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Data protection

Data protection declaration

1. Data protection at a glance

General information
The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data include all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the topic of data protection can be found in the data protection declaration following this text.

Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator, whose contact information can be found in the Impressum of this website.

How do we collect your data?
Firstly, we can collect your data in that you share them with us. For example, this can involve data that you provide on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. For the most part, these are technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or the time the website is viewed). These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?
Some of the data are collected in order to ensure the error-free deployment of the website. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have concerning your data?
At any time, you have the right to receive, free of charge, information about the origin, receiver and purpose of your stored personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of these data. Concerning this question, as well as others regarding data protection, you can contact us at the address provided in the Impressum. In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory body.  

Analysis tools and third-party provider tools
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This happens primarily with cookies and analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is generally anonymous; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by means of the non-use of certain tools. Detailed information is available in the data protection declaration below.
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you of the possibilities for objection in this data protection declaration.

2. General information and required information

Data protection
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data with all confidentiality and according to the legal data protection regulations as well as this data protection declaration.

When you use this website, various personal data are compiled. Personal data are data with which you can be personally identified. The present data protection declaration elucidates which data we compile and what we use them for. It also outlines how and to what purpose this takes place.

Please note that the transmission of data on the internet (e.g. communication via email) can exhibit security gaps. Gap-free protection of data from access on the part of third parties is not possible.

Details concerning the responsible party
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Grube Samson - Bergwerksmuseum & Erlebniszentrum
Barsch & Schärf GbR
Christian Barsch
Am Samson 2
D-37444 St. Andreasberg
Telephone: +49 (0)5582 1249

The responsible body is the natural or legal person who, either alone or with others, makes decisions concerning the purposes and methods of processing personal data (i.e. names, email addresses etc.).

Revocation of your consent for data processing
Many data processing procedures are possible only with your express consent. You can revoke consent already given at any time. You must simply send us informal notification via email. The legality of any data processing carried out up to the revocation of consent will remain unaffected by the revocation.

Right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory body
In the case of a violation of data protection law, the person affected has the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory body. For matters concerning data protection law, the responsible supervisory body is the state data protection officer in the federal state where our enterprise has its headquarters. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at this link:

Right to data portability
You have the right to have data automatically processed by us based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. Insofar as you demand the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will take place only as far as it is technically possible.

SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential data such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operators, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection when the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock symbol appears in your browser line.

When SSL or TLS encryption has been activated, the data you send us cannot be read by third parties.

Disclosure, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right at any time to information, provided free of charge, concerning your stored personal data, their origin, receiver and the purpose of the data processing as well as the right to the correction, blocking or deletion of these data. For more information about this matter and other matters concerning personal data, please contact us at any time at the address provided in the Impressum.

3. Data collection on our website

Some internet sites use cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer, nor do they contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our service more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are placed onto your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are known as “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser to inform you when cookies are placed and to allow cookies only in certain cases, to refuse to accept cookies either in particular cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. Deactivating cookies can restrict the functionality of this website.

Cookies required to carry out electronic communication processes or to make specific functions available to you at your behest (e.g. the shopping basket function) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies used to analyse your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are addressed separately in this data protection declaration.

Server log files
The provider of the sites automatically collects and stores information in server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

Browser type and browser version
•            operating system
•            referrer URL
•            host name of the accessing computer
•            time of the server inquiry
•            IP address

The data will not be merged with any other data sources.
The legal foundation for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits data processing carried out to serve the fulfilment of a contract or precontractual actions.

Contact form
Whenever you send us an inquiry via a contact form, the information you provide on the inquiry form, including the contact data you enter there, will be stored with us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for possible follow-up inquiries. The email address will be used exclusively for corresponding with you; no processing for other purposes will take place. We will not pass on these data without your consent.

Processing of the data provided in the contact form will take place based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke this consent at any time by sending us an informal message by email. The legality of any data processing carried out up to the revocation of consent will remain unaffected by the revocation.

The data you provide in the contact form will remain with us until you demand that we delete them, you revoke your consent for storage or the purpose for storing the data is no longer pursued (e.g. upon the complete processing of your inquiry). Mandatory legal regulations ? storage periods in particular ? will remain unaffected.

Registration for events
Data transmitted to us within the framework of online registration for events will be used exclusively to process your registration. The use of your data for other purposes unrelated to your registration, particularly transmission to third-party companies, will not take place without your express consent.

4. Plugins and tools

Google Web Fonts
To ensure the consistent display of typefaces, this site uses web fonts provided by Google. When you view a page, your browser will load the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to correctly display texts and typefaces.
To this purpose, the browser you are using must establish a connection to Google’s servers. Because of this, Google will acquire the knowledge that our website has been accessed via their IP address. Using Google Web Fonts serves to provide a consistent, appealing presentation of our online services. This represents a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard typeface from your computer will be used.
More information about Google Web Fonts is available at and in Google’s data protection declaration:

Google Maps
This website uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

It is necessary to store your IP address in order to use the functions of Google Maps. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on transmission of the data.
The use of Google Maps serves the interest of a suitable presentation of our online services and to make it easy to find the locations we name on the website. This represents a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
More information about user data handling is available in Google’s data protection declaration: