Privacy (english):

As with most websites, this web-site maintains a log of activity on its site. Your IP address will be recorded, along with other information which may or may not be supplied by your browser.
Generally this includes the address of the site that referred you to the knowledgebase, the type and version of the browser you are using, the operating system you use, and the screen resolution at which you viewed the site. This information is used solely to help us improve our delivery of the services on the site. This may involve us or our external evaluators contacting you to follow up on any comments you have made.

Volunteered information

You do not need to supply any personal information in order to view the site. I will not disclose any personal information you volunteer or I obtain to third parties unless I am required to so by law. I expressly point out that data transfer via the internet is not safe. A complete protection of data through third parties is not possible.
In order to post comments you do need to register. Registration requires that you supply the following details:

Your name
Your email address

This information is used for the following purposes:

To associate posts to my blog with an individual. If you post a message to the blog it will display your name.
To send communications to your email address if you have selected to opt-in to such communications.
To send password reminders in case you forget your password.
I will store the information you supplied for as long as you use the web-site, unless you request that I remove it.

Your details will remain stored and displayed with any messages you have previously posted in the blog.

I also collect your name and email address if you use the contact form on the site to send me a message. This information will only be used to respond to your message, and will not be stored.

Please note that messages sent using the contact form are sent by unencrypted email and thus may not be secure and remain confidential while being transmitted to me.

It is expressly forbidden to use the contact data on this website for sending unsolicited advertising.


Information about cookies

(1) To optimize our web presence, we use cookies. These are small text files stored in your computer’s main memory. These cookies are deleted after you close the browser. Other cookies remain on your computer (long-term cookies) and permit its recognition on your next visit. This allows us to improve your access to our site.

(2) You can prevent storage of cookies by choosing a “disable cookies” option in your browser settings. But this can limit the functionality of our Internet offers as a result.

Social plug-ins from Facebook

We use social plug-ins from, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plug-ins can be recognized by way of the Facebook logo or the supplement “Facebook Social Plug-in”. For example, if you click on the “Like” button or leave a comment, the relevant information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. Furthermore, Facebook makes your likes public for your Facebook friends. If you are logged into Facebook, it can assign the invocation of our page directly to your Facebook account. Even if you are not logged in or don’t have a Facebook account, your browser sends information (e.g. which web pages you have called up, your IP address) which is then stored by Facebook. For details about handling of your personal data by Facebook and your related rights, please refer to the data privacy policy of Facebook: If you do not want Facebook to map data collected about you via our Web sites to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our web pages.


According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to free-of-charge information about your stored data, and possibly entitlement to correction, blocking or deletion of such data. Inquiries can be directed to the following e-mail addresses: ( )