Privacy Policy

Here's what we do to ensure your personal data is processed securely as well as in compliance with German and European data protection regulations.

We take your privacy and the protection of your data very seriously.

In case of any questions or issues you might encounter regarding your data, feel free to reach out to us at privacy@colognifornia.com.

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit this or any other of our websites or when you otherwise use Colognifornia services. The term "personal data" comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.

Data recording on our websites

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on our websites (i.e. the "controller")?

The data on our websites is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section "Legal Notice" on this website.

How do we record your data?

We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you include in an email you send us.

Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address disclosed in section "Legal Notice" on this website if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues. You also have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under section "Right to Restriction of Data Processing".

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when you visit our websites. Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis programmes. As a rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot be traced back to you.

You have the option to object to such analyses or you can prevent their performance by not using certain tools. For detailed information about the tools and about your options to object, please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.

2. Hosting and processing by external service providers

External Hosting of this company website

This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and communications, contract information, contact information, names, web page access, and other data generated through a web site.

The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.

Execution of a contract data processing agreement

In order to guarantee processing in compliance with data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with our host.

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certificate

Our host has a valid EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certificate.

"The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks were designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the European Commission and Swiss Administration, respectively, to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce."

www.privacyshield.gov
Execution of EU Model Contract Clauses

We have concluded so-called EU Model Contract Clauses with our host in order to adduce adequate safeguards, when processing data according to this Data Protection Declaration, with respect to the protection of privacy and fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals, as also stated in the contract.
These are Standard Contractual Clauses for the purposes of Article 26(2) of Directive 95/46/EC for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries which do not ensure an adequate level of data protection.

Transparency disclosure

For the purpose of transparency, we provide you with the following information about our host and the concluded order processing contract as well as the EU Model Contract Clauses:

Colognifornia employs products and services from Google Cloud Platform (GCP) for hosting this website.

The order processor as stated in the concluded order processing contract is:
Google LLC (formerly known as Google Inc.), Google Ireland Limited, Google Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., or any other entity that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with Google LLC (as applicable, "Google").

The concluded order processing contract can be found at:
https://cloud.google.com/terms/data-processing-terms.

The party which has agreed on the EU Model Contract Clauses with us is, as stated in the contract:
Google LLC (formerly known as Google Inc.), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043 USA.

The concluded EU Model Contract Clauses can be found at:
https://cloud.google.com/terms/eu-model-contract-clause.

External Hosting of the website dev-community.de

The website dev-community.de is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and communications, contract information, contact information, names, web page access, and other data generated through a web site.

The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.

Execution of a contract data processing agreement

In order to guarantee processing in compliance with data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with our host.

Transparency disclosure

For the purpose of transparency, we provide you with the following information about our host and the concluded order processing contract:

Colognifornia employs products and services from Serverprofis GmbH for hosting this website.

The order processor as stated in the concluded order processing contract is:
Serverprofis GmbH, Mondstr. 2-4, Feldkirchen, 85622, Germany.

External communication via e-mail

Requests by e-mail as also described under section "Request by e-mail or telephone" of this Data Protection Declaration are handled by an external service provider. Any personal data included in these requests, especially your e-mail address, are processed and stored on the servers of the external service provider.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.

Our service provider will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.

Execution of a contract data processing agreement

In order to guarantee processing in compliance with data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with our service provider.

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certificate

Our service provider has a valid EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certificate.

"The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks were designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the European Commission and Swiss Administration, respectively, to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce."

www.privacyshield.gov
Execution of EU Model Contract Clauses

We have concluded so-called EU Model Contract Clauses with our service provider in order to adduce adequate safeguards with respect to the protection of privacy and fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals, as stated in the contract, when processing data according to this Data Protection Declaration.
These are Standard Contractual Clauses (processors) for the purposes of Article 26(2) of Directive 95/46/EC for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries which do not ensure an adequate level of data protection.

Transparency disclosure

For the purpose of transparency, we provide you with the following information about our service provider and the concluded order processing contract as well as the EU Model Contract Clauses:

Colognifornia employs products and services from G Suite (cloud-based communication and office enterprise software) for handling external communication via e-mail.

The order processor as stated in the concluded order processing contract is:
Google LLC, Google Ireland Limited, Google Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., or any other entity that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with Google LLC (as applicable, "Google")

The concluded order processing contract can be found at:
https://admin.google.com/terms/apps/5/1/en/dpa_terms.html.

The party which has agreed on the EU Model Contract Clauses with us is, as stated in the contract:
Google LLC (formerly known as Google Inc.), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043 USA.

The concluded EU Model Contract Clauses can be found at:
https://admin.google.com/terms/apps/1/6/en/mcc_terms.html.

External customer data management and accounting

Customer and contract data as also described under the section "Processing of data (customer and contract data)" of this Data Protection Declaration are processed and stored by an external service provider. For example, your contact details such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, etc. are stored and processed on the servers of the external service provider. The same applies to contract and invoice data or data on payment behaviour.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, since the processing is necessary for the execution of a contract or to carry out pre-contractual measures. At the same time, the processing serves to fulfil legal obligations of the controller in relation to commercial and tax law regulations for the storage of contract data (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR). Furthermore, the person responsible has a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR in an efficient order or contract processing with its customers.

Our service provider will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.

Execution of a contract data processing agreement

In order to guarantee processing in compliance with data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with our service provider.

Transparency disclosure

For the purpose of transparency, we provide you with the following information about our service provider and the concluded order processing contract:

Colognifornia uses the cloud-based accounting software lexoffice for efficient customer data management and accounting.

The order processor as stated in the concluded order processing contract is:
Haufe Lexware GmbH & Co. KG, Munzinger Straße 9, Freiburg, 79111, Germany

The concluded order processing contract can be found at:
https://www.lexoffice.de/wp-content/uploads/20191218_Auftragsverarbeitung_lexoffice.pdf

Other external processing

For any other applications of data transmission and external processing, which are described in this privacy policy, the following information applies as not otherwise noted:

The external service provider is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Our service provider will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.

Execution of a contract data processing agreement

In order to guarantee processing in compliance with data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with our service provider.

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certificate

Our service provider has a valid EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certificate.

"The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks were designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the European Commission and Swiss Administration, respectively, to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce."

www.privacyshield.gov
Execution of EU Model Contract Clauses

We have concluded so-called EU Model Contract Clauses with our service provider in order to adduce adequate safeguards, when processing data according to this Data Protection Declaration, with respect to the protection of privacy and fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals, as also stated in the contract.
These are Standard Contractual Clauses for the purposes of Article 26(2) of Directive 95/46/EC for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries which do not ensure an adequate level of data protection.

Transparency disclosure

For the purpose of transparency, we provide you with the following information about our service provider and the concluded order processing contract as well as the EU Model Contract Clauses:

Colognifornia employs products and services from Google Cloud Platform (GCP) for various applications of data processing.

The order processor as stated in the concluded order processing contract is:
Google LLC (formerly known as Google Inc.), Google Ireland Limited, Google Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., or any other entity that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with Google LLC (as applicable, "Google").

The concluded order processing contract can be found at:
https://cloud.google.com/terms/data-processing-terms.

The party which has agreed on the EU Model Contract Clauses with us is, as stated in the contract:
Google LLC (formerly known as Google Inc.), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043 USA.

The concluded EU Model Contract Clauses can be found at:
https://cloud.google.com/terms/eu-model-contract-clause.

3. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.

Whenever you use our websites, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the "controller" in the GDPR)

The data processing controller on our websites and in the scope of our services is:

Jasper Raddatz
Colognifornia
Salzburger Weg 47
Cologne, 50858
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 1573 84 08 326
Email: privacy@colognifornia.com

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is to send us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal basis, on which any processing of data is based, please consult this data protection declaration. If you log an objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal entitlements (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).

If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, our websites use either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from "http://" to "https://" and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information about, rectification and eradication of data

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in section "Legal Notice".

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section "Legal Notice". The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:

  • In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
  • If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
  • If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.

Rejection of unsolicited e-mails

We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatory information to be provided in section "Legal Notice" to send us promotional and information material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, for instance via SPAM messages.

4. Recording of data on our websites

Cookies

In some instances, our websites and its pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our websites more user friendly, effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your leave our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can adjust the settings of your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are placed and to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific situations or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.

Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide certain functions you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimised provision of the operator's services. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.

If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your browsing patterns) should be stored, they are addressed separately in this Data Protection Declaration.

Server log files

The provider of our websites and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:

  • The type and version of browser used
  • The used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • The hostname of the accessing computer
  • The time of the server inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator's website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.

Contact form

If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it 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 the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or on your agreement (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) if this has been requested.

The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.

Request by e-mail or telephone

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

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.

The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.

Registration on our websites

You may have the option to register on our websites to be able to use additional website functions. We shall use the data you enter only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service you have registered for. The required information we request at the time of registration must be entered in full. Otherwise we shall reject the registration.

To notify you of any important changes to the scope of our portfolio or in the event of technical modifications, we shall use the e-mail address provided during the registration process.

We shall process the data entered during the registration process on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR).

The data recorded during the registration process shall be stored by us as long as you are registered on this website. Subsequently, such data shall be deleted. This shall be without prejudice to mandatory statutory retention obligations.

Registration with GitHub

Instead of registering directly on this website, you may also have the option to register using GitHub. The provider of this service is GitHub Inc., 88 Colin P. Kelly, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. The data collected may be transferred to the USA and other third countries.

If you decide to register via GitHub and click on the "GitHub login button", you will be automatically connected to the GitHub platform. There, you can log in using your username and password. As a result, your GitHub profile will be linked to our website or our services. This link gives us access to the data you have archived with GitHub. These data comprise primarily the following:

  • your GitHub username und name
  • your GitHub profile picture
  • your email address on GitHub

This information will be used to set up, provide and customise your account. The registration via GitHub and the affiliated data processing transactions are implemented on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future transactions thereafter.

For more information, please consult the GitHub Terms of Use and the GitHub Data Privacy Policies. Use these links to access this information:
https://help.github.com/en/github/site-policy/github-privacy-statement and https://help.github.com/en/github/site-policy/github-terms-of-service.

Registration with Google

Instead of registering directly on this website, you may also have the option to register using Google. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. The data collected may be transferred to the USA and other third countries.

If you decide to register via Google and click on the "Google login button", you will be automatically connected to the Google platform. There, you can log in using your username and password. As a result, your Google profile will be linked to our website or our services. This link gives us access to the data you have archived with Google. These data comprise primarily the following:

  • your Google username und name
  • your Google profile picture
  • your email address on Google

This information will be used to set up, provide and customise your account. The registration via Google and the affiliated data processing transactions are implemented on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future transactions thereafter.

For more information, please consult the Google Terms of Use and the Google Data Privacy Policies. Use these links to access this information:
https://policies.google.com/privacy and https://policies.google.com/terms.

The comment and posting function on the website dev-community.de

When you use the comment or posting function on the website dev-community.de, information on the time the comment or post was generated and your e-mail-address and, if you are not posting anonymously, the user name you have selected will be archived in addition to your comments or posts.

External processing of comment and post contents

At the time of the creation of a comment or post on the website dev-community.de, it is possible that the comment or post content may be further transmitted and processed externally. The purpose of this processing is to ensure that your comment or post is presented as uniformly and legibly as possible.

In order to guarantee the fastest possible processing, external hosting providers or servers are used, which can be found in this privacy policy under the heading "Hosting and processing by external service providers".

Your data will be stored temporarily (for max. a few seconds) on these servers during the processing and then immediately deleted again. Furthermore, the data transmission is exclusively encrypted.

Personal data, as far as these are not contained in the comment or post text written by you, are not transmitted.

Storage of the IP address

Our comment and posting function stores the IP addresses of all users who enter comments or posts. Given that we do not review the comments and posts prior to publishing them, we need this information in order to take action against the author in the event of rights violations, such as defamation or propaganda.

Subscribing to comments or posts

As a user of this website, you have the option to subscribe to comments and posts or receive news and updates after you have registered. You will receive a confirmation e-mail, the purpose of which is to verify whether you are the actual holder of the provided e-mail address. You can deactivate this function at any time by following a respective link in the information e-mails. The data entered in conjunction with subscriptions to comments or posts will be deleted in this case. However, if you have communicated this information to us for other purposes and from a different location (e.g. when subscribing to the newsletter), the data shall remain in our possession.

Storage period for comments or posts

Comments or posts and any affiliated information (e.g. the IP address) shall be stored by us and remain on this website until the content the comment or post pertained to has been deleted in its entirety or if the comments or posts had to be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. insulting comments or posts).

Legal basis

Comments and posts are stored on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

5. Plug-ins and Tools

Google reCAPTCHA on the website dev-community.de

We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereinafter referred to as "reCAPTCHA") on the website dev-community.de. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to determine whether data entered on this website (e.g. information entered into a contact form) is being provided by a human user or by an automated program. To determine this, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitors based on a variety of parameters. This analysis is triggered automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the site. For this analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates a variety of data (e.g. IP address, time the website visitor spent on the site or cursor movements initiated by the user). The data tracked during such analyses are forwarded to Google.

reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not alerted that an analysis is underway.

The data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. It is in the website operators legitimate interest, to protect the operator’s web content against misuse by automated industrial espionage systems and against SPAM.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA please refer to the Google Data Privacy Declaration and Terms Of Use under the following links:
https://policies.google.com/privacy and https://policies.google.com/terms.

6. E-Commerce and payment service providers

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary for the establishment, content organization or change of the legal relationship (data inventory). These actions are taken on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual actions. We collect, process and use personal data concerning the use of this website (usage data) only to the extent that this is necessary to make it possible for users to utilize the services and to bill for them.

The collected customer data shall be eradicated upon completion of the order or the termination of the business relationship. This shall be without prejudice to any statutory retention mandates.

Data transfer upon closing of contracts for services and digital content

We share personal data with third parties only if this is necessary in conjunction with the handling of the contract; for instance, with the financial institution tasked with the processing of payments.

Any further transfer of data shall not occur or shall only occur if you have expressly consented to the transfer. Any sharing of your data with third parties in the absence of your express consent, for instance for advertising purposes, shall not occur.

The basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or for pre-contractual actions.

7. Online marketing und partner programs

Commission/advertising links

The links marked with an asterisk (*) are so-called commission or advertising links. If you click on such a link and make a purchase via this link, we will receive a commission from the online shop or provider concerned. For you the price does not change.

By clicking on commission/advertising links, you will be directed to the pages of the respective external providers. There the terms and conditions as well as the data processing policies of the respective providers apply.

Source: e-recht24.de (edited and supplemented)