Data Protection

1. COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF HTTP PROTOCOL DATA

Every time you visit our website www.phantasialand.de or request a file, our web server will collect protocol data about this process (e.g., your browser type and version, your operating system, the date and time of access, the URL for the website that directed you to us, and your IP address). This data does not qualify as personal data. We will therefore be unable to allocate the data collected to a particular natural person.
We use all data exclusively for statistical analyses. We do not forward data to third parties. We do not link this data to other any other data. Following statistical analysis, data is deleted on a regular basis within the space of one week.

2. USE OF PERSONAL DATA

We shall only record your personal data to the extent to which you have knowingly made it available to us. This personal data will be used in particular for advertising/market research purposes and for adapting our services, provided that you have granted your express approval for us to do so.

You are entitled to request us to refrain from using your personal data at any time or withdraw your approval at any time. Please withdraw your approval in writing or by email by contacting:
Schmidt-Löffelhardt GmbH & Co. KG
Internetredaktion
Berggeiststraße 31 - 41
D - 50321 Brühl, Germany
webmaster@phantasialand.de

Information regarding the use of personal data can be found on the corresponding section of our website and cannot be amended retrospectively.

We shall not pass your data onto third parties without your consent, unless required to do so by law, e.g., for risk prevention purposes or for reasons related to criminal proceedings.

3. NEWSLETTER

If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, we shall require your email address, confirmation that you are the owner of the email address provided, and confirmation that you wish to receive the newsletter (known as the double opt-in approach). We shall only collect this data for the purpose of sending you the newsletter and documenting our authorisation to do so. We do not forward this data to third parties. You are able to cancel your subscription to the newsletter and withdraw your consent to our storage of your email address at any time.

4. USE OF COOKIES

Cookies are strings of data that are sent from the web server to the user’s web browser, where they are then stored so they can be accessed at a later date. It is up to you to decide whether cookies should be stored or not by setting up your browser so that you are informed each time a cookie is stored and so that a cookie is only stored if you expressly accept it.
We only use cookies for the purpose of conducting statistical analyses and collecting information about how our website is used.
These data strings do not contain any personal information. They are not merged with any personal data that you make available to us.

5. ENTRIES IN THE GUEST BOOK / FAN BOX

By submitting an entry into our guest book and fan box, you are issuing your approval for your message to be published on our website. Your entry will not be visible until it has been approved by our webmaster and inspected by our editors. We reserve the right to change or delete entries, in particular any content in breach of the relevant legislation. You can ask us to delete your entry at any time.

6. GOOGLE ANALYTICS AND GOOGLE REMARKETING

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America.

If IP anonymization is activated, Google will truncate the user's IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Your full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services for the website operator relating to website activity and Internet usage.

Google will not associate your browser’s IP address, transmitted for Google Analytic purposes, with any other data held by Google. The user may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in their browser; however, we would like to inform the user that if they do this, they may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, the user can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

As an alternative to the browser add-on or when using the website on browser on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent Google Analytics from recording data on this website in future. An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click on this link again.

Third parties, including Google, place ads on websites on the Internet. Third parties, including Google, use saved cookies to place ads on the basis of the user's previous visits to this website.

Google will never associate your IP address with any other Google data. Data gathering and data storage can be disputed at any time with future effect. You can prevent Google from using cookies at any time by changing the settings in your browser accordingly. Simply visit www.google.de/privacy/ads and press the Opt-out button. Alternatively, you can stop third parties from using cookies by visiting the deactivation page set up by the Network Advertising Initiative at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. Please visit www.google.com/intl/de/privacy for further information about Google's privacy policy.

However, we would like to point out that you may not be able to use all functions on our website in this case. By using this website, you are declaring that you consent to the data collected by Google being processed in the manner and for the purpose described.

7. FACEBOOK SOCIAL PLUGINS

This website uses social plugins for the social media network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). These plugins are marked by a Facebook logo or with an additional “Facebook Social Plugin” label. You will find a list of the various Facebook Social Plugins at : http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.
If you open a page on this website containing one of these plugins, your browser will establish a direct connection to Facebook's servers. Facebook will transmit the content of this plugin straight to your browser, which will incorporate it into the website. Through the integration of the plugin, Facebook receives information telling it that you have opened the corresponding page on our website. If you are logged into Facebook, it can track your visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the Like button or submitting a comment, the corresponding information will transmitted straight to Facebook and stored there; this means that your interaction will not be edited by the webmaster for this website. Even if you are not a member of Facebook, there is still a risk that Facebook will be able to obtain your IP address and store it. Please consult Facebook's privacy policy for information about the purpose and scope of its data collection, how it processes and uses your data, your rights in this regard, and how you can change your settings in order to protect your privacy.

If you do not wish Facebook to collect data about you through your visit to our website, you will have to log out of Facebook before visiting.

8. TWITTER SOCIAL PLUGINS

Our website incorporates plugins for the social media network Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Twitter plugins (tweet buttons) are marked by a Twitter logo on our website. You will find an overview of the various tweet buttons here:
http://dev.twitter.com/

When you visit a page on our website, the plugin will establish a direct connection between your browser and the Twitter server. This will inform Twitter that you (along with your IP address) have visited our website. If you click the Twitter tweet button while you are logged into your Twitter account, you will be able to link content from our website to your Twitter profile. This enables Twitter to track your visit to our website to your user account. Even if you are not a member of Twitter, there is still a risk that Twitter will be able to obtain your IP address and store it. We are not aware of which and how much data is transmitted to Twitter and are unable to influence this. For further information on this matter, please see Twitter's privacy policy at:
http://twitter.com/privacy
If you do not want Twitter to be able to trace your visit on our website to your Twitter user account, please log out of your Twitter account before visiting our website.

9. FACEBOOK REMARKETING / RETARGETING

Our website incorporates remarketing tags used by the social media network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. When you visit our website, the remarketing tag will establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This will inform Facebook that you (along with your IP address) have visited our website. This enables Facebook to trace your visit on our website to your user account. We can use the information obtained from this process to display Facebook ads. We would like to point out that, as the operator of the website, we are not aware of the transmitted data or how it is used by Facebook. For further information on this matter, please see Facebook's privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. If you do not wish your data to be recorded by Custom Audience, you can deactivate Custom Audiences here.

10. RIGHT TO INFORMATION

You have the right to obtain information about which personal data we have stored at any time, including the origin and recipient of your data and the purpose for which it is processed. Please submit your enquiry in writing or by email to the following address:
Schmidt-Löffelhardt GmbH & Co. KG
Berggeiststraße 31 - 41
D - 50321 Brühl, Germany
webmaster[at]phantasialand.de

This data protection policy applies solely to the content on our servers and does not cover any websites linked to our pages.

Data acquisition for regional identification codes

Phantasialand Brühl records the regional identification code on the number plates of all arriving vehicles. It does not store the individual number plates for individual vehicles belonging to its visitors. The camera's signal is rendered anonymous by the local storage device and then immediately deleted.