This privacy statement explains to users about the nature, scope and purpose of collection and use of personal data on this website (hereinafter “offer”) by the responsible provider Marian Heddesheimer, Busekiststr. 49, 23562 Lübeck, Germany,, Tel: +49 451 48977003.

The legal basis of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Access data / server log files

The provider (or his webspace provider) collects data upon each access to the offer (so-called server log files). Access data include:

Name of the accessed web page, file, date and time of access, the amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type plus version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of the operation, security, and optimization of the offer. The provider reserves the right to check log data later if there is reasonable suspicion of unlawful use due to concrete indications.

Handling of personal data

Personal data are information that can identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address, or phone number. Personal data also include data on preferences, hobbies, memberships, or which websites were viewed by someone.

Personal data will only be collected, used, and passed on by the provider if this is permitted by law or if the user consents to the data collection.


When you contact the provider (for example, via the contact form or email), the user’s information is saved for the purpose of processing the request as well as in the event that follow-up questions arise.

Comments and contributions

When users leave comments on the blog or other contributions, their IP addresses will be stored. This is done for security reasons, just in case that someone will write unlawful content into the comments and contributions (like insults, banned political propaganda, etc.). In this case, the provider can be prosecuted for a comment or post and is, therefore, interested to know the identity of the author.

Integration of Services and Content from Third Parties

It can happen that third-party content from other websites will be included as part of the online offer, such as YouTube videos, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics. This always assumes that the provider of such content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party”) uses the IP address of the user. Because without the IP address, the content cannot be sent to the browser of each user. The IP address is therefore required for presenting the content. We strive to use such content, whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of content. However, we have no control whether the third party stores the IP address, for example for statistical purposes. Insofar it is known to us, we inform our users about it.


Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific information related to the device on the user’s access device (PC, smartphone, etc.). They are used for ensuring the user-friendliness of websites for their users (e.g. storing login data). On the other hand, they serve to capture the statistical data of website use and analyze them in order to improve the offer. The user can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option which limits or completely prevents the storage of cookies. However, we point out that without cookies the use and in particular ease of use of the website can be limited.

You can manage many online ad cookies from companies via the US site or the EU site .

Google AdSense

This offer uses Google AdSense, a service for including advertisements from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer that enable an analysis of the way you use the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons, information such as the visitor traffic on these pages can be evaluated.

Through these web beacons, information such as the visitor traffic on these pages can be evaluated. This information can be passed on from Google to contracting parties of Google. However, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data stored by them.

The user can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting their browser software; However, the provider indicates that the user may not be able to use all features of this offer to their full extent in this case. By using this website, you agree to the processing of data relating to you and collected by Google as described above and for the purposes set out above.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States .

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The IP-address that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser:

As an alternative to the browser Addon or within browsers on mobile devices, you can click this link to opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics within this website in the future (the opt-out applies only to the browser in which you set it and within this domain). – See more at An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device, which means that you’ll have to click this link again, if you delete your cookies.

Amazon Affiliate Program

Marian Heddesheimer is a participant in the affiliate program from Amazon EU, which was designed to provide a means for sites to earn some money by the placement of advertising and linking to Amazon uses cookies to track the origin of the orders. Among other things, Amazon can recognize that you have clicked the affiliate link on this website. For more information on data usage by Amazon, see the privacy statement of the company:

Other Affiliate links

Marian Heddesheimer is also participant in these affiliate programs:



Clicking on an affiliate link will not affect any pricing for the user, who clicks on the link, but Marian Heddesheimer will receive compensation for recommending new clients to the sites, where he is an affiliate. If you don’t want that, please use a search engine of your choice and search for an official URL for the recommended company. Some affiliate links will use cookies, to track the users, so you should use the incognito mode of your browser to sign up for these companies when you want to prevent the payment of an affiliate compensation.

Marian Heddesheimer does not endorse or recommend companies or services because of the affiliate payments. IT means, all reviews and articles on this site are the honest opinions of Marian Heddesheimer and all recommendations are made regardless of the participation in the affiliate program.

About newsletter and consent

In the following remarks, we inform you about the content of our newsletter, as well as the sign-up, distribution, the statistical evaluation procedures, and your right of appeal. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the reception and the procedures explained herein.

Content of the newsletter.

We send newsletters, emails and other electronic notifications with promotional information (the “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permit. Unless specifically described in its contents in the context of a registration to the newsletter, they are decisive for the consent of the users. Our newsletter informs you about WordPress and its use (instructions for beginners and users). This may include in particular information about blog posts, lectures or workshops, our services or online appearances.

Double opt-in and logging

Login to our newsletter is performed with a so-called double opt-in procedure. i.e. You will receive an email where you will be asked to confirm your registration after you signed up. This confirmation is necessary, so that no one can log on with foreign E-mail addresses.

Registration for the newsletter are logged to get prove about the registration according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of time of registration and confirmation, as well as the IP address. Also, the changes to your data stored at MailChimp will be logged.

Usage of the newsletter service “MailChimp”

The delivery of the newsletter is done via “MailChimp”, a newsletter service provider of US company rocket science group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, United States.

The E-Mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, and all other data, described herein, are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the United States. MailChimp uses this information to send and to evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. Furthermore, MailChimp can use this data, according to their information, to optimize or improve their own services, such as technical optimization of delivery and the appearance of the newsletter or for economic purposes, to determine from which countries the recipients come from. MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients themselves to write or to pass on to third parties.

We trust in the reliability and the IT and data security by MailChimp. MailChimp is certified under the US-EU data protection agreement “Privacy Shield” and obliged to observe the European Union data protection requirements. Also, we have signed a “data-processing agreement” with MailChimp. This is a contract where MailChimp committed to respecting the privacy of our users, process them according to its privacy policy on our behalf and in particular not to pass them to any third party. You can see the MailChimp privacy policy here.

Registration data

To sign up for the newsletter, it is sufficient if you specify your E-mail address.

Optionally, we ask you to provide your first name. These details are used only for the personalization of the newsletter.

Statistical survey and analysis

The newsletter contains a so-called “web-beacon”, i.e. a one-pixel large file that is obtained at the opening of the newsletter from the server by MailChimp. This call collects first technical information, such as information about your browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of the call. This information is used to improve the services on the basis of the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior on the basis of those technical polling places (which are determined using the IP address) or the access times.

The statistical surveys also include the determination of whether the Newsletter was opened when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be associated with the individual receivers. But it is not our aim, nor that from MailChimp, to observe individual users. The evaluations are used to learn about the reading habits of our users and customize our content on them, or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

Online call and data management

There are cases where we derive the newsletter recipients on the Web pages of MailChimp. For example, our newsletter contains a link that the newsletter recipients can use to retrieve online newsletters (For exmaple when there are display issues in the E-mail program). In addition, newsletter recipients can later correct their data, for example, the email address. The MailChimp privacy policy is also available only on their site.

In this context, we point out that MailChimp uses cookies on their Web pages and that personal data may be processed through MailChimp, their partners and the service providers (like Google Analytics). We have no influence on this data collection. For more information, refer to the privacy statement by MailChimp. We advise you in addition to the possibilities of contradiction in the collection of the data for advertising purposes on the websites and (for the European area).


You can cancel our newsletter at any time, i.e. Withdraw your consent. Thus, your consent in receiving emails via MailChimp and the statistical analysis shall expire at the same time. A separate cancellation of the newsletter via MailChimp or statistical analysis is not possible.

You will find a link to the cancellation of the newsletter at the end of each newsletter.

Revocation, Changes, Corrections, and Updates

The user has the right to obtain information free of charge about the personal data stored about them. In addition, the user has the right to correct inaccurate data and to block and delete their personal data to the extent that there is no legal obligation to retain them.

Privacy policy sample from the lawyer Thomas Schwenke – I LAW it
English translation by Marian Heddesheimer

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