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Data protection officer #

Responsible for the content on this website and the data protection officer (mainly because of DSGVO (GDPR)) is

Dominic Reich

What you can do #

  • request information about your data stored by us and their processing
    (Article 15 GDPR)
  • Correction or incorrect data
    (Article 16 GDPR)
  • Deletion of your data stored by us
    (Article 17 GDPR)
  • Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations
    (Article 18 GDPR)
  • Objection to the processing of your data by us
    (Article 21 GDPR)
  • data transferability if you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us
    (Article 20 GDPR)

What and which data we collect #

We try to collect only minimal data. We do not read or set cookies on our website – although we set a local browser setting called appearance if you choose a different website theme (light or dark).

Since Nov 2023 we also set another local setting called recent which is only used once you chose to share a website to Mastodon.

The data we collect is basically

  • your IP address (we do not resolve these addresses to hostnames in our logfiles)
  • time and date of access
  • the base URL of the website that you are coming from (referer)
  • your used webbrowser and its operating system
  • some more technical data like request size and delivery time

This data is stored in our logfiles, which are used to find errors in our webservers configuration. I may look into them to find suspicious requests if the webserver hasn’t blocked them yet.

It’s purpose is mainly of technical nature to improve our website and the underlying hard- and software and to gather statistics to have a good view of which areas our website is viewed the most.

There is no interest in collecting more data from you. We don’t create profiles of our visitors.

The collection of this data is legal as in Article 6 GDPR (1 (f)).

Statistics #

We use a snipped from Plausible which allows us to track 404 error pages, downloaded files and outgoing links.

This helps us to improve the sites performance for readers as we can quickly fix broken links and redirect future accesses to the correct page.

It is also nice to see if the files that we provide are downloaded or not. That helps us to decide whether to include them on the website or leave them on our private repos.

Counting outgoing clicks to other websites allows us to analyze the usage of other resources and it helps us to decide whether we will include more links to other information sources in the future or not (we would usually only include the bare minimum of links).

Block /js/script.file-downloads.outbound-links.js if you don’t want to execute the statistics script.

Your right to object (Article 21 GDPR) #

1 The data subject shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1), including profiling based on those provisions. 2 The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Recipient of the objection #

Dominic Reich

Tootpick #

Tootpick is a single html file that allows me to put “share on mastodon” links on my website. Once you click that share link/button you enter the instance’s url that you want to use (on which you have an account) and you will be forwarded to that instance with the link of the shared article and its title pre-filled.

There is no 3rd party that processes your click on the tootpick button (except the mastodon instance that you send the link). The source of my used tootpick script can be viewed under

Read more on the github repository of Tootpick.

The website’s sourcecode #

Can be viewed as a git repository at