Data protection

Galleristic – Manfred Vogelsänger, Michael Jacobi, Carsten Kölsch GbR
Oberlöricker Straße 398 | 40547 Düsseldorf

Privacy policy

Data protection

We have written this Privacy Policy (version 06.11.2020-311228559) to explain to you, in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, what information we collect, how we use data and the choices you have as a visitor to this website.

Unfortunately, it is in the nature of things that these explanations sound very technical, but we have tried to describe the most important things as simply and clearly as possible.

Automatic data storage

Nowadays, when you visit websites, certain information is automatically created and stored, including on this website.

When you visit our website as you are doing right now, our web server (the computer on which this website is stored) automatically records data such as

  • the address (URL) of the accessed web page
  • Browser and browser version
  • the operating system used
  • the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)
  • the host name and IP address of the device from which access is made
  • Date and time

in files (web server log files).

As a rule, web server log files are stored for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but we cannot exclude the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of unlawful conduct.

Cookies

Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.
Below we explain what cookies are and why they are used to help you understand the following privacy policy.

What exactly are cookies?

Whenever you browse the Internet, you use a browser. Well-known browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Most web pages store small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.

One thing cannot be denied: Cookies are really useful little helpers. Almost all websites use cookies. More precisely, they are HTTP cookies, since there are also other cookies for other applications. HTTP cookies are small files that are stored on your computer by our website. These cookie files are automatically placed in the cookie folder, effectively the “brain” of your browser. A cookie consists of a name and a value. When defining a cookie, one or more attributes must also be specified.

Cookies store certain user data about you, such as language or personal page settings. When you return to our site, your browser transmits the “user-related” information back to our site. Thanks to cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you your usual default setting. In some browsers, each cookie has its own file; in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file.

There are both first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly by our site, third-party cookies are created by partner websites (e.g. Google Analytics). Each cookie must be evaluated individually, as each cookie stores different data. The expiration time of a cookie also varies from a few minutes to a few years. Cookies are not software programs and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other “pests”. Cookies also cannot access information on your PC.

For example, cookie data can look like this:

  • Name: _ga
  • Expiry time: 2 years
  • Usage: Differentiation of website visitors
  • Example value: GA1.2.1326744211.152311228559

A browser should support the following minimum sizes:

  • A cookie should be able to contain at least 4096 bytes
  • At least 50 cookies should be able to be stored per domain
  • A total of at least 3000 cookies should be able to be stored

What types of cookies are there?

The question of which cookies we use in particular depends on the services used and is clarified in the following sections of the privacy policy. At this point, we would like to briefly discuss the different types of HTTP cookies.

One can distinguish 4 types of cookies:

Essential cookies
These cookies are necessary to ensure basic website functionality. For example, it needs these cookies when a user puts a product in the shopping cart, then continues surfing on other pages and only later goes to the checkout. These cookies do not delete the shopping cart, even if the user closes his browser window.

Functional cookies
These cookies collect information about user behaviour and whether the user receives any error messages. In addition, these cookies are also used to measure the loading time and the behaviour of the website with different browsers.

Targeted cookies
These cookies provide a better user experience. For example, entered locations, font sizes or form data are stored.

Advertising cookies
These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They serve to provide the user with individually adapted advertising. This can be very convenient, but also very annoying.

Typically, when you first visit a website, you will be asked which of these types of cookies you would like to allow. And of course, this decision is also stored in a cookie.

How can I delete cookies?

You decide how and whether you want to use cookies. Regardless of which service or website the cookies originate from, you always have the option to delete, only partially allow or disable cookies. For example, you can block third-party cookies but allow all other cookies.

If you want to find out which cookies have been stored in your browser, if you want to change or delete cookie settings, you can find this in your browser settings:

Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Managing Cookies and Website Data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

If you generally do not want cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. This allows you to decide for each individual cookie whether or not to allow the cookie. The procedure varies depending on the browser. The best way is to search the instructions in Google with the search term “delete cookies Chrome” or “disable cookies Chrome” in case of Chrome browser or replace the word “Chrome” with the name of your browser, e.g. Edge, Firefox, Safari.

What about my data protection?

The so-called “Cookie Guidelines” have been in place since 2009. This states that the storage of cookies requires your consent. Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these directives. In Germany, the Cookie Directive has not been implemented as national law. Instead, this directive was largely implemented in Section 15 (3) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

If you want to know more about cookies and are not afraid of technical documentation, we recommend https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265, the Request for Comments from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) called “HTTP State Management Mechanism”.

Storage of personal data

Personal information that you provide to us electronically on this website, such as your name, email address, address or other personal details when submitting a form or commenting on the blog, together with the time and IP address, will only be used by us for the stated purpose, kept secure and not passed on to third parties.

We therefore only use your personal data to communicate with those visitors who expressly request contact and to process the services and products offered on this website. We will not disclose your personal data without your consent, but we cannot exclude the possibility that this data may be accessed in the event of unlawful conduct.

If you send us personal data by e-mail – thus away from this website – we cannot guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data by e-mail without encryption.

According to Article 6(1)(a) DSGVO (lawfulness of processing), the legal basis is that you give us consent to process the data you have entered. You can revoke this consent at any time – an informal e-mail is sufficient, you will find our contact details in the imprint.

Rights according to the General Data Protection Regulation

According to the provisions of the GDPR, you are generally entitled to the following rights:

  • Right of rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) (Article 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 DSGVO)
  • Right to notification – Obligation to notify in connection with the rectification or erasure of personal data or the restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
  • Right to object (Article 21 GDPR)
  • Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling (Article 22 GDPR)

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or that your data protection rights have been violated in any other way, you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).

Evaluation of visitor behavior

In the following data protection declaration we inform you whether and how we evaluate data from your visit to this website. The analysis of the collected data is generally anonymous and we cannot draw any conclusions about your person from your behaviour on this website.

You can find out more about how to object to this analysis of visit data in the following data protection declaration.

TLS encryption with https

We use https to transmit data securely over the Internet (data protection by technical design Article 25(1) DSGVO). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission on the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You can recognize the use of this data transfer protection by the small lock symbol at the top left of the browser and the use of the https scheme (instead of http) as part of our Internet address.

Google Analytics privacy policy

We use the analysis tracking tool Google Analytics (GA) of the American company Google Inc. on our website. For the European area, the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services. Google Analytics collects data about your actions on our website. For example, when you click on a link, this action is stored in a cookie and sent to Google Analytics. The reports we receive from Google Analytics help us better tailor our website and service to your needs. In the following, we will go into more detail about the tracking tool and, in particular, inform you about what data is stored and how you can prevent this.

What is google analytics?

Google Analytics is a tracking tool used for traffic analysis of our website. In order for Google Analytics to work, a tracking code is built into the code of our website. When you visit our website, this code records various actions you take on our website. As soon as you leave our website, this data is sent to the Google Analytics servers and stored there.

Google processes the data and we get reports about your user behavior. These may include, but are not limited to, the following reports:

  • Target group reports: Through target group reports we get to know our users better and know more precisely who is interested in our service.
  • Ad reports: Ad reports make it easier for us to analyze and improve our online advertising.
  • Acquisition reports: Acquisition reports give us helpful information on how to get more people interested in our service.
  • Behavioral reports: This is where we learn how you interact with our website. We can track the path you take on our site and which links you click on.
  • Conversion Reports: Conversion is the name given to a process where you take a desired action as a result of a marketing message. For example, if you go from being just a website visitor to a buyer or newsletter subscriber. These reports help us learn more about how our marketing efforts are working for you. This is how we want to increase our conversion rate.
  • Real-time reports: Here we always find out immediately what is happening on our website. For example, we can see how many users are currently reading this text.

Why do we use Google Analytics on our website?

Our goal with this website is clear: we want to offer you the best possible service. Google Analytics statistics and data help us achieve this goal.

The statistically evaluated data shows us a clear picture of the strengths and weaknesses of our website. On the one hand, we can optimize our site to make it easier for interested people to find on Google. On the other hand, the data helps us to better understand you as a visitor. We therefore know exactly what we need to improve on our website in order to provide you with the best possible service. The data also serve us to carry out our advertising and marketing measures in a more individual and cost-effective manner. After all, it only makes sense to show our products and services to people who are interested in them.

Which data is saved by Google Analytics?

Google Analytics uses a tracking code to create a random, unique ID associated with your browser cookie. This is how Google Analytics recognizes you as a new user. The next time you visit our site, you will be recognized as a “returning” user. All collected data is stored together with this user ID. This makes it possible to evaluate pseudonymous user profiles in the first place.

Identifiers such as cookies and app instance IDs measure your interactions on our website. Interactions are all types of actions that you perform on our website. If you also use other Google systems (such as a Google Account), data generated through Google Analytics may be linked to third-party cookies. Google does not share Google Analytics data unless we, as the website owner, authorize it. Exceptions may be made if required by law.

The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:

Name: _ga
Wert: 2.1326744211.152311228559-5
Purpose: By default, analytics.js uses the cookie _ga to store the user ID. Basically, it is used to distinguish the website visitors.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name: _gid
Wert: 2.1687193234.152311228559-1
Purpose: The cookie is also used to distinguish website visitors.
Expiration date: after 24 hours

Name: _gat_gtag_UA_<property-id>
Value: 1
Intended use: Used to lower the request rate. When Google Analytics is deployed through Google Tag Manager, this cookie is named _dc_gtm_ <property-id>.
Expiration date: after 1 minute

Name: AMP_TOKEN
Value: not specified
Purpose: The cookie has a token that can be used to retrieve a user ID from the AMP client ID service. Other possible values indicate a logout, a request, or an error.
Expiration date: after 30 seconds up to one year

Name: __utma
Wert: 1564498958.1564498958.1564498958.1
Purpose: This cookie is used to track your behavior on the site and measure performance. The cookie is updated every time information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name: __utmt
Value: 1
Purpose: The cookie is used like _gat_gtag_UA_<property-id> to throttle the request rate.
Expiration date: after 10 minutes

Name: __utmb
Value: 3.10.1564498958
Purpose: This cookie is used to determine new sessions. It is updated every time new data or info is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiration date: after 30 minutes

Name: __utmc
Value: 167421564
Purpose: This cookie is used to set new sessions for returning visitors. This is a session cookie and is only stored until you close the browser again.
Expiration date: After closing the browser

Name: __utmz
Value: m|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/
Purpose: The cookie is used to identify the source of traffic to our website. This means that the cookie stores from where you came to our website. This may have been another site or an advertising placement.
Expiration date: after 6 months

Name: __utmv
Value: not specified
Purpose: The cookie is used to store user-defined user data. It is updated whenever information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Note: This list cannot claim to be exhaustive, as Google is constantly changing its choice of cookies.

Here we show you an overview of the most important data that is collected with Google Analytics:

Heatmaps: Google creates so-called heatmaps. Heatmaps allow you to see exactly those areas that you click on. This way we get information where you are “on the move” on our site.

Session duration: Google defines session duration as the time you spend on our site without leaving the site. If you have been inactive for 20 minutes, the session ends automatically.

Bouncerate: A bounce is when you view only one page on our website and then leave our website again.

Account creation: When you create an account or place an order on our website, Google Analytics collects this data.

IP address: The IP address is only shown in abbreviated form so that no clear allocation is possible.

Location: The IP address can be used to determine the country and your approximate location. This process is also referred to as IP location determination.

Technical information: Technical information includes, but is not limited to, your browser type, Internet service provider, or screen resolution.

Source of origin: Google Analytics or us, of course, also interested in which website or which advertising you came to our site.

Other data includes contact details, any reviews, playing media (for example, if you play a video through our site), sharing content via social media or adding to your favourites. The list does not claim to be complete and only serves as a general orientation of the data storage by Google Analytics.

How long and where will the data be stored?

Google has your servers spread all over the world. Most servers are located in America and consequently your data is mostly stored on American servers. You can find out exactly where Google’s data centers are located here: https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de

Your data is distributed on different physical data carriers. This has the advantage that the data can be retrieved more quickly and is better protected against manipulation. Every Google data center has appropriate contingency programs for your data. For example, if Google’s hardware fails or natural disasters cripple servers, Google’s risk of service interruption still remains low.

By default, Google Analytics sets a retention period of 26 months for your user data. Then your user data will be deleted. However, we have the option to choose the retention period of user data. We have five variants available for this purpose:

  • Deletion after 14 months
  • Deletion after 26 months
  • Deletion after 38 months
  • Deletion after 50 months
  • No automatic deletion

When the specified period has expired, the data is deleted once a month. This retention period applies to your data associated with cookies, user recognition and advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick domain cookies). Reporting results are based on aggregated data and are stored independently of user data. Aggregated data is a merging of individual data into a larger unit.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

Under European Union data protection law, you have the right to access, update, delete or restrict your data. By using the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js), you can prevent Google Analytics from using your data. You can download and install the browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. Please note that this add-on only disables data collection by Google Analytics.

If you generally want to deactivate, delete or manage cookies (independently of Google Analytics), there are separate instructions for each browser:

Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Managing Cookies and Website Data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

Google Analytics is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which governs the accurate and secure transfer of personal data. For more information, visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&tid=311228559. We hope that we have been able to provide you with the most important information about the data processing of Google Analytics. If you want to learn more about the tracking service, we recommend these two links: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Google Analytics IP anonymization

We have implemented Google Analytics IP address anonymization on this website. This feature was developed by Google to enable this site to comply with applicable privacy laws and recommendations of local data protection authorities when they prohibit the storage of full IP addresses. The anonymization or masking of the IP takes place as soon as the IP addresses arrive at the Google Analytics data collection network and before any storage or processing of the data takes place.

For more information on IP anonymization, please visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=de.

Google Analytics reports on demographics and interests

We have turned on promotional reporting features in Google Analytics. The reports on demographic characteristics and interests contain information on age, gender and interests. This allows us – without being able to assign this data to individual persons – to get a better picture of our users. To learn more about advertising features, visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3450482?hl=de_AT&utm_id=ad.

You can stop the use of the activities and information of your Google account under “Settings for advertising” on https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated via checkbox.

Google Analytics deactivation link

If you click on the following deactivation link, you can prevent Google from recording further visits to this website. Attention: Deleting cookies, using the incognito/private mode of your browser, or using a different browser will result in data being collected again.

Deactivate Google Analytics

Google Analytics add-on for data processing

We have entered into a direct customer agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics by accepting the “Data Processing Addendum” in Google Analytics.

You can find out more about the data processing addendum for Google Analytics here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636?hl=de&utm_id=ad

Google Analytics Google Signals Privacy Policy

We have enabled Google signals in Google Analytics. For example, existing Google Analytics features (ad reports, remarketing, cross-device reports, and interest and demographic reports) will be updated to include aggregated and anonymized data from you if you have allowed personalized ads in your Google Account.

What makes this special is that it is cross-device tracking. This means your data can be analyzed across devices. By activating Google signals, data is collected and linked to the Google account. Google can thus recognise, for example, if you view a product on our website via a smartphone and only buy the product later via a laptop. Thanks to the activation of Google signals, we can launch cross-device remarketing campaigns that would otherwise not be possible in this form. Remarketing means that we can also show you our offer on other websites.

In Google Analytics, Google signals also collect other visitor data such as location, search history, YouTube history and data about your actions on our website. As a result, we receive better advertising reports from Google and more useful information about your interests and demographics. This includes your age, what language you speak, where you live or what gender you are. Furthermore, social criteria such as your profession, your marital status or your income are added. All these features help Google Analytics to define groups of people or target groups.

The reports also help us to better assess your behaviour, wishes and interests. This enables us to optimize and adapt our services and products for you. These data expire by default after 26 months. Please note that this data collection only occurs if you have allowed personalized advertising in your Google Account. It is always aggregated and anonymous data and never data of individual persons. You can manage or delete this data in your Google Account.

Facebook-Pixel data protection declaration

We use the Facebook pixel from Facebook on our website. For this we have implemented a code on our website. The Facebook pixel is a snippet of JavaScript code that loads a collection of functions that allow Facebook to track your user actions if you came to our website through Facebook ads. For example, when you purchase a product on our website, the Facebook pixel is triggered and stores your actions on our website in one or more cookies. These cookies allow Facebook to match your user data (customer data such as IP address, user ID) with your Facebook account data. Then Facebook deletes this data again. The collected data is anonymous and not visible to us and is only used for the purpose of placing advertisements. If you are a Facebook user and are logged in, your visit to our website is automatically assigned to your Facebook user account.

We want to show our services or products only to those people who are really interested in them. Facebook Pixel helps us better tailor our advertising efforts to your preferences and interests. So Facebook users (if they have allowed personalized ads) get to see matching ads. Furthermore, Facebook uses the collected data for analysis purposes and its own advertisements.

Below we show you those cookies that were set by embedding Facebook Pixel on a test page. Please note that these are only sample cookies. Different cookies are set depending on the interaction on our website.

Name: _fbp
Wert: fb.1.1568287647279.257405483-6311228559-7
Purpose: This cookie is used by Facebook to display promotional products.
Expiration date: after 3 months

Name: fr
Value: 0aPf312HOS5Pboo2r..Bdeiuf…1.0.Bdeiuf.
Purpose: This cookie is used to make Facebook Pixel work properly.
Expiration date: after 3 months

Name: comment_author_50ae8267e2bdf1253ec1a5769f48e062311228559-3
Value: Name of the author
Purpose: This cookie stores the text and name of a user who leaves a comment, for example.
Expiry date: after 12 months

Name: comment_author_url_50ae8267e2bdf1253ec1a5769f48e062
Value: https3A2F2Fwww.testseite…2F (URL of the author)
Purpose: This cookie stores the URL of the website that the user enters in a text field on our website.
Expiry date: after 12 months

Name: comment_author_email_50ae8267e2bdf1253ec1a5769f48e062
Value: Author’s e-mail address
Purpose: This cookie stores the user’s e-mail address if he or she has provided it on the website.
Expiry date: after 12 months

Note: The above cookies relate to individual user behaviour. Especially with the use of cookies, Facebook changes can never be ruled out.

If you are logged in to Facebook, you can change your ad settings yourself at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. If you’re not a Facebook user, http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/ is basically where you can manage your usage-based online advertising. There you have the option to deactivate or activate providers.

If you want to learn more about Facebook’s privacy practices, we recommend you check out the company’s own data policies at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Facebook automatic extended comparison data protection declaration

We have also enabled Automatic Advanced Matching as part of the Facebook Pixel feature. This feature of the Pixel allows us to send hashed emails, name, gender, city, state, zip code, and date of birth or phone number as additional information to Facebook if you have provided us with that information. This activation allows us to tailor advertising campaigns on Facebook even more precisely to people who are interested in our services or products.

Google Tag Manager privacy policy

For our website we use the Google Tag Manager of the company Google Inc. For the European area, the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services. This tag manager is one of many helpful marketing products from Google. Google Tag Manager allows us to centrally embed and manage sections of code from various tracking tools we use on our website.

In this privacy policy, we would like to explain in more detail what the Google Tag Manager does, why we use it and in what form data is processed.

What is the Google Tag Manager?

Google Tag Manager is an organizational tool that allows us to include and manage website tags centrally and through a user interface. Tags are small sections of code that, for example, record (track) your activity on our website. For this purpose, JavaScript code sections are inserted into the source code of our page. The tags often come from Google’s own products such as Google Ads or Google Analytics, but tags from other companies can also be included and managed via the manager. Such tags perform different tasks. They can collect browser data, feed marketing tools with data, embed buttons, set cookies, and even track users across multiple websites.

Why do we use Google Tag Manager for our website?

As the saying goes, organization is half the battle! And of course this also applies to the maintenance of our website. In order to make our website as good as possible for you and all the people who are interested in our products and services, we need various tracking tools such as Google Analytics. The data collected from these tools shows us what you are most interested in, where we can improve our services and which people we should still show our offers to. And in order for this tracking to work, we need to embed appropriate JavaScript codes into our website. In principle, we could include each code section of each tracking tool separately in our source code. However, this requires a relatively large amount of time and it is easy to lose the overview. That’s why we use the Google Tag Manager. We can easily incorporate the necessary scripts and manage them from one place. Moreover, Google Tag Manager offers an easy-to-use interface and you don’t need any programming skills. This is how we manage to keep order in our daytime jungle.

What data is saved by the Google Tag Manager?

The Tag Manager itself is a domain that does not set cookies or store data. It acts as a mere “manager” of the implemented tags. The data is collected by the individual tags of the different web analysis tools. The data is virtually passed through to the individual tracking tools in Google Tag Manager and is not stored.

However, the situation is completely different with the embedded tags of the various web analysis tools, such as Google Analytics. Depending on the analysis tool, various data about your web behaviour is usually collected, stored and processed with the help of cookies. To do so, please read our privacy statements for each of the analytics and tracking tools we use on our website.

In the Tag Manager account settings, we have allowed Google to receive anonymized data from us. However, this is only the use and usage of our tag manager and not your data stored via the code sections. We allow Google and others to receive selected data in anonymized form. We therefore consent to the anonymous disclosure of our website data. Which summarized and anonymous data are forwarded exactly, we could not find out – despite long research. In any case, Google deletes all information that could identify our website. Google aggregates the data with hundreds of other anonymous website data and, as part of benchmarking efforts, creates user trends. Benchmarking involves comparing your own results with those of your competitors. Processes can be optimized on the basis of the information collected.

How long and where will the data be stored?

When Google stores data, that data is stored on Google’s own servers. The servers are spread all over the world. Most of them are in America. You can find out exactly where Google’s servers are located at https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de.

How long the individual tracking tools store data from you can be found in our individual data protection texts for the individual tools.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

The Google Tag Manager itself does not set cookies, but manages tags from various tracking websites. In our data protection texts for the individual tracking tools, you will find detailed information on how to delete or manage your data.

Google is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which governs the accurate and secure transfer of personal data. For more information, visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&tid=311228559. If you want to learn more about Google Tag Manager, we recommend you visit the FAQs at https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/faq.html.

WP Statistics privacy policy

We use the analytics plugin WP Statistics on our website. This plugin was developed by Veronalabs (5460 W Main St, Verona, NY 13478, United States), an American software company. With this plugin we get simple statistics on how you as a user use our website. In this privacy policy, we go into more detail about the analysis tool and show you which data is stored where and for how long.

What is WP Statistics?

This plugin is an analytics software designed specifically for websites that use the WordPress content management system. WordPress helps us to easily edit our website even without programming skills. WP Statistics can collect data about how long you stay on our website, which subpages you visit, how many visitors are on the website or from which website you came to us. No cookies are set by WP Statistics and you cannot be identified as a person by the data collected.

Why do we use WP Statistics?

With the help of WP Statistics we get simple statistics that help us to make our website even more interesting and better for you. Our website and the content, products and/or services offered on it should meet your requirements and wishes as well as possible. In order to achieve this goal, we must of course also find out where we should make improvements and changes. The statistics obtained, help us to get one step closer to this goal.

What data does WP Statistics store?

WP Statistics does not set any cookies and the data collected only generates anonymous statistics about the use of our website. WP Statistics also anonymizes your IP address. You as a person cannot be identified.

Through WP Statistics, visitor data (called Visitos’Data) is collected when your web browser connects to our web server. This data is stored in our database on our server. These include, for example:

  • the address (URL) of the accessed web page
  • Browser and browser version
  • the operating system used
  • the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)
  • the host name and IP address of the device from which access is made
  • Date and time
  • Country/City Information
  • Number of visitors coming from a search engine
  • Duration of the website visit
  • Clicks on the website

The data will not be passed on or sold.

How long and where will the data be stored?

All data is stored locally on our web server. The data will be stored on our web server until it is no longer needed for the purposes stated above.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You have the right to information, correction or deletion and restriction of the processing of your personal data at any time. You can also revoke your consent to the processing of data at any time.

We have now shared with you the most important information regarding data processing by WP Analytics. Because the plugin does not use cookies and the data is stored locally in the web server for statistical analysis, your data is handled very carefully here. If you want to learn more about WP Analytics, you should check out their privacy policy at https://wp-statistics.com/privacy-and-policy/.

IONOS WebAnalytics data protection declaration

We use on our website the analysis tool IONOS WebAnalytics of the German company 1&1 IONOS SE, Elgendorfer Straße 57, 56410 Montabaur, Germany. The tool helps us to analyse our website and data is also collected and stored for this purpose. However, this tool does not collect any data that could identify you as an individual. Nevertheless, in this privacy statement we would like to inform you in more detail about data processing and storage and also explain why we use IONOS WebAnalytics.

What is IONOS WebAnalytics?

IONOS WebAnalytics is, as the name suggests, a tool that is used to analyse our website. The software program collects data such as how long you stay on our website, which buttons you click or from which other websites you have found us. This gives us a good overview of user behaviour on our website. All this information is anonymous. This means that we do not identify you as a person through this data, but only receive general usage information and statistics.

Why do we use IONOS WebAnalytics on our website?

Our goal is to provide you with the best possible experience on our website. We are convinced of our offers and want our website to be a helpful and useful place for you. To do this, we must adapt our website as well as possible to your wishes and concerns. With a web analytics tool such as IONOS WebAnalytics and the resulting data, we can improve our website in this respect. The data can also be useful for us to design advertising and marketing measures more individually. With all these web analyses, however, the protection of personal data is still very important to us. Unlike other analysis tools, IONOS WebAnalytics does not store and process any data that could identify you as a person.

Which data is stored by IONOS WebAnalytics?

The data is collected and stored by log files or by a so-called pixel. A pixel is a snippet of JavaScript code that loads a collection of functions that can be used to track user behavior. WebAnalytics deliberately refrains from using cookies.

IONOS does not store any personal data about you. When a page request is transmitted, your IP address is transmitted, but then immediately anonymized and processed in such a way that you cannot be identified as a person.

The following data is stored by IONOS WebAnalytics:

  • Your browser type and version
  • which website you have visited before (referrer)
  • which specific web page you have accessed on our site
  • which operating system you use
  • which device you are using (PC, tablet or smartphone)
  • when you came to our site
  • Your IP address in anonymous form

The data will not be passed on to third parties and will only be used for statistical analysis.

How long and where will the data be stored?

The data will be stored until the contract between IONOS WebAnalytics and us expires. In the case of a regular web hosting plan, the data is stored in our log directory and graphical statistics are generated from it. These logs are deleted every 8 weeks. In the case of a MyWebsite tariff, the data is determined via a pixel. Here, the data is only stored and processed within IONOS WebAnalytics.How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

In principle, you have the right to information, correction or deletion and restriction of the processing of your personal data at any time. You can also revoke your consent to the processing of the data at any time. However, since no personal data is stored or processed via IONOS WebAnalytics and it is therefore not possible to assign you as a person, there is also no option to delete such data.

We hope we were able to provide you with the most important information about the truly economical data processing of IONOS WebAnalytics. If you would like to learn more about the tracking service, we encourage you to review the company’s privacy policy at https://www.ionos.de/hilfe/datenschutz/datenverarbeitung-von-webseitenbesuchern-ihres-11-ionos-produktes/webanalytics/?tid=311228559.

Embedded social media elements data protection declaration

We incorporate elements of social media services on our website to display images, videos and text.
By visiting pages that display these elements, data is transmitted from your browser to the respective social media service and stored there. We do not have access to this data.
The following links will take you to the pages of the respective social media services where it is explained how they handle your data:

Facebook privacy policy

We use selected tools from Facebook on our website. Facebook is a social media network owned by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland. These tools enable us to provide you and people interested in our products and services with the best possible experience. Below we provide an overview of the various Facebook tools, what data is sent to Facebook and how you can delete this data.

What are Facebook tools?

Among many other products, Facebook also offers the so-called “Facebook Business Tools”. This is the official name of Facebook. However, since the term is hardly known, we decided to just call them Facebook tools. Among them are:

  • Facebook Pixel
  • Social plug-ins (such as the “Like” or “Share” button).
  • Facebook Login
  • account kit
  • APIs (Application Programming Interface)
  • SDKs (collection of programming tools)
  • Platform integrations
  • Plugins
  • Codes
  • Specifications
  • Documentations
  • Technologies and services

Through these tools, Facebook expands services and has the ability to obtain information about user activity outside of Facebook.

Why do we use Facebook tools on our website?

We only want to show our services and products to people who are really interested in them. With the help of advertisements (Facebook Ads) we can reach exactly these people. However, in order to show appropriate ads to users, Facebook needs information about people’s wants and needs. This provides the company with information about user behaviour (and contact details) on our website. As a result, Facebook collects better user data and can show interested people the right ads about our products or services. The tools thus enable tailored advertising campaigns on Facebook.

Facebook calls data about your behavior on our website “event data.” These are also used for measurement and analysis services. This allows Facebook to generate “campaign reports” on our behalf about the impact of our advertising campaigns. Furthermore, through analytics we get a better insight into how you use our services, website or products. As a result, we use some of these tools to optimize your user experience on our website. For example, the social plug-ins allow you to share content on our site directly on Facebook.

Which data are saved by Facebook tools?

By using individual Facebook tools, personal data (customer data) can be sent to Facebook. Depending on the tools used, customer data such as name, address, telephone number and IP address can be sent.

Facebook uses this information to match the data it has about you (if you are a Facebook member). Before customer data is transmitted to Facebook, a so-called “hashing” takes place. This means that a data set of any size is transformed into a string. This also serves to encrypt data.

In addition to contact data, “event data” is also transmitted. Event Data” means the information we receive about you on our website. For example, which subpages you visit or which products you buy from us. Facebook does not share the information it receives with third parties (such as advertisers) unless the company has explicit permission or is legally required to do so. “Event data” can also be associated with contact information. This allows Facebook to offer better personalized advertising. After the aforementioned matching process, Facebook deletes the contact data again.

In order to deliver ads in an optimized manner, Facebook only uses event data when it has been aggregated with other data (collected by Facebook in other ways). Facebook also uses this event data for security, safety, development and research purposes. Much of this data is transferred to Facebook via cookies. Cookies are small text files that are used to store data or information in browsers. Depending on the tools you use and whether you are a Facebook member, different numbers of cookies are created in your browser. We go into more detail about individual Facebook cookies in the descriptions of each Facebook tool. General information about the use of Facebook cookies can also be found at https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies.

How long and where will the data be stored?

Basically, Facebook stores data until it is no longer needed for its own services and Facebook products. Facebook has servers located around the world where your data is stored. However, customer data is deleted within 48 hours after it has been compared with the user’s own data.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

In accordance with the basic data protection regulation, you have the right to information, correction, transferability and deletion of your data.

A complete deletion of the data only takes place if you delete your Facebook account completely. And here’s how deleting your Facebook account works:

1) Click Settings on the right side of Facebook.

2) Next, click on “Your Facebook Information” in the left column.

3) Now click “Deactivation and deletion”.

4) Now select “Delete account” and then click “Continue and delete account”.

5) Now enter your password, click on “Next” and then on “Delete account”.

The storage of data that Facebook receives via our site is carried out, among other things, via cookies (e.g. for social plugins). You can deactivate, delete or manage individual or all cookies in your browser. Depending on which browser you use, this works in different ways. The following instructions show how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Managing Cookies and Website Data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

If you generally do not want cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. This allows you to decide for each individual cookie whether or not to allow it.

Facebook is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which governs the accurate and secure transfer of personal data. For more information, visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC. We hope we have provided you with the most important information about the use and data processing by Facebook tools. If you want to learn more about how Facebook uses your information, we encourage you to review the data policies at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update.

Facebook social plug-ins privacy policy

Our website contains so-called social plug-ins of the company Facebook Inc. built in. You can recognize these buttons by the classic Facebook logo, such as the “Like” button (the hand with raised thumb) or by a clear “Facebook Plug-in” label. A social plug-in is a small part of Facebook that is integrated into our site. Each plug-in has its own function. The most commonly used functions are the familiar “Like” and “Share” buttons.

The following social plug-ins are offered by Facebook:

  • “Save” button
  • “Like” button, share, send and quote
  • Page plug-in
  • Comments
  • Messenger plug-in
  • Embedded posts and video player
  • Group Plug-in

Visit https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins for more information on how to use each plug-in. We use the social plug-ins on the one hand to offer you a better user experience on our site, on the other hand because Facebook can optimize our advertisements.

If you have a Facebook account or have visited facebook.com before, Facebook has already set at least one cookie in your browser. In this case, your browser sends information to Facebook via this cookie as soon as you visit our site or interact with social plug-ins (e.g. the “Like” button).

The information obtained is deleted or anonymised within 90 days. According to Facebook, this data includes your IP address, which website you visited, the date, time, and other information pertaining to your browser.

To prevent Facebook from collecting a lot of data during your visit to our website and connecting it with Facebook data, you must log out of Facebook during your visit to the website.

If you are not signed in to Facebook or do not have a Facebook account, your browser will send less information to Facebook because you have fewer Facebook cookies. Nevertheless, data such as your IP address or which website you visit may be transmitted to Facebook. We would like to point out that we do not know the exact contents of the data. However, according to our current state of knowledge, we try to inform you as well as possible about the data processing. You can also see how Facebook uses data in the company’s data policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/updatenachlesen.

The following cookies are set in your browser at a minimum when you visit a website with social plug-ins from Facebook:

Name: dpr
Value: not specified
Purpose: This cookie is used to enable the social plug-ins on our website to function.
Expiry date: afterend of session

Name: fr
Wert: 0jieyh4311228559c2GnlufEJ9..Bde09j…1.0.Bde09j
Purpose: The cookie is also necessary for the plug-ins to function properly.
Expiry date:: after 3 months

Note: These cookies were set after a test, even if you are not a Facebook member.

If you are logged in to Facebook, you can change your ad settings yourself at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. If you are not a Facebook user, you can go to http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/grundsätzlichto manage your usage-based online advertising. There you have the option to deactivate or activate providers.

If you want to learn more about Facebook’s privacy practices, we recommend you check out the company’s own data policies at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Facebook login privacy policy

We have integrated the convenient Facebook login on our site. So you can easily log in to our site with your Facebook account without having to create another user account. If you choose to make your registration through the Facebook login, you will be redirected to the Facebook social media network. There, the login is done via your Facebook user data. Through this login process, data about you or your user behavior is stored and transmitted to Facebook.

To store the data, Facebook uses various cookies. Below we show you the most important cookies that are set in your browser or already exist when you log in to our site via the Facebook login:

Name: fr
Value: 0jieyh4c2GnlufEJ9..Bde09j…1.0.Bde09j
Purpose: This cookie is used to ensure that the social plugin on our website works as well as possible.
Expiration date: after 3 months

Name: datr
Wert: 4Jh7XUA2311228559SEmPsSfzCOO4JFFl
Purpose: Facebook sets the “datr” cookie when a web browser accesses facebook.com, and the cookie helps identify login activity and protect users.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name: _js_datr
Value: deleted
Purpose: This session cookie is set by Facebook for tracking purposes, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are logged out.
Expiry date: afterend of session

Note: The cookies listed are only a small selection of the cookies available to Facebook. Other cookies are for example _ fbp, sb or wd. A complete list is not possible, since Facebook has a variety of cookies and uses them variably.

On the one hand, the Facebook login offers you a quick and easy registration process, and on the other hand, it gives us the opportunity to share data with Facebook. This allows us to better tailor our offerings and promotions to your interests and needs. Data we receive from Facebook in this way is public data such as.

  • Your Facebook name
  • Your profile picture
  • a deposited e-mail address
  • Friends lists
  • Button information (e.g. “Like” button)
  • Birthday
  • Language
  • Residence

In return, we provide Facebook with information about your activities on our website. This includes information about the terminal device you are using, which of our sub-pages you visit or which products you have purchased from us.

By using Facebook Login, you consent to data processing. You may revoke this agreement at any time. If you would like to learn more information about data processing by Facebook, we recommend that you read the Facebook privacy statement at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you are logged in to Facebook, you can change your ad settings yourself at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen.

Instagram privacy policy

We have incorporated features from Instagram on our website. Instagram is a social media platform of the company Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA. Instagram has been a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. since 2012. and belongs to the Facebook products. Embedding Instagram content on our website is called embedding. This allows us to show you content such as buttons, photos or videos from Instagram directly on our website. When you access web pages of our website that have an Instagram function integrated, data is transmitted to Instagram, stored and processed. Instagram uses the same systems and technologies as Facebook. Your data is thus processed across all Facebook companies.

In the following, we want to give you a more detailed insight into why Instagram collects data, what kind of data it is and how you can largely control the data processing. Since Instagram belongs to Facebook Inc. we get our information from Instagram’s policies on the one hand, but also from Facebook’s own data policies on the other.

What is Instagram

Instagram is one of the most popular social media networks in the world. Instagram combines the advantages of a blog with the advantages of audiovisual platforms like YouTube or Vimeo. You can upload photos and short videos on “Insta” (as many of the users casually call the platform), edit them with various filters and also share them on other social networks. And if you don’t want to be active yourself, you can just follow other interesting users.

Why do we use Instagram on our website?

Instagram is that social media platform that has really gone through the roof in the last few years. And of course we have also responded to this boom. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible on our website. That is why a varied preparation of our contents is a matter of course for us. Instagram embedded features allow us to enrich our content with helpful, funny or exciting content from the Instagram world. Since Instagram is a subsidiary of Facebook, the data collected may also serve us for personalized advertising on Facebook. This way, only people who are really interested in our products or services receive our advertisements.

Instagram also uses the data it collects for measurement and analytics purposes. We get aggregate statistics and thus more insight about your desires and interests. It is important to note that these reports do not identify you personally.

What data is stored by Instagram?

When you come across one of our pages that have Instagram features (such as Instagram images or plug-ins) built in, your browser automatically connects to Instagram’s servers. In the process, data is sent to Instagram, stored and processed. And that’s whether or not you have an Instagram account. This includes information about our website, about your computer, about purchases you have made, about advertisements you see and how you use our services. Furthermore, the date and time of your interaction with Instagram is also stored. If you have an Instagram account or are logged in, Instagram stores significantly more data about you.

Facebook distinguishes between customer data and event data. We assume this is exactly the case on Instagram. Customer data are, for example, name, address, telephone number and IP address. It’s important to note that this customer data is not sent to Instagram until you’ve been “hashed” first. Hashing means that a data set is transformed into a string. This allows you to encrypt the contact information. In addition, the above-mentioned “event data” are also transmitted. By “event data” Facebook – and consequently Instagram – means data about your user behavior. It may also happen that contact data is combined with event data. The contact information collected is matched with the data Instagram already has from you.

Via small text files (cookies), which are usually set in your browser, the collected data is transmitted to Facebook. Depending on the Instagram features you use and whether you have an Instagram account yourself, different amounts of data are stored.

We assume that Instagram’s data processing works the same as Facebook’s. This means that if you have an Instagram account or have visited www.instagram.com, Instagram has set at least one cookie. If this is the case, your browser sends info to Instagram via the cookie as soon as you come into contact with an Instagram feature. After 90 days at the latest (after matching), this data is deleted or made anonymous again. Although we’ve done a lot of research into Instagram’s data processing, we can’t say exactly what data Instagram collects and stores.

Below we show you cookies that are set in your browser at a minimum when you click on an Instagram feature (such as a button or Insta image). For our test, we’ll assume you don’t have an Instagram account. Of course, if you’re logged into Instagram, significantly more cookies are set in your browser.

These cookies were used in our test:

Name: csrftoken
Value: “”
Purpose: This cookie is most likely set for security reasons to prevent falsification of requests. However, we were not able to find out more about this.
Expiry date: after one year

Name: mid
Value: “”
Purpose: Instagram sets this cookie to optimize its own services and offerings on and off Instagram. The cookie defines a unique user ID.
Expiry date: after the end of the session

Name: fbsr_311228559124024
Value: not specified
Purpose: This cookie stores the log-in request for users of the Instagram app.
Expiry date: after the end of the session

Name: rur
Value: ATN
Purpose: This is an Instagram cookie that ensures functionality on Instagram.
Expiry date: after the end of the session

Name: urlgen
Wert: “{“194.96.75.33″: 1901}:1iEtYv:Y833k2_UjKvXgYe311228559”
Purpose: This cookie is used for Instagram’s marketing purposes.
Expiry date: after the end of the session

Note: We cannot claim completeness here. Which cookies are set in individual cases depends on the embedded features and your use of Instagram.

How long and where will the data be stored?

Instagram shares the information it receives between Facebook companies with external partners and with people you connect with around the world. Data processing is carried out in compliance with the company’s own data policy. For security reasons, among others, your data is distributed on Facebook servers all over the world. Most of these servers are located in the USA.How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

Thanks to the basic data protection regulation, you have the right to information, portability, correction and deletion of your data. You can manage your data in the Instagram settings. If you want to completely delete your data on Instagram, you need to permanently delete your Instagram account.

And here’s how deleting your Instagram account works:

First, open the Instagram app. On your profile page, go to the bottom and click on “Help Area”. Now you will be taken to the company’s website. On the website, click “Manage your account” and then click “Delete your account”.

If you delete your account entirely, Instagram will delete posts such as your photos and status updates. Information that other people have shared about you does not belong to your account and therefore will not be deleted.

As mentioned above, Instagram stores your data primarily through cookies. You can manage, deactivate or delete these cookies in your browser. Depending on your browser, the management always works a little differently. Here we show you the instructions of the most important browsers.

Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Managing Cookies and Website Data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

You can also set up your browser so that you are always informed when a cookie is to be set. Then you can always decide individually whether you want to allow the cookie or not.

Instagram is a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. and Facebook is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. This framework ensures the correct transfer of data between the USA and the European Union. Visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC to learn more. We have tried to bring you closer to the most important information about Instagram’s data processing. Auf https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875
you can take an even closer look at Instagram’s data policies.

Twitter privacy policy

We have integrated Twitter functions on our website. These are, for example, embedded tweets, timelines, buttons or hashtags. Twitter is a short message service and a social media platform of the company Twitter Inc, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland.

To our knowledge, in the European Economic Area and in Switzerland, no personal data or data relating to your web activities are transmitted to Twitter by the mere inclusion of the Twitter function. Only when you interact with the Twitter functions, such as clicking on a button, can data be sent to Twitter, stored there and processed. We have no influence on this data processing and bear no responsibility for it. Within the framework of this privacy policy, we would like to give you an overview of what data Twitter stores, what Twitter does with this data and how you can protect yourself to a large extent from the data transfer.

What is twitter?

For some, Twitter is a news service, for others a social media platform, and still others refer to it as a microblogging service. All these terms have their justification and mean more or less the same thing.

Both individuals and businesses use Twitter to communicate with interested people via short messages. Twitter only allows 280 characters per message. These messages are called “tweets”. Unlike Facebook, for example, the service does not focus on expanding a network for “friends”, but wants to be understood as a worldwide and open news platform. On Twitter you can also have an anonymous account and tweets can be deleted by the company on the one hand and by the users themselves on the other.

Why do we use Twitter on our website?

Like many other websites and companies, we try to offer our services and communicate with our customers through various channels. Twitter in particular has grown on us as a useful “little” news service. We are always tweeting or retweeting exciting, funny or interesting content. We realize that you can’t follow every channel separately. After all, you have other things to do. That is why we have also integrated Twitter functions on our website. You can witness our Twitter activity “on the spot” or follow a direct link to our Twitter page. Through the integration we want to strengthen our service and the user friendliness on our website.

What data is stored by Twitter?

On some of our subpages you will find the built-in Twitter functions. When you interact with Twitter content, such as clicking on a button, Twitter may collect and store data. And that’s even if you don’t have a Twitter account yourself. Twitter calls this data “log data.” This includes demographic data, browser cookie IDs, your smartphone ID, hashed email addresses, and information about what pages you visited on Twitter and what actions you took. Twitter, of course, stores more data if you have a Twitter account and are logged in. Mostly this storage happens via cookies. Cookies are small text files that are usually set in your browser and transmit different information to Twitter.

We’ll now show you which cookies are set when you’re not logged into Twitter but visit a website with built-in Twitter features. Please consider this list as an example. We can by no means guarantee a claim to completeness here, as the choice of cookies is always changing and depends on your individual actions with the Twitter content.

These cookies were used in our test:

Name: personalization_id
Wert: “v1_cSJIsogU51SeE311228559”
Purpose: This cookie stores information about how you use the website and through which advertisements you may have come to Twitter.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name: long
Value: de
Purpose: This cookie stores your default or preferred language.
Expiry date: afterend of session

Name: guest_id
Value: 311228559v1%3A157132626
Purpose: This cookie is set to identify you as a guest.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name: fm
Value: 0
Purpose: Unfortunately, we were not able to find out the purpose of this cookie.
Expiry date: afterend of session

Name: external_referer
Wert: 3112285592beTA0sf5lkMrlGt
Purpose: This cookie collects anonymous data, such as how often you visit Twitter and how long you visit Twitter.
Expiration date: After 6 days

Name: eu_cn
Value: 1
Purpose: This cookie stores user activity and is used for various Twitter advertising purposes.
Expiration date:
After one year

Name: ct0
Wert: c1179f07163a365d2ed7aad84c99d966
Purpose: Unfortunately, we have not found any information on this cookie.
Expiration date: after 6 hours

Name: _twitter_sess
Wert: 53D%253D-dd0248311228559-
Purpose: This cookie allows you to use functions within the Twitter website.
Expiry date: afterend of session

Note: Twitter also works with third parties. That’s why we also detected the three Google Analytics cookies _ga, _gat, _gid in our test.

Twitter uses the collected data on the one hand to better understand user behavior and thus improve its own services and advertising offers, on the other hand the data also serve internal security measures.

How long and where will the data be stored?

If Twitter collects data from other websites, it will be deleted, aggregated or otherwise obscured after a maximum of 30 days. Twitter servers are located on various server centers in the United States. Accordingly, it can be assumed that collected data is collected and stored in America. After our research, we could not clearly determine whether Twitter also has its own servers in Europe. In principle, Twitter may store the data collected until it is no longer useful to the company, you delete the data or there is a legal deadline for deletion.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

Twitter repeatedly emphasizes in its privacy policy that it does not store data from external website visits if you or your browser are located in the European Economic Area or Switzerland. However, if you interact with Twitter directly, Twitter will of course store data about you.

If you have a Twitter account, you can manage your data by clicking “More” under the “Profile” button. Then click on “Settings and privacy”. Here you can manage data processing individually.

If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can go to twitter.com and then click on “Customize.” Under the point “Individualization and data” you can manage your collected data.

Most data is stored via cookies, as mentioned above, and you can manage, deactivate or delete these in your browser. Please note that you can only “edit” cookies in the browser you choose. This means that if you use a different browser in the future, you will have to manage your cookies there again according to your wishes. Here is the cookie management guide for the most popular browsers.

Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Managing Cookies and Website Data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

You can also manage your browser in such a way that you are informed about each individual cookie. Then you can always decide individually whether to allow a cookie or not.

Twitter also uses the data for personalized advertising inside and outside of Twitter. You can switch off personalised advertising in the settings under “Individualisation and data”. If you use Twitter on a browser, you can disable personalized advertising at http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN.

Twitter is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. This framework ensures the correct transfer of data between the USA and the European Union. Visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO to learn more.

We hope we have given you a basic overview of Twitter’s data processing. We do not receive any data from Twitter and are not responsible for what Twitter does with your data. If you have any further questions on this topic, we recommend that you read the Twitter privacy statement at https://twitter.com/de/privacy.

LinkedIn privacy policy

We use social plug-ins of the social media network LinkedIn, of the company LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA on our website. The social plug-ins may be feeds, sharing content or linking to our LinkedIn page. The social plug-ins are clearly marked with the familiar LinkedIn logo and allow, for example, interesting content to be shared directly via our website. For the European Economic Area and Switzerland, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place in Dublin is responsible for data processing.

By embedding such plug-ins, data can be sent to LinkedIn, stored and processed there. In this privacy statement, we want to inform you about what data is involved, how the network uses this data and how you can manage or prevent the data storage.

What is LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is the largest social network for business contacts. Unlike Facebook, for example, the company focuses exclusively on building business contacts. Companies can present services and products on the platform and establish business relationships. Many people also use LinkedIn for job hunting or to find suitable employees for their own company. In Germany alone, the network has over 11 million members. In Austria, there are about 1.3 million.

Why do we use LinkedIn on our website?

We know how busy you are. There’s no way to follow all the social media channels individually. Even if, as in our case, it would be worth it. Because every now and then we post interesting news or reports that are worth spreading. That’s why we’ve created the option on our website to share interesting content directly on LinkedIn or link directly to our LinkedIn page. We consider built-in social plug-ins to be an enhanced service on our website. The data that LinkedIn collects also helps us to show potential advertising only to people who are interested in what we have to offer.

Which data is saved by LinkedIn?

Just by merely including the social plug-ins, LinkedIn does not store any personal data. LinkedIn calls this data generated by plug-ins passive impressions. However, when you click on a social plug-in, for example to share our content, the platform stores personal data as so-called “active impressions”. And that’s whether or not you have a LinkedIn account. If you are logged in, the collected data will be assigned to your account.

Your browser establishes a direct connection to LinkedIn’s servers when you interact with our plug-ins. This is how the company logs various usage data. In addition to your IP address, this could include login information, device information, or information about your Internet or mobile service provider. If you access LinkedIn services from your smartphone, your location (after you allow it) can also be detected. LinkedIn may also share this data in “hashed” form with third-party advertisers. Hashing means that a data set is transformed into a string. This makes it possible to encrypt the data in such a way that people can no longer be identified.

Most data about your user behavior is stored in cookies. These are small text files that are usually set in your browser. Further, LinkedIn may also use web beacons, pixel tags, display tags, and other device identifiers.

Various tests also show which cookies are set when a user interacts with a social plug-in. The data found cannot claim to be complete and serve only as an example. The following cookies have been set without being logged into LinkedIn:

Name: bcookie
Wert: =2&34aab2aa-2ae1-4d2a-8baf-c2e2d7235c16311228559-
Purpose: The cookie is a so-called “browser ID cookie” and therefore stores your identification number (ID).
Expiry date: After 2 years

Name: long
Value: v=2&lang=en-en
Purpose: This cookie stores your default or preferred language.
Expiry date: afterend of session

Name: lidc
Wert: 1818367:t=1571904767:s=AQF6KNnJ0G311228559…
Purpose: This cookie is used for routing. Routing records the ways you got to LinkedIn and how you navigate through the site there.
Expiration date: after 24 hours

Name: rtc
Value: kt0lrv3NF3x3t6xvDgGrZGDKkX
Purpose: No further information could be obtained about this cookie.
Expiration date: after 2 minutes

Name: JSESSIONID
Wert: ajax:3112285592900777718326218137
Purpose: This is a session cookie that LinkedIn uses to maintain anonymous user sessions through the server.
Expiry date: afterend of session

Name: bscookie
Value: “v=1&201910230812…
Purpose: This cookie is a security cookie. LinkedIn describes it as a secure-browser ID cookie.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name: fid
Value: AQHj7Ii23ZBcqAAAA…
Purpose: No further information could be found for this cookie.
Expiration date: after 7 days

Note: LinkedIn also works with third-party vendors. That’s why we also detected the two Google Analytics cookies _ga and _gat during our test.

How long and where will the data be stored?

Generally, LinkedIn will retain your personal information for as long as it deems necessary to provide its services. However, LinkedIn deletes your personal data when you delete your account. In some exceptional cases, LinkedIn retains some data in aggregate and anonymized form even after you delete your account. Once you delete your account, other people will not be able to see your data within a day. LinkedIn generally deletes the data within 30 days. LinkedIn does, however, retain data when required by legal obligation. Data that can no longer be assigned to a person will remain stored even after the account has been closed. The data is stored on various servers in America and presumably Europe.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You have the right to access and delete your personal data at any time. In your LinkedIn account you can manage, change and delete your data. In addition, you may also request a copy of your personal information from LinkedIn.

Here’s how to access account information on your LinkedIn profile:

In LinkedIn, click on your profile icon and select the “Settings and Privacy” section. Now click “Privacy” and then click “Change” in the “How LinkedIn uses your data” section. In just a short time, you can download selected data about your web activity and account history.

You also have the option in your browser to prevent data processing by LinkedIn. As mentioned above, LinkedIn stores most of its data via cookies that are set in your browser. You can manage, deactivate or delete these cookies. Depending on which browser you have, the management works slightly differently. You can find the instructions for the most popular browsers here:

Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Managing Cookies and Website Data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

You can also set up your browser so that you are always informed when a cookie is to be set. Then you can always decide individually whether you want to allow the cookie or not.

LinkedIn is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. This framework ensures the correct transfer of data between the USA and the European Union. Visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0 to learn more. We have tried to bring you closer to the most important information about LinkedIn’s data processing. You can learn even more about the data processing of the social media network LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Pinterest privacy policy

We use buttons and widgets of the social media network Pinterest, of the company Pinterest Inc.,808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA on our site.

By calling up pages that use such functions, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) are transmitted to Pinterest, stored and evaluated.

For their privacy policy, what information Pinterest collects, and how they use it, please visit https://policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

XING data protection declaration

We use social plugins of the social media network Xing, of the company Xing SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, on our website. Through these functions, you can, for example, share content on Xing directly via our website, log in via Xing or follow interesting content. You can recognize the plug-ins by the company name or the Xing logo. If you call up a website that uses a Xing plug-in, data may be transmitted to the “Xing servers”, stored and evaluated. In this privacy policy, we want to inform you about what data is involved and how you can manage or prevent this data storage.

What is Xing?

Xing is a social network with its headquarters in Hamburg. The company specializes in managing professional contacts. That is, unlike other networks, Xing is primarily about professional networking. The platform is often used for job hunting or to find employees for one’s own company. In addition, Xing offers interesting content on various professional topics. The global counterpart to this is the American company LinkedIn.

Why do we use Xing on our website?

There is now a glut of social media channels and we are well aware that your time is very precious. Not every company’s social media channel can be scrutinized closely. That’s why we want to make your life as easy as possible, so you can share or follow interesting content directly from our website on Xing. With such “social plug-ins” we extend our service on our website. In addition, the data collected by Xing helps us to carry out targeted advertising measures on the platform. This means that our service is only shown to people who are really interested in it.

Which data is stored by Xing?

Xing offers the Share button, the Follow button, and the Log-in button as plug-ins for websites. As soon as you open a page where a social plug-in from Xing is installed, your browser connects to servers in a data centre used by Xing. In the case of the share button, no data should be stored – according to Xing – that could derive a direct reference to a person. In particular, Xing does not store your IP address. Furthermore, no cookies are set in connection with the share button. Therefore no evaluation of your user behaviour takes place. For more information, please contact %3Fop%.

For the other Xing plug-ins, cookies are only set in your browser when you interact with or click on the plug-in. Personal data such as your IP address, browser data, date and time of your page view on Xing may be stored here. If you have a XING account and are logged in, collected data will be assigned to your personal account and the data stored in it.

The following cookies are set in your browser when you click on the follow or log-in button and are not yet logged in to Xing. Please keep in mind that this is an exemplary list and we cannot claim to be complete:

Name: AMCVS_0894FF2554F733210A4C98C6%40AdobeOrg
Value: 1
Purpose: This cookie is used to create and store website visitor identifiers.
Expiry date: afterend of session

Name: c_
Wert: 157c609dc9fe7d7ff56064c6de87b019311228559-8
Purpose: We could not find out any more information about this cookie.
Expiration date: after one day

Name: prevPage
Value: wbm2FWelcome2Flogin
Purpose: This cookie stores the URL of the previous web page you visited.
Expiration date: after 30 minutes

Name: s_cc
Value: true
Purpose: This Adobe Site Catalyst cookie determines whether cookies are generally enabled in the browser.
Expiry date: afterend of session

Name: s_fid
Wert: 6897CDCD1013221C-39DDACC982217CD1311228559-2
Purpose: This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor.
Expiry date: after 5 years

Name: visitor_id
Wert: fe59fbe5-e9c6-4fca-8776-30d0c1a89c32
Purpose: The visitor cookie contains a unique visitor ID and the unique identifier for your account.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name:_session_id
Wert: 533a0a6641df82b46383da06ea0e84e7311228559-2
Purpose: This cookie creates a temporary session ID that is used as an in-session user ID. The cookie is absolutely necessary to provide the functions of Xing.
Expiry date: afterend of session

As soon as you are logged in to Xing or become a member, further personal data will definitely be collected, processed and stored. Xing also discloses personally identifiable information to third parties when necessary to fulfill its own business purposes, when you have provided consent, or when required by law.

How long and where will the data be stored?

Xing stores the data on various servers in various data centers. The company stores this data until you delete the data or until a user account is deleted. Of course, this only affects users who are already Xing members.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You have the right to access and delete your personal data at any time. Even if you are not a Xing member, you can use your browser to prevent possible data processing or manage it according to your wishes. Most data is stored via cookies. Depending on which browser you have, the management works slightly differently. You can find the instructions for the most popular browsers here:

Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Managing Cookies and Website Data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

You can also set up your browser so that you are always informed when a cookie is to be set. Then you can always decide individually whether you want to allow the cookie or not.

We have tried to bring you closer to the most important information about data processing by Xing. At https://privacy.xing.com/de/dat enschutzerklaerung you can learn even more about the data processing of the social media network Xing.

YouTube privacy policy

We have integrated YouTube videos on our website. This way we can present you interesting videos directly on our site. YouTube is a video portal that has been a subsidiary of Google since 2006. The video portal is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you call up a page on our website that has a YouTube video embedded, your browser automatically connects to the YouTube or Google servers. In the process, various data are transferred (depending on the settings). Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all data processing in the European area.

In the following, we would like to explain in more detail which data is processed, why we have integrated YouTube videos and how you can manage or delete your data.

What is youtube

On YouTube, users can watch, rate, comment on and upload videos for free. Over the past few years, YouTube has become one of the most important social media channels in the world. In order for us to display videos on our website, YouTube provides a snippet of code that we have embedded on our site.

Why do we use YouTube videos on our website?

YouTube is the video platform with the most visitors and the best content. We are committed to providing you with the best possible user experience on our website. And of course interesting videos must not be missing. With the help of our embedded videos, we provide you with further helpful content in addition to our texts and images. In addition, our website is found more easily on the Google search engine because of the embedded videos. Also, when we run ads through Google Ads, Google – thanks to the data it collects – can really only show those ads to people who are interested in what we have to offer.

Which data is saved by YouTube?

As soon as you visit one of our pages that has a YouTube video embedded, YouTube sets at least one cookie that stores your IP address and our URL. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your interactions on our website to your profile, usually with the help of cookies. This includes data such as session duration, bounce rate, approximate location, technical information such as browser type, screen resolution or your internet service provider. Other data may include contact details, any reviews, sharing content via social media or adding to your favourites on YouTube.

If you are not signed into a Google Account or YouTube account, Google stores data with a unique identifier associated with your device, browser, or app. For example, your preferred language setting is retained. But a lot of interaction data can’t be stored because fewer cookies are set.

In the following list we show cookies that were set in a test in the browser. On the one hand, we show cookies that are set without a logged-in YouTube account. On the other hand, we show cookies that are set with logged in account. The list cannot claim to be complete because user data always depends on the interactions on YouTube.

Name: YSC
Value: b9-CV6ojI5Y311228559-1
Purpose: This cookie registers a unique ID to store statistics of the video watched.
Expiry date: afterend of session

Name: PREF
Value: f1=50000000
Purpose: This cookie also registers your unique ID. Google gets statistics about how you use YouTube videos on our website through PREF.
Expiration date: after 8 months

Name: GPS
Value: 1
Purpose: This cookie registers your unique ID on mobile devices to track GPS location.
Expiration date: after 30 minutes

Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Value: 95Chz8bagyU
Purpose: This cookie tries to estimate the bandwidth of the user on our web pages (with embedded YouTube video).
Expiration date: after 8 months

Other cookies that are set when you are logged in with your YouTube account:

Name: APISID
Wert: zILlvClZSkqGsSwI/AU1aZI6HY7311228559-
Purpose: This cookie is used to create a profile about your interests. The data is used for personalized advertisements.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name: CONSENT
Value: YES+AT.en+20150628-20-0
Purpose: The cookie stores the status of a user’s consent to use various Google services. CONSENT is also used for security, to check users and protect user data from unauthorized attacks.
Expiry date: after 19 years

Name: HSID
Value: AcRwpgUik9Dveht0I
Purpose: This cookie is used to create a profile about your interests. This data helps to display personalized advertising.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name: LOGIN_INFO
Value: AFmmF2swRQIhALl6aL…
Purpose: This cookie stores information about your login data.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name: SAPISID
Value: 7oaPxoG-pZsJuuF5/AnUdDUIsJ9iJz2vdM
Purpose: This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device. It is used to create a profile about your interests.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name: SID
Value: oQfNKjAsI311228559-
Purpose: This cookie stores your Google Account ID and your last login time in digitally signed and encrypted form.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name: SIDCC
Value: AN0-TYuqub2JOcDTyL
Purpose: This cookie stores information about how you use the site and what advertisements you may have seen before visiting our site.
Expiration date: after 3 months

How long and where will the data be stored?

The data that YouTube receives from you and processes is stored on Google’s servers. Most of these servers are located in America. You can see exactly where Google data centers are located at https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de. Your data is distributed on the servers. This means that data can be retrieved more quickly and is better protected against manipulation.

Google stores the collected data for different lengths of time. Some data can be deleted at any time, others are automatically deleted after a limited period of time and still others are stored by Google for a longer period of time. Some data (such as My Activity items, photos or documents, products) stored in your Google Account will remain until you delete it. Even if you’re not signed in to a Google account, you can delete some data associated with your device, browser, or app.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

Basically, you can manually delete data in the Google Account. With the automatic deletion of location and activity data introduced in 2019, information will be stored for either 3 or 18 months depending on your decision – and then deleted.

Whether or not you have a Google account, you can configure your browser to delete or disable cookies from Google. Depending on which browser you use, this works in different ways. The following instructions show how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Managing Cookies and Website Data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

If you generally do not want cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. This allows you to decide for each individual cookie whether or not to allow it. Since YouTube is a subsidiary of Google, there is a common privacy policy. If you would like to know more about how we handle your data, we recommend that you read the data protection declaration at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

YouTube subscribe button Privacy policy

We have installed the YouTube Subscribe button on our website. You can usually recognize the button by the classic YouTube logo. The logo shows the words “Subscribe” or “YouTube” in white letters against a red background, with the white “Play” icon to the left. The button can also be displayed in a different design.

Our YouTube channel always offers you funny, interesting or exciting videos. With the built-in “Subscribe” button, you can subscribe to our channel directly from our website and do not have to go to the YouTube website. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to access our comprehensive content. Please note that YouTube may store and process data about you as a result.

When you see a built-in subscribe button on our site, YouTube – according to Google – sets at least one cookie. This cookie stores your IP address and our URL. It also lets YouTube know information about your browser, your approximate location, and your default language. In our test, the following four cookies were set without being logged into YouTube:

Name: YSC
Value: b9-CV6ojI5311228559Y
Purpose: This cookie registers a unique ID to store statistics of the video watched.
Expiry date: afterend of session

Name: PREF
Value: f1=50000000
Purpose: This cookie also registers your unique ID. Google gets statistics about how you use YouTube videos on our website through PREF.
Expiration date: after 8 months

Name: GPS
Value: 1
Purpose: This cookie registers your unique ID on mobile devices to track GPS location.
Expiration date: after 30 minutes

Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Value: 31122855995Chz8bagyU
Purpose: This cookie tries to estimate the bandwidth of the user on our web pages (with embedded YouTube video).
Expiration date: after 8 months

Note: These cookies were set after a test and cannot claim to be complete.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can store many of your actions/interactions on our website using cookies and associate them with your YouTube account. For example, YouTube receives information about how long you surf our site, what type of browser you use, what screen resolution you prefer, or what actions you take.

YouTube uses this data to improve its own services and offerings and to provide analytics and statistics to advertisers (who use Google Ads).

Vimeo privacy policy

We also use videos from the company Vimeo on our website. The video portal is operated by Vimeo LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. With the help of a plug-in we can show you interesting video material directly on our website. Certain data may be transferred from you to Vimeo. In this privacy policy, we will show you what data is involved, why we use Vimeo and how you can manage or prevent your data or the data transfer.

What is Vimeo?

Vimeo is a video platform that was founded in 2004 and has enabled streaming of videos in HD quality since 2007. Since 2015, it has also been possible to stream in 4k Ultra HD. The use of the portal is free of charge, but paid content can also be published. Compared to the market leader YouTube, Vimeo prioritizes high quality content. Thus, on the one hand, the portal offers a lot of artistic content such as music videos and short films, but on the other hand, it also offers documentaries worth knowing about a wide variety of topics.

Why do we use Vimeo on our website?

The aim of our web presence is to provide you with the best possible content. And as easily accessible as possible. Only when we have achieved this are we satisfied with our service. The video service Vimeo supports us to reach this goal. Vimeo offers us the possibility to present you high quality content directly on our website. Instead of just giving you a link to an interesting video, this way you can watch the video right here on our site. This expands our service and makes it easier for you to access interesting content. Thus, in addition to our texts and images, we also offer video content.

What data is stored on Vimeo?

When you visit a web page on our website that has a Vimeo video embedded, your browser connects to Vimeo’s servers. This results in a data transmission. This data is collected, stored and processed on the Vimeo servers. Whether or not you have a Vimeo account, Vimeo collects information about you. This includes your IP address, technical information about your browser type, operating system, or very basic device information. Furthermore, Vimeo stores information about which website you use the Vimeo service and which actions (web activities) you perform on our website. These web activities include, for example, session duration, bounce rate or which button you clicked on our website with built-in Vimeo function. Vimeo may track and store these actions using cookies and similar technologies.

If you are logged in to Vimeo as a registered member, more data can usually be collected because more cookies may have already been set in your browser. In addition, your actions on our website are directly linked to your Vimeo account. To prevent this, you must log out of Vimeo while “surfing” our website.

Below we show you cookies that are set by Vimeo when you are on a website with integrated Vimeo function. This list is not exhaustive and assumes you do not have a Vimeo account.

Name: player
Value: “”
Purpose: This cookie saves your settings before you play an embedded Vimeo video. This will get you back to your preferred settings the next time you watch a Vimeo video.
Expiry date: after one year

Name: vuid
Value: pl1046149876.614422590311228559-4
Purpose:
This cookie collects information about your actions on websites that have embedded a Vimeo video.
Expiration date:
after 2 years

Note: These two cookies are always set once you are on a web page with an embedded Vimeo video. If you watch the video and click on the button, for example to “share” or “like” the video, further cookies are set. These are also third-party cookies such as _ga or _gat_UA-76641-8 from Google Analytics or _fbp from Facebook. Exactly which cookies are set here depends on your interaction with the video.

The following list shows a sample of possible cookies that are set when you interact with Vimeo video:

Name: _abexps
Value: %5B%
Purpose: This Vimeo cookie helps Vimeo remember the settings you have made. This can be, for example, a preset language, a region or a user name. In general, the cookie stores data about how you use Vimeo.
Expiry date: after one year

Name: continuous_play_v3
Value: 1
Purpose: This cookie is a first-party cookie from Vimeo. The cookie collects information about how you use the Vimeo service. For example, the cookie stores when you pause or replay a video.
Expiry date: after one year

Name: _ga
Wert: GA1.2.1522249635.1578401280311228559-7
Purpose: This cookie is a third-party cookie from Google. By default, analytics.js uses the _ga cookie to store the user ID. Basically, it is used to distinguish website visitors.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name: _gcl_au
Wert: 1.1.770887836.1578401279311228559-3
Purpose: This third-party cookie from Google AdSense is used to improve the effectiveness of advertisements on websites.
Expiration date: after 3 months

Name: _fbp
Wert: fb.1.1578401280585.310434968
Purpose: This is a Facebook cookie. This cookie is used to display advertisements or advertising products from Facebook or other advertisers.
Expiration date: after 3 months

Vimeo uses this data, among other things, to improve its own service, to communicate with you and to set its own targeted advertising measures. Vimeo emphasizes on its website that only first-party cookies (i.e. cookies from Vimeo itself) are used for embedded videos, as long as you do not interact with the video.

How long and where will the data be stored?

Vimeo is headquartered in White Plains, New York State, USA. However, the services are offered worldwide. In doing so, the company uses computer systems, databases, and servers located in the United States and also in other countries. Your data can therefore also be stored and processed on servers in America. The data will remain stored by Vimeo until the company no longer has an economic reason to store it. The data is then deleted or made anonymous. Vimeo complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and is therefore allowed to collect, use and transfer data of users from the EU to the U.S..

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You always have the possibility to manage cookies in your browser according to your wishes. For example, if you do not want Vimeo to set cookies and thus collect information about you, you can delete or disable cookies in your browser settings at any time. Depending on the browser, this works a little differently. Please note that after deactivating/deleting cookies, various functions may no longer be available to the full extent. The following instructions show how to manage or delete cookies in your browser.

Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Managing Cookies and Website Data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

If you are a registered Vimeo member, you can also manage the cookies used in the settings on Vimeo.

Vimeo is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which governs the accurate and secure transfer of personal data. For more information, visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt00000008V77AAE&status=Active. You can learn more about Vimeo’s use of cookies at https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy, and you can read information about Vimeo’s privacy policy at https://vimeo.com/privacy.

WooCommerce privacy policy

We have integrated the open source shop system WooCommerce as a plugin on our website. This WooCommerce plugin is based on the WordPress content management system, which is a subsidiary of Automattic Inc. (60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA) is. Through the implemented functions, data is transmitted to Automattic Inc. sent, stored and processed. In this privacy policy, we inform you about what data is involved, how the network uses this data and how you can manage or prevent the data storage.

What is WooCommerce?

WooCommerce is an online store system that has been part of the WordPress directory since 2011 and is specifically designed for WordPress websites. It’s a customizable, open source eCommerce platform built on WordPress and also included as a WordPress plugin on our website.

Why do we use WooCommerce on our website?

We use this convenient online shopping solution to offer you our physical or digital products or services in the best possible way on our website. The aim is to provide you with simple and easy access to our range of products, so that you can find what you are looking for quickly and easily. With WooCommerce we have found a good plugin that meets our requirements for an online shop.

Which data is saved by WooCommerce?

Information that you actively enter into a text field in our online store may be collected and stored by WooCommerce or Automattic. So when you register with us or order a product, Automattic may collect, process and store this data. This may include credit card or billing information in addition to email address, name or address. Automattic may also subsequently use this information for its own marketing campaigns.

There is also information that Automattic automatically collects from you in so-called server log files:

  • IP address
  • Browser information
  • Preset language setting
  • Date and time of the web access

WooCommerce also sets cookies in your browser and uses technologies such as pixel tags (web beacons), for example, to clearly identify you as a user and potentially offer interest-based advertising. WooCommerce uses a number of different cookies that are set depending on user actions. This means, for example, that when you place a product in the shopping cart, a cookie is set so that the product remains in the shopping cart when you leave our website and return at a later time.

Here we show you an example list of possible cookies that can be set by WooCommerce:

Name: woocommerce_items_in_cart
Value: 1
Purpose: The cookie helps WooCommerce determine when the content in the shopping cart changes.
Expiry date: afterend of session

Name: woocommerce_cart_hash
Wert: 447c84f810834056ab37cfe5ed27f204311228559-7
Purpose: This cookie is also used to recognize and save the changes in your shopping cart.
Expiry date: afterend of session

Name: wp_woocommerce_session_d9e29d251cf8a108a6482d9fe2ef34b6
Wert:%7C%
Purpose: This cookie contains a unique identifier for you so that the shopping cart data can be found in the database.
Expiration date: after 2 days

How long and where will the data be stored?

Unless there is a legal obligation to retain data for a longer period of time, WooCommerce will delete the data when it is no longer needed for its own purposes for which it was stored. For example, server log files that contain technical data about your browser and IP address are deleted after about 30 days. Until then, Automattic uses the data to analyze traffic on its own sites (for example, all WordPress sites) and troubleshoot potential problems. The data is stored on American servers by Automattic.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You have the right to access and object to the use and processing of your personal data at any time. You may also file a complaint with a state regulatory agency at any time.

In your browser, you also have the option to individually manage, delete or deactivate cookies. However, please note that disabled or deleted cookies have possible negative effects on the functions of our WooCommerce online store. Depending on which browser you use, cookie management works slightly differently. Below are links to instructions for the most popular browsers:

Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Managing Cookies and Website Data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

Automattic is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which governs the accurate and secure transfer of personal data. For more information, visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC.
For more details on the privacy policy and what data is collected by WooCommerce and how, please visit https://automattic.com/privacy/ and for general information on WooCommerce, please visit https://woocommerce.com/.

Klarna Checkout privacy policy

We use the online payment system Klarna Checkout of the Swedish company Klarna Bank AB on our website. Klarna Bank has its principal place of business at Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden. If you choose this service, among other things, personal data will be sent to Klarna, stored and processed. In this privacy policy we would like to give you an overview of the data processing by Klarna.

What is Klarna Checkout?

Klarna Checkout is a payment system for orders in an online shop. The user selects the payment method and Klarna Checkout takes over the entire payment process. Once a user has made a payment through the checkout system and provided the appropriate data, future online purchases can be made even faster and easier. The Klarna system then recognises the existing customer after entering the e-mail address and postcode.

Why do we use Klarna Checkout for our website?

Our aim with our website and our integrated online shop is to offer you the best possible service. This includes not only the overall experience on the website and in addition to our offers, but also a smooth, fast and secure payment processing of your orders. To ensure this, we use the payment system Klarna Checkout.

Which data is saved by Klarna Checkout?

As soon as you decide to use the Klarna payment service and pay via the Klarna Checkout payment method, you also transmit personal data to the company. On the Klarna checkout page, technical data such as browser type, operating system, our internet address, date and time, language settings, time zone settings and IP address are collected from you and transmitted to and stored on Klarna’s servers. This data is stored even if you have not yet completed an order.

When you order a product or service through our shop, you must enter personal data in the fields provided. This data will be processed by Klarna for payment processing. The following personal data (as well as general product information) may be stored and processed by Klarna for the purpose of creditworthiness and identity checks:

  • Contact information: Name, date of birth, national ID number, title, billing and shipping address, email address, phone number, nationality or salary.
  • Payment information such as credit card details or your account number
  • Product information such as shipment number, type of item and price of the product

In addition, there is also data that can be collected optionally, provided you make a conscious decision to do so. These are, for example, political, religious or ideological convictions or various health data.

Klarna may also collect, itself or through third parties (such as through us or through public databases), information about the goods or services you purchase or order, in addition to the above information. This can be, for example, the consignment number or the type of item ordered, but also information about your creditworthiness, your income or the granting of credit. Klarna may also share your personal data with service providers such as software providers, data storage providers or us as a merchant.

When data is automatically entered into a form, cookies are always involved. If you do not wish to use this function, you can deactivate these cookies at any time. Further down in the text you will find instructions on how to basically delete, deactivate or manage cookies in your browser. Our tests have shown that no cookies are set by Klarna directly. If you choose the payment method “Klarna Sofort” and click on “Order”, you will be redirected to the Sofort website. After the successful payment you will come to our thank you page. The following cookie is set there by sofort.com:

Name: SOFUEB
Wert: e8cipp378mdscn9e17kajlfhv7311228559-4
Purpose: This cookie stores your session ID.
Expiration date: after the end of the browser session

How long and where will the data be stored?

Klarna endeavours to store your data only within the EU or the European Economic Area (EEA). However, data may also be transferred outside the EU/EEA. When this happens, Klarna ensures that the data protection is in line with the GDPR, the third country is in an adequacy decision of the European Union or the country has the US Privacy Shield certificate. The data is always stored as long as Klarna needs it for the processing purpose.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You can revoke your consent to Klarna processing personal data at any time. You also always have the right to information, correction and deletion of your personal data. To do so, all you need to do is contact the company or the company’s privacy team by emailing datenschutz@klarna.de. You can also contact Klarna directly via the Klarna website “My privacy request”.

You can delete, disable or manage cookies that Klarna may use for its functions in your browser. Depending on which browser you use, this works in different ways. The following instructions show how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Managing Cookies and Website Data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

We hope we have given you a good overview of the data processing by Klarna. If you would like to know more about the handling of your data, we recommend that you read the Klarna data protection declaration at https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_at/privacy.

Sofortüberweisung data protection declaration

We offer on our website the payment method “Sofortüberweisung” of the company Sofort GmbH for cashless payment. Sofort GmbH has been part of the Swedish company Klarna since 2014, but has its headquarters in Germany, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich.

If you decide to use this payment method, personal data will also be transmitted to Sofort GmbH or Klarna, stored and processed there. With this data protection text we give you an overview of the data processing by Sofort GmbH.

What is an “Sofortüberweisung”?

Sofortüberweisung is an online payment system that allows you to place an order via online banking. In this case, the payment processing is carried out by Sofort GmbH and we immediately receive information about the payment made. This method can be used by any user who has an active online banking account with PIN and TAN. Only a few banks still do not support this payment method.

Why do we use “Sofortüberweisung” on our website?

Our aim with our website and our integrated online shop is to offer you the best possible service. This includes not only the overall experience on the website and in addition to our offers, but also a smooth, fast and secure payment processing of your orders. In order to guarantee this, we use “Sofortüberweisung” as a payment system.

Which data is saved by “Sofortüberweisung”?

When you make an instant transfer via the Sofort/Klarna service, data such as name, account number, bank code, subject, amount and date are stored on the company’s servers. We also receive this information via the payment confirmation.

As part of the account coverage check, Sofort GmbH checks whether your account balance and overdraft facility cover the payment contribution. In some cases, the system also checks whether instant transfers have been made successfully in the last 30 days. Furthermore, your user identification (such as user number or contract number) is collected and stored in abbreviated (“hashed”) form and your IP address. For SEPA transfers, the BIC and IBAN are also stored.

According to the company, no other personal data (such as account balances, turnover data, disposition limits, account lists, mobile phone number, authentication certificates, security codes or PIN/TAN) is collected, stored or passed on to third parties.

Sofortüberweisung also uses cookies to make its own service more user-friendly. When you order a product, you will be redirected to the Sofort or Klarna website. After successful payment you will be redirected to our thank you page. The following three cookies are set here:

Name: SOFUEB
Wert: e8cipp378mdscn9e17kajlfhv7311228559-5
Purpose: This cookie stores your session ID.
Expiration date: after the end of the browser session

Name: User[user_cookie_rules] Value: 1
Purpose: This cookie stores your consent to the use of cookies.
Expiry date: after 10 years

Name: _ga
Wert: GA1.2.69759879.1589470706
Purpose: By default, analytics.js uses the cookie _ga to store the user ID. Basically, it is used to distinguish the website visitors. This is a cookie from Google Analytics.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Note: The cookies listed here do not claim to be complete. It can always be that Sofortüberweisung also uses other cookies.

How long and where will the data be stored?

All collected data will be stored within the legal retention period. This obligation can last between three and ten years.

Klarna/Sofort GmbH tries to store data only within the EU or the European Economic Area (EEA). If data is transferred outside the EU/EEA, the data protection must comply with the GDPR, the country must be in an EU adequacy decision or have the US Privacy Shield certificate.

How can I delete my data or prevent data from being saved?

You can revoke your consent to Klarna processing personal data at any time. You also always have the right to information, correction and deletion of your personal data. To do so, you can simply contact the company’s privacy team by emailing datenschutz@sofort.com.

Possible cookies that Sofortüberweisung uses, you can manage in your browser, delete or disable. Depending on your preferred browser, this works in different ways. The following instructions show how to manage cookies in the most popular browsers:

Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Managing Cookies and Website Data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

If you want to learn more about the data processing by the “Sofortüberweisung” of the company Sofort GmbH, we recommend the privacy policy at https://www.sofort.de/datenschutz.html.

Stripe privacy policy

We use a payment tool on our website from the American technology company and online payment service Stripe. For customers within the EU, Stripe Payments Europe (Europe Ltd., 1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland) is responsible. This means that if you choose Stripe as your payment method, your payment will be processed through Stripe Payments. In the process, data required for the payment process is forwarded to Stripe and stored. In this Privacy Policy, we provide you with an overview of this data processing and storage by Stripe and explain why we use Stripe on our website.

What is Stripe?

Technology company Stripe provides payment solutions for online payments. With Stripe it is possible to accept credit and debit card payments in our webshop. Stripe handles the entire payment process. A big advantage of Stripe is, for example, that you never have to leave our website or shop during the payment process and the payment processing is very fast.

Why do we use Stripe for our website?

Of course we want to offer the best possible service with our website and our integrated online shop, so that you feel comfortable on our site and use our offers. We know that your time is precious and therefore payment processing in particular must be fast and smooth. In addition to our other payment providers, we have found Stripe to be a partner that ensures secure and fast payment processing.

What data does Stripe store?

If you choose Stripe as your payment method, personal information about you will also be transmitted to and stored by Stripe. This is transactional data. This data includes the payment method (i.e. credit card, debit card or account number), bank code, currency, amount and date of payment. When you make a transaction, your name, email address, billing or shipping address, and sometimes your transaction history may also be transmitted. This data is necessary for authentication. In addition, Stripe may collect name, address, phone number and country in addition to technical information about your device (such as IP address) for fraud prevention, financial reporting and to fully provide its own services.

Stripe does not sell any of your information to unrelated third parties, such as marketing agencies or other companies that have nothing to do with the Stripe company. However, the data may be shared with internal departments, a limited number of external Stripe partners, or for regulatory compliance purposes. Stripe also uses cookies to collect data. Here is a selection of cookies that Stripe may set during the payment process:

Name: m
Wert: edd716e9-d28b-46f7-8a55-e05f1779e84e040456311228559-5
Purpose: This cookie appears when you select the payment method. It stores and detects whether you access our website via a PC, tablet or smartphone.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name: __stripe_mid
Wert: fc30f52c-b006-4722-af61-a7419a5b8819875de9311228559-1
Purpose: In order to be able to carry out a credit card transaction, this cookie is required. For this purpose, the cookie stores your session ID.
Expiry date: after one year

Name: __stripe_sid
Wert: 6fee719a-c67c-4ed2-b583-6a9a50895b122753fe
Purpose: This cookie also stores your ID and is used for the payment process on our website by Stripe.
Expiry date: after the end of the session

How long and where will the data be stored?

Personal data is generally stored for the duration of the service provision. This means that the data will be stored until we terminate our relationship with Stripe. However, in order to comply with legal and regulatory obligations, Stripe may retain personal data for the duration of the service provision. Since Stripe is a global company, data may also be stored in any country where Stripe provides services. This means that data can also be stored outside your country, for example in the USA.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

Stripe continues to be a participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which has regulated the accurate and secure transfer of personal data until July 16, 2020. Now that the European Court of Justice has declared the agreement invalid, the company no longer relies on it, but still acts in accordance with the Privacy Shield principles.

You always have the right to information, correction and deletion of your personal data. If you have any questions, you can also contact the Stripe team at https://support.stripe.com/contact/email at any time.

You can delete, disable or manage cookies that Stripe uses for its functions in your browser. Depending on which browser you use, this works in different ways. Please note, however, that the payment process may then no longer work. The following instructions show how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Managing Cookies and Website Data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

We have now given you a general overview of how Stripe processes and stores data. If you want to get more and even more detailed information, the detailed Stripe privacy statement at https://stripe.com/at/privacy serves as a good source.

Source: Created with the privacy generator of AdSimple in cooperation with warkly.de