March 2019 By PsychDB.com

Privacy Policy

PsychDB cares about your privacy and security. It is important for you to be familiar with how we use, collect, and disclose information. This is detailed out in the Privacy Policy here. By continuing to use this website, you agree to be subject to the terms of this Policy and the use of cookies as described and disclosed in this Policy.

GDPR Compliance

PsychDB respects the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). This policy will also explain how we collect and treat any information you give us under this new law. PsychDB does not collect email, names, or addresses. PsychDB, based in Ontario, Canada, is responsible for this website. The Data Protection Officer can be contacted at this contact form.

  • “Personal data” or “data” refers to information related to an identified/identifiable natural person.
  • “Identifiable” refers to a natural person who can be identified directly/indirectly through an identifier (name, index number, geolocation data, or physical, mental, psychological, physiological, genetic, financial, cultural or social characteristics
  • “Data subject” refers to an identified/identifiable natural person, such as yourself
  • “Controller” refers to a natural or legal person, agency, public authority, or other body that solely or jointly decides on the purpose and method of the processing of the natural person's personal data.
  • “Processing” or “process” refers to all automated or manual procedures related to the personal data such as the gathering, collection, aggregation, collation, organization, assigning, saving, adjustment, changes, modification, selection, calling up, use, provision of access through transfer, dissemination or any other means of making data available, comparison, linking, limitation, or deletion. Processing refers to the corresponding activity.
  • “Processor” refers to a natural or legal person, agency, public authority, or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the Controller.

When you visit this website, your browser automatically sends information that is then temporarily saved in a log file at a server by our web hosting provider (“Dreamhost”) located in the United States. This information includes your IP address, the date and time of your visit, time deviation from GMT, and HTTP status code. We process this data to ensure the correct display, use, stability and security of the website. The web server log files are deleted after 72 hours and are encrypted. Please see the Dreamhost Privacy Policy for full details.

We use Google Analytics to collect broad-based statistical data on visitors, and Google Adsense to provide personalized advertising if a user is outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). If you are inside the EEA, you will see only non-personalized ads. These logs do not contain personally identifiable information (e.g. - name, email, address, or finances). The logs cannot identify an individual, and the IP addresses of visitors are anonymized. Otherwise, IP addressed are only logged for the purposes of security to prevent a DDoS attack or other malicious activity. Please see the Google EU user consent policy for full details.

Visitors to PsychDB do not need to register in order to view the website. We do not profile or determine the identifies of visitors.

Should you have questions about the website or other matters, there is the option of using the contact form. In this context we process your personal data (name and e-mail address) in order to respond to your communications. Within this, the processing of your data is necessary either to carry out communications with you at your request or is based on our legitimate interest in responding to your inquiry.

We use “cookies” on our website. These are text files that are saved on your computer or other end-devices such as your smartphone or tablet. Using cookies helps us design our website to meet the needs of users and to continually optimize it, as well as to analyse how you use our website in order to improve it to better serve your interests. For example, session cookies show us when you have visited individual pages of our website. Session cookies are automatically deleted when you leave our website.

In addition we also use temporary cookies that are saved on your computer or end-devices for a limited period of time. These cookies indicate to us what data you entered and what settings you selected on a previous visit to our website, so that you do not have to re-enter or reselect these. Our use of cookies may involve processing of your personal data, e.g. your IP address and information on how you interact with our website. The processing of your data in connection with our use of cookies for the above-mentioned purposes is based on our legitimate interest in order to fulfil the purposes listed above and below.

When you first visit our website you will be required to expressly accept the use of cookies through an “Accept” button, which will be enabled in the cookie notification. In any case, please note that you can block or disable cookies by configuring your browser to block the installation of some or all cookies. Almost all browsers allow you to be alerted to the presence of cookies or block them automatically. If you block cookies, you can continue to use our website, although some services may be limited and your experience on our website may be less satisfactory as a result.

We use the following cookies on our website:

Cookie Audit

DW<hash>
Owner/Provider PsychDB
Purpose Used for authentication after login. This is not available to the public. This holds the necessary data to (re)login a previously authenticated user.
Opt-Out/Refusal Not possible. Not available to public Internet users.
Expiry 1 year, or when user clears history. Not applicable to public users.
DOKU_PREFS
Owner/Provider PsychDB
Purpose Used for remembering helpful user preferences, like the size of the editor text area or text sizes. It does not contain any personally identifiable information.
Opt-Out/Refusal Not possible. Necessary to deliver the website and for user security.
Expiry 1 year.
DokuWiki
Owner/Provider PsychDB
Purpose A standard PHP session identifier. This cookie is used to hold temporary data and to avoid Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. It contains a random ID, and no personally identifiable information.
Opt-Out/Refusal Not possible. Necessary to deliver the website and for user security.
Expiry Session cookie. This cookie is automatically deleted at the end of the user's browser session
_ga (Google Analytics)
Owner/Provider Google
Purpose Logs information about the user’s activity on the website, collects aggregate data, and broad site statistics.
Opt-Out/Refusal Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
Expiry 2 years
_gid (Google Analytics)
Owner/Provider Google
Purpose Logs information about the user’s activity on the website, collects aggregate data, and broad site statistics.
Opt-Out/Refusal Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
Expiry 24 hours
_gat (Google Analytics)
Owner/Provider Google
Purpose Logs the frequency of the user’s visits to the website, to minimise data traffic, queue requests, and request rates.
Opt-Out/Refusal Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
Expiry 1 minute
IDE (Google Ads)
Owner/Provider Google
Purpose Measures user activity on the website to personalize and optimize the display of advertisements. This cookie logs user activity following the display of an advertisement in order to measure its effectiveness and to determine future advertisements correspondingly for the user.
Opt-Out/Refusal Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
Expiry Session cookie. This cookie is automatically deleted at the end of the user's browser session
Cookie Owner/Provider Purpose Opt-Out/Refusal Expiry
DW<hash> PsychDB Used for authentication after login. This is not available to the public. This holds the necessary data to (re)login a previously authenticated user. Not possible. Not available to public Internet users. 1 year, or when user clears history. Not applicable to public users.
DOKU_PREFS PsychDB Used for remembering helpful user preferences, like the size of the editor text area or text sizes. It does not contain any personally identifiable information. Not possible. Necessary to deliver the website and for user security. 1 year.
DokuWiki PsychDB A standard PHP session identifier. This cookie is used to hold temporary data and to avoid Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. It contains a random ID, and no personally identifiable information. Not possible. Necessary to deliver the website and for user security. Session cookie. This cookie is automatically deleted at the end of the user's browser session
_ga (Google Analytics) Google Logs information about the user’s activity on the website, collects aggregate data, and broad site statistics. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on 2 years
_gid (Google Analytics) Google Logs information about the user’s activity on the website, collects aggregate data, and broad site statistics. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on 24 hours
_gat (Google Analytics) Google Logs the frequency of the user’s visits to the website, to minimise data traffic, queue requests, and request rates. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on 1 minute
IDE (Google Ads) Google Measures user activity on the website to personalize and optimize the display of advertisements. This cookie logs user activity following the display of an advertisement in order to measure its effectiveness and to determine future advertisements correspondingly for the user. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on Session cookie. This cookie is automatically deleted at the end of the user's browser session

PsychDB does not have access or log personally identifying information. Your data will never be transferred to third parties (as Controllers) unless we are legally obliged to make this data available to fulfil an applicable legal or statutory requirement.

We will only store personal data until the originally intended and approved purpose of saving and storing it has been fulfilled. Notwithstanding the above general principle, data is not deleted if this information is necessary to fulfil a legal or statutory obligation that we are required to uphold.

You have the following rights:

  • The right to be informed about and have access to the personal data we process
  • The right to have the personal data we process corrected and/or completed
  • The right to have the personal data we process deleted or to restrict its processing
  • The right to data portability
  • You have the right to lodge an official complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.
  • You have the right to refuse the processing of your personal data at any time that is carried out in pursuit of our legitimate interests
  • If you have consented to the processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time
  • To exercise these rights please contact the Data Protection Officer using the contact form linked above

PsychDB will take technical and safety measures so as to ensure that our personally identifiable information is protected against loss, manipulation, destruction and unauthorized access.

Additional Information

Effective Date: January 1, 2019. We will publish all required and new changes on this webpage as appropriate.