Last updated: 2023-03-27

This website is brought to you by:

Reine Kurth, illustrator (freiberufliche Illustratorin)
Nößlerstr. 1
28359 Bremen

I am personally quite sensitive to the availibility and use of my personal data, and the preservation of my personal rights and privacy. So I do my best to preserve the privacy of the visitors of my website – you ;) For example I am pretty happy to have switched (in December 2019) to a theme that does not embed Google fonts :)

Log data / IP addresses

I host the site myself on a virtual private server at netcup*, using nginx as HTTP server.

The HTTP server does not log any traffic information.


This website, with the exception of the shop (see dedicated section below), does not use any visitors’ cookies.

As the site is based on WordPress, administration / login cookies are used, but only for myself :)


In addition to the WordPress core, I use the following plugins. To my knowledge they do not retrieve or transmit any website visitors’ data.

I use additional plugins to support the shop: See dedicated section below.


The shop is supported by the following WordPress plugins:


WooCommerce uses cookies to manage the visitor/customer’s shopping basket (cart):

  • wp_woocommerce_session_ contains a unique code for each customer so that WooCommerce knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. It is kept for 2 days.
  • 4 further cookies are used to manage the cart, and are kept for the duration of the session.

No personal information is stored within these cookies.

Reference: WooCommerce documentation (“Store front end”; the “Store dashboard” cookies are only set for the shop administrator, i.e. me :)).

The payment gateway plugins do not set any cookies.

Reference: Statement from the developer in response to a support request: PayPal plugin, Stripe plugin.

Personal data stored in the WordPress database

In the course of checkout the following data must be provided by the customer, and is stored in order to be able to process the order:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Billing address
  • Shipping address
  • Phone number, if required by the payment processor.

No further personal data is stored.

How long personal data is retained

In case personal data was provided by the customer but the order was not placed (“pending” order), it will be deleted (together with the whole order data) after 2 days.

In case personal data was provided by the customer and the order was placed, it will be kept at least as long as necessary for legal (such as potential disputes) and administrative (such as tax) purposes.

Whom personal data is shared with

When placing an order, personal data may be shared with the payment gateway (Paypal resp. Stripe) as required by them to process the payment. The provided data is then subject to their own privacy policy (linked above).

When paying by direct bank transfer (i.e. you personally transfer the funds to my bank account, e.g. using a banking app or going to the bank), I do not share any of your personal data with a third party.

Your rights over your personal data

You can request to receive a list of the personal data stored about you through this website. You can also request that I remove (erase) any personal data stored about you; this does not include any data that I am obliged to keep for legal or administrative purposes.

To this purpose, please write an email to, indicating the name and email address you provided for the purchase(s) (which will allow me to identify the relevant data), and whether you would like a list of the personal data stored about you or/and its removal.

I may get back to you if something in your request is not clear to me. In that case I will wait for your feedback before proceeding.

Note on “one-click” convenience functionality

I am personally opposed to “one-click” purchase or checkout, as it gives the customer less control on and less awareness of what they are puchasing and the data they are providing. Therefore such options are not provided on this site. Most web browsers will offer options to automatically fill forms, if you are so inclined.

Third-party content incl. ads

This site does not serve any third-party content, especially (but not limited to):

  • No analytics
  • No social media buttons
  • No ads (such as Google Adsense)
  • No images, video, fonts (nor similar content) from third-party websites (Instagram, YouTube, Google etc.).