Data Protection Statement

Scope of Application

This data protection statement tells users about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of private data, hereinafter referred to as the “content provided” on this website, by the responsible provider

Bodderbarg 27
D-25421 Pinneberg

Finanzamt Hamburg – am Tierpark
Tax – No.: 42/617/00129
Managing Director : Andrej Kauffmann
Person responsible for content pursuant to § 6 MDStV: Andrej Kauffmann
T: 04101/85 29 5 – 95
F: 04101/85 29 5 – 28
M: 0177 – 70 466 89
E: elbtonalpercussion(at)

On this website.
The legal data protection foundations are to be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Access Data/ Server-Logfiles

The provider (or their webspace provider) gathers data about every access made to the content provided (so-called server log files). This access data includes:

The name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, transmitted data quantity, reports of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (page previously visited), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider only uses the protocol data for statistical evaluations that serve to improve the operation, security and optimisation of the content provided. The provider reserves the right to examine the protocol data at a later time if there is definite clues to back up a justified suspicion of illegal use.

Handling of Personal Data

Personal data is information that can be used to identify someone, in other words, details that can be traced back to a particular person. These details include the name, the eMail address or telephone number. But personal data also includes data about personal preferences, hobbies, memberships or what websites a person has viewed.

The provider only gathers, uses and forwards personal data when legally allowed so to do or when the user consents to the collection of the data.


When contacting the provider (for example using the contact form or eMail) the user’s details will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and in case any subsequent questions arise.

Comments and Contributions

Users’ IP addresses will be stored when user comments are left in the blog or other contribution. This is for the provider’s security, in case someone writes unlawful comments or input (insults, forbidden political propaganda, etc.). In such a case the provider himself could be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and is therefore interested in determining the identity of the author.

Newsletter Subscriptions

The user can subscribe to newsletters. On subscribing, the user will be sent a confirmation eMail to check that they are the owners of the eMail address submitted. Users can unsubscribe to the newsletters at any time, as explained in the confirmation eMail.

Inclusion of Third-Party Services and Content

It is possible that this website includes third party content, such as YouTube videos, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites. This always assumes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third party provider”) take note of the user’s IP address, because without the IP address, the content cannot be sent to the browser of the user in question. The IP address is thus required for the presentation of the content. We make every effort to only use such content whose respective provider use the IP address solely for delivering the content. We do not however have any influence over it if the third party provider saves the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. In so far as we are aware of this, we explain it to the user.


Cookies are small files that enable the user’s access device (PC, smart phone and the like) to store specific device-related information. They serve to provide user-friendliness of websites and consequently for the users (e.g. for saving login data). They also serve to capture the statistical data relating to website usage, and to analyse this for the purpose of improving the content provided. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option that limits or completely blocks the saving of cookies. However, it is emphasised that usage and especially the comfort of usage can be restricted without cookies.

You can manage online display cookies from enterprises via the US page or the EU page verwalten.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a Google Inc. (“Google”) web analysis service. Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website.
The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the user in usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored.

If the IP anonymisation is activated on this website, the IP address of the user is however abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states that are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it will be abbreviated. The IP anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information on the operator’s behalf to evaluate the usage of the website by the user in order to compile reports about the website activities and to provide additional services to the website operator associated with website and Internet usage.

Google will not combine the IP address transmitted to your browser within the scope of Google Analytics with any other data. The user can prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in their browser software; this website reminds the user that in this case they may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. Users can also prevent the capture of the data (incl. their IP address) generated by the cookie and which relates to their website usage being sent to Google and being processed by Google, in that they can download and install the browser plugin available via the following link:

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, click on this link, to prevent future data collection by Google Analytics within this website. Here an opt-out cookie is installed on your device. If you delete your cookies, you have to click on this link once again.

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

This website uses social plugins (plugins) for the social network, operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (Facebook). The plugins are clearly identified by the Facebook logo (white f on a blue tile, the terms Like, Gefällt mir or a thumbs-up sign) or with the rider Facebook Social Plugin. The list and the appearance of Facebook social plugins can be viewed at:

If a user accesses a website from this provided content that contains such a plugin, their browser creates a direct connection with the Facebook servers. Facebook transmits the plugin content directly to your browser which then integrates this into the website. The provider therefore has no influence over the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and informs the user corresponding to the state of knowledge:

With the inclusion of the plugin, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding pages of the content provided. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can allocate the visit to his Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the Like button or by writing a comment, your browser transmits the corresponding information straight to Facebook, where it is stored. If a user is not a Facebook member, it is still possible that Facebook learns of the IP address and saves it. According to Facebook, only an anonymised IP address is stored in Germany.

The purpose and extent of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, and the related rights and possible settings for protecting the user’s private sphere, are to be found in the Facebook data protection notices at:

If a user is a Facebook member but does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this website and combine it with his membership details stored by Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before he accesses the Internet page. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes can be made within the Facebook profile settings:

+1 Google Button+

This content provided uses the Google Plus social network’s “+1″button, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button is clearly recognisable from the +1 on a white or coloured background.

If a user accesses a website that contains such a button, the browser establishes a direct contact with the Google servers. Google transmits the content of the +1 button straight to the browser and integrates it into the website. The provider therefore has no influence over the scope of the data that Google collects with the help of the button. According to Google, no private data is gathered without this button being clicked. Such data, including the IP address, is only gathered and processed if members are logged in.

The purpose and extent of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google and the related rights and possible settings for protecting the user’s private sphere, are to be found in the Google data protection notices regarding the +1 button at: und der FAQ:

Revocations, Changes, Corrections and Updates

The user has the right to receive information, on request and free of charge, about any their personal data that has been stored. The user also has the right to correct incorrect data, block or delete his personal data, as long as this does not contradict legal retention obligations.

Example of a data protection statement by lawyer Thomas Schwenke – I LAW it