The owner and operator of the website is: Jamie Slaats
Contact: via this website
Website Editing and Development: Jamie Slaats
The owner of this website is responsible for all graphics, designs and content within this website.
1.0 Data Protection
Unfortunately, it is in the nature of things that these explanations sound very technical, but we have tried to make the most important things as simple and clear as possible.
2.0 Automatic Data Storage
When you visit websites today, certain information is automatically created and stored, including on this website. If you visit our website as it is now, our web server (computer where this website is stored) automatically stores data such as
As a rule, web server log files are stored for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not disclose this information, but we can not rule out that it will be seen in the event of unlawful behavior. The legal basis, according to Article 6 paragraph 1 f DSGVO (lawfulness of processing), is that there is a legitimate interest in enabling the error-free operation of this website by capturing web server log files.
3.0 Storage of Personal Data
Personal data that you submit electronically to us on this website, such as name, e-mail address, address or other personal information in the course of submitting a form or comments in the blog, will be provided by us together with the time and the IP address.
Address is used only for the specified purpose, kept safe and not disclosed to third parties. We only use your personal data for communication with those visitors who expressly request contact and for the handling of the services and products offered on this website.
We will not disclose your personal information without consent, but we can not rule out that this information will be seen in the event of unlawful behavior. If you send us personal information by e-mail – outside this website – we can not guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data.
We recommend that you never send confidential data by e-mail. The legal basis, in accordance with Article 6 (1a) of the GDPR (lawfulness of processing), is that you give us consent to the processing of the data you have entered.
You can revoke this consent at any time – an informal e-mail is sufficient, you will find our contact details in the imprint.
4.0 Rights According to the General Data Protection Regulation
According to the provisions of the GDPR and the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG), you have the following rights in principle:
If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in any way, you can complain to the supervisory authority, which in Austria is the data protection authority whose website you can find at https://www.youtube.com/.find dsb.gv.at/
5.0 TLS Encryption with HTTPS
We use https to transfer data securely on the Internet (data protection through technology design Article 25 paragraph 1 GDPR).
By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission over the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data.
You recognize the use of this security of data transfer at the small lock symbol in the upper left corner of the browser and the use of the scheme https (instead of http) as part of our Internet address.
Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data. A cookie is a short data packet that is exchanged between the web browser and the web server, but is completely meaningless to the user and only for the web application, eg. As an online store, receives meaning, such as the contents of a virtual shopping cart.
There are two types of cookies: First-party cookies are created by our website, and third-party cookies are created by other websites (eg Google Analytics).
Example cookie data:
There are three categories of cookies: essential cookies to ensure basic functionality of the website, functional cookies to ensure website performance and targeted cookies to improve the user experience.
See cookie settings and delete cookies If you want to know which cookies have been saved in your browser, change cookie settings or delete cookies, you can find this in your browser settings:
If you do not wish the storage of data in cookies, you can set up your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and to allow this only in individual cases.
You can always delete cookies that are already on your computer or disable cookies. The procedure for doing this is different according to browser, it is best you search the instructions in Google with the words “delete cookies Chrome” or “disable cookies Chrome” in the case of a Chrome browser or exchange the word “Chrome” against the name of your browser for example, Edge, Firefox, Safari.
7.0 Newsletter Sign-Up
When you sign up for our newsletter on our website, the data entered will be stored by TwelveGates e.U. the owner and operator of the Upgrading Earth Website. We use a tool which helps us to stay in touch with our subscribers primarily via email and does not permit any other third parties to retain this data.
This tool stores and allows users, e-mail addresses, and other subscriber profile information, such as: Name, physical address, and other demographic information to be captured upon the consent of you the user. This information is used to send emails and newsletters to be used.
Together, these give consent and is an affirmative act confirming the usage of your data accordingly in relation to the newsletter and email service.
8.0 Deletion of Your Data
You can withdraw your consent to receive our newsletter at any time within the received e-mail by clicking on the link at the bottom. If you have unsubscribed by clicking on the unsubscribe link, your data will be deleted.
9.0 Newsletter Evaluation
When you receive a newsletter via Upgrading Earth, information such as IP address, browser type and e-mail program are stored to give us information about the performance of our newsletter.
We can use the images embedded in the HTML emails called Web Beacons to see if the email has arrived, whether they are was opened and if links were clicked on.
All this information is stored on our servers.
We use Google Analytics from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to statistically analyze visitor data. Google Analytics uses targeted cookies.
11.0 Cookies from Google Analytics
Our concern in the sense of the DSGVO is the improvement of our offer and our web appearance. Since the privacy of our users is important to us, the user data is pseudonymized.
The data processing takes place on the basis of the legal regulations of the § 96 Abs 3 TKG as well as the kind 6 EU-DSGVO Abs 1 a) (consent) and / or f (legitimate interest) of the DSGVO.
13.0 Deactivation of Data Collection by Google Analytics
14.0 Google Analytics Addendum to Data Processing
We have entered into a direct customer agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics by accepting the “Data Processing Supplement” in Google Analytics. To read more about the Google Analytics Add-on, please visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636?hl=en&utm_id=ad
15.0 Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reports
We’ve turned on the advertising reporting features in Google Analytics. The demographics and interest reports include age, gender, and interests. This allows us – without being able to assign this data to individuals – to get a better picture of our users.
Learn more about the advertising features at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3450482?hl=en . You can stop using your Google Account’s activities and information under “Advertising settings” at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated via checkbox.
16.0 Google Analytics Deactivation Link
By clicking on the following deactivation link, you can prevent Google from recording further visits to this website. Attention: The deletion of cookies, the use of the incognito / private mode of your browser, or the use of another browser results in the collection of data again. Deactivate Google Analytics
We integrate elements of social media services on our website to display pictures, videos and texts. By visiting pages that represent these elements, data is transferred from your browser to the respective social media service and stored there. We do not have access to this data.
The following links lead you to the pages of the respective social media services where it is explained how they deal with your data:
We use functions of Facebook, a social media network of FIrma Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2 Ireland.
What features (social plug-ins) Facebook provides, you can read on https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .
We use YouTube, the company YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA on this page of the video service. By accessing pages of our website that have integrated YouTube videos, data is transmitted to YouTube, stored and evaluated. If you have a YouTube account and you’re signed in, it will be associated with your personal account and the data stored in it. What data Google collects and how it uses this information can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ .
We use features on this website from Twitter, a Twitter International Company social network, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland.
This also allows personal data to be transmitted to Twitter. We do not monitor this data exchange and do not store anything about it.
If you have an account on Twitter, you can change your privacy settings in Account Settings at https://twitter.com/settings/account .
We use social networking site Instagram features by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA. We can display images and videos with Embed Embed Instagram features.
By calling up pages that use such functions, data (IP address, browser data, date, time, cookies) are transmitted to Instagram, stored and evaluated.
If you have an Instagram account and you’re signed in, that information will be associated with your personal account and the data stored in it.
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