Data protection regulation/privacy policy

(Last update: 20. May 2010)

1. Data collection and use

Personal data constitute details relating to the person.
Personal data gained during registration shall be used for the agreed purpose of participating in the community. The data submitted shall not be forwarded to third parties except where required by law or in cases in which the User has been explicitly informed in advance thereof and has voluntary agreed to the forwarding or use of the data in other contexts.
The user profile voluntarily created by the User can be accessed by all the community.

2. Revocation

User may amend his/her data submitted at any time.
The User's consent to this Privacy Policy may be revoked at any time by the User by using the function provided by to delete or deactivate his/her registration and his/her data entirely.
In case of deletion/deactivation, profile data and photos shall be removed entirely from the website.
The data of users who have been banned by from its website will be retained, during which such a ban may be revoked if it is based on an error.We reserve the right,to save data necessary for maintaining the ban, such as the username used for registration and the e-mail address. We guarantee that these data will not be used for any other purposes than for maintaining the ban.

3. Recordings

During all website-visits and log-in or log-out procedures, saves all users' current IP-addresses, the web browsers used as well as the name and status of the requested file, allocated to the username selected by the User. Texts published in public chat rooms (not dialogues) will also be recorded. These records will be used for troubleshooting purposes, for software optimization, for the identification and tracking of illegal access attempts, as well as for maintaining the Terms of Use. These data will under no circumstances be used for commercial purposes.
If dialogue participants do not report any dialogues by means of the function explicitly provided for this purpose, private dialogues shall neither be saved permanently nor can they be accessed by employees of
Users have the possibility to report postings concerning other services (e.g. chatmails) as well. All reports are monitored and checked by, and, if necessary, are forwarded to the investigating authorities in charge.

4. Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. disposes of suitable security systems which protect our servers against data loss, misuse and manipulation of user data. We explicitly point out, though, that, according to the current state of the art, no computer system (hardware and software) can offer absolute security.

5. Amendments reserves the right within the scope of the applicable laws to amend this Privacy Policy and to adapt it to recent court decisions. Users shall be informed of such amendments at an appropriate place, e.g. on the homepage, in the section for notifications or immediately when logging in.