Privacy policy

Scope of applicability
This data protection statement informs users about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider, PLIX Tour, Aarbergergasse 21, 3011 Bern, on this website (hereinafter the “Application”). 

The legal bases of this data protection are contained in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and Telemedia Act(TMG).

 

Access data/Server log files
The provider (or its webspace provider) collects data about each use of the Application (so-called server log files). These data include:

The name of the accessed website, file, date and time of the access, quantity of data transferred, report of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited site), IP address and the accessing provider.

The provider only uses the log files for statistical analysis for the purpose of operating, securing and optimising the Application. The provider does reserve the right, however, to subsequently examine the log files if, due to specific circumstances, it has justified suspicions of illegal use.

 

Handling personal data
Personal data include information which can be used to identify a person, that is to say data that can be traced back to a person. These include the name, e-mail address or telephone number, as well as information about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites have been accessed.

Personal data are only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is legally permitted or if the user authorises the collection of the data.

 

Contact
In the event of contact with the provider (for example via contact form or e-mail), the user’s data are stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry as well as for dealing with any subsequent questions.

 

Comments and contributions
If users make comments on the blog or otherwise provide contributions, their IP addresses are stored. This is done for the provider’s protection in case someone adds comments or other contributions containing illegal content (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case the provider may be subject to prosecution for the comment or contribution and is therefore interested in the identity of author.

 

Comment subscriptions
Users may subscribe to follow-up comments. To do so, users receive a confirmation e-mail verifying that they are the owner of the e-mail address provided. Users may terminate their follow-up comment subscriptions at any time. The confirmation e-mail will contain instructions on how to do so.

 

Newsletter
We use the newsletter to provide information about ourselves and the Application.

If you would like to receive the newsletter, we will need a valid e-mail address as well as information allowing us to verify that you are the owner of said e-mail address and/or that its owner agrees to receive the newsletter. We will not collect any other data. These data are only used to send the newsletter and are not forwarded to third parties.

When you register for the newsletter we will store your IP address and the registration date. This is solely in case a third party misuses an e-mail address and registers to receive the newsletter without the owner’s knowledge.

You may withdraw your permission for the storage of your data and e-mail address and their use in sending the newsletter. You may do so via a link in the newsletter itself, in your profile section or by sending a message to the contacts given above.

 

Inclusion of third party services and content
The Application may integrate third party content, i.e. videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps or RSS feeds or graphics from other websites. This always involves the provider of said content (hereinafter the “Third-party provider” being informed of the user’s IP address since, without it, the content could not be sent to the user’s browser. The IP address is therefore vital for the delivery of the content. We make every effort to only use such content if the relevant provider solely uses the IP address to deliver the content. Despite this, we are unable to prevent Third-party providers from storing the IP address, for example for statistical purposes. We will inform users if we are aware of this.

 

Cookies
Cookies are small files that allow specific device-related information to be stored on the user’s access device (PC, smartphone etc.). They are firstly used to make websites more user friendly for users (i.e. saving login information). They are also used to record a website’s statistical data in order to analyse them and make improvements. Users can control the use of cookies, with most browsers offering an option to limit or prevent their storage. It is worth noting, however, that without cookies website use and in particular ease of use may be limited.

You can manage many online ad cookies from companies via the US site www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.

 

Registration function
The data entered during registration are used to access the Application. Users may be informed via e-mail about information relevant to the application or registration, such as modifications to the scope of the Application or technical details. The data collected are laid out in the entry page during registration and include name, surname, mobile number, e-mail address, place of residence and profile text, and are used to authenticate our PLIX services and for information in the form of e-mails.

 

Google Analytics
The Application uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files stored on the user’s computer which permit website use to be analysed. The information about the user’s website usage collected by the cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA for storage.

If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, the user’s IP address is first shortened by Google within EU member states or other EEA treaty states. Only in very exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the US before being shortened. IP anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to assess users’ use of the website, to put together reports about the website’s activity and to provide further services to the website operator relating to website and Internet use.

Google will not combine the IP address sent by your browser to Google Analytics with any other data. Users may prevent the storage of cookies using relevant settings for their browser software, although this Application informs users that doing so may prevent them from using all of the website’s functions. Users may furthermore prevent the transmission of the data collected by the cookie relating to their use of the website (including their IP addresses) to Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

As an alternative to the browser add-on or from a mobile browser, please click on this link to prevent any future data collection via Google Analytics within this website. This will store an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies you will need to click on this link once again.

 

Use of Facebook Social Plugins
This Application uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the facebook.com social network, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are recognisable thanks to the Facebook logo (a white “f” on a blue tile, the terms “Like” or the “thumbs up” symbol) or are marked by the addition of “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and the appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be seen here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you access a website of this Application which contains such a plugin, the browser will establish a direct connection to Facebook’s servers. The content of this plugin will then be transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser, which then integrates it directly into the website. The provider therefore has no control over the scope of the data which Facebook collects using this plugin, and can therefore only inform users to the best of its knowledge:

By integrating the plugins, Facebook is informed that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the Application. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook is able to allocate the visit to the user’s Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example by using the Like button or making a comment, the browser sends the relevant information directly to Facebook for storage. If a user is not a Facebook member, there is still a possibility that Facebook will discover and store the IP address. According to Facebook, in Germany only an anonymised IP address is stored.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and its further processing and use by Facebook as well as the relevant rights and settings to protect users’ privacy can be found in Facebook’s data protection instructions: www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this Application and link it to membership information stored by Facebook, he must first log out of Facebook before accessing the Application’s Internet site.

 

Google+’s +1 interface
This Application uses the “+1” interface from the Google Plus social network, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button is recognisable thanks to the “+1” symbol on a white or colourful background.

When a user accesses one of the Application’s websites containing such an interface, the browser establishes a direct connection to Google’s servers. The content of the “+1” interface is then directly transmitted by Google to the browser and integrated into the website. The provider has no control over the scope of the data collected by Google via the interface. According to Google, no personal data is collected unless you click on the interface. Such data, including the IP address, is only collected and processed for logged-in members.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and its further processing and use by Google as well as your related rights and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in Google’s data protection information for the “+1” interface: www.google.com/intl/en/+/policy/+1button.html and the FAQ: www.google.com/intl/en/1/learnmore/+1/.

 

Twitter
This Application uses Twitter interfaces. These interfaces are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are recognisable thanks to terms such as “Twitter” or “Follow” in conjunction with a stylised blue bird. These interfaces allow you to share a contribution or page from this Application over Twitter or to follow the uploader on Twitter.

When a user accesses one of the Application’s websites containing such a button, the browser establishes a direct connection to Twitter’s servers. The content of the Twitter interfaces is then directly transmitted by Twitter to the user’s browser. The Provider therefore has no control over the scope of the data collected by Twitter using this plugin and can therefore only inform the user to the best of its knowledge, which is that only the user’s IP address is transmitted along with the URL of the corresponding website when the button is pressed, but that this is not used for any purpose other than the presentation of the button.

You can find additional information about this in Twitter’s data protections statement: twitter.com/privacy

 

Revocation, Modifications, Corrections and Updates
The user has the right to receive information about the personal data stored about him upon request and free of charge. The user also has the right to correct incorrect data and to block and delete all personal data so long as there is no legal obligation to preserve it.