Privacy Policy

If you have answered “NO/NO” to the privacy policy but still use the site, you agree to the privacy policy and the use of necessary cookies which are absolutely essential for the fuctionality of the website.

To ensure the full functionality of the website, click on “Cookie Settings” at the bottom right and accept cookies.

It goes without saying that we comply with the applicable legal provisions on the protection of personal data. According to the Data Protection Act, personal data is information that can be used to find out the identity of web users. This includes information such as name, address, postal address, telephone number, etc. Any information that cannot be directly linked to the actual identity of the user is therefore not included. If necessary and if you use a personalised, interactive or mail service on our website, we collect personal information from you. We use this personal data only within our company. This data is not passed on to third parties unless this is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract or we are legally obliged to do so. Our internet pages use so-called cookies in several places. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Furthermore, cookies enable our systems to recognise your browser and offer you personalised services.

Who we are

The address of our website is:


When visitors post comments on the website, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and user agent string (this identifies the browser) to help detect spam.

An anonymised string may be created from your email address (also called a hash) and passed to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service can be found here: After your comment has been approved, your profile picture will be publicly visible in the context of your comment.


If you are a registered user and upload photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this website may download photos stored on this website and extract their location information.

Contact forms

When you fill out and submit a contact form, the data contained in it is stored and completely deleted after 6 months.


When you post a comment on our website, this may constitute consent to store your name, email address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that you do not have to re-enter all this data when you post another comment. These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have an account and log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will set some cookies to store your login information and viewing options. Login cookies expire after two days and display option cookies expire after one year. If you select “Stay signed in” when you sign up, your sign-in will be maintained for a fortnight. When you log out of your account, the login cookies are deleted.

When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only refers to the article ID of the article you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional third party tracking services and record your interaction with this embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged into this website.

Analytics Services

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we store your data

When you post a comment, it is stored indefinitely, including metadata. This allows us to automatically detect and approve follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the username cannot be changed). Administrators of the website can also view and change this information.

What rights you have to your information

If you have an account on this website or have posted comments, you may request an export of your personal information from us, including any information you have provided to us. You can also request the deletion of any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data that we need to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be examined by an automated spam detection service.

Language versions

PhiloDex uses WPML. This software uses cookies to determine the visitor’s current language, the last language visited and the language of users who have logged in.

While you are using the plugin, WPML will share data regarding the site via the installer. This will not share any data from the user themselves.

WPML Media Translation will send the email address and name of each manager, the assigned translator, and the content itself to the advanced translation editor and contracted translation services.

WPML Translation Management will send the email address and name of each manager, as well as the assigned translator, and the content itself to the advanced translation editor and the assigned translation services.

WPML String Translation will send all strings to WPML’s advanced translation editor and to the deployed translation services.


This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. This website is using Google Fonts as well. The information generated by these cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


Our website contains programmes (plug-ins) of the social network Facebook. These are operated exclusively by Facebook Inc. The plug-ins are recognisable on our website by the Facebook logo or the addition “Like”. When you visit a website of our internet presence that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers, whereby the content of the plug-in is transmitted to your browser and integrated by it into the displayed website. As a result, the information that you have visited our website is forwarded to Facebook. If you are logged in to Facebook via your personal user account while visiting our website, Facebook can assign the website visit to this account. By interacting with plug-ins, e.g. by clicking the “Like” button or leaving a comment, this corresponding information is transmitted directly to Facebook and stored there. If you wish to prevent such data transmission, you must log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website. For the purpose and scope of data collection by Facebook and the further processing and use of your data there, as well as your rights and settings in this regard to protect your privacy, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy (


We collect information about visitors who leave comments on websites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The amount of information we collect depends on how the user has set up their website. Typically, this information includes the user’s IP address, user agent, referrer and website URL (as well as information entered directly by the user such as name, username, email address and the comment itself).