Our Privacy Policy is intended to inform you about the kind of information we receive from you and for what purpose we use it. MultiKultur e.K., as the operator of the this website, is the responsible authority and, in accordance with data protection laws, responsible for the protection of users’ personal data when visiting the website.

It is especially about the use of personal data and special personal data by the responsible provider MultiKultur e.K. International Exchange Programs, Helmholtzstr. 50, 50825 Cologne. The data privacy statement is based on the legal foundations of data protection, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German BDSG (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz / federal data protection act).

Collection, use, and visibility of your personal information

Personal data is individual information about personal or factual circumstances that can be assigned to a specific person. It is mainly about personal information such as your name, your contact information or your IP address.

With every visit of the website, user data of the respective website visitors is transmitted by the respective Internet browser and stored in so-called server log files. These data are:

  • IP address (Internet Protocol Address) of the accessing computer
  • Referrer URL (origin URL) from which the user came to the visited page
  • Name of the service provider used to access our website
  • Information about retrieved files or information
  • Date and time of retrieval
  • Amount of transferred data
  • Status message as to whether the retrieval was successful
  • Operating system and information on the internet browser used, including installed add-ons (e.g for the Flash Player)
  • HTTP status code

The main purpose of collecting this information is to help us ensure that our website works technically without problems. To improve our offer and service, we may also create usage statistics, which we use for internal purposes only.

We make use of hosting services that contribute to the operation of our online offer. Our hosting providers have potential access to data of interested parties, customers and users. This includes contact data, content data, meta and communication data, contract data and also access data. The processing of the data serves solely the purpose of a smooth operation of the platform. The data is not used for any other purpose.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that our website places on your computer through your web browser. They receive pseudonymous data without personal reference. Cookies serve the user-friendliness of websites and thus serve the users (e.g. through storage of login data). They also serve to collect the statistical data of the website usage and analyze it for the purpose of improving the offer.

Integration of services and contents of third parties

We use third-party service or content offerings to enrich our online offering, such as fonts, embedded videos, or other plug-ins. For implementation, the third-party providers must process the IP address of the users, as this is the only way they can send the content to the respective browser. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also referred to as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. Thus, they can also gather information about the traffic of the respective page. The information may be stored pseudonymized as cookies on the user device.

Social media plug-ins

Social media plug-ins are the link between a website and social networks like Twitter or Facebook. They are the easiest way to share content with other users on social media platforms.

Facebook

On our sites, we use Facebook plug-ins, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, US.

Via this plug-in, which can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the Like button, a connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server. This gives Facebook the information that you have visited our site and user profiles can be created. Facebook can only assign this information to your account if you are logged in to your Facebook account. We have no control over the amount of data Facebook collects by using the plug-ins.

To learn more about the scope, purpose and nature of Facebook’s data collection and processing, please refer to Facebook’s Privacy Policy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

YouTube

On our sites, we use plug-ins from Youtube.de/Youtube.com, represented by Google Inc. operated by YouTube, LLC, Cherry Ave., USA.

This plug-in connects your browser to the YouTube server. This will give YouTube the information that you have visited our site and users’ usage profiles can be created. YouTube can only assign this information to your account if you are logged in to your YouTube account. When using these plug-ins, such as by Clicking / Start buttons of a video or posting a comment, this information will also be assigned to your user account. We have no control over the amount of data YouTube collects using the plug-ins.

To learn more about the scope, purpose and nature of YouTube’s data collection and processing, please refer to the YouTube Privacy Policy: https://www.youtube.com/static?template=privacy_guidelines

Vimeo

On our sites, we use Vimeo plug-ins, represented by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA.

This plug-in connects your browser to the Vimeo server. Vimeo receives the information that you have visited our site and user profiles can be created. This information can only be assigned to your account by Vimeo if you are logged into your Vimeo account. When using these plug-ins, such as by Clicking / Start buttons of a video or posting a comment, this information will also be assigned to your user account. We have no control over the amount of data Vimeo collects using the plugins.

To learn more about the scope, purpose and nature of Vimeo’s data collection and processing, please read the Vimeo Privacy Policy: https://vimeo.com/privacy

Instagram

On our sites, we use Instagram plug-ins, represented by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA.

This plug-in connects your browser to the Instagram server. Instagram receives the information that you have visited our site and user profiles can be created. This information can only be assigned to your account by Instagram if you are logged into your Instagram account. We have no control over the amount of data Instagram collects using the plugins.

To learn more about the scope, purpose and nature of Instagram’s data collection and processing, please read the Instagram Privacy Policy:https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

Twitter

On our sites, we use Twitter plug-ins, represented by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

This plug-in connects your browser to the Twitter server. Twitter receives the information that you have visited our site and user profiles can be created. This information can only be assigned to your account by Twitter if you are logged into your Twitter account. We have no control over the amount of data Twitter collects using the plugins.

To learn more about the scope, purpose and nature of Twitter’s data collection and processing, please read the Twitter Privacy Policy:https://twitter.com/en/privacy

Pinterest

On our sites, we use Pinterest plug-ins, represented by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

This plug-in connects your browser to the Pinterest server. Pinterest receives the information that you have visited our site and user profiles can be created. This information can only be assigned to your account by Pinterest if you are logged into your Pinterest account. We have no control over the amount of data Pinterest collects using the plugins.

To learn more about the scope, purpose and nature of Pinterest’s data collection and processing, please read the Pinterest Privacy Policy:https://about.pinterest.com/privacy-policy

Google Maps

We use maps from “Google Maps” provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, and integrate them into our website.

Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Google Fonts

We incorporate the fonts (“Google Fonts”) provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Google reCAPTCHA

We incorporate the function to detect bots, e.g. when making entries into online forms (“reCAPTCHA”) of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Privacy Policy:https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Use of analysis programs and tracking tools

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of the website which is generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and be shortened there. 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 other services related to website usage and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address which is provided by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.You can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the respective setting of your browser software. However, we point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website.

In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

[google_analytics_optout]Deactivate Google Analytics on this website.[/google_analytics_optout]

Google AdSense

This website may use Google AdSense, a service for integrating advertisements of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called “web beacons” (invisible graphics). These web beacons can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on these pages.

Google +1

The information about the use of this website (including your IP address) generated by cookies and web beacons as well as the delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. This information may be passed on by Google to contracting parties of Google. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data you have stored.You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all the functions of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Collection and dissemination of information:

The Google +1 button lets you publish information worldwide. The Google +1 button will provide you and other users with personalized content from Google and their partners. Google stores both the information that you +1’d a piece of content as well as information about the page you viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1s can appear as clues along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the web.Google records information about your +1 activity to improve Google’s services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need to have a globally visible, public Google profile that at least has to contain the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace a different name you used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information from you.

Use of the information collected:

In addition to the uses outlined above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with applicable Google privacy policy. Google may publish summarized statistics about users’ + 1 activity or share it with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or affiliate websites.

Right to information

Each user has the right to ask us for information about what data we have stored about him, for what purpose it is stored, where this data comes from and to which recipients or categories of recipients this data may be shared.On request, we can provide the user with his/her data in a common format.

Each user has the right to complain to an inspecting agency about the handling of his/her data.

Information about our services via email

We occasionally send other information about au pair related topics via email. These emails may also contain references to our services or products.

If you do not want to receive such emails, you can object to the receipt at any time. To do so, please contact us. Alternatively, you can click on the “Unsubscribe” link in the respective email footer. You can also communicate your objection via email by sending an email with the subject “Objecting advertising” to support[at]au-pair-usa.com.

Responsible entity – Data Protection Officer

The responsible provider of the website is MultiKultur e.K. International Exchange Programs, Helmholtzstr. 50, 50825 Cologne.

Email: info [at] aupair.com

The privacy statement is based on the legal bases of data protection, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German BDSG (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, a federal data protection act).

The external data protection officer is:PROLIANCE GmbHFriedrichstr. 2280801 Munich

As of the 14th of May 2018