Privacy Policy

Important before you read on

If you are here, you probably value your privacy. As described in detail on my “About” page I do collect additional information about you for my own personal interest. The text shown below is the automatically generated Text provided by WordPress. I have adjusted or added text, however I chose not to remove any. I left them to provide as much detail as possible for you, my reader. If you want to change permissions for the website itself (so called functional cookies) please click here:

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As stated below, I do use statistics which don’t include personal information (IP-Address is not saved for example). You can revoke that access here:

Who we are

Our website address is:

For more information, please consult my “About” page.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments (Disabled)

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.

Media (there are no additional authors…)

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 (Disabled)


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 (again, no comments). These cookies will last for one year (they will not, because that feature isn’t enabled).

If you have an account (account creating is locked) and you log in to this site, 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.

Owner note:
However, I despise these forms of cookies and third party content. I always try to gate content where possible, meaning a cookie and therefore third party privacy polices usually only apply once you open that specific article and click the content you want to see ( for example). In those cases, third party policies might apply.



This website is using Piwik Matomo as analyzer. Since the data is kept on _my_ server for my curiosity purposes – I obviously don’t give anybody else the data. If you’re still not comfortable with that, the opt-out is at the top of this page.
Another cookie will be set, that tells Matomo that you don’t want to be ‘tracked’ (as in ‘tracked’ how long you’ve been here and what you where looking at, no this does not require a webcam… what are you… nevermind). This cookie however will only tell my website to not analyse you. Other websites using Matomo or other techniques will still be able to. Matomo is also set to honor your DNT (Do Not Track) request. Like I mentioned it’s only my curiosity that still keeps this running.

Here’s an example of that data:

Who we share your data with


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment (which you can’t), 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. (No comments, no third party)

Your contact information

This is a private blog without any commercial interest (hey, not even ads!). Again, please consult the “About” page to contact me.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Should data be collected through Matomo and you accepted cookies _and_ told your browser to not send a Do-Not-Track I will store some of your information (see “About” for examples) on a server that is hosted by Hosteurope in Strasbourg. It is owned by me and maintained by myself.

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from


What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

No automated decision making is in place. However, Matomo will try to create an anonymous tracking profile to see if you visited my site or an article more than once. I do not care for any personal information, therefore none is stored.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements


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