Privacy statement

data protection

We have written this privacy policy (version 28.02.2021-311266959) to provide you with the requirements of General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 to explain what information we collect, how we use data and what choices you have as a visitor to this website.

Privacy statements usually sound very technical. This version, on the other hand, is intended to describe the most important things to you as simply and clearly as possible. As far as possible, technical terms are explained in a reader-friendly way. We would also like to convey that we only collect and use information with this website if there is a corresponding legal basis. This is certainly not possible if you provide technical explanations that are as concise as possible, as they are often standard on the Internet when it comes to data protection. I hope you find the following explanations interesting and informative and may include some information that you did not know yet.
If you still have questions, please follow the existing links and look at further information on third-party sites, or simply send us an e-mail. Our contact details can be found in the legal notice.

Personal data storage

Personal data that you submit to us electronically on this website, such as name, e-mail address, address or other personal information as part of the submission of a form or comments on the blog, will only be used by us for the specified purpose, stored securely and will not be passed on to third parties.

We therefore only use your personal data to communicate with those visitors who expressly wish to be contacted and to process the services and products offered on this website. We will not share your personal data without consent, but we cannot rule out the possibility that this data will be viewed in the event of illegal conduct.

If you send us personal data by e-mail — i.e. away from this website — we cannot guarantee the secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data unencrypted via email.

The legal basis is Article 6 (1) a GDPR (lawfulness of processing) in that you give us consent to process the data you have entered. You can revoke this consent at any time — an informal e-mail is sufficient, you can find our contact details in the legal notice.

Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation

According to the provisions of the GDPR, you are generally entitled to the following rights:

  • Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) (Article 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restrict processing (Article 18 GDPR)
  • Right to notification — notification obligation in connection with the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
  • Right of objection (Article 21 GDPR)
  • Right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing — including profiling — (Article 22 GDPR)

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or that your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in any way, you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) turn around.

Google Fonts privacy policy

We use Google Fonts on our website. These are the “Google fonts” from Google Inc. For Europe, the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services.

You don't need to sign in or enter a password to use Google fonts. Furthermore, no cookies are stored in your browser. The files (CSS, fonts/fonts) are requested via the Google domains and According to Google, requests for CSS and fonts are completely separate from all other Google services. If you have a Google account, you don't need to worry that your Google account details will be transmitted to Google while using Google Fonts. Google records the use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and the fonts used and stores this data securely. We will take a closer look at what data storage looks like.

What are Google Fonts?

Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is a directory with over 800 fonts that google available to its users free of charge.

Many of these fonts are published under the SIL Open Font License, while others were released under the Apache License. Both are free software licenses.

Why do we use Google Fonts on our website?

With Google Fonts, we can use fonts on our own website, but we don't have to upload them to our own server. Google Fonts is an important element in keeping the quality of our website high. All Google fonts are automatically optimized for the web and this saves data volume and is a major advantage, especially for use with mobile devices. When you visit our site, the low file size ensures fast loading time. Google Fonts are also secure web fonts. Different image synthesis systems (rendering) in different browsers, operating systems and mobile devices can lead to errors. Such errors can sometimes visually distort texts or entire websites. Thanks to the fast content delivery network (CDN), there are no cross-platform problems with Google Fonts. Google Fonts supports all popular browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera) and works reliably on most modern mobile operating systems, including Android 2.2+ and iOS 4.2+ (iPhone, iPad, iPod). We therefore use Google Fonts so that we can present our entire online service as beautifully and uniformly as possible.

What data does Google store?

When you visit our website, the fonts are reloaded via a Google server. This external call transmits data to the Google servers. This also allows Google to recognize that you or your IP address are visiting our website. The Google Fonts API was developed to reduce the use, storage, and collection of end user data to what is necessary to properly provide fonts. By the way, API stands for “Application Programming Interface” and serves, among other things, as a data transmitter in the software sector.

Google Fonts securely stores CSS and font requests with Google and is therefore protected. From the collected usage figures, Google can determine how well the individual fonts are received. Google publishes the results on internal analysis pages, such as Google Analytics. Google also uses data from its own web crawler to determine which websites use Google fonts. This data is published in the Google Fonts BigQuery database. Entrepreneurs and developers use Google's BigQuery web service to explore and move large amounts of data.

However, it should also be borne in mind that every Google Font request also automatically transmits information such as language settings, IP address, browser version, browser screen resolution and browser name to Google servers. It is not clear whether this data is also stored or is not clearly communicated by Google.

How long and where is the data stored?

Google stores requests for CSS assets for one day on its servers, which are mainly located outside the EU. This allows us to use the fonts using a Google style sheet. A style sheet is a format template that allows you to easily and quickly change, for example, the design or font of a website.

The font files are stored by Google for one year. Google is thus pursuing the goal of fundamentally improving the loading time of websites. When millions of websites link to the same fonts, they are cached after the first visit and immediately reappear on all other websites visited later. Sometimes Google updates font files to reduce file size, increase language coverage, and improve design.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

The data that Google stores for a day or a year cannot simply be deleted. The data is automatically transmitted to Google when you visit the page. To delete this data prematurely, you must contact Google Support on contact. In this case, you can only prevent data storage if you do not visit our site.

Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unrestricted access to all fonts. We can therefore have unlimited access to a sea of fonts and thus get the most out of our website. You can find out more about Google Fonts and other questions at Although Google addresses privacy-related matters there, it does not contain really detailed information about data storage. It is relatively difficult to get really precise information from Google about stored data.

What data is generally collected by Google and what this data is used for can also be found on read up.

Instagram privacy policy

We have integrated Instagram features on our website. Instagram is a social media platform owned by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA. Instagram has been a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. since 2012 and is part of the Facebook products. Embedding Instagram content on our website is called embedding. This allows us to show you content such as buttons, photos or videos from Instagram directly on our website. When you visit websites on our website that have integrated an Instagram function, data is transmitted to Instagram, stored and processed. Instagram uses the same systems and technologies as Facebook. Your data is therefore processed across all Facebook companies.

In the following, we would like to give you a closer look at why Instagram collects data, what data is involved and how you can largely control data processing. Since Instagram belongs to Facebook Inc., we obtain our information from the Instagram guidelines on the one hand, but also from the Facebook data guidelines themselves on the other hand.

What is Instagram?

Instagram is one of the most famous social media networks worldwide. Instagram combines the benefits of a blog with the benefits of audiovisual platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo. You can upload photos and short videos to “Insta” (as many of the users casually call the platform), edit them with various filters and also share them on other social networks. And if you don't want to be active yourself, you can just follow other interesting users.

Why do we use Instagram on our website?

Instagram is the social media platform that has really gone through the roof in recent years. And, of course, we have also reacted to this boom. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible on our website. That is why a varied preparation of our content is a matter of course for us. With the embedded Instagram functions, we can enrich our content with helpful, funny or exciting content from the Instagram world. Since Instagram is a subsidiary of Facebook, the data collected may also be useful to us for personalized advertising on Facebook. This means that only people who are really interested in our products or services receive our ads.

Instagram also uses the collected data for measurement and analysis purposes. We get summarized statistics and thus more insight into your wishes and interests. It is important to note that these reports do not personally identify you.

What data is stored by Instagram?

If you come across one of our pages that have built-in Instagram features (such as Instagram images or plug-ins), your browser automatically connects to Instagram's servers. This involves sending, storing and processing data to Instagram. Regardless of whether you have an Instagram account or not. This includes information about our website, your computer, purchases made, ads you see and how you use our services. The date and time of your interaction with Instagram are also saved. If you have an Instagram account or are logged in, Instagram stores significantly more data about you.

Facebook distinguishes between customer data and event data. We assume that this is exactly the case with Instagram. Customer data includes name, address, telephone number and IP address. It is important to mention that this customer data is only transmitted to Instagram once it has been “hashed” beforehand. Hashing means that a data set is converted into a string of characters. This allows you to encrypt the contact data. In addition, the above-mentioned “event data” is also transmitted. Facebook — and therefore Instagram — means “event data” as data about your user behavior. It may also happen that contact data is combined with event data. The contact details collected are compared with the data that Instagram already has about you.

The collected data is transmitted to Facebook via small text files (cookies), which are usually set in your browser. Depending on the Instagram functions you use and whether you have an Instagram account yourself, a different amount of data is stored.

We assume that Instagram's data processing works the same as Facebook. That means: if you have an Instagram account or have visited, Instagram has set at least one cookie. If this is the case, your browser sends information to Instagram via the cookie as soon as you come into contact with an Instagram function. At the latest after 90 days (after reconciliation), this data will be deleted or anonymized. Although we have worked intensively on Instagram's data processing, we can't say exactly what data Instagram collects and stores.

In the following, we show you cookies that are set in your browser at least when you click on an Instagram function (such as a button or an Insta picture). In our test, we assume that you don't have an Instagram account. If you are logged into Instagram, significantly more cookies will of course be set in your browser.

These cookies were used in our test:

Name: csrftoken
value: “”
Intended use: This cookie is most likely set for security reasons to prevent falsification of requests. However, we were unable to find out more precisely.
Expiration date: after one year

Name: Mid
value: “”
Intended use: Instagram uses this cookie to optimize its own services and offers on and off Instagram. The cookie sets a unique user ID.
Expiration date: at the end of the session

Name: fbsr_311266959124024
value: no information
Intended use: This cookie stores the login request for users of the Instagram app.
Expiration date:
at the end of the session

Name: Rur
value: ATN
Intended use: This is an Instagram cookie that ensures functionality on Instagram.
Expiration date: at the end of the session

Name: urlgen
value: “{\”\”: 1901} :1ietyv:y833k2_ujkvxgye311266959”
Intended use: This cookie is used for Instagram's marketing purposes.
Expiration date: at the end of the session

Note: We cannot claim completeness here. Which cookies are set in each individual case depends on the embedded functions and your use of Instagram.

How long and where is the data stored?

Instagram shares the information it receives between Facebook companies with external partners and with people with whom you connect worldwide. Data processing is carried out in compliance with our own data policy. Your data is distributed on Facebook servers all over the world, including for security reasons. Most of these servers are located in the USA.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

Thanks to the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to access, transfer, correct and delete your data. You can manage your data in Instagram settings. If you want to completely delete your data on Instagram, you must permanently delete your Instagram account.

And this is how deleting the Instagram account works:

First, open the Instagram app, go down to the bottom of your profile page and click on “Help Center.” Now you are on the company's website. On the website, click “Manage Account” and then “Delete Your Account.”

If you completely delete your account, Instagram deletes posts, such as your photos and status updates. Information that other people have shared about you is not part of your account and will therefore not be deleted.

As mentioned above, Instagram primarily stores your data via cookies. You can manage, disable, or delete these cookies in your browser. Depending on your browser, the administration always works a bit differently. Here we show you the instructions for the most important browsers.

Chrome: Delete, enable, and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Managing cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

In principle, you can also set up your browser so that you are always informed when a cookie is about to be set. Then you can always decide individually whether you want to allow the cookie or not.

Instagram is a subsidiary of Facebook Inc., and Facebook is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. This framework ensures correct data transfer between the USA and the European Union. Under find out more about it. We have tried to provide you with the most important information about data processing by Instagram. On
You can take a closer look at Instagram's data policies.

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