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.
Use of social plug-ins
This website uses the following providers:
- Facebook (operator: Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA)
- Google+ (Operator: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA)
- Instagram (Operator: Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA)
These plug-ins typically collect data from you by default and transmit it to the servers of that provider. In order to ensure the protection of your privacy, we have taken technical measures to ensure that your data cannot be collected by the providers of the respective plug-in without your consent. When a page is called up on which the plug-ins are included, they are initially deactivated. Only by clicking on the respective icon will the plug-ins be activated and you will give your consent that your data will be transferred to the respective provider. The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is Art. 1 a and f GDPR.
After activation, the plug-ins also collect personal data such as your IP address and send it to the servers of the respective provider, where they are stored. In addition, activated social plug-ins set a cookie with a unique identifier when the website is accessed. This also allows providers to create profiles about your usage behavior. This happens even if you are not a member of the social network of the respective provider. If you are a member of the provider’s social network and you are logged in to the social network during your visit to this website, your data and information about your visit to this website may be linked to your profile on the social network. be linked. We have no influence on the exact scope of the data you collect by the respective provider.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
- Google: https://www.google.com/intl/de/privacy/
- Instagram: https://help.instagram.com
On the website, videos from YouTube are integrated in the extended privacy mode. By watching the video, the following data will be transmitted to Google as a YouTube operator:
- the IP address,
- the specific address of the page we have accessed,
- the transmitted identifier of the browser as well as
- System date and time of the call and
- existing cookies that can be used to uniquely identify your browser.
Only when the video is played, YouTube sets cookies and pixel tags to personalize ads and search results. YouTube does not store any information about visitors to the website unless you watch the video.
We would like to point out that Google may receive further data via cookies that have already been stored. The extent to which these are exploited by Google is beyond our control. For this data collection and processing, Google Inc. responsible.
Learn more about Google
Google has (to our knowledge) committed itself to complying with the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement on the collection, use and storage of personal data from EU member states published by the US Department of Commerce. Google has stated through certification that it will comply with the relevant Privacy Shield principles. The EU Commission expects the US to provide adequate legal protection for personal data transferred from the EU to self-certified organisations in the US under the Privacy Shield. For more information: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework
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 of 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 truncated there.
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and other information relating to website activity and internet usage. services to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged 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 functions of this website to the full extent.
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by using the data available at the following link. Download and install browser plugin: 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 recognize the plug-ins – an overview can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/Plug-ins/ – on the Like button (like) or on the logo of Facebook.
If you visit one of our websites with Facebook plug-in, a direct connection will be established with Facebook. We have no influence on the nature and scope of the data collected, stored and processed by Facebook. We can only inform you according to our level of knowledge.
Facebook will be 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, it is possible that Facebook stores the IP address.
If you are a member of Facebook and logged in, the visit of a website with Facebook plug-in can be uniquely 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 to Facebook before visiting our websites. You can also block the plug-ins with add-ons for the browser (for example, Facebook Blocker).
Information on the data protection regulations, the purpose and scope of data collection and data processing as well as the setting options for protecting privacy on Facebook can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php.
Google+ Social Plug-in
We integrate the social plug-in of Google+ (Google plus) on our websites, recognizable by the “+1” sign on a white or colored background. The plug-in is provided by Google Inc. (short Google, address: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
When a website is accessed with a Google+ button, a connection is established to the google servers. Google transmits the content of the button and integrates it on the corresponding website. At the same time, Google receives the information about which page has just been accessed. According to Google, personal data will not be collected until the Google+ button is clicked. For members of Google+ who are logged in, the following applies: Even without interaction, Google stores and processes at least the IP address. We have no influence on the amount of data stored in this context.
Members of Google Plus who do not want data from them to be collected and stored through our websites, please log out of their Google+ account before visiting our offer.
We store personal data in accordance with the principles of data avoidance and data economy only for as long as it is required or prescribed by the legislator (statutory storage period). If the purpose of the collected information is omitted or the storage period ends, we block or delete the data.
Your rights of access, rectification, blocking, cancellation and opposition
You have the right, upon request, to request, free of charge, information about the personal data stored by us and/or to request a correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: This is the required data storage for business processing or the data are subject to the statutory retention obligation.
In order to be able to consider a data lock at any time, it is necessary to keep the data in a lock file for control purposes. If there is no legal obligation to archive, you can also request the deletion of the data. Otherwise, we will block the data if you wish.
In order to ensure that our data protection declaration always complies with the current legal requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in the event that the data protection declaration has to be adapted due to new or revised services, such as new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply to our offer on your next visit.
Source: mein-datenschutzbeauftragter.de Data Protection Configurator