Privacy Statement

Privacy Policy

The operators of this website – Carsten Heer, econNEWSnetwork, Rothenbaumchaussee 185, 20148 Hamburg – take the protection of your personal data very seriously. I treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations as well as this privacy policy. The use of my website is usually possible without providing personal information.

1. Collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of their use

When accessing the website, information is automatically sent to the server of the website by the browser used on your device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called logfile by the provider Domain Factory ( The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion: IP address of the requesting computer, date and time of access, name and URL of the accessed file, website from which access is made (referrer URL), used browser, and possibly the operating system of your computer, as well as the name of your access provider. I process the mentioned data for the following purposes: ensuring a smooth connection setup of the website, ensuring comfortable use of my website, evaluating system security and stability, and for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. My legitimate interest arises from the purposes of data collection listed above. In no case do I use the collected data to draw conclusions about your person.

2. Disclosure of data

Transmission of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place. I only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

  • You have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR
  • The disclosure is necessary for the assertion, exercise, or defense of legal claims pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data
  • There is a legal obligation to disclose pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR
  • The disclosure is legally permissible and is necessary for the fulfillment of contractual relationships with you in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.

3. Rights of the data subject

You have the right, in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, to request information about your personal data processed on my website. In particular, you can request information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage duration, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing, or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the origin of your data if it was not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and meaningful information about its details;

In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to demand the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by me without delay;

In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by me, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims;

In accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data if the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject its deletion, and I no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;

In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive your personal data provided to me in a structured, common, and machine-readable format or to request the transmission to another controller;

In accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, you have the right to revoke your once given consent to me at any time. As a result, I may no longer continue data processing based on this consent in the future, and

In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or work or contact me.

4. Right to object

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right, in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, to object to the processing of your personal data, provided there are reasons for this that arise from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which will be implemented by us without specifying a particular situation. If you wish to exercise your right of withdrawal or objection, it is sufficient to send an email to schatz [at] icopublic [dot] com

5. Data security

During the website visit, the widespread SSL (Secure Socket Layer) procedure is used in connection with the respective highest level of encryption supported by your browser. Usually, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, I instead resort to 128-bit v3 technology. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form can be recognized by the closed representation of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser. In addition, I use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction, or unauthorized access by third parties. My security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

6. Updating and changing this privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid. Due to the further development of the website and offers on it or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. The current privacy policy can be accessed and printed at any time on the website at