Privacy Notice

This is not a commercial blog, it is a personal blog to show some of my photographic artworks. Occasionally I do some interviews with people or write some articles. If I do so, there is no commercial purpose behind it. Therefore, if you notice anything not in accordance to the law, please let me know so I can try to resolve these issues. It is copyrighted with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) license. Some of the photos for the interviews and articles were supplied by third parties. For these exceptions, you will find the copyright information in the posts where these materials were used.

The contents of my blog have been created with the utmost care. However, I cannot guarantee the contents’ accuracy, completeness or topicality. According to statutory provisions, I am furthermore responsible for my own content on this blog. In this context, please note that I am accordingly not obliged to monitor merely the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity. My obligations to remove or block the use of information under generally applicable laws remain unaffected .

This blog is hosted on by Automattic, Inc., Mountain View-CA, United States) Therefore no data No data is stored\hosted by me. I even pay for to host my blog. Therefore it can also be reached via

When you comment or sign up for the newsletter, this information is visible to me only when I login as administrator. may also store technical data (as defined by General Data Protection Regulation) that may include your login data, internet protocol addresses, browser type and version, browser plug-in types and versions, time-zone setting and location, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this site. Therefore, data you submit by visiting this site, by submitting information via the Contact form, by commenting on this site, or by signing up to the newsletter is covered under the Privacy policy and User Agreement of Automatic. This site also uses Akismet to reduce spam in the comments. Learn how your comment data is processed. Please also notice that the information may be stored outside the European Union.

I use the service Gravatar by Automattic Inc. 60 29th Street 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA, in my blog. Gravatar is a service where users can log in and store profile pictures and their e-mail addresses. If users leave contributions or comments with the respective e-mail address on other online presences (above all in blogs), their profile pictures can be displayed next to the contributions or comments. For this purpose, the e-mail address provided by the users is transmitted to Gravatar in encrypted form for the purpose of checking whether a profile has been saved for it. This is the sole purpose of the transmission of the e-mail address and it will not be used for other purposes, but will be deleted thereafter. The use of Gravatar is based on my legitimate interests as I offer the possibility of personalising their contributions with a profile picture with the help of Gravatar. By displaying the images, Gravatar obtains the IP address of the users, as this is necessary for communication between a browser and an online service. For more information on Gravatar’s collection and use of the data, please refer to Automattic’s privacy policy: If users do not want an image associated with their email address to appear in Gravatar’s comments, you should use a non-Gravatar email address for commenting. I would also like to point out that it is also possible to use an anonymous or no e-mail address if users do not wish their own e-mail address to be sent to Gravatar. Users can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using my comment system.

I use standard industry practices, including encryption, passwords, and physical security to protect your personal information. Third parties may attempt to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. I do not promise that your personal information or private communications will always remain private. However, I work hard to protect your transmissions and private communications. To that end, this site is protected under an SSL certificate and encrypted under HTTPS.

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These include the right to request access to your personal data, request correction of your personal data, request erasure of your personal data, object to processing of your personal data, request restriction of processing your personal data, request transfer of your personal data, or withdraw consent.If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please make a request via the Contact form.I try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take me longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, I will notify you and keep you updated.

I will not disclose your details to any third party without your prior consent, unless I have to comply with laws or legal proceedings, or to protect the rights, property, or the safety of me or others. I will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes or otherwise.

I, personally, do not aim to collect your personal data, but lack of resources leads me to have an off-the-shelf WordPress theme and use off-the-shelf cookie functionality. Therefore, the cookies on this site are also generated by Automatic, as stated in their Cookies Policy. You can control cookies in your web browser. Depending on the browser (Safari, Firefox, etc.) this may be accessed from the tools, settings, or preferences tabs. If you do not agree to cookies do not use this site. By continuing to use this site, you are deemed to agree to its use of cookies.

Responsibility for the content of external links (to web pages of third parties) lies solely with the operators of the linked pages. No violations were evident to us at the time of linking. Should any legal infringement become known to us, I will remove the respective link immediately.

Within my WordPress blog, graphical emojis (or smilies), i.e. small graphical files that express feelings, are used that are obtained from external servers. The providers of the servers collect the IP addresses of the users. This is necessary so that the emojie files can be transmitted to the users’ browsers. The Emojie service is offered by Automattic Inc, 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Automattic’s privacy policy: The server domains used are and, whereby to my knowledge these are so-called content-delivery networks, i.e. servers which serve only a fast and secure transmission of the files and the personal data of the users are deleted after the transmission. Emojis are used on the basis of my legitimate interests, i.e. interest in an attractive design of my blog.

The content on the blog can be shared on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Their sharing tools can transfer user data to the operators of these platforms.

The blog includes plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. When you visit my pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of their use by Facebook. For more information, please see Facebook’s Privacy Policy at: If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Further, a button for Twitter is included. Its functions are provided by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter. I would like to point out that, as the provider of the blog, I am not aware of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by Twitter. For more information, please see Twitter’s privacy policy at:

My blog includes functions of the Instagram service. These functions are provided by Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to the blog with your user account. I would like to point out that, as the provider of the blog I am not aware of the content of the data transmitted or how Instagram uses it. For more information, please see Instagram’s privacy policy:

The blog also uses buttons of the Tumblr. The provider is Tumblr, Inc. 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. These buttons allow you to share a post or page on Tumblr or follow the provider on Tumblr. When you visit one of my posts using the Tumblr button, the browser establishes a direct connection to Tumblr’s servers. I have no influence on the amount of data Tumblr collects and transmits using this plugin. According to the current status, the IP address of the user as well as the URL of the respective website will be transmitted. For more information, please see Tumblr’s privacy policy at:

My blog also uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time you access one of the pages that contains functions of LinkedIn, a connection to LinkedIn’s servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you are visiting our website with your IP address. If you click on the “Recommend button” of LinkedIn and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. I point out that I as provider of the blog have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by LinkedIn. For more information, please see LinkedIn’s privacy policy at:

Also used are social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc. 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA (“Pinterest”). When you access a page that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Pinterest’s servers. The plugin transfers protocol data to Pinterest’s server in the USA. This log information may include your IP address, the address of the sites you visit, which may also include Pinterest features, the type and settings of your browser, the date and time of your request, your use of Pinterest, and cookies. For more information about Pinterest’s purpose, scope and further processing and use of the data and your rights and means of protecting your privacy, please see Pinterest’s privacy policy:

Plugins of the social network Reddit (Reddit Inc., 520 Third Street, Suite 305, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA) are integrated on the blog. You can recognize the Reddit plugins by the blue Reddit smiley logo on my site. If you click the Reddit Share button while logged into your Reddit account, you can link the contents of my blog on your Reddit profile. This allows Reddit to associate the visit of my blog with your user account. I would like to point out that I, as the provider of the blog, am not aware of the content of the transmitted data nor of their use by Reddit. For more information, please see Reddit’s privacy policy at: If you do not want Reddit to associate your visit to my blog with your Reddit account, please log out of your Reddit account first.

On my blog are audio files that are stored on the Soundcloud platform offered by SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany and are played back from this platform. For this purpose, I integrate so-called soundcloud widgets into my website. This is playback software that allows users to play the audio files. Soundcloud can measure which audio files are listened to and to what extent and process this information pseudonymously for statistical and business purposes. Cookies may be stored in the browsers of users and processed for the purpose of creating user profiles, e.g. for the purpose of issuing advertisements that correspond to the potential interests of users. In the case of users who are registered with Soundcloud, Soundcloud can assign the listening information to their profiles. The use is based on my legitimate interests, i.e. interest in a secure and efficient provision, analysis and optimisation of my audio services. Further information and possible objections can be found in Soundcloud’s data protection declaration:

Within my online offer, I make no representations or warranties of any kind based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of my online offer) content or service offerings of third parties to incorporate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”). This always presupposes that the third party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. I make every effort to use only those contents whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the contents. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may include technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other information about the use of our online offer, as well as be linked to such information from other sources.

I can integrate the videos of the platform “Vimeo” of the provider Vimeo Inc, Attention: Legal Department, 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA. Privacy policy: We point out that Vimeo may use Google Analytics and refer to the privacy policy ( and opt-out options for Google Analytics ( or Google’s settings for data use for marketing purposes (

I integrate the videos of the platform “YouTube” of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy:, Opt-Out:

I integrate the fonts (“Google Fonts”) of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy:, Opt-Out:

I use Google Analytics to analyse website usage. The resulting data is used to optimize the website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States). Google processes the data for website use on my behalf and is contractually obliged to take measures to ensure the confidentiality of the processed data. During your visit to the website, the following data, among others, is recorded:

Pages called up
Orders incl. turnover and ordered products
The achievement of “website objectives” (e.g. contact requests and newsletter subscriptions)
Your behaviour on the pages (for example clicks, scrolling behaviour and dwell time)
Your approximate location (country and city)
Your IP address (in abbreviated form, so that no clear assignment is possible)
Technical information such as browser, Internet provider, end device and screen resolution
Source of your visit (i.e. via which website or advertising medium you came to us)

This data is transferred to a Google server in the USA. Google complies with the data protection regulations of the “EU-US Privacy Shield” agreement. Google Analytics stores cookies in your web browser for a period of two years since your last visit. These cookies contain a randomly generated user ID with which you can be recognized during future visits to the website. The recorded data is stored together with the randomly generated user ID, which enables the evaluation of pseudonymous user profiles. This user-related data is automatically deleted after 14 months. Other data remains stored in aggregated form for an unlimited period of time. If you do not agree with the collection of this data, you can prevent it by installing the browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics ( The Google privacy policy can be found here:

If you need to contact me, or need further contact information, please send a message via my contact page.

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