Privacy policy

Scope

The following privacy statement informs users about the nature, scope and purpose of any personal data collected and used by the responsible provider Interquell GmbH, Südliche Hauptstraße 38, 86517 Wehringen, Germany, 08234-96220, info(at)happydog.de on this website (hereafter also referred to as the “offer”).
The legal basis of data protection can be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). 

Access data / server log files

The provider (or its webspace provider) collects data (called “server log files”) every time the website is accessed. Access data includes: 
name of the requested web page, file name, time and date of the request, volume of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the page previously visited), IP address and the requesting provider. 
The provider uses the log data solely for statistical analysis for the purposes of operating, securing and optimising the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to examine the log data at a later point in the event that specific indications give rise to a reasonable suspicion of unlawful use. 

Handling of personal data

Personal data is information that makes a person identifiable, i.e. data that can be traced back to an individual. This includes a person’s name, e-mail address and telephone number. Details about a person’s preferences, hobbies, memberships or websites visited also count as personal data.
The provider will only collect, use or pass on personal information if this is legally permitted or the users have consented to the collection of such data.

Contact

When contacting the provider (e.g. via a contact form or by email), the user’s details are stored for the purpose of processing their request and in case of further questions.

Newsletter

We use our newsletter to send you information about us and our offers.
If you wish to receive the newsletter, you must provide us with a valid email address along with information allowing us to check that either you are the owner of the email address provided or the owner has agreed to receive the newsletter. No other data will be collected. This data will only be used for the purpose of sending the newsletter and will not be disclosed to third parties. 
When you register for the newsletter we store your IP address and the date you registered. The sole purpose of this stored information is to serve as evidence in the event that a third party misuses the email address and registers to receive the newsletter without the knowledge of the legitimate owner.
You may at any time revoke your consent to the storage of data and email addresses, and to their use for sending the newsletter. You can do this via a link in the newsletter itself, within your profile area or by sending a message to one of the contacts listed above. 

Integration of services and third party content

This online offer may sometimes contain third party content, such as YouTube videos, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites. This always assumes that the providers of such content (hereafter referred to as "third party providers") obtain knowledge of the user’s IP address, since without the IP address they could not transfer the content to the respective user’s browser. The IP address is thus required to display such content. We endeavour to only use content from providers who use IP addresses solely for the purpose of delivering their content. However, we have no influence on whether third party providers store IP addresses, for example for statistical purposes. We will inform users of any such activities that we are aware of.

If you use external links that are offered within our website, this data privacy statement does not extend either to these links or the content of the linked websites. We have no influence on whether other operators comply with data protection and internet security regulations. We therefore advise you to check the privacy notices on other providers’ websites. At the time of linking we had no knowledge of any illegal content on the linked pages.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that allow device-specific information to be stored on the user’s device (PC, smartphone etc.). On the one hand, they make web pages more user-friendly, thereby benefiting users (e.g. by saving login data). On the other hand, they are used to record statistical data on website use and to analyse such data with a view to improving the offer. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option allowing you to restrict or completely block the storage of cookies. However, we must inform you that disabling cookies will have a negative impact on the functionality and, in particular, usability of the website.
You can manage the online ad cookies of many companies via the American web page: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU web page:http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ 

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, i.e. text files stored on the user’s computer which analyse how the website is used. The information generated by these cookies about use of our website is normally transmitted to, and stored by, Google on a server in the United States. 
If IP anonymisation has been activated on this website, Google will first shorten a user's IP address in member states of the European Union or in other states party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will a user’s full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purposes of evaluating how users use the site, compiling reports on website activities and providing the operator with other services relating to website and internet usage.
Google Analytics will not combine the IP address transmitted by your browser with any other data held by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate browser setting; please note, however, that doing so will limit the full functionality of this website. Users can also prevent Google from recording and processing data generated by cookies relating to their use of this website (including their IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin that is available from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, you can click on this link to prevent future acquisition of data by Google Analytics within this website. This will activate an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will need to click on this link again.


Revocation, amendments, corrections and updates

On request users have a right to be provided free of charge with information on any personal data stored about them. In addition, users also have the right to have incorrect data amended and to have their personal data blocked or deleted, providing this is not in conflict with any statutory obligation to retain such data.

Adapted by the website owner
Privacy policy template of lawyer Thomas Schwenke - I LAW it

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