Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the 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 email 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 approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site 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 another comment. 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 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 just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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 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 website.



Who we share your data with


How long we retain your 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.

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.

Where we send your data

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

Important Note regarding data processing in connection with Google Analytics™

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided
by Google Ireland Limited. If the responsible body for the data
processing that occurs via this website has their basis outside of the
European Economic area and Switzerland, then the associated Google
Analytics data processing is carried out by Google LLC. Google Ireland
Limited and Google LLC. will hereinafter be referred to as “Google”. As
concerns the use of Google Analytics, the data processing in this
respect is technically provided by wordpress. com. In that regard, reference is
hereby made to the WordPress Privacy Policy and the operator of this website share a joint
responsibility for the data processing in connection with Google
Analytics on this website.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on the
site visitor’s computer, to help the website analyze their use of the
site. The information generated by the cookie (including the truncated
ip address) about the use of the website will normally be transmitted to
and stored by Google.

Google Analytics is used exclusively with the extension “_anonymizeIp
()” on this website. This extension ensures an anonymization of the IP
address by truncation and excludes a direct personal reference. Via this
extension Google truncates the site visitor’s IP address within member
states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the
European Economic Area. The IP address, that is provided by the site
visitor’s browser in using Google Analytics will not be merged by Google
with other data from Google.

On behalf of wordpress and the site operator, Google will use the
information collected to evaluate the use of the website, to compile
reports on website activity and to provide other website and internet
related services to wordpress and the site operator (Art. 6 (1)( f) GDPR).
The legitimate interest in data processing lies in the optimization of
this website, the analysis of the use of the website and the adaptation
of the content, which is made possible by the provision of the wordpress
statistics function. The interests of the users are adequately protected
by the pseudonymization of their data.

Google LLC has certified their compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
Framework and thereby provides a guarantee to comply with European data
protection law. The data sent and linked to the Google Analytics
cookies, e.g. user IDs or advertising IDs will be automatically deleted
after 50 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been
reached is carried out automatically, once a month.

The website visitor may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the
appropriate settings in their browser. They can also object to the
future collection and storage of their ip address and the data generated
by cookies, at any time via downloading this browser plugin and
installing it:

An “Opt-out Cookie” shall then be applied which shall prevent any

future collection of the site visitors data when visiting this website.

Further information on the Google Terms of Use and Privacy Policy can be found under the Google Analytics Terms and Conditions or under the Google Analytics Overview.

According to the relevant legislation and the GDPR, site visitors
have certain rights in relation to their personal data processed via
this Google Analytics data processing system. In particular, they have a
right to access, rectification, data portability and/ or deletion of
their data The site visitor also has the right to object to certain
processing of their data. In order to exercise these rights in relation
to the data processing via Google Analytics on this website, a data
subject(site visitor) can contact the owner of this website at any time (