Privacy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.eastwest4us.com.

General Remarks

The owner of this website takes your security very seriously. We handle your personal data absolutely confidentially and according to the respective legal data protection regulation and this privacy note.

Using this website typically does not request any data provision or storage. Personal data on this website (like name, address, or email address) are being collected voluntarily if possible. These data will not be handed over to third parties in any case.

We want to strengthen the fact that the internet data transfer  (e.g. communication via email) can exhibit gaps. Protecting your data without any gaps against requests of third parties cannot be guaranteed.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Newsletter

Hereinafter we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration procedure and its dispatch, as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.

We send you newsletters by e-mail only with your consent (legal basis: Art. 6 (1) lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR). Before subscribing to the newsletter, you will be informed about its contents and your consent only applies to these contents. Our newsletters contain information about eastwest4us and related services.

After signing up for the newsletter, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration and given data. This confirmation e-mail is used by us to prove whether the owner of the e-mail address as the data subject has authorized to receive the newsletter. Registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove your consent and a lawful registration process. For this purpose, your IP address will be stored at the time of the registration and its confirmation. To subscribe to the newsletter we need your e-mail address. If you wish to be addressed personally in the newsletter, you can also optionally provide your name and your preferred language.

The newsletter is sent by MailChimp. These companies are based on our legitimate interests. We use these data exclusively for information about eastwest4us sent out via our newsletter and we will not hand over the data to any third party.

The cancellation of the newsletter – i.e. the revocation of your consent – is possible at any time. At the end of each newsletter email you will find a link to unsubscribe. In order to prove your original consent, we may store your signing-up data for up to three years based on our legitimate interests.

Social Media

You may find Social Media Buttons on this website; they can be recognized by the logos of the social media platforms (hereinafter “platforms”). These are links to the respective platforms based in the United States (USA). Clicking on such a link calls the respective Platform’s website; at the same time, the IP address of your device and the address of the page where the link is placed (“Referrer”) will be transmitted to the Platform in the USA. However, we neither collect nor otherwise process any data related to the use of these social media buttons.

Your right for information, deletion and blocking of data

You have the right for information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing as well as the right for deletion and blockige of these data anytime and free of charge. You can always contact us and request information bout your personal data under the email address noted in the impress.

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