At Geolic, we place the highest importance on handling your personal data with respect and confidentiality. Accordingly, Geolic adheres to all applicable data protection laws and regulations, in particular to the strict German Federal Data Protection Act. The following Privacy Policy outlines which data is collected from you and how it is handled.
For questions about this privacy policy, you can write to us at any time.

Your personal information

Geolic collects, processes, and uses your personal information without asking for explicit consent only when this information is necessary for fulfilling the terms of our contract and for billing purposes.

What does this mean for you?

 

What information is stored and how is it used?

 

Storage of cookies on your computer

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer. Most frequently, cookies are stored for the duration of the current session, i.e. until you close your browser, but in some cases they are stored longer than this. Geolic uses cookies as follows:

 

Advertising and analytics cookies

Third-party services are used on Geolic.net for advertising and analysis-related purposes. These services may set third-party cookies and/or pixel tags (web beacons), in order to be able to display specific regional or topic-targeted banners to you while you surf the web. Most browsers allow you to deactivate third-party cookies in their settings. Please note however, that this may affect the functionality of other sites outside Geolic (forums, etc.). You can also choose to deactivate third-party cookies by going to the Network Advertising Initiative site and following the instructions there.

 

Geolic uses the following third-party services:

 

Geolic.net uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., (“Google”). Google Analytics stores cookies on your computer which allow you to analyze the surfing patterns of visitors to your website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be sent to a Google server in the United States and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to report other website activity and internet-related services. If required by law, Google will pass along this information to third parties. Google will also pass along data to third parties for processing, provided this processing is done on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances shall Google connect your IP address with any other data held by Google. If you wish, you can adjust your browser settings so as to refuse cookies. Please keep in mind, however, that if you refuse all cookies, you will not necessarily have access to all functions of this website. By using this site, you consent to the processing of your data by Google as described above, for the aforementioned purpose. If you wish to prevent your IP address from being saved now and in the future, you can do so by installing a browser plug in available here.

You can find additional information on how Google handles data related to your person in its advertising network here: Advertising and Privacy.

Geolic’s Statistics feature, powered by Google Analytics, uses the “Anonymize IP” option, which ensures that your IP is only processed in an anonymized form.

Social Plugins. Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”), e.g. from facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”). These plugins are branded with a Facebook logo or with a phrase such as “Facebook Social Plugin”. When you visit a page on Geolic.net containing a Facebook Social Plugin, your browser creates a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly to your browser by Facebook and is then incorporated into the website. Facebook, in turn, is aware of every time the website is accessed. If you have a Facebook profile, the company is able to associate the website visit to your profile by using JavaScript and setting cookies. If you interact with plugins on a website, for example by clicking the “Like” button or replying to a message, this information will be sent directly to Facebook and stored there. With the right browser plug-in you can prevent this information from being transferred, but please keep in mind that Facebook Social Plugins will no longer work properly.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as your rights and changes to settings you can make, please review the Facebook privacy policy here.

The same procedure is made with all other social plugins on Geolic.net.

 

Log information. When you visit a page on Geolic.net, the Geolic server automatically saves the information that your browser sends whenever you visit this site. The information includes your request, IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time of your request. The information is used solely for analyzing and maintaining the technical operation of the servers and network as a whole.

 

The communication between you and Geolic. Should you have questions, you can contact us at any time via email or on geolic.net. We save your message so as to reply as quickly as possible, and to track and improve our support service. Your information will only be used to process your request.

 

 

Sharing your data

Your information will never be sold to third parties. We will not disclose any personal data without your consent, unless:

  • We are required by law to do so.
  • We are obliged to do so to enforce our Terms of Use or the rights of Geolic.

If Geolic is ever acquired by another company, user information could be transferred to the acquiring party.

 

Your rights

Information
We are happy to give you a summary of all data we have collected from you (Article 34 of the German Federal Data Protection Act). This request for information is free of charge and will be processed as soon as it is received. Normally, we deliver such requests via email, but you can also request it be sent via snail mail. If you want a detailed breakdown of collected data, please let us know precisely which data you would like to learn about. We want to make sure that you are really you and not someone pretending to be you, so we will need a copy or scan of your passport or driver’s license to fulfill a request for information. We only use the scan or copy to check your ID and respond to your request.

 

Correction, deletion, or blocking

In accordance with Article 35 of the German Federal Data Protection Act, you are entitled to request that any data we collect from you be corrected, deleted or blocked from further use in cases that fall under the terms of the article.

 

Changes to the privacy policy

We may change our privacy policy from time to time. Your rights, however, will not be reduced without good reason. All changes to the privacy policy will be listed on this page. If the changes are significant, we will announce the change to users (in an email newsletter, for example).

 

If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, you can contact us here.

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