This privacy policy explains the way that spheres: Journal for Digital Cultures handles the personal data of its users. The juridical principles of the privacy policy can be found in the German Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) and the Telemediengesetz (TMG).

Contact

By contacting spheres – via contact form or e-mail – details about the user will be collected and stored to handle the request or respond to further questions.

Email-Adresses

At your request, we store your email address for the purposes of identification when fulfilling specific information services, such as our newsletter. The database and the distribution lists are available only to the system administrator and cannot be accessed through the internet.

Liability Disclaimer

Although we do carefully check, we assume no liability for the content of ex-ternal links. The operators of any and all linked sites are solely responsible for their content.

Statistical Evaluation

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which enable analysis of how websites are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google can use this information in order to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties when required to do so by law, or when such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will under no circumstances connect your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; we wish to note however, that if you do so, you may, on occasion, 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.

Facebook Plugin

Spheres uses social plugins of the social network Facebook Inc. The plugin can be recognized by the Facebook-logo or has the addendum „Facebook Social Plugin“. If a user uses the website with this plugin, his or her browser will establish a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Thereby Facebook can correlate your visit of spheres with your facebook profile and user account. Hence spheres has no influence on the extent of the data, that Facebook collects using this plugin. Therefore we are informing you with the following: By using the plugin Facebook establishes the information, that the user used the relevant website. Is the user logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the website visit to his or her Facebook account. If a user interacts with the plugin, relevant information will be sent from your broweser to Facebook and stored. Even if a user isn’t a member of facebook, it is possible, that Facebook stores your IP-address. According to Facebook Germany, only an anonymized IP-adress will be collected and stored. Purpose and extent of this data collection and the further handling of the data by Facebook as well es rights and privacy policy settings for the protection of your data can be reviewed at DATENTSCHUTZHINWEISE VON FACEBOOK. If a user is member of Facebook but does not want Facebook to collect his or her data, he or she has to log out of Facebook before visiting this site.

Twitter Plugin

Spheres uses the Twitter button developed by Twitter Inc. Using this button enables a sharing of a website or post or the following of an author via Twitter.  If a user uses a website that contains such a button, his or her browser will establish a direct connection to the Twitter servers. The content of the Twitter button will be directly transmitted from Twitter to your browser. Hence, spheres has no influence on the handling the data, that Twitter collects with this plugin. Therefore we are informing you with the following: by pushing the button the IP address of the user will be sent to establish a connection between the URL and Twitter, with no other purpose than the representation of the button. You can find more information at DATENTSCHUTZEKRLÄRUNG VON TWITTER.