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.


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.


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.


We evaluate information on the use of our website in anonymous form for statistical purposes. For this purpose we use the web analysis tool "Matomo", which is an Open Source software designed for optimising a website. It is running exclusively on the servers of our web provider in Germany.

The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is based on the aim of providing the Users a secure and functioning Website.

Matomo uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. Whenever a single page of our website is viewed the following data will be stored in our database:

  • two bytes of the IP address of the user’s device (anonymous)
  • the page viewed
  • the website (referrer) which linked the user to the web page viewed
  • the subpages called up from the web page viewed
  • the time the user spends on the page
  • the number of impressions of the web page

The only purpose of this web analysis is to optimise our online presence. Your personal data will not be analysed nor used for profiling or passed on to a third party. Given the anonymisation of IP addresses in this context, any user’s interest in having their personal data protected is duly taken account of.

Should you disagree with even the anonymised storage and analysis of the mentioned details you may object to such storage and analysis at any time. In that case, an opt-out cookie will be written to your web browser meaning that Matomo shall cease to collect any session data.


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.

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