Privacy Policy

This is the English Version of our Privacy Policy. In case of doubt the German Version shall be binding.

1. Name and contact details of the Controller and of the data protection officer:

This privacy policy applies to data processing by:

Controller:

PR + Presseagentur Textschwester
Alexandra Iwan
Prinz-Georg-Straße 7
40477 Düsseldorf 

tel: +49 211 74959690
e-mail: alex@textschwester.de

The company data protection officer can be reached at the above-mentioned address, Att. data protection officer, or by e-mail: datenschutz@textschwester.de.

2. Collection, Storage and Erasure of Personal Data as well as Type and Purpose and their use:

a) When visiting the website:

When you visit our Website www.textschwester.de, the browser you are using on your terminal device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information will be temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information will be recorded without your intervention and stored until automated deletion.

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the file accessed,
  • website from which access has been made (Referrer-URL),
  • the browser used and, if applicable, your computer’s operating system, and your access provider’s name.

We will be processing the above-mentioned data for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • ensuring comfortable use of our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability,
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is GDPR sec. 6 para 1 lit. f. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for data collection.  In no case we will be using the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you.

b) Presslogin data:

You have the opportunity to set up a “Presslogin” account with us. Your address data including e-mail address and orders are stored here. All you have to do to log in is enter your e-mail address and a password. The Password must be kept secret. Your data stored by us will only be stored for as long as it is required. Your Log-In data will remain stored until you cancel the account.

3. Disclosure of Data to Third Parties:

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We only pass on your personal data to third parties:

  • if you explicitly have consented pursuant GDPR sec. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a,
  • if passing on your personal data pursuant GDPR sec. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f is necessary for assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims, and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in non-disclosure of your data,
  • in the event of a legal obligation existing for their transfer pursuant to GDPR sec. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c, and
  • this is permitted by law and it is necessary for carrying out our contractual relationships with you pursuant to GDPR sec. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b.

4. Cookies:

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not harm your device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malicious software.

In the cookie information is stored, each resulting in connection with the specific terminal used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity.

The use of cookies is used to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our performance for you. These cookies allow us to automatically recognize when you visit our website again that you have already been with us. These cookies will be erased after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies is required for the aforementioned purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to GDPR sec. 6 para 1 lit. f.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser in a way that no cookies will be stored on your computer or a message always will appear prior to a new cookie being created. However, complete deactivation of cookies might lead to you not being able to using all our website’s functions.

5. Analysis Tools:

We use the tracking measures listed below on the legal basis of GDPR sec. 6 para 1 lit. f. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure that our website will be meeting requirements and will be held continually optimized.  Furthermore, we use tracking devices to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our service for you. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

a) Google Analytics:

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc.  (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter „Google“) for the purpose of demand-oriented design and continuous optimization of our sites. Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

 In this context, pseudonymised user profiles will be created and cookies will be used, see point 4. The information on your use of our website created by the cookie such as

  • browser type / version,

  • used operating system,

  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page),

  • the accessing computer’s host name of (IP address),

  • time of server request,

will be submitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and of the internet for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these web pages.  This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of the company. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other data from Google.  The IP addresses will be anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Furthermore, you can prevent recording of data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and its processing by Google when downloading and installing a browser-add-on https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de 

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html.

b) New Relic:

We use the plugin New Relic of the web analysis service of New Relic to statistically evaluate the website speed. New Relic is a product of New Relic Inc, 188 Spear Street, Suite 1200 San Francisco, CA 94105, USA ("New Relic"). When you visit our website, the browser establishes a direct connection to the New Relic servers. By integrating the plugin on our website, New Relic receives the information that you have called the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to New Relic, New Relic can assign your visit to your New Relic account. If you are not a member of New Relic, it is still possible that New Relic may obtain and store your IP address. The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by New Relic, as well as the relevant rights and setting options for the protection of the privacy of users, can be found in New Relic's data protection information: https://newrelic.com/privacy. To ensure adequate data protection, New Relic complies with the data protection regulations of the "EU-US Privacy Shield". You can find the certification here: https://www.privacyshield.gov

If you are a member of New Relic and do not want New Relic to collect information about you through this service and link these to your membership information stored on New Relic, you must log out from New Relic before visiting this website.

6. Use of Vimeo plugins:

We use a video plugin from Vimeo to offer videos on our website. Vimeo is operated by Vimeo, LLC, headquartered at 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011 ("Vimeo"). If you access a web page of our online presence where such a plugin is integrated, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established and the plugin is displayed. This will transmit to the Vimeo server which of our web pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of Vimeo, Vimeo will assign this information to your personal user account. When using the plugin, e.g. clicking the start button of a video, this information is also assigned to your user account. You can prevent this assignment by logging out of your Vimeo account and deleting the corresponding Vimeo cookies before using our website.

For more information on Vimeo's data processing and privacy policy, please visit https://vimeo.com/privacy.

7. Rights of Data Subjects:

You have the right:

  • to obtain access to your personal data processed by us in accordance with GDPR sec. 15. In particular, you may obtain access to the purposes of the processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data, if these have not been collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on their details;
  • to immediately request the rectification of inaccurate or completion of incomplete personal data stored by us in accordance with GDPR sec. 16;
  • to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us pursuant to GDPR sec. 17, unless the processing for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for assertion, exercise or defense of legal rights is required;
  • to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data pursuant to GDPR sec. 18, as far as the accuracy of the data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject its erasure and we no longer need the data, but you require this, for the exercise or defense of legal claims or you objected to processing pursuant to GDPR sec. 21;
  • to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format in accordance with GDPR sec. 20. or to demand transmission to another controller;
  • to object to your consent given pursuant to GDPR sec. 7 para 3 at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future and
  • to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to GDPR sec. 77. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your habitual residence or place of work or place of business.

8. Right to object:

If your personal data are processed based on legitimate interests pursuant to GDPR sec. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to GDPR sec. 21, provided that there are reasons on grounds relating to your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we will implement without specifying a particular situation. If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to info@textschwester.de.

9. Data security:

We use the most common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser.  Usually this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form can be seen from the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the status bar of your browser.  We make use of the rest of the adequate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

10. Currentness and variation of this privacy policy:

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status as of May 2018.

Due to further development of our website and offers or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at www.textschwester.com/data-protection.html.

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