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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.

This website provides links to third-party sites. Since we do not control them, we encourage you to review their privacy policies.

Our website makes use of a social plugin, the plugin of the microblogging service Twitter operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). You will find an overview of Twitter plugins and their appearance at: If you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser will make a direct connection to the servers of Twitter. The content of the plugin is conveyed directly to your browser by Twitter and integrated into the page. Such integration allows Twitter to receive the information that your browser has accessed the relevant page of our website even if you have no profile on Twitter or are not logged on to Twitter at that particular moment. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a server of Twitter in the USA where it is stored. If you are logged on to Twitter, Twitter will be able to directly associate the visit to our website with your Twitter account. The information will also be published on your Twitter account and shown to your contacts. We wish to point out that in our capacity as the website provider we are not informed of the content of the data transmitted or of their use by Twitter. Please consult Twitter’s notes on data protection for the purpose and extent of the collection of data by Twitter along with your rights in that regard and possible settings to protect your privacy at: Should you not wish Twitter to directly associate your Twitter account with the data collected via our website, you need to log off from Twitter prior to visiting our website. The legal foundation for processing personal data by using the plugin is Article 6(1) first subparagraph (b) or (f) GDPR.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This website uses SlimStat, open-source software for making statistical evaluations of user access traffic. These data, which are stored only for a limited time, include the IP address of your Internet service provider, date and time, and which of our web pages you visit. The IP addresses saved will not be used in any way for personal evaluations. SlimStat will only use this information to anonymously evaluate users’ usage of the website as well as to generate reports on website usage for Euritas. IP addresses of users will never be forwarded to third parties or be evaluated for other uses.

We are monitoring this website visitors activity. We are not undertaking any automated activities, which could result in causing legal effect towards your person or affect you in any relevant manner. For this, we would require your permission.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.