I am a person who cares about privacy. That’s why I want to inform you about which kind of data is processed and why this is done when you visit my site. This processing exclusively takes place on the basis of legal regulations (GDPR, TCA 2003).

Data controller

Accessing this site

Following data about you is processed when you access my site:

  • IP address
  • Timestamp of your access
  • Page you have accessed
  • HTTP status code of your access
  • Size of transfered data
  • Type of your browser
  • Version of your browser
  • Your operation system
  • HTTP referer (the site you visited previously and which linked to my site)

This data is processed so that I can operate this site and maintain it’s security. I also use this data for further optimizing my site and performing statistical analysis. For example, I use GoAccess which is free software that allows me to visualize this data so I get a better understanding of how my site is accessed. The data is stored in log files of my server and is automatically deleted from there after a period of 14 days.

Comments in blog posts

Following data about you is processed when you leave comments in my blog posts:

  • Your name (optional)
  • Your mail address (optional)
  • Address of your website (optional)
  • Content of your comment
  • Timestamp of the comment creation
  • Timestamps of further comment edits
  • Pseudonymized IP address (IPv4: last byte is omitted, IPv6: last 10 bytes are omitted)

This data is collected so that I can provide the commenting functionality in my blog posts. The data is stored in a local database file on my server and saved as long as this site exists. You can edit or delete comments that you have created within a period of 15 minutes. Comments that you create will be reviewed first before they are published on my site. This is for personal protection, as I can be prosecuted for comments with illegal content.

Cookies for comments

Cookies are small files stored on your device by your web browser. They can contain data generated by a website which may be related to your device or yourself.

If you create comments in my blog posts cookies are stored on your device. This is done for the purpose of providing comment editing and deleting functionality. Cookies for a short time identify you as creator of comments. This allows you to edit or delete comments for a period of 15 minutes after comment creation. Cookies expire after this period and are then automatically deleted by your web browser.

You by yourself can influence how cookies are stored on your device by configuring your web browser. Common browsers can limit or fully prevent the storage of cookies. However, I point out that if your browser blocks the storage of cookies for my site, you won’t be able to delete or edit comments by yourself after you have created them.

Your rights

You as user of this site have the right to receive the data that is stored about you free of charge upon request. Further, you have the right to request the correction of wrong data, as well as blocking and deletion of data stored about you, as far as no legal storage obligation contradicts with this. Contact me by writing me a mail if you have any concerns regarding this.