Provider and responsible body within the meaning of the Data Protection Act
With this data protection declaration, users receive information about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of their data by the responsible provider.
The legal framework for data protection is formed by the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).
Gathering general information
With each access to this offer, information is automatically collected by us or the webspace provider. This information, also known as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow conclusions to be drawn about yourself.
It includes: name of the website, file, date, amount of data, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your Internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our offer) and the IP address.
Without this data, it would not be technically possible to deliver and display the contents of the website. In this respect, the collection of data is absolutely necessary. In addition, we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. They help us to optimize the offer and the technology. We also reserve the right to check the log files retrospectively in case of suspicion of illegal use of our offer.
Handling personal data
Definition: Personal data is all information that uniquely identifies a person. This is data that can be traced back to a person.
This personal data includes the first name and name, telephone number and e-mail address. Personal data is also considered to be information about hobbies, memberships and preferences as well as websites that have been accessed.
This data will only be collected, used and, if necessary, passed on by the provider, if the legislator expressly allows this or if the user consents to the collection, processing, use and disclosure of the data.
Registration on our website
If you register on our website to use personalised services, personal data will be collected. This includes the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address as contact and communication data.
The registration allows access to services and content that are only available to registered users. If necessary, registered users have the option to change or delete the data mentioned in the registration at any time. On request, we will of course inform you which personal data has been collected and stored. In addition, we correct or delete the data on request, provided that the request is not subject to any statutory retention obligations. For further information and your request for correction or deletion of the data, please use the contact details provided in this data protection declaration.
Provision of paid services
In order for us to be able to provide paid services, we ask for additional data. This applies, for example, to the payment details.
To ensure the security of your data during transmission, we use encryption methods (such as SSL) over HTTPS that reflect the current state of the art.
If comments or other contributions are written and published on our offer, we store the IP address, username and time of creation. This data is collected for security reasons, as the provider can be prosecuted for illegal content (prohibited propaganda, insults, etc.), even if it was created by a third party. In such a case, the information is used to determine the identity of the author.
If you sign up for our newsletter, we will use the data you enter solely for this purpose or to inform you of the circumstances relevant to this service or registration. We do not pass this data on to third parties.
To receive the newsletter, you need a valid (valid) e-mail address. It also saves the IP address through which you subscribe to the newsletter and the date on which you subscribe to the newsletter. This data serves as proof in case of misuse, if a third-party e-mail address is registered for the newsletter. In addition, in order to ensure that an e-mail address is not improperly entered by third parties in our mailing list, we work in accordance with the law with the so-called “double opt-in” procedure. As part of this procedure, the order of the newsletter, the sending of the confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the confirmation of registration are logged.
You have the option of withdrawing your consent to the storage of the data, your e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time. For revocation, we provide you with a link in every newsletter and on the website. You also have the opportunity to inform us of your withdrawal request via the contact options mentioned in this document.
When you contact us via the online form or by e-mail, we will store the information you provide in order to answer your request and to ask any follow-up questions.
Integration Of Third-party services and Content
Our offer sometimes includes content, services and services of other providers. These include maps provided by Google Maps, videos from YouTube, and graphics and images from other websites. In order for this data to be accessed and displayed in the user’s browser, the transmission of the IP address is mandatory. The providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) therefore perceive the IP address of the respective user.
Although we make every effort to use only third-party providers that only need the IP address in order to deliver content, we have no control over whether the IP address may be stored. This operation is used for statistical purposes, among other things. If we are aware that the IP address is stored, we will inform our users.
This website uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer from the server. They contain information about the browser, IP address, operating system, and Internet connection. We do not pass on this data to third parties or link it to personal data without their consent.
Cookies perform two main tasks. They help us to make it easier for you to navigate through our offer and enable the correct presentation of the website. They are not used to inject viruses or start programs.
Users have the option to access our offer even without cookies. To do this, the corresponding settings must be changed in the browser. Please use your browser’s help function to find out how cookies are deactivated. However, we would like to point out that some features of this website may be affected and the ease of use is limited. The pages http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ (USA) and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ (Europe) allow you to manage online ad cookies.
Using Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these websites, your IP address will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services to website operators in connection with website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.
You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics.
Facebook Social Plug-in
We include plug-ins of the social network Facebook on our websites (address: 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). You can see the plug-ins – you can find an overview here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/Plug-ins/ – the Like button or the Facebook logo.
If you visit one of our websites with Facebook Plug-in, a direct connection with Facebook will be established. We have no influence on the type and extent of the data collected, stored and processed by Facebook. We can only inform you according to our state of knowledge.
Facebook is informed via the plug-in that you have accessed the corresponding website of our offer. This also applies to users who are not registered with Facebook. In this case, Facebook may store the IP address.
If you are a member of Facebook and logged in, the call of a website with Facebook plug-in can be clearly assigned to your user account on Facebook. In addition, the plug-ins transmit all interactions, for example when you use the Like button or leave a comment.
To prevent Facebook from storing data about you, please log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can also block the plug-ins with add-ons for the browser (for example, “Facebook Blocker”).
Google+ Social Plug-in
On our websites we integrate the social plug-in of Google+ (Google plus), recognizable by the “+1” sign on a white or colored background. The plug-in is provided by Google Inc. (Google for short, address: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
When calling a website with Google+ button, a connection to the servers of Google is established. Google transmits the content of the button and integrates it into the corresponding website. At the same time, Google receives the information which page has just been accessed. According to Google, personal data is only collected when you click on the Google+ button. For members of Google+ who are logged in, the following applies: Even without interaction, Google at least stores and processes the IP address. We have no influence on the extent of the data stored in this context.
Google Plus members who do not want our websites to collect and store information from them should log out of their Google+ account before visiting our site.
Twitter Social Plugin
This offer uses functions of the Twitter service. It is provided by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter offers the so-called “Tweet” function. If you use the Twitter function on our websites, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and may be made known to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter.
Tumblr Social Plugin
The Tumblr plug-in is integrated on our website. The plug-in is provided by Tumblr Inc. (Address: 3 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org). The plug-ins can be recognized by the term “Tumblr”. You can follow us at Tumblr with the help of the plug-in or share single contributions or pages of our offer.
When a website containing a Tumblr plug-in is called up, a connection to the Tumblr servers is established. Tumblr transmits the content of the button directly to the user’s browser. We have no influence on the extent of the data collected by Tumblr in this context. According to Tumblr, only the IP address and URL of the website are transmitted – and only to display the button. The Tumblr data protection declaration can be found here: http://www.tumblr.com/policy/de/privacy.
In accordance with the principles of data avoidance and data economy, we only store personal data for as long as is necessary or prescribed by law (statutory storage period). If the purpose of the information collected no longer applies or if the storage period ends, we block or delete the data.
Your rights to information, rectification, blocking, deletion and objection
You have the right, upon request and free of charge, to request information about the personal data stored by us and/or to demand correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: This concerns the prescribed data storage for business transactions or the data are subject to the statutory retention obligation.
For these purposes, please contact our data protection officer (contact data: at the end of the data protection declaration).
In order to be able to consider a data block at any time, it is necessary to keep the data in a block file for control purposes. If there is no legal archiving obligation, you can also request the deletion of the data. Otherwise, we will block the data if you so wish.
We reserve the right to make changes at any time in order to ensure that our data protection declaration always complies with the current legal requirements. This also applies in the event that the data protection declaration has to be adapted due to new or revised services, for example new services. The new data protection declaration will then take effect the next time you visit our website.
Source: Privacy Configurator from mein-datenschutzbeauftragter.de