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Information obligation according to § 5 TMG.

Thomas Graul

Steinauerstrasse 1,
40721 Hilden,
Germany

Tel .: +49 172 9863115
Email: t.graul@gmx.de

 

EU dispute settlement

In accordance with the regulation on online dispute resolution in consumer affairs (ODR regulation), we would like to inform you about the online dispute resolution platform (OS platform).
Consumers have the opportunity to submit complaints to the European Commission's online dispute resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/odr?tid=321115133 . You can find the necessary contact details above in our legal notice.

However, we would like to point out that we are not willing or obliged to participate in dispute settlement proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.

Liability for the content of this website

We are constantly developing the content of this website and strive to provide correct and current information. According to the Telemedia Act (TMG) Section 7 (1) , as a service provider, we are responsible for our own information that we make available for use in accordance with general laws. Unfortunately we cannot accept liability for the correctness of all content on this website, especially for those provided by third parties. As a service provider within the meaning of Sections 8 to 10, we are not obliged to monitor the information transmitted or stored by you or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity.

Our obligations to remove information or to block the use of information according to general laws due to judicial or official orders remain unaffected even in the event of our non-responsibility according to §§ 8 to 10.

If you notice problematic or illegal content, please contact us immediately so that we can remove the illegal content. You will find the contact details in the imprint.

Liability for links on this website

Our website contains links to other websites for whose content we are not responsible. We are not liable for linked websites, as we had no knowledge of illegal activities, we have not noticed such illegal activities and we would remove links immediately if we became aware of illegal activities.

If you notice any illegal links on our website, please contact us. You will find the contact details in the imprint.

Copyright notice

All contents of this website (images, photos, texts, videos) are subject to the copyright of the Federal Republic of Germany. Please ask us before you distribute, reproduce or exploit the content of this website, for example republishing it on other websites. If necessary, we will legally prosecute the unauthorized use of parts of the content on our site.

If you find any content on this website that violates copyright law, please contact us.

Photo credit

The images, photos and graphics on this website are protected by copyright.

The image rights belong to the following photographers and companies:

  • Photographer Mustermann

Data protection

data protection

We have written this data protection declaration (version 07.09.2019-321115133) to explain to you in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 what information we collect, how we use data and what options 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

When you visit websites these days, certain information is automatically created and stored, including on this website.

If you visit our website as it is now, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically saves data such as

  • the address (URL) of the accessed website
  • Browser and browser version
  • the operating system used
  • the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)
  • the host name and the 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 rule out that this data will be viewed in the event of illegal behavior.
According to Article 6 Paragraph 1 f GDPR (lawfulness of processing), the legal basis is that there is a legitimate interest in enabling the error-free operation of this website by recording web server log files.

Cookies

Our website uses HTTP cookies to save user-specific data.
In the following we explain what cookies are and why they are used so that you can better understand the following data protection declaration.

What exactly are cookies?

Whenever you surf the Internet, you are using a browser. Well-known browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Most websites save small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.

One thing cannot be dismissed out of hand: Cookies are really useful little helpers. Almost all websites use cookies. To be more precise, they are HTTP cookies, as there are also other cookies for other areas of application. HTTP cookies are small files that our website stores on your computer. These cookie files are automatically placed in the cookie folder, which is 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 call up our site again, 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 standard settings. 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 from our side, 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 expiry 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 cannot access information on your PC either.

For example, cookie data can look like this:

  • Name: _ga
  • Expiry time: 2 years
  • Use: Differentiation of website visitors
  • Exemplary value: GA1.2.1326744211.152321115133

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 data protection declaration. At this point we would like to briefly discuss the different types of HTTP cookies.

There are 4 types of cookies:

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

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

Goal-oriented cookies
These cookies ensure better user-friendliness. For example, entered locations, font sizes or form data are saved.

Advertising cookies
These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They serve to deliver customized advertising to the user. That can be very practical, but also very annoying.

When you visit a website for the first time, you will usually be asked which of these types of cookies you would like to allow. And of course this decision is also saved in a cookie.

How can I delete cookies?

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

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

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

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

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing 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. In this way, you can decide for each individual cookie whether or not to allow the cookie. The procedure is different depending on the browser. It is best to search for the instructions in Google using the search term “delete cookies Chrome” or “deactivate cookies Chrome” in the case of a 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 existed since 2009. It states that the storage of cookies requires the consent of the website visitor (i.e. you). Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these guidelines. In Germany, the cookie guidelines have not been implemented as national law. Instead, this guideline was largely implemented in Section 15 (3) of the Telemedia Act (TMG).

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

Rights according to the General Data Protection Regulation

According to the provisions of the GDPR, you have the following rights:

  • Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
  • Right to cancellation ("right to be forgotten") (Article 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
  • Right to notification - obligation to notify in connection with the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
  • Right of objection (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 your data protection claims have been violated in any other way, you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) .

TLS encryption with https

We use https to transmit data securely on the Internet (data protection through technology design, Article 25 (1) GDPR ). 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 transmission protection by the small lock symbol in the top left of the browser and the use of the https (instead of http) scheme as part of our Internet address.

Cloudflare privacy policy

We use Cloudflare from Cloudflare, Inc. (101 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA 94107, USA) on this website to make our website faster and safer. Cloudflare uses cookies and processes user data. Cloudflare, Inc. is an American company that provides a content delivery network and various security services. These services are located between the user and our hosting provider and act as a reverse proxy for websites. We will try to explain in more detail below what all this means.

What is Cloudflare?

A content delivery network (CDN), as provided by Cloudflare, is nothing more than a network of servers connected via the Internet. Cloudflare has distributed such servers all over the world to bring websites to your screen faster. Simply put, Cloudflare makes copies of our website and places them on their own servers. When you visit our website now, a load balancing system ensures that most of our website is delivered by the server that can display our website to you the fastest. A CDN significantly shortens the data transmission route to your browser. Thus, the content of our website is delivered to you by Cloudflare not only from our hosting server, but from servers from all over the world. The use of Cloudflare is particularly helpful for users from abroad, as the page can be delivered from a server nearby. In addition to the fast delivery of websites, Cloudflare also offers various security services such as DDoS protection or the web application firewall.

Why do we use Cloudflare on our website?

Of course we want to offer you the best possible service with our website. Cloudflare helps us to make our website faster and more secure. Cloudflare offers us both web optimization and security services such as DDoS protection and web firewall. This also includes a reverse proxy and the content distribution network (CDN). Cloudflare blocks threats and limits abusive bots and crawlers that are wasting our bandwidth and server resources. By storing our website on local data centers and blocking spam software, Cloudflare enables us to reduce our bandwidth usage by around 60%. Serving content through a data center near you and doing some web optimizations there will reduce the average load time of a website by about half. According to Cloudflare, the “I'm Under Attack Mode” setting can be used to weaken further attacks by displaying a JavaScript arithmetic task that must be solved before a user can access a website. Overall, this makes our website much more powerful and less susceptible to spam or other attacks.

What data does Cloudflare save?

Cloudflare generally only forwards the data that is controlled by the website operator. The content is not determined by Cloudflare, but always by the website operator. In addition, Cloudflare may collect certain information about the use of our website and process data that is sent by us or for which Cloudflare has received instructions. In most cases, Cloudflare receives data such as contact information, IP addresses, security fingerprints, DNS log data and performance data for websites that are derived from browser activity. Log data helps Cloudflare, for example, to identify new threats. In this way, Cloudflare can guarantee a high level of security protection for our website. Cloudflare processes this data as part of the services in compliance with the applicable laws. This of course also includes the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

For security reasons, Cloudflare also uses a cookie. The cookie (__cfduid) is used to identify individual users behind a shared IP address and to apply security settings for each individual user. This cookie is very useful, for example, if you use our website from a location with a number of infected computers. However, if your computer is trustworthy, we can recognize this using the cookie. In this way, you can surf through our website unhindered despite infected PCs in the vicinity. It is also important to know that this cookie does not store any personal data. This cookie is essential for the Cloudflare security functions and cannot be deactivated.

Cloudflare cookies

  • __cfduid
    • Expiry time: 1 year
    • Use: Security settings for each individual visitor
    • Exemplary value: d798bf7df9c1ad5b7583eda5cc5e78321115133

Cloudflare also works with third party providers. They may only process personal data under the instruction of Cloudflare and in accordance with the data protection guidelines and other confidentiality and security measures. Cloudflare does not pass on any personal data without our explicit consent.

How long and where is the data stored?

Cloudflare stores your information primarily in the US and the European Economic Area. Cloudflare can transmit and access the information described above from all over the world. In general, Cloudflare stores data at the user level for domains in the versions Free, Pro and Business for less than 24 hours. For enterprise domains that have activated Cloudflare Logs (formerly Enterprise LogShare or ELS), the data can be stored for up to 7 days. However, if IP addresses trigger security warnings on Cloudflare, there may be exceptions to the storage duration listed above.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

Cloudflare only stores data logs for as long as necessary and this data is also deleted in most cases within 24 hours. Cloudflare also does not store any personal data, such as your IP address. However, there is information that Cloudflare stores indefinitely as part of its permanent logs in order to improve the overall performance of Cloudflare Resolver and to identify any security risks. You can read exactly which permanent logs are saved at https://developers.cloudflare.com/1.1.1.1/commitment-to-privacy/privacy-policy/privacy-policy/ . All data that Cloudflare collects (temporarily or permanently) is cleaned of all personal data. All permanent logs are also anonymized by Cloudflare.

Cloudflare states in their privacy policy that they are not responsible for the content they receive. For example, if you ask Cloudflare whether you can update or delete your content, Cloudflare generally refers to us as the website operator. You can also completely prevent the entire collection and processing of your data by Cloudflare by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by integrating a script blocker in your browser.

Cloudflare is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure data transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnZKAA0 .
You can find more information on data protection at Cloudflare at https://www.cloudflare.com/de-de/privacypolicy/

Google AdSense privacy policy

We use Google AdSense, the advertising program from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on this website. With Google AdSense we can display advertisements on this website that match our topic. We offer you advertisements that ideally represent real added value for you. In the course of this data protection declaration about Google AdSense we explain to you why we use Google AdSense on our website, which data is processed and stored by you and how you can prevent this data storage.

The legal basis for the use of Google AdSense is Article 6 (1) f (lawfulness of processing), because there is a legitimate interest in carrying out targeted advertising measures.

What is Google AdSense?

Google AdSense has been around since 2003 and is an advertising program from Google. In contrast to Google Ads (formerly: Google AdWords), you cannot advertise yourself here. Ads are displayed on websites such as ours via Google AdSense. The biggest advantage of this advertising service compared to some others is that Google AdSense only shows you ads that match our content. Google has its own algorithm that calculates which advertisements you will see. Of course, we only want to offer you advertising that interests you and offers you added value. On the basis of your interests or your user behavior and our offer, Google checks which advertisements are suitable for our website and for our users. At this point we would like to mention that we are not responsible for the selection of advertisements. We only offer advertising space on our website. The selection of the displayed advertising is made by Google. Since August 2013, the displays have also been adapted to the respective user interface. That means, regardless of whether you visit our website from your smartphone, PC or laptop, the displays adapt to your device.

Why do we use Google AdSense on our website?

Running a high quality website takes a lot of dedication and effort. Basically, we're never finished working on our website. We always try to maintain our site and keep it as up-to-date as possible. Of course, we also want to achieve economic success with this work. That's why we decided to use advertisements as a source of income. The most important thing for us, however, is not to disturb your visit to our website with these advertisements. With the help of Google AdSense, you will only be offered advertising that matches our topics and your interests.

Similar to the Google indexing for a website, a bot examines the corresponding content and the corresponding offers on our website. The content of the advertisements is then adjusted and presented on the website. In addition to the content-related overlaps between the ad and the website, AdSense also supports interest-based targeting. This means that Google also uses your data to offer advertising tailored to you. You will receive advertising that ideally offers you real added value and we have a higher chance of earning a little something.

What data is stored by Google AdSense?

Cookies are used, among other things, so that Google AdSense can display advertising that is tailored to you. Cookies are small text files that store certain information on your computer.

In AdSense, cookies are intended to enable better advertising. The cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information. It should be noted, however, that Google regards data such as “pseudonymous cookie IDs” (name or other identification feature is replaced by a pseudonym) or IP addresses as non-personally identifiable information. However, within the framework of the GDPR, this data can be considered personal data. Google AdSense sends a cookie to the browser after every impression (this is always the case when you see an ad), every click and every other activity that leads to a call to the Google AdSense server. If the browser accepts the cookie, it will be saved there.

As part of AdSense, third-party providers may place and read cookies in your browser or use web beacons to save data that they receive through the provision of advertisements on the website. Web beacons are small graphics that enable log file recording and log file analysis. This analysis enables a statistical evaluation for online marketing.

Google can use these cookies to collect certain information about your user behavior on our website. These include:

  • Information on how to deal with an ad (clicks, impressions, mouse movements)
  • Information as to whether an advertisement has already appeared in your browser at an earlier point in time. This data will help prevent you from seeing an ad more often.

In doing so, Google analyzes the data on the displayed advertising material and your IP address and evaluates them. Google uses the data primarily to measure the effectiveness of an ad and to improve the advertising offer. This data is not linked to personal data that Google may have about you via other Google services.

In the following, we present cookies that Google AdSense uses for tracking purposes. Here we are referring to a test website that only has Google AdSense installed: 

  • Name: uid
  • Expiry time: after 2 months
  • Use: The cookie is saved under the domain adform.net. It provides a clearly assigned, machine-generated user ID and collects data about the activity on our website.
  • Example value : 891269189321115133
  • Name: C
  • Expiry time: after 1 month
  • Usage: This cookie identifies whether your browser accepts cookies. The cookie is saved under the domain track.adform.net.
  • Example value: 1
  • Name: cid
  • Expiry time: after 2 months
  • Use: This cookie is stored under the domain track.adform.net, stands for client ID and is used to improve advertising for you. It can deliver more relevant advertisements to the visitor and help improve the reports on campaign performance.
  • Example value : 8912691894970695056,0,0,0,0
  • Name: IDE
  • Expiry time: after 1 month
  • Use: The cookie is saved under the domain doubkeklick.net. It is used to register your actions after viewing or clicking on the ad. This allows you to measure how well an ad is received by our visitors.
  • Example value : zOtj4TWxwbFDjaATZ2TzNaQmxrU321115133
  • Name: test_cookie
  • Expiry time: after 1 month
  • Use: The "test_cookies" can be used to check whether your browser supports cookies at all. The cookie is saved under the domain doubkeklick.net.
  • Example value : not specified
  • Name: CT592996
  • Expiry time: after one hour
  • Use: Is saved under the domain adform.net. The cookie is set as soon as you click on an advertisement. We could not find out more detailed information about the use of this cookie.
  • Example value: 733366

Note: This list cannot claim to be complete, as experience has shown that Google changes the choice of cookies again and again.

How long and where is the data stored?

Google records your IP address and various activities that you carry out on the website. Cookies store this information about the interactions on our website. According to Google, the company collects and stores the information provided in a secure manner on Google's in-house servers in the USA.

If you do not have a Google account or are not logged in, Google usually saves the collected data with a unique identifier (ID) on your browser. The unique IDs stored in cookies are used, for example, to ensure personalized advertising. If you are signed in to a Google account, Google can also collect personal data.

You can delete some of the data that Google stores at any time (see next section). Much information that is stored in cookies is automatically deleted after a certain period of time. However, there is also data that Google stores over a longer period of time. This is the case if Google has to store certain data for an indefinite, longer period of time for economic or legal reasons.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You always have the option of deleting or deactivating cookies that are on your computer. How exactly this works depends on your browser.

Here you will find instructions on how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

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

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing 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. In this way, you can decide for each individual cookie whether or not to allow the cookie. By downloading and installing this browser plug-in at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996 , all "advertising cookies" are also deactivated. Please note that by deactivating these cookies you will not prevent the advertisements, only the personalized advertisements.

If you have a Google Account, you can deactivate personalized advertising on the website https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated . Here, too, you will continue to see ads, but these are no longer adapted to your interests. However, the ads will be displayed based on a few factors such as your location (derived from your IP address), the type of browser and the search terms used.

You can read which data Google basically collects and what it uses this data for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .

Google Ads (Google AdWords) Conversion Tracking Privacy Policy

We use Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords) as an online marketing measure to advertise our products, offers and services. We want to make more people aware of the high quality of our offers on the Internet. As part of our advertising measures through Google Ads, we use conversion tracking from Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”) on our website. With the help of this free tracking tool, we can adapt our advertising offer to your interests and needs much better. In the following article we want to go into more detail about why we use conversion tracking, which data is stored and how you can prevent this data storage.

The legal basis for the use of Google Ads conversion tracking is Article 6 (1) f (lawfulness of processing), because there is a legitimate interest in carrying out targeted advertising measures.

What is Google Ads Conversion Tracking?

Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords) is the in-house online advertising system of Google LLC. We can create online advertisements through Google Ads to bring our products or services to interested people. We are convinced of the quality of our offer and want as many people as possible to get to know our website. In the online area, Google Ads offers the best platform for this. Of course, we also want to get a precise overview of the cost-benefit factor of our advertising campaigns. That's why we use the Google Ads conversion tracking tool.

But what is a conversion actually? A conversion occurs when you change from a purely interested website visitor to an active visitor. This always happens when you click on our ad and then take another action, such as visiting our website. With the conversion tracking tool from Google, we record what happens after a user clicks on our Google Ads ad. For example, we can see whether products are being purchased, services are being used or whether users have signed up for our newsletter.

Why do we use Google Ads conversion tracking on our website?

We use Google Ads to draw attention to our offer on other websites. The aim is that our advertising campaigns really only reach those people who are interested in our products and offers. With the conversion tracking tool, we can see which keywords, ads, ad groups and campaigns lead to the desired customer actions. We see how many customers interact with our ads on a device or in a browser and then convert. With this data we can calculate our cost-benefit factor, measure the success of individual advertising measures and consequently optimize our online marketing measures. Furthermore, with the help of the data obtained, we can make our website more interesting for you and adapt our advertising offer even more individually to your needs.

What data is saved by Google Ads conversion tracking?

We have integrated a conversion tracking tag or code snippet on our website in order to better analyze certain user actions. If you now click on one of our Google Ads ads, the “Conversion” cookie from a Google domain is saved on your computer (usually in the browser) or mobile device. Cookies are small text files that save information on your computer.

Here are the data from the most important cookies for Google's conversion tracking:

Name: Conversion
Expiry time: after 3 months
Example value : EhMI_aySuoyv4gIVled3Ch0llweVGAEgt-mr6aXd7dYlSAGQ321115133

Name: _gac
Expiry time: after 3 months
Example value : 1.1558695989.EAIaIQobChMIiOmEgYO04gIVj5AYCh2CBAPrEAAYASAAEgIYQfD_BwE

Note: The _gac cookie only appears in connection with Google Analytics. The above list does not claim to be complete, as Google repeatedly uses other cookies for analytical evaluation.

As soon as you complete an action on our website, Google recognizes the cookie and saves your action as a so-called conversion. As long as you are surfing our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google will recognize that you have found us through our Google Ads ad. The cookie is read out and sent back to Google Ads with the conversion data. It is also possible that other cookies are used to measure conversions. Google Ads conversion tracking can be refined and improved with the help of Google Analytics. For ads that Google shows in different places on the web, cookies with the name “__gads” or “_gac” may be set under our domain. Since September 2017, various campaign information has been saved by analytics.js with the _gac cookie. The cookie saves this data as soon as you visit one of our pages for which Google Ads automatic tagging has been set up. In contrast to cookies that are set for Google domains, Google can only read these conversion cookies when you are on our website. We do not collect or receive any personal data. We get a report from Google with statistical evaluations. For example, we find out the total number of users who clicked on our ad and we see how well which advertising measure was received.

How long and where is the data stored?

At this point we would like to point out that we have no influence on how Google uses the data collected by the conversion tracking tool. According to Google, the data is encrypted and stored on secure servers. In most cases, conversion cookies expire after 30 days and do not transmit any personal data. The cookies with the name "Conversion" and "_gac" (which is used in connection with Google Analytics) have an expiration date of 3 months.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You have the option not to participate in Google Ads conversion tracking. If you deactivate the Google Conversion Tracking cookie via your browser, you block conversion tracking. In this case you will not be included in the statistics of the tracking tool. You can change the cookie settings in your browser at any time. This works a little differently for each browser. Here you will find instructions on how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

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

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing 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. In this way, you can decide for each individual cookie whether or not to allow the cookie. By downloading and installing this browser plug-in at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996 , all "advertising cookies" are also deactivated. Please note that by deactivating these cookies you will not prevent the advertisements, only the personalized advertisements.

Through the certification for the American-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, the American group Google LLC must comply with the data protection laws applicable in the EU. If you would like to find out more about data protection at Google, we recommend the general data protection declaration from Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de .

Newsletter privacy policy

If you subscribe to our newsletter, you transmit the above personal data and give us the right to contact you by email. We use the data stored when registering for the newsletter only for our newsletter and do not pass it on.

If you unsubscribe from the newsletter - you will find the link for this at the bottom of every newsletter - then we will delete all data that was saved when you registered for the newsletter.

MailChimp privacy policy

We send newsletters with MailChimp and use functions of the MailChimp newsletter service from The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA on this website to record newsletter registrations.

General information about MailChimp

Rocket Science Group LLC (MailChimp) maintains online platforms that enable our users to stay in touch with their subscribers, primarily via email. They allow users to add email addresses and other information about the subscriber profile, such as: B. Name, physical address and other demographic information to upload to the MailChimp database. This information is used to send emails and to enable the use of certain other MailChimp features for these users. In accordance with the published data protection guidelines, MailChimp shares some information with third parties in order to provide and support the services that MailChimp offers to users. MailChimp also shares some information with third-party advertising partners to better understand users' needs and interests so that more relevant content and targeted advertising can be served to those users and other users.

Newsletter Sign up

If you register for our newsletter on our website, the data entered will be saved by MailChimp.

Deletion of your data

You can withdraw your consent to receive our newsletter at any time within the received email by clicking on the link in the area below. If you have unsubscribed by clicking on the unsubscribe link, your data will be deleted from MailChimp.

Newsletter evaluation

When you receive a newsletter via MailChimp, information such as your IP address, browser type and email program are stored in order to give us information about the performance of our newsletter. MailChimp can use the images called Web Beacons integrated in the HTML e-mails (details can be found at https://kb.mailchimp.com/reports/about-open-tracking ) to determine whether the e-mail has arrived, whether it has opened and whether links were clicked. All of this information is stored on MailChimp's servers, not on this website.

MailChimp is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG . You can find out more about the use of cookies at MailChimp at https://mailchimp.com/legal/cookies/ , information on data protection at MailChimp (privacy) can be found at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ .

Google Fonts privacy policy

We use Google Fonts from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website.

You do not have to log in or enter a password to use Google fonts. Furthermore, no cookies are stored in your browser. The files (CSS, fonts / fonts) are requested via the Google domains fonts.googleapis.com and fonts.gstatic.com. According to Google, the requests for CSS and fonts are completely separate from all other Google services. If you have a Google account, you don't have to worry that your Google account details will be transmitted to Google while you are using Google Fonts. Google records the use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and the fonts used and stores this data securely. We will take a closer look at what the data storage looks like.

What are Google Fonts?

Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is an interactive directory with more than 800 fonts that Google LLC provides for free use.

Many of these fonts are released under the SIL Open Font License, while others are released under the Apache license. Both are free software licenses. So we can use them freely without paying license fees.

Why do we use Google Fonts on our website?

With Google Fonts we can use fonts on our own website and do not have to upload them to our own server. Google Fonts is an important component in keeping the quality of our website high. All Google fonts are automatically optimized for the web and this saves data volume and is a great advantage, especially for use on mobile devices. When you visit our site, the small file size ensures a fast loading time. Furthermore, Google Fonts are so-called secure web fonts. Different image synthesis systems (rendering) in different browsers, operating systems and mobile devices can lead to errors. Such errors can partially distort texts or entire websites. Thanks to the fast content delivery network (CDN), there are no cross-platform problems with Google Fonts. Google Fonts supports all common browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera) and works reliably on most modern mobile operating systems, including Android 2.2+ and iOS 4.2+ (iPhone, iPad, iPod).

So we use Google Fonts so that we can present our entire online service as beautifully and uniformly as possible. According to Art. 6 Para. 1 f lit. F GDPR, this already represents a "legitimate interest" in the processing of personal data. In this case, "legitimate interest" means both legal and economic or ideal interests that are recognized by the legal system.

Which data is saved by Google?

When you visit our website, the fonts are downloaded from a Google server. This external call transmits data to the Google server. This is how Google also recognizes that you or your IP address are visiting our website. The Google Fonts API was developed to reduce the collection, storage and use of end-user data to what is necessary for the efficient provision of fonts. By the way, API stands for "Application Programming Interface" and serves, among other things, as a data transmitter in the software area.

Google Fonts securely stores CSS and font requests with Google and is therefore protected. Google can determine the popularity of the fonts through the collected usage figures. Google publishes the results on internal analysis sites such as Google Analytics. Google also uses data from its own web crawler to determine which websites use Google fonts. This data is published in Google Fonts' BigQuery database. BigQuery is a web service from Google for companies that move and analyze large amounts of data.

It should be noted, however, that information such as the IP address, language settings, screen resolution of the browser, version of the browser and the name of the browser are automatically transmitted to the Google server with every Google Font request. It is not clear whether this data is saved or not clearly communicated by Google.

How long and where is the data stored?

Google stores requests for CSS assets for one day on your servers, which are mainly located outside the EU. This enables us to use the fonts with the help of a Google stylesheet. A stylesheet is a format template that can be used to change the design or font of a website quickly and easily.

The font files are stored by Google for one year. Google's goal is to fundamentally improve the loading time of websites. If millions of websites refer to the same fonts, they are cached after the first visit and immediately reappear on all other websites visited later. Sometimes Google updates font files to reduce file size, increase language coverage, and improve design.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

The data that Google stores for a day or a year cannot simply be deleted. The data is automatically transmitted to Google when the page is accessed. To be able to delete this data prematurely, you must contact Google support at https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=321115133 . In this case, you only prevent data storage if you are not visiting our site.

Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unrestricted access to all fonts. We can therefore have unlimited access to a sea of fonts and thus get the most out of our website. You can find more about Google Fonts and other questions at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=321115133 . Although Google deals with data protection issues there, it does not contain really detailed information about data storage. It is relatively difficult (almost impossible) to get really precise information about stored data from Google.

You can also read which data is generally recorded by Google and what this data is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .

Google Analytics privacy policy

We use Google Analytics from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on this website to statistically evaluate visitor data. Google Analytics uses targeted cookies for this.

Google Analytics cookies

  • _ga
    • Expiry time: 2 years
    • Use: Differentiation of website visitors
    • Exemplary value: GA1.2.1326744211.152321115133
  • _gid
    • Expiry time: 24 hours
    • Use: Differentiation of website visitors
    • Exemplary value: GA1.2.1687193234.152321115133
  • _gat_gtag_UA_
    • Expiry time: 1 minute
    • Usage: Used to throttle the request rate. If Google Analytics is provided via Google Tag Manager, this cookie is given the name _dc_gtm_.
    • Exemplary value: 1

You can find more information on the terms of use and data protection at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de .

Pseudonymisierung

Our concern within the meaning of the GDPR is to improve our offer and our website. Since the privacy of our users is important to us, the user data is pseudonymized. The data processing takes place on the basis of the legal provisions of Art 6 EU-DSGVO Abs 1 lit a (consent) and / or f (legitimate interest) of the DSGVO.

Deactivation of data collection by Google Analytics

With the help of the browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js), website visitors can prevent Google Analytics from using their data.

You can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google .com / dlpage / gaoptout? hl = de

Google Maps privacy policy

We use Google Maps from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website.

By using the functions of this map, data is transmitted to Google. You can read which data is collected by Google and what this data is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .

Embedded social media elements data protection declaration

We integrate elements of social media services on our website in order to display images, videos and texts.
When you visit pages that display these elements, data is transferred from your browser to the respective social media service and stored there. We have no access to this data.
The following links take you to the pages of the respective social media services where it is explained how they handle your data:

Facebook privacy policy

On this website we use functions from Facebook, a social media network from Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2 Ireland.
You can find out which functions (social plug-ins) Facebook provides at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .
By visiting our website, information can be transmitted to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, Facebook can assign this data to your personal account. If you do not want this, please log out of Facebook.
The data protection guidelines, what information Facebook collects and how you use it can be found at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php .

YouTube privacy policy

We use the YouTube video service from YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA on this website.

When you visit pages on our website that have integrated YouTube videos, data is transmitted to YouTube, stored and evaluated.
If you have a YouTube account and are logged in, this data is assigned to your personal account and the data stored in it.

You can read which data is collected by Google and what this data is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .

Twitter privacy policy

On this website we use functions from Twitter, a social network operated by Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland.

This means that personal data can also be transmitted to Twitter. We do not monitor this data exchange and do not save anything about it.

If you would like to know more about the use of your data by Twitter, you can find all the information in the Twitter data protection guideline at https://twitter.com/de/privacy .

If you have a Twitter account, you can change your data protection settings in the account settings at https://twitter.com/settings/account .

Google+ privacy policy

We use Google+ functions on our website, the social network operated by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).

If you want to take full advantage of the features offered, you need a Google account.

Even when using the functions (Google +1 buttons, Google+ badge, follow button, Google+ share button and link, sign-in button, hangout button) without a Google account, information is already transmitted to Google.

If you are logged in with your Google account while using the functions listed above, your data will be published worldwide on https://plus.google.com/settings/ and collected and evaluated by Google, depending on the setting.

You can read which data is collected by Google and what this data is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .

Instagram privacy policy

We use functions of the Instagram social media network from Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA on our website.

With the functions for embedding Instagram content (embed function) we can display pictures and videos.

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

If you have an Instagram account and are logged in, this data will be assigned to your personal account and the data stored in it.

The data protection guidelines, what information Instagram collects and how they use it can be found at https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875 .

LinkedIn privacy policy

We use functions of the social media network LinkedIn from LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA on our website.

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

If you have a LinkedIn account and are logged in, this data will be assigned to your personal account and the data stored in it.

You can find the data protection guidelines, which information LinkedIn collects and how they use it, at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy .

Pinterest privacy policy

We use buttons and widgets from the social media network Pinterest, 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.

The data protection guidelines, which information Pinterest collects and how they use it, can be found at https://policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy .

Gravatar privacy policy

We use Gravatar from Automattic Inc. (60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA) on this website to assign user images (avatars) on the basis of the e-mail address for posts and comments.

A Gravatar is a G lobally R ecognized Avatar - that associated with an e-mail address, and may occur in their use in various online services used - a globally available offline.
Since an image is only displayed when using an e-mail address registered with Gravatar and thus data is transferred to Gravatar, you can prevent the transfer of your data to Gravatar by commenting with an e-mail address not registered with Gravatar or Write posts.

The legal basis for the use is Article 6 (1) f (lawfulness of processing), because there is a legitimate interest in the creation of content (contributions, comments, ...) on this website to offer the possibility of assigning an image of your own choice to your own content .

Automattic is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC .
You can find more details on the data protection guideline and which data is collected by Gravatar and how it is recorded at https://automattic.com/privacy/ , general information about Gravatar at http://de.gravatar.com/ .

SoundCloud privacy policy

We use functions of the social media network SoundCloud from SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany on our website.
By using the SoundCloud functions such as playing music, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) are transmitted to SoundCloud, stored and evaluated.
If you have a SoundCloud account and are logged in, this data will be assigned to your personal account and the data stored in it.
The privacy policy, what information SoundCloud collects and how you use it can be found at https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy .

XING data protection declaration

We use functions of the social media network XING from XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany on our website.

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

If you have a XING account and are logged in, this data will be assigned to your personal account and the data stored in it.

The data protection guidelines, what information XING collects and how you use it can be found at https://www.xing.com/privacy .

Facebook-Pixel data protection declaration

On this website we use the Facebook pixel from Facebook, a social media network operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2 Ireland.

The code implemented on this page can evaluate the behavior of visitors who came to this website from a Facebook advertisement. This can be used to improve Facebook advertisements and this data is recorded and stored by Facebook. The collected data cannot be viewed by us but can only be used in the context of advertising. The use of the Facebook pixel code also sets cookies.

By using the Facebook pixel, the visit to this website is communicated to Facebook so that visitors to Facebook can see suitable advertisements. If you have a Facebook account and are logged in, your visit to this website will be assigned to your Facebook user account.

You can find out how the Facebook pixel is used for advertising campaigns at https://www.facebook.com/business/learn/facebook-ads-pixel .

You can change your settings for advertisements in Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen , provided you are logged into Facebook. At http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/ you can manage your preferences with regard to usage-based online advertising. There you can deactivate or activate many providers at once or make the settings for individual providers.

You can find more information on Facebook's data policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php .

Amazon Affiliate Program Privacy Policy

We are a participant in the Amazon partner program which enables the placement of Amazon advertisements and partner links on websites. This placement of Amazon advertising results in a reimbursement of advertising costs.
In order to be able to trace the origin of orders, Amazon uses cookies.
Responsible body within the meaning of the data protection laws are Amazon Europe Core S.à.rl, Amazon EU S.à.rl, Amazon Services Europe S.à.rl and Amazon Media EU S.à.rl, all four resident 5 , Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxembourg and Amazon Instant Video Germany GmbH, Domagkstr. 28, 80807 Munich. As a data processor, Amazon Deutschland Services GmbH, Marcel-Breuer-Str. 12, 80807 Munich.
The data protection guidelines, which information Amazon collects and how they use it, can be found at https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=footer_privacy?ie=UTF8&nodeId=3312401 .

ShareThis privacy policy

We use ShareThis functions from ShareThis (4005 Miranda Ave, Suite 100, Palo Alto, 94304 California, USA) on this website to enable visitors to share the content of this website.

ShareThis services

By using the social plugins from ShareThis, visitors are able to share the content of this website in various social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and many more.

What data does ShareThis process?

If visitors share content with ShareThis in services where they have an account and are logged in, the visit and sharing can be assigned to the user.
ShareThis uses cookies, pixel tags, HTTP headers and browser identifiers to collect information about visitor behavior and shares this information with third parties after pseudonymization.
Here is a list of the data that may be processed:

  • Unique ID of a cookie placed in the web browser
  • General click behavior
  • Addresses of the websites visited
  • Search queries that led a visitor to the ShareThis page
  • Navigation from website to website if expired via ShareThis services
  • Time spent on a website
  • Which items were clicked or highlighted
  • The IP address of the computer or mobile device
  • Mobile advertising IDs (Apple IDFA or Google AAID)
  • Information contained in HTTP headers or other transmission protocols used
  • Which program on the computer (browser) or which operating system was used (iOS)

ShareThis cookies

ShareThis uses cookies which we list below as examples. You can find more about the ShareThis cookies at https://www.sharethis.com/privacy/ .

  • __unam
    • Expiry time: 9 months
    • Use: Counts clicks and shares on a website
    • Exemplary value: 8961a7f179d1d017ac27lw87qq69V69321115133

Transfer of data to third parties by ShareThis

ShareThis shares collected information with third parties after pseudonymization.

Storage period at ShareThis

ShareThis retains collected data for a period of up to 14 months from the date the data was collected. ShareThis cookies expire 13 months after the last update.

ShareThis Opt-out

If you no longer want to see advertising based on data collected by ShareThis, you can use the opt out button on https://www.sharethis.com/privacy/ . An opt-out cookie is set, which you are not allowed to delete in order to keep this setting.

You can also set your preferences for usage-based online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/ in the preference management.

If you would like to know more about the processing of your data by ShareThis, you can find all the information at https://www.sharethis.com/privacy/ .

AddThis privacy policy

We use AddThis functions from Oracle America, Inc. (500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065, USA) on this website to enable visitors to share the content of this website.

AddThis services

By using the AddThis buttons (see http://www.addthis.com/get/share/de/ ) from AddThis, visitors are able to access the content of this website in various social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and many more to share.

Which data does AddThis process?

If visitors share content with AddThis in services where they have an account and are logged in, the visit and sharing can be assigned to the user.
AddThis uses cookies, pixel tags, HTTP headers and browser identifiers to collect information about visitor behavior and shares this information with third parties after pseudonymization.
Here is an exemplary list of the data that may be processed:

  • Unique ID of a cookie placed in the web browser
  • Address of the website visited
  • Time of website visit
  • Search queries through which a visitor came to the AddThis page
  • Time spent on a website
  • The IP address of the computer or mobile device
  • Mobile advertising IDs (Apple IDFA or Google AAID)
  • Information contained in HTTP headers or other transmission protocols used
  • Which program on the computer (browser) or which operating system was used (iOS)

AddThis cookies

AddThis uses cookies which we list below as examples and in extracts. You can find more about the AddThis cookies at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy .

  • bt2
    • Expiry time: 255 days
    • Usage: Used to record parts of the website visited in order to recommend other parts of the website
    • Exemplary value: 8961a7f179d87qq69V69321115133
  • bku
    • Expiration time: 179 days
    • Use: Registers anonymized user data such as IP address, geographic location, websites visited and which advertisements the user clicked on in order to optimize the advertisement based on user movement on websites that use the same advertising network
    • Exemplary value: ra / 99nTmYN + fZWX7321115133

Transfer of data to third parties through AddThis

AddThis shares collected information with third parties - details can be found at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy#section5 .

Storage period at AddThis

AddThis retains collected data for a period of up to 13 months from the date the data was collected.

AddThis Opt-out

If you no longer want to see advertising based on data collected by AddThis, you can use the opt out button at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out . An opt-out cookie is set, which you are not allowed to delete in order to keep this setting.

You can also set your preferences for usage-based online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/ in the preference management.

If you would like to know more about the processing of your data by AddThis, you can find all the information at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy .

plista data protection declaration

We use plista from plista GmbH (Torstrasse 33-35, 10119 Berlin, Germany) on this website to display online advertising suitable for the visitor. Visitor data is recorded and processed by plista, which we will inform you about below.

Plista services

plista analyzes visitor behavior on this website and uses the data it collects to ensure that visitors see suitable advertisements and suitable paid content (e.g. articles). plista recommends certain content or advertisements to visitors to websites of the plista network (such as this website), which are based on the analysis of certain user information that is collected or accessed on pages of the plista network. This is content that is based on the interests of users, content that is based on the interests of similar users, and content that users have previously viewed on websites outside the plista network and based on location information.

Which data does plista process?

The plista services collect information about visitor behavior when visitors visit, view and interact with websites of the plista network and advertisements. To do this, plista collects data that can be used to identify browsers and devices that repeatedly visit the pages of the plista network:

  • Cookie IDs to identify the browser
  • Advertising IDs for mobile devices to recognize the advertising environment
  • IP addresses and data derived from such IP addresses, such as inaccurate geolocation data that indicates the country, region, city and / or zip code range of a device
  • Type of internet browser, browser language and operating system
  • Type of connection (wired or wireless); Network to which the device is connected and mobile operator (if available)
  • Latitude / Longitude of a mobile device.

The data collected by plista never contain names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses or similar data of the users and are not linked to such. It is therefore not possible for plista to identify natural persons.

Cookies from plista

  • Pookie
    • Expiry time: 1 year
    • Use: User identification through cookie ID
    • Exemplary value: 8961a7f179d1d017ac27lw87qq69V69321115133
  • Ploptout
    • Expiry time: 30 years
    • Usage: Stores opt-out by visitors
  • rt11
    • Expiry time: 60 days
    • Use: Stores retargeting campaigns from partner visitors
    • Exemplary value: AlnCL9toeaa5lX0u2uS7D1B% 2BinxhWAjqYkRre9sYf% 2BI% 3D
  • um
    • Expiry time: 30 days
    • Use: Stores third-party IDs of the visitor transmitted by partners
  • arv
    • Expiry time: 3 days
    • Usage: Saves the posts previously seen by the visitor
    • Example value: a% 3A1% 3A% 7Bi% 3A0% 3Ba% 3A1% 3A% 7BA9% 3A% 22477939325% 22% 3321115133
  • rec
    • Expiry time: 3 days
    • Usage: Saves the recommendations previously clicked by the visitor
    • Beispielhafter Wert: a% 3A0% 3A% 7B% 7D321115133
  • red
    • Expiry time: 3 days
    • Usage: Saves the recommendations previously shown to the visitor
    • Example value: a% 3A1% 3A% 7Bi% 3A0% 3Ba% 3A1% 3A% 7BA9% 3A% 22477939325% 22% 3321115133
  • frc
    • Expiry time: 3 days
    • Use: Ensures that visitors only see a limited number of advertisements
  • imp
    • Expiry time: 3 days
    • Usage: Ensures that visitors only see a limited number of certain advertisements in a certain period of time
  • cls
    • Expiry time: 3 days
    • Usage: Ensures that visitors see a wide variety of item recommendations

Transfer of data to third parties by plista

plista forwards data from visitors (in particular the cookie ID assigned by us or the respective advertising ID) to selected third-party providers and service providers, for example in order to display special types of advertising.

Storage duration of the data

All visitor data from the EU is stored on the plista servers in Germany. The plista targeting cookie has a storage time of one year and is automatically deleted after it has expired. All user data is also deleted or anonymized at the latest one year after its collection and in the latter case can only be used for statistical purposes.

plista Opt-out

To prevent plista from collecting your data, please visit https://www.plista.com/de/about/opt-out/ the opt-out button.

You can find more about data protection at plista in the plista data protection declaration at https://www.plista.com/de/about/privacy/ .

Google reCAPTCHA privacy policy

Our primary goal is to ensure that our website is as safe and secure as possible for you and for us. To ensure this, we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). With reCAPTCHA we can determine whether you are really a flesh and blood human and not a robot or other spam software. We understand spam to be any unsolicited information that comes to us electronically. With the classic CAPTCHAS you mostly had to solve text or picture puzzles to check. With reCAPTCHA from Google, we usually don't have to bother you with such puzzles. In most cases, it is sufficient to simply tick the box and confirm that you are not a bot. With the new Invisible reCAPTCHA version you don't even have to check the box anymore. How this works exactly and, above all, which data is used for it, you will find out in the course of this data protection declaration.

The legal basis for its use is Article 6 (1) f (lawfulness of processing), because there is a legitimate interest in protecting this website from bots and spam software.

What is reCAPTCHA?

reCAPTCHA is a free captcha service from Google that protects websites from spam software and misuse by non-human visitors. The most common use of this service is when filling out forms on the Internet. A captcha service is an automatic Turing test that is designed to ensure that an action on the Internet is carried out by a human and not by a bot. In the classic Turing test (named after the computer scientist Alan Turing), a person determines the difference between bot and human. With captchas, this is also done by the computer or a software program. Classic captchas work with small tasks that are easy for humans to solve, but are very difficult for machines. With reCAPTCHA, you no longer have to actively solve puzzles. The tool uses modern risk techniques to distinguish people from bots. Here you only have to tick the text field "I am not a robot" or with Invisible reCAPTCHA even that is no longer necessary. With reCAPTCHA, a JavaScript element is integrated into the source text and then the tool runs in the background and analyzes your user behavior. From these user actions, the software calculates a so-called captcha score. Google uses this score to calculate the probability that you are human before entering the captcha. ReCAPTCHA or captchas in general are always used when bots could manipulate or abuse certain actions (such as registrations, surveys, etc.).

Why do we use reCAPTCHA on our website?

We only want to welcome people of flesh and blood on our side. Bots or spam software of all kinds can safely stay at home. That is why we are doing all we can to protect ourselves and offer you the best possible user-friendliness. For this reason we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google. So we can be pretty sure that we will remain a “bot-free” website. By using reCAPTCHA, data is transmitted to Google that Google uses to determine whether you are really human. reCAPTCHA therefore serves the security of our website and consequently also your security. For example, without reCAPTCHA, it could happen that a bot registers as many email addresses as possible in order to "spam" on forums or blogs with unwanted advertising content. With reCAPTCHA we can avoid such bot attacks.

What data is stored by reCAPTCHA?

ReCAPTCHA collects personal data from users in order to determine whether the actions on our website really come from people. The IP address and other data that Google needs for the reCAPTCHA service can therefore be sent to Google. IP addresses are almost always shortened beforehand within the member states of the EU or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before the data ends up on a server in the USA. The IP address will not be combined with other Google data unless you are logged in to your Google account while using reCAPTCHA. First, the reCAPTCHA algorithm checks whether Google cookies from other Google services (YouTube, Gmail, etc.) have already been placed on your browser. ReCAPTCHA then sets an additional cookie in your browser and takes a snapshot of your browser window.

The following list of collected browser and user data does not claim to be complete. Rather, they are examples of data that, to our knowledge, are processed by Google.

  • Referrer URL (the address of the page from which the visitor comes)
  • IP address (e.g. 256.123.123.1)
  • Information about the operating system (the software that enables your computer to run. Known operating systems are Windows, Mac OS X or Linux)
  • Cookies (small text files that save data in your browser)
  • Mouse and keyboard behavior (every action you perform with the mouse or keyboard is saved)
  • Date and language settings (which language or which date you have preset on your PC is saved)
  • All Javascript objects (JavaScript is a programming language that enables websites to adapt to the user. JavaScript objects can collect all possible data under one name)
  • Screen resolution (shows how many pixels the picture consists of)

It is undisputed that Google uses and analyzes this data even before you click on the tick “I am not a robot”. With the Invisible reCAPTCHA version, there is even no ticking and the entire recognition process runs in the background. How much and which data Google stores exactly cannot be learned from Google in detail.

The following cookies are used by reCAPTCHA: Here we refer to the reCAPTCHA demo version from Google at https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/demo . All of these cookies require a unique identifier for tracking purposes. Here is a list of cookies that Google reCAPTCHA has set on the demo version:

Name: IDE
Expiry time: after one year
Use: This cookie is set by DoubleClick (also owned by Google) to register and report the actions of a user on the website when dealing with advertisements. In this way, the effectiveness of the advertising can be measured and appropriate optimization measures can be taken. IDE is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net.
Example value : WqTUmlnmv_qXyi_DGNPLESKnRNrpgXoy1K-pAZtAkMbHI-321115133

Name: 1P_JAR
Expiry time: after one month
Usage: This cookie collects statistics on website usage and measures conversions. A conversion occurs, for example, when a user becomes a buyer. The cookie is also used to show relevant advertisements to users. The cookie can also be used to prevent a user from seeing the same ad more than once.
Example value : 2019-5-14-12

Name: ANID
Expiry time: after 9 months
Use: We could not find out much information about this cookie. In Google's privacy policy, the cookie is used in connection with "advertising cookies" such as. B. “DSID”, “FLC”, “AID”, “TAID” mentioned. ANID is stored under the domain google.com.
Example value : U7j1v3dZa3211151330xgZFmiqWppRWKOr

Name: CONSENT
Expiry time: after 19 years
Use: The cookie saves the status of a user's consent to the use of various Google services. CONSENT is also used for security in order to check users, prevent fraud of login information and protect user data from unauthorized attacks.
Example value : YES + AT.de + 20150628-20-0

Name: NID
Expiry time: after 6 months
Use: NID is used by Google to tailor advertisements to your Google search. With the help of the cookie, Google “remembers” your most frequently entered search queries or your previous interaction with ads. This way you always get customized advertisements. The cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to collect personal settings of the user for advertising purposes.
Example value : 0WmuWqy321115133zILzqV_nmt3sDXwPeM5Q

Name: DV
Expiry time: after 10 minutes
Usage: As soon as you have checked the “I am not a robot” checkbox, this cookie will be set. The cookie is used by Google Analytics for personalized advertising. DV collects information in an anonymous form and is also used to be able to distinguish between users.
Example value : gEAABBCjJMXcI0dSAAAANbqc321115133

Note: This list cannot claim to be complete, as experience has shown that Google changes the choice of cookies again and again.

How long and where is the data stored?

By inserting reCAPTCHA, your data will be transferred to the Google server. Where exactly this data is stored, Google does not clearly state, even after repeated inquiries. Without having received a confirmation from Google, it can be assumed that data such as mouse interaction, time spent on the website or language settings on the European or American Google Servers. The IP address that your browser transmits to Google is generally not merged with other Google data from other Google services. However, if you are logged into your Google account while using the reCAPTCHA plug-in, the data will be merged. The differing data protection regulations of Google apply for this.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

If you do not want any data about you or your behavior to be transmitted to Google, you must completely log out of Google and delete all Google cookies before you visit our website or use the reCAPTCHA software. In principle, the data is automatically transmitted to Google as soon as you visit our website. To delete this data again, you must contact Google support at https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=321115133 .

So, if you use our website, you agree that Google LLC and its representatives automatically collect, process and use data.

You can find out a little more about reCAPTCHA on Google's web developer page at https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/ . Google goes into the technical development of the reCAPTCHA in more detail here, but you will look in vain for precise information about data storage and data protection issues. A good overview of the basic use of data by Google can be found in the in-house data protection declaration at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .

Source: Created with the data protection generator from AdSimple in cooperation with 123familie.de

 
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