Last updated: June 2017
The Website uses “cookies” to make your interaction with the platform individually identifiable and optimised. A cookie is a text file that is either stored temporarily in the computer’s memory (“session cookies”) or saved on the hard drive (“permanent cookie”). Cookies contain information about your previous requests to the appropriate server or information on what offers have been made so far.
Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. The main purpose of cookies is to provide a tailor-made offer and make the use of the Service as comfortable as possible.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that it rejects or requests you to confirm the acceptance of cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, however, this may have the consequence that not all of our offerings are available to you.
Website uses session cookies, partner and affiliate cookies and permanent cookies:
a) Session Cookies are not stored on your hard drive and are deleted when the browser is closed. Session cookies are used for login authentication and to balance the system load.
b) Partner and Affiliate Cookies are used if you access our services via an external advertising space. These cookies are used to settle accounts with the cooperation partners.
c) Permanent cookies are used to save your personal settings. This allows for personalisation and improves the Website’s service, because you are able to find your personal settings again on subsequent visits.
2. Use of Google Universal Analytics
Affinitas analyses members’ online behavior. We create anonymous user profiles in order to improve our service for you. For this, we use Google Analytics (with the feature Universal Analytics), a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
You can object to the collection and analysis of your use of the Service Google Universal Analytics. Please use the browser add-on to disable Google Universal Analytics.
3. Consent and right to objection
If we use data for a purpose, which by provisions of law requires your consent, we will always ask for your explicit agreement and record your consent. You can revoke your given consent at any time and / or object to future use of your data.
To revoke consent or make an objection a simple message is sufficient. For this you can use the following contact information:
Please note that in case of an objection against the use of certain data, it may be impossible to provide some or all of the services we offer on the Website. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
4. Your right of access, rectification, cancellation
You have the right at any time to receive information about the personal data and settings we store for your account, and to ask these to be corrected or deleted.
Your right to erase data may be limited by legal retention requirements that we need to consider. In addition, courts, law enforcement agencies or other authorities can demand by law to retrieve data or request information.
For information, correction or deletion requests please contact us at the following:
5. Further information
Every Internet user should be aware that the information provided by them and published online can be accessed and saved worldwide by other Internet users. Affinitas expressly points out to the user that the protection of data transmission in open networks like the Internet according to current technology can never be absolutely guaranteed. Therefore you always need to be aware that you are moving in a public space and please treat your private space responsibly.