Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Personal Data

Personal data (individual information about the personal or factual circumstances of a specific or determinable natural person, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, or date of birth) is only collected when you grant us permission on the website (in accordance with Article 6 and 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation [hereinafter referred to as GDPR]) or when processing is necessary to fulfill a contract (in accordance with Article 6 (1) b of the GDPR) or due to legitimate interests of the provider or a third party (in accordance with Article 6 (1) f of the GDPR).

If you have voluntarily provided personal data to the website through electronic contact (contact form), only the data you have provided will be collected. These data will be used only to respond to your request and will only be disclosed or transmitted to third parties if there is a legal obligation to do so.

After processing your request, your data will be locked for further use and, if necessary, deleted after the expiry of the tax and commercial retention periods. You have the right to revoke consent granted in the future at any time and/or to object to the collection, processing, and use of your data.


The websites partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can configure your browser to notify you about the use of cookies, allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookie Opt-Out

You can find out how to delete cookies and change cookie settings in the most popular browsers here:

Google Chrome: Website

Mozilla Firefox: Website

Apple Safari: Website

Microsoft Internet Explorer: Website

Contact Form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provided, will be stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this data without your consent.

Amazon Partner Program

Data Protection Declaration for the Use of Amazon Affiliate Advertising

We are participants in the Amazon EU S.à r.l. Partner Program. This affiliate advertising program was created by Amazon to place advertisements and links to on external websites. The owners of the websites earn advertising fees through this program. Amazon uses cookies to track the origin of orders. Amazon can recognize that you have clicked on the partner link on our website. For more information on the use of data by Amazon, please visit:

Sample Privacy Policy by Flegl Rechtsanwälte GmbH

VG Wort / Scalable Central Measuring Method

We use the “Scalable Central Measuring Method” (SZM) of INFOnline GmbH (INFOnline GmbH, Brühler Str. 9, D-53119 Bonn) to determine statistical values for the probability of text copying. Anonymous measured values are collected in this process. The access number measurement uses either a session cookie or a signature that is created from various automatically transmitted information from your browser to recognize computer systems. IP addresses are only processed in anonymized form. The method was developed with data protection in mind. The sole purpose of the procedure is to determine the probability of copying individual texts. Users are never identified at any time. You will not receive any advertising through the system.

Many of our pages are equipped with JavaScript calls that we use to report access to the Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort (VG Wort) collection society. We thus enable our authors to participate in the distributions of VG Wort, which ensure the statutory compensation for the use of copyrighted works according to § 53 of the Copyright Act.

Usage data and metadata of the users are processed here, whereby IP addresses are shortened and the measurement methods are pseudonymous. The shortened IP address is stored for a maximum of 60 days. Usage data, in connection with a pseudonymous identifier (“identifier”), are stored for a maximum of 6 months.

Users also have an opt-out option to object to the collection for the aforementioned purposes: For more information, refer to INFOnline’s privacy policy:

Privacy Policy for the Use of Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for integrating advertisements from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google AdSense uses cookies. These are files that Google can store on your computer to analyze your use of our website. Google AdSense also uses web beacons, invisible graphics that enable Google to analyze clicks on this website, traffic on this website, and other similar information.

The information obtained through cookies and web beacons, as well as your IP address and the delivery of advertising formats, is transmitted to a Google server located in the USA and stored there. Google may pass on this collected information to third parties if required by law or if Google commissions third parties to process the data. However, Google will merge your IP address with other stored data.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your internet browser settings accordingly. However, this may restrict the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of your data by Google in the manner and for the purposes described above.

Google Search Console

For the purpose of ongoing optimization of the Google ranking of our websites, we use Google Search Console, a web analysis service provided by Google.

Google Search Console allows us to perform search analysis to determine how often our website appears in Google search results. This allows us to monitor and manage our websites in the search index.

No personal user or tracking data is processed or transmitted to Google as part of the use of Google Search Console.

Browser Plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Browser Plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

Objection to Data Collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics

For more information on how Google Analytics handles user data, please refer to Google’s privacy policy:

Demographics in Google Analytics

This website uses the “demographics” function of Google Analytics. As a result, reports can be generated that contain information on the age, gender, and interests of the website visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google Account or generally prohibit Google Analytics from collecting your data as described in the “Objection to Data Collection” section.

Google Fonts

We use Google Fonts on this website. These are web fonts provided by Google for the uniform presentation of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display text and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font is used by your computer.

More information about Google Fonts can be found at and in Google’s privacy policy:

DoubleClick by Google

DoubleClick by Google is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). DoubleClick by Google uses cookies to show you relevant advertisements. Your browser is assigned a pseudonymous identification number (ID) to check which ads have appeared in your browser and which ads have been viewed. The use of DoubleClick cookies allows Google and its partner websites to place ads based on previous visits to our or other websites on the Internet.

Double-click cookies only use pseudonymous information, meaning the cookies do not contain personal information. Furthermore, DoubleClick cookies do not allow Google or its partner websites to draw conclusions about your identity.

You can prevent the installation of DoubleClick cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; you can also download a browser plug-in that is available under the following link:

Change in Data Protection Regulations

We reserve the right to change our data protection regulations in the event of changes in legal requirements or when necessary. This means that you should check the data protection regulations from time to time. This way, you will always be informed about how we collect and use data.

Right to Information

You are always entitled to inquire about your stored data. Please contact our data protection officer. (see contact form)

Children and Young People

Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or guardians. We do not request personal data from children and young people, we do not collect it, and we do not pass it on to third parties.

Unsubscribe / Cancellation / Deletion

You have the right to obtain information about your stored personal data at any time. This includes the origin, recipient, and purpose of data processing. You also have the right to correct, block, or delete your data. This can be requested from us at any time. You can also make changes or withdraw your consent by notifying us with effect for the future.

Right to Object

If your personal data is processed based on legitimate interests according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data under Art. 21 GDPR, provided there are reasons arising from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct marketing.

In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which we will implement without specifying a particular situation. If you wish to exercise your right to withdraw your consent or object, a simple email to is sufficient.

Validity and Changes to this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and is as of November 2023. Due to the ongoing development of our website and changes in legal or regulatory requirements, it may be necessary to amend this privacy policy.

The most current privacy policy can be accessed and printed by you at any time on the website at