Data protection declaration
This data protection declaration informs users about the type, scope and purpose of the capture and use of personal data by the responsible provider [nuspirit GmbH, Gutenbergstr. 77a, 70197 Stuttgart, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. 0711 12098672] on this website (hereinafter: ‘offering’).
The legal foundations of data protection are laid down in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).
The provider (or its webspace provider) captures data about every visit to the offering (so-called ‘server log files’). Visit data includes:
name of the website that has been retrieved, file, date and time of the retrieval, transmitted amount of data, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, user’s operating system, referrer URL (of the previously visited page), IP address and requesting provider.
The provider uses the log files only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimising the offering. The provider however reserves the right to verify the log files retrospectively if there are specific indications of justified suspicion of illegal use.
Personal data is information that can be used to define the identity of a person; in other words, information allowing a person to be traced. These include the name, e-mail address or telephone number. However, data concerning preferences, hobbies, memberships or websites somebody has viewed form part of personal data.
Personal data is captured, used and forwarded by the provider only if this is allowed by statute or users consent to the data capture.
In establishing contact with the provider (for example, by way of the contact form or by e-mail), the user’s information is saved for the purpose of processing the enquiry and also for the case that follow-up questions arise.
If users make comments in the blog or leave other contributions, their IP addresses are saved. This takes place for the provider’s security in case somebody writes illegal content in the comments and contributions (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case, the provider itself may be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and is therefore interested in the author’s identity.
Users can subscribe to follow-up comments regarding their own comments/contributions. Users receive a confirmation e-mail to verify that they are the owner of the stated e-mail address. Users are able to de-subscribe from ongoing comment subscriptions at any time. The confirmation e-mail will contain notifications in this regard.
The Newsletter is our vehicle to provide you with regular information about ourselves and what we offer.
If you would like to receive the Newsletter, we need you to provide us with a valid e-mail address as well as information enabling us to verify that you are the owner of the stated e-mail address and the owner consents to receiving the Newsletter. Further data is not captured. This data is used to send the Newsletter only and is not forwarded to third parties.
When you sign up for the Newsletter, we save your IP address and the date on which you have signed up. This saving serves solely as evidence in the case that a third party abuses an e-mail address and signs up for the Newsletter without the knowledge of the authorised person.
You may revoke the consent to save the data, e-mail address and its use to send the Newsletter at any time. The revocation can be made via a link in the Newsletters themselves, in your Profile area or by a message via the contact channels stated above.
It may be the case that within this online offering, third-party contents such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites may be integrated. This always requires that the providers of these contents (hereinafter referred to as ‘Third-Party Providers’) become party to the users’ IP addresses. This is because without the IP address, such Providers cannot send the contents to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is thus required to display such contents. We endeavour to use only such contents from such Providers that use the IP address merely to supply the contents. However, we do not have any influence on Third-Party Providers saving the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. Insofar as we are aware of this, we inform users as such.
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The data entered as part of the registration is used for the purpose of using the offering. Users are able to receive information relevant to the offering or registration, such as amendments to the scope of the offering or technical issues, by e-mail. The data that is captured can be seen in the entry screen as part of registration. This includes [surname, first name, company name, postal address, e-mail address, description, photograph, web address for managing customer data and the user community].
This offering uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files saved on the users’ computers enabling the use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by users is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there.
In the case that the IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, Google shortens in advance the users’ IP addresses within the Member States of the European Union or in other contracting countries of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. The entire IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases only. IP anonymisation is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of this website by users, to compile reports about the website activities and to render further services connected to the website use and Internet use vis-à-vis the website operator.
The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. Users are able to prevent cookies from being saved by setting their browser software accordingly; this offering however draws users’ attention to the fact that in this case they may not be able to use all functions of this website in their entirety where applicable. Moreover, users are able to prevent the capture of the data generated by the cookie and relating to their use of the website (including their IP address) by Google as well as processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
This offering uses social plugins (‘Plugins’) of the facebook.com social network, operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (‘Facebook’). The Plugins can be recognised from one of the Facebook logos (white ‘f’ on a blue tile, the terms ‘Like’, ‘Gefällt mir’ or a ‘thumbs up’ symbol) or are indicated with the ‘Facebook Social Plugin’ label. The list and the appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If a user calls up a web page within this offering containing such a Plugin, his or her browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The Plugin’s content is transmitted by Facebook directly to his or her browser, which integrates the content into the website. The provider therefore does not have any influence on the scope of data captured by Facebook with the assistance of this Plugin, and therefore informs users according to its state of knowledge:
By integrating the Plugin, Facebook is informed that a user has called up the associated page within the offering. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook is able to attribute the visit to his or her Facebook account. If users interact with the Plugins, such as if they press the Like button or submit a comment, the associated information is transmitted by their browser directly to Facebook and saved there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is nonetheless possible that Facebook obtains his or her IP address. Facebook states that only an anonymised IP address is saved in Germany.
For information on the purpose and scope of data capture and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the related rights and setting options to protect the users’ private sphere, please refer to Facebook’s Data Protection Policy: www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
If a user is a member of Facebook and would not like for Facebook to use this offering to collect data about him or her and to link this data to the member data he or she has saved with Facebook, he or she must log out of Facebook before visiting the Internet offering. Further settings and revocations relating to data use for advertising purposes can be made within the Facebook Profile settings: www.facebook.com/settings.
This offering uses the ‘+1’ button of the Google Plus social network, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (‘Google’). The button can be recognised by the ‘+1’ symbol on a white or coloured background.
If a user calls up a web page within this offering containing such a button, the browser establishes a direct connection to the Google servers. The ‘+1’ button’s content is transmitted by Google directly to his or her browser, which integrates the content into the website. The provider therefore does not have any influence on the scope of data captured by Google with the button. According to Google, no personal data is captured unless you click the button. Such data, inter alia the IP address, is captured and processed in the case of logged-in members only.
For information on the purpose and scope of data capture and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as the related rights and setting options to protect your private sphere, please refer to Google’s Data Protection Policy regarding the ‘+1’ button: www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html and the FAQ:www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/.
This offering uses the buttons of the Twitter service. These buttons are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They can be recognised by terms such as ‘Twitter’ or ‘Follow’ combined with a stylised blue bird. With the assistance of the buttons, it is possible to share an article or page from this offering on Twitter or to follow the provider on Twitter.
If a user calls up a web page within this Internet offering containing such a button, his or her browser establishes a direct connection to the Twitter servers. The Twitter button’s content is transmitted by Twitter directly to the user’s browser. The provider therefore does not have any influence on the scope of data captured by Twitter with the assistance of this Plugin, and informs users according to its state of knowledge: namely, that merely the user’s IP address and the respective website’s URL is transmitted when the button is pressed, but not for other purposes than to display the button.
For further information, please read the Twitter Data Protection Policy at twitter.com/privacy.
The user has the right upon request to obtain information about personal data saved about him or her free of charge. In addition, the user has the right to correct incorrect data, as well as to block and delete his or her personal data insofar as there is no statutory duty of retention in force contrary to this.