Privacy

We want to tell you some things regarding privacy and the security of your data. We are very serious about your personal data and treat them with a lot of care and meeting the german laws and regulations.

You basically will be able to use our website, without providing any personal data. Whenever you provide such information you do it voluntarily. We do not sell your data and keep it as save as possible.

Cookies

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies in the following way:

  • For Google Analytics and Google Adsense (see below)
  • To remember your username when you have placed a comment on our content
  • To remember wether you have accepted cookies or not

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Server-Log-Files

When visiting our Website, your browser automatically sends some information to our server:

  • Your browser’s version
  • What operating system you are using
  • From which URL (referrer) you are visiting
  • Your hostname
  • Time and date of your visit

This data will be stored in our server’s logfiles. Those information will not be combined with other data.

Comments and contact forms on our website

You are able to send us messages through several contact forms, and you are able to leave comments below most of our content. To prevent abuse and spam we require you to fill in the fields for “name” and “email”. The data you provide there will solely be used to answer your request or comment, it will not be sold or shared with other persons / organizations.


Google Adsense & Google Analytics

Google Adsense

We are using Google Adsense to serve advertising banners when you visit our site. Google uses cookies to server those ads based on your prior visits to our website.

Google and its partners uses the DoubleClick cookie to serve ads to our users based on prior visits to our website and other websites on the internet.

Of course you can opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Ads Settings site on google.

If you want to know more about how Google uses your data for advertising, the have gathered a lot of information on this page: http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/partners/ .

Google Analytics

We are using Google Analytics to analyze our user’s behavior and to optimize our website respectively. This service uses Cookies that will be saved on your computer and information will be sent to google servers in the USA. By doing so, Google Analytics recognizes you on any further visits on our website. As we are based in the european union, we are using the so called anonymize IP method on analytics. This parameter shortens your IP adress before the data leaves the EU.

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by installing a the opt-out browser plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de