As the provider of the website www.nuernbergtours.de and the responsible body, the association of Nuremberg tour guides "Die Stadtführer" e.V. (hereinafter referred to as the association) takes its obligation to data protection very seriously and designs its website in such a way that only as little personal data as necessary is collected, processed and used. Under no circumstances will personal data be rented or sold to third parties for advertising purposes. Without the express consent of the visitor, no personal data will be used for advertising or marketing purposes.
Access to personal data at the association is only granted to those persons who need this data to carry out their tasks within the responsible body, who are informed about the legal provisions on data protection and who have undertaken to comply with them in accordance with the applicable legal provisions (Art. 5 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR)). The collection, processing, use and transmission of the personal data collected takes place, in accordance with Article 6 (1) of the EU GDPR, only to the extent necessary for the execution of a contractual relationship between the association, as the responsible body, and the visitor, as the data subject.
Changes in the purpose of processing and data use
Anonymous data collection
In principle, you can visit the websites of the responsible body without telling us who you are. We only learn the name of your Internet service provider, the website from which you visit us and the web pages you visit on our site. This information is evaluated for statistical purposes. As an individual user, you remain anonymous.
Collection and processing of personal data
Personal data is only collected if you provide it to us of your own accord, for example to subscribe to the newsletter. The responsible body adheres to the requirements of Articles 5 and 6 of the EU GDPR. As part of the personalized services of the responsible body, your registration data will be processed under the condition of your consent for the purpose of sending our newsletter or for the needsbased design of the electronic services offered. You have the option to object to the storage of your personal data at any time. To do so, please send an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject "Unsubscribe from databases".
The processing and use of your personal data is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the EU GDPR.
Export and processing of data in countries outside the European Economic Area
Your personal data will not be exported to countries outside the European Economic Area (hereinafter referred to as EEA).
If you have logged in to Google or have a YouTube account, personal data may be exported to the USA. For more detailed explanations and ways to prevent this data export, please refer to the section "Use of YouTube plugins".
The service providers engaged by the responsible body are based and operate their IT infrastructure exclusively within the EEA. This also applies to any use of cloud-based services. There are contracts with the service providers that comply with the data protection and data security requirements of the EU GDPR. Even in the case of the involvement of external service providers, the association remains the body responsible for processing.
Use and disclosure of personal data
The personal data collected within the framework of the websites of the responsible body will only be used without your consent for the execution of the contract and the processing of your enquiries. In addition, your data will only be used for the purposes of advertising and market research by the responsible body if you have given your prior consent. Otherwise, there will be no disclosure to other third parties. Of course, you can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.
The responsible entity uses so-called "cookies" to tailor and optimize the customer's online experience and online time individually. A cookie is a text file that is either temporarily stored in the computer's memory ("session cookie") or saved on the hard drive ("persistent" cookie). For example, cookies contain information about the user's previous accesses to the corresponding server or information about which offers have been accessed before. Cookies are not used to execute programs or load viruses onto your computer. The main purpose of cookies is rather to provide a specifically tailored offer to the customer and to make the use of the service as convenient as possible.
The responsible entity uses session cookies as well as persistent cookies.
The responsible entity predominantly uses "session cookies," which are not stored on the customer's hard drive and are deleted when the browser is closed. Session cookies are used for login authentication and load balancing purposes, where they help distribute system load.
Furthermore, the responsible entity uses "persistent cookies" to store the personal usage preferences that a customer enters when using the services of the responsible entity. This enables personalization and improvement of the service. Persistent cookies ensure that the customer's personal settings are retained when they revisit the responsible entity's website. In addition, the service providers commissioned by the responsible entity to analyze user behavior use persistent cookies to recognize returning users. These services store the data transmitted by the cookie exclusively in an anonymous manner. No correlation with the customer's IP address is retained.
Avoidance of Cookies
Visitors have the option to reject the placement of cookies at any time. This is typically done by selecting the corresponding option in the browser settings or by using additional programs. More details can be found in the help function of the browser being used by the customer. If the customer decides to disable cookies, this may reduce the service's functionality and have a negative impact on the experience when using the responsible entity's services.
Use of Analytical Programs
The responsible entity conducts analyses of its customers' behavior within the scope of using its service, or has these analyses conducted. For this purpose, anonymized or pseudonymized usage profiles are created. The creation of usage profiles is carried out solely for the purpose of continuously improving the service provided by the responsible entity.
As part of web analysis, the responsible entity
also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics
service provided by Google Inc. The responsible
entity utilizes Google Analytics with the
"_anonymizeIp()" extension, which shortens IP
addresses to prevent direct personal
identification. Data collection and storage in
this context can be objected to at any time with
effect for the future.
Please contact Google directly >>
Google instructs its users, such as the responsible entity, to include the following information in their privacy policies. The association complies with this request by reproducing the following text:
"Google Analytics uses so-called 'cookies', which are text files stored on your computer that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never associate your IP address with other data from Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser software settings; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above."
Use of Facebook Social Plugins
The responsible entity uses Social Plugins ('Plugins') from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ('Facebook'), on its website. The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo. When a customer visits a website of the responsible entity that contains such a plugin, the customer's browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook's servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to the customer's browser and integrated into the website.
If the customer does not want Facebook to collect data in the manner described above, the customer must log out from their Facebook account before visiting the responsible entity's website.
Use of Twitter
The responsible entity uses functions of the Twitter service on its website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the web pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter in this process.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in your account settings under www.twitter.com/account/settings ändern.
Use of Instagram Social Plugins
The responsible entity uses social plugins ("plugins") from Instagram on its website, which is operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA ("Instagram"). The plugins are marked with an Instagram logo, for example, in the form of an "Instagram camera." An overview of Instagram plugins and their appearance can be found here:
When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Instagram's servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Instagram to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Instagram receives the information that your browser has accessed the respective page of our website, even if you do not have an Instagram profile or are not currently logged in to Instagram. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to an Instagram server in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged into Instagram, Instagram can directly associate your visit to our website with your Instagram account. When you interact with the plugins, such as pressing the "Instagram" button, this information is also directly transmitted to an Instagram server and stored there. The information is also published on your Instagram account and displayed to your contacts.
If you do not want Instagram to directly associate the data collected through our website with your Instagram account, you must log out from your Instagram account before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of Instagram plugins using browser add-ons, for example, with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).
Use of YouTube Plugins
The responsible entity uses the provider YouTube for embedding videos, among other things. YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC with its main headquarters at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is represented by Google Inc. with its headquarters at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The responsible entity uses plugins from the provider YouTube on its website. When you visit our internet presence equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection is established to YouTube's servers. As a result, information about which web pages you have visited is transmitted to the YouTube server. If you are logged in as a member on YouTube, YouTube associates this information with your personal user account. When using the plugin, such as clicking the start button of a video, this information is also associated with your user account.
You can prevent this association by logging out of your YouTube user account and other user accounts of YouTube LLC and Google Inc. before using our website and deleting the corresponding cookies from these companies.
For further information on data processing and privacy policies by YouTube (Google), please refer to: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
Further information and contacts
If you have further questions regarding "Data Protection at the responsible entity," please contact the data protection officer of our company. You can inquire about which of your data is stored with us. Additionally, you can send requests for information, deletion, and correction of your data, as well as suggestions, at any time via mail or email to the following address:
Verein der Gästeführer Nürnbergs Die Stadtführer e.V.