Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

We respect your privacy and seek to promote your right to that privacy.  We will strive to operate within the given definition of digital privacy and the spirit of the Secondhand Lions model for digital relationships.

We derive from others our definition of digital privacy as:

The right to control who watches or learns about you with the ability to continuously maintain that control over your personal information.


We don’t use data collected in the course of hosting this web site with 1&1 and the WordPress software that powers the blogs for secondary purposes .    We only use data for the primary purpose of running the blog site.  WordPress does have some features in comments functions and other areas that might use personal data that we tell you about below.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The dataEDEN blog does not collect or store your private information.  We don’t sell advertising space, so we are not forwarding information on how you interact with us on this site to other companies.  If this status ever changes you will see ads on this site.  We would then update this page to explain ourselves and any data impacts on you.

We have disabled the comments functionality on the posts which would collect personal data.  If we turn comments on in the future, you can see the privacy impacts listed below as the standard WordPress functionality.

Every website has some level of necessary data collection.  Below are the following necessary and functional uses of data on this site.

  1. Necessary data that makes this site work
  2. Social Media Links
  3. Site Analytics
1.  Necessary Data

This site is hosted by 1&1 which collects log files produced by the web server as you view pages.  Here are links to their privacy policies:

2. Social Media Links

Social Media Plugin “Shariff Wrapper”

On our website we offer you the possibility to use so called “Social Media Buttons”. To protect your data, we use a solution called “Shariff”. Hereby the share buttons are implemented as static images, which contain a link to the corresponding social network site. If you click on such a button, you will be redirected to the respective social network site in the same way, as normal links would do as well. Only in that moment of time the provider of the social network site will get information about you, for example your IP address. If you do not click on such a share button, no data will be transmitted. Information about the collection and usage of your data on the social network sites can be found in the corresponding terms of use of the respective provider. More information about the plugin and the Shariff solution can be found here:

On our website we offer share buttons for the following services / companies: Facebook, GooglePlus, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and TwitterUpdated 7/31/2018 – removed all social sharing buttons except LinkedIn.

3. Site Analytics

This site uses WordPress statistics plugins Statify and WP Power Stats.

Statisfy Privacy 

In direct comparison to statistics services such as Google Stats and Matomo (Piwik) Statify doesn’t process and store personal data as e.g. IP addresses – Statify counts site views, not visitors.

Absolute privacy compliance coupled with transparent procedures: A locally in WordPress created database table consists of only four fields (ID, date, source, target) and can be viewed at any time, cleaned up and cleared by the administrator.

Due to this tracking approach, Statify is 100% compliant with GDPR and serves as an lightweight alternative to other tracking services.

WP Power Stats Privacy

Uses no third party services, all statistics are private to the site and are accessible only by the site.

Charting is provided by Google Chart library, which does not collect any information.  Browser Do Not Track settings enabled in your browser are honored by this plugin.
Who we share your data with

We don’t share your data.

DataEDEN  Contact info

WordPress data collection functions not currently in use for Comments functionality


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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 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.

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.

This function is tied to the comments functionality which is currently turned off for the DataEDEN site.

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.


We reference external sites via hyperlinks as references or further reading/viewing.  You should view these external links in terms of privacy the same as the above embedded content from other websites.