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1. Basic information on Data Processing and Statutory Regulations

1.1 This Privacy Policy wants to clarify the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal information within the forum and the related websites, features and content (collectively referred to herein as "online offer" or "website"). The privacy policy applies regardless of the domains, systems, platforms, and devices (such as desktop or mobile) on which the online offering is being run.

1.2 The terms used, such as "Personal data" or their "processing", refer to the definitions in article 4 of the German DSGVO (Datenschutzgrundverordnung) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

1.3 The personal data of the users processed in the context of this online offer includes stock data (eg eMail addresses of members), contract data (eg, used services, payment information), usage data (eg, the visited websites of our online offer) and content data (eg contributions in the forum ).

1.4 The term "user" covers all categories of persons affected by data processing in this forum. These include our forum members, customers of our classifieds section and other visitors to our online offer.

1.5 We process personal data of users only in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations. This means that users' data will only be processed if there is a legal permit. That is, in particular, when the data processing is required to provide our contractual services (e.g., processing of orders) and online services required or required by law, the consent of the users exists as well as due to our legitimate interests, i. Interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation and security of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f. DSGVO, in particular in the range measurement, creation of profiles for advertising and marketing purposes and collection of access data and use of third-party services.

1.6 Please note that the legal basis of the consents Art. 6 (1) lit. a. and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for the processing for the performance of our services and the performance of contractual measures Art. 6 (1) lit. b. DSGVO, the legal basis for processing in order to fulfill our legal obligations Art. 6 (1) lit. c. DSGVO, and the legal basis for processing in order to safeguard our legitimate interests Art. 6 (1) lit. f. DSGVO is.

2. Safety Measures

2.1 We provide state-of-the-art organizational, contractual and technical security measures to ensure compliance with data protection laws and to protect data processed by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons.

2.2 One of the security measures is the encrypted transfer of data between your browser and our server.

3. Data Disclosure to Third Parties and Third Party Providers

3.1 A transfer of data to third parties is only within the scope of legal requirements. We will only pass users' data on to third parties if this is the case, for example based on of Art. 6 (1) lit. B) DSGVO required for contract purposes or based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f. DSGVO on the economical and effective operation of our business operations.

3.2 If we use subcontractors to provide our services, we will take appropriate legal precautions and appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect personal data in accordance with applicable law.

3.3 If, within the framework of this Privacy Policy, content, tools or other means are used by other providers (collectively referred to as "third party providers") and their registered office is located in a third country, it is to be assumed that data will be transferred to the countries of residence of the third party providers. Third countries are countries in which the DSGVO is not a directly applicable law, i.e. basically countries outside the EU or the European Economic Area. The transfer of data to third countries occurs either when there is an adequate level of data protection, user consent or other legal authorization.

4. Provision of Contractual Services

4.1 We process inventory data (e.g. email addresses), contract data (e.g. services used, payment information) for the purpose of fulfilling our contractual obligations and services in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit b. DSGVO.

4.2 Users can optionally create a user account that entitles them to publish their own contributions and photos. As part of the registration process, the required mandatory information will be communicated to the users.

4.3 If users have terminated their user account, their personal data are deleted with regard to the user account, subject to their retention is for commercial or tax law reasons according to Art. 6 (1) lit. c DSGVO necessary.

4.4 We are entitled to irretrievably delete all user data stored during the contract period.

4.5 As part of the registration and re-registration and use of our online services, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user's protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A transfer of these data to third parties does not take place, unless it is necessary for the prosecution of our claims or there is a legal obligation in accordance with. Art. 6 (1) lit. c DSGVO.

5. Contact

5.1 When contacting us (via contact form or e-mail), the information provided by the user to process the contact request and its processing acc. Art. 6 (1) lit. B) DSGVO processed.

5.2 User information can be stored in our Customer Relationship Management System ("CRM System") or similar request organization.

6. Comments and Posts

6.1 If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses are based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f. DSGVO saved.

6.2 This is for our own safety, if someone leaves illegal content in comments and contributions (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case, we ourselves can be prosecuted for the comment or post and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.

7. Collection of Access Data and Log Files

7.1 Based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f. DSGVO Data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user's operating system and the referrer URL (the previously visited page).

7.2 Logfile information is stored for security purposes (for example, to investigate abusive or fraudulent activities) for a maximum of three months and then deleted. Data whose further retention is required for evidential purposes shall be exempted from the cancellation until final clarification of the incident.

8. Cookies & Reach Measurement

8.1 Cookies are information bits transmitted from our web server or third-party web servers to users' web browsers and stored there for later retrieval. Cookies can be small files or other types of information storage.

8.2 We use "session cookies" that are only stored for the duration of the current visit to our online presence (for example, to enable the storage of your login status and thus the use of our online offer at all). In a session cookie, a randomly generated unique identification number is stored, a so-called session ID. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the retention period. These cookies can not save any other data. Session cookies will be deleted if you have finished using our online offer and you have e.g. log out or close the browser.

8.3 If the user activates the „Remember me“ option when logging in, a cookie will be stored for seven days to allow the forum to be used without having to log in again.

8.4 The use of cookies in the context of pseudonymous range measurement informs users in the context of this privacy policy.

8.5 If users do not want cookies stored on their machine, they will be asked to disable the option in their browser's system settings. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

8.6 You may opt for the use of cookies for distance measurement and promotional purposes through the Disable Network Initiative's opt-out page (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/) and the US website (http://www.aboutads.info/choices ) or the European website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/).

9. Google Analytics

9.1 Based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO), we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. („Google"). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

9.2 Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

9.3 Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with further services related to the use of this online offer and the internet usage. In this case, pseudonymous usage profiles of the users can be created from the processed data.

9.4 We use Google Analytics to display advertisements displayed within Google and its affiliate advertising services, only those users who have shown an interest in our online offering or who have certain characteristics (eg. interest in specific topics or products by visited web pages) that we submit to Google (so-called "remarketing" or "Google Analytics audiences"). With Remarketing Audiences, we also want to make sure that our ads are in line with the potential interest of users and are not annoying.

9.5 We use Google Analytics only with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the users will be shortened 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 sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.

9.6 The IP address submitted by the user's browser will not be merged with other data provided by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly. Users may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

9.7 Alternatively, by clicking on the following link, you can set a cookie that will prevent your traffic being evaluated by Google Analytics: Click here to prevent Google Analytics from analyzing your access of this website.

9.8 For more information about Google's data usage, hiring and opt-out options, please visit Google's websites: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners ("Google's use of your data when you use websites or apps our partners "), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (" Use of data for promotional purposes "), http://www.google.com/settings/ads (" Managing information that Google uses, to show you advertising ").

10. Google Re/Marketing Services

10.1 Based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO) we use the marketing and remarketing services ("Google Marketing Services ") Of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (" Google ").

10.2 Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

10.3 Google Marketing Services allows us to better target advertisements for and on our website so that we only present ads to users that potentially match their interests. If a user e.g. showing ads for products he's been interested in on other websites is called remarketing. For these purposes, when Google and our other websites accessing Google Marketing Services are directly accessed by Google, a code will be executed by Google and so-called (re) marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also called "Web Beacons“) incorporated into the website. With their help, the user is provided with an individual cookie, i. a small file is saved (instead of cookies, comparable technologies can also be used). The cookies can be set by different domains, including google.com, doubleclick.net, invitemedia.com, admeld.com, googlesyndication.com or googleadservices.com. In this file is noted which web pages the user visited, for what content he is interested and what offers he has clicked, as well as technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit time and other information on the use of the online offer. The IP address of the users is also recorded, whereby in the context of Google Analytics we announce that the IP address is shortened within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and only in exceptional cases to one Google server in the US is transmitted and shortened there. The IP address will not be merged with data of the user within other offers from Google. The above information may also be linked by Google with such information from other sources. If the user then visits other websites, they can be displayed according to his interests, the ads tailored to him.

10.4 The data of the users are processed in the context of the Google marketing services pseudonymously: Google stores and processes e.g. not the name or e-mail address of the users, but processes the relevant data cookie-related within pseudonymous user profiles. From the perspective of Google, the ads are not managed and displayed to a specifically identified person, but to the cookie owner, regardless of who that cookie owner is. This does not apply if a user has explicitly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymization. The information collected about users through Google Marketing Services is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the United States.

10.5 Among the Google marketing services we use is u.a. the online advertising program "Google AdWords". In the case of Google AdWords, each advertiser receives a different "conversion cookie". Cookies can not be tracked through AdWords advertisers' websites. The information collected through the cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. AdWords advertisers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users.

10.6 We can engage third-party ads based on Google's DoubleClick marketing service. DoubleClick uses cookies that enable Google and its affiliate websites to serve ads based on users' visits to this site or other sites on the Internet.

10.7 We can incorporate third-party ads based on the Google AdSense marketing service. AdSense uses cookies that enable Google and its affiliate sites to serve ads based on users' visits to this site or other sites on the Internet.

10.8 Also we can use the service "Google Optimizer". Google Optimizer allows us to understand how various changes to a website (such as changes to the input fields, the design, etc.) can take place in so-called "A / B testings". Cookies are stored on users' devices for these purposes. Only pseudonymous data of the users are processed.

10.9 In addition, we may use the "Google Tag Manager" to integrate and manage the Google Analytics and Marketing Services on our website.

10.10 For more information about Google's data usage for marketing, see the overview page: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads, Google's Privacy Policy located at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy available.

10.11 If you wish to opt-out of interest-based advertising through Google Marketing Services, you can use Google's settings and opt-out options: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences.

11. Amazon

11.1 The Forum participates in the Affiliate Program of Amazon Services LLC, a affiliate advertising program designed for websites that earn advertising reimbursements through the placement of advertisements and links to Amazon.com.

11.2 The Forum participates in the Affiliate Program of Amazon Europe S.à rl, a affiliate advertising program designed for sites that promote the placement of advertisements and links to Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com / Amazon.fr / Amazon.it / Amazon.es advertising reimbursements can be earned.

12. Newsletter

12.1 With the following information, we will inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, shipping and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.

12.2 Newsletter content: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter "newsletter") only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. Insofar as the contents of a newsletter are concretely described, they are authoritative for the consent of the users. Incidentally, our newsletters contain information about our products, offers, promotions and our company.

12.3 Double opt-in and logging: Registration for our newsletter is done in a so-called double-opt-in procedure. That After registration, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with external e-mail addresses. The registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and the confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Likewise, changes to your data stored with the shipping service provider will be logged.

12.4 Shipping Service Provider: The newsletter is distributed via "MailChimp", a newsletter shipping platform owned by Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. The privacy policy of the shipping service provider can be viewed here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. The Rocket Science Group LLC is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European data protection standards (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active).

12.5 Furthermore, the shipping service provider may, according to its own information, transmit these data in pseudonymous form, i. without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletters or for statistical purposes to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write them down or to pass them on to third parties.

12.6 Statistical Survey and Analysis - The newsletters contain a so-called "web-beacon", i. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the shipping service provider's server when the newsletter is opened. This call will initially collect technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval. This information is used to improve the technical performance of services based on their specifications or audience and their reading habits, based on their locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times. Statistical surveys also include determining if the newsletters will be opened, when they will be opened and which links will be clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our endeavor nor that of the shipping service provider to observe individual users. The evaluations 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.

12.7 The use of the shipping service provider, the implementation of statistical surveys and analyzes as well as logging of the registration process, are based on our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. We are interested in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves both our business interests and the expectations of our users.

12.8 Termination / Revocation - You may terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time, ie. Revoke your consent. At the same time, your consent for shipping by the shipping service provider and the statistical analyzes expire. A separate revocation of the shipment by the shipping service provider or the statistical evaluation is unfortunately not possible. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter.

13. Integration of Third Party Services and Content

13.1 Based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO), we make use of content or services offered by third-party providers in order to provide their content and services Services, such as Include videos or fonts (collectively referred to as "content"). This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address solely for the delivery of the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also referred to as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may include, but is not limited to, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit time, and other information regarding the use of our online offer.

13.2 The following list provides an overview of third-party providers as well as their contents, as well as links to their data protection statements, which contain further information on the processing of data and, for already mentioned here, contradictory possibilities (so-called opt-out) contain:

13.3 If our customers use the payment services of third parties (for example, PayPal or Sofortüberweisung), the terms and conditions and the privacy notices of the respective third party providers, which are retrievable within the respective websites, or transactional applications apply.

13.4 External fonts from Google, Inc., https://www.google.com/fonts ("Google Fonts"). The integration of Google fonts is done by a server call on Google (usually in the US). Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/.

13.5 Maps provided by Google Maps third-party service provider Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/.

13.6 Third-party platform "YouTube" videos Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/.

13.7 Within our online offer functions of the service Twitter can be integrated. These features are available through Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. Privacy Statement from Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the Account Settings at http://twitter.com/account/settins.

13.8 We use external code of the Javascript framework "jQuery", provided by the third-party jQuery Foundation, https://jquery.org.

14. Rights of Users

14.1 Users have the right, upon request, to receive free information about the personal data that we have stored about them.

14.2 In addition, users have the right to correct inaccurate data, limit the processing and deletion of their personal data, if applicable, to assert their rights to data portability and, in the event of unlawful processing, to file a complaint with the appropriate regulatory authority.

14.3 Likewise, users can revoke consent, generally with implications for the future.

15. Data Deletion

15.1 The data stored with us are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for their purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements. Unless the users' data are deleted because they are required for other and legally permitted purposes, their processing will be restricted. That The data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example for data of users who must be kept for commercial or tax reasons.

15.2 According to legal requirements, the storage takes place for 6 years in accordance with § 257 Abs. 1 HGB (trading books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual accounts, trade letters, accounting documents, etc.) and for 10 years pursuant to § 147 Abs. 1 AO (books, records, management reports, Accounting documents, commercial and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc.).

16. Right of Objection

16.1 Users may object to the future processing of their personal data in accordance with legal requirements at any time. The objection may in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.

17. Changes to Privacy Policy

17.1 We reserve the right to change the privacy policy in order to adapt it to changed legal situations, or to changes in the service and data processing. However, this only applies to declarations of data processing. If users' consent is required or elements of the privacy policy contain provisions of the contractual relationship with the users, the changes will only be made with the consent of the users.

17.2 Users are asked to keep up to date with the content of the privacy policy.

May 7th 2018