general privacy policy

The use of our website is generally able without entering personal data. In case there is a possibility to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, name) within this internet offering, this disclosure on the part of the user is explicitly voluntary. This data will not be handed to a third party unless you explicitly agree to it.

We point out, that the transfer of data on the internet (e.g. for communication via e-mail) can have security issues and vulnerabilities. A complete protection of data against the access by a third party is impossible.

The use of contact data that was published in obligation to provide a masthead by a third party for the sending of not explicitly requested advertisement and info material is hereby explicitly refuted. The operators of this site reserve the right to take legal action in case of unsolicited mailing of advertisement, e.g. through spam-mails.

The use of all freely offered services is – as technically possible and acceptable – also possible without the disclosure of such data, or with disclosure of anonymous or pseudonymous data.

Liability for content

The content of our sites was created with much care. We can however not guarantee the corectness, completeness and timeliness of the content. Obligation to remove or block the use of information according to general laws are not affected by this. A liability concerning this matter is only possible from the moment of cognizance of a concrete infringement. In case such infringements become known, this content is removed promptly.

Liability for Links

Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, that we do not have influence over. Therefore we cannot assume warranty for this content. For the content of the linked pages, the provider of this page is responsible. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of the linking. No legal violations were detected at that time. A permanent contentual control of the linked pages however is – without evidence of a legal violation – not reasonable. As soon as a legal violation becomes known, the affected link will be removed.


The content and works that were created through the website operators is subject to Austrian Copyright laws. The copying, editing, distribution, and any kind of use outside the limits of the copyright need a written consent of the respective authors or creators. Downloads and copies of this page are only allowed for private, but not for commercial use. Insofar as the content of this site was not created by the website operators, the copyright of the third party is respected. Content of third parties are labeled as such. In case you still notice a copyright infringement, we ask for the respective information. If an infringement becomes known, the affected content will be removed.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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


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.

If you visit our login page, 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.

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

Explanation to Piwik / Matomo
(web analysis service)

This website uses Matomo (previously Piwik) – a self-run web analysis service. Matomo uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are saved on the computer, wich allows for an analysis of the use of this website through the user. The information created through these cookies about the use of this website (inlcuding your IP address) is transferred to and saved by the website provider in use – All-Inkl. – in Germany. The software Matomo uses this information to evaluate your use of this website and to create reports about the website activity for the website operator, as well as providing additional services in the context of website- and internet use.

This information stays on the server and will not be transferred to a third party. You can prevent the storing of cookies through corresponding settings in your browser-software; we do however point out, that you might not be able to use the full services of this website in this case. Through the use of this website you agree to the processing of the data that was collected through the software Matomo in the previously stated way and for the previously stated use.

Declaration for the use of Facebook Plugins (e.g. Like-Button)

On our website there are plugins integrated from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can detect the facebook plugins by the facebook logo or the “Like-Button” on our site. An overview of the facebook plugins can be found here:

If you visit our site, the plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the facebook server. Facebook therefore recieves the information that you visited our site with your IP-Address. If you click the facebook “like-button” while being logged in to your facebook account, you can link the content of our site on your facebook profile. Through that facebook can match the visit of our site with your user account. We point out that we as provider of this website recieve no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data, as well as the use through facebook. Additional information on this topic can be found in the privacy policy of facebook:

If you don’t wish that facebook matches your visit of our page with your facebook user account, please log out of your facebook user account.


You have the possibility to sign up for our newsletter through this website. For this we need your e-mail address and the declaration that you accept the receiving of this newsletter.

As soon as you signed up for the newsletter, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to confirm your registration.

The subscription of this newsletter can be canceled at any time. Please send your cancellation to the following e-mail adress: or click on the link to unsubscribe in a previous newsletter that was sent to you. We then remove your data in connection with the newsletter-distribution.


For the protection of your requests through an internet forum, we use the reCAPTCHA service of the company Google Inc. (Google). The query serves to distinguish the input through a human from an abusively automated, and automatically processed request. The request contains the sending of the IP-Address and possible additionally needed data by the reCAPTCHA service of Google. For this purpose, your input is sent to Google and processed there further. Your IP-Address will be shortened if you are located in one of the member states of the European Union or in one of the other states that have that agreement within the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP-Address be sent to a Google Server in the U.S.A. and shortened there. By order of the website operator, Goole uses this information to process your use of this service. The IP-Address that was transferred as part of reCAPTCH from your browser, will not be matched with other data from Google. For this data, the diverging data privacy policy of the company Google applies. More information on Google’s data privacy policy can be found here:

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

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.

What rights you have over your data

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.

If you believe that the processing of your data violates the data protection law or that your data protection claims have been violated in another way, you can complain at the regulatory authority. In Austria, this is the data protection authority.