The legal foundations of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).
ACCESS DATA / SERVER LOGFILES
The provider (or his web space provider) collects data about every access to the offer (so-called server log files).
These access data include:
Name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to retrospectively review the log data if, on the basis of concrete evidence, the legitimate suspicion of unlawful use exists.
HANDLING PERSONAL DATA
Personal data is information that can be used to determine a person, ie information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address or phone number. But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone belong to personal data.
Personal data are only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is permitted by law or the users consent to the data collection.
When contacting the provider (for example by contact form or e-mail), the details of the user are stored for the purpose of processing the request as well as in the event that follow-up questions arise.
COMMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
When users leave comments in the blog or other posts, their IP addresses are saved. This is done for the security of the provider, if someone writes in comments and posts illegal content (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case, the provider himself may be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.
You can register to receive our newsletter. For this you must inform us in any case your e-mail address. Other information used to optimize the newsletter may be provided voluntarily.
We only use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Please use the provided link in the newsletter or send a corresponding e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about the newsletter and consent
With the following information, we will inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, shipping and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.
Content of the newsletter
We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. Insofar as the content of a newsletter is concretely described in the context of an application for the newsletter, it is decisive for the consent of the user. Incidentally, our newsletters contain information on the subject of METAL unites, its contents, projects and cooperation partners, general topics relating to heavy metal or even promotional content.
Double opt-in and logging
Registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. That After registration, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with external e-mail addresses.
Registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the logon and the confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Similarly, changes to your CleverReach data are logged.
Use of the shipping service provider “CleverReach”
The newsletter is sent by means of “CleverReach”, a newsletter dispatch platform of the provider CleverReach Verwaltungs GmbH | HRB 210079 Oldenburg (Oldb.), Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede / Germany.
The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their other data described in these notes, are stored on the servers Cleverrech in the EU. CleverReach uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. Furthermore, CleverReach may, according to its own information, use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of shipping and the presentation of newsletters or for economic purposes, to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, CleverReach does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write them down or to pass them on to third parties.
To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your e-mail address.
Optionally, we ask you to provide your first and last name. This information is only for the personalization of the newsletter. We also ask you optionally to include your date of birth, gender and your industry. We only use this information to adapt the content of the newsletter to the interests of our readers.
Statistical survey and analyzes
The newsletters contain a so-called “web beacon”, i. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the CleverReach server when the newsletter is opened. In the course of this call, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of the retrieval are collected. This information is used to improve the technical performance of services based on their specifications or audience and their reading habits, based on their locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times.
The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our desire nor that of CleverReach to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.
Online call and data management
Termination / Revocation
You can terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time, ie. Revoke your consent. At the same time, your consent to sending it via CleverReach and the statistical analyzes will lapse. A separate revocation of the dispatch via CleverReach or the statistical evaluation is unfortunately not possible.
A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter.
Legal basis Data protection regulation
In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), which will apply from May 25, 2018, we inform you that the consent to the sending of e-mail addresses on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a, 7 DSGVO and § 7 (2) no. 3, and (3) UWG. The use of the shipping service provider CleverReach, carrying out the statistical surveys and analyzes as well as logging the registration process, are based on our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We are interested in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves both our business interests and the expectations of our users.
We further point out that you are the future processing of your personal data in accordance with the statutory requirements. Art. 21 DSGVO can contradict at any time. The objection may in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.
E-mail and forms
If you contact us by e-mail or via a form (eg callback request), we will only use the personal data you provide to process your specific request. The given data will be treated confidentially. If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
The processing of the data entered into the contact form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The information you provide in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage, or delete the purpose for data storage (for example, after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.
INTEGRATION OF SERVICES AND CONTENT OF THIRD PARTIES
It may happen that content from third parties, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are included in this online offer. This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third party provider”) perceive the IP address of the users. Because without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. However, we have no control over this if the third parties provide the IP address e.g. save for statistical purposes. As far as we know, we will inform users about it.
You can find many online advertising cookies from companies through the US-American site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices / manage.
This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on users’ computers and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by them. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, the IP address of Google users will be truncated within the member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate users’ use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.
The IP address provided by Google Analytics within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; However, this offer notifies users that in this case you may not be able to use all features of this website in full. In addition, users may prevent the collection of the data (including their IP address) generated by the cookie and their use of the website to Google and the processing of this data by Google by using the browser plug-in available under the following link Download and install: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent Google Analytics from entering this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again.
USING FACEBOOK SOCIAL PLUGINS
This offer uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are recognizable by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile or a “thumbs up” sign) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When a user calls a web page of this offer that contains such a plugin, its browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated by this in the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to their level of knowledge:
By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example, press the Like button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this offer and associate it with his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before visiting the website.
This offer uses the buttons of the Twitter service. These buttons are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are recognizable by terms such as “Twitter” or “episode”, associated with a stopped blue bird. With the help of the buttons it is possible to share a post or page of this offer on Twitter or to follow the provider on Twitter.
When a user calls up a web page of this web site containing such a button, its browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Twitter. The content of the Twitter buttons is transmitted by Twitter directly to the user’s browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Twitter collects with the help of this plugin and informs users according to their level of knowledge. After this, only the IP address of the user, the URL of the respective website with the purchase of the button is transmitted, but not used for purposes other than the presentation of the button.
We use Google’s reCaptcha service to determine if a human or computer is typing in our contact or newsletter form. Google uses the following data to check whether you are a human or a computer: the IP address of the device used, the website you visit, the captcha, the date and duration of the visit, the identification data of the device used Browser and OS type, Google Account, when you’re logged in to Google, mouse movements on the reCaptcha surfaces, and tasks that require you to identify images. The legal basis for the described data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f General Data Protection Regulation. There is a legitimate interest on our part in this data processing to ensure the security of our website and to protect us from automated input (attacks).
REVOCATION, CHANGES, CORRECTIONS AND UPDATES
The user has the right, upon request, to obtain free information about the personal data stored about him. In addition, the user has the right to correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion of his personal data, as far as no legal duty of storage is in conflict.