About this blog

I have worked as a journalist and blogger since 1994 in Germany and on overseas assignments, mostly in war zones. Having seen the dark side of the earth, I have decided that music is a much more enjoyable subject to cover. I operate a second blog linking books and music I like.

All information on this blog is carefully researched, all opinions and all factual errors are my own. So are the copyrights on all texts and pictures unless otherwise mentioned. None of the texts on dechareli.lu may be reproduced in their entirety without my explicit authorization. You are however encouraged to share links to my posts via social networks, messaging apps or email.

This blog is not being sponsored, subsidized, paid for or financially assisted by any record label or artist management company.

About liability issues

All links are provided in good faith. I decline all liability for links to pirated recordings or content that might be considered offending or unsuited for minors. I provide links to Spotify, Amazon or iTunes not because I support streaming, but to provide readers with a legal possibility to listen to music samples.

About privacy

According to Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the European Union’s General Regulation on Personal Data, entering into force on May 25, 2018,  I must have a privacy policy. You can read any content on this site in total anonymity. However this website collects personal data from its users for the following purposes and using the following services:

Analytics: WordPress Stats is setting cookies and processing usage data. Though I do not see your IP address, WordPress Stats relates your IP address to your country and shows me how many visitors visit the site form the different countries. This is an inherent WordPress function and the data cannot be erased. I will see them for as long as dechareli.lu is active. You can circumvent it by using a virtual private network (VPN). You will share your IP address with the VPN provider.

Commenting: The WordPress comment function requires an email address and a user name. You can make one up if you like, and the email address does not have to be valid. The indication of your website URL is optional. You will have to explicitly consent to the processing of your personal data before sending the comment into the moderation queue by checking a box. Your comments will be deleted at your request provided you can identify yourself as the originator of a specific comment.

Liking: The tracker Gravatar that you may use to express your satisfaction with a post requires you to sign in with your Gravatar account. It processes your username or your email address. I see your user name and it will be represented by an avatar on dechareli.lu below the text you chose to like. I cannot undo a “like”. Only you can.

Sharing via Twitter: The Twitter button is a tracker; it requires you to sign in with your Twitter account and processes your username or your email address.

Subscription: By subscribing to this blog you consent to receive emails at an email address of your choice whenever a new post is published. You can unsubscribe at any time, and I will delete all emails originating from or having been sent to the email address you provided.

I do not have access to the passwords you use to sign in to Gravatar or Twitter. By using a browser like Firefox and the add-on “Ghostery” you will be able to visualize trackers on this website and on others. You will also be able to block them. The personal data you decide to share with me by using this site will not be knowingly sold or shared by me with any third party.

About contacting me

Should you like to contact me directly, please send me an email to the address below (in bold letters). Confusing stupid algorithms preying on email addresses is one of my indulgences!
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Another option is to contact me through the messaging app Threema. Threema is Swiss made and uses state of the art end-to-end encryption and – unlike Whatsapp – without passing through US servers. If you care about privacy, this is the tool to use. My Threema-ID is: S2NMB3F4.

One last warning: Occasionally I will make fun of myself in what I write. I trust your intelligence to find out when to laugh. Other than those parts, this blog is a dead serious issue.

2 thoughts on “About this blog”

  1. Sehr geehrter Herr Thibo,

    Sie haben kürzlich für unseren “Fanny Mendelssohn Förderverein” gespendet. Wir würden uns gerne bei Ihnen bedanken und möchten Sie bitten, mit uns in Kontakt zu treten.

    Herzlichen Dank & Herzliche Grüße
    Imke Höltmann

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