Legal Notice / Privacy Policy

Effective Date: September 7, 2019

Legal Notice: Who we are

Our website address is:

This site is owned by

Manuela Holmer located at

Dr.-Kollmann-Str. 37

94469 Deggendorf / Germany

Phone: 0170/3237390


What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

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

We do not use contact forms on this site. However, you can leave comments in the way mentioned under “Comments”. Also, there is the possibility of contacting us via e-mail to If you do so, website owner Manuela Holmer will receive your message. Please note that the personal data linked to you in your message (e. g. name or subject of writing) will be stored for the time of our interaction.


We are using the e-mail services provided by Rackspace

Rackspace US, Inc.
1 Fanatical Place
City of Windcrest
San Antonio, Texas 78218

to connect with you. Please visite their privacycenter for further information concerning the data protection given by Rackspace:

If you do send an e-mail to us, we will keep the data provided by you (e. g. name or e-mail adress) for the durance of our conversation.


You can sign-in to a free newsletter provided to you by Manu Holmer. After you finish your registration using the so-called double opt-in, you will receive it once or twice a month. Of course, this is free of charge for you.

After you click on the button in the newsletter form, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you provided during your registration process. In it, you will find an link to activate your subscription. Please click on it to be successfully added to the mailing list. Also note that your transferred data are solely used for sending the newsletter to you. It will contain news, tips, insights and special offers including freebies and adverstisement.

In order to send you the newsletter, the service of the German provider rapidmail is used. Your data will therefore be transmitted to the rapidmail GmbH. The company is not permitted to pass on or sell your data.

The Rapidmail GmbH is a certified newsletter software provider based at Augustinerplatz 2, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. It is selected according to the requirements of the GDPR and the BDSG.

You can revoke your registration for the storage and use of your data at any time. One way to do so this is to click the unsubscribe link you will find in each newsletter email.


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 visit our login page, we 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, we 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.

Want to learn more about our use of cookies? Please read our Cookie Policy.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Please note that the follwowing content may be embedded in our website

  • YouTube Videos
  • Links to helpful articles on other websites

Social Media

We’re using the following social media applications on our site:

  • Pinterest
  • YouTube

We do so by including links to our site to give you the opportunity to learn more about a certain topic. That is, for example, to provide you with helpful videos or extra content. When clicking on a link to YouTube data might be collected by Google.

Please read their data policy to learn more about what they do for our safety:

Also, if you decide to pin a picture from our site to your Pinterest profil, personal data might be collected by Pinterest. Please read their privacy policy for more information:

Social Media share buttons

We are using the plugin Sassy Social Share to give you the oppurtinity for sharing our content on Social Media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Sassy Social Share is of course GDPR compliant and does not track any user data via the plugin. However, tracking data depends on the third party service your sharing our content on.

Please read the following carefully to learn about how this might affect your data:

  1. Our website saves the cookie heateorSsBrowserMsg in your browser to track which visitors have seen the popup notification and which haven’t. This cookie isn’t related to your personal data or your IP address.
  2. Facebook: We embed a Facebook widget to allow you to see number of likes/shares/recommends and “like/share/recommend” our webpages. This widget may collect your IP address, your web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with the widget, including correlating your Facebook account with whatever action you take within the widget (such as “liking/sharing/recommending” our webpage), if you are logged in to Facebook. For more information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy:
  3. Twitter: We use a Twitter Tweet widget at our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Twitter’s servers for you to be able to tweet our webpages using your Twitter account. These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy:
  4. Pinterest: We use Pinterest Save widget at our website to allow you to pin images to Pinterest from our webpages. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy:


YouTube Analytics: As we use YouTube as creators, we are allowed to use YouTube Analytics as well. This tools gives us information about the watch time of our videos as well as how many people have clicked on our content out of a number of viewers. However, we can not relate this information to a certain person.

Pinterest Analytics: As we use Pinterest Business accounts, we are also enabled to use Pinterest Analytics. This tool is provided to us to give a better user experience for you. For example, we can see what pins perform best so we can try to create more of this well appreciated content. However, we are not able to see personalized data such as your age, date of birth or detailed location.

Who we share your data with

As we use some social media tools on this website, data might be collected by the following third parties as according to the information given in this policy.

  • YouTube
  • Google
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
  • Rackspace

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our 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 we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Spam: Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. This is necessary to avoid spam mails or comments.

Your contact information

Your contact information will never be handed out to a third party by the website owner. Please do note however that other people might see your name if you leave a comment or write your contact information in the comment section.

Additional information

How we protect your data

If you visit our website this can result in the storage of some information about your access on our server. This might include information like time, date and the pages visited. Of course this does not inclued any analysis of your name, address or any other personal data. If such data are recored, however, this only occurs with the prior consent of you as the website user – for example if you send an personalized e-mail to us. A forwarding of this given data to third parties will never take place without your consent.

Questions concerning your privacy

If you have any questions concerning our Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail to

Changes to this policy

As a website changes, so does the privacy policy. Therefore, note that we adjust the concerning information each time necessary. This means: If we include a new service to our site, we will inform you through our privacy policy how our data collection might change by doing so.