Privacy Policy

With the following privacy policy, I inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration, and legal basis of the processing of personal data, insofar as I decide either alone or with others about the purposes and means of processing. In addition, I will inform you below about the third-party components I use for optimization purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data on their responsibility.

All data processing is subject to the statutory provisions. This means, among other things:

  • I clearly state the purposes for which I process personal data, which is done through this privacy policy.
  • Personal data (hereinafter mostly referred to as “data”) will only be processed by me to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its content and the services offered there.
    “Processing” means any operation or set of operations that is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means. The term is broad and covers practically every handling of data, such as collection, storage, retrieval, but also deletion or destruction. The term is explained in more detail in Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”).
    “Personal data” means any information relating to an identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number (e.g. customer number), or an online identifier such as a cookie.
  • Before any of your data is processed, I will first obtain your explicit consent if this is necessary for processing.
  • The default settings of the weblog software WordPress and the hosting provider Dreamhost are used to protect your data. Data may be stored outside of EU countries, as these providers are located in the USA.

I reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy. In case of doubt, checking this privacy policy regularly is recommended.

1. Purpose, Data, and Retention Period

I may collect or receive personal data for a number of purposes related to my business: Information about Internet activity, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information about interactions with this website (often referred to hereafter as just “Website”), a program or an advertisement

The basis on which I may process this data is:

After consent has been given, for example by confirming at the cookie banner or before submitting a comment.

I store this data until the service is terminated.

2. Cookie Policy

In order to provide the best possible experience, I and my partners use technologies such as cookies to store and/or access device information. If you do not consent or withdraw consent, this may affect certain features and functionality.

2.1 What are Cookies?

A cookie is a simple small file that is sent together with the pages of an Internet address and can be stored by the web browser on the PC or another device. The information stored in it can be used during subsequent visits to my servers or the servers of relevant third-party providers.

There are different types of cookies:

2.1.1 Technical or Functional Cookies

Some cookies ensure that parts of the website function properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, I make it easier for you to visit my website. This way, you do not have to enter the same information repeatedly when you visit again. These cookies can be placed without your consent.

2.1.2 Statistics Cookies

I use statistics cookies to optimize the website experience for users. These statistics cookies provide me with insights into the use of the website. I ask for your permission to set statistics cookies.

2.1.3 Marketing / Tracking Cookies

Marketing/tracking cookies are cookies or another form of local storage that are used to create user profiles in order to display advertisements or track the user on this website or across multiple websites for similar marketing purposes.

As these cookies are marked as tracking cookies, I need your consent to place them.

I participate in the IAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework and comply with its specifications and guidelines. I use the Consent Management Platform (i.e. the cookie banner through which you give your consent) with the identification number 46. See also:

By consenting to these cookies, the advertising displayed can be personalized for you and I (as well as third parties) gain insight into campaign results. With these cookies, you as a site visitor are bound to a unique ID so that, for example, you are not shown the same advertisement more than once.

2.1.4 Social media

I have embedded content from Pinterest, TikTok, and Instagram on my website to promote web pages (e.g. “Like”, “Pin”) or share on social networks. This content is embedded with code that comes from Pinterest, TikTok, and Instagram and places cookies. This content may store and process certain information for personalized advertising.

Please read the privacy policy of these social networks (which may change regularly) to find out how they handle your (personal) data that they process using these cookies. The data retrieved is anonymized as much as possible. Pinterest, TikTok, and Instagram are based in the United States.

3. Placed Cookies

For each cookie, I link you to the website, where you can find summarized and clear information about the respective cookies (in English. If necessary, please have it translated, e.g. with DeepL or Google Translate, or ask me in a specific case).


Type: Functional.
WordPress is used for the administration of the website. Read more
This data will not be passed on to third parties.


Type: Marketing, Functional
TikTok is used to display the embedded TikTok videos. Read more
Sharing of data: For more information, please read the TikTok Privacy Policy.

Intercom Messenger

Type: Functional, Marketing
Intercom Messenger is used for chat support/contact. Read more
Sharing of data: For more information, please read the Intercom Messenger Privacy Policy.


Type: Functional
Polylang is used to manage the locales. Read more
This data is not shared with third parties.

Google Fonts

Type: Marketing
Google Fonts is used for the display of web fonts. Read more
Transfer of data: For more information, please read the Google Fonts Privacy Policy.


Type: Marketing
Mediavine is my partner for the display of advertisements. Read more
Forwarding of data: For more information, please read the Mediavine privacy policy or the following mandatory paragraph of my partner Mediavine. Some of the cookie descriptions from before are repeated, I apologize.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons, and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies, and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end-user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects, and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

One Signal

One Signal is used for push notifications. Read more
This data will not be disclosed to third parties.

Google Analytics

Art: Statistics
Google Analytics is used for website statistics. Read more
Sharing of data: For more information, please read the Google Analytics privacy policy.

4. Consent, Activation/Deactivation, and Deletion of Cookies

When you visit my website for the first time, I will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. Once you click “Accept”, you give me your consent to use all the categories of cookies and plugins you selected.

You can use your internet browser to delete cookies automatically or manually. You can also specify whether special cookies should not be placed. Another option is to set your internet browser to notify you each time a cookie is placed. You can find more information about these options in the help section of your browser.

Please note that my website may not function properly if all cookies are disabled. If you delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again when you visit my website again.

5. Your Rights Regarding Personal Data

You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:

  • You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what happens to it and how long it is kept.
  • Right of access: You have the right to view the personal data that I know of. (see also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • Right to rectification: You have the right to have your personal data supplemented, corrected, deleted or blocked whenever you wish. (see also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • If you have given me your consent to process your data, you have the right to withdraw this consent and have your personal data deleted. (see also Art. 17 GDPR)
  • Right to data transfer of your data: You have the right to request all of your personal data from one controller and to transfer it in its entirety to another controller. (see also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • Right to object: You can object to the processing of your data. I comply with this unless there are legitimate reasons for the processing. (see also Art. 21 GDPR).

To exercise these rights don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

If you have a complaint about how I treat your data, you also have the right to address it to the supervisory authority (data protection authority). (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

6. Third Party Sites

This privacy policy does not apply to third party websites connected through links on my website. I cannot guarantee that these third parties will treat your personal information in a reliable or secure manner. I recommend that you read the privacy statements of these websites before using them.

My website mainly links to the following partners, marked with an asterisk *). These are so-called affiliate links:

If you click on such a referral link and make a purchase via this link, I will receive a commission from your purchase. The price doesn’t change for you! However, sometimes, if it is explicitly mentioned, you can benefit from a discount if you use the discount code listed there. In any case, it’s a win-win situation: you benefit from an honest recommendation and sometimes a discount – and I could earn a little extra.

The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f) GDPR. My legitimate interest lies in ensuring that my commission claims are processed and paid out by the partner mentioned below.

If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the storage of cookies by changing the settings in your internet browser. You can find more information about this under “Cookies” above.

Amazon Affiliate Program

I use the Amazon affiliate program on my website. This is a service provided by Amazon Europe Core S.à r.l., 5 Rue Plaetis, L -2338 Luxembourg. The Amazon partner program places advertisements from on my website. If you click on one of these advertisements, you will be redirected to the corresponding offer on the Amazon Internet portal. If you then decide to purchase the advertised product, I will receive a “brokerage commission” from Amazon.

To enable this service, Amazon uses cookies. With the help of these cookies, Amazon can understand that you have been redirected from my website to the Amazon internet portal.

Amazon offers further data protection information at

7. Contact details

The responsible provider of this website in terms of data protection law is:
Heidrun Kubart, living in 1200 Vienna (Austria)

Please contact me via email:
You will receive a postal address or telephone number upon request.