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Privacy Policy

The responsible party for this website (delphipraxis.net) is:

Thomas Breitkreuz, Nordsehler Straße 4, 31655 Stadthagen, Deutschland, Email: thomas@delphipraxis.net

The protection of your personal data at collection, processing and usage of data during your visit at my website is an important concern for me. Your data will be protected in compliance with the legal data protection regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany (DS-GVO). In the following you’ll find information about the scope of collected data and their utilization during your visit on the homepage, and thereafter.

In this Privacy Protection Notice I, the "responsible party", will inform you (the "user") how I process and use your personal data, and I will inform you of your rights as users of this website.

At first, I’d like to develop a common understanding of the implications. The following is a list of the most important definitions of terms.

  • DS-GVO
    Means: german abbreviation for "GDPR" (General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Person(s) or partie(s) concerned
    Means: an identified, respectively, identifiable natural person, i.e. you, for example.
  • Third party
    Means: any natural or corporate person, office, institution, or other authority, excluding the persons concerned, the responsible party, the processor and the persons who are directly authorized by the responsible party and / or the processor to utilize and process personal data.
  • Responsible party
    Means: a natural or corporate person, office, institution, or other authority, who decides alone or in accordance with others on the purpose, applications, and means to process personal data.
  • Processing
    Means: Every implementation and series of implementations with or without the aid of automated methods with regard to personal data, such as the compilation, registration, organization, arrangement, storage, adaptation or alteration, readout, scanning, utilization, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, blocking, erasure or destruction of personal data. The term "processing" defines such activities.

Which personal data will I process, and for which purpose?
With each visit on this website I process the data which your browser is transmitting to me, in order to display the requested website. Furthermore, I have a legitimate interest to process the data in order to ensure the stability and safety of this website. Therefore, I am processing the following data: your IP-address, date and time of your access, time zone difference in relation to GMT, the precise page visited, HTTP status code, data volume transmitted, referrer, type/version of the web browser used, operating system, as well as language and version of your browser software. 
(Legal basis: Art. 6 (1) lit. b DS-GVO Basic Regulation, Art. 6 (1) lit. DS-GVO Basic Regulation).

For this purpose, I use so-called cookies to some extent. If you don’t want to have any cookies set and stored on your computer, you have to deactivate this option in your browser setting. Already stored cookies can be deleted in the respective browser. The deactivation of cookies can and will result in significant functional limitations of this website.

Furthermore, you can create a user account and log on to my website. In order to create and enable an account, you have to create a user name, supply a valid e-mail address, and issue a password. When using the website, you can also volunteer further information in your profile. I will use data transmitted by you solely for the purposes of the provision and use of this website as a registered user.  (Art. 6 (1) lit. b DS-GVO Basic Regulation).

Provided that you registered for my mailing list and gave your consent, I will process your contact data to forward information about this website at irregular intervals, including event announcements and invitations to workshops or conferences, via e-mails ("Newsletter", Art. 6 (1) lit. a DS-GVO Basic Regulation).

At any time you reserve the right to revoke your informed consent for the storage of personal data going into effect for the future. In each newsletter, there is an unsubscribe link included. You can also unsubscribe by removing the checkmark in the consent of your user account, or by sending me an e-mail via the e-mail address which you registered as newsletter recipient to thomas@delphipraxis.net.

To whom do I transmit personal data?
In short: So far, to no one.

The Delphi-PRAXiS is and has always been a closed project on its own server. Neither marketing tools, nor other analytical tools are being applied. Consequently, there are no external service providers to whom any data might have to be transmitted. Neither are there any "likes" or "shares" with arbitrary social networks. There are no active or semi-active buttons embedded from third parties.

However: In individual cases, I might be obligated - on order by relevant authorities - to disclose data, if this is required for prosecution purposes, for defense by the police authorities of the German federal states, to fulfil the legal duties of the constitutional protection agencies of the central or federal state governments, the German intelligence service or the military counter-intelligence services, to protect against the treats of international terrorism, or to enforce intellectual property rights (Art. 6 (1) lit. c DS-GVO Basic Regulation in connection with respective provisions of special legal acts).
(REMARK: Luckily, this has not been necessary so far...)

I will inform you in due course if I intend to transmit your data to third parties, or, if I allow third parties to access your data.

How long will I store your personal data?
Only as long as necessary. Your personal data is entirely stored within the user account which is administrated by yourself. As soon as your account is deleted, all of your personal data will automatically be deleted as well.

IP-addresses recorded during contributions in discussions will be anonymized in the database after 7 days. The temporary storage of full IP-addresses is part of my above named interest in ensuring the stability and safety of the website. The web server will store abovementioned data of each inquiry in protocols which are deleted after 7 days. 

Which rights do you have?
According to legal regulations you have the right

  • to request information about personal data concerning your person (Art. 15 DS-GVO, § 29 BDSG)
  • to correct your personal data (Art. 16 DS-GVO)
  • delete your personal data (Art. 17 DS-GVO)
  • to restrict the processing (Art. 18 DS-GVO)
  • and to withdraw/withhold your consent to the processing (Art. 21 DS-GVO)
  • and data portability (Art. 20 DS-GVO)

Of course, you also have the right to file a complaint at the regulatory authority. I highly value your trust in me, so of course, I’d appreciate a direct complaint to me instead, in case you have questions or in case you assume any problems. I’d be happy to answer all questions or concerns which might not be answered by this privacy policy.

What kind of cookies are set by me or third parties?
Some data processing procedures, which I inform you about in this privacy protection notice, require the setting of cookies. In the following, please, find a detailed list of these cookies:

  • Cookie: ips4_IPSSessionFront
    Usage: This cookie contains the ID of your current session.
    Lifetime: Session only
  • Cookie: ips4_member_id
    Usage: Your member ID. This cookie is set after you log in when you tick 'Remember Me' so you can be automatically logged in again in the future.
    Lifetime: 1 year
  • Cookie: ips4_login_key
    Usage: A unique key to authenticate your member ID cookie. This cookie is set after you log in when you tick 'Remember Me' so you can be automatically logged in again in the future.
    Lifetime: 1 year
  • Cookie: ips4_device_key
    Usage: A unique key to identify your current device. This cookie is set after you log in.
    Lifetime: 1 year
  • Cookie: ips4_forum_view
    Usage: Information about the layout-settings.
    Lifetime: 1 year
  • Cookie: ips4_hasJS
    Usage: This cookie contains information about the state of javascript in your browser.
    Lifetime: 1 day
  • Cookie: ips4_ipsTimezone
    Usage: This cookie contains information about your current timezone.
    Lifetime: Session only

There are no third parties involved, therefore, no third party can and will set cookies.

The hosting services employed by me are the technical foundation of my legitimate interest in an efficient and safe provision of this website in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f DS-GVO i.V.m. Art. 28 DS-GVO (a legal contract for order processing with my hoster "Hetzner Online GmbH, Gunzenhausen/Germany)" is provided, of course).


This version of the Privacy Protection Policy is effective as of October 23rd 2018.