Thank you for visiting my website and for your interest in my activities. I take the protection of your privacy and personal data, which you make available to me, very seriously. Below, I would like to inform you which data I may collect and how I handle it.

1.            Information about the collection of personal data

In the following, I inform you about the collection of personal data when using this website. Personal data are all data that are personally identifiable to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.

The person responsible pursuant to Article 4(7) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Tanja Haag (see my imprint).

When you contact me via e-mail or via the contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address and your name, possibly further voluntary information) will be stored in order to answer your enquiries. I will delete the data arising in this context after the storage is no longer necessary, or limit the processing if statutory retention requirements exist.

2.            Your rights

With regard to personal data concerning you, under the respective legal requirements, you have the following rights as a data subject:

–          right to information,

–          right to correction or deletion,

–          right to limitation of processing,

–          right to opposition of processing,

–          right to data portability.

You also have the right to complain to a data protection authority about my processing of your personal data.

3.            Collection of personal data when visiting our website

When using the website only for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide me with information, I only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to my server. If you wish to view the website, I collect the following data, which are technically necessary to display the website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR):

–          IP address

–          date and time of request

–          time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

–          content of the request (specific page)

–          access status/http status code

–          the amount of data transferred in each case

–          the website from which the request comes from

–          browser

–          operating system and its interface

–          language and version of browser software

In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies may be stored on your computer when you use my website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk in the browser you use and through which certain information flows to the place that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall. Specific information about the use of cookies is given in the following at each relevant point.

In general, you can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies. However, please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

4.            Use of blog functions

In my blog, in which I publish various contributions on topics related to my activities, you can make public comments. Your comment will be published in the post with your username. I recommend using a pseudonym instead of your real name. It is necessary to provide your username and e-mail address, all other information is voluntary. If you indicate your consent in the tick box, a cookie will be set to allow your computer to be recognized when you return to my website. This cookie is automatically deleted after a specified period, which you can retrieve from your browser. Irrespective thereof, you can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

If you make a comment, I will store your personal data for three month. The storage is necessary for me to be able to defend myself against liability claims in cases of a possible publication of illegal content. I need your e-mail address in order to contact you if a third party should object to your comment as unlawful. Legal basis is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The comments will not be checked before publication. I reserve the right to delete comments if they are objected to as unlawful by third parties.

5.            Use of social media plug-ins

I currently use the following social media plug-ins: Facebook, Xing, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube. When you visit my website, no personal data is initially passed on to the providers of these plug-ins. Only if you activate the “share”-function, the respective plug-in provider receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding website of my online offer. In addition, log files will be transmitted. In the case of Facebook and Xing, according to the provider in Germany, the IP address is anonymized immediately after collection. By activating the plug-in, personal data is transferred from you to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (for US providers in the USA). The plug-in provider may, in particular, collect data via cookies.

I do not have any influence on the data collected and data processing operations, nor am I aware of the full extent of data collection, the purposes of processing, the storage periods. I also do not have any information on the deletion of the data collected by the plug-in provider.

The plug-in provider stores the data collected about you as user profiles and uses these for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation takes place in particular (also for non-logged in users) for the representation of appropriate advertisement and in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on my website. You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact the respective plug-in provider to exercise this right. Through the plug-ins I offer you the possibility to interact with social networks and other users, so that I can improve my offer and make it more interesting for you as a user.

The data is transferred regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in with the plug-in provider, your data collected will be directly assigned to your existing account with the plug-in provider. I recommend that you log out regularly after using a social network, as this way you can avoid being assigned to your profile with the plug-in provider.

For more information on the purpose and extent of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the data protection declarations of these providers as notified below. They will also provide you with further information about your rights concerning this matter and setting options to protect your privacy.

Addresses of the respective plug-in providers and URL with their data protection information:

–          Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA;; further information on data collection: Facebook has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

–          Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany;

–          LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; LinkedIn has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

– Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, Merrion Road, Dublin 4, D04 X2K5, Irland;;


6. Google Analytics

If you have given your consent, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC. The responsible service provider in the EU is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”).

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Scope of processing
Google Analytics uses cookies that enable an analysis of your use of our website. The information collected by the cookies about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored.

We use the function ‘anonymizeIP’ (so-called IP-Masking): Due to the activation of IP-anonymization on this website, your IP-address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.

During your website visit the following data will be collected:

  • the pages you call up, your “click behaviour“
  • Achievement of “website goals” (conversions, e.g. newsletter registrations, downloads, purchases)
  • Your user behavior (for example clicks, dwell time, bounce rates)
  • Your approximate location (region)
  • Your IP address (in abbreviated form)
  • technical information about your browser and the end devices you use (e.g. language settings, screen resolution)
  • Your internet provider
  • the referrer URL (via which website/advertising medium you came to this website)

Purposes of processing
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your (pseudonymous [NOT USER ID]) use of the website and to compile reports on website activity. The reports provided by Google Analytics serve to analyse the performance of our website [OPTIONAL] and the success of our marketing campaigns.

The data recipient is

  • Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland

as data processor. For this purpose we have concluded a contract with Google. Google LLC, headquartered in California, USA, and, if applicable, US authorities can access the data stored at Google.

Transfer to third countries
A transfer of data to the USA cannot be excluded.

Duration of storage
The data sent by us and linked to cookies is automatically deleted after 14 months. Data is automatically deleted once a month as soon as the storage period is reached.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by
a. not giving your consent to the setting of the cookie or
b. downloading and installing the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics HERE.

By setting your browser software accordingsly you can also prevent the storage of cookies. If your browser is set to refuse all cookies, the functionality of this and other websites may be limited.

Legal basis and right of withdrawal
Your consent is the legal basis for this data processing, Art.6 para.1 S.1 lit.a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by changing your selection in the cookie settings [LINK TO CONSENT TOOL SETTINGS HERE].

For more information about Google Analytics terms of use and Google’s privacy policy, please visit und unter

7.  Woocommerce
We use the Woocommerce plugin in our gallery.

Woocommerce is a plugin developed specifically for WordPress that allows you to create online stores without any programming knowledge.

With several million active installations, the store plugin is definitely the most popular in its field.

Woocommerce writes the following cookies when the shopping function is activated:
WooCommerce as an online store system sets cookies to provide common functions in online shopping.

According to its own information, these WooCommerce cookies do not store any personal data.

woocomerce_cart_hash is stored for the current session and helps WooCommerce to recognize when the content/data of the shopping cart changes.
woocommece_items_in_cart stored for the current session helps WooCommerce to recognize when the content/data of the shopping cart changes.
woocommerce_session_for_2_days contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.
woocommerc_recently_viewed saved for the current session activates the “Recently viewed products” widget.
store_notce_[notice_id] saved for the current session allows customers to dismiss the store notice.

8. Woocommerce Germanized
Woocomerce Germanized facilitates the legally compliant operation of the shopping system in Germany.

9. WooCommerce Payments (Stripe)
WooCommerce Payments, WooCommerce’s own payment processing solution based on Stripe. This allows customers to make purchases directly on the website without being redirected to an external payment service provider. Transactions can also be displayed/managed in WooCommerce.

What is Stripe.js?

Stripe.js (just like the Android and iOS SDKs) is a JavaScript library that businesses use to integrate Stripe and accept online payments. Once Stripe.js is added to a site or mobile app, fraud signals are used to distinguish legitimate from fraudulent behavior.

For example, fraudsters and bots spend less time on different pages, which we can recognize and use as a fraud signal.

When you visit a page that uses Stripe, this fraud prevention may appear in a privacy report or tracking list in your web browser.

Even if you see Stripe in a tracking list, this does not mean that we create an individual tracking profile about you. Stripe will not sell or share this data with advertisers. This data is only shared among the following hosts controlled by Stripe:
The data collected by these endpoints is protected and does not leave the Stripe infrastructure. Access to this data is strictly controlled and limited to a small number of Stripe employees dedicated to fraud prevention and security (these permissions are also reviewed regularly). You can learn more in our Privacy Policy.

You can also visit our Privacy Center to learn more about privacy at Stripe.

Stripe sets the following cookies when you make a purchase

__stripe_mid for 1 year for fraud prevention

10.            Newsletter

With your consent you can subscribe to my newsletter, with which I inform you about my current activities and updates.

I use the double opt-in procedure to subscribe to the newsletter. This means that after your registration I will send you an e-mail to the specified e-mail address in which I ask you to confirm that you would like the newsletter to be sent. If you do not confirm your registration within 24 hours, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month. In addition, I store your IP addresses and the time of registration and confirmation. The purpose of the procedure is to be able to prove your registration and, if necessary, to clarify a possible misuse of your personal data.

The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. The indication of further, separately marked data is voluntary and is used to be able to address you personally. After your confirmation I will save your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. The legal basis is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.

You can revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time and cancel the newsletter. You can declare your revocation by clicking on the link provided in every newsletter e-mail or by e-mailing me.



To ensure sufficient data security when transmitting forms, I use the service reCAPTCHA. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland. The main purpose of using reCAPTCHA is to determine whether an entry is made by a natural person or abusive through automatic and automated processing. The service results in the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. The data processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. I have a legitimate interest in protecting my web offers from abusive automated spying and from SPAM. You can find further information on Google’s data protection guidelines at or