Who I am

The address of my website is: https://thomasleibundgut.com.

What personal information I collect and why I collect it

In principle, this website does not store any personal data. Exceptions to this are data generated when using the contact form, as well as data collected by analytics services.

The collection of this data is necessary in order to use the contact form, as well as to make the site more relevant.

This data can be minimized by enabling incognito mode (Firefox: Private Mode; Chrome / Safari: Private Browsing), and using plugins such as uBlock Origin, Ghostery or Privacy Badger. For more information, see here.

Contact forms

I collect information about visitors who use the contact form. This includes the IP address of the person filling out the form, the user agent, the referrer, and the website URL, as well as any information provided directly by the person filling out the contact form, such as name, email address, and the message itself.


Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help me make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do I use cookies?

Like most online services, my website uses first-party and third-party cookies for various purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function properly, and they do not collect personally identifiable information.

The third-party cookies used on my website are primarily used to understand how the website works and how you interact with my website, to keep my services secure, and to provide you with a better and improved user experience overall and to speed up your future interactions with my website.

What types of cookies do I use?

This website doesn’t currently use cookies, apart from those that store your cookie preferences (which admittedly is a bit silly, but simplifies a possible future expansion). The following types of cookies could be set on this website:

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of my site. They allow me to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. These data help me understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on my website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help me store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

The below list details the cookies used in my website.

cookielawinfo-checkbox-analyticsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-functionalThe cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-othersThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performanceThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".
viewed_cookie_policyThe cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.

How do I control the cookie preferences of this website?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Manage your consent” link above. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block and delete the cookies. To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Embedded content from other websites

in general, I try not to embed content from other websites directly. However, this may be necessary in some instances, particularly in the case of multimedia content. 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.


This site does not currently use analytics services. However, many others use Google Analytics (conditions). Opting out for all pages that use this service is possible using the Google Analytics OptOut Plugin.

How long I retain your data

If you use the contact form, the message including metadata is generally stored indefinitely.

Where I send your data

The contents of the contact form (including metadata) could be examined by an automated service for spam detection.

What rights you have over your data

If you have used the contact form, 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.

Contact information

To contact me, use the contact form or send an email to: leibundgut@pm.me. I particularly appreciate any comments about errors or incompleteness, including these guidelines, too.