Privacy policy

Your data is in safe hands

Protecting your personal information is very important to me. On this page, I would like to inform you about data privacy measures in connection with my offers.

Scope

This privacy policy explains the nature, scope and purposes of the collection and use of personal data by me, Michael Kaiser, as the publisher of the following websites (hereinafter referred to as “my websites” or “my offers”):

Handling personal information in general

Personal data is information that can be used to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes, for example, your name, email address or telephone number. Information about interests or what websites someone has visited also belong to this type of data.

I will only collect, use and disclose personal data when permitted by law or if the user consents to it.

Access data / Server log files

I (or my hosting providers on behalf of me) collect data about each time my offers are accessed (by means of so-called server log files). This access data mainly includes the name of the website accessed, specific page, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (previously visited page), IP address and requesting provider.

I will only use this log information for statistical evaluations with the purpose of operating, securing and optimizing my offers. However, I reserve the right to subsequently check the log data in more detail if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use on the basis of concrete indications.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific information about the user’s access device (PC, smartphone, tablet etc.) on the device itself. They serve the user-friendliness of websites and make it possible to collect statistical data on website usage for improving them.

You can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, I need to point out in this context that the use and in particular the comfort of use of my websites will be limited if this option is enabled.

Integration of third-party services and content

It is possible that content of third parties, such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or images from other websites are embedded in my offers. This always requires that the user’s IP address is made accessible to the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”). Without the IP address, it would not be possible to send the content to the user’s browser. I have no influence on whether the third-party providers store the IP address, for example, for statistical purposes.

Google Analytics

My websites use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies stored on the user’s computer to help analyze how my offers are used. The information in the cookies about the users’ navigation on my websites is normally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Because IP anonymization is permanently enabled for all of my websites, Google will truncate the IP addresses of users within member states of the European Union and other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before the data is transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and only shortened there.

The IP address transmitted to Google Analytics by your browser is not combined with other information from Google. If you want, you can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the settings in your browser as mentioned above. In addition, you can prevent the transmission of the data stored in the cookie (including your IP address) and thus also the processing of this data by Google for the future by downloading and installing a browser add-on by Google available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

As an alternative to the use of the browser add-on or for deactivation in browsers on mobile devices, you can deactivate the transmission for the respective website on the following pages:

An opt-out cookie is stored on your device for this purpose. If you delete your cookies from your browser later, you will have to repeat this procedure. The same applies if you want to use this option for other browsers and / or devices as well.

Amazon Associates Program

I am a participant of the Amazon EU Associates Program, which allows me to earn money by placing advertisements and links to amazon.de on my websites. Amazon uses cookies to track the origin of orders from my websites. Amazon can recognize, for example, that users have clicked on the links with purchase recommendations on my websites. For more information about Amazon’s use of data, see the company’s privacy notice, please.

Newsletter

A subscription to one of my various newsletters requires that I store your email address as well as the proof that it belongs to you in my newsletter system. To prevent fraud, your IP address and the date of the subscription are registered as well.

My system also collects data on user behavior (e.g. opening emails or clicking on links) and stores all additional information that you have voluntarily and actively provided yourself in this context (e.g. your name). This data will only be used for my own newsletter services and will not be passed on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data and its use for sending email to you at any time. The revocation can be made by clicking on the link provided at the bottom of the newsletter emails, on the web page for the selection of topics or by any other means provided on my contact page.

As a matter of course, I have concluded a contract with ActiveCampaign, LLC, an email marketing service provider, for data processing on my behalf. ActiveCampaign complies with the strict requirements of EU data protection law in all respects.

Direct contact

In case you contact me directly (e.g. via the contact form or email), all information provided will be stored for processing your inquiry and possible follow-up at a later stage.

Inquiries, updates, corrections and revocation

Users of my offers have the right, upon request and free of charge, to obtain information on the personal data stored about them. You also have the right to correct wrong data as well as to update, block or delete your information, as long as I do not have to retain it for legal obligations.