Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:


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.


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.

Newsletter Subscribers

If you register for our newsletter via our website, the following data will be collected

Data processed:

name, your e-mail address, the time of registration and your IP address.

We also store which newsletters we have sent you, whether and when you opened them

or blocked or marked as spam, whether they are temporarily or permanently unavailable.

whether you subscribe to or unsubscribe from the newsletter and which and how many links you click on in the newsletters.

The processing of this data is dependent on the consent given when registering for our newsletter. If you do not wish to provide this information, please do not register for the Newsletter.

Our newsletters are sent by IT service providers for automated processing.

Our website uses MailPoet to send newsletters; the provider is Wysija SARL, 6 rue Dieudé, 13006, Marseille, France. MailPoet is a service that can be used to organize and analyze the sending of newsletters. The data transmitted by you for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter is stored on our server, but sent via MailPoet’s servers so that MailPoet processes your newsletter-related data (MailPoet Sending Service). Details can be found at With the help of MailPoet, we are able to analyze our newsletter campaigns, which allows us to see whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on, for example to determine which links have been accessed particularly often. We can also evaluate whether certain predefined actions were carried out after opening or clicking. For example, we can track whether you have placed an order after opening it. MailPoet also allows us to cluster the newsletter recipients according to various categories, such as age, gender and place of residence, in order to better adapt the newsletter to the respective target groups. If you do not wish to be analyzed by MailPoet, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a link for this purpose in every newsletter message.

Detailed information on the functions of MailPoet can be found at and MailPoet’s privacy policy can be found at:

Contact form

We process your personal data in order to be able to process various suggestions or concerns that are transmitted to us. (Art 6 para 1 lit a and f GDPR). If you do not wish to provide us with your data, we will not be able to process your requests and suggestions.

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

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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.