Who We Are
Information We Collect
- Personal Information: During account registration or newsletter signup, we collect personal information like your name and email address.
- Analytics Data: We gather visitor behavior data, IP addresses, and other non-identifying information using third-party analytics services such as Google Analytics and Microsoft Clarity.
- Cookie Information: Our website uses first-party and third-party cookies to improve your browsing experience, understand user preferences, and provide targeted advertising. We also incorporate scripts for services like Google Tag Manager, Google Optimize, Advanced Ads, and Font Awesome.
- Mobile Advertising ID: We collect your device’s Mobile Advertising ID if not disabled. To prevent collection, disable or change the ID on your device (iOS manual or Android manual).
- Payment Information: A payment service provider collects and stores your credit card and financial information during transactions. We receive minimal information about you from payment providers.
- Personal Data of Children: We do not knowingly collect data from children under 16. If we become aware of collecting data from a child under 16, we will delete it. Contact us if you believe a child under 16 has provided personal data to us.
How We Use Your Information
- Internal Marketing Purposes: We use the personal information you provide to send you our newsletters, promotional offers, and other marketing communications related to our Services. We do not sell or share your personal information with any third party, aside from the minimum required for billing and processing your purchase.
Registration and Social Logins
- Direct Registration: During registration, we collect your name and email address. We use this information for the purpose of providing you access to our services. We store this data for as long as you’re registered, and it will be deleted upon account termination.
- Social Logins: We offer registration and login options using Facebook Connect and Google Connect to simplify the process. When you use these services, we gain access to specific data from your social media profiles:
By choosing to register or log in using these social login options, you provide consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a. GDPR) for data processing in accordance with the respective platforms’ privacy policies. If you have any concerns about data privacy, please refer to the respective platforms’ privacy policies and opt-out options.
How We Share Your Information
- Personal Information: We do not sell or share your personal information with third parties, except when it is necessary for billing and processing purposes, such as when you make a purchase on our website. In these cases, we only share the minimum amount of information required for the completion of the transaction.
- Third-Party Services: We use third-party services for analytics, spam detection, and other purposes. These services may collect and process your data on our behalf in accordance with their respective privacy policies. Examples of these services include Google Analytics, Microsoft Clarity, and Google Tag Manager.
How We Protect Your Information
We take the security and privacy of your personal information seriously. We employ industry-standard security measures, such as secure socket layer (SSL) encryption, to protect the information you provide to us. We also maintain strict administrative and technical safeguards to prevent unauthorized access to your data. However, no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security.
Cookies and Tracking Technologies
- Types of Cookies: We use both first-party and third-party cookies on our website. First-party cookies are set by our website, while third-party cookies are set by external services or providers, such as analytics tools or embedded content.
- Purposes of Cookies: Cookies help us enhance your browsing experience, remember user preferences, enable login functionality, and gather analytics data to improve our website. They are also used for targeted advertising purposes.
- Blocking Cookies and Opting Out: Most web browsers allow you to block cookies or adjust your privacy settings to limit the use of tracking technologies. Please refer to your browser’s documentation for instructions on how to manage your cookie preferences. Note that disabling cookies may affect the functionality of our website and your user experience.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
We retain different types of data for varying periods of time, depending on the nature of the data and our legal obligations:
- Comments: If you leave a comment on our website, we retain the comment and its metadata indefinitely. This enables us to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically, instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
- User Profiles: For users who register on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. Users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except for their username). Website administrators can also view and edit this information.
Your Rights and Choices
As a user of our website, you have the right to access, edit, or delete your personal data. You can request a copy of your personal data or request its erasure by contacting us at the email address provided in the Contact Information section below. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for legal or administrative purposes, even after your request for erasure.
We are committed to addressing your inquiries and resolving any issues related to our privacy practices.