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Privacy Policy

Personal data (usually referred to just as „data“ below) will only be processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its contents, and the services offered there.

Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the „GDPR“), „processing“ refers to any operation or set of operations such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation, alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination, or otherwise making available, alignment, or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction performed on personal data, whether by automated means or not.

The following privacy policy is intended to inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration, and legal basis for the processing of such data either under our own control or in conjunction with others. We also inform you below about the third-party components we use to optimize our website and improve the user experience which may result in said third parties also processing data they collect and control.

Our privacy policy is structured as follows:I. Information about us as controllers of your data
II. The rights of users and data subjects
III. Information about the data processing

I. Information about us as controllers of your data

The party responsible for this website (the „controller“) for purposes of data protection law & the German “Impressum” is:
Burkhard Rosemann
Langjaehren 6, D-24536 Neumuenster 
Email: byburk@icloud.com

II. The rights of users and data subjects

With regard to the data processing to be described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right 

– to confirmation of whether data concerning them is being processed, information about the data being processed, further information about the nature of the data processing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR); to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);

– to the immediate deletion of data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary as stipulated in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said processing per Art. 18 GDPR; to receive copies of the data concerning them and/or provided by them and to have the same transmitted to other providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);

– to file complaints with the supervisory authority if they believe that data concerning them is being processed by the controller in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).In addition, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom it discloses data of any such corrections, deletions, or restrictions placed on processing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Nevertheless, users have a right to information about these recipients.

Likewise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects have the right to object to the controller’s future processing of their data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permissible.

III. Information about the data processing

Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for its storage ceases to apply, provided the deletion of the same is not in breach of any statutory storage obligations or unless otherwise stipulated below.

Cookies

a) Session cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies stored on your computer by your browser. These cookies process certain specific information about you, such as your browser, location data, or IP address.

This processing makes our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure, allowing us, for example, to display our website in different languages or to offer a shopping cart function.

The legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, insofar as these cookies are used to collect data to initiate or process contractual relationships.

If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

When you close your browser, these session cookies are deleted.

b) Third-party cookies

If you sign up to our free newsletter via the signup form on our homepage, our website will set functionally necessary cookies and send data to our third-party newsletter and email marketing providers for features like remembering your signup, saving the email address and further analyses & tracking of the data by our newsletter providers. You will find more information and details about our newsletter providers, the data they collect, and how they use the data below in the section “Newsletter”.

You’ll find more information about cookies in our cookie policy: https://byburk.net/cookie-policy-eu/

c) Disabling cookies

You can refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Likewise, you can use the browser to delete cookies that have already been stored. However, the steps and measures required vary, depending on the browser you use. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your browser or contact its maker for support. Browser settings cannot prevent so-called flash cookies from being set. Instead, you will need to change the setting of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the Flash player you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your Flash player or contact its maker for support.

If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions on our site may be fully usable.

Server data

For technical reasons, the following data sent by your internet browser to us or to our server provider will be collected, especially to ensure a secure and stable website: These server log files record the type and version of your browser, operating system, the website from which you came (referrer URL), the webpages on our site visited, the date and time of your visit, as well as the IP address from which you visited our site.

The data thus collected will be temporarily stored, but not in association with any other of your data.

The basis for this storage is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality, and security of our website.

The data will be deleted within no more than seven days unless continued storage is required for evidentiary purposes. In this case, all or part of the data will be excluded from deletion until the investigation of the relevant incident is finally resolved.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our website. This is a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (hereinafter: Google).

The Google Analytics service is used to analyze how our website is used. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our site.

Usage and user-related information, such as IP address, place, time, or frequency of your visits to our website will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymization function, whereby Google truncates the IP address within the EU or the EEA before it is transmitted to the US.

The data collected in this way is in turn used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of visits to our website and what visitors do once there. This data can also be used to provide other services related to the use of our website and of the internet in general.

Google states that it will not connect your IP address to other data. In addition, Google provides further information with regard to its data protection practices at

https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners,

including options you can exercise to prevent such use of your data.

In addition, Google offers an opt-out add-on at

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

in addition with further information. This add-on can be installed on the most popular browsers and offers you further control over the data that Google collects when you visit our website. The add-on informs Google Analytics‘ JavaScript (ga.js) that no information about the website visit should be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, this does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analytics services we may use as detailed herein.

Google AdSense

We use Google AdSense on our website to integrate advertisements. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (hereinafter: Google).

Google AdSense stores cookies and web beacons on your device via your browser. This enables Google to analyze how you use our website. In addition to your IP address and the advertising formats displayed, the information thus collected will be transmitted to Google in the USA and stored there. Google may also share this information with third parties. Google states that it will not connect your IP address to other data.

In case you have granted your consent to this processing the legal basis is Article 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The legal basis can also be Article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our site.

If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.

In addition, Google offers an opt-out add-on at

https://policies.google.com/privacy

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

in particular on options for preventing the use of data.

Affiliate marketing

Through this website, we may engage in affiliate marketing whereby we receive a percentage of or a commission on the sale of services or products on or through this website. We may also accept sponsorships or other forms of advertising compensation from businesses. This disclosure is intended to comply with legal requirements on marketing and advertising which may apply, such as the US Federal Trade Commission Rules.

We will also disclose affiliate marketing content directly within our content offerings, for example in our blog posts on this website or in our email newsletter issues, usually at the bottom of any given blog post or page. Affiliate links will be marked with a asterisk symbol (*).

Newsletter

If you register for our free newsletter, the data requested from you for this purpose, i.e. your email address will be sent to us as well as our newsletter providers. We also store the IP address of your computer and the date and time of your registration. During the registration process, we will obtain your consent to receive this newsletter and the type of content it will offer, with reference made to this privacy policy. The data collected will be used exclusively to send the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

You may revoke your prior consent to receive this newsletter under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revoking your consent or click on the unsubscribe link in each newsletter.

a) MailerLite

To establish contact, we enable the user to subscribe to a free newsletter via the signup form by service MailerLite. MailerLite is a service of MailerLite Limited, an Irish registered company at 38 Mount Street Upper, Dublin 2, D02 PR89 Ireland, hereinafter referred to as MailerLite.

When the user signs up, both we and MailerLite receive the email address of the user and the information that the user has signed up.

The abovementioned data are forwarded to MailerLite servers in the UK and are processed by MailerLite in accordance with the MailerLite privacy policy, which also includes processing for their own purposes, such as improving the MailerLite service.

More information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing of these data by MailerLite as well as related rights and setting options for protecting privacy are contained in privacy guidelines from MailerLite: https://www.mailerlite.com/legal/privacy-policy

The legal basis for this processing and the transmission to MailerLite is Article 6 para. 1 clause 1 b. GDPR, insofar as the establishment of contact relates to an existing contractual relationship or serves to initiate such a contractual relationship. If contact is not made for the above purposes, the legal basis is Article 6 para.1 lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest is to improve the quality of service.

b) Substack

To establish contact, we enable the user to subscribe to a free newsletter from service Substack. Substack is a service of Substack Inc., 111 Sutter Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco CA 94104, USA, hereinafter referred to as Substack.

When the user signs up, both we and Substack receive the email address of the user and the information that the user has signed up.

The abovementioned data are forwarded to Substack servers in the USA and are processed by Substack in accordance with the Substack privacy policy, which also includes processing for their own purposes, such as improving the Substack service.

In the opinion of the data protection supervisory authorities, however, the USA does not currently have an adequate level of data protection. However, there are so-called standard contractual clauses:

https://commission.europa.eu/law/law-topic/data-protection/international-dimension-data-protection/standard-contractual-clauses-scc_en

These are private law agreements, however, and therefore have no direct impact on the access options of the authorities in the USA.

More information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing of these data by Substack as well as related rights and setting options for protecting privacy are contained in privacy guidelines from Substack: https://substack.com/privacy

The legal basis for this processing and the transmission to Substack is Article 6 para. 1 clause 1 b. GDPR, insofar as the establishment of contact relates to an existing contractual relationship or serves to initiate such a contractual relationship. If contact is not made for the above purposes, the legal basis is Article 6 para.1 lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest is to improve the quality of service.

Links to third-party services

a) Twitter / X

We maintain and link to an online presence on Twitter / X to present our company and our services and to communicate with customers/prospects. Twitter / X is a service provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

We would like to point out that this might cause user data to be processed outside the European Union, particularly in the United States. This may increase risks for users that, for example, may make subsequent access to the user data more difficult. We also do not have access to this user data. Access is only available to Twitter / X.

The privacy policy of Twitter / X can be found at: https://twitter.com/privacy

b) Medium

We maintain and link to an online presence on Medium to present our company and our services and to communicate with customers/prospects. Medium is a service provided by Medium, 799 Market St 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

We would like to point out that this might cause user data to be processed outside the European Union, particularly in the United States. This may increase risks for users that, for example, may make subsequent access to the user data more difficult. We also do not have access to this user data. Access is only available to Medium.

The privacy policy of Medium can be found at: https://policy.medium.com/medium-privacy-policy-f03bf92035c9

c) Gumroad

We maintain and link to an online presence on Gumroad to present our company and our services and to offer digital products and services to potential customers. Gumroad is a service provided by Gumroad, Inc. 548 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94104-5401, USA

We would like to point out that this might cause user data to be processed outside the European Union, particularly in the United States. This may increase risks for users that, for example, may make subsequent access to the user data more difficult. We also do not have access to this user data. Access is only available to Gumroad.

The privacy policy of Gumroad can be found at: https://gumroad.com/privacy

d) Vocal

We maintain and link to an online presence on Vocal to present our content to potential readers. Vocal is a service provided by Creatd, Inc., 419 Lafayette Street, Floor 6, New York, NY 10003

We would like to point out that this might cause user data to be processed outside the European Union, particularly in the United States. This may increase risks for users that, for example, may make subsequent access to the user data more difficult. We also do not have access to this user data. Access is only available to Vocal.

The privacy policy of Vocal can be found at: https://vocal.media/privacy-policy