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If you have any questions, inquries, remarks, or complaints concerning this website or the Ayeri language in general, feel free to send a message to: info{DELETE THIS}@{DELETE THIS AS WELL}ayeri.{THIS IS ALSO NOT PART OF THE ADDRESS}de.

Copyrights and Such

Benung. The Ayeri Language Resource (https://ayeri.de) is owned and edited by Carsten Becker (in the following referred to as “this website” and “I”, respectively). Unless noted otherwise, all materials presented on this website are copyright © by Carsten Becker, all rights reserved.

If you’re sharing my stuff on the internet, that’s awesome, but please be so kind to give credit, for example, by putting a link back to my site so other people may know where to find out more. If you have questions about using materials from this site in what goes way beyond personal use (say, you want to use an image from “Examples” in a book you intend to sell), please contact me first. If you feel that your rights are violated by any content on this website, please provide a written notice before taking legal action.

This website is built with WordPress (GPLv2) and uses Open Sans Condensed by Steve Matteson (Apache License 2.0). Some icons used are from the elementary Icons icon set by Daniel Foré (GPL).

Ayeri is a fictional language spoken by fictional people in a fictional setting, and as such is not related to any naturally existing languages. It is thus not to be confused with Azeri, a Turkic language spoken in Azerbaijan and its surrounding countries. Ayeri’s vocabulary is entirely a priori, this means, no real-world languages have been used specifically as sources of vocabulary. Due to the language’s sound and spelling aesthetic being inspired by Austronesian languages, it is not surprising if overlaps with existing words in those languages happen accidentally.

Privacy and Commenting policy

It is your right to object to any of the below points, as well as to demand comprehensive information about any data which is stored on your using this website, and to demand its prompt deletion without giving any reasons. To do so, please provide a written notice to the below address.

Responsible person

Carsten Becker
Bachweg 5
35037 Marburg
Germany

info {DELETE THIS} @ {DELETE THIS} ayeri. {DELETE THIS} de

Server location

Hosting of this website is obtained from NFSN, Inc., an American company. Server-side data incurred by your using this website is thus processed outside of the European Union.

Logging, Tracking, etc.

This website logs traffic in order to recognize attacks against it and to be able to react to attacks so as to prevent them in the future. The data saved by a visitor’s access includes their IP address, files accessed on this website, referring link, time of access, and the visitor’s browser/operating system. The logs are kept in a directory which is not publicly accessible and purged weekly. Retention of information about a visit is thus limited to a maximum of 7 days. Logged information is not used to generate user profiles; there is no way for users to register an account on this website either. Hourly anonymization of IP addresses in the log file additionally ensures that only the first 24 bits (out of 32) of an IPv4 or the first 48 bits (out of 128) of an IPv6 are kept. This allows to trace back a website access to an IP network, but not to an individual visitor.

Moreover, as a way to basically crowdsource finding gaps in the dictionary and thus to get inspiration on what to make up words for next, dictionary queries which fail to return any results are logged seperately from the server’s access log. Only the failed query itself is saved in this case, but no traits which could identify an individual visitor. In querying the dictionary database, only the data which a visitor provided in the search form is processed, nothing more. The same goes for the independent site search by which blog articles and pages within this website can be searched.

Additionally, as a means to prevent spam, every visitor’s IP address is screened for recent cases of malevolent behavior by Cleantalk. Data is exchanged for this purpose with Cleantalk’s central database through an SSL-secured connection. As a result, comment fields or site access may be blocked for IP addresses recently associated with notorious comment spammers and those which have engaged in brute force attacks. Cleantalk makes information on blocked access attempts available to the website owner for a period of 8 days, including the full IP address of a blocked visit.

This website may furthermore include a number of files served by external services and used to create a richer user experience. Since this website is not using advertising, there are no ad trackers among them. Still, the third-party services providing these external files may themselves be keeping logs and statistics of a visitor’s access to this website on their own behalf. Access to content hosted by third parties which has been dynamically embedded into this website, such as Twitter messages or Youtube videos, may as well be logged and analyzed by the providing third parties on their own behalf.

Commenting

By commenting on an article, a visitor’s IP address is saved automatically, however, it is set to be anonymized to 127.0.0.1 for permanent keeping. This way, effectively, only the information which a visitor provided in the comment form is saved. A commenter’s e-mail address is regarded as confidential and may be provided by a commenter optionally; it is not publicly visible. Any factual private information visitors choose to include in the publicly readable part of comments—that is, “Name”, “Website”, “Comment”—they publish at their own risk. I, as the website owner, reserve the right for myself to moderate or delete comments if I notice them to be abusive, for instance, if they contain harassment or spam. Also see NFSN.net’s hosting policies.

Cookies

Cookies set by this website can be deleted—or disabled for this website or third parties altogether—in the cookie policy options of a visitor’s browser. How this works is documented in the browser’s help file. This website may set the following cookies in a visitor’s browser; third-party embeds (e.g. embedded Twitter messages or Youtube videos) may themselves set cookies on a visitor’s computer as well.

CookieTypeDurationDescription
viewed_cookie_policypersistent1 yearThe plugin 'Cookie Law Info' saves whether you clicked to agree that you're aware of this website possibly setting cookies in your browser.
Click here to delete the 'EU Cookie Law' agreement cookie from your browser.

Changes

  • 2014-02-11: Added link to NFSN.net’s hosting policies
  • 2014-03-11: The WP SlimStat traffic analysis plugin has been removed completely and all its accumulated data has been deleted in accordance with German jurisdiction. A passage about which data is gathered in server logs and by Bad Behavior has been added for clarification.
  • 2014-03-24: Currently trying out AVH First Defense Against Spam as a replacement for Bad Behavior. Text changed accordingly.
  • 2014-03-31: AVH FDAS queries the ZEN list of Spamhaus, not just SBL/XBL. Text changed accordingly.
  • 2014-06-05: AVH FDAS removed, back to Bad Behavior. Text changed accordingly.
  • 2014-12-04: Server log retention shortened to 1 week. Comments save IPs generally as 127.0.0.1.
  • 2015-04-05: Additional information on cookies. Youtube and Twitter embeds set third-party cookies on this website.
  • 2015-04-17: Bad Behavior makes it basically impossible to use caching plugins, so going back to AVH FDAS.
  • 2015-05-08: Caching creates more problems than it solves for now; AVH FDAS in addition proved rather toothless in keeping bad bots out, so yet again back to Bad Behavior. Improved wording in places.
  • 2015-12-06: Removed third-party cookies from cookie list and replaced it with a general disclaimer that embedded content may set cookies in a user’s browser.
  • 2016-01-31: Added statement on the dictionary logging queries with zero results.
  • 2016-03-09: Added warning about embedded content from third-party websites potentially gathering user data.
  • 2017-03-02: Exchanged Project Honeypot DNSBL for cloud-based solution from Cleantalk.
  • 2017-11-09: No Bad Behavior plugin anymore because it put users’ IPs in pages which were then cached, so others could see those IPs. Also, the server logs can’t be fitted to German privacy requirements, which means no logging.
  • 2018-01-08: Logging reactivated (with anonymization routine in place) due to bad bots. Updated Logging and Cookies sections.
  • 2018-05-07: Notice on right to information and deletion regarding privacy. Clarification that this website runs on American servers.
  • 2018-09-12: No statistics on page views anymore.