The legal basics for the data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz = BDSG) and the German Teleservices Act (Telemediengesetz = TMG). Furthermore it is pointed out that the transmission of text messages (SMS) and other telecommunications services are effected by means of the Telecommunications Law (Telekommunikationsgesetz =TKG), especially referencing clause 7 parts 1 and 2 (§88ff TKG).
As per §96 TKG, we collect traffic data of registered customers in order to deliver our communications services. The traffic data consists of sender-ID, recipient number, dispatch time, input time, delivery status, IP address of the sender, charges for the connection, and the data amount. These data are deleted latest 60 days after the billing of the service, or on request of the customer. These data are liable to the Telecommunications Secrecy as per §88 Telecommunications Law (TKG) and are protected by article 10 of the Basic Law (Grundgesetz = GG), and article 8 of the European Human Rights Convention (Europäische Menschenrechtskonvention = EMRK). The traffic data are used for the delivery of the telecommunications services, including the protection of its technical systems, to the needed extend. Any other usage of these data for other purposes, especially the transfer to third parties, is only admissible as far as legal policies allow it. Transferring to third parties for any other purpose does not happen.
Access Data/ Server Logfiles
The provider (respectively, his webspace provider) collects data about every access to the offer (so-called server logfiles). The access data include:
Name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, transmitted amount of data, notification about successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, refferer URL (the website visited prior), IP address, and the requesting provider.
The provider only uses the protocoll data for statistic evaluations, and for the purpose of the running, the security, and the optimization of the offer. However, the provider reserves to subsequently check the protocol data, in case of concrete clues for the reasonable suspicion of illegal usage.
Handling of Personal Data
Personal data are information that help to identify a person, meaning indications that could lead back to a person. These include the name, e-mail address or telephone number.
The provider only collects, uses, and transfers personal data, if it is legal or the users approve the data collection.
When contacting the provider, e.g. via contact form or e-mail, the user’s data are collected for the purpose of progressing the request, and for the case of upcoming additional questions.
The data entered during the registration are only used for the purpose of using the offer. Users may be informed about offer- or registration relevant details, e.g. changes in the offer’s extension or technical matters, via e-mail. The collected data are evident from the input mask of the registration. These include the company name, contact person, address, e-mail, phone number, fax number, and VAT-No. These data are needed for offering you these SMS telecommunications services, as per §95 par. 1 TKG.
Comments and Posts
If users post comments in the blog or any other posts, their IP address will be saved. This happens to protect the provider, in case someone posts illegal content in comments or posts (defamation, prohibited political propaganda, etc.) In this case the provider himself may be hold liable for this comment or post, and therefore he is interested in the identity of its originator.
The following comments can be subscribed to by users. The users receive a verification e-mail, to verify that they are the owner of the e-mail address entered. Users can unsubscribe from active comment subscriptions at any time. The verification e-mail provides more details about it.
With the newsletter, we inform you about us and our offers.
If you want to receive the newsletter we need your valid e-mail address, as well as information that helps us to identify you as the owner of said e-mail address, respectively that the owner agrees with the receipt of this newsletter. No further data will be collected. These data are used solely for the purpose of sending the newsletter and won’t be transferred to third parties.
With the subscription, we will collect your IP address and the date of the subscription. This collection happens solely as evidence, in case a third party abused and e-mail address and subscribed for this newsletter without the consent of its authorized person.
You can withdraw your approval for the collection of the data, the e-mail address, and their use for the dispatch of the newsletter, at any time. You can withdraw it via a link in the newsletter itself, in your profile area, or per message to above contact options.
Inclusion of Services and Content of Third Parties
It may happen that contents of third parties, e.g. YouTube videos, Google Maps maps, RSS-Feeds or graphics of other websites, may be included in our online offer. This always requires that the provider of these contents (following “third provider”) can see the IP address of the users, for they can’t send these contents to users’ browsers without the IP address of the respective user. Therefore, the IP address is necessary for the presentation of these contents. We strive to only use content, where the respective provider only uses the IP address for the delivery of their content, but we have no influence, in case third providers use the IP address for different, e.g. statistical, purposes.
As far as we know about it, we inform the users about it.
Cookies are small files that enable to save specific, device related information on the access device (PC, smartphone, among others) of the user. For one thing, they serve the user-friendliness of websites, and therefore the users (e.g. the saving of login data). For another thing, they serve to collect the statistic data of the website usage, and to analyze them for the sake of improvement of the offer. Users can influence the usage of Cookies. Most browsers have an option to regulate or fully prevent the saving of Cookies. But it has to be noted that the usage, and especially the usage comfort, are limited without Cookies.
You can manage many online-ad-cookies of companies on the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, meaning text files, which are saved on your computer and enable the analysis of your usage of this website. The created information by the Cookie about your usage ot this website usually are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Since we activated IP-anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within the member states of the European Union or any other contract state of the agreement within the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the IP address be sent fully to a server of Google in the USA, and then shortened there. On our instructions, Google uses the information to evaluate your usage of the website, create reports about the website activities, and to deliver other services regarding the website usage and internet usage for us. The IP address transmitted by your browser for Google Analytics will not be used together with other data of Google.
We create pseudonym usage profiles with Google Analytics. You can object this creation at any time:
- You can prevent the saving of Cookies with the respective option of your browser; Please take note that you probably won’t be able to use all of the website’s functions to its full extent.
- Depending on your used browser, you have the option to install a browser plugin that prevents tracking. Therefore, please click on http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de and install the browser plugin from there.
- Antother option to object web analysis of Google Analytics, is to use an opt-out Cookie, which orders Google not to use your data for the purpose of web analysis. Please note that this solution prevents web analysis only for as long as your browser has saved the opt-out Cookie. If you want to use the opt-out Cookie, use the following link: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/?hl=de#disable
More information about terms of service and data protection can be found http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. Please note that Google Analytics was extended with the parameter “anomymizeIP” on this website, in order to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses.
Usage of Facebook Social Plugins
This offer uses social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is run by the Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA betrieben wird (“Facebook”). The plugins can be identified by the facebook logo (white “f” on blue tile, or a “thumbs up” symbol), or are marked with the addition “facebook social plugin”. A list and pictures of the facebook social plugins can be seen: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If a user accesses a website of this offer that includes such a plugin, the browser creates a direct connection with the facebook servers. The content of the plugin is directly transmitted by facebook to his browser and implemented into the website. Therefore, the provider has no influence on the extend of data collected by facebook with the help of this plugin, hence only informs his users according to his knowledge:
With the implementation of the plugin, facebook gets notified that a user opened the respective site of this offer. If the user is logged in on facebook, facebook can dedicate the visit to his facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, e.g. by clicking the “like” button or leaving a comment, the respective information will be transmitted to facebook by your browser, and saved there. If a user is not a member of facebook, the possibility still exists that facebook requests and saves his IP address. According to facebook, only anonymized IP addresses will be saved in Germany.
Purpose and extent of the data collection, and its further processing and usage by facebook, as well as the related rights and possible options for the sake of user privacy, can be found in facebook’s privacy notes: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
If a user is a member of facebook and doesn’t want facebook to collect data about him, and dedicate them to his saved membership data of facebook, via this offer, he has to log out of facebook before using this internet appearance.
+1 Button of Google+
This offer uses the “+1″-Button of the social network Google Plus, which is run by the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).The button can be identified by the “+1″ on white or colored background.
If a user accesses a website of this offer that includes such a button, the browser creates a direct connection with the Google servers. The content of the “+1” button is directly transmitted by Google to his browser and implemented into the website. Therefore, the provider has no influence on the extend of data collected by Google with the help of this button. According to Google, no personal data will be collected without clicking the button. Such data, e.g. the IP address among others, will only be collected and processed from logged in members.
Purpose and extent of the data collection, and its further processing and usage by Google, as well as the related rights and possible options for the sake of user privacy, can be found in Google’s policy: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html and their FAQ: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/.
This offer uses the buttons of the Twitter service. This buttons are offered by the Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They can be identified by terms like “Twitter” or “Follow”, in connection with a stylized blue bird. With the help of this buttons it is possible to share a post or page of this offer on twitter, or to follow the provider on twitter.
On our website, you have the option to activate a payment process. In this case, your data will be transmitted to a payment provider.
The payment method PayPal is done via the PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. & Cie, S.C.A., 5. Floor, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg.
On our website, you have the option to activate a payment process. In this case, your data will be transmitted to a payment provider.
The payment method Sofort (immediate transfer) is done via the SOFORT AG, Fußbergstraße 1, 82131 Gauting, Germany.
Additional Data Usage
There is no further usage or transfer of personal data to third parties, except, if the client gave his explicit approval prior, or LOX24 is legally bound to transfer data.
Information about Saved Data
As per Federal Data Protection Act, you have the right of free information about your collected data. Suchlike requests have to be done from the client’s e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org or postal to
Revocation, Changes, Corrections ans Updates
The client may withdraw his approval about the collection and usage of his personal data at any time, as well as the correction, blocking or deletion of his account. Suchlike requests have to be done from the client’s e-mail address to email@example.com or postal to
Personal data of the client, which were necessary to deliver the services before the revocation, will be deleted after the handling of this telecommunications service and in compliance with the legal obligations.