Privacy policy

Who we are

The responsible party in terms of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), is:
Thomas Schneider
Obere Hönggerstrasse 5
8103 Unterengstringen


The address of our website is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When visitors post comments on the website, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and the user agent string (this identifies the browser) to help detect spam.

An anonymized string may be created from your email address (also called a hash) and passed to the Gravatar service to verify that you are using it. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service can be found here: After your comment is shared, your profile picture is publicly visible in the context of your comment.

When you access this website
access, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This
information is recorded in the server log file and includes the type of
browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service
Internet service provider, your IP address and the like.

This is for the following reasons:

Your data will not be
used to draw conclusions about your person. Information of this kind
will only be statistically evaluated in order to optimize our Internet presence and the
and the technology behind it.

The data will be deleted as soon as
they are no longer required for the purpose for which they were collected. This is the case for
data that serve to provide the website, this is generally the case when the respective
the respective session has ended.


If you are a registered user and upload photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this website could download photos stored on this website and extract their location information.

Contact forms

The data you enter will be stored for the purpose of individual communication with you. For this purpose, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address and your name. This is used for the assignment of the inquiry and the subsequent response to the same. The specification of further data is optional.


If you write a comment on our website, this can be a consent to store your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that when you write another comment, you do not have to re-enter all this data. These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personally identifiable information and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will set some cookies to store your login information and viewing options. Login cookies expire after two days and display options cookies expire after one year. If you select “Stay logged in” when you sign up, your login 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 data and only refers to the post ID of the article you just edited. The cookie expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking services, and record your interaction with that embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged into that website.

Use of Script Libraries (Google Web Fonts).

In order to display our content
correctly and in a graphically appealing way across all browsers, we use
we use “Google Web Fonts” from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre
Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”) to display fonts.
of fonts.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google
Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway,
Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter: “Google”). Google Analytics uses
“cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze
which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by
generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to
usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
stored there. Due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your
websites, your IP address will be stored by Google within member states of the
of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the
European Economic Area will be shortened beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the
IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
shortened. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this
use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website
website activities and for other purposes relating to website and internet use.
website use and internet use in relation to the website operator.
the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your
your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be

The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on website activities. Based on the use of the website and the internet, other related services shall then be provided.

Embedded YouTube videos

On some of our websites
we embed YouTube videos. The operator of the corresponding plugins is
YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter “YouTube”).
When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established.
YouTube servers is established. In the process, YouTube is informed which pages
you visit. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can
can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by
logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

If a YouTube video is started,
the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

How long we store your data

When you write a comment, it is stored indefinitely, including metadata. This way, we can automatically detect and approve follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our site, 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 username cannot be changed). Administrators of the website can also view and modify this information.

What rights you have to your data

If you have an account on this website or have posted comments, you may request an export of your personal information from us, including any data you have shared with us. In addition, you may request the deletion of any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain due to administrative, legal or security needs.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments might be examined by an automated service for spam detection.

Your Contact Information

For privacy-related concerns
please contact:

Thomas Schneider
Obere Hönggerstrasse 5
CH-8103 Unterengstringen


Social Plugins

On our websites we use
social media plugins are used on our websites. Via these plugins, under certain circumstances
information, which may also include personal data, is sent to the service provider and
service provider and may be used by the latter. We prevent the
unconscious and unintentional collection and transmission of data to the service provider.
through a 2-click solution. In order to activate a desired social plugin, this must be
first be activated by clicking on the corresponding button. Only
activation of the plugin also triggers the collection of information and its
and its transmission to the service provider is triggered. We ourselves do not collect
no personal data by means of the social plugins or their use.
use thereof.

We have no influence on
which data an activated plugin collects and how it is used by the provider.
used by the provider. At present, it must be assumed that a direct connection to the
connection to the services of the provider is developed and at least the
IP address and device-related information are collected and used.
There is also the possibility that the service providers attempt to store cookies on the computer used.
on the computer used. What specific data is collected
data is collected and how it is used, please refer to the
privacy policy of the respective service provider. If you are logged into
Facebook at the same time, Facebook can identify you as a visitor to a specific page.
identify you.

Google AdWords

Our website uses the Google
conversion tracking. The company operating the Google AdWords services is
Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Are
If you have accessed our website via an ad placed by Google, Google AdWords will
Google AdWords sets a cookie on your computer. The cookie for
tracking is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google.
clicks on an ad placed by Google.

If the user visits certain
pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can
Google can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.
was redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different
cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked across the websites of AdWords customers.
be tracked. The information collected with the help of the conversion cookie is used to
conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted in to conversion
who have opted in to conversion tracking. The customers
learn the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and
and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag.
tagged page. However, they will not receive any information that can be used to
personally identifiable.

SSL Encryption

To protect the security of your data during
transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g.
encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.


We may change this
Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. The
version published on our website shall apply.

Questions about data protection

If you have any questions about data protection
please send us an e-mail or contact the data protection officer directly
person responsible for data protection listed at the beginning of this privacy policy,
responsible person in our organization.