We anonymize the IP address which is collected when a data subject or automated system calls up our web site as early as possible. By this measure, the IP address is already anonymized before it is further processed by the system of our web site under our control and therefore only the anonymized IP address is stored.
This applies similarly for our hosting providers.
Nevertheless, for some necessary purposes, e.g. to prevent cyber attacks, the misuse of our services etc., and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate those attacks or committed offenses etc., we and our hosting providers may cease the anonymization of the IP address at any time individually or in general, temporarily or permanently.
Moreover, we and our hosting providers may implement and enable at any time all technical and organizational measures necessary to detect and repel any individual or entity, automatically or manually, in case we believe that the individual or entity is involved in attacking our web site, misusing our services etc.
Unfortunately, the (automated) attempt to detect and repel attacks and misuses may, in rare cases, accidentally block other users which are not involved in attacks and misuses as well. If this happens to you, please do not hesitate to contact us - preferably send an email to:
We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our web site. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for us. The use of our Internet pages (under the domains SWDES.NET, SWDES.ORG und SWDES.DE) is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to our web site. By means of this data protection declaration, we would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection