(For requests concerning data protection: email@example.com)
We take the protection of your personal data seriously and treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal provisions. The use of our website is possible without providing personal data. If you use the contact form, we will use your email address to contact you regarding your request – no further personal information is required.
The provider of the web pages automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information comprises: - IP address - Browser type and version - Operating system - Referrer URL - Host name of the accessing computer - Time of the server request
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the browser address line changes from http:// to https://, and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Our comment function stores the IP addresses of users who post comments. As we do not check comments on our site before they are activated, we need this data to be able to take action against the author in the event of legal violations such as insults or propaganda.
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we need your email address and your consent to receive the newsletter. We use this data exclusively for sending the newsletter. You can revoke your consent to the storage of your email address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example by clicking on the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in the newsletter. Registration for our newsletter uses a double opt-in procedure. This means that after registering, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary to ensure that no-one can register using email addresses that do not belong to them. Newsletter registrations are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes saving the login and confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored with Mailchimp are also logged.
The newsletters contain a ‘web beacon’, i.e. a pixel-sized file which is retrieved from the Mailchimp server when the newsletter is opened. As part of this retrieval, technical information such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time of 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 behaviour based on their retrieval locations (determined by means of the IP address) and access times. Statistical surveys also include determining whether 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 nor Mailchimp's intention to monitor individual users. The evaluations serve rather to help us identify 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.
You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time, i.e. withdraw your consent. In doing so, you also withdraw your consent to the newsletter being sent via Mailchimp and to statistical analyses. You cannot separately withdraw your consent to the newsletter being sent via Mailchimp or to statistical analysis. You can find a link to unsubscribe to the newsletter at the end of each newsletter.
In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective as of 25 May 2018, we hereby inform you that your consent to the transmission of email addresses is given on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a, 7 GDPR and Art. 7 (2) No. 3 and (3) of the Act Against Unfair Competition. The use of the newsletter distribution provider Mailchimp, the execution of statistical surveys and analyses and the logging of the registration process are based on our legitimate interests according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is in the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests and meets the expectations of our users.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states belonging to the European Economic Area before being sent to the United States. In exceptional cases only, the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of this website’s operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide the website operator with further services related to the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google.
This website uses the ‘Demographics’ function provided by Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created that contain information on the age, gender and interests of visitors to the website. This data is derived from interest-related advertising by Google and from visitor data from third parties. This data cannot be assigned to any particular person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google Account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section ‘Objection to data collection’.
On this website, data is collected and stored using the web analysis software Matomo (www.matomo.org), a service provided by InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand (‘Matomo’) on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Pseudonymised user profiles may be created and evaluated based on this data for the same purpose. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor’s web browser. The cookies enable, among other things, the recognition of the web browser. The data collected using Matomo technology (including your pseudonymised IP address) is processed on our servers. .
The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymised user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not combined with personal data relating to the bearer of the pseudonym.
If you do not consent to the storage and evaluation of this data relating to your visit to the website, you can object to the storage and use of this data at any time at the click of a button. In this case, an ‘opt-out cookie’ is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo does not collect any session data. Please note that deleting all of your cookies means that the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and may have to be reactivated. You can decide here whether a unique web analysis cookie may be stored in your browser to enable the website operator to collect and analyse various statistical data.
If you choose not to do so, click the following link to place the Piwik opt-out cookie in your browser https://www.astratracker.net/index.php?module=CoreAdminHome&action=optOut&language=en
Google Fonts are used on this website. As far as we know, no personal data is stored by Google in this context. For technical reasons, however, your IP address must be transmitted to Google so that the fonts can be transferred to your browser.
You have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to rectify, block or erase this data. For this purpose, as well as for any other questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time via the address provided in our legal notice.
(For requests concerning data protection: firstname.lastname@example.org)