PRIVACY POLICY

1. AN OVER­VIEW OF DATA PROTEC­TION

GENERAL

The following gives a simple over­view of what happens to your personal infor­ma­tion when you visit our website. Personal infor­ma­tion is any data with which you could be perso­nally iden­ti­fied. Detailed infor­ma­tion on the subject of data protec­tion can be found in our privacy policy found below.

DATA COLLEC­TION ON OUR WEBSITE

Who is respon­sible for the data collec­tion on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected auto­ma­ti­cally by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are prima­rily tech­nical data such as the browser and opera­ting system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected auto­ma­ti­cally as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper func­tio­ning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visi­tors use the site.

What rights do you have regar­ding your data?

You always have the right to request infor­ma­tion about your stored data, its origin, its reci­pi­ents, and the purpose of its collec­tion at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further ques­tions about the issue of privacy and data protec­tion. You may also, of course, file a comp­laint with the compe­tent regu­la­tory autho­ri­ties.

ANALY­TICS AND THIRD-PARTY TOOLS

When visi­ting our website, statis­tical analyses may be made of your surfing beha­vior. This happens prima­rily using cookies and analy­tics. The analysis of your surfing beha­vior is usually anony­mous, i.e. we will not be able to iden­tify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed infor­ma­tion can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exer­cise your options in this regard.

2. GENERAL INFOR­MA­TION AND MANDA­TORY INFOR­MA­TION

DATA PROTEC­TION

The opera­tors of this website take the protec­tion of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confi­den­tial and in accordance with the statu­tory data protec­tion regu­la­tions and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal infor­ma­tion is any data with which you could be perso­nally iden­ti­fied. This privacy policy explains what infor­ma­tion we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data trans­mitted via the internet (e.g. via email commu­ni­ca­tion) may be subject to secu­rity breaches. Complete protec­tion of your data from third-party access is not possible.

NOTICE CONCER­NING THE PARTY RESPON­SIBLE FOR THIS WEBSITE

The party respon­sible for proces­sing data on this website is:

Scho­l­ar­book GmbH
Simon Stützel
Breite Str. 61
76135 Karls­ruhe

Tele­phone: +49 178 608 7584
Email: simon@scholarbook.net

The respon­sible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of proces­sing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

REVO­CA­TION OF YOUR CONSENT TO THE PROCES­SING OF YOUR DATA

Many data proces­sing opera­tions are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is suffi­cient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

RIGHT TO FILE COMP­LAINTS WITH REGU­LA­TORY AUTHO­RI­TIES

If there has been a breach of data protec­tion legis­la­tion, the person affected may file a comp­laint with the compe­tent regu­la­tory autho­ri­ties. The compe­tent regu­la­tory autho­rity for matters related to data protec­tion legis­la­tion is the data protec­tion officer of the German state in which our company is head­quar­tered. A list of data protec­tion offi­cers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

RIGHT TO DATA PORTA­BI­LITY

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfill­ment of a contract auto­ma­ti­cally deli­vered to yourself or to a third party in a stan­dard, machine-read­able format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another respon­sible party, this will only be done to the extent tech­ni­cally feasible.

SSL OR TLS ENCRYP­TION

This site uses SSL or TLS encryp­tion for secu­rity reasons and for the protec­tion of the trans­mis­sion of confi­den­tial content, such as the inqui­ries you send to us as the site operator. You can reco­gnize an encrypted connec­tion in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryp­tion is acti­vated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

ENCRYPTED PAYMENTS ON THIS WEBSITE

If you enter into a contract which requires you to send us your payment infor­ma­tion (e.g. account number for direct debits), we will require this data to process your payment.

Payment tran­sac­tions using common means of payment (Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are only made via encrypted SSL or TLS connec­tions. You can reco­gnize an encrypted connec­tion in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon in your browser line is visible.

In the case of encrypted commu­ni­ca­tion, any payment details you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.

INFOR­MA­TION, BLOCKING, DELE­TION

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with infor­ma­tion free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the reci­pient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further ques­tions on the topic of personal data.

OPPO­SI­TION TO PROMO­TIONAL EMAILS

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requi­re­ments with regard to sending promo­tional and infor­ma­tional mate­rials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unso­li­cited adver­ti­sing mate­rial, such as email spam, is received.

3. DATA COLLEC­TION ON OUR WEBSITE

COOKIES

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, effi­cient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are auto­ma­ti­cally deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to reco­gnize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can confi­gure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alter­na­tively, your browser can be confi­gured to auto­ma­ti­cally accept cookies under certain condi­tions or to always reject them, or to auto­ma­ti­cally delete cookies when closing your browser. Disab­ling cookies may limit the func­tio­n­a­lity of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow elec­tronic commu­ni­ca­tions or to provide certain func­tions you wish to use (such as the shop­ping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 para­graph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in the storage of cookies to ensure an opti­mized service provided free of tech­nical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing beha­vior) are also stored, they will be treated sepa­r­ately in this privacy policy.

SERVER LOG FILES

The website provider auto­ma­ti­cally collects and stores infor­ma­tion that your browser auto­ma­ti­cally trans­mits to us in “server log files”. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Opera­ting system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the acces­sing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data proces­sing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the proces­sing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preli­mi­nary to a contract.

CONTACT FORM

Should you send us ques­tions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, inclu­ding the contact details you provide, to answer your ques­tion and any follow-up ques­tions. We do not share this infor­ma­tion without your permis­sion.

We will, there­fore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is suffi­cient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its dele­tion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfil­ling your request). Any manda­tory statu­tory provi­sions, espe­cially those regar­ding manda­tory data reten­tion periods, remain unaf­fected by this provi­sion.

4. ANALY­TICS AND ADVER­TI­SING

GOOGLE ANALY­TICS

This website uses Google Analy­tics, a web analy­tics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphi­theatre Parkway, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analy­tics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The infor­ma­tion gene­rated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually trans­mitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analy­tics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in analy­zing user beha­vior to opti­mize both its website and its adver­ti­sing.

IP anony­miz­a­tion

We have acti­vated the IP anony­miz­a­tion feature on this website. Your IP address will be shor­tened by Google within the Euro­pean Union or other parties to the Agree­ment on the Euro­pean Economic Area prior to trans­mis­sion to the United States. Only in excep­tional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shor­tened there. Google will use this infor­ma­tion on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website acti­vity, and to provide other services regar­ding website acti­vity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address trans­mitted by your browser as part of Google Analy­tics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selec­ting the appro­priate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full func­tio­n­a­lity of this website. You can also prevent the data gene­rated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the proces­sing of these data by Google, by down­loading and instal­ling the browser plugin avail­able at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objec­ting to the collec­tion of data

You can prevent the collec­tion of your data by Google Analy­tics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analy­tics.

For more infor­ma­tion about how Google Analy­tics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Outsourced data proces­sing

We have entered into an agree­ment with Google for the outsour­cing of our data proces­sing and fully imple­ment the strict requi­re­ments of the German data protec­tion autho­ri­ties when using Google Analy­tics.

Demo­gra­phic data collec­tion by Google Analy­tics

This website uses Google Analy­tics’ demo­gra­phic features. This allows reports to be gene­rated contai­ning state­ments about the age, gender, and inte­rests of site visi­tors. This data comes from inte­rest-based adver­ti­sing from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attri­buted to any specific indi­vi­dual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjus­ting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collec­tion of your data by Google Analy­tics as described in the section “Refusal of data collec­tion”.

GOOGLE RECAP­TCHA

We use “Google reCAP­TCHA” (herein­after “reCAP­TCHA”) on our websites. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphi­theater Parkway, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

reCAP­TCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a contact form) has been entered by a human or by an auto­mated program. To do this, reCAP­TCHA analyzes the beha­vior of the website visitor based on various charac­te­ris­tics. This analysis starts auto­ma­ti­cally as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAP­TCHA evaluates various infor­ma­tion (e.g. IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse move­ments made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.

The reCAP­TCHA analyses take place comple­tely in the back­ground. Website visi­tors are not advised that such an analysis is taking place.

Data proces­sing is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legi­ti­mate inte­rest in protec­ting its site from abusive auto­mated craw­ling and spam.

For more infor­ma­tion about Google reCAP­TCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please visit the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

5. PLUGINS AND TOOLS

GOOGLE MAPS

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphi­theatre Parkway, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This infor­ma­tion is gene­rally trans­mitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influ­ence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the inte­rest of making our website appe­aling and to faci­li­tate the loca­tion of places speci­fied by us on the website. This consti­tutes a justi­fied inte­rest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further infor­ma­tion about hand­ling user data, can be found in the data protec­tion decla­ra­tion of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.