Legal Notice & Data Protection

Anouncements according to § 5 of German media law (TMG) and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Responsible for the content of this website according to § 55 Abs. 2 of German State Broadcasting Contract (RStV) and Data Protection Officer according to Article 37 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

Shinelight24 News
P.O. Box 81 02 04
D-81902 Muenchen
Germany
Email: news@shinelight24.com

Shinelight24 News is a fully and truly independent news blog website that does not receive any financial or intellectual support from any political party, group, individual, government or its organs of any country, or any other organisation, community, institution or person other than ourselves.

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Exclusion of Liability:

1. Liability for Content
The contents of our websites have been created with the utmost care. However, we do not guarantee that this content is correct, complete, and / or up-to-date or reflects the opinion of others. Pursuant to § 7 para. 1 TMG, we are responsible for the content, as long as they are not linked to other websites (YouTube, Facebook, etc).

Pursuant to Sections 8, 9 and 10 TMG, we have no obligation to monitor any information transmitted or transmitted by or to such person or to record any circumstances that may lead to unlawful acts or activities.
This does not affect the obligation of the person responsible for this website to block or remove information, which is carried out by the general laws of the operator country.

We are only liable from the moment in which we have been informed of a concrete violation of rights. Only then we can and must execute an immediate removal of the corresponding content.

2. Liability for External Links
Our websites contain links which connect to the works of others, and we do not have any influence on their respective contents. It is therefore not possible for us to provide a guarantee for their content.

The responsible provider / operator of the corresponding website always has the responsibility for these contents. We check the internet pages linked to regarding possible legal offenses to the fullest extent, to the best of our knowledge and conscience, and on the basis of the perception of this and other legal basis.

Without a specific hint, we can not be expected to permanently monitor and / or verify the linked Internet pages. As soon as we become aware of an infringement or violation, we will immediately remove the relevant link.

You should be least 18 years old when reading our articles or have parental control advising/supervising you when under 18 years.


Copyrights

The contents of our website are, as far as possible, copyrighted - this includes, in particular, our textual contents, which are and remain the property of the author responsible for this website. This also applies to the freely downloadable PDF documents and eBooks and which are linked on our website. It is, in principle, allowed to link to our websites. Text sections (maximum 50% !) of the entire text of one of our blog entries, websites, PDF documents or eBooks may be freely used, as long as a referral to our website article is provided. It requires the specific written permission from the author to take the entire content of one of our websites, PDF documents, or eBooks before it may be copied, processed, or distributed, both online and offline.

Downloading and copying our website is generally not allowed for private nor commercial use. Exceptions must have been previously approved by us in writing. We would like to point out that, with regard to the content on our website - provided that these have not been created by ourselves - we try to respect the copyright of third parties at all times and with the utmost care. Should we become aware of a violation of copyright, we will immediately grant such rights to the third-party owner.

Please let us know immediately in case you have detected a violation of the copyright on one of our websites.

We are utilizing a free and great geo location API from ipstack.com.


Privacy Policy and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

You can use our platform without the need for providing any personal information from your end.

If we will ever in the future ask for your private data on our website, we will ask for such on a voluntary basis. Your data would be forwarded via email to us only, we will never forward any of your personal information to third parties, and will also not store your personal information in any of our databases or files. We will delete emails containing your personal data within 21 days, if we do not receive further conversations.

Because of the nature of the Internet, any data transmission could potentially be subject to security breaks. That's why a comprehensive safety regarding your data and requests cannot be guaranteed. We do, however, ensure from our end that your data is safe.

We track any access to our server webpages, our PDF documents, eBooks and/or audio files. We do store (a) the page or document/file name and (b) the date stamp of when the page or document access ocurred. This helps improving our website. We DO NOT store nor track your IP address, UNLESS THERE IS A PROVEN CONCERN of a hacker attack. Therefore, we cannot relate your IP address to your web information requests on our server and hence to you - unless there is a proven concern of a hacker attempt, which is when we will store the IP address along with additional geographical localisation data of such an attack in a file for the long-term.

We may occasionally be using third-party external traffic log cookies (such as Google Inc., HotJar, etc.) to determine which pages were visited when and how often. This helps us improving our websites. We use this information for statistical purposes only. If you do not agree with these regulations or need more information, please send us an email to news@shinelight24.com.

We are currently using the following session variables, which should automatically be deleted when closing the browser:
kO82_mnw35q_xx: session variable to indicate same page refresh value, increments xx
lang: session variable to store browser language setting
PHPSESSID: php script session id

Our web pages could potentially include links to external sites. Please understand that we cannot and will not be responsible for any of the content of such external websites.

Since we do not store any of your personal data, we do not need to provide you with the address of a data safety bureaucrat at the EU Commission. If you have any question or concern regarding your data security on our servers, please contact us at news@shinelight24.com.

Do not mis- or abuse our contact information for malicious reasons, for example spamming.

Data Protection Officer for Shinelight24 News is M. Dorsch, address see above.


Our websites CURRENTLY DO NOT MAKE USE OF ANY OF GOOGLE'S ADVERTISING MECHANISMS, or those from any other company.

We might eventually some day be using Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of our website by you. Information generated by the Google Cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event of activation of IP anonymisation for this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on our website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

According to Google, Inc., the IP address sent by your browser as part of Google Analytics is allegedly not merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of Google's cookies by changing the settings of your browser software. In such an event, you will still be able to use our web pages to a full extent.

Please see http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html for more information about Google Analytics Terms of Service and Google's Privacy Terms on https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/.

At some point, we might use Google Analytics to evaluate data from AdWords and/or the Double-Click-Cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not want this, you can disable this feature through your Google Ads Preferences Manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en).


Opting out of Data Collection

As said, we may be using Google Analytics on this website at some time in the future. Google Analytics uses a first-party cookie and JavaScript code to collect information about visitors to this site, in adherence to Google's own privacy policy. This analysis is done anonymously, and no personally identifiable information is usually collected.

Google Analytics uses its own cookie to track visitor interactions. The cookie is used to store information such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Some browsers will indicate when a cookie is being sent and allow you to decline cookies on a case-by-case basis. In addition to declining cookies, you can also install the Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on in your browser, which prevents Google Analytics from collecting information about your website visits.



Last updated: May 21, 2021









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