Scope

This privacy statement informs users of the nature, extent and purpose of the collection and use of personal information by the provider World Tatoo Day Organisation on this website (hereinafter “Service”).

The legal basis for data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG) and the Teleservices Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG).

Access data / Server logs

The provider (or the webspace provider) collects data every time the Service is accessed (so-called server logs). Access data includes:

name of accessed website, file, date and time of access, transferred data volume, confirmation of successful retrieval of data, browser type and its version, the user’s operating system, referral URL (last web page visited), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the protocol data solely for statistical evaluation to operate, secure and optimise the Service. The provider reserves the right to review the log data later on if there are concrete indications for justified suspicion of illegal behaviour when using the website.

Processing personal information

Personal information is information, which can be used to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a specific person. This includes the name, the email address or the telephone number. But it also includes information on preferences, hobbies, memberships or websites accessed.

Personal information can only be collected, used and transferred by a provider when this is permitted by law or the users give their consent to the collection of data.

Making contact

When contacting the provider (for example via the contact form or email), the user’s data will be stored for the purpose of processing the query as well as for follow-up questions.

Newsletter

Our newsletter will provide you with information on us and our Services.

 

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, you will need to provide us with a valid email address as well as information allowing us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided or that its owner agrees to receiving the newsletter. No other information is collected. This information will only be used to send the newsletter and will not be disclosed to third parties.

We will store your IP address and the date of registration when you register for the newsletter.. This serves the purpose solely as evidence should a third party misuse an email address by using it to register for the newsletter without the knowledge of the authorised person.

You can revoke your consent to store information, your email address as well as the use of the email address to send the newsletter at any time. You can do so via a link in the newsletter, in your profile section or by sending a message to any of the contact options above.

Integration of services and content from third parties

Our Services may provide content from third parties, such as videos from YouTube, map information from Google Maps, RSS feeds or images. For this reason, the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “Third Party Provider”) will need to use the user’s IP address. They need the IP address to be able to send the content to each user’s browser. Therefore, the IP address is necessary to display this content. We strive to only use content from providers who only use the IP address to deliver their content. However, we have no influence on the Third Party Provider should they store the IP address e.g. for statistical purposes. We will inform the users when we are aware of this.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files sent from a website and stored on a user’s device (PC, Smartphone etc.) relating to the information of that device. On the one hand, they serve to make websites user-friendly and, therefore, benefit users (e.g. storage of log-in data). On the other hand, they serve to collect statistical data on website usage and their analysis in order to improve the Service. Users can determine the use of cookies themselves. Most browsers have an option that limits or even completely prevents cookies being stored. However, use and especially user convenience is limited without cookies.

You can manage a number of online advertising cookies from companies on the US-American website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ .

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies i.e. text files, which are stored on the user’s computer and enable the analysis of website usage. The information generated by the cookie regarding the use of this website by the user is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

 

In case the anonymous IP is activated on this website, Google will shorten the user’s’ IP address in the member states of the European Union or other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in rare cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The anonymous IP address is active on this website. On behalf of the provider of this website, Google will use this information to analyse the user’s usage of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services related to the use of the website and Internet to the website provider.

 

The IP address transmitted from your browser for Google Analytics will not be used together with other data from Google. Users can prevent cookies being stored by adjusting their browser software accordingly. This Service must point out that in this case not all of the functions on this website will be able to be used completely. Users can also prevent information generated by the cookie concerning the use of the website (incl. the IP address) from being collected as well as processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en .

As an alternative to browser add-ons or in browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link to prevent Google Analytics collecting information from this website in the future. An opt-out cookie will then be placed on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click on this link again.

Revocation, changes, amendments and updates

The user has the right to request information on the personal information stored about them free of charge. In addition, the user also has the right to request the correction of inaccurate data as well as to block or delete their personal information unless that information has to be kept for legal purposes.