Privacy Statement

Scope

This Privacy Statement is to inform users about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and usage of personal data on this website (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”) by the website owner, Grafenstein Freizeit- und Tourismuswerbung GmbH, Tempelhofer Damm 94a, 12101 Berlin, f.grafenstein@grafenstein.net, telephone +49 30 80 58 59 20.

The legal bases for data privacy can be found in the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

Access data / server log files

The Website Owner (and/or the Website Owner’s hosting service) gathers data every time the Website is accessed (so-called server log files). This access data includes:
The name of the web page accessed, file, date and time of the access, data volume transferred, notification of successful access, type of browser used and version, operating system of the user, referrer URL (the previously visited site), IP address and the requesting provider.
The Website Owner uses the log file data solely for performing statistical analyses for the purpose of running the website, ensuring security and optimising the website. The Website Owner reserves the right to examine the log file data at a later date if there are specific indications that give rise to a justified suspicion of illegal use.

Handling of personal data

Personal data is information that can be used to identify an individual, i.e. information that can be traced to a specific person. This includes the individual’s name, email address and telephone number. Personal data also includes information about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites someone has visited.
Personal data are only collected, used and passed on by the Website Owner when such action is permitted by law or the user has consented to this data being collected.

Establishing contact

When the user establishes contact with the Website Owner (e.g. using the contact form or by email), the user’s details are stored for the purposes of processing the request and in the event that there are follow-up questions.

Comments and posts

The user’s IP address is stored when the user leaves comments on the blog or other posts. This is done to safeguard the Website Owner in the event that illegal entries are made in the comments or posts sections (defamatory statements, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case, the Website Owner may be sued for the comment or post and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.

Comment subscriptions

Users have the option of subscribing to receive follow-up comments. The user will receive a confirmation email in order to check that they are the rightful owner of the email address provided. Users may cancel active comment subscriptions at any time. The confirmation email contains instructions on how to do this.

Newsletters

We use the newsletter to provide you with information about us and our offers.
If you would like to receive the newsletter, we need you to supply us with a valid email address and the information necessary for us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter. No other data is collected. These data are used solely for the purpose of distributing the newsletter and are not passed on to third parties.
When registering for the newsletter, we store your IP address and the date of registration. The storing of this information serves solely as evidence in the event that a third party misuses an email address and registers to receive the newsletter without the knowledge of the rightful owner.
You may at any time withdraw your consent for us to store your data including your email address and to use them to distribute the newsletter. You may do this via a link in the newsletter itself, in your profile page or by sending a message using one of the contact options above.

Integration of third-party services and content

It is possible that this website includes third-party content, such as YouTube videos, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites. This always requires that the provider of these contents (hereinafter referred to as “Third-party Provider”) can detect the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, it would not be possible for the content to be sent to the browser of the user in question. The IP address is thus necessary in order to display said content. We strive to only use content whose respective provider uses the IP address solely for the purpose of transmitting the content. We are, however, unable to prevent the Third-party Provider from storing the IP address e.g. for statistical purposes. Insofar as we are aware that this is the case, we will inform the user accordingly.

Getty Images

This website may include pictures from the stock image supplier, Getty Images. The pictures can be recognised by their frame including the inscription “Getty Images”. Displaying these images requires that Getty Images can detect the IP address of the user in order to deliver the pictures to the browser of the user. The IP address is thus necessary in order to display said content. To the best of our knowledge, the IP address is used for this purpose only. The Website Owner is, however, unable to prevent Getty Images from storing the IP address e.g. for statistical purposes. Insofar as the Website Owner is aware that this is the case, the user will be so informed or the images removed.
You will find further information in the Privacy Statement of Getty Images: www.gettyimages.de

Cookies

Cookies are small files that allow specific device-related information to be stored on the device being used to access the website (PC, smartphone etc.) They serve to make websites more user-friendly and are thus of benefit to the user (e.g. by storing login data). They also allow the statistical data regarding website usage to be collected and analysed in order to improve the website. Users have the ability to influence how cookies are used. Most browsers have an option that limits or completely prevents cookies from being stored. It is, however, worth pointing out that disabling cookies also limits the functionality and in particular the user-friendliness of the website.
You can manage many online advertising cookies set by companies using the American website www.aboutads.info or the EU website www.youronlinechoices.com.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”: text files that are stored on the user’s computer and allow the user’s use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about the user’s use of this website are usually transmitted to and stored on one of Google’s servers in the United States.
If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google truncates the user’s IP address beforehand within Member States of the European Union or in other States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and truncated there. IP anonymisation is activated on this website. Google uses this information on behalf of the website operator to evaluate use of the website, to compile reports about website activity and to provide the website operator with additional services related to use of the website and the Internet.
The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be associated with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored by changing the appropriate setting in your browser software; we should point out, however, that doing so may prevent you from being able to use all of the functions of this website in full. Furthermore, you can prevent the data relating to your use of this website that is generated by the cookie (including your IP address) from being recorded and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin from the following link: tools.google.com.
As an alternative to the browser add-on, or if browsing on a mobile device, please click on this link in order to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data from within this website in future. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device. Should you delete your cookies at a later date, you will have to click on this link again.

The use of Facebook Social Plugins

The use of Facebook Social Plugins
This website uses Social Plugins (“Plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins are recognisable by the Facebook logo (white “f” on a blue background, the term “Like” or a “thumbs-up” icon) or are labelled “Facebook Social Plugin”. You can find a list of the Facebook social plugins and see what they look like here: developers.facebook.com.
If a user visits one of the pages on this website that contains such a plugin, the user’s browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. Facebook transfers the plugin content directly to your browser, which embeds it into the website. Thus the Website Owner has no influence on the data Facebook gathers with the plugin, and therefore informs the user according to current knowledge:
The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed a particular 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, by clicking “Like” or entering a comment, for example, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. Even if you are not a member of Facebook, it is still possible that Facebook may discover your IP address and store it. According to Facebook, in Germany the IP address is stored in anonymised form.
For information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing and use by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings’ options for protecting your privacy, please visit Facebook’s privacy policy page: www.facebook.com.
If you are a Facebook member and do not wish Facebook to associate the data relating to your visit to this website with your membership data already stored by Facebook, please log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can configure additional settings and disallow the use of data for advertising purposes within the Facebook profile settings: www.facebook.com.

+1 button by Google+

This website uses the “+1” button provided by the Google Plus social network operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button can be recognised by a “+1” on a white or coloured background.
When a user visits one of the pages on this website that contains such a button, his browser establishes a direct connection with the Google servers. Google transfers the content of the “+1” button directly to your browser, which embeds it into the website. The Website Owner thus has no influence on the scope of the data that Google gathers using the button. According to Google, no personal data is collected if the button is not clicked. Such data, including the IP address, is only collected and processed for members of the service who are logged in.
Users can find information on the purpose and scope of the data collected, its processing and use by Google and your rights in this respect and settings’ options for protecting your privacy by consulting Google’s data privacy statement regarding the “+1” button: www.google.com and the FAQ: www.google.com.

Twitter

This website uses buttons for the Twitter service. These buttons are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They can be recognised by the terms “Twitter” or “Follow” together with a stylised blue bird. The buttons allow the user to share a post or page on this website on Twitter or follow the Website Owner on Twitter.
If a user visits one of the pages on this website that contains such a button, the user’s browser establishes a direct connection with the Twitter servers. Twitter transmits the content of the Twitter button directly to the browser of the user. Thus the Website Owner has no influence on the data Twitter gathers with the plugin, and informs the user according to current knowledge: only the IP address of the user and the URL of the web page being accessed when the button is activated is transferred, but used for no other purpose than to display the buttons.
Further information on this can be found in Twitter’s data privacy statement at twitter.com.

Revocation, revisions, corrections and updates

On request, the user has the right to receive information, without charge, about the personal data that has been stored relating to him/her. Moreover, the user has the right to have incorrect data amended and his/her personal data blocked or deleted, insofar as there is no legal requirement to preserve such data.