Privacy statement

The Owls Nest - Opt-Out


With the following data protection declaration we would like to inform you which types of your personal data (hereinafter also referred to as "data") we process for which purposes and to what extent. The data protection declaration applies to all processing of personal data carried out by us, both within the framework of the provision of our services and in particular on our websites.

As of: 30. September 2019

Content overview

Responsible person

Martin Gossmann
Burgdorfer Str. 3
79395 Neuenburg

Overview of processing operations

The following table summarises the types of data processed and the purposes of their processing and refers to the data subjects.

Types of data processed

Categories of data subjects

Purposes of processing

Applicable legal bases

In the following we inform you about the legal basis of the Data Protection Ordinance (DSGVO), on the basis of which we process personal data. Please note that, in addition to the provisions of the DSGVO, the national data protection regulations in your or our country of residence and domicile may also apply.

National data protection regulations in Germany: In addition to the data protection regulations of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, national regulations apply to data protection in Germany. These include, in particular, the German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz - BDSG). In particular, the BDSG contains special provisions on the right of information, the right of deletion, the right of objection, the processing of special categories of personal data, processing for other purposes and transmission as well as automated decision-making in individual cases, including profiling. Furthermore, it regulates data processing for the purposes of the employment relationship (§ 26 BDSG), in particular with regard to the establishment, execution or termination of employment relationships as well as the consent of employees. Furthermore, state data protection laws of the individual federal states may apply.

Security measures

We shall take appropriate technical and organisational measures in accordance with the statutory requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, extent, circumstances and purposes of the processing as well as the different probabilities of occurrence and the extent of the threat to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, in order to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.

Measures shall include, in particular, safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical and electronic access to, and access to, input, disclosure, securing and separation of data. In addition, we have established procedures to ensure the exercise of data subjects' rights, the deletion of data and responses to data threats. Furthermore, we take the protection of personal data into account as early as the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures in accordance with the principle of data protection, through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings.

Shortening the IP address: If it is possible for us or a storage of the IP address is not necessary, we shorten or let shorten your IP address. If the IP address is shortened, also known as "IP masking", the last octet, i.e. the last two digits of an IP address, is deleted (in this context, the IP address is an identifier individually assigned to an Internet connection by the online access provider). By shortening the IP address, the identification of a person on the basis of their IP address is to be prevented or made considerably more difficult.

Use of cookies

"Cookies" are small files that are stored on the user's devices. Cookies can be used to store various data. This information can include, for example, the language settings on a website, the login status, a shopping basket or the location where a video was viewed.

As a rule, cookies are also used if a user's interests or behaviour (e.g. viewing certain content, use of functions, etc.) are stored on individual web pages in a user profile. Such profiles are used, for example, to display content to users that corresponds to their potential interests. This procedure is also referred to as "tracking", i.e. tracking the potential interests of users. The term cookies also includes other technologies that perform the same functions as cookies (e.g. when user information is stored using pseudonymous online identifiers, also referred to as "user IDs").

Soweit wir Cookies oder "Tracking"-Technologien einsetzen, informieren wir Sie gesondert in unserer Datenschutzerklärung.

Notes on legal bases: The legal basis on which we process your personal data with the help of cookies depends on whether we ask you for your consent. If this is the case and you consent to the use of cookies, the legal basis for processing your data is your declared consent. Otherwise, the data processed with the help of cookies will be processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. in a business operation of our online service and its improvement) or, if the use of cookies is necessary to fulfill our contractual obligations.

Revocation and objection (opt-out): Irrespective of whether the processing is based on consent or legal permission, you have the option at any time to revoke a consent given or to object to the processing of your data using cookie technologies (collectively referred to as "opt-out").

You can initially explain your objection using your browser settings, e.g. by deactivating the use of cookies (which may also restrict the functionality of our online service).

An objection to the use of cookies for online marketing purposes can be raised through a variety of services, particularly in the case of tracking, via the US site or the EU site or generally on


We process personal data for the purposes of online marketing, which includes in particular the presentation of advertising and other content (collectively referred to as "Content") based on the potential interests of users and the measurement of their effectiveness.

For these purposes, so-called user profiles are created and stored in a file (so-called "cookie") or similar procedures are used, by means of which the user information relevant for the presentation of the aforementioned content is stored. This information may include, for example, content viewed, websites visited, online networks used, but also communication partners and technical information such as the browser used, the computer system used and information on times of use. If users have consented to the collection of their location data, these can also be processed.

The IP addresses of the users are also stored. However, we use IP masking methods (i.e. pseudonymisation by shortening the IP address) to protect users. In general, the online marketing process does not store any user data (such as e-mail addresses or names), but pseudonyms. This means that we as well as the providers of online marketing procedures do not know the actual identity of the users, but only the information stored in their profiles.

The information in the profiles is usually stored in the cookies or by means of similar procedures. These cookies can later generally be used on other websites that use the same online marketing process, read out and analyzed for content presentation purposes as well as supplemented with further data and stored on the server of the online marketing process provider.

Exceptionally, plain data can be assigned to the profiles. This is the case, for example, if the users are members of a social network whose online marketing procedures we use and the network connects the profiles of the users in the aforementioned data. We kindly ask you to note that users can make additional agreements with the providers, e.g. by giving their consent during registration.

As a matter of principle, we only gain access to summarised information about the success of our advertisements. However, we can use so-called conversion measurements to check which of our online marketing procedures have led to a so-called conversion, i.e. to a contract being concluded with us, for example. The conversion measurement is used solely to analyze the success of our marketing measures.

Notes on legal bases: If we ask the users for their consent to the use of third party providers, the legal basis for the processing of data is the consent. Otherwise, user data will be processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in efficient, economical and recipient-friendly services). In this context, we would also like to draw your attention to the information on the use of cookies in this data protection declaration.

Services and service providers used:

Change and update of privacy policy

We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our data protection declaration. We will adapt the data protection declaration as soon as the changes to the data processing carried out by us make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require your cooperation (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.

Definitions of terms

This section provides an overview of the terms used in this privacy statement. Many of the terms are taken from the law and defined above all in Art. 4 DSGVO. The legal definitions are binding. The following explanations, on the other hand, are primarily intended to help you understand them. The terms are sorted alphabetically.

Created with the von Dr. jur. Thomas Schwenke

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