Data Protection Statement
This Data Protection Statement shall clarify to the user the type, scope and purposes of the collection of personal data by the responsible provider, DWP Malta Ltd, Stella Maris Street 48, 1765 Sliema, Malta on this website (hereinafter the “Offering”).
The legal basis for the data protection can be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz — BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz — TMG).
Accessed Data / Server Logfiles
The provider (or, as the case may be, its web space provider) collects data in regard to all aspects of accessing the Offering (so-called server logfiles). Such access data includes:
- the name of the accessed website, file, date & time of access, transferred data load, notice of successful access, browser type and version, user operating system, referrer URL (previously accessed site), IP-address and the querying provider.
The provider shall only use log data for statistical evaluation purposes for the operation, security and optimization of the Offering. The provider shall, however, retain the right to subsequently review the log data when there is actual evidence leading to justified suspicion of illicit use.
When making contact with the provider, (such as, e.g., via contact form or per e-mail), the user’s data shall be saved to help process the request as well as for any follow-up questions.
Comments and Contributions
When users leave comments or other contributions in the blog, their IP-addresses are saved. This occurs to protect the user should anyone post any illicit comments or other contributions (insults, illegal political propaganda, etc.). In such cases, the provider can be prosecuted for the comments or contributions and is therefore legitimately interested in the identity of the author.
Users may subscribe to subsequent commentary. Users shall receive a confirmation e-mail to determine whether or not they are the owner of the stated e-mail address. Users may cancel their commentary subscriptions at any time. Related details are included in the confirmation e-mail.
Our newsletter is there to inform you about us and our Offering. If you wish to receive our newsletter, we will need your valid e-mail address as well as information that will allow us to review and determine that you are actually the owner of the stated e-mail address or that its owner agrees to receive the newsletter. No further data shall be collected. The collected data shall be used for sending out the newsletter and shall not be supplied to third parties.
Upon registering for our newsletter, we save your IP-address and the date of registration.
This serves only as evidence in the event that a third party misuses e-mail addresses and registers authorized parties for the newsletter without their knowledge.
You may revoke your consent to the retention of your data and e-mail address at any time. Revocation may take place via the link in the newsletter, in your profile area or per notice to the above contact opportunity.
Incorporation of Third Party Content and Services
It can occur that third party content (such as
YouTube videos, maps from Google-Maps, RSS-Feeds or graphics from other websites) can be incorporated into the online Offering.
In each case, this will require the providers of such content (hereinafter the “Third Party Providers”) to use the users’ IP-addresses, as without such IP-addresses they could not send the content to the respective users. Your IP-address is therefore necessary to show such content. We shall try to only use such content where the respective providers use only IP-addresses to deliver the content. We do not, however, have any influence should the Third Party Providers use the IP-addresses, for example, for statistical purposes. We shall inform the user to the extent that this is known to us.
Cookies are small files that allow for saving device-specific information on the user’s access device (PC’s, smartphones, etc.). They serve to make websites more user-friendly and therefore serve the user (i.e., saving log-in data). At the same time, they serve to collect statistical data regarding the use of the website to analyze and improve its content and offering. Users may influence the implementation of cookies. Most browsers contain an option to limit or prevent saving cookies. Nevertheless, it must be noted that usage without cookies may lead to limitations of service or user comfort.
You can manage many online advertising cookies via the US-website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU-website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ .
This Offering uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies“, i.e., text files that are saved on users’ computers and that allow for an analysis of the usage of the website. The information regarding website usage by users that is collected by the cookies is generally transferred to Google servers in the United States where it is stored.
In the event of activation of the IP-anonymization of this website the user’s IP-address is however shortened by Google at least within the member states of the European Union or in other treaty member states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will a full IP-address be transferred to Google in the USA and shortened there. IP-anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use such information to evaluate the usage of this website by its users, to compile reports regarding website activities and to provide further services related to website usage and internet usage to the website operator.
The IP-address transferred from your browser in the context of Google Analytics shall not be commingled with other Google data. Users can prevent the saving of cookies by adjusting corresponding browser software settings; this Offering however informs the user that in such event all of the functions of this website may not be fully available. Additionally, users can prevent Google from collecting and processing their usage data on this website produced by cookies (incl. their IP-addresses) by downloading and installing this browser plug-in from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Further information regarding data usage by Google for advertising purposes, as well as settings and objection options, can be found on Google’s websites at: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/ (“Data Usage by Google in Your Use of the Websites or Apps of our Partners”), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads(“Data Usage for Advertising Purposes”), http://www.google.de/settings/ads (“Managing Information that Google Uses to Show You Advertising”) and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ (“Determine which Advertising Google Shows You”).
As an alternative to the browser add-on, or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link to prevent collection by Google Analytics on this website in the future. In that case, an opt-out cookie shall be deposited on your device. If you then delete all cookies, you will need to click this link again.
Use of Facebook Social Plug-Ins
This Offering uses the social plug-ins (“Plug-Ins”) of social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The Plug-Ins can be recognized based on the Facebook logo (i.e., a white “f” on a blue tile with terms such as “Like” or a “thumbs up” symbol) or by noting the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of Facebook Social Plug-Ins can be seen here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
Should a user access a webpage of this Offering containing such a Plug-In, his or her browser shall connect directly to Facebook’s. Facebook then directly transfers the content of the Plug-Ins to the user’s browser, which in turn incorporates them into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of such Plug-Ins and thus informs its users based on the status of its knowledge:
By incorporating the Plug-Ins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed a corresponding page of the Offering. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can then match the visit to the user’s Facebook account. When interacting with the Plug-Ins, for example by using the “Like” button or leaving comments, the user’s browser sends the respective information directly to Facebook where it is saved. Even if the user is not a member of Facebook, there is still a possibility that Facebook will become aware of the user’s IP-address. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP-address is saved in Germany.
The stated scope and purpose of data collection and further data processing by Facebook alongside corresponding rights and opportunities for privacy protection settings can be viewed at Facebook’s data information notice: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him or her and to collate such information with the membership data that Facebook has already saved, the user must first exit Facebook before accessing this internet presence. Further settings options and objections to use of data for advertising purposes are located within Facebook’s profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
This Offering uses Twitter’s buttons. Such buttons are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are connected to terms such as “Twitter” or “Follow” and be can be recognized based on a stylized blue bird icon. With the help of these buttons, it is possible to share a page or comment from this Offering on Twitter or to follow the provider on Twitter.
When a user accesses a webpage on this internet presence that contains such a button, his or her browser will take up a direct connection to Twitter. Twitter will then directly send the content of the Twitter buttons to the user’s browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the scope of the data that Twitter collects with the help of these Plug-Ins and thus informs its users accordingly based on the status of its knowledge. According thereto, only the users’ IP-addresses are transferred alongside the URL of the subject website upon referencing a button, but there is no use for other purposes besides depicting the button.
Further information in this regard can be accessed at Twitter’s Data Protection Statement available at http://twitter.com/privacy.
This Offering uses Jetpack, a tool for statistical evaluation of visits operated by Automattic, Inc. 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, employing the tracking technology of Quantcast Inc., 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103–3153, USA. WordPress.com-Stats uses so-called “cookies”, i.e., text files saved on the user’s computer allowing analysis of the use of the website. The usage information generated by the cookies relating to this internet offering is stored in a server in the United States. The IP-addresses are rendered anonymous immediately after processing and before saving. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting to corresponding settings in your browser software. Nevertheless, it must be noted that in such case usage without cookies may lead to limitations of service in terms of using all functions of this website. Users can object to the collection and use of data by Quantcast with future effect by clicking on the link entitled “Click here to opt-out”, which sets an opt-out cookie on the user’s browser http://www.quantcast.com/opt-out.
If you then delete all cookies, you will need to set this opt-out cookie again.
Revocation, Amendments, Corrections and Updates
The user has the right upon his or her request to receive free of charge information regarding the user’s personal data that was collected and saved. Additionally, the user has the right to correct incorrect data and to lock or delete any personal data to the extent that doing so does not conflict with any statutory retention requirement.