Personal data (usually referred to as “data” below) is only processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its content and the services offered there.

According to Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”), “processing” is any process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data, such as collecting, recording, organizing, arranging, storing, adapting or changing, reading out, querying, using, disclosing through transmission, distribution or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restricting, deleting or destroying.

With the following data protection declaration we inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, insofar as we decide on the purposes and means of processing either alone or together with others. In addition, we will inform you below about the third-party components we use for optimization purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data on their own responsibility.

Information on data processing

Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies, the deletion of the data does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements and no other information on individual processing methods is subsequently given.

YouTube

We use YouTube on our website. This is a video portal operated by YouTube LLC., 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, hereinafter referred to as “YouTube”. Embedded videos are embedded on our website via www.youtube-nocookie.com (“extended data protection mode”), which means that we do not store any cookies.

YouTube is a subsidiary of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

We use YouTube in connection with the “extended data protection mode” function to be able to show you videos. According to YouTube, the “Extended data protection mode” function ensures that the data described in more detail below is only transmitted to the YouTube server if you actually start a video.

If you do not play the videos, no data will be transmitted to YouTube. As soon as you play the video, a connection to the YouTube server is required. This connection is required in order to be able to display the respective video on our website via your Internet browser. In the course of this, YouTube will record and process at least your IP address, the date and time and the website you have visited.

Google provides further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in this regard in the

https://policies.google.com/privacy

https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

retrievable data protection information.

CloudFlare

To secure our website and to optimize loading times, we use the CloudFlare service as a so-called CDN (Content Delivery Network). This is a service provided by Cloudflare Inc., 101 Townsend Street, San Francisco, California 94107, USA, hereinafter referred to as “CloudFlare”.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the secure operation of our website and its optimization.

If you visit our website, your inquiries will be routed via the CloudFlare server. Here, statistical access data about the visit to our website is collected and a cookie is stored by CloudFlare via your internet browser on your end device. Access data includes

– your IP address,

– the website(s) you accessed from our website,

– type and version of the Internet browser you are using,

– the operating system you are using,

– the website from which you switched to our website (referrer URL),

– Your length of stay on our website and

– the frequency of access to our website.

The data is used by CloudFlare for the purpose of statistical evaluations of access as well as for security and optimization of the offer.

If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your Internet browser. You can find details on this under “Cookies” above.

CloudFlare offers at

https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/

further information on the collection and use of the data as well as on your rights and options for protecting your privacy.

Amazon Affiliate Program

We use the AMAZON partner program on our website. This is a service provided by Amazon Europe Core S.à r.l., 5 Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxembourg. Advertising links from Amazon.de are placed on our website via the AMAZON partner program. If you click on one of these advertisements, you will be forwarded to the corresponding offer on the AMZON Internet portal. If you then decide to buy the advertised product there, we receive a “brokerage commission” from Amazon.

Amazon uses cookies to enable this service. With the help of these cookies, Amazon can understand that you have been redirected from our website to the AMAZON Internet portal. These cookies are only used when you click on a link. No Amazon cookies are stored on our website itself.

Amazon offers at

https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201909010

further data protection information.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in ensuring the processing and payment of our commission claims by Amazon.

Digistore24 partner program

We use the Digistore24 partner program on our website. This is a service provided by Digistore24 GmbH, St.-Godehard-Strasse 32, 31139 Hildesheim, Germany. Advertising links from Digistore24 are placed on our website via the Digistore24 partner program. If you click on one of these advertisements, you will be forwarded to the corresponding offer on the Digistore24 Internet portal or its partners. If you then decide to buy the advertised product there, we receive a “brokerage commission” from Amazon.

Digistore24 uses cookies to enable this service. With the help of these cookies, Digistore24 can understand that you have been redirected from our website to the Digistore24 Internet portal. These cookies are only used when you click on a link. No Digistore24 cookies are stored on our website itself.

Digistore24 offers further data protection information at https://www.digistore24.com/page/privacy/en.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in ensuring the processing and payment of our commission claims by Digistore24.

Google AdSense

On our website we use Google AdSense to integrate advertisements. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

Google AdSense stores cookies and so-called web beacons on your end device via your Internet browser. This allows Google to analyze how you use our website. In addition to your IP address and the advertising formats displayed to you, the information collected in this way is transmitted to Google in the USA and stored there. Furthermore, Google can pass on this information to contractual partners. However, Google declares that your IP address will not be merged with other data from you.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website.

If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your Internet browser. You can find details on this under “Cookies” above.

In addition, Google offers under

https://policies.google.com/privacy

https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

further information, in particular on the possibilities of preventing the use of data.

Newsletter

If you register for our free newsletter, the data requested from you, i.e. your e-mail address and – optionally – your name and address, will only be transmitted if you have gone through the double opt-in process. This means that you have given your consent to receive e-mails in a separate confirmation e-mail by confirming your e-mail address. You can be removed from this list at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email or by contacting us. We use the data collected in this way exclusively for sending the newsletter. We use Mailchimp as email marketing software (further information here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/data-processing-addendum/)

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO.

You can consent to the sending of the newsletter in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR revoked at any time with effect for the future. All you have to do is inform us of your revocation or click on the unsubscribe link contained in every newsletter.

Sample data protection declaration of the law firm Weiß & Partner