Data protection declaration
This data protection declaration informs users about the nature, scope and purposes of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider Sophia Hall on this website (hereinafter „offer“).
The legal basis for data protection is found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).
Access data/ server log files
The provider (respectively his webspace provider) collects data about every access to the offer (so-called server log files). The access data includes:
Name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, transferred data volume, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
The provider uses the protocol data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to check the protocol data subsequently if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use based on concrete evidence.
Usage of personal data
Personal data is information with the help of which a person can be determined, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address or telephone number. But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites have been viewed by someone else are considered personal data.
Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is permitted by law or if the users agree to the collection of data.
When contacting the provider (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), the user’s details are stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise.
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When users leave comments on the blog or other posts, their IP addresses are stored. This is done for the security of the provider in case someone writes illegal content in comments and posts (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case the provider can be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.
The follow-up comments can be subscribed to by users. Users will receive a confirmation email to verify that they are the owner of the email address entered. Users can unsubscribe from ongoing comment subscriptions at any time. The confirmation email will contain instructions to do so.
With the newsletter we inform you about us and our offers.
If you would like to receive the newsletter, we need a valid email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. This data is only used for sending the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.
When you register for the newsletter, we save your IP address and the date of registration. This storage serves only as proof in the event that a third party misuses an email address and registers to receive the newsletter without the knowledge of the owner.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the email address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time. The revocation can be made via a link in the newsletter itself, in your profile area or by sending a message to the contact details above.
Integration of third party services and content
It can happen that within this online offer third party content, such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are integrated. This always presupposes that the providers of these contents (hereinafter referred to as „third-party providers“) are aware of the IP address of the users. Without the IP address, they would not be able to send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore necessary for the display of this content. We make every effort to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only to deliver the content. However, we have no influence on this if the third-party providers store the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. As far as we are aware of this, we inform the users about it.
Within this offer the images of the stock image provider Getty Images can be integrated. The images can be recognized by a frame with the reference „Getty Images“. The display of these images requires Getty Images to be aware of the user’s IP address so that the images can be delivered to the user’s browser. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. To the best of our knowledge, the IP address is only used for this purpose. However, the provider has no influence on whether Getty Images stores the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. As far as this is known to the provider, the users will be informed or the images will be removed.
You can manage many online ad cookies from companies via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.
The data entered during registration is used for the purpose of using the offer. Users can be informed by e-mail about information relevant to the offer or registration, such as changes in the scope of the offer or technical circumstances. The collected data can be seen from the input mask in the context of the registration.
This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“, text files that are stored on the user’s computer and which enable an analysis of their use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website by the user is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
However, in the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, the IP address of Google’s users within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area will be shortened beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website by the users, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the internet.
The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the settings of their browser software accordingly; however, this offer draws users‘ attention to the fact that in this case they may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. Users can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data within this website in the future. An opt-out cookie will be placed on your device. If you delete your cookies, you have to click this link again.
This offer uses Piwik, an open source software for statistical analysis of user access. Piwik uses „cookies“, which are text files placed on the users‘ computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on the provider’s server in Germany. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before it is saved. Users can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting their browser software accordingly; however, the provider draws the attention of users to the fact that in this case they may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.
Use of Facebook Social Plugins
This offer uses social plugins („plugins“) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA („Facebook“). The plugins can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white „f“ on blue tile or a „thumbs up“ sign) or are marked with the addition „Facebook Social Plugin“. The list and appearance of the Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When a user calls up a website of this offer that contains such a plugin, his browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Facebook. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser, which integrates it into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to its state of knowledge (http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=17512):
By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his or her Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example, by pressing the Like button or making a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to find out his or her IP address and store it. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is stored in Germany.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him or her through this offer and link it to his or her membership data stored on Facebook, he or she must log out of Facebook before visiting the website.
+1 button from Google+
This offer uses the „+1? button of the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States („Google“). The button can be recognized by the „+1? sign on a white or colored background.
When a user calls up a website of this offer that contains such a button, the browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Google. The content of the „+1“ button is transmitted by Google directly to its browser and integrated by it into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the extent of the data that Google collects with the button. According to Google, no personal data is collected without clicking the button. Only with logged in members, such data, including the IP address, is collected and processed.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Google’s data protection information on the „+1? button: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html and the FAQ: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/.
This offer uses the buttons of the Twitter service. These buttons are provided by Twitter Inc, 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are recognizable by terms such as „Twitter“ or „follow“, associated with a stylized blue bird. With the help of the buttons it is possible to share a post or page of this offer on Twitter or follow the provider on Twitter.
When a user calls up a website of this Internet presence that contains such a button, his browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Twitter. The content of the Twitter button is transmitted by Twitter directly to the user’s browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the extent of the data that Twitter collects with the help of this plugin and informs the users according to its state of knowledge. According to this, only the IP address of the user the URL of the respective website is transmitted when the button is obtained, but not used for any other purpose than the display of the button.
This offer uses the buttons of the Tumbler service. These buttons are provided by Tumblr, Inc. 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA, [email protected]. They are identified by the term „Tumblr“. With the help of the buttons it is possible to share a post or page of this offer at Tumblr or to follow the provider at Tumblr.
When a user calls up a web page of this internet presence that contains such a button, his browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Tumblr. The content of the Tumblr button is transmitted by Tumblr directly to the user’s browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the extent of the data that Tumblr collects with the help of this plugin and informs the user according to his level of knowledge. According to this, only the user’s IP address, the URL of the respective website is transmitted when the button is obtained, but is not used for any other purpose than to display the button.
Pages of this offer include „Flattr“ buttons of the micropayment service Flattr, which is operated by the company Flattr Network Ltd. with headquarters at 2nd Floor, White bear yard 114A, Clerkenwell Road, London, Middlesex, England, EC1R 5DF, Great Britain. If you call up pages of this Internet offer that contain these buttons, your browser will establish a direct connection to servers of Flattr. If you have created an account with which you are logged in at the same time, Flattr will receive the information that you have visited the respective page of this offer. If you have a Flattr account, are logged in and interact with the button, information about this is sent to Flattr and stored there for billing purposes in accordance with the guidelines applicable there. Even if you are not logged in, usage data may be collected and stored. You can find out exactly how your data is processed when you click on the Flattr button at https://flattr.com/privacy.
This offer uses Google AdSense, a service for the integration of advertisements from Google Inc. („Google“). Google AdSense uses so-called „cookies“, text files which are stored on the user’s computer and which enable an analysis of the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons, information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this offer can be evaluated.
The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including the IP address of the user) and the delivery of advertising formats is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information may be passed on by Google to contractual partners of Google. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data stored by you.
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revocation, changes, corrections and updates
The user has the right to request information free of charge about the personal data stored about him/her. In addition, the user has the right to have incorrect data corrected, to block and delete his personal data, provided that this does not conflict with any legal obligation to preserve records.