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Legal Notice

Patricia Penn a.k.a Angelika Niere
c/o Ylva Verlag e.Kfr.
Am Kirschgarten 2
65830 Kriftel

Telephone: +49-157-78743101


Who Made That Shiny Image? 

All drawings of Patricia:

Who first said the thing on the header image?

“The significant owl hoots in the night.” (fantasy) – Terry Pratchett
“I dreamed you bewitched me into bed…” (romance) – Sylvia Plath

Privacy Policy

This website is hosted and maintained in Germany, which means it abides by German law. The European data protection act (DSGVO) requires all German website owners to offer full disclosure on what happens to any data stored or processed on the website that could be used to identify an individual user. Here we go:

The Party Responsible For This Website: 

Patricia Penn a.k.a Angelika Niere
c/o Ylva Verlag e.Kfr.
Am Kirschgarten 2
65830 Kriftel

Telephone: +49-157-78743101


Revoking Your Consent To The Processing Of Your Data

As far as data processing operations that require your express consent are concerned, you may revoke this consent at any time with future effect. It’s sufficient to send an email with this request. If you feel that there has been a breach of data protection legislation, you may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. In this case, that would be the data protection officer of the state of Hesse, Germany. Go here to find the contact information:

You also have the right to request information on all data pertaining your person that has been processed, and to have it sent to you or to a third party, within the limits of technical feasibility.

Data Collection On This Website

Web Analytics

This website runs the tool Matomo to analyze the behaviors of website visitors. When a visitor opens any one page, the following data is saved:

  • The user’s IP address, shortened to keep the person’s identity anonymous
  •  The page that was opened
  • The referrer website (the website the visitor came from)
  • The links that are clicked on the page
  • The amount of time spent on the website
  • The amount of times the website was visited
  • Downloads
  • Use of website features

Matomo is run exclusively on the website server (which itself is run by Strato). This is the only place where data that pertains to the identity of a visitor would be stored. The data does not get handed over to a third party.

Looking at this user data enables the analysis of the behaviors of website visitors. It is used to optimize the performance and usability of the website. Therefore website owners are allowed to do so by Art. 6 §1 lit. f. DSGVO. Once not needed anymore, the data is deleted. Matomo deletes log files after 180 days.

Cookies are saved on the computer of the visitor and then delivered to this website. So as a visitor, you have full control over what happens with your cookies. The preference settings of your Internet browser enable you to deactivate or limit cookie transfers and to delete cookies already stored. You can automatize this process. However, it’s possible that deactivating cookies for this website will deactivate features of the website as well. If you don’t want cookies to be stored, you can use the below opt-out feature to veto the storage of your data. This will place another cookie on your computer which will tell our system not place cookies of its own. So if you delete that new nope cookie, you have to opt out all over again.

More information on Matomo privacy features can be found here:

Leaving Comments On The Blog 

If you leave a post or comment on this website, your IP address will be saved for reasons of security and in accordance with Art. 6 §1 lit. f. DSGVO. If you break the law in your comment, I as the website owner as well as WordPress itself may have to take responsibility, so being able to track the person’s identity is crucial for us.

Using The Contact Form

All data you enter into the contact form and that gets delivered by email after you hit send are deleted once the conversation in question is finished, and once laws pertaining to archival storage allow doing so. A conversation is considered finished when it’s clear that the discussed issue has been resolved or answered. This data is not handed onto a third party, and it’s not used for anything else.

Newsletter sign-up

This website features an opt-in for a newsletter. Sign-up is implemented as a so-called double-opt-in: After filling out the sign-up form and clicking send, you are sent an email with an activation link. That prevents others from signing up your email address to newsletters without your consent. Your sign-up data, the date of your sign-up, your IP address as well as later changes you may make to your settings are saved so that I can prove that the law was abode during the process. (That means I am permitted to do that according to Art. 6. §1 lit. f. DSGVO) You can opt out of using the newsletter – that is, retract your permission to be sent emails – at any time. A link allowing you to do that can be found in the footer of every newsletter. In order to prove that you have given permission to send the mailings you received, we continue saving the opt-in data and email address even after you opt out for a duration for a maximum of three years. If you confirm in writing that you did once give this permission, you can request the deletion of your data at any point. 

The only data you have to share is your email address. However, you also have an option of sharing the name you want to be used for addressing you in the newsletter. The permission to send the newsletter and to analyse its success rate is given according to Art. 6 $1 lit. a, Art. 7 DSGVO alongside § 7 Abs. 2 Nr. 3 UWG or in case that a permission isn’t required according to Art. 6 Abs. 1 lt. f. DSGVO alongside § 7 Abs. 3 UWG. 

The email marketing tool used to send the newsletters is MailChimp by the US American enterprise Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. You can read up on their privacy features here:  The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified by the Privacy Shield Agreement which means it guarantees to abide by European data protection requirements. 

MailChimp uses anonymous user data to optimize its own services. However they will not contact the users themselves, nor will they share the data with third parties. It places a so-called web beacon in the newsletters, which is a micro file activated when you open the email; it will then save technical information such as the browser and the system used, as well the IP address (in order to learn the user’s location) and the date all this took place. Additionally they analyze which links are clicked within the newsletter, so that the readers’ behavior can be analyzed, and the content and layouts can be optimized. Unfortunately you can only withdraw your permission for the collection of this data by opting out of the newsletter altogether. 

Your Right To File A Complaint With A Supervising Authority

You have a right to file a complaint with a supervising authority, especially within the EU nation you live in, the company you work for or the location where the suspected breach of data protection requirements took place, if you believe that the processing of your personal data breaches European data protection law. Doing so does not impact your right to take any other legal measures of your choosing. 

The supervisory authority in question will inform the complaining party of the status and the results of the complaint including any rights of appeal according to Art. 78 DSGVO.