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Please see our separate 'Imprint'.
I take the protection of your personal data very seriously. I treat your personal data confidentially and according to the German and EU General Data Protection Regulations as set out in this privacy statement.
The use of my website is normally possible without giving personal data. So far as supplying your personal data on our pages (eg name, address or e-mail addresses), this is always done on a voluntary basis wherever possible. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your prior consent. (I hate Spam!)
I would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (for example, by e-mail communication) can constitute a security risk. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
Chalking Up Success uses so-called cookies on our site. These serve to make the web page more user-friendly, effective and safer. These are small text files, which are stored on your computer. Most of the cookies used by us are deleted from your hard drive after the end of the browser session (so-called ‘session’ cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and make it possible for us to identify your computer on your next visit (so-called ‘permanent’ cookies). Our partner enterprises are not permitted to collect, process, or use personal data by means of cookies on our website. Cookies cause no damage to your computer and contain no viruses.
Data Processing on the Server
Our service provider automatically collects and stores the following information provided by the browser in server log files:
- Browser type / version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL (last page visited)
- Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
- Time of server query.
The service provider cannot match these data to individual persons. The data are not combined with other data sources.
Chalking Up Success sends out a weekly newsletter which contains a mixture of updates, helpful tutorials, tips, inspiration and relevant promotions for the companies it is affiliated to. Please read our disclosure for an explanation of how affiliate marketing works.
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address. Further data is not collected. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and will never pass it on to third parties.
Our newsletter may only be received under the following conditions (1) you have a valid e-mail address and (2) you consent to the newsletter being sent to the email address supplied. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to your e-mail address and for legal reasons, you will be asked to confirm your subscription. This is called the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to prove whether you, as the owner of the e-mail address, are authorized to receive our newsletter.
During the registration for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by you at the time of registration, as well as the date and time of the registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address at a later date, and it therefore serves the aim of the legal protection of the controller.
The personal data collected as part of a registration for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by e-mail, as long as this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in question, as this could be the case in the event of modifications to the newsletter offer, or in the event of a change in technical circumstances.
You may unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the 'unsubscribe' link provided at the end of each newsletter or by emailing us at email@example.com
The Chalking Up Success newsletter contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in such e-mails, which are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, Chalking Up Success may see if and when an e-mail was opened and which links in the e-mail were clicked.
Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analyzed in order to optimize the shipping of the newsletter, as well as to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of our subscribers. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Data subjects are at any time entitled to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent issued by means of the double-opt-in procedure. After a revocation, these personal data will be deleted. Chalking Up Success automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.
If you comment on this website, your user name will be shown together with the date of comment creation.
If you send us inquiries through our contact form, your details will be shown in the request form including the contact details provided by you for the purpose of processing the request and for the case of connecting enquiries stored with us. We do not give this data to third parties without your prior agreement.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
This website uses the Akismet anti spam plugin from Automatic Inc. 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA, which helps filter out spam comments. You can find out more about how Automatic uses the information you supply by reading their privacy notice here: https://automattic.com/privacy-notice/.
For more information about comments, please read our 'Terms'.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service available from Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files which are stored on your computer and which make possible the analysis of your use of the website. The information regarding your use of this website (including your IP address) from the cookies is sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports about website activity for the website operator and to produce additional services associated with the use of the website and Internet. Google may also send this information to third parties if this is legally permitted or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. On no account will Google link your IP address to any other data retrieved by Google. You can prevent the cookies from being installed by means of an appropriate setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that this may mean that it will not be possible for you to make full use of this website's functions. The use of this website implies your agreement to Google using the data collected from you in the way described above and for the purposes described above. You can find more about Google analytics here:
You can opt out of data collection and storage by Google Analytics at any time, with immediate effect, by downloading and installing a browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics. You can find this deactivation add-on here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
In view of the discussion about the use of Google Analytics with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the ‘_anonymizeIp()’ extension, so that IP addresses are only processed further in abbreviated form in order to prevent them being directly linked to a particular individual.
Opposing data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below.
By clicking the link an opt-out cookie is set that will stop your data being collected on future visits to this site.
Use of Facebook social plugins/widgets
This website uses so-called ‘social plugins’ (‘plugins’) from the Facebook social network, operated by Facebook, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States (‘Facebook’). If a person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. The plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo, the phrase ’Social Plugin from Facebook’ or ‘Facebook Social Plugin’. You can find an overview of Facebook plugins and their appearance here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
If you access a page from our website which includes such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with a Facebook server. The contents of the plugin are sent directly to your browser by Facebook and embedded into the web page.
Facebook receives the information via the plugin embedding that your browser has accessed the appropriate page from our website, even if you have no Facebook account or are not currently logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is sent by your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and is stored there.
If you are logged on to Facebook, Facebook is then able to allocate the visit to our website directly to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example, if you click on the ‘Like‘ button or enter a comment, the corresponding information will be sent directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information will also be published on Facebook and shown to your Facebook friends.
Facebook may use this information for purposes of advertising, market research and personalized design of Facebook pages. Facebook creates usage, interests and relationships profiles for this, e.g. to analyse your use of our website regarding the adverts displayed to you on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our web site and to provide further related services using Facebook.
If you do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website and to link this with your data stored on Facebook, you should log-off from Facebook before visiting our website.
The purpose and scope of data collection and ongoing processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as your rights and the setting options for protecting your privacy can be found in Facebook data protection: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Privacy Notice for use of Instagram
On our pages, functions of the Instagram service are integrated. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, UNITED STATES. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, Instagram can be accessed by clicking the Instagram button contents of our pages. This allows Instagram to connect your visit to our pages to your user profile account.
Instagram receives information via the Instagram component that you have visited our website provided that the you are logged in at Instagram at the time of the call to our website. This occurs regardless of whether a person clicks on the Instagram button or not. If you do not disire such a transmission of information to Instagram, you can prevent this by logging off from your Instagram account before a call-up to our website is made.
For more information, see the Instagram Data Protection:
Privacy Notice for use of Pinterest
On our site, we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is run by the Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA ("Pinterest"). If you access a page, which contains such a plugin, your browser provides a direct connection to the servers from Pinterest. The plugin sends log data to the server from Pinterest to the USA. These log data may contain your IP address, the address of the visited sites, the included Pinterest features, type and settings of the browser, date and time of the browser, your use of Pinterest and cookies.
Privacy Notice for use of SoundCloud
On our pages may use plugins from the social network SoundCloud (SoundCloud Limited, Berners House, 47-48 Berners Street, London W1T 3NF, UK). The SoundCloud plugins can be recognized by the SoundCloud logo on the affected pages.
When you visit our pages, after activating the plugin, a direct connection is made between your browser and the SoundCloud server. SoundCloud receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you use the "Like Button" or "Share Button" while you are logged in to your SoundCloud user account, you can access the content, link to and/or share our pages with your SoundCloud profile. This allows SoundCloud to connect your visit to our pages with your SoundCloud user account. We would like to point out that, as a provider of the site, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or the use of the same by SoundCloud. For more information, see SoundCloud's Privacy Statement https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy
If you do not want Soundcloud to connect your visit to our pages to your user account, please log out of your SoundCloud user account before you activate the contents of the SoundCloud plug-in.
Privacy Notice for using YouTube
Our website uses plugins from Google's YouTube site.
Contents of third party providers are integrated on this website. These contents are provided by Google LLC ("Provider").
Youtube is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").
If you are using our YouTube-Plugin-enabled site, a connection is made to YouTube's servers.
The Youtube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you are visiting a page which contains such a plugin and you are logged in to your YouTube account, your browser provides a direct connection to the servers from YouTube. The plugin sends log data to the server from YouTube to the USA.
If you do not want YouTube to connect your visit to our pages to your user account, please log out of your YouTube user account before you activate the contents of the YouTube.
Social Video Plugins
For videos from Youtube that are embedded on our site, the advanced privacy setting is enabled. This means that no information about website visitors is collected and stored on YouTube unless they play the video. The integration of the videos serves to protect our predominantly legitimate interests in the context of a balancing of interests in optimal marketing of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO.
For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by the providers as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the data protection information from Google http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html.
For more information on handling user data, please refer to the Privacy Statement of
YouTube at: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy
Privacy Notice for use of Twitter
Our website includes integrated components of Twitter. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly-accessible microblogging service on which users may publish and spread so-called ‘tweets,’ e.g. short messages, which are limited to 280 characters. These short messages are available for everyone, including those who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. Furthermore, Twitter allows you to address a wide audience via hashtags, links or retweets.
The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by Chalking Up Success and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) was integrated, the Internet browser on your information technology system is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter. Further information about the Twitter buttons is available under https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. During the course of this technical procedure, Twitter gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by you. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is a retransmission of the contents of this website to allow our users to introduce this web page to the digital world and increase our visitor numbers.
If you are logged in at the same time on Twitter, Twitter detects with every call-up to our website by you and for the entire duration of your stay on our Internet site which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by you. This information is collected through the Twitter component and associated with the respective Twitter account of yourself. If you click on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, then Twitter assigns this information to your personal Twitter user account and stores the personal data.
Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that you have visited our website, provided that you are logged in on Twitter at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on the Twitter component or not. If such a transmission of information to Twitter is not desirable, then you may prevent this by logging off from your Twitter account before a call-up to our website is made.
The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter may be accessed under https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. No personally identifiable information is shared with the Website’s ad providers. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see:
This website uses the affilinet Publisher Network. The link below opens a page where you can view and manage your privacy settings for the affilinet network:
The Website uses Google Adsense to manage third-party advertising on the Website. Find out how Google manages data in its ads products by visiting their Ads information page.
Right to be informed
According to the Federal data protection law (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), you have the right to free information about your stored data at any time as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. In this case, please contact us about the data concerned.
Opposing advertising mail
The use of contact data published in the obligatory imprint for the transmission of not expressly requested advertising and information material is hereby opposed. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in case of unsolicited delivery of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.
Please also read our Disclosure and Terms.