Privacy policy

Who we are

The address of our website is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors write comments on the site, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor's IP address and the user-agent string (this is how the browser is identified) to help detect spam.

From your email address, an anonymized string can be created (also called hash) and handed over to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. The Gravatar Service's privacy policy can be found here: After your comment is shared, your profile picture is publicly visible in the context of your comment.


If you are a registered user and upload photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this website could download photos stored on this website and extract their location information.

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When you write a comment on our website, it may be consent to store your name, email address and website in cookies. This is a comfort feature so that when you write another comment, you don't have to re-enter all that data. These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have an account and you log on to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and will be discarded when you close your browser.

When you sign up, we will set up some cookies to store your credentials and viewing options. Login cookies expire after two days and cookies for the display options after one year. If you select "Stay Registered" when you sign up, your registration will be maintained for two weeks. With the unsubscribe from your account, the login cookies will be deleted.

When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie contains no personal information and only refers to the post ID of the article you have just edited. The cookie expires after a day.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. B. videos, pictures, posts, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites can collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking services, and record your interaction with this embedded content, including your interaction with embedded content in case you have an account and on This website is logged in.

Analysis services

Who we share your data with

How long we store your data

When you write a comment, it is stored indefinitely, including metadata. This way, we can automatically recognize and share follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, modify or delete their personal information at any time (the username cannot be changed). Website administrators can also view and modify this information.

What rights you have to your data

If you have an account on this website or have written comments, you can request an export of your personal data with us, including any information you have provided to us. In addition, you can request the deletion of all personal data we have stored from you. This does not include the data we need to keep due to administrative, legal or security needs.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments could be investigated by an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

More information

How we protect your data

What measures we offer in the event of data breaches

Which third-party providers we receive data from

What automated decision-making and profiling we carry out with user data

Required disclosure requirements of industry