Privacy Policy

We, the website of, take the protection of your personal data very seriously and adhere strictly to the rules of data protection laws.

Personal data is gathered on this website solely to the extent that is technically necessary. In no event will the gathered data be sold or otherwise transferred to third parties. We use the data you provide us to carry out and complete your order.

The following policy gives you an overview of how we ensure this data protection.

Data Processing on the Website

In it’s server log files, collects and automatically saves information that your browser sends to us. This information consists of:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL (previously visited page)
  • Hostname of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • Time of the server request

We cannot attribute the above data to specific individuals. This data will not be combined with other data sources and, furthermore, the data will be deleted after statistical analysis.

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.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will, however, be truncated by Google beforehand within the area of the member states of the European Union or other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the United States and truncated there.

Google will use this information on behalf of this website’s owner to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide the website’s operator with further services related to website and Internet usage. The IP address sent by your browser as required by Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google.

You can prevent storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. If you do this, however, please note that you might not be able to use all the functions of the website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie, and the data related to your usage of this website (including your IP address), from being sent to and processed by Google by downloading and installing a browser plug-in available through the following link:

For more information, see and (general information on Google Analytics and data protection). Please note that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to anonymise the IP addresses by deleting the last octet of the IP address.

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

This website uses so-called social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). You can find an overview of Facebook plugins and their appearance at:

If you access a page from our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook’s servers. Facebook sends the contents of the plugin directly to your browser and embeds them into the web page. This process enables Facebook to receive the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not logged in with Facebook at the time. This information (including your IP address) is sent by your browser directly to a Facebook server in the United States and is stored there.

If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can then attribute the visit to our website directly to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins – for example, if you click on the ‘Like‘ button or submit a comment – the corresponding information will be sent directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information will also be published on Facebook and shown to your Facebook friends.

Facebook may use this information for the purposes of advertising, market research and the personalized design of Facebook pages. To this end, Facebook creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to analyse your use of our website with regard to the advertisements that Facebook displays to you, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our web site, and to provide further services associated with the use of Facebook.

If you do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website and to attribute this to your Facebook account, you should log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website.

The purpose and scope of data collection and ongoing processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as your rights and the setting options for protecting your privacy can be found in the Facebook privacy policy here:

Conversion Measurement with Facebook’s Conversion Tracking Pixel

With your consent, we will use the conversion tracking pixel of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States (hereinafter: “Facebook”) on our website. With the aid of this tool, we can track the actions of users after they have seen or clicked on a Facebook advertisement. This allows us to record the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes. The data collected in this manner is anonymous for us, which means we do not see the personal data of individual users. However, this data is saved and processed by Facebook. We are informing you of this process based on the current information available to us. Facebook can link this data with your Facebook account and use it for its own advertising purposes in accordance with Facebook’s data policy at This data can enable Facebook and its partners to insert advertisements on Facebook and outside Facebook. Furthermore, a cookie can be saved on your computer to this end.

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.

Further Information

Your trust is important to us. We are, therefore, always happy to discuss this policy with you and answer any questions you may have concerning the processing of your personal data. If you have any questions that this Privacy Policy was unable to answer, or if you wish to receive more information, please consult our data protection officer at any time.

Liability Limitation

Great care has been taken in creating the contents of our website. However, we cannot guarantee that the contents are accurate, complete and up to date. The usage of the website contents takes place at the user’s risk. All content bearing the name of the author reflects the opinion of the author only and does not necessarily represent the opinion of Simply using the website of we do not establish a contractual relationship between the user and the provider.

External Links

Our website contains links to other websites (“external links”). These websites are the responsibility of the respective operators. We have no influence whatsoever on the design and content of linked sites.

Copyright and Intellectual Property Law

All content on the website including but not limited to images, descriptions, code, intellectual property and pricing are the property of and may not be copied without our permission.

Individual content published on our website is subject to German copyright and intellectual property law. Any use not permitted under German copyright and intellectual property law requires the prior written consent of or the relevant copyright holder. This applies in particular to copying, editing, translation, search engine optimization (on-page as well as off-page optimization), storage, processing or reproduction of content in databases or other electronic media and systems. Contents and rights of third parties are marked as such. The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of content or complete pages is prohibited and punishable by law. Only the production of copies, and downloads for personal, private and not for commercial use, are permitted.

Presentation of this website in external frames is only permitted with written permission.