The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. As far as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis, as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) is processed by us only to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly Internet presence, including its contents and the services offered there.
Pursuant to Art. 4 item 1. of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the Basic Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to only as “DSGVO”), “processing” shall mean any operation or set of operations carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures in connection with personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, reading, querying, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of making available, alignment or combination, restriction, deletion or destruction.
With the following data protection declaration we inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, insofar as we decide either alone or together with others about the purposes and means of processing. In addition, we inform you in the following about the third-party components we use for optimisation purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data on their own responsibility.
Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
A single cookie is set on the website. This is only used to remember the selected language (DE | EN).
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. A consolidation of this data with other data sources is not carried out. We reserve the right to check this data subsequently if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests you send to us as site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
Right to information, deletion, blocking
With regard to the data processing described in more detail below, the users and data subjects have the right
to obtain confirmation as to whether or not data relating to him/her are being processed, information on the data processed, further information on the data processing and copies of the data (see also Art. 15 DSGVO)
the correction or completion of incorrect or incomplete data (see also Art. 16 FADP);
to the immediate deletion of data relating to them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary pursuant to Art. 17 para. 3 DSGVO, to the restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO;
to the receipt of data concerning them and provided by them and to the transfer of such data to other providers/responsible parties (cf. also Art. 20 DSGVO);
to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority if they are of the opinion that data concerning them is being processed by the provider in breach of data protection provisions (cf. also Art. 77 DSGVO).
In addition, the provider is obliged to inform all recipients to whom data has been disclosed by the provider of any correction or deletion of data or the restriction of processing that is carried out on the basis of Articles 16, 17 (1), 18 FADP. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. Notwithstanding this, the user has a right to information about these recipients.
Likewise, in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, users and data subjects have the right to object to the future processing of data relating to them, provided that the data is processed by the provider in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 letter f) DSGVO. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct marketing is permitted.
Information on data processing
Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies, the deletion of the data does not conflict with any legal storage obligations and no other information on individual processing methods is provided below.
This website uses the guestbook plugin “Gwolle Gästebuch” by Marcel Pol ( more information at: https://de.wordpress.org/plugins/gwolle-gb/ ). The data collected in connection with the use of Gwolle Guestbook is stored exclusively on the servers of this website and is used only to display Gwolle Guestbook within the framework of this website.
If you leave an entry in the guestbook, your entry text including the contact details you provide there will be stored by me in case of follow-up questions. This data will not be passed on without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the guestbook form is therefore exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal message by e-mail. The legality of the data processing operations carried out up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data entered by you in the guest book will remain with us until you request me to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for which the data was stored no longer applies. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.
For the guestbook function on this page, in addition to your comment, information on the time of the creation of the comment, your e-mail address and, if you do not post anonymously, your chosen (user) name will be stored.
Storage of the IP address
The guestbook function stores the IP addresses of users who make guestbook entries. Since guestbook entries on this page are not comprehensively checked before they are activated, this data is stored in order to be able to take action against the author in the event of legal violations such as insults or propaganda. Although we cannot deduce your identity from your IP address, it is possible that your IP address may be used to identify you. However, the criminal prosecution authorities are regularly able to do so.
Storage period of the guestbook entries
The guestbook entries and the associated data (e.g. IP address) are saved and remain on this website until the guestbook has been completely deleted or the guestbook entries must be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. insulting guestbook entries).
The comments are stored on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke any consent you have given at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal notification by e-mail. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.