Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:
Our Communications Manager can be contacted via our contact form.

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 details are visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Any comments you leave only show your name, comment and when you left the comment. Your other data is only visible to us and isn’t made public.


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.


When you first visit our website, you will be asked to confirm your acceptance to receive necessary cookies from us. 

If you have chosen to accept cookies from us, then if you choose to leave comments on our website you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and optionally website in browser 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.

You may choose to remove your consent to accept our cookies at any time by clicking the link below:
Delete Cookies

If we have provided you with a log in to the website, 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.
These necessary cookies are a mix of first and third party cookies and the third party cookies all emanate from who is our WordPress hosting provider.

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 and 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.


We are using IONOS SiteAnalytics to anonymously track usage of this website.

Which technologies does IONOS use to determine the data?

The data is determined either by a pixel or by a log file.
IONOS SiteAnalytics does not use cookies to protect personal data.

What information does IONOS collect from my website visitors?

IONOS does not store any personal data of website visitors, so that no conclusions can be drawn about the individual visitors.
The following data is collected:

  • Referrer (previously visited website)
  • Requested website or file
  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Device type used
  • Time of access
  • IP address in anonymized form (used only to determine the location of access)
For what purpose is the data collected?

In IONOS SiteAnalytics, data is collected exclusively for statistical evaluation and technical optimization of the website.

Will data be passed on to third parties?

No data will be passed on to third parties.

How do we store and process the data we collect

Our website is implemented using WordPress and we are using shared WordPress hosting provided by IONOS.
All data collected resides in a password protected MySQL database provided by IONOS running on their servers.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone else.

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 including any published comments you have left.
This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You may clear any browser cookies we have placed in your browser at any time using your browser’s cookie clearing mechanism.
More details are available for Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We are using SSL to encrypt data between between you and our website.
Your data can only be viewed by our Administrators and such access is controlled by a combination of username and password.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive data from third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not have any automated decision making procedures and we do not carry out any profiling with user data.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We do not have any disclosure requirements.