afterglow takes the protection of the personal data of its users very seriously and complies with the applicable data protection regulations. afterglow processes your personal data only if the law allows the data processing or if you have given your consent to the processing of your data. This applies in particular to the use and disclosure of personal data for advertising or marketing purposes.
In addition, for the optimized display of advertising in afterglow, data can also be processed and used (eg with the help of cookies), which may not contain your name and details about you personally, but may legally be evaluated as so-called pseudonymous data. Please therefore note the below mentioned option to disable this type of advertising. This also applies to the analysis of the use of our website by technical means.
afterglow processes your personal data only if the law permits the processing of data or if you have given your consent to the processing of your data.
If you have given us your consent to the receipt of e-mail advertising messages, in particular as part of your registration, we will process your e-mail address (as well as your first and last name and other information, if applicable) E-mails with advertising messages can be sent to you and you can revoke the given consent at any time.
If you have also given us your consent to this, your personal data may also be forwarded to cooperation partners of afterglow for the purpose of advertising, market research, information about products and services, the delivery of offers for the conclusion of contracts for goods and services and a be optimally adapted to the interests of the user further information through a newsletter, passed. In any case, you will be clearly informed about the scope of any consent and any data recipients.
afterglow will log your consent. If you do not give your consent in individual cases, we ask for your understanding that you may not be able to attend the respective service.
3. Revocation of consent
You may revoke your consent to the collection and storage of your personal data by afterglow at any time. If necessary, please write an e-mail to [email protected] or use our contact form. Please understand that in the case of your cancellation, we can no longer provide certain services, such as newsletters or participation in sweepstakes.
4. Direct mail for similar offers
afterglow is entitled to use the e-mail address that you provided when registering for services subject to registration for direct marketing purposes for your own, similar services. However, if you no longer wish to receive direct mail (more), you may object to this use of your email address at any time, without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic rates. Simply write to us at the address stated in section 3 or use our contact form.
5. Registered services
You can use many afterglow services without having to register with us. However, some services require separate registration. For example, the afterglow.info community, where you have your own user profile, can comment on content.
To register with afterglow, afterglow offers you a login service. This will create a user profile with a registration and then log in to all services with this profile. In addition to registration, we also offer other registrations or registrations, such as newsletters, sweepstakes, voting, reader services and the like.
6. Orders in and about afterglow
In some afterglow services, we also offer paid services or the purchase of goods for a fee. For example, you can pay for individual products and then retrieve them or buy goods in the shop. For this purpose, if necessary and depending on the respective service, further data are to be provided by you (eg a delivery address or payment data).
a. Data transfer
Insofar as this is necessary for the processing of your order in your interest, afterglow will pass on the collected and stored data to our service providers, business partners and sponsors within the scope of contractual agreements. Of course, our business partners and sponsors are required to comply with the statutory data protection regulations.
For the different types of payment we work together with external companies:
►for payment by direct transfer, this is Payment Network AG, Fussbergstr. 1, 82131 Gauting
For payment via paypal, this is PayPal Deutschland GmbH, Am Marktplatz 1, 14532 Europaparc Dreilinden
In the event of non-contractual processing, afterglow will pass on relevant information for the protection of legitimate interests of third parties. The respective data transmission and storage takes place according to the requirements of the law only insofar as this is necessary for the protection of legitimate interests of afterglow or the general public and thereby protectable interests of you as our customer are not affected.
The customer can obtain information about the data stored on the person of the customer at the named companies with the addition of a photocopy of the passport or passport at the above address.
7. Your content in afterglow
In addition to just visiting afterglow, you can also interact with us and other users. In particular, we allow our users to comment on or rate posts in a afterglow service as appropriate. Also, in some places, you may choose to submit further content (such as photos you have taken) for publication in afterglow.
a. Content with personal reference
All these cases naturally entail the collection and processing of further data. Send us content for publication or comment on a post or the comments of other users in afterglow, so even these contents or comments may contain personally identifiable information – namely, if you provide such information, can be seen on a photo itself etc. In addition, personalization functions used by the user (such as the possibilities in the afterglow.info community to “follow” certain topics or users) inevitably lead to us being aware of the user’s interests expressed thereby.
Your personal data given with all this we use only for the purpose of providing the desired service. We only pass on the data to third parties if you have expressly consented to this or if we are legally obliged to do so. In particular, we do not disclose the data to third parties beyond your consent (see section 2 above) or other regulatory inquiries on a legal basis.
b. Visibility and settings
In the afterglow we also offer you different possibilities to adjust the visibility of your content. In addition, you can make more settings regarding the visibility of your profile information for services subject to registration, such as the afterglow.info community, than in non-registrable services such as an anonymous commentary. Please read the help pages of the respective services, which will give you information about the individual settings.
c. comments are
The comment function is included in some afterglow posts. We point out to you where this commentary function is integrated.
When you visit one of our web pages that contains the comment function, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers and loads the comment function from there. The information is transmitted.
In the course of the use of afterglow cookies are set. Cookies are small files that are stored on your hard drive, assigned to the browser you are using, and that provide certain information to the body that sets the cookie. Cookies can not run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the respective afterglow service more user-friendly and effective overall.
These cookies give us information about the browser type and version, the URL clickstream (the order of the pages you visit on our website), the date and time of the visit to our portal and the cookie number, but not the name Address, e-mail address or just IP addresses of our users.
The cookies directly set by afterglow are for statistical purposes only. So we learn what content our leasers retrieved most of what time on which terminals. This information helps us to create rubrics like “mostly read” and in this way make the afterglow more comfortable for our users. Thanks to the statistical findings on browser type and operating system, we can also optimize the design.
In addition, we would like to offer users of afterglow content and services that are as relevant as possible. For this purpose, we or our partners automatically analyze the information contained in the log files or cookies. We do this to show users offers or content related to the region only (for example, regional news or weather information).
In general, you can prevent the storage of cookies on your hard disk by selecting “Do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. You can also set your browser to ask you before you set cookies whether you agree. Finally, you can delete once set cookies at any time. How this works in detail, please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer. If you do not accept cookies, this may result in functional restrictions of the website in individual cases. Please note that in the event of a cookie deletion you also need to reactivate the Opt Out link.
9. Online Advertising
Information about your activities is recorded on all internet pages and internet services marketed by the afterglow (eg surfing behavior, visited subpages of the internet offers, clicked advertising banners, etc.). Since, according to the current legal situation, it can not be completely ruled out that the collected data will permit an indirect personal reference, all usage data are stored using a pseudonym so that personal identification is excluded. Where appropriate, these data will be used in conjunction with anonymous data from online questionnaires. The IP address of your computer transmitted for technical reasons is completely anonymised and not used for the controlled display of advertising.
If you no longer wish to receive usage-based advertising, you may opt out of one of the following links and disable data collection:
How cookies work in general and how they handle them and what settings you can make in your browser can be found in “8. Cookies “read.
10. Mobile afterglow services
Mobile afterglow services may include in particular applications for mobile phones and tablets. We only collect data for the purpose of system security and to constantly improve the offer of these afterglow services. In addition, processing of data is necessary in order to be able to offer you paid services, especially services in applications.
11. Web analysis
We also use so-called tracking tools to analyze traffic in afterglow. However, this does not give us any personal information about our users, but rather only statistical data about their use.
For example, in this way we will learn which content is particularly popular in afterglow, at which times our website is used intensively, whether our users are more likely to reach afterglow via search engines or from our other website, from which parts and cities of the world from our users who use afterglow and which browsers and operating systems our users generally use when visiting afterglow. We use this information to continually improve the afterglow technically, creatively and editorially, and to make it more comfortable for you. Based on the statistical findings on browser type and operating system, we can also optimize our web design. The tools used to analyze the web are the services listed below.
If you disagree with the above-described storage and use of the usage data by the respective technical service provider, you can deactivate the web analysis in the manner described and explain your objection to the web-based data collection and use ,
a. Google Analytics
afterglow uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), in some services. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.
On behalf of afterglow, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
The web analytics remains disabled as long as Google’s add-on is not disabled or deleted. Therefore, please do not delete the add-on, as long as the web analysis is not wanted. The add-on is set per browser and computer. So, if you’re calling services with different browsers, you’ll need to add the add-on separately.
The IP address sent by Optimizely from your browser will not be merged with other Optimizely data. In addition, you can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of the relevant service to the full extent. You may also deactivate Optimizely Tracking at any time (and thereby prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the Website – including your IP address – from Optimizely and the processing of such data by Optimizely) Follow the guide at http://www.optimizely.com/opt_out.
c. Facebook pixels
We use within our website the “Facebook Pixel” of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. There are so-called counting pixels integrated on our pages. When you visit our pages, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the pixel.
Among other things, Facebook receives the information from your browser that our website has been called up by your device. If you are a Facebook user, Facebook may assign your visit to our pages to your account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the data transmitted and their use by Facebook. We can only choose which segments of Facebook users (such as age, interests) should display our ads.
By calling the pixel from your browser, Facebook can also detect whether a Facebook ad was successful, for example, led to an online purchase. So we can track the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes.
d. Doubleclick by Google
The information generated by the cookies is transmitted by Google for evaluation to a server in the USA and stored there. The data collected will be evaluated only for statistical purposes and in anonymous form. A transfer of the data by Google to third parties takes place only due to legal regulations or in the context of order data processing. Google will not match its data with other data collected by Google. Exceptionally, however, you may be able to opt-in to your Google Account.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of 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 our web pages in full. You may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the Website and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the DoubleClick Deactivation Extension link below , Alternatively, you can use the DoubleClick cookie on the side of the Digital Advertising Alliance at the following link ( link ) to disable.
e. Outbrain Custom Audience
Use of Bing Ads
On the website, we use technologies from Bing Ads (bingads.microsoft.com), which are provided and operated by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA (“Microsoft”). Microsoft places a cookie on your device if you have accessed our website via a Microsoft Bing ad. Microsoft Bing and we can thus recognize that someone clicked on an ad, was redirected to our website and reached a previously determined landing page (conversion page). We only hear the total number of users who clicked on a Bing ad and were then redirected to the conversion page. Microsoft uses the cookie to collect, process and use information that generates usage profiles using pseudonyms. These usage profiles are used to analyze visitor behavior and are used to display advertisements. No personal information about the identity of the user is processed.
If you do not want information about your behavior to be used by Microsoft as explained above, you can refuse the necessary setting of a cookie – for example, via a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies. You may also prevent the collection of the cookie-generated data related to your use of the Website and the processing of such data by Microsoft by using the following link http://choice.microsoft.com/en-US/opt -out explain your opposition. For more information about privacy and cookies used on Microsoft and Bing Ads, visit the Microsoft Link website.
12. Social networks and other services of third parties
You can also find afterglow in online social networks that other companies offer on the Internet (eg Facebook or Google). In addition, you will find individual functions of these networks also integrated in the afterglow. You can only use both the afterglow in social networks and the social network functions if you are also registered and logged in to the respective social network. Therefore, please note that the usage and privacy conditions of the respective network provider apply to the use of the social network. How afterglow processes your personal data in this context is explained in the following text:
afterglow in social networks
afterglow are available in the following social networks:
Facebook is a social network of Facebook Ireland Limited (Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2 Ireland). In Facebook, we have integrated various afterglow websites (so-called fan pages) and applications (so-called applications).
If you use one of these services on Facebook, Facebook grants us access via a technical interface to your so-called “public information” on Facebook and to those that you make publicly available or release for the respective application. “Public” in connection with Facebook means that anyone outside of Facebook can see this data. These include your name, profile and cover image, gender, networks, likes, username (Facebook URL), and your user ID (Facebook ID). In order to make individual services more user-friendly and so that you can also use your personal network within the afterglow, some services also use the user identification numbers of your friends (or your friends list). What data Facebook makes available in the individual services within Facebook, Facebook explains here: Link
You can find out if and what additional information from your Facebook profile requires a service if you choose a service. There Facebook calls you the data categories to which afterglow has access for the respective service.
If you have connected your Facebook profile with services on Facebook, you can also use Facebook functions outside of Facebook in our services. So you can see which of your friends have already read the same contents of a service or what content they recommend. Take advantage of these features of Facebook in the services, learn afterglow via the link on Facebook, what feature of Facebook you have used. On the other hand, for example, the afterglow.info community uses the likes of a user to present a personalized homepage to the user as long as the user is logged into the service via Facebook and likes it. User’s information about his “public information” (see above) or the user has given a “Likes Permission” to use the non-public “Like” information.
No matter what service you use on Facebook; In any case, we use the data accessible to us only for the purpose of offering you the respective service. If we wish to use your information beyond that, we will only do so to the extent permitted by law or you have given your consent thereto.
If you no longer wish to use the services on Facebook, you can make this clear through the respective settings on Facebook, eg to disconnect your profile from the application. We will no longer have access to your general information and will delete it if you let us know. Please contact [email protected] with the subject line “delete my Facebook data in the services”.
afterglow can also be found on the Google+ social network operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. There, afterglow has integrated various services in the form of websites (so-called Google + sites) and applications (so-called applications).
afterglow also has some Twitter accounts. Twitter is a microblogging service provided by the American company Twitter, Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107).
d. Social plug-ins
Within afterglow you will also find some so-called “social plug-ins”. These are functions of the respective social network, through which you can, for example, share content in the afterglow with your friends in the social networks or recommend this content.
These social plug-ins are useful and easy ways to share or comment on afterglow posts in your own circle of friends. The following paragraphs explain how social plug-ins generally work and which plug-ins we use from which providers:
13. Data security
afterglow uses technical and organizational measures to ensure that the systems of afterglow are protected against attacks and misuse as well as the personal data of the users against loss, incorrect changes or unauthorized access by third parties.
So we only use the logfiles to better analyze and fix reachability issues, as well as for statistical purposes to improve and optimize technically and editorially. Usage statistics are also used to detect automated readout or exploitation of functions.
In any case, only authorized persons have access to your personal data from our side, and only to the extent that it is necessary for the purposes mentioned above.
The transmission of certain sensitive data is encrypted. afterglow uses the so-called “Secure Socket Layer” (SSL) transmission for this purpose. This applies, for example, to registering or signing up for afterglow. All information transmitted using this secure method is encrypted before being sent to afterglow. By converting to a code, your personal information such as name or address is encrypted by afterglow ‘security server software. In this way, these data can not be read by unauthorized persons during transmission on the Internet. Most newer browsers already support this secure transmission technology.
14. Right to information
Send an e-mail to [email protected]
15. Further information on data protection
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily share personal information online (eg in chat areas, via e-mail, in forums or commentary), this information may be collected and used by others. So you might receive unwanted messages from other people when you share personal information online in areas with public access. Your contributions (in particular your comments and forum posts) remain available on the service, even if they are anonymized or pseudonymized by removing the username. Overall, always act carefully and responsibly and pay attention to the secrecy of your password and / or other personal information.
16. Links to other websites
If you have any questions about privacy at afterglow, we are available at the email address [email protected]
As of August 2018