Privacy Policy

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Last Updated: 10 May 2024

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy applies to all information you submit to, and all information collected through our Services and the Site. 


The controller responsible for data collection and data processing on this website under data protection law is:

Jenna Brinning
Kolonnenstraße 8
D-10827 Berlin
office at

In addition to the operator of this website, its respective cooperation partners are also jointly responsible under data protection law for some of the data processing mentioned below. You can therefore also exercise some rights directly against the respective cooperation partner. You will find corresponding information on this at the appropriate point in this data protection declaration.


This website runs on server systems operated by HOSTINGER, UAB, private limited liability company, organized under the laws of the Republic of Lithuania, code 302710386, legal address: Jonavos g. 60C, LT-44192 Kaunas, the Republic of Lithuania. Hostinger’s European servers are located in Lithuania, France, Holland and the UK. As a customer of Hostinger, we do not pass on any personal data about your visit to our website directly to Hostinger. However, within the course of maintenance work, Hostinger could potentially gain access to “users of users” data such as IP addresses. Hostinger processes all such commissioned personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”).

Hostinger may be reached at


When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

– “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit
– “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
– “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

Additionally when you voluntarily provide us with personal information through our contact form or through our blog’s comment function, we collect that voluntary information from you, including your first and last name, email address, website URL, and/or phone number. We refer to this information as “Voluntarily Submitted Information.”

When we speak of “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Voluntarily Submitted Information.

VG Wort Metrics

We use “session cookies” from the Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort (VG Wort), Munich, to measure access to texts in order to record the probability of copying. Session cookies are small units of information that a provider stores in the RAM of the visitor’s computer. A randomly generated unique identification number, referred to as a session ID, is stored in a session cookie. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the storage period. Session cookies cannot store any other data. These measurements are carried out by Kantar Deutschland GmbH using the Scalable Central Measurement Method (SZM). They help to determine the copy probability of individual texts for the remuneration of legal claims of authors and publishers. We do not collect any personal data via cookies.

Some of our pages might be provided with JavaScript calls, through which we report accesses to the VG Wort. This enables us as authors to participate in the distributions of the VG Wort, which ensure the statutory remuneration for the use of copyrighted works in accordance with § 53 of the German Copyright Act.

Scalable Central Measurement System Privacy Policy

Our website uses the “Scalable Central Measurement Procedure” (SZM) from Kantar Deutschland GmbH to identify statistical parameters for determining the copy probability of texts.

Anonymous metrics are collected in the process. The access metric alternatively uses a session cookie or a signature, which is created from various automatically transmitted information from your browser. IP addresses are processed in anonymised form.

The procedure was developed in compliance with data protection regulations. The sole aim of the procedure is to determine the copying probability of individual texts.

At no time are individual users identified. Your identity always remains protected. The Scalable Central Measurement System does not target you with advertising.


We use a third-party email marketing service on our website. The provider of this service is ConvertKit LLC, 750 W Bannock Street 761, Boise, ID 83702, USA.

ConvertKit processes your data in the USA and elsewhere. ConvertKit is an active participant in the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which regulates the proper and secure transfer of personal data of EU citizens to the USA. Further information can be found at


We use your Voluntarily Submitted Information to:

– respond to enquiries you have made through the Site;
– communicate with you;
– provide you with information relating to our services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our visitors browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing campaigns).


We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Google Analytics to help us understand how our visitors use the Site. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:

We also process your request for telephone or video call consultations through a third-party plugin, You can read more about how uses your Personal Information here:

We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your Personal Information for a specific purpose. For example, if you request a quote by email, we will use the email address you provide to respond to your request.

Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your Personal Information to fulfill the terms of our contract.

We may share your data with third-party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to perform that work. Examples include payment processing, email delivery, customer service, hosting services, and marketing efforts.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.


Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.


When you contact us through the Site, we will maintain your Voluntarily Submitted Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is otherwise required by law (such as tax, accounting, or other legal requirements). 

When we have no ongoing legitimate business to need to process your Personal Information, it will be deleted.


We do not aim any of our services or information at children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect any data from children under 13 years of age.


We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.


You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients, and purposes of your archived Personal Information at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or deleted. If you have consented to data processing, you have the option to revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future data processing. Moreover, you have the right to demand that the processing of your data be restricted under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.

If you are a European Union resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European Union resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you contact us through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above.

This Site uses tools from companies outside the European Union, including Canada and the United States, such as Google Analytics 4.


You are advised that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e., through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third-party access.


For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries you submit to us through the Site, this Site uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption program. You can recognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the URL field of your browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of a lock icon in the URL field.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.


For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at office at