Data Privacy Statement

I, Alexander Heyne, take the protection of your personal data seriously and adhere strictly to German data protection laws. Personal data are collected on this website only to the extent that is technically required. In no case are the collected data sold on or passed on to third parties for any other reason.

This Data Privacy Statement informs you how I ensure such protection and which kind of data are collected for which purpose.

Data processing on this website

The inevitable server statistics automatically contain such data as transmitted to my website by your browser. These are:

  • browser type / version
  • operating system
  • referrer URL (the website visited previously)
  • host name of the computer used for access to this site (IP address)
  • time of day of the server query.

I am not able to attribute these data to specific persons. These data are not combined with other data sources. Furthermore, the data are deleted following statistical analysis.


This site uses so-called cookies at some points. These are used to make the service more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer and stored by your browser. Most of these cookies are so-called “session cookies”. They are deleted automatically when your visit to this site has ended. Cookies do not do any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics services provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If IP anonymisation is activated, however, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contractual states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will Google transmit the full IP address to a server in the US and shorten it there. Google uses this information as assigned by the operator of this site to analyse your use of this site, compile reports on the site activities and provide other services connected with the site use and Internet use for the operator of this site. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the frame of the Google Analytics service is not combined with other data Google may have. You can prevent the storing of cookies by using the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, we advise you that in such a case you may not be able to use all functions of this site to the full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the site (including your IP address) and their processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on available under the following link:

Commenting function provided by Disqus

The commenting function for blog entries is provided by the service, which is operated by Disqus, Inc., 589 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (USA). The use of the commenting system is possible by posting public comments either anonymously as a guest using a freely selected user name and an e-mail address or after logging on using an existing user account with disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo or OpenID. Comments are stored on servers of in the USA. Therefore, Disqus, Inc. is the person collecting personal data. This means that the Privacy Policy (  and the Terms of Service ( of apply for the collection of personal data related to comments. If the user logs on to user accounts with Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo or OpenID, these providers may also collect, store and use personal data. For details, please refer to the privacy policy of the respective provider.

The Disqus commenting system for is moderated by me. I will check all comments for possible statutory violations before releasing them for publication on For this purpose, also transmits to me the related user names and e-mail addresses along with the comments themselves. I will use these data exclusively for the purpose of checking comments and not pass them on to third parties. Furthermore, released comments will have the user name of the comment’s author as well as his or her e-mail address displayed next to the comment on The user is free to post a comment anonymously, i. e. by entering a freely selected user name and an e-mail address generated for this purpose. The user does not have a legitimate claim to have his or her comment released and published on Furthermore, I reserve the right to delete already published comments and/or any follow-up comments if I should notice or be made aware of any potential statutory violations in such comments.

Right to be informed

You have the right, at all times, to be informed about the data stored in relation to your person as well as its origin and recipients and the purpose of such storage. Information on the data stored is available here.

Further information

Your trust is important for me. Therefore I am available for your questions regarding the processing of your personal data. Should you have questions that could not be answered by this Data Privacy Statement, or should you require deeper information on any particular aspect, please do not hesitate to contact me.