Status: October 29, 2020
I take the protection of the data of the users of my website very seriously and undertake to protect the information that users make available to me in connection with the use of my website. Furthermore, I undertake to protect and use your data in accordance with applicable law.
How do I collect data
What data I collect
Why I collect this data
Who do I pass the data on to?
Where the data is stored
How long the data will be kept
How do I protect the data
How I deal with minors
What data do I collect?
Below is an overview of the data that I can collect:
Unidentified and unidentifiable information that you provide during the registration process or that is collected through the use of my services ("non-personal data"). Non-personal data does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about who collected it. Non-personal information that I collect consists primarily of technical and aggregate usage information.
Individually identifiable information, ie all those that can be used to identify you or that could identify you with reasonable effort (“personal data”). The personal information I collect through my services may include information that is requested from time to time, such as names, email addresses, addresses, phone numbers, IP addresses, and more. If I combine personal data with non-personal data, they will be treated as personal data by me as long as they exist in combination.
How do I collect data?
Below are the main methods I use to collect data:
I collect data when I use my services. So when you visit my digital assets and use services, I can collect, record and save the usage, sessions and related information.
I collect data that you provide to us yourself, for example when you contact me directly via a communication channel (e.g. an email with a comment or feedback).
I can collect data from third party sources as described below.
I collect data that you provide to us when you log into my services via a third party provider such as Facebook or Google.
Why do I collect this data?
I can use your data for the following purposes:
to provide and operate my services;
to develop, customize and improve my services;
to respond to your feedback, inquiries and requests and to offer help;
to analyze requirement and usage patterns;
for other internal, statistical and research purposes;
to improve my data security and fraud prevention options;
to investigate violations and to enforce my terms and conditions and to comply with applicable law, regulations or government orders;
to provide you with updates, news, promotional materials and other information related to my services. In the case of promotional emails, you can decide for yourself whether you want to continue to receive them. If not, just click the unsubscribe link in those emails.
Who do I pass this data on to?
I can pass on your data to my service providers in order to operate my services (e.g. storage of data via third-party hosting services, provision of technical support, etc.).
I may also disclose your data in the following circumstances: (i) to investigate, detect, prevent or take action against illegal activities or other misconduct; (ii) to establish or exercise my rights of defense; (iii) to protect my rights, property or personal safety, and the safety of my users or the public; (iv) in the event of a change of control at me or at one of my affiliated companies (by way of a merger, acquisition or purchase of (essentially) all assets, etc.); (v) to collect, hold and / or manage your data using authorized third-party providers (e.g. cloud service providers), insofar as this is appropriate for business purposes; (vi) to work with third parties to improve your user experience. To avoid misunderstandings, I would like to point out that I can transfer or pass on or otherwise use non-personal data to third parties at my own discretion.
Please note that my services enable social interactions (e.g. post content, information and comments publicly and chat with other users). I would like to point out that all content or data that you provide in these areas can be read, recorded and used by other people. I advise against posting or sharing information that you do not want to make public. If you upload content to my digital assets or otherwise make it available as part of the use of a service, you do so at your own risk. I cannot control the actions of other users or members of the public with access to your data or content. You acknowledge and confirm that copies of your data can still be accessed by third parties even after they have been deleted on cached and archived pages or after a copy / storage of your content has been made.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
If you visit or access my services, I authorize third parties to use web beacons, cookies, pixel tags, scripts and other technologies and analysis services (“tracking technologies”). These tracking technologies can enable third parties to automatically collect your data in order to improve the navigation experience on my digital assets, to optimize their performance and to guarantee a tailor-made user experience, as well as for security and fraud prevention purposes.
I may serve advertising through my services and my digital assets (including websites and applications that use my services) that may also be tailored to you, such as: B. Ads based on your recent browsing habits on websites, devices or browsers.
Where do I save the data?
Personal data may be maintained, processed and stored in the United States, Ireland, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel and to the extent necessary for the proper provision of my services and / or required by law (as further explained below) in other jurisdictions.
How long will the data be kept?
Please note that I keep the collected data for as long as is necessary to provide my services, to comply with my legal and contractual obligations to you, to resolve disputes and to enforce my agreements.
I can correct, supplement or delete incorrect or incomplete data at any time at my own discretion.
How do I protect the data?
The hosting service for my digital assets provides me with the online platform through which I can offer you my services. Your data can be stored via my hosting provider's data storage, databases and general applications. It stores your data on secure servers behind a firewall and offers secure HTTPS access to most areas of its services.
All payment options offered by me and my hosting provider for my digital assets comply with the regulations of the PCI-DSS (data security standard of the credit card industry) of the PCI Security Standards Council. This is a collaboration between brands such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help to ensure the secure handling of credit card data (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) by my shop and the service providers.
Regardless of the measures and efforts taken by me and my hosting provider, I cannot and will not guarantee absolute protection or absolute security of the data that you upload, publish or otherwise pass on to me or others.
For this reason, I would like to ask you to set secure passwords and, if possible, not to transmit confidential information to myself or others, the disclosure of which, in your opinion, could cause you significant or lasting damage. Since e-mail and instant messaging are not considered secure forms of communication, I also ask you not to pass on any confidential information via one of these communication channels.
How do I deal with minors?
The services are not intended for users who have not yet reached the legal age of majority. I will not knowingly collect data from children. If you are under the age of majority, you should not download or use the Services or provide any information to me.
I reserve the right to request proof of age at any time so that I can verify that minors are using my services. In the event that I become aware that a minor is using my services, I can prohibit these users from accessing my services and block them, and I can delete all data stored by us about this user. If you have reason to believe that a minor has disclosed data to us, please contact me as explained below.
the use of your personal data is necessary to perform or conclude a contract (e.g. to provide you with the services yourself or to provide customer service or technical support);
the use of your personal data is necessary to comply with legal or regulatory obligations, or
the use of your personal data is necessary to support my legitimate business interests (provided that this is done at all times in a manner that is proportionate and respects your data protection rights).
As an EU resident you can:
Request confirmation as to whether or not personal data relating to you is being processed and request access to your stored personal data and certain additional information;
request the receipt of personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format;
request the correction of your personal data that is stored by us;
request the deletion of your personal data;
object to the processing of your personal data by us;
request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, or
submit a complaint to a supervisory authority.
Please note, however, that these rights are not unlimited and may be subject to my own legitimate interests and regulatory requirements. If you have general questions about the personal data I collect and how it is used, please contact us as indicated below.
In the course of providing the services, I can transfer data across borders to affiliated companies or other third parties and from your country / legal system to other countries / legal systems worldwide. By using the services, you consent to the transfer of your data outside of the EEA.
If you are based in the EEA, your personal data will only be transferred to locations outside the EEA if I am convinced that there is an appropriate or comparable level of protection of personal data. I will take appropriate steps to ensure that I have adequate contractual arrangements with my third parties to ensure that appropriate security measures are in place so that the risk of unlawful use, alteration, deletion, loss or theft of your personal data is minimized and that these third parties act in accordance with applicable law at all times.
How can you withdraw your consent?
If you have given us your consent to certain data processing, e.g. B. the receipt of a newsletter, you have the right to revoke this consent - even in parts - at any time. Please inform us of this revocation in writing.
If the processing of the data takes place on the basis of a weighing of interests according to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit f GDPR, you also have the right to object to the processing if there are reasons for this that arise from your particular situation or arise is direct mail.
In the case of direct mail, you have a general right of objection without the need to provide information on the particular situation. Please inform us of your objection in writing.
What are your rights?
Subject to possible legal restrictions, you have the following rights that you can make use of:
The right to information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability and objection.
At this point, we expressly point out that, as required by law, we reserve the right to appropriate identification and, if necessary, take further measures to clearly verify identity.
Right to information:
If you would like information about the personal data we have stored, we offer you to inform us of this in text form. For security reasons and
Due to regulations, it is possible that we pseudonymize certain data, such as
B. Payment information.
Right to rectification:
Should you discover or be of the opinion that incorrect information about you has been saved, you can inform us about it in text form. We will check the facts and, if necessary, correct the data accordingly.
Right to erasure:
If you want your data to be deleted, please let us know in writing. We will delete your data in accordance with the legal requirements.
However, we would like to point out at this point that we are obliged due to
to store data stipulated by law for a longer period, e.g. a retention period for accounting documents of currently 10 years (tax code)
or for warranty and limitation reasons of up to 3 years.
Please also note that once the deletion request has been confirmed, there is no longer any possibility of restoring your data.
Right to restriction of processing:
You have the right to restrict the processing of data. Please tell us about this
the data categories affected from your point of view and the reason for your request in text form. We will investigate the matter immediately and inform you of the result.
Right to data portability:
Please let us know in text form which data you would like to transfer to whom. We will examine your request immediately and inform you of the result.
Right of appeal:
If you are dissatisfied with our work in connection with data protection, you have the right to complain to the data protection supervisory authority responsible for you in your federal state.
If you have general questions about the services or the data I have collected about you and their use, please contact me at:
Name: Janet Scherping, DKM Janet Scherping GmbH
Address: Papenreye 53, 22453 Hamburg
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to ensure that you fully comply with your legal obligations, I strongly recommend that you seek professional advice so that you can better understand which requirements apply specifically to you.
As of October 27, 2021