Data Protection

1.An over­view of data pro­tec­tion

Gen­er­al

The fol­low­ing gives a simple over­view of what hap­pens to your per­son­al inform­a­tion when you vis­it our web­site. Per­son­al inform­a­tion is any data with which you could be per­son­ally iden­ti­fied. Detailed inform­a­tion on the sub­ject of data pro­tec­tion can be found in our pri­vacy policy found below.

Data col­lec­tion on our web­site

Who is respons­ible for the data col­lec­tion on this web­site?

The data col­lec­ted on this web­site are pro­cessed by the web­site oper­at­or. The operator’s con­tact details can be found in the website’s required leg­al notice.

How do we col­lect your data?

Some data are col­lec­ted when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a con­tact form.

Oth­er data are col­lec­ted auto­mat­ic­ally by our IT sys­tems when you vis­it the web­site. These data are primar­ily tech­nic­al data such as the browser and oper­at­ing sys­tem you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are col­lec­ted auto­mat­ic­ally as soon as you enter our web­site.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is col­lec­ted to ensure the prop­er func­tion­ing of the web­site. Oth­er data can be used to ana­lyze how vis­it­ors use the site.

What rights do you have regard­ing your data?

You always have the right to request inform­a­tion about your stored data, its ori­gin, its recip­i­ents, and the pur­pose of its col­lec­tion at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be cor­rec­ted, blocked, or deleted. You can con­tact our data pro­tec­tion officer using the address giv­en in the rel­ev­ant sec­tion of this pri­vacy policy if you have fur­ther ques­tions about the issue of pri­vacy and data pro­tec­tion. You may also, of course, file a com­plaint with the com­pet­ent reg­u­lat­ory author­it­ies.

Ana­lyt­ics and third-party tools

When vis­it­ing our web­site, stat­ist­ic­al ana­lyses may be made of your surf­ing beha­vi­or. This hap­pens primar­ily using cook­ies and ana­lyt­ics. The ana­lys­is of your surf­ing beha­vi­or is usu­ally anonym­ous, i.e. we will not be able to identi­fy you from this data. You can object to this ana­lys­is or pre­vent it by not using cer­tain tools. Detailed inform­a­tion can be found in the fol­low­ing pri­vacy policy.

  1. Gen­er­al inform­a­tion and man­dat­ory inform­a­tion

Data pro­tec­tion

The oper­at­ors of this web­site take the pro­tec­tion of your per­son­al data very ser­i­ously. We treat your per­son­al data as con­fid­en­tial and in accord­ance with the stat­utory data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions and this pri­vacy policy.

If you use this web­site, vari­ous pieces of per­son­al data will be col­lec­ted. Per­son­al inform­a­tion is any data with which you could be per­son­ally iden­ti­fied. This pri­vacy policy explains what inform­a­tion we col­lect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what pur­pose this hap­pens.

Please note that data trans­mit­ted via the inter­net (e.g. via email com­mu­nic­a­tion) may be sub­ject to secur­ity breaches. Com­plete pro­tec­tion of your data from third-party access is not pos­sible.

Notice con­cern­ing the party respons­ible for this web­site

The party respons­ible for pro­cessing data on this web­site is:

Leaf and Sea
Vivi­ane Mey­er and Stef­fen Mitchell
info@leafandsea.net
Phone: 0049 (0)15732706875

The respons­ible party is the nat­ur­al or leg­al per­son who alone or jointly with oth­ers decides on the pur­poses and means of pro­cessing per­son­al data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revoc­a­tion of your con­sent to the pro­cessing of your data

Many data pro­cessing oper­a­tions are only pos­sible with your express con­sent. You may revoke your con­sent at any time with future effect. An inform­al email mak­ing this request is suf­fi­cient. The data pro­cessed before we receive your request may still be leg­ally pro­cessed.

Right to file com­plaints with reg­u­lat­ory author­it­ies

If there has been a breach of data pro­tec­tion legis­la­tion, the per­son affected may file a com­plaint with the com­pet­ent reg­u­lat­ory author­it­ies. The com­pet­ent reg­u­lat­ory author­ity for mat­ters related to data pro­tec­tion legis­la­tion is the data pro­tec­tion officer. A list of data pro­tec­tion officers and their con­tact details can be found at the fol­low­ing link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

SSL or TLS encryp­tion

This site uses SSL or TLS encryp­tion for secur­ity reas­ons and for the pro­tec­tion of the trans­mis­sion of con­fid­en­tial con­tent, such as the inquir­ies you send to us as the site oper­at­or. You can recog­nize an encryp­ted con­nec­tion in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is dis­played in your browser’s address bar.

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

Inform­a­tion, block­ing, dele­tion

As per­mit­ted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with inform­a­tion free of charge about any of your per­son­al data that is stored as well as its ori­gin, the recip­i­ent and the pur­pose for which it has been pro­cessed. You also have the right to have this data cor­rec­ted, blocked or deleted. You can con­tact us at any time using the address giv­en in our leg­al notice if you have fur­ther ques­tions on the top­ic of per­son­al data.

  1. Data pro­tec­tion officer

Stat­utory data pro­tec­tion officer

We have appoin­ted a data pro­tec­tion officer for our travel blog web­site.

Vivi­ane Mey­er
Data Pro­tec­tion Officer
Phone: +49 15732706875
info@leafandsea.net

  1. Data col­lec­tion on our web­site

Cook­ies

Our page uses cook­ies. Cook­ies do not harm your com­puter and do not con­tain any vir­uses. Cook­ies help make our web­site more user-friendly, effi­cient, and secure. 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 your vis­it. Oth­er cook­ies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cook­ies make it pos­sible to recog­nize your browser when you next vis­it the site.

You can con­fig­ure your browser to inform you about the use of cook­ies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis wheth­er to accept or reject a cook­ie. Altern­at­ively, your browser can be con­figured to auto­mat­ic­ally accept cook­ies under cer­tain con­di­tions or to always reject them, or to auto­mat­ic­ally delete cook­ies when clos­ing your browser. Dis­abling cook­ies may lim­it the func­tion­al­ity of this web­site.

Cook­ies which are neces­sary to allow elec­tron­ic com­mu­nic­a­tions or to provide cer­tain func­tions you wish to use are stored pur­su­ant to Art. 6 para­graph 1, let­ter f of GDPR. The web­site oper­at­or has a legit­im­ate interest in the stor­age of cook­ies to ensure an optim­ized ser­vice provided free of tech­nic­al errors. If oth­er cook­ies (such as those used to ana­lyze your surf­ing beha­vi­or) are also stored, they will be treated sep­ar­ately in this pri­vacy policy.

Serv­er log files

The web­site pro­vider auto­mat­ic­ally col­lects and stores inform­a­tion that your browser auto­mat­ic­ally trans­mits to us in “serv­er log files”. These are:

  • Browser type and browser ver­sion
  • Oper­at­ing sys­tem used
  • Refer­rer URL
  • Host name of the access­ing com­puter
  • Time of the serv­er request
  • IP address

These data will not be com­bined with data from oth­er sources.

The basis for data pro­cessing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, which allows the pro­cessing of data to ful­fill a con­tract or for meas­ures pre­lim­in­ary to a con­tract.

Con­tact form and requests via e-mail

Should you send us ques­tions via the con­tact form or via e-mail, we will col­lect the data entered on the form, includ­ing the con­tact details you provide, to answer your ques­tion and any fol­low-up ques­tions. We do not share this inform­a­tion without your per­mis­sion.

We will, there­fore, pro­cess any of your data form only with your con­sent per Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke your con­sent at any time. An inform­al email mak­ing this request is suf­fi­cient. The data pro­cessed before we receive your request may still be leg­ally pro­cessed.

We will retain the data you provide on the con­tact form or via e-mail until you request its dele­tion, revoke your con­sent for its stor­age, or the pur­pose for its stor­age no longer per­tains (e.g. after ful­filling your request). Any man­dat­ory stat­utory pro­vi­sions, espe­cially those regard­ing man­dat­ory data reten­tion peri­ods, remain unaf­fected by this pro­vi­sion.

Pro­cessing of data (cus­tom­er and con­tract data)

We col­lect, pro­cess, and use per­son­al data only inso­far as it is neces­sary to estab­lish, or modi­fy leg­al rela­tion­ships with us (mas­ter data). This is done based on Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the pro­cessing of data to ful­fill a con­tract or for meas­ures pre­lim­in­ary to a con­tract. We col­lect, pro­cess and use your per­son­al data when access­ing our web­site (usage data) only to the extent required to enable you to access our ser­vice or to bill you for the same.

Col­lec­ted cus­tom­er data shall be deleted after com­ple­tion of the order or ter­min­a­tion of the busi­ness rela­tion­ship. Leg­al reten­tion peri­ods remain unaf­fected.

Data trans­ferred when sign­ing up for ser­vices and digit­al con­tent

We trans­mit per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able data to third parties only to the extent required to ful­fill the terms of your con­tract with us, for example, to banks entrus­ted to pro­cess your pay­ments.

Your data will not be trans­mit­ted for any oth­er pur­pose unless you have giv­en your express per­mis­sion to do so. Your data will not be dis­closed to third parties for advert­ising pur­poses without your express con­sent.

The basis for data pro­cessing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the pro­cessing of data to ful­fill a con­tract or for meas­ures pre­lim­in­ary to a con­tract.

  1. Social media

Share con­tent via plu­gins (Face­book, Google+1, Twit­ter, etc.)

The con­tent on our pages can be shared on oth­er social net­works like Face­book and Twit­ter, via the mes­sen­ger What­s­App or via e-mail. This web­site uses the pri­vacy friendly share-but­tons of the c’t Shar­iff tool. This tool estab­lishes dir­ect con­tact between the net­works and users only after users click on one of these but­tons.

This tool does not auto­mat­ic­ally trans­fer user data to the oper­at­ors of these plat­forms. If users are logged into one or more of the social net­works, the Like and Share but­tons for Face­book, Twit­ter, etc. will dis­play an inform­a­tion win­dow in which the user can edit the text before it is sent.

Our users can share the con­tent of this page on social net­works without their pro­viders cre­at­ing pro­files of users’ surf­ing beha­vi­or.

  1. Ana­lyt­ics and advert­ising

Google Ana­lyt­ics

This web­site uses Google Ana­lyt­ics, a web ana­lyt­ics ser­vice. It is oper­ated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphi­theatre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Ana­lyt­ics uses so-called “cook­ies”. These are text files that are stored on your com­puter and that allow an ana­lys­is of the use of the web­site by you. The inform­a­tion gen­er­ated by the cook­ie about your use of this web­site is usu­ally trans­mit­ted to a Google serv­er in the USA and stored there.

Google Ana­lyt­ics cook­ies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The web­site oper­at­or has a legit­im­ate interest in ana­lyz­ing user beha­vi­or to optim­ize both its web­site and its advert­ising.

Browser plu­gin

You can pre­vent these cook­ies being stored by select­ing the appro­pri­ate set­tings in your browser. How­ever, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full func­tion­al­ity of this web­site. You can also pre­vent the data gen­er­ated by cook­ies about your use of the web­site (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the pro­cessing of these data by Google, by down­load­ing and installing the browser plu­gin avail­able at the fol­low­ing link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

  1. News­let­ter

News­let­ter data

If you would like to receive our news­let­ter, we require a val­id email address as well as inform­a­tion that allows us to veri­fy that you are the own­er of the spe­cified email address and that you agree to receive this news­let­ter. No addi­tion­al data is col­lec­ted or is only col­lec­ted on a vol­un­tary basis. We only use this data to send the reques­ted inform­a­tion and do not pass it on to third parties.

We will, there­fore, pro­cess any data you enter onto the con­tact form only with your con­sent per Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can revoke con­sent to the stor­age of your data and email address as well as their use for send­ing the news­let­ter at any time, e.g. through the “unsub­scribe” link in the news­let­ter or here. The data pro­cessed before we receive your request may still be leg­ally pro­cessed.

The data provided when regis­ter­ing for the news­let­ter will be used to dis­trib­ute the news­let­ter until you can­cel your sub­scrip­tion when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for oth­er pur­poses (e.g. email addresses) remain unaf­fected.

  1. Plu­gins and tools

Google Web Fonts

For uni­form rep­res­ent­a­tion of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to dis­play texts and fonts cor­rectly.

For this pur­pose your browser has to estab­lish a dir­ect con­nec­tion to Google serv­ers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uni­form and attract­ive present­a­tion of our web­site. This con­sti­tutes a jus­ti­fied interest pur­su­ant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

If your browser does not sup­port web fonts, a stand­ard font is used by your com­puter.

Fur­ther inform­a­tion about hand­ling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s pri­vacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map ser­vice via an API. It is oper­ated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphi­theatre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is neces­sary to save your IP address. This inform­a­tion is gen­er­ally trans­mit­ted to a Google serv­er in the USA and stored there. The pro­vider of this site has no influ­ence on this data trans­fer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of mak­ing our web­site appeal­ing and to facil­it­ate the loc­a­tion of places spe­cified by us on the web­site. This con­sti­tutes a jus­ti­fied interest pur­su­ant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Fur­ther inform­a­tion about hand­ling user data, can be found in the data pro­tec­tion declar­a­tion of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

  1. Pay­ment ser­vice pro­viders / Online dona­tions

Grün Soft­ware AG / Spendino

On our web­site we use forms for online dona­tions of the sup­pli­er Grün Soft­ware AG Pas­cal­str. 6, 52076 Aachen, Ger­many via the found­a­tion EuroNatur. Your data will be trans­mit­ted via an encryp­ted con­nec­tion (SSL) to EuroNatur’s ser­vice pro­vider Grün Spendino and from there to EuroNatur.

If you use the dona­tion form, you send EuroNatur your per­son­al details such as name, address and account details, the fol­low­ing data will be used and stored solely for dona­tion col­lec­tion pur­poses: first name, sur­name, street, house num­ber, place of res­id­ence, postal code, account hold­er and account details. There is no dis­clos­ure of this per­son­al data to third parties. In addi­tion, the trans­fer is excluded due to the oblig­a­tions arising from purely account­ing and tax oblig­a­tions. Cur­rently, stor­age may take up to 10 years due to tax reten­tion require­ments.

Leaf and Sea will not receive any inform­a­tion about you in this pro­cess.

Dir­ect deb­its are pro­cessed by the EuroNatur Found­a­tion. When pay­ing by cred­it card, Grün Soft­ware AG will deb­it your cred­it card account and trans­fer the amount to the EuroNatur Found­a­tion. If you use PayP­al or the Cringle app, the rel­ev­ant para­graph in this Pri­vacy Policy applies.

On those pages of the web­site that con­tain a Spendino form, cook­ies are set by Grün Soft­ware AG. These are needed to pro­cess the pay­ment pro­cess. 

Of course, you have the right to stop access to inform­a­tion at any time and to object to the use of your data. Write to our data pro­tec­tion officer, the details of the con­tact details can be found in the rel­ev­ant sec­tion of this pri­vacy policy.

The com­plete pri­vacy policy of Grün Soft­ware AG can be found here: https://www.gruen.net/spendino/unternehmen/datenschutz/

Com­ple­tion of an out­sourced data pro­cessing con­tract

EuroNatur has entered into an agree­ment with Grün Soft­ware AG for the out­sourcing of thei data pro­cessing and fully imple­ment the strict require­ments of the Ger­man data pro­tec­tion author­it­ies when using Grün Spendino.

As an altern­at­ive to using the online dona­tion form, you can donate an amount of your choice to help EuroNatur con­serve nature in Europe:

  1. a) Via bank trans­fer or stand­ing order: You will find the bank details of EuroNatur’ dona­tion account in the imprint.
  2. b) You print out EuroNatur’s SEPA dir­ect deb­it man­date and send it to EuroNatur filled out and signed by post, fax or e-mail attach­ment. The con­tact details can also be found in the imprint.

Face­book dona­tions

Face­book offers a dona­tion func­tion, which you can also use on www.facebook.com/euronatur  (but not on www.euronatur.org  and oth­er web­sites oper­ated by us). Pro­vider of this ser­vice is for all users out­side the United States and Canada Face­book Ire­land Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Dub­lin 2, Ire­land; Con­tract­ing party for users from the United States and Canada is Face­book Inc., 1 Hack­er Way, Menlo Park, Cali­for­nia 94025, USA.

To use the dona­tion func­tion of Face­book, your billing inform­a­tion must be stored in your Face­book pro­file. All pay­ment and usage data are assigned by the pro­vider to your Face­book pro­file.

Answers to fre­quently asked ques­tions about dona­tions are avail­able here: https://secure.facebook.com/help/356680401435429/?helpref=hc_fnav

Facebook’s terms of use includ­ing data policy, cook­ie policy, terms of pay­ment and all applic­able reg­u­la­tions apply https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/update

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