Responsible in the sense of the applicable data protection laws:
Collection of general information
When you access this Blog, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and similar information. This is exclusively information which does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content you have requested from websites and is mandatory when using the Internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by this Blog in order to optimize this Blog and the technology behind it.
If a user leaves a comment on this Blog, the time of its creation and the user’s name (if submitted at the user’s sole discretion) are stored in addition to the comment as such. This data is stored since one may be prosecuted for illegal contents on a website, even if these were provided by users.
When registering to receive this Blog’s regular updates by Email (Newsletter), the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be notified by Email of circumstances relevant to this Blog in general (e.g. changes to the Email service or technical circumstances).
For an effective registration this Blog needs a valid Email address. In order to verify that a registration is actually made by the owner of an Email address, this Blog uses the “double opt-in” procedure. For this purpose, your interest in the Newsletter is logged, as well as the sending of a confirmation Email to you and the receipt of the requested answer.
Contact forms or Email
If you contact this Blog by Email or a contact form, the information you have provided will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions.
Use of Google Analytics
This Blog uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help analyze how users use the Blog. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this Blog is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on this Blog, your IP address will previously be reduced by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Blog, to compile reports on Blog activities and to provide the Blog owner with further services associated with the use of this Blog. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data, to the best of our knowledge.
This Blog uses social plugins that you can recognize by the corrosponding logos. These plugins may be used to send information, which may include personal data, to the respective service provider and may be used by him. This Blog aim to prevent the unconscious and unwanted collection and transmission of data to the service provider through a 2-click solution. To activate a desired social plugin, it must first be activated by clicking on the corresponding button. Only this activation of the plugin triggers the collection of information and its transmission to the respective service provider.
This Blog has no influence on which data an activated plugin collects and how it is used by the respective provider. At present, it must be assumed that a direct connection to the provider’s services will be established and that at least the IP address and device-related information will be recorded and used. It is also possible that the service providers try to save cookies on your computer. Please refer to the data protection information of the respective service provider to find out which specific data is collected and how it is used.
Note: If you are logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook can identify you as a visitor of this Blog.
This Blog has integrated social media functionalities of the following companies:
- Facebook Inc. (1601 p. California Ave – Palo Alto – CA 94304 – USA)
- Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St. – Suite 600 – San Francisco – CA 94107 – USA)
- XING AG (Gänsemarkt 43 – 20354 Hamburg – Germany)
- LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court – Mountain View – CA 94043 – USA)
Like many other websites, this Blog also use so-called cookies which are stored on your hard drive. This automatically provides the Blog owner with certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system, etc.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transmit viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, navigation is easier for you and enables the correct display of this Blog.
Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection
You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by this Blog. You may also have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked or deleted. You will find my contact details here.
If you have any questions concerning the above, you will find my contact details here.