Privacy Statement

Scope of application

This data privacy statement informs the user of the type, scope and purpose of the collection, procession and utilization of personal data by the responsible provider (Sima Media GmbH, Bertolt-Brecht-Str. 2, D-97422 Schweinfurt, E-Mail: info@simamedia.de) on this website.

The legal basis of the protection of data privacy can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and in the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Handling of personal data

Personal data is information that makes a person identifiable, thus information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, e-mail address or phone number. But also data on preferences, hobbies and memberships or on which websites were viewed are included in personal data.

Without your explicit consent or a legal basis, your personal data are not collected, used and passed on to third parties by the provider.

Contacting

When contacting the provider (for example using the contact form or e-mail) the information of the user is saved for the purpose of processing the request and in the event that connected questions arise.

Comments and Contributions

When users leave comments or other contributions on the blog, their IP addresses are stored. This is done for the security of the provider, in case someone writes unlawful contents in comments and contributions (insults, banned political propaganda, etc.). In this case the provider himself can be held liable for the comment or post and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.

Integration of services and contents of third parties

It is possible that contents of third-parties, such as YouTube videos, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics are integrated within this online offer. This always assumes that the provider of such content (hereinafter referred to as "third-party") perceives the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, they can not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is thus necessary for the presentation of that content. We endeavor to only use contents, whose respective providers are using the IP address only for the delivery of said content. However, we have no control, if the third-party saves the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. Insofar as it is known to us, we inform the users about it.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files, which permit to store on the user’s access device (computer, smartphone, etc.) specific information related to that device. They are used, for one, for the user-friendliness of websites and thus the users themselves (for example, storing the login data). Secondly, they serve to capture the statistical data of website use and to analyze them in order to improve the offer. The user can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option of restricting or completely preventing the storage of cookies.

However, it is pointed out that the use and functionality of our Internet offers can be limited as a result.

Registration function

The data entered during the registration will be used for the purpose of using the offer. The user can be informed by e-mail about information related to the offer or registration, such as changes in the scope of supply or technical circumstances. The data collected are shown in the entry mask during the registration process. This includes the company name, address, contact name, contact details, tax number and IP address.

Google Analytics

This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on the users' computers, to help analyze how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website are usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there.

In case of the activation of IP anonymization on this website though, Google will truncate the IP address of the users within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and be shortened there. The IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this site, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to the website and Internet to the website operator.

The IP address your browser transfers within the limits of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. The user may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on his browser software; however, this offer informs the users that in this case, they possibly won’t be able to use all features of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, the user can prevent Google from generating and processing the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the website (incl. the IP address), by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices; please click this link in order to prevent Google Analytics from generating data on this website in the future. Thereby an opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will need to click this link again.

Social plug-ins from Facebook

This offer uses social plug-ins from www.facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plug-ins can be recognized by way of the Facebook logo or the supplement "Facebook Social Plug-in". The list and look of the Facebook Social Plug-ins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When a user visits a web page of this offer, which contains such a plug-in, his browser will connect directly to the Facebook servers. Facebook transfers the content of the plug-in directly to your browser and integrates it into the website. Therefore, the provider has no influence on the scope of the data which Facebook collects with the help of this plug-in and therefore informs the user according to his knowledge:

By integrating the plug-in, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plug-ins, for example, press the “Like” button or to comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook learns his IP address and stores it. According to Facebook only an anonymous IP address will be saved in Germany.

The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, together with the rights and ways to protect the privacy of users, can be viewed in the privacy policies of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want that Facebook collects data about him with the help of this offer and links it to his stored Facebook member data, he must log out of Facebook before visiting the website.

+1 Button of Google+

This offer uses the "+1” button of the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The button is visible by the "+1” symbol on white or colored background.

When a user visits a web page of this offer, which contains such a button, the browser will connect directly to the servers of Google. Google transmits the contents of the "+1” button directly to its browser, which integrates it into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Google collects with the button. According to Google, no personal data is collected without clicking the button. Only the data of logged in members, such as the IP address, is collected and processed.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing and use of data by Google as well as the users rights and setting options for protecting their privacy can be viewed in Google's privacy notices concerning the "+1” button: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html and the FAQ: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/.

Social plug-ins from Twitter

This offer uses the buttons of the service Twitter. These buttons are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They can be identified by terminology such as "tweet" or “follow", or by its symbol, the stylized blue bird. Using the buttons, it is possible to share a contribution or page of this offer with Twitter, or to follow the provider on Twitter.

When a user visits a web page of this offer, which contains such a button, the browser will connect directly to the servers of Twitter. Twitter transmits the content of the Twitter buttons directly to the user's browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Twitter gathers with the help of its plug-in and informs the user according to his knowledge. Following said knowledge; only the IP address of the user in combination with the URL of the respective website is transmitted when using the button, but not used for other purposes, than the representation of the button.

More information can be found in the privacy statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.

Google AdSense

This offer uses Google AdSense, a service for including advertisements from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on the computer of the user and that allow the analysis of his use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible images). Through these web beacons information such as the visitor traffic can be analyzed on the pages of this offer.

This offer uses Google Ad. The information generated by cookies and web beacons on the use of this website (including the IP address of the user) and on the delivery of advertising formats is transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. Google can pass this information on to co-contractors. However, Google will not associate your IP address with other data stored by you. Sense is a service for including advertisements from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on the computer of the user and that allow the analysis of his use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible images). Through these web beacons information such as the visitor traffic can be analyzed on the pages of this offer.

The user may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on his browser software; however, this offer informs the users that in this case, they possibly won’t be able to use all features of this website to their full extent. By using this site, the users consent to the processing of personal data by Google in the manner described above and for the purposes specified above.

Newsletter

With the newsletter we inform you about us, our offers and about the subscribed activities on our website.

If you want to receive the newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address and information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of said e-mail address or that its owner agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data are not collected. These data are used only to send the newsletter and will not be disclosed to third parties.

By registering for the newsletter, we save your IP address and date of registration. This storage is only used as evidence in the case that a third party abused an e-mail address and logs in to receive the newsletter without the knowledge of the person entitled.

Your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time. The revocation can be made via a link in the newsletter itself, in your profile area or by notice to the contact details above.

Revocation, changes, corrections and updates

The user has the right to obtain information free of charge on the personal data stored about him. In addition, the user has the right to correct inaccurate data as well as to block and delete his personal data, so long as there is no legal obligation to retain it.