Privacy Policy

Ever since the GDPR came into effect, everybody’s concerned with data protection and privacy — and that’s a good thing! I want to contribute to a private and clutter-free internet.

As little as possible

I only save data I really use.

As briefly as possible

I delete unused data — asap.

No third-party stuff

Everything’s on my own web server.

Synopsis

Before I get to the boring legal mumbo jumbo, I’ll give you the short version.

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Here Be Raptors

Please note that this website is maintained by my label, RAPTOR CIRCUS, and is hosted on their web servers.

Cookie-free Since ’93

Well, not really since ’93, but I don’t use cookies on my website. I may link to an external website that does, though.

Everything on Our Server

From analytics to images to media: by visiting this website, you will stay on this server, as intended. No embeds, no third-party tracking stuff, no data leakage. While I do link to external sources, you’ll have to click to reach them and I will warn you.

Anonymised, First-party Analytics

The analytics tools I use track super trivial stuff. Even then, IP addresses are anonymised — which is Star Trek talk for “I can’t possibly know who you are”.
Why track stuff at all, then? Because I want to know what areas of my website pique people’s interest. So I can make stuff you guys love.
Oh, and also: my tracking tools are hosted on the same server as this website. So no data for big evil corporations.

No Ads

This website is free of advertising.

First Contact

Only if you contact me, I will have personally identifiable data. I will not forward or sell your data and I will delete if you want (and I’m not legally obligated to keep it).

Bottom Line

No Personally Identifiable Information

I am convinced I do not save any personally identifiable information if you don’t contact me first. If you believe I do, please get in touch and I’ll get it sorted asap. And then delete you getting in touch me as well, if you wish.

Legal Mumbo Jumbo

1) Responsible for Data Processing 

The authority responsible for data collection and processing is Raptor Circus GbR, Cecilienstraße 8, 53721 Siegburg, Germany, e-mail: mail@raptorcircus.de.

2 ) Encryption

This website employs SSL/TLS encryption to protect data.

3) Data and Cookies

If you use this website to for information and only and do not contact us, e. g. by contacting us via e-mail, we will only collect data you transmit to our server through your browser. While visiting this website you will transmit the following data that are technically necessary to properly display the site:

  • The page you are visiting
  • Date and time of your access
  • The amount of data sent
  • The page you are visiting from (referrer)
  • The browser you use, including browser engine and activated browser plugins
  • The operating system you use
  • Your device’s resolution
  • Your IP address in an anonymised from (by masking the last two octets)
  • The country you are visiting from
  • The duration of your visit

The collection and processing of this data is covered under Art. 6 (1) f GDPR by legitimate interest of our website’s functionality. We neither pass this data on to any third parties nor sell this data. We reserve the right to check our log files under suspicion of malintent.

Cookies

We do not use cookies.

4) Contacting

If you use an e-mail to get in touch, we will receive your personal data (e. g. your e-mail address and name). The data you send us will only be used and saved for the purpose of answering your request. Legal basis for collecting and processing said data is our legitimate interest of responding to your e-mail under Art. 6 (1) f GDPR. Is your request concerning an actual or potential contract, then the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) b GDPR. After the final handling of your request, your data will be deleted — if there are no legal obligations for us to keep it.

5) Tracking Services

This website uses the web analysis software Matomo (www.matomo.org). We analyse your browsing behaviour on this website. This is the information we collect:

  • The page you are visiting
  • Date and time of your access
  • Amount of data sent
  • The page you are visiting from (referrer)
  • The browser you use, including browser engine and activated browser plugins
  • The operating system you use
  • Your device’s resolution
  • Your IP address in any anonymised from (by masking the last two octets)
  • The country you are visiting from
  • The duration of your visit

The collection and usage of that data is based on our legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) f GDPR to better understand user behaviour and improve our website’s content. We create and analyse (anonymous) profiles based on that data. The data we collect through use of Matomo (including your anonymised IP address) will remain on our server and will not be shared with external parties.

We will never know who you are based on the data we collect.

6) Your Rights as Data Subject

In accordance to the GDPR you have the following rights concerning your personal data:

  • Right of access pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR: You have the right to access to the personal data concerning you being processed by us. Furthermore, you have the right to access the following information:
    • the purposes of the processing
    • the categories of personal data concerned
    • the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed
    • the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored and the criteria used to determine that period
    • the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject
    • the possibility to object to such processing
    • the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
    • any available information as to source of personal data
    • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject
  • Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR: You have the right to obtain from us without undue delay the rectification of innacurate personal data concerning you or to have incomplete personal data completed.
  • Right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR: You have the right to obtain from us the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay. Pursuant to Art. 17 (3) GDPR this does not apply to the extent that processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR: You have the right to obtain from us the restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
    • the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the personal data
    • the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead
    • we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims
    • you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of us override those of the data subject.
  • Right to notification pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR: If you claim your right to rectification, erasure of personal data or restriction of processing, we are obliged to communicate this rectification, erasure of personal data or restriction of processing to each recipient to whom the personal data have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You have the right to request information about those recipients.
  • Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR: You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you provided us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Furthermore, you have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from us to another controller, where technically feasible.
  • Right to withdraw your consent pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR: You have the right to withdraw your consent to processing of personal data with effect for the future at any time. In case of your withdrawal of consent we will without undue delay erase the personal data concerning you, unless a processing of data is legitimate on another legal basis. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
  • Right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR: Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State your habitual residence, place of work of place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data relating you infringes the GDPR
  • Right to object:
    If we process personal data concerning you based on our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f GDPR, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time with effect for the future. In this case we will stop processing this data unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

7) Duration of Storing Personal Data

We practise data austerity. If the data we collect served its purpose or if the data is no longer to any use to us, we will delete it. We may retain data if we are legally bound to do so or if there is any justifiable legitimate interest.