Data protection

Personal data (usually referred to as “data” below) is only processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its content and the services offered there.

According to Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”), “processing” is any process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data, such as collecting, recording, organizing, arranging, storing, adapting or changing, reading out, querying, using, disclosing through transmission, distribution or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restricting, deleting or destroying.

With the following data protection declaration we inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, insofar as we decide on the purposes and means of processing either alone or together with others. In addition, we will inform you below about the third-party components we use for optimization purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data on their own responsibility.

Our privacy policy is structured as follows:

(1) Information about us as controllers
(2) Rights of users and data subjects
(3) Information on data processing

(1) Information about us as controllers

Responsible provider of this website in terms of data protection is:

SilentModding
Schlossstraße 26
3261 Wolfpassing
Austria

Phone: 0043 (0)681 / 20 275 160
E-mail: office@silentmodding.com

Data protection officer at the provider is:
Markus Wabnig

(2) Rights of users and data subjects

With a view to the data processing described in more detail below, the users and those affected have the right

  • for confirmation as to whether data relating to them is being processed, for information about the data processed, for further information about data processing and for copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (see also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to immediate deletion of the data concerning you (see also Art. 17 GDPR), or, alternatively, if further processing pursuant to Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR is required, to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR;
  • to receive the data relating to them and provided by them and to transmit this data to other providers/responsible parties (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • to complain to the supervisory authority if you believe that the data concerning you is being processed by the provider in violation of data protection regulations (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the provider is obliged to inform all recipients to whom data has been disclosed by the provider about any correction or deletion of data or the restriction of processing, which is based on Articles 16, 17 para. 1, 18 GDPR takes place to inform. However, this obligation does not exist if this notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Irrespective of this, the user has a right to information about these recipients.

According to Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects also have the right to object to the future processing of the data concerning them, provided that the data is processed by the provider in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR are processed. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permissible.

(3) Information on data processing

Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies, the deletion of the data does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements and no other information on individual processing methods is subsequently given.

server data

For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure and stable website, data is transmitted to us or to our web space provider by your internet browser. These so-called server log files record, among other things, the type and version of your Internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you switched to our website (referrer URL), the website(s) of our website that you visit, the date and time of the respective access as well as the IP address of the Internet connection from which our website is used.

The data collected in this way is stored temporarily, but not together with other data from you.

This storage takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our website.

The data will be deleted after seven days at the latest, provided that no further storage is required for evidentiary purposes. Otherwise, the data is completely or partially excluded from deletion until the final clarification of an incident.

cookies

a) Session cookies/session cookies

We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are stored and stored on your end device by the Internet browser you use. These cookies process certain information about you, such as your browser or location data or your IP address, to an individual extent.

This processing makes our website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure, since the processing e.g. enables our website to be reproduced in different languages or to offer a shopping cart function.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit b.) GDPR, insofar as these cookies are used to process data for contract initiation or contract execution.

If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. The legal basis is then Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

These session cookies are deleted when you close your internet browser.

b) Third Party Cookies

If necessary, our website also uses cookies from partner companies with whom we work for the purpose of advertising, analysis or the functionalities of our website.

For details on this, in particular on the purposes and legal basis for processing such third-party cookies, please refer to the information below.

c) Possibility of disposal

You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting your Internet browser. You can also delete cookies that have already been saved at any time. However, the steps and measures required for this depend on the specific Internet browser you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Internet browser or contact its manufacturer or support. In the case of so-called flash cookies, however, processing cannot be prevented via the browser settings. Instead, you must change the setting of your Flash player in this respect. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the Flash player you are using. If you have any questions, please also use the help function or documentation of your Flash player or contact the manufacturer or user support.

However, if you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, this may mean that not all functions of our website can be used to their full extent.

contract execution

The data transmitted by you to make use of our range of goods and/or services will be processed by us for the purpose of contract processing and are necessary in this respect. Contract conclusion and contract execution are not possible without providing your data.

The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

We delete the data upon completion of the contract, but must observe the retention periods under tax and commercial law.

As part of the contract processing, we pass on your data to the transport company commissioned with the delivery of the goods or to the financial service provider, insofar as the transfer is necessary for the delivery of the goods or for payment purposes.

The legal basis for the transfer of the data is then Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Customer account / registration function

If you create a customer account with us via our website, we will only use the data you entered during registration (e.g. your name, address or e-mail address) for pre-contractual services, for the fulfillment of the contract or for the purpose of Customer care (e.g. to provide you with an overview of your previous orders with us or to be able to offer you the so-called notepad function) and save. At the same time, we then save the IP address and the date of your registration along with the time. Of course, this data will not be passed on to third parties.

As part of the further registration process, your consent to this processing will be obtained and reference will be made to this data protection declaration. The data we collect is used exclusively to provide the customer account.

If you consent to this processing, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR legal basis for processing.

If the opening of the customer account also serves pre-contractual measures or the fulfillment of the contract, the legal basis for this processing is also Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

You can revoke the consent given to us to open and maintain the customer account in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR revoked at any time with effect for the future. All you have to do is inform us of your revocation.

The data collected in this respect will be deleted as soon as the processing is no longer necessary. In doing so, however, we have to observe tax and commercial law retention periods.

Newsletter

If you register for our free newsletter, the data requested from you, i.e. your e-mail address and – optionally – your name and address will be transmitted to us. At the same time, we save the IP address of the Internet connection from which you access our website as well as the date and time of your registration. As part of the further registration process, we will obtain your consent to the sending of the newsletter, describe the content specifically and refer you to this data protection declaration. We use the data collected in this way exclusively for sending the newsletter – it is therefore in particular not passed on to third parties.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

You can consent to the sending of the newsletter in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR revoked at any time with effect for the future. All you have to do is inform us of your revocation or click on the unsubscribe link contained in every newsletter.

Contact requests / contact option

If you contact us via the contact form or email, the data you provide will be used to process your request. Providing the data is necessary for processing and answering your inquiry – without providing it, we cannot answer your inquiry at all or only to a limited extent.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Your data will be deleted if your request has been answered conclusively and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements, such as in any subsequent contract processing.

User Submissions, Comments and Ratings

We offer you the opportunity to publish questions, answers, opinions or ratings, hereinafter referred to as “articles”, on our website. If you make use of this offer, we will process and publish your contribution, the date and time of submission and the pseudonym you may have used.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR revoked at any time with effect for the future. All you have to do is inform us of your revocation.

In addition, we also process your IP and e-mail address. The IP address is processed because we have a legitimate interest in initiating or supporting further steps if your contribution infringes the rights of third parties and/or is otherwise unlawful.

In this case, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in any legal defense that may be necessary.

Subscription to Posts

If you publish articles on our website, we also offer you the option of subscribing to any follow-up articles from third parties. In order to be able to inform you about these follow-up articles by e-mail, we process your e-mail address.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can give your consent to this subscription in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR revoked at any time with effect for the future. All you have to do is inform us of your revocation or click on the unsubscribe link contained in the respective e-mail.

Twitter

We maintain an online presence on Twitter to present our company and our services and to communicate with customers/prospects. Twitter is a service provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

In this respect, we would like to point out that it is possible for user data to be processed outside the European Union, in particular in the USA. This can result in increased risks for the user in that, for example, later access to the user data can be made more difficult. We also have no access to this user data. The possibility of access lies exclusively with Twitter.

You can find Twitter’s privacy policy at

https://twitter.com/de/privacy

YouTube

We maintain an online presence on YouTube to present our company and our services and to communicate with customers/prospects. YouTube is a service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA.

In this respect, we would like to point out that it is possible for user data to be processed outside the European Union, in particular in the USA. This can result in increased risks for the user in that, for example, later access to the user data can be made more difficult. We also have no access to this user data. The access possibility lies exclusively with YouTube.

YouTube’s privacy policy can be found at

https://policies.google.com/privacy

Facebook

We operate a company presence on the Facebook platform to advertise our products and services and to communicate with interested parties or customers.

We are jointly responsible for this social media platform with Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.

Facebook’s data protection officer can be reached via a contact form:

https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/540977946302970

We have regulated joint responsibility in an agreement regarding the respective obligations within the meaning of the GDPR. This agreement, from which the mutual obligations arise, is available at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum

The legal basis for the resulting and subsequently reproduced processing of personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the analysis, communication, sale and promotion of our products and services.

The legal basis can also be the consent of the user in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR towards the platform operator. The user can consent to this in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR for the future at any time by notifying the platform operator.

When you visit our online presence on the Facebook platform, Facebook Ireland Ltd. as the operator of the platform in the EU, processes user data (e.g. personal information, IP address, etc.).

This user data is used for statistical information about the use of our company presence on Facebook. Facebook Ireland Ltd. uses this data for market research and advertising purposes and to create user profiles. Based on these profiles, it is Facebook Ireland Ltd. For example, it is possible to advertise users within and outside of Facebook based on their interests. If the user is logged into his Facebook account at the time of the call, Facebook Ireland Ltd. also link the data to the respective user account.

If the user contacts us via Facebook, the user’s personal data entered on this occasion will be used to process the request. The user’s data will be deleted by us if the user’s request has been finally answered and there are no legal storage requirements, such as in the case of subsequent contract processing.

To process the data, Facebook Ireland Ltd. cookies may also be set.

If the user does not agree to this processing, it is possible to prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser accordingly. Cookies that have already been saved can also be deleted at any time. The settings for this depend on the respective browser. In the case of Flash cookies, the processing cannot be prevented via the browser settings, but by the corresponding setting of the Flash player. If the user prevents or restricts the installation of cookies, this may result in not all Facebook functions being fully usable.

More information about the processing activities, their prevention and the deletion of the data processed by Facebook can be found in Facebook’s data policy:

https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

It cannot be ruled out that the processing by Facebook Ireland Ltd. also via Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 in the USA.

Instagram

We operate a company presence on the Instagram platform to advertise our products and services and to communicate with interested parties or customers.

We are jointly responsible for this social media platform with Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.

Instagram’s data protection officer can be reached via a contact form:

https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/540977946302970

We have regulated joint responsibility in an agreement regarding the respective obligations within the meaning of the GDPR. This agreement, from which the mutual obligations arise, is available at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum

The legal basis for the resulting and subsequently reproduced processing of personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the analysis, communication, sale and promotion of our products and services.

The legal basis can also be the consent of the user in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR towards the platform operator. The user can consent to this in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR for the future at any time by notifying the platform operator.

When you visit our online presence on the Instagram platform, Facebook Ireland Ltd. as the operator of the platform in the EU, processes user data (e.g. personal information, IP address, etc.).

This user data is used for statistical information about the use of our company presence on Instagram. Facebook Ireland Ltd. uses this data for market research and advertising purposes and to create user profiles. Based on these profiles, it is Facebook Ireland Ltd. For example, it is possible to advertise users within and outside of Instagram based on their interests. If the user is logged into his Instagram account at the time of the call, Facebook Ireland Ltd. also link the data to the respective user account.

If the user contacts Instagram, the user’s personal data entered on this occasion will be used to process the request. The user’s data will be deleted by us if the user’s request has been finally answered and there are no legal storage requirements, such as in the case of subsequent contract processing.

To process the data, Facebook Ireland Ltd. cookies may also be set.

If the user does not agree to this processing, it is possible to prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser accordingly. Cookies that have already been saved can also be deleted at any time. The settings for this depend on the respective browser. In the case of Flash cookies, the processing cannot be prevented via the browser settings, but by the corresponding setting of the Flash player. If the user prevents or restricts the installation of cookies, this may result in not all Facebook functions being fully usable.

More information on the processing activities, their prevention and the deletion of the data processed by Instagram can be found in Instagram’s data policy:

https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

It cannot be ruled out that the processing by Facebook Ireland Ltd. also via Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 in the USA.

Linking social media via graphic or text link

We also advertise presences on the social networks listed below on our website. The integration takes place via a linked graphic of the respective network. The use of this linked graphic prevents a connection to the respective server of the social network being automatically established when calling up a website that has a social media application in order to display a graphic of the respective network itself. The user is only forwarded to the service of the respective social network by clicking on the corresponding graphic.

After the user has been forwarded, information about the user is recorded by the respective network. It cannot be ruled out that the data collected in this way will be processed in the USA.

This is initially data such as IP address, date, time and page visited. If the user is logged into his user account of the respective network at the same time, the network operator can, if necessary, assign the information collected from the user’s specific visit to the user’s personal account. If the user interacts via a “Share” button of the respective network, this information can be stored in the user’s personal user account and, if necessary, published. If the user wants to prevent the collected information from being directly assigned to his user account, he must log out before clicking on the graphic. It is also possible to configure the respective user account accordingly.

The following social networks are linked to our site:

Facebook

Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, a subsidiary of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

twitter

Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/privacy

YouTube

Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA

Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Instagram

Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, a subsidiary of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

Privacy Policy: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

“Facebook” social plug-in

We use the plug-in of the social network Facebook on our website. Facebook is an internet service provided by facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. In the EU, this service is in turn operated by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, hereinafter both referred to as “Facebook”.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website.

Facebook provides further information about the possible plug-ins and their respective functions

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

ready for you.

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages of our website you visit, your Internet browser downloads a representation of the plug-in from the Facebook servers in the USA. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Facebook to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of the visit to our website are also recorded.

If you are logged into Facebook while you are visiting one of our websites with the plug-in, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Facebook. Facebook may assign the information collected in this way to your personal user account there. So, for example, if you If you use the so-called “Like” button from Facebook, this information will be stored in your Facebook user account and, if necessary, published on the Facebook platform. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out of Facebook before visiting our website or use an add-on for your Internet browser to prevent the Facebook plug-in from being blocked from loading.

Facebook provides further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in this regard in the

https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

retrievable data protection information.

“Twitter” social plug-in

We use the plug-in of the social network Twitter on our website. Twitter is an Internet service provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, hereinafter referred to as “Twitter”.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website.

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages of our website you visit, your internet browser downloads a representation of the plug-in from the Twitter servers in the USA. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Twitter to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of the visit to our website are also recorded.

If you are logged in to Twitter while you are visiting one of our websites with the plug-in, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Twitter. Twitter may assign the information collected in this way to your personal user account there. So, for example, if you If you use the so-called “Share” button from Twitter, this information will be stored in your Twitter user account and, if necessary, published via the Twitter platform. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out of Twitter before visiting our website or make the appropriate settings in your Twitter user account.

Twitter provides further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in this regard

https://twitter.com/privacy

retrievable data protection information.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our website. This is a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

The Google Analytics service is used to analyze the usage behavior of our website. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website.

Usage and user-related information, such as IP address, location, time or frequency of visits to our website are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymization function. With this function, Google already shortens the IP address within the EU or the EEA.

The data collected in this way is in turn used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of the visit to our website and the usage activities there. This data can also be used to provide other services related to the use of our website and the use of the Internet.

Google states that it does not associate your IP address with other data. In addition, Google entertains

https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners

further data protection information ready for you, e.g. also about the possibilities of preventing the use of data.

In addition, Google offers under

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

a so-called deactivation add-on along with further information on this. This add-on can be installed with the most common Internet browsers and offers you further control over the data that Google collects when you visit our website. The add-on informs the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) that information about the visit to our website should not be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, this does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services. You can of course also find out whether and which other web analysis services we use in this data protection declaration.

Google Maps

We use Google Maps on our website to show our location and to create directions. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

In order to enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established when our website is accessed.

If you call up the Google Maps component integrated into our website, Google will store a cookie on your device via your Internet browser. Your user settings and data are processed in order to display our location and create a route description. We cannot rule out that Google uses servers in the USA.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in optimizing the functionality of our website.

Through the connection to Google established in this way, Google can determine from which website your request was sent and to which IP address the directions are to be sent.

If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your Internet browser. You can find details on this under “Cookies” above.

In addition, the use of Google Maps and the information obtained via Google Maps takes place in accordance with the Google Terms of Use https://policies.google.com/terms?gl=DE&hl=de and the terms and conditions for Google Maps https://www.google. com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.

In addition, Google offers under

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

https://policies.google.com/privacy

further information.

Google Fonts

We use Google Fonts to display external fonts on our website. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

In order to enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established when our website is accessed.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our website.

By connecting to Google when you visit our website, Google can determine from which website your request was sent and to which IP address the display of the font is to be sent.

Google offers under

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

https://policies.google.com/privacy

further information, in particular on the possibilities of preventing the use of data.

FontAwesome

In order to be able to display fonts and visual elements of our website, we use external fonts from FontAwesome. FontAwesome is a service of

Fonticons Inc., 6 Porter Road, Apartment 3R, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA, hereinafter referred to as “FontAwesome”.

When you visit our website, a connection to the FontAwesome server in the USA is established in order to enable and update the display of fonts and visual elements.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our website.

By connecting to the FontAwesome server when you visit our website, FontAwesome can determine from which website your request was sent and to which IP address the display of the font is to be sent.

FontAwesome offers at

https://fontawesome.com/privacy

further information, in particular on the possibilities of preventing the use of data.

YouTube

We use YouTube on our website. This is a video portal operated by YouTube LLC., 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, hereinafter referred to as “YouTube”.

YouTube is a subsidiary of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

We use YouTube in connection with the “extended data protection mode” function to be able to show you videos. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website. According to YouTube, the “extended data protection mode” function ensures that the data described in more detail below is only transmitted to the YouTube server if you actually start a video.

Without this “extended data protection” a connection to the YouTube server in the USA will be established as soon as you access one of our websites on which a YouTube video is embedded.

This connection is required in order to be able to display the respective video on our website via your Internet browser. In the course of this, YouTube will record and process at least your IP address, the date and time and the website you have visited. In addition, a connection to Google’s “DoubleClick” advertising network is established.

If you are logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube assigns the connection information to your YouTube account. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out of YouTube before visiting our website or make the appropriate settings in your YouTube user account.

For the purpose of functionality and to analyze usage behavior, YouTube permanently stores cookies via your Internet browser on your end device. If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the storage of cookies by making a setting in your Internet browser. See “Cookies” above for more information.

Google provides further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in this regard in the

https://policies.google.com/privacy

retrievable data protection information.

BootstrapCDN

We use the BootstrapCDN service, a content delivery network (“CDN”), on our website to optimize the retrieval speed, design and presentation of the content of our website on different end devices. This is a service provided by StackPath, LLC, 2021 McKinney Ave. Suite 1100, Dallas, TX 75201, USA, hereinafter referred to as “BootstrapCDN”.

In order to be able to deliver the content of our website quickly, the service uses so-called JavaScript libraries. Corresponding files are loaded from a BootstrapCDN server that records your IP address.

BootstrapCDN also offers at

https://www.stackpath.com/legal/master-service-agreement/#privacy

further data protection information.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in accelerating the loading times of our website and in optimizing it.

To prevent the execution of BootstrapCDN’s Java Script code altogether, you can install a so-called Java Script blocker, such as noscript.net or ghostery.com. However, if you prevent or restrict the execution of the Java Script code, this may mean that not all of the content and functions of our website are available for technical reasons.

jQuery CDN

We use the service on our website to optimize the retrieval speed, design and presentation of the content of our website on different end devices

jQuery CDN, a Content Delivery Network (“CDN”). This is a service of the jQuery Foundation, hereinafter referred to as “jQuery”. jQuery is distributed for the JS Foundation via the StackPath CDN.

In order to be able to deliver the content of our website quickly, the service uses so-called JavaScript libraries. Corresponding files are loaded from the CDN server if they are not already available in your browser cache after visiting another website. In the case of a connection to the CDN server, your IP address is recorded. It cannot be ruled out that a connection is made to a server outside the EU.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in accelerating the loading times of our website and in optimizing it.

To prevent the execution of jQuery’s Java Script code altogether, you can install a so-called Java Script blocker, such as noscript.net or ghostery.com. However, if you prevent or restrict the execution of the Java Script code, this may mean that not all of the content and functions of our website are available for technical reasons.

Amazon Affiliate Program

We use the AMAZON partner program on our website. This is a service provided by Amazon Europe Core S.à rl, 5 Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxembourg. Advertisements from Amazon.de are placed on our website via the AMAZON partner program. If you click on one of these advertisements, you will be forwarded to the corresponding offer on the AMZON Internet portal. If you then decide to buy the advertised product there, we receive a “brokerage commission” from Amazon.

Amazon uses cookies to enable this service. With the help of these cookies, Amazon can understand that you have been redirected from our website to the AMAZON Internet portal.

Amazon offers at

https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201909010

further data protection information.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in ensuring the processing and payment of our commission claims by Amazon.

If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the storage of cookies by making a setting in your Internet browser. See “Cookies” above for more information.

Google AdWords with conversion tracking

On our website we use the advertising component Google AdWords and the so-called conversion tracking. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

We use conversion tracking for targeted advertising of our offer. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website.

If you click on an ad placed by Google, the conversion tracking we use will store a cookie on your device. These so-called conversion cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used to identify you personally.

If the cookie is still valid and you visit a specific page on our website, both we and Google can evaluate that you clicked on one of our ads placed with Google and that you were then redirected to our website.

With the information obtained in this way, Google creates statistics for us about the visit to our website. This also gives us information about the number of users who clicked on our ad(s) and about the pages of our website that were subsequently accessed. However, neither we nor third parties who also use Google AdWords are able to identify you in this way.

You can also prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your Internet browser. At the same time, you can delete cookies that have already been saved at any time. However, the steps and measures required for this depend on the specific Internet browser you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Internet browser or contact its manufacturer or support.

Furthermore, Google also offers under

https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html

https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

further information on this topic and in particular on the possibilities of preventing the use of data.

Google Remarketing or Google’s “Similar Audiences” component

We use the remarketing or “similar target groups” function on our website. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

We use this function to place interest-based, personalized advertising on third-party websites that also participate in Google’s advertising network.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website.

In order to enable this advertising service, Google stores a cookie with a sequence of numbers on your end device via your Internet browser during your visit to our website. This cookie records both your visit and the use of our website in an anonymous form. However, personal data will not be passed on. If you then visit the website of a third party, which in turn also uses the Google advertising network, advertisements may appear that relate to our website or our offers there.

For the permanent deactivation of this function, Google offers for the most common Internet browsers

https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin

a browser plugin.

The use of cookies by certain providers, e.g. above

http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices

or

http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/

be deactivated via opt-out.

Through so-called cross-device marketing , Google may be able to track your usage behavior across multiple devices, so that you may be shown interest-based, personalized advertising even if you change devices. However, this presupposes that you have agreed to the linking of your browser history to your existing Google account.

Google provides more information about Google Remarketing at

https://www.google.com/privacy/ads/

at.