This privacy and data protection policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others, and how we keep it secure.

We are Chris Marquardt and we are responsible for GDPR on this site. Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent to us by email at [email protected].

We collect information from you when you use our websites, for example, when you contact us about workshops or other services, make a donation, participate in an event, or register to receive one of our newsletters. The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding which pages you accessed and when. If you purchase anything from us online, your card information is not held by us. It is collected by a third-party payment processor (typically PayPal), who specialize in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions.

We may use your information to:

Process orders that you have submitted
Carry out obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us
Provide you with updates if you signed up for them (newsletter)
Analyze our services to improve them
Provide download and subscriber numbers to our sponsors
Your information will not be disclosed to third parties other than for the reasons outlined in this policy.

If you access our websites, our servers may exchange cookies with your web browser. Information will also be saved in our web server log files. These include the type of your web browser or the operating system. Your identity cannot be inferred from this information. Collecting this information is technically necessary to serve the requested content to you. This happens automatically.

We process your data due to the legitimate interest in providing you with good service. Anonymized data about your visits to our servers may be analyzed to allow us to optimize our internet presence and the technology behind it.

If you write a comment on our website, we will collect the data displayed in the comment form. We also collect the IP address of the visitor and the User-Agent string, which identifies the web browser, to support spam detection.

Your email address may be converted into an anonymized string (a "hash") and be transferred to the Gravatar service to check if you use the service. You can find their privacy policy at After your comment has protested, your Gravatar avatar may be displayed next to your comment.

If you write a comment on one of our websites, we may save your name, email address, and website in a cookie in your web browser. This is a convenience function so you don't have to provide the same data again when