Privacy Policy

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Data protection / Datenschutz

People can subscribe to a mailing list on this website. Which personal data is transmitted during the registration process results from the input mask used for this purpose (email, name optional).
The news email can only be received if (1) the subscriber has a valid e-mail address and (2) he/she/they register for the newsletter dispatch. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail is sent to the e-mail address entered by the subscriber for the mailing list for the first time using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to check whether the owner of the e-mail address as the person concerned has authorised receipt of the newsletter.

The personal data collected for subscribing to the mailing list will be used exclusively to send the news email. The data will not be passed on to third parties. The subscription to the Mailing-List can be cancelled at any time by the subscriber (directly on the registration page or by notification to the mailing list operator). The consent to the storage of personal data given by the subscriber for the mailing list dispatch can be revoked at any time.

User of YouTube components with extended data privacy
This website uses components (videos) from YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. We use the “extended privacy mode” option provided by YouTube.

When you visit a page that has embedded video, a connection to the YouTube servers is established and the content is displayed on the website by notifying your browser. According to YouTube, in “extended privacy mode” only data is transmitted to the YouTube server, in particular which of our websites you have visited when viewing the video. If you are logged in to YouTube at the same time, this information is assigned to your YouTube member account. You can prevent this by logging out of your member account before visiting our website.

More information about YouTube’s privacy policy is available from Google at the following link:

German: Auf dieser Website können sich Interessenten in eine Mailing-Liste eintragen. Welche personenbezogenen Daten bei der Anmeldung übermittelt werden, ergibt sich aus der hierzu verwendeten Eingabemaske (Email, Name optional).
Die Newsmail kann grundsätzlich nur dann empfangen werden, wenn (1) der Abonnent über eine gültige E-Mail-Adresse verfügt und (2) er sich für den Newsletterversand registriert. An die vom Abonnent erstmalig für die Mailing-Liste eingetragene E-Mail-Adresse wird aus rechtlichen Gründen eine Bestätigungsmail im Double-Opt-In-Verfahren versendet. Diese Bestätigungsmail dient der Überprüfung, ob der Inhaber der E-Mail-Adresse als betroffene Person den Empfang des Newsletters autorisiert hat.

Die erhobenen personenbezogenen Daten für die Mailing-Listen-Anmeldung werden ausschließlich zum Versand der Newsmail verwendet. Es erfolgt keine Weitergabe der Daten an Dritte. Das Abonnement der Newsmail kann jederzeit vom Abonnenten gekündigt werden (direkt auf der Anmeldeseite oder durch Mitteilung an den Mailing-Listen Betreiber). Die Einwilligung in die Speicherung personenbezogener Daten, die der Abonnent für den Mailing-Listen Versand erteilt hat, kann jederzeit widerrufen werden.

Einsatz von YouTube-Komponenten mit erweitertem Datenschutzmodus
Auf dieser Webseite werden Komponenten (Videos) des Unternehmens YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, einem Unternehmen der Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, eingesetzt. Hierbei nutzen wir die von YouTube zur Verfügung gestellte Option “erweiterter Datenschutzmodus”.

Wenn Sie eine Seite aufrufen, die über ein eingebettetes Video verfügt, wird eine Verbindung zu den YouTube-Servern hergestellt und dabei der Inhalt durch Mitteilung an Ihren Browser auf der Internetseite dargestellt. Laut den Angaben von YouTube werden im ” – erweiterten Datenschutzmodus -” nur Daten an den YouTube-Server übermittelt, insbesondere welche unserer Internetseiten Sie besucht haben, wenn Sie das Video anschauen. Sind Sie gleichzeitig bei YouTube eingeloggt, werden diese Informationen Ihrem Mitgliedskonto bei YouTube zugeordnet. Dies können Sie verhindern, indem Sie sich vor dem Besuch unserer Website von Ihrem Mitgliedskonto abmelden.

Weitere Informationen zum Datenschutz von YouTube werden von Google unter dem folgenden Link bereitgestellt:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.


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.

Contact forms


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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

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.


How long we retain your data

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.

What rights you have over your data

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

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.