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Privacy Policy

Please note: The automatically translated english version of the Terms and Conditions found below is provided for convenience only. Legally binding is the German version of the Privacy Policy (Datenschutzbestimmungen) that can be found here.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. Before providing us with any of your details, please read the following important information, which concerns the protection of your personal data.

Personal Information Processing and Disclosure

We will hold and process any personal information which you provide via the Site or by submitting emails and/or online forms for our own internal business purposes, including lawful purposes. We do not pass on or sell online personal information to third parties. We may however share information within our organization and in some cases it will be necessary to pass information to our accounting or legal services. This may include our employees, agents, contractors and sub-contractors. Please note that by sending your personal information to us you are explicitly consenting to the processing and transfer of such information in this way. Given the global nature of Storyofsomething.com business, transmitting your information may involve the cross-border transfer of your information. Please note that by sending your personal information to us you are explicitly consenting to the cross-border transfer of your information.

Information Collection and Use

We collect information about visits to the Site and the pages and files browser access. We gather: name of the page or file, date and time of the request, transferred data volume, status of the request, web browser, visited pages and requesting domain. Additionally the IP address of the requesting computer is logged. This is used within our company for system related and statistic purposes and to improve the design and layout of our sites. In collecting information about visits to the Site, we may also use "cookies" to identify visitors to the Site and to track information on how you make use of a web site. A cookie is a small piece of text, which is stored on your hard drive but does not have access to your hard drive. Most browsers will automatically accept a cookie but it is possible to set your browser to notify you prior to it being sent and at which point you can accept or reject it. We may provide hyperlinks from the Site to websites of third parties. Please note that this privacy statement applies only to the contents of the Site and not to those web sites to which we may provide a link.

Access and Questions

We are willing, on written request from you, to provide details of any personal information which you have provided us with (this may be at a small charge) and/or to cease to make use of your personal information for the purposes described above. We may require proof of identity from you prior to disclosing such information. This is in order to safeguard the security of your information. If any information with which you have provided us becomes inaccurate or out of date, or if you have any queries about this privacy statement, please contact us via privacy@storyofsomething.com.

Privacy Policy for the use of Facebook plugins (like button)

On our side of the plug-ins are integrated social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The Facebook plugin you can see on the Facebook logo or the "Like" button ("Like") on our side. An overview of the Facebook plugin can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our sites, is made using the plugin has a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook gets this information that you have visited our site your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our sites on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook visiting our pages to assign to your account. We point out that we as providers of the sites no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and use them through Facebook. For more information, refer to the privacy policy of Facebook among http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not wish that Facebook can assign to visit our site to your Facebook account, you log out from your Facebook account.

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.

Data privacy statement for the usage of Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service that integrates advertisement notices by Google Inc. ("Google”). Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer, which make it possible to analyze website usage. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Web beacons make it possible to evaluate information such as visitor traffic to sites. The information generated by cookies and web beacons about website usage (including your IP address) and delivery of advertisement formats are transmitted to a Google server in the United States and saved. Google may forward this information to contractual partners. Google will not associate your IP address with other data that has been saved about you. You can prevent the installation of cookies with a specific setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that you may not be able to use all functions on this website if you choose to do so. By using this website you consent to the processing of acquired data about you by Google in the previously described manner and for the previously described purpose.

Data privacy statement for the usage of Google +1

Acquisition and forwarding of information: With the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. You and other users will receive personalized contents from Google and our partners. Google saves information you have submitted as Content +1 as well as information about the page you viewed by clicking +1. Your +1 can be shown as a notice together with your profile name and picture in Google services, for example in search results or your Google profile or at another location on websites and advertisements on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activity in order to improve Google services for yourself and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you require a worldwide visible public Google profile that must at least contain the chosen profile name. This name is used for all Google services. In some cases this name can be replaced by a different name, a name you used when sharing contents about your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users that know your email address or have access to other identifying information about your person.

Usage of acquired information

Besides the usage purposes explained above, the information provided by you is used according to the valid Google data protection regulations. Google will possibly publish summarized statistics about the +1 activity of users or forward these to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.

Privacy Policy for the use of Twitter

On our side of the service functions are integrated Twitter. These functions are offered by Twitter, Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" the web pages you visit are associated with your Twitter account and if other users known. This data is also sent to Twitter. We point out that we as providers of the sites no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and use them through Twitter. For more information, please see the privacy statement on Twitter http://twitter.com/privacy. Regarding your privacy settings on Twitter, you can change in the account settings http://twitter.com/account/settings.