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Data privacy

ITALIAPLUS takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations, including in this data protection declaration.

 

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

 

With the following data protection declaration, you as a user of the Italiaplus Travel & Events GmbH, Biebricher Allee 177, D-65203 Wiesbaden (hereinafter "provider") are informed about the collection and use of personal data when visiting and using our websites.

 

The legal provisions of data protection, such as those contained in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG), are naturally observed by us; we take the protection of your data very seriously. The regulations of the European Data Protection Basic Regulation (EU-GDPR) are observed.

 

This privacy policy does not apply to websites which you can access via hyperlinks on this website.

General data collection and data processing

 

With each visit and use of the provider's Internet pages the IP address as well as provider of the requesting computer, the website called up, as well as the data called up, date and time of the call up, transmitted data volume, notification of successful retrieval, identification data of the browser and operating system as well as the previously visited website (website from which access to the provider's Internet offer is made) are registered by the provider or by the webspace provider as access data.

 

The collection and processing of the access data mentioned is only carried out for the purposes of system administration, system security, optimization of the offer as well as statistical evaluations. The provider expressly reserves the right to subsequently evaluate the access data in the event of unlawful use and illegal attack on the provider's Internet pages, insofar as there is sufficient suspicion based on concrete indications.

 

Personal Data

Definition of personal data

 

Personal data are according to § 3 Abs. 1 German Data Protection Act (BDSG), personal data refers to any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual person. This data includes, for example, name, address, e-mail address or telephone number. Usage data are also considered personal data.

Collection of personal data

 

Personal data is only collected by the provider if this is legally permitted or you consent to the collection of the data. If you contact the provider by e-mail or by using the contact form, your data will be stored for the purpose of processing your request. After complete completion of the processing your data will be deleted, as far as there is no legal obligation to store them.

Cookies

 

Some of our webpages 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 "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies makes it possible to recognise 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.

Third Party Content and Services

 

The provider reserves the right to integrate third party services and content, such as Google Maps, YouTube videos, third party graphics, RSS feeds, etc. into its Internet offer. For the successful display of this content, a query of your IP address by the third party provider is required. The provider endeavours to integrate only those offers of third parties into its Internet offer which use the queried IP address only for the successful presentation of the respective offer. However, the use of your IP address for further statistical purposes cannot be excluded by the provider. In case of positive knowledge of this, the provider will point this out separately.

Newsletter

 

You can register on our website to receive our newsletter. We need your email address for this. In addition, in accordance with the relevant legal regulations, we must verify that you are actually the owner of the email address provided and that you would like to receive the newsletter. We therefore collect information that makes such verification possible. The information collected in this context is used to send and receive the newsletter. It has no other purpose and will not be passed on to third parties. Apart from the information required for sending the newsletter, no other data is collected from our site. Because your consent is required to send and receive the newsletter, you can revoke your consent to the collection and storage of your data at any time without giving reasons. To do so, use the "Unsubscribe Link" provided in the newsletter.

Newsletter tracking

 

The provider's newsletters contain so-called tracking pixels. A counting pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in emails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Using the embedded counting pixel, Secret Classics GmbH can detect whether and when an email was opened by the person in question and which links in the email were accessed by the person in question. Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the data controller in order to optimise the dispatch of the newsletter and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the person concerned. The data will not be disclosed to third parties. Persons concerned are entitled at any time to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent given via the double opt-in procedure. After revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the data controller. The provider automatically interprets unsubscribing from receiving the newsletter as a revocation.

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

 

This data cannot be used to identify specific people. This data is not combined with data from other sources. We reserve the right to retrospectively check this data if we become aware of specific evidence of illegal use.

Privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics

 

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

 

Google Analytics uses "cookies" as they are are called. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the your use of the website. 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.

 

For more information on how to handle user data on Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy:

 

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Browser plugin

 

You can prevent cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, we wish to point out that by doing so, you may 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: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Objecting to the collection of data

 

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data (the link is still missing) by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents your data being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics

Order data processing

 

We have entered into a contract 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.

IP anonymisation

 

We use the "Activation of IP anonymisation" function on this website. Thus your IP address will be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other parties to the Agreement about the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated 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 is not bought together with other Google data.

Privacy policy for the use of Google AdWords

 

The provider has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an Internet advertising service that allows advertisers to run adverts in both Google and Google advertising network search engine results. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define certain keywords to display an ad in Google's search engine results only when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword-relevant search result. On the Google Network, ads are distributed to thematically relevant websites using an automatic algorithm and using the previously defined keywords. The operating company for the services of Google AdWords is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

 

The purpose of Google AdWords is to advertise our website by displaying interest-relevant advertising on the websites of third parties and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and by displaying third-party advertising on our website. If the person in question arrives on our website via a Google advert, a so-called conversion cookie will be deposited on the information technology system of the person in question by Google. Cookies have already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used to identify the person concerned. The conversion cookie is used to trace whether certain sub-pages, such as the shopping cart of an online shop system, were accessed on our website. The conversion cookie enables both us and Google to track whether a person who has accessed our website via an AdWords ad has generated revenue, i.e. has completed or cancelled a purchase of goods.

 

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to generate visit statistics for our website. We use these visit statistics to determine the total number of users who have been referred to us via AdWords ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords ad and to optimize our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive information from Google that could identify the person concerned. The conversion cookie stores personally identifiable information, such as the web pages visited by the person in question. Whenever you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may disclose personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.

 

The person subject can prevent cookies being set by our website at any time, as already described above, by using an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and therefore permanently object to cookies being set. Setting the Internet browser used in this way would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programmes. Furthermore, the person concerned has the possibility to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the person concerned must access the www.google.de/settings/ads link from each of the Internet browsers they use and make the required settings there.

 

Additional information and Google's privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Privacy Policy for the use of Google Web Fonts

 

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

 

When you call up a page of our website which contains a social plugin, your browser makes a direct connection with Google servers. Google is therefore aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR.

 

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

 

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Privacy Policy for use of Google Maps

 

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. This 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 locating the places we specify on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR.

 

Further information about the handling of user data can be found in Google's privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Data privacy statement for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)

 

Plugins are integrated on this site for the social network, Facebook, Provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognise the Facebook plugin from the Facebook logo or the "Like Button" ("Like") on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, please check: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .

 

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the provider of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. For more information, please see Facebook's data privacy statement at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

 

If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Privacy statement for the use of Instagram

 

Functions of the Instagram service are integrated into our site. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can click the Instagram button to link the content of our pages with your Instagram profile. This means that Instagram can associate visits to our pages with your user account. As the operator of this website, we expressly advise that we receive no information about the content of the data transmitted or about Instagram's use of the same. For more information, please see the data protection policy of Instagram: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Data privacy statement for the use of Google

 

Our pages use functions from Google+. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

 

Collection and disclosure of information: Using the Google+ button allows you to publish information worldwide. By means of the Google+ button, you and other users can receive custom content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the fact that you have +1'd a piece of content and also information about the page you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be displayed together with your profile name and photo in Google services, for example in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the Internet.

 

Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google + button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used by all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace a different name that you have used to share content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your email address or other information that can identify you.

 

Use of collected data: In addition to the uses mentioned above, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection policies. Google may publish summary statistics about the +1 activity of users, or share it with users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or affiliate websites.

Privacy Statement for the Use of LinkedIn

 

Our site uses functions from the LinkedIn network. The service is provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our webpages from your IP address. If you use the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by LinkedIn.

 

More information can be found in the LinkedIn privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacypolicy

Privacy statement for the use of Pinterest

 

On our site, we use social plugins from the Pinterest social network operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA ("Pinterest"). When you visit a page that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly to the servers of Pinterest. The plugin transmits protocol data to the server of Pinterest in the USA. This log data may include your IP address, the address of the websites visited, which also includes Pinterest features, browser type and settings, the date and time of the request, how you use Pinterest, and cookies.

 

More information about the purpose, scope and further processing and use of data by Pinterest, as well as your rights and options related to this to protect your privacy, can be found in the privacy notices of Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy

Data protection declaration for the use of XING

 

Our website uses features provided by the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our pages containing XING features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the XING servers. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data is stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored nor is usage behavior evaluated.

 

For more information about data protection and the XING Share button, please see the XING data protection declaration on: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Contact possibility via the website

 

Our website contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.

Blog and Comments

 

The provider stores your IP address if you leave contributions in the offered blog or in other offered way in the context of the Internet offer of the provider. You can provide further information voluntarily. This data is only stored for the purpose of being able to subsequently allocate current contributions contrary to existing legal regulations and thus only serves to secure the provider.

 

If you subscribe to blog posts and subsequent comments, you will receive an e-mail from the provider confirming that you are the owner of the e-mail address you entered and that you wish to subscribe to blog posts and subsequent comments. You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data at any time. Subscribed blog posts and subsequent comments can be cancelled by you at any time. You will be informed about the necessary steps in the confirmation e-mail.

SSL Encryption

 

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the enquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise 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 encryption is activated, the data which you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Rejection of promotional emails

 

We are required by law to publish our contact details on this website. These may not be used by third parties to send unwanted advertising or other information. We hereby object to the sending of advertising material of any kind not expressly authorized by us. We also expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the unwanted and unsolicited sending of advertising material. This applies in particular to so-called spam e-mails, spam letters, and spam faxes. We would like to point out that the unauthorized transmission of advertising material may be in breach of competition law, civil law, and criminal law. Spam emails and spam faxes in particular can lead to high claims for damages if they disrupt business operations due to overcrowding of inboxes or fax machines.

Information, deletion, blocking

 

You have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that are stored as well as their origin, the recipient and the purpose for which they have been processed. You also have the right to have these data corrected, blocked or deleted.

 

If for any reason you are afraid that we have incorrectly stored your personal data or if you wish to correct, block or delete your data, you can also contact us at the following e-mail address: datenschutz@italiaplus.de.

 

The provider reserves the right to change this data protection declaration at any time in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations.