Privacy Policy

This page serves as the Privacy Policy for the current website, citrixguyblog.com. A Privacy Policy is mandatory from the 25th of May 2018 in accordance to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This law is designed to accomplish two main things:

  1. Unify the current data protection privacy laws throughout the EU, and
  2. Enhance the rights of citizens of the EU to protect their personal information.

The goal of this Privacy Policy is to inform, you, the visitor of this website, which personal data is collected by this website, how it is used and/or shared and the level of control that you have over this data.

Who we are

This website, citrixguyblog.com, is run by me, Julian Mooren an IT aficionado interested in the end-user computing (EUC) part of the IT industry. The purpose of this website/blog is to share information related to EUC topics, with a large focus on the Citrix™ product suite.

The content on this website is for free. There is no need for users to register themselves before being allowed to download content. In no other way, for example by sharing personal data to third-parties, is this website monetized.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Data is collected on this website in the following ways.

Content (within a blog post)

When you, the visitor, send me remarks or suggestions to add to one of the articles on my website, your name as well as a link to your Twitter™ account may be added. Before I do this, I always ask you for your explicit approval via e-mail. In case you do not want your name and Twitter handle displayed, the suggested content will be added without referring from whom it originated.

Furthermore, 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.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website that you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience.

When you launch this website, citrixguyblog.com, certain plugins will place cookies on your local computer. These cookies are mainly required for the social media plugins I use on my blog. Social media plugins place shortcuts at the end of each blog post that allow you to share the post using the social media of your choice, for example Twitter or Google+. These cookies are NOT used to collect data; only to enhance the user experience of the visitor of this website. When you launch this website for the first time, a cookie notice is displayed, informing you that this website uses cookies, but does not actively collect data. You have to accept this cookie notice to continue.

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.

Comments

When you leave a comment and you voluntarily choose to enter your name, e-mail address or website (or all three) at the end of a blog post, this information is collected.

Please let me remind you that entering your name, e-mail address or website when posting a comment is NOT required for you to be able to post a comment!

When visitors leave comments on this website also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string are collected to help spam detection, independent whether you choose to enter your e-mail address or not.

Furthermore, 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. For more information, please see the Gravatar service privacy policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics™ to track the usage of this website. This information is used in a purely informative way so I, Julian Mooren, can monitor the growth of my website, so I can see which posts/articles visitors find most interesting and how long visitors stay on one particular page.

Google Analytics is NOT connected to any other service Google may provide, such as AddWords, AddSense, Exchange or more. For more information, please read Google Analytics’s Privacy Policy.

How long we retain your data

Contents (within a blog post)

Additional content you offer for any of the articles on this website will be retained indefinitely, unless the article in question is deleted or its contents is updated. Content provided by you, the visitor, may be removed due to new technological features making the current content obsolete.

Cookies

The retention time of the cookies used on this website is as follows:

Google Analytics: indefinitely.
Comments: one year.

Comments

When you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This makes it easier do deal with any follow-up comments, but more importantly, your comments offer interesting thoughts to the article in question and other visitors should be allowed to read these thoughts and perhaps be inspired to add their own comments.

Analytics

Google Analytics data is retained indefinitely. This allows me, Julian Mooren, an historical overview of how this website grows over time.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this website, 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.

How we protect your data

Your data is securely stored in the database of this website.

How to contact us

I hope that the information in this Privacy Policy was clear and concise. More importantly, I hope that the information removes any doubts you may have concerning the abuse or ill-management of your personal data. In case you do have further questions, please send me, Julian Mooren, an e-mail to “Julian.Mooren[at]gmail.com”.

Thank you for visiting this website.

 

 

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