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Privacy Policy

It is this Platform's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. Accordingly, we have developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose and otherwise make use of personal information. We have outlined our privacy policy below. By agreeing to this Privacy Policy which is part of our Terms of Use, or by using the services we offer, you expressly consent to the information handling practices described in this Policy. The protection of your privacy is a high priority for us. The following privacy policy is intended to inform you about our handling of the collection, use and disclosure of personal data. By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed as your acceptance of those changes.

This Website and its services (hereinafter referred to as “we“, "Site", "Platform", "Flightsim.to" or „data controller“) is a provider of an e-commerce system for selling products online and a provider of a service for uploading and downloading free digital contents, accessible to anyone. This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which this Site collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") and Clients (each, a "Client") of the Site. For the purpose of this Site: the “User” shall be any person entered onto the Site, including subscribers to our newsletter and registered users, and the “Client” shall be any person who has registered with the Site. The terms of these privacy policies apply to you whenever you access the content and / or service we provide, regardless of which device (computer, cell phone, tablet, TV, etc.) you use.

Personal data is any data that can be used to identify you personally. Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find the contact details of the website operator in the section "Contact" of this website or in this data protection declaration below.

Responsible for data processing / Data Controller
The person responsible for data processing on this website in terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

Sepehr Habashi
Flightsim.to
Winterhuder Weg 29, 7. Stock
22085 Hamburg, Germany
E-Mail: [email protected]

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected by you providing it to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter in a contact form. Other data is collected automatically or after your consent when you visit the website by our IT systems. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view). By visiting our website, we save by default your IP address, the website from which you visit us (referrer), the websites you visit with us and the date and duration of the visit, browser type, browser settings, and your operating system. This data is used by us exclusively for the purpose of ensuring proper operation of our website and is automatically deleted after 30 days. This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website. In addition, we store personal data if you send it to us yourself, e.g. when filling out online forms, if you send us a message via the contact page or if you purchase a product. In these cases we ask you for certain personal data that is necessary for the performance of the service.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time.

Where do we process personal data?

Your data will be processed both within and outside the EU and the European Economic Area ("EEA") by the recipients described in the sections "Who do we share your data with?" and "Transfers to third parties - transfers abroad". Please note that when your information is transferred from your home country to another country, the laws there that protect your information may differ from those in your country (and may only provide a lower level of protection). For example, in countries outside the EEA in particular, different conditions apply under which law enforcement authorities can access your data than within the EEA. If we transfer your data to a country outside the EEA, we will (if necessary together with the other persons responsible who participate in the joint data processing) take appropriate measures to ensure an appropriate level of data protection, in particular by concluding so-called standard contractual clauses - if necessary in Connection with so-called additional guarantees - (Article 46 GDPR) or by obtaining your express consent (Article 49 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR).

Analysis tools and third-party tools

When visiting this website, your surfing behavior may be statistically analyzed. This is done primarily with so-called analysis programs. Detailed information on these analysis programs can be found in the following privacy policy.

Mandatory information according to Art. 13 GDPR

In the case of initial contact by e-mail, we are obliged in accordance with Art. 12, 13 GDPR to provide you with the following mandatory information under data protection law: If you contact us by e-mail, we only process your personal data to the extent that there is a legitimate interest in the processing There is an interest (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR), you have consented to the data processing (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR), the processing for the initiation, justification, content design or change of a legal relationship between you and is necessary for us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR) or another legal norm permits the processing. Your personal data will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular tax and commercial retention periods - remain unaffected.


Our Detailed Privacy Policy

We hereby confirm that your personal data shall be collected in accordance with the requirements of the legal acts of the European Union and the instructions of the controlling authorities. All reasonable technical and administrative measures shall be applied in order to protect your personal data from loss, unauthorized use and / or changes of data. Persons under the age of 16 cannot provide any personal information through our site / social networking accounts. If you are a person below the age of 16, before submitting personal information, you must obtain a consent of your parents or other legal guardians.

The terms used in these rules are understood as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation No. 2016/679 (EU).

1. How we use personal information

We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned. Flightsim.to uses such information to operate, maintain, enhance, provide, create, and develop all of the features, functionality, and services (new or existing) found on our Services; improve your experience with the Services by delivering content that we hope you will find relevant and interesting, including advertising and marketing messages; allow you to comment on content, and participate in contests, or rewards programs; and understand the usage trends of our users. These information include personal-identification information as well as non-personal identification information, both described below.

1a. Hosting

This website is hosted externally. The personal data collected on this website is stored on the servers of the hoster(s). This may be IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact data, names, website accesses and other data generated via a website. We have a legitimate interest in ensuring that our website is presented as reliably as possible.  External hosting is carried out for the purpose of contract fulfillment vis-à-vis our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPRand § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user's terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) as defined by the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

Our hoster(s) will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill their service obligations and follow our instructions regarding this data.

We use the following hoster(s):

  • (a) Hetzner Online GmbH, Industriestr. 25,91710 Gunzenhausen,Germany 
  • (b) Cloudways Ltd.,Junction Business Centre,,1st Floor Sqaq Lourdes,,St Julians STJ3334, Malta
  • (c) DigitalOcean, LLC,101 Avenue of the Americas, 10th Floor,New York 10013,United States
  • (d) BunnyWay d.o.o.,Cesta komandanta Staneta 4A, 1215 Medvode,Slovenia
  • (e) Cloudflare, Inc.,101 Townsend St,,San Francisco, CA 94107,United States
  • (f) Sendinblue GmbH,Köpenicker Street 126,10179 Berlin,Germany
  • (g) Mailgun Technologies, Inc.,112 E Pecan St, #1135,San Antonio, TX, 78205

Data processing

We have concluded a contract on data processing (DPA) for the use of the above-mentioned services. This is a contract required by data protection law and ensures that it only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

Server log files

The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request
  • IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources. The collection of this data takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of his website - to do this, the server log files must be recorded.

CDN

This site uses a so-called “Content Delivery Network” (CDN) for the integration of assets in this website, such CDNs are (e) and (f) of the above mentioned hosters. A CDN is a service with the help of which the content of our online offer, in particular large media files such as graphics or scripts, can be delivered more quickly with the help of regionally distributed servers connected via the Internet. User data is processed solely for the aforementioned purposes and to maintain the security and functionality of the CDN. For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to the servers of the CDN. In this way, they become aware that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use is based on our legitimate interests, i.e. interest in a secure and efficient provision, analysis and optimization of our online offer in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR.

Cloudflare (e) offers a globally distributed content delivery network with DNS. The information transfer between your browser and our website is technically routed via the Cloudflare network. This enables Cloudflare to analyze the traffic between your browser and our website and to act as a filter between our servers and potentially malicious traffic from the internet. Cloudflare can also use cookies or other technologies to recognize Internet users, which are only used for the purpose described here. The use of Cloudflare is based on our legitimate interest in providing our website as error-free and secure as possible (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.cloudflare.com/media/pdf/cloudflare-customer-dpa.pdf. You can find more information about security and data protection at Cloudflare here: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/.

1b. General information

Duration of storage

Unless a more specific storage period has been stated within this privacy statement, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for processing the data no longer applies. If you assert a legitimate request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. retention periods under tax or commercial law); in the latter case, deletion will take place after these reasons no longer apply.

General information on the legal basis for data processing on this website

If you have consented to data processing, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR, if special categories of data are processed according to Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR. In case of an explicit consent to the transfer of personal data to third countries, the data processing is also based on Art. 49 (1) a GDPR. If you have consented to the storage of cookies or to the access to information in your terminal device (e.g. via device fingerprinting), the data processing will also be carried out on the basis of Section 25 (1) TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time. If your data is required for the performance of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, we process your data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Furthermore, we process your data if this is necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. Furthermore, the data processing may be based on our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The respective in each case relevant legal basis is informed in the following paragraphs of this privacy statement.

Note on data transfer to the USA and other third countries

We use, among other things, tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure under data protection law. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to these third countries and processed there. We would like to point out that no level of data protection comparable to that in the EU can be guaranteed in these countries. For example, US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that U.S. authorities (e.g. intelligence services) may process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on U.S. servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

A transfer of your data to a non-European country only takes place if it is necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or if the service providers engaged by us carry out such processing. However, this presupposes that the EU Commission has passed a decision on an appropriate level of protection for the country in question or that we have concluded contracts under EU data protection law that adequately protect your rights and freedoms and guarantee. Our website includes tools from companies based in the USA. When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to the US servers of the respective companies. We would like to point out that the USA is not a safe third country within the meaning of EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to release personal data to security authorities without you as the person concerned being able to take legal action. It can therefore not be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. secret services) will process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke consent you have already given at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR).

IF THE DATA PROCESSING IS CARRIED OUT ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 ABS. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA CONCERNED UNLESS WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR THE PROCESSING IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSERTING, EXERCISING OR DEFENDING LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION UNDER ARTICLE 21(1) GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING INSOFAR AS IT IS RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 21 (2) GDPR).

2. Usage data

In order to improve the quality and functionality of our web pages and in the event of prosecution, we store data on individual access to our pages for statistical purposes. This data record consists of, the page from which the file was requested, the name of the file,the date and time of the request, the amount of data transferred, the access status (file transferred, file not found), description of the type of web browser used, the IP address of the requesting computer. This data serves exclusively to ensure smooth operation of our website and to improve our offering. It is not possible to assign this data to a particular person. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests of the responsible party). The above reasons also constitute the legitimate interest for data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Consent Management Platform: With the data protection options, we offer you the opportunity to decide for yourself in detail in which cases you want to consent to tracking via cookies and other technologies - for the purpose of displaying content relevant to you and advertising tailored to you. The processing of your data for the above purposes is partly based on legitimate interest, but partly we also need your consent. In order to ensure the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and to provide the highest level of transparency for you as a user, we participate in the Transparency & Consent Framework (TCF) from IAB Europe and subject ourselves to its specifications and guidelines. For this we use the consent management platform (CMP) Quantcast, 795 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA 94107 as a processor. The CMP from Quantcast enables you to give us a data protection-compliant and self-determined consent to the processing of your data and to revoke it at any time. You can also object to data processing based on our legitimate interest.

In the event you choose to use links displayed on this website to visit other websites, you are advised to read the privacy policies published on those sites. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and would like to know your options in relation to not having this information used by these companies, click here.

2a. Advertising

This Site is affiliated with Freestar for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and Freestar will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about Freestar's data usage, click here: https://freestar.com/privacy-policy/.

3. Registration

You can register on our website. During the registration process we collect and process the following data: Email address, password, username, gender, date of birth, IP address. This data is processed to create your user profile, to send you the necessary access data, to settle any costs and to contact you.Legal basis for the processing of the data entered during registration is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent). Your data will remain stored as long as your profile exists and/or they are required for billing reasons (e.g. legal retention periods).

You can delete your account independently. The data will not be transmitted to third parties.

Vendor account: If you choose to continue service with this Site via a vendor account, we may collect the following personal data from you: credit card number, credit card expiration date, CVV number, billing address, name, payment information from your bank, paypal e-mail address, and postal code. You may, at your will, also provide your company name, company registration number, full billing address and phone number. This information is used to verify credit card authenticity, and process payments as per your applicable agreement. To perform services between us and Clients, Clients and their end-customers, we share and process data consisting of payment information with 3rd party payment gateways.

The legal basis for our use of information about you is one or several of the following:

  • compliance with legal obligations to which we are subjects;
  • performance of the contract with you;
  • a legitimate business interest that is not overridden by interests you have to protect the information;
  • in certain cases, your consent.

4. Orders and Purchases 

The following data may be collected during the ordering process: First and last name, address, data of the selected payment method, IP address, e-mail address, shipping information.

This data is used exclusively for the processing of the order and, in accordance with legal requirements, is transferred to and stored by the companies involved in the payment process (banks, PayPal, third-party payment providers, etc.). The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para.1 b GDPR. For the execution of the payment, the payment data will be transmitted to the corresponding payment service providers. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 b GDPR (contractual obligation). The Privacy Policy of the respective third-party providers involved in the ordering process apply. 

We use the shop system of the service provider Bright Market, LLC dba FastSpring ("FastSpring"), for the purpose of hosting and displaying the online shop on the basis of processing on our instructions. All data collected during the checkout and purchase process on this Website is processed on FastSpring's servers. Within the scope of the aforementioned FastSpring services, data may also be transferred to (1) Bright Market, LLC dba FastSpring. 801 Garden St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, (2) Bright Market LLC dba FastSpring Limited. 2 Minton Place, Victoria Road, Bicester, England, OX26 6QB, (3) FastSpring B.V. Strawinskylaan 3101 Tenant B.V. 1077 ZX Amsterdam, Netherlands or (4) SalesRight Technologies ULC d.b.a FastSpring, c/o Volta Labs, Unit 100, 1505 Barrington Street. Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3K5, Canada for further processing on our behalf. Our order process is conducted by FastSpring as the Merchant of Record for all our orders. Further information about handling user data can be found in FastSprings privacy policy at https://fastspring.com/legal/. Please take note that upon purchase, the Privacy Policy of FastSpring applies, and we will inform and ask you to read and accept their Privacy Policy in order to make the purchase. No user-assignable data is transmitted to FastSpring prior to entering the checkout process.

Information we receive

You have been informed about the data processing of your data through the use of FastSpring during the purchase transaction by means of the privacy policy provided by FastSpring as the responsible entity. We do not collect any personal data from you during the checkout process beyond that provided by FastSpring. When you make a purchase from our FastSpring store, FastSpring transmits your personal data to us so that we can fulfill the contract with you. FastSpring transmits the following data to us:

  • Referrer
  • IP address
  • Name and address
  • E-mail address
  • Payment method 
  • Browser information
  • Date of purchase

This data is stored by us and used for the following purposes:

  • To identify the customer
  • For the execution of the contract (in particular shipping, if necessary collection)
    for correspondence with the customer
  • If necessary, for clarification of liability or warranty claims, as well as the assertion of any claims against customers

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

Passing on of data

The personal data collected will be passed on to the companies or third-parties commissioned with the delivery within the scope of contract processing, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery and quality ensurance of the goods. Your personal data will only be passed on to the companies involved in the processing of the contract, the respective product developer, the supplier, or shipping company, payment service provider, tax advisor or tax office. A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned above does not take place. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR, Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c GDPR. If we pass this collected data on to third parties, we have negotiated a data processing agreement with the respective party to protect your privacy.

4a. Partners

Service pages of partners are integrated into our website. You can recognize these by the corresponding label (e.g. "A service from"). The partner service page is provided by the partner indicated there. Responsible for the content of the partner service page and the data processing operations taking place there in accordance with Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR is the partner. Information about the Partner can be found in the imprint of the Partner linked in the Partner service page. For information on the data processing operations taking place via the partner service page and your rights as a data subject, please refer to the partner's privacy policy, which is also linked there.

5. E-Mail marketing

If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, we will send you regular information about our offers. We will send you account-related notifications via e-mail as well, and we use the e-mail address entered by you while registration on this Site.  The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address and username on the Website. The indication of additional possible data is voluntary and is used to allow us to address you personally.  You give us your consent to the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. The data collected by us when you register for the newsletter will be used exclusively for the purpose of advertising by means of the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided in the newsletter or by sending a message to the responsible party named above. After your cancellation, your e-mail address will immediately be deleted from our newsletter distribution list, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data in excess thereof, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

The processing of the data entered in the newsletter registration form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing that has already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you have stored with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter or after it no longer serves. We reserve the right, at our own discretion, to delete or block e-mail addresses from our newsletter distribution list within the scope of our legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Data stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected.

After you have been removed from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address may be stored by us or the newsletter service provider in a blacklist if this is necessary to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). Storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interests.

Our e-mail newsletters and any e-mail correspondance are sent via a technical service provider: Mailgun Technologies, Inc, 112 E Pecan St. #1135, San Antonio, TX 78205, a Delaware corporation (“Mailgun") on its own behalf and on behalf of its Affiliates (collectively “Mailgun Group”), to whom we pass on the data you provided when registering for the newsletter. Another newsletter technical service provider is Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Street 126, 10179 Berlin Germany. This disclosure is made in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR and serves our legitimate interest in the use of an effective, secure and user-friendly newsletter system. Please note that your data is usually transferred to a Mailgun server in the USA and stored there.

Mailgun and Sendinblue use this information to send and statistically evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. For evaluation purposes, the e-mails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which represent single-pixel image files stored on our website. This allows us to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on. In addition, technical information is recorded (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). The data is raised exclusively in a pseudonymized format and is not linked with other personal data from you. A direct personal relationship is excluded. This data is used exclusively for statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.

If you wish to object to the data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter and delete your account on this Site. 

Furthermore, Mailgun and Sendinblue can use this data according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR even on the basis of its own legitimate interest in the demand-oriented design and optimization of the service as well as for market research purposes, for example to determine from which countries recipients come. However, Mailgun does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to address those recipients or pass that data on to third parties. To protect your data in the USA, we have concluded a data processing agreement ("Data-Processing-Agreement") with Mailgun on the basis of the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission to enable the transmission of your personal data to Mailgun. If you are interested in viewing this data processing agreement, you can do so at the following Internet link: https://www.mailgun.com/gdpr/. Mailgun's privacy policy can be viewed at: https://www.mailgun.com/privacy-policy/. The legal basis for the processing of the data after registration for the newsletter by the user is the consent of the user, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The legal basis for sending the newsletter as a result of the sale of goods or services is Section 7 (3) UWG.

6. Cookies

We use cookies to determine the preferences of visitors to our website and to make use more convenient, for example by avoiding repeated entry of data. We use cookies for a better user experience. The use of cookies simplifies the use of websites for the user. Certain pages cannot be called up or cannot be called up without errors without their use. These reasons also constitute the legitimate interest for this data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (the use of cookies for analysis purposes is dealt with in another point). Common browsers offer the setting option to not allow cookies. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies or activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. It is not guaranteed that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if you make the appropriate settings. For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org  or www.allaboutcookies.org. You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result. 

In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your terminal device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g. cookies for processing payment services). Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behavior or display advertising.

Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process, to provide certain functions that you have requested (e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimize the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) (necessary cookies) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing necessary cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies and comparable recognition technologies has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG); the consent can be revoked at any time.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Insofar as cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you separately about this within the framework of this data protection declaration and, if necessary, request your consent.

6a. Cookies and Web analysis for advertising purposes

When you visit our website or, not only our own content that is played out on our behalf (Art. 28 GDPR) is regularly displayed, but also content from third parties. This can be editorial content, recommendations for external content, games and surveys, but of course also product advertising, e.g. in the form of advertising banners on the edge of the page or ads under articles.

If such content is loaded, this is done by servers of the respective third-party providers. This always involves the transmission of certain data to the third-party providers, in many cases also personal data. In addition, cookies or similar technologies are used for most of the services of the third-party providers by means of which the content is loaded. The purposes for which this data is processed by the third-party providers on their own responsibility, but in some cases also on our legal responsibility, are manifold.

However, the vast majority of the services or content of the third-party providers are only loaded and the relevant data processing only takes place if you have previously declared your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR or, with regard to cookies and similar technologies, Art. 5 (3) of the so-called "Cookie Directive" and its implementation in German law. In addition, there are a few cookies or similar technologies that are absolutely necessary so that we can provide you with our website or our app with your content as intended (special category Technically Necessary), as well as certain data processing that is based on certain legitimate interests pursuant to. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR; the setting of cookies or data processing in these constellations is carried out without consent (although we do give you the opportunity to object to the data processing based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

In order to map this process for you in a user-friendly way with all legal requirements but also all necessary information, a window ("Privacy") will open when you first visit our website, in which you have the option, through appropriate settings, to grant third-party providers your consent to store and/or retrieve information in your device as well as to process personal data for specific purposes, to refuse this in each case or - insofar as the processing of personal data is based on the legal basis of legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) lit. F GDPR) - to object. The privacy settings you make are stored in a cookie on your terminal device. You have the option at any time to change the settings you have made in the privacy with effect for the future, i.e. to revoke consent given or to object to data processing on the basis of legitimate interests.

7. Contact forms

You can contact us at any time with questions or suggestions via a contact form. In order to answer your questions or send you feedback, we need the following information: Name, first name and e-mail address. When you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data is collected. Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request or for establishing contact and for the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your enquiry; this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified, provided there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary. We use this data exclusively for the above-mentioned purposes. The legal basis for processing the data transmitted in the course of using the contact form or sending an e-mail is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

Our Contact form is provided and hosted by: LiveChat, Inc. 101 Arch Street, 8th Floor, Boston MA 02110, United States of America. LiveChat, Inc. does store the information you provide when submitting the contact form. 

This data is processed on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR if your request is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of inquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if requested; the consent can be revoked at any time.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your Inquiry). Mandatory Legal Provisions - in particular retention periods - remain untouched.

Inquiry by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all personal data resulting from it (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

Our Mail server is provided and hosted by: LiveChat, Inc. 101 Arch Street, 8th Floor, Boston MA 02110, United States of America. LiveChat, Inc. does store the information you provide when contacting us by e-mail. 

This data is processed on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR if your request is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of inquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if requested; the consent can be revoked at any time.

The data you sent to us via contact requests will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g.  after your request has been processed). Mandatory Legal Provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain untouched.

7a. Comment forms

This website uses Hyvor Talk service as the commenting platform. Hyvor Talk is operated by HYVOR, 11 RUE CARNOT 94270, LE KREMLIN-BICETRE France. The comments and other data exchanged are stored securely within the Hyvor Talk system. Your personal data will be processed and transmitted in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For more information, please refer to their privacy policy. We use Hyvor Talk's Single Sign-on feature to connect our userbase with the comments system. Your account details will be used when you choose to comment. When the comments element is active, a direct connection is established between your end device and the Hyvor Talk servers. Hyvoer Talk receives the information that you have visited this website with your IP address. If consent has been obtained, the above mentioned service on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. If no consent has been obtained, the use of the service is based on our legitimate interest in effectively running our business.

8. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“, text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In the case of activation of IP anonymization on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link.

For more information on how google uses your data, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html

The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both its web offer and its advertising and thus also serves the financing and customer-oriented use, adaptation and updating of the website. IP anonymization is activated on this website.

8a. Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on this website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether data is entered on this website (e.g. in a contact form) by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the website visitor spends on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyzes run completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place.

The data is stored and analyzed on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web offers from abusive automated spying and from SPAM. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 Para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user's end device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA, see the Google Privacy Policy and Google Terms of Use at the following links: https://policies.google.com/privacy and https://policies.google.com/terms.

9. Social Plugins

Facebook
This website uses so-called social plugins of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). They are usually recognizable by the "thumbs up" sign. An overview of the social plugins from Facebook can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit this website, a connection is established between your browser and Facebook's servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated by it into the website. We therefore unfortunately have neither influence nor knowledge üabout the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the offer. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook account. If you use (click on) the plugins, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. Even if you are not a member of Facebook, it is possible that Facebook learns your IP address and stores it. According to Facebook, however, in Germany the IP address is stored only anonymously.

More information about the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, along with information über rights and settings options can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Twitter
In this website is the Twitter Button (Tweetmeme button) integrated. This is offered by Twitter Inc, 795 Folsom St, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. You can recognize it by the Twitter logo. With the button it is possible to share a post or a page of this website on Twitter or to follow us on Twitter. When calling up this website, a connection is established with the servers of Twitter. The content of the Twitter button is transmitted by Twitter directly to the user's browser. Therefore, we have no influence on and no knowledge of the scope of the data collected by Twitter via the button. According to current knowledge, only the IP address of the user the URL of the respective website is transmitted when the button is used, but not used for any other purpose than the display of the button.

Further information on this can be found in Twitter's privacy statement at http://twitter.com/privacy.

ShareThis

Elements of ShareThis are implemented on this website. The provider of this service is ShareThis, 3000 El Camino Real Building 4, Suite 200 Palo Alto, CA 94306. ShareThis's privacy policy can be found here: https://sharethis.com/privacy/. When the social media element is active, a direct connection is established between your end device and the ShareThis server. ShareThis receives the information that you have visited this website with your IP address. 

If consent has been obtained, the above mentioned service on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. If no consent has been obtained, the use of the service is based on our legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in social media.

Insofar as personal data is collected on our website with the help of the tool described here and forwarded to ShareThis, we and ShareTHis are jointly responsible for this data processing (Art. 26 GDPR). The joint responsibility is limited exclusively to collecting the data and passing it on to ShareThis. The processing by ShareThis after the transfer is not part of the joint responsibility. 

10. Google Adsense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for integrating advertising on this website of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). These web beacons can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this offer.

The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including the IP address of users) and delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to a server of Google in the U.S. überg and stored there. This information may be passed on by Google to Google's contractual partners. According to Google, however, your IP address will not be combined with other data stored by you.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software. However, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the features of this site. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. More information on privacy and cookies for Google AdSense advertising can be found in Google's privacy statement, in particular at the following links: http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/partners/, http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/technologies/ads, http://support.google.com/adsense/answer/2839090

11. Webfonts

On this website we use web fonts (GoogleFonts, Adobe Typekit, Fonts.com or similar), i.e. fonts that may not be available on your terminal device. We use a font library for this service. When you visit our website, web fonts are loaded from a server (Google, Adobe, etc.). In the process, the IP address of the calling visitors can be transmitted to the provider (e.g. Google, Adobe - Adobe Systems Inc., San Jose, California, USA). The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests of the responsible party). The operator has a legitimate interest in a legible and structured presentation of fonts and content (usability) on the website.

12. Your Rights

The applicable data protection law grants you the following comprehensive rights of data subjects (rights of information and intervention) vis-à-vis the data controller with regard to the processing of your personal data. We ask you to carefully read and take note of this information.

a) Right of confirmation
Every data subject has the right to request information as to whether personal data relating to him or her are being processed.

b) Right to information (Art. 15 GDPR)
Every data subject has the right to obtain free information über the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of this information.

c) Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)
The data subject has the right to obtain from the controller the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data concerning him/her.

d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten) (Art. 17 GDPR)
Every data subject has the right to request that personal data concerning him or her be erased without delay, provided that one of the reasons mentioned by law applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary.

e) Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
Every data subject has the right to request the restriction of processing where one of the grounds mentioned by law applies.

f) Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
Every data subject has the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her that has been provided by him or her to a controller in a structured, valid and machine-readable format and to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter b GDPR and the processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, the data subject has the right, when exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20 (1) of the GDPR, to have the personal data transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that the rights and freedoms of other persons are not affected.

g) Right to revoke consent under data protection law (Art. 13 GDPR)
Every data subject has the right to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time, if the processing is based on Art.6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation. The data subject has the right to revoke his or her consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

h) Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
Every data subject has the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. If personal data are processed for the purposes of direct marketing, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing.

i) Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling (Art. 22 GDPR)
Every data subject has the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or significantly affects him or her in a similar way, where the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is permitted by legislation of the Union or the Member States to which the controller is subject and that legislation contains suitable measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject; or (3) is carried out with the express consent of the data subject.

In the cases referred to in (1) and (3), reasonable steps will be taken to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a data subject on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

j) Right to revoke consent given in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR:
You have the right to revoke consent to the processing of data, once given, at any time with effect for the future. In the event of revocation, we will delete the data concerned without delay, unless further processing can be based on a legal basis for processing without consent. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation;

k) Right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR:
If you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR, you have - without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy - the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, workplace or the place of the alleged infringement.

l) RIGHT OF OBJECTION.
IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS ON THE BASIS OF OUR OVERRIDING LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION. IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CONTINUE PROCESSING IF WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING THAT OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSERTING, EXERCISING OR DEFENDING LEGAL CLAIMS. IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH MARKETING. YOU MAY EXERCISE THE OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES.

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In particular, you can object to the use of your e-mail address for the purpose of sending newsletters at any time in writing or in text form to [email protected] with effect for the future, without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic rates. Furthermore, you have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of a legitimate or public interest. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. We shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

If we process personal data for the purposes of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data for such marketing by using the contact address specified above. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. In addition, you have the right, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out by us for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.

In the event of data protection violations, the data subject has a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority as well as the possibility of legal remedy. The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been submitted will inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy.

13. Duration for which the personal data are stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legally prescribed retention period. After expiry of the period, the relevant data is routinely deleted by way of routine, insofar as it is no longer required for the performance of the contract or the initiation of the contract. If personal data is processed on the basis of an express consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject revokes his consent. If personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his right of objection pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR. When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his right of objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, unless we can provide compelling grounds for processing worthy of protection which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

14. Third-Party content

On pages of our website may also be third party content (eg YouTube videos or videos from other providers, Google maps, RSS feeds etc.). The providers of this content usually store cookies on the user's computer. You can prevent this by making the appropriate settings in your browser, but this may result in this content not being displayed correctly. In addition, many (third-party) providers store the IP address of users in order to be able to send the corresponding content to the user's browser. On the use of the IP address at the (third-party) provider, we unfortunately have no influence.

15. Orders or Donations

When you place an order, we collect and use your personal data only insofar as this is necessary for the fulfilment and processing of your order and for dealing with your enquiries. The provision of the data is necessary for the conclusion of the contract. Failure to provide it will result in no contract being concluded. The processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR and is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with you. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. The only exceptions to this are our service partners whom we need to process the contractual relationship or service providers whom we use in the context of order processing. In addition to the recipients named in the respective clauses of this data protection declaration, these are, for example, recipients of the following categories: Shipping service providers, payment service providers, merchandise management service providers, service providers for order processing, web hosts, IT service providers and dropshipping merchants. In all cases, we strictly observe the legal requirements. The scope of data transfer is limited to a minimum.

16. When we disclose personal information

Flightsim.to does not share information that can identify you personally with third parties for their marketing or promotional uses without your consent, unless stated in this Privacy Policy. We will not share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone without your permission. But we reserve the right to disclose information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to protect Flightsim.to from potential liability or from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims, or allegations; protect the security or integrity of our Services; or protect the rights, property, or safety of our users, or others. We may disclose user information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with a court order, judicial or other government request, subpoena, or warrant in the manner legally required.

17. Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities. Such information includes for example the username or email adress you shared with us while creating a account.

18. Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information that can not be traced back to an individual. 

19. Third-Party Services and Websites

The Site may link to third-party websites or services. The privacy practices of those third parties are not governed by this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third-party websites and services to understand their practices.

Flightsim.to may allow advertisers, third-party advertising networks and third-party advertising serving companies to serve advertisements directly to you within the Flightsim.to Services and other Flightsim.to sites, services and software. By serving these advertisements directly to you, these companies can set their own cookies on your computer and trigger their own Web beacons and other tracking technologies to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements, and to collect and track information such as demographic information, inferred interests, aggregated information, and activity to assist them in personalizing the advertising content delivered to you. Flightsim.to does not provide information that personally identifies you to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. However, if you respond to an advertisement that targets a certain audience (for example, males age 15 to 18 who have participated in certain promotions), the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience that they were trying to reach.

20. How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. Flightsim.to meets in accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing, as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk for the rights and freedoms of natural persons , appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk. The measures include, in particular, securing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as access, input, transfer, securing availability and their separation. In addition, procedures have been set up to ensure that the rights of those affected are exercised, deletion of data and reaction to endangerment of the data. Furthermore, we already take the protection of personal data into account during the development or selection of hardware, software and processes, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings (Article 25 GDPR). However, no security precautions or systems can be completely secure. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. We cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

21. Merger or Sale

In the event that Flightsim.to, or some or all assets related to the Flightsim.to Services are acquired by or merged with a third-party entity or in connection with a contemplated change of ownership transaction, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information that we have collected from users as part of that merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control event.

22. Data Transfers

Information collected by this Platform may be stored and processed in your region, in the United Kingdom, in Germany, in the United States, or in any other country where this Platform or its affiliates, subsidiaries, partners, or service providers are located or maintain facilities. If this Platform provides any information about you to any such entities, it will take appropriate measures to ensure such companies protect your information adequately in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable law. When using information as described in this notice, information about you may be transferred either within or outside the country or territory where it was collected, including to a country or territory that may not have equivalent data protection standards. In such cases, we do our best to ensure the security of your personal data being transmitted.

When we send your personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area, we make sure that one of the following security measures are applied:

  • the agreement signed with the data recipient is based on the Model Clauses approved by the European Commission;
  • in case of transferring data to a group of companies, BCR apply;
  • the data recipient is located in a country that is recognized by the European Commission as applying adequate data protection standards;

23. Final Provisions

This Privacy Policy applies for this Site only. Users may find content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our Clients, partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

We have the discretion to update this Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we will inform you about such changes and the most up-to-date version of this policy.

For users who reside in the State of California, this Privacy Notice for California Residents regarding CCPA is part of the Privacy Policy.

Contact

Please contact the Data Controller - as stated above - with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy by e-mail to [email protected] To delete your account and associated data, please refer to this article.

Last Updated: November 05, 2022