Privacy Policy

Who I am

My name is Marina and I am a blogger who is currently residing in Germany.

My website address is:

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

I collect data through different functions and tools that I use on my website.


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.

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 leave a comment on my 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 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.

If you 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.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact forms

When sending me a message through the contact form on my website, you have to provide a valid email address and a name. I save the provided email-address only for the purpose of providing an answer. I do not use the email-address for marketing purposes and do not share it with any third parties. You do not need to provide me with your real name, but any name you would like to be addressed by. If you wish for me to delete the data you shared with me via the contact form, simply drop me a message via the contact form or to my email-address I provided below and I will do so as quickly as I can.

Advertising Network

I use one or more third party vendors to serve ads on the site. To serve ads and determine how users use websites including my own, these services use cookies, or small pieces of code to serve ads to site users based on users’ visits to the site and others. Users may adjust their browser settings to disallow the use of cookies. With cookies turned off, certain features of the site may work less efficiently or not at all.

I use Google as an advertising services provider for the site. Users may opt out of Google’s use of the DART use-tracking cookie by visiting the Google advertising Policies & Principles page. If you opt out of ad tailoring, you will still see ads, but they will not be based on your browsing history, and they may appear in other languages.

Read more about Google’s Privacy & Terms concerning advertising under

Amazon Associates Program

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Amazon uses cookies to show you personalized ads and gives you the option to opt-out from receiving targeted advertising. You can read more about Amazon ads and how to change your preferences under ( and under  (

Google Analytics

On this website I use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyze how users use the site. It provides me with general information about how many users visit my website, how long they remain on the site, which and how many pages they visit during a session, which device, browser and location they access my website from, as well as information about the way users found my website (organic search vs referral). The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking). In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google cuts the last octet of the IP address. As an effect, I can only see which country a visitor has accessed my site from, but not the specific location within the country. This way, I ensure that none of the data I collect through Google Analytics is personally identifiable information. I save the data I collect with Google Analytics for 26 months.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Click here to opt-out.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at

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.

My contact information

If you have any questions about my privacy policy, please address them to