Data Protection Notice

This is a translation of the German version, which in cases of doubt has primacy in application.

Data Protection Agreement

Verlag für Standesamtswesen GmbH and Wolfgang Metzner Gmgh agree to adhere to the following data protection agreement.

Preambel

Your trust and the protection of your personal data are very important to us. We hereby pledge ourselves to adhere to the strict legal requirements of the Federal Republic of Germany, especially put forth in Germany's Federal Data Protection Act BDSG (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) and Germany's Data Protection Act for Telemedia TDDSG (Gesetz über den Datenschutz bei Telediensten). With this data protection agreement we would like to inform you how we use your personal data.

By storing, processing and using your personal data we can offer you a userfriendly, customer oriented and secure service.

We solely use your data to provide our services, e.g., to process and handle your orders.

Your personal data will not be sold to third parties nor will they be used for other commercial reasons. Exceptions are made if the fulfillment of our agreement with you requires their use or if we are required to by law. Your data is stored in our database. Access to this data is made using a securly encrypted connection.

State-of-the-art firewall systems are used to protect your data. Your orders and the use of the customer menu are transmitted encrypted. Employees responsible for these tasks have been informed of their duties of data protection, data economy and secrecy. These employees are regularly trained internally and externally.

Data Made Available by the Customer

When you sign up for our newsletter you agree to your name and e-mail adress being used for our own advertisment purposes. You can revoke this agreement at any time.

Depending on the services provided through us and your use of these, different data is collected, stored, processed and used.

This data is actively transmitted by you for the use of our services, e.g., login information for online products. We only save data that is actively transmitted by you (e.g. email address, password, name).

Should you use our pay service, you will be required to transmit your banking account information, credit card information or other payment information, your shipping address and possibly other information during the ordering process. Transmitted data will be treated in accordance to law and in adherence to our agreement with you. Your payment information may be - in accordnace to law - transferred to third parties to process payments. We will not store any credit card information transmitted by you.

When using our services you may leave comments, notes, tags, ratings and similar content (user content), some of which may be accessible for other users.

Server Logs

During your visit certain information transferred from your browser is automaticaly logged on our servers. the resulting logs contain data like your ip address, url visited, time, type and number of requests, date, time, transmitted data volume, duration of requests, type of browser and possibly other such information.

The collection and processing of the data stored in the logfiles is used only for anonymous and statistical evaluation (e.g. analysis of user behaviour) and thus for the improvement of our services for you. Never is your name or e-mai address connected with this data.

Cookies

Our Websites use so called cookies. cookies are little pieces of textual information which are stored on your computer. They allow us to speed up our websites, improve your experience and protect us from fraud.

As soon as you are connected to our website, our servers can identify you using this information and automatically sign you in. Our cookies contain no personal information, only anonymous "session ids". Our cookies enable us to improve the efficiency of the provided services. Information stored in our cookies is of course not shared with third parties.

Web Analysis

Our sites use Piwik, a web analysis service, which abides to the strict legal requirements of Germany's Federal Data Protection Act. Piwik was tested and approved by the independent center for privacy protection of Schleswig Holstein (ULD).

Piwik also uses cookies, small pieces of text stored on your computer, which allow an analysis of our websites usage. Usage data (including your ip address) stored in this cookie is transmitted and saved to our servers, which are located in Germany. Piwik will use this information to evaluate user behaviour on our websites to generate activity reports and provide further services tied to internet and website usage. Piwik ensures anonymity by shortening the transferred ip adress. Identification of a specific user is therefore impossible.

Use the following form to prevent Piwik from collecting your data.

Additional Terms

Should you use our pay services, you will be required to transmit your banking account information, credit card information or other payment information; your shipping address and possibly other information during the ordering process. Transmitted data will be treated in accordance to law and in adherence to our agreement with you. Your payment information may be - in accordnace to law - transferred to third parties to process payments. We will not store any credit card information transmitted by you.

When using our services you may leave comments, notes, tags, ratings and similar content (user content), some of which may be accessible for other users.

Revocation of Consent

Your consent to receiving new content and information from the publisher,regarding possible special offers, has been explicitly given as the case may be. We want to inform you that you may revoce your consent at any time effective with future effect.

Other

Feel free to contact us at any time if you have question to our data protection precautions or wish to have your profile and all of your saved data deleted.

In accordance with Germany's Federal Data Protection Act you have the right to request information about your saved data, as well as the right to have it corrected, locked or deleted. These services must be given free of charge.

You may contact us at any time using our e-mail address: info@vfst.de

Our shipping address is: Verlag für Standesamtswesen GmbH/Wolfgang Metzner GmbH, Hanauer Landstraße 197, 60314 Frankfurt am Main.

For our service and user oriented devolepement of our services and associated implementation of new technologies, this agreement may be changed without further notice.

© Verlag für Standesamtswesen GmbH Frankfurt am Main / Berlin
Time of Writing: Juli 2011