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Disclaimer, Privacy Policy & Cookie Policy


This website is owned and run by Theresa Schlage, whose contact details are listed below.

Theresa Schlage
E-Mail: [email protected]

Theresa is currently based in Asia but as she is living a location independent lifestyle she does not have a permanent address.

1. Content

The contents of these pages have been created with the utmost care. However, the contents’ accuracy, completeness or topicality cannot be guaranteed. The author reserves the right not to be responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information which is incomplete or incorrect will therefore be rejected. In this context, please note that I am accordingly not obliged to monitor merely the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity.
All offers are not-binding and without obligation. Parts of the pages or the complete publication including all offers and information might be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by the author without separate announcement.

2. Referrals and links

The author is not responsible for any contents linked or referred to from his pages – unless she has full knowledge of illegal contents and would be able to prevent the visitors of his site from viewing those pages.  No violations were evident to the author at the time of linking. If any damage occurs by the use of information presented there, only the author of the respective pages might be liable, not the one who has linked to these pages. Furthermore the author is not liable for any postings or messages published by users of discussion boards, guestbooks or mailing lists provided on his page.

3. Copyright

The author intended not to use any copyrighted material for the publication or, if not possible, to indicate the copyright of the respective object.
All web pages and their contents are subject to international copyright law. Unless expressly permitted, every form of utilising, reproducing or processing works subject to copyright protection require the prior consent of the respective owner of the rights. Individual reproductions of a work are allowed only for private use, so must not serve either directly or indirectly for earnings. Unauthorised utilisation of copyrighted works is punishable.

4. Privacy policy

GDPR compliance

– I promise that I take data safety seriously and I use your private data only to offer a personalized experience.
I use Mailchimp for my newsletter, which you can opt out of anytime.
– If you subscribed to my newsletter, you will receive my newsletters. You can always unsubscribe by following the link in the email or by emailing me at [email protected]
– If you gave me your first and last name, it will only be used to personalize the newsletters
I use Google Analytics for analyzing website data, which you can opt out of anytime. You can opt-out from Analytics tracking by clicking on this link:

Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics

– I have never sold, I am not selling, and will not be selling any of your personal data provided to me
– All of my affiliates are GDPR compliant
You have the right to:
– be informed regarding how your data is collected and used
– have access to the data about you
– ask me to change your data
– ask me to delete your data
– ask me to stop sending you newsletters

“The Way to Coffee” abides by GDPR regulations, so if you wish to have your information (e.g. comments removed) and you’re an EU resident, please get in touch with me at [email protected]. I am happy to amend/remove your information/comments/email from the mailing list if you contact me. I do not retain secondary copies of commenters/reader contact information without permission. Similarly, I do not resell or share your contact information with third parties. Similarly, once you opt out of the mailing list, your data will be permanently removed.

What information is collected:

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: I may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Automatically-Collected Information: I automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access my Website. For example, when you use the Website, I will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed my website. I may also collect information about actions you take when using the website, such as links clicked. Your information has been anonymized and is viewed only aggregatetly.

How your information may be used:

To operate and maintain the Website;
To send you newsletters. Each email promotion will provide an easy opt-out button;
To respond to your comments or inquiries;
To track and measure statistics/advertising on the website;
To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

I may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize me to share your information. Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

This website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. We have anonymized your Google Analytics data and never look at non-aggregated data. Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out. Privacy Shield participant.

Squarespace Email Campaigns – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. I store your name and email address for the purposes of delivering such communications. Please refer to Squarespace’s privacy policy for further information.

Sensitive Personal Information

If you leave a comment, certain information (your name as you provide it) may be publicly visible, however your email address will not be. I will not contact you using your email as this goes against GDPR regulations, so if you wish to be contacted by “The Way to Coffee”, please contact me directly using the contact form or Email me at [email protected]. Please do not request that I contact you in the comments.

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to me, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Protection of children’s data

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact me immediately. I will use my best efforts to promptly remove such information from my records.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

 The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Theresa Schlage
E-Mail: [email protected]

Cookies (check also point 6. Cookie Policy)

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to this site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

To make this site work properly, I sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

I allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on your computer, to help the website analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If this website anonymizes IP addresses, your IP address will be truncated by Google within a EU member state or other EEA state before being transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional situations will your full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 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. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can also prevent Google from collecting information (including your IP address) via cookies and processing this information by downloading this browser plugin and installing it: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

By using this website, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with Google, and other third party partners. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at the Google Analytics Terms of Service or at the Google Analytics Privacy Overview. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (IP masking).

5. Legal validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.

6. Cookie Policy

With this cookie policy, I would like to inform you about the use of cookies or similar storage technologies (hereinafter “cookies”) on my websites.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your device to save certain information or image files, such as pixels. Next time you visit our website on the same device, the information saved in the cookies will subsequently be transmitted either to our website (“First Party Cookie”) or to another website to which the cookie belongs (“Third Party Cookie”).

Through the information saved and returned, the respective website recognizes that you have already accessed and visited it with the browser you use on that device. We use this information to be able to design and display the website in an optimum way in line with your preferences.

In that respect, only the cookie itself is identified on your device. Beyond this extent, your personal data will only be saved upon your express consent or if it is strictly necessary to be able to use the service offered to and accessed by you accordingly. I may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

Consent to the use of Cookies

Cookies that are not absolutely necessary to make the services available on our website and are only used when we receive your consent. As soon as you actively use our website by continuing to use our website after the cookie banner has been displayed, you consent to the use of cookies.

Administration and deletion of Cookies

You can set your web browser in such a way that cookies are generally prevented from being saved to your device and/or that you are asked each time whether you are in agreement with cookies being enabled. You can also at any time delete cookies that have been enabled again. You can find out how all this works in detail from your browser’s help function.

For the web browsers Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome you can find an explanation in words and with pictures under the following link: http://www.meine-cookies.org/cookies_verwalten/index.html.

Please note that generally deactivating cookies may lead to functional restrictions of my website.

7. Commercial Affiliation

The Way to Coffee has financial relationships with a number of companies mentioned on this website, and www.www.thewaytocoffee.com may be compensated if you make a booking or qualified purchase via the links on this website. This type of service allows this website to display advertisements for third-party products or services. Ads can be displayed either as advertising links, images or as banners using various kinds of graphics. Clicks on the icon, links or banner posted on the application are tracked by the third-party services listed below, and are shared with this website. For details of which data are collected, please refer to the privacy policy of each service.

Amazon Affiliation (Amazon)

Amazon Affiliation is a commercial affiliation service provided by Amazon.com Inc. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Booking Affiliate Partner Programme (Booking)

Booking Affiliate Partner Programme is a commercial affiliation service provided by Booking.com.
Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.
Place of processing: The Netherlands – Privacy Policy.

Facebook Remarketing (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects the activity of this Website with the Facebook advertising network.
Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out. Privacy Shield participant.

Disclaimer, Privacy Policy & Cookie Policy updated 7 October 2018.