Privacy Policy

An Overview of Data Protection

General Information

The following information provides a brief overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to the Privacy Policy listed below.

Data Collection on this Website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website? 

The data on this website is processed by the website operator. The contact details can be found in the Legal Notice.

How is your data collected? 

Some data is collected when you provide it. This could be, for example, data you enter in a contact form.

Other data is automatically collected by the IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data such as web browser, operating system or time of the page view. This data is collected automatically as soon as you visit the website.

What is the data used for? 

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is error-free. Other data may be used to analyze your user behaviour.

What rights do you have in relation to your data? 

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time and free of charge. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. Please contact the website operator listed in the legal notice for this or any further questions on the subject of data protection. Furthermore, you have the right to complain to the responsible supervisory authority. 

In addition, under certain circumstances, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. For details, please refer to the Privacy Policy under “Right to Restrict Processing”. 

Analysis Tools and Tools of Third-Parties

When you visit the website, your user behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your user behaviour is usually anonymous and cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information on this can be found in the following Privacy Policy.

You may object to this analysis. You will be informed about the possibilities of objection in the Privacy Policy.


General Information and Mandatory Information

Data Protection

The operator of this website takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. Your personal data will be treated confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy.

When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is any data that can be used to identify you personally. This Privacy Policy explains what information is collected and how it is used. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for instance communication by email) can be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

Data Controller

The person responsible for data processing on this website is:

Eric Hoffmann
Ludwigstrasse 57 a
67454 Hassloch
Germany

Telephone: +49 6324 980478
Email: eric@ichbinkreativ.com

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal email is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to Object to Data Collection in Special Cases and to Direct Advertising

If data processing is carried out on the basis of article 6 subsection 1 letter e or f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis on which a processing is based can be found in this Privacy Policy. If you file an objection, your personal data concerned will no longer be processed unless compelling reasons for the processing are proven which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (objection according to article 21 subsection 1 GDPR).

If your personal data are processed for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling as far as it is connected with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection according to article 21 subsection 2 GDPR).

Right to Complain to the Competent Authority

In the event of breaches of the GDPR, you have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your habitual residence, place of work or place of suspected infringement. The right of appeal shall be without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to Data Portability

You have the right to demand all data which are processed automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract and to have them handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done as far as it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS Encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as enquiries to the website operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit cannot be read by third parties.

Right to Information, Blocking, Deletion and Correction

On the basis of the legal regulations, you have the right to receive information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient as well as the purpose of the data processing at any time and free of charge. You also have the right to have your data corrected, blocked or deleted. Please contact the website operator stated in the legal notice for this or any further questions on the subject of personal data.

Right to Restriction of Processing

You have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted. In order to do this, you can contact the website operator at any time, which is stated in the legal notice. The right to demand the restriction of the processing exists in the following cases:

If you dispute the accuracy of your stored personal data, this will be reviewed within a reasonable time. For the duration of the review, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

If the processing of your personal data is unlawful, you may request that the data processing be restricted instead of deleted.

If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it for the exercise, defence or assertion of legal claims, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.

If you have raised an objection according to article 21 subsection 1 GDPR, both interests must be weighed against each other. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data may not be processed – apart from its storage – without your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a member state.

Objection to Advertising Emails

The use of published contact information for sending unsolicited advertising and information material is herewith prohibited. The operator of the website expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising.


Data Collection on this Website

Cookies

This website uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make the website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser.

Most of the cookies used are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognise your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser so that cookies are blocked in certain cases and that cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. It is also possible to define exceptions to this. If cookies are blocked, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Cookies which are necessary for the electronic communication or the provision of necessary functions are stored on the basis of article 6 subsection 1 letter f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies in order to provide an error-free and optimized site. If other cookies are stored (for instance to analyse user behaviour), this will be explained separately in this Privacy Policy.

Server Log Files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to the server. The following information is stored:

Browser including the version number
Operating system 
Referrer URL
Hostname of the computer 
Time of the page request 
IP address

This data will not be merged with other data sources.

The collection of these data takes place on basis of article 6 subsection 1 letter f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the collection of server log files in order to provide an error-free and optimized site.

Enquiries by Email or Telephone

In case of enquiries by email or telephone, your personal data will be stored and processed in order to answer to your request. These data will not be passed on without your consent. 

The processing of these data takes place on the basis of article 6 subsection 1 letter b GDPR if your enquiry is connected with the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary for the execution of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (article 6 subsection 1 letter a GDPR) or on the legitimate interests of the website operator (article 6 subsection 1 letter f GDPR), as the website operator has a legitimate interest in effectively answering to the request.

The data provided by you will be stored until you demand deletion, revoke your consent to storage or until the purpose for storage no longer applies (for instance after answering your request). Mandatory statutory provisions, in particular statutory retention periods, remain unaffected.

Comment Form

The data you provide on the contact form will be retained until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (for example after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

When posting a comment form on this website, your name, email address, as well as date and time will be saved in addition to your comment. 

Moreover, the comment form stores the IP addresses of users who post comments. This data is required in order to take action against the author in the event of legal violations such as insults or propaganda.

The comments and the associated data (for instance IP address) are stored and remain on the website until the commented content has been completely deleted or the comments have to be deleted for legal reasons (for instance offensive comments).

The comments are stored on the basis of your consent (article 6 subsection 1 letter a GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal email is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.


Social Media

Shariff

The use of so-called social media buttons is possible on this website. To protect your data, the solution Shariff is used. Thus, the share buttons are implemented as static images, which contain a link to the corresponding social network website. If you click on such a button, you will be redirected to the respective social network site in the same way, as normal links would do as well. Only in that moment of time, the provider of the social network website will get information about you, for example, your IP address. If you do not click on such a share button, no data will be transmitted. Information about the collection and usage of your date on the social network websites can be found in the corresponding terms of use of the respective provider. More information about the plugin and the Shariff solution can be found on: wordpress.org/plugins/shariff.

On this website are share buttons for the following services: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

The use of such share buttons constitutes consent within the meaning of Article 6 subsection 1 letter a GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future.


Analysis Tools

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland.

Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Article 6 subsection 1 letter f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise his website as well as his advertising.

IP Anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This will cause Google to shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the European Economic Area before sending it to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

Browser Plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser accordingly. In this case, however, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie that relates to your use of this website (including your IP address) as well as Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objection to Data Collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your information from being collected on future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.

For more information on how Google Analytics uses user data, please see Google’s privacy policy: support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Data Processing Agreement

The website operator has signed a data processing agreement with Google and fully complies with the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic Data

This website uses the demographic data function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain information about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-related advertising by Google and visitor data from third parties. This information cannot be associated with any specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time by changing the ad settings in your Google Account or generally prohibit Google Analytics from collecting your data as described under “Objection to Data Collection”.


Map Tools

Mapbox

Some pages of this website use the Mapbox map service by an API. Provider is Mapbox Inc., 740 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA.

To use the functions of Mapbox it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Mapbox server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Mapbox is in the interest of an appealing presentation of the contents and an easy findability of the indicated places. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of article 6 subsection 1 letter f GDPR.

For more information on how Mapbox handles user data, please refer to Mapbox’s privacy policy: www.mapbox.com/privacy.