General notice and mandatory information
We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the ForFriends UG (haftungsbeschränkt). The use of the Internet pages of the ForFriends UG (haftungsbeschränkt) is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use special services of our enterprise via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation, and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the ForFriends UG (haftungsbeschränkt). By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.
As the controller, the ForFriends UG (haftungsbeschränkt) has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can always be vulnerable to security risks, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.
Designation of the responsible body
The responsible party for data processing on this website is:
ForFriends UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
e-mail: [email protected]
The controller decides alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, contact details or similar).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Some data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal communication by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to complain to the competent supervisory authority
As a data subject, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in the event of a data protection violation. The competent supervisory authority regarding data protection issues is the state data protection commissioner of the federal state in which our company’s registered office is located. The following link provides a list of the
data protection officers and their contact details: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to third parties. The data will be provided in a machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.
Right to information, correction, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, the origin of the data, their recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. In this regard and also for further
questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time via the contact options listed in the imprint.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as site operator, our website uses SSL or TLS encryption. This means that data that you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the “https://” address line of your browser and the lock symbol in the browser line.
Server log files
In server log files, the provider of the website automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Visited page on our domain
- Date and time of server request
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- IP address
There is no merging of this data with other data sources. The data processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
When using these general data and information, the ForFriends UG (haftungsbeschränkt) does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed (1) to deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) to optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for these, (3) to ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information will be used by the ForFriends UG.
(haftungsbeschränkt) therefore statistically and moreover with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and ultimately with the aim of ensuring an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are separated from any personal data
personal data provided by a data subject.
Storage period of contributions and comments
Posts and comments as well as related data, such as IP addresses, are stored. The content remains on our website until it has been completely deleted or had to be deleted for legal reasons.
The storage of posts and comments is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). A revocation of your already given consent is at any time
possible at any time. An informal communication by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
With the following information we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and to the described procedures.
Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with promotional information (hereinafter “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission. If the contents of the Newsletter are specifically described in the context of a registration, they are decisive for the consent of the users. Otherwise, our newsletters contain information about our services and us.
Double opt-in and logging: Registration for our newsletter is carried out in a so-called double opt-in process. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail in which you are asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with other e-mail addresses. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Likewise, changes to your data stored with the dispatch service provider are logged.
Registration data: To register for the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to provide a name for the purpose of personal address in the newsletter.
The dispatch of the newsletter and the associated performance measurement is based on the consent of the recipients pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 DSGVO in conjunction with § 7 para. 2 No. 3 UWG or on the basis of legal permission pursuant to § 7 para. 3 UWG.
The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our interest is directed towards the use of a user-friendly as well as secure newsletter system that serves our business interests as well as meets the expectations of the users and furthermore allows us to prove consent.
Cancellation/Revocation – You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consents. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. We may store unsubscribed email addresses for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before deleting them for newsletter mailing purposes, in order to be able to prove consent formerly given. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual deletion request is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of consent is confirmed at the same time.
Newsletter – Shipping service provider
The dispatch service provider MailPoet may use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, i.e. without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimize the dispatch and presentation of the newsletters or for statistical purposes. However, the dispatch service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass the data on to third parties.
Newsletter – performance measurement
The newsletters contain a so-called “web beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened, or if we use a dispatch service provider, from their server. In the course of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time of the retrieval are collected.
This information is used for the technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or the access times. The statistical surveys also include the determination of whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual newsletter recipients*. However, it is neither our intention nor, if used, that of the dispatch service provider to observe individual users*. The analyses serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users* and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users*.
For integration and display of video content, our website uses plugins from YouTube. The provider of the video portal is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When a page with an integrated YouTube plugin is called up, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. YouTube thereby learns which of our pages you have accessed.
YouTube can assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile if you are logged into your YouTube account. By logging out beforehand, you have the option to prevent this.
YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Some cookies are “session cookies.” Such cookies are deleted by themselves after the end of your browser session. In contrast, other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognize you when you return to our website.
With a modern web browser, you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured to automatically delete cookies when you close the program. Disabling cookies may result in limited functionality of our website.
Cookies and messages about access numbers
We use “session cookies” from VG Wort, Munich, to measure accesses to
texts in order to record the probability of copying. Session cookies are small
units of information that a provider stores in the main memory of the visitor’s
visitor’s computer. A randomly generated unique identification number is stored in a session cookie.
identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. In addition, a
cookie also contains information about its origin and the storage period. Session cookies cannot
not store any other data. These measurements are carried out by Kantar Germany GmbH
according to the Scalable Central Measurement Method (SZM). They help to
the copying probability of individual texts for the compensation of legal
legal claims of authors and publishers. We do not collect
personal data via cookies.
accesses to the Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort (VG Wort). We thereby enable our authors to participate in the distributions of the VG Wort
which is the statutory remuneration for the use of copyrighted works in accordance with
copyrighted works in accordance with § 53 UrhG.
It is also possible to use our offers without cookies. Most browsers
are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can
deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you when cookies are
notify you as soon as cookies are sent.
Our website and our mobile web offer use the “Scalable Central Measurement
measurement method” (SZM) of Kantar Germany GmbH for the determination of statistical
values to determine the copy probability of texts.
Anonymous measurement values are collected in the process. The access count measurement uses for the
systems alternatively uses a session cookie or a signature, which is
signature, which is created from various automatically transmitted information from your browser.
browser. IP addresses are only processed in anonymized form.
The procedure has been developed with due regard for data protection. The sole aim
of the procedure is to determine the copying probability of individual texts.
At no time are individual users identified. Their identity remains
always protected. You will not receive any advertising via the system.
Matomo (formerly Piwik)
Our website uses the web analytics service Matomo. Matomo is an open source solution.
Matomo uses “cookies.” These are small text files that your web browser stores on your terminal device and that enable an analysis of website usage. Information generated by means of cookies about the use of our website is stored on our server. Before storage, your IP address is anonymized.
Cookies from Matomo remain on your terminal device until you delete them.
The setting of Matomo cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the anonymized analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both our website and, if necessary, advertising.
There is no disclosure of the information stored in the Matomo cookie about the use of this website. The setting of cookies by your web browser can be prevented. However, some functions of our website could be restricted as a result.
You can deactivate the storage and use of your data here. Your browser sets an opt-out cookie, which prevents the storage of Matomo usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be removed. When you visit our website again, you must set the opt-out cookie again to prevent the storage and use of your data.
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Google Web Fonts
Our website uses web fonts from Google. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
By using these web fonts, it is possible to present you with the presentation of our website that we desire, regardless of which fonts are available to you locally. This is done by retrieving the Google Web Fonts from a Google server in the USA and the associated transfer of your data to Google. This is your IP address and which of our pages you have visited. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the optimal presentation and transmission of our website.
The company Google is certified for the us-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”. This data protection agreement is intended to ensure compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU.
The controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, compilation and evaluation of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things
Among other things, a web analysis service collects data about the website from which a data subject has accessed a website (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website have been accessed or how often and for how long a subpage has been viewed. A web analysis is mainly used for the optimization of a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.
The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The controller uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address
of the Internet connection of the data subject is shortened and anonymized by Google if access to our Internet pages takes place from a member state of the European Union or from another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the flow of visitors to our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us showing the activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.
Google Analytics sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. By each call of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. Within the scope of this
technical procedure, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission settlements.
By means of the cookie, personal information, for example the access time, the place from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject, is stored. Each time the data subject visits our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may disclose this personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent that
Google setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
AWIN Partner Program
We are participants in the affiliate program of AWIN AG, Eichhornstraße 1077 Berlin, Germany, on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO), we are participants in the affiliate program of AWIN AG, Eichhornstraße 3, 10785 Berlin, Germany, which was designed to provide a medium for websites by means of which advertising fees can be earned through the placement of advertisements and links to AWIN.