Privacy Policy

Who we are and what do we represent

This website at https://ewelinkcommunity.net is owned and maintained by Jeroen Maathuis from The Netherlands. On this website and on the internet also known als Joennuh or Joennah (where Joennuh was already taken as username). Original this website was also maintained by NeoMod from Italy but because of the Coronavirus outbreak and his connecting to it he doesn’t have the time to help maintaining this website. In the future he might get added as co-owner and co-maintainer. Because of his desired privacy his name won’t get mentioned on this website.

This website is maintained by eWeLink enthousiasts. This website does not reflect the viewpoint of eWeLink / Coolkit. We are so not affiliated with eWeLink although we have good contact with eWeLink in case we need to discuss topics with eWeLink. Opinions on this website reflects the viewpoint of the authors displayed with these opinions. We are not responsible for the content placed by users on this website although we strive to do our best to create a safe en respectfull environment to discuss eWeLink, it’s software and it’s supported devices.

We are also not responsable for any damage caused by the information on this website and the damage caused by using the information on this website. Everything you decide to do with the information on this website is at your own risk!

All rights of the product images on this website belongs to their respective owners.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When you leave comments on this website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your 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

If you fill in a contact form all data you fill in is being send to the relevant receivers. Mostly this will be the webmaster of this website but if for example a form is meant to send something to an moderator or editor the data filled in will arrive at those persons. Additional data send to the receivers can be your IP address and browser agent string.

To prevent spam your IP address is also being send to Google reCAPTCHA. For more details about how Google handles your privacy please read Google’s Privacy Statement.

Another system we use to prevent spam is Akismet. Content filled in the forms may be send to Akismet to determine how likely content can be marked as spam. Akismet is developed by Automattic, the creators of WordPress. Their Pricay Policy can be found at https://automattic.com/privacy/.

Cookies

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 have rights to 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.

For more details about the usage of cookies please read our Cookie Policy.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics for our website statistics. This provide us some insights how much and how long our website is visited. We tried to set the Google Analytics settings as privacy friendly as possible although it might not fully comply to the GDPR. This is the mean reason why you are able to disable cookies for Google Analytics. We disabled using analytics data for the Google marketing and advertising platforms. Analytics data is being saved for 26 months after your last visit. For more details about how Google handles your privacy please read Google’s Privacy Statement.

In addition to Google Analytics our hosting provides us statistics produced by GoAccess and gwsocket based on webserver logfiles. The webserver logfiles records data like IP address, visited webpages from that IP address and information provided by the browser (like browser name and version, operating system and version, referring webpages). Based on IP address GoAccess also tries to guess the country the visits came from but this is not always accurate.

Who we share your data with

We share your data with the following partners:

  • Google (Google’s Privacy Statement):
    • Google Analytics: For website analytics like how long people have visited this website, which pages are most visited, which browsers do people use, the screen resolutions, etc.
    • Google reCAPTCHA: To determine how likely you are a bot or not and thus whether we should show you a CAPTCHA to verify you are a human. A CAPTCHA is a challenge which only humans should be able to resolve.
  • Automattic (Automattic’s Privacy Policy):
    • Akismet: To determine the likeliness of your input in forms being spam.
    • Gravatar: 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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Website statistics produced by Goaccess and gwsocket are only produced locally on the webserver which holds the eWeLink community website and are not send to any third-party.

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 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.

Filled in content on forms (like the Contact form and the Submit new device form) are stored until we have processed the content of it and we are sure we don’t need to contact you anymore about it. we strive to save the data as short as possible.

Google Analytics data is saved at Google for 26 months after your last visit.

Webserver logfiles are saved indefinitely and so are the website statics produced by GoAccess and gwsocket based on those logfiles.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, have left comments, have left reviews, have filled in contact forms, etc. 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

  • We do check if forms get filled in by humans or robots. To determine this we use Google reCAPTCHA. Some technical information about your webbrowser, operating system, geolocation, etc. are being send to Google to create a temporary profile how likely you could be a robot. Google reCAPTCHA will show a challenge to resolve before a form got submitted to be sure the form is being submitted by a human. Google reCAPTCHA uses cookies as part of this verification.
  • In addition to Google reCAPTCHA we use Akismet by Atomattic to check for spam. The content you filled in on a form might be send to Akismet to check how likely the filled in content can be marked as spam. This mainly will happen if the likeliness can not be determined locally on this website.
  • For website analytics / statistics we use Google Analytics and some data might be send to Google to be able to determine geolocation, used internetbrowser, used operating system, used screen resolution, etc. Google Analytics uses cookies in order to determine data like how long you visited the website.
  • Website statistics produced by Goaccess and gwsocket are only produced locally on the webserver which holds the eWeLink community website and are not send to any third-party.

Our contact information

This website is maintained by Jeroen Maathuis from The Netherlands. Also known with the username Joennuh on this website. To keep some privacy we don’t spoil his contact details here. If needed contact details can be send to you after sending a message through our Contact page.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Data is stored on a well protected server in Los Angeles, America. All modern datacenter safety and security protocols apply. Also all modern firewall and other software security features apply. Passwords are safed in hashed form and thus can’t be used after breaches.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We will do our best to reach everyone of which we believe they are affected by the data breach. We will request them to change passwords to prevent misuse of passwords on other websites and services.

What third parties we receive data from

As far as we can currently determine we don’t receive data from third parties. Please let us know on our Contact form if you believe we do receive data from third parties.

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

We don’t make much automatic decisions. The main spot we use automated decision making is the login form. When you fail to enter the correct credentials of your account to often you will be temporarily blocked. When this proces happens to often you will be blocked for a longer period. Due security reasons we won’t provide the exact amounts and periods here. Locked out people can always contact us on our Contact form to request assistance with unlocking their account.

To prevent spam Google reCAPTCHA creates a profile on how likely you are not a human. If you try to submit a form and Google reCAPTCHA thinks you are a robot it will pop up a challenge that normally could only be completed by humans. Only after completing the challenge the involved form will be submitted.

Also Akismet checks for possible spam and might mark your message as spam. If this is the case your message might nog show up until it is approved by an administrator or moderator.

We don’t create automatic profiles on our own website. However Google Analytics might create a profile to gather information about your visit to our website. You can review their Privacy Statement here: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Please notify us on our Contact form when we forget to mention things that should be mentioned in this paragraph.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

As this website is being owned by a single person (Jeroen Maathuis aka Joennuh from The Netherlands) and not a company we believe we have no industry regulatory disclosure requirements. If you feel we are wrong about this please let us know by filling in our Contact form.

At last

This Privacy Policy has been last updated on October 12th, 2020 and is subject to change. We can change this policy at our discretion anytime. We advise you to check this Privacy Policy on a regular base. We also strive to inform everyone who visits our website when our Privacy Policy or Cookie Policy has been updated.