What Data Does This Site Collect?
Data this website could make use of includes your name, your email address, you IP address and statistical data, like where you came from, where you head on to, your browser data and display resolution.
When Is It Being Collected?
Right now, this website does not use any analytics. But Google analytics are likely going to be added later. In this case the website is going to collect basic usage data, like for example where you are coming from, where you are going to, which browser you use and your display resolution. Also, you IP address is going to be collected.
You are going to be asked for your name and email address:
- in case you leave a comment
- in case you use a contact form
- in case you make use of our newsletter or mailing list services
What's The Data Being Used For?
While law considered IP addresses personal data, since in a tedious process they could be traced back to a specific user, the analytics data is being used anonymously, to improve our service. For example, browser data and the display resolution can be used to make sure the website works and displays properly with your browser and setup.
Name and email address for the comments sections are being used accordingly. For example, to confirm your email address, to notify you about new comments and replies and so forth. The provided data, including your comment, may not but will likely be available to the public and long-term. So, make sure you only provide, what you are ok with to share. The choice is up to you, since you are going to provide this data voluntarily.
Your name and email address are also going to be required in case you use a contact form. Your name helps us to address you and to distinguish users. The email address of course is the primary means of communication and therefore needed for the same purpose. According data and messages might also be used for reference in future conversations.
In case you signup for newsletters or a mailing list, you are going to be asked at least for your email address and likely for your name too. While mailing lists could offer special services and be used for according messages and notifications, the data is most likely being used to keep you up-to-date regarding news, events, new posts, new book releases and so forth.
Data Sharing And Access
We do not share data with or pass on data to any third parties or other services. There are three exceptions to this rule:
Exception 1: in case necessary and requested, we are going to share data with law enforcement organisations.
Exception 2: we do use third party services to host this website and according tools. Therefore, we cannot prevent according technicians, for example those of our web hosting provider, to be able to access the data. We have been with this provider for more than 10 years though and therefore have grown to trust this provider.
Exception 3: automated spam detection services may be used to evaluate comments.
Embedded Content From Other Websites
This website 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.
For the most part, once received, data is going to be stored indefinitely, unless otherwise given by the according technology and service or in case removal is being requested.
Google analytics will likely limit the storage of analytical data. But we do not intend to remove comments. And mailing lists and newsletters are indefinite services and unsubscribing from them is in your own hand.
The one use case where your data is primarily personal, in our hands and involved in human interactions, is going to be all communications via contact form and email. In this case the data is going to be stored as long as possible and for the most part just sit there. The communications data might be used for reference in future conversations, to provide the best service possible.
Your information, including personal data, may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those within your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside Germany or Austria and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including personal data, to Germany and Austria and process it there.
This website uses all technical measures that are within the power of the responsible technician, to ensure safety of your data. For example, this whole website uses data encryption upon communication and enforces the use of this encryption for the whole website.
Please understand, that Internet technology and according transfers do not offer or guarantee total security and perfect security cannot be guaranteed. Therefore we do not accept any liabilities regarding data security.
It is up to you and in your hands, what kind of data you provide and share. Make sure you understand the involved security risks and only provide data you are willing to share. Make sure you also use according measures on your end and in case necessary, seek advice of an according professional.
By law you have the right to ask, which data we store and you can always request removal of your data.
In case we are obliged to keep data for administrative, legal, or security purposes, we are going to retain data for the necessary or law-given period of time.
Otherwise we will do our best to remove your data and to remove your data as fast as possible upon request. We reserve the right to process requests without sending a reply.
Please understand, that depending on the workload, processing could take a while. In case confirmation is important to you, you might want to mention that in the request. Also, in all cases please allow us at least 30 days for processing, before you ask for confirmation or a reply. Asking more often will actually increase the processing time!
If you want to know, which data we store or if you want us to remove your data, please use the privacy contact form in the contact section of this website to send the according request.
Cookies have been used with websites for decades. Cookies are small text files saved on your own hard drive by the web browser.
In case of a login for example, the website tells the browser to write a cookie to your hard drive, that holds a unique ID. When you come back, the website asks the browser, if there is a cookie and if so, it asks for the ID. This is how the site knows you and logs you back in. This is an example of what cookies do. Meaning, cookies are a necessity and needed to provide certain services for you.
At some point in history, the European Union started considering cookies to be personal data and released a law, that the user has to be informed about websites using cookies. This has actually been approximately 15 years ago. Website owners were way behind on this, until they started learning about it with more recent changes in laws, that affected website owners.
On the other hand, the European Union did not state, if the users have to be informed behind the scene or clearly visible when they arrive on the website. That was left to the individual countries. While some countries held back, unfortunately a few of them forced websites owners to inform visitors upfront, when they arrive on the website.
Even before that, law already dictated, that websites have to respect the laws of countries they cater to. Meaning, since the Internet is international, other countries now have to bow to these regulations and inform their users about cookies too. This is why for a while now you have been seeing these cookie popups everywhere.
Yes, like pretty much everything else with technology, also cookies can be misused and abused. However, the majority of cookies are needed to provide services for you. The choice, if you want to allow the use or cookies or deny it, is up to you as a visitor. Most browsers allow according settings. Also, given the cookies are stored on your own hard drive, it's in your hand to delete cookies at any given point in time. But know, that this could mess things up for you and in most cases will be to your disadvantage. In fact, remember that, when people tell you to delete all your cookies to solve certain problems. The reality and experience is, that in 99 out of 100 cases this is just some random default statement and the problem has nothing to do with cookies. So, you might want to use your common sense.
To learn more about cookies, you can just perform a Google search and visit according websites, like for example
and many more.
We are here to help and in case of trouble our goal is going to be a win-win. Sometimes it might be hard to find common ground. But working together is the best way to find a solution to a problem. Even if it might sometimes hurts (on both ends).
If you have any trouble or have found any errors or mistakes we should know of, feel free to contact and inform us. To do so, make use of the according contact form. The appropriate form might depend on the case and what it is, you are having trouble with.
All sales and according troubleshooting will be handled by the according platform. Which is most likely Amazon. In case of trouble with a purchase, please go to your Amazon account and your orders and use the given options there.
For all other troubles with this website, with according directly provided services (like newsletters, mailing lists,...) or maybe feedback and improvement suggestions for books, please ALWAYS contact us first by using the according and appropriate contact form on your website. We will gladly work with you, to find a solution for the problem together.
The law requires us to inform you, that the European Union offers a platform for dispute settlements, which you can make use of for complaints. You will find the according platform on http://ec.europa.eu/odr. However, please understand, that the law does NOT force website owners and service providers to use the platform for settlements. We prefer to settle disputes locally. Therefore the better and shorter way for troubleshooting will always be, to contact us directly.
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Latest update: Oct. 18th, 2019