Privacy Policy

This data protection declaration explains to you the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within our online offer and the associated websites, functions and content as well as external online presences, such as our social media profile. (hereinafter jointly referred to as “online offer”). With regard to the terms used, such as “processing” or “person responsible”, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Responsible person

QR-SPOT.COM is a sponsored project by GAF-Berlin

Peter Crabiell / Honorary board of directors
Wenckebachstr. 20th 12099 Berlin / Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 885 30 688
Email: main[at]qr-spot[dot]com

Club register:

District court Berlin no .: 14505 Nz

Editorial staff:

Content responsibility according to V.i.S.d. § 55 RStV / § 6 MDStV:
Peter Crabiell
Email: redaktion[at]qr-spot[dot]com

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

“Cookies”

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Social Media Plugin “Shariff Wrapper”

On our website we offer you the possibility to use so called “Social Media Buttons”. To protect your data, we use a solution called “Shariff”. Hereby the share buttons are implemented as static images, which contain a link to the corresponding social network site. If you click on such a button, you will be redirected to the respective social network site in the same way, as normal links would do as well. Only in that moment of time the provider of the social network site will get information about you, for example your IP address. If you do not click on such a share button, no data will be transmitted. Information about the collection and usage of your date on the social network sites can be found in the corresponding terms of use of the respective provider. More information about the plugin and the Shariff solution can be found here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/shariff/

On our website we offer share buttons for the following services / companies: AddThis, Diaspora, Facebook, Flattr, Flipboard, LinkedIn, Mix, Odnoklassniki, Patreon, PayPal, Pinterest, Pocket, Qzone, Reddit, Telegram, TencentWeibo, Threema, Tumblr, Twitter, VK, Wallabag, Weibo, WhatsApp, Xing.

Jetpack (WordPress Stats)

On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. Tool for statistical analysis of visitor accesses and from Automattic, Inc. 132 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Jetpack uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed.

Automattic is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC&status=Active ).

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this online offer is stored on a server in the USA. In doing so, user profiles can be created from the processed data, whereby these are only used for analysis and not for advertising purposes. Further information can be found in Automattic’s data protection declarations: https://automattic.com/privacy/ and information on Jetpack cookies: https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/ .

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC (“Google”), on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the user is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active ).

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with other services related to the use of this online offer and the internet. In doing so, pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases.

The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser will not be merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to their use of the online offer and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https: // tools .google.com / dlpage / gaoptout? hl = de .

Further information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options can be found on the Google website: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners (“Use of data by Google when you use websites or apps of our partners “), https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (” Use of data for advertising purposes “), https://www.google.de/settings/ads (” Manage information that Google uses, to show you advertisements “).

Online presence in social media

We maintain an online presence within social networks and platforms in order to be able to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services. When calling up the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply.

Unless otherwise stated in our data protection declaration, we process the data of the users as long as they communicate with us within the social networks and platforms, e.g. write articles on our online presence or send us messages.

Integration of services and content from third parties

We use content or service offers from third-party providers within our online offer based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. Integrate services such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”).

This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the user, since they would not be able to send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We strive to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third-party providers can also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information can also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system,

This website takes part in the blog ranking of topblogs.de and for this purpose tracks the page visits.

Topblogs.de uses its tracking code to collect the IP address, the browser version and the system used by all visitors to this website.

This data is used exclusively to determine the number of site visitors and to create a ranking of all TopBlogs.de participants. The data collected for this purpose will be stored until the stated purpose (collection of the number of site visitors) has been fulfilled and will be deleted with the next reset at TopBlogs (once a week).
Data protection declaration: https://www.topblogs.de/content/datenschutz.html

Really Simple SSL

Really Simple SSL and Really Simple SSL add-ons do not process any personal identifiable information, so the GDPR does not apply to these plugins or usage of these plugins on your website. You can find our privacy policy here.

Vimeo

We integrate the videos of the platform “Vimeo” from the provider Vimeo Inc., Attention: Legal Department, 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA. Data protection declaration: https://vimeo.com/privacy .

Youtube

We embed the videos from the “YouTube” platform provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ , Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated .

Use of Facebook social plugins

On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins can display interaction elements or content (e.g. videos, graphics or text contributions) and can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile, the terms “like”, “like” or a “thumbs up” sign ) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and the appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here:https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active ).

When a user calls up a function of this online offer that contains such a plugin, his device establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted directly from Facebook to the user’s device, which integrates it into the online offer. In doing so, user profiles can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to our level of knowledge.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the Like button or making a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your device to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out his IP address and save it. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is saved in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the related rights and setting options to protect the privacy of users can be found in Facebook’s data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ .

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him through this online offer and link it to his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before using our online offer and delete his cookies. Further settings and contradictions to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US website http://www.aboutads.info / choices / or the EU page https://www.youronlinechoices.com/ . The settings are platform-independent, ie they are adopted for all devices such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

Twitter

Functions and contents of the Twitter service, offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, can be integrated into our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can express their favor with regard to the content, subscribe to the authors of the content or our contributions. If the users are members of the Twitter platform, Twitter can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there. Instgram’s privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy . Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee that it will comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active ). Data protection declaration: https://twitter.com/de/privacy , Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization .

Instagram

Functions and contents of the Instagram service, offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, can be integrated into our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can express their liking for the content, subscribe to the authors of the content or our contributions. If the users are members of the Instagram platform, Instagram can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there. Instagram privacy policy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/ .

Pinterest

Functions and contents of the Pinterest service, offered by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA, can be integrated into our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can express their liking for the content, subscribe to the authors of the content or our contributions. If the users are members of the Pinterest platform, Pinterest can assign the access to the above content and functions to the profiles of the users there. Pinterest data protection declaration: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy .

Xing

Functions and contents of the Xing service, offered by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, can be integrated into our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can express their satisfaction with the content, subscribe to the authors of the content or our contributions. If the users are members of the Xing platform, Xing can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there. Xing’s privacy policy: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection. .

LinkedIn

Functions and contents of the LinkedIn service, offered by LinkedIn AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, can be integrated into our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can express their favor with regard to the content, subscribe to the authors of the content or our contributions. If the users are members of the LinkedIn platform, LinkedIn can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there. LinkedIn privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. . LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active ). Data protection declaration: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out .

No warning without previous contact!

Should the content or the design of these pages violate the rights of third parties or statutory provisions, we ask for a corresponding notification free of charge. We guarantee that rightly objected passages will be removed immediately without the need for legal assistance. Any costs incurred without prior contact will be generally and completely rejected. In this case, we reserve the right to file a counterclaim for violation of the aforementioned provisions. We ask that you observe the duty to minimize damage in accordance with § 254 Paragraph I + II BGB.