Data privacy policy

According to GDPR guidelines, visitors must be informed about the scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data on this website. This is the purpose of this privacy policy.

The server hosting this website is located in a data center in the European Union, in Germany. The data center is operated by a German company.


Personal data

In accordance with the current legal situation, a personal reference can be made with IP addresses. Accordingly, the data processing of the web server and the applications on the web server are outlined here.

IP addresses

If you are a registered user of this website, for example when you make a comment, the IP address is stored as long as it is a registered user of this website.

The same applies when subscribing to an e-mail newsletter. Again, the IP address used during registration is saved.

In addition, security software is used to prevent unauthorized access to user accounts. In this context, IP addresses are stored temporarily or possibly also permanently, if they were repeatedly attempted to get access to user or administration accounts by specifying incorrect access data.

When visiting the website, the web server collects and stores data in log files (log files), such as information about the used browser, time of access, the so-called referrer. A personal reference cannot be created from this data, since the IP address is not saved or anonymized.


This website uses a few cookies. Cookies are small textual information that is stored as a file in the browser. Cookies are not fundamentally evil, but allow user interaction and other useful things.

We can also do bad things with cookies, which does not happen here (of course). In particular, no Flash cookies are used (in particular no respawning of cookies).

Application Cookies

This site uses cookies when you to comment on an article via the comment function. The cookie does not store the IP address. The lifetime of the cookie is also limited and in any case always does not exceed one year.

If you have a user account on this page and you activate the “Remember Me” function when logging in, then a permanent cookie (for about 10 days) will be set in the browser of the device, which ensures that the website recognizes you the next time. This cookie can be deleted at any time via the settings in the browser.

Cookies are also used when you set up a user account and remain logged in as a user.

You can block these cookies by blocking the browser from setting cookies.

Web Analytics Cookies

This website uses the web analytics tool “Matomo” (formerly called “Piwik”). The analysis tool Matomo works with an anonymization of IP addresses. In doing so, the IP addresses are shortened by the last two octets before any use for the analysis of the usage behavior. Thus, according to prevailing opinion, a personal reference can no longer be produced. The IP address is also used only in abbreviated form (and thus without personal reference) to carry out a rough geolocation. Here, the country of origin and the access provider (“Internet access provider”) are determined and stored.

The analysis Took Matomo works by setting a cookie, which is saved as a so-called “persistent cookie” as a small text file on the terminal beyond the end of the visit.

The cookie is set via the domain “” and has the following name: (number is individual)

The cookie has lifetime of almost 6 months and not only allows users to be recognized, but also the non-personal analysis of their behavior on the website. So you can, for example recognize, from where users came and which “click path” they are taking, which mean which pages a user has viewed for how long. Matomo also sets a so-called session cookie, which is automatically deleted after the expiration of each session. A personal reference cannot be created via these cookies. The cookies are used for the purpose of creating non-personal personal statistics (“pseudonymous usage profiles”).

The analysis of the user behavior can be prevented if in the browser by set up an exception in the browser. Please look in the help section of your browser to see how to do this. You can also occasionally or occasionally clear your cookies in the browser to clear tracking information.

If you activate the so-called Do-Not-Track function (“DNT”) in the browser, then the visit to the website is not automatically recorded by the web analysis tool. However, this does not work with every browser. To enable DNT in your browser, please look in the help function of the browser. In addition, if you set a so-called block cookie or opt-out cookie, you will be able to prevent any form of user analysis on this website in the future. You can do this via the following checkbox. As long as this cookie is not deleted in the browser, an analysis of your usage behavior will be omitted. If the opt-out cookie is already set, this will be shown in the message below.

Google Ajax & jQuery Libraries, Google Maps

On this page Ajax and jQuery technologies are used. In addition a Google Map may be displayed. For this purpose, corresponding program libraries or map contents of servers are called by Google. In this context, it should be noted that through this use external servers can be accessed by Google in the US. Unfortunately, it is currently unknown whether Google logs this server request and continues to use it. It is assumed that the Google privacy notices apply in this regard. Therefore, it is probably stored in any case, your IP address for a period of several months. Incidentally, the same applies to Java Script elements that could be loaded by Google servers for browser compatibility purposes (for example with IE9).

Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them on our privacy policy page. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Changes will take effect once you reload the page.

Use of videos

This website uses videos in some areas, both internal and external. Third-party providers such as YouTube or Vimeo are used here. By integrating the video it comes – due to technical reasons – to call the server of the provider. For the associated use of data from your browser or device, please refer to the respective privacy policy of the provider: The privacy notices of Vimeo: and YouTube: answer / 7671399? hl = en

User account (“Account”) & registration

If a user account is set up on this page, the information given will be stored for the duration of the relationship.

If you create a user account, so-called transactional mails will also be sent to you. Transaction mails are E-mails asking you to verify your e-mail address for a double opt-in, or there is a password reset link using the “Forgotten Password” feature. Transactional e-mails are sent via the web server.

If you want to delete a user account, you are always welcome to contact us via the contact address.

25 rue Marcel Issartier
33700 Mérignac

Philippe Borghini (Director of publication responsible for all content)
email: info(at)
Tel +33 (0)684 767 737