GTC & Privacy Policy

General Terms & Conditions
contentbird GmbH


Our Privacy Policy can be found at the bottom – below the GTC

contentbird GmbH
Knesebeckstraße 59-61
10719 Berlin
Deutschland

(hereafter: contentbird software or contentbird).

1. Object of the contract

contentbird (hereafter: contentbird software or contentbird) develops and distributes software solutions that help to make the realization of the search engine optimization, marketing activities and project management in online marketing more efficient, professional and time saving. The provision of the contentbird software by contentbird and the obligations of the users of this software (hereafter „company“ or „customer“) are regulated hereafter (together hereafter „the parties“). Customers that change from the contentbird 2.0 Version to the 3.0 Version automatically accept the new GTC. 

§ 2. Contract conclusion

2.1. These GTC are exclusively applicable towards legal persons or commercially active fully legally competent persons or freelancers or companies pursuant to § 14 BGB.

2.2. The company applies for the usage of the contentbird software via an online order form and at the same time declares that it is acting in performance of a commercial or self-employed professional task. In addition it also acknowledges the contentbird GTC and the contentbird data protection regulations by placing a check mark in the intended field or with signature or via E-Mail-confirmation. contentbird specifically asks for the following data for registration: IP-address (is automatically determined), company, first name, last name, country, street, house number, postal code, city, telephone number, E-mail address, website, bank account numbers, bank account owner and bank code. The data requested during registration shall correspond to the truth. The registration form can be transferred online, per mail or fax to the business address of contentbird. With the acceptance of the GTC online or with the confirmation of the written offer via email or by sending the form with signature by fax a legal contract is concluded between the company and contentbird. If the data stated by the company during registration change, the company is obligated to inform contentbird of this immediately.

2.3. With the registration the current scope of services, the current prices (currently at https://de.contentbird.io/pricing/#workflowplatform) as well as the currently valid version of the GTC and the data protection declaration are saved under the customer process and serves as contract basis. Costs only accrue for the company after the expiration of the trial phase and active extension of the usage. 

§ 3. Services and obligations of contentbird 

3.1. contentbird differentiates between three different standard software packages that contentbird provides to the company for the contract duration: contentbird Start, contentbird Grow and contentbird Enterprise with different scopes of services. The price stated under https://de.contentbird.io/pricing/#workflowplatform is valid for the amount of licences (users) for the respective package, the customer can use contentbird for any number of users with the corresponding booking of the licences – every user that has licence – receives own access to the system. contentbird reserves the right to make individual companies additional offers beyond that.

3.2. After contract conclusion, contentbird grants the customer access for the usage of the contentbird software for the duration of the contract. The contentbird software can be used via the cloud solution operated by contentbird at the address sent via email or via the customer area.

3.3. The respective complete and current scope of functions of the service provided by contentbird can be viewed any time on the contentbird website (GDPR compliant data processing agreement).

3.4. contentbird grants the company the integration of the so-called „contentbird buttons“ on their website to inform visitors/customer/interested parties that contentbird is being used as software solution.

3.5. contentbird agrees to keep all received data and information from the contentbird account of the company hosted in the cloud confidential and not to use them for own purposes or to forward them to third parties. All data remains in possession of the customer. Details about data protection can be viewed here in the GDPR compliant data processing agreement.

3.6. All server and system components of the contentbird service are operated in a network with redundant computers/servers. The data configured by the company are saved securely with usage of state-of-the-art technology. contentbird conducts planned maintenance work for the entire contentbird services in regular intervals – preferably at night. The information and files hosted in the cloud are saved in regular intervals and created on several backups, contentbird possesses highest security standards and acts with greatest care, which is also explained in the GDPR compliant data processing agreement.

§ 4. Obligations of the company 

4.1. The company may not make improper use of the contentbird software, specifically the company is responsible for contacting other people via the E-mail function.

4.2. The company will refrain from all activities that intend to make the contentbird software no longer functioning, to manipulate it or to make its usage difficult.

4.3. The company is obligated to protect the contentbird access data (user name, account password and interface password) against unauthorized usage by third parties and to keep it confidential. The company must notify contentbird promptly if it has justified reason to think that there is misuse.

4.4. The company is not allowed to change, rent, sell, translate or give or transfer the contentbird software to third parties.

4.5. The company is responsible for the type and manner of usage of the contentbird software.

4.6. The company is not allowed to let several natural persons work with only one contentbird licence. The company must acquire further licences for further users. 

§ 5. Free trial, contract duration, contract end, upgrade, booking of further licences 

5.1. Every customer has the opportunity to test contentbird free of charge and unbinding via registration. After the trial period expired, contentbird cannot be used free of charge any more. contentbird must be actively extended for usage beyond the trial month, subsequently the prices stated under https://de.contentbird.io/pricing/#workflowplatform for further usage will be due per month and user.

5.2. The contract duration commences when the contract is concluded according §5.1.

5.3. The contract duration is 12 months and can be cancelled four weeks prior to expiration of the contract duration, if cancellation does not occur on time, the contract is automatically extended for further 12 months. If the customer chooses advance payment and thus a longer contract duration – for example 12, 24, 48 or more months – this contract duration is valid and can be cancelled with a term of four weeks prior to expiration. The cancellation must be done in writing via email, fax or mail. The agreement concerning the usage of the contentbird software ends with the cancellation. The right to cancellation without prior notice due to important reasons remains untouched. An important reason for cancellation without prior notice by contentbird is given specifically if the company does not fulfil an obligation pursuant to § 4 in spite of reminders or repeatedly, or denies the fulfilment of these obligations seriously and finally, or is in delay with the payment of at least two subsequent monthly fees.

5.4. Customers that have a longer trial phase, this can be a special campaign for example, can use contentbird free of charge according to this campaign.

5.5. If the company decides to change to a higher quality contentbird service (upgrade) during the contract duration, this service is immediately available for all active licences. An upgrade always refers to a total account with all included licences. The higher quality service is available as of the first of the following month according to the agreed duration, the contract duration is not extended but remains, already paid fees are offset accordingly on the next invoice.

5.6. The company can book additional licences any time in the existing contentbird account. The price per licence, and the duration, cancellation term and payment methods are based on the conditions of the existing contract. The booking of further licences does not have any effect on the existing contract and does not change the contract duration – the new licences are active until the same point in time as the existing licences. 

§ 6. Prices, calculation and payment conditions 

6.1. The company pays the agreed upon usage fee for the usage of contentbird Start, contentbird Grow or contentbird Enterprise according to the contract duration/selected prepayment in advance to the beginning of each month.

6.2. With conclusion of the contract the company enables contentbird revocably – insofar payment per invoice or PayPal was not agreed upon – to collect the due payments upon maturity from the stated bank account by debit. If the bank account is not covered for the necessary amount, the credit institute holding the account does not have any obligation to fulfil the order. Partial debits are not accepted in this procedure.

6.3. contentbird can charge a lump sum of 20 EUR for processing and bank fees per return debit. The company has the right to prove that a damage has occurred or the resulting compensation claim is lower than the lump sum.

6.4. contentbird Invoices are due immediately after receipt. The company is obligated to pay the invoices at the latest 7 days after maturity.

6.5. In case of delay of payment contentbird is authorized to calculate default interest amounting to six percent above the respectively valid base rate of the ECB.

6.6. contentbird reserves the right to deny access to the software if the company is under delay of payment of due fees. 

§ 7. Warranty and liability 

7.1. contentbird is liable for damages caused with gross negligence or intention by the company or its employees.

7.2. contentbird does not guarantee that the contentbird software is available, accessible and fault free at all times. Due to technical circumstances that contentbird does not have influence on, access and transfer delays or failures may occur.

7.3. contentbird excludes liability for slightly negligent violations of obligations, insofar these do not regard essential contractual obligations, life, health or body, or involve claims according to the product liability law. The same is applicable for obligation violations of auxiliary agents. contentbird also excludes all liability for possible consequences, if the company does not use the contentbird software properly and with best knowlegde and conscience.

7.4. In case of slightly negligent violation of an essential contractual obligation the liability is limited to the total amount that the company has to pay for the duration for the usage of the contentbird software as well as limited to such damages that have to be expected in the framework of the contract in typical cases. The liability for atypical damages, consequential damages due to fault and lost profit is excluded.

7.5. Insofar contentbird gives technical advice or consults and this advice or consulting does not belong to the owed, contractually agreed upon scope of services, this is done for free and under exclusion of any liability.

7.6. contentbird cannot be made responsible for the decrease or the stagnation of the search engine optimization and the associated effects on visitor counts or turnover after the usage of contentbird.

7.7. contentbird does not assume any guarantee that the internet page operated by contentbird is continuously available. 

§ 8. Final clauses 

8.1. Place of jurisdiction for all possible disputes from the business relationship between contentbird and the company is Berlin.

8.2. The relationships between contentbird and the company are exclusively subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany.

8.3. Modifications of these General Terms and Conditions and the prices are disclosed to the company in writing (§ 126b BGB). The modifications are deemed as authorized if the company does not object to them in writing. contentbird will make special reference to this consequence in the notice. The objection must be received within two weeks after receiving the notice.

8.4. Declarations and cancellations regarding the contract are only valid if they are made in writing.

8.5. Insofar a regulation of these terms of utilization is ineffective, the remaining conditions shall not be influenced by this. The ineffective regulation is deemed as replaced by a regulation that is as similar to the ineffective regulation in legally effective manner in commercial purpose and sense. The same is applicable to possible regulation loopholes.

These are the general Terms and Conditions (GTC) for the usage of the service for charge of contentbird GmbH (hereafter „contentbird“) with residence in 10719 Berlin, Knesebeckstraße 59-61 represented by the managers Nicolai Kuban and Bastian Bickelhaupt, trade registry: HRB 136392 B – District Court Charlottenburg.

Privacy policy of contentbird GmbH


This privacy policy adheres to German law. Legally binding shall be the German version of the privacy policy found under https://de.contentbird.io/terms-conditions/ .
contentbird does not take any responsiblity for the correctness of this translation which is for informational purposes only.

External data protection officer: IITR Datenschutz GmbH, Dr. Sebastian Kraska, Marienplatz 2, 80331 München – E-Mail: email@iitr.de, Telephone: 089-18917360 For questions regarding data protection, please contact datenschutz@contentbird.io

Unless otherwise stated below, the provision of your personal information is not required by law, contract or conclusion of a contract. You are not obliged to provide the data. A non-delivery has no consequences. This shall only apply insofar as no other information is given in the subsequent processing operations.“Personenbezogene Daten“ sind alle Informationen, die sich auf eine identifizierte oder identifizierbare natürliche Person beziehen.

Server-Logfiles
You can visit our websites without providing any personal information. Each time you access our website, usage data is transmitted through your Internet browser and stored in log data (server log files). These stored data include, for example, the name of the page accessed, the date and time of access, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider. These data serve exclusively to guarantee the trouble-free operation of our website and to improve our services. It is not possible to assign this data to a specific person.

Collection and processing when using the contact form
When using the contact form, we collect your personal data (name, e-mail address, message text) only to the extent provided by you. The data processing serves the purpose of establishing contact. By sending your message, you consent to the processing of the transmitted data. Processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR with your consent.

You may revoke your consent at any time by notifying us without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until revocation. We will only use your e-mail address to process your enquiry. Your data will then be deleted if you have not agreed to further processing and use.

Use of Google reCAPTCHA
On our website we use the service reCAPTCHA of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; „Google“). The purpose of the query is to distinguish whether the input is made by a human being or by automated, mechanical processing. The query includes sending the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. For this purpose your input will be transmitted to Google and used there. However, your IP address will be shortened by Google in advance within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of reCaptcha is not merged with other data from Google. Your data may also be transferred to the USA. For data transfers to the USA, the European Commission has issued an adequacy decision, the „Privacy Shield“. Google participates in the „Privacy Shield“ and has submitted to the guidelines. By activating the query, you consent to the processing of your data. Processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until revocation.
For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and the related privacy statement, please visit our privacy policy: https://www.google.com/privacy/ads/
 

Use of e-mail adress for sending newsletters

We use your e-mail address independently of the contract processing exclusively for our own advertising purposes for newsletter dispatch, provided that you have expressly agreed to this. Processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR with your consent. You may revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until revocation. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by using the corresponding link in the newsletter or by notifying us. Your e-mail address will then be removed from the mailing list.

Your data will be passed on to a service provider for e-mail marketing within the scope of order processing. A passing on to other third parties does not take place.

Your data will be transferred to a third country for which an adequacy decision of the European Commission exists.

Cookies
Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on a user’s computer system. When a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again. We use cookies for the purpose of making our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Furthermore, cookies enable our systems to recognize your browser even after a page change and to offer you services. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these it is necessary that the browser is recognized also after a page change.

We also use cookies on our website for the purpose of enabling an analysis of the surfing behaviour of our site visitors.

In addition, we use cookies for the purpose of subsequently addressing page visitors on other websites with targeted, interest-related advertising.

The processing is carried out on the basis of § 15 (3) TMG and Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR for the legitimate interest in the above mentioned purposes.
The data collected from you in this way will be pseudonymised by technical precautions. An allocation of the data to your person is therefore no longer possible. The data will not be stored together with any other personal data of yours.
You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to this processing of your personal data based on Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.
Cookies are stored on your computer. Therefore, you have full control over the use of cookies. By selecting the appropriate technical settings in your Internet browser, you can prevent the storage of cookies and the transmission of the data they contain. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.
Under the following links you can find out how to manage cookies in the most important browsers (including how to deactivate them):
Chrome Browser: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=de
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

Use of Google Analytics
On our website we use the web analysis service Google Analytics of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; „Google“). Data processing serves the purpose of analysing this website and its visitors. Google will use the information obtained on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. IP anonymization is enabled on this website. As a result, your IP address will be previously shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Your data may be transferred to the USA. A European Commission adequacy decision exists for data transfers to the USA. Processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR out of a legitimate interest in the need-based and targeted design of the website. For reasons arising from your particular situation, you have the right at any time to object to this processing of your personal data based on Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link [https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en]. You can set an opt-out cookie to prevent Google Analytics from capturing data across all devices. Opt-out cookies prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. You must perform the opt-out on all systems and devices used for this to be fully effective. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: deactivate Google Analytics

Further information on the terms of use and data protection can be found at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/ respectively.

Using PHP Web Stat
On our website we use the analysis tool PHP Web Stat of the PHP Web Stat (Sternbuschweg 2, 46562 Voerde).
Data processing serves the purpose of analysing this website and its visitors. For this purpose, data is collected and stored for marketing and optimisation purposes. This data can be used to create user profiles under a pseudonym. Cookies can be used for this purpose. The cookies enable the recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected with the PHP Web Stat technologies will not be used to personally identify the visitor to this website and will not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym without the separate consent of the person concerned.
Processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR out of a legitimate interest in the need-based and targeted design of the website.
You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to this processing of your personal data based on Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.
To do this, you can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate technical settings in your browser software. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.
The collection and storage of data may be revoked at any time with effect for the future.

Nutzung von mouseflow
On our website we use the analysis tool of Mouseflow ApS (Flaesketorvet 68, 1711 Copenhagen, Denmark).
Data processing serves the purpose of analysing this website and its visitors. For this purpose, data is collected and stored for marketing and optimisation purposes. This data can be used to create user profiles under a pseudonym. Cookies can be used for this purpose.
The web tracking tool mouseflow records randomly selected individual visits (only with anonymous IP addresses). This creates a log of mouse movements and clicks with the intention of randomly playing back individual website visits and deriving potential improvements for the website. The cookies enable the recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected using mouseflow technologies will not be used to personally identify visitors to this website without the express consent of the person concerned and will not be merged with personal data relating to the bearer of the pseudonym.
The processing is based on Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR out of the legitimate interest in direct customer communication and in the need-based design of the website. You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to this processing of personal data concerning you based on Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.
You can deactivate a recording on all websites using mouseflow globally for your currently used browser under the following link: https://www.mouseflow.com/opt-out/
 

Use the remarketing or „Similar Target Groups“ function of Google Inc.
We use the Remarketing or „Similar Target Groups“ feature of Google Inc. on our website. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; „Google“). This function serves the purpose of analyzing visitor behavior and interests.
Google uses cookies to perform the analysis of website usage, which forms the basis for the creation of interest-related advertisements. Cookies are used to record visits to the website and anonymous data on the use of the website. There is no storage of personal data of the visitors of the website. If you visit another website on the Google Display Network below, you will see advertisements that are highly likely to include previously accessed product and information areas.
Your data may also be transferred to the USA. A European Commission adequacy decision exists for data transfers to the USA.
Processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR in the legitimate interest of addressing visitors to the website in a targeted manner with advertising by placing personalised, interest-related advertising ads for visitors to the provider’s website when they visit other websites in the Google Display Network.
You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to this processing of your personal data based on Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.
You can permanently deactivate the use of cookies by Google by following the following link and downloading and installing the plug-in provided there: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996?hl=en
Alternatively, you can disable the use of cookies by third parties by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page at https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and implementing the opt-out information provided there.
For more information about Google Remarketing and its privacy policy, please visit our privacy policy page: https://www.google.com/privacy/ads/

Use of Google Adwords Conversion-Tracking
On our website we use the online advertising program „Google AdWords“ and in this context conversion tracking. The Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; „Google“). When you click on an ad placed by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is placed on your computer. These cookies have a limited validity, do not contain any personal data and therefore do not serve for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not expired, Google and we may recognize that you clicked on the ad and were directed to that page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Therefore, there is no possibility that cookies can be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers.
The information collected with the help of the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics. This tells us the total number of users who clicked on one of our ads and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, we do not receive information that personally identifies users. The processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR out of the legitimate interest in targeted advertising and the analysis of the effect and efficiency of this advertising.
You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to this processing of your personal data based on Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.
To do this, you can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate technical settings in your browser software. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. They will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
You can also disable personalized advertising for you in Google’s advertising preferences. You can find instructions on how to do this at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en In addition, you can deactivate the use of cookies by third parties by calling up the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative at https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and implementing the additional information on opting out mentioned there.
Further information and Google’s privacy policy can be found at: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

Use of Facebook Remarketing
On our website we use the remarketing function „Custom Audiences“ of Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA; „Facebook“).
This function serves the purpose of targeting the visitors of the website with interest-related advertising in the social network Facebook.
The remarketing tag of Facebook was implemented on the website for this purpose. This tag establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers when you visit the website. This will tell the Facebook server which of our pages you have visited. Facebook associates this information with your personal Facebook user account. When you visit the social network Facebook, you will see personalized, interest-based Facebook ads. The processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR for the legitimate interest in the above-mentioned purpose.
You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to this processing of your personal data based on Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.
You can deactivate the remarketing function „Custom Audiences“ here.
For more information about Facebook’s collection and use of this information, your rights in and ways to protect your privacy, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

Use of Google AdSense
On our website we use the AdSense function of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; „Google“).
This function serves the purpose of renting advertising space on the website and targeting the visitors of the website with interest-related advertising.
By means of this function, personalized, interest-related advertising ads from the Google Display Network are placed on visitors to the provider’s website. Google uses cookies to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
The processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR for the legitimate interest in the aforementioned purpose.
You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to this processing of your personal data based on Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.
You can permanently deactivate the use of cookies by Google by following the following link and downloading and installing the plug-in provided there: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996?hl=de.
In addition, you can disable the use of cookies by third parties by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page at https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and opting out of receiving the additional information provided there.
You can also prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.
For more information and Google’s privacy policy, please visit our privacy page: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/, https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

Use Social Plug-ins via „Shariff“
We use social networking plug-ins on our website. So that you retain control over your data, we use the „Shariff“ buttons for data protection.
Without your express consent, no links will be established to the servers of the social networks and consequently no data will be transmitted.
„Shariff“ is a development of the specialists of the computer magazine c’t. It allows more privacy on the net and replaces the usual „share“ buttons of social networks. More information about the Shariff project can be found here https://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html.
If you click on the buttons, a pop-up window appears in which you can log in with your data to the respective provider. Only after this active login by you a direct connection to the social networks will be established.
By logging in, you give your consent to the transfer of your data to the respective social media provider. In doing so, your IP address as well as the information which of our pages you have visited will be transmitted. If you are connected to one or more of your social network accounts at the same time, the information collected will also be associated with your corresponding profiles. You can only prevent this assignment by logging out of your social media accounts before visiting our website and before activating the buttons. The social networks listed below are integrated by means of the „Shariff“ function.
You will find more detailed information on the scope and purpose of the collection and use of the data as well as on your rights in this regard and possibilities to protect your privacy in the linked data protection information of the providers.

Google+ der Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, Kalifornien, 94043 USA) https://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

Facebook der Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA) https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Twitter der Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA) https://twitter.com/privacy

Pinterest der Pinterest Inc. (635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA) https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy

AddThis der Oracle America, Inc. (500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065, USA) https://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

Instagram der Instagram LLC. (1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA) https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

Xing der XING SE (Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg) https://www.xing.com/privacy
AddToAny LLC (San Francisco, CA, USA) https://www.addtoany.com/privacy

Use social plug-ins with the „2-click solution“
We use social networking plug-ins on our website using the „2-click solution“. Without your express consent, no connections will be established to the servers of the social networks and consequently no data will be transmitted.
When plug-ins are included by default, when you visit the pages of our website that contain such plug-ins, a link is established between your computer and the servers of the social network providers and the plug-in is displayed on the page by notifying your browser. Here both your IP address and the information which of our pages you have visited are transmitted to the provider servers. This applies regardless of whether you are registered or logged in to the social network. Also with not registered and/or not logged in users a transmission takes place. If you are also logged into the social network Facebook, this information is assigned to your personal user account. When using the plug-in functions (e.g. by pressing the button), this information is also assigned to your user account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using the plug-in. In order for you to retain control over your data, we have decided to deactivate the corresponding button first. You can recognize this by the grayed out button. Without your express consent – in the form of activating the button – no link will be established to the social network server and therefore no data will be transmitted.
Only if you activate the button, the button becomes active (colored) and a direct connection to the servers of the social network is established.
By the activation you give your consent to the transfer of your data to the respective provider of the social network. In doing so, your IP address as well as the information which of our pages you have visited will be transmitted. If you are connected to one or more of your social network accounts at the same time, the information collected will also be associated with your corresponding profiles. The only way to prevent this assignment is to log out of your social networking accounts before you visit our site and activate the buttons.
The social networks listed below are integrated using the „2-click function“. You will find more detailed information on the scope and purpose of the collection and use of the data as well as on your rights in this regard and possibilities to protect your privacy in the linked data protection information of the providers.

Google+ of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA) https://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

Facebook of Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA) https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Twitter of Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA) https://twitter.com/privacy

Pinterest of Pinterest Inc. (635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA) https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy

AddThis of Oracle America, Inc. (500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065, USA) https://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

Instagram of Instagram LLC. (1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA) https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

Xing of XING SE (Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg) https://www.xing.com/privacy

AddToAny LLC (San Francisco, CA, USA) https://www.addtoany.com/privacy

Use of YouTube
We use the YouTube LLC YouTube video embedding feature on our website. (901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA; „YouTube“).
YouTube is a service offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; „Google“).
This function displays videos stored on YouTube in an iFrame on the website. The Advanced Privacy Mode option is enabled. As a result, YouTube does not store any information about visitors to the website. Only when you watch a video will information about it be transmitted to YouTube and stored there.
For more information about YouTube’s and Google’s collection and use of this information, your rights and choices regarding your privacy, please see YouTube’s privacy policy (https://www.youtube.com/t/privacy).
Use of GoogleMaps
On our website we use the function for embedding GoogleMaps maps of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; „Google“).
The function enables the visual display of geographical information and interactive maps.
Google also collects, processes and uses data of the visitors of the pages when calling up the pages into which GoogleMaps maps are integrated. Further information on the collection and use of data by Google can be found in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html. There you can also change your settings in the Privacy Center so that you can manage and protect your data processed by Google.
Your data may also be transferred to the USA. A European Commission adequacy decision exists for data transfers to the USA.
You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to this processing of personal data concerning you based on Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.
To do this, you must deactivate the JavaScript application in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website, such as the interactive map display, to their full extent.

Use of WebProspector technology

This website uses WebProspector GmbH technology (www.webprospector.de) to collect and store data for marketing purposes and to identify interested parties. WebProspector technology uses this data to determine an address, but only if you can ensure that it is a company and not a single person as a visitor. WebProspector technology can also receive motion characteristics. Furthermore, WebProspector technology may use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor’s Internet browser. The cookies enable the recognition of the Internet browser. The collection and storage of data may be revoked at any time with effect for the future at www.webprospector.de/widerspruch.

Use of the Visual Website Optimizer (VWO) Technology

In order to optimise the shopping experience of the contentbird GmbH website, VWO (https://vwo.com) collects and stores usage data on behalf of contentbird GmbH and transmits the IP address. For this purpose, cookies are used which enable the recognition of an Internet browser. However, the stored data is not merged with the IP data. IP addresses are not stored permanently, which means that it is not possible to assign usage data to IP addresses. Visitors to the contentbird GmbH website can object to this data collection and storage at any time for the future. Please use the following link: https://vwo.com/opt-out/.

Use of the Pardot Marketing Automation System Technology

We use the Pardot Marketing Automation System of Pardot LLC, 950 East Paces Ferry Road, Suite 3300 Atlanta, GA 30326, USA („Pardot Marketing Automation System“) on our web pages. Pardot Marketing Automation System is a special software for the acquisition and evaluation of the movement profiles of website visitors. Insofar as Pardot LLC processes personal data, the processing is carried out exclusively on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions. We have concluded a separate agreement with Pardot LLC to ensure that Pardot LLC complies with the EU Data Protection Directive.

However, as a precaution we would like to point out that the Pardot Marketing Automation System uses so-called „cookies“ which are stored on the computer of the respective website visitor and enable an analysis of the use of the website. You can prevent these cookies from being saved at any time by making the appropriate settings in your Internet browser. However, blocking these cookies may result in restrictions in the functions and user-friendliness of our services.
Use of the survey service of the „Typeform“ platform

For some marked contact forms we use the service of the provider www.typeform.com on our site. Typeform is a service of TYPEFORM S.L., Carrer Bac de Roda 163, 08018 Barcelona, Spain. Every time you use a contact form on our website to order,

– To submit an application for the Digital Content Marketing Academy (DCMA)
Typeform collects the following data from the user:


„1. information Typeform collects directly from the user via the contact form: Typeform collects and stores the answers of the users from the contact form. contentbird is responsible for the Typeform contact forms that are published and manages the data collected. Typeform is not responsible for the content of the contact form, for questions regarding the contact forms provided by contentbird, please contact contentbird.

2. information Typeform collects from other sources:

(a) usage data: Typeform collects usage data about the user whenever he or she uses a contact form.


(b) equipment and programme data: Typeform collects data about the type of device and program used to call a contact form, such as IP address, browser type and operating system. This may also include the geographical location of the user to be traced back to the IP address.


(c) reference data: Typeform stores information about the source which referred the user to the contact form (e.g. the link on a website or in an email).


d) Information from cookies and other page tags: Typeform uses third-party tracking services called cookies and page tags (also known as web beacons or web bugs) to collect aggregated and anonymous information about users of your site. This data may include user and usage statistics.


(e) email address: Typeform stores the email address if contentbird provides this typeform to send the user a typeform invitation by email.“


This data is processed on servers located in the USA.


If you wish to avoid this type of data use, you should refrain from using the above contact forms. Further information on the collection and use of data by Typeform can be found in Typeform’s data protection information: https://admin.typeform.com/to/dwk6gt

Using the Pinterest Plugin
On our site we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA („Pinterest“).If you access a page that contains such a plugin, your browser will connect directly to Pinterest’s servers. 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 contain Pinterest functions, browser type and settings, date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest and cookies.
The use of the Pinterest plug-in is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.

Further information on the purpose, scope and further processing and use of the data by Pinterest as well as your rights and possibilities to protect your privacy in this regard can be found in the Pinterest data protection information:
https://policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

Source: https://www.e-recht24.de
Spotify
On our pages functions of the music service Spotify are integrated. The supplier is Spotify AB, Birger Jarlsgatan 61, 113 56 Stockholm, Sweden. You can recognize the Spotify plugins by the green logo on our page. An overview of the Spotify plugins can be found under:
https://developer.spotify.com.


This enables a direct connection between your browser and the Spotify server to be established when you visit our pages via the plugin. Spotify receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Spotify button while logged into your Spotify account, you can link the content of our pages to your Spotify profile. This enables Spotify to assign the visit to our pages to your user account.
Data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the appealing acoustic design of his website.You can find further information on this in Spotify’s privacy policy:
https://www.spotify.com/de/legal/privacy-policy/.

Source: https://www.e-recht24.de

Hotjar

This website uses Hotjar. The provider is Hotjar Ltd, Level 2, St Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julians STJ 1000, Malta, Europe (Website: https://www.hotjar.com).
Hotjar is a tool for analysing your user behaviour on our website. With Hotjar we can record your mouse and scroll movements and clicks, among other things. Hotjar can also determine how long you have stayed with the mouse pointer on a certain place. Hotjar uses this information to create so-called heat maps, which can be used to determine which areas of the website are preferred by website visitors.
We can also determine how long you stayed on a page and when you left it. We can also determine at which point you aborted your input in a contact form (so-called conversion funnels).

In addition, Hotjar can be used to obtain direct feedback from website visitors. This function serves to improve the website operator’s web offers.
Hotjar uses cookies. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer by your browser. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. In particular, these cookies can be used to determine whether our website has been visited with a particular device or whether Hotjar’s features have been disabled for that browser. Hotjar cookies remain on your device until you delete them.


You can set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are set and only allow cookies in individual cases, accept cookies for specific cases or generally exclude them and activate automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.


The use of Hotjar and the storage of Hotjar cookies is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both his website and his advertising.

Deactivating Hotjar
If you want to disable Hotjar’s data collection, click the following link and follow the instructions:
https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out

Please note that Hotjar must be deactivated separately for each browser or device.

For more information about Hotjar and the information we collect, please see Hotjar’s Privacy Policy at the following link:
https://www.hotjar.com/privacy

Contract for order processing
We have signed an order processing agreement with Hotjar to implement the strict European data protection regulations.

Source: https://www.e-recht24.de

Duration of storage

The data will be stored under consideration of legal retention periods and will then be deleted after expiry of the period if you have not agreed to further processing and use.

Rights of the affected person

You have the following rights according to art. 15 to 20 GDPR: right of access, correction, deletion, limitation of processing, transferability of data.
Furthermore, according to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, you have the right to object to processing based on Art. 6 (1) f GDPR and to processing for the purpose of direct advertising.

Contact us on request. The contact details can be found in our imprint.

Right of appeal to the supervisory authority

In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to complain to the supervisory authority if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data is not lawful.