Legal and Privacy

Owner and author of elkement.wordpress.com / elkement.blog

Information according to Austrian Media Law:
This is the personal science and art blog of ‘elkement’ / Elke Stangl, Zagersdorf, Austria.
elkement is also on Twitter using handle elkement.
The content of this blog is also archived on / copied to elkement’s other website.

Using of content published on elkement.wordpress.com / elkement.blog

Don’t steal my content. I have a weird sense of humor but I turn into a nitpicking stickler and painstaking submitter of DMCA complaints if somebody pirates content without consent.

I provide technical information on this website without warranty, and I might change articles any time. Apply my advice to your systems at your own risk. I link to external sites and try to fix broken links, but you need to be aware of remaining risks.

Data privacy for wordpress.com blogs

This blog is hosted on wordpress.com (Automattic), so I have very limited options to make technical changes. I have removed Ads, don’t embed third-party content, don’t use social media buttons.

WordPress / Automattic provides these notice for visitors of WordPress blogs.

Storing users’ personal data

You don’t need to provide any personal data, and you don’t need a WP account. If you comment as a non-WP user, you can make up an e-mail address and a user name.

Your IP address is logged for security reasons, as well as the entered e-mail address and user name. I don’t ‘process’ these data, but they are shown to me in the WP admin console.

I don’t have access to technical server logs and IP addresses of viewers. I only see aggregate statistics with information about e.g. viewers per day, but I cannot identify individual users.

WordPress, Gravatar, and their cookies and tracking

WP / Automattic may track WP users cross different WP sites by using scripts or cookies related to WP or Gravatar. For details see the WordPress.com Cookie Policy. The WP platform and Automattic also uses scripts hosted on or cookies related to [name].wordpress.com, [name].wp.com, and [name].gravatar.com.

Gravatar is a platform used to display icons associated with WordPress users and their e-mail addresses. It creates an icon for non-Wordpress commentators – from a hash of the e-mail address they enter.

Content on other domains

Images for elkement.wordpress.com are hosted by WP at elkement.files.wordpress.com or on punktwissen.files.wordpress.com (the latter is associated out company’s wordpress site).

Tracking by social media platforms

I removed social media sharing buttons, embedded thirdy-party images (Wikimedia), embedded Youtube videos and Tweets in 2018.

Concluding remark

Once upon a time, there were funny concluding remarks: About how un-subversive this page is, for a Subversive El(k)ement. I removed them because this is not fun anymore.