23rd May 2018
In this data policy we inform you about the data processed by us and explain
the use of this data. We explain your rights and our obligations.
1. What types of data are processed and with what purpose?
When creating a user account, we ask for your desired username, your e-mail address, your desired password, your date of birth, your confirmation of acknowledgment and agreement to our terms and conditions and this data policy. If you have a Facebook account, you can use the Facebook login and we will receive your data from Facebook and then save this access data for you. This is the basic necessary information to create a user account.
If you want, you can add more details and a picture to your profile. You alone decide what you want to specify in your profile and can also use different settings to regulate the visibility in different levels (only you, users, visitors, friends, groups). On our website you can upload a wide range of other data and information. These are pictures, comments, news, online status and information about participation and creation of groups. This data will be kept until you delete it or delete your user account. Restoration is no longer possible after deletion.
Technical data enables us to make our website safer for you. We can actively restrict spam, bots and keep out unwanted users. Here is a list of the technical data we store in logfiles. These logfiles are created automatically and deleted after 30 days from our server.
- the IP address
- origin of the request (which website is calling)
- date and time of the request
- content of the query (which website is called)
- HTTP status code
- transferred amount of data
- browser type, language and version
- used operating system
2. On which legal basis is our data processing based?
The legal basis for the processing of data exists on the basis of Art.6 (1) GDPR (a) by consent to the processing. In addition, subparagraph (f) applies to the protection of the legitimate interests of the controller or a third party.
Specification of the data processing of legitimate interest:
- Operation of the website with user accounts
- Compliance with legal requirements
- Website optimization
- Protective measures for users
- Preservation of the public interest
3. What are your rights?
You can get information about the data stored by us free of charge and without giving reasons. This request must be in writing. You may revoke your consent to the use of your information. You can have your data corrected or deleted. Should the deletion of the data be prevented by legal reasons, this data will be kept within legal deadlines. You may download your data and take it to another provider or, if this is technically feasible, transfer it, provided that no third party rights are opposed. The rights are asserted to the controller mentioned in the imprint,
For privacy claims, you can contact your local authority or our regulatory agency:
Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen
Telephone: 49 211/38424-0
Fax: 49 211/38424-10
4. Transfer of the data
While chatting, commenting, and uploading media, this data is delivered to the recipients you choose. For this purpose, this data is stored on our servers and the receiving devices as part of the technical transfer.
If you have linked your user account with other services, then it may be that data is transferred there in the context of cooperation. In addition, the provisions of the third party providers apply.
Where appropriate, data will also be communicated to third parties or processors based in non-EEA countries. Before passing on, we ensure that the recipient complies with a corresponding level of data protection. US-incorporated third parties based in the US are registered under the "Privacy Shield". A list of companies registered there can be found here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list .
If the ownership or structure of any or all of the assets changes, we may transfer your data and information to the new owner.
Any further disclosure of data will only take place within the framework of legal provisions and due to court decisions.
By using our service you agree to this type of transfer of data.
5. How do we protect you and your data?
We use comprehensive encryption techniques to protect your data and content. In our company, only authorized employees have access to the data as part of their task. Should there be a breach of data security, we will inform you and the responsible supervisory authority about this incident.
6. Links to pages of other companies
We assume no responsibility for their content and services. Should a link be objectionable then let us know.
7. Changes to the data policy
In case of adjustments of our service, we reserve the right to change this data policy. In case of changes regarding the processing of personal data, you will be notified in a suitable place, or personally. Please check regularly if you would like to use our service under the existing conditions. By continuing to use our service upon notification, you agree to the new terms.
If you do not wish that Facebook can assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook-account, then please logout from your Facebook account.
9. Google Analytics
You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:
Disable Google Analytics
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/ . Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).
We also use Google Analytics to analyze data from AdWords and the Double-Click-cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not want this, you can deactivate this via the Ads Preferences Manager (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated?)
Collection and dissemination of information:
Use the Google +1 button to publish information worldwide. The Google + 1 button will provide you and other users with personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you + 1'd for a piece of content and information about the page you viewed when you clicked +1. Your + 1's may appear alongside your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the web. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others.
To use the Google + 1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that has at least the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace a different name you used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google Profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information from you.
Use of the information collected:
In addition to the uses outlined above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with applicable Google privacy policies. Google may publish summarized statistics about users' + 1 activity or share it with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or affiliate websites.
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our sites. These features are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the Account Settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
On our pages functions of the service Pinterest are integrated. These functions are offered by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Using Pinterest and the "PinIt" feature, the web pages you visit will be linked to your Pinterest account and shared with other users. Data is also transferred to Pinterest.
You can change your privacy settings on Pinterest in the Account Settings at http://www.pinterest.com/me/.
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