The legal foundations of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).
Access data / server log files
The provider (web space provider) collects data about every access to the website (so-called server log files). Access data includes:
Name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to retrospectively review the log data if, on the basis of concrete evidence, the legitimate suspicion of unlawful use exists.
When contacting the provider (for example, by contact form or e-mail), the information of the user is stored for the purpose of processing the request as well as in the event that follow-up questions arise.
Comments and posts
When users leave comments in the blog or other posts, their IP addresses are saved. This is for the security of the provider, if someone writes in comments and posts illegal content (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case, the provider himself may be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.
The follow-up comments can be subscribed to by users. Users will receive a confirmation email to verify that they own the email address they entered. Users can unsubscribe from ongoing comment subscriptions at any time. The confirmation email will contain notices.
Integration of services and contents of third parties
It may happen that content from third parties, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are included in this online offer. This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third party provider”) perceive the IP address of the users. Because without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address solely for the delivery of the content. However, we have no influence on it, if the third party providers store the IP address eg for statistical purposes. As far as we know, we will inform users about it.
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The data entered during registration will be used for the purpose of using the website. Users may be informed by e-mail about offer or registration-related information, such as changes in the scope of the offer or technical circumstances. The collected data can be seen from the input mask during registration. This includes username, name, address and e-mail address.
Use of Facebook social plugins
This offer uses social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins are recognizable by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on blue tile, the terms “Like”, “Like” or a “thumbs up” sign) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .
When a user calls a web page of this offer that contains such a plugin, its browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and incorporated by him into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to their level of knowledge :
By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example, press the Like button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this offer and associate it with his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before visiting the website. Other settings and inconsistencies regarding the use of data for promotional purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads .
+1 button from Google+
This website uses the “+1” button on the Google Plus social network operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button is recognizable by the sign “+1” on a white or colored background.
When a user accesses a web page of this offering that includes such a button, the browser establishes a direct connection to Google’s servers. The content of the “+1” button is transmitted by Google directly to his browser and incorporated by him into the website. the provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Google collects with the button. According to Google, no personal data is collected without a click on the button. Only logged in members, such data, including the IP address, collected and processed.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your rights and options to protect your privacy, users can Google’s privacy notices to the “+1” button: http://www.google.com/ intl / DE / + / policy / + 1button.html and the FAQ: http://www.google.com/intl/en/+1/button/ .
This website uses the buttons of the Twitter service . These buttons are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are recognizable by terms such as “Twitter” or “episode”, associated with a stilled blue bird. With the help of the buttons it is possible to share a post or page of this offer on Twitter or to follow the provider on Twitter.
When a user calls up a web page of this web site containing such a button, its browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Twitter. The content of the Twitter buttons is transmitted by Twitter directly to the user’s browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Twitter collects with the help of this plugin and informs users according to their level of knowledge. After this, only the IP address of the user, the URL of each web page when the button is received, but not used for purposes other than the appearance of the button.
Jetpack / WordPress.com stats
This offering uses Jetpack , a visitor traffic statistics tool operated by Automattic , Inc. 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, using the tracking technology of Quantcast Inc., 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA. 94103-3153, USA. WordPress.com-Stats uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is stored on a server in the USA. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and prior to its storage. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; However, please be aware that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can object to the collection and use of data by Quantcast with effect for the future, by clicking on the link “Click here to opt-out” put an opt-out cookie in your browser at this point: http: // /www.quantcast.com/opt-out . If you delete all cookies on your computer, you must set the opt-out cookie again.
This website uses Google AdSense, a service for integrating advertisements of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on users’ computers and that allow an analysis of the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). These web beacons can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this offer.
The information generated by cookies and web beacons on the use of this website (including the IP address of users) and the delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the USA. This information may be shared by Google with Google affiliates. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data you have stored.
Users can prevent the installation of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; However, the provider points out to the users that in this case they may not be able to fully utilize all functions of this offer. By using this website, users agree to the processing of the data collected about them by Google in the manner described above and for the purpose stated above.
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Revocation, changes, corrections and updates
The user has the right, upon request, to receive free information about the personal data that has been stored about him. In addition, the user has the right to correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion of his personal data, as far as no legal duty of storage is contrary.