Privacy Policy

Disclaimer:

This text is a direct translation of the original Privacy Policy in German. However, for legal purposes, only the German version is binding.

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. As far as on our sides personal data (such as name, address or e-mail addresses) are collected, this is as far as possible on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We point out that data transmission over the Internet (eg communication by e-mail) security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Cookies

The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When deactivating cookies, the functionality of this functionality of this website may be limited.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your data from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

Instagram

Functions of the Instagram service are integrated on our pages. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its use by Instagram.

For more information, please see Instagram's privacy policy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to YouTube's privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Stadtradeln

In the period in which the CITY CYCLING takes place in Stuttgart, we include the bike meter of CITY CYCLING on our pages. For this purpose, personal data is transferred to the operator of the website stadtradeln.de and city-cycling.org. The operator of the site is the Klima-Bündnis. Further information on the handling of user data can be found in the CITY CYCLING privacy policy at https://www.stadtradeln.de/datenschutz and https://www.city-cycling.org/privacy-policy.

Google Fonts

Fonts from Google ("Google Fonts") are used on our pages. Your data is used solely for the purpose of displaying the fonts in your browser. The integration is based on our legitimate interests in a technically secure, maintenance-free and efficient use of fonts, their uniform display, as well as taking into account possible licensing restrictions for their integration. Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; website: https://fonts.google.com/; privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

OpenStreetMap

On our pages, we integrate the maps of the service "OpenStreetMap", which are offered on the basis of the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF). User data is used by OpenStreetMap solely for the purposes of displaying the map functions and for caching the selected settings. This data may include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of the users, which, however, are not collected without their consent (usually executed within the settings of their mobile devices). Service Provider: OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF); website: https://www.openstreetmap.de; privacy policy: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy.

Podlove

Our website uses the Podlove Web Player and Podlove Subscribe Button. Both are served by keycdn.com (keycdn GDPR statement).

Podlove Publisher tracks download statistics. IP adresses are used to determine an estimated geographic location (city or state level).

IP addresses are stored temporarily (up to 48 hours) as part of a request id. This is necessary because the podcast owner needs to know how often episodes are downloaded to prove the viability of her/his endeavours.

To determine a realistic download number, the system must be able to recognise repeated access to the same file by the same user. The only reliable way to achieve this is by considering the IP address in combination with the User Agent. Using an anonymised IP address is not possible because it would lead to wrong results. An access to the same file by the same user on different days can be considered separate downloads, therefore it is necessary to store IPs for only up to 48 hours.

After 48 hours request ids are salted in a way that makes it impossible to restore the original IP address.

The User Agent is stored as well.

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

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

Right to information, deletion, blocking

You have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.