Thilo Kunkel, Ph.D.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy – you are in good hands.

Definitions – it’s good to know what we are talking about.  

This Privacy Policy describes the policies and procedures of ThiloKunkel.com. (“Thilo Kunkel”, “I”, “we”, “our” or “us”) on the collection, use and disclosure of your information on www.thilokunkel.com (the “Site”), social media channels operated by us or on our behalf (the “Social Media Services”), and the services, features, or content we offer (collectively with the Site and the Social Media Services, the “Services”).

We receive information about you from various sources, including: (a) information you provide to us or through the Site and the Services; (b) your use of the Services generally; and (c) from third party websites and services. When you use the Services, you are consenting to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) gathered when you (“the user”, “the visitor”) are using or accessing the Services; and covers our treatment of any Personal Information that our business partners share with us or that we share with our business partners.

When You Visit The Site – be happy.

Like most website operators, ThiloKunkel.com collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Thilo Kunkel’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Thilo Kunkel’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Thilo Kunkel’s may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Thilo Kunkel also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on ThiloKunkel.com blogs/sites. Thilo Kunkel only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Personally-Identifying Information – we know what you like.

Certain visitors to Thilo Kunkel’s websites choose to interact with Thilo Kunkel in ways that require Thilo Kunkel to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Thilo Kunkel gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at ThiloKunkel.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Thilo Kunkel are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Thilo Kunkel collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Thilo Kunkel. Thilo Kunkel does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics – we cluster you with others.

Thilo Kunkel may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Thilo Kunkel may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Thilo Kunkel does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Personally-Identifying Information – no worries, we have your back.

Thilo Kunkel discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Thilo Kunkel’s behalf or to provide services available at Thilo Kunkel’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Thilo Kunkel’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Thilo Kunkel will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Thilo Kunkel discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Thilo Kunkel believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Thilo Kunkel, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Thilo Kunkel website and have supplied your email address, Thilo Kunkel may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Thilo Kunkel and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Thilo Kunkel takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies – and other tasty stuff

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Thilo Kunkel uses cookies to help Thilo Kunkel identify and track visitors, their usage of Thilo Kunkel website, and their website access preferences. Thilo Kunkel visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Thilo Kunkel’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Thilo Kunkel’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers – I don’t plan on selling myself, but you never know.

If Thilo Kunkel, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Thilo Kunkel goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Thilo Kunkel may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads – I like it clean, but we all have to make a living somehow.

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Thilo Kunkel and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes – strive for progress not perfection.

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Thilo Kunkel may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Thilo Kunkel’s sole discretion. Thilo Kunkel encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a Thilokunkel.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.