CrossfireDesigns is a collection of my interests and a way to share them with you. Due to history, it ranges around the end-nineties and about mid-twothousands.
Website Server Functions in General
When using the Website merely for information purposes, meaning when you do not register or transmit to us information another way, we collect only the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. When you want to peruse our Website, we collect the following data that is technically necessary to display the Website and to ensure stability and security (legal basis is our legitimate interest in the flawless functionality of the Website according to art. 6 para 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR):
Date and time of the request;
Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT);
Content of the request (concrete web page);
Access status/HTTP status code;
Respectively transmitted data volume;
Website from which the request originates;
Used browser incl. language and version;
Operating system (OS) of the used device and its surface.
We erase server logs usually after eight days, in specific cases later when concrete evidence leads to justified suspicion that the Website has been or is being used illegally or that an event has occurred which endangers the security or stability of the Website. In a case of this paragraph (2), the data will be erased 90 days after the moment in which they are no longer required for the clarification of the presumably occurred event.
In addition to the above-mentioned data, cookies are stored on the terminal device you use when you use the Website. The Website uses both transient and persistent cookies, the scope and function of which are explained below.
Among the transient cookies used are in particular the session cookies, which store a session ID with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the shared session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to the Website. The session cookies are erased when you log out or close the browser.
The following transient cookies are used:
Content: Session ID
Purpose(s): Recognition and assignment of the user during his current session on the Website
Expiry/Erasure: Session: This cookie is deleted upon closing the browser.
The persistent cookies are automatically erased after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in your browser's security settings at any time. No persistent cookies are used on the Website.
When you contact us (e.g. through a contact form or via e-mail), indicating any of your data is voluntary as far as we do not need it to fulfill or answer your request. We store your said data to handle your request and potential follow-up questions.
When contacting us, depending on your given data, different data categories are collected. The legal basis for using this service is, depending on your type of inquiry, art. 6 para 1 lit. a (your consent) or lit. b (our having to process your data to fulfill our duties towards you) GDPR.
The Website embeds YouTube videos that are managed and hosted by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, a subsidiary of Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The videos are embedded in the so-called Enhanced-Privacy Mode (for more information, please visit https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=de). In this mode, cookies are only set on your end device and personal data is only collected from you if you actively click on the video. Upon this click, Google processes various categories of data (including device-related information, log data, location-based information, application numbers, visits to websites that use Google advertising services) to, among other things, to provide and maintain its services, develop new services and display customized content (advertising, search results). This data is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and processed there.
When or how Google deletes your information depends on several factors (e.g., settings in your Google Account) over which we have no control. Use of the YouTube video feature is voluntary. If you do not want the embedding of YouTube videos to result in the aforementioned processing of personal information about you, please do not click on YouTube videos on the Website.
The transfer of your data to YouTube takes place without an adequacy decision and without appropriate guarantees regarding data protection. YouTube may be subject to the obligations of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). However, the EU Commission has not assessed whether the existing laws are sufficient to provide an adequate level of data protection in the United States of America and the State of California. Legal protection against the recipient can usually only be sought under the national law of the United States of America. This notice does not replace legal advice and cannot take into account individual cases of private international law.
The legal basis for the data processing mentioned here is your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR). Google transmits data to third parties if consent has been granted if this is necessary for legal reasons or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.
Affiliate Partner Advertising Network
We participate in several partner network programs (“Affiliate Networks”) that work as described here. We display links to our network partners’ products or other offers, and when clicking on any of them, information is added to the link and transferred to our respective partner that you clicked on one of our links to said product. When you subsequently buy anything from our network partner we receive a small remuneration for advertising their products. This way we finance a part of our services, for example to purchase further products we review and display in this context. In the following we provide details on how the system works, and enumerate our network partners.
Our affiliate links’ clearly show their targets and network partners. They are named, e.g., „Amazon US/CA: Philips Hue Motion Sensor“, which means they lead to Amazon US/CA. When you click on an affiliate link our webserver stores a cookie on your device that contains the following types of data and transmits them to our network partner:
Referrer ID, meaning the ID of the linking partner (in this case us); and
The legal basis for the processing of your data in the networks described here is our interest in financing and optimizing the content of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR.
The mentioned data is, as the case may be with the respective network, processed either exclusively in the EU or, when a network stores and processes the tracking data also outside of the EU, said networks fulfill the requirements of the EU-US Privacy Shield or have concluded contracts with the advertising network providers (e.g. Standard Contractual Clauses) that ensure a GDPR-equivalent data protection level.
eBay Partner Network (eBay Partner Network, Inc. residing in 2145 Hamilton Ave., San Jose, CA 95125, USA): no particularities.
If you do not want the mentioned data categories to be collected and processed, please do not click on the described links. All details on our advertising partners are available here:
eBay Partner Network
EU Platform for Online Dispute Resolution
Notice pursuant to Section 36 of the Consumer Dispute Resolution Act (VSBG): We are not obliged and generally not willing to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.