Privacy Policy

The protection of personal data during the collection, processing and use on the occasion of your visit to TandemPartners.org is an important concern for us. Your data will be protected in accordance with the law. Below you will find information about what data is collected during your visit to the homepage and how it is used.

1. Automatic collection and processing of data
Every access to TandemPartners.org and every retrieval of files stored on TandemPartners.org is logged. The storage serves internal system-related and statistical purposes. Logged are: Name of the retrieved file, date and time of the retrieval, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, web browser and requesting domain. In addition, the IP addresses of the requesting computers are logged.

2. Registration
In order to make full use of the services offered by Tandempartners.org, all visitors have the opportunity to register free of charge in order to create a profile, publish want ads and contact other users. For this purpose, the following data is collected and stored, without which registration on TandemPartners.org cannot be completed:

– First and last name
– date of birth
– gender
– E-mail address

Only your first name, your username, your age and your gender will be visible online for all visitors of TandemPartners.org. Further data is not visible on TandemPartners.org and will not be passed on to other users, even in case of mail contact, as long as you do not put it online yourself or pass it on.

3. Language ads
If you place an ad yourself to find a language partner, the following information is mandatory:

– Native language: the language you speak yourself
– Target language: the language for which you are looking for a language partner
– Region: the place where the meetings with the possible language partner should take place

This information will be displayed to all other visitors next to your first name, age and a self-written ad text.

4. Disclosure of data to third parties
Tandempartners.org does not pass on any user data to third parties.

5. E-Mails
All mail traffic between you and other users on TandemPartners.org takes place via your internal mailbox, e-mail addresses are not visible.

6. Newsletter
In addition to notifications of news in your profile (e.g. new messages), TandemPartners.org periodically sends out a newsletter with information and news about TandemPartners.org. The subscription to this newsletter must be explicitly agreed to (either during the registration process or later in your profile). The newsletter can be unsubscribed at any time in the profile, via a link in each newsletter or by sending a message to info@tandempartners.org.

7. Right to information
As a user of our website, you have the right to request information from us about your stored personal data. This information is free of charge and will be provided in writing.

8. Cookies
In order to expand the functionality of our website and to make it more comfortable for you to use, we use so-called “cookies”. With the help of these “cookies”, data can be stored on your computer when you call up our website. You have the option of preventing cookies from being stored on your computer by making the appropriate settings in your browser. However, this could limit the functionality of our offer.

9. Facebook
Our website contains programs (plug-ins) of the social network Facebook. These are operated exclusively by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). The plug-ins are identified on our website by the Facebook logo or the addition “Like”.

When you visit TandemPartners.org, which contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers, which in turn transmits the content of the plug-in to your browser, which then integrates it into the website displayed.

Through this, the information that you have visited our website is forwarded to Facebook. If you are logged in to Facebook via your personal user account while visiting our website, Facebook can assign the website visit to this account. By interacting with plug-ins, e.g. by clicking the “Like” button or leaving a comment, this corresponding information is transmitted directly to Facebook and stored there. If you wish to prevent such data transmission, you must log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website.

The purpose and scope of data collection by Facebook and the further processing and use of your data there, as well as the relevant rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy (http://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php).

[This privacy policy on Facebook was created by the law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE and can be found at http://www.wbs-law.de]

10. Google+
Collection and disclosure of information: With the help of the Google +1 button, you can publish information worldwide. via the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given +1 for a content and information about the page you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1s may be displayed as notices along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.

Use of Collected Information: In addition to the uses explained above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with Google’s applicable privacy policy. Google may publish aggregate statistics about users’ +1 activities or share them with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or affiliated websites.

11. Twitter
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In the process, data is also transferred to Twitter.

We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. For more information, please refer to Twitter’s privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

12. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

13. Google Adsense
This website uses Google AdSense, a service for integrating advertisements of Google Inc (“Google”). Google AdSense uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons, information such as visitor traffic on these pages can be evaluated.

The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. This information may be passed on by Google to contractual partners of Google. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data stored by you.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

14. Data protection declaration on the use of the Scalable Central Measurement System
Our website uses the “Scalable Central Measurement Procedure” (SZM) from INFOnline to determine statistical parameters for the use of our offerings. In the process, anonymous measurement values are collected. The SZM range measurement alternatively uses either a cookie with the identifier “ivwbox.de” or a signature created from various automatically transmitted information from your computer to recognize computer systems. IP addresses are not stored in the procedure and are only processed in anonymized form. The reach measurement was developed with due regard for data protection. The aim of range measurement is to statistically determine the intensity of use and the number of users of a website. At no time are individual users identified. Their identity always remains protected. You will not receive any advertising via the system.

For web offerings that are members of the Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbetr√§gern e.V. (IVW – www.ivw.eu) or participate in the “internet facts” study of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Online-Forschung e.V. (AGOF – www.agof.de), the usage statistics are published monthly by AGOF and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Media-Analyse e.V. (ag.ma – www.agma-mmc.de), as well as IVW, and can be viewed at http://www.agof.de, http://www.agma-mmc.de and http://www.ivw.eu.

In addition to publishing measurement data, IVW regularly reviews the SZM procedure to ensure that it is used in compliance with the rules and data protection regulations. Further information on the SZM procedure can be found on the website of INFOnline GmbH (https://www.infonline.de), which operates the SZM procedure, the data protection website of AGOF (http://www.agof.de/datenschutz) and the data protection website of IVW (http://www.ivw.eu). You can object to data processing by SZM at the following link: http://optout.ivwbox.de

15. Right of withdrawal
You have the option at any time to withdraw your consent to the storage of your data and to have your profile, including all stored personal data, deleted. To do so, simply send an e-mail to info@tandempartners.org. Alternatively, you can delete your user account yourself by logging in, opening the edit profile page and clicking on “delete account” in the upper right corner.