Legal Disclosure and Privacy Policy

Information in accordance with section 5 TMG

Person responsible for content in accordance with 55 Abs. 2 RStV:

Michael Xander
Rieslingstr. 152
74348 Lauffen
l3g4l at michaelxander.com

Accountability for Content

The contents of our pages have been created with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the contents’ accuracy, completeness or topicality. According to statutory provisions, we are furthermore responsible for our own content on these web pages. In this context, please note that we are accordingly not obliged to monitor merely the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity. Our obligations to remove or block the use of information under generally applicable laws remain unaffected by this as per §§ 8 to 10 of the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Responsibility for the content of external links (to web pages of third parties) lies solely with the operators of the linked pages. No violations were evident to us at the time of linking. Should any legal infringement become known to us, we will remove the respective link immediately.

Our web pages and their contents are subject to German copyright law. Unless expressly permitted by law (§ 44a et seq. of the copyright law), every form of utilizing, reproducing or processing works subject to copyright protection on our web pages requires the prior consent of the respective owner of the rights. Individual reproductions of a work are allowed only for private use, so must not serve either directly or indirectly for earnings. Unauthorized utilization of copyrighted works is punishable (§ 106 of the copyright law).


Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how michaelxander.com uses and protects any information that you give michaelxander.com when you use this website. This private policy is effective as of May 24, 2018.

Information We Collect

We use Google Analytics to collect anonymous statistics about the usage of michaelxander.com to help improve the usability of our pages. We only use Google Analytics with IP anonymization enabled, and we have the User-ID and the Advertising feature disabled for your privacy.

Newsletter

We use MailChimp to bring you our weekly newsletter. When you sign up to the newsletter on our website you will be redirected to a sign up form that is hosted by MailChimp. michaelxander.com does not store your email address, it is instead stored on MailChimp’s servers. Our newsletter subscriptions are double opt-in, which means you will receive a confirmation email that you need to click the link inside of to confirm that you are giving us your consent to receive our newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every newsletter.

Our website displays links to other websites. Some of these links are affiliate links that help to cover our costs by giving us a small commision for every sale made.

Once you click on a link to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. For this reason, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Information Usage

We use the information we collect to operate and improve our website. We do not share personal information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to accomplish michaelxander.com’s functionality. We may share anonymous, aggregate statistics with outside parties, such as how many people read a specific article.

In the future we may sell to, buy, merge with, or partner with other businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets.

Security

Our website requires HTTPS, and operates completely without user profiles, meaning we don’t collect an email address and password from you to use our website.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

International Transfers of Information

Information may be processed, stored, and used outside of the country in which you are located. Data privacy laws vary across jurisdictions, and different laws may be applicable to your data depending on where it is processed, stored, or used.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. michaelxander.com uses Google Analytics which is placing a cookie. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our website, with the drawback that certain features may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Alphabet Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. michaelxander.com has IP anonymization enabled, which means Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the United States. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

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.

Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at this page.

By using our website, you consent to our privacy policy.

Contacting Us

If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, you may email l3g4l at michaelxander.com.