Privacy policy

The address of our web­site is:

When vis­i­tors write com­ments on the web­site, we col­lect the data dis­played in the com­ment form, the vis­i­tor’s IP address and the user agent string (this iden­ti­fies the brows­er) to help detect spam.


An anonymized string (also known as a hash) can be cre­at­ed from your email address and sent to the Gra­vatar ser­vice to check whether you are using it. You can find the Gra­vatar ser­vice’s pri­va­cy pol­i­cy here: After your com­ment has been approved, your pro­file pic­ture will be pub­licly vis­i­ble in the con­text of your com­ment.


If you are a reg­is­tered user and upload pho­tos to this web­site, you should avoid upload­ing pho­tos with an EXIF GPS loca­tion. Vis­i­tors to this web­site could down­load pho­tos stored on this web­site and extract their loca­tion infor­ma­tion.


If you write a com­ment on our web­site, this may be a con­sent to store your name, e‑mail address and web­site in cook­ies. This is a con­ve­nience fea­ture so that you don’t have to re-enter all this data when you write anoth­er com­ment. These cook­ies are stored for one year.

If you have an account and log in to this web­site, we will set a tem­po­rary cook­ie to deter­mine if your brows­er accepts cook­ies. This cook­ie does not con­tain any per­son­al data and is dis­card­ed when you close your brows­er.

When you log in, we will set up some cook­ies to store your login infor­ma­tion and dis­play options. Login cook­ies expire after two days and cook­ies for dis­play options after one year. If you select “Stay logged in” when you log in, your login will be main­tained for two weeks. When you log out of your account, the login cook­ies are delet­ed.

If you edit or pub­lish an arti­cle, an addi­tion­al cook­ie will be stored in your brows­er. This cook­ie does not con­tain any per­son­al data and only refers to the post ID of the arti­cle you have just edit­ed. The cook­ie expires after one day.

Embed­ded con­tent from oth­er web­sites

Posts on this web­site may con­tain embed­ded con­tent (e.g. videos, images, arti­cles, etc.). Embed­ded con­tent from oth­er web­sites behaves exact­ly as if the vis­i­tor had vis­it­ed the oth­er web­site.

These web­sites may col­lect data about you, use cook­ies, embed addi­tion­al third-par­ty track­ing ser­vices and record your inter­ac­tion with this embed­ded con­tent, includ­ing 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 store your data

If you write a com­ment, it will be stored indef­i­nite­ly, includ­ing meta­da­ta. This allows us to auto­mat­i­cal­ly rec­og­nize and approve fol­low-up com­ments instead of hold­ing them in a mod­er­a­tion queue.

For users who reg­is­ter on our web­site, we also store the per­son­al infor­ma­tion they pro­vide in their user pro­files. All users can view, change or delete their per­son­al infor­ma­tion at any time (the user name can­not be changed). Web­site admin­is­tra­tors can also view and change this infor­ma­tion.

What rights you have to your data

If you have an account on this web­site or have writ­ten com­ments, you can request an export of your per­son­al data from us, includ­ing all data that you have pro­vid­ed to us. In addi­tion, you can request the dele­tion of all per­son­al data that we have stored about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain for admin­is­tra­tive, legal or secu­ri­ty pur­pos­es.

Where your data is sent

Vis­i­tor com­ments may be ana­lyzed by an auto­mat­ed spam detec­tion ser­vice.