Our website greece.livingearth.online is a mirror site of wales.livingearth.online, which provides useful information about remote sensing, environmental variables, data repositories, etc. Our website’s emphasis and examples are provided for Greece. This privacy policy will explain how we use the personal data we collect from you when you visit our website.

 

What data do we collect

Our website collects the following:

  1. Anonymized data that helps us identify the origin (country) of the visitor.
  2. The pages of our website that the visitor entered.

 

How do we collect your data

The data are collected through the free account of Jetpack plugin via WordPress.com. The free account give us limited information (described above). You may find more information about this plugin and how it collects/processes data in its official website https://jetpack.com/.

For security reasons a second plugin is active, the Wordfence. Its purpose is to track malicious users and prevent them from harming our website. This plugin blocks the IP addresses of malicious users/attackers. You may find more information about this plugin in its official website https://www.wordfence.com/.

 

How will we use your data

Jetpack’s collected data only give us an estimation about the preferences of our visitors. More specifically, through these data we understand which pages of our website the audience visits more often. Additionally, we track only the country of our visitors in order learn about the origin of our visitors.

Regarding the second plugin, Wordfence,  the data acquired will be used in order to prevent malicious users from accessing our website.

 

How do we store your data

Jetpack via WordPress.com collects the data of the visitors of our website and stores them in its own database that we don’t have access. For Jetpack’s policy, please visit their website https://jetpack.com/ the section “Privacy Policy” and then the paragraph “Visitors to Our Users’ Websites”. Regarding the Wordfence plugin, the data of the malicious users are stored in our database.  We may erase these data, if it is requested.

 

What marketing activities do we execute based on the aggregated data

We don’t perform any marketing campaigns and activities.

 

What cookies do we use

The aforementioned plugins, Jetpack and Wordfence, utilize cookies in order to perform. Their functionality is required for the proper function of our website. These cookies are the only active cookies and they are necessary.

Wordfence’s cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information.

Jetpack’s (via WordPress) cookies store information, like the number of visitors to the website, which pages of the website have been visited, etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement. Jetpack also provides an extra layer of security in our website.

 

How do we use cookies

As most of the online services, our website uses third-party cookies (Jetpack and Wordfence). The aforementioned cookies are necessary for the website to function.

  • Jetpack is used to provide information about the visibility of the website and a minimum security mechanism.
  • Wordfence is exclusively used for security reasons.

 

How can I control the cookie preferences

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again, enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.  At the moment only necessary cookies are enabled.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org. You can set your browser not to accept cookies. As a result, some of our website features may not function.

 

Privacy policies of other websites

This website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website. If you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

 

How to contact us

For any further information regarding the privacy policy,  please contact Dr. Ioannis Manakos (imanakos at iti.gr)

 

Last update of our privacy policy: 27/04/2020