Privacy Policy

I guess this is the most boring but also the most important part of this website. Your privacy is important to us and so we treat it.

Who we are

Our website address is:

It is owned by the following company:

OPF Holdings, LLC
30 N. Gould Street
Suite #4000
Sheridan WY, 82801,
United States



Images are either our own (with full copyrights) or taken from royalty free stock photo websites, such as,, and When photos from Flickr or other sources are used, you will find the according to information either below the photo or at the very bottom of the blog post.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Let’s dive right in. The hottest topic: What data do we actually collect.

Contact forms

When you submit a message via a contact form or send us an email, your data/email will only be stored until your request is answered. Once answered/finished, the whole contact goes into the trash bin.


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. IP-addresses and email addresses will not be made public. Name and comment (message) will be shown on the website publicly.

We do not use Gravatar to preserve your privacy.


Except for one cookie (which is for the cookie consent plugin), no cookies are loaded automatically when you visit our website. You have to either accept or customize the cookies. For more details about which cookies we are using, scroll down to “Third-Party Cookies”.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in the 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.

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.

However, this embedded is not loaded automatically and has to be clicked with consent in order to be seen.

Third-Party Cookies

When you enter our website, you can accept or reject Third-Party cookies. This is all up to you. We want to advise you that certain cookies are useful for us to either optimize your experience or track performances. So, bottom line, we’ll help us giving you the content you want to read or see by accepting our cookies.

As we are using Google Analytics to analyze the performance of the website, it will save 3 cookies. We have anonymized your IP address, but with these cookies, we can detect languages, reader flows, most popular post, etc. Cookies are saved between 1min and 24 hours. Here is their privacy policy.

As an Amazon Associate, this website also places cookies when product links are clicked. Amazon cookies are saved for 6 months. They are tracked for the Partner Program in order to see if link clicks convert into purchases. No personal data is visible to us.

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 readers that contact us via the contact form, we store the personal information you provide as long as necessary. This means as soon as we have solved your issue or answered your question, we will delete your information. All readers can request the deletion of personal information at any time.

How do we protect your information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.

We use regular Malware Scanning. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

Where we send your data

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

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act – COPPA

Our content is not directed to children under 13 years old.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.