Who we are

Our website address is: http://enginesofdifference.org.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

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.


blog software provider – WordPress

By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data.

web hosting provider – alfahosting

The web hosting service we are using, alfahosting, is creating access- and error log files during your visit on our page. This log files contain your IP address and therefore personal data. The following data is collected:

  •     visited webpage
  •     date of access
  •     amount of send data in byte
  •     source/referral, from which external site you are visiting
  •     used browser
  •     used operating system
  •     used IP address

These logfiles can be examined by us and is stored on our web space. The IP address is automatically anonymized after 24 hours. Therefor the last octet of your IP address is set to all zero. The complete deletion happens after 7 days at the latest.

The reason this log files are created is to realize the operation of the server and for statistical analysis.

Besides the log files, no other data is stored by our web hosting provider.

For more information visit the official alfahosting page dedicated to this topic: https://alfahosting.de/antworten-auf-ihre-fragen/?cid=103#faqContent

Who we share your data with

We value your privacy. We do not share your data with any third party.

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.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

The responsible privacy officer of the University of Kassel can be contacted via:

Universität Kassel
Die behördliche Datenschutzbeauftragte
34109 Kassel
Web: www.uni-kassel.de/go/datenschutz
E-Mail: datenschutz@uni-kassel.de

People concerned have the right to file a complaint at the responsible controlling authority in case of any data privcay concerns. Contact is possible via:

Der Hessische Datenschutzbeauftragte
Postfach 3163
65021 Wiesbaden
E-Mail: poststelle@datenschutz.hessen.de
Telefon: +49-611-1408-0
Telefax: +49-611-1408-611

How we protect your data

Our web page is only accessible via the https protocol and thus all your traffic between you and our page is encrypted.