Privacy policy

Updated version Nr. 2 of the privacy policy (Last updated: 23. January 2022)
General notice and mandatory information

As the website operator, I take the protection of all personal data very seriously. All personal information is treated confidentially and in accordance with the legal requirements, as explained in this privacy policy.

This website can of course be used without providing any personal data. However, if personal data is requested when using the comment function, such as name / pseudonym, e-mail and website, this will be done on a voluntary basis. Never will the data collected by me be passed on to third parties without your specific permission.

Data transmission on the Internet, such as via e-mail, can always have security gaps. Complete protection of data is not possible on the Internet.

Insofar as consent is obtained from the data subject for the processing of personal data, article 6 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a of the GDPR applies as the legal basis.

Naming of the responsible person

The person responsible for data processing on this website is:

Michael Richter

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as the site operator, our website uses SSL or TLS encryption. This means that data you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the “https://” address line of your browser and the lock symbol in the browser line.

Storage period of contributions and comments
Comments under contributions as well as related data, such as name / pseudonym, e-mail address, website, are stored. The content remains on our website until it has been completely deleted or had to be deleted for legal reasons. A deletion of the comments can be requested by the person concerned at any time.

The storage of comments and related data is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). In this context, the sending of the data is regarded as consent. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal communication by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation.

Information on “General cookies”

The following are technically necessary cookies.

Used cookies from WordPress
cookie_notice_acceptedThis cookie determines whether they have accepted or rejected the use of cookies.1 month

Die The following are analytical cookies.

name purpose validity
_gaThis cookie is being used in relation to Google Analytics2 years
_gatThis cookie is being used in relation to Google Analytics1 minute
_gitThis cookie is being used in relation to Google Analytics1 day

This website uses analytical cookies. These are small text files that your web browser stores on your device. Cookies help to make the website more user-friendly, effective and secure.

Some cookies are “session cookies.” Such cookies are deleted automatically at the end of your browser session. On the other hand, other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognise you when you return to our website.

With a modern web browser, you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured so that cookies are deleted automatically when the program is closed.

The setting of cookies, which are necessary to exercise cookie settings, is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. As the operator of this website, I have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and smooth delivery of the website. If other cookies are set (e.g. for analysis functions), these are only activated by accepting the “cookie banner”.

Information about Google Analytics

My website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of the web analytics service is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses “cookies.” These are small text files that your web browser stores on your end device and which enable an analysis of website usage. Information generated by cookies about your use of our website is transmitted to a Google server and stored there. The server is usually located in the USA.

Google Analytics cookies are set on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise our website and, if necessary, our advertising.

IP anonymisation

We use Google Analytics in conjunction with the IP anonymisation function. It ensures that Google truncates your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmitting it to the USA. There may be exceptional cases where Google transfers the full IP address to a server in the USA and truncates it there. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

Browser plugin

The setting of cookies by your web browser can be prevented. However, some functions of our website may be restricted as a result. You can also prevent the collection of data relating to your website use, including your IP address and subsequent processing by Google. This is possible by downloading and installing the browser plug-in accessible via the following link:

Objection to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the link in the “Opt-Out” section. An opt-out cookie will be set, which will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to our website.

Details on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy:

Order processing

In order to fully comply with the legal data protection requirements, I have signed an agreement with Google on order processing.

Opt-out option for Google Analytics

Here you can change your Google Analytics cookie setting at any time. However, this will not delete any cookies in your browser. You can make such a no-track request on this page: Opt-Out Request.

Google Web Fonts

This website uses web fonts from Google. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

By using these web fonts, it is possible to present you with the presentation of our website that we desire, regardless of which fonts are available to you locally. This is done by retrieving the Google Web Fonts from a Google server in the USA and the associated transfer of your data to Google. This is your IP address and which of our pages you have visited. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. As the operator of this website, I have a legitimate interest in the optimal presentation and transmission of my website.

Google is certified for the us-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”. This data protection agreement is intended to ensure compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU.

Details about Google Web Fonts can be found at: and further information in Google’s privacy policy:

Rights as a user of the website

Withdrawal of your consent to data processing

Data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. A withdrawal of your already given consent is possible at any time. A formless notification by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to complain to the relevant supervisory authority

As a affected person, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority in the event of a breach of data protection law. The relevant supervisory authority for data protection issues is the state data protection commissioner of the federal state in which our company is located. The following link provides a list of data protection officers and their contact details:

Right of data portability

Ihnen steht das Recht zu, Daten, die auf Grundlage Ihrer Einwilligung verarbeitet wurden, an sich oder an Dritte You have the right to have data processed on the grounds of your consent handed over to you or to third parties. The data will be provided in a machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.

Right to information, correction, blocking, deletion

In accordance to the applicable legal regulations, you have the right to request information free of charge about your stored personal data, the origin of the data, the recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, the right to correct, block or delete this data. In this regard and also for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact me at any time via the contact options listed in the imprint.

Amendments to the privacy policy / data protection statement

This privacy policy may be updated at irregular intervals to comply with current legal requirements. The new privacy policy will then automatically apply to your next visit.