Your Internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox) comes with certain security mechanisms. You can adjust the sensitivity of your protection in your browser settings under “Settings” and “Security”.
Any published information (text and images) on social networking websites (e.g. Facebook and YouTube) are public and can be copied and distributed. Once they have been saved, such entries can often still be found through search engines for many years to come.
To prevent abuse, never provide personal data such as your real name, address and telephone number or e-mail address over-hastily.
Comments, forum and guestbook posts
If you sign personal and emotional statements with your name and place of residence, they will be found via search engines for years to come.
Entering your e-mail address in forms
Whenever you enter your e-mail address in an order form, you are providing personal data. Very often e-mail addresses are collected and forwarded for advertising purposes, for example. Do not enter your e-mail address on pages you do not trust.