Data Policy

Data protection

Using this website is possible without specifying personal information. Should personal information (like names, addresses or e-mail addresses) be collected this will always take place, if possible, on a voluntary basis. The information will not be handed to third parties without your explicit permission.

We would like to point out that the transfer of data on the internet (e.g. during communication by e-mail) may have security gaps. We cannot guarantee complete protection of your data against access by third parties.

Data policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP-address, that your browser transmits within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by clicking here.

Information, deletion or blocking of data

In accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to be provided with information free of charge relating to your stored data and, where applicable, a right to have this data corrected, blocked or erased. If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or should you require information about your stored data, or if it needs to be corrected, blocked or erased, and also if you wish to withdraw your consent, then please contact us via the details shown under Imprint.

Cookies

This website uses so-called cookies in several places. The purpose of these cookies is to make our website more user friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are saved by your browser in your computer.

Most of the cookies used here as so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted. This enables us to recognize your browser upon your next visit.

You can configure your browser so as to be informed about the placement of cookies, to decide to accept these on a case-by-case basis or to completely exclude all incoming cookies. Or you can have them automatically deleted upon closing the browser. However, the deactivation or rejection of cookies may restrict the functionality of our web offer.

Contact form

When you send us a message by contact form or chat we store your name, the contact data you give us and the subject of your inquiry so that we can reply to you. We do not pass on this information without your consent.

Server-Log-Files

Our provider collects and automatically saves information on its server log file, which are transmitted to the users brower. This includes:

  • browser type / browser version
  • operating system
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of the server request


The above named data can generally not be used for identification purposes, and we do not accumulate such data in connection with other data sources. We reserve the right to check the authenticity of this information if there is reason to believe that there has been a violation.

Rejection of spam

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of the contact data published as part of our duty to publish an imprint for the purpose of sending us any advertising or informational materials that we have not expressly requested.

Privacy Policy for the use of Google Web Fonts

For the homogenous display of fonts, this website uses so-called web fonts that are provided by Google. On retrieving a website your browser downloads the necessary web fonts to your browser cache in order to correctly display texts and fonts. If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer uses a standard font. For further information, please see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq as well as Google’s Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Privacy Policy for the use of Google Maps

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 it is required to store your IP address. 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. For further information, please see Google’s Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Privacy Policy for the use of Twitter

Features of the Twitter service are connected to our website. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “re-tweet” function, the websites you visit are connected with your Twitter account and shared with other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter. We advise you that as the operator of this website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Twitter or how it is used. You can learn more by consulting Twitter's privacy policy at: http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your data privacy settings for Twitter in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Privacy Policy for the use of tawk.to

This website uses the technology of Search Marketing Services SIA, Bebru iela 43-19, LV-1067, Riga, Lettland (www.tawk.to) for the available live chat. The website offers the team of Gastfreund an external platform for managing chats. The chat is integrated into the source code of Gastfreund.net via a script. By using the chat you automatically use the services of tawk.to, even if you do not have a tawk.to user account or are not logged in to your tawk.to account. If you interact with the Plug-ins, e.g. by using the live chat of tawk.to, the respective information is directly transmitted to a server of tawk.to and stored there. The collected data includes the following: Chat history, specified name, IP address at the time of the chat (based on the IP) and the country of origin. This data will not be passed on to third parties and is only used for the improvement of our service and for internal statistics. By using the chat you agree to this policy. Please also see the privacy policy of tawk.to: https://www.tawk.to/privacy-policy/ as well as the additional information stated there. You can also completely block tawk.to Plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript” (noscript.net/).

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