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It is an important principle for me to only gather user data if absolutely necessary. You can comment on this blog without submitting any personal information. IP addresses are only logged in an anonymised way for statistical purposes. Nevertheless, I need to make some important remarks regarding your privacy.
In a few cases, this site uses third-party cookies, and in connection to that, personal information will be transferred to external servers. This is the case with embedded content from platforms like Vimeo and it brings you some benefits like being able to like and save a video with a single click. Apart from that, your data might (and most likely will) also be used to create user profiles for statistical and marketing purposes. Please refer to the privacy policies of Google (for YouTube and Google Maps), Vimeo, Soundcloud and Spotify that apply in these cases.
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The emails are sent from my own server located in Frankfurt, Germany. The only personal data that is going to be stored is your email address in connection with the article you’re interested in. By turning off the notifications, this data will be deleted completely and permanently.