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European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (valid May 25, 2018)
The protection of your personal data is very important to us at +90. We want you to feel safe when using our websites. We explain here what data we collect and how we use it.
Data collection and logging
Each time one of the websites of +90 and the data on it is accessed, a log file is created and saved with the following information:
- name of the file or data accessed
- date and time of access
- the amount of data transferred
- confirmation on whether the data was accessed successfully
- IP-address (unique address for internet-ready devices)
- referrer (name of the website accessed immediately before)
- browser name (including version)
- Operating system used
We log the traffic on +90 for data security reasons and to ensure the stability and reliability of our system while also protecting +90 against possible external attacks. In addition to this, we evaluate the data using statistical analysis. The data kept in the log file are not directly linked to users and their identities, and are for internal purposes only. They are not passed on to third parties. The data is not be used to personally identify visitors to our websites. The data is not collated or merged with any other data. The administration of our websites using information technology as well as anonymous statistical surveys based on data usage allow for a better overall evaluation of the data accessed on +90 in order to optimize our online offerings (see below).
You can obviously use the content on +90 without disclosing any personal data. Personal data means information that could be used to disclose your identity such as your name, your email address and country.
In certain individual cases (for example competitions, newsletters, blogs or communities), we do, however, need to use personal data. In such cases we will expressly draw your attention to this and will, on principle, kindly ask for your consent to collect and process your personal data.
When we collect, process and use such personal data, we always do so only for the stated purpose. The data will be treated confidentially, stored on secure servers and will not be forwarded to third parties or used for other purposes.
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time with immediate effect. If you have any questions, please contact the Data Protection Officer of +90 (see below for contact).
Your rights (relating to revocation, correction and deletion of information)
Your data will only be used for the stated purposes and will not be sold to anyone. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. You can direct such requests to us using the contact details on this website. Please note that if you should choose to revoke you consent to access your data, personalized services on +90 may, however, no longer be available. You have the right, as stipulated in EU legislation, to demand information about what personal data (such as your name and address) is stored on +90. Please submit such requests in writing to the Data Protection Officer at +90 and state what subject your data disclosure request is in reference to.
In accordance with the statutory provisions, you also have the right to have your personal data corrected and deleted. Please submit such requests to us using the contact details on this website.
Confidentiality of emails
If you send us any emails: we cannot guarantee the confidential treatment of your correspondence on its way to us if you choose to use an unencrypted email service provider.
What are cookies?
Cookies do not store any personal data, and are used to collect anonymous data and statistics on the use of the website by visitors. Cookies help us measure how well our websites are performing. This data helps us to improve and customize our content so you get more out of your visit to +90.
Which cookies does +90 use?
These cookies only last for the duration of a session. They will disappear from your computer when you close the browser or turn your computer off. If you have chosen to identify yourself on +90, we will also use session cookies that contain encrypted information to identify you.
These cookies remain on your computer even after you close the browser or turn off the device. They are activated each time a user visits the website that created that particular cookie. To this end, you are assigned a unique identifier. This unique identifier is part of a persistent cookie that we leave on your browser. This serves various purposes such as, for example, saving your preferred +90 language.
If you do not want us to remember your computer, you can disable the storage of cookies in the browser that you are using or turn on notification for when cookies are sent.
+90 can also be used without cookies.
Cookies remain active for 365 days. Post-click cookies (which are necessary to track data after the initial click) is set to 20 days by default.
Measurement and analysis tools
We employ usage data for statistical purposes and analyses to help us to constantly improve and develop our online content. We do not aggregate the collected data with other data sources. The data is used for internal purposes only and not disclosed to third parties. The apps that are currently distributed by +90 are designed to serve the purpose of data economy. For statistical evaluation purposes, we collect information on when and how often the apps are started, used, closed and updated. This information is analyzed as individual pieces of data and not linked to any other data. No personal data is used during the data analysis process. For evaluation purposes, the IP addresses of devices that use +90-Apps will be logged; however, this happens anonymously.
This anonymization process is outsourced to a specialized service provider. On principle, +90 does not collect any data on location or device identification number (UDID). If personal data is to be collected and used within the framework of an app by +90, this app will contains a separate declaration and information on data protection.
+90, however, has no influence on which data is collected and stored by network providers and operating system manufacturers when using its apps and how such data used.
Which tools we use and how they work:
Google Tag Manager
+90 uses Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a solution operated by Google LLC. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”) that allows website tags to be managed using an interface. The Tag Manager tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not register personal data. The tool causes other tags to be activated which may, for their part, register data under certain circumstances. Google Tag Manager does not access this information. If recording has been deactivated on domain or cookie level, this setting will remain in place for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.
This service is used on all DW online products as an analysis tool to improve our online content. Using AT Internet, we collect data on the number of page views and visits, on user behavior and the length of time users spend on our online content. This data is gathered anonymously so no personal data is collected. We do not aggregate the collected data with other data sources.
If you do not agree to the tracking of your visit and want to prevent the collection of data by AT Internet, you can switch this off by referring to the opt-out procedure of the service provider: https://www.xiti.com/en/optout.aspx
Internet services and social media integration
+90 embed our content within social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
For example, we embed content from providers such as YouTube, which is stored on their servers, on our websites. If you open a link to such a website that features outside content, this provider will receive the IP address of the device you use to go online. This external provider cannot draw any conclusions about your personal data from this IP address alone, but can infer, for example, where you are located geographically. Furthermore, this provider can program cookies on your device, with which they can log your online behavior.
Other examples are the embedded social network recommendation buttons (also called "social plugins") in our content.
The information in this guide is intended to contribute to a better understanding of EU data protection rules. The guidelines will be updated regularly, content may be subject to modifications without notice.
You can contact +90's data protection officer and data protection supervision at