DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION
When you use my Internet presence, I wish to point out the following:
Data protection is very important to me. As the responsible provider of this website (hereinafter called “offer”) I wish to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the acquisition and the use of personal data. “I”, that is Joana Gröblinghoff, founder and responsible operator of this offer, Burgstraße 23 Hinterhaus, 48151 Münster. Please refer to the German Federal Data Protection ACT (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG) for the statutory basis of data protection.
What I understand by personal data
First of all: I acquire, use or deliver personal data only if this is legally allowed or you consent to it. This personal data includes e.g. your name, your e-mail address or your phone number. But also hobbies, or which websites are viewed by you. Briefly, all information that can be traced back to you or allow you to be identified as a person.
Which data I acquire
Some things are obvious, others happen in the background. I wish to inform you extensively since all is relevant with respect to data protection. Once again: I only do what is permitted. And transparency is very important to me. Therefore, I inform you about this in detail. Contact by you is obviously included in the collected data. If you write to me through a contact form or an e-mail, I will save your information to deal with your inquiry. In addition, there might be subsequent questions.
We use the data given by you for executing and handling your order. For performing the contract, we forward your data to the mail-order business commissioned with the delivery as far as this is required for the delivery of ordered goods. For handling payments we send the payment data required for that to the credit institution commissioned with the payment and, if applicable, to the payment service provider as commissioned by us or to the payment service selected by you during the order process.
If you leave comments in the blog, you IP address will be stored. This is done for my security if someone writes e.g. offences or forbidden political propaganda in comments. In the worst case scenario I may be prosecuted for the comment. Therefore, I am interested in the identity of the writer.
If you subscribe to something actively, the data required for that will also be stored. This is done for the comment subscription or for the newsletter. Here, it is about your e-mail address which is required for sending the news. On your login I also store your IP address and the date of login. This storage serves as evidence in case somebody else abuses your e-mail address and logs in for reception without your knowledge. You may revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as the use for sending news at any time.
Data usage for a subscription to our newsletter:
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the data required for that or sent by you separately for sending you our e-mail Newsletter regularly. The unsubscribing of our newsletter is possible at any time and will be put into effect either by a message to the contact possibility described below or via a link in the newsletter provided for this reason.
Now the data in the background.
This data is designed for statistical purposes (for the operation, the security and the optimization of my offer) or to connect my website with social networks or other websites.
I (or my webspace provider) collect data about each access to the offer (so-called server log files). This data includes: Name of the called website, file, date and time of the call, data volume transmitted, information on the successful call, browser type and version, your operating system, referrer URL (of the site visited before), IP address and the requesting provider.
In addition, I work with cookies. Cookies are small files which allow the storage of information stored in your PC or smartphone and specific information related to the device.
Webanalysis with Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called. “cookies“, i.e. text files which are stored in your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by cookies about your use of this website are normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and will be stored there. If the IP anonymity is activated on this website, Google will, however, abbreviate the IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate the use of that website for compiling reports on the website activities and render services for the website operator in connection with the use of the website and Internet. The IP address transmitted by Google Analytics from your browser will not be brought together with other Google data. You may prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of the browser software. However, please note that in such a case it might not be possible for you to use all functions of this website to their full extent.
In addition, you can prevent the collection of your data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and related to the use of the website for Google as well as the processing of this data
by Google. To this effect, download and install the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de As an alternative to the browser plugin, you may click here to prevent a collection by Google Analytics on this website in the future. In this case an opt-out cookie will be stored in your terminal device. If you delete your cookies, you must click the link again.
Most of the browsers have an option which limits or completely prevents the storage of cookies. Therefore, you may influence the storage of data. However, please note that you possibly will not be able to fully use all functions of my website in this case.
On my website I always integrate services and contents of third parties again and again. For example, these are videos from You Tube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites. Technically, this will only work if these third party providers can identify your IP address and therefore send their contents to your browser. Unfortunately, I have no influence if these third-party providers store you IP address for e.g. statistical purposes.
Also, I use plugins of the social network facebook.com which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). If my website is called, your browser will then establish a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The contents of the plugin is transferred from Facebook directly to your browser and is integrated into the website by it. However, I have no influence on the volume of the data Facebook collects by using this plugin. This allows Facebook to receive information on the fact that you called my website. If you have logged in with Facebook, Facebook may assign the visit to your Facebook account. This also applies if you make a comment or press the Like button. If you do not wish this, you have to log out from Facebook prior to a visit to my website. On request, I will inform you about the personal data I stored about you without any costs. Then, you may correct incorrect data or have access to your data blocked or deleted – unless there is a legal retention period. If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected by our web presence to your Facebook profile immediately, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website. Also, you may use add-ons for your browser for completely preventing the loading of Facebook plugins, e.g. with the “Facebook Blocker” (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/).
We use Yandex.Metrica, a web analysis and click tracking service of the Yandex company, at 16, L. Tolstoj street in 119021 Moscow. The information generated by the use of this service provider and your use of our website (including our IP address) are transmitted to the Yandex server in the Russian Federation and are stored there. To this effect, cookies are used in your terminal device. Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. Yandex will use this information for evaluating the usage of the website to compile reports on the website activities for website operators and render services in connection with usage of the website and the use of Internet. Also, Yandex may transfer this information to third parties if this is legally stipulated or as far as third parties process this data on Yandex’s behalf. You may object to this type data collection and storage at any time with an effect for the future. You may do this yourself in the settings of your browser by preventing the storage of cookies from the website www.metrica.yandex.com, If you wish a deletion of the data already stored, simply send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Liability for the contents
The contents of this Internet presence have been checked and prepared most carefully. However, I accept no liability for the correctness, completeness and topicality of the contents. I expressly reserve the right to change the Internet presence freely.
Liability for links
This Internet presence contains links to external websites whose contents I cannot influence. The provider or operator of the sites is always responsible for the contents on the linked sites. Despite a careful review, I expressly distance myself from all contents of all linked sites.
Please refer to firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about the collection, processing or use of personal data, information, corrections, blocking or deletion of data as well as a revocation of possibly granted consents or an objection to a certain use of data.
Photos: Joana Gröblinghoff