Privacy

We are committed to your privacy and protection of your personal information. The use of our web pages is generally possible without providing names or email addresses. We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so – for example, to communicate with you, to provide our services, or to make our services better.

We use the services of WordPress.com (provided by Automattic Inc.) to host our blog. Unless stated otherwise, the WordPress.com infrastructure is used for the functions of our website, including likes, comments, contact forms, follows.

Automattic (provider of WordPres.com) collects information about our visitors in a few different ways. They receive certain information that our visitors provide to our site (e.g. when you sign up to follow or subscribe our site or when you comment our blog posts). They also collect some information (e.g. browser type, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, approximate location, likes and ratings of our blog posts) automatically.

We do not obtain knowledge about the content of the information collected by Automattic and WordPress.com. At WordPress.com we only receive simple statistics about the usage of our site, like the number of views and visitors, information about visitors countries, referrers and clicks to external links and the number of likes, comments and followers.

You can find more information about privacy at WordPress.com here:

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other devices when websites are loaded into a browser. They are used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ’session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Please refer to the Cookie Policy of WordPress.com for more information about the used cookies: https://en.support.wordpress.com/cookies/.

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies, or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behaviour such as the length of time they are stored. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly.

To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based) or optout.aboutads.info (US based). On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.

Facebook-Plug-ins

Through the infrastructure of WordPress.com, our website integrates plug-ins from the social network Facebook.

You can recognise these plugins by the Facebook logo or the Like-Button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, please see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you’re logged into Facebook and visit our websites, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established by this plug-in. In this way, Facebook receives information that you have visited our websites. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged on to your Facebook account, you may link the contents of our websites to your Facebook account. Thereby Facebook can associate your visit to our websites with your Facebook account. We do not obtain knowledge about the content of the transmitted data as well as the use of such by Facebook.

For further information, please check the Privacy Policy of Facebook under:
https://www.facebook.com/policy.php and https://www.facebook.com/help/443483272359009/.

Twitter

Through the infrastructure of WordPress.com, functions of the service Twitter are integrated on our website.

When you view Twitter content or Twitter products integrated into our website using Twitter for Websites, Twitter may receive information including the web page you visited, your IP address, browser type, operating system, and cookie information.

By using Twitter as well as the function “Re-Tweet”, websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and posted to other users. In doing so, data are transmitted to Twitter. We do not obtain knowledge about the content of those data.

For further information, please check the Twitter Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy.

The privacy settings of your Twitter account can be adjusted under https://twitter.com/account/settings.

Google Maps

This website uses the embedded map service Google Maps. This service is provided by Google.

When you use Google Maps, Google process information about that activity – including information like device IDs, IP addresses, cookie data and location. We do not influence this data transmission and do not obtain knowledge about the content of those data.

For further information, please see Google’s Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy.