ADDcharacteristics.net likes to take your privacy seriously. Details such as name and e-mail address and similar information you enter on the website are treated confidentially.
For example, you can enter your data in the guestbook, the contact form, the newsletter registration form and when you leave a comment under an article. If you enter a name in the guestbook or leave a comment under an article, this name will be published on the website. However, you can choose not to use your own name to remain anonymous. Your e-mail address is otherwise not shared with third parties but is stored on the server. This allows us to contact you in case of a question or complaint, for example. Your IP address is also stored.
You can sign up for the newsletter at various places on our website. This newsletter is sent out weekly on Mondays and every now and then you may receive an additional email in case of a special event or current news. However, when you sign up for the free newsletter, you will first be sent a confirmation link to the e-mail address you provided. You are not actually signed up for the newsletter until you click this confirmation link in the email. This is an extra safeguard to ensure that you have signed up and that no one else has done so for you. This way, we ensure that we do not send unwanted emails to you.
In every newsletter you will find an option to unsubscribe at the bottom. When you click on this link, you will be unsubscribed from the newsletter and thus no longer receive it. For newsletter subscriptions, the name you provide will be used as the salutation in the newsletter. For example 'Hi Pete, herewith another new newsletter'. You can enter any name you wish in the subscription form. Your name, e-mail address and IP address are stored.
The website is also linked to Google analytics. Google Analytics allows us to track various website statistics such as the number of visitors, how long visitors are active on our website and which pages are visited. This data is completely anonymous and purely for the purpose of improving the website.