Privacy Policy

 

concerning the following websites:

www.wernermarkus.com

Blogs:

www.wernermarkus.com/evolution
www.wernermarkus.com/quovadismensch

www.wernermarkus.com/polycythaemia-vera-borreliose

Information about my movies:

www.archiv.wernermarkus.com
www.findhorn.wernermarkus.com
www.onewisdom.wernermarkus.com

Online Shops:

www.wernermarkus.com/shop/de
www.wernermarkus.com/shop/en

 

Disclaimer

 

General

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 is:

Markus Werner
Knaustwiesen 13
34130 Kassel

Tel.: +49 561 20271007
Fax: +49 561 20271007

admin [at] wernermarkus [punkt] 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.

Security

The security of your data is important to me. Please remember that no transmission over the Internet and no storage is 100% secure. I still strive for the best data protection by the most appropriate means for myself at the same time but can’t guarantee absolute security.

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 which case, all or part of the data will be excluded from deletion until the investigation of the relevant incident is finally resolved.

Erasure of data

Collected personal data is erased or restricted of processing according to Art. 17 und 18 GDPR. If not mentioned in this privacy policy saved data will be erased when the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed. There might be a legal obligation to keep the data stored e.g. for tax purposes. In this case data will be marked as restricted and not be used for any other purposes any longer.

In Germany personal data has to be stored by law for 10 years according to §§ 147 Abs. 1 AO, 257 Abs. 1 Nr. 1 und 4, Abs. 4 HGB and 6 years according to § 257 Abs. 1 Nr. 2 und 3, Abs. 4 HGB.

Processors and third parties

The moment I’ve got to transfer your data to another company like a delivery or a payment service it’s only on the basis of a legal permission, on the basis of your permission or on the basis of a legitimate interest (like the use of a web hoster). Asking a third party to process user data by so called “processors” is subject of Art 28 GDPR.

Payment processor

I use Paypal services to process any payment transactions via credit card or via a paypal account. You can read about their privacy policy and about their terms and conditions by clicking on the following links: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacypps-full?locale.x=en_DE and https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full.

To fullfill my obligations of contracts being generated within my online shop I use Paypal to provide my customers with an effective and secure payment gateway. This is on the legal basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) and Art. 6 Para. 1 lit f) GDPR.

The data being processed after completing an order placed in my online shop are the name, the address, information about the bank account like account number, creditcard number, passwords, TANSs and checksums as well as data concerning the contract, the sum of the payment and details about the receiver of the item. The necessary data for a customers payment are only stored at the processor’s server. I do not receive any information about a customer’s account or credit card but only a confirmation of a successful payment.

Data transmission outside of the EU

If there is a need to process data in a country outside of the EU or outside of the European Economic Area it’s only because I need to fullfill obligations due to a contract or the preparation of an agreement, on the basis of your permission, on the basis of a legal obligation or with a legitimate interest from my side. Offering certain services on my website I only use services from processors that have acknowledged Privacy Policy. They may be part of special agreements like the Privacy Shield. Otherwise they have given certain guarantees concerning data protection like the use of officially acknowledged contract obligations. These regulations are found in Art.44- GDPR.

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 necessary, our website may also use cookies from companies with whom we cooperate for the purpose of advertising, analyzing, or improving the features of our website.

Please refer to the following information for details, in particular for the legal basis and purpose of such third-party collection and processing of data collected through cookies.

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.

You are free to choose whether you’d like to allow “Matomo Analytics” to collect general statistic data and analyse the behaviour of your visits like the browser you use or the country you live in e.g. If you’d like to deny tracking you can declare your choice already with your first visit to our site. Please click on the button “Deny” on the cookie banner that pops up when loading the site for the first time. You can revoke your decision at any time by visiting the disclaimer page of the visited subdomain and click on the button “Cookie notice” to change the tracking status. Your choice is being saved for one month before you’ll be asked again.

No Cookies tracking your behaviour are being stored from my websites. The moment I embed external sources like YouTube videos users will be ask for their consent to load the content from the third party server. If there is an agreement videos are still going to be downloaded from a “no-cookie” domain leaving no trackers on my site.

Order processing

The data you submit when ordering goods and/or services from us will have to be processed in order to fulfill your order. Please note that orders cannot be processed without providing this data. The processed data is about inventory, communication, contract and payment.

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

After your order has been completed, your personal data will be deleted, but only after the retention periods required by tax and commercial law.

In order to process your order, we will share your data with the shipping company responsible for delivery to the extent required to deliver your order and/or with the payment service provider to the extent required to process your payment.

The legal basis for the transfer of this data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

To provide my services to my customers I save the IP address and the time of the different user actions. It’s a legitimate interest of mine to protect users from misuse and unauthorized use. This data is not being passed on to third parties except if there is a legal obligation according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c) GDPR or if I need to prosecute my claims.

Newsletter

If you register for our free newsletter, the data requested from you for this purpose, i.e. your email address and, optionally, your name, will be sent to us. 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.

I only send you the content you’ve given me permission to do so. Every list in the subscription list has a unique name and summarizes the possible content you can choose from. I use the Double-Opt-In procedure to add a subscriber to a certain list. After submitting your data you’ll receive an email to confirm your email address. That’s needed so that no one else could subscribe you to my list without your approvement. There is a protocol regarding every action you take during a newsletter subscription to proof that you’ve made the efforts to truly sign in. The data collected is your IP address, the time of your subscription and confirmation. Further on there is a time stamp for changes you are going to undertake in your preferences.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.There is a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) to provide you with a safe and user friendly newsletter system.

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 contained in each newsletter.We can store your data up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interest before we delete them to proof that there was an interest of yours to subscribe to my newsletter. You can always ask for an immediate erasure of your data if you confirm that you’ve given me permission to send out newsletter before.

Newsletter tracking

I use so called web-beacons to messure the open- and click rates of my newsletters. A web-beacon is a file with only one pixel size that sends data to my server as soon as an email has been opened or a link has been clicked on. There is no interest to collect detailed statistics of a sole newsletter subscriber. This click data is collected soley to find out about readers interests.

There is no technical possibility to revoke newsletter tracking. So the only way to deny any data collection through the newsletter is to terminate receiving it at all.

Contact

If you contact us via email or the contact form, the data you provide will be used for the purpose of processing your request. We must have this data in order to process and answer your inquiry; otherwise we will not be able to answer it in full or at all.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Your data will be deleted once we have fully answered your inquiry and there is no further legal obligation to store your data, such as if an order or contract resulted therefrom.

I will check whether further deletion is necessary every two years.

User posts, comments, and ratings

We offer you the opportunity to post questions, answers, opinions, and ratings on our website, hereinafter referred to jointly as “posts.” If you make use of this opportunity, we will process and publish your post, the date and time you submitted it, and any pseudonym you may have used.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You may revoke your prior consent under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revoking your consent.

In addition, we will also process your IP address and email address. The IP address is processed because we might have a legitimate interest in taking or supporting further action if your post infringes the rights of third parties and/or is otherwise unlawful.

In this case, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in any legal defense we may have to mount.

With regard to the same legal basis I might use Cookies and store the IP addresses of users taking part in polls to prevent them voting twice or more.

Data being collected in posts and comments is being stored until revocation.

Follow-up comments via “Subscriptions” (JETPACK)

If you make posts on our website, we also offer you the opportunity to subscribe to any subsequent follow-up comments made by third parties. In order to be able to inform you about these follow-up comments, we will need to process your email address.

We use the service “Subscriptions” being provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. You can subscribe with your email address to their service and will receive automatic updates about new comments and posts. You’ll receive a confirmation email to proof that you are the owner of the specific email address. You can revoke your subscription at any time. To use this servive of “Automattic” there is a data exchange with a server in the US. Read more about it in their privacy policy. There is more information about how “Automattic” uses your data and how they are going to set Cookies on your machine here:
https://automattic.com/cookies/
https://automattic.com/privacy/

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You may revoke your prior consent to this subscription 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 contained in each email. You are free to use an alias email address. To provide the highest level of data security it’s best to not open the comment form at all.

“Like” button (JETPACK)

Another service I use is called “Comments like”. It’s provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. There is a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. To use this feature you need to be signed in with an user account from “Automattic”. In case you are you are able to rate a post or a comment with a “Like” having to simply click on a button being shown below a post or a comment.

To use this service there has to be an exchange of data with a server in the US. Read more about the privacy policy of “Automattic” concerning “Comments like”. There is more information about how “Automattic” uses your data and how they are going to set Cookies on your machine here:
https://automattic.com/cookies/
https://automattic.com/privacy/

Matomo (formerly: PIWIK)

Our website uses Matomo (formerly: PIWIK). This is open-source software with which we can analyze the use of our site. Data such as your IP address, the pages you visit, the website from which you came (referrer URL), the duration of your visit, and the frequency of your visits is processed.

Matomo stores a cookie on your device via your browser in order to collect this data. This cookie is valid for one week.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis and optimization of our website.

We use Matomo with the “Automatically Anonymize Visitor IPs” function. This anonymization function truncates your IP address by two bytes so that it is impossible to assign it to you or to the internet connection you are using. Read about their privacy policy here:https://matomo.org/privacy-policy

You are free to choose whether you’d like to allow “Matomo Analytics” to collect general statistic data and analyse the behaviour of your visits like the browser you use or the country you live in e.g. If you’d like to deny tracking you can declare your choice already with your first visit to our site. Please click on the button “Deny” on the cookie banner that pops up when loading the site for the first time. You can revoke your decision at any time by visiting the disclaimer page of the visited subdomain and click on the button “Cookie notice” to change the tracking status. Your choice is being saved for one month before you’ll be asked again.

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.

Any log files of user data will be deleted after 6 months.

Social media platforms

I am present in the social media world to communicate with people interested in the content of my blogs and to inform customers about my services and products.

I hereby declare that there might be data that are being processed outside the European Union. In consequence there might be risks for users to enforce or exercise their rights. Companies from the US that are certified in the Privacy Shield Regulation have opted in to meet the standards of data protection valid in the EU.

Data submitted on social platforms might be used for analytical or advertising purposes. There might be tracking of user behaviour involved which might be used to collect data for user profiles. These profiles could be used to show adverts matching the interests of specific users within or outside the used platforms. There are Cookies being saved on the machines of the users to evaluate their behaviour. This is especially important to mention if users are being logged in in those social media platforms while surfing through the world wide web.

To read more about how these platforms use your data and to learn about how to perform your rights of revocation (Opt-Out) I want to give you an overview with a list of the links provided by those social media platforms.

Please contact these platforms directly to find out about how and where your data is being stored.

– Facebook (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland) – Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads und http://www.youronlinechoices.com, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active.

 

– Google/ YouTube (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) – Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.

– Instagram (Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA) – Privacy Policy/ Opt-Out: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

– Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) – Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy, Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active.

– Pinterest (Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA) – Privacy Policy/ Opt-Out: https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy.

– LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland) – Privacy Policy https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy , Opt-Out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active.

– Xing (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland) – Privacy Policy/ Opt-Out: https://privacy.xing.com/en/your-privacy.

YouTube

We use YouTube on our website. This is a video portal operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, hereinafter referred to as “YouTube”.

YouTube is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google and its subsidiary YouTube guarantee that they will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

We use YouTube in its advanced privacy mode to show you videos. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website. According to YouTube, the advanced privacy mode means that the data specified below will only be transmitted to the YouTube server if you actually start a video.

Without this mode, a connection to the YouTube server in the USA will be established as soon as you access any of our webpages on which a YouTube video is embedded.

This connection is required in order to be able to display the respective video on our website within your browser. YouTube will record and process at a minimum your IP address, the date and time the video was displayed, as well as the website you visited. In addition, a connection to the DoubleClick advertising network of Google is established.

If you are logged in to YouTube when you access our site, YouTube will assign the connection information to your YouTube account. To prevent this, you must either log out of YouTube before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your YouTube account.

For the purpose of functionality and analysis of usage behavior, YouTube permanently stores cookies on your device via your browser. 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.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Google’s privacy policy found at

https://policies.google.com/privacy

Before loading any content from Youtube we will show you an informational screen instead of the video about the Privacy Policy of Google’s “Youtube” service. You’ve got to accept their terms in order for the page to be reloaded together with the video content. In case of your agreement we will still load the video file from a specific “nocookie” domain. This practically means that Youtube won’t set any cookies on your machine.

Google Fonts

Our website uses Google Fonts to display fonts. This is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter: Google). All files are already stored on our local server so that there will be no data connection being established to a Google server when you visit our sites.

Link counting

I use a software to count the clicks on certain links. During this process no IP addresses are being collected or stored. There is no third party involved. The effect is solely an increase of certain values in a data table. There is a legitimate interest from my side to see whether certain offerings and products are of interest. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

Shariff social media buttons

Our website uses the plug-ins of the following social networks:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Xing
To integrate these plug-ins, we use the Shariff plug-in.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website.

Shariff is an open source program developed by c’t and heise. By integrating this plug-in, linked graphics prevent the following social network plug-ins from automatically establishing a connection to the respective social networks server when you visit website(s) on which the plug-ins are integrated. Only if you click on one of these linked graphics will you be forwarded to the service of the respective social network. Only then will information about your use of our site be recorded by the respective social network. This information may include your IP address, the date and time you visited our site, as well as the pages you viewed.

If you are logged in to one of the social network services while visiting one of our plugged-in websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by the provider of that social network and assigned to your personal user account there and/or publish information about your interaction with our site there. If, for example, you use the a share button for the social network, this information may be stored in your user account there and published on the platform of the respective social network provider. To prevent this, you must either log out of the social network before clicking the graphic or make the appropriate settings in your social network account.

Further information about Shariff is available at

http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html