Privacy Statement

Data protection has a high priority for me, and I respect the privacy of those who access my website. I do not collect any personal information about visitors to my website, such as a person’s name, mailing address, telephone number, or e-mail address. My website only collects information concerning your Internet connection and general information about your visit to analyze trends, create summary statistics for determining technical design specifications, monitor system performance, and defend against hacker attacks. The collection of this information is intended to help me deliver the best and most secure service possible. I will not sell or disclose to outside entities information regarding the behavior, habits, or demographics of those who visit my website.

Cookies: Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser. These internet pages only use session cookies—primarily for security purposes. All cookies  are deleted directly after each session. At any time, users can prevent the setting of cookies by changing the relevant setting in their Internet browser. However, if the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in their Internet browser, they may not be able to use all functions of my website.

Data collection: My website collects general (anonymized) data every time a data subject or automated system accesses the website. This general data, or information, is stored in the log files of the server. Specifically, the website collects information about: (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses my website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system to my website, (5) the date and time of an access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information, which serve to minimize risk in the event of attacks on my information technology systems.

I do not draw any conclusions about individual visitors to my website from this general information. This information is used only to (1) deliver the contents of my website correctly, (2) optimize the contents of my website, (3) ensure the permanent functionality of my information technology systems and the technology of my website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyberattack. The anonymous data of the server log files is stored separately from personal data shared by a user of my website who writes me a message over email or through the website’s contact form. Any such personal data that users choose to share with me will not be disclosed to outside entities and will be deleted once the purpose of storage ceases to apply or as required by law.