Data Privacy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on August 22, 2019.

We take your privacy very seriously and are committed to being transparent with how we use your information. This website (www.sunnysidecircus.com), mobile application and any of our services and sites directing you to this Privacy Policy are controlled by Daniel Neumayer, Richardstr. 28, 12043 Berlin, Germany (collectively “we” or “us”).

This Privacy Policy also incorporates the terms contained in the Terms of Use and the SunnySideCircus Imprint.

Data controller/responsible body
Daniel Neumayer, Richardstr. 28, 12043 Berlin, Germany

Data process manager
Daniel Neumayer, itsacircusworld@gmail.com

Summary
Purpose of data collection, data processing and data use
SunnySideCircus is engaged in operating online publications covering topics around travel, food and culture. SunnySideCircus collects and processes personal data for the following purposes:

Operation of the website, including statistical analysis of the use
Provision of content
Advertising
Execution of contracts
Groups of people concerned and the associated data and category of data
Customer and user data, data from partner companies that are needed to fulfill the purpose.

Children under 16
Our website is not directed towards children under 16 and we will not knowingly collect information for any child under the age of 16.

If you are the parent of a child under the age of 16 and have a concern regarding your child’s information on our website, please contact us at itsacircusworld@gmail.com
Groups of recipients to whom data may be disclosed
Public authorities in connection with an overriding legal regulation, contractors in connection with a partnership in accordance with Article 28 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), external partners and internal departments of SunnySideCircus to fulfill the purpose.

Time limits for the deletion of data
Under statutory provisions, a variety of obligations and periods apply with regard to the keeping of data. Once these retention periods have expired, the corresponding data must be erased as a matter of routine. Any data not affected by this is deleted if the purposes mentioned above cease to apply.

Transfer of data to third countries
By using social plugins, such as facebook like button, data may be transferred to a third country.

Legal basis for the collection and processing of personal data:
Legal basis for the processing of personal data on the basis of the user’s consent is Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data which is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract entered in the interest of the user is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. This also applies to pre-contractual processes.
Legal basis for the processing of personal data which is required to fulfil a legal obligation concerning SunnySideCircus (1) lit. c GDPR.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data which is necessary in order to realize a legitimate interest held by either SunnySideCircus or a third party, except where such considerations are overridden by the need to protect the user’s interests or fundamental rights, is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

Our Privacy Policy Explains
What information we collect and why we collect it (section I. – VII.)
How we use that information (section I. – X.)
Your rights with regard to the processing of personal data by SunnySideCircus (section XI.)
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or would like to know more about what information we collect and store, please contact us at: itsacircusworld@gmail.com.

Information We Collect
We collect information to provide better services to our users and improve our business. We collect information in two ways:

Information you give us or information provided through a social network.
For example, some of our services require you to sign up for an account, provide information for a contest or award, or link an account through a social network. The information we collect may include email, name, phone number, address, or credit card information. Such information is necessary to render the services requested and/or to provide contractual services. Legal basis for such data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. a, b or f GDPR. Unless statutory provisions provide otherwise, the data will be deleted if the purpose cease to apply, e.g. if the services are performed in full or if you unsubscribe from our services.

When you contact us, either by e-mail or by using our contact form, we collect the data you have submitted with your request (e.g. name. e-mail) and may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. Legal basis for such data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. b and lit. f GDPR. Unless statutory provisions provide otherwise, the data will be deleted if the purpose cease to apply, e.g. if we have processed your request.

We work with social networks including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube. We have access to information you directly provide and information through those social networking services based on your privacy settings on those networks. Please see section IV. below for further details. Such information serves to enhance the usability of our services. Legal basis for such data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Unless statutory provisions provide otherwise, the data will be deleted if the purpose cease to apply.

Information we gather from surveys.
If you take part in one of our surveys, we store your contact data and the information you provide as part of the survey. We use this data in anonymous form only. It is not possible to draw any conclusions about your person. We publish the results of the survey on our website or share them with partner companies, e.g. advertising partners or connected websites. For example, we may share information to show trends about the general use of our services.

The legal basis for such data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. The data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of the storage has ceased to exist, e.g. when the survey has been completely evaluated.

Information we get from your use of our services.
We may collect usage information when you visit different parts of our site or use our applications. We may also automatically collect certain technical information such as device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, device type, unique device identifiers, and mobile information if you use a mobile device to access the site). Please see section I. below for details. Such information is necessary to provide our services and is used in anonymized or pseudonymized form only. Legal basis for such data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Unless statutory provisions provide otherwise, the data will be deleted if the purpose cease to apply.

Information We Share
We do not share personal information with companies, outside organizations and individuals unless one of the following circumstances apply:

With your consent
We will share personal information with companies, outside organizations or individuals if we have your consent to do so. We may also seek your additional consent for purposes subsequently notified to you.

For external processing
We provide personal information to our affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us. If personal data is transferred to or processed in countries outside the European Union, we make sure that our contractors guarantee an adequate level of data protection.

For legal reasons
In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We will share personal information with companies, outside organizations or individuals if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues or protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of our users or the public as required or permitted by law.

In case of a sale or asset transfer
If we become involved in a merger, acquisition or other transaction involving the sale of some or all of our assets, user information, including personal information collected from you through your use of our services, could be included in the transferred assets. Should such an event occur, we will use reasonable means to notify you and ask for your consent where applicable.

In anonymous form for business purposes
We may share anonymous, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners such as businesses which we have a relationship with, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information to show trends about the general use of our services.

Information Security
We work hard to protect our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold however no website is entirely secure. You should protect the account information in your possession as well. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact us at itsacircusworld@gmail.com.

I. Cookies

Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by us and our advertising and marketing partners, affiliates, or service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis. We use cookies to remember users’ settings (e.g. geographic location) and for authentication. You can decide whether to accept cookies.

When visiting our website, we will ask you for your consent to use certain cookies. You may at any time revoke your consent to such use by using the opt-out button or the opt-out functions described below or by sending an e-mail to itsacircusworld@gmail.com

Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level by changing your browser settings (mostly found under “Options” or “Settings” in the browser menu). You have the choice of accepting all cookies, being informed about each cookie or refusing all.

If you choose not to accept cookies on our website, it is possible that the functionality of our website may be limited and some services may not be usable.

We and our service providers, marketing partners, and affiliates may use advertising cookies to deliver ads that we believe are more relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use targeting or advertising cookies to customize the advertising and content you receive on our site, to limit the number of times you see the same ad on our site and to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. These cookies remember what you have looked at on the site and other sites, and may be combined with other information acquired from third parties.

You may visit the links below to opt-out of cookies from over 50+ major third party behavioral advertising providers:

Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/
http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices
Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
Please see below for a full list of cookies and detailed information on the associated processing of personal data and how to opt-out of the use:

I. 1. Cookies we use with your consent only

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”), on our website. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The cookie-generated information about your use of our website is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. However, if you are in a country that is a member state of the European Union or a contracting party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, and if IP address anonymization has been activated on our website, Google will first truncate your IP address. Only by way of exception will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purposes of analyzing how you use our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing further services related to website and internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted through Google Analytics from your browser will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can disable cookies by setting your browser accordingly; however, if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of this website (including your IP address) being transmitted to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

As an alternative to installing the browser plug-in, particularly in internet browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

This will save an “opt-out” cookie to your device, meaning that none of your data will be collected on this website by Google Analytics.

More detailed information about the function of Google Analytics and the terms of use and privacy policy relevant to this service can be found under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html and http://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/. We would also like to point out that our website uses Google Analytics with the anonymizeIP extension so that IP addresses are only processed further in an abbreviated form to prevent them being directly linked to a particular individual.

Google AdSense
Our website also utilizes Google AdSense, a Google Inc. service that allows Google to place automatically generated, content-related advertisements on our website. For further information on Google AdSense, please see https://www.google.com/adsense/start/. Similarly to Google Analytics, Google AdSense uses cookies that are saved on your computer and that enable analysis of your use of our website. Additionally, Google AdSense utilizes “web beacons” (invisible graphics), which also enable an evaluation of your use of our website. The information regarding the use of this website (including your IP address) generated by cookies and web beacons, and the delivery of advertising formats, are transferred to a Google server, where they are saved. Google uses such information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide other services to us in relation to website and internet use. Furthermore, Google may pass on this data to its advertising partners. We would like to point out that, in contrast to Google Analytics, Google has as yet not taken measures to anonymize your IP address for its Google AdSense service. Therefore, in addition to the previously mentioned data relating to your use of our website, your IP address will also be transferred to, and saved on, a Google server. You can disable cookies by setting your browser accordingly; however, if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website.

Google DoubleClick Ad Exchange and Google Tag Manager
Our website uses Google Double Click Ad Exchange and Google Tag Manager software provided by Google. These services allow website providers to address their visitors in a targeted fashion by displaying personalized, interest-based advertisements when they visit other websites that are part of the Google Display Network. Google utilizes cookies to analyze how users use a website. The information collected with these cookies form the basis for interest-based advertising. To do so, Google stores a small sequence of numbers in the browser of the visitor calling on the website. This number is used to record the visits to the website and collect anonymized data on how the website is being used. No personal data are collected in the process. If you subsequently visit another website that is part of the Google Display Network, you will be served advertisements that are very likely to be related to the products or information that you have previously viewed. You can permanently deactivate the cookies used by Google if you click on the following link and download and install the plug-in contained therein: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. Alternatively, you can deactivate the use of cookies through third parties by visiting the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and following the opt-out instructions contained therein. Further information on Google remarketing and the privacy policy of Google can be found at:http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.

Google DoubleClick for Publisher
Our website uses DoubleClick for Publishers (“DFP”), a service of Google. DFP is a platform for the placement, management and optimization of ads on websites. DFP allows us to present personalized ads to website visitors who have shown interest in certain content areas. This is made possible through an analysis of their use of our website, including other site pages, and on other websites within the Google display network (Google itself, Google Ads, and other websites). For this purpose, Google uses cookies, which are stored on your computer. DoubleClick cookies do not contain or store any personal data of users. You can deactivate personalized Google ads in your browser by clicking the “Turn off” button under “Ads Personalization Across the Web” at http://www.google.com/settings/ads, or, if you use the Google Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer browser, by installing the DoubleClick opt out extension offered for your browser at http://www.google.de/settings/ads.

We will only use such cookies with your prior consent. Legal basis for such data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. Unless statutory provisions provide otherwise, the data will be deleted if you revoke your consent or if the purpose cease to apply. In any cases, personal data will be deleted after 24 months at the latest.

I. 2. Other cookies we use

Facebook Custom Audiences
Our website uses the “Custom Audiences” remarketing service provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). This service allows us to advertise products and services to the visitors of our website in a targeted fashion by displaying personalized, interest-based Facebook ads to the website’s visitors, when they use the Facebook social network. Articles marked as ‘sponsored post’ may contain a Facebook Custom Audiences tag of our respective partner. In this case, the respective partner is responsible for the data processing.

This tag establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers when you visit our website. It allows the Facebook server to record which of our webpages you have visited. Facebook allocates this information to your personal Facebook user account. Additional information regarding the collection and utilization of your data by Facebook, your rights in relation to these data and the possibilities to protect your privacy can be found in the privacy policy of Facebook
at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If you do not want Facebook to assign this information directly to your Facebook user account, you can deactivate the “Custom Audiences” remarketing service by using the following link: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads. You must be logged in at Facebook to do so.

Our services are mainly financed by advertising revenues. The use of cookies helps to improve the quality of our website and services and serves to finance our services and is used in anonymized or pseudonymized form only. Legal basis for such data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Unless statutory provisions provide otherwise, the data will be deleted if the purpose cease to apply. In any cases, personal data will be deleted after 24 months at the latest.

II. Data for use of the DISQUS comment function

With your prior explicit consent, you can use the comment function to comment on articles, tips, news and other content on our website. The comment function is an external service that we have integrated into our website, and is provided by Disqus, Inc., 301 Howard St., Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105 (hereinafter referred to as “DISQUS”). You can use the comment function either as a guest or as a registered user. If you wish to comment on articles on our website as a guest, you must first provide a name under which you wish to comment and a valid email address. This information will be transmitted to DISQUS and saved on their servers. You can also log in and comment using your access data from a pre-existing DISQUS user account or your Facebook, Google+ or Twitter account.

If you log in using your DISQUS access data, a connection will be made with the DISQUS server and DISQUS will be informed that you are visiting our website and using the comment function. This information will be associated with your DISQUS account. We have no influence on the scope of further data that is provided to DISQUS using the comment function and saved there. DISQUS is solely responsible for this data processing. You can prevent DISQUS collecting data and information, in particular usage data, by opting out via the following link (click the “opt out” button).
disqus.com/data-sharing-settings

When using the comment function via your Facebook, Google+ or Twitter account, DISQUS connects to the relevant social network’s server via our website and informs it that you are visiting our website and using the DISQUS comment function. This information will be associated with your Facebook, Google+ or Twitter account. When registering for DISQUS, Facebook Google+ or Twitter will send your user ID to DISQUS if the login information provided and sent by our website (normally an email address) corresponds to the information saved on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter. At the same time, by logging in using Facebook, Google+ or Twitter you are authorizing DISQUS to use your data and also the functions of Facebook, Google+ or Twitter. You can find more information about this by logging in using your Facebook, Google+ or Twitter account. We have no influence on the volume of further data that is provided to Facebook, Google+ or Twitter using the comment function and saved there. Facebook, Google+ or Twitter is solely responsible for this data processing.

For further information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection, and regarding the further processing and use of your data by DISQUS, Facebook, Google+ or Twitter, see the privacy rules of the relevant service. These can be found here:

DISQUS at https://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466259-privacy-policy
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Google+ at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Twitter at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en
There you will find, amongst other things, information regarding settings for the protection of your privacy and regarding your further rights regarding the collecting, processing and use of your data by DISQUS, Facebook, Google+ or Twitter.

Legal basis for such data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. You may at any time revoke your consent by using the opt-out link above. Unless statutory provisions provide otherwise, the data will be deleted if the purpose cease to apply, e.g. if you disable your account.

III. Links to external social networks and social media widgets

Our website includes links to social networks and social media features. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies providing them. Please note that SunnySideCircus is not liable for the privacy policies of these companies. We recommend you to read the privacy policies of those companies after you get to one of their websites.

Facebook
Our website uses social plugins provided by the social network facebook.com. The responsibility for the processing of data via such plugins lies with Facebook Inc.

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 https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins?locale=en_US.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin of Facebook, 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: https://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. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker“ under http://webgraph.com/.

Facebook Page
When you visit our Facebook page, Facebook collects personal data, even if you are not a member of Facebook. Please note that we have no control over the type and scope of such data processing. Facebook provides us with aggregated, anonymous demographic data only that helps us to better understand our audience.

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

For further information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection, and regarding the further processing and use of your data by Facebook, see Facebook’s own privacy rules. These are available online at www.facebook.com/policy.php. There you will find, amongst other things, information regarding settings for the protection of your privacy and regarding your further rights regarding the collecting, processing and use of your data by Facebook.

Twitter
When you use Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” feature the pages you visited will be linked to your Twitter-account and published to other users. This also involves transferring data to Twitter. Please note that we as providers of the pages have no knowledge as to the contents of the submitted data or its use by Twitter.

For further information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection, and regarding the further processing and use of your data by Twitter, see the privacy rules of Twitter. These are available online at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en for Twitter. There you will find, amongst other things, information regarding settings for the protection of your privacy and regarding your further rights regarding the collecting, processing and use of your data by Twitter.

Instagram
Our website has links to our Instagram page and uses social plugins provided by the social network of instagram.com. The sole responsibility for Instagram and its website lies with Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”).

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin of Instagram, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Instagram servers. Instagram directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Instagram 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 Instagram with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Instagram, your visit can be assigned to your Instagram account. If you interact with the plugins, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Instagram and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Instagram, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Instagram.

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

For further information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection, and regarding the further processing and use of your data by Instagram, see Instagram’s own privacy rules. These are available online at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388. There you will find, amongst other things, information regarding settings for the protection of your privacy and regarding your further rights regarding the collecting, processing and use of your data by Instagram.

YouTube
Our website has links to our YouTube page and uses social plugins provided by the social network of YouTube. The sole responsibility for YouTube and its website lies with YouTube LLC with its main office at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is represented by Google Inc. with its main office at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin of YouTube, your browser establishes a direct connection to the YouTube servers. YouTube directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling YouTube 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 YouTube with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into YouTube, your visit can be assigned to your YouTube account. If you interact with the plugins, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to YouTube and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into YouTube, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to YouTube.

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

For further information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection, and regarding the further processing and use of your data by YouTube, see YouTube’s own privacy rules. These are available online at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. There you will find, amongst other things, information regarding settings for the protection of your privacy and regarding your further rights regarding the collecting, processing and use of your data by YouTube.

IV. Newsletter

You have the opportunity to receive a newsletter containing targeted information via our web service or new products. In this case we must collect and save your email address, which we will only use to send the newsletter. You can unsubscribe via our website at anytime. At the end of the newsletter you will find a link intended for this purpose and provides a simple way to cancel the newsletter. In this case your data will be deleted.

For sending the newsletter we use MailChimp, a service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA. The e-mail addresses are processed on our behalf on a MailChimp server in the USA. MailChimp has a Privacy Shield certification that ensures an adequate level of data protection. The email address will be used to send the newsletter.

The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. These beacons are used to collect the IP address and the time the newsletter was opened as well as the information as to whether the subscriber has clicked on a link contained in the newsletter. MailChimp uses this data to create reports for us about how an email campaign performed and what actions subscribers took.

If you have expressly consented to receiving our newsletter, the legal basis for such processing of personal data is Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.
Unless statutory provisions provide otherwise, the data will be deleted if the purpose cease to apply, e.g. if you unsubscribe from the newsletter.

V. Affiliate Marketing

We use affiliate links on our website. In order to evaluate the use and success of these affiliate offers, we store and analyse information about the use of these links. This includes the IP address and interactions with the affiliate links (like clicks). This information is combined by one of our partners with information from the connected shops. On the basis of this information, anonymous statistics about the success of affiliate offers are compiled (e.g. the number of users who clicked on an affiliate link and the type and number of products purchased in our partner’s shop).
The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. The data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of the processing has ceased to exist, at the latest after 24 months.

VI. Local Storage – HTML5

We may use Local Storage, such as HTML5 to store user preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity may also use HTML 5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5. Legal basis for such data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Unless statutory provisions provide otherwise, the data will be deleted if the purpose cease to apply.

VII. Log information

When you use our services or view content provided by us, we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This information may include:

Details of how you used our service, such as your navigation paths and search queries.
Mobile related information if you access our website using your mobile device.
Internet protocol address.
Device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL.
Cookies that may uniquely identify your browser, mobile device, or your account.
Browser type, operating system, and other technical information.
We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve marketing, analytics, and the products and services we offer you. Such information is used in anonymized or pseudonymized form only. Legal basis for such data processing is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Unless statutory provisions provide otherwise, the data will be deleted if the purpose cease to apply.

You may at all times object to the use of personal data for the above mentioned purposes by informal notification by e-mail to itsacircusworld@gmail.com

VIII. Cloudflare

To improve the security, stability and latency of our website and services, we use Cloudflare services, provided by Cloudflare Inc., 101 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Cloudflare”). Cloudflare operates a worldwide content delivery network. This means that the communication between your browser and our websites is routed through Cloudflare servers, including those located in the USA. Cloudflare stores and analyzes the traffic between our users and our websites in order to prevent attacks and improve the performance of our websites. These log data include the name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider. These data are statistically evaluated for the above mentioned purposes. Cloudflare deletes the data according to its own statements usually after one week at the latest. For more information, see Cloudflare’s privacy policy: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/

Cloudflare has a Privacy Shield certification, which guarantees an adequate level of data protection. Legal basis for such data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.

IX. Your right to information and other rights of the persons affected

Right to information
You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not your personal data is being processed by us. Where that is the case, you have the right to access to the personal data and the following information:

1. the purposes of the processing;

2. the categories of personal data concerned;

3. the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;

4. where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;

5. 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 or to object to such processing;

6. the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;

7. where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;

8. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

Where personal data is transferred to a third country, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 GDPR relating to the transfer.

Right to rectification
You have the right to obtain the rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal data.

Right to erasure
You have the right to obtain the erasure of personal data where one of the following grounds applies:

1. the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;

2. you withdraw the consent on which the processing is based according to of Article 6 (1) lit a or Article 9 (2) lit. a GDPR, if there is no other legal ground for the processing;

3. you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR;

4. the personal data have been unlawfully processed;

5. the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which SunnySideCircus is subject;

6. the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8 (1) GDPR.

If SunnySideCircus has made personal data public and is obliged to erase the personal data, SunnySideCircus, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, takes reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data you have requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.

The right to erasure shall not apply to the extent that processing is necessary:

1. for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;

2. for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which SunnySideCircus 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;

3. for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to obtain restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

1. you have contested the accuracy of the personal data, for a period enabling SunnySideCircus to verify the accuracy of the personal data;

2. the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;

3. SunnySideCircus no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but is required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;

4. you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of SunnySideCircus override yours

5. Where processing has been restricted under the above, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, is only processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

If you have obtained restriction of processing you will be informed before the restriction of processing is lifted.

Notification regarding rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing
SunnySideCircus will communicate any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing carried out in accordance with the above to each recipient to whom the personal data have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. On your request, SunnySideCircus informs you about those recipients.

Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data you have provided to SunnySideCircus in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller, where:

1. the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a of Article 9 (2) or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR; and

2. the processing is carried out by automated means.

In exercising your right to data portability, you have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one SunnySideCircus to another controller, where technically feasible.

The right to data portability shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

Right to object
1. You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point Article 6 (1) lit. a or lit. f GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. SunnySideCircus no longer processes the personal data unless SunnySideCircus demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

2. Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

3. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data is no longer being processed for such purposes.

Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her.

This shall not apply if the decision:

1. is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller;

2. is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or

3. is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.

In all such cases, please refer to us by written letter to Daniel Neumayer, Richardstr. 28, 12043 Berlin, Germany, or by e-mail to itsacircusworld@gmail.com.

If you have any questions about your privacy or data protection, please feel free to contact us at any time using the details given above.

X. Changes

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.