Data protection law is all about personal data. This includes all information that can somehow be related to a person. It does not matter who can make the connection. It is enough that it is possible. Examples of personal data include name, address, occupation, e-mail address, state of health, income, marital status, telephone number, videos watched, interests and usage data such as the IP address.
There’s a lot of things you can do with personal data. The term "processing" should therefore be understood very broadly and actually encompasses everything from collection to deletion. Personal data can be collected, organized, structured, stored, adapted, modified, read out, queried, used, disclosed, transmitted or made available. All of these operations are considered to be processing.
In data protection, the focus is often on so-called cookies. These are small data packets, usually consisting of letters and numbers, that are stored on a browser. Cookies allow the website to recognize your browser, follow you as you browse the various subpages, and identify you when you return to the website. Cookies do not contain any data that identifies you personally. However, the information we store about you could be associated with the data obtained from and stored in the cookies.
Controller in the means of the GDPR is Beyond Worlds GmbH. You can find the contact details in the imprint. We are not required by law to appoint a data protection officer. However, you can contact the management board directly if you have any questions on this topic.
When you browse our website, certain data is automatically collected and stored in server log files. In particular, usage data such as browser type/version, operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address of your terminal device and time of server request are processed.
The lawfulness of this processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR (legitimate interests). We want to present to you our content on a website and build an online community. We are an online-only company and we do not have a retail store. The Internet is therefore an important medium and is also used primarily to enable you to contact us. In order to access the website, the described data processing is necessary.
The data is automatically deleted or anonymized after 90 days at the latest.
If you have any questions, you can send us an email. We process your data to communicate with you and to respond to your message.
The lawfulness of this processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR (pre-contractual measure). Without the provision of your contact details, we cannot respond to you.
We store your request and the data contained therein until the process is completed. After that, we delete the message history.
The lawfulness of this processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR (legitimate interest). We want to improve the user experience, optimize the display (e.g. on mobile devices), prevent fraud and improve security. We also need to ensure that data collection requiring consent only takes place if you have actually consented. Therefore, certain technical settings must be logged. The necessary cookies are set automatically and cannot be disabled.
The storage period of the cookies is days.
We use the analysis tool Matomo on our website. This sets cookies and processes data in order to track user behavior and evaluate it afterwards. We can then see, for example, which content on the website is particularly popular, how many clicks a post has had and where our visitors have spent the longest time. This information helps us to make the website even better.
The lawfulness of the related processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR (legitimate interest). We host the analytics tool ourselves and can only track what you have viewed on our own website. We do not receive data from other websites or website operators. To improve our content, we need feedback from users. If we collect this directly in an automated way, this is most effective. The provision of your data for analysis purposes is of course voluntary. You can deactivate Matomo at any time so that your visit is no longer analyzed.
Depending on the request you send us, it will be processed by a responsible employee. Accordingly, your information will also be forwarded internally and kept available for inspection. We also use various service providers in the operation of the website, which could take note of personal data in the course of their activities. These are data centers, software providers and IT service providers (so-called order processors). We have committed these in particular with a contract.
You have the right of access (Art. 15 GDPR), to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR) and data portability (Art. 20 GDPR). Please note that you can exercise these rights at any time. However, this does not mean that we have to fulfill them.
As far as your personal data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR, you have a general right to object. However, there must be reasons arising from your particular situation or the objection must be directed against direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR). An objection against advertising will be implemented by us directly. The other cases must first be examined.
If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data and revoke this consent, the processing that took place up to the time of this revocation remains unaffected. You have the right to complain to the responsible supervisory authority at any time. You can find an overview of the responsible supervisory authorities under this Link.