Data Protection for dastoa.com and dastoa.de
The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Personal data, such as names, addresses or email addresses, are always provided on a voluntary basis when possible. Those data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit permission.
However, we would like to point out that data transmissions via internet (e.g email communication) cannot be entirely secure and may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of personal details against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (eg when communicating via e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data before access by third parties is not possible.
If you wish to transfer confidential or generally protectable data to us, please contact us by e-mail or telephone beforehand to arrange for encryption or alternative transmission of the data.
On the website, we use “secure” Shariff buttons. Specialists of the computer magazine c’t developed Shariff to allow more privacy on the net and to replace the usual social network “share” buttons. More information about the Shariff project can be found here .
Data protection for the use of Facebook plugins (like button)
On our pages are plugins of the social network Facebook. The provider is Facebook Inc.,1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can see the Facebook plugins on the Facebook logo or the “like-button” on our page. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .
When you click the Facebook button, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server. This gives Facebook the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit of our pages with your user account. We are not aware of the content of the transmitted data or Facebook’s use of it. For more information, see Facebook’s Privacy Statement at http://de-en.facebook.com/policy.php .
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Our pages use Google +1 features. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The Google +1 button lets you publish information worldwide. The Google +1 button gives you and other users personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores information about the page you saw when you clicked +1 and the content you gave +1 for. Your +1 can be displayed along with your profile name and photo in Google services. This can include search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on Websites and ads on the Internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile which must contain at least the profile name. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace a different name that you used when sharing content from your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information from you.
On our pages, functions of the Instagram service are integrated. These functions are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit of our pages with your user account. As a provider of the pages, we do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.
For more information, see the Instagram Privacy Statement: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/
On our site, we use social plugins from the social network Pinterest, operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA. When you visit a page that contains such a plug-in, your browser connects directly to Pinterest’s servers. The plugin sends log data to the server from Pinterest to the USA. These logs may include your IP address, visited website addresses, which also contain Pinterest features, browser type and settings, date and time of the request, how to use Pinterest and cookies.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings .
This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually sent to and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A.
You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website. Further, you may prevent the collection of data generated by cookies (including your IP address) and related to the use of these websites, as well as the processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the plug-in under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Objection to Data Collection
You may prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. In doing so, an Opt-Out-Cookie will be placed which prevents future data collection when visiting our website: Disable Google Analytics
Processing of Order Data
We have entered into a contract with Google concerning the processing of order data and fully comply with the strict provisions of German Data Protection Authorities when using Google Analytics.
We use the function “Activate IP anonymisation”. Through this, your IP address will be shortened in advance within the member states of the European Union or other contractual states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, your complete IP address will be transmitted to a server in the U.S.A. and shortened there. Commissioned by the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for website operators and to provide other services related to website and internet activities. Google will not merge your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Demographic Data Collection by Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from Google’s interest-based advertising as well as visitor data from third-party providers. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account, or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection.”
This website uses the map service Google Maps via API. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps storage of your IP address is required. This information will usually be transferred to, and stored on, a server in the USA. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transmission.
Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated website YouTube. The provider of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our websites with an embedded YouTube-plugin, a connection to YouTube servers will be established. Information about which of our websites you have visited will then be transmitted to the YouTube server.
If you are logged on to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behaviour with your personal profile. You may prevent this by logging out of YouTube.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
Browsing type / Browser version
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of server request
This data can not be attributed to specific persons and is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data at a later date if we are aware of any specific indications for unlawful use.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we require your email address as well as information which allows us to check that you are the owner of the provided email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We use those data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not transmit them to third parties.
Permission given for the storage of the data and the email address, as well as their use for the purpose of sending the newsletter, can be withdrawn at any time via the “Unsubscribe”-link within the newsletter.
Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies” that are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser on the next visit.
You can set your browser to accept or decline cookies. However, If you choose to disable cookies the functionality of this website may be restricted.
We object our contact information being used for the transmission of advertising and information materials which are not expressly requested. We reserve the right to take legal steps in the event that unsolicited advertising information is sent, for example spam e-mails.
If you’d like to receive the website’s newsletter, we require your e-mail address. We also require information that lets us verify that you’re the owner of that e-mail address and you agree to receive the newsletter. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information (eg news about dastoa and offers for trips). There is no transfer to third parties.
For the dispatch of the newsletters we use the service provider newsletter2go.de. The service provider fulfills the requirements of data protection, protects your data and will not pass you data on.
If you change your mind you can at any time use the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
A user login is necessary to write articles or recommendations. For the user login we need a valid e-mail address as well as a password. All other information in the profile is voluntary and not necessary.
You can also log in by Facebook Login. During the registration process you must confirm that your public Facebook profile may be submitted to dastoa. Dastoa will therefore have access to all the data that Facebook calls a public profile. Facebook will receive information about your visit to the dastoa site.
Comment function on this website
For the comment function on this website, your comment as well as details provided at the time of commenting, your email address and, unless you post anonymously, the chosen username will be stored.
Storage of the IP address
Our comment function stores IP addresses of users who post comments. Since we do not check the comments before publishing on our website, we require access to these data should the need arise for legal action against the originator in the case of violation of law, i.e. insults or propaganda.
Subscription to comments
As user of this website you may subscribe to comments after user registration. You receive a confirmation email to check whether you are the owner of the provided email address. You can unsubscribe from this function at any time via the link in the info emails.
For security reasons, and to protect the transmission of confidential data, such as enquiries you send to us as the provider, this website uses an SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the change in the address line of the browser from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock-symbol in your browser address line.
When the SSL encryption is activated, the data you have transmitted to us cannot be accessed by third parties.
Processing of data (customer data and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data only as far as necessary for the establishment of, content-related arrangement of, or change of, the legal relationship (personal data). We only collect, process and use personal data about the use of our websites (usage data) insofar as it is necessary to establish or invoice the use of the service.
Transmission of data on contract conclusion for online shops, traders and product shipment
We transmit personal data to third parties only if it necessary to fulfill the contract, e.g transmitting data to the shipping agent or to the commissioned credit institution in charge of the payment. There is no further transmission of data to third parties unless you have given your explicit permission. There is no transmission of data to third parties for commercial purposes.
Submit a travel tip
When you submit a travel tip, we need your name (first name, surname or both) and an e-mail address (see User Login). The e-mail address will not be published on the website. It will only be used for direct communication with you should any queries arise. You can decide if you want your name published. All other personal information requested on the site is voluntary (for example the author profile, photo, website). If you provide this information it will be published on the website.
Data will not be passed on to third parties. It is only used for the stated purpose (travel tip).
Encrypted payment transaction on this website
Payment transactions via common methods of payment (Visa/Mastercard, direct debit) take place exclusively via an encrypted SSL connection. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the change in the browser line from “http://” to “https://” and the lock-symbol in your browser line.
In using encrypted communication, any bank details, which you submit to us, cannot be read by third parties.
Objection to commercial mails
Providers are obligated to publish contact information in the Legal Notice/Impressum. The use of such contact information by third parties for the purpose of distributing unsolicited advertisements or other commercial information is prohibited. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal measures against senders of unsolicited commercial information, e.g. spam emails etc.
Right to Information, Deletion, Blocking
You have the right to be informed about your personal data, their origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete those data at any time and free of charge. For further questions, and questions concerning personal data, feel free to contact us under the address published in the impressum/legal notice.
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