Data privacy statement
Our website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below. We collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.) in accordance with the provisions of German data protection statutes. Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection may be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the provider.
[Provider’s name and address] [Provider’s telephone number] [Provider’s email address] Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.
We use so-called social plug-ins, such as the “like” button, from the network facebook.com. These plug-ins are offered and operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA and are clearly marked with the Facebook logo. When you open one of our pages that contains such a plug-in, your browser will establish a connection to the Facebook server. The content of this plug-in is directly transferred to your browser by Facebook and, accordingly, shown on our website, although we do not have any influence on the content of this plug-in.
Facebook can, under certain circumstances, track your visit to our pages that use Facebook plug-ins and attribute it to a Facebook account when you are registered with Facebook or recently visited a webpage from Facebook or visited a website with Facebook content. When you actively use plug-ins (e.g. click on the like button) certain information will also be transferred directly to Facebook via your browser, although we do not have any influence on this. More precise information about the nature, purpose and extent and the further processing and use of your data by Facebook can be found in Facebook’s privacy information. This also contains more information about your data protection rights and the individual settings designed to protect your privacy.
Facebook data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
If you not want Facebook to be able to match your visit to our webpage with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.
Add-ons for your browser, such as the “Facebook Blocker”, for example, can also be used to block Facebook’s social plug-ins.
Facebook Blocker: http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/.
Google + Plug-Ins
We use the “Google+″ button from Google’s Google+ social network on our website. The button can be identified by the “+1″, which is written on a white or coloured background. When you access one of our websites that uses this button, your browser will establish a direct connection to Google’s servers. The content of the “+1″ button is transferred directly to your browser and integrated into the website by Google. We therefore have no influence over the scope of the data collected by Google through the button.
The Google server is informed about which of our websites you recently visited. When a “+1″ button is shown, Google records your browser history for a period of up to two weeks for the purpose of system maintenance and debugging. There is no further analysis of your visit to one of websites with the “+1″ button.
If you click on the “+1″ button while you are logged on to Google+, Google will gather information about your chosen URL, your IP address and other browser-related information via your Google profile, so that your “+1″ recommendations can be saved and shared. Your “+1″ recommendations can be displayed as suggestions together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile or elsewhere on websites and ads on the internet.
When you do not have a Google+ profile and have not logged on via Google or if you don’t want Google to gather data about you when you access our website or to link this data with your saved Google profile, you have to log out of Google+ and Google before visiting out internet site.
You can find more information about the purpose, extent and use of your data by Google, about your rights in this respect and about your profile settings in Google’s data protection policy.
Google’s data protection policy: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.
Our website employs components provided by the network LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a LinkedIn component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this component from LinkedIn. Through this process, LinkedIn is informed exactly which page of our website is being accessed. By clicking the LinkedIn “recommend button“ while logged into your LinkedIn account, you can link content from our website to your LinkedIn profile. This allows LinkedIn to associate your visit to our site with your LinkedIn account.
Our websites incorporates functions of the service Twitter. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA. Using Twitter and the function “Re-Tweet” will link sites that you have visited to your Twitter account and share them with other users. For this, data is also transferred to Twitter.
We would like to point out that, as the provider of the webpage, we have no knowledge of the content of either the data that is transferred to Twitter or the use of this data by Twitter. Further information can be found in Twitter’s Privacy Statement. Twitter’s Data Protection Statement: https://twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings under: http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Our website employs components provided by the network XING.com. These components are a service of XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a XING component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this component from XING.
The use of social media buttons with “Shariff”
On our website we promote a project by c’t, called “Shariff”. “Shariff” replaces the typical share-buttons of social networks and thereby protects surfing behavior
“Shariff” integrates the share buttons of social networks on our website as a graphic containing a link to the appropriate social network. By clicking on the appropriate icon you will be redirected to the services of your network. The Shariff button provides direct contact between the social network and our users only when the visitor actively clicks the ‘Share’ button. Only then will your data be transferred to the respective social network. If, however, the Shariff button is not clicked, no exchange will be made between you and the social network. For more information about the c’t project “Shariff” visit http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html
We integrate the following social networks on our website with “Shariff”:
- Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave – Palo Alto – CA 94304 – USA)
- Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St. – Suite 600 – San Francisco – CA 94107 – USA)
- Google Plus/Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway – Mountain View – CA 94043 – USA)
- XING AG (Gänsemarkt 43 – 20354 Hamburg – Deutschland)
- LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court – Mountain View – CA 94043 – USA)
The use of Vimeo
Our website uses plugins from the Vimeo video portal, which is operated by Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. Every time you visit a page showing one or more Vimeo video clips, a direct connection is established between your browser and a Vimeo server in the USA. Your IP address and information about your visit are stored. By interacting with the Vimeo plugins (e.g. by clicking the play button) this information is also transmitted to Vimeo and stored.
If you have a Vimeo user account and do not wish Vimeo to use our website as a way of collecting information about you and linking this information with the membership data held by Vimeo, please log out of Vimeo before visiting our website. To find out more about Vimeo’s data protection policy and how Vimeo gathers and uses your data, please visit https://vimeo.com/privacy.
Vimeo also activates Google Analytics tracking via an iFrame in which the video is launched. This is Vimeo’s own tracking application, to which we do not have access. You can stop Google Analytics tracking by installing the deactivation tool available from Google for some Internet browsers. If you Disable Google Analytics we only guarantee to stop the google analytics tracking, which embedded by internetwarriors because vimeo has an own Tracking and we have no access.
Contact Person, Rights to Access and Rectify Personal Information
Should you have any questions or comments about our data protection policy, please feel free to contact us at any time.
You also have the right at any time to get information about whether and which personal data about you has been saved by us. If desired, this information can also be furnished electronically. You have the right to have unauthorised data deleted/blocked and incorrect data corrected. Upon request, we can provide you with further information about this at any time.
Storage and Deletion of Personal Data
All of your personal data that we store will – as soon as it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected – be directly and irrevocably deleted, unless we are required by law to continue to store said data. Where we are required by law to continue to store the data, it will be irrevocably deleted after the expiry of the legally prescribed period of for the preservation of data.
For technical reasons, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files), is collected:
- type and version of the browser you use
- operating system
- websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL)
- websites that you visit
- date and time of your visit
- your Internet Protocol (IP) address (anonymised)
This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person. The data is used for statistical purposes in order to improve our website and services.
Sometimes, so-called “cookies” might be used on our website. These are small text files that are transferred from our web server to your workstation. Cookies serve to recognise the workstation used during the next visit and to inform the server of when you last visited which pages on our homepage. No personal data is contained in the cookies and the cookies are also not linked to any other personal data that we have stored. Cookies can only identify the workstation used, not the user.
If you still do not wish to accept any cookies, you can find out how to deactivate the cookie function in the help section of your browser. This will not restrict the use of our website.
On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a contact form. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.
Our website offers you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. The newsletter provides you periodically with information about our services. To receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address. We will review the email address you provide for the purpose of determining whether you are in fact the owner of the email address provided or whether the actual owner of said address is authorized to receive the newsletter. When subscribing to our newsletter, we will store your IP address as well as the date and time you subscribed. This serves to protect us in the event a third party improperly and without your knowledge makes use of your email address to subscribe to our newsletter. We will not collect any other data. The data thereby collected is used solely for the purpose of receiving our newsletter. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that other components of our website may collect. You may cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time. You will find additional details in the email confirming your subscription as well as in each newsletter.
On our website we offer you the opportunity to post comments about individual articles. For this purpose, the IP address of the user/internet connection subscriber is stored. This information is stored for our security in the event the author through his/her comments infringes against third party rights and/or unlawful content is entered. Consequently, we have a direct interest in the author’s stored data, particularly since we may be potentially liable for such violations. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.
Use of Goole Analytics with anonymisation
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files, which are saved on your computer and which make it possible to analyse how you have used the website. Normally, the information gathered by the cookie about your use of this website will be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Where the anonymisation of the IP address is activated on this website, Google will first shorten your IP address within one of the Member States of the European Union or the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases, the complete IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate the use of the website in order to produce reports on the website activity and render other services related to the use of the website and the internet. The IP addresses transferred from your browser by way of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data by Google. You can use the settings in your browser software to prevent cookies from being saved; please note, however, that disabling cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of this website to the full extent. In addition, you can download and install the browser plug-in available under the following link to prevent both the data gathered by the cookie and the data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being transferred to and used by Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
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 “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).
We also use Google Analytics to analyse data from AdWords and the Double-Click Cookie for statistical purposes. Should you not wish for this to occur, deactivate it via the ads settings manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en).
Use of Google AdWords
For purposes of promotion, our website also employs the Google ad tool “Google Adwords”. As part of this, our website employs the analysis service “Conversion-Tracking” from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“. If you access our site by way of a Google ad, a cookie is placed on your computer. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores to your computer. These so-called “conversion cookies” cease to be active after 30 days and are not used to identify you personally. If you visit certain pages of our website while the cookie is still active, we and Google know that you, as user, have clicked on ads placed on Google and were redirected to our site. Google uses the information obtained through “conversion cookies” to compile statistics for our website. These statistics tell us the total number of users who have clicked on our ad as well as which pages of our site were then accessed by each user. However, neither we nor other advertisers who use “Google Adwords” receive any kind of information that can be used to personally identify users. You can prevent the installation of “conversion cookies” by making the appropriate change to your browser settings, for example by setting your browser so that the automatic placement of cookies is deactivated or by blocking cookies from the domain “googleadservices.com“.
Use of Google Remarketing
Use of Google Adsense
Our website employs Google AdSense. Google AdSense is a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, for incorporating advertisements. Google-AdSense uses so-called “cookies“, text files, that are stored to your computer and which provide analysis of the use of our website. Furthermore, Google AdSense uses so-called “web beacons“. Web beacons allow Google to analyze information, such as visitor traffic to our website. This information, along with your IP address and the ad format displayed, is transmitted to Google in the US where it is stored and may be transferred by Google to contracting partners. However, Google does not merge your IP-address with other stored data on you. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website. By using our website you declare that you agree to the processing of data collected about you by Google in the manner previously described and for the purposes there specified.