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Thomas Schmidt

67240 Bobenheim-Roxheim,
Germany

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E-Mail: tsc@tsc.photography

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EU dispute settlement
In accordance with the regulation on online dispute resolution in consumer affairs (ODR regulation), we would like to inform you about the online dispute resolution platform (OS platform).
Consumers have the opportunity to submit complaints to the European Commission's online dispute resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/odr?tid=321214076 . You can find the necessary contact details above in our legal notice.

However, we would like to point out that we are not willing or obliged to participate in dispute settlement proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.

Liability for the content of this website
We are constantly developing the content of this website and strive to provide correct and current information. According to the Telemedia Act (TMG) Section 7 (1) , as a service provider, we are responsible for our own information that we provide for use in accordance with general laws. Unfortunately we cannot accept liability for the correctness of all content on this website, especially for those provided by third parties. As a service provider within the meaning of Sections 8 to 10, we are not obliged to monitor the information transmitted or stored by you or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity.

Our obligations to remove information or to block the use of information according to general laws due to judicial or official orders remain unaffected even in the event of our non-responsibility according to §§ 8 to 10.

If you notice problematic or illegal content, please contact us immediately so that we can remove the illegal content. You will find the contact details in the imprint.

Liability for links on this website
Our website contains links to other websites for whose content we are not responsible. We are not liable for linked websites, as we had no knowledge of illegal activities, we have not noticed such illegal activities and we would remove links immediately if we became aware of illegal activities.

If you notice any illegal links on our website, please contact us. You will find the contact details in the imprint.

Copyright notice
All contents of this website (images, photos, texts, videos) are subject to the copyright of the Federal Republic of Germany. Please ask us before you distribute, reproduce or use the content of this website, for example republishing it on other websites. If necessary, we will legally prosecute the unauthorized use of parts of the content on our site.

If you find any content on this website that violates copyright law, please contact us.

Photo credit
The images, photos and graphics on this website are protected by copyright.

The image rights belong to the following photographers and companies:

Photographer Mustermann
Data protection
privacy
We have written this data protection declaration (version 19.09.2020-321214076) to explain to you in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 what information we collect, how we use data and what 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 have 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 stored, including on this website.

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

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
in files (web server log files).

As a rule, web server log files are stored for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass this data on, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed in the event of illegal behavior.

Cookies
Our website uses HTTP cookies to save 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, you are using 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 dismissed out of hand: Cookies are really useful little helpers. Almost all websites use cookies. More precisely, they are HTTP cookies, as 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, which is 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 call up 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 settings. 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 from our side, 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 expiry 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 cannot access information on your PC either.

For example, cookie data can look like this:

Name: _ga
Expiry time: 2 years
Use: Differentiation of website visitors
Exemplary value: GA1.2.1326744211.152321214076
A browser should support the following minimum sizes:

A cookie should be able to contain at least 4096 bytes
At least 50 cookies should be able to be stored per domain
A total of at least 3000 cookies should be able to be stored
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:

Absolutely necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary to ensure basic functions of the website. For example, these cookies are needed when a user puts a product in the shopping cart, then continues surfing on other pages and only checks out later. 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 the behavior of the website with different browsers.

Goal-oriented 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. That can be very practical, but also very annoying.

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

How can I delete cookies?
You decide for yourself how and whether you want to use cookies. Regardless of which service or website the cookies originate from, you always have the option of deleting cookies, only partially allowing them or deactivating them. For example, you can block third-party cookies but allow all other cookies.

If you want to find out 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:

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: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

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. In this way you can decide for each individual cookie whether or not to allow the cookie. The procedure is different depending on the browser. It is best to search for the instructions in Google using the search term “delete cookies Chrome” or “deactivate cookies Chrome” in the case of a Chrome browser or replace the word “Chrome” with the name of your browser, e.g. Edge, Firefox, Safari.

What about my data protection?
The so-called "cookie guidelines" have existed 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 guidelines. In Germany, the cookie guidelines have not been implemented as national law. Instead, this guideline was largely implemented in Section 15 (3) of the 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 Request for Comments of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 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 in the blog, are saved by us together with the time and the IP Address is only used for the specified purpose, stored securely and not passed on to third parties.

We therefore only use your personal data for communication with those visitors who expressly request contact and for processing the services and products offered on this website. We do not pass on your personal data without your consent, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed in the event of illegal behavior.

If you send us personal data by e-mail - outside of this website - we cannot guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data unencrypted by e-mail.

According to Article 6 Paragraph 1 a GDPR (lawfulness of processing), the legal basis is that you give us your consent to process the data you have entered. You can revoke this consent at any time - an informal e-mail is sufficient, you will find our contact details in the imprint.

Rights according to the General Data Protection Regulation
According to the provisions of the GDPR, you have the following rights:

Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
Right to cancellation ("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 claims have been violated in any other way, you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) .

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 usually evaluated anonymously and we cannot infer your person from your behavior on this website.

You can find out more about how to object to this analysis 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 (1) GDPR ). 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 in the top left of the browser and the use of the https (instead of http) scheme as part of our Internet address.

Google Maps privacy policy
We use Google Maps from Google Inc. on our website. For the European area, 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 transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers. Here we want to go into more detail about what Google Maps is, why we use this Google service, which 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 companies 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 how to get there, map sections of a location can be integrated into a website using HTML code. Google Maps shows the earth's surface 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.

Why do we use Google Maps on our website?
All of our efforts on this page are aimed at providing you with 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 find the 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 is saved by Google Maps?
In order for Google Maps to be able to offer its full service, the company must record and save data from you. This includes the search terms entered, your IP address and 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 this, but we cannot influence it. Since we have integrated Google Maps into our website, Google places at least one cookie (name: NID) in your browser. This cookie stores data about your user behavior. Google uses this data primarily to optimize its own services and to provide you with individual, personalized advertising.

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

Name: NID
value: 188 = h26c1Ktha7fCQTx8rXgLyATyITJ321214076-5 Purpose
: NID is used by Google to adapt advertisements to your Google search. With the help of the cookie, Google “remembers” your most frequently entered search queries or your previous interaction with ads. This way you always get customized advertisements. The cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to collect your personal settings for advertising purposes.
Expiry date: after 6 months

Note: We cannot guarantee that the data stored is complete. Changes can never be ruled out, especially when using cookies. In order to identify the NID cookie, 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, however. For this reason, your data is also increasingly 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 accessed more quickly and is better protected against any attempts at manipulation. Each data center also has special emergency programs. If, for example, there are problems with the Google hardware or a natural disaster paralyzes the servers, the data will still remain protected.

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

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

You can also deactivate, delete or manage individual cookies in your browser. Depending on which browser you are using, 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: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

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. You can decide for each individual cookie whether or not to allow it.

Google is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI . If you want to find out more about data processing by Google, 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 the European area, 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 from the Google domains fonts.googleapis.com and fonts.gstatic.com. According to Google, the requests for CSS and fonts are completely separate from all other Google services. If you have a Google account, you don't have to worry that your Google account details 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.

What are Google Fonts?
Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is a directory with over 800 fonts that Google makes 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 don't have to upload them to our own server. Google Fonts is an important component in keeping 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). So we use Google Fonts so that we can present our entire online service as beautifully and uniformly as possible.

Which data is saved by Google?
When you visit our website, the fonts are downloaded from 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 sector.

Google Fonts securely stores CSS and font requests with Google and is therefore protected. With the usage figures collected, Google can determine how well the individual fonts are being 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 Google Fonts' BigQuery database. Entrepreneurs and developers use the Google BigQuery web service to examine and move large amounts of data.

It should be noted, however, that with every Google Font request information such as language settings, IP address, version of the browser, screen resolution of the browser and the name of the browser are automatically transmitted to the Google server. It is not clear whether this data is saved or not clearly communicated by Google.

How long and where is the data stored?
Google stores requests for CSS assets for one day on its servers, which are mainly located outside the EU. This enables us to use the fonts with the help of a Google stylesheet. A stylesheet is a format template that can be used to change the design or font of a website quickly and easily.

The font files are stored by Google for one year. Google's goal is to fundamentally improve the loading time of websites. If millions of web pages refer to the same fonts, they are cached after the first visit and immediately reappear on all other web pages 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 contact Google support at https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=321214076 . In this case, you only prevent data storage if you are not visiting our site.

Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unrestricted access to all fonts. We can therefore have unlimited access to a sea of ​​fonts and thus get the most out of our website. You can find more about Google Fonts and other questions at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=321214076 . Although Google deals with data protection issues there, it does not contain really detailed information about data storage. It is relatively difficult to get really precise information about stored data from Google.

You can also read which data is generally recorded by Google and what this data is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .

Google Fonts Local Privacy Statement
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 area. We have integrated the Google fonts locally, ie 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 was also called Google Web Fonts. This is an interactive directory with over 800 fonts that Google provides for free. 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 in this regard, we have downloaded the fonts to our server. In this way we act in compliance with data protection regulations and do not send any data to Google Fonts.

Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unrestricted access to all fonts. We can therefore have unlimited access to a sea of ​​fonts and thus get the most out of our website. You can find more about Google Fonts and other questions at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=321214076 .

OpenStreetMap privacy policy
We have integrated map sections from the online map tool "OpenStreetMap" on our website. This is a so-called open source mapping, which we can call up via an API (interface). This function is offered by OpenStreetMap Foundation, St John's Innovation Center, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS, United Kingdom. By using this map function, your IP address will be forwarded to OpenStreetMap. In this data protection declaration you will find out why we use functions of the OpenStreetMap tool, where which data is stored and how you can prevent this data storage.

What is OpenStreetMap?
The OpenStreetMap project was launched in 2004. The aim of the project is and was to create a free world map. Users around the world collect data on buildings, forests, rivers and roads, for example. Over the years, an extensive digital world map created by users was created. Of course the map is not complete, but in most regions it is equipped with a lot of data.

Why do we use OpenStreetMap on our website?
Our website is primarily intended to be helpful to you. From our point of view, this is always the case when information is found quickly and easily. On the one hand, this is about our services and products, on the other hand, you should also have other helpful information available. That is why we also use the OpenStreetMap map service. For example, we can show you exactly how to find our company. The map shows you the best route to us and your journey will be child's play.

What data is saved by OpenStreetMap?
When you visit one of our websites that OpenStreetMap offers, user data is transmitted to the service and stored there. OpenStreetMap collects information about your interactions with the digital map, your IP address, data on your browser, device type, operating system and on what day and at what time you used the service. Tracking software is also used to record user interactions. The company specifies the "Piwik" analysis tool in its own data protection declaration.

The data collected are then available to the relevant working groups of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. According to the company, personal data will not be passed on to other people or companies unless this is legally necessary. The third party provider Piwik stores your IP address, but in a shortened form.

The following cookie can be set in your browser when you interact with OpenStreetMap on our website:

Name: _osm_location
Value: 9.63312% 7C52.41500% 7C17% 7CM Purpose
: The cookie is required to unlock the content of OpenStreetMap.
Expiry date: after 10 years

If you want to see the full screen of the map, you will be linked to the OpenStreetMap website. Among other things, the following cookies can be stored there in your browser:

Name: _osm_totp_token
Value: 148253321214076-2 Purpose
: This cookie is used to ensure that the map section can be operated.
Expiry date: after one hour

Name: _osm_session
Value: 1d9bfa122e0259d5f6db4cb8ef653a1c Purpose
: With the help of the cookie, session information (i.e. user behavior) can be saved.
Expiration date: after the session ends

Name: _pk_id.1.cf09
Value: 4a5.1593684142.2.1593688396.1593688396321214076-9 Purpose
: This cookie is set by Piwik in order to store or measure user data such as click behavior.
Expiry date: after one year

How long and where is the data stored?
The API servers, databases and auxiliary services servers are currently located in the United Kingdom (Great Britain and Northern Ireland) and the Netherlands. Your IP address and user information, which are stored in abbreviated form by the Piwik web analysis tool, will be deleted after 180 days.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
You have the right to access your personal data at any time and to object to its use and processing. Cookies that OpenStreetMap may set can be managed, deleted or deactivated in your browser at any time. As a result, however, the service will no longer function to its full extent. The management, deletion or deactivation of cookies works slightly differently for each browser. Below you will find links to the instructions for 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: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

If you want to learn more about data processing by OpenStreetMap, we recommend the company's data protection declaration at https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy.

Embedded social media elements data protection declaration
We integrate elements of social media services on our website in order to display images, videos and texts.
When you visit pages that display these elements, data is transferred from your browser to the respective social media service and stored there. We have no access to this data.
The following links take you to the pages of the respective social media services where it is explained how they handle your data:

Instagram privacy policy: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875
The Google data protection declaration applies to YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de
Facebook data policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
Twitter privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy
Facebook privacy policy
We use selected tools from Facebook on our website. Facebook is a social media network operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2 Ireland. With the help of these tools we can offer you and people who are interested in our products and services the best possible offer. In the following we provide an overview of the various Facebook tools, which data is sent to Facebook and how you can delete this data.

Was sind Facebook-Tools?
In addition to many other products, Facebook also offers the so-called “Facebook Business Tools”. This is the official name of Facebook. But since the term is hardly known, we decided to just call them 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 integration
Plugins
Codes
Specifications
Documentation
Technologies and services
These tools enable Facebook to expand its services and to receive 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, in order to be able to show users appropriate advertising, Facebook needs information about people's wishes and needs. Information about user behavior (and contact details) is made available to the company 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 customized advertising campaigns on Facebook.

Facebook calls data about your behavior on our website “event data”. These are also used for measurement and analysis services. In this way, Facebook can create “campaign reports” on our behalf about the impact of our advertising campaigns. Analyzes also give us a better insight into how you use our services, website or products. 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.

Which data are saved by Facebook tools?
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 large data set is transformed into a character string. This is also used 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 sub-pages 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 obliged to do so. "Event data" can also be linked to contact details. This enables Facebook to offer better personalized advertising. After the above-mentioned comparison process, Facebook will delete the contact details again.

In order to be able to deliver advertisements in an optimized way, Facebook only uses the event data if this has been combined with other data (which were recorded by Facebook in another way). Facebook also uses this event data for security, protection, development and research purposes. Much of this data is transferred 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, a different number of cookies will be created in your browser. In the descriptions of the individual Facebook tools, we go into more detail on individual Facebook cookies. You can also find general information about the use of Facebook cookies athttps://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies.

How long and where is the data stored?
In principle, Facebook 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?
According to the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to information, correction, portability and deletion of your data.

The data will only be completely deleted if you completely delete your Facebook account. And this is how deleting your Facebook account works:

1) On the right side of Facebook, click Settings.

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

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 storage of the data that Facebook receives via our site takes place, among other things, via cookies (e.g. with social plugins). You can deactivate, delete or manage individual or all cookies in your browser. Depending on which browser you are using, 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: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

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. You can decide for each individual cookie whether or not to allow it.

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

Facebook social plug-ins privacy policy
So-called social plug-ins from Facebook Inc. are built into our website. You can recognize these buttons by the classic Facebook logo, such as the “Like” button (the hand with a raised thumb) or 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 familiar “Like” and “Share” buttons.

The following social plug-ins are offered by Facebook:

“Save” button
"Like" button, share, send and quote
Page plug-in
Comments
Messenger-Plug-in
Embedded posts and video players
Group plug-in
At https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins you can find more information on how the individual plug-ins are used. We use the social plug-ins on the one hand to offer you a better user experience on our site, on the other hand because Facebook can optimize our advertisements.

If you have a Facebook account or have visited facebook.com before, 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 site 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 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 the 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 have precise information about the exact content of the data. However, we try to inform you as much as possible about data processing based on our current state of knowledge. You can also read how Facebook uses the data in the company's data policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update .

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

Name: dpr
Value: not specified Purpose
: This cookie is used so that the social plug-ins work on our website.
Expiration date: after the session ends

Name: fr
Value: 0jieyh4321214076c2GnlufEJ9..Bde09j… 1.0.Bde09j Purpose
: The cookie is also necessary for the plug-ins to function properly.
Expiry date: after 3 months

Note: 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 yourself at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen . If you are not a Facebook user, you can basically manage your usage-based online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/ . There you have the option of deactivating or activating providers.

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

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

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

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

Name: datr
Value: 4Jh7XUA2321214076SEmPsSfzCOO4JFFl Purpose
: Facebook sets the “datr” cookie when a web browser accesses facebook.com, and the cookie helps to identify login activities and protect users.
Expiry date: after 2 years

Name: _js_datr
Value: deleted Purpose
: This session cookie is set by Facebook for tracking purposes , even if you do not have a Facebook account or are logged out.
Expiration date: after the session ends

Note: The cookies listed are only a small selection of the cookies 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 a quick and easy registration process on the one hand, and on the other hand we have the option of sharing data with Facebook. This enables us to better tailor our offers and promotions to your interests and needs. Data that we receive from Facebook in this way is public data like

Your facebook name
Your profile picture
a stored e-mail address
Friends lists
Button information (e.g. "Like" button)
Birthday date
language
place of residence
In return, we provide Facebook with information about your activities on our website. This includes information about the end device you are using, which subpages you visit on our site 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 want to find out 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 yourself at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen .

Instagram privacy policy
We have installed Instagram functions on our website. Instagram is a social media platform operated by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA. Instagram has been a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. since 2012 and is a Facebook product. 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 our website that has 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 more detailed insight into why Instagram collects data, what data it is and how you can largely control the data processing. Since Instagram belongs to 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 casually call the platform), edit them with various filters and also distribute them on other social networks. And if you don't want to be active yourself, you can just 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 have reacted to this boom too. 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 used for personalized advertising on Facebook. Our advertisements only get to people who are really interested in our products or services.

Instagram also uses the collected data 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 Instagram functions (such as Instagram images or plug-ins) installed, your browser automatically connects to Instagram's servers. In doing so, 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 saves significantly more data about you.

Facebook differentiates between customer data and event data. We assume 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 after it has been "hashed" beforehand. Hashing means that a data record is converted into a character string. This allows you to encrypt the contact details. In addition, the above-mentioned "event data" are also transmitted. Facebook - and consequently Instagram - understands “event data” to mean data about your user behavior. It can also happen that contact data is combined with event data. The contact details collected are compared with the data that Instagram has already received from 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 as on Facebook. This means: if you have an Instagram account or have visited www.instagram.com , Instagram has 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. After 90 days at the latest (after reconciliation), this data will be deleted or anonymized. Although we have dealt intensively with data processing by Instagram, we cannot say exactly which data Instagram collects and stores.

In the following 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). Our test assumes that you do not have an Instagram account. If you are logged in to Instagram, significantly more cookies will of course be set in your browser.

These cookies were used in our test:

Name: csrftoken
Value: “” Purpose : It is very likely
that this cookie will be set for security reasons in order to prevent falsification of requests. However, we couldn't find out more precisely.
Expiry date: after one year

Name: mid
value: “”
Purpose: Instagram sets this cookie to optimize its own services and offers inside and outside Instagram. The cookie defines a unique user ID.
Expiration date: after the session ends

Name: fbsr_321214076124024
Value: not specified Purpose
: This cookie saves the log-in request for users of the Instagram app. Expiration date: after the end of the session

Name: rur
value: ATN Purpose
: This is an Instagram cookie that guarantees functionality on Instagram.
Expiration date: after the end of the session

Name: urlgen
Value: “{\” 194.96.75.33 \ ”: 1901}: 1iEtYv: Y833k2_UjKvXgYe321214076” Purpose
: This cookie is used for marketing purposes by Instagram.
Expiration date: after the session ends

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

How long and where is the data stored?
Instagram shares the information received between the Facebook companies with external partners and with people with whom you connect worldwide. The data processing takes place in compliance with our own data guidelines. For security reasons, among other things, your data is distributed on Facebook servers around the world. Most of these servers are in the USA.

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 the Instagram settings. If you want to completely erase your data on Instagram, you have to delete your Instagram account permanently.

And this is how the deletion of the Instagram account works:

First, open the Instagram app. On your profile page, go down and click on "Help Center". You are now on the company's website. On the website, click on "Manage Your Account" and then on "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 does not belong to your account and therefore will not be deleted.

As already mentioned above, Instagram stores your data primarily via cookies. You can manage, deactivate or delete these cookies in your browser. Management always works a little differently depending on your browser. Here we show you the instructions for 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: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

You can also 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-US Privacy Shield Framework. This framework ensures correct data transfer 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. At https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875
you can read more about Instagram's data guidelines.

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, the sharing of content or the 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. LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place in Dublin is responsible for data processing for the European Economic Area and Switzerland.

By embedding such plug-ins, data can be sent to LinkedIn, saved and processed there. In this data protection declaration, we want to inform you which data is involved, 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 concentrates exclusively on establishing business contacts. Companies can present services and products on the platform and establish business relationships. Many people also use LinkedIn to search for 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 around 1.3 million.

Why do we use LinkedIn on our website?
We know how busy you are. You can't follow all social media channels individually. Even if, as in our case, it would be worth it. Because we keep posting interesting news or reports that are worth spreading. That is why we have created the possibility 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 to be an extended service on our website. The data that LinkedIn collects also helps us to only show possible advertising measures to people who are interested in our offer.

What data does LinkedIn store?
LinkedIn does not store any personal data simply by integrating the social plug-ins. LinkedIn calls this data, which is generated by plug-ins, passive impressions. However, if you click on a social plug-in, for example to share our content, the platform saves 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 network provider. If you call up LinkedIn services via your smartphone, your location can also be determined (after you have given permission). LinkedIn can also pass this data on to third party advertisers in "hashed" form. Hashing means that a data record is converted into a character string. This enables the data to be encrypted in such a way that people can no longer be identified.

Most of the data on 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 identifications.

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 serve only as an example. The following cookies were set without being logged in to LinkedIn:

Name: bcookie
Value: = 2 & 34aab2aa-2ae1-4d2a-8baf-c2e2d7235c16321214076- Purpose
: The cookie is a so-called “browser ID cookie” and consequently saves your identification number (ID).
Expiry date: After 2 years

Name: lang
Value: v = 2 & lang = de-de
Purpose: This cookie stores your pre-set or preferred language.
Expiration date: after the session ends

Name: lidc
Value: 1818367: t = 1571904767: s = AQF6KNnJ0G321214076… Purpose
: This cookie is used for routing. Routing records the ways in which you came to LinkedIn and how you navigate through the website there.
Expiry date: after 24 hours

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

Name: JSESSIONID
Value: ajax: 3212140762900777718326218137 Purpose
: This is a session cookie that LinkedIn uses to maintain anonymous user sessions through the server.
Expiration date: after the session ends

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

Name: fid
Value: AQHj7Ii23ZBcqAAAA… Purpose
: No further information could be found for this cookie.
Expiry date: after 7 days

Note: LinkedIn also works with third parties. That is why we also 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 will delete your personal data if you delete your account. In some exceptional cases, LinkedIn retains some data in a summarized and anonymous form even after you delete your account. Once you delete your account, other people will no longer be able to see your data within a day. LinkedIn generally deletes the data within 30 days. However, LinkedIn retains data if it is required by law. Data that can no longer be assigned to any person will be 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 your personal data at any time and also to delete it. You can manage, change and delete your data in your LinkedIn account. You can also request a copy of your personal data from LinkedIn.

To access the account information on 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 account history.

You also have the option in your browser to prevent data processing by LinkedIn. As mentioned above, LinkedIn stores most of the data via cookies, which are set in your browser. You can manage, deactivate or delete these cookies. Management works a little differently depending on which browser you have. 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: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing 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.

LinkedIn is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. This framework ensures correct data transfer 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. At https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy you can find out 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 embedded a YouTube video, your browser automatically connects to the YouTube or Google servers. Different data are transmitted (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 would like to explain to you in more detail which 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 and upload videos for free. Over the past few years, YouTube has become one of the most important social media channels in the world. So that we can display videos on our website, YouTube provides a code excerpt that we have incorporated on our site.

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 shouldn't 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 more easily found 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 advertisements to people who are interested in our offers.

Which data is saved by YouTube?
As soon as you visit one of our pages that has a YouTube video integrated, YouTube sets at least one cookie that saves 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. Further data can be contact details, any ratings, sharing content via social media or adding to your favorites on YouTube.

If you are not signed 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 depends on the interactions on YouTube.

Name: YSC
Value: b9-CV6ojI5Y321214076-1 Purpose
: This cookie registers a unique ID in order to save statistics of the videos viewed.
Expiration date: after the session ends

Name: PREF
Value: f1 = 50000000 Purpose
: This cookie also registers your unique ID. Via PREF, Google receives statistics on how you use YouTube videos on our website.
Expiry date: after 8 months

Name: GPS
Value: 1
Purpose: This cookie registers your unique ID on mobile devices in order to track the GPS location.
Expiry date: after 30 minutes

Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Value: 95Chz8bagyU Purpose
: 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 to your YouTube account:

Name: APISID
Value: zILlvClZSkqGsSwI / AU1aZI6HY7321214076- Purpose
: 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 Purpose
: The cookie stores the status of a user's consent to the use of various Google services. CONSENT also provides security to check users and to protect user data from unauthorized attacks.
Expiry date: after 19 years

Name: HSID
Value: AcRwpgUik9Dveht0I Purpose
: 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… Purpose
: This cookie stores information about your login data.
Expiry date: after 2 years

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

Name: SID
value: oQfNKjAsI321214076- Purpose
: This cookie saves 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 Purpose
: This cookie stores information on how you use the website and which advertisements you may have seen before visiting our site.
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 in America. At https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de you can see exactly where the Google data centers are located. Your data is distributed on the servers. This means that the data can be accessed more quickly and better protected against manipulation.

Google stores the collected data 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 longer period of time. Some data (such as items from "My Activity", photos or documents, products) stored in your Google Account will be stored until you delete them. Even if you are not signed in to a Google Account, you can 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 function of location and activity data introduced in 2019, information is stored 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 Google deletes or deactivates cookies. Depending on which browser you are using, 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: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

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. You can decide for each individual cookie whether or not to allow it. Since YouTube is a subsidiary of Google, there is a common privacy policy. If you want to find out more about the handling of your data, we recommend the data protection declaration at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

YouTube Subscribe Button Privacy Policy
We have installed 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" in white letters in front of a red background and the white "Play symbol" to the left. The button can, however, also have 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 call up the YouTube website. We want to make access to our comprehensive content as easy as possible for you. Please note that this allows YouTube to save and process your data.

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

Name: YSC
Value: b9-CV6ojI5321214076Y Purpose
: This cookie registers a unique ID in order to save statistics of the videos viewed.
Expiration date: after the session ends

Name: PREF
Value: f1 = 50000000 Purpose
: This cookie also registers your unique ID. Via PREF, Google receives statistics on how you use YouTube videos on our website.
Expiry date: after 8 months

Name: GPS
Value: 1
Purpose: This cookie registers your unique ID on mobile devices in order to track the GPS location.
Expiry date: after 30 minutes

Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Value: 32121407695Chz8bagyU Purpose
: This cookie tries to estimate the bandwidth of the user on our website (with built-in YouTube video).
Expiry date: after 8 months

Note: 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 information such as how long you have been surfing on our site, what type of browser you are using, what screen resolution you prefer or what actions you perform.

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

AdSimple Cookie Manager Privacy Policy
We use the AdSimple Cookie Manager from the software development and online marketing company AdSimple GmbH, Fabriksgasse 20, 2230 Gänserndorf, on our website. Among other things, the AdSimple Cookie Manager offers us the option of providing you with a comprehensive cookie notice that complies with data protection regulations, so that you can decide for yourself which cookies you allow and which you do not. By using this software, data about you will be sent to AdSimple and stored. In this data protection declaration we inform you why we use the AdSimple Cookie Manager, which data is transferred and stored and how you can prevent this data transfer.

What is the AdSimple Cookie Manager?
The AdSimple Cookie Manager is software that scans our website and identifies and categorizes all existing cookies. In addition, as a website visitor, you will be informed about the use of cookies via a cookie hint script and you can decide for yourself which cookies you allow and which not.

Why do we use the AdSimple Cookie Manager on our website?
We want to offer you maximum transparency in the area of ​​data protection. To ensure this, we first need to know exactly which cookies have landed on our website over time. Since the AdSimple cookie manager regularly scans our website and locates all cookies, we have full control over these cookies and can therefore act in accordance with GDPR. This enables us to inform you precisely about the use of cookies on our website. Furthermore, you will always receive an up-to-date and data protection-compliant cookie notice and use the checkbox system to decide for yourself which cookies you accept or block.

Which data is saved by the AdSimple Cookie Manager?
If you agree to cookies on our website, the following cookie will be set by the AdSimple Cookie Manager:

Name: acm_status
value: ": true," statistics ": true," marketing ": true," social media ": true," settings ": true}
Usage: This cookie is your approval status stored. This means that our website can also read and follow the current status on future visits.
Expiry date: after one year

How long and where is the data stored?
All data that is collected by the AdSimple Cookie Manager is only transferred and stored within the European Union. The data collected is stored on the AdSimple servers at Hetzner GmbH in Germany. Only AdSimple GmbH and Hetzner GmbH have access to this data.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
You have the right to access your personal data at any time and also to delete it. You can prevent data collection and storage, for example, by rejecting the use of cookies via the cookie notification script. Your browser offers another possibility to prevent data processing or to manage it according to your wishes. Cookie management works a little differently depending on the browser. Here you will find the instructions for the currently 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: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

We hope we have given you a good overview of the traffic and data processing by the AdSimple Cookie Manager. If you want to find out more about this tool, we recommend the description page at https://www.adsimple.at/adsimple-cookie-manager/.

Custom Google Search Privacy Policy
We have integrated the Google plug-in for user-defined searches on our website. Google is the largest and best-known search engine worldwide and is operated by the US company Google Inc. Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for the European area. The custom Google search can transfer data from you to Google. In this data protection declaration we inform you why we use this plug-in, which data is processed and how you can manage or prevent this data transfer.

What is Google Custom Search?
The plug-in for custom Google search is a Google search bar directly on our website. The search takes place like on www.google.com , only the search results focus on our content and products or on a limited search circle.

Why do we use custom Google search on our website?
A website with a lot of interesting content often becomes so big that you might lose track of it. Over time, we have also accumulated a lot of valuable material and, as part of our service, we want you to find our content as quickly and easily as possible. Custom Google Search makes finding interesting content a breeze. The built-in Google plug-in improves the overall quality of our website and makes searching easier for you.

What data is saved by the custom Google search?
The custom Google search will only transfer data from you to Google if you actively use the Google search built into our website. This means that only when you enter a search term in the search bar and then confirm this term (eg click on “Enter”) your IP address will be sent to Google, saved and processed in addition to the search term. Based on the cookies set (such as 1P_JAR), it can be assumed that Google will also receive data on website usage. If you are looking for content during your visit to our website using the built-in Google search function and are logged in to your Google account at the same time, Google can also assign the data collected to your Google account. As the website operator, we have no influence on what Google does with the data collected or what it does.

The following cookies are set in your browser if you use the custom Google search and are not signed in with a Google account:

Name: 1P_JAR
Value: 2020-01-27-13321214076-5 Purpose
: This cookie collects statistics on website usage and measures conversions. A conversion occurs, for example, when a user becomes a buyer. The cookie is also used to show relevant advertisements to users.
Expiry date: after one month

Name: CONSENT
Value: WP.282f52321214076-9 Purpose
: The cookie stores the status of a user's consent to the use of various Google services. CONSENT also provides security to check users and to protect user data from unauthorized attacks.
Expiry date: after 18 years

Name: NID
Value: 196 = pwIo3B5fHr-8 Purpose
: NID is used by Google to adapt advertisements to your Google search. With the help of the cookie, Google “remembers” your entered search queries or your previous interaction with advertisements. This way you always get customized advertisements.
Expiry date: after 6 months

Note: This list cannot claim to be complete, as Google changes the choice of their cookies again and again.

How long and where is the data stored?
The Google servers are distributed all over the world. Since Google is an American company, most of the data is stored on American servers. At https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de you can see exactly where the Google servers are.
Your data is distributed on various physical data carriers. This means that the data can be accessed more quickly and better protected against possible manipulation. Google also has emergency programs for your data. If, for example, there are internal technical problems at Google and the servers no longer function as a result, the risk of service interruption and data loss remains low.
Depending on what data it is, Google stores it for different lengths of time. You can delete some data yourself, others are automatically deleted or anonymized by Google. But there is also data that Google stores longer if this is necessary for legal or business reasons.

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. There is some data that you can delete at any time. If you have a Google account, you can delete data on your web activity there or choose to delete it after a certain period of time.
In your browser, you also have the option of deactivating or deleting cookies or managing them according to your wishes and preferences. Here you will find instructions for 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: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

Google is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI . We hope we were able to provide you with the most important information about data processing by Google. If you want to find out more, we recommend the extensive data protection declaration from Google at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de .

Cookiebot privacy policy
We use functions of the provider Cookiebot on our website. The company behind Cookiebot is Cybot A / S, Havnegade 39, 1058 Copenhagen, DK. Among other things, Cookiebot allows us to provide you with a comprehensive cookie notice (also known as a cookie banner or cookie notice). By using this function, your data can be sent to Cookiebot or Cybot, stored and processed. In this data protection declaration we inform you why we use Cookiebot, which data is transferred and how you can prevent this data transfer.

What is Cookiebot?
Cookiebot is a software product from Cybot. The software automatically creates a GDPR-compliant cookie notice for our website visitors. In addition, the technology behind Cookiebot scans, controls and evaluates all cookies and tracking measures on our website.

Why do we use Cookiebot on our website?
We take data protection very seriously. We want to show you exactly what is going on on our website and which data is stored about you. Cookiebot helps us to get a good overview of all our cookies (first and third party cookies). In this way we can inform you precisely and transparently about the use of cookies on our website. You will always receive an up-to-date and data protection-compliant cookie notice and decide for yourself which cookies you allow and which not.

What data does Cookiebot save?
If you allow cookies, the following data will be transmitted to Cybot, saved and processed.

IP address (in anonymous form, the last 3 digits are set to 0)
Date and time of your consent
our website url
technical browser data
encrypted, anonymous key
the cookies you have allowed (as proof of consent)
The following cookies are set by Cookiebot if you have consented to the use of cookies:

Name: CookieConsent
Value: {stamp: 'P7to4eNgIHvJvDerjKneBsmJQd9321214076-2 Purpose
: Your consent status is saved in this cookie. This means that our website can also read and follow the current status on future visits.
Expiry date: after one year

Name: CookieConsentBulkTicket
Value: kDSPWpA% 2fjhljZKClPqsncfR8SveTnNWhys5NojaxdFYBPjZ2PaDnUw% 3d% 3321214076-6 Purpose
: This cookie is set if you allow all cookies and thus have activated a “collective consent”. The cookie then saves its own, random and unique ID.
Expiry date: after one year

Note: Please note that this is an exemplary list and that we cannot claim to be complete. In the cookie declaration at https://www.cookiebot.com/de/cookie-declaration/ you can see which other cookies can be used.

According to Cybot's privacy policy, the company does not sell personal information. However, Cybot passes on data to trustworthy third parties or subcontractors who help the company to achieve its own business goals. Data will also be passed on if this is legally required.

How long and where is the data stored?
All data collected will only be transmitted, stored and forwarded within the European Union. The data is stored in an Azure data center (cloud provider is Microsoft). You can find out more about all "Azure regions" at https://azure.microsoft.com/de-de/global-infrastructure/regions/ . All user data will be deleted by Cookiebot after 12 months from registration (cookie consent) or immediately after termination of the Cookiebot service.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
You have the right to access your personal data at any time and also to delete it. You can prevent data collection and storage, for example, by rejecting the use of cookies via the cookie notice. Your browser offers another possibility to prevent data processing or to manage it according to your wishes. Cookie management works a little differently depending on the browser. Here you will find the instructions for the currently 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: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

If you want to learn more about the data protection guidelines of "Cookiebot" or the company behind it, Cybot, we recommend that you read the data protection guidelines at https://www.cookiebot.com/de/privacy-policy/ .



WooCommerce privacy policy
We have integrated the open source shop system WooCommerce as a plugin on our website. This WooCommerce plugin is based on the content management system WordPress, which is a subsidiary of Automattic Inc. (60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA). The implemented functions send, store and process data to Automattic Inc. In this data protection declaration, we inform you about the data, how the network uses this data and how you can manage or prevent data storage.

What is WooCommerce?
WooCommerce is an online shop system that has been part of the WordPress directory since 2011 and was specially developed for WordPress websites. It is a customizable, open source eCommerce platform that is based on WordPress and has also been integrated into our website as a WordPress plugin.

Why do we use WooCommerce on our website?
We use this practical online shop solution to be able to offer you our physical or digital products or services in the best possible way on our website. The aim is to give you simple and easy access to our offer so that you can get to the products you want quickly and easily. With WooCommerce, we have found a good plugin that meets our requirements for an online shop.

Which data is saved by WooCommerce?
Information that you actively enter in a text field in our online shop can be collected and saved by WooCommerce or Automattic. So when you register with us or order a product, Automattic can collect, process and save this data. In addition to e-mail address, name or address, this can also include credit card or billing information. Automattic can then use this information for its own marketing campaigns.

There is also information that Automattic automatically collects from you in so-called server log files:

IP address
Browserinformationen
Preset language setting
Date and time of web access
WooCommerce also sets cookies in your browser and uses technologies such as pixel tags (web beacons), for example to clearly identify you as a user and to be able to offer interest-related advertising. WooCommerce uses a number of different cookies that are set depending on the user action. This means that if you put a product in the shopping cart, for example, a cookie is set so that the product remains in the shopping cart when you leave our website and come back at a later point in time.

Here we show you an exemplary list of possible cookies that can be set by WooCommerce:

Name: woocommerce_items_in_cart
Value: 1 Purpose
: The cookie helps WooCommerce to determine when the content in the shopping cart changes.
Expiration date: after the session ends

Name: woocommerce_cart_hash
Value: 447c84f810834056ab37cfe5ed27f204321214076-7 Purpose
: This cookie is also used to recognize and save changes in your shopping cart.
Expiration date: after the session ends

Name: wp_woocommerce_session_d9e29d251cf8a108a6482d9fe2ef34b6
Value: 1146% 7C% 7C1589034207% 7C% 7C95f8053ce0cea135bbce671043e740321214076-4aa Purpose of
use: This cookie contains a unique identifier for the database.
Expiry date: after 2 days

How long and where is the data stored?
Unless there is a legal obligation to store data for a longer period of time, WooCommerce will delete the data when it is no longer required for its own purposes for which it was saved. For example, server log files containing technical data on your browser and your IP address are deleted after about 30 days. Until then, Automattic uses the data to analyze the traffic on its own websites (for example all WordPress sites) and to fix possible problems. The data is stored on Automattic's American servers.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
You have the right to access your personal data at any time and to object to its use and processing. You can also lodge a complaint with a government supervisory authority at any time.

You can also use your browser to manage, delete or deactivate cookies individually. Please note, however, that deactivated or deleted cookies may have negative effects on the functions of our WooCommerce online shop. The management of cookies works a little differently depending on which browser you use. Below are links to the instructions for 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: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

Automattic is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC .
You can find more details about the data protection guideline and which data is recorded and how by WooCommerce at https://automattic.com/privacy/ and general information about WooCommerce at https://woocommerce.com/ .

Source: Created with the data protection generator from AdSimple in cooperation with warkly.de

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