Privacy Policy

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.

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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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.

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.

1. Google Analytics

When you call up our website, the web analysis service Google Analytics is loaded for statistical evaluation of the use of the website. This service is provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyze how users use the site. When the website is used, the cookies generate information that is transmitted to and stored by Google. By using the “anonymizeIp()” extension, we ensure that Google Analytics only transmits a shortened version of your IP address to Google. You may refuse the use of cookies, which are stored on your device and allow an analysis of the use of the website by you, prohibit.

The use of Google Analytics is for purposes of economic optimization and the needs-based design of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 paras. 1 letter f DS-GVO. In addition, we have concluded a contract with Google for order processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Your IP address is collected by us in order to enable the shortening and then transmission to Google. You are not obliged to provide this personal data, the use of our website is possible without the provision. You can prevent the provision of this personal data by installing the AddOn under

Further information on Google Analytics can be found at You can find Google’s data protection declaration at

2. Google Analytics Remarketing

Google Remarketing services are integrated into our website. The service is provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. This technology is used to re-address users who have visited this site through targeted advertising on the pages of the Google Partner Network. The integration of Google Remarketing thus allows us to create user-targeted advertising and display interest-relevant advertising to the Internet user.

Google Remarketing places a cookie on the visitor’s terminal. When the cookie is set, Google is able to recognize the visitor to this website when he or she subsequently visits Internet pages that are also members of the Google advertising network. Each time a website is called up on which Google Remarketing services have been integrated, the Internet browser of the person concerned automatically identifies itself to Google. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, e.g. IP address, surfing behavior, etc., which Google uses, among other things, to display advertisements relevant to your interests.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the Internet pages visited by the person concerned. Accordingly, each time the Internet pages are visited, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transferred to Google and stored there.

This personal data is processed for the purpose of optimizing our offers and individualized advertising. This is also our legitimate interest, which is why processing is permitted under Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter f DS-GVO. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking procedure, you can also refuse to set a cookie as required for this purpose – for example by setting your browser so that the automatic setting of cookies is generally deactivated.

For more information and to review Google’s privacy policy, please visit

3. Contact form / Email contact

If you use the contact forms (e.g. for easy contact, to become a partner, to get a support overview, to contact Enterprise or to request an answer on our website or write us an e-mail, we will process the personal data you provide there. This information is transmitted by your browser or e-mail client and stored in our information technology systems. The processing of this personal data is necessary for answering your request. In addition, your IP address and the date and time of the contact request are stored when you write us an e-mail.

The data processing serves the purpose of answering your inquiry and to prevent misuse of the contact form and to guarantee the security of our information technology systems.

These processing operations are legal because the reply to your request and the protection of our information technology systems represent legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 subs. 1 f) GDPR.

The personal data will be stored for as long as it is necessary to answer your inquiry. Should your inquiry lead to a later conclusion of the contract, it will be stored as long as this is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures or to fulfill the contract. Thereafter, the personal data is routinely deleted. We do not combine this personal data with other data sources. Data will not be passed on to third parties. A transfer to a third country or to an international organization is not intended. You are not obliged to provide this personal data, but it is not possible to use the contact forms or send an e-mail without providing it.

4. Facebook Pixel

We use Facebook Products such as Facebook Pixel in order to better understanding our users’ needs and optimize this service and experience. Please check Facebook Legal Pages Privacy | Cookies | AdChoices | Terms

5. Hotjar

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices (in particular device’s IP address (captured and stored only in anonymized form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy by clicking on this link.

6.Yandex Metrica service

The Yandex Metrics service uses the “cookie” technology – small text files placed on the user’s computer in order to analyze their user activity.

The information collected by the cookie cannot identify you, but it can help us improve our site. Information about the use of this site by you, collected with the help of a cookie, will be transferred to Yandex and stored on the Yandex server in the EU and the Russian Federation. Yandex will process this information to evaluate the use of your site, compiling reports on the activities of our site, and providing other services. Yandex processes this information in the order established in the conditions of using the Yandex Metrica service.

You can opt-out of using cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in the browser.

Also, you can use the tool – However, this can affect the operation of some functions of the site. By using this site, you agree to the processing of data about you by Yandex in the manner and purposes indicated above.

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.