Who we are

Our website address is: http://walkovertheworld.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Generally, you can use our website without providing any personal data. If a person concerned wishes to make use of the services of our website, it may be necessary to provide personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we always ask for permission of the person concerned.

The processing of personal data (e.g. name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a person concerned) always takes place in accordance with the Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to us.

With the following data protection declaration, we would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. This data protection declaration also informs data subjects about their rights.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

If you have any questions, we offer you the possibility to contact us via a contact form provided on our website. A valid e-mail address must be provided so that we know who sent the request and can answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily. It is up to you to decide whether you wish to enter this data in the contact form.
The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after you have completed your request.

Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

The cookie is used to store information that results in connection with the specific end device used. This does not mean that we will immediately become aware of your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness, which are stored on your end device for a specific period of time. If you visit our website again in order to make use of our services, it is automatically recognised that you have already been with us, which entries and settings you have made in order not to have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our services for you. These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already visited our site when you visit it again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

  • If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
  • If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
  • When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
  • If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

The data processed by cookies are necessary for the purposes mentioned to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. The complete deactivation of cookies may, however, result in you not being able to use all the functions of our website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you reside in certain countries, including those falling within the scope of the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data. These rights are subject to exceptions provided by law and include the following rights:

  • request information about your personal data
  • request the correction or deletion of your personal data; object to our use and processing of your personal data
  • request that we restrict our use and processing of your personal data
  • and the transfer of your personal data.

You can have your personal data corrected or deleted by contacting us at the e-mail address provided under “Contact“.

EU citizens also have the right to lodge a complaint with a regulatory body.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

If you have a question about this data privacy statement or would like to contact us about any of the rights mentioned in the “Your Rights” section, please contact us.