Your email address, username and password are collected when you create an account. These are required to be collected to allow you to use your account on our website. Your password is only stored encrypted (hashed). We never save a clear version of your password.
We need to save your IP Address with a usage history of our services. This is needed to detect fraudulent activities and serve relevant advertisements (geo targeting, frequency capping). We cannot get your name from this.
We log your Chat Messages (including personal messages). This is mostly done to have proof of potential fraudulent activities. Your chat messages usually do not include any personal data, but if you post any personal data, they do. We kindly advice you not to post any personal data.
Our website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website and to detect the referer of a person. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. In most cases these are so-called "session cookies" that are deleted once you leave our website. We use them to keep you logged in.
You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.
We offer you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. The newsletter provides you periodically with information about our services (updates, important changes, events). You can always unsubscribe from our newsletter on your home page when you are logged in.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“. Google Analytics employs so-called “cookies“, text files that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site.
The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there.
We use Google Analytics with an IP anonymization feature on our website. In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before transferring it from member states of the European Union or signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of our site, to compile reports on website activity for us, and to provide other services related to website- and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or to the extent this data is processed by third parties on Google´s behalf.
Google states that it will in never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.
Google also offers a disabling option for the most common browsers, thus providing you with greater control over the data which is collected and processed by Google. If you enable this option, no information regarding your website visit is transmitted to Google Analytics. However, the activation does not prevent the transmission of information to us or to any other web analytics services we may use. For more information about the disabling option provided by Google, and how to enable this option, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
In order to protect input forms on our site, we use the “reCAPTCHA” service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter "Google." By means of this service it can be distinguished whether the corresponding input is of human origin or is created improperly by automated machine processing.
To our knowledge, the referrer URL, the IP address, the behaviour of the website visitors, information about the operating system, browser and length of stay, cookies, display instructions and scripts, user input behaviour and mouse movements in the “reCAPTCHA” checkbox are conveyed to “Google.”
Google uses the information obtained, among other things, to digitize books and other printed matter as well as to optimize services such as Google Street View and Google Maps (e.g. house number and street name recognition).
The IP address provided as part of “reCAPTCHA” is not merged with other data from Google unless you are logged into your Google Account at the time the "reCAPTCHA" plug-in is used. If you want to prevent this transmission and storage of data by “Google” about you and your behaviour on our website, you must log out of “Google” before you visit our site or before using the reCAPTCHA plug-in.
We do not use any of your data for use with personalling Adversiements. All advertising content is selected by the 3rd party advertisement companies at their own discretion and under their own ruleset.
On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact us at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.
Our support email for all issues: firstname.lastname@example.org