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Privacy Policy

Who I am

My website address is: and this privacy page mainly exists because of this. As this is a private blog, do to security considerations, there is neither a name nor a physical address of a person responsible for this blog mentioned here. If you feel the need to find out the name and address of the person blogging here, feel free report the person to the authorities of the canton of Zurich, Switzerland – as the provider is located in Rapperswil, at the shore of lake Zurich.

The authorities will then decide, if they start legal procedures to force the provider to uncover the persons identity – most likely they will not and I am prepared to take every legal measure to remain under cover.

Interacting with the Swiss legal system may cause you costs as courts may rule in my favor and in this case, you will have to carry the bill. Abuse of the legal system is a criminal offense according to Swiss law.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. However, at the moment the functionality is turned off. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

There is a contact form here. The contact form collects data, otherwise it could not work as a contact form. There is no telepathic interface installed yet, so I can not guess what do you want from me. The form is made with the Formidable forms plug-in for WordPress.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this site, I will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, I will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year.

If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


All pages under use Google Analytics. At least this would be the goal but I don’t care who visits this site.

Who I share your data with

I don’t actively share your data with somebody. However, third-party tools like Google Analytics will monitor the access to this site.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on my website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

However, at the moment you can’t leave data anyways, except in the contact form thats why I haven’t your data, do you understand?

If you try to write me a comment just to ask me for the data you have provided with your comment, I will report you to the police because of harassment and not send you anything. It will cost you a four digit figure anyways as my lawyer does not work for free.

Where I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service such as Akismet. If you decide to subscribe to this blog and leave your e-mail address, the subscription is handled with an extension called Jetpack.

Additional information

I use a plug-in to share my Instagram feed. If you click a picture under Instagram, you will be forwarded to Instagram. The social media share buttons are a solution from Heise. They block social media companies from spying all kind of data just because you are visiting this site. They activate a procedure to interact with social media companies only if you click them. And not before.

How I protect your data

As this is a hosted side, I have no direct control over the web server at Consider not to interact with this website, if you want to keep your data  100 % secure. There is no such thing like security with software. Everything gets cracked at some point in time. It is a good idea to learn more here.

What data breach procedures I have in place

None, as I don’t have control over the web server. If the web servers security gets compromised, there is nothing I can do. However, it is a business to keep these servers up & running as secure as possible, thats why my provider takes great lengths in securing his infrastructure.

What third parties I receive data from

None. This is a private blog. However, I use services provided by WordPress, but this is not additional data, they just prepare stats and so on.

What automated decision making and/or profiling I do with user data

I don’t do profiling, as I have no infrastructure to do profiling or use for the data won out of profiling. There is no automated decision making here.

Commercializing or otherwise benefiting financially from the information provided under

At  the moment (2020) the costs for running the website are higher than the income, as there is no income generated at all with this blog. There are no affiliate links to commercial companies. If somebody decides to sponsor my hikes I will mention it. However, there is a Patreon Account linked to this website. Feel free to pay as much as you can over there.

And of course it is forbidden by law to steal content and commercializing it.