Privacy Policy

General information and mandatory statement

The responsible office

The responsible office for the data processing on this website is:

Agentur Sowjet GmbH
Oranienstr. 198
10999 Berlin
Germany
Tel: +49 30 44793284
Fax: +49 30 44793286
Email: info@sowjet.de

Imprint

The responsible body decides alone or together with others on the purposes and means of processing personal data (eg name, contact details, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Only with your express consent are some processes of data processing possible. A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. For the revocation is sufficient an informal message by e-mail. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to complain to the competent supervisory authoritylaw, theright of appeal to the competent supervisory

In the event of a breach of data protectionperson concerned has theauthority. The competent supervisory authority with regard to data protection issues is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which the headquarters of our company is located. The following link leads you to the responsible Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Friedrichstr. 219, 10969 Berlin and further contact details: https://www.datenschutz-berlin.de/.

Right of data portability

You have the right to have your personal information transmitted to us or third parties on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract. The provision is made in a machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of the data to another person in charge, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

Right to Information, Correction, Blocking, Deletion

You have the right at any time in the context of the valid legal provisions to free information about your stored personal data, source of data, their recipients and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right of rectification, blocking or Deletion of this data. In this regard and also to further questions on the subject of personal data, you can always contact us via the contact options listed in the imprint.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as a site operator, our website uses an SSL or TLS encryption. Thus, data that you submit via this website, for others not readable. You will recognize an encrypted connection at the “https: //” address bar of your browser and at the lock icon in the browser bar.

Hosting, Emailing

We use hosting services to use the technical infrastructure we need for our online services for services such as web pages, e-mail, storage and databases, as well as security services and maintenance. Server location is Germany.

This server stores the communication, usage, metadata and inventory data of the visitors or users of our website. The basis for this is our legitimate interest in an efficient and secure provision of the online offers acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR.

Order Processing

Into fully comply with the legal data protection requirements, we have concluded a contract processing order with our hosting service provider.

Server Log Files

In server log files, the website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically sends to us. These are:

  • Visited page on our domain
  • Date and time of the server
  • request Browser type and browser
  • version Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • IP address

There is no merge of this data with other data sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or precontractual measures.

Data transmission at the conclusion of the contract for the sale of goods and the dispatch of goods

Personal data will only be transmitted to third parties if there is a need for the execution of the contract. Third parties may be, for example, payment service providers or logistics companies. A further transmission of the data does not take place or only if you have expressly consented to this.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or precontractual measures.

Registration on this website

To use certain functions, you can register on our website. The transmitted data serve exclusively for the purpose of the use of the respective offer or service. Required information requested during registration must be given in full. Otherwise we will reject the registration.

In case of important changes, for technical reasons for example, we will inform you by e-mail. The e-mail will be sent to the address specified when registering.

The processing of the data entered during registration takes place on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. GDPR). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. For the revocation is sufficient an informal message by e-mail. The legality of the already completed data processing remains unaffected by the revocation.

We store the data collected during the registration during the period you are registered on our website. Your data will be deleted should you cancel your registration. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Contact

Form Data sent via the contact form will be stored, including your contact details, to process your request or to be available for follow-up questions. A disclosure of this data will not take place without your consent.

The processing of the data entered into the contact form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. GDPR). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. For the revocation is sufficient an informal message by e-mail. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Data submitted via the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage, or you no longer need to back up your data. Mandatory statutory provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.

Storage time of forum posts and comments

Posts and comments as well as related data, such as IP addresses, are stored. The content remains on our website until it has been completely deleted or deleted for legal reasons.

The contributions and comments are stored on the basis of your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. For the revocation is sufficient an informal message by e-mail. The legality of already completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the revocation.

Subscribing to comments and contributions

As a user of our website, you can subscribe to comments and contributions after you have logged in. This service is gem. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR performed by WordPress.com, Company: Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA.

With a confirmation e-mail, WordPress.com will check if you own the given e-mail address. You can unsubscribe from comments at any time by using a link in each subscription email. Further information can be found in the privacy policy of the service provider: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

Newsletter

To send our newsletter, we need an e-mail address from you. It is necessary to verify the given e-mail address and to accept the newsletter. Supplementary data are not collected or are voluntary. The use of the data takes place exclusively for the dispatch of the newsletter.

The data provided in the newsletter registration are processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. GDPR). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. For the revocation is sufficient an informal message by e-mail or you sign up via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the already completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the revocation.

Data entered to set up the subscription will be deleted in the event of cancellation. If these data have been transmitted to us for other purposes and elsewhere, they will remain with us.

Newsletter Statistics

When sending our newsletter, we use image files downloaded from our server as well as encoded links to analyze the success and click through rate of our newsletters. Among other things, this serves to automatically detect inactive recipients and delete them from our lists. This data and your data entered to receive the newsletter, such as your e-mail address, will only be stored on our server and will not be disclosed to third parties. Server location is Germany.

The data processing takes place on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. GDPR). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. For the revocation is sufficient an informal message by e-mail or you sign up via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the already completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the revocation.

If you do not want an analysis of the mail reception, unfortunately you can not use our newsletter service. For unsubscribing an informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient or you sign up via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that your web browser stores on your device. Cookies help us make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure.

Some cookies are “session cookies”. Such cookies will be deleted automatically after the end of your browser session. On the other hand, other cookies remain on your device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognize you when you return to our website.

With a modern web browser, you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured to automatically delete cookies when the program is closed. The deactivation of cookies may result in limited functionality of our website.

The setting of cookies, which are necessary for the performance of electronic communication processes or the provision of certain functions desired by you (eg shopping cart), takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically flawless and smooth provision of our services. If other cookies are set (eg for analysis functions), they are treated separately in this privacy policy.

Third Party Services

We use third party services, some of which are located overseas, to optimize our online offering by including videos, fonts and features. Technically necessary in these cases is the transmission of the IP address of the user, at the latest when the corresponding service is activated, otherwise already when the page is called. In addition, third parties can store cookies in the user’s browser.

The use of the third-party providers mentioned in the following sections is based on our interest in the optimization and user-friendly operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f. GDPR.

WordPress.com / Automattic

We use the Jetpack service and the WordPress Stats feature to optimize the site and provide statistical visitor traffic analysis, provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA , In addition, Automattic provides the comment and post subscription service via email.

Jetpack uses “cookies”. From the processed data user profiles can be created, which are used only for analysis purposes and not for advertising purposes. For more information, please refer to Automattic’s Privacy Policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/ and Jetpack Cookie Hints: https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/.

Jetpack Emojis

We use graphic emojis in texts as well as in the comment and forum system within our online offer. These graphics files are obtained from Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA servers.

The IP address of the user is transmitted in order to transfer the files. For more information, see the Automattic Privacy Policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/. The basis for this is our interest in an attractive design of our online offer acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR.

Gravatar profile pictures

Within our online offer we use profile pictures in the comment and forum system. These graphics files are obtained from Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA servers.

The IP address of the user is transmitted in order to transfer the files. In addition, the e-mail address of a logged-in user is transferred in order to assign a profile picture. For more information, see the Automattic Privacy Policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/. The basis for this is our interest in an attractive design of our online offer acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR.

Intensedebate

(only for archiv.hanfjournal.de)
We use the comment service Intensedebate, with which users can register via an account at Intensedebate or a social media account (eg Facebook, Google, Netvibes, Windows Live). A use as a guest is also possible. In any case, your entered data or linked account data will be processed by Intensedebate. The service is provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA.

Intensedebate uses “cookies”. From the processed data user profiles can be created. For more information, see the Automattic Privacy Policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

We set up the service based on our legitimate interests in an efficient, secure and user-friendly comment management acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR.

Addthis

(only for archiv.hanfjournal.de)
We use the social media service Addthis to enable users to share our content through numerous other social media platforms. In the process, user data such as the IP address and address of the page are first transmitted to Addthis, and then to the selected platform. The service is provided by Oracle, 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065, USA.

For more information, please refer to Oracle’s Privacy Policy: https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/addthis-privacy-policy.html

VG Wort

In some of our posts we use the INFOnline’s “Scalable Central Measurement Methodology” (SZM) GmbH, Br├╝hler Str. 9, 53119 Bonn for the statistical analysis and counting of access for the collecting society Wort (VG Wort). For this purpose, a cookie is temporarily stored on the user’s PC and pseudonymized data is transmitted.

An opt-out is possible at: https://optout.ioam.de. Further information can be found in the data protection statement of INFOnline: https://www.infonline.de/datenschutz/datenschutzerklaerung/.

Issuu

For the integration and presentation of magazine content as PDF views, our website uses the Issuu service offered by Issuu Inc., 131 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA.

When accessing a page with an integrated Issuu PDF view, it will connect to Issuu’s servers. This tells Issuu which of our pages you have accessed and your IP address.

For details on how to handle User Information, please refer to the Issuu Privacy Policy at https://issuu.com/legal/privacy.

Payment service provider

Our website enables the payment of goods and services with various external payment service providers. These may include: Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full), Klarna (https://www.klarna.com/uk/privacy-statement/), Skrill (https://www.skrill.com/en/footer/privacypolicy/), Giropay (https://www.giropay.de/rechtliches/datenschutz-agb/), Visa (https://usa.visa.com/legal/global-privacy-notice/jurisdictional-notice-eea.html), Mastercard (https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/about-mastercard/what-we-do/privacy.html), American Express (https://www.americanexpress.com/us/legal-disclosures/privacy-center.html), Przelewy24 / P24 (https://www.przelewy24.pl/polityka-prywatnosci), iDEAL (https://www.ideal.nl/disclaimer-privacy/), EPS transfer (https://eservice.stuzza.at/de/datenschutzerklaerung.html), Multibanco (https://www.multibanco.pt/privacidade/), as well as all payments except Paypal and manual transfer in addition: Stripe (https://stripe.com/privacy). The privacy policy is always linked.

If you pay with payment service providers, a transfer of the payment data you entered to this / these. The transmission of your data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent) and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR (processing to fulfill a contract). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. Past data processing operations remain in effect on revocation.

As a rule, payment service providers use cookies to optimize the checkout process. This optimization constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Cookies of payment service providers remain on your device until you delete them.

RatingWidget

(only for exzessiv.tv)
For a user-friendly integration of a rating function for videos, we use the RatingWidget system from Rating-Widget Inc., USA. When calling a page with RatingWidget functions, data is sent to RatingWidget’s server to transmit the ratings and prevent duplicate ratings. Your IP address will be stored anonymously by RatingWidget and no personal data will be collected.

The use of RatingWidget takes place in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. For details of how to handle user data and opt-out, see the RatingWidget privacy policy at: https://rating-widget.com/privacy/

YouTube

For integration and presentation of video content, our website uses the YouTube service. Provider of the video portal is the YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When you visit a page with integrated YouTube video, it will connect to YouTube’s servers. YouTube will find out which of our pages you viewed. Youtube uses “cookies” to store data in your browser. Usage profiles can be created from the processed data.

YouTube may associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile should you be logged into your YouTube account. By logging out beforehand you have the option to prevent this.

The use of YouTube is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. For details on how to handle user information, please refer to the YouTube Privacy Policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Vimeo

For integration and presentation of video content, our website uses the service Vimeo. Provider of the video portal is the Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

When a page with integrated Vimeo video is called, a connection is made to the servers of Vimeo. Vimeo learns by this, which of our pages you have called. Vimeo learns your IP address, even if you are not logged in to the video portal or do not have an account there. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to servers of the video portal in the USA.

Vimeo can assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. By logging out beforehand you have the option to prevent this.

For details on how to deal with user data, see the Vimeo Privacy Policy at https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Facebook

Our website uses features of the social media platform Facebook, offered by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2 Ireland.

When a page with Facebook functions (sharing and login buttons) is called, a connection to the Facebook servers is established. This tells Facebook which of our pages you have visited. Facebook will know your IP address, even if you are not logged in to Facebook or do not have an account there. Facebook can assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. By logging out beforehand you have the option to prevent this.

Facebook uses “cookies” to store data in the browser on your computer and to allow an analysis of the website usage. Information generated by cookies about your use of our website is transmitted to a Facebook server and stored there.

When using the registration or login function, we will only receive: your (public) name, your e-mail address, link to your profile.

For details on Facebook’s handling of user information, please refer to the Facebook Privacy Policy at: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

Instagram

Our website uses features of the social media platform Instagram, offered by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2 Ireland.

When you visit a page containing Instagram content, it connects to Instagram’s servers. Instagram will know your IP address, even if you are not logged in to Instagram or do not have an account there.

For details on how to handle user information, see the Instagram Privacy Policy at https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875.

LinkedIn

Our website uses features of the social media platform Linkedin, offered by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

If you use the Share feature with Linkedin, the web page you visit will be linked to your Linkedin account and published in your Linkedin feed. This involves a transmission of data to Linkedin. We are not aware of the content of the transmitted data or the use of this data by Linkedin.

Using the registration or login feature with Linkedin will connect to LinkedIn’s servers. We only receive: your (public) name, your e-mail address, link to your profile. This data is stored on our server.

In all cases, Linkedin will know your IP address and may refer the usage back to our website and link it to your Linkedin account.

For details on how to handle user information, please refer to Linkedin’s privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Twitter

Our website uses features of the Twitter service. Provider is Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States.

Using Twitter and the “Twitter” feature, the website you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and published in your Twitter feed. Thereby a transmission of data to Twitter takes place. We are not aware of the content of the transmitted data or the use of this data by Twitter.

If you use the function Registration or Login with Twitter, we will only receive: your (public) name, your e-mail address, link to your profile. This data is stored on our server.

In both cases, Twitter will know your IP address and can link the usage back to our website and link it to your Twitter account if you are logged in at the same time. Twitter uses “cookies” to store data in your browser. Usage profiles can be created from the processed data.

For details, see the privacy policy of Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your privacy settings on Twitter: https://twitter.com/account/settings

Pinterest

Our site uses features of the Pinterest social network. Provider is Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA.

When you open a page with Pinterest functions, your browser connects directly to the Pinterest servers. Log data is transmitted to the servers of Pinterest. Location of the servers are the USA. The log data may allow you to identify your IP address, visited websites, browser type and settings, date and time of the request, how you intend to use Pinterest, and cookies.

For details, see the privacy policy of Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/privacy-policy.

Amazon Affiliate Program

As the operator of this website, we participate in the Amazon EU Affiliate Program. Links to Amazon may occasionally be included on our pages to earn money through advertising reimbursements. Amazon cookies are used, which Amazon recognizes that you have clicked on a partner link on our website.

The storage of “Amazon cookies” is based on Art. 6 lit. f GDPR. As a website operator, we have a legitimate interest, since only through the cookies, the amount of advertising reimbursement can be determined.

For details on data usage by Amazon, see the Amazon Privacy Policy: https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=footer_privacy?ie=UTF8&language=en_GB&nodeId=3312401.

Google Login & ReCaptcha

We use Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland to register and login with a Google Account and “ReCaptcha” to protect the site from spambots.

When using the Registration or Login with Google feature, Google will provide us with your (public) name and Gmail address. This data is stored on our server.

For details about how Google uses the data, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy. Google provides a way to opt-out of the use of data for promotional purposes: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Maps

We include maps of Google Maps, offered by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland on our website. In particular, Google Maps processes your IP address and location data. However, the transmission of location data is not without the consent of the user (your consent) usually by a message from the browser or settings of the mobile device.

This data can be processed in the USA. For details about Google’s data usage, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy. Google offers an opt-out to use data for promotional purposes: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Web Fonts

Our website uses fonts (web fonts) from Google. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

By using these web fonts, it will be possible for you to present the desired presentation of our website, regardless of which fonts are available to you locally. This is done by retrieving the Google Web fonts from a Google server in the US and then sharing your data with Google. This is your IP address and which page you visited. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the optimal presentation and transmission of our website.

The company Google is certified for the us European privacy agreement “Privacy Shield”. This privacy agreement aims to ensure compliance with the level of data protection in the EU.

For details about Google Web Fonts, visit: https://fonts.google.com/#AboutPlace:about and more information in Google’s Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en

Google Analytics

Our website uses features of the website analytics service Google Analytics. Provider of the analysis service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses “cookies.” These are small text files that your web browser stores on your device and allow analysis of website usage. Information generated by cookies about your use of our website is transmitted to a Google server and stored there. Server location is usually the US.

Google Analytics cookies are set on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behavior in order to optimize our website and possibly also advertising.

IP anonymization

We use Google Analytics in conjunction with the IP anonymization feature. It ensures that Google shortens your IP address within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. There may be exceptions where Google transmits and truncates the full IP address to a server in the United States. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to report on website activity, and to provide us with other services related to website activity and internet usage. There is no merger of the Google Analytics transmitted IP address with other Google data.

Browser Plugin

The setting of cookies through your web browser can be prevented. However, some features of our website may be restricted. Likewise, you can prevent the collection of data regarding your website use, including your IP address and subsequent processing by Google. This is possible by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which can be accessed via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Opposition to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents the collection of your data on future visits to our website: Disable Google Analytics.

For details on how to handle user data on Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Order Processing

To fully comply with legal data protection requirements, we have entered into a contract processing agreement with Google.

Demographics in Google Analytics

Our website uses the demographics feature of Google Analytics. It can be used to generate reports that contain statements on the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. These data are from interest-based advertising from Google and from third-party visitor data. An assignment of the data to a specific person is not possible. You can disable this feature at any time. This is possible through the ad settings in your Google Account or by generally prohibiting the collection of your data by Google Analytics, as explained in the section “Objection to data collection”.

Social Media Presence

We operate online presences within social platforms and networks to reach and communicate with users who are active on these platforms.

This data of users outside the EU can be processed. We highlight the specific dangers of using Services that are not “Privacy Shield” certified and do not commit to comply with the EU Privacy Policy.

In most cases, the data entered and transmitted are used by the provider of the respective platform for advertising and market research purposes as well as for the generation of personal interest profiles. For this purpose, cookies are stored on the user’s computer and data from various devices, on which the user is logged in, as well as data on the use of websites (such as ours) over or with functions of the respective provider.

The processing of personal data that is made available to us is due to our legitimate interest in effective communication with users for the purpose of information in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. If the users of the respective provider of the platform to an agreement for data processing, is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a., Art. 7 GDPR The legal basis of the processing.

Source: Privacy Configurator of mein-datenschutzbeauftragter.de / with additions