These policies will help clarify what you as a visitor to this site can expect in terms of site content, comments, privacy and the site owner’s copyright.

1.Disclosure Policy

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me, Robert Reiser. For any questions about this blog, please contact me.

I do not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions. I write for my own purposes. However, I am likely influenced by my background, occupation, religion, political affiliation and experience.

I will never receive compensation in any way from this blog, with the exception of voluntary donations.

Furthermore, I am not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own views and opinions. As a consequence, I will only endorse products or services that I believe – based on my experience or expertise – are worthy of such endorsement. You should verify any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service with the manufacturer or provider.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

2.Comment Policy

I love comments and appreciate the time you spend to share ideas and provide feedback. Comments are welcome and encouraged – supportive, critical or otherwise. 

Comments should be as useful as possible to all readers. Therefore, I do not censor or delete comments unless they contain any of the following:

  • Off-topic or non-relevant statements or links
  • Vulgarity, profanity, personal attacks, harassment or abusive content
  • Spam or otherwise solely promotional content
  • Any form of copyright violation
  • Comments in any other language than English
  • Personal details like mail addresses, phone numbers or email addresses

Since I personally review every comment before it gets published, your comment will not be visible immediately. But if you don’t see your comment within approximately 24 hours, feel free to contact me. I reserve the right to edit or delete comments at any time without notice.

Please follow the comment policy rules, and help me to keep this blog a safe and constructive place for discussions.

3.Privacy Policy

A general rule when building this site was to minimize the data it collects and make it as privacy-friendly as possible. You can see the result for under Blacklight, a real-time website privacy inspector.


This site uses cookies to improve your experience. This policy describes what information they gather, how it is used and why it is sometimes required to store these cookies.

For more information about the GDPR and the use of cookies, see the page about cookies. For more general information on cookies in general see this Wikipedia article.

This site uses cookies for the reasons detailed below. You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies may affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore I recommend that you do not disable cookies.


This site uses WordPress as the Content Management System (CMS). On this site, WordPress only uses cookies if you leave a comment on this blog and at the same time opt-in to save your your name, email and website in this browser for the next time you comment. You can find more information about the commenters cookies set by WordPress in the WordPress codex.

3b.Personally-Identifying Information

When you leave a comment on this site, your name, your email address, your comment and your IP address are recorded.

If you choose to get notified when your comment gets approved, an entry containing a reference to your comment is saved to the WordPress database. Immediately after the notification was sent, the database entry is deleted.

I have no plans to use your information for the generation of email distribution lists, nor will I share, rent or sell your information to others. For any questions regarding the usage of personally-identifiable information on this site, please contact me.

3c.Social Sharing Buttons

This site displays social sharing buttons below every post, to allow convenient sharing of the content. In contrast to many other sites, the social sharing buttons used on this site do not track the visitor. The buttons are implemented as pure HTML links and do not use any JavaScript. For any questions regarding the social sharing buttons on this site, please contact me.

3d.Visitor Data Analysis

This site uses Matomo, which is an open source web analytics platform. This platform is used to measure, collect, analyze and report visitor data for purposes of understanding and optimizing the website. This Matomo instance is hosted in Germany and is configured to not track any personally identifiable information at all. Specifically, this means:

  • Tracking on this site does not make use of use cookies
  • The last 2 bytes of visitor IP addresses are anonymized.

Matomo processes the following data:

  • IP address (anonymized)
  • Date and time of the visit
  • Title and URL of the page being viewed
  • URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page
  • Screen resolution
  • Pages generation time
  • Country
  • User Agent of the browser
  • Form and button interactions

Data recorded by Matomo is not sent to or shared with third parties.

I feel honored when people like my pictures. For me as someone who does not earn his money with photography this is a huge compliment and a reward for the time I invest. I trust you as a visitor to this site to not abuse the content presented here – meaning you understand that any form of use or redistribution of my work without my prior agreement represents a violation of my copyright.

If you are interested in obtaining the usage rights for one or more of my pictures, please contact me.

Thank you for respecting my rights and playing fair. 

These site policies are valid from August 1, 2016. The last update was on June 16, 2021. I reserve the right to modify or change the above policies without prior notice.