Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://covet.me.

Name and contact details of the responsible person


Hackescher Markt 4
10178 Berlin
Germany

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal data in the sense of this data protection declaration are all data which can be personally referred to you, for example your name, your address, your e-mail address or your user behavior.

By accessing our website, collection and processing of personal data is necessary in order to show you our website and to ensure the functionality and security of our information technology systems. These data include:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of access
  • Called content
  • Operating system of the user
  • Browser type and version
  • Internet service provider of the user
  • Websites from which the user accesses our website
  • Websites that are accessed through our website

We also store this data in the log files of our system (server log files), but we do not store this data together with other personal data. We do not forward this data to third parties.

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is our legitimate interest in ensuring the functionality and security of our website and its optimization in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

The data required to display the website will be deleted after the session ends.
The log files are stored for a period of seven days. If an additional storage takes place, anonymization takes place by deleting or alienating the IP address of the user.

We use cookies on our website which allow an analysis of the surfing behavior of the users. Further information can be found later in this privacy policy.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you send us a message via the contact form, the data entered there will be transmitted and stored in order to process your request and, if necessary, to answer it. Unless this is directly apparent from your request, there will be no disclosure of this data to third parties.

The processing based on our legitimate interest to create a simple contact possible and the answer your request to art. 6 lit. f. DSGVO.
You have the possibility to oppose the processing with effect for the future, in which you place us accordingly in the imprint which contact facilities to contact.

If there are no statutory retention periods, the personal data transferred via the contact form will be deleted after your request has been completely processed.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Newsletter

On our website a free newsletter can be subscribed.
The data given in the registration for the newsletter will be determined by us.
For the processing of your data, your consent is obtained during the registration process and reference is made to this privacy policy.

To register for our newsletter, we use the so-called Double-Opt-In procedure.
After registration, you will first receive an e-mail requesting confirmation that you wish to receive the newsletter. Unless confirmed, your data will be automatically deleted after one month.

In addition to the information provided by you when registering for the newsletter, we store your IP address and the time of registration and confirmation. This data is needed by us to prove your registration.

To consent to the newsletter, only your e-mail address is required. Other information is optional and may be used for personal communication, if you so desire.
Legal basis for the storage and processing of data is your consent in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO.
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. You can declare this by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided in the newsletter or by sending a message to the contact details stated in the imprint.
The data needed to prove the registration (e-mail address, IP address, registration & confirmation date) will be stored for this purpose only for half a year.
All other data will be deleted after logout.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we can evaluate your user behavior through so-called web beacons or tracking pixels. These are image files on our website which consist of one pixel and are therefore not visible to the naked eye.
These allow us to evaluate whether and how often our newsletter has been opened.
In addition, intermediary redirects allow us to track the number of times links have been opened in the newsletter.
The legal basis is our interest in evaluating and optimizing our newsletter in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
You can object to the tracking by unsubscribing from the newsletter. In addition, you have the option to disable the display of images in your e-mail program by default with regard to the web beacons. In this case, the tracking takes place only if you display the pictures.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Inc. (Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax +353 (1) 436 1001) hereinafter referred to as ‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files stored on your hard drive by your browser and allow you to analyze your website usage. The information generated or collected by cookies is usually transmitted to a Google server located in the US and stored there. We point out, however, that we use the option of IP anonymization (“_anonymizeIP ()”). As a result, your IP address will typically be truncated by Google before being transferred to the United States. Only in exceptional cases, it may happen that this shortening is made only by a US-American server. Due to the shortening, this IP can no longer be assigned to your person.

Google uses this information on our behalf to evaluate your website usage in order to report on activity on our websites.
This allows us to analyze the website usage and to optimize our website. This will allow us to improve our offer and make it more user-friendly.
Google has complied with the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement, which ensures that your personal information is protected, even when transferred to the US, to the level of data protection in the EU.
If there is a processing of your personal data by Google Analytics, this processing is based on our legitimate interest in the analysis and optimization of our website. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Your IP address transmitted by Google Analytics on our behalf will not be merged with other Google data

You can prevent the storage of cookies by using the appropriate settings in your browser. However, this can lead to limitations in the functionality of our website. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data resulting from the cookie and your website use by Google Analytics and the transmission and processing by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Alternatively, you can also put on the following link. This will save an opt-out cookie on your current computer system, which will prevent Google Analytics tracking on thdisais website in the future. Important: This opt-out cookie only works on the currently used computer system and only on this website. If you delete your cookies at a later date, you would have to click the link again to reset the opt-out cookie.
Disable Google Analytics

For more information about the use of data by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Google Universal Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Inc. (Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax +353 (1) 436 1001) hereinafter referred to as ‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files stored on your hard drive by your browser and allow you to analyze your website usage. The information generated or collected by cookies is usually transmitted to a Google server located in the US and stored there. We point out, however, that we use the option of IP anonymization (“_anonymizeIP ()”). As a result, your IP address will typically be truncated by Google before being transferred to the United States. Only in exceptional cases, it may happen that this shortening is made only by a US-American server. Due to the shortening, this IP can no longer be assigned to your person.

Google uses this information on our behalf to evaluate your website usage in order to report on activity on our websites.
This allows us to analyze the website usage and to optimize our website. This will allow us to improve our offer and make it more user-friendly.
Google has complied with the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement, which ensures that your personal information is protected, even when transferred to the US, to the level of data protection in the EU.
This website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows, which is performed via a user ID.
If there is a processing of your personal data by Google Analytics, this processing is based on our legitimate interest in the analysis and optimization of our website. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Your IP address transmitted by Google Analytics on our behalf will not be merged with other Google data

You can prevent the storage of cookies by using the appropriate settings in your browser. However, this can lead to limitations in the functionality of our website. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data resulting from the cookie and your website use by Google Analytics and the transmission and processing by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Alternatively, you can also put on the following link. This will save an opt-out cookie on your current computer system, which will prevent Google Analytics tracking on this website in the future. Important: This opt-out cookie only works on the currently used computer system and only on this website. If you delete your cookies at a later date, you would have to click the link again to reset the opt-out cookie.
Disable Google Analytics

For more information about the use of data by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Use of social media plugins

1. We use social media plug-ins from Facebook on our website (Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA, hereinafter ‘Facebook’).
These social media plugins are built in as a so-called two-click solution.
As a result, a mere visit to our website does not lead to a transfer of personal data to Facebook. Only when you click on the highlighted box in gray and activate it, and in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. A DSGVO in the data transfer to Facebook, Facebook gets at least the information that you have visited our website, and to a collection of your IP address, which, however, according to information from Facebook anonymized immediately after collection. We have no control whatsoever for the data collected or for the data processing operations performed by Facebook, nor are we aware of the full extent of the data collection, the purpose of the processing or the storage duration of the data.
These data are collected, regardless of whether you are registered and logged in to Facebook at the time of activation. However, if you are logged in to Facebook at the time the button is activated, Facebook can link the information collected with your profile. If you interact with the plugin, the information can be published on Facebook and displayed to your contacts.
You can revoke your consent at any time by switching the respective button inactive again. However, this has no effect on the data already transmitted to Facebook.

Facebook is headquartered in the US. Certification to the EU-US Privacy Shield Privacy Agreement will ensure compliance with the level of data protection in the EU.

For purposes and extent of data collection and other data processing operations by Facebook, your rights and opportunities, we refer you to the Facebook Privacy Policy, which can be found at the following link:
https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

2. We use social media plug-ins from Twitter on our website (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St., San Francisco, California 94103, USA, hereinafter ‘Twitter’).
These social media plugins are built in as a so-called two-click solution.
As a result, a mere visit to our website does not result in the transfer of personal data to Twitter. Only when you click on the highlighted box in gray and activate it, and in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. A DSGVO in the data transmission to Twitter agree, Twitter gets at least the information that you have visited our website, and to collect your IP address. We have no control whatsoever for the data collected or for the data processing operations performed by Twitter, nor are we aware of the full extent of the data collection, the purpose of the processing or the retention period of the data.
This information is collected regardless of whether you are registered and logged in to Twitter at the time of activation. However, if you are logged in to Twitter at the time the button is activated, Twitter can associate the collected information with your profile. If you interact with the plugin, the information can be posted on Twitter and displayed to your contacts.
You can revoke your consent at any time by switching the respective button inactive again. However, this has no effect on the data already transmitted to Facebook.

Twitter is headquartered in the US. Certification to the EU-US Privacy Shield Privacy Agreement will ensure compliance with the level of data protection in the EU.

For purposes and extent of the data collection and other data processing operations by Facebook, your rights and opportunities, we refer you to the Twitter privacy policy, which can be found at the following link:
https://www.twitter.com/privacy

Integration of Youtube videos

We have included Youtube videos on our website. These are stored on https://www.youtube.com and playable from our website. Youtube.com is operated by Youtube, LCC, this company belongs to Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google is headquartered in the US. Certification to the EU-US Privacy Shield Privacy Agreement will ensure compliance with the level of data protection in the EU.

 We have included the videos in the so-called “Advanced Privacy Mode”, so that no data about you as a user will be transferred to Youtube, unless you play the videos. Only when you play such a Youtube video on our website, it comes to a data transfer to Youtube. Here, in 3.2. data transmitted to Youtube. We have no influence on this data transfer.
Youtube receives the information about the video played during playback and can collect further user data. If you are logged in to Youtube at the time of play, Youtube can associate this information with your profile. If you do not want this, you must log out of Youtube before playing the video.
In addition, Youtube may use cookies to collect user statistics for the purposes of advertising, market research and website optimization. The legal basis is the aforementioned legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 lit. f DSGVO. Against the formation of such a user profile you have a right to objection, which you would have to send to Youtube.

In addition, you can connect to the Google DoubleClick Network without being invited to watch a video. If this leads to further data processing operations, we have no influence on these.

For more information on data collection and processing by Youtube and Google, to your rights and opportunities, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de

Integration of Google Maps

We have integrated Google Maps on our website. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on our website, as well as to enable an interaction including navigation.
Google Maps is powered by Google. Inc. (Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax +353 (1) 436 1001).
Google is headquartered in the US. Certification to the EU-US Privacy Shield Privacy Agreement will ensure compliance with the level of data protection in the EU.

When visiting a website, Google is linked to Google Maps, the information that you have accessed this website. If you have a Google user account, Google may associate that information with your profile. If you do not want this, you must log out before you visit. In addition, the data mentioned in 3.2 can be transmitted to Google, we have no influence on this data transfer.
In addition, Google may use cookies to collect further user statistics for the purposes of advertising, market research and optimization of its website. The legal basis is the aforementioned legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 lit. f DSGVO. Against the formation of such a user profile, you have a right to object, which you should address to Google.

For more information about Google’s data collection and processing, your rights and opportunities, please see the Google Privacy Policy:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

Insofar as personal data are collected and processed by us, you are deemed to be a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR, which entitles you to the following rights.

Right to information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR:

You can request information at any time if personal data is processed by us.
If applicable, you may request information about the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data processed, the categories of recipients so your personal data have been disclosed to them, the planned retention period or, if applicable, the criteria for determining the retention period Existence of your rights to rectification, deletion, limitation of processing and right to object to the processing of your personal data and the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority.
If the data has not been collected from you, we have to inform you of the origin of the data. With automated decision-making including profiling, we provide you with meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on your person.
You can request information about whether your personal information is being transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, we must inform you of the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR.

Right to correction pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR

You have a right to rectification and / or completeness to us if the personal data processed by us is incorrect or incomplete. In this case, we will immediately correct it.

Right to cancellation pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR

You may request the deletion of your personal data if one of the reasons mentioned in Art. 17 (1) GDPR applies.
However, the right to erasure does not exist if the processing is used to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest in the public health sector or for archival purposes, for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes and for assertion , Exercise or defense of legal rights is required.

Right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR

You may request that personal data concerning you may only be processed to a limited extent for the duration of the check by us if you deny the accuracy of your data, in case of unlawful processing if you request the restriction of processing at your own request instead of deletion, provided that the purpose of the Data processing is met, however, the data is still needed to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or for the duration of our audit if you have objected to the processing.

Right to information in accordance with Art. 19 GDPR

If you have asserted your right to rectification, deletion or limitation of the processing against us, we are obliged to inform all recipients to whom we have disclosed your personal data affected by the respective right to rectify, delete or restrict the processing of the data unless this information proves to be impossible or would involve a disproportionate effort.
You have the right to be informed by us about the recipients.

Right of revocation in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR

You have the right at any time to revoke your consent with effect for the future. This does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the date of withdrawal.

Right to complain under Art. 77 GDPR

If you believe that we process your personal data unlawfully or otherwise violate data protection regulations, you can contact the responsible for our supervisory authority. This is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.

Right to object according to Article 21 GDPR

You have the right at any time, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, against the processing of your personal data concerning our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO refers to objections, this also applies to a profiling based on this provision.

In this case, we will no longer process your personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the purpose of enforcing, pursuing or defending legal claims ,

In the case of the use of your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data relating to the aforementioned purpose. In this case, your personal data will no longer be processed for this purpose.

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