Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

About cookies on this website

In order to offer you an optimal user experience (e.g. your preferred language or page settings), we use cookies to save your login data, to ensure secure login, to collect statistical data to optimize website functions and to provide you with tailored content. Cookies are also important for the correct functioning of our website.

Click on “Yes, I understand”, to accept all cookies and navigate directly to the website; or click on “Data Privacy Policy”, to get a detailed description of the types of cookies we use and to decide whether certain cookies should be saved.

You can learn more about the cookie and privacy policy here: https://www.ideas4ears.org/data-privacy-policy/

We use the following providers for the improvement and optimal operation of our website:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc, (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). The use includes the Universal Analytics operating mode. This facilitates the assignment of data, sessions and interactions across several devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus the analysis of a user’s activities across devices.

Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to allow the website operator to analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and Internet use. Our legitimate interest in data processing also lies in these purposes. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. Sessions and campaigns are terminated after a certain period of time. By default, sessions are closed after 30 minutes without activity and campaigns after six months. The time limit for campaigns may not exceed two years. For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit:

https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html
https://policies.google.com/

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. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser Add-on:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Opt-out cookies prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set.

We also use so-called social plugins (hereinafter buttons) of the social networks:

  • Facebook (Facebook Comments, Facebook Like Button and Social Widgets)

on the website. When you visit our website, these buttons are disabled by default, ie they do not send any data to the respective social networks without your intervention. Before you can use the buttons, you must activate them with your click. The button will remain active until you disable it or delete your cookies.

After activation, a direct connection is established with the server of the social network. The content of the button is then transferred from the social network directly to your browser and integrated into the website. After activating a button, the social network can already collect data, regardless of whether you interact with the button. If you are logged in to the social network, this can assign your visit to this website to your user account. A social network cannot be assigned to other websites before you have activated the respective button there. If you are a member of a social network and do not want it to associate the information you collect when you visit our website with your stored membership information, you must log out of the social network before activating the social network buttons. We have no influence on the amount of data collected by the social network with its buttons. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the social network as well as your related rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of the respective social networks.

 

This Policy was last updated in June 2020.