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RESPONSIBILITY FOR DATA PROTECTION

Responsible entity within the meaning of data protection law:

Tobias Hoffmann
Lavesstr. 75
30159 Hannover
Mail: welovemusic@deepstories.de
VAT-ID: DE310527012

DATA PROCESSING BY VISITING OUR WEBSITE

When you visit our website, it is technically necessary that data is transmitted to our web server via your internet browser. The following data is recorded during a running connection for communication between your internet browser and our web server:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address of the terminal, from which the online offer is accessed
  • Internet address of the website from which the online offer was retrieved origin or referrer URL)
  • Name of the service provider, through which the online offer is accessed
  • Name of the retrieved files or information
  • The date and time and duration of the retrieval
  • quantity of data transferred
  • Operating system and information of the internet browser, including installed add-ons (e.g. Flash Player)
  • Http Status Code (e.g. “Successful request” or “Requested File Not Found”)

STORAGE OF DATA

If we receive personal data from you, we will store it on a server and use it exclusively for the purposes for which you have transmitted it to us. We comply with legal regulations both during transmission and after receipt, taking into account the state of the art and suitable technical and organizational measures to protect personal information and data transmitted to us. However, no transmission method over the internet or electronic storage method is one hundred percent secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee absolute safety.

USE OF WEBSITE ANALYTICS TOOLS (WEB TRACKING)

Like most website operators, we also use analytics tools in the form of tracking software to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our website. According to § 15 Abs. 3 TMG (German Telemedia Act) the service provider may create user profiles for purposes of advertising, market research and for the demand-oriented design of the website, provided that these are not combined with data about the owner of the pseudonym.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses Google Analytics, an internet analysis service provided by Google Inc. “(“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” and web beacons. The information generated in relation to the use of this website is transferred by default to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We use Google Analytics only with IP anonymization enabled. This means that Google will reduce the IP address of users within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, which may exclude any personal relationship. Google Inc., based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. Processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f GDPR and § 15 Para. 3 TMG respectively on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website and to generate reports on website activity. Google also uses this information to provide other services related to the use of the website and the internet to the website operator. The IP address sent by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data. The terms of use of Google Analytics and information on data protection can be accessed via the following links:

https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html

and at

https://policies.google.com/?hl=en

You can prevent cookies from being saved by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly. However, we must point out that in this case you will not be able to use all functions of this website without restrictions. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and analysing your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Information on the handling of user data at Google Analytics can be found in Google’s data protection declaration:

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Social media networks

Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave – Palo Alto – CA 94304 – USA)
Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St. – Suite 600 – San Francisco – CA 94107 – USA)
Google Plus/Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway – Mountain View – CA 94043 – USA)
LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court – Mountain View – CA 94043 – USA)
Reddit

are solely integrated on our website as redirecting links to the according provider’s website to which you will be immediately forwarded after clicking on the icon. The user information will not be transmitted until being directed to the website of the provider. Please visit the provider’s privacy policy on the appendant website for information on their usage of your personal data.

COOKIES

Our website uses cookies, which are stored by the browser on your device and which contain certain settings for the use of the website (e.g. for the current session). Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted after closing the browser. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them or the storage period expires. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.

In some cases, cookies are used to simplify website processes by saving settings (e.g. the provision of already selected options). If personal data is also processed by individual cookies implemented by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR either for the execution of the contract or in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR to safeguard our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.

You can configure your browser in such a way that you are informed about the settings of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, excluding the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general deactivating cookies and  activating the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The cookie settings can be managed using the following links for the respective browser.

Firefox:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Internet Explorer:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Chrome:

https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py

Safari:

https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411

Opera:

http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/en/cookies.html

You can also individually manage the cookies of many companies and features used for advertising. Use the corresponding user tools, available at

https://www.aboutads.info/choices/

or

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

Most browsers also offer a so-called “Do-Not-Track function” with which you can specify that you do not want to be “tracked” by websites. When this feature is enabled, your browser tells advertising networks, websites and applications that you do not want to be tracked for behavior-based advertising. Information and instructions on how to edit this function are available from the links below, depending on the provider of your browser:

Google Chrome:

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2790761

Mozilla Firefox:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-turn-do-not-track-feature

Internet Explorer:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17288/windows-internet-explorer-11-use-do-not-track

Opera:

http://help.opera.com/Windows/12.10/en/notrack.html

Safari:

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21416

You can also prevent scripts from being loaded by default. NoScript allows you to run JavaScripts, Java and other plug-ins only on trusted domains of your choice. For information and instructions on how to edit this feature, contact your browser vendor.

Please note that when cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

DATA TRANSFER AND RECIPIENT

We do not sell your personal data to third parties. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties unless we have explicitly indicated this in the description of the respective data processing, you have given your explicit consent in accordance to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f GDPR is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an outright interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data, that a legal obligation exists for the transfer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR and this is required under Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

We also use external service providers, which we have carefully selected and commissioned in writing, to carry out our services. They are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked by us. With which we have concluded order processing contracts in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR, if necessary.

These are service providers for web hosting, sending e-mails and maintaining our IT systems, etc. The service providers will not pass this data on to third parties.

DURATION OF DATA STORAGE

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data minimization. Accordingly, we will only store your personal data for as long as necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or in accordance with the various storage periods prescribed by law. Once the targets have been met or these deadlines have expired, the relevant data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with legal requirements.

RIGHTS OF THE PERSONS CONCERNED

In the following section you will find information on the rights of persons concerned which are granted to you by the current data protection laws with regard to the entity responsible of the processing of your personal data:

The right to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.

In particular, you may request information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data, if these have not been collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information regarding their details.

The right to immediately request the correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR.

The right to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

The right, pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data if the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to have it deleted and we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have filed an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR.

The right, in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another person responsible.

The right to revoke your consent granted pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR at any time with effect in the future.

The right to complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of the federal state in which we have our registered office or, if applicable, that of your usual place of residence or work.

The right to revoke consent granted pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR: You have the right to revoke consent to the processing of data once granted at any time with effect for the future. In the event of revocation, we will delete the data concerned without delay, unless further processing can be based on a legal basis for processing without consent. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

RIGHT OF OBJECTION

If your personal data is processed by us on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, insofar as this is for reasons arising from your particular situation. If the objection is directed against the processing of personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have a general right of objection without the requirement to indicate a special situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or opposition or any of your other rights, simply send an e-mail to our data protection officer Tobias Hoffmann (welovemusic@deepstories.de) with the subject “Data protection Deep Stories Websites”. If necessary, you must provide proof of your identity.

SUBJECT TO ALTERATIONS

We reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time in accordance with the law. If we make significant changes, we will notify you by posting a notice on this website before the change takes effect. We ask you to check this page regularly for current information on our data protection practices..

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