The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. Where personal data (such as name, address, or email addresses) is collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis, if possible. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., communication by email) can have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
This website uses so-called cookies in some places. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. They serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective, and secure. 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,“ which are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
You can configure your browser to inform you about the placement of cookies and to allow cookies only in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Server Log Files
The provider of these 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
• Hostname of the accessing computer
• Time of the server request
This data cannot be attributed to specific individuals and will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of concrete indications of unlawful use.
When you submit inquiries to us via the contact form, your information from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provide, will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for any follow-up questions. We will not share this data without your consent.
If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we will need your email address and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the provided email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No further data will be collected. We will use this information solely for sending the requested information and will not disclose it to third parties. You can revoke your consent to the storage of data and the use of the email address for sending the newsletter at any time, for example by using the „Unsubscribe“ link in the newsletter.
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics, provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses „cookies,“ which are text files stored on your computer that allow an analysis of your website usage. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored on a server by Google in the USA.
We have enabled IP anonymization on this website. This means that your IP address will be truncated by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the website operator to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software settings; however, please note that in this case, you may not be able to use all features of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Objection to Data Collection:
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website: Google Analytics Opt-out.
Data Processing Agreement:
We have concluded a data processing agreement with Google and fully comply with the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographic Features in Google Analytics:
This website uses the „demographic features“ of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain information about the age, gender, and interests of website visitors. This data comes from Google’s interest-based advertising and visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be attributed to any specific individual. You can disable this feature at any time through the ad settings in your Google account or by generally prohibiting the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the „Objection to Data Collection“ section.
Please translate: etracker Unsere Website nutzt den Analysedienst etracker. Anbieter ist die etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg Germany. Aus den Daten können unter einem Pseudonym Nutzungsprofile erstellt werden. Dazu können Cookies eingesetzt werden. Bei Cookies handelt es sich um kleine Textdateien, die lokal im Zwischenspeicher Ihres Internet-Browsers gespeichert werden. Die Cookies ermöglichen es, Ihren Browser wieder zu erkennen. Die mit den etracker-Technologien erhobenen Daten werden ohne die gesondert erteilte Zustimmung des Betroffenen nicht genutzt, Besucher unserer Website persönlich zu identifizieren und werden nicht mit personenbezogenen Daten über den Träger des Pseudonyms zusammengeführt. Der Datenerhebung und -speicherung können Sie jederzeit mit Wirkung für die Zukunft widersprechen. Um einer Datenerhebung und -speicherung Ihrer Besucherdaten für die Zukunft zu widersprechen, können Sie unter nachfolgendem Link ein Opt-Out-Cookie von etracker beziehen, dieser bewirkt, dass zukünftig keine Besucherdaten Ihres Browsers bei etracker erhoben und gespeichert werden: https://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb Dadurch wird ein Opt-Out- Cookie mit dem Namen „cntcookie“ von etracker gesetzt. Bitte löschen Sie diesen Cookie nicht, solange Sie Ihren Widerspruch aufrecht erhalten möchten. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in de Datenschutzbestimmungen von etracker: https://www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html Facebook-Plugins (Like-Button) Auf unseren Seiten sind Plugins des sozialen Netzwerks Facebook, Anbieter Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, integriert. Die Facebook-Plugins erkennen Sie an dem Facebook-Logo oder dem „Like-Button“ („Gefällt mir“) auf unserer Seite. Eine Übersicht über die Facebook-Plugins finden Sie hier:https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. Wenn Sie unsere Seiten besuchen, wird über das Plugin eine direkte Verbindung zwischen Ihrem Browser und dem Facebook-Server hergestellt. Facebook erhält dadurch die Information, dass Sie mit Ihrer IP-Adresse unsere Seite besucht haben. Wenn Sie den Facebook „Like-Button“ anklicken während Sie in Ihrem Facebook-Account eingeloggt sind, können Sie die Inhalte unserer Seiten auf Ihrem Facebook-Profil verlinken. Dadurch kann Facebook den Besuch unserer Seiten Ihrem Benutzerkonto zuordnen. Wir weisen darauf hin, dass wir als Anbieter der Seiten keine Kenntnis vom Inhalt der übermittelten Daten sowie deren Nutzung durch Facebook erhalten. Weitere Informationen hierzu finden Sie in der Datenschutzerklärung von Facebook unter https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. Wenn Sie nicht wünschen, dass Facebook den Besuch unserer Seiten Ihrem Facebook-Nutzerkonto zuordnen kann, loggen Sie sich bitte aus Ihrem Facebook-Benutzerkonto aus. Twitter Auf unseren Seiten sind Funktionen des Dienstes Twitter eingebunden. Diese Funktionen werden angeboten durch die Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Durch das Benutzen von Twitter und der Funktion „Re-Tweet“ werden die von Ihnen besuchten Websites mit Ihrem Twitter-Account verknüpft und anderen Nutzern bekannt gegeben. Dabei werden auch Daten an Twitter übertragen. Wir weisen darauf hin, dass wir als Anbieter der Seiten keine Kenntnis vom Inhalt der übermittelten Daten sowie deren Nutzung durch Twitter erhalten. Weitere Informationen hierzu finden Sie in der Datenschutzerklärung von Twitter unter https://twitter.com/privacy.
Our website uses the analysis service etracker. The provider is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany. Usage profiles can be created from the data under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your internet browser. These cookies allow your browser to be recognized again. The data collected with etracker technologies will not be used to personally identify visitors to our website without the separately given consent of the individual concerned and will not be merged with personal data of the bearer of the pseudonym.
Facebook Plugins (Like-Button)
Our pages integrate plugins from the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the „Like-Button“ („Like“) on our page. An overview of Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.
Our pages utilize features of Google+. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Collection and sharing of information: By using the Google+ button, you can share information worldwide. Through the Google+ button, you and other users receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given +1 for content and information about the page you viewed when clicking +1. Your +1 may be displayed as references along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and internet advertisements. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name that you used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be shown to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you. Use of the collected information: In addition to the purposes explained above, the information provided by you will be used in accordance with applicable Google privacy policies. Google may publish aggregated statistics about users‘ +1 activities or share them with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or affiliated websites.
Functions of the music service Spotify are integrated on our website. The provider is Spotify AB, Birger Jarlsgatan 61, 113 56 Stockholm, Sweden. You can recognize the Spotify plugins by the green logo on our site. An overview of Spotify plugins can be found at https://developer.spotify.com. When you visit our pages through the plugin, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Spotify server. Spotify thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Spotify button while logged into your Spotify account, you can link the content of our pages to your Spotify profile. Spotify can then associate the visit to our pages with your user account.
If you do not want Spotify to associate the visit to our pages with your Spotify user account, please log out of your Spotify user account.
Comment Function on this Website
For the comment function on this page, your comment, the time of its creation, your email address, and, if you do not post anonymously, the username you have chosen will be stored.
Storage of IP Address
Our comment function stores the IP addresses of users who post comments. Since we do not check comments on our site before they are published, we need this information to be able to take action against the author in the event of infringements such as insults or propaganda.
Subscribing to Comments
As a user of the site, you can subscribe to comments after registering. You will receive a confirmation email to check if you are the owner of the provided email address. You can unsubscribe from this function at any time via a link in the info emails.
This site uses SSL encryption for reasons of security and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the change in the browser’s address bar from „http://“ to „https://“ and the presence of a lock symbol in your browser. When SSL encryption is active, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Right to Information, Deletion, and Blocking
You have the right to obtain free information about your stored personal data, its origin, recipients, and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correct, block, or delete this data. For this purpose, and for any other questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at the address provided in the imprint.
Objection to Promotional Emails
The use of contact information published in accordance with the legal notice requirements for sending unsolicited advertisements and information materials is hereby prohibited. The operators of the site expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the case of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam emails.
Our Social Media Presence
Data Processing by Social Networks
We maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks. The social networks we use are listed below.
Social networks like Facebook, Google+, etc., can comprehensively analyze your user behavior when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g., like buttons or advertising banners). Visiting our social media profiles triggers numerous data processing operations relevant to data protection. Specifically:
If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can associate this visit with your user account. Your personal data may also be collected even if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. This data collection may occur, for example, through cookies stored on your device or by capturing your IP address.
Using the collected data, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. This allows them to display interest-based advertising both within and outside the respective social media presence. If you have an account with the respective social network, interest-based advertising can be displayed on all devices where you are logged in or have been logged in.
Our social media presence aims to ensure a comprehensive online presence. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The analysis processes initiated by social networks may be based on different legal bases, which the operators of the social networks should indicate (e.g., consent within the meaning of Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR).
Responsible Party and Exercise of Rights:
When you visit one of our social media profiles (e.g., Facebook), we are jointly responsible with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing that occurs during your visit. You can exercise your rights (such as access, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability, and lodging complaints) both with us and with the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g., Facebook).
Please note that despite our joint responsibility with the social media platform operators, we do not have full control over the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our capabilities are primarily determined by the respective provider’s company policies.
The data directly collected by us through our social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as the purpose for their storage no longer applies, or you request us to delete them, revoke your consent for storage, or the purpose of data storage no longer exists. Stored cookies will remain on your device until you delete them. Mandatory legal provisions, especially retention periods, remain unaffected.
Individual Social Networks:
Communication via Facebook Messenger:
In addition to other communication channels, we use Facebook Messenger, provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA („Facebook“), as an additional communication medium. The data and content of the communication are processed through servers in the USA. Facebook also evaluates the metadata of the communication for advertising purposes, but as far as we know, not the content of the messages.
You can reach our chat service through the following channels:
• Direct link: https://m.me/medienconcept.bernd.siebert
• „Send Message“ button on our fan page: https://www.facebook.com/medienconcept.bernd.siebert
• Facebook post/advertisement on behalf of our fan page
• After commenting on one of our posts, if it is announced in the post text
• „Send to Messenger“ button on our website (also see: „Explanation of the use of Facebook plugins“)
• QR code on print advertising materials
When you connect with us via chat, we collect data necessary for using the chat and our chatbot. Additionally, your Facebook profile’s first name, last name, user ID („Messenger ID“), gender, profile language, and profile time zone are transmitted to us by default once you initiate a chat with us.
Facebook provides a notice to this effect before starting the chat. We are not aware of the duration of storage for your data and chat history. However, due to legal retention obligations, they may be stored for up to 10 years.
Usage of the Chatbot Provider Manychat
For contacting and communicating via the Facebook Messenger platform, we offer a so-called chatbot. This is a third-party software provided by ManyChat Inc., 220 Golden Oak Dr, Portola Valley, CA, 94028, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: manychat.com. To use our chatbot, registration on Facebook is necessary.
By communicating with us through the Facebook Messenger chat, you agree to the processing of your inputs, including personal data, as described below: The data and content of the communication are processed through ManyChat servers in the USA and exchanged with Facebook Inc. (Facebook Messenger). The privacy policies of ManyChat apply: https://manychat.com/privacy.html and Facebook.
Furthermore, we have entered into a data processing agreement with ManyChat to ensure data-compliant use of the service within the EU. ManyChat allows us to inform users via messages or respond to user questions. We use the system for processing and automating customer relations. This means that all user inputs and actions in the Facebook Chat are analyzed, stored, and treated strictly confidentially within our company.
To exercise your user rights regarding data access and data deletion for the ManyChat service, please contact us via chat or email. In addition to individual and pre-structured chats and reminder functions, we also offer newsletter registration via Facebook Messenger. We send informative messenger newsletters and chat messages with promotional information („newsletter“) only with the recipients‘ consent or legal permission. If the contents of the newsletter are specifically described during registration, they are decisive for the users‘ consent. Otherwise, our newsletters contain information about our services and us.
Opt-In and Logging:
Newsletter registration takes place within the Facebook Messenger through the active written consent of the user or by clicking a button. It is logged in the chat history to be able to provide evidence of the registration process in accordance with legal requirements. It is not possible to register through another Facebook user, as is otherwise possible with entries in email forms. Therefore, there is no „classic“ double opt-in. The dispatch of chat messages or newsletters and the associated success measurement are based on the recipients‘ consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR in conjunction with § 7 (2) no. 3 UWG or, if consent is not required, on the basis of our legitimate interests in direct marketing pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f. GDPR in conjunction with § 7 (3) UWG. This also includes our legitimate interest in optimizing ManyChat, addressing users personally for information, advertising, and marketing purposes, and increasing positive user experience.
You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e., revoke your consent. To do this, simply type „Stop“ or „Unsubscribe“ in the chat or navigate to the unsubscribe option in the main menu.
Social Media Platforms:
We have profiles on various social media platforms like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, XING, and LinkedIn. Each platform has its privacy policies and settings for targeted advertising.
When using our messenger app, we use the software ManyChat on our Facebook pages. Only data necessary for the use of the messenger app is collected. For more information, please refer to: https://manychat.com/privacy.html.
Users of our Messenger Apps:
When connecting with one of our messenger apps through our fan page or our website via customer chat, widgets, buttons, or pop-ups, only data necessary for the use of the messenger app is collected. This includes the first name and last name from your Facebook profile and the bot or bot sequence you subscribed to. The user’s email address is NOT transmitted to us. You also have the option to unsubscribe from any sequence by typing „stop“ in the message field.
We have entered into a data processing agreement with ManyChat to protect our customers‘ data and not disclose it to third parties.