The legal basis for data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Teleservices Act (TMG).
Accessed Data / Server Logfiles
INICAT (or its webspace provider) collects data about accessed content (so-called server logfiles). The data includes: Name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of the retrieval, transmitted data volume, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user's operating system, the referrer URL (previously visited website), the IP address and the requesting provider. INICAT uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the content. However, INICAT reserves the right to retroactively check the log data if, due to concrete indications, there is a legitimate suspicion of unlawful use.
Handling of personal data
Personal data is information by means of which a person can be identified, e.g. information which can be traced back to a person. This includes name, email address and phone number. But also, data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone count as personal data. INICAT will only collect, use and pass on personal data if this is legally permitted or if the user consents to the data collection.
When contacting INICAT (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), the user's data are stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry as well as in the event that further questions arise.
Comments and contributions
When users leave comments or other posts, their IP addresses are stored. This is to ensure the security of INICAT in cases where someone posts illegal content in comments including insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc. In this case, INICAT itself may be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and is therefore interested in the author's identity.
With the newsletter we inform you about us and our offers. If you would like to receive the newsletter, we need a valid e-mail address as well as information that will allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address or that you have accepted receipt of the newsletter. Additional data will not be collected. This data is only used for sending the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties. By registering for the newsletter, we will save your IP address and the date of the registration. This serves solely as proof in the event that a third party misuses an e-mail address and logs in without the knowledge of the authorized person who receives the newsletter. Your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as their use for sending the newsletters can be revoked at any time. The revocation can take place via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your account area or by notification via the above contact information.
Integration of third-party services and content
It is possible that third party contents, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites may be used on this website. This always requires providers of these contents (hereafter referred to as "third-party providers") to recognize the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, they could not send the content to the user's browser. The IP address is thus required for the display of these contents. We only use content for which the respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. However, we do not have any influence over how third-party vendors use the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. We will inform users about the practices of third-party vendors to the extent possible.
This service may use images from the stock image provider Getty Images. The images can be recognized by a frame on the image with the reference "Getty Images". The representation of these images requires that Getty Images recognizes the IP address of the users, so that images can be delivered to the user's browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of these contents. According to our current knowledge, the IP address is used only for this purpose. However, INICAT has no influence whatsoever on how Getty Images uses the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. As far as we know, users will be notified accordingly or the pictures will be removed.
For more information, please visit the Getty Images privacy statement: http://www.gettyimages.com/Corporate/PrivacyPolicy.aspx
Cookies are small files that allow you to store specific information on the user’s device (PC, smartphone, etc.). On the one hand, they serve the usability of web pages and therefore the users (e.g. logging of login dates). On the other hand, they serve to collect statistical data of the website and to analyze it for the purpose of improving the service. Users can influence how cookies can be used. Most browsers have an option to restrict or prevent cookies from being stored. However, it should be noted that using the offered services without cookies may be restricted.
You can access many online ad cookies from companies through the US-based site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU-based site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices /
The data entered during registration is used for the purpose of providing the service. Users may be informed about service-related or registration-related information such as changes in the scope of the service or technical circumstances via e-mail. The collected data is equivalent to data from the input mask which is part of the registration. This includes [USER NAME, E-MAIL ADDRESS, PASSWORD, IP ADDRESS FOR FREE MEMBERSHIP TO THE INICAT MUSIC COMMUNITY].
This service uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text files that are stored on users' computers, which allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about the use of this website by users is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, the user’s IP address will be abridged by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the US and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website by users in order to compile reports on the website’s activities and to provide other services related to the website’s usage and the Internet usage by the website’s operator. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly. However, this service may prevent users from fully utilizing all the functions of this website. Users may also prevent Google from tracking data generated by the cookie and data related to its use (including your IP address), as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading, installing and using the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, click this link to prevent Google Analytics collection on this site in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again.
Use of Facebook Social Plugins
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him or her through this service, he/she must log out of Facebook before visiting the website.
Right of Revocation:
You have the right to revoke this contract within a period of fourteen days without reason. The revocation period shall be fourteen days from the date on which the contract takes effect. To exercise your right of revocation, you must contact us… INICAT UG Schoßallee 44 13156 Berlin GERMANY Phone: +49/179/7552088 Fax: +49/30/70086864 Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
…and provide a clear statement (e.g. by letter or via mail) about your decision to revoke this contract. In order to adhere to the revocation period, it is sufficient to send the notification that you wish to exercise your right of revocation before the end of the revocation period.
Consequences of revocation:
Upon revoking this contract, we will pay you all the payments we have received from you, including the cost of delivery (except for the additional costs resulting from the fact that you have chosen a different type of delivery than the most favorable standard delivery offered by us), within a period of fourteen days from the date on which we have received the notification of your revocation of this contract. For such repayment, we will use the same means of payment you used in the original transaction, unless otherwise explicitly agreed upon. Under no circumstances will you be charged with fees for these repayments.
If you have requested that services be commenced during the period of revocation, you shall pay us a reasonable amount proportional to the services that have been provided up to the time of revocation with respect to the total scope of the services mentioned in the contract.