validity of your acceptance is 90 days. Once this duration is expired, you will see the banner again, and it will ask you for your agreement again.
If you make a comment on our site, it will be suggested to you registering your name, e-mail address and Web site in cookies. It is only for your comfort not to have to seize this information if you leave another comment later. These cookies expire after one year.
The cookie “mobile Theme” serves to determine if you reach our site via a computer or a mobile device. This cookie expires at the end of 3,5 days.
If you have a WordPress account and if you connect on this site, a temporary cookie will be created to determine if your browser accepts cookies. It does not contain personal data and will be automatically eliminated when you shut down your browser.
When you will connect, we shall set up a number of cookies to record your connection information and your screen preferences. The life expectancy of a connection cookie is two days, that of a screen option cookie is one year. If you mark ” remember me “, your connection cookie will be kept during two weeks. If you disconnect from your account, the connection cookie will be erased. => JetPack Cookies policies
The Sharing module of JetPack make use of third-party applications and services to enhance the experience of visitors. These include social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over or access to the information that is collected by these cookies. We recommend consulting the individual privacy policies of any such services for more information.
Contents integrated from other sites
The articles of this site can include integrated contents (for example videos, images, articles …). The integrated contents from other sites behave in the same way as if the visitor went on this other site. We have no control over these sites and recommend you to consult their privacy policies for more information.
Links towards other Web sites
Sharing buttons on various social networks
We use the Sharing module of the JetPack plug-in to allow you to share our contents on various social networks. When sharing content via email (this option is only available if Akismet is active on the site), the following information is used : sharing party’s name and email address (if the user is logged in, this information will be pulled directly from their account), IP address (for spam checking), user agent (for spam checking), and email body/content. This content will be sent to Akismet (also owned by Automattic) so that a spam check can be performed. Email shares will be sent to Akismet (also owned by Automattic) and logged there. See above for the specific data sent to Akismet. => JetPack Sharing module privacy policies
Statistics and audience measures
We use the Statistics module of the extension JetPack as statistics tool. We collect your IP address, your WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), your WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, post and page views, search engine terms, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, your browser language, and your country code. Any piece of data explicitly identifying a specific user (IP address, WordPress.com ID, WordPress.com username, etc.) is not visible to the site owner when using 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 Automattic for 28 days and are used only for the purpose of powering this feature. => JetPack Stats module privacy policies
The rights you have on your data
If you left comments on the site, you can ask to receive a file containing all the personal data we possess on your subject, including those whom you supplied to us. You can also ask for the abolition of the personal data concerning you. It does not take into account the data stored in administrative, legal purposes or for safety reasons.
How we protect your data
The site The Swiss Cats possesses a SSL certificate (browsing in HTTPS) and we take all the possible measures to insure the security of the blog and thus the data which are kept there (use of a security plugin, complex and regularly changed passwords). We ensure that our site is always using the latest version of WordPress. We ensure that our site is always using the latest versions of any plugins. We make regular, secure backups of our website data.
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. => JetPack Security module privacy policies
The subscription to our blog by email via MailChimp requires now a double opt-in : you have to confirm your e-mail address before beginning to receive our articles, to avoid that a third person subscribes you without your knowledge.
Implemented procedures in case of data leak
In case of data leak, either potential, or real, you will be warned by an article and will receive personally an email if you are a member of our subscribers as quickly as possible.