Your rights as a data subject
You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided by our data protection officer:
- Information about your data stored by us and their processing,
- rectification of inaccurate personal data,
- Deletion of your data stored by us,
- Restriction of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
- Objection to the processing of your data by us and
- Data portability, provided that you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us.
If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.
You can lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time. Your competent supervisory authority depends on the federal state of your residence, your work or the alleged violation. A list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with addresses can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Purposes of data processing by the responsible body and third parties
- you have given your express consent to this,
- the processing is necessary for the execution of a contract with you,
- the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation,
the processing is necessary for the protection of legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data.
Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically provides us with certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transmit viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can make navigation easier for you and enable the correct display of our web pages.
Under no circumstances will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.
Cookies and reports on access numbers
We use “session cookies” from VG Wort, Munich, to measure access to texts in order to record the probability of copying. Session cookies are small pieces of information that a provider stores in the memory of the visitor’s computer. A randomly generated unique identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the storage period. Session cookies cannot store any other data. These measurements are carried out by Kantar Germany GmbH according to the Scalable Central Measurement Method (SZM). They help to determine the probability of copying individual texts for the remuneration of legal claims of authors and publishers. We do not collect any personal data via cookies.
It is also possible to use our offers without cookies. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser so that it notifies you as soon as cookies are sent.
Our website and our mobile web offer use the “Scalable Central Measurement Method” (SZM) of Kantar Germany GmbH to determine statistical parameters to determine the probability of copying texts.
Anonymous measured values are collected. The access number measurement alternatively uses a session cookie or a signature, which is created from various automatically transmitted information from your browser, to recognize computer systems. IP addresses are only processed in anonymised form.
The procedure was developed in compliance with data protection. The sole aim of the procedure is to determine the probability of copying individual texts.
At no time are individual users identified. Your identity will always be protected. You will not receive any advertisements through the system.
Provision of chargeable services
In order to provide chargeable services, we ask for additional data, such as payment details, in order to be able to execute your order. We store this data in our systems until the statutory retention periods have expired.
Use of script libraries (Google Webfonts)
In order to display our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) on this website. Google web fonts are transferred to your browser’s cache to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web Fonts or prevents access, content will be displayed in a standard font.
Calling script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible – but currently also unclear whether and, if so, for what purposes – that operators of such libraries collect data.
We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:
Facebook, Twitter, Google, PinterestFacebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, IrlandTwitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07IrelandGoogle LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USAPinterest Europe Ltd., Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Questions to the Data Protection Officer
If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization directly:
The terms used below are, among other things, those set out in Art. 4 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Name and address of the person responsible
The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is the manufacturer of this plugin specified in the imprint.
General information on data processing
Scope of processing of personal data
As a matter of principle, we process personal data of our users only to the extent necessary to provide a functional plugin. The processing of personal data of our users takes place regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception applies in cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for factual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.
Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 (1) (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.
In the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR serves as the legal basis.
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.
If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.
Data deletion and storage period
The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. In addition, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.
Data transmission on the Internet to our server takes place via HTTPS and TLS protocol in an encrypted manner. An unencrypted transmission is not possible on the part of our server. The data is encrypted by our plugin or your web browser, then transmitted and finally decrypted by our server.
Provision of the plugin
Description and scope of data processing
The plugin does not send any data to the manufacturer without the user’s consent. Data that can be sent to the manufacturer is listed below. The plugin does not create or collect any usage data.
Check function for counting tokens
Description and scope of data processing
You have the option of having us check the counting marks integrated by the plugin on your website. This is done via the “Check” link, which can be found in several places in the plugin. If you click on this check link, the following data will be sent to our server:
- by accessing it with a web browser:
- information about the type of web browser and the version used,
- the user’s operating system,
- the IP address of the user,
- Date and time of access,
- the website from which the user’s system accesses our server,
- Data contained in the check link:
- the public counting mark,
- the link to the web page (WordPress post/page) where the counter should be.
The data that is sent to a web browser through your access is only stored in the log files of our system if an error occurs during the corresponding page view. This does not affect the user’s IP address or other data that enables the data to be assigned to a user.
The data contained in the verification link is used by our server to test whether the public counter is located on the web page (WordPress post/page) contained in the verification link.
We temporarily store the user’s IP address exclusively for the purpose of determining how often the user uses the check function within a time interval.
This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.
Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data is Art. 6 (1) (f) or (a) GDPR.
Purpose of data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the server is necessary to enable the delivery of the accessed website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must be stored for the duration of the session.
The temporary storage of the data in the check link is required to perform the check.
We temporarily store the user’s IP address exclusively to protect our check function from misuse (excessive use).
Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data to provide the check function for counting marks, this is the case when the respective session has ended. There is no permanent storage.
We store the user’s IP address for a maximum of one day to protect our system.
Possibility of objection and removal
The storage of data in log files in the event of an error is absolutely necessary for the operation of the check function for counting marks. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.
The storage of the user’s IP address is absolutely necessary to protect our system. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.
The user can activate the use of the check function for counting marks via a checkbox in the “Privacy” area/menu in order to be able to use it, or deactivate it in order to object to its use. By default, this check box is cleared.
Rights of the person concerned
If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the data controller:
You may request confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed by us. If this is the case, you can request the following information from the controller:
- the purposes for which the personal data are processed,
- the categories of personal data that are processed,
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed,
- the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if specific information on this is not possible, criteria for determining the duration of storage,
- the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, a right to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing,
- the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority,
- all available information on the origin of the data, if the personal data are not collected from the data subject,
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Art. 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
You have the right to request information as to whether your personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer.
Right to rectification
You have a right to rectification and/or completion vis-à-vis the person responsible if the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The controller must make the correction without delay.
Right to restriction of processing
Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of your personal data be restricted:
- if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that enables the person responsible to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
- the processing is unlawful and you refuse the deletion of the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data,
- the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
- if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your reasons.
If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data may only be processed with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or a Member State.
If the restriction of processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.
Right to deletion
You have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay, and the controller is obliged to erase such data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
- the personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed,
- You revoke your consent on which the processing is based pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing,
- In accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR to object to the processing,
- the personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully,
- the deletion of your personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the person responsible is subject,
- the personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR.
Information to third parties:
If the person responsible has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to delete it in accordance with Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform those responsible for data processing who process the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested them to delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.
The right to deletion does not exist if the processing is necessary:
- to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information,
- for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject, or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller,
- for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h and i as well as Art. 9 para. 3 GDPR,
- for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, insofar as the right referred to in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of such processing, or
- to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
Right to information
If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the controller, the controller is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
You have the right vis-à-vis the controller to be informed about these recipients.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to the person responsible, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that
- the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR and
- the processing is carried out using automated procedures.
In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data concerning you transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons may not be affected by this.
The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Right of objection
You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The controller will no longer process the personal data concerning you, unless he can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
If the personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.
If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you have the option of exercising your right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law
You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
Automated decision-making in individual cases, including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision
- is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between you and the controller,
- is permissible on the basis of legal provisions of the Union or of the Member States to which the person responsible is subject and these legal provisions contain appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, or
- is made with your express consent.
However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 (2) (a) or (g) GDPR applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.
With regard to the aforementioned cases, the person responsible shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the person responsible, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 GDPR.
- Google Analytics
- We have integrated the website analysis tool “Google Analytics” (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA, EU branch: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) on our website.
- When you visit our website, Google places a cookie on your computer in order to be able to analyse your use of our website. The data obtained will be transferred to the USA and stored there. If personal data were to be transferred to the USA, Google’s certification under the Privacy Shield Agreement (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework) provides a guarantee that European data protection law is complied with.
- We have activated the IP anonymization “anonymizeIP”, which means that the IP addresses are only processed in abbreviated form. On this website, your IP address will therefore be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the controller. We have also activated the cross-device analysis of website visitors, which is carried out via a so-called user ID. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. The use of Google Analytics serves the purpose of analyzing, optimizing and improving our website.
- The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. f) GDPR.
- The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs will be automatically deleted after 12 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has expired is carried out automatically once a month.
- Objection and “opt-out”: You can generally prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting “do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. However, this may result in a functional restriction of our offers. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
- As an alternative to the above browser plug-in, you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking [ga-optout text=”Disable Google Analytics”]. By clicking on it, an “opt-out” cookie is set, which prevents the collection of your data when you visit this website in the future. This cookie is only valid for our website and your current browser and only lasts until you delete your cookies. In this case, you would have to set the cookie again.
- You can deactivate cross-device user analysis in your Google account under “My data > personal data”.
- We have integrated YouTube videos from youtube.com on our website using the embedded function so that they can be accessed directly on our website. YouTube belongs to Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA, EU subsidiary: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. We have integrated the videos in the so-called “extended data protection mode” without using cookies.
s usage behavior is recorded in order to personalize video playback. Instead, the video recommendations are based on the video currently playing. Videos that play in privacy-enhanced mode in an embedded player don’t affect which videos are recommended to you on YouTube. When you start a video (click on the video), YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. The data obtained will be transferred to the USA and stored there. This is also done without a user account with Google. If you are logged into your Google account, Google can assign the above data to your account. If you do not want this, you must log out of your Google account. Google creates user profiles from such data and uses this data for the purposes of advertising, market research or optimization of its websites.
- The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. f) GDPR.
- Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework) and is therefore obliged to comply with European data protection law.
- We have integrated the anti-spam function “reCAPTCHA” from “Google” (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA, EU branch: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) on our website. By using “reCAPTCHA” in our forms, we can determine whether the input was made by a machine (robot) or a human. When using the service, your IP address and any other data required for this purpose may be transmitted to Google servers in the USA.
- The purpose of processing this data is to prevent spam and misuse as well as our economic interest in optimizing our website.
- Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework). This ensures that European data protection law is complied with.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Martina Ledermann, Scheidswaldstraße 9, 60385 Frankfurt am Main,
E-Mail: contact (at) pkml-android-apps (dot) de