Published on Saturday, 23 June 2012 21:16
Written by Alamanicus
Alamanicus is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should Alamanicus ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this web site, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Alamanicus may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from when the Alemanni first appeared in the historical record, which is like 213 A.D..
1. What Alamanicus collects
Alamanicus needs to know a username and email address for user registration. Without this information, you can stand at the gates of the fort and look in, but you don't get a say in how the fort develops. But Alamanicus is a good guy, and he doesn't let anyone else have this info.
Alamanicus likes to have a little bit more information about you, but doesn't stand over you with his captured Roman short sword and make you give it up. He doesn't give this information up to anyone else either, even if Clovis the First comes back to life and threatens to beat him up and subjugate his people again (though if any officer of the modern day law in the pursuit of their lawful business needs information from Alamanicus, he sings like a songbird, so don't be breaking the law on Alamanicus' turf, OK?)
2. What Alamanicus does with the information gathered
Alamanicus requires the information he asks for so that you can access this site and contribute lots of good stuff to the general Alamanic cause.
Alamanicus is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure Alamanicus stands guard day and night with his trusty, not to mention very very sharp short sword, which he took from some Roman legionnaire who was no longer in a position to object. Alamanicus is not only handy with the physical stuff, for a historical figure he's exceptionally well versed in 21st century electronic security defenses, and he's basically a German, which means he's pretty damn organised with it. These skills are all used to safeguard and secure the information he collects online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added. Cookies allow Alamanicus to respond to you as an individual.
Overall, cookies help provide a better web site. A cookie in no way permits access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with Alamanicus.
To be honest, Alamanicus is not that clever about cookies, and doesn't set any himself. The site's Content Management System and supporting components uses them for basic functionality, but it's not like Alamanicus is following you around taking notes (actually, Google does that for Alamanicus, but see below for the skinny on that).
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you really think that ol' Alamanicus is being a bit shifty with them you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer..
5. Visitor Analysis
6. Links to other web sites
Alamanicus likes to give a shout out to other sites that might be relevant to what Alamanicus talks about. However, Alamanicus has his hands full defending the integrity of his own space on the interweb, and can't be protecting you once you leave his little patch, so he can't be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Alamanicus recommends that you should be careful out there, and check the privacy statement applicable to the web site in question.
7. Use of e-mail addresses supplied by you
Alamanicus does not share or sell to any third party e-mail addresses supplied by you.