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Privacy Policy

We take privacy very seriously. This Privacy Policy is intended to help you understand which information is collected and processed for what purpose during your visit to our website. The data collection and processing is carried out in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations.

Responsibility

The responsible person according to Art. 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation is the operator of this website: Michael Feldmann, Schmittweg 35, D-64291 Darmstadt, Germany. Click here for further information and contact details.

Personal data

Personal data is any data that personally identifies you, such as your name, e-mail address, postal address, date of birth, or even the IP address used during your visit to the Website.

Visit of the website

Bei der einfachen Nutzung der Website, d.h. ohne Registrierung für einen Newsletter oder Kontaktaufnahme per E-Mail oder auf dem Postweg, erheben wir lediglich die Daten, die Ihr Browser an unseren Server sendet. Diese sind technisch erforderlich, um die Webseiten darzustellen sowie die Stabilität und Sicherheit zu gewährleisten (Rechtsgrundlage ist Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO):

  • IP-Adress
  • Date and time of the request
  • Requested page and images
  • Previously visited page (referer)
  • Your browser software
  • The installed operating system

This data is automatically recorded by the server of our hosting provider in so-called log files. A merge with other data sources will not be done.

Further details

Other personal data such as your e-mail address, your name or postal address will only be processed if you provide the information yourself by entering it on your terminal, for example by contacting us by e-mail. Such data is stored on a local computer of the website operator. This computer is protected from access by third parties.

Security of your data

The personal data will be protected against access by unauthorized third parties. However, you should not send them by e-mail when sending sensitive data or information to the website operator, as complete data security can not be guaranteed. Please discuss another transmission method with the website operator beforehand.

Right to information, modification and deletion of your data, right to complain

Die von Ihnen übermittelten Daten verbleiben bei uns, bis der Zweck für die Datenspeicherung entfällt, z.B. nach abgeschlossener Bearbeitung Ihrer Anfrage. Sie haben gemäß der Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO) das Recht auf kostenfreie Auskunft über die von uns gespeicherten Daten zu Ihrer Person. Auch können Sie jederzeit eine Berichtigung, Sperrung oder Löschung dieser Daten verlangen. Bitte richten Sie bei Bedarf Ihre schriftliche Anfrage an die im Impressum dieser Website angegebene Postadresse oder E-Mail Adresse. Eine entsprechende Mitteilung erhalten Sie umgehend. Zwingende gesetzliche Bestimmungen bleiben davon jedoch unberührt oder wenn wichtige Gründe in Zusammenhang mit einer Geschäftsabwicklung bestehen. The personal data will be stored on our computer only as long as necessary and will be deleted afterwards, e.g. after completion of your request. In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to receive free information about the data we store about you. You can also request a correction, blocking or deletion of this data at any time. If necessary, please address your written request to the postal address or e-mail address given in the imprint of this website. A corresponding message will be sent to you immediately. However, mandatory legal provisions remain unaffected or if there are important reasons in connection with a business transaction.

Cookies

Occasionally, so-called "cookies" can be used on our website to analyze the user behavior or to make our website more user-friendly. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device while the website is being visited. These are saved at the end of the website visit so that the information can be retrieved on the next page visit. Cookies do not retrieve information stored on your hard disk and will not affect your PC or its files. Most internet browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, there is usually the possibility for each browser to disable the storage of cookies, to delete them when closing the browser or to inform you about the sending of cookies.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to help analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. As the IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will shorten your IP address by removing the last octet before transmitting it. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the website operator and providing other services for the website operator relating to website activity and internet usage. According to Google Analytics terms of service, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website and compiling reports on website activity.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided at:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, thus guaranteeing compliance with European data protection law. (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI). Please find further information on terms of use and privacy at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html as well as https://policies.google.com/?hl=de.

Advertisement

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e., interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website), we use the services of various third-party providers to place advertisements.

Google AdSense

On our website, we use Google AdSense, a Google Inc. advertising service, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This online advertising service integrates advertisements on our website. Google AdSense uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device during the visit to the website (see section "Cookies" in this privacy policy). Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons. These are transparent graphics that are used to analyze information such as clicks and page views on this website. This data, your IP address and information about delivered advertising formats will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google may also share this information with third parties such as contractors. However, your IP address will not be matched by Google with other data you have stored.

You can prevent cookies of Google AdSense from being stored in the following ways:

  • Deactivation of cookies in the browser software
  • Disable interest-based ads on Google: http://www.google.de/ads/preferences
  • Disable interest-based ads from vendors that are part of the "About Ads" self-regulatory campaign: http://www.aboutads.info/choices
  • Permanent deactivation by using a browser plug-in
Please note that disabling cookies in your browser software may result in your limited and limited use of these and other websites.

Integration of services and contents of third parties

We use third-party content on some pages of the Web site. These include search forms from the DirectFerries booking portal, maps from Google Maps, videos from YouTube, and graphics from other websites. In this case, your device sends requests to the server of the respective third-party provider and also transmits your IP address. This is required for the presentation of the content. DirectFerries, Google Maps, and YouTube may also set cookies to process user settings when displaying the content. If you're signed in to YouTube while visiting our web site, you'll be associated with your watched video information on YouTube. You can prevent this by opting out of your YouTube account.