In the following we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website.
The term „personal data“, with reference to the definition in Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (hereinafter referred to as the „Basic Data Protection Regulation“ or „DSGVO“ for short), refers to all data that can be related to you personally. This includes, for example, name, address, e-mail address, user behaviour. With regard to other terms, in particular the terms „processing“, „responsible party“, „processor“ and „consent“, we refer to the legal definitions of data protection law in Art. 4 DSGVO.
As a matter of principle, we process personal data only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and the contents and services we offer. The processing of personal data is regularly only carried out if you have given us your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO or if processing is permitted by legal regulations, in particular by one of the legal bases mentioned in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) to f) DSGVO.
Your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for which it was stored ceases to apply. Furthermore, storage may take place if this was provided for by national or European regulations to which we are subject. In this case, the data will be blocked or deleted when the storage period prescribed by the respective regulations has expired. The latter does not apply if further storage of the data is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract.
If we wish to use commissioned service providers for individual functions of our website or use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective procedures below.
Responsible in the sense of Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO, which is other data protection laws and other regulations and provisions of a data protection nature applicable in the member states of the European Union:
Sunset Digital GmbH
E-mail: [email protected]
You can find further details about the responsible body in our imprint.
You have the following rights towards us regarding the personal data concerning you:
the right to information,
the right of correction and deletion,
the right to restrict processing,
the right to object to the processing,
the right to data transferability.
You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.
Processing of personal data for informational use of our website
If you visit our website without registering or otherwise providing us with information („Informational Use“), we only collect the personal data that your web browser transfers to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to enable you to view our website and to ensure its stability and security
Date and time of the request
Time zone difference to GMT
Content of the website
Access status (HTTP status)
data volume transferred
Website from which you have reached our website
Language and version of the browser
The aforementioned data is also stored in so-called log files on our servers. These data are not stored together with other personal data of yours.
The collection and temporary storage of the IP address is necessary to enable the delivery of our website to your end device. For this purpose, your IP address must be stored for the duration of your visit to our website. The storage of the above-mentioned data in log files serves to ensure the functionality and optimisation of our website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. This data is not evaluated for marketing purposes.
In the above-mentioned purposes lies our legitimate interest in data processing. The legal basis for the collection and temporary storage of the aforementioned data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) DSGVO.
The aforementioned data for the provision of our website will be deleted when the respective session has ended. The collection of the above-mentioned data for the provision of our website and the storage of these data in log files is mandatory for the operation of our website.
There is no possibility of objection.
Processing of personal data by cookies
We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files which are stored on the storage medium of your end device, for example on a hard disk, and which provide us with certain information as the site that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your end device. This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and function of which are explained below.
Cookies that are stored with your web browser:
Persistent cookies: These cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete these cookies at any time in the settings of your web browser.
The processing of personal data by the above-mentioned cookies serves to make our website more user-friendly and effective for you. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of these cookies. In particular, some functions of our website require that your web browser can still be identified after a page change. The data processed by cookies, which are necessary for the provision of the functions of our website, are not used to create user profiles. If cookies are used for analysis purposes, they serve to improve the quality and user-friendliness of our website, its contents and functions. They enable us to understand how the website, which functions and how often they are used. This enables us to continuously optimise our offer.
In the above-mentioned purposes lies our legitimate interest in data processing. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.
The above cookies are stored on your terminal device and transmitted from there to our server. You can therefore configure the processing of data and information by cookies yourself. You can make appropriate configurations in the settings of your web browser, by which you can, for example, reject third-party cookies or cookies altogether. In this context, we would like to point out that you may then not be able to use all functions of our website properly. In addition, we recommend that you delete cookies and your browser history manually on a regular basis.
Further functions and offers of our website
In addition to the aforementioned informational use of our website, we offer various services which you can use if you are interested. For this purpose it is usually necessary to provide further personal data. We need these data to provide the respective service. The above principles of data processing apply.
In some cases, we use external service providers who have been carefully selected and commissioned by us to process this data. These service providers are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked by us. Insofar as personal data is passed on to third parties in the course of services which we offer together with partners, you can find more detailed information in the following descriptions of the individual services. If these third parties are based in a country outside the European Economic Area, you can find more detailed information about the consequences of this circumstance in the following descriptions of the individual services.
If you contact us by e-mail, the personal data you send us with your e-mail will be stored. We also have a contact form on our website which you can use to contact us. The data you enter in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored.
The processing of the aforementioned personal data serves solely to process your inquiries. The processing of further personal data, which is collected through the use of the contact form provided on our website, serves to prevent misuse and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
This is also our legitimate interest in processing your personal data. If you have given us your consent to do so, the legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO.
Furthermore, the legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO, especially in the event that the data is transmitted to us by you by sending an e-mail. Insofar as you wish to use your e-mail to promote the conclusion of a contract, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO constitutes an additional legal basis.
Subject to statutory retention periods, the data will be deleted as soon as we have finally processed your request. If you contact us by e-mail, you can object to the storage of your personal data at any time. We would like to point out that in this case your request cannot be processed further. You can declare the revocation or the objection by sending an e-mail to our e-mail address given in the imprint.
Use of the comment function in our blog
On our website we offer a blog. In this blog we publish articles on various topics. You can comment on the respective contributions. If you make a comment, it will be published with the user name you have entered, assigned to the respective post. When choosing a user name, we recommend that you use a pseudonym instead of your real name. In order to use the comment function, it is obligatory to enter the user name you have chosen and your e-mail address. All other information provided by you is voluntary. If you make a comment, we will save your IP address in addition to the above-mentioned data.
Your e-mail address is stored for the purpose of contacting you in case a third party reports your comment as illegal or in order to be able to defend us against third party claims in case of publication of illegal content by you. This is also in our legitimate interest. Insofar as you have given us your consent, the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) DSGVO. Insofar as the processing is otherwise based on our legitimate interests, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) DSGVO. We reserve the right to delete comments if they are objected to as unlawful by third parties.
We store your e-mail address and IP address as long as your comment is publicly visible.
If you have given us permission to store your data, you can revoke this permission at any time. You can object to this storage of the above data at any time. You can object to this storage of the above data at any time.
Your personal data will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the service. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the link contained in the e-mail.
Contact Form 7
No personal data is processed when using the service.
Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA
We use Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA to check whether the entry is made by a human being or improperly by automated, machine processing. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third party provider. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) DSGVO.
The IP address transmitted within the framework of Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA will not be merged with other Google data unless you are logged into your Google account at the time of using Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA. If you wish to prevent this transmission and storage of data about you and your behaviour on our website by Google, you must log out of Google before you visit our site or use Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of the above-mentioned information by Google by setting an opt-out cookie on one of the websites linked below:
We would like to point out that this setting is deleted when you delete your cookies. You can object to the collection and forwarding of personal data or prevent the processing of this data by deactivating the execution of Java-Script in your browser. In addition, you can prevent the execution of Java-Script code as a whole by installing a Java-Script blocker (e.g. https://noscript.net/ or https://www.ghostery.com). We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent.
Information of the third party provider: Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland
Further information from the third party provider on data protection can be found on the following website: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de
We only use Google Analytics with the activated IP anonymisation described above. This means that your IP address will only be processed by Google in abbreviated form. A personal reference can thus be excluded.
We use Google Analytics for the purpose of analysing the use of our website and to continuously improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. By statistically evaluating user behaviour, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by Google. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) DSGVO.
You can prevent the storage of cookies generated by Google Analytics by making the appropriate settings in your web browser. Please note that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our website. If you wish to prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your user behaviour (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google, you can download and install the web browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
In order to oblige Google to process the transmitted data only in accordance with our instructions and to comply with the applicable data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with Google.
Third party information: Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland
You can find further information on data use by Google, on setting and objection possibilities as well as on data protection on the following Google websites:
Overview of data protection: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de&ref_topic=2919631
Data usage by Google when you use websites or apps of our partners: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=de
Use of data for advertising purposes: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=de
Settings for personalised advertising by Google: https://adssettings.google.de
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection.
Google Web Fonts
We use on our website „Google Web Fonts“, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as „Google“). Google Web Fonts enables us to use external fonts, known as Google Fonts. For this purpose, the required Google font is loaded from your web browser into the browser cache when you access our website. This is necessary so that your browser can display a visually improved representation of our texts. If your browser does not support this function, a standard font from your computer is used for display. The integration of these web fonts is done by a server call, usually on a Google server in the USA. This tells the server which of our web pages you have visited. The IP address of the browser of your end device is also saved by Google. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected and processed by Google through the use of Google Web Fonts.
We use Google Web Fonts for optimization purposes, in particular to improve the use of our website for you and to make its design more user-friendly. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third party provider. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) DSGVO.
Information of the third party provider: Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland
Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at https://fonts.google.com/, https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?hl=de-DE&csw=1 and https://www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about