Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy when visiting us online.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Visiting our site means that users can remain completely anonymous – no personal information is revealed unless the visitors does so specifically and intentionally by providing us with personal information. The term “Personal Information” describes and means information that can be used to identify an individual person, i.e. a full name, phone number et cetera.Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds.

 

In order to analyze the use of our site and for systems administration purposes we log technical connection information such as IP address (the Internet Protocol address of a computer connected to the Internet), browser type, visited pages, length of stay etc. This information help us to improve our site and focus upon visitors interests. A users IP is not tracked back to his personal identity unless our system protocol shows apparently malicious attacks or any other illegal activity on our site. Personal information is only collected when a user voluntarily provides such data.

In a nutshell: WE DO NOT SELL OR RENT YOUR INFORMATION to 3rd parties!

Our polls
These polls are completely anonymous. No personal identifiable information is collected and no name, email address etc. is needed in order to participate.

Newsletter subscription
In case we offer a newsletter, we’ll store the information that you specifically and voluntarily provide for the given purpose. In order to subscribe to a newsletter you have to complete a registration process.

Comments
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.

Contests
Occasionally we might offer the opportunity to participate in a contest. The information requested in order to process your participation may include personal information such as name, address etc.. Please see also the specific contest for further details.

Surveys
Surveys are made for the purpose of statistical analysis. Demographic surveys help us to improve the value of information provided in our website. I.e. helps the knowledge about the visitors interests, age, gender etc. to focus on certain topics. Personal information, such as name etc. are probably not required – if so, the user will provide those information voluntarily.

Cookies
That are little pieces of information which can be stored on a users computer.
The use of cookies helps system administrators maintaining the site i.e. through statistical information gathered. Furthermore most functionality of our website needs no cookie information at all, that means our site should work properly even when cookies are not accepted by the users computer.
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.

Other cookies: Cookies from vendors

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Please visit www.google.com to learn about their Privacy Policy.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, go to http://www.networkadvertising.org/.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

 

Analytics
We do use Google Analytics — for in-depth information on how Google handles data please read the information Google provides regarding those topics: https://support.google.com/analytics/topic/2919631

Social Media implementation
We offer on our website elements that allow ‘sharing’ content on Social Media, e.g. but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, et cetera. Please visit the respective provider’s website to learn about their privacy policy.

Other 3rd party services (plug-ins) used by this website
In order to run this WordPress website we do use plug-ins from 3rd party providers. The list of plug-ins can change any time without notice. We cannot provide a complete and updated list in this context because of considerations like security implications, however, you may contact us and request information about the usage of a certain plug-in you are concerned about.

Who we share your data with
By default we do not share any personal data with anyone unless you give your consent or legal actions or requirements require us to do so or it is necessary to run our operation: Please note that 3rd party entities who work with us to allow us to run our business accurately, e.g. bookkeeping service providers, attorneys, tax service providers, and similar may learn about personal information you have provided to us. We safeguard any voluntarily given personal information with highest reasonable effort.

How long we retain your data
Customer data and purchase data are retained indefinitely or until our business interest in those information is not important any longer.
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.

What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments, you may 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
Our 3rd party hosting service is 1and1.com and specifically that company’s United States business entity — to our knowledge the hosting is located in the United States but we do not have insight into that company’s storage, operation, and replication procedures and data security policies. If you are interested in that information please visit their website for further details.

How we protect your data
We safeguard any voluntarily given personal information with highest reasonable effort.

Changes to this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement or to add amendments at any time and for any reason. As far as the handling of personal information is concerned we will propagate those changes on our site on this page.

Links to other websites and their privacy policy
This website may contain links to other websites. We want to point out that the privacy polices on those sites may differ from ours and that you should read them when visiting those sites.

Questions and Comments
At any point in time you may contact us regarding our privacy policy and we will do our best to clarify details.

Non-acceptance of our privacy policy, our terms and disclaimer or anything else on this website

If you do not feel that our privacy policy is good enough for you and/or you feel uncomfortable with it, or you have any other concerns regarding visiting our website, please do not use our website and leave it.