What personal information we collect and why we collect it

When visitors leave responses on the site, we collect the data in the response form, the visitor’s IP address and the browser user agent to detect spam.


An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) can be sent to the Gravatar service if you use it. The privacy policy page can be found here: Once your comment is approved, your profile picture will be publicly visible in the context of your comment.

If you are a registered user and upload images to the site, you should avoid uploading images containing EXIF GPS location data. Visitors to the website can download the images from the website and view the location data.
Contact forms

When you leave a comment on our site, you can indicate whether your name, e-mail address and website may be stored in a cookie. We do this for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in this information again for a new comment. These cookies are valid for one year.

IWhen you visit our login page, we store a temporary cookie to check if your browser cookies have changed. This cookie does not contain any personal information and is deleted as soon as you close your browser.

Once you log in, we will store some cookies related to your login information and screen display options. Login cookies are valid for 2 days and screen display cookies for 1 year. If you select “Remember me”, your login will be saved for 2 weeks. Once you log out of your account, login cookies will be deleted.

When you change or publish a message, an additional cookie is stored by your browser. This cookie contains no personal data and only has the message ID of the article you have edited. This cookie expires after one day.
Embedded content from other websites


Messages on this site may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, messages, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly the same as the visitor has visited this other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, track third parties and monitor your interaction with embedded content, including your interaction with embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.
With whom we share your information
How long we keep your data


When you leave a reaction, that reaction and the metadata of that reaction will be saved forever. This way we can automatically recognize and approve follow-up responses instead of having to moderate them.

For users who register on our site, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except that they cannot change their username). Site administrators may view and edit this information.
What rights do you have over your information?


If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you may request an export file of your personal information that we have on you, including any information you have provided to us. You may also request that we delete any personal information we have about you. This does not include any data that we are required to keep for administrative, legal or other purposes.
Where we send your information

Reactions from visitors may be checked via an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
Additional information
How we protect your information
What data breach procedures we’ve implemented
From which third parties we have received data
What automated decisions we make and profiling we do with user data
Industry disclosure obligations