Who we are

Our website address is: http://leanbynature.org.

General Information

The general use of this website is possible without entering personal data. If the possibility for entering personal or business data (e-mail adress, name, adress) is offered, this disclosure of the user is happening explicitly on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed down to third parties with no explicit consent.

The use of all offered free content and services is – as long as it is technically possible and reasonable – allowed without the disclosure of such data or with entering anonymized data or pseudonyms.

We inform you, that transfer of data over the internet (e.g. with communicatin via e-mail) can contain security issues. Complete security through prevention of access by third parties cannot be guaranteed.

The use of contact data that was published through the Impressum (name, e-mail adress, phone number, postal adress) for not explicitly requested advertising and info material is explicitly not allowed. The operators of this site reserve the right to take legal action in case of unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example spam e-mails.

liability for content

The content of this website was created with care and diligence. However we cannot guarantee the correctness, completeness and up-to-dateness of the content. This does not apply to the obligation to remove or block the use of information according to general laws. Liability for this case can however only be accepted from the time this knowledge is conveyed. As soon as such an infringement is being known, the content in question will be removed immediately.

liability for links

Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, that we do not have influence over. We therefore cannot be held liable for the content of those pages. This liability lies completely with the provider of this website. The link to this site was checked at the time of publication and not illegal content could be detected. A permanent control of the content of all linked pages is not reasonable. In case an infringement is publicized, those links will be removed.


The content and work that was created by the site operator are subject to austrian copyright. For any duplication, processing, distribution, and any type of use outside of the limits of copyright, written consent is needed from the authors or creators. Downloads and copies of the website are only allowed for private use, not cot commercial use. In case the content of the site was not created by the provider, the copyright of the third party is respected. Content of third parties is labeled as such. In case you detect any copyright infringement, please send corresponding information. As soon as we receive knowledge of an infringement, this content will be removed immediately.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.

Contact forms

All data you enter in contact forms (aside from Newsletter subscription) will be saved for the time of the correspondence, up until 6 months after the last contact. It will be only used for the content of this interaction.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


This website uses Matomo (previously Piwik) – a self-operated web analysing service. Matomo uses cookies, that are saved on the computer and are used for analyzing the use of the website. The information that is created in the cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP adress) will be transfered and saved at the provider all-inkl in Germany. The software Matomo uses this information to evaluate the use of the website, to create reports about the website-activities  for the website provider to offer additional services for the use of the website. This information remains on the server and will not be transfered to third parties. You can prevent te saving of the cookies through corresponding settings in the browser software. We do however point out, that some of the features of this website might not be able to be used properly. Through the use of this website you accept that we are allowed to process this data through the software Matomo in the way previously stated and for the previously stated purpose.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Use of Facebook Plugins

Our website contains plugins from the social network facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognize the facebook plugins by the facebook-logo or the “like” button on our site. You can find an overview of all facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you visit our website, a direct connection between your browser and the facebook server is created. Facebook therefore receives information, that you visited our site with your IP adress. If you click on the “like” button while you are logged into your facebook account, you can link the content of our site with your facebook profile. With that, facebook can link the visit of our site with your user account. We point out that we do not have any knowledge of what data is transfered to facebook or how it is used on their site. More information can be found in facebook’s privacy policy.

In case you do not want that facebook to link your visit of our site with your facebook user account, you need to logout of your facebook account before you visit our site.


You have the possibility to subscribe to our newsletter through this website. For this, we need your e-mail adress and your statement that you accept the subscription.

As soon as you subscribe to the newsletter, you will receive an confirmation e-mail with a link to confirm your subscription.

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the link in the e-mail or sending an e-mail with the subject “unsubscribe” to . We will delete your data in connection with the newsletter-subscription right away.

Who we share your data with

Data is stored on the previously mentioned locations (the service provider all-inkl) as well as local storage, computers and phones used by the website provider. It will not be shared with any other third party if not explicitly allowed by the data provider.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We make sure that we distance ourselves from services hosted in the USA as much as possible. This website is hosted in Germany, with all services available on the website also being hosted on that same system, including the e-mails.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

There is no automated decision making and/or profiling happening with your user data.

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