Data Protection

Thank you very much for your interest in our website. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We would therefore like to take the opportunity to inform you about the way we follow data protection guidelines in our company. We naturally ensure that we comply with the legal requirements stipulated by the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telemedia Act (TMG) and other data protection regulations.

You can rely on us to protect your personal data! Your data is transferred to us via digital security systems in an encrypted form. Our web pages are protected by technical measures designed to prevent damage, destruction or unauthorised access.

Object of data protection

The object of data protection is personal data. According to § 3 para. 1 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), personal data concerns details relating to the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, but also possibly data relating to usage such as your IP address.

General data protection information

(1) When you visit the website operated by the company EPHESUS RETREAT KONAKLAMA LIMITED SIRKETI or if you download data from these web pages, information about this activity is saved and processed by us in a log file. This process is carried out anonymously. It does not allow us to identify you as a person.

(2) The following information is stored: your IP address, the date and time that you viewed the web page, the page that you called up or the name of the file that you requested, the volume of data transmitted and any notifications confirming whether access/file retrieval was successful.

(3) These files are not used for any commercial purposes. This analysis is solely used to enable us to process statistical information and to improve our online offering. We achieve this by creating user profiles by means of a pseudonym. It is not possible to establish a connection between the person behind the pseudonym and the usage data that has been collected. Your data will be deleted after it has been used in this way. The data is not permitted to be stored on a permanent basis. You can object to your data being collected, saved and processed at any time.

(4) Your data is used exclusively by us. It is not disclosed to any third parties. The use of your personal data for the purpose of analysing user behaviour takes place in a place and state outside of the scope of directive 95/46/EG by the company Google Analytics. You can object to your data being used and processed by using the deactivation add-on (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

(5) We use cookies to collect and store data. Cookies are small data packages which are stored in your Internet browser on your end device on our behalf. They do not cause any damage here. They do not contain viruses and they do not allow us to spy on you. Two types of cookies are used. Temporary cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser (session cookies). On the other hand, persistent cookies can remain on the browser for up to a maximum of 30 days. This type of cookie enables you to be recognised again after you have left the website when you call up the web pages again. Using cookies enables us to understand your user behaviour for the reasons stated above and to the relevant extent. They are also intended to optimise your browsing experience on our website. We also only collect this data anonymously or under a pseudonym. You can change the settings in your web browser to ensure that we cannot store our cookies on your end device or you can delete cookies that are already stored there. You can use the opt-out function in the following programmes for this purpose: …

Scope of data collection and data storage

In general terms, it is not necessary to provide personal data if you wish to use our website. However, to enable us to actually provide our services, we require your personal data where appropriate. This applies both to information material that is sent and to responses to individual enquiries.

When you instruct us to provide a service, we generally only collect and store your personal data if it is required to provide the service or to fulfil the terms of the contract. To do this, it may be necessary to pass on your personal data to companies which we have appointed to provide the service or to manage the contract. In the event that we perform one of the actions that will be subsequently described or any other actions, or in the event that we provide any services, we would like to collect and store your personal data. We will request your explicit consent at the appropriate place on our website:

– Sending of newsletters

– Payment methods

– Personalisation of our website

– Data collection for further services and offers for which your explicit consent is required, or other services.

Following the complete conclusion of the contract, your data will be blocked and it will be deleted after regulations relating to tax and commercial law have expired, provided that you have not explicitly agreed to your data being used in a way that extends beyond this.

If you have subscribed to our newsletter with your email address, we also use your email address beyond the performance of the contract for own advertising purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter.

Collection of data using Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’. Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analysed. Cookies record different types of information, including information about your operating system, your browser, your IP address, the website you have previously visited (referrer URL), and the date and time of your visit to our website. The information generated by this text file on how you use our website is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, to compile reports on website activity for the website operator and to provide further services related to website and internet use. Google may also pass on this information to third parties insofar as is prescribed by law or where third parties are processing the data on behalf of Google. This information is used anonymously or under a pseudonym. Further information on this is available on the Google website: www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy.html

Google uses the DoubleClick DART Cookie.

Users can disable the use of DART cookies by opening Google’s privacy policy for the advertising network and the content advertising network.

This will ensure that the user’s direct personal data will not be stored, only the internet protocol address. This information enables you to be automatically recognised when you next visit our website and helps to make it easier for you to navigate the site. Cookies enable us to undertake activities such as customising a website according to your interests or saving passwords so that you do not need to enter it every time you visit the site.

You can obviously also view our website without cookies. If you do not want us to recognise your computer, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting ‘do not accept cookies’ in your browser settings. Please refer to your browser manual to find out how this works in more detail. If you do not accept cookies, this can limit the functions available to you on our websites.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by changing the relevant settings in your browser software. To do this, you have to disable the cookies to prevent them from being stored in your internet browser. For further information, please refer to the user information provided by your Internet browser.

Collection and storage of usage data

To optimise the use of our website, we collect and store data, e.g. the date and time you have visited our website, the site from which you visited our site and similar information. This is carried out by anonymising the data and does not identify the user of the site personally. If necessary, we achieve this by creating user profiles by means of a pseudonym. A link is also not made in this case between the natural persons behind the pseudonym with the usage data which is collected. We also use cookies when collecting and storing usage data. This involves using small text files which are stored on your computer and which are used to store statistical information such as the operating system, your browser, IP address, the website you have previously visited (referrer URL) and the time. We only collect this data for statistical purposes in order to further improve our internet presence and to make our online services even more attractive. The data is only collected and stored anonymously or under a pseudonym and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you as a natural person.

Specific use of data

We observe the principle of data use for a specific purpose and collect, process and store your personal data only for the purpose communicated by you. We will not disclose your personal data to third parties without your express consent unless this is necessary to render the service or to execute the contract. The transfer of personal data to state institutions or authorities entitled to receive such information will also only take place within statutory disclosure requirements or if we are obliged to do so by a court ruling requiring us to disclose information.

We also take the protection of data that is used within the company very seriously. We ensure that our staff and service providers that we have appointed are obliged to keep your data confidential and to comply with the data protection regulations.

Right to information/right of cancellation

You can obtain information about the data we have stored at any time. This will be provided free of charge and does not require that you state a reason for your request. You can block, correct or delete the data that we collect about you at any time. You can also at any time withdraw your consent you have provided in relation to the collection and use of your personal data without stating any reasons. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time using the details provided on the legal information page. We would be pleased to answer questions you may have at any time about our privacy policy and the way we process your personal data.

Please note that data protection regulations and approaches to data protection, e.g. at Google, are constantly subject to change. It is therefore advisable and necessary that you continually keep up to date with changes to statutory regulations and practices employed by companies, e.g. Google.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data.