Provider and Responsible Party according to the German Privacy Laws
Mermaids and Whale Bones
Scope of Application
This Privacy Statement informs users (that is you) what kind of information, how much information and for what reason we (that is Mermaids and Whale Bones) saves and processes.
The legal framework is provided by the German Law for Data Privacy (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz BDSG) and the German TeleMedia Law (Telemediengesetz TMG).
Performance of Paid Services
We require some additional data in order to perform paid services, like our online store.
In order to ensure your information’s safety we use state of the art cryptographic techniques (like SSL) via HTTPS.
When you contact us through our online contact form or via email we will store your provided information in order to answer your questions and possibly ask you additional questions regarding your original request.
Involvement of Third Party Services and Content
Occasionally we feature third party contents and services. This includes Maps from Google Maps, You-Tube Videos or Graphics and Pictures by third party websites. In order for you to open and display this content in your browser we need to transmit your IP-address to the respective third party. This means that the third party will be able to see your IP-address.
We are really trying to only work with third parties who use your IP-address only in order to deliver their content to you but we can’t influence whether they store your IP-address. Storing your IP-address serves statistical purposes amongst others. If we are aware of a third party storing your IP-address, we will let you know about it.
Affiliate and Sponsored Content
This website uses so called Cookies. Cookies are text-files, that are saved on your device by the server. They contain information about browser, IP-address, system and internet connection. We will never share this data with a third party or connect them to your personal data.
Cookies have two main objectives. They help us to make it easier for you to navigate our website and make it possible to display our website correctly on your device. Cookies are not used to introduce a virus or start a program.
The websites http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ (USA) and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ (Europe) allow you to adjust Online-Advertisement Cookies.
Use of Google Analytics
Mermaids and Whale Bones uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so called “Cookies” those are text-files that are being stored on your device in order to allow Google Analytics to analyse how you are using our website. The Cookie generated information is then transferred to one of Google’s USA based servers and stored there. Due to the Data Protection Laws of the European Union your IP-address will generally be shortened before it is transferred and saved on an American server. Only occasionally the full IP-address will be transmitted to the USA and shortened there.
Google will use the collected informations to analyse your use of our website , to compile reports on website activity and further information regarding website and internet use for us. Neither we nor Google will connect this data to any other information you might have shared on the internet.
You can prohibit the storage of Cookies on your device at any time by changing your browser settings. However doing so might keep you from using Mermaids and Whale Bones to its full potential.
You can prevent the collection and analysis of data (incl. IP-address) collected by Google Analytics Cookies by downloading and installing a browser plugin through the following link. Browser Ad On to deactivate Google Analytics. More information about Privacy and Terms and Conditions is provided here: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.
Personal Data will be stored according to the principles of Data Avoidance and Data Minimisation only for the legal period of time demanded by German Law. If the reason to save this information is no longer applicable or the legal storage period ends we will delete or block your data.
Your Right to Information, Correction, Blocking, Deleting and Objection
You have the right to ask us to send you your stored information, and/or to correct this information and/or delete or block this information at no additional cost to you.
Exception: We are unable to delete or block the data due to legally mandated Data Storage due to business transactions or your data is part of the legal requirements for data storage.
If you have any questions or requests please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org