General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Who we are
Responsible within the meaning of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:
MakeFriends by winterberger.com Internet Consulting
What personal data we collect and why we collect them
When you access this website, information of a general nature is automatically recorded. This information is recorded in the server log file and includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and the like.
This is for the following reason:
Ensuring a problem-free connection to the website
Ensuring smooth use of our website
Evaluation of system security and stability as well
for further administrative purposes
Your data will not be used to draw conclusions about you personally. This type of information is only evaluated statistically in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose of the collection. This is generally the case for the data used to provide the website when the respective session has ended.
When visitors post comments on the website, we collect the data that is shown in the comment form, as well as the visitor's IP address and the user agent string (this identifies the browser) to help detect spam.
An anonymized string (also called hash) can be created from your email address and given to the Gravatar service to check whether you are using it. You can find the data protection declaration of the Gravatar service here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After your comment has been approved, your profile picture will be publicly visible in the context of your comment.
If you are a registered user and upload photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this website could download photos stored on this website and extract their location information.
The data you have entered will be stored for the purpose of individual communication with you. To do this, you must provide a valid email address and your name. This is used to assign the request and then answer it. The specification of further data is optional.
If you write a comment on our website, this can be your consent to save your name, email address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that if you post another comment, you do not have to re-enter all this data. These cookies are stored for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will set up some cookies to store your login information and viewing options. Registration cookies expire after two days and cookies for the display options after one year. If you select "Stay signed in" when registering, your registration will be maintained for two weeks. When you log out of your account, the registration cookies are deleted.
When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is saved in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only refers to the entry ID of the article that you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day.
Use of script libraries (Google web fonts)
In order to display our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use "Google Web Fonts" from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter "Google") to display fonts on this website.
Embedded content from other websites
Posts on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, pictures, posts, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter: "Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are saved on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases. 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 related to website and internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, other related services are then to be provided.
Data protection declaration for the use of Twitter
Functions of the Twitter service can be integrated on our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Among other things, Transfer data such as IP address, browser type, accessed domains, pages visited, mobile network providers, device and application IDs and search terms to Twitter.
We would like to point out that, as the provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by Twitter. Due to the ongoing updating of Twitter's data protection declaration, we point out the latest version at (http://twitter.com/privacy).
Data protection declaration for the use of Google Adsense
This website uses Google AdSense, a service for integrating advertisements from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). These web beacons can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on these pages.
The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information can be passed on by Google to contractual partners of Google. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data that you have stored.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Use of Google Maps
We use Google Maps on this website. Google Maps is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter "Google"). This enables us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to conveniently use the map function.
You can find more information about data processing by Google in the Google data protection information. There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection center.
How long we keep your data
If you write a comment, it is saved indefinitely, including metadata. In this way, we can automatically recognize and release follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information that they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the user name cannot be changed). Administrators of the website can also view and change this information.
What rights you have to your data
If you have an account on this website or have written comments, you can request an export of your personal data from us, including all data that you have provided to us. You can also request the deletion of all personal data that we have stored about you. This does not include the data that we have to keep due to administrative, legal or security-related needs.
Where we send your data to
Visitor comments could be examined by an automated spam detection service.
Plugins can be used on our websites. Via these plugins, information, which may also include personal data, may be sent to the service operator and possibly used by it. We prevent the unconscious and unwanted collection and transmission of data to the service provider with a 2-click solution. To activate a desired social plugin, it must first be activated by clicking on the corresponding switch. Only by activating the plug-in is the collection of information and its transmission to the service provider triggered. We ourselves do not collect any personal data using the social plugins or their use.
We have no influence on what data an activated plugin collects and how it is used by the provider. At the moment it must be assumed that a direct connection to the services of the provider will be expanded and that at least the IP address and device-related information will be recorded and used. There is also the possibility that the service providers try to save cookies on the computer used. Please refer to the data protection information of the respective service provider to find out which specific data is collected and how it is used. If you are logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook can identify you as a visitor to a specific page.
Our website uses Google conversion tracking. The operator of the services of Google AdWords is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you have reached our website via an advertisement placed by Google, Google Adwords will set a cookie on your computer. The cookie for conversion tracking is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google.
If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, you will not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users.
How we protect your data
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.