Effective date: February 1st 2019

Summary

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

Any collection and utilization of your individual-related data takes places with respect to the German data protection regulations and your privacy. Digital Stories and its contractors only utilize individual-related data if it is permitted by law or in case you approved it.

The responsible authority (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operating this website (the “Service”) is:

Digital Stories GmbH
Feilitzschstr. 19
80802 München

Phone: +49 89 1276 8620
Email: info@digitalstories.de

Here, we want to inform you under which circumstances and for what reason we collect and utilize personal data and how you can make use of your rights regarding your personal information.

We try to present everything clearly, but if in doubt, please contact us anytime and we will answer your questions. Please click on the following boxes to view further information about our policies.

General Information

Extend, retention periods and legal basis for data collection

Extend

In general, we only collect data if it is necessay for providing a functioning website, appropriate contents and our services. Individual-related data is only collected with your consent. Exceptions may only be made in cases where it is technically not possible to get an approval upfront, or when permitted by law.

Retention periods

Unless indicated otherwise at the time of the collection of your personal data (e.g. within a form completed by you), we erase your personal data if the retention of that personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed, or to comply with legal obligations (such as retention obligations under tax or commercial laws).

Legal basis

The legal basis for processing data about you is that such processing is necessary for the purposes of:

  • Exercising our rights and performing our obligations in connection with any contract we make with you (Article 6 (1) (b) General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Compliance with our own legal obligations (Article 6 (1) (c) General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Legitimate interests pursued by us (Article 6 (1) (f) General Data Protection Regulation). The main legitimate interest is the the efficient performance or management of your use of our Service.
Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Liability for links

Our offer includes links to external third party websites. We have no influence on the contents of those websites, therefore we cannot guarantee for those contents. Providers or administrators of linked websites are always responsible for their own contents.

The linked websites had been checked for possible violations of law at the time of the establishment of the link. Illegal contents were not detected at the time of the linking. A permanent monitoring of the contents of linked websites cannot be imposed without reasonable indications that there has been a violation of law. Illegal links will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.

Your rights

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Data transfer

You also have the right to obtain data which we processed based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

File complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company resides. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html

Data Security

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is completely secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

This site uses SSL / TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and/or a lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

Information Collection And Use

When generally using our service (Log files & Cookies)

Usage Data (Server log files)

We may collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. This data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b)
General Data Protection Regulation, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as a shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of General Data Protection Regulation. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

When Registering or posting Forms and Comments

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Cookies and Usage Data

Contact form

When submitting a request through a contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) General Data Protection Regulation. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Comments

For the comment function on this website, your comment as well as details provided at the time of commenting (i.e. your email address anddisplay name will be stored. Our comment function also stores IP addresses of users who post comments. We need access to this data in the case of violation of law, i.e. insults or propaganda.

Comments are submitted with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) General Data Protection Regulation. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Sharing your data

General

Transfer of data

General

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Germany and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Germany and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Transmission of data on contract conclusion

We transmit personal data to third parties only if it necessary to fulfill the contract, e.g transmitting data to the shipping agent or to the commissioned credit institution in charge of the payment. There is no further transmission of data to third parties unless you have given your explicit permission.

Disclosure of data

Digital Stories GmbH may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Digital Stories GmbH
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

3rd Parties

Analytics (Google Analytics)

On our Website we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (“Google”).

Google will analyze your use of our Website on our behalf. The information collected by Google in connection with your use of our Website (e.g. the referring URL, the pages visited, your browser type, your language settings, your operating system, your screen resolution) will be transmitted to a server at Google, where it will be stored and analyzed. The respective results will then be made available to us in anonymized form. Your usage data will not be connected to your full IP address during this process. We have activated the IP anonymizing function offered by Google, which will delete the last 8 bits (type IPv4) or the last 80 bits (type IPv6) of your IP address. Moreover, Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, which ensures that an adequate level of data protection is maintained with respect to the processing of data by Google in the US.

You may revoke your consent to the use of web analysis at any time by downloading and installing the provided Google Browser Plugin. This will prevent the application of web analysis only as long as you use the browser on which you installed the plugin. Further information on Google Analytics is available in the Google Analytics Terms of Use, the Privacy and Data Protection Guidelines of Google Analytics and in the Google Privacy Policy.

You can also disable Analytics just for this site by clicking on the following links:

Disable Google Analytics

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f)
General Data Protection Regulation. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

Maps (Google Maps)

This site uses the Google Maps map service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (“Google”).

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to transmit your IP address to Google. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) General Data Protection Regulation .

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

YouTube

Our website embed videos from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) General Data Protection Regulation.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.