Privacy Overview

Who we are

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If a visitor leaves a comment on the website, we collect the data entered in the comment form as well as the visitor's IP address and browser user-agent data in order to identify spam.

An anonymized string created from your email address ("hash") can be provided to the Gravatar service to determine whether you use it. The Gravatar privacy policy is available here: . Once a comment has been approved, your profile image will be visible publicly in the context of your comment.

Media files

If you are a registered user and upload photos to the site, you might want to avoid uploading images with EXIF metadata, as they may contain your GPS location data. Visitors can extract this information by downloading the images from the site.


If you leave a comment on our website, you can enable your name, email address and website to be saved in a cookie. This is for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in the details again when commenting again. These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have an account with the site and log in, we will set a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser supports the cookie, the cookie contains no personal information and is deleted when you close your browser.

When you log in to your account, we also set several cookies with your login details and screen settings. The login cookie is stored for two days, the screen settings cookie for a year. If you choose the "Remember me" option, your login details will be stored for a fortnight. When you leave your account, the login cookie will be deleted.

When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser, it does not contain personal data and only contains the ID of the entry you edited, expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.), such content behaves just as if the visitor were visiting another site.

These sites may collect data about you, use cookies, implement additional third party tracking and monitor your interactions with the embedded content, including tracking your interactions if you have an account and have logged in to that site.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP will be listed in the reset email.

How long we keep your data

If you leave a comment, the comment itself and its metadata are stored indefinitely. This is to detect and approve subsequent comments automatically, rather than queuing them for approval.

For users with a registration on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their profile. All users can see, edit or delete their profile information at any time (except their username). The website administration can also see and change this information.

What rights you have to your data

If you have an account on the website or if you have left comments, you can request an export file of the personal data we have stored about you, including the data you have provided. You can also request the deletion of this data, this does not include data we are required to retain for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

User comments can be checked by an automatic spam detection service.

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