This notice of data protection informs you as a visitor and user of the websites on
(called "website" or "internet presence" in the following) about the nature, the scope and purposes of the collection, processing and use of personal data on this website.
Provider of the website
Responsible in the sense of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the provider of the website (service provider) in the legal sense of the Telemedia Act (TMG) is
Althoff Beratungs- und Betreuungsgesellschaft mbH
Aachener Str. 1348
Tel.: +49 (0)22 34/37 90-0
Managing Director: Edgar Lichter, Andreas Schmitt
District Court Cologne HRB 17907
VAT ID Nr. DE 123471961
Complete information according to § 5 TMG (Imprint)
(hereinafter referred to as "provider")
The data you enter through our website for the purpose of a hotel or restaurant reservation is transferred to us in an encrypted state (via HTTPS). These data, the nature and extent of which result from the corresponding input mask of the online booking engine used by us, shall be gathered, processed and used solely for the establishment, implementation and settlement of the contractual relationship established with the reservation.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", which are text files that are stored on your computer and enable the analysis of the way you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about the way you use this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. However, in the case of activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the agreement on the European economic area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a server of Google in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to provide further services related to website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however, we must point out that in such a case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in their entirety. You can also prevent the collection and disclosure of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in made available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
When contacting us, the provider of the website (for example via contact form or by e-mail), your information shall be stored for the purpose of processing the request, as well as for the event that follow-up questions arise.
With our e-mail newsletter we regularly inform you about the Althoff Hotel Collection and its offerings and services.
If you want to receive the newsletter, we require your valid e-mail address and information that will allow us to verify that you or the owner of the specified e-mail address are/is willing to receive the newsletter. Further data shall not be collected. These data are used only for sending the newsletter and are not communicated to third parties.
A subscriber of the e-mail newsletter can revoke any consent to the storage of the above data, as well as their use for the purpose of sending out the newsletter. The revocation can be carried out via a link in the newsletter itself or by e-mail with the subject "Unsubscribe" to email@example.com.
Integration of services and content from third parties (e.g. YouTube and Google Maps)
Content from third parties, such as videos from YouTube and maps from Google Maps (hereinafter referred to as "third parties" or “third-party providers”), are integrated within the contents of the website. The transmission of the IP address of the user to the respective third-party provider is technically necessary for the use of such content. Because without the IP address, the third party would not be able to send the content integrated in the website to the respective user's browser. We have no influence on whether a third-party provider stores or uses the IP address for statistical or other purposes.
Use of Facebook plugins (like button)
Plugins by the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, United States) are integrated in our website. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "like button" ("Like") on our website. For an overview of the Facebook plug-ins please refer to: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you visit our website, a direct connection is made between your browser and the Facebook server using the plugin. Facebook then receives information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the Facebook "like button" while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages on your Facebook profile. In that way Facebook can assign the visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the website, receive no information about the content of the transferred data or their use by Facebook. For more information, please refer to the notice of data protection from facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visiting our website to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
Use of Google +1
Collection and disclosure of information:
With the help of the Google +1 button you can publish information all over the world. Via the Google +1 button you and other users can receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you have given +1 for content, as well as information about the page that you viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be displayed along with your profile name and photo in Google services, for example in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and ads on the Internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can replace a different name you used when sharing content with your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information about you.
Use of collected information:
In addition to the above uses, the information provided by you shall be used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection policy. Google may release aggregate statistics about the +1 activities of users or may pass these on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or related websites.
Use of Twitter
Features of the Twitter service are included on our pages. These features are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States. Through the use of Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" feature, the websites visited by you are linked with your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. In the process, data shall also be transmitted to Twitter.
We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the website, receive no information about the content of the transferred data or their use by Twitter. For more information, please refer to the notice of data protection from Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter at http://twitter.com/account/settings in the account settings at any time.
As of: January 2014