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PRIVACY POLICY AND DATA PROTECTION


Scope of this Policy

This Privacy Policy clarifies users about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider Liveaboard Diving UG (hereafter 'we', 'us' or 'our'), Winckelmannstr. 16, 50825 Cologne, Germany, info@liveaboard-diving.com on this website.

The legal foundations of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).


Data access / Server-Logfiles

We (or our web space provider) collect data about every access to our website (so-called server log files). Access data includes, but is not limited to:

Name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

We use the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of this website. However, we reserve the right to retrospectively review the log data if, on the basis of concrete evidence, a legitimate suspicion of unlawful usage exists.


Handling of Personal Data

Personal information is information that helps to identify a person , ie information that can be traced back to an individual. This includes, but is not limited to, name, email address, postal address, nationality, scuba certification and number of logged dives of all divers that wish to make a confirmed booking. Data on preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone are also classed a as part of personal data.

Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by us if this is permitted by EU law or if the user consents to the data collection. By using this website and the services we provide, user's acknowledge that we are also required to pass on all necessary personal data to the relevant liveaboard company regarding a confirmed booking. In many cases, such companies operate outside of EU regulation and Privacy Laws. If no confirmed booking has taken place, no personal data will be passed on.


Contact

When contacting us (for example, via an online contact form or e-mail), the information of the user is stored for the purpose of processing the request as well as in the event that follow-up questions arise.


Comments and Reviews

When users leave comments in the blog or reviews for boats featured on our website, their IP addresses are saved. This is for the security of Liveaboard Diving UG, in the case that someone writes illegal content in the comments and/or Reviews (insults, prohibited, illegal or improper content, political propaganda, etc.). In such a case, we may be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and we therefore have an interest in the identity of the author.


Newsletter

With the newsletter we inform you about our company and our offers.

If you would like to receive the newsletter, we need a valid email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address or that the owner of hte email address agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. This data is used only for sending the newsletter and will not be given to third parties.

By registering for the newsletter, we save your IP address and the date of registration. The sole purpose of this storage is to prove that a possible third party has misused an e-mail address and registers to receive a newsletter without the knowledge of the person in question.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and it's use for sending the newsletter at any time. The revocation can be made via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your profile area or by notification to the above contact options.


Integration of services and contents of third parties

It may happen that content from third parties, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are included on our website. This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereafter referred to as "third party provider") perceive the IP address of the users. This is because, without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of such content. We endeavor to only use content whose respective providers use an IP address solely for the delivery of the content. However, we do not have any influence on this if the third parties provide the IP address e.g. save for statistical purposes. As far as we know, we will inform users about it.


Cookies

Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific device-related information on users' access devices (PCs, smartphones, etc.). They serve for the user-friendliness of web pages and thus the users (for example storage of login data). On the other hand, they serve to record the statistical data of the website usage and to be able to analyze it for the purpose of improving the website. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, it is pointed out that the use, and especially the comfort of use, are limited without cookies.

You can find how to manage many online advertising cookies from companies through the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ .


Registration Function

The data entered during registration will be used for the purpose of using this website. Users may be informed by e-mail about the website or registration-related information, such as changes in the scope of the website or technical circumstances. The collected data can be seen from the input mask during registration. For the purpose of registration only, these include your name and email address.


Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on users' computers and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by them. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google's IP address will be shortened beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate users' use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; However, we hereby notify users that you may not be able to use all features of this website in their entirety. In addition, users may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to its use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google using the browser plug-in available at the following download link:http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

For more information about Google's use of data, settings and opt-out options, please visit Google's websites: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/ („Use of data by Google in your use of websites or apps of our partners“), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads („Data usage for advertising purposes“), http://www.google.de/settings/ads („Manage information that Google uses to show you advertising“) und http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ („Determine which advertising Google shows you“).


As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent the collection by Google Analytics within this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again.


Usage of Facebook Social Plugins

This website uses social plugins ("plugins") of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The plugins are recognizable by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on blue tile, the terms "Like" or a "thumbs up" sign) or are marked with the addition "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and appearance of Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When a user calls a content page of this website that contains such a plugin, the browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and incorporated via Facebook directly into the website. We have, therefore, no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects via the plugin and therefore inform users according to their level of knowledge:

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of our website. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example, press the Like button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the related rights and setting options to protect the privacy of users, can be found in the privacy policy of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this website and associate it with his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before visiting this website. Other settings and inconsistencies regarding the use of data for promotional purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.


Booking.com Partner Program

Liveaboard Diving UG is a participant in the Booking.com B.V. affiliate program designed to provide a medium for websites that earn advertising fees by placing advertisements and links to booking.com. Booking.com uses cookies to track the origin of orders. Among other things, Booking.com can recognize that you have clicked on the partner link on this website. For more information about the use of data by Booking.com, see the privacy statement of the company: Booking.com Privacy Policy


Revocation, changes, corrections and updates

The user has the right, upon request, to receive free information about the personal data that has been stored about him. In addition, the user has the right to correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion of his personal data, as far as no legal duty of storage is contrary.


Last updated: 20th March 2018, 20:48