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Privacy Policy

How your data is being used
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This privacy policy shall inform you about, which personal data gets here collected, processed and shared. The legal foundation is located in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and German Teleservices Act (TMG).

This website is operated by

Sole proprietor Mariusz Bieniek, Jakobstr. 2, 38100 Braunschweig, Germany, Tel: +49-531-2086271, [email protected]

Collected & processed personal data

automatically passed on

IP address, HTTP Header (accessed URL, referrer URL, browser language/label, operating system label, cookies, date/time, …)

This data gets, like at every website, transfered and logged by accessing this website through the browser. Your identity is not derivable for me from this data.

entered by choice

Further personal data is collected when you enter this information by choice, for example as part of a server registration or an comment. Your email address at server registrations is used by me only for system emails or to respond to your requests regarding your server registration. In the comment feature of the site the email address is optional, but is made public if it is entered. All other data get, unless otherwise noted, published.

Storage of the data

The website is hosted on servers from the company Ovh GmbH ( Dudweiler Landstraße 5 – 66123 Saarbrücken) in France. The company has physical access to the server, but does not process the stored data. The processing and access to the data on the server takes place only through me.

Explicit IP address storage

If you make comments or server registrations, your ip address and the time/date gets stored. This is done for my safety, if you write unlawful content (insults, banned political propaganda, etc.). In this case, I can be prosecuted and am therefore interested in your IP and timestamp.

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Purpose of data processing

by this website

  • logging & analysis of accesses
  • delivery of the website
  • storage and display of your comments / server registrations
  • email communication

by third-parties (see below)

  • display of advertising
  • acceleration of access to the site
  • denial of spam bot access
  • display of embedded videos

Disclosure to other parties

This website works with carefully selected third-party services. These services deliver advertising, analyse traffic to the website, accelerate and ecrypt accesses and deliver videos. The services have, likewise as this website, access to the automatically passed on data by the browser and also to the HTML content and use these for the fulfillment of its mandate in accordance with their own privacy / cookie policies & terms of use (respectively linked below). That means the disclosure happens indirectly because this services are integrated in this website or get used for the delivery of this website.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider 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 to the website provider. 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found here or here. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by "anonymizeIp" to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

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Google AdSense

1. This uses Google AdSense, an online advertising service of Google Inc. („Google“). Google AdSense uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible images). Through web beacons, information such as the visitor traffic on this site can be evaluated. The information generated by the cookies and web beacons about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. This information can be passed further by Google to its contractors. Google will not merge your IP address with other data stored by you.

2. You can prevent the installation of cookies from Google AdSense by a variety of ways:

a) by options in your browser
b) here by deactivation of interest-based ads at Google
c) by deactivation of interest-based ads from providers, that are part of the self-regulatory campaign About Ads
d) by permament deactivation through a browser plugin

The settings under b) and c) get deleted if cookies are deleted in the browser settings.

3. Further information concerning the data privacy and cookies for Google AdSense can be found in the Privacy policy of Google, especially under this links:


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This website includes on specific subpages a plugin from YouTube, belonging to Google Inc., based in San Bruno / California, USA. Once you visit a subpage equipped with a YouTube plugin, an connection to the servers of YouTube gets established. Here the YouTube server is informed, which specific subpage has been visited by you. Should you be logged in into your YouTube account, will this enable YouTube to link your personal surfing habits directly to your personal profile. You can negate this association by logging out of your YouTube account before. You get further information regarding the collection and usage of your data by YouTube here.

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This website includes on specific subpages a plugin from ReCaptcha, belonging to Google Inc, based in San Bruno / California, USA. This plugin checks if you are a person in order to prevent that certain website functions are used by spam bots (particularly comments). Once you visit a subpage equipped with a ReCaptcha plugin, an connection to the servers of ReCaptcha gets established. Here the ReCaptcha server is informed, which specific subpage has been visited by you. You get further information regarding the collection and usage of your data by ReCaptcha here.


This website can be provided to you by the technology partner CloudFlare Inc., based in the USA. All data that gets transmitted to and from this website passes the global network of CloudFlare. The data is cached and access is logged. Here, the closest data center is used regularly. CloudFlare also operates data centers within the European Union. For more information check out the privacy policy of CloudFlare here.


This website included a plugin from PageFair Limited, based in Ireland (nit D, Mountpleasant Business Centre, Dublin 6, D06 N925, Ireland. The plugin monitores the advertising reach, by detecting and counting adblockers. Here the PageFair server is informed at every access, which specific subpage has been visited by you. You can read more information in the privacy policy of PageFair here.

Responsibility for personal data of third persons

You are responsible for personal data of third persons that you publish or share through this website. You declare to be authorized to specifiy or to publish aforementioned data. For this reason this website is freed from any responsibility regarding this data.


While contacting me your data and statements are stored for the purpose of processing of your request and for the event that further questions arise.

Deletion & insight of the data

You have, according to the German laws, the insight to your here saved personal data and can arrange their deletion, correction or anonymization. For that simply contact me.


Note regarding the use of cookies, the cookie policy.

Lost in translation

I have translated the present English version of the privacy policy with great care. Nevertheless, i can not take any responsibility for the accuracy of this translation. When in doubt, the original German text takes effect which is located here.