Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer. We employ the use of only technically needed cookies and one cookie to log anonymized website usage statistics (Matomo). By using our website you consent to the use of cookies. Most of the modern day interactive websites use cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site. When registering on our site, as appropriate, you are asked to enter your name and e-mail. Further we log your logins and geolocation for statistical purposes using anonymized IP addresses / user accounts. For AWI members, we provide a login via AWI authentication servers, which has the advantage that we do not save any password hashes in these cases. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Additionally we use the web analytics software Matomo to monitor page usage. Following information are collected by Matomo:
  • IP address, anonymised through abbreviation
  • One cookie is placed (_pk_id...)
  • Previously visited URL (referrer), if sent from the browser
  • Name and version of the operating system
  • Name, version and language setting of the browser
  • Visited URLs on this website
  • Times of page visits
  • Type of HTML enquiries
  • Screen resolution and colour depth
  • Technologies and formats supported by the browser (e.g. cookies, Java, Flash, PDF, WindowsMedia, QuickTime, Realplayer, Director, SilverLight, Google Gears)


The Forum can only be used by registered and logged in users. Any texts, users post into the forum are stored securely at our servers. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer that data to outside parties. For statistical purposes we might analyze the forum entries by anonymizing the data. In the case you want your account and forum contributions to be deleted, please get in contact with us.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
  • Analyze how users use our site.
  • To personalize your experience, e.g. in the forum.
  • The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our website privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. This policy was last modified on 2022-02-07.