Table of contents
– Data protection
– Automatic data storage
– Storage of personal data
– Rights according to the General Data Protection Regulation
– TLS encryption with https
Privacy statements usually sound very technical. This version, on the other hand, is intended to describe the most important things to you as simply and clearly as possible. As far as possible, technical terms are explained in a reader-friendly manner. We would also like to convey that we only collect and use information with this website if there is a corresponding legal basis. This is certainly not possible with the most concise, technical explanations possible, as is often standard practice on the Internet when it comes to data protection. We hope you find the following explanations interesting and informative, and perhaps there is one or two pieces of information you did not know.
If you still have questions, we would like to ask you to follow the existing links and look at further information on third party sites or simply write us an e-mail. You can find our contact details in the imprint.
Automatic data storage
Nowadays, when you visit websites, certain information is automatically created and stored, including on this website. This collected data should be collected as sparingly as possible and only with justification. By website we mean the entirety of all web pages on your domain, i.e. everything from the home page (homepage) to the very last sub-page (like this one). By domain we mean, for example, example.de or sampleexample.com.
Even while you are visiting our website right now, our web server – that is the computer on which this website is stored – usually automatically saves data such as
– the complete Internet address (URL) of the website called up (e.g. https://www.beispielwebsite.de/beispielunterseite.html/)
– Browser and browser version (e.g. Chrome 87)
– the operating system used (e.g. Windows 10)
– the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL) (e.g. https://www.beispielquellsite.de/vondabinichgekommen.html/)
– the host name and the IP address of the device from which access is made (e.g. COMPUTERNAME and 220.127.116.11)
– Date and Time
– in files, the so-called web server log files.
As a rule, these files are stored for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but we cannot rule out the possibility that this data may be viewed by the authorities in the event of unlawful conduct.
In short, your visit is logged by our provider (company that runs our website on special computers (servers)), but we do not share your data!
Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.
What exactly are cookies?
Whenever you browse the Internet, you use a browser. Well-known browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge. Most web pages store small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.
Cookies store certain user data about you, such as language or personal page settings. When you return to our site, your browser transmits the “user-related” information back to our site. Thanks to cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you the setting you are used to. 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 site, third-party cookies are created by partner websites (e.g. Google Analytics). Each cookie must be evaluated individually, as each cookie stores different data. The 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:
Intended use: differentiation of website visitors
Expiration date: after 2 years
A browser should be able to support these minimum sizes:
– At least 4096 bytes per cookie
– At least 50 cookies per domain
– At least 3000 cookies in total
What are the types of cookies?
We can distinguish 4 types of cookies:
These cookies are necessary to ensure basic functions of the website. For example, it needs these cookies when a user adds a product to the shopping cart, then continues surfing on other pages and only later goes to the checkout. These cookies do not delete the shopping cart even if the user closes his browser window.
These cookies collect information about user behavior and whether the user receives any error messages. In addition, these cookies are also used to measure the loading time and the behavior of the website with different browsers.
These cookies provide a better user experience. For example, entered locations, font sizes or form data are saved.
These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They are used to deliver customized advertising to the user. This can be very convenient, but also very annoying.
Usually, when you visit a website for the first time, you are asked which of these cookie types you want to allow. And of course, this decision is also stored in a cookie.
How can I delete cookies?
If you want to determine which cookies have been stored in your browser, if you want to change or delete cookie settings, you can find this in your browser settings.
If you generally do not want cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. Thus, for each individual cookie, you can decide whether to allow the cookie or not. The procedure varies depending on the browser. The best way is to search for the instructions in Google using the search term “delete cookies Chrome” or “disable cookies Chrome” in case of a Chrome browser.
What about my privacy?
The so-called “Cookie Guidelines” have been in place since 2009. It states that the storage of cookies requires your consent. Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these directives. In Austria, however, this directive was implemented in § 96 para. 3 of the Telecommunications Act (TKG). In Germany, the Cookie Guidelines have not been implemented as national law. Instead, this directive was largely implemented in Section 15 (3) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG).
If you want to know more about cookies and are not afraid of technical documentation, we recommend https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Request for Comments called “HTTP State Management Mechanism”.
Storage of personal data
Personal data that you transmit to us electronically on this website, such as name, e-mail address, address or other personal information in the context of submitting a form or comments on the blog, will be used by us together with the time and IP address only for the purpose stated in each case, kept secure and not disclosed to third parties.
We thus use your personal data only for communication with those visitors who expressly request contact and for the processing of the services and products offered on this website. We do not disclose your personal data without your consent, but we cannot exclude the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of unlawful conduct.
If you send us personal data by e-mail – thus away from this website – we cannot guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data by e-mail without encryption.
Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation
According to the provisions of the GDPR, you are generally entitled to the following rights:
– Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
– Right to deletion (“right to be forgotten”) (Article 17 GDPR)
– Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
– Right to notification – obligation to notify in connection with the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR)
– Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
– Right of objection (Article 21 GDPR)
– Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling (Article 22 GDPR)
If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or that your data protection rights have otherwise been violated in some way, you can complain to the supervisory authority. For Austria, this is the data protection authority, whose website can be found at https://www.dsb.gv.at/, and for Germany you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).
TLS encryption with https
TLS, encryption and https sound very technical and they are. We use HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure stands for “secure hypertext transfer protocol”) to transfer data over the Internet in a tap-proof manner.
This means that the complete transmission of all data from your browser to our web server is secured.
In this way, we have introduced an additional layer of security and comply with data protection by design of technology Article 25(1) DSGVO). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission on the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data.
You can recognize the use of this data transmission protection by the small lock symbol at the top left of the browser to the left of the Internet address (e.g. examplepage.com) and the use of the https scheme (instead of http) as part of our Internet address.
If you’d like to know more about encryption, we recommend doing a Google search for “Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure wiki” for good links to more in-depth information.
What is WP Statistics?
This plugin is an analytics software designed specifically for websites that use the WordPress content management system. WordPress helps us to easily edit our website even without programming skills. WP Statistics may collect data about how long you stay on our website, which subpages you visit, how many visitors are on the website or from which website you came to us. No cookies are set by WP Statistics and you cannot be identified as a person by the data collected.
Why do we use WP Statistics?
With the help of WP Statistics we get simple statistics that help us to make our website even more interesting and better for you. Our website and the content, products and/or services offered on it should meet your requirements and wishes as best as possible. In order to achieve this goal, we must of course also find out where we should make improvements and changes. The statistics obtained, help us to get one step closer to this goal.
What data is stored by WP Statistics?
WP Statistics does not set cookies and through the data collected, statistics about the use of our website are generated only in an anonymous form. WP Statistics also anonymizes your IP address. You as a person cannot be identified.
Through WP Statistics, visitor data (called Visitos’Data) is collected when your web browser connects to our web server. This data is stored in our database on our server. These include, for example:
– the address (URL) of the accessed website
– Browser and browser version
– the operating system used
– the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)
– the host name and the IP address of the device from which access is made
– Date and Time
– Country / city information
– Number of visitors that come from a search engine
– Duration of the website stay
– Clicks on the website
The data will not be shared or sold.
How long and where is the data stored?
All data is stored locally on our web server. The data is stored on our web server until it is no longer needed for the purposes listed above.
How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
You have the right to information, correction or deletion and restriction of the processing of your personal data at any time. You can also revoke your consent to the processing of data at any time.
What is reCAPTCHA?
Why do we use reCAPTCHA on our website?
We only want to welcome people to our site. Bots or spam software of various kinds can safely stay at home. That’s why we do everything we can to protect ourselves and provide the best possible user experience for you. For this reason, we use Google reCAPTCHA from the company Google. This way we can be pretty sure that we remain a “bot-free” website. By using reCAPTCHA, data is transmitted to Google to determine whether you are actually a human. reCAPTCHA therefore serves the security of our website and, by extension, your security. For example, without reCAPTCHA, it could happen that a bot registers as many e-mail addresses as possible during registration in order to subsequently “spam” forums or blogs with unwanted advertising content. With reCAPTCHA we can avoid such bot attacks.
What data is stored by reCAPTCHA?
reCAPTCHA collects personal data from users in order to determine whether actions on our website actually originate from people. Thus, the IP address and other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service can be sent to Google. IP addresses are almost always shortened beforehand within the member states of the EU or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before the data ends up on a server in the USA. The IP address is not combined with other data from Google unless you are logged in with your Google account while using reCAPTCHA. First, the reCAPTCHA algorithm checks if Google cookies from other Google services (YouTube. Gmail, etc.) are already placed on your browser. Then, reCAPTCHA sets an additional cookie in your browser and captures a snapshot of your browser window.
The following list of collected browser and user data does not claim to be complete. Rather, they are examples of data that, to our knowledge, are processed by Google.
– Referrer URL (the address of the page from which the visitor comes)
– IP address (e.g. 218.104.22.168)
– Information about the operating system (the software that enables the operation of your computer. Known operating systems are Windows, Mac OS X or Linux)
– Cookies (small text files that save data in your browser)
– Mouse and keyboard behavior (every action you perform with the mouse or keyboard is saved)
– Date and language settings (which language or which date you have preset on your PC will be saved)
– Screen resolution (shows how many pixels the image consists of)
It is undisputed that Google uses and analyzes this data even before you click the “I am not a robot” checkbox. With the Invisible reCAPTCHA version, there is even no checkboxing and the whole recognition process runs in the background. Google does not tell you in detail exactly how much and which data it stores.
The following cookies are used by reCAPTCHA: Here we refer to the reCAPTCHA demo version from Google at https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/demo. All these cookies require a unique identifier for tracking purposes. Here is a list of cookies that Google reCAPTCHA has set on the demo version:
Purpose: This cookie is set by the DoubleClick company (also owned by Google) to register and report a user’s actions on the website in dealing with advertisements. In this way, advertising effectiveness can be measured and appropriate optimization measures can be taken. IDE is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net.
Expiration date: after one year
Purpose: This cookie collects statistics about website usage 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 be used to prevent a user from seeing the same ad more than once.
Expiration date: after one month
Expiration date: after 9 months
Purpose: The cookie stores the status of a user’s consent to the use of various services provided by Google. CONSENT is also used for security purposes to verify users, prevent credential fraud and protect user data from unauthorized attacks.
Expiration date: after 19 years
Purpose: NID is used by Google to customize ads to your Google search. With the help of the cookie, Google “remembers” your most entered search queries or your previous interaction with ads. This way you will always get customized ads. The cookie contains a unique ID to collect personal settings of the user for advertising purposes.
Expiration date: after 6 months
Purpose: Once you have checked the “I am not a robot” box, this cookie will be set. The cookie is used by Google Analytics for personalized advertising. DV collects information in anonymous form and is further used to make user distinctions.
Expiration date: after 10 minutes
Note: This list cannot claim to be exhaustive, as Google’s experience shows that it changes its choice of cookies time and again.
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, Google does not make clear, even after repeated inquiries. Without having received confirmation from Google, it can be assumed that data such as mouse interaction, time spent on the website or language settings are stored on Google’s European or American servers. The IP address that your browser transmits to Google is generally not merged with other Google data from other Google services. However, if you are logged into your Google account while using the reCAPTCHA plug-in, the data will be merged. The deviating data protection provisions of the Google company apply to this.
How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
If you do not want any 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, as soon as you access our site, the data is automatically transmitted to Google. To delete this data again, you need to contact Google support at https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=111729276.
Thus, by using our website, you consent to the automatic collection, processing and use of data by Google LLC and its agents.
Please note that when using this tool, data from you may also be stored and processed outside the EU. Most third countries (including the USA) are not considered secure under current European data protection law. So data may not simply be transferred to, stored in, and processed in insecure third countries unless there are appropriate safeguards (such as EU standard contractual clauses) between us and the non-European service provider.
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