This is the weblog of Wolfgang Lonien. Welcome.

I’m responsible for all content here, but not for any other content to which links from here could lead you.

I’m also the server and domain admin for the lonien.de domain, but again, I’m not responsible for content provided by any others (like family members or anyone else who would get a web or mail presence here on lonien.de). Their content is theirs; my content is mine, simple as that.

A word about the GDPR:

We don’t collect, share, or sell anything you might type in here. We do however use cookies, because this is the way our (and millions of other) WordPress blog software works. We also use content from other sites, like Flickr, Wikiloops, or Google (fonts only), to name a few, so to prevent them “tracking” you (which we don’t and never will), we recommend that you secure your browsers accordingly.

If you left any private information like your name here in comments, and want that information to be removed, drop us an email, and we will respond to that, and act according to the GDPR.

Not really sure yet about encryption. Nothing here is considered as important enough as to hide, or scramble it, and the additional overhead for encryption, like power consumption alone, could easily run small countries. So I’m not sure if that’s worth it. But we might go and add encryption and certificates, so that you can use https instead of the normal http protocol.

Like I wrote above, opinions are mine – sue me for them.

Ok, enough of that boring “legal” stuff.

Beside my family, I have some other hobbies, like photography, music, my motorcycle, or things like free and open source software. So I might blog about these topics, and/or add own pages and/or blogs for any of these. Time will tell.

Questions? Send me an email to myfirstname at mylastname dot mycountrycode (hint: look at the url of this web page for help). I will also send you my address in case you need that.

Thanks for visiting.

According to WordPress:

Who we are

Our website address is: http://wolfgang.lonien.de.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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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.
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Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

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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

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3 Replies to “About”

  1. Hallo Wolfgang ,leider bist du nicht mehr in Facebook, hoffe es geht dir gut ? Bin gerade dabei mich neu zu sortieren und wollte fragen ob du die Fotos auf deiner Homepage in flickr evtl , löschen kannst ? War bei einen Bewerbungsgespräch und die haben ein wenig gegooglte und die Fotos gesehen.. Obwohl das ganz normale Fotos sind fanden sie es nicht so toll …da ich mich beruflich verändern möchte wollte ich nicht das ein paar Fotos mir im weg stehen , wenn du sie dennoch drinne lassen möchtest ist das auch kein Problem :). Ganz liebe Grüße sara

  2. Hallo Wolfgang

    TX you so much 4 support Springtime ! 🙂
    I remember U very well.


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