Data Privacy

Privacy Statement

The protection of your data is important to us. I – the developer of the website – make sure in my private life to protect my data by using alternative search engines for example.

Why is this privacy statement so long? Do you store so much data? As you can read in this document, we limit the data processing to the essentials: in particular anonymous analysis, contact possibilities and user accounts. In case of orders there are legal obligations for storing data. The list is also long because we may use external providers (e.g. external content such as Youtube videos, payment providers) on this website. We want to give you the opportunity to inform yourself comprehensively about data processed by us.

Insofar data is processed using this website, the data protection is carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The responsible person (including address and contact data) can be found in the impressum. At the bottom of this page you will find and overview of important terms and your rights (especially your right to object, which you can use to prevent processing due to legitimate interests).

The data processing by is not used for solely automated individual decision-making.

Analytical purposes

Web Analysis
Affected data: Accessed page (URL), browser and operating system, access time, referrer if applicable (page via whose link the current page was accessed), no IP adress or cookies (only as long as your request is processed to send you the answer)
Related to person: Can not be assigned to natural person trustworthy → anonymous data
External providers/software: Storage in server log files, analysis using Matomo
Purpose: Web analysis to determine the most popular subpages and for a range assessment
Storage period: 32 days, after that only recap in daily reports
Legal basis: Not necessary, because anonymous data; the processing of the ip address for processing you ip address bases on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR
VG Wort range analysis
Affected data: unique identification number in a cookie (session ID) and/or unique signature (e.g. anonymized IP address) for recognition
Cookies: are used (for prevention opportunities see paragraph “Cookies”)
External providers/software: Processing by VG Wort, InfoOnlineGmbH
Purpose: Determination of the copying probability as a basis for author remuneration in accordance with German Copy Right Act (Section 53 German Copyright Act)
Storage period: as long as required to determine the copying probability
Legal basis: Legitimate interest of determining the copying probabilty and the remuneration as author (Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR)

Cookies & session information

Cookies are small text files that are stored on you device and contain inform (e.g. a character string). These allows us to provide a user-friendly website. Cookies do not damage your device.

Under certain circumstances, external content can also set cookies. You can find out more about this on this page under the respective consent.

Prevent cookies: You always have the possibility to set up your browser to prevent cookies generally or for special websites. Just visit the settings of your browser, for example in the “Privacy” or “Content settings” menu.

Session cookies
Affected data: Basic settings for using the website (e.g. hiding information windows (e.g. notes on cookies), captchas, login, allocation of downloads, purchases, storage of game scores if applicable)
Purpose: Enabling the website functionality as expected by the user
Storage period: Automated deletion after at most 48 hours, login data and information window for the cookie lifetime; the cookie itself is stored in your browser for up to 30 days after the last change
Legal basis: Legitimated interest in website functionality (Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR)

General contents

Contacting, e.g. contact form
Affected data: information provided by you (e.g. name, email address, text) and the exact time
Purpose: Processing of your request (correction of errors, answering questions) and compliance with legal retention obligations
Storage period: If related to conclusion of a contract as commercial letter 6 years from the end of the respective year; otherwise until clarification of the request or after some time in case of unanswered mails (usually several weeks)
Legal basis:
  • Consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR)
  • in the case of rights based on warranty law, execution of the contract (Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR)
  • legal obligations if realted to a contract: especially §§ 147 German AO, 257 German HGB, 14 German UStG (Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR)
Comment function
Affected data: Details provided by you such as name, email address and text
Purpose: Public discussion
Storage period: Until you erasure request, possible at any time
Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR)

Your rights as data subject

As data subject you have the rights described below.

Right of confirmation and access (Art. 15 GDPR)

You can ask us to confirm whether personal data of you is processed. If this is the case, you have the right of access (in the form of a copy) including the following information:

  • the purposes of processing
  • the categories of personal data concerned
  • the recipients or recipient categories to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in third countries or international organisations
  • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period
  • your rights (if necessary rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, right to object, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority)
  • where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject

Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)

You have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data from us. Where appropiate taking into account the purposes you have the right to have incomplete data completed.

Right to erasure/to be forgotten (Art. 17 GDPR)

You have the right to erasure of personal data under the following conditions. If we made your personal data public, we have to take reasonable steps to inform controllers which are processing the personal data. You have the right to erasure if one of the following causes applies, apart from some expections (see below):

  • the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed
  • You withdrawed your consent and this was the only legal basis for the data processing
  • You objected and – if it is not direct marketing – there are no overriding legitimate interests
  • the personal data have been unlawfully processed
  • the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject
  • the data have been collected because of a child’s consent

The right is restricted insofar as processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, on the basis of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interests (health, archiving and research purposes) or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims

Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)

You have the right to obtain from us the restriction of processing – that means in most cases only the storage is still allowed – where one of the following applies:

  • You contested the accuracy of the data for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the data
  • the processing is unlawful and you opposed the erasure of the personal and requested the restriction of their use instead
  • We need the data no longer, but you need them for establishment, excercise or defence of legal claims
  • You objected, pending the verfication whether the legitimate grounds of us override yours

Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)

You have the right ro receive the personal data you provided to us in a structured, machine-readable format and to transmit those data to another controller, where the processing is based on your consent or on a contract. Where technically feasible you have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly to another controller (e.g. another internet platform).

Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)

You have the right to object on grounds relating to your particular situation at any time. This applies to data processed on the basis of a performance of a task carried out in the public interest or for the purposes of legitimate interests. If we can not demonstrate legitimate grounds overriding your interests we will no longer process the data. In the case of direct marketing and, if applicable, profiling related to it, you can object at any time without any further requirements. An objection can also be exercised by automated means (e.g. Do-Not-Track).

Right to withdraw your consent (Art. 7 GDPR)

You can withdraw your consent at any time. A withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of the processing before your withdrawal.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR)

If you think the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your supervisory authority.

Terms

For a better understanding we would like to explain some central terms in the following.

Personal data:Any information relating to a natural person. It is sufficient that the person can be identified by attributes such as a user identification (e.g. in the case of a IP adress).

Processing: Any operation relating personal data (e.g. collection, storage, modification).

Pseudonymous and anonymous: If data is stored with a user identification and can only be assigned to you through further, separately stored information, it is pseudonymous data. Anonymous data, on the other hand, cannot be assigned to a natural person by the controller.

Controller: This is us. The natural or legal person determining the purposes and means of the processing.

Recipient: A natural or legal person, to which the personal data are disclosed.