Last revised: June 2018
You will also transfer certain information to us when you access our website e.g. your IP address. We will also receive data about which terminal device (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) you are using, which browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, etc.) you are using, the time at which you access the website, the so-called referrer, and the data volume transferred.
Such data cannot be used by us to identify the user. They are used for statistical purposes only. Such analyses help us make our services more attractive and, if necessary, to improve our services.
The term “personal data” is defined by the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and, after its effective date, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can think of your personal data as any data that allow you to be identified or that can be correlated to you. Such data include, for example, your name and contact information. We need some of this information so that we can offer you our SkillYoga Services.
On the other hand, “non-personal” data cannot be correlated to any specific user. By removing identifiable parts from and anonymizing personal data, personal data can be converted into “non-personal data.”
Your personal data will be stored for as long as this is necessary for achieving the defined purposes. If you cancel your user account, we will also erase or block your personal data. An exception applies only if we have a legal obligation to archive data for a certain time period.
A log file automatically logs all or defined actions on a computer system. Such log files are important, for example, for process control and automation. In the case of databases a log file tracks changes to the database of correctly executed transactions. In the event of an error (e.g., a system crash), this allows the current dataset to be restored. Log files are also created by web servers. Inter alia, the following data are logged: the address of the accessing computer, authentication fields, date and time of access, access method, content of HTML access, status code of the web server, and information about the browser and operating system used by the client.
Every time you access our website the aforementioned data will be automatically stored in log files.
We collect information about visitors to our website in order to improve our services. For this purpose we use different kinds of so-called cookies and tracking pixels.
Websites that include flash media write user-specific data to your computer and later read such data. Such files are called flash cookies or local shared objects (LSO). Such files are not managed by your browser, but rather by the flash player plug-in. Flash cookies are subject to the same rules as conventional cookies. Flash cookies, too, can only be read by the website that caused those flash cookies to be placed. However, flash cookies can store a substantially greater volume of data.
Your browser offers extensive setting options to manage cookies. For example, you can deactivate cookies in your browser or limit cookies to certain websites. You can also program your browser to first notify you before a cookie is placed. You can also choose these settings on your mobile terminal devices. You can at any time manage cookies by changing the settings of your devices, delete cookies, or block cookies altogether.
You can also visit our website even if you block cookies on your terminal device. If you block cookies, the display of our website may however be impaired and not all functions may be available to you.
Tracking pixels are small graphics in HTML e-mails or on websites. When you access such a website, your access to the tracking pixel will be recorded in a log file. This allows statistical analyses which, in turn, can be used to improve our services. You can set your e-mail program or your browser so that HTML e-mails will be displayed as text only, thereby preventing the use of some tracking pixels.
We collect three types of data:
In other words, we process and use data (including personal data) you make available to us voluntarily on the website in various situations (e.g., when you send us an e-mail). We also use data that are collected automatically on our website. Finally, we may also receive data about you from third parties, for example when another user provides us with information about you.
It is therefore impossible to provide you with an exhaustive list of all possible types of data that we may possibly collect, process, and use. Typically, we collect, process and use the following data:
We use cloud services. This means we will transfer your data to a third party – the cloud services provider – and store data on the servers of that provider. In some cases, your data may also be stored on servers outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA). In some cases, your data may also be processed there. We either ensure through appropriate contracts that such service providers guarantee the same level of data privacy to which you are also entitled in the European Union or we use only providers that are EU-US Privacy Shield certified (https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome). Either alternative ensures an appropriate level data privacy.
We will collect, process, and use your personal data and other data in particular for the following purposes:
If required by law, we will ask for your consent before collecting, processing, or using your personal data for any of the aforementioned purposes.
We will also notify you if we want to use your personal data for a new or different purpose. We will use your personal data for such other purposes only if and to the extent necessary or permitted by applicable law or with your consent.
You may create an SkillYoga user account through our login system. Following registration, you will be able to use your user account to subscribe to all SkillYoga Services. To register, you must provide us with at least the following information:
You can also link your SkillYoga user account to your Facebook profile. To do so, simply choose “Login with Facebook” during the registration process; you will then be transferred to Facebook. There, you will be shown to which Facebook data we will receive access. We will store your Facebook e-mail address. This is the e-mail address we will use to contact you, if necessary. We will also record the fact that you have registered through Facebook.
You can contact us by sending us messages at our e-mail address.
If you transmit personal data to us by e-mail, we will use such data only for the purpose for which you entrust us with such data when you contact us.
The same applies when you communicate with us by using a contact form.
You can register for our newsletter. That way, you will receive regular updates about the SkillYoga Services. All you need to receive our newsletter is a valid e-mail address. If you are no longer interested in receiving the newsletter, you may unsubscribe at any time using the link that is included in each newsletter.
We use our own cookies and tracking pixels. As explained above, this will however allow no inferences as to your identity.
To be able to offer you all functions and services in the most convenient way possible and to be able to continuously improve our product, we use third-party services and partners. We also use the assistance of third parties to improve our website. Finally, we use certain tools for our marketing. What tools we use and for what purposes is explained below:
We use a number of different Google services (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy., Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A. – hereinafter “Google”) for analysis and marketing purposes. These tools collect and statistically analyze data about your use of our services in different ways. We also use your data to show you personalized ads with the help of Google services. By using our website or our SkillYoga Services, you consent that we may use your data for these purposes. In what follows, we will explain the different services and the ways in which you can to conveniently revoke your consent, and we provide you with additional important information. Additional information about how Google handles data transmitted by us is available here:
Information generated by Google tools is generally transferred to a server of Google in the United States and stored there. Google and its subsidiaries are EU-US Privacy-Shield certified.
You can prevent the collection and processing of information generated by the Google cookie by placing an opt-out cookie or deactivating Google Analytics in the menu of your terminal device. In the alternative, you can also install a browser plug-in, which you will find here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
14.1.3 Google AdWords: We use Google AdWords to advertise our offers. Following a search on Google, our ads will be shown in the areas designated for this purpose. Our website registers with the help of cookies how many users have found our services through our ads. We use such data to optimize our ads. A cookie is stored by Google when an ad is clicked. You can block the cookie by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. In that case, your visit to our website will not be included in anonymous user statistics.
If you wish to receive no personalized ads, you can place an opt-out cookie:
You can block cookies, for example, by installing an appropriate browser plug-in, which is available here:
If you wish to receive no personalized ads, you can place an opt out cookie:
You can block personalized ads by installing the appropriate browser plug-in, which is available here:
You can also block personalized ads from Google and other advertising networks by opting out on the following page:
14.2 Social plug-ins
We use the following social plug-in for our website:
This plug-in routinely collects data from you and transfer such data to servers of the provider.
14.2.1 We use the “Facebook Connect” function, so that you can register and log in with us using your Facebook account.
If you use Facebook Connect, Facebook profile data and public data from your Facebook profile will be transferred to us. Conversely, data may be transferred from us to your Facebook profile. Such data are used by us to register you on our website or to allow you to log in. For this purpose we also store and process such data.
By registering on our website with the help of Facebook Connect you consent that your profile data from your Facebook profile may be transferred to us and, conversely, that we may transfer data to Facebook.
Please also note that Facebook receives information through Facebook Connect about how you use our website.
14.6 Facebook Custom Audiences
We use the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” of Facebook Inc. (1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025). This function allows us to show visitors of our website interest-based ads when they visit Facebook (“Facebook ads”), and to analyze such Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes, which helps us optimize future advertising. For this purpose we use the so-called Facebook pixel on our website.
Such data may allow Facebook and its partners to show ads on or off Facebook.
Facebook generally also stores such data on servers in the United States. Facebook is EU-US Privacy Shield certified.
You can generally block the placement of cookies on your computer by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser, so that cookies will no longer be placed on your computer in the future and/or so that cookies that have already been placed will be deleted. If you do so, you may no longer be able to correctly use some functions on our website.
With the help of an appropriate opt-out cookie from Digital Advertising Alliance you can also completely deactivate advertising by third-party providers such as Facebook:
In the alternative, you can deactivate the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” in your Facebook settings:
To do so, you must be registered with Facebook.
Your personal data will be transferred to third parties only if we have a legal obligation to do so, if the data transfer is necessary for performance of the contract, or if you have consented to the transfer of your data. Third-party service providers and partner companies will receive your data only if and to the extent necessary for performance of the contract or with your consent. In such cases, the extent to which data are transferred will however be kept to the absolute minimum. To the extent that our service providers come into contact with your personal data, we will make sure that they too will comply with all applicable data protection laws. Please also read the data privacy policies of such third-party providers.
Data transfers are generally subject to security gaps. It is technically impossible to protect your data 100% from access by third parties. However, we strive to minimize this risk as much as possible. We therefore maintain state-of-the-art measures to guarantee data security and to protect your data from access by third parties. In addition, we use strong SSL or TLS encryption for all data transfers. However, please make sure not to provide your login data to any third parties.
You may at any time and at no cost demand information about your personal data that are processed by us, correction of any errors in your personal data, termination of processing of your personal data, or erasure of your personal data – subject to mandatory legal provisions or obligations to the contrary. To exercise these rights, simply contact us at any time by letter or e-mail at:
Managing directors: Gerjet Efken, Benno Mielke, Timko Linssen
Recorded in the Commercial Register at the Local Court of Berlin Charlottenburg under number HRB 196904 B