Privacy Policy

Who we are

You are vis­it­ing, the web­site of Matthias Far­i­an’s audio­vi­su­als project. 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.

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.

Contact forms


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 vis­it our login page, 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 track­ing your inter­ac­tion with the embed­ded con­tent if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

This site uses Jet­pack ( with the fol­low­ing functionality:

Infi­nite Scroll

Data Used: In order to record page views via Stats (which must be enabled for page view track­ing here to work) with addi­tion­al loads, the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion is used: IP address, user ID (if logged in), user­name (if logged in), user agent, vis­it­ing URL, refer­ring URL, time­stamp of event, brows­er lan­guage, coun­try code.

Activ­i­ty Tracked: Page views will be tracked with each addi­tion­al load (i.e. when you scroll down to the bot­tom of the page and a new set of posts loads auto­mat­i­cal­ly). If the site own­er has enabled Google Ana­lyt­ics to work with this fea­ture, a page view event will also be sent to the appro­pri­ate Google Ana­lyt­ics account with each addi­tion­al load.


Data Used: In order to check login activ­i­ty and poten­tial­ly block fraud­u­lent attempts, the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion is used: attempt­ing user’s IP address, attempt­ing user’s email address/username (i.e. accord­ing to the val­ue they were attempt­ing to use dur­ing the login process), and all IP-relat­ed HTTP head­ers attached to the attempt­ing user.

Activ­i­ty Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cook­ie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remem­ber if/when a user has suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.

Data Synced: Failed login attempts, which con­tain the user’s IP address, attempt­ed user­name or email address, and user agent information.


Data Used: When offi­cial shar­ing but­tons are active on the site, each but­ton loads con­tent direct­ly from its ser­vice in order to dis­play the but­ton as well as infor­ma­tion and tools for the shar­ing par­ty. As a result, each ser­vice can in turn col­lect infor­ma­tion about the shar­ing par­ty. When a non-offi­cial Face­book or a Pin­ter­est shar­ing but­ton is active on the site, infor­ma­tion such as the shar­ing party’s IP address as well as the page URL will be avail­able for each ser­vice, so shar­ing counts can be dis­played next to the but­ton. When shar­ing con­tent via email (this option is only avail­able if Akismet is active on the site), the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion is used: shar­ing party’s name and email address (if the user is logged in, this infor­ma­tion will be pulled direct­ly from their account), IP address (for spam check­ing), user agent (for spam check­ing), and email body/content. This con­tent will be sent to Akismet (also owned by Automat­tic) so that a spam check can be per­formed. Addi­tion­al­ly, if reCAPTCHA (by Google) is enabled by the site own­er, the shar­ing party’s IP address will be shared with that ser­vice. You can find Google’s pri­va­cy pol­i­cy here.


Data Used: To ini­ti­ate and process sub­scrip­tions, the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or com­ment (depend­ing on the spe­cif­ic sub­scrip­tion being processed). In the event of a new sub­scrip­tion being ini­ti­at­ed, we also col­lect some basic serv­er data, includ­ing all of the sub­scrib­ing user’s HTTP request head­ers, the IP address from which the sub­scrib­ing user is view­ing the page, and the URI which was giv­en in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This serv­er data used for the exclu­sive pur­pose of mon­i­tor­ing and pre­vent­ing abuse and spam.

Activ­i­ty Tracked: Func­tion­al­i­ty cook­ies are set for a dura­tion of 347 days to remem­ber a visitor’s blog and post sub­scrip­tion choic­es if, in fact, they have an active subscription.

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

Matthias Far­i­an
Ger­lin­gen, Ger­many