Privacy

DATA PROTECTION

Information on the privacy policy of  ZA CARE UG haftungsbeschränkt  for the website www.chessqueens.com The responsible authority within the meaning of the Federal Data Protection Act is ZA Care UG haftungsbeschränkt, Dircksenstrasse 37 , 10178 Berlin

For us, the protection of your privacy is of the utmost importance. You use the website via a secure connection (https). Compliance with the legal provisions on data protection is a matter of course for us. Transparency is very important to us: You as a user must always know when we store which data and how we use it. A note: our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence on these websites. Please refer to the privacy statements of the respective linked websites.

In general, the use of our website does not require the input of personal data. Should any personal data (for example name, street addresses or e-mail addresses) be collected on our websites, this will always be on a voluntary basis. Such data will not be disclosed to any third parties without your express permission.

We would like to point out that the transfer of data on the Internet (e.g. during e-mail communications) can be fraught with safety gaps. Seamless protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

The third-party use of contact data published within the framework of the German legal notices regulations for sending unsolicited advertising and informational materials is hereby explicitly prohibited. The operators of these sites expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the case of transmission of unsolicited advertising material, such as spam etc.

Personal data

Personal information is any information that makes any statement about an identified or identifiable natural person including name, gender, or email. In addition, there is anonymised data that cannot be assigned to any specific person. This mainly includes statistics about data on user behaviour.

No transfer of personal data

Unless otherwise specified in these data protection regulations or legal regulations, no personal data will be passed on to third parties.

Storage of personal data

The personal data generated from the contact forms and from the email inquiries is saved for 10 years. You may revoke the storage and use at any time with a future effect. Your data will then be deleted.

Collection and processing of usage information

Each time you access our website the following data is collected on our server for statistical purposes: Computer IP address, time, status, transmitted data, referrer page, browser type, and version information. The data is evaluated exclusively in an anonymous form; no personal reference can be made (i.e. IP address is shortened to the domain level). so we can thus evaluate the days and times when the website is particularly in demand as well as the amount of data generated. Our goal is to identify potential errors (e.g. incorrect links or errors in the programmed code). This data will not be mixed with personal data. The anonymous log files are kept for one year and then deleted.

Cookies

Cookies and the right to object with direct advertising

Cookies refer to small files stored on users’ computers Different details can be stored within the cookies. A cookie serves primarily to store details about a user (or, as may apply the device on which the cookie is stored) during or even after his/her visit within an online offer. Cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes their browser are referred to as temporary cookies or, as may apply, session cookies. By way of example, a login status can be stored in such a cookie. Cookies that remain even after the browser has been closed are referred to as permanent or persistent. By way of example, this allows the login status to be stored if the user visits it after several days. The users’ interests for gauging the audience or marketing purposes can also be stored in such a cookie. Cookies offered by providers other than the controller operating the online offer are referred to as third-party cookies (otherwise first-party cookies if only its cookies exist).

We can use temporary and permanent cookies, and clarify this under our data protection policy.

Where users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are requested to disable the corresponding option in the system settings. Stored cookies can be deleted in the browser’s system settings. Excluding cookies can lead to restricted functioning of this online offer.

A general objection to the use of cookies placed for the purposes of online marketing can be declared with a wide range of services, above all in the event of tracking, via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU sitehttp://www.youronlinechoices.com/. In addition, the storage of cookies can be achieved by means disabling them in the browser’s settings. Please note that not all functions of this online offer may then be used.

When accessing our website, users are informed about the use of cookies for analysis purposes by an info banner referring to the data protection policy. In this respect, there is also a reference to how the storage of cookies can be prevented in the browser settings.  This so-called cookie tracking filter assists the user in saving which cookies are to be set. His/her own cookie is stored for this purpose. If you delete your cookies, you should not delete this cookie, as otherwise the cookie tracking filter is unable to recognise your preferences.

DATA PROTECTION POLICY FOR THE USE OF FACEBOOK PLUG-INS (“LIKE” BUTTON)

Plug-ins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are integrated into our websites. You can identify Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. For an overview of Facebook plug-ins, go to: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our websites, the plug-in will create a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook is thereby informed that you visited our website from your IP address. When you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of your websites to your Facebook profile. Facebook can thereby assign the visits to our sites to your user account. We would like to hereby point out that we, as provider of these sites, receive no knowledge about the contents of the transmitted data or their use by Facebook. For further information on this subject, please review the Facebook privacy policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to allocate your visit to our websites to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook.

DATA PROTECTION POLICY FOR THE USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and enable analysis of how you use the website. Information generated by cookies about your use of this website is usually transferred to a server run by Google in the USA and stored there. However, in the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will first truncate your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory member states of the collaborative alliance through the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a server run by Google in the USA and truncate there. As commissioned by the operator of this website, Google will utilise this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services linked with website and Internet utilisation vis-à-vis the website operator. The IP address transferred within the scope of Google Analytics from your browser will not be merged with other of Google’s data.
You can prevent cookies being saved by configuring the corresponding settings on your browser software; however, we would like to point out that, under those circumstances, you will not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. Moreover, you can prevent data generated by cookies and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) being captured for Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

DATA PROTECTION POLICY FOR THE USE OF GOOGLE ADSENSE

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for including advertisements from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense utilises “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and enable analysis of how the website is used. Google AdSense employs what are called Web Beacons (invisible graphics). These Web Beacons may collect information about visitor traffic on these sites.
Information generated by cookies about your use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats is usually transferred to a server run by Google in the USA and stored there. This information may be passed on by Google to its contractual partners. Nevertheless, Google will never associate your IP address with any other data stored by you.
You can prevent cookies being installed by configuring the corresponding settings on your browser software; however, we would like to point out that, under those circumstances, you will not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. In using this website, you agree that the data about you collected by Google may be processed as described above and for the purpose described above.

DATA PROTECTION POLICY FOR THE USE OF TWITTER

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated in our sit. These functions are being offered by Twitter, Inc., Twitter Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The use of Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function link the websites you visit with your Twitter account and makes this information available to other users. Data are transferred to Twitter in the process as well.
We would like to hereby point out that we, as provider of these sites, receive no knowledge about the contents of the transmitted data or their use by Twitter. For further information on this subject, please review the Twitter privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy.
You can modify your Twitter data protection settings in the account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Legal basis for processing personal data

Article 6 (1, a) of the EU General Data Protection Directive (DGPR) serves as the legal basis where we obtain a data subject’s consent for processing personal data.

Article 6 (1, b) GDPR serves as the legal basis where the processing of personal data is required for performing a contract where the data subject is a party to the contract. This also applies to processing required for implementing pre-contractual measures.

Article 6 (1, c) GDPR serves as the legal basis where the processing of personal data is required for performing a legal obligation that our company is subject to.

Where the processing is required for safeguarding a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, and the data subject’s interests and fundamental rights and freedoms do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Article 6 (1, f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.

Business analysis and market research

In order to be able to operate our business commercially and identify market trends, and customer and user wishes, we analyse the data available to us about business processes, contracts, enquiries etc. In doing so, we process inventory data, communications data, contract data, payment data, usage data, and meta data based on Article 6 (1, f) GDPR, where data subjects include customers, potential clients, business partners, and visitors to and users of the online offer.

Analysis takes place for the purpose of business evaluation, marketing, and market research. This allows us to consider the profiles of registered users with details such as their purchasing processes. Analysis serves us to increase user friendliness, and to optimise our offer and business efficiency. Analysis serves us alone and is not disclosed externally, unless it involves anonymised analysis with summarised values.

Where this analysis or profiles is/are personal, it/they is/are erased or anonymised on termination of the user, otherwise after two years as of terminating the contract. In addition, overall commercial analysis and general determination of trends is produced where possible.

Registration function

Users have the option to create a user account in the blog. Users are provided with the required mandatory details when registering. Details input when registering are used for taking advantage of the offer. Users can receive emails relating to offers or registration such as changes to the scope of the offer or technical conditions. If users have cancelled their user account, their data with regard to the user account is erased, subject to retention being required for reasons under commercial or tax law in accordance with Article 6 (1, c) GDPR. It is a matter for users to safeguard their data before the end of the contract in the event of cancellation. We are entitled to irrevocably erase all of the user’s data stored during the contract.

When our registration and login functions are made use of, as well as when the user account is used, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user activity. Storage takes place not only based on our legitimate interests, but also the user to protect against abuse and other unauthorised usage. This data is in principle not disclosed to third parties unless required to follow up our claims or there is a statutory obligation in this respect in accordance with Article 6 (1, c) GDPR.

Contact

When contacting us (for example by means of the contact form, email, telephone, or via social media), the user’s details are processed for handling the contact enquiry and in accordance with Article 6 (1, b) GDPR. The user’s details can be stored in a customer relationship management system (CRM system) or comparable enquiry management system.

We delete the enquiries as soon as they are no longer required. We review the requirement every two years, and statutory archiving duties also apply.

Comments and contributions

If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses are stored based on our legitimate interests in the sense of Article 6 (1, f) GDPR. This occurs for our security should someone leave unlawful content in comments and contributions (insults, forbidden political propaganda etc.). In this event, we ourselves can be sued for the comment or contribution, and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.

Comment subscription

Follow-up comments can be subscribed to by users with their consent in accordance with Article 6 (1, a) GDPR. Users receive a confirmation email to verify if they hold the email address provided. Users are able to unsubscribe from continual subscription to comments. The confirmation email will contain information on cancellation options.

Akismet anti-spam verification

Our online offer uses the ‘Akismet’ service offered by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Usage is based on our legitimate interests in the sense of Article 6 (1, f) GDPR. Comments by real people are distinguished from spam comments with the help of this service. To do this, all details of all comments are sent to a server in the USA where they are analysed and stored for four days for comparison purposes. Where a comment is classed as spam, the data is stored beyond this period. These details include the name, email address, IP address, contents of the comment, and referrer entered, details of the browser used and the computer system and time of entry.

Automattic is certified under the Privacy Shield framework and, as such, offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC&status=Active).

More detailed information about the collection and use of data by Akismet can be found in Automattic’s privacy policy:https://automattic.com/privacy/.

Users are free to use pseudonyms, or abstain from entering names or email addresses. They can completely avoid transferring data by not using the comments system. That would be a shame, but otherwise we see no alternative to being so effective.

Retrieving profile pictures with Gravatar

Within our online offer, and in particular the blog, we use the Gravatar service of Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA.

Gravatar is a service where users can log in and save profile pictures and their email addresses. If users leave contributions or comments with the respective email address on other online sites (above all blogs), their profile pictures can be shown along with the contributions or comments. To do this, the email addresses provided are sent encrypted to Gravatar for the purpose of verifying whether a profile is saved to it. This is the sole purpose or providing the email address, and is not used for other purposes, but erased afterwards.

Gravatar is used based on our legitimate interests in the sense of Article 6 (1, f) GDPR, as with the help of Gravatar we offer the authors of contributions and comments to the possibility of customising their contributions with a profile picture.

Automattic is certified under the Privacy Shield framework and, as such, offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC&status=Active).

By showing the pictures, Gravatar identifies users’ IP addresses, as this is necessary for communication between a browser and an online service. You will find more detailed information about the collection and use of data by Gravatar in Automattic’s privacy policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

If, as a user, you do not want a user picture linked to your email address appearing in the comments, you should use an email address not saved with Gravatar when commenting. We would also like to point out, that it is also possible to use an anonymous, or even no email address, in case the user does not want their own email address to be forwarded to Gravatar. Users are able to completely prevent the forwarding of data by not using our comments system.

Newsletter/info mail/automated email communication

Below we would like to inform you about the content of our newsletter/info mail, as well as the procedures for logging in, sending and statistical evaluation as well as your rights to object. By subscribing to our newsletter/info mail, you state that you agree to receive them and the procedures set out.

Content of the newsletter/info mail: we send newsletters, emails and other electronic notifications with promotional information (hereinafter ‘newsletters/info mail’) only with the consent of the recipient or statutory permission. When, during registration for the newsletter its content is specifically paraphrased, it is decisive for the user’s consent. Otherwise, our newsletters/info mail contains information about our services.

Double opt-in and logging: Our newsletter/info mail is registered for in a so-called double opt-in procedure. In other words, after registration you receive an email asking you to confirm registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no-one is able to register with third-party email addresses. Registration to the newsletter is logged to allow evidencing of the registration process in accordance with statutory requirements. This includes storing the time of registration and confirmation, as well as the IP address. In the same way, changes to your data stored with the sending service provider are logged.

Registration data: Providing us with an email address is sufficient for registering for the newsletter/info mail. As an option, we ask you for a name for the purpose of being addressed personally in the newsletter.

Germany: The newsletter is sent and the associated success measured based on the recipient’s consent in accordance with Article 6 (1, a) and Article 7 GDPR in conjunction with Article 7 (2, 3) of the German Unfair Competition Act (UWG) or, as may apply, based on statutory permission in accordance with Article 7 (3) UWG.

The registration process is logged based on our legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 (1, f) GDPR. Our interest is in the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter/info mail system that both serves our business interests, and also meets the users’ expectations and also allows us to evidence consent.

Cancellation/revocation – you can cancel receipt of our newsletter/info mail at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. You will find a link for cancelling the newsletter/info mail at the end of each newsletter. We are able to store emails that have been finished with for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before we delete them for the purposes of sending the newsletter/info mail to be able to evidence previously issued consent. The processing of this data is restricted to the purpose of potentially defending against claims. An individual application for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the previous existence of consent is confirmed at the same time.

Newsletter – issuing service provider

The newsletter is issued by means of the Hubspot service provider. The issuing service provider is engaged based on our legitimate in accordance with Article 6 (1, f) GDPR and a processing agreement in accordance with Article 28 (3, 1) GDPR.

The issuing service provider can use the recipient’s data in a pseudonymised form, in other words without assigning it to a user, for optimising or improving its own services, for example for optimising the technique of sending and laying out the newsletter or for statistical purposes. The issuing service provider does not however use our newsletter recipient’s data for contacting it itself or forwarding the data to third parties.

Newsletter – measuring success

The newsletter contains a so-called pixel, i.e. a file with a large amount of pixels retrieved by its server when the newsletter is opened by our server or, as may apply, where we use an issuing service provider. When retrieved, technical information such as about the browser and your system is initially collected as well as about your IP address and the time of retrieval.

This information is used for improving service technology by means of technical data or the target audiences and their reading behaviour by using its place of retrieval (identifiable with the help of the IP address) or the access times. Statistical collection also includes determining whether the newsletter is opened, when it is opened, and which links are clicked on. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual newsletter recipients. However, neither our efforts nor, where engaged, those of the issuing service providers, are to be observed by individual users. Evaluation serves us much more for identifying our users’ reading habits and adjusting our content to them or sending different content according to or users interests.

Jetpack (WordPress Stats)

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in analysing, optimising, and commercially operating our online offer in the sense of Article 6 (1, f) GDPR), we use the Jetpack plugin (in this case the ‘WordPress Stats’ subfunction), which integrates a tool for the statistical evaluation of visitor access from Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Jetpack uses so-called cookies, text files stored on your computer that allow analysis of your use of the website.

Automattic is certified under the Privacy Shield framework and, as such, offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC&status=Active).

Information generated by the cookie about your use of this online offer is stored on a server in the USA. This allows user usage profiles to be created from the data processed, where it is only used for analysis and not for advertising purposes. You will be provided with more information in Automattic’s privacy policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/ and details about Jetpack cookies: https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/.

Facebook pixel, custom audiences and Facebook conversion

Based on our legitimate interest in analysing, optimising and commercially operating our online offer and, for this purpose, the so-called Facebook pixel of the Facebook social network, operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or, if you are based in the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland (‘Facebook’), is used within our online offer.

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Framework, and as such offers a guarantee of complying with European data protection legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

With the help of the Facebook pixel, it is on the one hand possible for Facebook to identify visitors to our online offer as a target group for showing adverts (so-called Facebook Ads). Accordingly we use the Facebook pixel to show Facebook Ads activated by us only to such Facebook users having shown an interest in our online offer, or with the specific characteristics (e.g. interests in specific themes or products determined by means of the websites visited) that we send to Facebook (so-called custom audiences). With the help of the Facebook pixel, we would like to ensure that our Facebook ads match the user’s potential interest without a damaging effect. The Facebook pixel also allows us to track the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements by showing us whether users have been directed to our website after clicking on a Facebook advertisement (so-called conversion).

Data is processed by Facebook in line with Facebook’s data usage policy. As such, general information in Facebook’s data usage policy about showing Facebook ads: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. You will find specific information and details about Facebook pixels and their function in Facebook’s help section: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616.

You can object to Facebook pixels collecting and using you data for showing Facebook ads. In order to set the type of adverts shown to you within Facebook, you can access the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions there about settings for usage-based advertising: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. The settings are independent of the platform, i.e. they are accepted by all devices, such as desktops or mobile devices.

You can object to the use of cookies serving to gauge the audience and for advertising purposes via the network advertising initiative’s deactivation page (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/) and also the US website (http://www.aboutads.info/choices) or the European website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/).

Bing ADs

Data is collected and stored on our website with Bing Ad technology, from which usage profiles are created by using pseudonyms. This involves a service from Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA. This service allows us to track user activity on our website if obtained via Bing ads. If you go via such an advert on our website, a cookie is placed on your computer. A Bing UET tag is integrated on our website. This involves a code via which non-personal cookie-related data is stored about use of the website. This includes, among other things, the stay on the website, what sections of the website of the website are accessed, and via which adverts the user arrived at the website. Information about your identity is not collected.

The information collected is sent to Microsoft servers in the USA and, in principle, stored there for a maximum of 180 days. You can prevent the collection of data relating to your use of the website created by the cookie by disabling the placing of cookies. Under certain circumstances, this can restrict the website’s functionality.

Under certain circumstances, Microsoft can also track your usage behaviour over several of your electronic devices by so-called cross device tracking and, as such, is able to show personalised advertising on or in Microsoft websites and apps. You can disable this behaviour under http://choice.microsoft.com/de-de/opt-out.

You can find more detailed information about Bing’s analysis services on the Bing Ads website (https://help.bingads.microsoft.com/#apex/3/de/53056/2 ). You can find more detailed information about data protection with Microsoft and Bing in Microsoft’s privacy policy ( https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement).

Online presence in social media

We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms to communicate there with active customers, potential clients, and users and inform them about our services. The respective operator’s terms and conditions and data processing policies apply when each network and platform is accessed.

Unless otherwise stated as part of our data protection policy, we process users’ data where they communicate with us within the social networks and platforms, for example by making contributions on our online presences or sending us messages.

Inclusion of third-party services and content

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in analysing, optimising and commercially operating our online offer in the sense of Article 6 (1, f) GDPR), within our online offer we use content or services offered by third parties to integrate them such as videos or fonts (hereinafter referred to as ‘content’).

This always requires the third-party provider of this content to note the user’s IP address, as without the IP address it could not send content to the browser. As such, the IP address is required for showing this content. We make every effort to only use such content whose respective provider uses the IP address solely for providing content. Third-party providers can also use so-called pixel tags (hidden graphics, also referred to as pixels) for statistical of marketing purposes. Pixel tags allow information such as visitor traffic to this website’s pages to be evaluated. The pseudonymised information can also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and, among other things, contain technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time, and other details about the usage of our online offer, as well as be combined with sources from other sources.

YouTube

We include videos from the ‘YouTube’ platform provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Fonts

We include Google Fonts provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy:https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Use of Facebook Social plugins

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in analysing, optimising and commercially operating our online offer in the sense of Article 6 (1, f) GDPR, we use the social network facebook.com operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland (‘Facebook’). The plugins can represent interactive elements or content (e.g. videos, graphics, or text contributions) and can be identified by one of Facebook’s logos (white ‘F’ on a blue tile, the term ‘Like’, or a ‘thumbs up’ sign) or by adding ‘Facebook social plugin’. The list and appearance of Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Framework, and as such offers a guarantee of complying with European data protection legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

If a user access a function of this online offer containing a social plugin, his/her device establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The plugin’s content is sent by Facebook directly to the user’s device and integrated by it into the online offer. This allows user usage profiles to be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data collected by Facebook with the help of this plugin, and therefore inform the user according to our level of knowledge.

Integrating the plugin informs Facebook that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the online offer. Where the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his/her Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example they activate the Like button or post a comment, the corresponding information is sent directly from your device to Facebook and stored there. Where a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility of Facebook being made aware of and storing his/her IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymised IP address is stored in Germany.

The purpose and extent of data collection and the further processing and use of data processing as well as the law and setting options for protecting users’ privacy can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If a user is on Facebook and does not want Facebook to collect data via it about this online offer and link him/her to his/her member data stored with Facebook, he/she must log out of Facebook and delete its cookies before using our online offer. Other settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within Facebook’s profile settings:https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads  or via the US page http://www.aboutads.info/choices/  or the EU pagehttp://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are independent of the platform, i.e. they are accepted by all devices, such as desktops or mobile devices.

Twitter

Within our online offer, functions and content can be integrated of the Twitter service offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By way of example, this may include content such as images, videos or text and buttons, with which users can show what they think of content, and with which they can follow authors of the content or our contributions. Where the users are on the Twitter platform, Twitter can assign access to the aforementioned content and functions to the user profiles there. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Framework and, as such, offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). Privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt out:https://twitter.com/personalization.

Instagram

Within our online offer, functions and content can be integrated of the Instagram service offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. By way of example, this may include content such as images, videos or text and buttons, with which users can show what they think of content, and with which they can follow authors of the content or our contributions. Where the users are on the Instagram platform, Twitter can assign access to the aforementioned content and functions to the user profiles there. Instagram policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

 

Online Dispute Resolution

Please note the platform for online dispute resolution as provided by the European Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. We are not obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings in front of a consumer arbitration board and are principally not willing to take part in such proceedings.