The protection and security of your personal data is of prime importance to us. Your personal data will be treated in accordance with the applicable data protection laws.
1. Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data
We will collect, process and use personal data beyond the scope already permitted by law and without your required further consent only to the extent necessary for the conclusion and execution of a contractual relationship or for billing purposes. Generally, the following master data will be used for conclusion and execution of a contractual relationship: Title, name, date of birth, gender, address, phone number, fax number, email address, banking connection, sums payable, and payments including information on the posting date.
Usage data, such as information regarding start and end dates and the scope of the use of certain services and/or communication data will only be collected, processed and used if this is necessary to make available and invoice such services. Generally, the type of the service, and, in as far as enabled by the respective service, start and end date and time of use, the volume in bytes and your IP address are stored.
In performance of our service we may disclose data to our contracting partners (e.g. web hosters).
2. Domain Registration
Please note: In case of domain registrations we disclose certain personal data to registrars and registering organizations. Such data will be stored by the registering organizations and published in Whois databases, where they will be basically accessible to anyone. As an example, when registering a ".de"-domain, currently the name and the address of the domain owner, the administrative and technical contact person and the zone manager, as well as phone and fax numbers and email addresses of the administrative and technical contact person and the zone manager will be disclosed to and stored by DENIC e.G. Name and address will be accessible via the Whois-query on the internet. For .com-, .net- and .org-domains, for example, also the phone and fax number as well as the email address of the administrative contact person will be disclosed and made accessible to anyone in the Whois-databases.
3. Billing Purposes
We may disclose billing data to third service providers and/or third parties to the extent necessary for determination of charges and billing. Billing data will be stored for a maximum of six months after the invoice has been sent - only if you object against the invoice or fail to pay despite having received a notice to pay we may keep your billing data for a longer period (in the event that data must be stored to comply with statutory, constitutional or contractual retention periods, such data will be blocked).
4. Just in Case
To protect your personal data collected and processed by us from unauthorized access and abuse, we have put a number of technical and organizational security measures in place. These security measures are monitored on a regular basis and updated according to technical progress as necessary.
As provided for by applicable provisions we are entitled to disclose and submit data for criminal prosecution and risk prevention purposes.
During every visit of our websites information about IP address, referring URL, date/time, browser version and operating system is stored in the webservers log files due to technical reasons. Further so called cookies may partially be stored temporary on your local computer. Cookies are small text files that are temporarily stored on your hard drive and contain information about your visit to our website. This data is needed only due to technical reasons and in no way it will be associated with any individual person. An evaluation is done only in the form of anonymous statistics.
6. Cookies & Co.
From time to time, we are using so called "cookies". Cookies are (very) small text files placed by the server on your computer to make access to a website more simple, effective and safe. With the help of these cookies, you can be identified during the time of your visit. Data submitted to the server by your browser will be collected and automatically stored in the server statistics. These data include information on your IP-address (by which your computer can be uniquely identified), the type and the version of the browser you are using, your operating system, the referrer URL and the time of the server request. Such information will generally be used by us in anonymized form, e.g. for statistic analyses to help us optimize our services.
7. 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 will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States .
In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
8. Google Adsense
This site uses Google Adsense, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., USA (”Google”). Google Adsense uses so called ”Cookies”, which are stored on your computer, which allows to analyze the use of the website.
Google Adsense also uses "Web Beacons" (small invisible images) to collect information. Through the use of "Web Beacons" simple actions such as the visitor traffic to the website can be recorded and collected.
The cookie and / or Web Beacon information generated through your use of this site (including your IP address) will be send to and stored on a server of Google in the U.S.. Google will use this information, to evaluate your use of the site in view of the ads, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and compile and provide other website activity and internet related services.
In addition, Google may also transfer this information to third parties, unless required by law or if third parties process this data on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Storing cookies on your hard drive and the display of Web Beacons you can prevent, by pointing your browser settings to ”Do not accept cookies”. However, we point out, that in this case perhaps not all the features of this site can be used to their full extent.
By using this site you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described above and for the purposes set.
9. Personalised Advertisements
If you do not want to receive ads displayed by Criteo, you can disable the display of Criteo ads here: http://www.criteo.com/us/privacy-policy
10. Use of Facebook Social Plugins
Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.
When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge:
The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off from Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker”.
11. Anonymized Profiles
To enable us to evaluate, improve and market our services we use anonymized user profiles which will, however, not be analyzed with specific regard to individual persons. Information cannot be tracked back to an individual user. You may object to the creation of such a user profile at any time with future effect. Please find our contact details for notifying us accordingly below.
12. Necessary Amendments
13. Contact and Notices
Status: 17. August 2012