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Welcome to The Pilot Watch. The Pilot Watch (“The Pilot Watch”, “thepilotwatch.com”, “we”, “our”, “us”) operates the website located at the URL https://thepilotwatch.com and any other websites or applications branded as The Pilot Watch (the „Website”). The Pilot Watch respects your privacy rights and is committed to protecting the information we collect from you online. Our Privacy Policy and our Legal Notice constitute an agreement between The Pilot Watch and you, the visitor, governing your access and use of the website. Please read these Terms carefully before you start using the website.

EFFECTIVE DATE

23 March 2024

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS CONDITIONED ON YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF AND COMPLIANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING TERMS. THESE TERMS APPLY TO ALL VISITORS, USERS AND OTHERS WHO ACCESS OR USE THIS WEBSITE. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ANY PART OF THE TERMS, OR ANY CHANGES WE MAY SUBSEQUENTLY MAKE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY STOP ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE AND DISCONTINUE THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE PILOT WATCH.

GENERAL

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified.

DATA COLLECTION ON OUR WEBSITE

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice. Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form. Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website. Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site. You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

PERSONAL DATA

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy. The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. Personal data, such as names, addresses or email addresses, are always provided on a voluntary basis if possible. Those data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit permission. However, we would like to point out that data transmissions via internet (e.g. email communication) cannot be entirely secure and may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of personal details against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

The Pilot Watch Magazine
c/o Michael Herrmann
Malvenweg 18 d
82008 Unterhaching (Munich)
Germany
Email

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

RIGHT TO FILE COMPLAINTS WITH REGULATORY AUTHORITIES

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our magazine is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html

RIGHT TO DATA PORTABILITY

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

INFORMATION, BLOCKING, DELETION

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

SSL ENCRYPTION

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

CONTACT FORM

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission. We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR and Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed. We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

NEWSLETTER DATA

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed. The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.

SERVER LOGFILES

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server logfiles”. These are browser type and browser version, operating system used, referrer URL, host name of the accessing computer, Time of the server request and the anonymized IP address. These data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

COOKIES

We use cookies. Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit a website or application. The website or application may retrieve these cookies from your web browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox) each time you visit, so they can recognise you, remember your preferences and provide you with a more secure online experience. Generally, cookies are very useful and are a common method used by almost every website you visit because they help to make your online experience as smooth as possible. For security reasons, many websites will not function at all without the use of cookies (or other similar technologies, such as “web beacons” or “tags”). Cookies generally do not hold any information to identify an individual person, but are instead used to identify a browser on an individual machine. If you prefer, you can block these cookies and similar technologies by changing your browser setting. However, in relation to those that are essential for the operation or improve the functionality of the Website, this may impact your use of the Website.

STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES

Strictly necessary cookies allow core website functionality such as user login and account management. The website cannot be used properly without strictly necessary cookies.

PERFORMANCE COOKIES

Performance cookies are used to see how visitors use the website, eg. analytics cookies. Those cookies cannot be used to directly identify a certain visitor.

TARGETING COOKIES

Targeting cookies are used to identify visitors between different websites, eg. content partners, banner networks. Those cookies may be used by companies to build a profile of visitor interests or show relevant ads on other websites.

FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES

Functionality cookies are used to enhance the performance of websites as without them certain functions of the website may not be available. Although they are not essential for the functioning of a website, they enable the storage of important information and preferences of users. Information can include login data, region, language, and enhanced content.

MANAGING COOKIES

Modern internet browsers allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies (or just third-party cookies) or warn you before a cookie is stored on your device. Please note, if you choose to block all cookies, our site will not function as intended and you will not be able to use or access many of the services we provide. If you have blocked all cookies and wish to make full use of the features and services we offer, you will need to enable your cookies. You can do this in your browser. Rather than blocking all cookies, you can choose to only block third-party cookies which will still allow our website to function as intended.

AMAZON WEB SERVICES

Our website integrates the Amazon CloudFront content delivery network (CDN) from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to increase the security and delivery speed of our website. This service is provided by Amazon Web Services EMEA SARL, 38 avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg (AWS). A CDN is a network of globally connected servers capable of delivering optimized content to the website user. For this purpose, personal data may be processed in server log files by AWS. We have concluded a contract with Amazon Web Services pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR for the outsourcing of our data processing and implement the requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Amazon Web Services. For more information, please visit https://aws.amazon.com/compliance/eu-data-protection/?nc1=h_ls and https://d1.awsstatic.com/whitepapers/compliance/GDPR_Compliance_on_AWS.pdf. AWS is a recipient of your personal data and acts as a processor for us. This corresponds to our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR not to operate a content delivery network ourselves.

ANALYTICS TOOLS

Statistical analyses of your surfing behavior may be carried out when you visit our website. The analysis of your surfing behavior is anonymous, i.e. we cannot identify you from this data. You can prevent this analysis by using appropriate browser add-ons or through individual browser settings. The statistical analyses are provided via services of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, via services of Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, USA and via services of Koko Analytics, Ibericode BV, Oosthavendijk 9, 4475AA Wilhelminadorp, Netherlands. Personal data such as name, address or contact details are never transferred to these services. Data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize our website. You can find further information on the data protection provisions of Google and Koko Analytics under the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/, https://privacy.microsoft.com/privacystatement and https://www.kokoanalytics.com/privacy-policy/.

GOOGLE RECAPTCHA

We use reCAPTCHA on our website. This service is provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a contact form) has been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google. The reCAPTCHA analyses take place completely in the background. Website visitors are not advised that such an analysis is taking place. Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in protecting our site from abusive automated crawling and spam. For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please visit the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html

FACEBOOK

On our website functions of the social network Facebook, Meta Platforms, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA are integrated. You recognise these functions by the Facebook logo on our site. If you click the Facebook button while you are logged on to your Facebook account you may link the contents of our website to your Facebook account. Thereby Facebook can associate your visit of our website to your Facebook account. We would like to point out that we as providers of these websites do not obtain knowledge about the contents of the transmitted data as well as the use of such by Facebook. For further information, please check the Privacy Policy of Facebook under https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not wish that Facebook associates your visit of our website to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

METIS

We use the METIS access count of VG WORT on our website to measure access to online texts that we make available to you via our website. We do this so that the copy probability of these texts can be recorded. The copy probability of a text forms the basis for the lawful distribution of remuneration by VG WORT to the authors and publishers of these texts in accordance with the German Copyright Act (UrhG). For this purpose, a “counter” is integrated into the source code of the respective online text as part of the METIS access count. This counter is a unique ID assigned to the respective text and means that when a text marked in this way is visited, access to this text can be counted. In addition, a client ID is created as part of the METIS access count and a so-called “METIS session cookie” is set for the user of the marked text. This client ID and the session cookie can be used to recognize whether or not the text has already been accessed by this user within a browser session. This is intended to prevent unlawful multiple counting of this text when determining its copy probability. No personal data is processed either by the session cookie or at any other time during the METIS access count. The METIS access count is carried out for VG WORT by Kantar GmbH, Landsberger Straße 284, Munich 80687, Germany.

PINTEREST

On our websites functions of the service Pinterest are embedded. These functions are offered by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103-4904, USA. If you access a website which contains such a function, your browser might establishe a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. We would like to point out that we as providers of this websites do not obtain knowledge about the contents of those data. If you do not wish that Pinterest associates your visit of our website to your Pinterest account, please log out of your Pinterest account. For further information, please check the Privacy Policy of Pinterest: https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

WHATSAPP

On our website functions of the service WhatsApp are embedded. These functions are offered by the WhatsApp Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. By using WhatsApp as well as the function „Send“ websites visited by you are linked to your WhatsApp account and posted to other users. In doing so, data will be transmitted to WhatsApp. We would like to point out that we as providers of this website do not obtain knowledge about the contents of those data. If you do not wish that WhatsApp associates your visit of our website to your WhatsApp account, please log out of your WhatsApp account. For further information, please check the Privacy Policy of WhatsApp: https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/privacy-policy-eea

YOUTUBE

Our website integrates services from YouTube, which is operated by Google LLC. The operator of the servies is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube is used to make our website appealing as well as to display visual content accordingly. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

X

On our website functions of the service X are integrated. These functions are offered by X Corp., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using X as well as the function „Re-Post“ websites visited by you are linked to your X account and posted to other users. In doing so, data will be transmitted to X. We would like to point out that we as providers of this website do not obtain knowledge about the contents of those data. For further information, please check the Privacy Policy of X: http://x.com/privacy. The privacy settings of your X account can be adjusted under http://x.com/account/settings. If you do not wish that X associates your visit of our website to your X account, please log out of your X account.

OBJECTION TO COMMERCIAL MAILS

Providers are obligated to publish contact information in the Legal Note. The use of such contact information by third parties for the purpose of distributing unsolicited advertisements or other commercial information is prohibited. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal measures in case of being sent unsolicited commercial information, e.g. spam mails etc.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“Children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we discover that a Children under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us as follows by mail and email:

The Pilot Watch Magazine
c/o Michael Herrmann
Malvenweg 18 d
82008 Unterhaching (Munich)
Germany
Attn: Privacy Policy
Email