The protection of your privacy is important to us and even beyond legal regulations, we feel it is our moral obligation.
Our websites by Creative-Melody may be used without entering personal information.
For certain services on our website, different rules may apply, which we will explain in detail separately below.
We collect personal information (e.g. name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, IP-address, etc.) in accordance with the provisions of German data protection statues. The collected data is considered personal, if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person.
Please be aware, that data transfer via the internet in general is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.
The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the provider of this website:
Responsible for the Collecting and Use of Data
Safferlingstr. 5 / 134
D-80634 München (Munich)
Tel.: +49 (0)89 / 12 11 14 66
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 12 11 14 68
Our website works with so-called ‘cookies’ to recognize repeat use of our website by the same user / internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files which your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve and optimize our website and services for you.
In most cases, we use so called ‚session-cookies’, which are deleted again once you leave our website.
To an extent, however, cookies are also used to pass along information to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP-address saved in cookies. The information obtained this way is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to the website.
You can prevent the general installation of cookies on your computer by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly. In that case, you should be aware, that by doing so, you may not be able to fully use all the functions and services of our website.
For technical reasons, the following data transmitted by your internet browser to our web space provider (so called ‚server log files‘) is collected:
- Type and version of the browser you use
- Operating system
- Websites that lead you to our site (referrer URL)
- Websites which you have visited
- Date, time and duration of your visit
- Your Internet Protocol (IP) address
This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided on our website and therefore cannot be connected to any particular person. The data solely is used for statistical purposes and to improve our website and services.
On our website, we offer the option to sign up and register for our website. The entry form asks for the following information:
- First- and last name
- Telephone number
- Website address
This information is solely collected and stored for use by our website and is to provide you with our functionality and services.
We also store your IP address and the date and time you registered. This serves to protect us in the event that a third party improperly and without your knowledge makes use of your data to sign up for our site.
None of this information is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.
Our website offers the opportunity to get information by subscribing to our newsletter. The newsletter periodically provides you with news about our website and services. For you to receive the newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address. Therefore, we will review the e-mail address you provide to determine, if you are in fact the owner of the e-mail address provided or the actual owner of said address authorized to receive the newsletter.
When you subscribe to our newsletter, we will store your IP-address as well as the date and time you subscribed. This serves to protect us in the event a third party improperly and without your knowledge makes use of your e-mail address to subscribe to our newsletter.
We will not collect any other data. The data collected solely is used for the purpose of receiving our newsletter. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that other components of our website may collect.
You may cancel your subscription to our newsletter at any time. You will find additional details in the e-mail confirming your subscription as well as in each newsletter itself.
Newsletter and RSS-Feed via FeedBurner
To make the content of our website available in a newsletter or in a RSS-feed, we use the service ‘FeedBurner’.
FeedBurner is a service provided by Google Inc., 11600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A. (‚Google‘), which enables websites to make content available via a newsfeed and which creates statistics over the use of such newsfeeds. As far as this information is collected, is only is used the get information about the use of our newsletter and RSS-feeds. The data cannot be connected to a specific person.
The e-mail used by you to register for the newsletter, is only used to deliver the newsletter to your stored e-mail address.
Google provides more details about how the data is collected and stored, and your relevant rights concerning this data, in their privacy statement: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
On our website we offer the opportunity to post comments about individual articles.
For this purpose, we store the IP-address of the user / internet connection, which is used to leave the comment on our website. This information is collected for our security in the event that the author of the comment infringes against third party rights and / or posts unlawful content. We have a direct interest in the author’s stored data, particularly since we may be potentially liable for such violations.
No data is transferred to third parties, nor is any of this information connected to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.
Subscribing to Comments
We offer the opportunity to subscribe to follow-up comments about an article you intend to comment on. When you choose this option on our website, you will receive a confirmation e-mail which is used to determine if you are indeed the owner of the e-mail address entered.
You may revoke your decision to subscribe to such follow-up comments at any time. You will find additional details in the confirmation e-mail.
No data obtained this way is transferred to third parties, nor is any of this information brought together with any information that may be collected by other components of our website.
Use of reCAPTCHA
To protect input forms on our website, we use the ‘reCAPTCHA’ service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A. (‘Google’).
Using this service, we can distinguish whether the corresponding input is of human origin or is created improperly by automated machine processing.
To our knowledge, the referrer URL, the IP-address, the behavior of the website visitors, information about the operating system, browser and length of stay, cookies, display instructions and scripts, user input behavior and mouse movements in the reCAPTCHA-checkbox are collected and transferred to Google.
Google uses this collected information, among other things, to digitize books and other printed matter as well as to optimize services such as Google Street View and Google Maps (e.g. house numbers and street name recognition).
The IP-address provided as part of the reCAPTCHA is not merged with other data from Google unless you are logged into your Google account at the time the reCAPTCHA plug-in is used. If you want to prevent this transmission and storage of data by Google about you and your behavior on our website, you must log out of Google before you visit our site or before using the reCAPTCHA plug-in.
Google-Analytics with Anonymization
On our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A., (‘Google’).
Google Analytics generates so called ‘cookies’, text files which store information to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site.
The information generated by those cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP-address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the U.S.A. and stored there.
Google Analytics in the way we use it on our website, works with an IP-anonymization feature. With this method, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP-address before transferring it from member states of the European Union or signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Google uses this information to evaluate the usages of our site, to compile reports on website activity for us, and to provide other services related to website- and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, if this is required by law or if this data is processed by third parties on Google’s behalf.
Google states, that it will never associate your IP-address with other data held and acquired by Google.
You can prevent cookies from being installed on your computer in general, by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. However, you should be aware that then you may not be able to fully use all functions of our website.
Google offers a disabling option for the most common browsers, which will provide you with greater control over the data which is collected and processed by Google. If you enable this option, no information regarding your website visit is transmitted to Google Analytics. However, the activation of this option dies not prevent the transmission of information to us or to any other web analytics services we may use. For more information about the disabling option provided by Google and how to enable it, please visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Use of eTracker
Our website uses components provided by eTracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany.
Each time our website is accessed, these components collect and store data for marketing- and optimization-purposes, which can be used to compile user profiles under a pseudonym by using cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the cache of your internet browser locally on your computer, to recognize your browser and identify repeated visits.
Data collected this way cannot be used to determine the personal identity of visitors to our website, unless this is separately agreed to by the person visiting the website. The data will not be merged or connected to personal information or with a user profile compiled under a pseudonym.
Consent to the collection and storage of this data can be withdrawn at any time with future effect. To withdraw your consent to the storage of your data, please visit this website and follow the instructions there: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb.
Use of PayPal as Payment Method
While completing your order on our website, you can choose PayPal as an online payment service. In that case, your contact details will be sent to PayPal during the order process. PayPal is a service provided by PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22 – 24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg. PayPal provides the function of an online payment service and trustee and also offers buyer protection services.
The personal data transmitted to PayPal usually includes your first name, last name, address, telephone number, IP-address, e-mail address, and other data required to process your order, such as the quantity of articles ordered, the article number, invoice amount, percentage of taxes and further invoice details, etc.
This information needs to be transferred to process your order using your chosen payment method, especially to confirm your identity and manage your payment and the customer relationship.
Please note the following, however: PayPal may also pass on your personal data to subcontractors or other affiliates to an extent necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations arising from your order or to verify your identity.
Depending on the payment method you pre-select in your PayPal account, which may include payment by invoice or direct debit, PayPal will transmit the personal data transferred to PayPal to credit agencies. The information transferred serves to identify you and to verify your creditworthiness with regard to the order you have placed.
Amazon Partner Program
Creative-Melody, Roswitha Gerhart, participates in the Amazon EU Partner Program, providing content for websites, which links and product placements can earn advertisement reimbursements. Used affiliate websites are: Amazon.de, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.es, Amazon.it.
On our website, we use components provided by facebook.com. ‘Facebook’ is a service by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94304, U.S.A.
When a page of our website with a Facebook component received an access request, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this Facebook component. Through this process, Facebook is informed precisely which page of our website currently is being visited.
When you are logged into your Facebook account, while visiting pages with Facebook components on our website, Facebook uses this information gathered via this component to identify the exact page you are viewing and combines this information with your personal account on Facebook.
For example, when you click on the ‘Like’-button or enter a comment, this information is transmitted to your personal account on Facebook and stored there. In addition, Facebook is informed of your visit to our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on a component or not.
If you want to prevent this transfer of information about your visited pages and website and the storage of data about you by Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
Facebook provides addition information in their data protection policies, in particular about the collection and use of data by Facebook, your rights regarding your data as well as the options available to you to protect your privacy: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
You can find an overview of Facebook plugins at: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
On our website, we use components by Twitter. ‘Twitter’ is a service provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco; CA 94107, U.S.A.
Whenever a page of our website equipped with a Twitter component receives an access request, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this component from Twitter.
This way, Twitter is informed exactly which page of our website is being visited at this time. We have no control over the data which Twitter collects in that process, or over the extent of the data Twitter collects. To the best of our knowledge, Twitter collects the URL of each page of our website accessed as well as your IP-address, but does solely use this information for the purpose of displaying the Twitter components.
You can change your Twitter data privacy settings in your account settings at: http://twitter.com/account/settings.
YouTube Video PlugIn
This website uses components (videos) provided by YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, U.S.A., a company belonging to Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A. (‘Google’).
We use the ‚enhanced data protection mode’-option provided by YouTube.
When you display a page that has an embedded video, a connection to the YouTube-server will be made to display the content on the website via a communication to your browser.
According to the information provided by YouTube, the ‘enhanced data protection mode’ guarantees, that data is only transferred to the YouTube server, in particular which of our webpages you have visited, if you watch a video on our site. When you are logged in to your YouTube account at that time, this information will be matched to your YouTube member account. You can prevent this from happening by logging out of your member account before visiting our website.
Further information about YouTube’s data protection is provided by Google under the following link: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
Information, Cancellation and Deletion of Your Data
According to the German Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact us at no cost if you have questions relating our collection, processing and use of your personal information, or if you wish a correction, blocking or deletion of your data, or if you wish to withdraw and cancel explicitly granted consent.
Please note that you have a right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, if such a claim is not prevented or barred by a legal obligation to retain this data.
Index (linked content list)
- General Information
- Responsible for the Collecting and Use of Data
- Server Data
- Registering Functions
- Newsletter and RSS-Feed via FeedBurner
- Posting Comments
- Subscribing to Comments
- Use of reCAPTCHA
- Google-Analytics with Anonymization
- Use of eTracker
- Use of PayPal as Payment Method
- Amazon Partner Program
- YouTube Video PlugIn
- Information, Cancellation and Deletion of Your Data