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We, Ströer Digital Publishing GmbH, Platz der Einheit 1, 60327 Frankfurt ("Ströer", "we" or "us"), are pleased you are visiting our website on weather.info. The protection and security of your data is our top priority. This Privacy Statement ("Privacy Policy") explains what information we collect during your visit to our website weather.info how and for what we use this information and with whom we share it. We also explain your rights to the processing of your personal data, such as the right of access, rectification, opposition and deletion.

We will use your personal information (hereinafter "Data") only in accordance with applicable data protection law. If we use your information for purposes other than those stated in this Privacy Policy, we will notify you of such purposes and, if necessary, seek your consent.
The legal basis on which we base our data processing can be found for the most part in the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), which you, for example, can retrieve here. In the following privacy policy we refer to the corresponding legal basis of our processing.

  1. General
    1. Who is responsible for the use of your data?

      Ströer is responsible for the applicable data protection law. This means that we are responsible for the use of the data we collect from you and legally obliged to ensure that the necessary measures are taken to protect your data and your rights.
    2. What data do we collect from you?

      Depending on the information you provide, we collect the following data:
      • Data about the use of our services

        We collect information about you when you use our services, e.g. to watch an article or a video. These are the following data:
        • Device related information

          We collect device-specific information, such as the model of hardware you use, the version of the operating system, unique device identifiers and information about the wireless network, device event data, such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, date, and time your request and referral URL.
        • Your IP address
    3. For what purpose and on what legal basis do we collect your data?

      We use your data based on:
      • Your consent acc. Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR
        • to transmit communications regarding the use of our services
        • for product information or advice
      • The fulfillment of the contract of which you are a party, or the fulfillment of pre-contractual obligations to you in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR
        • to enable the use of our services
        • to remedy any other problems regarding our services and the retention of our communications with you to the extent necessary to correct the problem
      • our legitimate interests acc. Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR
        • to provide, maintain, protect and improve our services, to develop new services, to protect and protect our users, and to provide you with tailored content, for example, to provide you with more relevant search results
        • to further improve the security of our IT system to the benefit of all users
        • to communicate with you
      • legal obligations acc. Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR
        • to comply and adhere with applicable laws, regulations or legal procedures or an enforceable official order
        • for detecting, preventing or combating legal violations, insofar as Ströer is legally obliged to do so or third parties have a claim against Ströer
        • to enforce applicable Terms of Use, including investigating potential violations of the Terms of Use or applicable law (such as insults, fraud)
        • to detect, prevent or correct safety deficiencies or technical problems
        • to protect rights that affect the property or safety of Ströer, our users or the public, to the extent permitted and required by law
    4. With whom do we share your data?

      We do not disclose data to companies, organizations or individuals outside of Ströer, except:
      • Your consent acc. Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR
        • to transmit communications regarding the use of our services
        • for product information or advice
      • The fulfillment of the contract of which you are a party, or the fulfillment of pre-contractual obligations to you in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR
        • to enable the use of our services
        • to remedy any other problems regarding our services and the retention of our communications with you to the extent necessary to correct the problem
      • our legitimate interests acc. Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR
        • With your consent

          We pass data on to companies, organizations or persons outside of Ströer, if we have received your consent for this.
        • For processing by other entities

          We provide data to our partners, other trusted companies or individuals who process them on our behalf. This is done on the basis of our instructions and in accordance with applicable law, as well as appropriate confidentiality and security measures with which we ensure the protection of your data at all times.

          Insofar as we collect data with the help of web analysis tools and use web advertising tools and in this context work together with independent third parties (who not contractors are of order processing), we will inform you in detail in section 3. At this point, you will also receive information on how you can exercise your opt-out and what technical options you have to prevent data collection.
        • For legal reasons

          We will disclose data to companies, organizations or individuals outside of Ströer if we have a good faith belief that access to or use, retention or disclosure of such data is necessary
          • to comply with applicable laws, regulations or legal procedures or to comply with an enforceable official order
          • Fraud, detection of security deficiencies or technical problems to prevent or otherwise to combat
          • protect the rights, property or safety of Ströer, protect our users or the public from any harm or damage, to the extent permitted or required by law
            • For processing by other entities
            • We provide data to our partners, other trustworthy companies or persons who process them on our behalf (see section 2.). This is done on the basis of our instructions and in accordance with our privacy policy and appropriate confidentiality and security measures with which we ensure the protection of your data at all times. Insofar as we collect or collect data with the help of web analysis tools and use web advertising tools and in this context work together with independent third parties (who not contractors are of order processing), we will inform you in detail on this point. 3. You will also receive information on how to exercise your opt-out and what technical options are available to you in order to prevent data collection.

              We may provide non-personal information, i.e. any such data that is not an inference to a specific person is available to the public and our partners, such as other advertisers or affiliated websites. For example, we publish information to show trends in the overall use of our services.
    5. Where is your personal information processed?

      Your personal data will be processed by us or by the parties referred to in paragraph 1.4, both within and outside the European Union ("EU") and the European Economic Area ("EEA"). Please note: If your information is transmitted from your home country to another country, the laws that govern your privacy may differ from those in your country (and may provide a lower level of protection). For example, in non-EEA countries, there are other conditions under which law enforcement agencies may access your data than within the EEA. If we transfer your information to a country outside the EEA, we will take appropriate measures to ensure an adequate level of data protection (such as the conclusion of standard contractual clauses).
    6. How long do we keep your data?

      We will no longer save your information as fulfilling the purpose for which it was collected or as long as we have a legitimate interest in the storage and this interest outweighs your interest in the deletion, unless there is a longer storage legal basis (eg also due to commercial or tax law according to article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter c GDPR: In such an archiving the data for other accesses are blocked and after expiration of the legal retention periods deleted and destroyed in accordance with data protection). Afterwards we will delete your data. The respective retention periods depend on the underlying purpose and the type of data.

      In particular, we reserve
      • Your IP address for a maximum of 1 month
      • Cookies for a period of up to 12 months. In addition, you can delete cookies from your computer at any time. The exact retention periods, which depend on the type of cookie used, can be found in section 2.
    7. What rights do you have regarding your data?

      Regarding the processing of your data, you are entitled to information, correction, deletion or limitation of processing, to objection and to data portability.

      Regarding the processing of your data, you have the following rights:
      • A right to information against us in relation to your data (Art. 15 GDPR)
      • A right of correction, if your data are incorrect (Art. 16 GDPR),
      • A right to cancellation, (1) if the storage of your data for the stated purposes is no longer necessary, (2) if the storage is based on a consent that you have meanwhile revoked and there is no other legal basis for storage by us, ( 3) if you have objected to direct advertising or profiling conducted by us and we store your data for these purposes, (4) if we have improperly processed your data, or (5) if there is a legal obligation to erase it (so-called "law to be forgotten ", Art. 17 GDPR),
      • A right to restriction of the processing, (1) if you have denied the accuracy of your data for the period we need to verify the accuracy, (2) if the processing of your data was unlawful and you have a limitation of processing instead of deletion or (3) if it is no longer necessary for us to save for the stated purposes, but you need your data in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (Art. 18 GDPR),
      • A right to data portability with regard to your data that you have made available to us, if the processing is based on your consent or a contract with us, d. H. You may demand the data provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format in itself or to third parties (Art. 20 GDPR),
      • The right to object to the processing if we store your data for direct marketing purposes (Art. 21 GDPR). See in detail no. 1.8 of this privacy policy.
      These rights are partially restricted by law. If we cannot fulfill these rights, we will inform you.
    8. Right of revocation and objection acc. Art. 7 para. 3, 21 GDPR

      You may object to any further use of your data for advertising purposes or revoke a given consent (see item 1.3), even if the use of the data is legally permissible without your consent. An informal message to us is sufficient (contact details see point 4 below). Of course, no costs are charged by our side.

      Consequence of a contradiction is the stop of the future use. The uses preceding the contradiction remain unaffected. For information on the blocking of your data, please refer to para. 1.6 of this Privacy Notice.

      Under no. 2. and 3. of this privacy policy you will receive specific information about the opt-out of the cookies we use and similar technologies (such as tracking tools).

      Further information on your rights can be found under no. 4 "Contact, asserting your rights".
  2. Cookies

    When you visit our website, we collect information about you by using cookies. Cookies are small text files that allow you to recognize your browser and send it to your computer or mobile device. We use cookies to provide you with a user-friendly and secure website and to tailor our services to your needs and interests, for example by customizing your browsing experience or by displaying tailored advertisements on our website.

    We use different types of cookies:
    • Session cookies

      Session cookies allow you to save your activities on the website during your browser session. Session cookies serve to enable you to use our website. These cookies are deleted after closing your browser or after closing the website.
    • Tracking cookies

      If you visit the website again, tracking cookies (also known as "persistent cookies") help you to recognize your browser, your interests and your user behavior and to tailor the offer accordingly to your individual needs. By using these cookies you also have the opportunity to optimize your use by registering how, when and how often you use the services and which links you click. For example, this allows you to tailor trends, stories, ads, and follow-up suggestions. In addition, tracking cookies allow you to stay logged in to the site without having to reenter your credentials. Tracking cookies will be deleted after 12 months at the latest. You also have the option of manually deleting these cookies via the settings of your browser.
    Your rights/ objection:

    Of course you can also use our offers without cookies. Browsers can be set so that cookies are generally rejected. You can also delete already set cookies in your browser settings. However, if you do not use cookies, you may not be able to fully use the features of our website.
  3. Technologies of self-reliant third parties

    Furthermore, there are technologies on our website that are operated by independent third parties.
    • DoubleClick AdSense (https://www.google.com/adsense)

      Used by Ströer Digital Publishing GmbH. Provider is DoubleClick by Google, division of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, and Ireland. Google provides online marketing solutions, in particular in the area of ad serving, delivery of advertising material and as a marketplace for digital advertising media.
      Link Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
      Link to the opt-out: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en
    • Google Analytics Remarketing

      Our websites use the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in combination with the functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick, which work on all devices. The provider of these solutions is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This function makes it possible to connect the advertising target groups generated with Google Analytics Remarketing with the functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick, which work on all devices. This makes it possible to display interest-based customized advertising messages, depending on your prior usage and browsing patterns on a device (e.g. cell phone) in a manner tailored to you as well as on any of your devices (e.g. tablet or PC). If you have given us pertinent consent, Google will connect your web and app browser progressions with your Google account for this purpose. As a result, it is possible to display the same personalized advertising messages on every device you log into with your Google account. To support this function, Google Analytics records Google authenticated IDs of users that are temporarily connected with our Google Analytics data to define and compile the target groups for the ads to be displayed on all devices. You have the option to permanently object to remarketing / targeting across all devices by deactivating personalized advertising in your Google account.
      To do this, please follow this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.
      The consolidation of the recorded data in your Google account shall occur exclusively based on your consent, which you may give to Google and also revoke there (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). Data recording processes that are not consolidated in your Google account (for instance because you do not have a Google account or have objected to the consolidation of data), the recording of data is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest arises from the fact that the operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the anonymized analysis of website visitor for advertising purposes. For further information and the pertinent data protection regulations, please consult the Data Privacy Policies of Google at:
      https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en.
    • Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

      This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online promotional program of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). In conjunction with Google AdWords, we use a tool called Conversion Tracking. If you click on an ad posted by Google, a cookie for Conversion Tracking purposes will be placed. Cookies are small text files the web browser places on the user’s computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to recognise that the user has clicked on an ad and has been linked to this page. A different cookie is allocated to every Google AdWords customer. These cookies cannot be tracked via websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained with the assistance of the Conversion cookie is used to generate Conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted to use Conversion Tracking. The users receive the total number of users that have clicked on their ads and have been linked to a page equipped with a Conversion Tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that would allow them to personally identify these users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you have the option to object to this use by easily deactivating the Google Conversion Tracking cookie via your web browser under user settings. If you do this, you will not be included in the Conversion Tracking statistics. The storage of “Conversion” cookies and the use of this tracking tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings and advertising. To review more detailed information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking, please consult the Data Privacy Policies of Google at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
    • You can set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified anytime cookies are placed and you can permit cookies only in certain cases or exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain instances or in general and you can also activate the automatic deletion of cookies upon closing of the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
  4. Contact, asserting your rights

    To exercise your rights above or for any questions or comments regarding this privacy statement or privacy policy in general, please contact:

    Ströer Digital Publishing GmbH
    Platz der Einheit 1
    60327 Frankfurt

    You can also contact our company data protection officer, who is responsible for complaints. You can reach him under the following e-mail address:

    sdp-datenschutz@stroeer.de.

    In addition, if we do not treat your concerns adequately from your point of view, you have among others (without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy) a right of appeal to the supervisory authority responsible for data protection, in particular in the Member State of its residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement.
  5. How often do we update this privacy policy?

    This Privacy Policy may be changed from time to time, for example, to reflect new privacy laws. All changes to the privacy policy will be published by us on this page. If the changes are material, we may notify you separately
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