Privacy statement

This is the data protection declaration for my sites provided under borncity.de and borncity.com. The German version of the data privacy declaration, which is binding in case of doubt, can be found here.

The person responsible pursuant to Art. 4 para. 7 GDPR and other national data protection laws of the member states of the European Union and other data protection regulations:

Günter Born
Zum Gimbacher Hof 2a
65779 Kelkheim – Germany
Tel. 06195-61103
Mail: gborn [ at ] borncity. de

If you have any questions, suggestions or comments on data protection and the enforcement of your rights, please contact the person named under person in charge (see above).

General information on the data protection declaration

On the above-mentioned sites, your personal data (comments, IP addresses) are collected and used exclusively within the framework of the provisions of data protection law and the Telemedia Act of the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as the EU-GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation). Below I will inform you about the type, scope and purposes of the collection and use of personal data. You can access this information at any time on this website.

Scope of processing of personal data

We only process personal data of our users if this is necessary to provide a functional website as well as our contents and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place regularly only after consent of the user. An exception applies in those cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for real reasons (example: the IP address of a user visiting the site) and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.

In the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b (GDPR) serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.

Obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GPDR serves as the legal basis.

In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6(1)(d) GPDR serves as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GPDR serves as the legal basis for processing.

Data erasure and storage time

The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.

Details on data transmission/logging

Below you will find an overview of which data may be collected when you visit the above-mentioned websites and for what purpose they are processed.

Scope of processing of personal data

The blogs operates on the basis of data economy since their inception. Objective: What I do not save, I do not have to control or secure and such data cannot be stolen. For this reason I do not use newsletters and have not set up a notification for comments. A registration here within the blogs is not possible, and also no notifications for new comments do not exist. Also social media plugins for sharing posts are not used in the blogs.

Data transmission and logging for internal system and statistical purposes

The scope of data processing when visiting the relevant website is described below.

Description and scope of data processing

Every time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer. The following data are collected:

  • Information about the browser type and version used
  • The user’s operating system
  • if applicable, the user’s Internet service provider
  • The IP address of the user
  • Date and time of access
  • if applicable, websites from which the user’s system reaches our website
  • if applicable, websites that are accessed by the user’s system via our website

The data are also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user’s computer. For this the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session.

The data is stored in log files to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data serves us to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

Our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR also lies in these purposes.

Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

Error logs are automatically deleted by the provider e.g. after 7 days, access logs are automatically deleted by the provider after 60 days. Further information can be found at HostEurope and in the following sections.

Possibility of objection and elimination

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

Possibility of objection and elimination

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

Using cookies

Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. If a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic character string that enables a unique identification of the browser when the website is called up again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. When you visit this website, the underlying blog software creates and requests cookies (including consent to the EU cookie law information displayed). This cookie, which is stored on your computer, can store data about your visit to the website.

The data will not be stored together with other personal data of the users. As a website operator I do not evaluate cookies in the sense of personal data and I also do not use (apart from counting visitor numbers and page views) any information from cookies to identify or track individual visitors or to create user profiles.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Cookies tell us the number of page visits per day, the number of article retrievals and the website is used.

For these purposes, our legitimate interest also lies in the processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Cookies tell us the number of page visits per day, the number of article retrievals and the website is used.

For these purposes, our legitimate interest also lies in the processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Duration of storage, possibility of objection and elimination

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted to our site. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically.

If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be used in full – the cookie information banner is displayed continuously.

Third party cookies

The pages of this website include ads from advertising networks (Amazon, Google AdSense/Ad Exchange, Yieldlove etc.) and content from third-party providers (e.g. YouTube, ImageShack.us, Flickr, Google Analytics etc.) (see also the following sections). Third-party providers such as Google, Amazon or other advertising networks (and many other third parties) use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s previous visits to this website.

Please note that other third parties outside the Google advertising network also use cookies to serve ads on this site. I have no influence on the storage of such cookies. You may deactivate the storage and evaluation of cookie content on the pages of these providers (if the advertising network offers this option, see also the following notes). As a user, you can also visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) page. There you can deactivate the use of cookies by a third party.

Comments in the blogs

The blogs hosted on this website make allow user comments to articles. I reserve the right to delete comments based on their content. There is no right to publish an entered comment.

Note: Initial comments and anonymous comments will only be activated after an evaluation by me. Spam, offensive or legally questionable contents or advertising links will be removed.

Description and scope of data processing

Comments are voluntarily entered by the users, whereby anonymous commenting is possible. You can enter a user name, an e-mail address and, if applicable, a website in the relevant text boxes of the comment form. Comments can also be made anonymously by leaving the relevant name field blank. However, I recommend to use a pseudonym as username to make it easier for others to refer to comments.

I recommend using an (optional) free mail address used for registration in other forums. The e-mail address not displayed to third parties and can only be used by me, in extremely rare cases, to communicate with inquiries. If you want to be on the safe side, do not enter an e-mail address in comments.

Before sending a comment, its storage must be explicitly approved in accordance with the GDPR. This consent is stored with the comment in the database of the respective website. The IP address of the commentator is also recorded.

Personal data will be stored and processed in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR(Recital 32, Consent). The collection and storage of the IP address with the commentary data is based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f. GDPR (spam defense, blocking of users, compliance with legal requirements).

Duration of storage, possibility of objection and elimination

The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage, i.e. the display of the comment, ceases to apply or the consent to publication of the comment is withdrawn.

In addition, the person concerned can request the deletion of a comment created by him or her. In order to protect myself from unauthorized deletion requests, the authority to make a deletion request must be suitably proven (this applies in particular to anonymous comments or where only an IP address is stored to identify the commentator).

Inventory data/usage data

Statistics on the frequency with which articles or topics are called up and the most frequently or most recently used search terms etc. are compiled and evaluated in order to design this website in line with demand. However, this evaluation does not refer to the individual visitor or to personal data. Instead of the IP address, a hashed value is stored in the local database on the web server of this website. The data will not be passed on to third parties.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for processing the user’s personal data (IP address) is based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f. GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

The processing of users’ personal data enables us to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users. By evaluating the data collected, we are able to compile information on the use of the individual components of our website and to provide advertising partners with general data on the frequency of blogs (number of visitors, number of article retrievals). For these purposes, it is also in our legitimate interest to process the data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The hashed IP address takes sufficient account of users’ interest in protecting their personal data.

Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed for our recording purposes. The storage of the statistical values is deleted after 365 days.

Possibility of objection and elimination

The collection of data to determine the number of visitors and article retrievals including storage of the hashed IP addresses in a local database is required for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

VGWort counting beacons

Some e articles on this website is provided with so-called counting pixel (beacon) of German Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort (VGWort). The VGWort, of which I am a member, registers the number of retrievals of an article via this beacon. They are recorded on the basis of a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f). GDPR, because I receive a low copy fee for these articles from VGWort once the minimum treshold value of call-off figures for an article have been reached.

The information collected by VGWort is collected exclusively for billing purposes (number of article retrievals) and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about the person calling up the article. Information about VGWort can be found on their websites.

Google Analytics

This website does not use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. “(“Google”), currently.

Advertising networks, affiliate programs

To re-fund my blogs, I place advertisements from various providers. They use industry-standard tracking measures. This recording is based on justified interests (pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GPDR).

Amazon partner program

Due to legitimate interest (art. 6 par. 1 lit. f. GDPR) I participate in the partner program of Amazon EU and place advertisements of this provider including links to its offers. For qualified purchases via these ads and links I receive an advertising cost reimbursement from Amazon, i.e. as an Amazon partner I earn from qualified purchases.

Amazon uses cookies and tracking methods to control these qualified purchases. Amazon’s privacy policy with all details, including contradictions, can be viewed on this website. If desired, you as a website visitor can deactivate the display of interest-related advertising on this website.

To comply with Amazon’s terms and conditions: Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or one of its affiliates.

Google Adsense

In the context of a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, I use Google Adsense ads to generate income and finance the offer. This is a service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, for the integration of advertisements. Google AdSense uses cookies and possibly web beacons (small, invisible graphics) that make it possible to track the retrieval of ads.

Playback of ads is set to non-personalized ads. Non-personalized ads are not based on previous user behavior. Targeting uses contextual information, including rough geographic targeting (e.g. at the local level) based on the current location, the content on the current website or app, and current search terms. Google prevents any personalized targeting, including demographic targeting and targeting based on user lists.

While non-personalized ads do not use cookies or mobile ad tags for targeting, they do use cookies for frequency capping, summary ad reports, and to combat fraud and abuse. By using the website you have agreed to the use of cookies. Furthermore, every user is free to prevent the acceptance of cookies in the browser (see above).

How Google uses data when using our partners’ websites and apps: Privacy Policy & Terms using Google.

Google Ad Exchange

In the context of a legitimate interest Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, I use Google Ad Exchange ads to generate income and finance the offer. Playout of ads is set to non-personalized ads and the same notices apply as on Google Adsense.

How Google uses data when using our partners’ websites and apps: Privacy Policy & Terms of Use Google.

Yieldlove

In the context of a legitimate interest Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, I use Yieldlove ads to generate income and finance the offer. Responsible is Yieldlove GmbH, Kehrwieder 9, 20457 Hamburg.

As part of the offer to place advertisements, Yieldlove uses analysis and advertising cookies (possibly also cookies of third parties). The usage profiles created with the help of these cookies (e.g. clicked advertising banners, sub-pages visited, search queries made) are used by Yieldlove and the advertising providers to show you advertising or offers tailored to your interests (“interest-based advertising”).

For diagnostic purposes, troubleshooting and detection of fraudulent behavior, Yieldlove collects user information in some ad units using cookies that have a lifetime of 6 months. The collected user information includes user agent, device, HTTP referrer and IP. This data will not be kept for longer than 7 days.

Yieldlove takes reasonable steps to protect all information that the company processes from misuse, loss, unauthorized access, alteration or notification. Yieldlove takes physical, electronic and procedural security measures to protect the processed data. Yieldlove limits access to this information to authorized employees.

For the cookies placed by our third-party providers for advertising purposes, Yieldlove refers to the disclaimers of these providers.

The Yieldlove cooky policy may be read at http://yieldlove.com/cookie-policy, the data privacy statement may be found at: http://yieldlove.com/privacy

Third party vendors and opt-out

A central objection possibility for various third-party providers, in particular US American providers, can also be reached via the following link: optout.networkadvertising.org

You can also opt out separately for each individual company we work with. The following companies are responsible for data collection for the delivery of usage-based online advertising on behalf of Yieldlove GmbH:

4w Marketplace

4w Marketplace (www.4wmarketplace.com)
Privacy statement
Opt-out: here, here

Amazon

Amazon (https://www.amazon.com)
Privacy statement
Opt-out: Deutsch Englisch

Adform

Adform (https://www.adform.com)

Privacy statement
Opt-out

AppNexus

AppNexus (https://www.appnexus.com)
Privacy statement
Opt-out

Conversant

Conversant (https://www.conversantmedia.com)
Privacy statement
Opt-out: http://optout.conversantmedia.com/

Criteo

Criteo (https://www.criteo.com)

Privacy statement: http://www.criteo.com/privacy/
Opt-out: https://www.criteo.com/privacy/

District M

District M (https://districtm.net)
Privacy statement:
https://districtm.net/en/page/platforms-data-and-privacy-policy/
Opt-out: https://cdn.districtm.ca/optout.html

Doublecklick

Doubleclick (www.doubleclickbygoogle.com)

Privacy statement: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated?hl=en

Facebook

Facebook (www.facebook.com)

Privacy statement: www.facebook.com/full_data_use_policy

Opt-out: www.facebook.com/ads/preferences

Indexexchange

Indexexchange (www.indexexchange.com)

Privacy statement: http://www.indexexchange.com/privacy/

Opt-out: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/

Media.net

Media.net (http://www.media.net/privacy-policy)

Privacy statement: http://www.media.net/privacy-policy

Opt-out: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/

Oath

Oath (https://www.oath.com/)

Privacy statement: http://privacy.aol.com/

Opt-out: https://aim.yahoo.com/aim/ie/en/optout/

OpenX

OpenX (https://www.OpenX.com)

Privacy statement:
https://www.openx.com/legal/privacy-policy/

Opt-out: https://www.openx.com/legal/interest-based-advertising/

Pubmatic

Pubmatic (https://www.pubmatic.com)

Privacy statement:
https://www.openx.com/legal/privacy-policy/

Opt-out: https://pubmatic.com/legal/opt-out/

Pulsepoint

Pulsepoint (https://www.pulsepoint.com)

Privacy statement: https://www.pulsepoint.com/privacy-policy

Opt-out: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/

Reachnet

Reachnet (https://www.reachnet.de)

Privacy statement::
http://www.reachnet.de/unternehmen/agb.html

Opt-out: https://adfarm1.adition.com/opt?m=optout&n=73

Rubicon Project

Rubicon Project (https://www.rubiconproject.com)

Privacy statement:
http://www.rubiconproject.com/privacy-policy/

Opt-out:
https://rubiconproject.com/privacy/consumer-online-profile-and-opt-out/

Primis

Primis (https://www.primis.tech)

Privacy statement:
https://www.primis.tech/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/primisPrivacyPolicy2018.pdf

Opt-out: https://web.archive.org/web/20180116234711/http:/live.sekindo.com/utils/cookieOptOut.php

Smaato

Smaato (https://www.smaato.com)

Privacy statement: https://www.smaato.com/privacy/

Opt-out: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu

SmartAdserver

SmartAdserver (https://www.smartadserver.com)

Privacy statement::

http://smartadserver.com/company/privacy-policy/

Opt-out: http://www.smartadserver.com/diffx/optout/IABOptout.aspx

Sovrn

Sovrn (https://www.sovrn.com)

Privacy statement: https://www.sovrn.com/privacy-policy-eu/

Opt-out: https://info.evidon.com/pub_info/15620?v=1&nt=0&nw=false

Ströer SSP

Ströer SSP (https://www.adscale.de)

Privacy statement: http://www.adscale.de/datenschutz

Opt-out: ih.adscale.de/adscale-ih/oo

Twiago

Twiago (https://www.twiago.com)

Privacy statement: http://www.twiago.com/datenschutz/

Opt-out: http://control.twiago.com/privacy.php?lang=0

Mopub

Mopub (https://www.mopub.com)

Privacy statement:  https://www.mopub.com/legal/privacy/

Opt-out: https://www.mopub.com/legal/privacy/

Inmobi

Inmobi (https://www.inmobi.com)

Privacy statement:: https://www.inmobi.com/privacy-policy

Opt-out: https://www.inmobi.com/page/opt-out/

Other / unpredictable cookies (yieldlove)

Due to the way the Internet and websites work, we may not always pay attention to the cookies placed by our third-party banners. This is particularly the case if our banners contain embedded elements such as text, documents, images or film clips that are stored by another party but displayed on or in our banner.

If you find cookies on this website that fall into this category, which we have not mentioned above, please let us know immediately or contact this third party directly and ask what cookies have been placed, why, how long the cookie will remain and how your privacy will be protected.

YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR DATA

Yieldlove does not regard the data of the advertising banners as personal data in accordance with applicable law. Similarly, Yieldlove does not collect or process sensitive personal information such as race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health or sex life. In addition, we do not knowingly collect data from children under the age of 12.

If you wish to correct, update or delete the advertising banner data we provide or if you wish to correct, update or delete the personal data you have provided us via the contact form on our homepage, you can contact us by e-mail at privacy@yieldlove.com.

Yieldlove participates in the self-regulatory programmes of the European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) and adheres to the EDAA principles for online behavioural advertising. The EDAA acts mainly as the central licensing body for the OBA symbol and offers consumers technical opportunities to exercise transparency and control over OBA through youronlinechoices.eu’s online consumer choice platform. The EDAA is regulated by organisations at EU level that form the value chain of OBA in Europe and ensure European consistency in their approach. Click here to learn more about the EDAA.

Tracking by other external providers

Offers from external providers are linked or integrated on the blogs of the above-mentioned websites. These providers can track the retrieval if necessary. For the sake of completeness, I would like to point out the possibilities known to me.

Twitter, Facebook, Google+ und Paypal

The pages of this blog contains buttons to access pages of services such as Twitter, Facebook or Google+ and to initiate payments via Paypal.

As a precaution, I would like to point out that when these buttons are used, the pages of the relevant providers are called up and data is collected from the relevant services. You can find out which data is collected from these providers in the data protection declarations of the providers.

Twitter, Facebook, Google (for Google+), Paypal

Google Fonts and external images

When the content is called up, Google Fonts and images integrated externally with image hosters may be called up by the browser. For technical reasons, the operator of the pages receives the IP address from the browser. I have no influence on this communication with a third party provider and cannot judge whether user-related evaluations are carried out there. The inclusion of these contents in the blog’s offer is based on legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Openstreet-Map

Some articles contains maps from Openstreet-Map. When content is retrieved, the maps are delivered by the Openstreet Map Server to the user’s browser. The inclusion of these contents in the blog’s offering is based on legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Youtube videos

Within the blogs some videos of the platform “YouTube” of the third-party provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA are included. During embedding videos, we use YouTube’s advanced privacy settings. The inclusion of these contents in the blog’s offering is based on legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Privacy statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy,

Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

Rights of the data subject: Right to information and deletion

As a user of our website, you have the right to request information from us about the personal data stored about you or your pseudonym (as defined in the DSGVO). Upon your request, the information can be provided electronically.

I would like to point out at this point that I do not request any personal data (with the exception of IP). If personal data is stored in comments, they can be displayed via the search in the blog using the relevant user name.

In addition, the DSGVO provides the possibility of requesting the deletion or correction of stored data. Since I do not store any personal data such as place of residence, date of birth, etc., but only the data entered by the user in comment fields or, if applicable, the automatically recorded IP address, it may be difficult to identify a person. In order to protect myself from misuse and unauthorized deletion requests, the authorization to request deletion must be proven in a suitable form. This applies in particular if only the IP address must be used to uniquely identify a comment entry to be deleted.

The right to cancellation does not exist if the processing is necessary:

(1) to exercise freedom of expression and information;

(2) for the performance of a legal obligation required for processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller;

(3) for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h and i and Art. 9 para. 3 GPDR;

(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 GPDR, insofar as the law referred to under a) is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or

(5) to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you reside, work or suspect of infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to the GPDR.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GPDR.