Data privacy statement
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This data privacy statement if for the user's understanding of how, in what measure and for what reason, the responsible provider [Kur und Tourismus GmbH, Seestraße 56-57 18374 Ostseeheilbad Zingst,, 0383232165110] can apply and make use of person-related data on this website (hereafter referred to as “offer”).

The legal foundations of the privacy protection laws are found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Broadcast Media Act (TMG).

Access data/server log files

The provider (webspace provider as the case may be) collects data every time the offer is accessed (so called server log files). The accessed data includes:

The name of the retrieved website, data, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, messages about successful retrievals, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited site), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider only uses the protocol data for the company's statistical evaluation of security or optimisation of offers. The provider, however, reserves the right to check protocol data later on if, based on concrete evidence, there is a valid suspicion of illegal usage.

Handling of person-related data

Person-related data is information which can help to make a person determinable, in other words, information that can lead back to a person. This includes name, email address and telephone number. Details about preferences, hobbies, memberships or websites a person has visited, however, would also be counted as person-related data.

Person-related data will only be collected, used and passed on by the provider when it is legally permitted or when the user has given authorization for the collection of data.

Making contact

When making contact with the provider (via a contact template or email, for example), the user's information will be stored to process the inquiry and for the eventuality that further questions may arise.


Our newsletter serves to inform you about ourselves and our offers.
If you want to receive the newsletter, we will need a valid email address from you, as well as information that allows us to check that you are the owner of the supplied email address, or that the owner is in agreement with receiving the newsletter. Other data will not be collected. These details will only be used for sending the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.

When you register for the newsletter, we store your IP address and the date of registration. This storage only serves as proof in the case of an email address being misused by a third party, signing up to receive the newsletter without the knowledge of the authorized person.

Your agreement that we store the data, the email address, and that we can use it for the purpose of sending the newsletter, can be withdrawn at any time. The cancellation can be made via a link in the newsletter itself, in your profile area or by a message to the contact possibilities mentioned above.

Integration of services and third party content

It can happen that, within this online offer has integrated third party content, such as videos on YouTube, map material from google maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites. This always starts from the assumption that the providers of these contents (hereafter referred to as “third provider”) can detect the user's IP address; because, without the IP address, they can not send the content to the respective users' browsers. Consequently, the IP address is required for the presentation of this content. We make the effort to only use such content, where the respective provider only uses the IP address for the delivery of content. However, we have no influence in the case of a third provider storing the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. If we are aware of this, we will explain it to the user.


Cookies are small data files that makes it possible to save specific, device-related information, on the user's accessing device (PC, smart phone, etc.). On the one hand, they serve the user by improving the website's user friendliness (for example, the storage of log-in details). On the other hand, they serve to collect statistical data on the site usage, to be able to analyse with the purpose of improving the offer. The user can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers dispose of the option where the saving of cookies can be limited or completely impeded. However, it should also be pointed out that without cookies usability and, in particular, user comfort will be limited.

You can can manage many companies' online ad cookies using the US website or the website.

Registration function

The details supplied within the framework of the registration will be utilized for the purpose of making use of the offer. The user can be informed by email of any offers or registration-relevant information, such as changes to the scope of the offer or technical conditions. The collected data is apparent in the input mask within the framework of the registration. This includes [00 NAME, POSTAL ADDRESS, E-MAIL ADDRESS].

Google Analytics

This offer is used by Google Analytics, a website analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google“). Google Analytics applies so-called cookies, text data files that are stored on the users computer and that permit an analysis of the use of the website. The information about the usage of the website by the user produced by the cookies, is normally transferred and stored on a server in the USA.

In the case of IP anonymization on this website, the user's IP address will, however, be abbreviated beforehand by Google within member countries of the European Union or in other contractual states of the European Economic Area agreement. The full IP address will only be transferred to the Google server in the USA in exceptional cases, where it will be abbreviated. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website by the user, to create reports on website activity and to provide others with the website and internet usage-related services to the advantage of the website operator.

The IP address transferred from your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. The user can impede the storage of the cookies by means of the relevant browser software. This offer indicates to the user, however, that in that case the website's necessary functions will not work fully. In addition, the user can impede the acquisition by Google of the cookie-generated data related to the user's use of the website (incl. Your IP address) as well as Google's processing of that data, by downloading and installing the available browser plug-in at the following link:

Alternate to the browser add-on, or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link to impede the compilation by Google Analytics within this website in the future. In this process a opt-out cookie will be deposited on your device. If you delete your cookies, then you will need to click on this link again.

The use of Facebook social plug-ins

This offer uses the social plug-ins ("plug-ins") of the social network, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The plug-ins are recognizable on some of Facebook's logos (white “f” on blue tile, the “like” or “thumbs up” signs) or are identified with the addendum "Facebook social plug-in". You can check the list and appearance of Facebook's social plug-ins at:

If a user calls up an offer on this website that includes this kind of plug-in, his/her browser will create a direct link to the Facebook server. The content of the plug-in is transferred by Facebook directly to the user's browser and embedded by it in the website. As a result, the provider has no influence on the scope of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plug-in, and consequently informs the user in accordance with its level of awareness.

Through the embedding of the plug-ins, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the respective page of the offer. If the user is logged in on Facebook, Facebook can allocate the visit into the user's Facebook account. If users interact with the plug-ins, like in the case of hitting the Like button or writing a comment, the relative information will be transferred directly to Facebook and stored there. In the case where a user is not a Facebook member, there is still the possibility that Facebook learn about and store the user IP address. According to Facebook, only anonymized IP addresses are stored in Germany.

You can learn about the purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as the related rights and setting possibilities for the protection of user privacy rights, from Facebook's privacy protection notes at:

If the user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him/her via this offer, linking it with his/her stored Facebook membership data, he/she should log off Facebook before the visit. Further settings and objections to the usage of data for commercial purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings:

Repeal, changes, correction and updates

The user has the right to receive on demand and for free, information about person-related data that has been stored about him/herself. In addition, the user has the right to demand the correction of inaccurate details, and the blocking and deleting of person-related data, as long as there is no legal cause to preserve it.