Privacy Policy

1.0 – GDPR privacy law and The Rockpedia

In accordance to the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the hereby webpage is meant to highlight the privacy rights of you as visitor, reader, user, and prospective subscriber who might or might not be part of our target audience for the content of The Rockpedia, an independent digital project on rock music which has the following web address:

2.0 – What type of personal data does Rockpedia collect from you and why is it collected at all?

2.1 – Comments

When visitors leave comments on Rockpedia, we collect the data shown in the comments form as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string in order to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar (i.e. WordPress-based avatar) service to see if you are using it. For further information, the Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is only visible to the public in the context of your comment.

2.2 – Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to Rockpedia can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

2.3 – Cookies

If you, as visitor and reader, leave a comment on Rockpedia 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 future comments. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, 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 only last for two days while screen options cookies last for a year. If you select the ‘Remember Me’ option, your login will persist for up to 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 will expire very soon, namely after 1 day.

2.4 – Embedded content from other websites and third-party tracking

Articles on Rockpedia include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same manner as if the visitor has visited the other website.

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 respective website.

3.0 – For how much time does Rockpedia retain your personal 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.

4.0 – What rights do you have over your personal 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.

5.0 – Where does Rockpedia send your personal data?

The contact information the visitors provide stands within their individual responsibility for trustworthiness and justness of credentials. The contact information may be partly or fully public upon making a comment depending on how much information the visitor is willing to provide.

The contact information is not used in any other way by this website than to display the identity of an interested visitor within the comments’ section in order to have a polite and civil discussion/debate over a topic of interest.