Privacy Policy

This privacy statement provides information on the processing of personal data (henceforth: “data” throughout our online product and service offering, including all associated websites, all functions and content of this domain ( and any other online presence we maintain or use, including social media profiles, e-commerce platforms and similar (henceforth: “online services”).

This privacy statement may change over time. The most up-to-date privacy statement is published on

Types of data we process:

  • Contact information such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers
  • User-provided content including comments, personal messages, images, videos and other information shared by the user through this website and/or our other online services
  • User data such as pages visited, time spent on our website, search terms used, and your clicking and surfing behaviour
  • Meta data such as device information and IP-addresses.

Purposes of data processing

  • To make our online offering, including all features and content available to users
  • To respond to contact requests and communication with users
  • To comply with legal requirements
  • To protect our website from threats (cybersecurity)
  • To measure the reach and effectiveness of marketing activities


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.

Please note: visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


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.

Account password reset

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

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.

Access to personal data by third parties

Third parties may have access to your personal data in order to provide their products or services to us. This includes:

  • IT partners – to provide technical and operational maintenance
  • Marketing service providers – to store personal data in databased used for marketing purposes

When third parties are given access to your data, we take all reasonable precautions and contractual, technical and organisational measures to ensure that your data is only used by those third parties to the extent that such use is necessary for the purpose set out in this privacy statement. Third parties may only access your personal data in accordance with applicable law.

If your personal data are transferred to a recipient in a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) that does not provide an adequate level of protection for personal data, we will take measures to ensure that your personal data are adequately protected, such as entering into EU Standard Contractual Clauses with these recipients. In other cases, your personal data will not be supplied to external parties, except where required or permitted by law.

The use of your personal data by data processors

When a third party processes your data following our instructions, it acts as a data processor. We only share your data with data processors if you have provided consent, if such sharing is required for the provision of our online services (e.g., when sharing your data with payment providers or similar to meet our contractual obligations towards you), if sharing of your data is required by law or based on our legitimate interest (for purposes including, but not limited to, webhosting, etc.)

Data security

We take the appropriate safeguards to ensure the confidentiality and security of your personal data. Technical measures have been taken to protect your data against accidental damage, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access as well as other forms of unlawful processing.

Data retention

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.

We do not retain your personal data longer than required to meet our legal and security obligations and for the purposes of providing our services, including marketing and analytics, as outlined in this privacy policy.

Your rights

You have the right to request access to a copy of your personal data, and in certain circumstances, you may request rectification and/or erasure of personal data. In addition, you may also have the right to restrict processing concerning your personal data, the right to object to processing as well as the right to data portability.

To invoke your right of access, rectification, and/or erasure of personal data, your right of restriction of processing, and/or your right to object to processing as well as to invoke your right to data portability, please contact us by using the contact details in our Terms and Conditions.  Please keep in mind that we may ask for additional information to verify your identity.

Your right to the erasure of personal data is limited in that it does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you have given your consent to a certain purpose, you can withdraw your consent at any time. Please keep in mind that withdrawal does not have retroactive effect. You can contact us by using the contact details at the bottom of our Terms and Conditions.