Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


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

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.


Who we share your data with

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 users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Privacy Statement


The Website is operated and owned by Voice Republic Media AG. This privacy statement („Privacy Statement“) forms an integral part of our Terms of Use [link] and all capitalized letters have the meaning as defined therein or in this Privacy Statement.

Your Privacy Rights

We are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy and any personal data that we collect concerning you. This Privacy Statement provides the basis on which we collect Personal Data from you and how we use it. We will Process the Personal Data in accordance with applicable law and regulations. We will require any service provider that Processes Personal Data on our behalf to adhere to such equivalent requirements.

Information collected

You consent that we may collect, use, transfer, store or otherwise process (collectively, „Process“) information that can be linked to you as a specific individual („Personal Data“).We may collect and process the following Personal Data about you:

  • information that you provide to us when signing up for an account (including but not limited to your name, Twitter or Facebook or Google+ username, date of birth, email address)
  • details about your use of the Website (including but not limited to the date and time of your requests and referral URL)
  • information about your computer or mobile device (including but not limited to, your IP address, operating system and browser type and browser language)
  • cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your account

Information Use

We may Process your Personal Data to:

  • administer the Website;
  • personalize the Website for you;
  • enable your access to and use of the Website
  • communicate with you
  • collect payments from you
  • inform you about our services

Where We disclose your Personal Data to our agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that Personal Data in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, We may disclose your Personal Data to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Data Security

We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your Personal Data. We will store all the personal data you provide on our secure servers.

Cross-border data transfers

You agree that Personal Data may be transferred between and Processed in various countries in which We operate. You acknowledge that Personal Data which you submit for publication on the Website (including User Content provided by you) is published on the internet and thus may be available around the world.

Updating this Privacy Statement

We may modify this Privacy Statement at any time, for example to address changes in law or the functionality of the Website. The modified Privacy Statement will be effective immediately when posted on the Website. We thus encourage you to review this Privacy Statement regularly.

Links to Other websites

The Website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third parties and their websites.


Cookies are small files containing information that is transferred to your computer’s or mobile device’s hard drive. Cookies are used to provide features to you and help us improve our Website and our service to you.

We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information provided by users.

We also use persistent cookies which stay on your computer, laptop or mobile device after you have gone offline. You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the respective settings on your browser. To do this, please consult the the ‘Help’ function on your browser. However, if you choose to refuse cookies, you may be unable to use certain functions of the Website.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or the Processing of your Personal Data by us, please contact us by email or post mail at Voice Republic Media AG, Langstrasse 10, 8004 Zürich, Switzerland.