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    Data pro­tec­tion & further information

    W‑O-W is an inde­pen­dent, non-com­mer­cial blog, which has been running without adver­ti­sing and donations, on the private initia­ti­ve of Jörg Mar­ko­witsch and Konrad Wakol­bin­ger, since 2020. On our website you can’t buy products and you can’t place any adver­ti­se­ments, therefore we don’t make any income from it.

    Liability for contents of this website
    We are con­stant­ly deve­lo­ping the contents of this website and endeavour to provide correct infor­ma­ti­on. Unfor­tu­n­a­te­ly, we cannot accept any liability for the accuracy of any content on this website, espe­cial­ly those provided by third parties. Should you notice pro­ble­ma­tic or illegal content, please contact us immedia­te­ly, you will find the contact details in the copyright notice on the main page.

    Liability for links on this website
    Our website contains links to other websites for whose content we are not respon­si­ble. In accordance with § 17 ECG, we are not liable for linked websites, as we had and have no knowledge of illegal acti­vi­ties, we have not noticed any such ille­ga­li­ties and we would remove links immedia­te­ly if we became aware of any ille­ga­li­ties. If you notice illegal links on our website, please contact us. You will find the contact details in the copyright notice on the main page.

    Copyright notice
    All contents of this website (pictures, photos, texts, videos) are subject to copyright. The copy­rights for the texts are held by the authors of the respec­ti­ve con­tri­bu­ti­ons. If necessary, we will legally pursue the unaut­ho­ri­sed use of parts of the contents of our site. If you find any content on this website that violates copyright law, please contact us.

    We primarily use images and photos that are made available for dis­tri­bu­ti­on by others free of charge, as well as creative commons. Nevertheless, we make every effort to always name the authors of the works. Should the reuse of the picture material be unclear, we always try to clarify this by con­ta­c­ting the authors. In cases where our assess­ment of the legal situation may be incorrect, we ask you to contact us.

    Data pro­tec­tion
    We have drawn up this data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on in order to explain to you, in accordance with the pro­vi­si­ons of the basic data pro­tec­tion regu­la­ti­on (EU) 2016/679, what infor­ma­ti­on we collect, how we use data and what decision-making options you have as a visitor to this website.

    Automatic data storage
    When you visit websites today, certain infor­ma­ti­on is auto­ma­ti­cal­ly created and stored, including on this website.
    When you visit our website in the way you are visiting now, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) auto­ma­ti­cal­ly saves data in files (web server log files) such as
    • the address (URL) of the web page accessed
    • browser and browser version
    • the operating system used
    • the address (URL) of the pre­vious­ly visited page (referrer URL)
    • the host name and IP address of the machine being accessed
    • date and time
    Usually web server log files are saved for a fortnight and then auto­ma­ti­cal­ly deleted. We do not pass on this data, but cannot exclude the pos­si­bi­li­ty that this data may be viewed in the event of illegal behaviour.

    Cookies are used to recognise users and make it easier for them to surf a website. For example, our website uses cookies for the language setting. How and whether you want to use cookies is up to you. Regard­less of which service or website the cookies come from, you always have the option to delete, deac­ti­va­te or only partially allow cookies. For example, you can block third-party cookies, but allow all other cookies.
    News­let­ter, comments and personal data
    There is no oppor­tu­ni­ty for you to make comments or enter personal data of any kind on our website. We also do not have a news­let­ter. If you want to contact us, please send us a message to the email address given in the copyright notice on the main page.

    News­let­ter, comments and personal data
    There is no pos­si­bi­li­ty to register and make comments on our website. If you want to contact us, please send us a message to the email address given in the legal notice. You also have the option of sub­scrib­ing to our news­let­ter. For this purpose, you will be asked to enter an email address and a name. Of course, each of our mails contains the option to unsub­scri­be from our e‑mail dis­tri­bu­ti­on list (unsub­scri­be link at the end of the mail). This is also possible directly on the email address given in the legal notice. 

    YouTube and Vimeo
    We have included YouTube videos and also videos from the company Vimeo on our website. When you call up a page on our website that has embedded a video, your browser auto­ma­ti­cal­ly connects to the servers of YouTube or Google or Vimeo. Various data is trans­mit­ted (depending on the settings). Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is respon­si­ble for all data pro­ces­sing con­cer­ning YouTube in the European area. Vimeo is operated by Vimeo LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. For further infor­ma­ti­on, please see the privacy

    On our website we use plug-ins from the company AddToAny, based in San Francisco, Cali­for­nia. These plug-ins allow you to share content from our website quickly and easily with other people via email, Facebook or Twitter. In doing so, data from you can be trans­fer­red, stored and processed by the company AddThis. AddToAny makes money by selling anonymous aggre­ga­ted data to adver­ti­sers. For further infor­ma­ti­on, please see the privacy policies of thse platforms.

    EU Dispute Resolution
    Consumers have the pos­si­bi­li­ty to submit com­p­laints to the European Com­mis­si­on’s Online Dispute Reso­lu­ti­on Platform at However, we would like to point out that we are not willing or obliged to par­ti­ci­pa­te in dispute reso­lu­ti­on pro­ce­du­res before a consumer dispute reso­lu­ti­on body.

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