We respect your data
If you view and use our site without registering or otherwise expressly providing us with any information, we will process the information we receive with each request from your browser (see “Protocol Data” below). If you provide us with personal data, this data will be exclusively used for the purpose of the request or the respective order. We point out that the transfer of data on the Internet can never be completely protected against access by third parties.
In the following, we would like to explain in more detail which data we process when and for what purpose.
Who we are
Responsible for this website and your data protection is:
How we protect your data
We do everything in our power to secure our servers and databases to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Data deletion and storage duration
The personal data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of the storage is omitted. It may also be stored if required by laws or regulations to which the controller is subject. If this is the case, we will delete your data as soon as the storage period prescribed by the mentioned regulations expires, unless there is a need for the further storage of the data for a contract conclusion or a contract fulfillment.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile untill they delete it. All users can see, edit, or delete their own personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
You have a right to free information about the personal data stored by us as well as a right to correction, restriction of processing or deletion of this data. You also have the right to data portability. Finally, you also have the right to complain about the processing of your personal information with official authorities.
We also point out that you may object to all future processing of your personal data at any time. The objection may in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.
For any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, for information, for the correction, blocking or deletion of data as well as for the revocation of any given consent or to object to a particular use of data, please use the following e-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Encryption by SSL
For security reasons, our website uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption. This protects transmitted data and can not be read by third parties. You can identify a successful encryption by the protocol name which changes from “http: //” to “https: //” in the status bar of the browser and by a closed lock icon which visible there.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
The automatic collection and storage of protocol data by the internet service provider (providers) takes place, because the processing of this data is technically necessary to show you our website and to ensure the stability and security. The log data includes the following information:
- Date and time of the respective request
- Internet address (URL) requested
- URL that the visitor visited immediately before
- Browser and language used
- Operating system used and its interface
- IP address and host name of the visitor
- Access status / http status code
- Amount of data transferred
The transmission of this data to us is automatic and can not be assigned to your person with relative effort. The legal basis for the processing of this data is our legitimate interest, because these data processes are necessary for the operation and the display of the website. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of its collection. In the case of collecting the data for providing the website, this is the case when the respective session is completed. The collection of the data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no contradiction on the part of the user.
In order to make the visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your device and that store certain information for exchange with our system.
Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, ie after the browser has been closed (transient cookies). These include in particular session or session cookies. These store a unique identifier (session ID). This session ID allows different requests from your browser to be associated with a single session. This will allow your device to be recognized when returning to our website during a session. Session cookies are deleted when you log out.
Other cookies remain on your device for a specified period of time and allow us to recognize your browser or device at the next visit (persistent cookies).
Please note that certain cookies are already set as soon as you enter our website. You can set your browser so that you can be informed about the setting of cookies and individually decide on their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases, especially third party cookies (Third Party Cookies) or in general. If you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited for you.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Configuration of the cookie settings in the browser
You have the option to prevent the storage of cookies on your computer by appropriate browser settings. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the Help menu of each browser, which explains how to change your cookie settings.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you submit personal information through one of our contact forms, your information, mainly Name and Email will be stored for the purpose of replying to your contact request.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Incorporation of YouTube videos
We have incorporated YouTube videos into our online offering which are stored on http://www.youtube.com and can be played directly from our website.
When you visit the website or click on the YouTube logo, YouTube receives the information that you have called up the corresponding sub-site of our website. Certain personal data such as IP, date and URL of the embedding website are transmitted to youtube. This is done irrespective of whether YouTube provides a user account that you are signed in to, or whether no user account exists.
If you are signed in to Google or YouTube, your data is allocated directly to your account. If you do not want to allow the YouTube allocation to your profile, you have to sign out before you activate the button. YouTube stores your data as a usage profile and uses this for the purpose of advertising, market research and/or to design its website to meet the needs of users. Such an assessment is carried out especially to provide appropriate advertisements (even for users who are not signed in), in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website.
You have a right to object to the creation of this user profile, but you have to contact YouTube to exercise this right.
If you subscribed to our newsletter your name and email address will remain within Active Campaign’s database until you specifically request removal from the list by using the unsubscribe function.
Active campaign also collects data on which newsletters are opened and what links in emails are clicked and stores this data in your contact profile. This is so we can better understand your interests and can sent you newsletters that are more likely to be of interest to you.
We have concluded a corresponding contract with elopay GmbH as our processor in accordance with international law.
We use Google Analytics to analyze how people read this website in order to further improve it. Google Analytics is a piece of software collects data about user behaviour on this website. This includes what website you came from to get here. How long you stay for. What kind of computer you’re using. However all this data is anonymous as your IP adress and identity are hidden.
What do we do with your data? The tracking information allows us to better understand our readers and their interests, this helps us to write better content and hopefully to gain more readers.
All of our activity falls within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service.
If you want to opt out of Google Analytics tracking, you could use a browser plugin to opt out of all Google Analytics tracking software, or click here to opt out
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Our website may use a remarketing advertising service. Our remarketing service is provided by Google and other companies that show our ads on websites across the Internet. With remarketing you may see ads for our products you have previously looked at. As an example, suppose you visit a website that sells computers, but you do not buy a computer on your first visit to that website. The website’s owner might like to encourage you to revisit his/her site and buy a computer by showing you his/her ads again on other websites that you visit.
For this to happen, Facebook uses a Custom Audience Pixel that is activated when a visitor lands on a webpage and a unique “cookie” is placed in their browser. Facebook lookalike audience targeting allows us to show ads on Facebook to people who are similar to those who have already visited or made a purchase from our website. To opt out of Facebook’s collection and use of information for ad targeting visit this page.
Who we share your data with