Data protection declaration

With this data protection declaration we would like to inform you about how we process personal data. We are aware of the importance of the processing of personal data for the concerned user and accordingly observe all relevant legal requirements. The protection of your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, it goes without saying that we comply with the legal provisions on data protection.

Who we are

Our website address is: , after all, this is where you found us.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect only the data necessary for a reasonable navigation of this website.

If you do not want this, use the functions of your browser (e.g. automatically delete cookies, activate do not track) and possibly a VPN to disguise your IP address. Actually all quite natural things when you surf the net, which a responsible person should also know (most of you know how to find everything imaginable in the net, be it cooking instructions, cat videos or pornos, with this knowledge you can also inform yourself about the things mentioned above.) After all, you don’t drive a car without a driver’s license or sleep with a stranger without protective measures (at least you shouldn’t). It has foolishly been prescribed by law to support ignorance instead of providing better information and training in the use of the Internet. This supposed protection of the consumer is tantamount to paternalism, or even incapacitation of the user. But that’s just my opinion…

So let’s go on with this farce.


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

There is no contact form on this page, only a comment function.

You can contact us by e-mail at These e-mails are only stored as long as the conversation/exchange via e-mail takes place and is necessary. These e-mails are then deleted unless the user wishes to stay in contact.


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. Unless you configure your browser so that the cookies are automatically deleted at the end of the session (Yes, your browser can also do this).

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

Cookies have been used since the beginning of the Internet. Until probably some politician suddenly learned that they might also contain personal information and didn’t know that you could easily configure your browser to simply delete cookies after the session ended, which led to the creation of the famous “cookie law” (which now always brings up this annoying opt-in message everywhere, instead of requiring the companies to set up the browsers they provide by default to delete cookies after each session. Try to understand this logic…). What kind of personal information was supposedly stored which led to a law of this kind, that is left to your imagination…

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


There are none installed on this website.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your information with anyone.

How long we retain your data

We store your data,
• if you have consented to the processing, at most until you
revoke your consent,
• if we use the data for the execution of a contract or for the fulfilment of legal obligations. Obligations require at most as long as the contractual relationship with you exists
or if there are legal retention periods,
• if we use the data on the basis of a legitimate interest
only as long as your interest in deletion or anonymization does not prevail.

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.

Legal basis

Your data will be processed on the following legal basis:
• Your consent, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR
• To execute a contract with you and to fulfil legal obligations,
Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR
• Legitimate interests, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR (see below)

Legitimate interests

When processing your data, we pursue the following legitimate interests:
• Improvement of our offer
• Protection against misuse

Rights of the person concerned

You have the right – partly under certain conditions,
• to request information about the processing of your data,
• to get your data corrected,
• to have your data deleted or blocked,
• to restrict the processing of your data,
• to contradict the processing of your data,
• to receive your data in a transferable format and to transmit it to a third party,
• to revoke your consent to the processing of your data in the future and
• to complain to the competent supervisory authority about inadmissible data processing.

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.

Requirement or obligation to provide data

If this is not expressly stated during the collection, the provision of data is not necessary or obligatory.


René Heinen

Monschauer Str. 3

4750 Bütgenbach


Status of this data protection declaration

April 25, 2018

We reserve the right to change this data protection declaration at any time with effect for the future.