Privacy Policy

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Use of the personal data collected


When you leave a comment on our website, the data entered in the comment form, as well as your IP address and your browser’s user agent, are collected to help us detect unwanted comments.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) can be sent to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After your comment has been validated, your profile picture will be publicly visible next to your comment.


If you are a registered user and upload images to the website, we advise you to avoid uploading images containing EXIF GPS coordinate data. Visitors to your website can download and extract location data from these images.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site, you will be asked to save your name, email address and website in cookies. This is simply for your convenience so that you do not have to enter this information if you leave another comment later; these cookies will expire after one year.

If you have an account and log in to this site, a temporary cookie will be created to determine if your browser accepts cookies. It does not contain any personal data and will be deleted automatically when your browser closes.

When you log in, we will set up a number of cookies to record your login information and screen preferences. A login cookie will expire after two days, and a screen option cookie will expire after one year. If you tick “Remember me”, your login cookie will be stored for two weeks; if you log out of your account, the login cookie will be deleted.

By modifying or publishing a publication, an additional cookie will be stored in your browser. This does not include any personal data, but simply indicates the ID of the publication you have just modified; it will expire after one day.

Embedded content from other sites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e. g. videos, images, articles, etc.) The content embedded from other sites behaves in the same way as if the visitor were visiting that other site.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed third-party tracking tools, and/or track your interactions with this embedded content if you have an account logged in to their website.

Statistics and audience reach

Use and transmission of your personal data

Data retention period

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are kept indefinitely. This means that subsequent comments can be automatically recognised and approved instead of them waiting in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our site (where possible), we also store the personal data indicated in their profile. All users can view, modify or delete their personal information at any time (except their username); site managers can also view and modify this information.

Your rights to your data

If you have an account or have left comments on the site, you may request to receive a file containing all the personal data we hold about you, including that data which you have provided to us. You may also request that your personal data be deleted; this does not apply to data stored for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Transmission of your personal data

Visitors’ comments can be verified using an automated service for detecting unwanted comments.

Contact information

Further information

How we protect your data

Procedures implemented in case of a data breach

Third party services that provide us with data

Automated marketing and/or profiling operations using personal data

Display of information related to sectors subject to specific regulations