Privacy policy

Respon­si­ble body/person in terms of data pro­tec­tion laws is:

Alex­an­der Schoen­hoff
Sal­in­str. 11a
83022 Rosen­heim, Bava­ria, Ger­ma­ny
Tel .: +49 (0) 8031 ​​2068 272
Tel .: +49 (0) 8031 ​​2068 270


(Not only) When you access our web­site, infor­ma­ti­on about the visit is auto­ma­ti­cal­ly collec­ted. The­se infor­ma­ti­on gathe­red by the respec­tive web ser­ver soft­ware in use (so-cal­led ser­ver log files, see respec­tive topic below) inclu­de, for examp­le, the type of web brow­ser, the ope­ra­ting sys­tem used, the domain name of your Inter­net ser­vice pro­vi­der and the like. The data collec­ted is infor­ma­ti­on that, for us as the ope­ra­tor of this web­site, does not per­mit the iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of your real per­son / your actu­al iden­ti­ty. We also do not access the log data gene­ra­ted by the web ser­ver.
Some of the infor­ma­ti­on collec­ted and used by our­sel­ves is tech­ni­cal­ly necessa­ry to cor­rec­t­ly deli­ver con­tent requested by you in the form of web pages and is almost man­dato­ry in the gene­ral use of the Inter­net. Anony­mous infor­ma­ti­on of this kind is sta­tis­ti­cal­ly eva­lua­ted by us to opti­mi­ze our inter­net pre­sence and the under­ly­ing tech­no­lo­gy. Thanks to this data, we can assess much bet­ter what real­ly inte­rests our visi­tors and what does not.


As the operator/publisher of this web­pre­sence, we take the pro­tec­tion of your per­so­nal data very serious­ly.
We always tre­at per­so­nal data con­fi­den­ti­al­ly and in accordance with the sta­tuto­ry data pro­tec­tion regu­la­ti­ons and this pri­va­cy poli­cy.
The gene­ral use of our web­site in the sen­se of ‘rea­ding the con­tri­bu­ti­ons’ is pos­si­ble wit­hout pro­vi­ding per­so­nal data. In case we might collect per­so­nal data — for examp­le via a con­tact form data like name, address or E-Mail addres­ses, this — if pos­si­ble — will always take place on a vol­un­ta­ry basis. The­se infor­ma­ti­ons will not be dis­c­lo­sed to third par­ties wit­hout your expli­cit con­sent.
For the sake of com­ple­teness, we have to point out, that data trans­mis­si­on over the Inter­net, eg when com­mu­ni­ca­ting via e-mail, may have secu­ri­ty gaps due to the tech­ni­cal natu­re of the web. Com­ple­te pro­tec­tion of data streams against access by third par­ties is tech­no­lo­gi­cal­ly impos­si­ble or bet­ter, is only fea­si­ble at con­si­dera­ble expen­se which is way bey­ond regu­lar tech­no­lo­gies.
To pro­tect the secu­ri­ty of your data during trans­mis­si­on as good as pos­si­ble, we use sta­te-of-the-art encryp­ti­on tech­ni­ques such as SSL over HTTPS.


Web tech­no­lo­gies (web ser­ver, con­tent manage­ment sys­tems, sta­tis­tic tools, etc.) that are used to publish web pages almost always make use of so-cal­led „coo­kies „. Coo­kies do not harm your com­pu­ter and do not con­tain viru­ses.
Coo­kies are small text files, that your brow­ser stores on your com­pu­ter during the visit of a web­site.
Among other things, coo­kies ser­ve us to make our offer more infor­ma­ti­ve, user-fri­end­ly, effec­tive and secu­re.

Most of the coo­kies we use are so-cal­led „ses­si­on coo­kies”. They are auto­ma­ti­cal­ly dele­ted after your visit. Other coo­kies remain stored on your device until you dele­te them (or for that mat­ter any sui­ta­ble brow­ser exten­si­ons you have set up for them). The­se coo­kies make it pos­si­ble to reco­gni­ze your brow­ser on your next visit. This can, for examp­le, imme­dia­te­ly reac­tiva­te cer­tain set­tings that app­ly only to your cal­ling brow­ser.

Howe­ver, you can set­up your brow­ser in a way that you are infor­med about the set­ting of coo­kies and puts you in a posi­ti­on whe­re you can only allow them in cer­tain cases or can gene­ral­ly exclu­de them and whee you can enab­le the auto­ma­tic dele­ti­on of coo­kies when clo­sing the brow­ser. Dis­ab­ling coo­kies may (but not necessa­ri­ly) limit the func­tio­n­a­li­ty of this web­site.

TIP: regar­ding brow­ser exten­si­ons that can also block coo­kies we recom­mend uBlock Ori­gin and Ghos­te­ry.
But nowa­days near­ly every anti­vi­rus pre­mi­um packa­ge inclu­des such fea­tures too.

NOTE: The fol­lo­wing coo­kie list is kind­ly to be regar­ded as a vol­un­ta­ry tes­ting set­up. It is always gene­ra­ted dyna­mi­cal­ly by the free Word­Press plugin „Coo­kie-cat”. Coo­kie-cat records the indi­vi­du­al coo­kies gene­ra­ted by your cur­rent access. The amount and order may vary depen­ding on the brow­ser you use and the secu­ri­ty set­tings and enhan­ce­ments of your brow­ser.

NOTE: Some of the listed coo­kies may not be reco­gni­zed by „coo­kie-cat”, the­re­fo­re, we pro­vi­de some addi­tio­nal infor­ma­ti­on here and now:
The ent­ries „Coo­kie­Con­sent” and „gin­ger-coo­kie” belong to the initi­al coo­kie que­ry „User Infor­ma­ti­on accord­ing to EU Direc­tive ... ” dis­play­ed at the top of the screen on your first visit.
„pll_language” remem­bers the lan­guage cho­sen by the user for the out­put of our alrea­dy trans­la­ted pages.
The coo­kies with „_pk ...” belong to the sta­tis­ti­cal tool „Matomo” (form­er­ly Piwik)
The coo­kies „_ga”, „gid”, „gat” and „gat _...” belong to the sta­tis­tics tool Goog­le Ana­ly­tics
Coo­kies with „wp -...” or „word­press _...” belong to our edi­to­ri­al sys­tem Word­Press
Final­ly, „SESS” and ” PHPSESSID ” ser­ve as sys­tem coo­kies to make any other­wi­se ambi­guous call from one of bil­li­ons of brow­sers world­wi­de uni­que, at least for the dura­ti­on of the visit. [su_spoiler title=„Listing of our coo­kies” style=„fancy” icon=„plus-circle”][cookies][/su_spoiler]


Our webspace pro­vi­der (in our case the com­pa­ny auto­ma­ti­cal­ly collec­ts and stores infor­ma­ti­on that your brow­ser auto­ma­ti­cal­ly pro­vi­des in so-cal­led ser­ver log files.
Typi­cal­ly collec­ted data are:

  • Brow­ser type, brow­ser ver­si­on
  • used ope­ra­ting sys­tem
  • Refer­rer URL
  • Host name of the acces­sing com­pu­ter
  • Time of the ser­ver request

Howe­ver, the­se data can not be assi­gned to spe­ci­fic per­son. A mer­ge of this data with other data sources will not be done. We only reser­ve the right to check this data retro­s­pec­tively, if we beco­me awa­re of spe­ci­fic indi­ca­ti­ons for ille­gal use.
NOTE: We don’t use the­se spe­ci­fic ser­ver log files wit­hin our own sta­tis­tics!


If users lea­ve comments about a cor­re­spon­ding, pos­si­b­ly exis­ting func­tion in the blog, in addi­ti­on to this infor­ma­ti­on, the time of their crea­ti­on and the user name pre­vious­ly selec­ted by the web­site visi­tor are saved. This is for our secu­ri­ty, as we may be pro­se­cu­t­ed for any ille­gal con­tent on our web­site, even if crea­ted by users. NOTE: NOTE: The­re is NO com­ment func­tion on our pages as per 2018-04-13!


If you send us inqui­ries via the con­tact forms, your details from the inqui­ry form, inclu­ding the con­tact details you pro­vi­ded the­re, will be elec­tro­ni­cal­ly stored in order to pro­cess the request and in case of fol­low-up ques­ti­ons.
It may be saved for examp­le, in the recei­ving e-mail pro­gram and in a sepa­ra­te back­up of that mail pro­gram. We will not sha­re this infor­ma­ti­on wit­hout your con­sent.


If you would like to recei­ve a news­let­ter that may be avail­ab­le on the web­site, we need an e-mail address from you, as well as infor­ma­ti­on that allows us to veri­fy that you are the owner of the e-mail address pro­vi­ded and to recei­ve the news­let­ter agree.
Fur­ther data is not collec­ted. We use this data exclu­si­ve­ly for the deli­very of the requested infor­ma­ti­on and do not pass it on to third par­ties.
The gran­ted con­sent to the sto­rage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sen­ding the news­let­ter can be revo­ked at any time, for examp­le via the „unsub­scri­be” link in the news­let­ter.
NOTE: The­re is NO news­let­ter ser­vice on our pages as per 2018-04-13!


NOTE: This sec­tion uses fle­xi­ble phra­ses like „This site might make use...” or „This web­site might fea­ture...”.
As online tech­no­lo­gy con­ti­nues to evol­ve at a rapid pace, we may not per­man­ent­ly activa­te third-par­ty ser­vices. Howe­ver, if new ser­vices are used, an imme­dia­te sup­ple­ment will be added in this sec­tion.
For examp­le, we use or occa­sio­nal­ly test sta­tis­ti­cal ser­vices such as tho­se pro­vi­ded by Goog­le, Matomo and Auto­mat­tic (Jet­pack) to get the best pos­si­ble pic­tu­re of the over­all usa­ge and inte­rests of our visi­tors.
Based on this infor­ma­ti­on, we stri­ve to impro­ve exis­ting mate­ri­al and to crea­te inte­res­ting new posts and to make them avail­ab­le free of char­ge to our visi­tors.
With links to soci­al media ser­vices wit­hin some pages, our visi­tors should have easier access to our con­tri­bu­ti­ons (if avail­ab­le) on the­se very plat­forms. A fur­ther eva­lua­ti­on of your inter­ac­tion with any of the­se ser­vices is not car­ri­ed out on our side.



This web­site might make use of the web ana­ly­tics ser­vice Goog­le Ana­ly­tics. Pro­vi­der is
Goog­le Inc. 1600 Amphi­thea­ter Park­way Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.
Goog­le Ana­ly­tics uses so-cal­led „coo­kies”. The­se are text files that are stored on your com­pu­ter and that allow an ana­ly­sis of the use of the web­site by you. The infor­ma­ti­on gene­ra­ted by the coo­kie about your use of this web­site is usual­ly trans­mit­ted to a Goog­le ser­ver in the USA and stored the­re.
Howe­ver, if IP anony­mi­sa­ti­on is activa­ted on this web­site, your IP address will be shor­ten­ed by Goog­le befo­re­hand wit­hin mem­ber sta­tes of the European Uni­on or other par­ties to the Agree­ment on the European Eco­no­mic Area. Only in excep­tio­nal cases will the full IP address be sent to a Goog­le ser­ver in the US and shor­ten­ed the­re. On behalf of the ope­ra­tor of this web­site, Goog­le will use this infor­ma­ti­on to eva­lua­te your use of the web­site, to com­pi­le reports on web­site activi­ty and to pro­vi­de other ser­vices rela­ted to web­site activi­ty and inter­net usa­ge to the web­site ope­ra­tor. The IP address pro­vi­ded by Goog­le Ana­ly­tics as part of Goog­le Ana­ly­tics will not be mer­ged with other Goog­le data.
You can pre­vent the sto­rage of coo­kies by a cor­re­spon­ding set­ting of your brow­ser soft­ware; howe­ver, plea­se note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the fea­tures of this web­site to the ful­lest extent pos­si­ble. In addi­ti­on, you may pre­vent the collec­tion by Goog­le of the data gene­ra­ted by the coo­kie and rela­ted to your use of the web­site (inclu­ding your IP address) as well as the pro­ces­sing of this data by Goog­le by down­loa­ding the brow­ser plug-in avail­ab­le under the fol­lo­wing link and install:
Link: Brow­ser Add On to deac­tiva­te Goog­le Ana­ly­tics

NOTE: The­re is NO active use of Goog­le Ana­ly­tics on our pages as per 2018-04-13!

MATOMO (formerly Piwik)

This web­site makes use of the open source web ana­ly­tics ser­vice Matomo.
Matomo uses so-cal­led „coo­kies”. The­se are text files that are stored on your com­pu­ter and that allow an ana­ly­sis of the use of the web­site by you. For this pur­po­se, the infor­ma­ti­on gene­ra­ted by the coo­kie about the use of this web­site is stored on our ser­ver. The IP address is anony­mi­zed befo­re saving. The infor­ma­ti­on gene­ra­ted by the coo­kie about the use of this web­site will not be dis­c­lo­sed to third par­ties. You can pre­vent the sto­rage of coo­kies by a cor­re­spon­ding set­ting of your brow­ser soft­ware; howe­ver, plea­se note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the fea­tures of this web­site to the ful­lest extent pos­si­ble.
If you do not agree with the sto­rage and use of your data, you can dis­able the sto­rage and use here. In this case, an opt-out coo­kie is depo­si­ted in your brow­ser that pre­vents Piwik from saving usa­ge data. If you dele­te your coo­kies, this will also result in the Piwik opt-out coo­kie being dele­ted. The opt-out must be reac­tiva­ted when visi­t­ing our site again.

FACEBOOK PLUGINs (f.e. Like-Button)

On our pages might fea­ture plugins of the soci­al net­work Face­book, pro­vi­der is 
Face­book Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Men­lo Park, Cali­for­nia 94025, USA

The Face­book plugins can be reco­gni­zed by the Face­book logo or the „Like-But­ton” („Like”) on our site.
An over­view of the Face­book plugins can be found here: .
When you visit our 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 on the Face­book „Like-But­ton” while you are log­ged into your Face­book account, you can link the con­tents of our pages to your Face­book pro­fi­le. As a result, Face­book can assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We point out that we as the pro­vi­der of the pages are not awa­re of the con­tent of the data trans­mit­ted and their use by Face­book. For more infor­ma­ti­on, see the Face­book Pri­va­cy Poli­cy at .
If you do not want Face­book to asso­cia­te your visit to our pages with your Face­book user account, plea­se log out of your Face­book user account.

Note: In order to exclu­de as much as pos­si­ble that you will not be „accom­pa­nied” even after log­ging out of Face­book (or any other third par­ty), you should at least clear the brow­ser cache.

NOTE: The­re is NO active use of Face­book plugins on our pages as per 2018-04-13!


Our pages might make use of Goog­le +1 plugins. Pro­vi­der is
Goog­le Inc. 1600 Amphi­thea­ter Park­way Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collec­tion and sharing of infor­ma­ti­on: The Goog­le +1 but­ton allows you to post infor­ma­ti­on world­wi­de. The Goog­le + 1 but­ton will help you and others to get per­so­na­li­zed con­tent from Goog­le and our part­ners. Goog­le stores both the infor­ma­ti­on that you + 1’d for a pie­ce of con­tent and infor­ma­ti­on about the page you view­ed when you cli­cked +1. Your + 1’s may appe­ar along­si­de your pro­fi­le name and pho­to in Goog­le ser­vices, such as search results or in your Goog­le pro­fi­le, or else­whe­re on web­sites and ads on the web. Goog­le records infor­ma­ti­on about your + 1 activi­ty to impro­ve Google’s ser­vices to you and others. To use the Goog­le + 1 but­ton, you need a glo­bal­ly visi­ble, public Goog­le pro­fi­le that has at least the name cho­sen for the pro­fi­le. This name will be used in all Goog­le ser­vices. In some cases, this name may also replace a dif­fe­rent name you used when sharing con­tent through your Goog­le Account. The iden­ti­ty of your Goog­le Pro­fi­le may be dis­play­ed to users who know your email address or have other iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­ti­on from you.
Use of the infor­ma­ti­on collec­ted: In addi­ti­on to the uses out­lined above, the infor­ma­ti­on you pro­vi­de will be used in accordance with the app­li­ca­ble Goog­le pri­va­cy poli­cy. Goog­le may publish sum­ma­ri­zed sta­tis­tics about users’ + 1 activi­ty or sha­re it with users and part­ners, such as publishers, adver­ti­sers, or affi­lia­te web­sites.

NOTE: The­re is NO active use of Goog­le+ plugins on our pages as per 2018-04-13!


Our pages might fea­ture func­tions of Insta­gram ser­vices. The­se fea­tures are pro­vi­ded by
Insta­gram Inc., 1601 Wil­low Road, Men­lo Park, CA, 94025, United Sta­tes.

If you are log­ged in to your Insta­gram account, you can link the con­tents of our pages to your Insta­gram pro­fi­le by cli­cking on the Insta­gram but­ton. This allows Insta­gram to asso­cia­te the visit to our pages with your user account. We point out that we as the pro­vi­der of the pages do not recei­ve know­ledge of the con­tent of the trans­mit­ted data and their use by Insta­gram.
For more infor­ma­ti­on, see the Insta­gram Pri­va­cy Poli­cy:

NOTE: The­re is NO active use of Insta­gram plugins on our pages as per 2018-04-13!


Our web­site might fea­ture func­tions of the Lin­kedIn Net­work. Pro­vi­der is
Lin­kedIn Cor­po­ra­ti­on, 2029 Stier­lin Court, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, United Sta­tes.
Each time you visit one of our pages that con­tains Lin­kedIn fea­tures, it will con­nect to Lin­kedIn ser­vers. Lin­kedIn is infor­med that you have visi­ted our web­site with your IP address. If you click LinkedIn’s „Recom­mend But­ton” and are log­ged in to your Lin­kedIn account, Lin­kedIn will be able to asso­cia­te your visit to our web­site with you and your user account. We point out that we as the pro­vi­der of the pages have no know­ledge of the con­tent of the trans­mit­ted data and their use by Lin­kedIn.
For more infor­ma­ti­on, see the Lin­kedIn pri­va­cy state­ment at:

NOTE: The­re is NO active use of Lin­kedIn plugins on our pages as per 2018-04-13!


Our web­site might fea­ture func­tions of the Pin­te­rest soci­al net­work ope­ra­ted by
Pin­te­rest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA („Pin­te­rest”).
When you visit a page con­tai­ning such a plugin, your brow­ser con­nec­ts direc­t­ly to the ser­vers of Pin­te­rest.

The plugin trans­mits pro­to­col data to the ser­ver of Pin­te­rest in the USA. This log data may inclu­de your IP address, the address of the web­sites visi­ted, which also inclu­des Pin­te­rest fea­tures, brow­ser type and set­tings, the date and time of the request, how you use Pin­te­rest, and coo­kies.
For more infor­ma­ti­on on the pur­po­se, scope, and fur­ther pro­ces­sing and use of the data by Pin­te­rest, as well as your rights and pri­va­cy prac­tices, plea­se refer to the Pin­te­rest Pri­va­cy Poli­cy:

NOTE: The­re is NO active use of Pin­te­rest plugins on our pages as per 2018-04-13!


Our web­site might fea­ture func­tions of the soci­al net­work XING. Pro­vi­der is
XING AG, Damm­tor­stra­ße 29–32, 20354 Ham­burg, Ger­ma­ny.
Each time you visit a site that inclu­des Xing fea­tures, it con­nec­ts to Xing ser­vers. Howe­ver, sto­rage of per­so­nal data is not done to our know­ledge by then. In par­ti­cu­lar, neit­her are IP addres­ses stored nor is the usa­ge beha­vi­or eva­lua­ted.
Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on on data pro­tec­tion and the Xing Sha­re but­ton can be found in Xing’s pri­va­cy poli­cy at

NOTE: The­re is NO active use of Xing plugins on our pages as per 2018-04-13!


Our web­site might fea­ture func­tions of the Goog­le powe­red You­Tube page. Site ope­ra­tor is
You­Tube, LLC, 901 Cher­ry Ave., San Bru­no, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our You­Tube plug-in-enab­led sites, you will be con­nec­ted to the ser­vers of You­Tube. The You­tube ser­ver will be infor­med which of our pages you visi­ted.
If you’re log­ged in to your You­Tube account, You­Tube allows you to asso­cia­te your brow­sing beha­vi­or direc­t­ly with your per­so­nal pro­fi­le. You can pre­vent this by log­ging out of your You­Tube account.
For more infor­ma­ti­on about how to hand­le user data, plea­se read the You­Tube Pri­va­cy Poli­cy at

NOTE: The­re is NO active use of You­Tube plugins on our pages as per 2018-04-13!


This web­site uti­li­zes the Shariff com­po­nent. The Shariff com­po­nent pro­vi­des soci­al media but­tons that com­ply with data pro­tec­tion laws. Shariff was deve­lo­ped for the Ger­man com­pu­ter maga­zi­ne c’t and is published by Git­Hub, Inc.

Deve­lo­per of the com­po­nent is
Git­Hub, Inc. 88 Colin P. Kel­ly Juni­or Street, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94107, USA.

Usual­ly, the but­ton solu­ti­ons pro­vi­ded by soci­al net­works alrea­dy trans­fer per­so­nal data to the respec­tive soci­al net­work when a user visits a web­site into which a soci­al media but­ton has been inte­gra­ted.
By using the Shariff com­po­nent, per­so­nal data is trans­mit­ted to soci­al net­works only when the visi­tor of an Inter­net site actively activa­tes one of the soci­al media but­tons.
Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on on the Shariff com­po­nent is avail­ab­le from the com­pu­ter maga­zi­ne c’t at

The use of the Shariff com­po­nent is inten­ded to pro­tect the per­so­nal data of visi­tors to our web­site and at the same time to enab­le us to inte­gra­te a but­ton solu­ti­on for soci­al net­works on this web­site.
Addi­tio­nal infor­ma­ti­on and GitHub’s app­li­ca­ble pri­va­cy poli­cy can be found at



At any time you have the right to free infor­ma­ti­on about your stored per­so­nal data, their ori­gin and reci­pi­ent and the pur­po­se of the data pro­ces­sing, as well as a right to cor­rect, block or dele­te this data. For this pur­po­se, as well as for fur­ther ques­ti­ons on the sub­ject of per­so­nal data, you can con­tact us at any time under the address spe­ci­fied in the imprint or you may con­tact the respon­si­ble per­son, named at the begin­ning of this page.
In gene­ral, we adhe­re to the princi­ples of data avo­id­ance and data eco­no­my.
The­re­fo­re, we only store your per­so­nal data for as long as is necessa­ry to achie­ve the pur­po­ses men­tio­ned here or as pro­vi­ded for by the various sto­rage peri­ods pro­vi­ded for by law. After dis­con­ti­nua­ti­on of the respec­tive pur­po­se or expi­ra­ti­on of the­se dead­lines, the cor­re­spon­ding data will be blo­cked or dele­ted rou­ti­ne­ly and in accordance with the sta­tuto­ry pro­vi­si­ons.


The use of our published con­tact infor­ma­ti­on, in con­text of the imprint obli­ga­ti­ons, for sen­ding unso­li­ci­ted adver­ti­sing and infor­ma­ti­on mate­ri­als, is her­e­by express­ly dis­c­lai­med!
The ope­ra­tors of this web­page express­ly reser­ve the right to take legal action in the event of unso­li­ci­ted sen­ding of adver­ti­sing infor­ma­ti­on, for examp­le through spam e-mails.

Adap­ted source: eRecht24