Privacy Policy

What I want to track, embed and prefer to keep to myself.

When using this website (for example, when filling out the contact form), personal data is collected, such as name, email address or even from which page you came to my site. It is increasingly recognised that this personal data requires additional protection in order to protect the person behind it from misuse and to preserve his or her sovereignty over his or her own personal rights. The European Union has addressed this concern in detail in its General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (here and hereafter DSGVO). Shiraz Kuwailid is the data controller for the purposes of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Like all other companies and organisations, Shiraz Kuwailid is obliged to comply with the legal requirements of the data protection regulations. Not only out of legal compulsion, but also out of respect for my visitors, I strive to comply with these obligations.

Rights of the data subject

You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided:

  • Information about your data stored by me and its processing,
  • correction of incorrect personal data,
  • deletion of your data stored by me,
  • restriction of data processing if I’m not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
  • objection to the processing of your data by me, and
  • data portability, provided you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with me.

If you have given me consent, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future.

You can lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time. Your competent supervisory authority depends on the federal state of your residence, your work or the alleged violation.

Purposes of data processing by the controller and third parties

I process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. I do not transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those stated. I will only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

  • You have given your express consent to this,
  • the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you,
  • processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation,

the processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data.

Deletion or blocking of data

I adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. I therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as stipulated by the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose has ceased to exist or these periods have expired, the corresponding data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Collection of general information when visiting my website

When you access my website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider and similar data. This is exclusively information that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you as a person.

This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is compulsory when using the Internet. In particular, it is processed for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection setup of the website,
  • Ensuring the smooth use of my website,
  • evaluating system security and stability, and
  • for other administrative purposes.
  • The processing of your personal data is based on my legitimate interest from the aforementioned data collection purposes. I do not use your data to draw conclusions about you as a person. Recipients of the data are only the responsible body and, if applicable, order processors.

Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by me in order to optimise my website and the technology behind it.


Like many other websites, I also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your web browser. This automatically provides me with certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet.

Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a computer. The information contained in cookies allows me to facilitate your navigation and enable the correct display of my web pages.

Under no circumstances will the data I collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

Of course, you can also view my website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings. Please use the help functions of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that some individual functions of my website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, I use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Comment function

When users leave comments on my website, in addition to this information, the time of their creation and the user name previously selected by the website visitor are also stored. This serves my security, as I can be prosecuted for unlawful content on my website, even if it was created by users.


On the basis of your expressly given consent, I will send you my newsletter or comparable information regularly by e-mail to your specified e-mail address.

To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your e-mail address. When you register to receive my newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be informed by e-mail of circumstances relevant to the service or registration (for example, changes to the newsletter service or technical circumstances).

For an effective registration, I require a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that a registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, I use the “double-opt-in” procedure. For this purpose, I log the order for the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the response requested herewith. No further data is collected. The data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter and is not passed on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for newsletter dispatch at any time. You will find a link to this effect in every newsletter. You can also unsubscribe directly on this website at any time or inform me of your wish to do so using the contact option provided at the end of this privacy policy.

Contact form

If you contact me by e-mail or contact form regarding questions of any kind, you give me your voluntary consent for the purpose of contacting you. In order to do so, you must provide a valid e-mail address. This is used for the assignment of the enquiry and the subsequent response to it. The provision of further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and for possible follow-up questions. Personal data will be automatically deleted after your enquiry has been dealt with.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (hereinafter: Google). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these web pages, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

The purpose of the data processing is to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on website activities. Further related services are then to be provided based on the use of the website and the internet. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.

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. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: Browser Add On to deactivate Google Analytics.

Changes to my privacy policy

I reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to my services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection statement will then apply to your next visit.

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have any questions or requests regarding the handling of your data, I will be happy to provide you with information directly. The person responsible for data processing on this website within the meaning of the GDPR and other data protection laws and regulations is Shiraz Kuwailid. The easiest way to reach me regarding your data is by e-mail at: shiraz [at] shirazkuwailid [.] com.