Who we are
Our website address is:
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.
If Akismet is enabled on the site, the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (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 Akismet is 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 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.
Who we share your data with
free-form-folk-foundation does not and will never monetize the user-data collected on this webpage.
Certain possibilities like linking to facebook, or soundcloud or bandcamp, enabling usage-statistics of this webpage, or embed a videostream, trigger third-parties to set Cookies (that collect user-data).
We do our best to disable the auto-load of those plugins. But as soon as you accept the Cookie-policy, the thirdparty-Cookie-shower goes off.
Sorry for that.
Here are the third-parties that set Cookies when you navigate these pages. And the Links to their privacy-policies:
Jetpack-Plugin: by https://automattic.com (US company)
Usage: Used for Statistics
Cookies-Policy: : https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/.
The Jetpack-Plugin of WordPress collects user-data in the background, to enable usage-statistics of the pages.
CDBaby: https://cdbaby.com (US Company)
Usage: Embeded Recordshop-Link
CDBaby sets Cookies for every embeded recordshop-link to find out more about the users and how they come to their store..
Usage: Embeded Video Player
YouTube belongs to Google … what else do you need to know? We love to host videos on YouTube, but you can be sure, that every play of an embeded video, every click a user does on this video, every pageload with the embeded player, will be tracked by Google in one way or the other.
Wordfence: defiant.com (US company)
Privacy-Policy: General Data Protection Regulation
Wordfence shields the page against brute force attacks and malicious hacks. To be able to determine if a visitor is a threat, wordfence compares IPs with international blacklists to prevent malicious attacks. Please check their General Data Protection Regulation to find the precise data used to accomplish this hard task.
BackupBuddy: ithemes.com (US Firma)
Per the functionality of this plugin, backups of this website files and/or database are created and stored locally on your server and/or remotely on 3rd party servers based on the settings of this plugin. Archives can include, but are not limited to, file and database assets, including hashed passwords, 3rd party data, uploads and user information. These backups are stored to provide critical functionality of this plugin.
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.
Your contact information
The only contact information we have of you, is the name and email address you leave by subscribing to our newsletter or the email-address you leave as a commenter (comments are closed though). This data will not be monetized or shared. If desired, comments and contact details can be deleted at any time.
If you wish to do so, please contact us
How we protect your data
We don’t focus on collecting data, and don’t provide user-subscription, all that could get endangered, are the email-addresses left by someone who comments.
We keep this WordPress install and all Plugins used constantly up to date and replace Plugins that are not being
What data breach procedures we have in place
In case of a hack we inform all commenteers of the breach and then backup or if necessary delete and rebuild the page immediately.
What third parties we receive data from
Jetpack provides us with the before mentioned user-statistics.