Data protection

Responsible body within the meaning of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

According to § 5 TMG:
Arne Stamer

An der Fähre 11

18519 Sundhagen

Phone: +49 173 363 88 49
E-Mail: [email protected] <- cooperation requests

Your rights as a data subject

You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details of our data protection officer:

  • Information about your data stored by us and their processing,
  • Correction of incorrect personal data,
  • Deletion of your data stored by us,
  • Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
  • Objection to the processing of your data by us and
  • Data portability, provided you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You can contact the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time with a complaint. Your competent supervisory authority depends on the state of your place of residence, your work or the alleged violation. A list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public area) with addresses can be found at:

Purposes of data processing by the responsible body and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this data protection declaration. A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned does not take place. We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • You have given your express consent
  • the processing is necessary to process a contract with you,
  • the processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation,
  • Processing is necessary to safeguard legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) over HTTPS.

Deletion or blocking of the data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here or as stipulated by the various storage periods provided by law. After the respective purpose or expiry of these deadlines, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.


Like many other websites, we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your hard drive by a website server. This automatically gives us certain data such as B. IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can make navigation easier for you and enable our website to be displayed correctly.

In no case will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via the settings of your browser. Please use the help functions of your internet browser to find out how you can change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

Comment function

When users leave comments on our website, the time of their creation and the user name previously selected by the website visitor are saved in addition to this information. This is for our security, as we can be prosecuted for illegal content on our website, even if it was created by users.

Subscription to our newsletter

On the website of Tapas Ventures GmbH, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company's newsletter. Which personal data is transmitted to the person responsible for processing when the newsletter is ordered results from the input mask used for this purpose.

Tapas Ventures GmbH informs its customers and business partners at regular intervals by means of a newsletter about company offers. Our company's newsletter can only be received by the person concerned if (1) the person concerned has a valid e-mail address and (2) the person concerned registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address entered by a person concerned for the first time for the newsletter dispatch using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation email is used to check whether the owner of the email address, as the person concerned, has authorized the receipt of the newsletter.

We use the MailChimp newsletter service for processing, storing and sending the newsletter. The provider is The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA. We have concluded a corresponding contract for order data processing with the provider.

When registering for the newsletter, we or our newsletter provider also save the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the computer system used by the person concerned at the time of registration, as well as the date and time of registration, as described above . The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later point in time and therefore serves to provide legal protection for the person responsible for processing.

The personal data collected when registering for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a relevant registration, as this could be the case in the case of changes to the newsletter offer or changes in the technical conditions. The personal data collected as part of the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties with the exception of the above-mentioned newsletter provider. The data subject can cancel the subscription to our newsletter at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data that the data subject has given us for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time. There is a corresponding link in every newsletter for the purpose of withdrawing consent. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter dispatch directly on the website of the person responsible for processing or to inform the person responsible for processing of this in another way.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (following: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", ie text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, further related services are then to be provided. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics.

In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our website by [ga-optout text = “click this link”]. An opt-out cookie will be installed on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data for this website and for this browser in the future as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Data protection declaration for the use of Google AdSense

The controller has integrated Google AdSense on this website. Google AdSense is an online service that enables advertising to be placed on third-party sites. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm which selects the advertisements displayed on third-party sites to match the content of the respective third-party site. Google AdSense allows interest-based targeting of the Internet user, which is implemented by generating individual user profiles.

The operating company of the Google AdSense component is Alphabet Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of the Google AdSense component is to integrate advertisements on our website. Google AdSense places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Alphabet Inc. is able to analyze the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Google AdSense component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically triggered by the respective Google AdSense component To transmit data to Alphabet Inc. for the purpose of online advertising and billing of commissions. As part of this technical process, Alphabet Inc. gains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which Alphabet Inc. uses, among other things, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission accounting.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Alphabet Inc. from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Alphabet Inc. can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Google AdSense also uses so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in Internet pages in order to enable log file recording and log file analysis, whereby a statistical evaluation can be carried out. Using the embedded tracking pixel, Alphabet Inc. can recognize whether and when a website was opened by a data subject and which links were clicked on by the data subject. Tracking pixels are used, among other things, to evaluate the flow of visitors to a website.

Google AdSense transfers personal data and information, which also includes the IP address and is necessary for the collection and billing of the advertisements displayed, to Alphabet Inc. in the United States of America. These personal data are stored and processed in the United States of America. Alphabet Inc. may pass this personal data collected through the technical process on to third parties.

Google AdSense is explained in more detail under this link

Google under and more information and options for restricting the transmission of data.

Embedded YouTube Videos

We embed YouTube videos on some of our websites. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube servers is established. In doing so, YouTube is informed which pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

If a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

If you have deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google ad program, you will not have to reckon with such cookies when watching YouTube videos. However, YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you have to block the storage of cookies in your browser.

Further information on data protection at "Youtube" can be found in the provider's data protection declaration at:

Change of our data protection regulations

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply to your next visit.

Questions to the data protection officer

Wenn Sie Fragen zum Datenschutz haben, schreiben Sie uns bitte eine E-Mail oder wenden Sie sich direkt an [email protected]

The privacy policy was updated with Data protection declaration generator created by activeMind AG.

This data protection declaration was created by the data protection declaration generator of DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which as External data protection officer Neu-Ulm is active, in cooperation with the Lawyer for IT and data protection law Christian Solmecke created.


This website uses EZOIC, a service for integrating advertisements from EZOIC Inc and EZOIC Ltd. (“EZOIC”). The provider is EZOIC Inc. (Ezoic Inc., 6023 Innovation Way, Carlsbad, CA 92009, United States) and EZOIC Ltd (Ezoic Limited, Northern Design Center, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 3DF United Kingdom).
EZOIC uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website. EZOIC also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). These web beacons can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on these pages.
The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to an EZOIC server in the USA and United Kingdom and stored there. EZOIC can pass this information on to EZOIC's contractual partners. However, EZOIC will not merge your IP address with other data stored about you.

The storage of EZOIC cookies takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website, you consent to the processing of the data collected about you by EZOIC in the manner described above and for the purpose stated above.

Cookies and traffic reports

We use "session cookies" from VG Wort, Munich, to measure access to texts in order to record the likelihood of copying. Session cookies are small pieces of information that a provider stores in the visitor's computer memory. A randomly generated unique identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. A cookie also contains information about its origin and the storage period. Session cookies cannot save any other data. These measurements are carried out by Kantar Germany GmbH according to the scalable central measuring method (SZM). They help to determine the likelihood of individual texts being copied in order to remunerate the legal claims of authors and publishers. We do not collect any personal data via cookies.

Viele unserer Seiten sind mit JavaScript-Aufrufen versehen, über die wir die Zugriffe an die Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort (VG Wort) melden. [BITTE ÜBERPRÜFEN, ob dies bei Ihrem Verlag der Fall ist!] Wir ermöglichen damit, dass unsere Autoren an den Ausschüttungen der VG Wort partizipieren, die die gesetzliche Vergütung für die Nutzungen urheberrechtlich geschützter Werke gem. § 53 UrhG sicherstellen.

A use of our offers is also possible without cookies. Most browsers are set so that they automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser so that it notifies you as soon as cookies are sent.

Data protection declaration for the use of the scalable central measurement method for VG Wort

Our website and our mobile website use the "Scalable Central Measurement Method" (SZM) from Kantar Germany GmbH to determine statistical parameters to determine the probability of texts being copied.

Anonymous measured values are collected in the process. For the recognition of computer systems, the access number measurement alternatively uses a session cookie or a signature that is created from various automatically transmitted information from your browser. IP addresses are only processed in anonymised form.

The procedure was developed taking data protection into account. The sole aim of the process is to determine the probability of individual texts being copied.

At no time individual users are identified. Your identity is always protected. You will not receive any advertising through the system.

Source: data protection configurator from