Privacy Policy

 

Thank you very much for your interest in seeker. Protecting your personal data is a particular concern of ours. We would therefore like to take this opportunity to inform you about data protection in our company. It is naturally the case that we comply with the statutory provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and Telemedia Act (TMG) as well as additional data protection regulations.

 

You can place your trust in our use of your personal data! Your data will be encrypted using the latest security systems and transferred to us. Our websites are protected against damage, destruction and unauthorized access through the use of technical and organizational measures.

 

 

Name and contact details of the data controller responsible for the processing

 

This data protection information applies to data processing by:

 

Controller: seeker GmbH, Mainparkring 4, 97246 Eibelstadt, Germany

Email: datenschutz@seeker.info

Telephone: +49 9303 982-0

Fax: +49 9303 982-200

 

The company Data Protection Officer is available to contact at the above address and at datenschutz@seeker.info.

 

 

Rights of data subjects

 

You can obtain information about the data regarding your person that are stored with us at any time without having to provide any reasons.

 

You have the right:

 

·      pursuant to Art. 15, GDPR, to request information about your personal data that we have processed; In particular, you can request information regarding the purposes of the processing, the category of the personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your personal data were or are disclosed, the intended storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of the right to lodge a complaint, the origin of your data if it was not collected by us, as well as the existence of an automated decision-making process including profiling and, where applicable, conclusive information regarding its particulars;

 

·      pursuant to Art. 16, GDPR, to request the rectification or completion of your personal data that we have saved if it is incorrect or incomplete;

 

·      pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, to request the erasure of your personal data that we have saved, unless its processing is required in order to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to comply with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;

 

·      pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data insofar as you challenge its accuracy, insofar as its processing is unlawful but you do not want it to be erased, insofar as we no longer require the data but you require it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, or insofar as you have objected to its processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;

 

·      pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, to receive the personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, commonplace and machine-readable format, or to request its forwarding to another data controller;

 

·      pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR, to revoke at any time any consent you have granted us. This will mean we will no longer be allowed to continue any data processing that was based on this consent in the future; and,

 

·      pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. You can generally contact the supervisory authority for your usual place of residence or place of work or for our company for this purpose.

 

 

Right of withdrawal

 

You have the right to request the blocking, rectification or erasure of your personal data that we have collected insofar as your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (f) GDPR, and you object to the pseudonymized collection and storage of data for the purposes of optimizing our services. This objection takes place according to Art. 21 GDPR. You can also withdraw the consent that you have given us for the collection and use of your data at any time without stating any reasons. If you wish to do this, please use the contact details provided. We will be pleased to assist you at any time if you have any further questions regarding our data protection information or the processing of your personal data.

 

Please note that the data protection regulations and data protection practices, at Google, for example, are subject to change. It is therefore advisable and necessary that you find out about any changes to the statutory regulations and practices of companies, such as Google, on a regular basis.

 

 

Data security

 

We use the common SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in combination with the highest respective level of encryption that is supported by your browser. You can see this due to the key and/or lock symbol in your browser.

 

We also use all appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are subject to continuous improvements according to technological developments.

 

 

Subject matter of the data protection

 

The subject matter of the data protection are personal data. According to Art. 4 (1) GDPR, personal data are individual details regarding the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes details such as your name, postal address, email address or telephone number and may also include user data such as your address.

 

 

Further definitions for your better understanding

 

It is of importance to us that you can understand our privacy policy easily. We would therefore like to provide you with an explanation of the key terms:

 

Data subject:

 

This is you as the owner of your personal data. In the scope of your rights as a data subject, you can decide how your data are processed and can also withdraw your consent to the processing.

 

Controller:

 

This is us, as we are responsible for the correct processing of your data.

 

Processing:

 

This is the process or series of processes regarding the personal data, from the collection of the data through to its use, its erasure or its destruction. The processing can be carried out by us or by service providers that are directly contracted by us.

 

Pseudonymization:

 

In the case of pseudonymization, your data will be processed so that it can no longer be allocated to a specific data subject without the use of additional information. It is generally the case that a pseudonymization can be removed with the consolidation of the appropriate data.

 

Anonymization:

 

The personal data will be erased or modified so that under normal circumstances, it is no longer possible to identify the individual persons. If we carry out evaluations or statistics, we will try to work with anonymized data whenever possible.

 

 

Scope of the collection and storage of data

 

 

Visiting our website and using our app

 

 

Data subjects can generally use our website or app without having to provide details of their personal data. The processing of personal data may be necessary, however, if the data subject wishes to receive specific services, such as our newsletter or further information about products, for example.

 

When you visit our website, we will collect the following data which we require for technical reasons. We require the data so we can display our website and therefore guarantee stability and security:

 

·      IP address of the accessing computer,

·      date and time of the request,

·      name and URL of the file accessed,

·      website from which the request originates (referrer URL),

·      the browser used and, as the case may be, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider.

 

We will process the stated data for the following purposes:

 

·      ensuring the comfortable use of our website,

·      ensuring the smooth connection to the website;

·      evaluating the system security and stability, as well as

·      for further administrative purposes in the scope of the fulfillment of contracts or our fulfillment of statutory requirements or those specified by supervisory authorities.

 

Each time you access our app and/or with every search, log file information that the app transfers to us will be automatically collected and saved in our servers:

 

·      Device type

·      Operating system on which the device is installed

·      Version of the app which is installed on the device

 

The log file information that is transferred do not allow for any conclusions to be drawn on the person using the device.

 

We will process the stated data for the following purpose:

·      Analysis of faults surrounding the availability of the app

·      Optimization of the functions

 

The processing is based on Art. 6 (I) (a) GDPR, if you have provided us with your consent for the processing of data regarding your person for one or more specific purposes.

 

The processing is based on Art. 6 (I) (b) GDPR, if the processing is necessary for the fulfillment of a contract to which the data subject is party. This also applies to pre-contractual measures that occur upon the request of the data subject.

 

The processing is based on Art. 6 (I) (c) GDPR, if the processing is necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation to which we are subject.

 

The processing is based on Art. 6 (I) (d) GDPR, if the processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This may include the rare case in which a data subject suffers a serious injury and their personal data are therefore provided to a doctor, for example.

 

The processing is based on Art. 6 (I) (f) GDPR, if the processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require the protection of personal data.

 

 

Collection and storage of user data

 

To optimize our services, we collect and store data for 30 days, such as the date and time at which the web page was accessed, the page from which you accessed our web page and similar information, as long as you do not object to the collection and storage of such data.

 

This will take place on an anonymized basis without personally identifying the user of the web page. User profiles may be created with the use of a pseudonym. In this case, no link will be made between the natural person whose details are concealed by the pseudonym and the user data that are collected. In order to collect and store user data, we also use cookies.

 

These are small text files that are saved on your computer and serve the purpose of the storage of statistical information, such as the operating system, your Internet user program (browser), IP address, previously visited website (referrer URL) and the time of day. We collect this data for statistical purposes only, in order to further optimize our website and to be able to configure our Internet offerings on a more attractive basis.

 

The collection and storage only takes place in an anonymized or pseudonymized form and does not allow for any inferences to be drawn on you as a natural person.

 

 

Registration

 

In addition to the map services and search functions, seeker also enables you to share locations with your friends and acquaintances in the form of collections, allowing you to prepare your travel together. Registration is required in order to use the service. If the user decides to skip the registration process they can continue to use seeker, but only with a restricted scope of functions. Under such circumstances, it is not possible to share locations and/or collections with other users.

 

You can register on our website or in our app, and in doing so provide details regarding your personal data. We will use your data in order to create and manage your user account and to communicate with you. The data will also be used for the purpose of being able to provide you with services on the sharing of the locations and/or collections. We will only process the data that you provide for internal purposes. This may also mean that we will legitimately forward your personal data to our contractual processor who will use the data for their internal purposes.

 

The data subject can exercise their rights at any time.

 

Registration via Social Single Sign-On (Facebook, Google)

 

seeker offers you the possibility of registering directly with an existing Facebook profile and/or a Google profile. If you are already logged into Facebook and/or Google on your device, you won’t need to sign into the seeker services separately in the future.

 

If you would like to complete your registration with seeker on your Facebook profile, please click on the “Register with Facebook” button. You will firstly be taken to the Facebook page and navigated through the sign in process. We receive the following information from your Facebook account from Facebook:

 

·      Surname, first name

·      Profile picture (if available), and

·      Email address.

 

This data will be saved by us in your seeker user account together with the information that you have registered with seeker via the social network Facebook.

 

Further information on the integration of the Facebook components is available here: Facebook

 

If you would like to complete your registration with seeker on your Google profile, please click on the “Register with Google” button. You will firstly be taken to the Google page and navigated through the registration. We receive the following information from your Google account from Google:

 

·      Surname, first name

·      Profile picture (if available), and

·      Email address

 

These data will be saved by us in your seeker user account together with the information that you have registered with seeker via the social network Google.

 

We will process the stated data for the following purposes:

 

·      Technical provision of the service

 

Further information on the integration of the Google components is available here: Google

 

Registration by email

 

If you would like to complete your registration with seeker with the use of your email address, please click on the “Register by email” button. In the subsequent registration process, you will be requested to provide your email address and the following data: Name and password. You will then receive an email with an activation link. The registration will only be complete and your user account will only become active after the email address has been confirmed (double opt-in).

 

The following data will be stored when you register on our website:

 

·      IP address

·      Time and date of registration

·      Email address

·      Name

 

We will process the stated data for the following purposes:

 

·      To offer services that are available to registered users

·      To provide protection against the misuse of our services

 

Deletion of a user account

 

You are able to delete your user account including all the data that it contains at any time. If you decide to take this step, please go to the app settings and select the “delete account” option and then confirm the following dialog box with “delete”. In this respect, please note that the collections that you have created and which belong to your user account will also be deleted. If you have shared a collection, the users with whom you have shared it will no longer be able to access the collection. You will no longer be able to use the services of your account that require registration either.

Insofar as it is necessary for data to be stored for legal reasons, such data will be blocked and will no longer be available for any use that extends beyond such reasons.

Insofar as the data is no longer required for the aforementioned purposes, we shall erase it.

Permissions

 

For certain functions, the app has to be able to access certain services and data from your device. Depending on the mobile operating system that you use, this access may require your express approval. If we are to show you certain locations in your surroundings when you are on the move, you must provide the app with the authorization to access your location.

 

The app can also send you notifications concerning specific information if you are not actively using the app at the given moment in time. You will only be sent such notifications if you have expressly activated them.

 

To be able to send you these notifications, for example, concerning collections that were shared with you, the service that provides the push functions on your operating system (“Google Firebase Cloud Messaging” on Android, “Apple Push Notification Service” on iOS) will transmit an individual communication key (Token) to seeker.

 

To be able to use certain functions (for example, scanning QR codes) on Android, it is necessary to install additional plugins / apps. These may also ask for additional access privileges (for example, to the camera, microphone). On iOS, the installation of such plugins / apps is not necessary.

 

 

Newsletter

 

If you decide to register for our newsletter, you will receive a newsletter from us. For the purpose of security, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address that you have provided. With this double opt-in procedure, we make sure that you actually want to receive our newsletter and that you are also the owner of the email address provided.

 

If you register for our newsletter, the following data will be stored:

 

·      IP address

·      Time and date of registration

 

We will process the stated data for the following purposes:

 

·      Delivery of the newsletter

 

The data collected for the newsletter will not be forwarded to third parties.

 

The data subject can exercise their rights at any time.

 

 

Contact form

 

If you have an inquiry to address to our company, we offer you the option to contact us using a contact form that is provided on our website. In this case, a valid email address must be entered so that we know who is sending the inquiry and we are able to reply to it. All further information is provided on a voluntary basis. 

 

The data processing for the purpose of contacting us takes place based on Art. 6(1) sentence 1 (a) GDPR on the basis of the voluntary provision of your consent.

 

 

Comments function in blog

 

Users are able to leave comments. Their IP addresses will be saved on the basis of our legitimate interests as defined by Art. 6 (1) (f), GDPR. This step serves our security in terms of our comprehension of contributions that contain unlawful content (insults, illegal political propaganda, etc.). In this case, we may be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.

 

The comments function can be subscribed to by third parties. If you decide to do this, we will send you an automatic confirmation email in order to check whether you are the holder of the provided email address on the basis of a double opt-in procedure.

 

The data subject can exercise their rights at any time.

 

 

Provision of services and delivery of goods

 

To enable us to provide our services, we may need your personal data. This applies to both the dispatch of information material and to answering individual inquiries. We collect this data for the purpose of responding to your request. This data is used only for a specific purpose.

 

If you contract us with the provision of a service or the delivery of goods, we shall generally only collect and store your personal data only to the extent that this is necessary for the provision of the service, the performance of the contract and for legal reasons. In this respect, it may be necessary to forward your personal data to companies that we use for providing the service or processing the contract. These include transportation companies or other service providers. These service providers will be obliged by us to comply with the data protection requirements in the scope of the legal conditions.

 

Once the processing of the contract is complete, your data will be blocked and deleted after the expiry of the requirements according to tax and commercial law, unless you have expressly agreed to the use of the data subsequent to this period.

 

 

Embedding of third party content and services

 

 

Collection of data through the use of Google Analytics and the use of cookies

 

 

Our website and app use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ((https://www.google.de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereto referred to as “Google”)). Google Analytics uses what are known as “cookies”, and pseudonymized user profiles will be created in this context. “Cookies” are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow for an analysis of your use of the website and/or the app. The following information, for example, is collected:

 

·      Information on the operating system,

·      on the browser,

·      your IP address (host name of the accessing computer)

·      the website that you previously visited (referrer URL)

·      date and time of the server request.

·      Websites from which you opened the application

·      Your personal location at the time of use

 

The information generated by this text file about your use of our website will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to analyze your use of our website, to compile reports about our services, to compile reports about activity for the operators, and to provide further services in connection with the use of this website and/or app and of the Internet for the purposes of market research and the requirements-oriented configuration of these web pages. Google will also forward this data to third parties insofar as this is legally required or insofar as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. This use takes place in anonymized or pseudonymized form (IP masking).

 

You can prevent the installation of the cookies by making the appropriate settings in your Internet surfing program (browser). In this case, it may be possible that not all functions of this website may be used to their full extent. To do this, it is necessary for you to deactivate the storage of cookies in your Internet browser. Please refer to the user guidelines of your Internet browser for further information on this topic. You can also prevent the collection of the data regarding your use of the website which is generated by the cookie (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

 

The data processed by cookies are necessary for the above purposes in order to safeguard our and third parties’ legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (f) GDPR.

 

For further data protection information of Google, please visit: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

 

 

Google uses the DoubleClick DART cookie

 

Users can deactivate the use of the DART cookie by visiting the data protection provisions of the advertising network and content advertising network of Google.

 

In this respect, no direct personal data of the user will be saved, and only their IP address. This information enables you to be recognized automatically on your next visit to our website and to make your navigation on the website easier. Cookies enable us to adapt a website to your interests for example, or to save your password so that you do not have to enter it again on every visit.

 

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. If you do not want us to recognize your computer, you can prevent the storage of cookies on your hard drive by selecting the “do not accept cookies” option in your browser settings. Please refer to the guidelines of your browser manufacturer to find out how this works in detail. Please note, however, that declining the acceptance of cookies can cause functional restrictions to our offering.

 

You can prevent the installation of the cookies by making the appropriate settings in your Internet surfing program (browser). To do this, it is necessary for you to deactivate the storage of cookies in your Internet browser. Please refer to the user guidelines of your Internet browser for further information on this topic.

 

For further data protection information of Google, please visit: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

 

 

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

 

In order to statistically assess the use of our website and for the purposes of optimizing its evaluation of your data, we use Google Conversion Tracking. In this respect, a cookie is placed on your computer by Google provided that you reached our website via a Google advertisement.

 

These cookies cease to be valid after 30 days. They do not serve the purpose of personal identification. If the user visits certain pages on the website of the Adwords customer and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer are able to see that the user has clicked on the advertisement and was referred to this page.

 

A different cookie is placed with every customer, which means that they cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information which is obtained is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have decided on the Conversion Tracking. The following information are revealed:

 

·      the total number of users who clicked on their advertisement and who were referred to a page with a Conversion Tracking tag.

 

No information is revealed which can be used to identify the user personally, however.

 

If you do not want to participate in the tracking procedure, you can also refuse the placing of the cookie which is necessary for this procedure – by changing your browser settings, for example, to generally deactivate the automatic placing of cookies. You can also deactivate cookies for Conversion Tracking, by changing the settings of your browser so that cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com“ are blocked.

 

The data protection information of Google on Conversion Tracking is available here: ( https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html )

 

 

 

 

Social media plugins

 

On the basis of Art. 6(1), sentence 1 (f) GDPR, we use social plugins on this website from the following social networks for the purpose of raising the profile of our company accordingly. The underlying advertising purpose is to be considered a legitimate interest in terms of GDPR. The responsibility for the operation in compliance with the data protection regulations is to be ensured by the respective providers. In the interests of providing visitors to our website with the best possible protection, the embedding of these plugins is based on what is known as the “double-click” method.

 

 

Twitter

 

We have integrated components of the short-message network Twitter Inc. (Twitter) on our website. You can recognize the Twitter plugins (tweet button) due to the Twitter logo on our web page.

 

The operating company of Twitter is Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

 

If you access a page on our website that contains what is known as a Twitter plugin (component), the component will cause your web browser to download a corresponding presentation of the component. In this way, Twitter finds out which specific sub-pages you have visited.

 

Please find an overview over your rights below.

 https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons

 

If you are logged in to Twitter at the same time, Twitter is able to ascertain which sub-pages of our website you visited because this information is collected by the component and assigned to your account. If you click on an integrated Twitter button, this information will be assigned to your user account and your personal data will be saved. If you do not want information to be transferred to Twitter, please log out of Twitter before you visit our website. For further data protection information of Twitter, please visit:  https://twitter.com/privacy .

 

 

Linkedin

 

We have integrated components of the LinkedIn service on our website; the operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

 

If you access a page on our website that contains what is known as a LinkedIn plugin (component), the component will cause your web browser to download a corresponding presentation of the component. In this way, LinkedIn finds out which specific sub-pages you have visited.

 

This can include content such as images, videos or texts as well as buttons that the user can click to express their likes or dislikes, for example. Insofar as the users are members of the platform LinkedIn, LinkedIn is able to assign the access to the aforementioned contents and functions to the profiles to the users. LinkedIn is certified according to the Privacy Shield Agreement and therefore guarantees compliance with European Data Protection Law. ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active ).

 

Opt out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

 

For further data protection information of LinkedIn, please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

 

 

Xing

 

We have integrated components of the Xing service on our website. You can recognize the Xing plugins (Xing button) due to the Xing logo on our web page.

 

The operating company of Xing is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

 

If you access a page on our website that contains what is known as a Xing plugin (component), the component will cause your web browser to download a corresponding presentation of the component. In this way, Xing finds out which specific sub-pages you have visited.

 

If you are logged in to Xing at the same time, Xing is able to ascertain which sub-pages of our website you visited because this information is collected by the component and assigned to your account. If you click on an integrated Xing button (content such as images, videos or texts as well as buttons that the user can click to express their likes or dislikes, for example), this information will be assigned to your user account and your personal data will be saved. If you do not want information to be transferred to Xing, please log out of Xing before you visit our website.

 

For further data protection information of Xing, please visit:  https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection .

 

 

Facebook

 

We have integrated components of Facebook on our website.

 

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If a data subject lives outside of the United States or Canada, the Controller who is responsible for the processing of the personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

 

If you access a page on our website that contains what is known as a Facebook plugin (component), the component will cause your web browser to download a corresponding presentation of the component. In this way, Facebook finds out which specific sub-pages you have visited.

 

An overview of all the plugins of Facebook is available here:

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE

 

If you are logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook is able to ascertain which sub-pages of our website you visited because this information is collected by the component and assigned to your account. If you click on an integrated Facebook button (such as “like”), this information will be assigned to your user account and your personal data will be saved.

 

If you do not want information to be transferred to Facebook, please log out of Facebook before you visit our website. Facebook also offers applications that prevent the transfer of data to Facebook.

 

For further data protection information of Facebook, please visit: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/

 

 

Facebook Fan Pages

 

We operate Facebook fan pages, for which we use the Page Insights service. Page Insights consists of summarized data that provides us with information on the way in which visitors interact with our page (page statistics). We use this service so as to optimize our marketing activities by sending targeted advertising to user groups that have specific attributes, and in order to develop our services further on a continuous basis.

 

In using this service, we neither collect, nor do we process, any other data from you.

 

Together with Facebook Ireland Limited (“Facebook Ireland”) 4 Grand Canal Square Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland, we are the Data Controller for the processing of Insights data. In accordance with the GDPR, Facebook Ireland agrees to take primary responsibility for the processing of the Insights data and to fulfill all the obligations according to the GDPR as regards the processing of Insights data. In this respect, if you would like to exercise your rights as a Data Subject, you can contact Facebook Ireland directly. Alternatively, you can address your inquiry to our Data Protection Officer, who will forward it to Facebook Ireland.

 

The processing of the Insights data is based on the legal framework according to Art. 6 (1), para. 1 (f), GDPR. As the Operator, we do not take any decisions regarding the processing of Insights data. This also applies to all other information as referred to in Art. 13 GDPR (such as the duration for which cookies are saved on users’ end devices). Facebook Ireland provides the key information relating to the Page Insights add-on to the Data Subject.

 

It is possible that data gathered in this way will be transferred to countries outside the European Union. We do not, however, have any insight into how, on the basis of your visit to the Facebook page, your data will be processed for their own purposes, whether and the extent to which activities will be assigned to users, and when Facebook will erase the data. Nor has it been definitively clarified as to whether Facebook may be able to forward the data from your visit to third parties.

 

Further information on the Page Insights add-on regarding the Data Controller is available at: https://de-de.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum

 

Further information from Facebook regarding the statistics is available: https://www.facebook.com/help/794890670645072

 

The functionality in which Facebook is able to track your visit- and user behavior is explained in the above section. How to proceed if you do not want to partake in this service: If you do not want Facebook to gather your data via our Fan Page and to associate it with the data that is already saved in your personal account, please log out of Facebook or deactivate the “stay logged in” function. After that, delete the cookies on your device and restart your web browser.

 

 

Instagram

 

We have integrated components of Instagram on our website.

 

The operating company of Instagram is Instagram LLC , 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”).

 

If you access a page on our website that contains what is known as a Instagram plugin (component), the component will cause your web browser to download a corresponding presentation of the component. In this way, Instagram finds out which specific sub-pages you have visited.

 

If you are logged in to Instagram at the same time, Instagram is able to ascertain which sub-pages of our website you visited because this information is collected by the component and assigned to your account.

 

This information (including your IP address) will be transferred by your browser directly to a server of Instagram in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to Instagram at that time, Instagram can assign your visit to our website your Instagram account. If you interact with the plugins, for example, by clicking the “Instagram” button, this information will also be transferred directly to a server of Instagram, where it will then be stored.

The information will also be published on your Instagram account and shown there where it is visible to your contacts.

 

If you do not wish Instagram to assign the data collected via our website directly to your Instagram account, you must log out of Instagram before your visit to our website.

 

For further data protection information of Instagram, please visit:  https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 .

 

 

OpenMapTiles

 

We have integrated map material from OpenMapTiles on our website and in our app.

 

The operating company of OpenMapTiles is Klokan Technologies GmbH, Hofnerstraße 98, CH-6314 Unterageri.

 

When using the maps, OpenMapTiles will neither record nor save any data.

 

Mapbox SDK

 

We have integrated components of Mapbox SDK on our website and in our app.

 

The operating company of Mapbox SDK is Mapbox, Inc., Washington DC, United States.

 

For further data protection information of Mapbox, please visit: https://www.mapbox.com/privacy/

 

Use of Getty Images

 

We have integrated components of Getty Images, an American photo agency, on our website.

 

The operating company of the Getty Images components is Getty Images International, 1st Floor, The Herbert Building, The Park, Carrickmines, Dublin 18, Ireland.

 

It may be the case that stock photos are embedded via Getty Images (some of which at no cost). In this respect, an embed code (HTML code) is generated which is integrated in our website. Through this embedding, the external contents of the other websites are normally displayed as soon as our web page is accessed. In this case, the contents of the other web pages are loaded.

 

For further information on the embedding of contents, please click on the link which is provided by Getty Images: http://www.gettyimages.de/resources/embed

 

Through the technology of the embed code, the following data are transferred to Getty Images where they may be stored and evaluated:

 

·      IP address

·      Browser type and language

·      Duration and point in time of access as well as information about the navigation (such as sub-pages visited)

 

For further data protection information of Getty Images, please visit http://www.gettyimages.de/enterprise/privacy-policy

 

 

Google Remarketing

 

We have embedded services of Google Remarketing on our website.

 

This is a function of Google AdWords which allows us to place our advertisements on other websites following a visit to our website.

 

The operating company of the Google Remarketing services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Google Remarketing will place a cookie on your computer. If you visit our website, your browser is identified by Google. In this way, Google finds out your personal data such as your IP address. In this context, personal data will be transferred to Google in the USA, where it will be saved by Google. Google may also forward the data to third parties.

 

You can object to personalized advertising of this kind by using the following link:  www.google.de/settings/ads

 

For further data protection information of Google, please visit https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

 

 

YouTube

 

We have integrated components of YouTube on our website.

 

The operating company of YouTube is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

 

If you access a page on our website that contains a component of YouTube (a video), the component will cause your web browser to download a corresponding presentation of the component. In this way, YouTube finds out which specific sub-pages you have visited.

 

If you are logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube is able to ascertain which sub-pages of our website you have visited that contain a video.

 

If you do not want information to be transferred to YouTube, please log out of YouTube before you visit our website.

 

For further data protection information of Google and YouTube, please visit: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

 

 

Vimeo plugins

 

We have integrated components of Vimeo on our website.

 

The operating company of Vimeo is Vimeo, LLC with its headquarters at 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011.

 

If you access a page on our website that contains a component of Vimeo (a video, such as our mediathek), the component will cause your web browser to download a corresponding presentation of the component. In this way, Vimeo finds out which specific sub-pages you have visited.

 

If you are logged in to Vimeo at the same time, Vimeo is able to ascertain which sub-pages of our website you have visited that contain a video.

 

If you do not want information to be transferred to Vimeo, please log out of Vimeo before you visit our website.

 

For further data protection information of Vimeo, please visit:  https://vimeo.com/privacy .

 

 

Wistia

 

We have integrated components of Wistia on our website.

 

The operating company of Wistia is Wistia, Inc., 17 Tudor Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

 

The connection requires Wistia to be able to access the IP address of the users. The IP address is required in order to send the content to the browser of the user. If you access a page on our website that contains a component of Wistia (a video), the component will cause your web browser to download a corresponding presentation of the component. In this way, Wistia finds out which specific sub-pages you have visited.

 

If you are logged in to Wistia at the same time, Wistia is able to ascertain which sub-pages of our website you have visited that contain a video.

 

If you do not want information to be transferred to Wistia, please log out of Wistia before you visit our website.

 

For further data protection information of Wistia, please visit:  http://wistia.com/privacy .

 

 

WiredMinds

 

For the purposes of marketing and optimization, we use products and services of wiredminds GmbH (www.wiredminds.de.).

 

Data are collected, processed and stored from which user profiles under a pseudonym are created. Where possible and appropriate, these user profiles will be completely anonymized. In this context, cookies can be used. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the Internet browser of the website visitor that serve the purpose of the recognition of the Internet browser on future visits. The data that is collected, which can also include personal data, will be transferred directly to wiredminds or collected directly by wiredminds. wiredminds is able to use information which is left during visits to the web pages for the creation of user profiles. The data collected in this way will not be used in order to identify the user of this website personally without the explicit consent of the data subject, and it will not be not combined with the personal data of the holder of the pseudonym. If IP addresses are collected, they will be anonymized immediately through the erasure of the last numerical block. The collection, processing and storage of data can be objected to at any time with effect for the future.

 

To object to the further and future logging of your visitor session for the purpose of web analysis, click on the following link (this function is cookie-based and therefore browser-dependent):

 http://wm2.wiredminds.de/track/cookie_mgr.php?mode=dont_track_ask&websitesel=56761aa5f055e6a5&lang=de

 

Monotype GmbH

 

On our website we use external fonts from Monotype GmbH, www.fonts.com. The Monotype Fonts are embedded by accessing a server at Monotype.

 

 

Duration of storage and routine erasure and blocking of personal data

 

We will only store your personal data for the time frame required by the purpose-related processing or to the extent that this is required on the basis of other legal regulations. In terms of the duration of the storage, we orient our actions to the legal retention periods. Your data will be routinely blocked or deleted if the purpose of the storage no longer exists or the legal retention period has expired.

The temporary storage of the IP addresses of visitors to the website can be justified on the basis of the protection of our legitimate interests if the storage is necessary to ensure the security of the website against attacks.

 

 

Existence of automated decision-making

 

We do not use automated decision-making.

 

 

Purpose-related use of data

 

We observe the principle of the purpose-related data usage, and will only collect, process, and store your personal data for the purposes for which you originally provided it to us. Your personal data will not be forwarded to third parties without your express consent unless this is required for the provision of the service or the performance of the contract. The transfer of data to government institutions and authorities that are entitled to information will only take place within the scope of the statutory disclosure obligations or if we are obliged to provide information by court order.

 

We also take the protection of data within our company very seriously. Our employees and the service companies that are contracted by us are obliged to maintain confidentiality and to comply with data protection regulations.

 

 

Topicality of and amendments to this privacy policy

 

This privacy policy is currently valid and dates from August 2018. The further development of our website and our offering as well as the statutory and official requirements will require the regular verification of and, if necessary, changes to, our privacy policy. The currently valid version of our privacy policy can be accessed on our website at any time.

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