Last Updated: May 18, 2021

This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how (the “Site”) collects, uses, and shares visitor information of visitors to the Site.

The terms of the Policy may be updated from time to time. If you continue to visit and interact with the Site after such changes are made, you are consenting to the updated policy.

Information We May Collect

The Site collects information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the Site. The Site may collect from you information in several ways.

The Site uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) server software to prevent unauthorized access to the information you submit when you provide personal information. When you enter your information, SSL encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. You can identify the secure connection by looking at the URL, which will display a padlock icon and “https:” prefix (instead of “http:”).

Information You Give Us

We collect your name, email address, username, password, as well as other information you directly give us on the Site.

For example, as a visitor, you can communicate with us through the Site using a contact form. When you elect to use the contact form to send us a message, you are asked to provide personally identifiable information, such as your name and your email address.

Information Automatically Collected

We automatically log information about you and your computer.

For example, when you visit the Site, we may log your IP address, language settings, your computer operating system, and browser type. For more information on how websites built using the WordPress platform handle information, visit Automattic’s privacy policy at


The Site may log information using “cookies.” Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a web site. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site. This type of information is collected to make the Site more useful to you and to tailor the experience with us to meet your special interests and needs.

For example, 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. Also, 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.

To limit the collection of your information by disabling cookies, many web browsers are set to initially accept cookies, but offer a number of ways to control cookie preferences. For step-by-step instructions on how to modify cookie preferences, you should consult your browser’s support documentation. For your convenience, you can find instruction for the following browsers here:

The Site does not require you to accept cookies, but disabling cookies on your browser may reduce the functionality of some features.

Please note that when you navigate away from the Site, other parties may also place a cookie in your browser. The use of such cookies is governed by the privacy policy of these third parties. We do not control, nor are responsible for the activities or practices of such third parties.


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 Site, 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.

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.

Who We Share Your Data With

No personal information collected through the Site is knowingly sold to any third party marketers or data brokers.

The Site shares information about you in the limited circumstances with third party vendors who need to know information about you in order to provide their service to the Site or to you. This group includes the following:

  • Twitter. Functions of the Twitter service have been integrated into the Site. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the websites you visit are connected to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In doing so, data will also be transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that, as the provider of this Site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by Twitter. To read Twitter’s privacy policy, visit If you do not want Twitter to associate your visit to the Site with your Twitter account, please log out of your Twitter account.
  • Instagram. The Site contains functions of the Instagram service. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can click the Instagram button to link the content of the Site with your Instagram profile. This means that Instagram can associate visits to the Site with your Instagram user account. As the provider of this website, we expressly point out that we receive no information on the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram. To read Instagram’s privacy policy, visit If you do not want Instagram to associate your visit to the Site with your Instagram account, please log out of your Instagram account.
  • Facebook. The Site includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see When you visit the Site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited the Site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of the site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. To read Facebook’s privacy policy at If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to the Site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
  • Google. Google supported services are subject to Google’s terms of service and privacy policy available at The Site uses the following Google supported services:
    • Google Web Fonts. For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our plugin. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
    • YouTube. The Site uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
    • Google reCAPTCHA. To help protect the Site from malicious software, the Site uses Google reCAPTCHA (v3), which uses an advanced risk analysis engine and adaptive challenges to keep malicious software from engaging in abusive activities on websites. The reCAPTCHA API works by collecting hardware and software information, such as device and application data, and sending these data to Google for analysis. The information collected in connection with your use of the service will be used for improving reCAPTCHA and for general security purposes.

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.