GENERAL INFORMATION ON DATA PROCESSING
We process our users’ personal data only insofar as is necessary to provide a functioning website as well as our content and services. If individual web presences, websites or functions carry out processing in deviation from this data protection declaration, the corresponding information is provided in a separate data protection declaration.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Collection of personal data when visiting our website
If you use our website for purely informative purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we will only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we will collect the following data, which we require for technical reasons in order to display our website to you and ensure that it is stable and secure (the legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 (f) GDPR):
- IP address
- Date and time of the request
- Difference in time zone from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (specific page)
- Access status/HTTP status code
- Volume of data transmitted in each case
- Website from which the request was sent
- Operating system and its interface
- Language and version of the browser software.
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.
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.
This website uses only technically necessary cookies.
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.
Embedded content from other websites
You can configure your browser settings to suit your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that if you do so, you may be unable to use all of the functions of this website.
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
You have the following rights vis-à-vis us with regard to the personal data that pertains to you:
- Right of access,
- Right to rectification or erasure,
- Right to restriction of processing,
- Right to object to processing,
- Right to data portability.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority regarding our processing of your personal data.
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
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.
Contact Information can be found on our Imprint page