Data privacy statement

 

Scope of application

This data privacy statement clarifies type, scope, and purpose of the collection and use of data by the responsible provider of this website offering, Sascha Dexler, Hitstorm Advertising, Novalisstr. 10, 10115 Berlin, Germany, hello@hitstorm.net (named “provider” thereafter).

The legal basis of data privacy can be found in the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) and the Telemediengesetz (TMG).

 

Access data / server log files

The provider (and his webspace provider respectively) collects data on every access to the offering (so called server logfiles). This access data contains:

Name of the website that is visited, the file, data, and time of the access, the transferred data amount, a note for the successful retrieval of the website, the type of browser, the operating system of the respective user, the referrer URL (the website that has been visited beforehand), the IP address, and the provider.

The provider only uses this protocol data for statistical analysis for the purpose of the operability, the security, and the optimization of the offering. However, the provider reserves the right to access the protocol data subsequently if there is suspicion of illegal use based on concrete evidence.

 

Use of personal data

Personal data consists of information that enables to identify a person, that is data that enables to trace back a person. This includes the name, the mail address, or the phone number. However, personal data also refers to preferences, memberships, or the browser history.

Personal data is only retrieved, used, and forwarded by the provider when permitted by law or after you have explicitly agreed to the retrieval of personal data.

 

Contacting the provider

In case of contacting the provider (e.g. via the contact form or via e-mail) user data is saved for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions.

 

Newsletter

With the newsletter the provider informs you about his offering and the products.

If you want to subscribe to the newsletter, the provider needs your valid mail address as well as information that allows to verify that you are truly the owner of the mail address or that the owner agrees to receiving the newsletter respectively. Further data is not retrieved. This data is only used for the distribution of the newsletter and will not be forwarded to third parties.

By subscribing to the newsletter the provider logs your IP address as well as the date of subscription. This data is only used in case a third party abuses the mail address to subscribe for the newsletter without the provider’s knowledge.

You can always revoke your agreement to use your personal data, your mail address as well as its use to distribute the newsletter. You can make use of your right for revocation by unsubscribing via a link in the newsletter or by approaching us via the above named contact details.

 

Integration of third party services and contents

It may occur that third party contents, such as YouTube videos, cartographical material by Google Maps, RSS feeds, or graphics from other websites, are implemented into this online offering. This always requires that the providers of these third party contents (thereafter named “third parties”) gain access to the users’ IP addresses. Without an IP address they would not be able to provide the contents to the browser of the respective user. The provider aims at using only those third party contents whose respective providers use the IP addresses for the sole purpose of distribution. However, the provider has no control over those third parties logging the IP addresses nevertheless, e.g. for statistical purposes. As far as the provider is aware of such activities, the users of this website will be informed.

 

Cookies

Cookies are small files that enable to save specific device-related information on the accessing device (e.g. PC, smartphone). On one hand, they serve the user friendliness of the website and thus their users (e.g. storage of login information). On the other hand, they serve to store statistical data on the usage of the website for the purpose of analysis and improvement of the offering. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to limit the storage of cookies or prevent it entirely. However, the provider hereby points out that usage and convenience are limited without cookies.

You can manage many online-ad cookies used by businesses via the US American website: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.

 

Google Analytics

This offering uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so called “cookies”, that is text files that are stored on a user’s computer and that allow for an analysis of website usage. The information on website usage generated by the cookie are usually transferred to a server of Google in the USA where it is stored.

In case of IP anonymization being active on this website the user’s IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union and other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the IP address transferred to a server of Google in the USA where it is shortened thereafter. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the owner of this website Google will use this information to analyze users’ website usage, to conduct reports on website activities, and to provide further services to the website provider that stand in relation to website and internet usage.

The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Users can prevent storage of cookie data by adjusting their bowser settings; however, the provider points out that the full use of the website’s functions might be limited in this case. Moreover, users can prevent the storage of data that is generated by the cookie and related to the usage of this website (incl. the IP address) as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

 

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

This offering uses social 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 refer to http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit a webpage of this offering 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 you having accessed the respective page of this offering. The provider of this offering has no influence on the data gathered by the plugin.

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of this 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 a possibility that the plugin transmits your IP address to Facebook. For further information about the purpose, scope of data collection and processing by Facebook as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect your visit to this website with your member data already stored by Facebook please log off Facebook before entering this offering. Further you can block Facebook social plugins by using add-ons for your browser.

 

+1 button of Google+

This offering uses the “+1” button of the Google Plus social network, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button is identifiable by the “+1” symbol on a white or colored background.

If you open a webpage with such a button within this offering, your browser establishes a direct connection to Google’s servers. The content of the “+1” button is sent by Google directly to your browser and integrated by Google into the webpage. The provider of this offering therefore has no influence on the extent of data that Google collects using the button.

The purpose and extent of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Google and your related rights and privacy options can be found in Google’s privacy policy regarding the “+1” button: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

If you are a Google Plus member and do not wish Google to collect data about you visiting this offering and to link this visit with your membership data stored at Google, you must log out of Google Plus before visiting this offering.

 

Twitter

This offering uses plugins of the Twitter social network, operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600 , San Francisco, CA 94107 , USA are integrated. The twitter plug-in (“tweet button”) can be recognized by the twitter logo on a white or colored background.

When you visit a web page of this offering that contains a twitter button, a direct connection between your browser and the Twitter server is established . Twitter receives the information of your IP address visiting the web page of this offering. If you click on the Twitter “tweet” button while you are logged into your Twitter account, you can link the contents this offering to your Twitter profile. As a result, Twitter assigns your visit to the respective web page of this offering with your user account. The provider of this offering points out that there is no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and the use through Twitter.

For more information on data collection by Twitter as well as your rights in this regard, please refer to http://twitter.com/privacy. If you are a Twitter member and do not wish Twitter to collect data about you visiting this offering and to link this visit with your membership data stored at Twitter, you must log out of Twitter before visiting this offering.

 

LinkedIn

This offering uses the social plugins of the linkedin.com social networking site (“LinkedIn”) operated by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The button can be identified by the “LinkedIn” logo or “share button” on the webpages of this offering.

When you visit a webpage on this offering that features one of these buttons, the browser establishes a direct connection with LinkedIn’s servers as soon as the LinkedIn button is pressed. LinkedIn then transfers the contents of the respective web page to your membership account. The provider of this offering has no control over the amount of data that LinkedIn collects via the button after you have clicked on it.

Due to the functionality and integration of the plugin, LinkedIn knows that you have accessed the relevant web page of this offering. If you are logged in to LinkedIn, LinkedIn can recognize you based on your LinkedIn account and record your visit. If you want to find out which types of data LinkedIn collects, why the data is collected, how it is processed and which rights and settings you can assert to protect your privacy, please refer to https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

If you are a LinkedIn member and do not wish LinkedIn to collect data about you visiting this offering and to link this visit with your membership data stored at LinkedIn, you must log out of LinkedIn before visiting this offering.

 

Right of revocation, changes, amendments and updates

Upon application the user has the right to obtain information, free of charge, on all personal data that has been stored. Moreover, the user has the right of correction of false personal data and blocking or deletion of personal data as long as no legal obligation exists to keep it.

Adjusted by the provider of this website
Data privacy statement by lawyer Thomas Schwenke – I LAW it