Collection, processing and use of personal data
You can visit my website without disclosing any personal information. Only non-personal access information (such as your internet service provider’s name, the referring page or the name of the file that you requested) is stored. This data is only used to improve my website and services. It cannot be used to identify you.
Personal data is only collected if you voluntarily share it with me when placing a contract or order with me. I only use the data you share (salutation, name, address, date of birth, e-mail address, phone number, fax number, bank account, etc.) without special permissions in order to perform my contractual obligations and fulfil the contract. I always comply with German data privacy law (including, without limitation, the German Federal Data Protection Act and German Telemedia Act) when collecting, processing and storing your personal data.
Sharing personal data
Your data is only shared to the extent necessary to fulfil the contractual relationship. To carry out payments, I share your payment information with the financial institution charged with processing the payment. Your personal data is not shared with any other third parties, nor is it used for advertising or similar purposes without your express permission.
Once the contract has been completely fulfilled and paid for, all the personal data that you have shared with me will be blocked to prevent further use and will be deleted once the retention periods required under tax and commercial law expire, unless you expressly consent to the further use of your data.
I secure my website and other systems by taking technical and organisational measures to prevent unauthorised parties from losing, destroying, accessing, modifying or distributing your data. However, it is unfortunately practically impossible to provide complete protection from all internet threats despite performing regular checks and using current technology.
You can stop cookies from being used to collect and store data in the future at any time by setting your browser to block cookies. In particular, you can set your browser to generally allow cookies, notify you of cookies and ask you to accept or block them on a case-by-case basis, or always block cookies. Blocking cookies may restrict the functionality of my website, particularly the online shop at http://the-creative-business.com.
Below is a description for how to configure Windows Internet Explorer 9 for accepting or blocking cookies on your computer:
Tools I Internet Options I Privacy I Advanced I Override automatic cookie handling I Confirm each option I OK I OK.
My website also uses plugins provided by Facebook, a social networking site domiciled at 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. All of the Facebook plugins used on this website can be identified by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button. You can see a list of the plugins provided by Facebook that may be used on this website at the following official Facebook information page:
If you wish, you can prevent Facebook from associating your website visit with your Facebook user account by logging out of Facebook before visiting my website.
My website integrates Twitter features. Twitter is provided by Twitter Inc., a US company domiciled at 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Using Twitter and/or the “Retweet” function will associate the webpage you are visiting with your Twitter account. This allows other users to see what webpages you have visited. Data is transferred to Twitter in the process.
You can also change your Twitter privacy settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
My website integrates Google+ features in the form of the “+1” button. The Google+ social networking service is provided by Google Inc., a US company domiciled at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (“Google”).
When you visit a page on my website that contains a “1+” button, your browser connects directly to the Google servers. Google transmits the content and presentation of the “1+” button directly to your browser, integrates it into my website presentation and presents it in your browser.
I have no control over the scope or content of the data that Google collects through this button. Google says that no personal data is collected if the “+1” button is not clicked. Data is only collected, processed and stored on Google+ members who are logged into Google. However, I do not know what data is collected, processed and stored.
If you are a Google+ member and do not want Google to collect, store or process data through my website or, in particular, to associate the data with your Google membership data, you will have to log out of Google+ and your Google account before visiting my website.
About Google Analytics
Finally, I would like to advise you that you can also completely prevent the data generated by the cookie and referring to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on available at the following link: (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).
Please note that this website uses Google Analytics with the “gat._anonymizeIp();” extension in order to ensure that IP addresses are collected anonymously. Since IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will, however, truncate your IP address beforehand within the member states of the European Union or within other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there.
Right to information
Under the German Federal Data Protection Act, you have the right to information stored on you free of charge and, if appropriate, the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, would like to know about data, would like to have data corrected, blocked or deleted, or would like to revoke permissions, please contact:
Ms. Andrea Buckland
Phone: +49 (0)9473-950498
You may have granted the following permissions while visiting http://the-creative-business.com. You can revoke your permission at any time for all future use.
- I would like to subscribe to the newsletter. I can unsubscribe at any time.
- I would like to be added to the customer database of http://the-creative-business.com. I can revoke this permission at any time.
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