Data Protection, General Information
When you visit our Site a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person and comprises data that can be used to personally identify you, such as your name, address, email address, IP address, or user behavior. We process personal data in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the applicable national law. This Privacy explains how and which data we collect through your use of our Site, as well as for what purpose and on what legal basis we use this data.
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.
Overview of the Processing
Who is responsible for processing your personal data?
The data processing controller (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR) is
The TMRW Foundation S.à.r.l.
14-16, Avenue Pasteur
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
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.).
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 when you enter into our contact form.
Other data shall be recorded by our IT systems automatically or after you consent to its recording during your Website visit. 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.
Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties: There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analyzed when you visit our Websites. Such analyses are performed primarily with what we refer to as analysis programs. For detailed information about these analysis programs please see below in this Privacy below.
What personal data do we collect when you visit the Website and use the service?
The information we collect, and how that information is used, depends on how you use the Website and how you manage your privacy controls and the requirements of applicable law.
We collect information to provide better services to all our users. We do not sell personal information to third parties but only use it to deliver the Website, to identify and troubleshoot problems and improve it.
Types of data collected
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you, grouped together as follows: Personal data (e.g. names, addresses), Contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers) and Communications data ( Information about your communications with us, including relating to support questions and other inquiries.), Content data (e.g. entries in online forms), Meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses),usage data (e.g. websites visited).
Categories of data subjects: Users (e.g. website visitors)
How do we process (or use) your information? - purposes and legal basis of the processing
We use personal data to provide, maintain and improve our Website and your user experience; for security and safety to help improve the safety and reliability of our Website (including detecting, preventing, and responding to fraud, abuse, security risks, and technical issues that could harm us, the users or third parties); for communication with you about our products, features, and services, including product updates, and changes to our policies; for marketing and promotions: to market, advertise, and promote products; for legal reasons: In order to comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process or legal action, including by law enforcement or regulatory authorities.
Legal Basis: Your collected personal data is processed on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b GDPR if your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is required for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the data are processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in the effective handling of inquiries submitted to us and in offering efficient, economical and user-friendly services (art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on the basis of your consent (art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR) if it has been obtained. 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.
Who do we share your personal data with?
We only pass on your personal data to third parties insofar as you have given your express consent in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR; if the disclosure is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data:in the event that there is a legal obligation to disclose your data pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c GDPR, or where this is legally permissible and necessary according to art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b GDPR for the execution of contractual relationships with you. This includes, in particular, the transmission of data to authorities or third parties involved in the project, such as customers and their representatives or implementing companies, as well as external service providers for the purpose of correspondence and contract processing and/or fulfillment. The data passed on may be used by the third party exclusively for the purposes stated.
Data processing and Transfer to the USA or non-EU or third countries
We may use tools of companies domiciled in the United States or other from a data protection perspective non-secure non-EU countries. If these tools are active, your personal data may potentially be transferred to these non-EU countries and may be processed there. We must point out that in these countries, a data protection level that is comparable to that in the EU cannot be guaranteed. For instance, U.S. enterprises are under a mandate to release personal data to the security agencies and you as the data subject do not have any litigation options to defend yourself in court. Hence, it cannot be ruled out that U.S. authorities (e.g., the Secret Service) may process, analyze, and permanently archive your personal data for surveillance purposes. We have no control over these processing activities.
Where we process data in a third country (ie outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA)) or the processing takes place in the context of the use of third-party services or the disclosure or transfer of data to other persons, bodies or companies, this is only done in accordance with the legal requirements. Subject to express consent or contractually or legally required transfer, we only process or have data processed in third countries with a recognised level of data protection, contractual obligation through so-called standard protection clauses of the EU Commission, in the presence of certifications or binding internal data protection regulations. More information on the information page of the EU Commission: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/international-dimension-data-protection_de
How do we store and safeguard your data?
Storage Duration: Unless explicitly stated in this Privacy, your personal data stored by us will be deleted as soon as the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements. If you assert a justified 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. tax or commercial law retention periods). In the latter case, the deletion will take place after these reasons cease to apply. If the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legitimate purposes, its processing will be restricted. That means the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes.
Security Measures: We take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with the law, taking into account the state of the technic, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing, as well as the different probabilities of occurrence and the level of threat to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, in order to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk. If IP addresses are processed by us or by the service providers and technologies used and the processing of a complete IP address is not necessary, the IP address is shortened (Shortening of the IP address also referred to as “IP masking”). For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries you submit to us, we use either an SSL or a TLS encryption program.
As far as your information is concerned, you have the following rights:
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 revoke at any time any consent you have given (art. 7 para 3 GDPR). This shall affect all future data processing but be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
Right of objection ( art. 21 GDPR)
If your personal data is processed on the basis of public interest (art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. e GDPR) and/or legitimate interests (art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR), you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with art. 21 GDPR, provided there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation.
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 defense of legal entitlements (objection pursuant to art. 21 para. 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 para. 2 GDPR).
Right to complain to the competent supervisory authority (77 GDPR)
You also have the right, in accordance with the law, to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority, in particular in the EU member state of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR.The right to lodge a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
Right to Information (art.15 GDPR), rectification (art. 16 GDPR) and eradication of data (Art 17 GDPR)
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 without having to pay a fee for such disclosures.You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated.
Right to data portability (art. 20 GDPR)
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 fulfill 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.
Right to demand processing restrictions (art. 18 GDPR)
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. 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(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.
TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHTS OR IF YOU HAVE ANY PRIVACY-RELATED QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS RELATED TO THIS STATEMENT, PLEASE CONTACT US AT ANY TIME AT firstname.lastname@example.org
Consent with Usercentrics
This website uses the consent technology of Usercentrics to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies on your device or for the use of specific technologies, and to document the former in a data protection compliant manner. The party offering this technology is Usercentrics GmbH, Sendlinger Straße 7, 80331 München, Germany, website: https://usercentrics.com/ (hereinafter referred to as “Usercentrics”).
Whenever you visit our website, the following personal data will be transferred to Usercentrics:
- Your declaration(s) of consent or your revocation of your declaration(s) of consent
- Your IP address
- Information about your browser
- Information about your device
- The date and time you visited our website
Moreover, Usercentrics shall store a cookie in your browser to be able to allocate your declaration(s) of consent or any revocations of the former. The data that are recorded in this manner shall be stored until you ask us to eradicate them, delete the Usercentrics cookie or until the purpose for archiving the data no longer exists. This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal retention periods.
The Usercentrics banner on this website has been configured with the assistance of eRecht24. This can be identified by the eRecht24 logo. To display the eRecht24 logo in the banner, a connection to the image server of eRecht24 will be established. In conjunction with this, the IP address is also transferred; however, is only stored in anonymized form in the server logs. The image server of eRecht24 is located in Germany with a German provider. The banner as such is provided exclusively by Usercentrics.
We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract mandated by data privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal data of our website visitors only based on our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your information from the inquiry form, including the contact details provided by you, will be stored with us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this data without your consent.
The processing of these data is based on art. 6 para. 1 p. 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 p. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been requested. Such consent can be revoked at any time.
Request by Email, Telephone
If you contact us by email/phone 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.
These data are processed on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b GDPR if your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is required for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the data are processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in the effective handling of inquiries submitted to us (art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on the basis of your consent (art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR) if it has been requested. 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.
Hosting with Netlify
This website is hosted by the external service provider Netlify, Netlify Inc., Netlify, Inc., 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California 94104, USA (host).
Personal data collected on this website is stored on the host’s servers, including contact requests, meta and communication data, contact details, names, website accesses, and any other data generated through the website.
We use Netlify on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the most reliable depiction of our website possible. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR.This consent can be revoked at any time. Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill its contractual obligations and will follow our instructions regarding this data.
Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential since certain website functions would not work in the absence of the cookies (e.g., the shopping cart function or the display of videos). The purpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display of promotional messages. Cookies, which are required for the performance of electronic communication transactions (required cookies) or for the provision of certain functions you want to use (functional cookies, e.g., for the shopping cart function) or those that are necessary for the optimization of the website (e.g. cookies that provide measurable insights into the web audience), shall be stored on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless a different legal basis is cited. The operator of the Website has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimized provision of the operator’s services. If your consent to the storage of the cookies has been requested, the respective cookies are stored exclusively on the basis of the consent obtained ( art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR); this consent may be revoked at any time.
You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified any time cookies are placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You may also exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general or activate the delete function for the automatic eradication of cookies when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this Website may be limited. In the event that third-party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we will separately notify you in conjunction with this Privacy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.
Cookie Consent Management
When you visit our website, a cookie will be stored in your browser that archives all consent or revocation statements you have made. This data will not be shared with third parties.
The recorded data will remain archived until you ask us to delete it, delete the cookie yourself, or the purpose for storing the data no longer exists. This is without prejudice to any retention obligations that are legally required.
Server Log Files
The provider of this Website 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 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the Website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.
Links to Third Party Websites
Certain links within the Website or the Site may lead to other independent companies. We will never share your personal information with these third party companies.
Links to third party websites provided are provided as a service to you. We have no control over these sites or over their privacy practices, which may differ from ours. We do not endorse and are not responsible for any content on third party sites that may be accessed through our Site.
Analysis Tools and Advertising
Here we inform you about which plugins or tools we use for statistical or advertising purposes on the Website.
We use the open source programme Umami Analytics on our Website, hosted on our local server, to track general trends in the use of our website. This is an open source software that allows us to analyze the use of our website. your IP address, the website(s) you visit on our website, the website from which you linked to our website (referrer URL), the time you spend on our website and the frequency with which you visit one of our websites are processed. All data is collected anonymously so that no conclusions can be drawn about your person. The data is stored on our local server in Germany and is not passed on.
Umami Analytics only collects aggregate information that does not allow us to identify any visitor to our website. For more information, please see documentation for Umami Analytics at: https://umami.is/.
The legal basis is art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis and optimisation of our website.
Google Analytics 4
This Website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics ( Google Analytics 4). The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics enables the website operator to analyze the behavior patterns of website visitors. To that end, the website operator receives a variety of user data, such as pages accessed, time spent on the page, the utilized operating system and the user’s origin. This data is summarized in a user-ID and assigned to the respective end device of the website visitor.
Furthermore, Google Analytics allows us to record your mouse and scroll movements and clicks, among other things. Google Analytics uses various modeling approaches to augment the collected data sets and uses machine learning technologies in data analysis.
Google Analytics uses technologies that make the recognition of the user for the purpose of analyzing the user behavior patterns (e.g., cookies or device fingerprinting). The Website use information recorded by Google and is, as a rule, transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.
All processing described above, in particular the setting of Google Analytics cookies for the storage and reading of information on the end device used by you for the use of the Website, only takes place if you have given us your express consent for this in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 p.1 lit. a GDPR. Without your consent, Google Analytics will not be used during your use of the Website. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.
To exercise your revocation, please deactivate this service via the cookie consent tool provided on the website (Cookies Settings).
In connection with this Website, the “UserIDs” function is also used as an extension of Google Analytics 4. By assigning individual UserIDs, we can have Google create cross-device reports (so-called “cross-device tracking”). This means that your usage behavior can also be analyzed across devices if you have given your corresponding consent to the use of Google Analytics 4 in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, if you have set up a personal account by registering on this Website and are logged into your personal account on different end devices with your relevant login data. The data collected in this way shows, among other things, on which end device you clicked on an ad for the first time and on which end device the relevant conversion took place.
Otherwise Google Analytics may be used on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. As operator of this Website we have a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize both, the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities.
Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.
On this Website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. That means that your IP address is shortened 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 LLC.server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this Website, Google shall use this information to analyze your use of this Website to generate reports on Website activities and to render other services to the operator of this Website that are related to the use of the Website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in Google’s possession.
Browser Plug-in and Opt-out
You can prevent the recording and processing of your data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration.
Google Analytics also enables the creation of statistics with statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors on the basis of an evaluation of interest-based advertising and with the inclusion of third-party information via a special function, the so-called “demographic characteristics”. This allows the definition and differentiation of user groups of the Website for the purpose of targeting marketing measures. However, data records collected via the “demographic characteristics” cannot be assigned to a specific person.
You have the option to deactivate this function at any time by making pertinent settings changes for advertising in your Google account or you can generally prohibit the recording of your data by Google Analytics as explained in section “Objection to the recording of data”.
The retention period of the data depends on the properties used. When using the Google Analytics 4 properties, the retention period of your user data is fixed at 14 months. For other so-called event data, we have the option to choose a retention period of 2 months or 14 months.
In addition, there is also the option for data to be deleted only when you no longer visit our Website within the period we have chosen. In this case, the retention period will be reset each time you visit our Website again within the specified period.
Once the specified period has expired, the data is deleted once a month. This retention period applies to your data associated with cookies, user recognition and advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick domain cookies). Reporting results are based on aggregated data and are stored separately from user data. Aggregated data is a merging of individual data into a larger unit.
For details, please see this page: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196
The website operator uses Google Ads. Google Ads is an online promotional program of Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Ads enables us to display ads in the Google search engine or on third-party websites, if the user enters certain search terms into Google (keyword targeting). It is also possible to place targeted ads based on the user data Google has in its possession (e.g., location data and interests; target group targeting). As the website operator, we can analyze these data quantitatively, for instance by analyzing which search terms resulted in the display of our ads and how many ads led to respective clicks.
The use of these services occurs on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para 1a GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time.
Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission.
Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission. Details can be found at policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks and privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs.
We have executed a contract data processing agreement with Google and are implementing the stringent provisions of the German data protection authorities to the fullest when using Google Analytics.
Plug-Ins and Tools
YouTube with expanded data protection integration
This Website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website operator is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
If you visit a page on this Website into which a YouTube has been embedded, a connection with YouTube’s servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited. Furthermore, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device or comparable technologies for recognition (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way YouTube will be able to obtain information about this website’s visitors. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud. If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If a corresponding agreement has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
We use YouTube in the expanded data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this Website before they watch the video.
Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean that the sharing of data with YouTube partners can be ruled out as a result of the expanded data protection mode. For instance, regardless of whether you are watching a video, YouTube will always establish a connection with the Google DoubleClick network. As soon as you start to play a YouTube video on this Website, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of yourYouTube account.
Furthermore, after you have started to play a video, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device or comparable technologies for recognition (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way YouTube will be able to obtain information about this website’s visitors. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud.
We use Buzzsprout, a hosting software service that offers the simplest way to promote, offer, and monitor podcasts. Buzzsprout is owned and managed by Higher Pixels, Inc., a small web application firm located in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Buzzsprout’s primary data and servers are located in Rails Machine’s data center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and are played from this platform. For this purpose, we integrate so-called Buzzsprout widgets into our website. These are playback software that allows users to play the podcasts. Buzzsprout may measure which podcasts are listened to and to what extent and process this information pseudonymously for statistical and business purposes. For this purpose, cookies may be stored in users’ browsers and processed to create user profiles, e.g. for the purpose of displaying advertisements that correspond to the potential interests of users. In the case of users who are registered with Buzzsprout, Buzzsprout can assign the listening information to their profiles.
The use is based on our legitimate interests, i.e. interest in a secure and efficient provision, analysis, and optimization of our audio offerings pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. If your approval (consent) has been obtained the use of the abovementioned service shall occur on the basis of Art. 6 para 1 lit. a GDPR. Such consent may be revoked at any time.
Our Social Media Appearances
Data Processing Through Social Networks
We maintain publicly available profiles in social networks. The individual social networks we use can be found below.
On the Website we link to the online presence of different social media. Our icon in this regard acts as an external link, so that no information is transmitted to the social media (e.g. LinkedIn) without clicking on the icon. When the user clicks on the icon, the User is redirected to the website of the respective provider. The URL of the current page is transferred as a parameter. We have no influence on whether or how the different social media (e.g. LinkedIn) use this date for evaluation. If you do not want the different social media to collect information about the use of our Website, please do not click on the social media icons.
Social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn etc. can generally analyze your user behavior comprehensively if you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. like buttons or banner ads). When you visit our social media pages, numerous data protection-relevant processing operations are triggered. In detail: If you are logged in to your social media account and visit our social media page, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. Under certain circumstances, your personal data may also be recorded if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, this data is collected, for example, via cookies stored on your device or by recording your IP address.Using the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which their preferences and interests are stored. This way you can see interest-based advertising inside and outside of your social media presence. If you have an account with the social network, interest-based advertising can be displayed on any device you are logged in to or have logged in to.
Legal basis: Our social media appearances should ensure the widest possible presence on the Internet. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on divergent legal bases to be specified by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent within the meaning of art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR).
Responsibility and assertion of rights: If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g., Facebook), we, together with the operator of the social media platform, are responsible for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. You can in principle protect your rights (information, correction, deletion, limitation of processing, data portability and complaint) vis-à-vis us as well as vis-à-vis the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g. Facebook).
Please note that despite the shared responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our options are determined by the company policy of the respective provider.
Storage time: The data collected directly from us via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as the purpose for their storage lapses, you ask us to delete it, you revoke your consent to the storage. Stored cookies remain on your device until you delete them. Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular, retention periods - remain unaffected.
Individual Social Networks
We have integrated functions of the social media platform Twitter into this website. These functions are provided by Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland.
If the social media element has been activated, a direct connection between your device and Twitter’s server will be established. As a result, Twitter will receive information on your visit to this website. While you use Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. We must point out, that we, the providers of the website and its pages do not know anything about the content of the data transferred and the use of this information by Twitter. For more details, please consult Twitter’s Data Privacy Declaration.
If your approval (consent) has been obtained the use of the abovementioned service shall occur on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR. Such consent may be revoked at any time. If your consent was not obtained, the use of the service will occur on the basis of our legitimate interest in making our information as comprehensively visible as possible on social media ( 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR.).
Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission. Details can be found here: https://gdpr.twitter.com/en/controller-to-controller-transfers.html.
You have the option to reset your data protection settings on Twitter under the account settings.
Last update: May 16, 2023