Content & Privacy Policy

Disclosures in Accordance with Section 5, German Teleservices Act (TMG):

Who we are

Our website address is: This website is owned and operated by Sebastian Hartmann. All contents are my own, unless otherwise specified (e.g. guest bloggers, contents from other sources etc.). I am collaborating with other authors and professionals. Their contributions will be marked accordingly.

Liability for content

As service providers, we are responsible for our own content on these pages under general legislation in accordance with Section 7, para. 1, TMG. In accordance with Sections 8 to 10, TMG, we as service providers are not, however, obligated to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that might indicate an illegal activity. This shall not affect any obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general legislation. Liability in the latter regard, however, shall not be possible until the time when a concrete violation of the law becomes evident. When we become aware of any relevant violations of the law, we shall remove the content in question without delay.

Liability for links

Our website contains links to external websites operated by third parties over whose content we have no influence. For that reason, we are unable to assume any liability for such third-party content. The content of the pages linked to our site shall always be the responsibility of the respective provider or operator of the pages in question. The pages thus linked were checked for possible violations of the law as soon as the link in question was created. No unlawful content was discernible at the time of linking. Permanent monitoring of the linked pages’ content can, however, not reasonably be expected unless there are specific indications of unlawful activity. When we become aware of any violations of the law, we shall remove the content in question without delay.


The content and works created by the operators of these pages are subject to German copyright law. Any reproduction, processing, dissemination, and exploitation of any kind beyond the boundaries of copyright law shall require the written consent of the respective author and/or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are permissible only for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as content on this site was not created by its operator, the copyrights of third parties are observed. In particular, third-party content is identified as such. If you nevertheless become aware of a violation of copyright, please inform us accordingly. When we become aware of any violations of the law, we shall remove the content in question without delay.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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 website, 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.

Contact forms


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.

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.

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

We share your data with no one. Our hosting and WordPress service providers is storing all data on our behalf. They do not share your data to our knowledge.

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.

Your contact information

You may contact us at