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Who we are

We are the members and keepers of Falcar, the heavy metal band.

Our website address is: https://falcar.net, a.k.a. “FalcarNet”.

Since we’re unsigned (yet), we created our own label called Jester’s Gestures with Marty taking care of the business entity.

Jester’s Gestures
Martin Palounek
Ke Skale 674
25303 Chyne
Czech Republic

The world is currently raving about data privacy and we certainly don’t have enough money to afford paying the draconian fines to the authorities, so we want to make sure that you’ll enjoy your little adventure on our website with your personal data properly protected and under your control.

So, here’s a brief tutorial for you to learn more about how we collect data, why it’s important to us, how we operate with it and why it’s all a good thing.

Take a moment to read all the fun facts about keeping your data safe from the very same band that is living on the edge and reeks of rebellion.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When you leave a comment, well, we collect it – just who would have thought? We also collect your IP address and browser user agent for spam detection purposes to make sure you’re not an evil spammer bot trying to preach about pop music. Not under our watch.

If you use the Gravatar service, an anonymised string created from your email addressed (a.k.a. “hash”) may be provided. If you have the guts, you can read the Gravatar Privacy Policy here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. When your comment is approved, your profile picture will be displayed in the context of your comment (which is what Gravatar is for, Captain Obvious).

Media

If you upload images to the website, steer clear of uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Other adventures who roam our website may download and extract any location data from images on the FalcarNet website.

Cookies

Yes, we herd these nasty little creatures called cookies, too. Not only are they absolutely freaking necessary to provide you a brutal user experience, we also use them to collect anonymous data about what our beloved adventurers are doing on our website. This data is not relatable to actual persons, dead or alive.

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 bump into our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is ritually sacrificed 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 (and die horribly afterwards). If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be destroyed. Violently.

If you edit or publish an article on whe website, 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

Parts of 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. No transfiguration magic is involved.

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

We use Google Analytics to collect basic website user data for statistics purposes. We want to know at least something about your moves to continuously improve our battle plans and website fortifications. The data retention period is set to 26 months and will be reseted upon any new activity. When data reaches the end of the retention period, it is deleted automatically on a monthly basis. All data is kept on Googles servers and can be stored anywhere where they decide. Since Google is the apex predator in the data privacy field, feel free to ask them how they use your data: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/compliance/ And, please, do let us know how the conversation went!

Facebook pixel

FalcarNet also uses (or will very soon start using) the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” of Facebook Inc. (“Facebook”). This allows our visiting adventurers to see interest-based advertisements (“Facebook ads”) while wasting their meaningless lives on Facebook or other websites that also use this tool.

Your devious browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Facebook server once you roam our website. We have absolutely no influence on the extent and further use of the data collected by Facebook and therefore our explanation may be limited by what we know: By integrating Facebook Custom Audiences, Facebook receives the information that you have called up the corresponding website of our Internet presence, or that you have clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered on Facebook, Facebook can associate your visit with your account. Even if you are not registered with Facebook or have not logged in, it is possible that the provider may obtain and store your IP address and other identifying information. Like anywhere else on the internet, mind you.

The “Facebook Custom Audiences” function can be deactivated in the Cookie Settings and for logged in users at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen#_.

Cookie lifetime: up to 6 months (only for those set on this website).

Resetting passwords

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Contact forms

What you write is what we get and if you ever expect us to write back, you’ll probably have to leave your contact details in the form as well. These details will be used only for the purpose stated in the form and will not be used for marketing purposes (unless you give us your consent through other means).

When using contact forms for actions such as album preorders, the personal data you send to us will be stored in a Google Drive document managed by and restricted to the band crew. This enables us to track preorder status and to handle your requests.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained forever and ever. That’s what makes automatic approval of follow-up comments possible. And you also leave a legacy each time you share your piece of wisdom in the comments section.

For adventurers that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All adventurers 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 ledger file of the personal data we keep about you, including any data you have already provided. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. In other words, you have a right to be banished. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Shoppe

When you place order on the FalcarNet website, we collect your current IP address, name, address, e-mail and phone number. We need this to send you the products and to be able to reach you regarding support.

We may also collect and process personal information that you provide by filling out forms or sending us e-mails.

SSL

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

We use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to make sure no one listens to the private conversation your browser and our website are having right now.
Read more: http://info.ssl.com/article.aspx?id=10241

Who can access my data?

We do not expose your personal data to the public nor do we sell it to third parties. If our commercial partner wants your data, we’ll ask you for your permission. Of course, if authorities demand access to specific data, we may be required to do so like the pawns in the game of power we are.

Changes and updates to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to review and modify the terms of this Privacy Policy at any time, and any modifications, updates, or changes will be deemed in effect immediately upon posting.

We advise you to visit this page occasionally to familiarize yourself with the most up to date version of this Privacy Policy and to amuse yourself with all the cheap jokes we try to weave into this serious document. We put some serious effort to this and we deeply regret every second wasted on this mandatory bullshit. Duty fulfilled. Peace out.