Cookie and Privacy Informations Data Privacy Policy for the Website "aureusband.com"

1. Name and contact details of the person responsible for processing your data This Data Privacy Policy applies to data processing by: 

Aureus, E-Mail: info@aureusband.com

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their use 

a) When visiting the website

When you visit the website "aureusband.com," the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the website server. This informations are temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following informations are recorded without your intervention and stored until automatic deletion: 

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • Website from which access is made (Referrer URL),
  • the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The mentioned data will be processed by Aureus the following purposes if there is a specific need: 

  • Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability,
  • to investigate any abuse or fraud.

Log file informations are stored for a maximum of 7 days for security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud) and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidentiary purposes are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified. 

In the log files provided by Aureus for statistical purposes over a period of the last 6 weeks, the host name or IP address of the client accessing the website is made anonymous and cannot be assigned to a specific connection. 

b) When using the comment function (guestbook)

In the case of entries in the guestbook of this website, in addition to the comment you have entered yourself, information on the time of creation of the entry and the name you have entered will also be permanently stored. You are free to use a fictitious name for the entry. Further information, such as your e-mail address and details of location may be provided voluntarily. All saved entries are then publicly displayed in the guestbook. 

Your IP is only stored anonymously to protect against automated mass entries, misuse of the search and image upload function and for statistical purposes for a limited period of time (usually between a few minutes and a maximum of 24 hours). These IP-Hash algorithm strings stored for a short time cannot be personalized and are not traceable. 

Only IPs of spam entries are saved in plain text for a limited time. 

This is done 

  • to prevent further spam entries in the guestbook from the sender under the same IP and
  • to prevent or complicate the distribution of links to unwanted websites via spam entries and
  • to prevent possibly criminal or offensive contents in the guestbook.

These IPs are usually deleted automatically after 7 days. Data whose further storage is required for evidentiary purposes may be exempted from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified. 

It is possible that the entries in the guestbook can be found later via search engines such as Google. If you are concerned about this, you should choose a fictitious name instead of your real name and refrain from entering your e-mail address. 

In order to make it more difficult for automatic e-mail grabbers to retrieve e-mail addresses, published e-mail addresses are not displayed in plain text. On the visible page, only an appropriate e-mail icon is displayed, in the source code of the page an ASCII coding is used for display. However, this does not offer absolute protection. 

3. Disclosure of data 

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. 

I will only pass on your personal data to third parties if: 

  • you have given your express consent,
  • the disclosure is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data and
  • in the event that a legal obligation exists for the disclosure.

4. Cookies 

We use cookies on the site under certain conditions. Cookies are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your terminal device (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit the site. Cookies do no damage to your end device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware. 

This website does not set any cookies that collect and/or use personal data, i.e. data that allow conclusions to be drawn about an individual person. Cookies are also not used for advertising or market research or tracking purposes (no "tracking and targeting"). 

When calling up the guestbook, a cookie with a session ID (random sequence of numbers and letters) must be set so that the protection against spam entries by means of Capcha works for the contact form and the search function and the function for quoting existing entries work for the guestbook. No data from the possibly started search query or the quoted entry is recorded in the cookie. 

5. Rights of affected persons

You have the right:

  • to demand information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may obtain information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if these have not been collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information on its details;
  • to demand the correction of incorrect or completion of your personal data stored with us without delay
  • to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data, if the processing is unlawful but you do not want it to be deleted and we no longer need the data, but if you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or if you have filed an objection against the processing
  • to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another person responsible;
  • to revoke your consent to us at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future and
  • to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence

6. Right of objection

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, if there are reasons for this which arise from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we will implement without specifying a specific situation. 

If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to: info@aureusband.com

7. Data security

We use the most common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. Usually this is a 256 bit encryption. You can see whether a page of this website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the upper status bar of your browser. 

We also use appropriate technical security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. These security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments. 

8. Up-to-dateness and amendment of this Data Privacy Policy 

This Data Privacy Policy is currently valid and has the status as of August 2023. 

Due to the further development of the website or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this Data Privacy Policy. The current Data Privacy Policy can be called up and printed at any time.