Privacy Policy

Newsletter

If you want to receive our newsletter, a valid email address is necessary.  By subscribing to our newsletter you agree to receive our email newsletter from time to time. Your email address will only be used to send the newsletter. By subscribing to our newsletter, the IP address and date of your subscription will be safed by us. This only serves the purpose of verification in case a third party misused an email address and subscribes to the newsletter without the knowledge of the entitled person.

We use the newsletter provider, MailChimp to send our newsletter. MailChimp is provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Ste 404 Atlanta, GA 30318.

If you register for our newsletter, the data that you provide during the newsletter registration process will be transmitted to MailChimp and saved there. MailChimp offers extensive analysis options to use the newsletter. These analyses are group-related and not used by us for individual evaluation. MailChimp also uses the analysis tool, Google Analytics and incorporates this into the newsletter when necessary.

You can find more information about MailChimp and data protection at MailChimp here: http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

If you agree to receive our newsletter, you are also agreeing to us sending the newsletter by email. You can opt out of the newsletter at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link provided in each newsletter. If you opt out, we will no longer use your email address to send you information about our products. For questions and inquiries about personal data you may contact us at the following address at any time: Urbanist Magazin ,Urbanist Magazin GbR c/o Kevin Schoen, Ostendstr. 1-14, 12459 Berlin, Germany, staff@urbanist-magazine.com

Google Analytics

This website utilizes Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text-files which are stored on your hard drive and allow the analysis of your usage of this website. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of this website is usually send to and stored on a server from Google in the USA. As commissioned by the vendor Google uses this information to analyse your usage of the website, to create reports about website activity and to provide other services related to website and internet usage to the vendor.

To protect your personal data this website uses IP-anonymisation for Google Analytics. While IP-anonymisation is activated IP addresses within the European Union and conctracting states of the European Economic Area are truncated before send to a server. Only in exceptional cases full IP-addresses are send to a server from Google in the USA and truncated there. The IP-address transfered by your browser is not connected to other data from Google.

As far as we posses more personal data about our website users we do not connect them with website tracking data or other non-personal data.

Deactivating website tracking

You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting up your browser accordingly. However in this case this and other websites might not be fully functional. Also, you can prevent the transfer and processing of data to Google acquired by the cookie and data in relation to your usage of this website (incl. your IP address) by clicking the following link and installing the available browser plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. In this case a special opt-out cookie is saved on your computer which prevents future acquisition of usage data when visiting this website.

More information on the “opt-out plugin”:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Google Privacy Policy & Terms of Use:

http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies

Twitter social plugins

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network twitter.com (“Twitter”), operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”). The plugins are identifiable by a Twitter logo (blue bird on white, black or grey ground respectively white bird on blue, black or grey ground) or the notice “Twitter Social Plugin”.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Twitter servers. Twitter directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Twitter to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. We have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin.

The embedded plugins provide Twitter with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Twitter, your visit can be assigned to your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Tweet”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Twitter and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Twitter, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Twitter.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Twitter, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Twitter’s privacy policy: twitter.com/privacy?lang=en

If you are a Twitter member and do not want Twitter to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Twitter, please log off Twitter before entering our website.

Facebook social plugins

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook, Inc. (1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”)). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin.” For a full list of all social Plugins please see http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge: The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like,” or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website.

Furthermore you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker.”