Unfortunately, it is in the nature of things that these explanations sound very technical, but we have tried to describe the most important things as simply and clearly as possible.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors post comments on the site, we collect the information displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and the user-agent string (which identifies the browser) to assist in detecting spam.
If you are a registered user and upload photos to this site, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this site may download photos stored on this site and extract their location information.
When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the user’s details will be used to process the contact request and its handling in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b. (within the framework of contractual/pre-contractual relations), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. (other inquiries) DSGVO are processed.
We delete the enquiries if they are no longer required. Furthermore, the statutory archiving obligations apply. E-mail addresses/telephone numbers are only used internally and will not be passed on to anyone.
When you write a comment on our website, this may be a consent to store your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that you don’t have to re-enter all this information when you write another comment. These cookies are stored for one year.
If you have an account and log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal information and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will set some cookies to store your login information and display options. Login cookies expire after two days and display option cookies expire after one year. If you select “Stay signed in” when you sign in, your sign-in will be maintained for two weeks. When you log out of your account, the login cookies are deleted.
When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal information and only refers to the post ID of the article you are editing. The cookie expires after one day.
Embedded content from other websites
Contributions on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, pictures, articles etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.
How long we store your information
If you write a comment, it will be saved including metadata for an unlimited time. This way we can automatically detect and release follow-up comments instead of having to keep them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the user name cannot be changed). Website administrators can also view and change this information.
What rights do you have on your data
If you have an account on this website or have written comments, you can request an export of your personal data from us, including all the data you have given us. In addition, you can request the deletion of all personal data that we have stored about you.