Protecting your personal data is a top priority for us.

Use of this site is usually possible without providing personal information. If any personal data (such as name or e-mail address) are collected, this only occurs – to the extent possible – on a voluntary basis. These data are not passed on to third parties without your express consent.

Please note that data transmission over the Internet may have security gaps and complete protection of data against unauthorized access by third parties is not possible.

We employ cookies on this website, and for the purpose of an internal use analysis, the software Piwik which carries out its data evaluation exclusively on the blog server. However, should you decide against an evaluation of the pseudonymous data collected during your visit, we will respect this.

Use of AddThis plugins (e.g. “Share” button)
This website uses so-called social plugins by the bookmarking service AddThis, operated by AddThis LLC, Inc., 8000 West Park Drive, Suite 625, McLean, VA 22102, USA (“AddThis”). The plug-ins are usually marked with an AddThis logo, for example in the form of a white plus sign on an orange background. You can find an overview of the AddThis plugins and their appearance here.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser creates a direct connection to the servers of AddThis. The content of the plugin is transferred directly to your browser from AddThis and integrated into the site. In this way, AddThis is informed that your browser has accessed the relevant page of our website and stores a cookie on your terminal to identify your browser. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to an AddThis server in the USA and stored there. AddThis uses the data to create anonymous user profiles, which serve as the basis for a personalized and interest-based advertising response for the visitors of websites with AddThis plugins.

Please refer to the privacy policies of AddThis for the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by AddThis.

If you wish to revoke the collection of data by AddThis for the future, you can set a so-called opt-out cookie, which you can download here.

You can also completely prevent loading the AddThis plugins by using add-ons for your browser, for example the script blocker NoScript.