Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy: Who we are

Our website address is: https://ludman.net.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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

Ludman.net uses webforms contact forms on this site. These forms require users to give contact information, such as a name, email, company name, phone number and position title. Contact information from the registration form is used only to send material relating to the subject of the contact form for which it was collected and will not be sold to another party.

Ludman Industries collects a variety of information that you directly and voluntarily provide us through contact forms on our website. We process your information, when necessary to provide you with the Services that you have requested when accepting our Terms of Service, or where we have obtained your prior consent, or where we have a legitimate interest to do so. For example, we may have a legitimate interest to process your information for security, testing maintenance, and enhancement purposes of the Services we provide to you, or for analytics, research, and reporting purposes. Without your information, we cannot provide you with the Services you have requested or you may be limited in your use of the Services.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site, you also 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. In addition, 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 (Privacy)

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.

Analytics (Including Google Analytics)

The controller has integrated the component Google Analytics (with anonymisation function) on this website.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on which website a data subject has come to a website from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which period of time a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Google Analytics Use of Cookies 

Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website usually transmits to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google might transfer the personal information collected via this technical procedure to third parties.

As IP anonymization activates on our website, your IP address shortens by Google within Member States of the European Union or other states in agreement with the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by a Google server in the USA. On behalf of the operator of the website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and to provide further services related to website and internet use to us. The IP address transferred through your browser to Google Analytics does not combine with other data held by Google.

In addition, this website uses the Analytics feature UserID to track interaction data. This User ID will be additionally anonymized and encrypted and will not be linked with other data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.

Additional Information about Google Analytics

In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about website visits transmits to Google Analytics.

In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Further information and Google‘s applicable privacy regulations exists at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/ The following link provides a further explanation of Google Analytics https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/.

Our website also uses Google Analytics performance reports relating to demographics and interests and reports on Google Display Network impressions. You can disable Google Analytics for display advertising and customize the ads on the Google Display Network by visiting the ad settings at this link: https://adssettings.google.com.

Facebook and LinkedIn

Facebook and LinkedIn Tracking Pixels

With your consent, we will use Facebook’s and LinkedIn’s “tracking pixel”. This pixel can be used to track user behavior after they have been redirected to our website by clicking on a Facebook and / or LinkedIn ad. This allows us to record the effectiveness of Facebook and LinkedIn posts for statistical and market research purposes and, if necessary, to take optimization measures. The tracking of users who have landed on our website after clicking on one of our Facebook and LinkedIn posts can remain active more than 180 days.

The data collected in this way is anonymous for us, i.e. we do not see the personal data of individual users. However, this data is stored and processed by Facebook and LinkedIn, about which we will inform you to the best of our knowledge.

Facebook and LinkedIn may connect this data to the Facebook and LinkedIn account. Also they may use it for their own advertising purposes, according to their data usage policy.

If you want to disable cookie storage for Facebook and LinkedIn, you can do so via your browser settings.

Who we share your data with

Please contact us for more information on who we share your data with.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, we retain the comment and its metadata 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 keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

We send data to authorized third parties for analytics purposes. Automated spam detection service routinely check visitor comments.

Privacy Concern Contact Information

If you have privacy-specific concerns, please contact our Data Protection Services at (414) 431-3500 or [email protected]

Additional Information

Please contact us for additional information on how we process your personal data.

How we protect your data

Ludman.net remains committed to securing your data and keeping it confidential. Ludman.net uses preventative methods to protect against data theft, unauthorized access, and disclosure by implementing the latest technologies and software, which help us safeguard all the information we collect online. Please contact us for additional information on how we protect your personal data. 

What data breach procedures we have in place

Please contact us for additional information on data breach procedures we have in place.

What third parties we receive data from

Please contact us for additional information on what third parties we receive data from.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Please contact us for additional information on what automated decision making and profiling we do with user data.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Please contact us for additional information on industry regulatory disclosure requirements.

**Our privacy policy is subject to change. Please contact us for more information.**