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.




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.


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 do 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 your data is sent


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


Google services


We use the services of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy Mountain View, California 94043, USA (“Google”) described below. There is no EU Commission adequacy decision for the USA. We have therefore concluded the standard contractual clauses approved by the EU Commission with Google in accordance with Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR.


Basic information on the processing of your personal data by Google can be found here:


You also have the following setting options with Google:


    • You can deactivate personalized advertising from Google:
    • You can disable personalized advertising on a device-by-device basis: (
  • You can disable personalized advertising by browser: (


      1. Google Analytics 360 If you have consented, we use Google Analytics 360, a web analytics service. Google Analytics 360 collects pseudonymous data from you about the use of our website, including your shortened IP address, and uses cookies. This data is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Your data will be stored by Google Analytics for a period of 14 months. After this period, the data is deleted, and only aggregated statistics are kept. The use of Google Analytics is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR).You can revoke your consent at any time and deactivate Google Analytics using a browser add-on. You can download this here: Alternatively, you can revoke your consent as described here: You can also revoke your consent via our Cookie Consent Manager. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out until your revocation.
      1. Google Remarketing & Advertising Personalisation on the Google Network If you have consented, we use remarketing services from Google. Google uses cookies to record your usage behavior on our website in order to display interest-based advertising for our products on other pages within the Google advertising network across devices. This includes Google search and other sites operated by Google and its subsidiaries, as well as sites operated by Google’s advertising partners. The information is transmitted accordingly to Google and Google’s partners. Additional data processing will only take place if you have consented to Google linking your browsing history to your Google Account and using information from your Google Account to personalize the ads you see on the web. In this case, Google will use your data together with Google Analytics data to create and define target group lists for remarketing. To do this, your personal data will be temporarily linked by Google with Google Analytics data to form target groups. The use of these services is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR).You can revoke your consent via our Cookie Consent Manager. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out until your revocation. Furthermore, the remarketing cookie is automatically deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we collected or used it in accordance with the above paragraphs.
      1. YouTube pixel you have consented to, we use the YouTube pixel. This is a tracking code that is loaded when our website and certain subpages are accessed and when certain actions are performed, and thus tracks your behavior on our website. The pixel also collects usage data (such as URL, referrer URL, IP address, device and browser properties, and timestamp). We send this information to Google so that Google can display advertisements on YouTube according to your behavior on our website.We use the YouTube pixel on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time via our Cookie Consent Manager. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out until your revocation.
    1. Google Enhanced Conversions This technology is based neither on cookies nor on pixels. When you use our website and are redirected by a Google ad, we send a hashed identifier and information about possible purchases to Google. Google will use this information only to understand which ad you clicked, to measure the success of certain ads, and to provide us with this information in aggregate form. In particular, Google will not use the data to serve targeted ads to you or to other users or stores or use the data for any other purpose. We transmit this data on the basis of our legitimate interest in controlling our marketing activities (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).