Imprint / Privacy Policy

1. Content

The author accepts no liability for the accuracy, completeness, quality or up-to-date nature of the information provided. Liability claims against the author in respect of material or non-material damage caused by the use or non-use of the information supplied or by the use of erroneous and incomplete information are expressly excluded unless any deliberate or grossly negligent behaviour can be proven on the part of the author. All offers are subject to confirmation and non-binding. The author reserves the right to amend, add to or delete parts of the site or the whole website without notification or to suspend publication either temporarily or definitively.

2. References and links

In the case of direct or indirect references to external websites (“external links”), which are outside the author’s scope of responsibility, liability would arise solely in the event that the author was aware of the content and if it were technically feasible and reasonable for him to prevent use of these sites if their contents were unlawful.  The author thus expressly states that he was not aware of any illegal contents on the linked sites at the time the link was created. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, content or authorship of linked pages. He therefore expressly distances himself from all content on linked pages amended after the links were created. This statement applies to all links and references within the author’s own website and to any external entries in guest books, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by the author. The site provider referred to bears sole responsibility for illegal, erroneous or incomplete content and in particular for damage arising from the use or non-use of any such information provided, not the provider of the site which merely refers to the relevant publication by means of links.

3. Copyright and trademarks

The author will endeavour to observe the copyright of graphics, sound files, video sequences and text in all publications, to use graphics, sound files, video sequences and text compiled by himself or to make use of graphics, sound files, video sequences and text which do not require a licence.
All trademarks and brands mentioned in the website and protected by third parties are unreservedly subject to the conditions of the applicable trademark law and the property rights of the respective registered owners. Merely mentioning the trademarks is not sufficient reason to assume that trademarks are not protected by the rights of third parties.
Copyright for published items written by the author himself shall remain with the website author. Reproduction or use of such graphics, sound files, video sequences or text in other electronic or printed publications is not permissible without the author’s express approval.

4. Data protection

Insofar as it is possible for personal or commercial data (e-mail addresses, names) to be entered on the website, the disclosure of this data by the user shall be on an expressly voluntary basis. Use of and payment for all services offered is also permissible without entering such details or by entering anonymous details or a pseudonym – providing that this is technically feasible and reasonable.

We would like to expressly point out that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g., by e-mail) can offer security vulnerabilities. It is therefore impossible to safeguard the data completely against access by third parties. We cannot assume any liability for damages arising as a result of such security vulnerabilities.

The use by third parties of all published contact details for the purpose of advertising is expressly excluded. We reserve the right to take legal steps in the case of the unsolicited sending of advertising information; e.g., by means of spam mail.

4.1 What personal data we collect and why we collect it

A visit to our website can result in the storage on our server of information about the access (date, time, page accessed). This does not represent any analysis of personal data (e.g., name, address or e-mail address). If personal data are collected, this only occurs – to the extent possible – with the prior consent of the user of the website. Any forwarding of the data to third parties without the express consent of the user shall not take place.

4.2 Comments

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

4.3 Media

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.

4.4 Contact forms

If you submit an subscription form on our site you will be opting in for us to save your name, email address and other relevant information. These subscriptions are so we can notify you about related content, discounts & other special offers.

These subscriptions are so we can notify you about related content, discounts & other special offers.

You can opt our or unsubscribe at any time in the future by clicking link in the bottom of any email.

4.5 Cookies

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.

4.5.1 Popups

We use anonymous cookies to prevent users from seeing the same popup repetitively in an attempt to make our users experience more pleasant while still delivering time sensitive messaging.

4.6 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

4.7 Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses sp-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer to help analyze the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is sent to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other website activity and internet related services. In addition, Google may also transfer this information to third parties unless required by law or if third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. We would point out; however, that In this case you cannot use all the features of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described and for the aforementioned purpose.

4.8 Who we share your data with

By default we doesn’t share any personal data with anyone.

4.9 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.

4.10 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.

4.11 Where we send your data

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

5. Legal validity of this Disclaimer of Liability

This disclaimer of liability should be regarded as part of the website of which this page forms part. If parts or individual sections of this text no longer comply or do not fully comply with the applicable legal situation, the content and validity of the remaining parts of the document shall remain completely unaffected.

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