Date Protection Declaration

Automatic data storage

When you visit our website, information is automatically sent to the server of our website by the browser used on your device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the requested file
  • Website from which access is made (referrer URL),
  • Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The data listed will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a smooth connection to the website;
  • ensuring comfortable use of our website;
  • evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for data collection. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally.

Storage of personal data

Personal data that you transmit to us electronically on this website, such as your name, e-mail address, address or other personal data in the context of the transmission of a contact form, registration form or comments in the blog, will only be used by us together with the time and IP address for the purpose stated in each case, will be kept securely and will not be passed on to third parties.

We therefore use your personal data only for communication with those visitors who expressly request contact and for the processing of the services and products offered on this website.

Newsletter

If you have expressly consented, you give us the right to contact you by e-mail. We use your e-mail address and your name to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. We use the data stored within the scope of registration for the newsletter exclusively for our newsletter and do not pass it on.

If you unsubscribe from the newsletter – you will find the link at the bottom of every newsletter – we will delete all data saved when you subscribed to the newsletter.

Alternatively, you are also welcome to send your unsubscription request at any time to contact@linguaffin.com by e-mail.

Cookies

Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data. A cookie is a short data package that is exchanged between web browser and web server, but is completely meaningless to them and only becomes significant for the web application, e.g. an online shop, such as the content of a virtual shopping basket.

There are two types of cookies: first-party cookies are created by our website, third-party cookies are created by other websites (e.g. Google Analytics). There are three categories of cookies: essential cookies to ensure basic functionality of the website; functional cookies to ensure the performance of the website; targeted cookies to enhance the user experience.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. They enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit the website.

If you do not want this to happen, you can configure your browser to inform you of the use of cookies and only accept cookies in individual cases. You can delete cookies that are already stored on your computer at any time. The procedure varies from browser to browser, the best way is to search the instructions in Google with the search term “delete cookies chrome” or “deactivate cookies chrome” in the case of a chrome browser or replace the word “chrome” with the name of your browser, e.g. Firefox, Safari, IE.

If you generally do not allow us to use cookies, i.e. deactivate them via browser settings, some functions and pages may not function as expected.

Encryption method

We use https to transfer data securely over the Internet. The SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission over the Internet, enables us to ensure the protection of confidential data. You can recognize the use of this data transmission security by the small lock symbol in the upper left corner of the browser and the use of the https scheme as part of our Internet address.

Google Maps Privacy Policy

We use Google Maps from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website.

By using the functions of this map, data is transferred to Google. You can find out what data Google collects and what this data is used for at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Google Fonts Privacy Policy

We use Google Fonts from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website. Google Fonts is used without authentication and no cookies are sent to the Google Fonts API. If you have a Google Account, none of your Google Account information will be transferred to Google while you use Google Fonts. Google merely records the use of CSS and the fonts used and stores this data securely. You can find more information on these and other questions at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq.

You can find out what data Google collects and what this data is used for at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Analytical Tools

Google Analytics Privacy Policy

On this website we use Google Analytics from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to statistically evaluate visitor data. Google Analytics uses goal-oriented cookies.

The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website:

  • Browser type/version,
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited website)
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • Time of the server request

are transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

For more information about terms of use and privacy with regard to Google Analytics, see http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or under https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Pseudonymization

The matter that concerns us from the point of view of the GDPR (Legitimate Interest) is the improvement of our offering and our website. Since the privacy of our users is important to us, the user data is pseudonymised. Data processing is carried out on the basis of the legal provisions of Article 96 Paragraph 3 of the Telecommunications Act (TKG) and Article 6 Paragraph 1 a (Consent) and/or f (Legitimate Interest) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR ).

Deactivation of data collection by Google Analytics

The browser add-on to disable Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js) allows website visitors to prevent Google Analytics from using their data.

You can prevent the data that is generated by cookies about your use of the website from being passed on to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Google Analytics Addendum for data processing

We have concluded a direct customer agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics by accepting the “data processing supplement” in Google Analytics.

More about the add-on for data processing for Google Analytics can be found here:  https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636?hl=en&utm_id=ad

Google Analytics reports on demographic characteristics and interests

We have enabled the features for advertising reports in Google Analytics. The reports on demographic characteristics and interests include information on age, gender and interests. This enables us to get a better picture of our users without being able to assign this data to individual persons. You can find out more about the advertising functions at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3450482?hl=en&utm_id=ad.

You can stop using the activities and information of your Google Account under “Advertising preferences” on https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated by checking the box.

Google Analytics deactivation link

If you click the following opt-out link, you can prevent Google from tracking further visits to this website. Attention: The deletion of cookies, the use of the incognito/private mode of your browser, or the use of another browser leads to data being collected again.

Social media plug-ins

We set out on our website on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR Social Plug-ins to promote Linguaffin. The underlying advertising purpose is to be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR . Responsibility for data protection-compliant operation must be guaranteed by the respective provider.

Facebook Privacy Policy

We use functions of Facebook, a social media network of Facebook Ireland Ltd. on this website. (4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland). You can read about the functions (social plug-ins) Facebook provides at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

By visiting our website, information can be transmitted to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, Facebook can associate this information with your personal account. If you do not want this to happen, please log out of Facebook.

The privacy policy, what information Facebook collects and how it uses it can be found at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Twitter Privacy Policy

We use functions of Twitter, a social network of Twitter International Company (One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland). This means that personal data can also be transmitted to Twitter. We do not monitor this data exchange and do not store anything about it.

If you would like to know more about Twitter’s use of your data, you can find all the information in the Twitter Privacy Policy at https://twitter.com/de/privacy.

If you have an account on Twitter, you can change your privacy settings in your account settings at https://twitter.com/settings/account.

Instagram Privacy Policy

On our website we use functions of the social media network Instagram of Instagram LLC (1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA). Embed content embedding features allow us to view images and videos.

When you access pages that use such functions, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) is transmitted to Instagram, stored and evaluated.

If you have an Instagram account and are logged in, this information will be associated with your personal account and the information stored in it.

The privacy policy, what information Instagram collects and how you use it can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388.

Pinterest Privacy Policy

We use buttons and widgets of the social media network Pinterest, the company Pinterest Inc. (808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). By calling up pages that use such functions, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) is transmitted to Pinterest, stored and evaluated.

The privacy policy, what information Pinterest collects and how you use it can be found at https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy.

YouTube Privacy Policy

We use on this site the video service YouTube, the company YouTube, LLC (901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA). When you visit pages of our website that have YouTube videos integrated, data is transferred to YouTube, stored and evaluated.

If you have a YouTube account and are logged in, this information will be associated with your personal account and the information stored in it.

You can find out what data Google collects and what this data is used for at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Google+ Privacy Policy

We use functions of Google+, the social network of the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).

To take full advantage of the features offered, you need a Google Account.

Also when using the functions (Google +1 Buttons, Google+ Badge, Follow button, Google+ Share button and Link, Sign-In Button, Hangout Button) without Google account information is already transmitted to Google.

If you are logged in to your Google Account while using the features listed above, your information will be published worldwide on https://plus.google.com/settings/ depending on your preferences and collected and analyzed by Google.

You can find out what data Google collects and what this data is used for at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

AddThis

On this website we use functions of AddThis, a social bookmarking and sharing tool from Oracle America Inc. (500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065 USA).

By using the social plugins of AddThis visitors are able to share content of this website in different social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and many more. When visitors share content with AddThis in services where they have an account and are logged in, the visit and sharing can be assigned to the user.

AddThis uses cookies, pixel tags, HTTP headers, search terms and browser identifiers to collect information about visitor behavior. If you would like to know more about AddThis’ use of your data, please visit https://www.sharethis.com/terms/.

LinkedIn Privacy Policy

On our website we use functions of the social media network LinkedIn of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By calling up pages that use such functions, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) is transmitted to LinkedIn, stored and evaluated.

If you have a LinkedIn account and are logged in, this data will be assigned to your personal account and the data stored in it.

LinkedIn’s privacy policy, what information it collects and how it uses it can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

XING Data Protection Policy

We use functions of the social media network XING of XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. When pages that use such functions are called up, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) are transmitted to XING, stored and evaluated.

If you have a XING account and are logged in, this data will be assigned to your personal account and the data stored in it.

The data protection guidelines, which information XING collects and how it uses this information can be found at https://www.xing.com/privacy.

Facebook Pixel Privacy Policy

We use on this website the Facebook Pixel of Facebook, a social media network of Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.

The code implemented on this page can evaluate the behaviour of visitors who came to this website from Facebook advertising. This can be used to improve Facebook advertisements and this information is collected and stored by Facebook. The data collected is not visible to us but can only be used for advertising purposes. Cookies are also set by using the Facebook pixel code.

By using the Facebook pixel, visitors to this website are notified to Facebook so that they can see matching ads on Facebook. If you have a Facebook account and are logged in, your visit to this website will be associated with your Facebook account.

To learn how the Facebook pixel is used for advertising campaigns, visit https://www.facebook.com/business/learn/facebook-ads-pixel.

You can change your settings for ads on Facebook on https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen if you are logged in to Facebook. At http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices you can manage your preferences for use-based online advertising. You can deactivate or activate many providers at once or make the settings for individual providers.

For more information about Facebook’s data policy, visit https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Your rights

In principle, you have the rights to information, correction, deletion, restriction, data transferability, revocation and objection. If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in any way, you can complain to the supervisory authority.

Validity and amendment of this data protection declaration

Due to the further development of our website and offers above or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can call up and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website under https://www.linguaffin.com/en/date-protection-declaration/.

This data protection declaration is currently valid.

Last update: 10 May 2018.