Firstguide GmbH (“Firstguide“) operates firstguide.com and may operate other websites. It is Firstguides policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Firstguide collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Firstguide’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Firstguides visitors use its website. From time to time, Firstguide may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Firstguide also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on firstguide.com blogs/sites. Firstguide only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Firstguides websites choose to interact with Firstguide in ways that require Firstguide to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Firstguide gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at firstguide.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Firstguide are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Firstguide collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Firstguide. Firstguide does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Firstguide may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Firstguide may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Firstguide does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Firstguide discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Firstguide’ behalf or to provide services available at Firstguide’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Firstguide’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Firstguide will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Firstguide discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Firstguide believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Firstguide, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Firstguide website and have supplied your email address, Firstguide may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Firstguide and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Firstguide takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Data entered into forms on firstguide.com is encrypted when it is transmitted to the server. This ensures that unauthorised access is precluded when the data is transmitted to the server. You will recognise that your data is transmitted via a secure connection by the fact that the URL in the address bar shows “https” instead of “http”. The “s” stands for “secure”.
Web Analysis with Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizeIP()”, IP addresses being truncated before further processing in order to rule out direct associations to persons.
Information about Cookies
(2) You can prevent storage of cookies by choosing a “disable cookies” option in your browser settings. But this can limit the functionality of our Internet offers as a result.
Social Plug-ins from Facebook
Social plug-ins from Twitter
Social Plug-Ins from LinkedIn
Plug-ins for the social network LinkedIn from LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (referred to in the following as “LinkedIn”) are also integrated in our web pages. These LinkedIn plug-ins are identifiable by the LinkedIn logo or the “Recommend” button on the pages. When you visit our web pages, a direct connection is established between your browser software and the LinkedIn server via the plug-in. In doing so, LinkedIn is notified that you have visited our web page from your IP address. You can link the contents of our web pages with your LinkedIn profile by clicking the LinkedIn “Recommend” button while you are logged on to your LinkedIn account. This enables LinkedIn to associate your visit to our web pages with your user account. Please note that we as the provider of these web pages have no knowledge about the content of the transmitted data or how it is used by LinkedIn. Details about the collection of data (purpose, scope, further processing, use), as well as your rights and configuration options, are given in LinkedIn’s data privacy notice, which can be viewed at http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv.
We send out a newsletter about travel topics featuring blog articles at monthly intervals. For this purpose, we need a valid e-mail address. In addition, you have the option to provide additional information such as your first and last name. With your newsletter subscription, we also receive your IP address, which is stored jointly with the date of your registration. The storage of your IP address and the date of your registration serves the sole purpose of avoiding misuse of your e-mail address. All data received through your newsletter subscription is used for the sole purpose of sending the newsletter.
To send the newsletter, we use the mailing list provider Mailchimp. Mailchimp is an offering of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA. This company participates in the so-called “Safe Harbor” agreement between the European Union and the United States on personal data privacy.
When subscribing to finelineone.com newsletter, the data you have provided is transferred to Mailchimp and stored there. The data is not transferred to third parties. After subscribing to the newsletter, you receive an e-mail from Mailchimp to confirm your subscription (“double opt-in procedure”). Only after this confirmation, you are registered for the newsletter. You have the option to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. This can be done either by through a link provided in the newsletter or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Mailchimp offers various opportunities to analyze how the newsletter is opened and used. These analyses are based on aggregated data and not used for analyses on an individual level. In addition, Mailchimp uses Google Analytics as an analysis tool and may incorporate it in the newsletter. You can find further details about Google Analytics in the respective section of this page. For further information about Mailchimp and data protection, please follow this link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.
Membership is offered exclusively to entities engaged in hospitaltity as part of their business activity. Your personal data will be collected if you voluntarily supply them to us when contacting us or during the registration for our services. We use your data solely to be able to offer you the information and services you request, which means that we will store and process only the data and information that are absolutely necessary to respond to your enquiry or execute an agreement.
When you contact us or request membership, we will prompt you to enter certain data, such as your e-mail address, your name, street address and the address of your hotel, restaurant or bar and club. On the relevant pages, you will be able to see what information must be necessarily provided and what information is voluntary. We need the information to be able to respond to your enquiry or check your membership request. If you are a member, you may request us to block your data from further processing after the membership agreement expires; your data will be deleted upon expiry of all retention periods prescribed by tax and commercial law. If you contact us but did not sign a membership agreement, we will delete your data from our customer database if you request us to.
If Firstguide, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Firstguide goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Firstguide may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to free-of-charge information about your stored data, and possibly entitlement to correction, blocking or deletion of such data. Inquiries can be directed to the following e-mail addresse: firstname.lastname@example.org