Preface; read full policy below:
My websites are small and simple, and are not meant to collect any more data than they absolutely need to, in order to function as websites and to be seen by you and to be accessible to you.
I do NOT have any analytics tools, and no cookies other than the ones wordpress uses to function are ever in use, IF at all.
Cookies are small files stored onto your computer while surfing the internet. My websites use this method for core functions only, while other websites might use it to log and track you. So, it is really a good idea to learn about how to set your browser, so it does accept and send out only the data that you want.
You should find that, when entering my website, there will be mostly just a session cookie delivered to you, which self-terminates immediately after you are leaving my website. I am in the process of trying to get rid of even this one!
Other companies and service providers like http://www.youtube.com and http://www.soundcloud.com and the likes might send you cookies, if you enter a webpage with a link to one of their sites linked to.
Should you use my provided email address to send me a message, I will of course never share your data (email-address, name, message, and so forth) with anyone without prior asking specifically for your consent.
There is a chance of the handler of said email correspondence (i.e. my service provider http://www.strato.de) to keep copies of certain parts of the correspondence, in order to deliver the emails properly back and forth.
That all said, I will assume your consent, if you are visiting this website and/or are engaging in email conversation with me.
If you have any specific questions regarding your data , I will try to answer them of course.
Try my impressum right here, for my contact data (also required by law to be provided).
Below here you will find the full text you are agreeing to, in my edited version 1.1, as of May 2018:
1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and service users.
1.2 This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
1.4 In this policy, “I”, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to all websites run by Benno Sattler.
For more information about me, see Section 13.
2.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (HYPERLINK “https://seqlegal.com”https://seqlegal.com).
3. How we use your personal data
3.1 In this Section 3 we have set out:
(a) the general categories of personal data that we may process;
(b) [in the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data];
(c) the purposes for which we may process personal data; and
(d) the legal bases of the processing.
3.2 Our hosting service may process data about your use of our website and services (“usage data”). The usage data may include [your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use.. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is the responsibility of our hosting company, and not ours – because we actively do nothing of that sort.
3.3 We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding goods and/or services (“enquiry data”). The enquiry data may be processed for the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant goods and/or services to you. The legal basis for this processing is your consent, which is implicitly expressed by you contacting us.
3.4 We may process information relating to our customer relationships, including customer contact information (“customer relationship data”). The customer relationship data may include your name, your employer, your job title or role, your contact details, and information contained in communications between us and you or your employer.
The source of the customer relationship data is you. The customer relationship data may be processed for the purposes of managing our relationships with customers, communicating with customers, keeping records of those communications and promoting our products and services to customers. The legal basis for this processing is your consent, which is implicitly expressed by you contacting us.
3.5 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.
3.6 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for [the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely [the proper protection of our business against risks.
3.7 In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
3.8 Please do not supply any other person’s personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.
4. Providing your personal data to others
4.1 We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in this policy. Information about our group of companies can be found via request.
4.2 Financial transactions relating to our website and services may be handled by our payment services providers, like paypal. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find information about the payment services providers’ privacy policies and practices at http://www.paypal.com.
4.3 In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
5. International transfers of your personal data
5.1 In this Section 5, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
5.2 The hosting facilities for our website are situated in the U.S.A. The European Commission has made an “adequacy decision” with respect to the data protection laws of each of these countries. Transfers to each of these countries will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission, a copy of which you can obtain from http://www.strato.de (our hosting company).
5.3 You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.
6. Retaining and deleting personal data
6.1 This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
6.2 Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
6.3 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
7.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
7.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.