Many thanks for your interest in this blog. You will find the Data Privacy Statement on this page. Before we get to this legal text, I should like to state that protecting your privacy is a matter of importance to me. On the other hand many readers and I, as the author, want to see social media incorporated in this website. I have therefore integrated social media in such a way that prevents external service providers from automatically recording your visit to this website (you can find further information about this subject in Items 5-11 below). beyond-print only collects data in the form of anonymized IP addresses and these are not disclosed to third parties.

Data Privacy Statement

We, zipcon consulting GmbH, Am Buchenhain 4, 45239 Essen, Germany, are the operator of the beyond-print.de website. We are therefore responsible for the collection, processing and use of personal data in line with the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Teleservices Act (TMG). Furthermore when you visit our website, we play the role of provider as defined in the German Teleservices Act (TMG). We collect and use your personal data exclusively in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations, in particular the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

To ensure that you are fully aware of details relating to the collection and use of personal data on this website, we request you to take note of the following information.

  1. Collection, processing and use of personal data as well as the nature and purpose of its use
    1. When visiting the beyond-print.de website
      You can visit this website without disclosing any of your personal data. The only information stored is non-person-specific access data:

      • the IP address of the requesting computer,
      • the date and time of access,
      • the name and the URL of the accessed file,
      • the website from which access was obtained,
      • the operating system on your computer and the browser you use,
      • the name of your Internet access provider.

      This data is collected and processed to facilitate website use (establishment of connection), to guarantee long-term system security and reliability, to facilitate technical Internet infrastructure management and enhancement of the online offering as well as for internal statistical purposes. IP addresses are only analyzed in the event of Internet infrastructure attacks and for statistical purposes and no inferences about your identity can be made.

      Furthermore we utilize cookies and Google Analytics in conjunction with visits to our website. For more information please refer to Items 3 and 4 of this Data Privacy Statement.

    2. When ordering our Newsletter
      If you have registered to receive our Newsletter by providing your e-mail address (mandatory disclosure) as well as your first name and surname if applicable (voluntary disclosure), this data will only be used to send you the Newsletter. The additional personal data that you voluntarily disclose is used solely for the purposes of personalizing the Newsletter. We store this data until such time as you unsubscribe from our Newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time via the dedicated link in the Newsletter or by sending us notification to this effect.
    3. When posting a comment
      Posting a comment requires the user to state their name and e-mail address only; the user can voluntarily give details of their website if they wish. Stating the name and e-mail address helps to match the comment to the poster and if necessary to help clarify any queries. The name of the user and their website address, where provided, are published together with the comment and are visible to all website visitors. The user’s e-mail address is not published.
    4. When using the Contact Form
      You can submit general inquiries by using the contact form provided online. Here you are required to state your name and a valid e-mail address. This data is collected to enable us to identify who sent the inquiry and to respond to it.
  2. Disclosure of data to third parties
    Your personal data is only disclosed if you have given your explicit consent for it to be disclosed, if there is a statutory obligation to disclose your personal data or if disclosure is required to enable us to enforce our rights, in particular to enforce any claims arising out of this contractual relationship with you. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for any other purposes.
  3. Cookies
    We use cookies on our website. These are small alphanumeric files that your browser automatically generates and that are saved on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our website. Cookies do not damage your terminal device and do not contain viruses, trojans or other malware.Cookies store information, which is of relevance to us in terms of what specific terminal device you use to visit our website. However this does not mean that we gain direct access to your personal data.On the one hand cookies are used for the purposes of making our website more user-friendly. We therefore use so-called session cookies, which enable us to detect that you have already visited certain pages at our site, that you have already logged in to your client account or to assemble your orders in your shopping cart. These are automatically deleted when you leave our website.On the other hand we use cookies to collect statistics about the use of our website and to analyze these statistics for the purposes of enhancing our offering (see Item 4). When you revisit our website, these cookies enable us to recognize that you have already visited. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined time period.The use of cookies does not result in us obtaining any new personal information about you. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser to ensure that no cookies are stored on your computer or to notify you whenever a new cookie is about to be stored.Deactivation of cookies can result in you not being able to use all the functions on our website.
  4. Use of Google Analytics
    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics utilizes so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help analyze how you use the website. These cookies are Google’s own cookies (Google Analytics cookies) and so-called third-party cookies (DoubleClick cookies).The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is usually transmitted to and stored on Google servers in the USA. In the event that the IP anonymization feature is activated on this website, your IP address will be abridged by Google prior to transmission. However this only applies within countries that are members of the European Union or the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abridged there. Google will use this information to analyze your use of this website, to compile reports on website activity on behalf of the operator of this website and to provide other services relating to website activity and Internet usage, in particular display advertising functions as well as Google Analytics reports on service provision based on demographic features and interests, to the operator of this website. Where necessary, Google may disclose this information to third parties, provided it is required to do so by law or in cases where Google commissions third parties to process this data.Google Analytics reports on service provision based on demographic features and interests use data obtained by Google via interests-related advertising and visitor data from third-party providers (e.g. age, gender and interests). This data cannot be traced back to specific individuals and can be deactivated at any time via the advertising settings (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=de) in your Google profile.Google will definitely not match your IP address to any other personal data of yours it that holds.You can prevent the installation of cookies by activating the relevant setting in your browser software. However we should like to make you aware of the fact that you may then not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website. Furthermore you can prevent collection of cookie-generated, website-use-related data (incl. IP address) and its transfer to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on available from the following link. The up-to-date link is http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.You can find further information about Google Analytics’ Terms of Use and Privacy Policy at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and at http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.We should like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the “_anonymizeIP()” code and therefore IP addresses are only processed in abridged form, in order to prevent any direct revelation of identity.By using this website you consent to have your personal data, which Google collects, processed in the manner described above and for the above-mentioned purposes.
  5. Use of the Google +1 Button
    At this website we use the Google+ social network’s “+1” button, as provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).If you select a page on our website, which includes “+1” button, this button is initially deactivated, meaning no information whatsoever is transmitted to Google. A direct link is only established between your browser and a Google server in the USA once the button is activated. The information that you have visited this website from your IP address is transmitted from your browser direct to the Google servers and stored there.If you are a Google+ member and do not wish Google to collect information about you via this website and link it to membership information of yours that Google has stored, you need to log out of Google+ before visiting this website and activating the “+1” button on this website.You can find Google’s Data Privacy Policy relating to the “+1” button with more detailed information about the collection, transmission and use of data by Google and about your rights in this regard as well as your settings options to protect your privacy at https://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html.
  6. Use of Twitter Plugins
    At this website we use Twitter Plugins provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). You can obtain an overview of Twitter’s range of plugins at http://dev.twitter.com.If you select a page on our website, which includes one of these plugins, the plugin is initially deactivated, meaning no information whatsoever is transmitted to Twitter. A direct link is only established between your browser and a Twitter server in the USA once the plugin is activated. The information that you have visited this website from your IP address is transmitted from your browser direct to the Twitter servers and stored there.If you are a Twitter member and do not wish Twitter to collect information about you via this website and link it to membership information of yours that Twitter has stored, you need to log out of Twitter before visiting this website and activating a Twitter plugin on this website.You can find Twitter’s Data Privacy Policy, featuring more detailed information about the collection and use of your data by Twitter and about your rights in this regard as well as your settings options to protect your privacy at http://twitter.com/privacy.
  7. Use of Facebook Plugins
    At this website we use Facebook Plugins provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). You can obtain an overview of Facebook’s range of plugins at http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.If you select a page on our website, which includes one of these plugins, the plugin is initially deactivated, meaning no information whatsoever is transmitted to Facebook. A direct link is only established between your browser and a Facebook server in the USA once the plugin is activated. The information that you have visited this website from your IP address is transmitted from your browser direct to the Facebook servers and stored there. If you are a Facebook member and do not wish Facebook to collect information about you via this website and link it to membership information of yours that Facebook has stored, you need to log out of Facebook before visiting this website and activating a Facebook plugin on this website.You can find Facebook’s Data Privacy Policy, featuring more detailed information about the collection and use of your data by Facebook and about your rights in this regard as well as your settings options to protect your privacy at http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.
  8. Use of the XING Share Button
    At this website we use the “XING Share Button” provided by the social business network, XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany (“XING”). If you select a page on our website, which includes the “XING Share-Button”, the button is initially deactivated, meaning no information whatsoever is transmitted to XING. A direct link is only established between your browser and the XING servers for a short time to activate the “XING Share-Button’s” functions (in particular the calculation/display of the counter value) once the button has been activated. XING does not store any personal data of yours when you access this website. XING definitely does not store IP addresses. The use of cookies in conjunction with the “XING Share-Button” does not cause your usage behavior to be analyzed. You can obtain up-to-date data privacy information about the “XING Share Button” and other relevant information from: https://dev.xing.com/plugins/share_button/privacy_policy.
  9. Use of LinkedIn Plugins
    We have incorporated LinkedIn plugins, provided by the social business network, LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“LinkedIn”), in this website. You can obtain an overview of LinkedIn’s range of plugins at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins.If you select a page on our website, which includes one of these plugins, the plugin is initially deactivated, meaning no information whatsoever is transmitted to LinkedIn. A direct link is only established between your browser and a LinkedIn server in the USA once the plugin is activated. The information that you have visited this website from your IP address is transmitted from your browser direct to the LinkedIn servers and stored there. If you are a LinkedIn member and do not wish LinkedIn to collect information about you via this website and link it to membership information of yours that LinkedIn has stored, you need to log out of LinkedIn before visiting this website and activating a LinkedIn plugin on this website.You can find LinkedIn’s Data Privacy Policy, featuring more detailed information about the collection and use of your data by LinkedIn and about your rights in this regard as well as your settings options to protect your privacy at http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv.
  10. Use of YouTube Plugins (Videos)
    We incorporate videos from the YouTube Internet video platform – YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066 (“YouTube”), represented by Google Inc, USA – in this website using YouTube Plugins.Every time you access a page on this website that features one or more YouTube video clips, a direct link is established between your browser and a YouTube server in the USA. The information that you have visited this website from your IP address is transmitted by your browser direct to the YouTube server and stored there. Interacting with the YouTube Plugins (e.g. clicking, starting) generates information, which is transmitted to YouTube and stored there.If you have a YouTube User Account and do not wish YouTube to collect information about you via this website and link it to membership information of yours that YouTube has stored, you need to log out of your YouTube account before visiting this website.You can find YouTube’s Data Privacy Statement, featuring more detailed information about the collection and use of your data by YouTube and about your rights in this regard as well as your settings options to protect your privacy at http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
  11. Use of Vimeo Plugins (Videos)
    We incorporate videos from the Vimeo Internet video platform – Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA – in this website using Vimeo Plugins.Every time you access a page on this website that features one or more Vimeo video clips, a direct link is established between your browser and a Vimeo server in the USA. The information that you have visited this website from your IP address is transmitted by your browser direct to the Vimeo server and stored there. Interacting with the Vimeo Plugins (e.g. clicking, starting) generates information, which is transmitted to Vimeo and stored there.If you have a Vimeo User Account and do not wish Vimeo to collect information about you via this website and link it to membership information of yours that Vimeo has stored, you need to log out of your Vimeo account before visiting this website.You can find Vimeo’s Data Privacy Statement, featuring more detailed information about the collection and use of your data by Vimeo and about your rights in this regard as well as your settings options to protect your privacy at http://vimeo.com/privacy.
  12. Right to Information
    As a user of this website you have a right to free-of-charge information about your stored personal data and a right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted.If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data or about data-related information, data correction, blocking or deletion, please contact:
    zipcon consulting GmbH
    Dörte Hellbusch
    Am Buchenhain 4, 45239 Essen, Germany
    Phone: +49-201-81175-0
    Fax:      +49-201-81175-22
    E-Mail: info@zipcon.de
     
  13. Data Security
    We take appropriate technical and organizational security action to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, deletion or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously enhanced in line with advances in technology.
     
  14. Up-to-Dateness of and Amendments to this Data Privacy Statement
    This Data Privacy Statement is currently valid and dated as at January 2017. It may be necessary to amend the Data Privacy Statement as a result of website enhancement activities or changes to legal and official regulations.

You can access the up-to-date Data Privacy Statement at any time on our website at http://www.beyond-print.de/en/privacy/.