EGB

Version May 2018

We have made changes to our privacy policy in order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which takes effect across the European Union from Friday, 25th May 2018.

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.europeanguitarbuilders.com and more information about The European Guitar Builders Association can be found in our Impressum.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

You can visit our site without entering any personal data.

We only retain your access data for statistical purposes only. This information is provided to us automatically by our hosting company, in the form of logs for our hosting package. Please view the relevant data protection documents provided by our host company, Siteground, for further details on this matter.

The Siteground Privacy Policy can be reviewed here: https://www.siteground.com/privacy.htm
The Siteground Data Processing Agreement can be reviewed here: https://www.siteground.com/term/301.htm

Leaving a comment

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.

Forms

We use the plug-in Ninjaforms for the forms we use on the website. The information collected on these forms is only used for the specifically stated purposes of the respective form. All collected data is securely stored on our server. We do not share information gathered from the forms with third parties unless stated otherwise on the form.

The content provided in the application forms for membership will be shared with the members of the EGB board.

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.

Dropbox

We use Dropbox to store and share data within the EGB Team. Review the Dropbox privacy policy here: https://www.dropbox.com/privacy

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.

Analytics

Refer to the Siteground privacy policy and data agreement above for more information. We only use the host’s statistics information.

Who we share your data with

We only share your data if we are required to so by law; information provided by members can be shared with 3rd parties if necessary to provide services (for example shared exhibit spaces etc.)

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.

All other data is stored in compliance with laws and tax regulations for the required time periods.

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.

Your contact information
If you contact us through the website or via email your contact information will be saved in our email programs.

Members’ contact information will be also entered into Mailchimp, which we use for all our group communication.

MailChimp is a Georgia limited liability company whose legal name is The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp. Click here for Mailchimp’s Privacy and Cookie Policy: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

YouTube

Our website makes use of YouTube plug-ins (YouTube.com), operated, via Google Inc., by YouTube, LLC, Cherry Ave., USA. When you search for us on the Internet using a website equipped with these plug-ins, a connection is set up to YouTube's server and the plug-in will be shown via a message on your browser. Through this action the YouTube server will know which of our websites you have visited. If you are logged in as a YouTube member, YouTube will assign this information to your personal account on their platform. When using these plug-ins, for example by clicking on the start button of a video or posting a comment, information will be assigned to your YouTube user account. This process can only be avoided by logging out before using the plug-ins. Information regarding the surveying and usage of data obtained through the platform and/or plug-ins can be found under privacy tips: http://www.youtube.de/t/privacy

Facebook / Instagram

Our website provides you with links to member’s social media pages. By clicking on these links you leave this website and become subject to the privacy policy/data collection of the respective platform.

Our website also makes use of Facebook plug-ins by linking to member’s Facebook pages (facebook.com), operated by Facebook (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland). If you have a Facebook account, Facebook will log your visits to our site and attribute them to your account. Please refer to the Facebook privacy policy for further details: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Instagram’s privacy policy: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388?helpref=page_content and cookie policy: https://help.instagram.com/1896641480634370?ref=ig

Twitter

Twitter Privacy Policy: https://gdpr.twitter.com/en/dpa.html
Twitter use of Cookies: https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies

How we protect your data
We make every effort to protect your data by using strong password protections. However, it is impossible to guarantee an absolute safety of data transfer in the online world!