Data Privacy Statement

Protecting your privacy is very important to us. We take the protection of personal data very seriously and observe the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG), the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG) and other legal requirements.

According to § 3 (1) BDSG, personal data are any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. Personal data are, for example, names of individuals, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, bank accounts or addresses.

In the following, we would like to inform you about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data. You can access this information at any time on this website.

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General Information

Generally and where possible, the use of our website is feasible without providing any personal data. As far as a collection and use of personal data is necessary (for example in the context of a registration or for order transactions), this is done strictly task-related and where possible, on a voluntary basis. The collected data is stored and processed in compliance with the provisions of the BDSG and the TMG by us.

Help us, to protect your data. You should not publish personal data in your contributions, such as e-mail addresses, other contact data or other information, allowing conclusions about your person. Your contributions will be publicly visible on the Internet and can therefor be retrieved by any Internet user worldwide. If you do this however, the publication of your data is your own responsibility. Under no circumstances, publish any data or content in your contributions, that is not intended for the public. Please note, that your contributions can also be found by using search engines. The deletion or correction of data, that has arrived an index of a search engine or another indexing service, often cannot be enforced.

Please be aware, that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when sending e-mails) can involve security gaps and security risks, a complete protection of the data against unauthorized access by third parties is not possible. We have no influence on what happens to the data you send (for example, at your Internet provider or in unprotected wireless networks), before the data reaches us. Therefore, we recommend sending confidential information exclusively by post mail to us by using the postal address specified in our imprint.

Persons under 18 years should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.

Storage of your IP-Address with your Contributions

With the input of a contribution on Askingbox, you agree that we store your current IP-Address associated with your contribution. We only collect this data to be able to document the authorship of a contribution in case of need.

Storage of your IP-Address with your Account

With your registration on Askingbox, you agree that we store your current IP-Address associated with your account when registering and that we store the IP-Address of your last login associated with your account. We only collect this data to be able to document the user of an account in case of need.

Contact Form, E-Mails and Correspondence

If you send us personal data via our contact form, via e-mail or within any other correspondence – for example, within a personal request or a message to us – we will use the data only strictly task-related and only as far as required for the processing of your request and for the correspondence with you.

Inventory Data

If a contractual relationship between you and us is being established or is existing – for example, because you register on our website, you engage us with an order or you make use of one of our services – we collect and use your personal data, which you share with us in this context, only if it is needed for the establishment, content or amendment of the contractual relationship between you and us.

Data on Usage

Data on Usage includes, for example, details of the beginning, the end and the extent of the usage of our service. We collect and use such Data on Usage only as far as it is necessary to enable and invoice the use of our services.

Protocols

We log the accesses on the pages and files of this website. Our protocols include date and time, name of the requested page or file, amount of data transmitted, a message about the success of the request and the data transmitted by the browser such as browser type, operating system, IP address and previously visited page.

This data is processed anonymously and it is stored without reference to inventory data and other data, you have transmitted to us. The data is not assignable to specific persons or specific users for us. The data is only used for statistical and system-related purposes, for example to determine what content is most popular, regardless of the person who has requested the content.

Transmission of your Data

We only transmit your personal data to third parties, if this is required for the implementation of the contract or for accounting purposes or you have explicitly agreed to the transmission of your data. A given approval regarding the transmission of your data can always be revoked opposite Stefan Trost Media informally and without giving reasons by using one of the ways of contact mentioned in the imprint.

By order of the competent agencies, we may in individual cases provide information about your data to the extent, that this is needed for purposes of prosecution of crime, for the prevention of danger by the police authorities of the Länder, for the fulfilment of the statutory duties of the agencies of the Federation and the Länder responsible for protection of the constitution, the Federal Intelligence Service or the Military Counterintelligence, or for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Right to Information

In accordance with §34 German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG), you have always the right to get a free-of-charge information about your data we have stored. Inquiries in this regard can be sent informally to one of the ways of contact mentioned in our imprint.

Right to Objection

In accordance with §35 German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG), you can always object to the use of your data and/or exercise your right to rectification, blocking and erasure of your data.

Likewise, you can always withdraw your approvals given for the use of your data, for example, for purposes of advertising or market and opinion research.

Requests in this regard can be sent informally to one of the ways of contact mentioned in our imprint.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that can be stored by your browser on your hard drive.

We use cookies on our website to identify your computer while you are logged on to us. These cookies are created with a login on our website and are only used to identify your current session. After your logout, these cookies are no longer needed and they are usually deleted near term and automatically by your browser.

Also Google AdSense, a service for displaying advertisements integrated in our website, uses cookies. To learn more about Google AdSense, see the section „Google AdSense“ of this document.

Installing cookies can be prevented by a setting in your browser. Therewith, however, it can be possible, that you cannot use this website in its full entirety.

Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense. Google AdSense is a Google service for integrating advertising. Google AdSense uses cookies and Web Beacons (invisible images). The thereby obtained information about the use of this website as well as your IP address will be transferred to and stored on Google servers and can be passed on to contractors of Google.

Installing cookies can be prevented by a setting in your browser. Therewith, however, it can be possible, that you cannot use this website in its full entirety. By using this website, you agree to the processing and storage of this data about you by Google.

For more information on Google AdSense, Google's privacy policy and how to disable interest-based advertising, visit google.com/intl/en/privacy/ads/.

Applicable Law and Language

This document is subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany and must be construed in accordance with this law, without giving principles of conflicts of law any effect.

With respect to the interpretation or construing of this document, particularly in cases of conflict, only the German version of this document is valid. This applies, even if we have provided a translation into another language. Translations into another language are only a service for users, which are not German-speaking.

Questions, Suggestions and Feedback

If you still have questions about our privacy policy or the collection or use of your personal data, or if you want to give us hints or feedback, please feel free to contact us via our contact form or one of the ways of contact mentioned in our imprint.

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