Privacy policy

General information

With every visit of our website you send data, and some of these data can be personal information. In this privacy policy I'll explain if, how and (if yes) for which purposes I process this data. My contact details as website operator and responsible person can be found in the legal notice.

If I store personal information on you, you always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that data be corrected, blocked, or deleted. If you have given your consent for processing certain data, you can revoke this consent at any time with future effect. Just contact me with an informal email using the address given in the legal notice. You can also file a complaint with the relevant competent regulatory authority.

Server log files

As a security measure against attacks (GDPR art. 6, 1b+f) I collect and store the following information that your browser automatically transmits to me in my servers' log files: your IP address, date and time of the request, browser type and version, operating system used and the referrer URL your broweser may (or may not) transmit. I do not combine this data with data from other sources.

Google AdSense

I use Google AdSense, a service for including advertisements from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Google AdSense uses so-called "cookies", which are text files stored in your computer that enable an analysis of the way you use the website, as well as web beacons, invisible graphics through which information such as the visitor traffic on these pages can be evaluated. The information generated by cookies and web beacons are used to evaluate your usage of our website and the delivery of advertising formats (GDPR art. 6, 1f). These data, including your IP address, are transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. This information can be passed on from Google to contracting parties of Google. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data you have stored. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser accordingly. Please be aware that in this case, you may not be able to make full use of all the features of this website. By using this website, you agree to the processing of data relating to you and collected by Google as described and for the purposes set out above. Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the US to ensure compliance with European privacy standards in the United States.


I also use a data-minimising version of the open source web analytics software Matomo (formerly Piwik). Matomo uses cookies, small text files that are stored on your computer. These cookies are automatically deleted from your browser after a certain amount of time. The usage information generated through these cookies, including your ip address, is transmitted to a server in Germany where it is anonymised before it is stored. I use this statistics to improve my website (GDPR art. 6, 1f). The information generated is not disclosed to any third party.

I will amend this privacy policy if necessary. The version displayed is currently in effect (22 May 2018).