Privacy Policy (EN)

Data protection declaration for a newsletter

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This data protection declaration is intended to inform users of this newsletter in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act and the Telemedia Act on the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the website operator

Martina Ledermann
Street: Scheidswaldstraße 9
City: 60385 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

Telephone: 0049- (0) 69-40354814
E-mail: info@art-ledermann.de

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The website operator takes your data protection very seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal regulations.

Keep in mind that data transmission over the Internet can always be subject to security gaps. Full protection against access by strangers is not possible.

Data collected

Data collected

Be collected:

  • Name, first Name
  • E-mail address

Dealing with personal data

Dealing with personal data

Personal information is all information that serves to determine your person and which can be traced back to you - for example, your name, your email address and your telephone number.

Dealing with contact details

If you contact the website operator through the contact options offered, your details will be saved so that they can be used to process and answer your request. Without your consent, this data will not be passed on to third parties.

Rights of the user: information, correction and deletion

Upon request, you as a user will receive free information about which personal data has been stored about you. If your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to store data (e.g. data retention), you have the right to correct incorrect data and to block or delete your personal data.

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We inform you which data we collect, how we use data and which decision 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 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 saved, including on this website.

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

  • the address (URL) of the website accessed
  • Browser and browser version
  • Browser and browser version
  • the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)
  • the host name and the IP address of the device from which access is being made
  • Date and Time

in files (web server log files).

As a rule, web server log files are saved 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.

Cookies

Our website uses HTTP cookies to store 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, use 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 denied: Cookies are really useful helpers. Almost all websites use cookies. More specifically, they are HTTP cookies because 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, 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 visit 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 setting. In some browsers, each cookie has its own file; in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file.

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

For example, cookie data can look like this:

  • Name: _ga
  • Expiry time: 2 years
  • Use: Differentiation of website visitors
  • Example value: GA1.2.1326744211.152321185236

A browser should support the following minimum sizes:

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

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:

Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary to ensure basic functions of the website. For example, these cookies are needed if a user places a product in the shopping cart, then surfs on other pages and only later checks out. 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 behavior of the website in different browsers.

Targeted cookies
These cookies improve 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. This can be very practical, but it can also be very annoying.

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

How can I delete cookies?

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

If you want to determine 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: delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: delete and manage cookies

If you basically do not want to have cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie should be set. For each individual cookie, you can decide whether you want to allow the cookie or not. The procedure differs depending on the browser. It is best to search for the instructions in Google with the search terms "Delete cookies Chrome" or "Deactivate cookies Chrome" in the case of a Chrome browser or exchange the word "Chrome" for the name of your browser, e.g. Edge, Firefox, Safari off.

What about my data protection?

The so-called "Cookie Policy" has been in existence since 2009. This states that the storage of cookies requires the consent of the website visitor (i.e. you). However, there are still very different reactions to these guidelines within the EU countries. In Germany, the cookie guidelines were not implemented as national law. Instead, this directive 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 by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) called “HTTP State Management Mechanism”.

Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation

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

  • Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure ("right to be forgotten") (Article 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
  • Recht auf Benachrichtigung – Mitteilungspflicht im Zusammenhang mit der Berichtigung oder Löschung personenbezogener Daten oder der Einschränkung der Verarbeitung (Artikel 19 DSGVO)
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
  • Right to object (Article 21 GDPR)
  • Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling (Article 22 GDPR)

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection claims have otherwise been violated, you can contact the Wenn Sie glauben, dass die Verarbeitung Ihrer Daten gegen das Datenschutzrecht verstößt oder Ihre datenschutzrechtlichen Ansprüche sonst in einer Weise verletzt worden sind, können Sie sich an die consult.

Evaluation of visitor behavior

In the following data protection declaration we inform you whether and how we evaluate data from your visit to this website. The data collected is generally evaluated anonymously, and we cannot conclude that you are a person based on your behavior on this website.

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

TLS encryption with https

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

Google Fonts Local Privacy Policy

We use Google Fonts from Google Inc. on our website. Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for the European region. We have the Google fonts locally, i.e. on our web server - not on Google's servers. This means that there is no connection to Google servers and therefore no data transmission or storage.

What are Google fonts?

In the past, Google Fonts were also called Google Web Fonts. It is an interactive directory with over 800 fonts that Google provides free of charge. With Google Fonts you could use fonts without uploading them to your own server. But in order to prevent any information transfer to Google servers, we downloaded the fonts to our server. In this way, we act in compliance with data protection and do not send any data to Google Fonts.

Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unlimited access to all fonts. So we can have unlimited access to a sea of fonts and get the most out of our website. You can find more about Google Fonts and other questions on https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=321185236.

Embedded social media elements privacy policy

We integrate elements of social media services on our website to display images, videos and texts.
By visiting pages that represent these elements, data is transferred from your browser to the respective social media service and stored there. We have no access to this data.
By visiting pages that represent these elements, data is transferred from your browser to the respective social media service and stored there. We have no access to this data.

Google Maps privacy policy

We use Google Maps from Google Inc. on our website. For Europe, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services. With Google Maps, we can better show you locations and thus adapt our service to your needs. By using Google Maps, data is transferred to Google and stored on the Google servers. Here we want to go into more detail about what Google Maps is, why we use this Google service, what data is stored and how you can prevent this.

What is Google Maps?

Google Maps is an internet map service from Google. With Google Maps, you can search for exact locations of cities, sights, accommodations, or businesses online using a PC, tablet, or app. If companies are represented on Google My Business, additional information about the company is displayed in addition to the location. In order to show the way to get there, map sections of a location can be integrated into a website using HTML code. Google Maps shows the surface of the earth as a road map or as an aerial or satellite image. Thanks to the Street View images and the high-quality satellite images, very precise representations are possible.

Google Maps is an internet map service from Google. With Google Maps, you can search for exact locations of cities, sights, accommodations, or businesses online using a PC, tablet, or app. If companies are represented on Google My Business, additional information about the company is displayed in addition to the location . In order to show the way to get there, map sections of a location can be integrated into a website using HTML code. Google Maps shows the surface of the earth as a road map or as an aerial or satellite image. Thanks to the Street View images and the high-quality satellite images, very precise representations are possible.

All our efforts on this page aim to offer you a useful and meaningful time on our website. By integrating Google Maps, we can provide you with the most important information about various locations. You can see at a glance where we are based. The route description always shows you the best or fastest way to us. You can get directions for routes by car, public transport, on foot or by bike. For us, the provision of Google Maps is part of our customer service.

What data does Google Maps store?

In order for Google Maps to be able to offer its full service, the company must record and store data about you. This includes, among other things, the search terms entered, your IP address and also the latitude and longitude coordinates. If you use the route planner function, the entered start address is also saved. However, this data storage happens on the Google Maps website. We can only inform you about it, but we cannot influence it. Since we have integrated Google Maps into our website, Google sets at least one cookie (name: NID) in your browser. This cookie stores data about your user behavior. Google primarily uses this data to optimize its own services and to provide you with personalized advertising.

The following cookie is set in your browser due to the integration of Google Maps:

Name: NID
Value: 188=h26c1Ktha7fCQTx8rXgLyATyITJ321185236-5
Usage: NID is used by Google to adapt advertisements to your Google search. With the help of cookies, Google “remembers” your most frequently entered search queries or your previous interaction with ads. So you always get tailor-made advertisements. The cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to collect your personal settings for advertising purposes.
Expiry Date: after 6 months

Annotation: We cannot guarantee the completeness of the information in the stored data. Changes can never be ruled out, especially when using cookies. In order to identify the cookie NID, a separate test page was created, where only Google Maps was integrated.

How long and where is the data stored?

The Google servers are located in data centers around the world. Most of the servers are located in America. For this reason, your data is increasingly being stored in the USA. Here you can read exactly where the Google data centers are located: https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de

Google distributes the data on various data carriers. This means that the data can be called up more quickly and is better protected against any manipulation attempts. Each data center also has special emergency programs. For example, if there are problems with the Google hardware or a natural disaster paralyzes the servers, the data will still be protected pretty much anyway.

Google stores some data for a specified period of time. For other data, Google only offers the option to delete it manually. The company also anonymizes information (such as advertising data) in server logs by deleting part of the IP address and cookie information after 9 or 18 months.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

With the automatic deletion of location and activity data introduced in 2019, information on location determination and web / app activity - depending on your decision - is either saved for 3 or 18 months and then deleted. You can also manually delete this data from the history at any time using the Google account. If you want to completely prevent your location from being recorded, you must pause the "Web and app activity" section in the Google account. Click Data and Personalization, and then click the Activity Settings option. Here you can switch the activities on or off.

You can also deactivate, delete or manage individual cookies in your browser. Depending on the browser you use, this always works a little differently. The following instructions show 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: delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: delete and manage cookies

If you basically do not want to have cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie should be set. So you can decide for each individual cookie whether you allow it or not.

Google is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure data transfer of personal data. More information can be found on https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI. If you want to learn more about Google's data processing, we recommend the company's own data protection declaration at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Google Fonts privacy policy

We use Google Fonts on our website. These are the “Google fonts” from Google Inc. For Europe, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services.

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, requests for CSS and fonts are completely separate from all other Google services. If you have a Google account, you do not need to worry that your Google account information 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 in detail.

What are Google fonts?

Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is a directory with over 800 fonts that Google makes it available to its users free of charge.

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.

Why do we use Google Fonts on our website?

With Google Fonts, we can use fonts on our own website, but they don't have to be uploaded to our own server. Google Fonts is an important building block to keep 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 with mobile devices. When you visit our site, the small file size ensures a fast loading time. Furthermore, Google Fonts are 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). We use Google Fonts so that we can present our entire online service as nicely and consistently as possible.

What data does Google store?

When you visit our website, the fonts are downloaded via a Google server. This external call transfers data to the Google server. In this way, Google also recognizes that you or your IP address are visiting our website. The Google Fonts API was developed to reduce the use, storage and collection of end user data to what is necessary for the proper 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 stores CSS and font requests securely with Google and is therefore protected. The usage figures collected allow Google to determine how well the individual fonts are received. 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 the Google Fonts BigQuery database. Entrepreneurs and developers use the Google web service BigQuery to examine and move large amounts of data.

However, it should also be borne in mind that with every Google Font request, information such as language settings, IP address, version of the browser, screen resolution of the browser and name of the browser are automatically transferred to the Google server. Whether this data is also stored is not clearly ascertainable or is not clearly communicated by Google.

How long and where is the data stored?

Google stores requests for CSS assets on its servers, which are mainly located outside the EU, for a day. This enables us to use the fonts using a Google style sheet. A stylesheet is a format template that you can use to quickly and easily, e.g. can change the design or font of a website.

The font files are saved 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 reappear immediately 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 go to Google Support https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=321185236 to contact. In this case, you only prevent data storage if you do not visit our website.

Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unlimited access to all fonts. So we can have unlimited access to a sea of fonts and get the most out of our website. You can find more about Google Fonts and other questions on https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=321185236. Although Google deals with data protection-related matters there, it does not contain any really detailed information about data storage. It is relatively difficult to get really precise information about stored data from Google.

You can also find out what data Google basically collects and what this data is used for https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ read up.

Newsletter privacy policy

When you sign up for our newsletter, you submit the above-mentioned personal data and give us the right to contact you by email. We use the data stored as part of the registration for the newsletter exclusively 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 - we will delete all data that was saved when you subscribed to the newsletter.

Google Analytics privacy policy

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

What is Google Analytics?

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

Google processes the data and we get reports about your user behavior. These can include the following reports:

  • Target group reports: We get to know our users better through target group reports and know more precisely who is interested in our service.
  • Ad reports: Ad reports enable us to analyze and improve our online advertising more easily.
  • Acquisition reports: Acquisition reports give us helpful information about how we can get more people excited about our service.
  • Behavior reports: Here we learn how you interact with our website. We can understand which way you travel on our site and which links you click.
  • Conversion reports: Conversion is a process in which you perform a desired action based on a marketing message. For example, if you change from a pure website visitor to a buyer or newsletter subscriber. With the help of these reports, we learn more about how our marketing measures are received by you. This is how we want to increase our conversion rate.
  • Real-time reports: Here we always find out immediately what is happening on our website. For example, we see how many users are reading this text.

Why do we use Google Analytics on our website?

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

The statistically evaluated data show us a clear picture of the strengths and weaknesses of our website. On the one hand, we can optimize our site so that interested people can find it more easily on Google. On the other hand, the data help us to better understand you as a visitor. We therefore know very well what we need to improve on our website in order to offer you the best possible service. The data also help us to carry out our advertising and marketing measures more individually and more cost-effectively. After all, it only makes sense to show our products and services to people who are interested in them.

The statistically evaluated data show us a clear picture of the strengths and weaknesses of our website. On the one hand, we can optimize our site so that interested people can find it more easily on Google. On the other hand, the data help us to better understand you as a visitor. We therefore know very well what we need to improve on our website in order to offer you the best possible service. The data also help us to carry out our advertising and marketing measures more individually and more cost-effectively. After all, it only makes sense to show our products and services to people who are interested in them.

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

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

The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:

Name: _ga
Value:2.1326744211.152321185236-5
Usage: By default, analytics.js uses the _ga cookie to store the user ID. Basically, it serves to differentiate between website visitors.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Name: _gid
Value:2.1687193234.152321185236-1
Usage: The cookie also serves to differentiate between website visitors.
Expiry Date: after 24 hours

Name: _gat_gtag_UA_<property-id>
Value: 1
Usage: Used to lower the request rate. If Google Analytics is provided via Google Tag Manager, this cookie is given the name _dc_gtm_ .
Expiry Date: after 1 minute

Name: AMP_TOKEN
Value: not specified
Usage: The cookie has a token that can be used to retrieve a user ID from the AMP client ID service. Other possible values indicate a deregistration, a request or an error.
Expiry Date: after 30 seconds to a year

Name: __utma
Value:1564498958.1564498958.1564498958.1
Usage: With this cookie you can track your behavior on the website and measure performance. The cookie is updated every time information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Name: __utmt
Value: 1
Usage: With this cookie you can track your behavior on the website and measure performance. The cookie is updated every time information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiry Date: after 10 minutes

Name: __utmb
Value:3.10.1564498958
Usage: This cookie is used to determine new sessions. It is updated every time new data or information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiry Date: after 30 minutes

Name: __utmc
Value: 167421564
Usage: This cookie is used to set up new sessions for returning visitors. This is a session cookie and it is only saved until you close the browser.
Expiry Date: After closing the browser

Name: __utmz
Value: m|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/
Usage: The cookie is used to identify the source of traffic on our website. This means that the cookie stores where you came to our website from. This could have been another page or an advertisement.
Expiry Date: after 6 months

Name: __utmv
Value: no information
Usage: The cookie is used to store user-defined user data. It is updated whenever information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Annotation: The cookie is used to store user-defined user data. It is updated whenever information is sent to Google Analytics.

The cookie is used to store user-defined user data. It is updated whenever information is sent to Google Analytics.

Heatmaps: Google creates so-called heat maps. Heatmaps show exactly those areas that you click on. This is how we get information about where you are on our site.

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

Bounce rate (English bouncerate): There is a jump if you only view one page on our website and then leave our website.

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

When you create an account or place an order on our website, Google Analytics collects this data. The IP address is only shown in abbreviated form so that no clear assignment is possible.

Location: The country and your approximate location can be determined via the IP address. This process is also known as IP location determination.

Technical information: The technical information includes, among other things, your browser type, your Internet provider or your screen resolution.

The technical information includes, among other things, your browser type, your Internet provider or your screen resolution. Google Analytics or us, of course, is also interested in which website or which advertising you came to our site.

Other data include contact details, any ratings, playing media (e.g. if you play a video on our site), sharing content via social media or adding to your favorites. The list has no claim to completeness and is only used for a general orientation of data storage by Google Analytics.

How long and where is the data stored?

Google has spread your servers around the world. Most of the servers are located in America, so your data is usually stored on American servers. Here you can read exactly where the Google data centers are located: https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de

Your data is distributed on various physical data carriers. This has the advantage that the data can be called up more quickly and is better protected against manipulation. Every Google data center has appropriate emergency programs for your data. If, for example, the hardware at Google fails or natural disasters paralyze servers, the risk of a service interruption at Google remains low.

Google Analytics sets a retention period of 26 months for your user data. Then your user data will be deleted. However, we have the option of choosing the retention period for user data. We have five options for this:

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

When the specified period has expired, the data is deleted once a month. This retention period applies to your data, which are linked to cookies, user identification and advertising IDs (e.g. cookies from the DoubleClick domain). Report results are based on aggregated data and are saved independently of user data. Aggregated data is a combination of individual data into a larger unit.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

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

If you want to deactivate, delete or manage cookies (regardless of Google Analytics), there is a separate instruction for each 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: delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: delete and manage cookies

Google Analytics is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure data transfer of personal data. More information can be found on https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&tid=321185236. We hope we were able to provide you with the most important information about data processing from Google Analytics. If you want to learn more about the tracking service, we recommend these two links: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Google Analytics IP anonymization

We have implemented the IP address anonymization of Google Analytics on this website. This function was developed by Google so that this website can comply with the applicable data protection regulations and recommendations from the local data protection authorities if they prohibit the storage of the complete IP address. The anonymization or masking of the IP takes place as soon as the IP addresses arrive in the Google Analytics data collection network and before the data is stored or processed.

You can find more information on IP anonymization at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=de.

Google Analytics reports on demographics and interests

We have activated the functions for advertising reports in Google Analytics. Demographics and interests reports include age, gender, and interests. This enables us to get a better picture of our users without being able to assign this data to individual people. You can find out more about the advertising functions auf https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3450482?hl=de_AT&utm_id=ad.

You can use the activities and information of your Google account under "Settings for advertising" on https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated finish with a checkbox.

Google Analytics deactivation link

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

Deactivate Google Analytics

Google Analytics add-on for data processing

We have concluded a direct customer contract with Google for the use of Google Analytics by accepting the “Addition to data processing” in Google Analytics.

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

Google Analytics Google Signals privacy policy

We have activated the Google signals in Google Analytics. The existing Google Analytics functions (advertising reports, remarketing, cross-device reports and reports on interests and demographic characteristics) are updated in order to receive summarized and anonymized data from you, provided that you have allowed personalized ads in your Google account.

The special thing about it is that it is a cross-device tracking. That means your data can be analyzed across devices. By activating Google signals, data is collected and linked to the Google account. For example, Google can recognize when you view a product on our website using a smartphone and only later buy the product using a laptop. Thanks to the activation of Google signals, we can start cross-device remarketing campaigns that would otherwise not be possible in this form. Remarketing means that we can also show you our offer on other websites.

Google Analytics also collects additional visitor data such as location, search history, YouTube history and data about your actions on our website through the Google signals. This will give Google better advertising reports and more useful information about your interests and demographics. This includes your age, which language you speak, where you live or which gender you belong to. In addition, there are also social criteria such as your job, your marital status or your income. All of these features help Google Analytics to define groups of people or target groups.

The reports also help us to better assess your behavior, your wishes and interests. This enables us to optimize and adapt our services and products for you. By default, this data expires after 26 months. Please note that this data collection only takes place if you have allowed personalized advertising in your Google account. It is always summarized and anonymous data and never individual data. You can manage or delete this data in your Google account.

Facebook privacy policy

We use selected Facebook tools on our website. Facebook is a social media network of Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2 Ireland. With these tools, we can offer you and people who are interested in our products and services the best possible offer. Below we give an overview of the various Facebook tools, what data is sent to Facebook and how you can delete this data.

What are Facebook tools?

In addition to many other products, Facebook also offers the so-called “Facebook Business Tools”. This is the official name of Facebook. However, since the term is hardly known, we decided to only call it Facebook tools. These include:

  • Facebook pixel
  • social plug-ins (such as the "Like" or "Share" button)
  • Facebook Login
  • Account Kit
  • APIs (programming interface)
  • SDKs (collection of programming tools)
  • Platform integrations
  • Plugins
  • Codes
  • Specifications
  • Documentation
  • Technologies and services

Through these tools, Facebook extends services and has the option of receiving information about user activities outside of Facebook.

Why do we use Facebook tools on our website?

We only want to show our services and products to people who are really interested in them. With the help of advertisements (Facebook ads) we can reach exactly these people. However, Facebook needs information about people's wishes and needs so that suitable advertising can be shown to users. The company is provided with information about user behavior (and contact details) on our website. As a result, Facebook collects better user data and can show interested people the right advertising about our products or services. The tools thus enable tailor-made advertising campaigns on Facebook.

Facebook calls data about your behavior on our website "event data". These are also used for measurement and analysis services. Facebook can thus create “campaign reports” on our behalf regarding the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. Furthermore, we get a better insight into how you use our services, website or products through analyzes. This enables us to optimize your user experience on our website with some of these tools. For example, you can use the social plug-ins to share content on our site directly on Facebook.

What data does Facebook Tools store?

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

Facebook uses this information to compare the data with the data it has about you (if you are a Facebook member). So-called “hashing” takes place before customer data is transmitted to Facebook. This means that any data record of any size is transformed into a character string. This also serves to encrypt data.

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

In order to be able to deliver advertisements in an optimized manner, Facebook only uses the event data if it has been combined with other data (which was collected in another way by Facebook). Facebook also uses this event data for security, protection, development and research purposes. Much of this data is transmitted to Facebook via cookies. Cookies are small text files that are used to store data or information in browsers. Depending on the tools used and whether you are a Facebook member, different numbers of cookies are created in your browser. In the descriptions of the individual Facebook tools, we take a closer look at individual Facebook cookies. General information on the use of Facebook cookies can also be found on https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies.

How long and where is the data stored?

Facebook generally stores data until it is no longer required for its own services and Facebook products. Facebook has servers all over the world where your data is stored. However, customer data will be deleted within 48 hours after it has been compared with your own user data.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to information, correction, portability and deletion of your data.

The data will only be deleted if you completely delete your Facebook account. Here's how to delete your Facebook account:

1) Click on Settings on the right side of Facebook.

2) Then click on "Your Facebook information" in the left column.

3) Now click “Deactivation and Deletion”.

4) Now select "Delete account" and then click on "Next and delete account"

5) Now enter your password, click on "Next" and then on "Delete account"

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

Microsoft Edge: delete and manage cookies

If you basically do not want to have cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie should be set. So you can decide for each individual cookie whether you allow it or not.

Facebook is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure data transfer of personal data. More information can be found on https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC. We hope we have brought you the most important information about the use and data processing through the Facebook tools. If you want to learn more about how Facebook uses your data, we recommend the data guidelines https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update.

.Facebook Social Plug-ins Privacy Policy

So-called social plug-ins from Facebook Inc. are installed on our website. You can recognize these buttons by the classic Facebook logo, such as the "Like" button (hand with thumb raised) or by a clear "Facebook plug-in" label. A social plug-in is a small part of Facebook that is integrated into our page. Each plug-in has its own function. The most used functions are the well-known “Like” and “Share” buttons.

Facebook offers the following social plug-ins:

  • "Save" button
  • Like button, share, send and quote
  • Page plug-in
  • Comments
  • Messenger plug-in
  • Embedded posts and video player
  • Embedded posts and video player

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

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

The information received will be deleted or anonymized within 90 days. According to Facebook, this data includes your IP address, which website you have visited, the date, time and other information relating to your browser.

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

If you are not logged in to Facebook or do not have a Facebook account, your browser sends less information to Facebook because you have fewer Facebook cookies. Nevertheless, data such as your IP address or which website you visit can be transmitted to Facebook. We would like to expressly point out that we do not know exactly the exact content of the data. However, based on our current state of knowledge, we try to inform you as best we can about data processing. How Facebook uses the data can also be found in the company's data policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update read up.

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

Name: dpr
Value: no information
Usage: This cookie is used so that the social plug-ins work on our website.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Name: fr
Value: 0jieyh4321185236c2GnlufEJ9..Bde09j…1.0.Bde09j
Usage: The cookie is also necessary for the plug-ins to function properly.
Expiry Date: after 3 months

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

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

If you want to learn more about Facebook's data protection, we recommend that you consult the company's own data guidelines https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Facebook login privacy policy

We have integrated the practical Facebook login on our website. So you can easily log in to us with your Facebook account without having to create another user account. If you decide to register via the Facebook login, you will be redirected to the social media network Facebook. You can log in there using your Facebook user data. This login procedure saves data about you and your user behavior and transmits it to Facebook.

Facebook uses various cookies to save the data. In the following, we will show you the most important cookies that are set in your browser or already exist when you log in to our page using the Facebook login:

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

Name: datr
Value: 4Jh7XUA2321185236SEmPsSfzCOO4JFFl
Usage: Facebook sets the “datr” cookie when a web browser accesses facebook.com, and the cookie helps identify login activities and protect users.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Name: _js_datr
Value: deleted
Usage: Facebook uses this session cookie for tracking purposes, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are logged out.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Annotation: The cookies listed are just a small selection of the cookies that are available to Facebook. Other cookies are for example _ fbp, sb or wd. A complete list is not possible because Facebook has a large number of cookies and uses them variably.

The Facebook login offers you on the one hand a quick and easy registration process, on the other hand we have the possibility to share data with Facebook. This enables us to better adapt our offer and our promotions to your interests and needs. Data that we receive from Facebook in this way is public data such as

  • Your Facebook name
  • Your profile picture
  • a stored email address
  • Friends lists
  • Button information (e.g. "Like" button)
  • Birthday date
  • Language
  • Residence

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

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

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

Instagram privacy policy

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

In the following we want to give you a closer look why Instagram collects data, what data it is and how you can largely control data processing. Since Instagram is part of Facebook Inc., we obtain our information from the Instagram guidelines on the one hand, but also from the Facebook data guidelines themselves on the other.

What is Instagram?

Instagram is one of the most famous social media networks worldwide. Instagram combines the advantages of a blog with the advantages of audiovisual platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo. You can upload photos and short videos to "Insta" (as many of the users call the platform casual), edit them with various filters and also spread them on other social networks. And if you don't want to be active yourself, you can only follow other interesting users.

Why do we use Instagram on our website?

Instagram is the social media platform that has really gone through the roof in recent years. And of course we also reacted to this boom. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible on our website. That is why a varied preparation of our content is a matter of course for us. Thanks to the embedded Instagram functions, we can enrich our content with helpful, funny or exciting content from the Instagram world. Since Instagram is a subsidiary of Facebook, the data collected can also be useful for personalized advertising on Facebook. This means that our ads only get people who are really interested in our products or services.

Instagram also uses the data collected for measurement and analysis purposes. We get summarized statistics and thus more insight into your wishes and interests. It is important to note that these reports do not personally identify you.

What data does Instagram store?

If you come across one of our pages that has built-in Instagram functions (such as Instagram images or plug-ins), your browser automatically connects to the Instagram servers. Data is sent to Instagram, stored and processed. Regardless of whether you have an Instagram account or not. This includes information about our website, about your computer, about purchases made, about advertisements that you see and how you use our offer. The date and time of your interaction with Instagram are also saved. If you have an Instagram account or are logged in, Instagram stores significantly more data about you.

Facebook differentiates between customer data and event data. We assume that this is exactly the case with Instagram. Customer data are, for example, name, address, telephone number and IP address. It is important to mention that this customer data is only transmitted to Instagram if it has been "hashed" beforehand. Hashing means that a data record is transformed into a character string. This allows you to encrypt the contact details. In addition, the "event data" mentioned above are also transmitted. “Event data” means Facebook - and consequently Instagram - data about your user behavior. It can also happen that contact details are combined with event data. The contact details collected are compared with the data that Instagram already has about you.

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

We assume that data processing on Instagram works the same way as on Facebook. That means: if you have an Instagram account or www.instagram.com visited, Instagram set at least one cookie. If this is the case, your browser sends information to Instagram via the cookie as soon as you come into contact with an Instagram function. This data will be deleted or anonymized after 90 days at the latest (after reconciliation). Although we have worked intensively with Instagram's data processing, we cannot say exactly what data Instagram collects and stores.

Below we show you cookies that are set in your browser at least when you click on an Instagram function (such as a button or an insta picture). In our test, we assume that you do not have an Instagram account. If you are logged into Instagram, of course, significantly more cookies will be set in your browser.

These cookies were used in our test:

Name: csrftoken
Value: “”
Usage: This cookie is very likely set for security reasons to prevent falsification of requests. However, we could not find out more precisely.
Expiry Date: after a year

Name: mid
Value: “”
Usage: Instagram uses this cookie to optimize its own services and offers in and outside of Instagram. The cookie specifies a unique user ID.
Expiry Date: at the end of the session

Name: fbsr_321185236124024
Value: not specified
Usage: This cookie saves the login request for users of the Instagram app.
Expiry Date: at the end of the session

Name: rur
Value: ATN
Usage: It is an Instagram cookie that ensures functionality on Instagram.
Expiry Date: at the end of the session

Name: urlgen
Value: “{\”194.96.75.33\”: 1901}:1iEtYv:Y833k2_UjKvXgYe321185236”
Usage: This cookie serves the marketing purposes of Instagram.
Expiry Date: at the end of the session

Annotation: We cannot claim to be complete here. Which cookies are set in individual cases depends on the embedded functions and your use of Instagram.

How long and where is the data stored?

Instagram shares the information it receives between Facebook companies with external partners and with people you connect with worldwide. Data processing is carried out in compliance with our own data guidelines. Your data is distributed on Facebook servers around the world, among other things for security reasons. Most of these servers are located in the United States.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

Thanks to the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to information, portability, correction and deletion of your data. You can manage your data in Instagram settings. If you want to completely delete your data on Instagram, you must permanently delete your Instagram account.

Here's how to delete your Instagram account:

First, open the Instagram app. Go down on your profile page and click on "Help". Now you come to the company's website. On the website, click "Manage Account" and then "Delete Your Account".

If you delete your account entirely, Instagram will delete posts such as your photos and status updates. Information that other people have shared about you is not part of your account and is therefore not deleted.

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

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: delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: delete and manage cookies

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

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

Google reCAPTCHA data protection declaration

Our primary goal is to secure and protect our website for you and for us in the best possible way. To ensure this, we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google Inc. For Europe, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services. With reCAPTCHA we can determine whether you really are a flesh and blood person and not a robot or other spam software. We understand spam to mean any electronically undesirable information that we receive without being asked. With the classic CAPTCHAS, you usually 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 no longer even have to tick the box. You can find out exactly how this works and, above all, what data is used for this in the course of this data protection declaration.

What is reCAPTCHA?

reCAPTCHA is a free captcha service from Google that protects websites from spam software and misuse by non-human visitors. This service is most commonly used when filling out forms on the Internet. A captcha service is a type of automatic Turing test that is designed to ensure that an action on the Internet is done by a human being and not a bot. In the classic Turing test (named after computer scientist Alan Turing), a person ascertains the distinction between bot and person. At Captchas, this is also done by the computer or a software program. Classic captchas work with small tasks that are easy to solve for humans, but have considerable difficulties 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 this is no longer necessary. At reCAPTCHA, a JavaScript element is integrated into the source text and then the tool runs in the background and analyzes your user behavior. The software calculates a so-called captcha score from these user actions. Google uses this score to calculate the likelihood 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 flesh-and-blood people on our side. Bots or spam software of all kinds can safely stay at home. That is why we are doing everything possible 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 to determine whether you are really human. reCAPTCHA thus serves the security of our website and subsequently also your security. For example, without reCAPTCHA it could happen that a bot registers as many e-mail addresses as possible in order to "spam" forums or blogs with unwanted advertising content afterwards. With reCAPTCHA we can avoid such bot attacks.

We only want to welcome flesh-and-blood people on our side. Bots or spam software of all kinds can safely stay at home. That is why we are doing everything possible 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 to determine whether you are really human. reCAPTCHA thus serves the security of our website and subsequently also your security. For example, without reCAPTCHA it could happen that a bot registers as many e-mail addresses as possible in order to "spam" forums or blogs with unwanted advertising content afterwards. With reCAPTCHA we can avoid such bot attacks.

reCAPTCHA collects personal data from users to determine whether the actions on our website really come from people. So the IP address and other data that Google needs for the reCAPTCHA service can be sent to Google. Within the member states of the EU or other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, IP addresses are almost always truncated 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 with 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. Then reCAPTCHA sets an additional cookie in your browser and takes a snapshot of your browser window.

The following list of collected browser and user data is not exhaustive. Rather, they are examples of data that we understand to be processed by Google.

  • Referrer URL (the address of the page the visitor comes from)
  • IP address (e.g. 256.123.123.1)
  • Information about the operating system (the software that enables your computer to operate. 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 take 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 allows websites to adapt to the user. JavaScript objects can collect all possible data under one name)
  • Screen resolution (shows how many pixels the image display consists of)

It is undisputed that Google uses and analyzes this data even before you click on the checkmark "I am not a robot". In the Invisible reCAPTCHA version, there is even no ticking and the entire recognition process runs in the background. How much and what data Google stores is not known from Google in detail.

The following cookies are used by reCAPTCHA: Here we refer to the reCAPTCHA demo version from Google 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
Value: WqTUmlnmv_qXyi_DGNPLESKnRNrpgXoy1K-pAZtAkMbHI-321185236-8
Usage: This cookie is set by DoubleClick (also owned by Google) to register and report a user's actions on the website in dealing with advertisements. In this way, the advertising effectiveness can be measured and appropriate optimization measures can be taken. IDE is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net.
Expiry Date: after a year

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

Name: ANID
Value: U7j1v3dZa3211852360xgZFmiqWppRWKOr
Usage: We could not get much information about this cookie. In Google's data protection declaration, 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.
Expiry Date: after 9 months

Name: CONSENT
Value: YES+AT.de+20150628-20-0
Usage: The cookie stores the status of a user's consent to the use of various Google services. CONSENT also serves security to check users, prevent fraudulent login information and protect user data from unauthorized attacks.
Expiry Date: after 19 years

Name: NID
Value: 0WmuWqy321185236zILzqV_nmt3sDXwPeM5Q
Usage: NID is used by Google to adapt advertisements to your Google search. With the help of cookies, Google “remembers” your most frequently entered search queries or your previous interaction with advertisements. So you always get tailor-made advertisements. The cookie contains a unique ID to collect the user's personal settings for advertising purposes.
Expiry Date: after 6 months

Name: DV
Value: gEAABBCjJMXcI0dSAAAANbqc321185236-4
Usage: As soon as you have checked the "I am not a robot" check mark, this cookie is set. The cookie is used by Google Analytics for personalized advertising. DV collects information in anonymous form and is also used to make user distinctions.
Expiry Date: after 10 minutes

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

How long and where is the data stored?

By inserting reCAPTCHA, data is transferred from you to the Google server. Where exactly this data is stored is not clearly shown by Google, even after repeated inquiries. Without having received confirmation from Google, it can be assumed that data such as mouse interaction, length of stay on the website or language settings on the European or American Google- Servers are saved. 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 different data protection regulations of the company Google apply.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

If you want no data about you and your behavior to be transmitted to Google, you must log out of Google completely and delete all Google cookies before visiting our website or using the reCAPTCHA software. Basically, the data is automatically transmitted to Google as soon as you visit our website. To delete this data again, you have to go to Google support  https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=321185236 to contact.

If you use our website, you agree that Google LLC and its representatives automatically collect, edit and use data.

You can find out more about reCAPTCHA on Google's web developer page at https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/. Google goes into more detail here about the technical development of reCAPTCHA, but there is also no vain search for precise information about data storage and data protection-related topics there. You can find a good overview of the basic use of data at Google in the company's own data protection declaration https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Twitter privacy policy

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

To our knowledge, in the European Economic Area and Switzerland, simply integrating the Twitter function does not transfer any personal data or data about your web activities to Twitter. Only when you interact with the Twitter functions, such as clicking a button, can data be sent to Twitter, saved and processed there. We have no influence on this data processing and are not responsible. As part of this data protection declaration, we want to give you an overview of what data Twitter stores, what Twitter does with this data and how you can largely protect yourself from data transmission.

What is Twitter?

For some, Twitter is a news service, for others, a social media platform, and for others, it's a microblogging service. All of these terms are justified and mean more or less the same thing.

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

Why do we use Twitter on our website?

Like many other websites and companies, we try to offer our services through various channels and communicate with our customers. Twitter in particular has grown dear to us as a useful “small” news service. Again and again we tweet or retweet exciting, funny or interesting content. We understand that you cannot follow every channel separately. After all, you have something else to do. That is why we have integrated Twitter functions on our website. You can experience our Twitter activity "on site" or come to our Twitter page via a direct link. By integrating, we want to strengthen our service and user-friendliness on our website.

What data does Twitter store?

On some of our subpages you will find the built-in Twitter functions. If you interact with the Twitter content, such as clicking a button, Twitter can collect and save data. Even if you don't have a Twitter account yourself. Twitter calls this data “log data”. This includes demographic data, browser cookie IDs, the ID of your smartphone, hashed email addresses, and information about which pages you have visited on Twitter and what actions you have taken. Of course, Twitter stores more data if you have a Twitter account and are logged in. This storage usually takes place via cookies. Cookies are small text files that are usually set in your browser and transmit various information to Twitter.

We are now showing you which cookies are set if you are not logged in to Twitter but visit a website with built-in Twitter functions. Please consider this list as an example. We cannot guarantee completeness here, since the choice of cookies always changes and depends on your individual actions with the Twitter content.

These cookies were used in our test:

Name: personalization_id
Value: “v1_cSJIsogU51SeE321185236”
Usage: This cookie stores information about how you use the website and about which advertisements you may have come to Twitter for.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Name: lang
Value: de
Usage: This cookie saves your default or preferred language.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Name: guest_id
Value: 321185236v1%3A157132626
Usage: This cookie is set to identify you as a guest. 
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Name: fm
Value: 0
Usage: Unfortunately we could not find out the purpose of this cookie.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Name: external_referer
Value: 3211852362beTA0sf5lkMrlGt
Usage: This cookie collects anonymous data, such as how often you visit Twitter and how long you visit Twitter.
Expiry Date: After 6 days

Name: eu_cn
Value: 1
Usage: This cookie stores user activity and is used for various Twitter advertising purposes.
Expiry Date:
After a year

Name: ct0
Value: c1179f07163a365d2ed7aad84c99d966
Usage: Unfortunately we have not found any information about this cookie.
Expiry Date: after 6 hours

Name: _twitter_sess
Value: 53D%253D–dd0248321185236-
Usage: With this cookie you can use functions within the Twitter website.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Annotation: Twitter also works with third parties. That is why we recognized the three Google Analytics cookies _ga, _gat, _gid in our test.

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

How long and where is the data stored?

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

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

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

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

If you don't have a Twitter account, you can go to twitter.com go and then click on "Customization". You can manage the data you have collected under the item "Individualization and data".

Most of the data, as mentioned above, is stored via cookies and you can manage, deactivate or delete them in your browser. Please note that you can only "edit" the cookies in the browser of your choice. This means that if you use a different browser in the future, you will have to manage your cookies again according to your wishes. Here you will find instructions on how to manage cookies in the most popular browsers.

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: delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: delete and manage cookies

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

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

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

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

LinkedIn privacy policy

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

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

What is LinkedIn?

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

Why do we use LinkedIn on our website?

We know how busy you are. You cannot track all social media channels individually. Even if it would be worth it, as in our case. Because we keep posting interesting news or reports that are worth spreading. That is why we have created the opportunity on our website to share interesting content directly on LinkedIn or to refer directly to our LinkedIn page. We consider built-in social plug-ins as an extended service on our website. The data that LinkedIn collects also help us to show possible advertising measures only to people who are interested in our offer.

What data does LinkedIn store?

Only by simply integrating the social plug-ins does LinkedIn not save any personal data. LinkedIn calls this data, which is generated by plug-ins, passive impressions. However, if you click on a social plug-in to share our content, for example, the platform stores personal data as so-called "active impressions". Regardless of whether you have a LinkedIn account or not. If you are logged in, the data collected will be assigned to your account.

Your browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers when you interact with our plug-ins. The company logs various usage data. In addition to your IP address, this can be, for example, registration data, device information or information about your Internet or mobile phone provider. If you call up LinkedIn services via your smartphone, your location can also be determined (after you have given your permission). LinkedIn can also pass this data on to third-party advertisers in a hashed form. Hashing means that a data record is transformed into a character string. This allows the data to be encrypted so that people can no longer be identified.

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

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

Name: bcookie
Value: =2&34aab2aa-2ae1-4d2a-8baf-c2e2d7235c16321185236-
Usage: The cookie is a so-called "browser ID cookie" and therefore stores your identification number (ID).
Expiry Date: After 2 years

Name: lang
Value: v=2&lang=de-de
Usage: This cookie saves your default or preferred language.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Name: lidc
Value: 1818367:t=1571904767:s=AQF6KNnJ0G321185236…
Usage: This cookie is used for routing. Routing records how you got to LinkedIn and how you navigate through the website.
Expiry Date: after 24 hours

Name: rtc
Value: kt0lrv3NF3x3t6xvDgGrZGDKkX
Usage: No further information could be found about this cookie.
Expiry Date: after 2 minutes

Name: JSESSIONID
Value: ajax:3211852362900777718326218137
Usage: This is a session cookie that LinkedIn uses to maintain anonymous user sessions through the server.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

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

Name: fid
Value: AQHj7Ii23ZBcqAAAA…
Usage: No further information could be found about this cookie.
Expiry Date: after 7 days

Annotation: LinkedIn also works with third parties. That is why we recognized the two Google Analytics cookies _ga and _gat in our test.

How long and where is the data stored?

In principle, LinkedIn retains your personal data for as long as the company considers it necessary to offer its own services. However, LinkedIn deletes your personal data when you delete your account. In some exceptional cases, LinkedIn retains some data in summarized and anonymized form even after you delete your account. As soon as you delete your account, other people can no longer see your data within a day. LinkedIn generally deletes the data within 30 days. However, LinkedIn retains data when it is legally necessary. Data that can no longer be assigned to any person remains saved even after the account is closed. The data is stored on various servers in America and probably also in Europe.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

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

How to access the account information in your LinkedIn profile:

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

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

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: delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: delete and manage cookies

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

LinkedIn is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks. This framework ensures correct data transmission between the USA and the European Union. Under https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0 learn more about it. We have tried to provide you with the most important information about data processing by LinkedIn. On https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy learn more about the data processing of the social media network LinkedIn.

YouTube privacy policy

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

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

What is YouTube?

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

Why do we use YouTube videos on our website?

YouTube is the video platform with the most visitors and the best content. We strive to offer you the best possible user experience on our website. And of course, interesting videos should not be missing. With the help of our embedded videos, we provide you with other helpful content in addition to our texts and images. In addition, our website is easier to find on the Google search engine thanks to the embedded videos. Even if we place advertisements via Google Ads, thanks to the data collected, Google can really only show these ads to people who are interested in our offers.

What data does YouTube store?

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

If you are not logged in to a Google account or a YouTube account, Google stores data with a unique identifier that is linked to your device, browser or app. For example, your preferred language setting is retained. But a lot of interaction data cannot be saved because fewer cookies are set.

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

Name: YSC
Value: b9-CV6ojI5Y321185236-1
Usage: This cookie registers a unique ID to store statistics of the video viewed.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Name: PREF
Value: f1=50000000
Usage: This cookie also registers your unique ID. Google uses PREF to get statistics on how you use YouTube videos on our website.
Expiry Date: after 8 months

Name: GPS
Value: 1
Usage: This cookie registers your unique ID on mobile devices to track the GPS location.
Expiry Date: after 30 minutes

Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Value: 95Chz8bagyU
Usage: This cookie tries to estimate the bandwidth of the user on our website (with built-in YouTube video).
Expiry Date: after 8 months

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

Name: APISID
Value: zILlvClZSkqGsSwI/AU1aZI6HY7321185236-
Usage: This cookie is used to create a profile about your interests. The data is used for personalized advertisements.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Name: CONSENT
Value: YES+AT.de+20150628-20-0
Usage: The cookie stores the status of a user's consent to the use of various Google services. CONSENT also serves security purposes in order to check users and protect user data against unauthorized attacks.
Expiry Date: after 19 years

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

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

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

Name: SID
Value: oQfNKjAsI321185236-
Usage: This cookie stores your Google Account ID and your last login time in digitally signed and encrypted form.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Name: SIDCC
Value: AN0-TYuqub2JOcDTyL
Usage: This cookie stores information on how you use the website and what advertisements you may have seen before visiting our website.
Expiry Date: after 3 months

How long and where is the data stored?

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

Google stores the data collected for different lengths of time. You can delete some data at any time, others are automatically deleted after a limited time and others are stored by Google for a long time. Some data (such as items from "My activity", photos or documents, products) that are stored in your Google account will be saved until you delete them. Even if you're not signed in to a Google Account, you can still delete some data associated with your device, browser, or app.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

Basically, you can delete data in the Google account manually. With the automatic deletion of location and activity data introduced in 2019, information is saved depending on your decision - either 3 or 18 months and then deleted.

Regardless of whether you have a Google account or not, you can configure your browser so that cookies are deleted or deactivated by Google. Depending on the browser you use, this works in different ways. The following instructions show 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: delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: delete and manage cookies

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

YouTube Subscribe Button Privacy Policy

We have integrated the YouTube subscribe button on our website. You can usually recognize the button by the classic YouTube logo. The logo shows the words "Subscribe" or "YouTube" against a red background in white letters and to the left of it the white "Play symbol". The button can also be displayed in a different design.

Our YouTube channel always offers you funny, interesting or exciting videos. With the built-in "Subscribe button" you can subscribe to our channel directly from our website and do not have to go to the YouTube website. We want to make your access to our comprehensive content as easy as possible. Please note that YouTube can save and process your data.

If you see a built-in subscription button on our page, YouTube - according to Google - sets at least one cookie. This cookie stores your IP address and our URL. YouTube can also find out information about your browser, your approximate location and your default language. The following four cookies were set in our test without being logged into YouTube:

Name: YSC
Value: b9-CV6ojI5321185236Y
Usage: This cookie registers a unique ID to store statistics of the video viewed.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Name: PREF
Value: f1=50000000
Usage: This cookie also registers your unique ID. Google uses PREF to get statistics on how you use YouTube videos on our website.
Expiry Date: after 8 months

Name: GPS
Value: 1
Usage: This cookie registers your unique ID on mobile devices to track the GPS location.
Expiry Date: after 30 minutes

Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Value: 32118523695Chz8bagyU
Usage: This cookie tries to estimate the bandwidth of the user on our website (with built-in YouTube video).
Expiry Date: after 8 months

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

If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can save many of your actions / interactions on our website with the help of cookies and assign them to your YouTube account. This gives YouTube, for example, information on how long you have been browsing our website, which browser type you use, which screen resolution you prefer or which actions you take.

YouTube uses this data on the one hand to improve its own services and offers, on the other hand to provide analyzes and statistics for advertisers (who use Google Ads).

Pinterest privacy policy

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

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 privacy policy, what information Pinterest collects and how you use it can be found on https://policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

XING data protection declaration

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

What is Xing?

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

Why do we use Xing on our website?

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

What data does Xing store?

Xing offers the share button, the follow button and the log-in button as a plug-in for websites. As soon as you open a page where a social plug-in from Xing is installed, your browser connects to servers in a data center used by Xing. In the case of the share button - according to Xing - no data should be saved that could directly relate to a person. In particular, Xing does not save any of your IP addresses. Furthermore, no cookies are set in connection with the share button. This means that there is no evaluation of your user behavior. You can find more information on https://www.xing.com/app/share%3Fop%3Ddata_protection.

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

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

Name: AMCVS_0894FF2554F733210A4C98C6%40AdobeOrg
Value: 1
Usage: This cookie is used to create and store identifications of website visitors.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Name: c_
Value: 157c609dc9fe7d7ff56064c6de87b019321185236-8
Usage: We were unable to find out more information about this cookie.
Expiry Date: after one day

Name: prevPage
Value: wbm%2FWelcome%2Flogin
Usage: This cookie stores the URL of the previous website that you visited.
Expiry Date: after 30 minutes

Name: s_cc
Value: true
Usage: This Adobe Site Catalyst cookie determines whether cookies are generally activated in the browser.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Name: s_fid
Value: 6897CDCD1013221C-39DDACC982217CD1321185236-2
Usage: This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor.
Expiry Date: after 5 years

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

Name:_session_id
Value: 533a0a6641df82b46383da06ea0e84e7321185236-2
Usage: This cookie creates a temporary session ID that is used as the in-session user ID. The cookie is absolutely necessary to provide the functions of Xing.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

As soon as you are logged in or a member of Xing, further personal data will definitely be collected, processed and saved. Xing also passes on personal data to third parties if this is necessary for the fulfillment of its own business purposes, if you have given your consent or if there is a legal obligation.

How long and where is the data stored?

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

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

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

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: delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: delete and manage cookies

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

We have tried to give you the most important information about data processing by Xing. On https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung learn more about the data processing of the social media network Xing.

ShareThis privacy policy

On our website we have implemented functions of ShareThis from ShareThis Inc. (4005 Miranda Ave, Suite 100, Palo Alto, 94304 California, USA). These are, for example, “share” plug-ins from various social media channels. With the help of these functions, you can share the content of our website on social media channels. When you access a website with a ShareThis function, data can be transferred to the company, stored and processed. This data protection declaration tells you why we use ShareThis, which data is processed and how you can prevent this data transmission.

What is ShareThis?

ShareThis is a technology company that offers website operators tools to improve website quality. By using the ShareThis social plugins, you can share the content of our website in various social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Co. The company offers content sharing for over 40 different channels and is used by over 3 million website operators worldwide. The data collected by ShareThis is also used for individual advertisements.

Why do we use ShareThis on our website?

We want to convince with our content and of course we are happy if our content is also recommended. Then we know that we are on the right path. The easiest way to do this is via “Share / Share buttons” directly on our website. Due to the variety of different social media channels, our content can also be presented to a wide audience. This helps us to become better known and more successful on the Internet. The plug-ins also help you because you can share interesting content with your social media community with just one click.

What data does ShareThis store?

If you share content with ShareThis and you are logged in with the respective social media account, data such as the visit to our website and the sharing of content can be assigned to the user account of the corresponding social media channel. ShareThis uses cookies, pixels, HTTP headers and browser identifiers to collect data about your visitor behavior. In addition, some of this data is shared 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 via which a visitor came to the ShareThis page
  • Navigation from website to website if this was done via ShareThis services
  • Time spent on a website
  • Which elements have been 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 uses cookies, which we list below as an example. You can find more about ShareThis cookies at https://www.sharethis.com/privacy/.

Name: __unam
Value: 8961a7f179d1d017ac27lw87qq69V69321185236-5
Usage: This cookie counts the "clicks" and "shares" on a website.
Expiry Date: after 9 months

Name: __stid
Value: aGCDwF4hjVEI+oIsABW7321185236Ag==
Usage: This cookie stores user behavior, such as the websites accessed, page-to-page navigation and the time spent on the website.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Name: __sharethis_cookie_test__
Value: 0
Usage: This cookie monitors the "clickstream" activity. That means watching where you clicked on the website.
Expiry Date: after the end of the session

Annotation: We cannot claim to be complete here. Which cookies are set in individual cases depends on the embedded functions and their use.

How long and where is the data stored?

ShareThis stores collected data for a period of up to 14 months from the date of data collection. ShareThis cookies expire 13 months after the last update. Since ShareThis is an American company, data is transferred and stored on American ShareThis servers.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

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

You can also change your preferences for usage-based online advertising http://www.youronlinechoices.com/at/ You can also change your preferences for usage-based online advertising

You also have the option of managing, deactivating or deleting data that is stored via cookies in your browser. Exactly how the administration works depends on your browser. Here you will find the instructions for the currently best known browsers.

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: delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: delete and manage cookies

You can also set up your browser so that you are always informed when a cookie is to be set.

ShareThis is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure data transfer of personal data. More information can be found on https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L1HMAA0&status=Active. If you would like to know more about the processing of your data by ShareThis, you can find all information at https://www.sharethis.com/privacy/.

AddThis privacy policy

We use plug-ins from AddThis from Oracle America, Inc. (500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065, USA) on our website. With these plug-ins you can quickly and easily share the content of our website with other people. If you visit a website with an AddThis function, your data can be transferred to the company AddThis, stored and processed. This data protection declaration tells you why we use AddThis, which data is processed and how you can prevent this data transmission.

What is AddThis?

Among other things, AddThis develops software tools that are integrated into websites to enable users to distribute content on various social media channels or by email. AddThis also offers functions that are used for website analysis. The data collected is also used to offer interest-based advertising to Internet users. The service is used by more than 15 million website operators worldwide.

Why do we use AddThis on our website?

By using the AddThis buttons, you can share interesting content from our website in various social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. If you find our content good, we would of course be happy if you also share it with your social community. And the easiest way is via the AddThis buttons.

What data does AddThis store?

If you share content with AddThis and you are logged in with the respective social media account, data such as visiting our website and sharing content can be assigned to the user account of the corresponding social media channel. AddThis uses cookies, pixels, HTTP headers and browser identifiers to collect data about your visitor behavior. In addition, some of this data is shared with third parties after pseudonymization.
Here is an example listing of the possibly processed data:

  • Unique ID of a cookie placed in the web browser
  • Address of the website visited
  • Time of the 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 uses cookies, which we list below as examples and extracts. You can find out more about AddThis cookies at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy.

Name: bt2
Value: 8961a7f179d87qq69V69321185236-3
Usage : This cookie is used to record parts of the website visited in order to recommend other parts of the website.
Expiry Date: after 255 days

Name: bku
Value: ra/99nTmYN+fZWX7321185236-4
Usage: This cookie registers anonymized user data such as your IP address, geographical location, websites visited and which advertisements you have clicked on.
Expiry Date: after 179 days

Annotation: Please keep in mind that this is an exemplary list and we cannot claim to be complete.

AddThis also shares information collected with other companies. For more details, see http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy#section5. AddThis also uses the data received to create target groups and interest profiles in order to offer interest-based advertising to users in the same advertising network.

How long and where is the data stored?

AddThis stores the collected data for 13 months after the data collection. 1% of the data is saved as a “sample data record” for a maximum of 24 months so that the business relationship is preserved. In this “sample data record”, however, direct and indirect identification (such as your IP address and cookie ID) is hashed. This means that the personal data can no longer be associated with you without additional information. Since the company AddThis is headquartered in the USA, the data collected is also stored on American servers.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You have the right to access and delete your personal data at any time. If you no longer want to see advertising based on data collected by AddThis, you can click the opt-out button http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out use. An opt-out cookie is set, which you must not delete in order to keep this setting.

You can also change your preferences for usage-based online advertising http://www.youronlinechoices.com/at/ You can also change your preferences for usage-based online advertising

Your browser offers a way to prevent data processing or manage it according to your wishes. Depending on the browser, data processing works somewhat differently. Here you will find the instructions for the currently best known browsers:

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: delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: delete and manage cookies

AddThis is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure data transfer of personal data. More information can be found on https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt00000000181AAAIf you would like to know more about the processing of your data by AddThis, you will find further information at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy.

Source: Created with the Datenschutz Generator by AdSimple in cooperation with warkly.de

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