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V.i. S.d. P.: Enno Lenze
[email protected]

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GENERAL

Below we will inform you about the collection of personal data when you use our website.

The term “personal data” means, with reference to the definition of Article 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (hereinafter referred to as “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR” for short), all data that is personal to you are available. This includes, for example, name, address, email address and user behavior. With regard to further terms, in particular the terms “processing”, “controller”, “processor” and “consent”, we refer to the statutory data protection definitions in Article 4 GDPR.

In principle, we only process personal data to the extent that this is necessary to provide a functional website and the content and services we offer. The processing of personal data only takes place if you have given us your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) to letter f) of the GDPR is permitted.

Your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Storage can also take place if this is provided for by national or European regulations to which we are subject. In this case, the data will be blocked or deleted when the storage period specified in the relevant regulations has expired. The latter does not apply if further storage of the data is necessary to conclude or fulfill a contract.

If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our website or want to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below.

RESPONSIBLE BODY

The person responsible within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR, the other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other regulations and provisions of a data protection nature is: [email protected]

Further details about the responsible body can be found in our legal notice.

YOUR RIGHTS

You have the following rights towards us with regard to personal data relating to you:

  • the right to information,
  • the right to rectification and deletion,
  • the right to restrict processing,
  • the right to object to processing,
  • the right to data portability.

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.

PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA FOR INFORMATIONAL USE OF OUR WEBSITE

If you access our website without registering or providing us with information in any other way (“informational use”), we only collect the personal data that your web browser transmits to our server. If you would like to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to enable you to view our website and to ensure stability and security: 

  • The IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to GMT
  • Content of the website
  • Access Status (HTTP Status)
  • transferred amount of data
  • Website from which you came to our website
  • Web browser
  • Operating system
  • Language and version of the browser

The aforementioned data is also stored in so-called log files on our servers. This does not affect your IP address or other data that enables the data to be assigned to you. This data will not be stored together with your other personal data. 

The collection and temporary storage of the IP address is necessary to enable our website to be delivered to your device. For this purpose, your IP address must be stored for the duration of your visit to our website. The storage of the above-mentioned data in log files serves to ensure the functionality and optimization of our website as well as to ensure the security of our information technology systems. This data is not evaluated for marketing purposes. 

Our legitimate interest in data processing lies in the above purposes. The legal basis for the collection and temporary storage of the aforementioned data is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR. 

The above data used to provide our website will be deleted when the respective session has ended. The data in log files will be deleted after seven days at the latest. We will only store it beyond this if we have previously deleted or altered your IP address and it is no longer possible to assign the data to you personally. The collection of the above data to provide our website and the storage of this data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of our website. There is no possibility of objection. 

OTHER FUNCTIONS AND OFFERS OF OUR WEBSITE

In addition to the informational use of our website described above, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, it is usually necessary to provide further personal data. We need this data to provide the respective service. The above data processing principles apply. 

To process this data, we sometimes use external service providers who have been carefully selected and commissioned by us. These service providers are bound to our instructions and are regularly checked by us. If personal data is passed on to third parties as part of services that we offer together with partners, you can find further information in the following descriptions of the individual services. If these third parties are based in a country outside the European Economic Area, you can find more detailed information about the consequences of this circumstance in the following descriptions of the individual services. 

CONTACT

If you contact us by email, the personal data you send to us in your email will be stored. 

The data will only be used to answer your questions. Unless explicitly stated in this data protection declaration, the data will not be passed on to third parties. We also record your IP address and the time of sending. 

The processing of the above personal data serves solely to process your inquiries. 

This also lies in our legitimate interest in processing your personal data. If you have given us your consent for this, the legal basis for the processing of this data is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a) GDPR. Furthermore, the legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, especially in the event that you send us the data by sending an email. If you want to use your email to conclude a contract, Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b) GDPR represents an additional legal basis. 

Subject to statutory retention periods, the data will be deleted as soon as we have finally processed your request. If you contact us by email, you can object to the storage of your personal data at any time. We would like to point out that in this case your request cannot be processed further. You can declare your revocation or objection by sending an email to our email address given in the legal notice. 

SERVER LOCATION

We process and/or store your personal data on a server operated by an external provider in the European Union. This ensures that the standards and regulations of European data protection law are adhered to. 

We process and/or store your personal data in the USA on a server run by an external provider. The provider has submitted to the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the USA, certified itself and thereby committed itself to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the entry linked below:  https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnZKAA0&status=Active  

CloudFlare 

On the websites of our website we use functions from “Cloudflare”, a content delivery network service from Cloudflare, Inc. 665 3rd St. #200, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Cloudflare”). Technically, the data traffic between your device's browser and our website is routed via Cloudflare's network. Cloudflare can cache, log and analyze data traffic, for example to detect and ward off attacks on our website. Further information can be found here: https://www.cloudflare.com/de-de/gdpr/introduction/. According to Cloudflare, the nearest data center is regularly used for this purpose, but if necessary also data centers outside the European Union, for example in the USA. The cached data is generally deleted within four hours, but at the latest after three days. Cloudflare may also store cookies on your computer for optimization and analysis.

We use Cloudflare to optimize the display of the web pages on our website, in particular to increase the loading speed of the page content. This allows us to improve our offering and the user experience for you. The use of Cloudflare also serves the purpose of ensuring the error-free functionality of our website and protecting our website from attacks such as DDoS attacks. This also lies in our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third party provider. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all of the functions of our website.

Cloudflare has submitted and certified itself to the Privacy Shield Agreement concluded between the European Union and the USA. As a result, Cloudflare commits to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the entry linked below: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnZKAA0&status=Active

Third Party Information: Cloudflare, Inc. 665 3rd St. #200, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

Further information about data protection and data usage by Cloudflare can be found on the following Cloudflare websites: https://www.cloudflare.com/de-de/privacypolicy/https://www.cloudflare.com/privacyshield/ and https://www.cloudflare.com/de-de/cookie-policy/

DOUBLECLICK 

On our website we use “DoubleClick”, an online marketing tool from Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). DoubleClick uses, among other things, cookies, which are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser on your device. Google uses a cookie ID to record which advertisements are shown in which web browser. This can prevent ads from appearing multiple times. DoubleClick can also use cookie IDs to record so-called conversions that are related to ad requests. This is the case, for example, if you see a DoubleClick ad and later use the same web browser to go to the advertiser's website and purchase something there. According to information from Google, the aforementioned cookies do not contain any personal data. By using DoubleClick, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. We have no influence on the extent and further use of the data collected through the use of DoubleClick by Google. As far as we know, Google receives the information that you have accessed the relevant part of our website or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you have a user account with Google and are registered, Google can assign the visit to your user account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, there is a possibility that Google will find out and store your IP address.

We use DoubleClick for marketing and optimization purposes, particularly to show ads that are relevant and interesting to you, to improve campaign performance reporting, or to prevent you from seeing the same ads more than once. This also lies in our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third party provider. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions of our website. It is also possible to prevent the storage of cookies by setting your web browser so that cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com” are blocked (https://adssettings.google.de). We would like to point out that this setting will be deleted if you delete your cookies. You can also use the link to display interest-based ads https://optout.aboutads.info deactivate. We would like to point out that this setting will also be deleted if you delete your cookies.

Third party information: Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland. 

Further information on Google's use of data, settings and objection options as well as data protection can be found on the following Google website:

GOOGLE ANALYTICS 

On our website we use “Google Analytics”, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). Google uses cookies, which are small text files that are stored on your device and enable analysis of your use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of our website is usually transmitted to a Google server and stored there. If anonymization of the IP address transmitted by the cookie is activated on the website (“IP anonymization”), your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area . Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server outside the EU and shortened there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website on our behalf, to compile reports on website usage and to provide us with other services related to website usage and internet usage. Pseudonymous usage profiles can be created from the processed data. The IP address transmitted when using Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

We only use Google Analytics with the IP anonymization described above activated. This means that your IP address will only be processed by Google in a shortened form. Personal reference can therefore be ruled out.

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website and to continually improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. By statistically evaluating user behavior, we can improve our offering and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter a) GDPR (consent).

You can also prevent the storage of cookies generated by Google Analytics by making the appropriate settings in your web browser. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of our website. If you want to prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your user behavior (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google, you can also download and install the web browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

In order to oblige Google to only process the transmitted data in accordance with our instructions and to comply with the applicable data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing agreement with Google.

Third Party Information: Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland

Further information on the use of data by Google, on setting and objection options as well as on data protection can be found on the following Google websites:

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection.

GOOGLE MAPS 

On our website we use the offer of “Google Maps”, an online map service from Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). This allows us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently. When you visit our website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. Your IP address will be transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with Google, you must log out in advance. Google saves your data as usage profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of the website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide tailored advertising and to inform other users about your activities on our website.

We use Google Maps to show you interactive maps from Google Maps and thus give you a better user experience on our website. This also lies in our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third party provider. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR.

You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles; you must contact Google to do so.

Third Party Information: Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland

Further information on Google's use of data, settings and objection options as well as data protection can be found on the following Google website: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de.

GOOGLE DAY MANAGER 

On our website we use “Google Tag Manager”, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). Google Tag Manager allows us as marketers to manage website tags via one interface. The Google Tag Manager tool that implements the tags is a cookie-free domain and does not itself collect any personal data. Google Tag Manager triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, this will remain in effect for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager. 

Third Party Information: Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland 

Further information on data protection can be found on the following Google websites:

TRANSLATE GOOGLE 

On our website we use “Google Translate”, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). Google Translate stores and processes information about your user behavior on our website. For this purpose, Google Translate uses, among other things, cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser on your device and which enable an analysis of your use of our website.

We use Google Translate to display our site content in foreign languages ​​in order to improve the user experience for foreign language users. This also lies in our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third party provider. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all of the functions of our website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the above-mentioned information by setting an opt-out cookie on one of the websites linked below:

Please note that this setting will be deleted if you delete your cookies. You can object to the collection and forwarding of personal data or prevent the processing of this data by deactivating the execution of JavaScript in your browser. You can also prevent the execution of JavaScript code altogether by installing a JavaScript blocker (e.g https://noscript.net/ or https://www.ghostery.com). We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all of the functions of our website.

Third Party Information: Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland

Further information from the third-party provider on data protection can be found on the following website: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

GOOGLE WEB FONTS 

We use “Google Web Fonts”, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Google”) on our website. Google Web Fonts allows us to use external fonts, so-called Google Fonts. When you access our website, the required Google Font is loaded into the browser cache by your web browser. This is necessary so that your browser can display a visually improved representation of our texts. If your browser does not support this function, your computer will use a standard font for display. These web fonts are integrated via a server call, usually at a Google server in the USA. This sends information to the server about which of our websites you have visited. The IP address of your device's browser is also stored by Google. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected and processed by Google through the use of Google Web Fonts.

We use Google Web Fonts for optimization purposes, in particular to improve the use of our website for you and to make its design more user-friendly. This also lies in our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third party provider. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR.

Third Party Information: Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland

Further information on data protection can be found in Google's privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

Further information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://fonts.google.com/https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?hl=de-DE&csw=1 and https://www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about

JETPACK 

On our website we use “Jetpack” (formerly “WordPress.com-Stats”), a web analysis service from Automattic Inc., 60 29 th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Automattic”). Jetpack uses, among other things, cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser on your device and that enable your use of our website to be analyzed. The information collected in this way is stored on a server in the USA. Our website uses Jetpack with an extension through which IP addresses are further processed in shortened form immediately after they have been collected in order to exclude any personal connection.

We use Jetpack for marketing and optimization purposes, in particular to analyze the use of our website and to continually improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. By statistically evaluating user behavior, we can improve our offering and make it more interesting for you as a user. We also use Jetpack for measures to protect the security of the website, for example to detect attacks or viruses. This also lies in our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third party provider. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR.

You can prevent the evaluation by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. You can also prevent the storage of cookies by using the “Click here to opt-out” button below https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out Click.

In order to oblige Automattic to only process the transmitted data in accordance with our instructions and to comply with the applicable data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing agreement with Automattic. In addition, Automattic has submitted and certified itself to the Privacy Shield Agreement concluded between the European Union and the USA. As a result, Automattic is committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the entry linked below: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC&status=Active

Third party information: Automattic Inc., 60 29 th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA. Further information from the third-party provider on data protection can be found on the following Automattic website: https://automattic.com/privacy

Information from the third party tracking technology provider: Quantcast International Limited, Beaux Lane House, Lower Mercer Street, 1st Floor, Dublin 2, Ireland. Further information about data protection from the third-party tracking technology provider can be found on the following website: https://www.quantcast.com/privacy

YOUTUBE 

On our website we include videos from “Youtube”, a social media platform of Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). When you access a website in which a video from YouTube is embedded, data is transferred to a Google server and stored there. If you have a user account with Google and are registered, Google can assign the visit to your user account. Google stores this data as usage profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of its websites. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (also for users who are not logged in) to display tailored advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. Please contact Google directly.

We integrate content from YouTube on the websites of our website in order to make this content immediately available to you without you having to access the content separately on YouTube. This means you can already use functions of the social media platform YouTube on our website. This allows us to improve our offering and the user experience for you and make it more interesting. This also lies in our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third party provider. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR.

If you want to prevent data sharing, you cannot use YouTube's functions. Regardless of this, we recommend that you regularly log out of your user account after using a social network, but especially before activating integrated content, as this allows you to avoid being assigned to your profile with the respective provider.

Third Party Information: Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland

Further information about data protection and data use by Google can be found on the following Google website: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

Cookies and traffic reports

We use “session cookies” from VG Wort, Munich, to measure access to texts in order to record the probability of copying. Session cookies are small pieces of information that a provider stores in the RAM of the visitor's computer. A randomly generated unique identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. A cookie also contains information about its origin and the storage period. Session cookies cannot save any other data. These measurements are carried out by Kantar Deutschland GmbH according to the scalable central measuring method (SZM). They help determine the likelihood of individual texts being copied to compensate legal claims by authors and publishers. We do not collect personal data via cookies.

Many of our pages are provided with JavaScript calls, which we use to report access to the collecting society Wort (VG Wort). We thereby enable our authors to participate in the distributions from VG Wort, which ensure legal remuneration for the use of copyrighted works in accordance with Section 53 of the Copyright Act.

A use of our offers is also possible without cookies. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can disable the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you when cookies are sent.

Privacy policy for the use of the Scalable Central Measurement System

Our website and our mobile web offering use the “Scalable Central Measuring Method” (SZM) from Kantar Deutschland GmbH to determine statistical parameters to determine the probability of texts being copied.

Anonymous measurements are taken. Alternatively, traffic metering uses a session cookie or a signature created from various automatically transmitted information from your browser to recognize computer systems. IP addresses are only processed in anonymous form.

The procedure was developed in compliance with data protection. The only goal of the procedure is to determine the copying probability of individual texts.

At no time individual users are identified. Your identity always remains protected. You will not receive advertising through the system.

Site notice

Berlin Story GmbH
Schöneberger Str. 23A
10963 Berlin / Germany

Managing Director Enno Lenze, VAT ID DE184231066
HRB 61146 B (Berlin Charlottenburg District Court)

[email protected]

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