Datenschutzerklärung

Scope

This data protection declaration serves to explain to the user the nature, scope, purpose of collection and use of personal data on this website by the provider in charge Heber.Link GmbH, represented by Ralf Heber and Oliver Link, Agentur für Kommunikation, Am Wassermann 29, 50829 Cologne, Telephone: 0221-99 20 999-0 hereinafter referred to as “The Offer”

The German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telecommunications Media Act (TMG) provide the legal basis for data protection.

Access data/ Server log files

The provider (or his web space provider) collects data on every access made to the Offer web page (called the server log files). Access data comprises:

The name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, data volume transmitted, notification of successful access, data identifying the browser software and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the page that sends the user to your site using a link), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the protocol data only for statistical evaluations for operating, and safety purposes and for optimisation of the offer. The provider however reserves the right to subsequently re-examine the protocol data if there is reason to suspect illegal use due to specific reasons.

Handling personal data

Personal data is information with the help of which a person can be identified, i.e. information that can be traced back to an individual. This includes name, email address or telephone number. Also data on preferences, hobbies, memberships or the websites visited by someone would count as personal data.

Personal data can be collected, used and passed on by the provider only if it is legally permitted or the user has given his consent for data collection.

Establishing contact

The users details are stored in the process of contacting the provider (for e.g. via contact forms or emails) to process the request or for the eventuality of follow-up questions arising later.

Data protection and third party websites

The website can contain hyperlinks to third party websites. When using a hyperlink to access one of these websites please bear in mind that we are not responsible or liable for external/third party contents or data protection provisions. Please find out the data protection provisions applicable in each case before you release personal information on these websites.

Inclusion of third party services and content

This online Offer can include third party content like YouTube videos, cartographic material from Google maps, RSS feeds or graphics from external websites. It is implicit in such cases that the providers of this content material (hereinafter referred to as Third Party Provider) detect the user’s IP address. Without the IP address they could not have sent the contents to the respective user’s browser. The IP address thus becomes necessary to display this content material. We endeavour to use content only from those providers, who use the IP address solely for delivery of content. However, we have no say in the use of the IP address by the Third Party Provider, for instance, for statistical purposes. If it comes to our notice, we do pass on that information to users.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that enable storage of gadget-related information (PC, smartphone etc.). For one, they make websites user-friendly and thereby for the user (e.g. storage of log-in data). And for another, they help compile and analyse statistical data on website usage to improve user experience of the Offer. Users do have a say in the use of cookies. Most browsers provide an option that limits or completely prevents storage of cookies. It must however be stated that the absence of cookies restricts usage and especially usability.

You can visit the American website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the European website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ to manage many online advertisement cookies in your browser.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:
Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Facebook

This website uses Facebook.com plug-ins provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, USA. Users of our website with Facebook plug-ins installed are hereby informed that the plug-in establishes a link with Facebook causing the browser you are using to load the visual representation of the plug-in from the Facebook server and to display it on the website. Furthermore, when you visit our website the data of your visits is transferred to the Facebook server. For users logged into Facebook this means that the usage data gets assigned to the personal Facebook account. If you are logged in to Facebook, the moment you actively use the Facebook plug-in (for e.g. by clicking on the ‘like’ button or using the comment function) this data is sent to your Facebook account and published there. You can prevent this only by logging out of your Facebook account before you visit our website. Data protection provisions are available on Facebook for further information on use of data by Facebook.

Twitter

This Offer uses Twitter command buttons. The command buttons are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, and San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are linked to terms like “Twitter” of “Follow” identifiable by the stylised bird symbol. This command button helps you share a post or page of this Offer at Twitter or the follow the provider at Twitter.

When a user browses a web page of this internet presence that has such a command button, his browser creates a direct link to Twitter’s server. The content of the Twitter command button is transmitted directly from Twitter to the user’s browser. The provider has thus no control over the extent of data that Twitter collects with the help of its plug-ins and informs users on the basis of the knowledge he has at that point. According to this, only the URL of the respective website with the user’s IP address is transmitted when the command button is activated and it is used for no other purpose than displaying the button.

Twitter’s data protection declaration will provide further information on this topic at http://twitter.com/privacy.

Changes in the data protection provisions

We reserve the exclusive right to change these data protection provisions at all times with future effect, particularly when called for due to changes in statutory provisions or laws. The currently valid version is available at our website. Please visit our website regularly to learn about prevailing data protection provisions.

Disclaimer, amendments, revisions and updates

The user upon application has the right to get information gratis regarding stored personal data. The user also has the right to have wrong data corrected and to block and delete personal data, provided there are no legal obligations to keep a record of the data.