What we do with your data in olores.org

gdpr   The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European regulation that came into force the 25th of May 2018. This regulation force us to inform you about how your data is collected, stored  and how it is used. Therefore, this is a good moment to inform you about what we do with your data and how we protect it.

   First of all we would like to inform you who we are. The trademark and the website Olores.org belongs to Ambiente et Odora SL.. For any question or doubt, you may contact us either by post to our office located in calle Uribitarte, 6, planta baja, 48001, Bilbao, Spain, or by e-mail to info@olores.org.

   We would also like to inform you that you have free access to this site. That means that you do not need to give us any of your personal data to access to the content of this site or in short: you do not need to register. There is no restricted content. Moreover, we have an open license for the content published in this website. Read more here.

  The only information we collect from you is your e-mail, but only in the case that you decide to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Your e-mail is stored in a password protected php/mysql database. We update this database regularly to ensure your data is well protected.  We do not share your e-mail to other companies so your mail is safe with us. In addition, the website is encrypted with a SSL certificate.

  About cookies, we just updated our cookie policy. This is the short text: we collect anonymous data about how the website is used. We do this to improve your experience on our website.

  For this purpose we could use the google analytics engine, as most websites do.  However, we preferred instead to use the Irish statistical engine Statcounter. We have been working with them for more than a decade, and we believe they work pretty well.

   Also, with the election of this small statistical engine, we are sure we keep your data away from our Big Hungry Data Collector (BHDC) friend that have a very well-known search website.

   The GDPR does not say much about e-mail trackers, however we would like to add a note about them, cause they are very much used in the last years.

   We do get valuable information with the trackers included in the newsletters that we send you. Every time you click in a personalized link we do know:

  • if you clicked a link and how many times you did it
  • If you opened the newsletter
  • If you transferred to others the newsletter
  • If you read the html version or the text version.

    Here you have a few pictures of the results we get once you click in any link of our newsletters.

click tracking tracking newsletters
e mail tracking graphs 
  Here you have several screenshots showing the number of clicks made on the links in our newsletter.

   We could use external newsletter services like mailchimp, or others, that would make our life easier. Many of the companies around do use these external services. However, we preferred to use our own mailing services installed in our server. This way:

  • Your e-mail address stays with us.
  • These mailing systems will not be able to track you without your consent.

  In addition, this way we store your e-mail address away from other companies who could sell these data to third parties without our/your consent.

   Now, if you do not like e-mail trackers, do not click on the links of the newsletter sent to your e-mail, we have enabled a direct access to the newsletters in News/Newsletter archives. You may use this access if you wish to stay anonymous.


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Carlos Nietzsche Diaz Jimenez

Carlos is the editor-chief of olores.org and has been in the odour world since 2001. Since then, Carlos has attended over 90 conferences in odour management, both national and international and authored a few papers on the subject. He has also organized a few international meetings and courses. Carlos owns a small company named Ambiente et Odora (AEO). He spends his free time with his wife and his twins, Laura and Daniel, and of course, writing on olores.org.

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