Privacy Policy


We, Kryptothek, as operators of the website take the protection of your personal data very seriously and strictly adhere to the rules outlined by the data protection act. This website only requires your data as a necessary technical formality. Under no circumstances will your data be sold or given out to third parties.

DATA PROCESSING ON THIS WEBSITE automatically collects and saves information in its server log files which your browser passes on to us. This information is as follows: automatically collects and saves information in your server log files which your browser then passes on to us. This information is as follows:
Browser type/ version
Operating system in use Referrer URL (The website you visiter beforehand)
Hostname of the computer requiring access (IP address)
Time of the server request.

This data is required for and not for particular individuals. This data will not be merged with other data sources and will be deleted after statistical evaluation.

USE OF YOUR DATA collects, saves and uses your data exclusively to run this service. The data provided by the users is not used for target Marketing or the like by the operators.
Should want to use your data for any other purpose, this would only be possible with your prior consent. When the registration of your data is no longer required, e.g. when you close your user account, all your personal data will be deleted.


The operators assure that no data provided by the users is being circulated to third parties. We advise our users to the fact that all data that have been entered and not blocked by the privacy settings can be viewed by anyone using the internet. Via the “privacy settings” you can decide anytime which data will be shown on your profile. Even though we have taken technical measures to prevent the mass export of data by third parties we would like to advise our users of the remaining risk.


At the Privacy Settings of your profile you can adjust anytime which data you want to show to others and if your profile should be visible in general or not. Make sure to show the data and keywords with that you want to be found by others.


The internet site uses so-called cookies in several places. Their purpose is to make this service more user friendly, more effective and safer. Cookie are small text files which are transmitted to your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. After you have finished consulting our site, they will be automatically deleted. Cookies do not damage your computer in any way and do not contain viruses.


You have the right to enquire about any of your personal data, its source and its recipients as well as the reason for its registration. For information, please contact the operator cited in the legal notice.


Your trust is important to us. We are always available for any enquiries you may have regarding the processing of your personal data. If you have any questions that these data protection guidelines did not cover or if you require any more detailed information on a particular topic, please do not hesitate to contact

Who we are

Our website address is:

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


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.

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.


Who we share your data with

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

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements