What personal data we collect and why we collect it
To guarantee a smooth user experience on our website, we might store a session token and personal settings in the form of cookies in your browser. By dismissing the cookie notice displayed upon first visit, you accept this.
If you visit our login page, 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.
Our website uses Google Fonts to display external fonts. This is a service provided by Google Inc., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (hereinafter: Google). Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.
To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established whenever our website is accessed. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our site. When you access our site, a connection to Google is established from which Google can identify the site from which your request has been sent and to which IP address the fonts are being transmitted for display.
Google offers detailed information at https://policies.google.com/privacy on options for preventing the use of data.
Server-side storage of log files
Upon visiting our website, your browser sends certain non-personal information to the web server, which gets stored in log files. In particular, we store the visited page, the time and date of access, the amount of transferred data, the URL of the referring page, your browser, operating system and your IP address.
The data is only stored for the proper operation of this website and the web server it is hosted on. Possible uses include the diagnostic of problems, and the detection of possible misuse. A statistical evaluation of the data above these technical ones is not is not performed. All server log files are deleted after a maximum period of 30 days.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site 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.