Data security

The Author takes the protection of your privacy and personal data very seriously. We want you to know when we collect any data from you, what this data is and how we use it. As a private business, we are subject to the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz - BDSG). We have implemented technical and organisational measures to ensure that the statutory privacy and data protection provisions are complied with both by ourselves and by external service providers.

Personal data
The term "personal data" refers to information that could be used to discover your identity. This includes information such as your name, address (postal or e-mail/internet) and telephone number. It does not cover information that does not directly reflect your individual identity (such as favourite websites or the number of users of any website).

In general, you can use our website without revealing your identity. However, if you register for one of our personalised services, order a product or take out a subscription, we will ask for your name and other personal data. You are free to decide whether you wish to enter this data.

Web hosting
We will hold your data on specially protected servers in Germany. Only a small number of specially authorised persons who are involved in the technical, commercial or editorial aspects of operating the servers have access to these.

In connection with your use of the website, data is stored on our servers for backup purposes which may permit identification (e.g. your IP address, the date and time and the pages visited). This is not used for any personalised purpose. We reserve the right to carry out a statistical analysis of anonymised datasets.

Disclosure of personal data to third parties
Your personal data will be used only within the Author's business and associated businesses. We will not disclose it to third parties without your express consent. Should data be disclosed to service providers in connection with the processing of an order, these are subject to the provisions of the BDSG and other statutory provisions, and are contractually bound by this Privacy Policy of the Author. To the extent that we are obliged by law or by a court order to do so, we will transmit your data to official bodies that are entitled to receive such information.

Right of revocation
Should you direct the Author to delete your personal data or to refrain from using it for making further contact with you, we will comply with your directions.

Data which is absolutely essential for processing an order or for bookkeeping purposes will not be affected by any such direction or deletion.

Please note that if you revoke permission for the use of your personal data, we will no longer be able to provide a personalised service, since this is based on the use of customer data.

Use of cookies
During an online session, text information is collected and placed on the user's hard drive in a special file in ASCII format, a so-called cookie (cookie.txt). Whereabouts on the user's hard drive the cookie is stored is controlled by the user's web browser. Cookies are information that will be sent back to the server the next time the user visits the website. They can be read only by the server that originally created them.

The Author does not use cookies in connection with his website (with the exception of Google Analytics). Should the Author decide in future to make use of cookies in order to realise urgently required user functions (e.g. to facilitate the navigation of the website), we will give notice of this at the appropriate place.

It is in general possible to make use of our website without cookies. Most browsers are set up in such a way as to accept cookies automatically. You can however deactivate the storage of cookies, or select a setting in your browser that notifies you as soon as cookies are transmitted.

Note on Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You may opt out of the collection and use of your IP address by Google Analytics at any time with future effect. For further information on this, please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. We point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the add-on code "gat._anonymizeIp();", in order to permit the anonymised collection of IP addresses.

Children and young people
Persons aged under 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of a parent or guardian. We do not ask children or young people to provide any personal data, and we do not collect such data or transfer it to third parties.

Links to other websites
Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence on whether the operators of such websites comply with the privacy or data protection regulations.

Queries and comments
If you have any queries, suggestions or comments on the subject of data protection, please send an e-mail to the Author at office@schloss-marienburg.com. The rapid pace of development of the Internet makes it necessary for us to modify our Privacy Policy from time to time. Information on any changes will be posted here.

Pattensen, May 16 2014