Data Protection Policy

The controller within the meaning of the data protection laws, specifically the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

GCM Go City Media

Rights of the Data Subject

You may exercise the rights listed below at any time by contacting our Data Protection Officer using the contact details stated:

  • Right to access to the data stored by us and how it is processed
  • Rectification of incorrect personal data,
  • Right of erasure of stored personal data,
  • Restriction of data processing, if deletion is not permissible due to statutory storage obligations,
  • Right to object to the processing of your data and
  • Right to data portability, provided you consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

You may withdraw consent at any time with effect for the future.

You can lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority at any time. The competent supervisory authority is determined based on your place of residence, your place of work or the alleged infringement. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public domain) including addresses is available at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Purpose of Data Processing by the Controller and Third Parties

Your personal information is processed solely for the purposes stipulated in this Data Protection Policy. Your data will not be shared with third parties for any purpose other than that stated herein. We will share your personal information with third parties only if:

  • you expressly consented to this,
  • the processing is necessary in order to implement a contract with you,
  • the processing is necessary in order to fulfil a legal obligation,

and the processing is necessary in order to protect legitimate interests and there are no grounds for the assumption that you have an overriding and legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data.

Provision of Fee-Based Services

To be able to fulfil orders for fee-based services, we request additional information, such as e.g. payment information. This information is stored on our systems until such time as the statutory storage obligation has expired.

SSL-Encryption

We use state of the art encryption technology (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS to ensure the security of your personal information during transfer.

Comments Function

If users leave comments on our website, in addition to the comment, the time at which the comment was submitted, and the username will also be stored. This is for our security, as we are liable for any unlawful content on our website, even if such content was created by a user.

Newsletter

Based on your explicit consent, we will send regular electronic newsletters or comparable information to your stated e-mail address.

The only information you need to provide in order to subscribe to the newsletter is your e-mail address. When you register for our newsletter, the data you provide is used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may, under certain circumstances, also receive e-mails relevant to the service or the registration (for example, changes to the newsletter or technical features).

To subscribe to the newsletter, you need a valid e-mail address. We use a “double-opt-in” procedure to verify that subscription requests were submitted by the holder of an e-mail address. We keep records of the subscription request, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the response requested in the subscription confirmation. No other data is collected. The data is used exclusively for the purposes of delivering the newsletter and is not shared with third parties.

You can withdraw your consent to the storage of your personal information and the use thereof for the newsletter at any time. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. In addition, you can also unsubscribe directly on the website or send us an e-mail advising that you would like to unsubscribe to the address stated at the end of this Data Protection Policy.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, the web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” – small text files that are stored on your device that store data for the use of our website. The data generated by the cookie concerning the use of our website is transferred to and stored at a Google Server in the USA. As IP-anonymisation is activated on our website, your IP-address is previously abbreviated by Google. This applies within all Member States of the European Union and other contracting states of the European Economic Area. In rare cases, the full IP-address may be transferred to a Google Server in the USA and only abbreviated upon receipt there. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of our website in order to compile reports for us on the use of the website and to collect additional statistical data. Your IP-address is not ever combined with other data stored by Google. You can block cookies via your browser settings; however, this may prevent our website from displaying or functioning correctly. You can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by installing a special browser add-on.

The purpose of the data processing is the evaluation of website use and the provision of reports on activity on the website. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, additional linked services can also be provided. The processing is based on the legitimate interests of the website operator.

You can prevent the use of cookies via your browser settings; this may, however, prevent our website from functioning properly on your device. You can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by installing a special browser add-on.

Furthermore, you can prevent the transmission to Google of the data generated by the cookie concerning your use of the website (including your IP-address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser-plugin available here: Browser Add-On to Deactivate Google Analytics.

In addition to, or as an alternative to the browser-add-on, you can prevent Google Analytics tracking on our website by clicking here. This installs an Opt-Out-Cookie on your device. The OptOut cookie prevents future tracking by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser provided the cookie remains installed in your Browser.

This website uses Google-Analytics reports on demographic characteristics which use data from interests-based Google advertising, as well as visitor data from third-party providers (e. g. age, gender, interests). This data cannot be traced to a specific individual and can be deactivated at any time via the advertising preferences.

Facebook Pixel

Conversion Tracking using Facebook’s Conversion Pixel

We use the “conversion pixel” and the visitor action pixel provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). By accessing this pixel from your browser, Facebook can track whether a Facebook ad was successful, i.e. whether it resulted in an online sale. To this end, we receive only statistic data from Facebook, without any reference to specific individuals. This allows us to record the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes. If you have a Facebook account, please refer to their data protection information at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

Please visit www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads to prevent the use of conversion pixels.

In addition or alternatively, you can prevent Facebook pixel tracking on our website by clicking here. This installs an Opt-Out cookie on your device. The cookie prevents future Facebook tracking for this website and for this browser, provided the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Facebook Comments

Our website uses the Facebook comments plug-in so that you can use your Facebook account to leave comments on our website. The plug-in can store and access your IP-address, your web browser user-agent and cookies in your browser, embed additional tracking and monitor your interaction with the comments feature, including toggling your Facebook account with every action made using the user window (e.g. ‘likes’ and replies to other comments) if you are logged-in to your Facebook account. For further information on the use of this data, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update

Scalable Central Measurement Procedure

Our website uses the measurement procedure (“SZMnG”) provided by INFOnline GmbH (https://www.INFOnline.de) to identify statistical parameters concerning the use of our services. The purpose of the tracking is – based on a uniform standard procedure – to statistically record the number of visits to our website, the number of visitors and their surfing activities and, thus, to obtain values comparable across the market.

For all digital services that are members of the German Audit Bureau of Circulation (Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern e.V., IVW – http://www.ivw.eu) or which participate in studies by the Working Group on Online Research (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Online-Forschung e.V., AGOF – http://www.agof.de), the use statistics on digital reach are regularly processed by AGOF and Arbeitsgemeinschaft Media-Analyse e.V. (agma – http://www.agma-mmc.de) and published under the performance indicator “unique users”; they are also published by IVW with the performance indicators “page impression” and “visits”. The information on reach and statistics can be viewed on the websites of the respective body.

Legal Basis for the Processing 

The measurement using the measurement procedure SZMnG by INFOnline GmbH is carried out based on a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR.

The purpose of the processing is the preparation of statistics and the creation of user categories. The statistics allow us to understand and demonstrate the use of our digital services. The user categories form the basis for advertising and advertising measures that reflect user interests. Use measurement that ensures comparability with other market participants is vital for the marketing of this website. Our legitimate interest results from the economic exploitability of the findings that result from the statistics and user categories and the market value of our website – also in direct comparison with the websites of third parties – which can be identified based on the statistics.

Furthermore, we have a legitimate interest in the provision of the pseudonymized data to INFOnline to AGOF and IVW for market research purposes (AGOF, agma) and for statistical purposes (INFOnline, IVW). We also have a legitimate interest in the provision of pseudonymized data to INFOnline for further development and provision of targeted advertising.

Type of Data

INFOnline GmbH collects the following data, which is deemed for the purposes of the EU GDPR to constitute personal information:

  • IP-address: every device requires a unique address in order to transmit data, known as the IP-address. Because of the way the Internet works, it is necessary from a technical point of view to store the IP-address, at least short-term. IP-addresses are shortened by 1 byte and anonymised prior to processing. The full IP-address is not stored or otherwise processed.
  • Randomly generated client identifier: Reach processing uses either a cookie with the ID “ioam.de“, a “local storage object” or a signature comprising various automatically transmitted information from your browser to recognise computer systems. This ID is unique to the browser, provided the cookie or local storage object is not deleted. Measurement of the data and subsequent allocation to the respective client is thus also possible if you access other pages that also employ INFOnline GmbH’s measurement procedure (“SZMnG”). The validity of the cookie is limited to 1 year maximum.
  1. Use of the Data 

The measurement procedure provided by INFOnline GmbH and used on this website identifies use data. The purpose of this is to collect the following performance data: Page Impressions, Visits und Clients and to develop additional indicators based on this (e.g. Qualified Clients). Furthermore, the data is also used as follows:

  • For geolocalisation, i.e. the allocation of a website visit to the location of the visit is carried out based solely on the anonymised IP-address and only to the level of the Bundesländer / regions. The geographical information gleaned in this way cannot, under any circumstances, be used to draw conclusions as to the specific location of a user.
  • The use data of a technical client (e.g. a browser on a device) is collated across the websites and stored in a database. This information is used to technically estimate socio-information such as age and gender and provided to the service providers of AGOF for further processing. In the course of the AGOF-study, based on a random sample, socio-characteristics from the following categories are technically estimated: age, gender, nationality, profession, marital status, general household information, household income, place of residence, Internet use, online interests, place of use, type of use.

Duration of Data Storage 

INFOnline GmbH does not store the full IP-address. The shortened IP-address is stored for no more than 60 days. The use data in conjunction with the unique identifier is stored for a maximum of 6 months.

Disclosure of Data 

Neither the IP-address nor the shortened IP-address are forwarded or disclosed. For the preparation of the AGOF-study, data with client identifiers are shared with the following service providers of AGOF:

Rights of the Data Subject 

The data subject has the following rights:

  • Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18f. GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)

Should you wish to exercise any of the rights listed above, please contact the person named at the end of this privacy policy. Please note that we must ensure in the event of any such request that you are the data subject.

Right to Object

If you do not wish to take part in the measurement, you can opt-out by clicking here: https://optout.ioam.de

To prevent the measurement, it is necessary to install a cookie. If you delete cookies from your browser, the opt-out procedure will need to be repeated using the link above.

The data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority.

Further information on data protection in the context of the measurement procedure is available on the INFOnline GmbH website (https://www.infonline.de), which operates the measurement, the data protection page of AGOF (http://www.agof.de/datenschutz) and the data protection page of IVW (http://www.ivw.eu).

Scalable Central Measurement Procedure through an Application

Our application uses the measurement procedure (“SZMnG”) provided by INFOnline GmbH (https://www.INFOnline.de) to identify statistical information concerning the use of our services. The purpose of the measurement is to statistically measure, based on a uniform standard procedure, the use intensity, number of uses and users of our application and their surfing activities and, thus, to obtain market-wide comparable values.

For all digital services that are members of the German Audit Bureau of Circulation (Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern e.V., IVW – http://www.ivw.eu) or which participate in studies by the Working Group on Online Research (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Online-Forschung e.V., AGOF – http://www.agof.de), the use statistics on digital reach are regularly processed by AGOF and Arbeitsgemeinschaft Media-Analyse e.V. (agma – http://www.agma-mmc.de) and published under the performance indicator “unique users”; they are also published by IVW with the performance indicators “page impression” and “visits”. The information on reach and statistics can be viewed on the websites of the respective body.

Legal Basis for the Processing 

The measurement using the measurement procedure SZMnG by INFOnline GmbH is carried out based on a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR.

The purpose of the processing is the preparation of statistics and the creation of user categories. The statistics allow us to understand and demonstrate the use of our digital services. The user categories form the basis for advertising and advertising measures that reflect user interests. Use measurement that ensures comparability with other market participants is vital for the marketing of this website. Our legitimate interest results from the economic exploitability of the findings that result from the statistics and user categories and the market value of our website – also in direct comparison with the websites of third parties – which can be identified based on the statistics.

Furthermore, we have a legitimate interest in the provision of the pseudonymized data to INFOnline to AGOF and IVW for market research purposes (AGOF, agma) and for statistical purposes (INFOnline, IVW). We also have a legitimate interest in the provision of pseudonymized data to INFOnline for further development and provision of targeted advertising.

Type of Data 

INFOnline GmbH collects the following data, which is deemed for the purposes of the EU GDPR to constitute personal information:

  • IP-address: every device requires a unique address in order to transmit data, known as the IP-address. Because of the way the Internet works, it is necessary from a technical point of view to store the IP-address, at least short-term. IP-addresses are shortened by 1 byte and anonymised prior to processing. The full IP-address is not stored or otherwise processed.
  • Randomly generated client identifier: Reach processing uses either a cookie with the ID “ioam.de“, a “local storage object” or a signature comprising various automatically transmitted information from your browser to recognise computer systems. This ID is unique to the browser, provided the cookie or local storage object is not deleted. Measurement of the data and subsequent allocation to the respective client is thus also possible if you access other pages that also employ INFOnline GmbH’s measurement procedure (“SZMnG”). The validity of the cookie is limited to 1 year maximum.

The following unique device identifiers can be transmitted to INFOnline GmbH as a hash value:

  • Advertising identifier
  • Installation-ID
  • Android-ID
  • Vendor-ID

Use of Data 

The INFOnline GmbH measurement procedure used in this application identifies use data. The purpose of this is to collect the performance data Page Impressions, Visits und Clients and to develop additional indicators based on this (e.g. Qualified Clients). In addition, the measured data is also used as follows:

  • For geolocalisation, i.e. the allocation of a website visit to the location of the visit is carried out solely based on the anonymised IP-address and only to the level of the Bundesländer / regions. The geographical information gleaned in this way cannot, under any circumstances, be used to draw conclusions as to the specific location of a user.
  • The use data of a technical client (e.g. a browser on a device) is collated across the websites and stored in a database. This information is used to technically estimate socio-information such as age and gender and provided to the service providers of AGOF for further audience reach measurement. In the course of the AGOF-study, based on a random sample, socio-characteristics from the following categories are technically estimated: age, gender, nationality, profession, marital status, general household information, household income, place of residence, Internet use, online interests, place of use, type of user.

Duration of Data Storage 

INFOnline GmbH does not store the full IP-address. The shortened IP-address is stored for a maximum of 60 days. The use data in conjunction with the unique identifier are stored for a maximum of 6 months.

Disclosure of Data 

Neither the IP-address nor the shortened IP-address are disclosed. For the preparation of the AGOF-study, data is forwarded to the following AGOF service providers with client-identifiers:

Rights of the Data Subject 

The data subject has the following rights:

  • Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18f. GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)

Should you wish to exercise any of the rights listed above, please contact the person named at the end of this privacy policy. Please note that we must ensure in the event of any such request that you are the data subject.

Right to Object

If you do not wish to take part in the measurement, you can object here:

The data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority.

Further information on data protection in the context of the measurement procedure is available on the INFOnline GmbH website (https://www.infonline.de), which operates the measurement, the data protection page of AGOF (http://www.agof.de/datenschutz) and the data protection page of IVW (http://www.ivw.eu).

Font Libraries (Google Web fonts)

In order to present our content correctly and in a visually pleasing form, we use font libraries such as Google fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). To avoid repeated loading, Google fonts are stored in your browser cache. If the browser does not support Google fonts or prevents access, content will be displayed in a standard font.

Accessing font libraries automatically establishes a connection with the library provider. Thus, it is possible, in theory, that the operators of such libraries also collect relevant data, although it is not currently clear whether and for what purposes.

Google’s privacy policy can be accessed here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to provide a visual depiction of geographic information. When using Google maps, Google also collects, processes and uses information about visitors’ use of the maps function. For further information on data processing by Google, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy. You can adjust your personal privacy settings in Google’s Safety Center.

For detailed instructions on how to manage your data in connection with Google-Products click here.

Embedded YouTube-Videos

Some of our webpages feature embedded YouTube-Videos. The operator of the relevant plug-in is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube-Plugin, a connection is established with YouTube’s Servers. YouTube is notified of the pages you visit. If you are logged in to YouTube, YouTube can allocate your surfing activity to you personally. You can prevent this by logging-out of your YouTube account before visiting these pages.

When you press play on a YouTube-Video, the provider installs cookies that collect information about user activity.

If you have deactivated cookies for Google-Ad programmes, these cookies will not be installed when watching YouTube videos either. However, YouTube also stores non-personal user information in other cookies. To prevent this, block cookies in your browser settings.

For further information on data protection at “YouTube” please refer to the provider’s privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ 

Google AdWords

Our website uses Google conversion-tracking. If you visit our page from an advertisement on Google, Google AdWords stores a cookie on your device. The cookie for conversion-tracking is installed when a user clicks on a google advertisement. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification purposes. If a user visits certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can see that the user clicked the advertisement and was redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords-client is provided with a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be traced via the websites of AdWords-clients. The information obtained with the help of the conversion cookie serves the compilation of conversion statistics for AdWords-clients that have opted for conversion-tracking. Clients are notified of the total number of users that click on their advertisement and were redirected to a page with a conversion-tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that would allow them to personally identify individual users.

If you do not wish to take part in such tracking, you can decline the installation of the necessary cookie. Select the browser settings to block cookies in general or to block cookies from “googleleadservices.com”.

If you do not want measurement data to be recorded, please ensure that you do not delete the opt-out-cookies. If you have deleted all cookies stored in the browser, you will need to reinstall the opt-out cookie in each case.

DoubleClick

DoubleClick by Google (www.doubleclick.com) uses technologies to present targeted relevant advertising. The provider of DoubleClick is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Mountain View, Barrow St Dublin 4 Ireland. If you no longer wish DoubleClick to collect anonymized data, visit https://www.google.de/settings/ads/onweb#display_optout (“Opt-Out”). This OptOut cookie deletes the information stored thus far and prevents any further recording of information. If you have already activated the “OptOut” you can opt-in again at any time by clicking the “OptIn” button.

Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses the online advertising programme “Google AdWords”, as well as its conversion tracking. The cookie for Conversion-Tracking is installed when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google or its partners. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for the purposes of personal identification. Based on these cookies, we and Google can trace the advertisement from which you visited our website. Every visitor who visits our page through Google AdWords is assigned a different cookie. The information collected with the help of the conversion-cookies serves to identify which visitors via ads trigger specific actions on our website. We are notified of the total number of users that click on our ads as well as which clicks result in actions. We do not receive any information that would enable us to personally identify individual users. Users who do not wish to take part in the tracking can deactivate or delete the Google conversion-tracking cookies in their browser settings. These users are then not included in the conversion-tracking statistics. Find out more about Google’s data protection provisions at (http://www.google.de/privacypolicy.html).

Google Remarketing

In addition, this website uses Google’s targeted advertising tool, Google Remarketing. Third-party providers, including Google, place ads on websites and to this end use cookies stored based on previous visits by users to this website. You can opt out of these cookies by deactivating Google advertising (http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html). Alternatively, users can prevent the use of third-party cookies by visiting the opt-out page of the network advertising initiative (http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp).

By using Interhyp.de you consent to the processing of the data collected about you by Google as stipulated herein and for the aforementioned purpose. We would like to point out that Google has its own data protection policy which is separate from that of Interhyp AG. We do not assume any responsibility or liability for these guidelines and processes. Please refer to Google’s data protection provisions before using our website (http://www.google.de/intl/de/privacy.html)

Adition

Adition (https://www.adition.com) uses technology in order to present advertising that is relevant to the user. The provider of Adition is Adition technologies AG, Am Gatherhof 44, 40472 Düsseldorf, Germany. If you do not wish Adition to continue to collect anonymized data, you can opt-out here (http://de.adition.com/privacy/). This opt-out cookie deletes the information previously stored and prevents any further recording of information. If you have already activated the “Opt-Out” you can reactivate it at any time by clicking on the “Opt-In” button.

This website collects and stores data using the technology ADITION adserving provided by ADITION technologies AG for marketing and optimisation purposes. This data can be used to create pseudonymised user profiles. Cookies may be used for this purpose. The data collected using the ADITION adserving technology is not used to personally identify the users of this website and is not combined with personal information concerning the holder of the pseudonym. The cookies installed by ADITION technologies AG do not store any personal information. All data contains only technical information, such as, for example, the type of browser or the operating system. Data collection and storage can be prevented at any time with effect for the future. The company website has an opt-out page (http://de.adition.com/privacy/).

adnet.de as technical service provider

This website includes functions provided by adNET.de which allow us to permanently improve your visitor experience and to provide a more customer-friendly and individualised service. In order to be able to provide this service, adnet.de uses cookies. These include both session cookies that are automatically deleted when you close your Internet browser, as well as cookies that are deleted automatically after a certain specified period, which varies depending on the cookie.

Examples of the information that is collected and analysed include the anonymized IP address (shortened IP) from which your computer connects with the Internet, information about the computer and connection such as e.g. browser type, version, number and add-ons, time zone settings, operating system and platform, including date and time, cookie or flash cookie number, which pages are visited. During your visit, we sometimes use JavaScript to collect and evaluate information, for interaction between pages (e.g. scrolling, click here, mouseovers) and on leaving the page. Furthermore, we can also collect technical information that makes it easier for us to identify your device and to prevent abuses or diagnose errors.

Browser Settings

You can set your Internet browser settings to notify you when cookies are installed and to allow cookies only in individual cases, to block cookies for specific cases or in general, as well as to automatically delete cookies when closing the browser. As a rule, your web browser menu will explain in the help section how to block cookies and remove existing cookies. Blocking cookies may, however, mean that you are no longer able to use all the functions of the platform or the webpage in question. The same applies to the deletion of cookies.

Cookie-Opt-Out/Cookie-Opt-In for Adnet or optional technology service provider can be found at: https://www.adnet.de/index-6_datenschutz.html

Amendments to this Data Protection Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Data Protection Policy from time to time in order to comply with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services, e.g. the introduction of new services. The new data protection policy will then apply to your next visit.

Questions for the Data Protection Officer

Should you have any questions concerning data protection or privacy, please e-mail us or contact our Data Protection Officer:

This Data Protection Policy was compiled using the Data Protection Policy Generator of activeMind AG.

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