Privacy Policy

Personal data (hereinafter mostly referred to as “data”) are processed by us only in the context of the necessity and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its contents and the services offered there.

Pursuant to Article 4 (1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the Basic Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the ‘GDPR’), ‘processing’ means any operation or series of operations carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures relating to personal data, such as collection, organization, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure through transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

With the following privacy policy, we inform you in particular about the nature, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, as far as we either alone or together with others decide on the purposes and means of processing. In addition, we will inform you below about the third-party components that we use for optimization purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data in their own responsibility.

Our privacy policy is structured as follows:

I. Information about us as the responsible party
II. Rights of users and data subjects
III. Information about data processing

I. Information about us as the responsible party
The responsible provider of this website in terms of data protection is:

Frank Schröder

iHeartBerlin c / o Blogfabrik GmbH & Co KG

Oranienstr. 185, 10999 Berlin, Germany

E-Mail: frank@iheartberlin.de

II. Rights of users and data subjects
With regard to the data processing described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right

of confirmation of the processing of the data in question, information about the processed data, further information about data processing and copies of the data (see also Art. 15 GDPR);
of correction or completion of incorrect or incomplete data (see also Art. 16 GDPR);
of immediate deletion of the data concerning them (see also Art. 17 GDPR), or, alternatively, if further processing pursuant to Art. 17 (3) GDPR is required, to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR;
of receipt of the data concerning them and provided by them and on the transmission of this data to other providers / controllers (see also Art. 20 GDPR);
of complaint to the supervisory authority, if they consider that the data concerning them are processed by the provider in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).
In addition, the provider is obliged to notify any recipients to whom data have been disclosed by the provider about any correction or deletion of data or restriction of processing, which takes place pursuant to Articles 16, 17 para. 1, 18 GDPR teaching. However, this obligation does not exist insofar as this notification is impossible or disproportionate. Notwithstanding, the user has a right to request information about these recipients.

Likewise, according to Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects have the right to object to the future processing of data concerning them, on the condition that the data supplied by the provider is processed in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGV. In particular, an objection to the processing of data for the purpose of direct advertising is permitted.

III. Information about data processing
Your data processed on the use of our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage does not apply, the deletion of the data does not conflict with statutory retention requirements and subsequently no other information is given about individual processing methods.

Server data
For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure and stable Internet presence, data is transmitted through your Internet browser to us or to our web space provider. With these so-called server log files, among others type and version of your Internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you have changed to our website (referrer URL), the website(s) of our website you are visiting, the date and time of access and the IP address of the Internet connection, from which the use of our Internet presence occurs.

These data collected will be temporarily stored but will not be stored together with other information about you.

This storage takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our website.

The data will be deleted at the latest after seven days, as long as no further storage for evidence is required. Otherwise, the data will be wholly or partially exempt from the deletion until the final clarification of an incident.

cookies
a) session cookies
We use so-called cookies with our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are stored on your device by the Internet browser you use. These cookies process certain information about you, such as your browser or location data or your IP address, to an individual extent.

This processing makes our website more user-friendly, effective and secure, as the processing, for example, allows us to reproduce our website in different languages or to offer a shopping cart function.

The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR, insofar as these cookies process data for the purpose of initiating the contract or processing the contract.

If the processing does not serve to initiate the contract or to fulfill the contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. Legal basis is then in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

Closing your internet browser deletes these session cookies.

b) Third party cookies
If necessary, our website also uses cookies from partner companies with whom we cooperate for the purpose of advertising, analyzing or functionalizing our website.

For details, in particular for the purposes and legal basis of the processing of such third party cookies, please refer to the information below.

c) disposal option
You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting your Internet browser. You can also delete previously saved cookies at any time. However, the necessary steps and measures depend on your specific Internet browser. If you have questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Internet browser or contact its manufacturer or support. With so-called Flash cookies, however, the processing cannot be prevented by the settings of the browser. Instead, you need to change the setting of your Flash Player. The necessary steps and measures depend on your specific Flash player. If you have any questions, please also use the help function or documentation of your Flash Player or contact the manufacturer or user support.

If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, however, this may result in not all functions of our website being fully usable.

Contact requests / contact possibilities
If you contact us via contact form or e-mail, the data you provide will be used to process your request. The specification of the data is necessary for processing and answering your inquiry – without their provision we cannot answer your inquiry or at best only to a limited extent.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.

Your data will be deleted, provided that your request has been finally answered and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements, such as in the event of subsequent contract execution.

User contributions, comments and ratings
We offer you the possibility to post questions, answers, opinions or ratings on our websites, hereinafter referred to as “posts”. If you make use of this offer, we will process and publish your contribution, the date and time of submission and the pseudonym you may use.

The legal basis here is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future, in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR. For this you only have to inform us about your withdrawal.

In addition, we also process your IP and e-mail address. The IP address is processed because we have a legitimate interest in initiating or supporting further action if your contribution interferes with third party rights and / or otherwise is unlawful.

The legal basis in this case is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the necessary legal defense.

Google Analytics
In our website we use Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereafter referred to as “Google.”

Certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guarantees that EU data protection standards will be respected even when processing data in the US.

The service Google Analytics is used to analyze the usage behavior of our website. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website.

User and user-related information, such as IP address, location, time or frequency of visiting our website, are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymization function. With this feature, Google already truncates the IP address within the EU / EEA.

The data collected in this way will again be used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of the visit to our website as well as about the usage activities there. This data may also be used to provide other services related to the use of our website and the use of the Internet.

Google states that you do not associate your IP address with other data.

In addition, under

https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners

Google keeps further data protection information, for example, about to the ways to prevent the use of data.

In addition, Google offers below

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

a so-called deactivation add-on together with further information. This add-on can be installed with the common Internet browsers and offers you further control over the data that Google collects when our website is visited. The add-on informs the JavaScript (ga.js) of Google Analytics that information for visiting our website should not be transmitted to Google Analytics. But this does not prevent information from being passed to us or other web analytics services. Of course, you will also find out in this privacy policy whether and which other web analysis services we use.

Google Maps
In our website we use Google Maps for the representation of our location as well as for the creation of a driving driections. This is a service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereafter referred to as “Google.”

Certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guarantees that EU data protection standards will be respected even when processing data in the US.

In order to enable the representation of certain fonts in our Internet appearance, a connection to the Google server in the USA is set up when calling our Internet presence.

Insofar as you access the Google Maps component integrated in our website, Google will store a cookie on your device via your Internet browser. To view our location and provide directions, your user settings and data are processed. Here we cannot rule out that Google uses servers in the United States.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in optimizing the functionality of our website.

Through this connection to Google, Google is enabled to determine from which website your request has been sent and to which IP address the directions are to be transmitted.

If you do not agree with this processing, you have the option to prevent the installation of cookies through the corresponding settings in your Internet browser. You will find details on this under the heading “Cookies”.

In addition, the use of Google Maps and information obtained through Google Maps is governed by the Google Terms of Service https://policies.google.com/terms?gl=US&hl=en and the Google Maps Terms of Service https://www.google.com. com / intl / en_gb / help / terms_maps.html.

Moreover, below Google offers

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

https://policies.google.com/privacy

further information.

YouTube
In our website we use YouTube. This is a video portal of YouTube LLC., 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, hereinafter referred to as “YouTube.”

YouTube is a subsidiary of Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereafter referred to as “Google.”

Certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google, and thus its subsidiary YouTube, guarantees that the EU’s data protection requirements will also be met when processing data in the USA.

We use YouTube in conjunction with the Enhanced Privacy Mode feature to show you videos. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the quality improvement of our website. The Enhanced Privacy Mode feature, according to YouTube, means that the data specified below will only be transmitted to the YouTube server when you actually start a video.

Without this “Enhanced Privacy,” you will be connected to the YouTube server in the United States as soon as you visit one of our websites that embed a YouTube video.

This connection is required in order to be able to display the respective video on our website via your Internet browser. In the course of this, YouTube will at least collect and process your IP address, the date and time as well as the website you are visiting. It also connects to Google’s DoubleClick ad network.

If you’re logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube will provide the connection information to your YouTube account. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out of YouTube before visiting our website or make the appropriate settings in your YouTube user account.

For the purpose of functionality as well as for the analysis of user behavior, YouTube permanently stores cookies via your Internet browser on your device. If you do not agree with this processing, you have the option to prevent the storage of cookies by a setting in your Internet browser. For more information, see “Cookies” above.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options is available from Google in the privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Vimeo
In our website we use videos of the platform “Vimeo” of the supplier Vimeo Inc., Attention: Legal Department, 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA. The privacy policy of Vimeo can be found here:

https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Please note that Vimeo may use Google Analytics and refer to the privacy policy (https://www.google.com/policies/privacy) and opt-out options for Google Analytics (http://tools.google .com / dlpage / gaoptout? hl = DE) or Google’s data usage settings for marketing purposes (https://adssettings.google.com/.).

Instagram
Within our website, we use functions and content of the Instagram service offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. This includes in particular pictures and videos. If the users are members of the platform Instagram, Instagram can call the o.g. Assign contents and functions to the profiles of the users there.

The privacy policy of Instagram can be found here:

http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Flattr

Buttons of the micropayment service “Flattr” are integrated within this Internet present, which was developed by Flattr Network Ltd. based in 2nd Floor, White bear yard 114A, Clerkenwell Road, London, Middlesex, England, EC1R 5DF, United Kingdom. When you access pages of this website that contain these buttons, your browser connects directly to Flattr’s servers.

If users have created an account with Flattr, with which they are logged in at the same time, Flattr receives the information that users have visited the respective page of this online offer. If users have a Flattr account, are logged in and interact with the button, information about it will be transmitted to Flattr and stored there for billing purposes according to local guidelines. Even if users are not logged in, usage data may be collected and stored. To see exactly how your data is processed when you click the Flattr button, users can visit https://flattr.com/privacy.

SoundCloud
In our website we use functions of the platform “Soundcloud”, offered by SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany.

For this purpose, we integrate so-called Soundcloud widgets into our website. It is playback software that allows users to play music and podcasts. Here, Soundcloud can measure which audio files are heard to what extent and process this information pseudonym for statistical and business purposes. For this purpose, cookies can be stored in the browsers of the users and used to create user profiles, e.g. for the purpose of issuing advertisements that correspond to the potential interests of the users. For users registered with Soundcloud, Soundcloud can associate the listening information with their profiles.

Use is made on the basis of our legitimate interests, that is the interest in a safe and efficient provision, analysis and optimization of our audio offer acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO.

More information and disclaimer can be found in the privacy policy of Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.

Akismet anti-spam plugin
For our website, we use the “Akismet” service offered by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. The use is based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. With the help of this service, comments of real people are distinguished from spam comments. All comment information is sent to a server in the US, where it is analyzed and stored for four days for comparison. If a comment has been classified as spam, the data will be stored beyond that time. This information includes the name entered, the email address, the IP address, the comment content, the referrer, details of the browser used, the computer system and the time of the entry.

For more information about the collection and use of data by Akismet, see the Automattic Privacy Notice: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

Amazon Affiliate Program
On the basis of our legitimate interests (that is the interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO), we are participants in the Amazon EU Affiliate Program, which was designed to provide a medium for websites by means of which the placement of advertisements and links to Amazon.de advertising fee refund can be earned (so-called affiliate system). That is as an Amazon partner, we earn on qualified purchases.

Amazon uses cookies to track the origin of orders. Among other things, Amazon may recognize that you have clicked the affiliate link on this site and subsequently purchased a product from Amazon.

For more information about Amazon’s data usage and opt-out options, please read the company’s privacy policy: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201909010.

Jetpack – WordPress Stats
In our website we use Jetpack with the extension “WordPress Stats”. This is a web analytics service provided by Automattic Inc., 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, hereinafter referred to as “Automattic”.

Certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC&status=Active

Automattic guarantees that EU data protection standards will be respected even when processing data in the US.

The service Jetpack – WordPress Stats is used to analyze the usage behavior of our website. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website.

To analyze the usage behavior, Jetpack – WordPress Stats stores cookies via your Internet browser on your device.

During processing, your IP address, the website (s) of our website you visit, the website from which you have switched to our website (referrer URL), your time spent on our website and the frequency of calling one of our websites Web sites are captured. The collected data is stored on a server of Automattic in the USA. However, your IP address will be anonymized immediately after processing and before its storage.

If you do not agree with this processing, you have the option to prevent the storage of cookies by a setting in your Internet browser. For more information, see “Cookies” above.

Customized and translated sample privacy policy of the law firm Anwaltskanzlei Weiß & Partner