Who we are
This website is a personal website from Mark Zwaan to publish information about robotics and related articles. The website address is: https://swanrobotics.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 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. For example Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Google Analytics and Adsense
This website uses Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use this website. These cookies collect information in the aggregate to give insight into how the website is being used. This website also uses Google Adsense to provide you with the useful advertisement. Because of this the website can exists.
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 (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 are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Who we share your data with
This site uses Akismet to prevent spam and deliver you a better experience. When using the contact form or when commenting on an article, the information is sent to the provider of Akismet. The information is the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the question or comment itself). See the information at https://automattic.com/privacy-notice/
How we protect your data
This site uses WordPress as a content management and is set to update automatically when there is an update of upgrade. Updates for plugins are updated as soon as possible. The website is hosted at a Dutch company and the data is stored in the Netherlands. The connection to this website is only available through HTTPS to make your visite private.
Please use our contact form to get in touch. https://swanrobotics.com/contact/