Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website. The safer handling of your data is particularly important to us. We would therefore like to inform you in detail about the use of your data when you visit our website.

Reference to the responsible office
The person responsible for data processing on this website is: Bastian Kunkel Am Adamsberg 18 63869 Heigenbrücken E-Mail: info@germany2go.com

Legal basis of the processing
Art. 6 Para. S. 1 lit. a DSGVO serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, such as in cases of inquiries regarding our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes the processing of personal data necessary, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person, Art. 6 Para. S. 1 lit. d DSGVO. Ultimately, processing operations could also be based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not predominate.

Rights of data subjects
You have the right:

to request information about your personal data processed by me in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO. In particular, you may request information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, unless it has been collected from me, as well as the existence of an automated decision-making process including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on its details;
in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by me;
to demand the deletion of your personal data stored with me in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO if the correctness of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful but you refuse its deletion and we no longer need the data but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have lodged an objection against the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;
in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data which you have provided to me in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another responsible person;
pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO to revoke your consent once given to me at any time. The consequence of this is that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future, and
Pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or the place where the alleged violation occurred if the data subject believes that the processing of his/her personal data violates the basic data protection regulation of the EU (DS-GVO).

Disclosure of data
Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. I will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

you have given your express consent to this in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO,
the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,
in the event that there is a legal obligation to pass on data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO, and
this is legally permissible and required for the execution of contractual relationships with you pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO.

Right to Information, Right to Correction, Blocking, Deletion, Opposition
Upon written request, we will inform you about the personal data we have stored about you. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked, contradicted or deleted. The inquiry is to be addressed to our address indicated in the imprint of the web page.

Right of revocation
You have the option at any time to object to the collection, processing and use of your data and/or to revoke your consent to the collection, processing and disclosure of your personal data to us with effect for the future. For this purpose, please contact us at the address given in the imprint of the website.

General collection of data
When you access our website or retrieve a file, information about this process is stored in a log file on our web server. In detail the following data can be stored:

IP address (if possible, this will be stored anonymously)
Domain name of the website from which you came
Names of the retrieved files
Date and time of a retrieval
Name of your Internet Service Provider
as well as operating system and browser version of your terminal device (if applicable)
We only store IP addresses for data security reasons in order to guarantee the stability and security of our system (legal basis: Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO). We reserve the right to statistically evaluate anonymous data records.

Cookies
Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a text file that is created when you visit a website and temporarily stored on the system of the user of the website. If the server of our website is called again by the user of the website, the browser of the user of the website sends the previously received cookie back to the server. The server can evaluate the information obtained through this process. Cookies can be used, for example, to control the display of advertisements or to facilitate navigation on a website. Cookies are also necessary in order to enable the functioning of our website (the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit f DSGVO, the protection of the legitimate interests of the operator of this website – we use cookies only in agreement with Art. 5 Para. 1 lit a DSGVO, i.e. in accordance with the principles of “legality, processing in good faith, transparency”). If you wish to prevent the use of cookies, you can do so by making local settings in your Internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera or Safari).

Newsletter
We send newsletters with advertising information only with the consent of the recipient or on the basis of legal permission. The registration to our newsletter takes place via a double opt-in procedure: After registration you will receive an e-mail in which you should confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary to verify you as the owner of the e-mail. The registration for the newsletter is logged in order to be able to prove the registration according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the times of registration and confirmation as well as your IP address. Also further data, which you indicated with the newsletter registration, are stored. We only use your information other than your e-mail address to personalise the newsletter, for example your name. You can cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter in every newsletter e-mail.

Contact forms
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you entered there, will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. You can object to this at any time (right of withdrawal). We will not pass on your data without your consent.

Confidentiality of your customer access
If you have been given access to a protected area of our website that is protected by a password, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of that password. Please do not share your password with anyone.

Right to data transfer
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format.

Right to complain to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, any data subject shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which he/she is staying, at his/her place of work or at the place where the alleged infringement is alleged to have occurred, if he/she considers that the processing of his/her personal data is contrary to the basic EU Regulation on data protection (DS-GVO).

Links to other websites
Our website/app may from time to time contain links to third party web sites or to other web sites owned by us. If you follow a link to any of these websites, we advise you that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we assume no responsibility or liability for these policies. Please review this Privacy Policy before providing any personally identifiable information to these sites.

Comment function
On individual pages or contributions there is a voluntary comment function for users who wish to express their opinion on the respective page or contribution. The comment is released after a positive review and appears publicly on the page where the comment was sent. There is no right to release a comment. The commenter must give a name, this may be a pseudonym. The commenter must also provide an email address. This serves to inform him about the status of his comment, especially if he has asked a question in the comment and is waiting for an answer. The email address is not displayed publicly and is not passed on to third parties and is not evaluated manually. The IP address of the commenter is only stored in anonymous form.

SSL encryption
This website uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption to transfer data from your browser to our server and to servers that provide files that we embed on our website. SSL is used to encrypt the transmission of data. The data cannot be changed and the sender can be identified. You can recognize the existence of SSL encryption by the preceding text “https” in front of the address of the website which you call up in the browser.

References to third-party websites
This website offers links to third-party websites in the form of so-called links. Only when you click on such a link will data be transferred to the link target. This is technically necessary. The transmitted data are in particular: Your IP address, the time at which you clicked on the link, the page on which you clicked on the link, details of your Internet browser. If you do not want this data to be transferred to the link target, do not click on the link.

Use of Facebook visitor access statistics
We use the visitor access statistics (remarketing function) “Custom Audiences” of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”), also known as Facebook Pixel. This feature enables us to target visitors to the Web site with targeted advertising by placing personalized, interest-based Facebook advertisements for visitors to the Web site when they visit the social network Facebook. The feature will only be enabled after you have given your permission. If this feature is enabled, a direct connection to a Facebook server is established when you visit this website. The Facebook server will be notified of which of our websites you have visited. Facebook assigns this information to your personal Facebook user account. For more information about Facebook’s collection and use of this information, your rights in this regard, and how Facebook can protect your privacy, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. If you do not want Facebook to associate the information collected directly with your Facebook user account, you can disable the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” here. To do this, you must be logged into Facebook. Facebook has signed and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the United States. In doing so, Facebook undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. For more information, please visit this website.
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Google reCAPTCHA
To protect your communication via the Internet form, the component reCAPTCHA of the company Google Inc. (Google) is used. With reCAPTCHA an abuse can be reduced by automated, mechanical processing. reCAPTCHA transmits your IP address and if necessary further data needed by Google for reCAPTCHA to Google. Your input via the reCAPTCHA component will be transmitted to Google and further processed there. By using reCAPTCHA, you agree that the recognition of images you provide will be incorporated into the digitisation of old works. The IP address transmitted by your browser during the use of reCAPTCHA will not be merged with other data from Google. These data are subject to Google’s privacy policy. More information about Google’s privacy policy can be found at: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Google Fonts
This page uses certain Google fonts for display. When you call up a page, your browser loads these fonts. Your IP address and the page you visited (Internet address) are transferred to a Google server. Further information on these Google fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Google Maps This website uses the map software Google Maps by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use by Google and its agents of any data that may be collected automatically. Google Maps Terms of Use. Google Privacy Policy.

Google Analytics
Our website uses the analysis service Google Analytics. This web analytics service is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as Google). We use Google Analytics to evaluate your use of our website and to compile reports on user activities. Our legitimate interest in data processing also lies in these purposes. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is § 15 Abs. 3 TMG resp. Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. This analysis tool works on the basis of cookies. A cookie is a text file that is sent when you visit a website and temporarily stored on the hard disk of the user of the website to enable an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information stored by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and then stored there. As part of IP anonymisation, Google will first shorten your IP address within a member state of the EU or another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. On our behalf, Google will use the information transmitted to compile a report on the use of the website. We have entered into an order processing agreement with Google. The IP address transmitted as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. If you wish to prevent the use of cookies, you can do this by making local changes to your settings in the Internet browser used on your computer (e.g. Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, etc.), i.e. the program for opening and displaying Internet pages. You can also prevent the collection and processing of your data by Google’s cookie by downloading and installing a browser plug-in offered by Google under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. Disable Google Analytics
Then a so-called Opt-Out-Cookie is set, which prevents the future collection of your data with the visit of this web page: You will find further information on the terms of use and data protection of Google and Google Analytics at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html as well as at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. We would like to point out that Google Analytics has been extended to include “anonymizeIp”. This ensures that IP addresses are recorded anonymously.

Order data processing
We have concluded a contract with Google for order data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Google Tag Manager
We use the Google Tag Manager of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The Google Tag Manager is a cookie-free domain and does not collect any personally identifiable information. The tool triggers other components that may themselves collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this information. If deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, it will persist for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.

YouTube videos
We have included YouTube videos on our website, which are stored on the servers of the provider YouTube and can be played from our website via an embedding. The embedding of the videos takes place with the option for extended data protection settings activated. When you play these videos, YouTube and DoubleClick cookies are stored on your computer and may transfer data to Google Inc, Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, as a YouTube operator. When playing videos stored on YouTube, at least the following data will be sent to Google Inc. as a YouTube operator and operator of the DoubleClick network: IP address and cookie, the specific address of the page visited on our site, system date and time of visit, identification of your browser, etc. These data are transferred regardless of whether you have a Google user account with which you are logged in or whether you do not have a user account. If you are so signed in, Google may associate this information directly with your account. YouTube or Google Inc. may store this information as a usage profile and may use it for advertising, market research and/or tailoring its websites to meet your needs. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (also for non-registered users) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google as the operator of YouTube to exercise this right. Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by Google can be found on this information page.

Amazon Affiliate Program
The operators of the pages participate in the Amazon EU partner program. On our sides by Amazon advertisements and left to the side of Amazon.de are merged, at which we can earn money over advertising cost reimbursement. Amazon uses cookies to track the origin of orders. This enables Amazon to recognize that you have clicked the partner link on our website. Amazon cookies” are stored on the basis of Art. 6 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in this, as the amount of his affiliate remuneration can only be determined through the cookies. Further information on the use of data by Amazon can be found in Amazon’s data protection declaration: https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=footer_privacy?ie=UTF8&nodeId=3312401.

Tawk.to (SMS SIA)
This website uses SMS SIA, Tirgonu iela, 6, Riga, Latvia, LV1050, (www.tawk.to) technology to collect and store anonymous data for web analysis purposes and to operate a live chat system to respond to live support requests. This anonymous data can be used to create user profiles under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor’s Internet browser. The cookies enable the recognition of the Internet browser. Insofar as the information collected in this way is personal, it is processed in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in effective customer service and statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation purposes.
The data collected with the tawk.to technologies will not be used to personally identify the visitor to this website and will not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym without the separate consent of the person concerned. In order to avoid the storage of tawk.to cookies, you can set your Internet browser so that no more cookies can be stored on your computer in the future or already stored cookies are deleted. Disabling all cookies may, however, mean that some functions on our website can no longer be executed. You can object to the collection and storage of data for the purpose of creating a pseudonymised user profile at any time with effect for the future by sending us your objection informally by e-mail to the e-mail address stated in the imprint. To the privacy policy of tawk.to: https://www.tawk.to/privacy-policy/

Safety notice
We secure our website and other IT systems against loss, destruction, unauthorized access, unauthorized alteration or unauthorized dissemination of your data through appropriate technical and organizational measures. A complete protection against all dangers is practically in spite of all care, however, not possible in every case. Because we cannot guarantee complete data security when communicating by e-mail, we recommend sending confidential information by post.

Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change this data protection declaration if the legal situation or this online service or the type of data collection changes. However, this only applies to statements on data processing. If a user’s consent is necessary or if parts of the data protection declaration contain a regulation of the contractual relationship with users, the data protection declaration will only be changed after the user’s consent. Please therefore inform yourself about this data protection declaration if necessary, in particular if you communicate personal data.