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Data Protection Declaration
Hotel an der Gruga in Essen

Scope of Application

This data protection declaration provides clarification for users about the type, scope and purposes of the retrieval and use of personal data by the responsible provider 

Hotel An der Gruga
Weber Business & Weekend Hotels
Eduard-Lucas-Strasse 17
45131 Essen
Tel:   (0201) 84 11 8 0
grugahotel@wbw-hotels.de

on this website (hereinafter “site”).

 The legal bases for data protection are found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).


Access Data / Server Log Files

The provider (or their web space provider) retrieves data on every access to the site (so-called server log files). The access data include:



Name of the accessed web page, file, date and time of access, data volume transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, operating system of the user, referrer URL (page visited previously), IP address and requesting provider.



The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluation for the purpose of operation, security and optimisation of the site. The provider however reserves the right to check the log data retrospectively if on the basis of concrete indication there is a justified suspicion of unlawful use.


Treatment of Personal Data

Personal data are information with the aid of which a person is determinable, i.e. data that can be traced back to a person. These include the name, email address or telephone number. Personal data however also include preferences, hobbies, memberships or what web pages were viewed by someone.



Personal data are only retrieved, used and passed on if this is allowed by law or users consent to the data retrieval.

 

Making Contact

When making contact with the provider (for example by contact form or email), the user’s statements are recorded for the purpose of processing the query as well as in case follow-up questions arise.


Commentaries and Contributions

If users leave comments in a blog or other contributions, their IP addresses are recorded. This is done for the safety of the provider, in case someone writes illegal content in commentaries or contributions (insults, forbidden political propaganda, etc.).  In this case the provider may themselves be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and will therefore be interested in the identity of the author.


Newsletter

Our newsletter informs you about us and our offers.



If you would like to receive the newsletter, we will need a valid email address for you as well as information that allows us to check that you are the owner of the given email address or that the owner agrees to receiving the newsletter. Further data will not be retrieved. These data will only be used to send the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.



On registration for the newsletter we will record your IP address and the date of registration. This recording serves only as proof in the case that a third party misuses an email address and registers to receive the newsletter without the knowledge of the authorised person.



You can retract your consent to the recording of data, the email address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time. The retraction can be made via a link in the newsletter themselves, in your profile area or by sending a message to the above contact options.

 

Inclusion of Third-Party Services and Content

It may happen that third-party content, such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other web pages are included within this website. This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) are aware of the IP addresses of users, since without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to each user’s browser. The IP address is thus required for displaying this content. We make every effort to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address only to deliver the content. However we have no influence on whether the third-party providers record the IP address e.g. for statistical purposes. Insofar as we are aware of this we will inform users of it.


Cookies

Cookies are small files that make it possible to record specific information relating to a user’s accessing device (PC, smartphone or similar) on the device itself. On the one hand they serve to make web pages user-friendly and therefore the users (e.g. recording of login data). On the other they serve to retrieve the statistical data on use of the web page and to able to analyse them for the purpose of improving the site. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option with which the recording of cookies can be limited or completely prevented. However they point out that their use and in particular their ease of use will be limited without cookies.



You can manage many online advertising cookies from companies via the USA page http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.

 

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

This site uses social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook\"). The plugins can be recognised by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile or a “thumbs up” sign) or are indicated with the appendage “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be seen here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.



When a user accesses a web page on this site that contains such a plugin, their browser will establish a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin will be sent by Facebook directly to your browser, which will include it in the web page. The provider thus has no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook retrieves with the aid of this plugin and therefore informs users according to its state of knowledge.



By including the plugins Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the site. If the user is logged in to Facebook, it can assign their visit to their Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, for example press the Like button or write a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted by your browser directly to Facebook and recorded there. If a user is not a Facebook member, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out their IP address and record it. According to Facebook, in Germany only an anonymised IP address is recorded.



The purpose and scope of data retrieval and further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the associated rights and setting options to protect the privacy of users can be seen by the latter in Facebook’s data use policy:  https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.



If a user is a member of Facebook and does not want Facebook to collect data about them via this site and link the data to their member data recorded on Facebook, they must log off Facebook before visiting the website.



Likewise it is possible to block Facebook social plugins with add-ons for your browser, for example “Facebook Blocker”.

 

+1 Button from Google+

This site uses the “+1” button from the social network Google Plus, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button is recognisable by the symbol “+1” on a white or coloured background.



When a user accesses a web page on this site that contains such a button, their browser will establish a direct connection with the Google servers. The content of the “+1” button is transferred from Google directly to the user’s browser and included in the web page by the browser. The provider thus has no influence on the scope of the data that Google retrieves with the button. According to Google no personal data are retrieved without a click on the button. Such data, including the IP address, are only retrieved and processed from logged-in members.

The purpose and scope of data retrieval and further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your associated rights and setting options to protect your privacy can be seen by users in Google’s data protection notes on the “+1” button:  http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html and the FAQ: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/.

 

Twitter

This site uses the buttons of the Twitter service. These buttons are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are recognisable by terms such as “Twitter” or “Follow”, combined with a stylised blue bird. With the aid of the buttons it is possible to share a contribution or page of this site on Twitter or to follow the provider on Twitter.



When a user accesses a web page on this site that contains such a button, their browser will establish a direct connection with the Twitter servers. The content of the Twitter buttons is transferred by Twitter directly to the user’s browser. The provider thus has no influence on the scope of the data that Twitter retrieves with the aid of this plugin and informs users according to its state of knowledge. According to this, only the IP address of the user is transmitted to the URL of the respective web page on use of the button, but used for no other purposes than the display of the button.
Further information on this can be found in Twitter’s data protection declaration at http://twitter.com/privacy.

 

Cancellation, Alteration, Correction and Updating

The user has the right on request to receive information free of charge on the personal data that have been recorded about them. In addition the user has the right to correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion of their personal details, unless a statutory duty to preserve records opposes this.


Data Protection Template by Lawyer Thomas Schwenke – I LAW it