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Privacy Policy

1. Who we are

We are escgo! / (hereinafter also referred to as “we” and “our”). Our website address is

Our website is owned and registered in the United Kingdom.

2. What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We do not collect, retain or process any personal data within the meaning of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council (“General Data Protection Regulation”, “GDPR”) other than for the purposes and on the legal basis described below.


When visitors leave comments on our 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. An anonymized string created from your e-mail 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. After your comment is approved, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

2.2 Contact forms

When using our contact form, we collect the data shown in the form fields. This information is used solely for the purpose of contacting you in response to your message. The information submitted is not used or retained for any other purpose or shared with any third parties. If you submit this information erroneously or subsequently wish for it to be erased for any other reason, you can contact us to request the erasure of this information at any time (see under “5. What rights you have over your data”). Please note that this means we will no longer be able to contact you about the matter in question.

2.3 Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt in to saving your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. This is 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 have just edited. It expires after one day.

If you participate in our polls, a cookie might be set in order to restrict attempts to vote repeatedly. More information about what data is processed when you use our polls can be found under “2.6 Crowdsignal”.

2.4 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 other websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

2.5 Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics for basic traffic analysis based solely on anonymized data. The Data Processing Amendment for our Google Analytics account was accepted on 24 May 2018. No personal data within the meaning of GDPR that can be used to identify an individual is collected or processed in this context. In particular, this means:

  • No user ID or any other personally identifiable information is collected.
  • The User-ID feature is disabled.
  • IP anonymization is activated.
  • All data collection for advertising features is disabled

2.6 Crowdsignal

When visitors take part in polls or surveys on our site (provided by Crowdsignal), the data submitted in these polls or surveys is collected by Crowdsignal’s owner, Automattic, along with the visitor’s IP address, location and other data. We, as users of Crowdsignal, have access to some of this data. Crowdsignal by Automattic shares the following data with us: Your country, IP address, the data you submitted (votes) and each vote’s timestamp. We may use information about your location to collate votes by country/region as part of our competitions such as “SongHunt”. Further details of what data Automattic collects with Crowdsignal polls, and how Automattic processes this information, can be found in Automattic’s own Privacy Notice

3. Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone. By default, WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone either.

4. How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Above and beyond any statutory retention periods, any personal data collected as described under 2. above is stored only for as long as needed for the respective purpose and is securely erased thereafter.

5. 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. Contact information can be found under “8. How to contact us”.

6. Where we send your data

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

7. How we protect your data

All data submitted by our users is encrypted.

8. How to contact us

If you wish to withdraw consent to your data being held or contact us on any other matters relating to data protection, please e-mail us at

9. Supplementary information concerning the #esc chat

Our chat page uses an embedded webchat provided by euIRC, the server on which the #esc chat operates. This embedded webchat is the full responsibility of euIRC as the service provider. No data is provided to us through your use of the chat. For your convenience, euIRC has provided us with the following information concerning your data when using the chat, which we provide with no liability:

  • When you use the chat, your IP address is stored anonymously in euIRC’s connection logs.
  • If you choose to register your nickname with NickServ and submit an e-mail address in doing so (not required), that e-mail address will be stored by euIRC.

Responsibility for personal data within the meaning of GDPR in connection with the chat lies solely with euIRC. More information can be obtained by contacting euIRC or visiting the #help room on the euIRC server.