Legal & Privacy

Privacy Policy

Legal Information – Limitation of Liability

Content is largely based on external contributions and user comments. We cannot accept any liability regarding the completeness, correctness or currency of our content. As a Provider of Services according to paragraph 7.1 TMG we are responsible for any content we create ourselves. Paragraphs 8 to 10 TMG do not require us to monitor any transmitted or saved external information. Neither are we required to investigate whether these sources are in any way connected to illegal activity. We intend to delete any immoral or copyright-infringing content as well as any material that might constitute or encourage unlawful conduct. In case, however, we might have missed anything, please send us a note to and we will immediately remove the relevant content. A liability is only assumed upon the time that the infringement has come to the attention of the company, and all relevant content will then immediately be removed.

All content created on belongs to Dataconomy Media GmbH and is governed by German copyright laws. Any publication, alteration or use beyond the copyright require written approval by the authors or creators. Downloads or copies of this website are only allowed for private, non-commercial use. 

External links

We assume no liability for the content of external links. We hereby expressly dissociate ourselves from all contents of all the pages linked to and listed on this website. This statement applies to all links indicated on the pages of this domain. The operators of linked sites are exclusively responsible for their content (see, to that effect, Case 312 O 85/98 Haftung für Links [1998] Landgericht Hamburg). Any pages that are linked to have been checked for potential legal infringements at the time of creating the link and have been found to be free from any such infringements. We cannot be reasonably expected to constantly check linked sites for any infringements without concrete indications. Should we be made aware of any such indicators of legal infringement we will follow up on this promptly and promptly remove the links, if necessary.

Privacy Statement Dataconomy Media

Processing, use of personal data

Personal data is only collected if you provide this on its own (for example when registering to our newsletter). Furthermore, no personal data is collected without your express consent.

As part of the registration of our newsletter, please let us know your e-mail address and any other optional data. We use this information solely to send you the newsletter. Its type in the newsletter subscription data stored remain with us until you unsubscribe from our newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time via the link provided in the newsletter or a notice to us. With the cancellation, you object to the use of your e-mail address. Your personal data is never made available to third parties (e.g. for marketing purposes) without your explicit prior consent and you can revoke your consent at any time.

We point out the data communication over the internet (e.g. via email) may pose chance of security breach. Complete security of your personal data from access of third parties is therefor not possible.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this site are usually sent to a server of Google in the US and stored there.

In the case of activation of the IP anonymization on this Web site, the IP address of Google will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to a Google server in the USA and is shortened. On behalf of the operator of this site Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other website and internet related services to the site operator. Which is within the scope of Google Analytics that your browser sends IP address can not be merged with other data held by Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, we point out, however, that in this case not all the features of this site are in full use. You can also extend the coverage of the generated by the cookie and prevent your use of the site-related data (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of these data by Google, by following the link below the available browser plug-in Download and install. Given the debate about the use of analytical tools with full IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the “_anonymizeIp ()” is used and therefore IP addresses are processed only shortened to reduce the anonymity.

Google AdWords Tracking

This website uses Google AdWords conversion tracking, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdWords Conversion Tracking also uses “cookies” that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the Website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other website activity and internet related services.

In addition, Google may also transfer this information to third parties, unless required by law or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate the data with other data held by Google. You can prevent the use of cookies in general, if you prohibit in your browser to receive cookies.

Facebook Like Button

The website uses social plugins Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (hereinafter “Facebook”). When you visit pages on that include such a plugin that automatically transmits data about your visitors behavior on the server from Facebook. The Dataconomy Media GmbH has no influence on the nature and extent of data collected and communicated to Facebook data. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign to visit your Facebook account. For more information about privacy on Facebook, visit . We, as the provider of the websites, have received no knowledge of neither the content nor the use thereof through Facebook.

Google +1 Button

Collection and passing-on of information:

Using the Google +1 button/feature you are able to publish and share information on a global scale. By using this feature you and other users receive personalised content via Google and our partners. Google saves both the information that you have clicked on the +1 button for the respective content and information about the page/content that you have clicked +1 on. Your +1s may be shown in conjunction with your profile-name and -picture on Google services (e.g.  in search results, your Google-Profile or other websites and advertisements).  Google saves information on your +1 activity to improve its services for you and other users. To be able to use the +1 feature you need to own a public Google profile that needs to contain the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases this name may replace another name that you have used to  share information via your Google profile. The identity of your Google profile may be shared with other Google users that know either your email or other identifying information about you.

Usage of the collected information:

In addition to the above usage cases the information provided by you will be used by Google according to its prevailing data privacy policy. Google may publish general statistics about the +1  activity of its users. Google may pass these statistics on to user or partners such as publishers, advertisers or related websites.


Our pages include the functionality of Twitter. These services are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Through the usage of Twitter and its “re-tweet” function those websites will be linked with your Twitter Account and shared with other users. This also entails forwarding data to Twitter.

We point out that we, as provider of the sites, have neither any knowledge of the content of any data forwarded to Twitter nor Twitter’s usage thereof. Further details in this regard can be found in Twitter’s privacy policy:

You can modify your Twitter privacy settings within your account settings here:


Our pages include the functionality of Disqus. These services are offered by Big Head Labs, Inc. of San Francisco in the USA. uses the Disqus comment system. All of the data sent through the Disqus comment system is processed and stored by Disqus their servers, which are outside of Europe, and the Disqus terms of use apply. You can find their privacy policy, in English, here. A comment can be written as a guest (without registration) or with a Twitter, Facebook, Google or Disqus account. When using Disqus through a login from Twitter, Facebook or Google these services can collect and store data.


Cookies In Use on This Site:

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.


Our cookies help us to:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising)
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)


We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions


You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.


Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings
  • Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily ‘Like’ or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by:

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use:

Advertising Cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. We only work with advertising partners who work to accepted privacy standards such as

You can learn more about online advertising at . You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at although we would prefer that you didn’t as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.

We use:

Banner Adverts

We fund our site by showing adverts as you browse our site. These adverts are usually managed by a partner specialising in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visits so they can personalise the adverts to you, ensure that you don’t see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working. Our partners include:

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

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