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Data protection

1. Contact Person

Responsible in terms of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), is:

Owner: Andreas Günther
James-F.-Byrnes-Straße 9
70376 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 806 31 12
Fax: +49 711 806 31 69

If you have any questions about privacy, please email us or contact the person responsible for privacy at our websites:

Andreas Günther

2. Principles of LINUXMAKER in using your data

Your personal data will only be processed by LINUXMAKER for the purposes stated in this privacy statement. Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned. A transfer of your personal data to third parties will only take place if:

  • You have given us your explicit consent,

  • processing is required to complete an order with you,

  • the processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation,

  • processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests, and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your information.

3. Deletion or blocking of data

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

4. Collecting general information when visiting our websites

By accessing our web pages, automatic information gathering of general nature takes place through so-called cookies. This information is stored in the server log files and includes, among other things, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This information does not allow any conclusions about your person but is purely technical.

In order that the contents requested by you can be delivered correctly by our web pages, this information is technically necessary, or they necessarily arise when using the Internet. The processing serves the following purposes:

  • Ensuring the easy connection of the website,

  • Ensuring the smooth use of our websites,

  • Guarantee of system security and server stability by evaluation of the data, as well as for further administrative purposes by the system administrator.

  • Optimization of our website and the underlying technology through the evaluation of the anonymized data.

Your data will not be used by us to draw conclusions about you. The recipient of the data is only the responsible body and possibly the processor.

5. Cookies

Our websites use "cookies". Cookies in IT are small text files in which the web browser stores information about visited web pages sent by the web server. This can be information about the page visit such as duration, login data, user input or similar. So they serve as a cache and may not exceed the size of 4 KB. A distinction is also made between session and persistent cookies, whereby the former survive only the current session and persistent cookies persist on the user's hard disk even after the page has been closed for a long time.
Cookies are not used to start programs or scripts or to transfer viruses to a computer. Rather, the information contained herein is intended to improve the navigation experience for you, as well as the correct content display of our websites.

Again, it is important that the data collected by us in no case disclosed to third parties or without your consent, a link to personal data are produced.

A consideration of our web pages is basically also possible without cookies. Above all, you can configure your web browser in the settings so that the use of cookies is disabled. This is especially possible against the background, since the web browser by default accept cookies. However, please note that some functions of our website may not work if the use of cookies is disabled.

6. Contact form

If you contact us for questions of any kind via our contact form or by email with us, you give us for the purpose of establishing contact your voluntary consent. The username of your valid email address serves this purpose. With her, the request can be assigned and subsequently answered. All other data is optional. All information provided by you will be stored solely for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. The personal data will be automatically deleted once the request you have made is done.

7. Privacy Policy for the use of Matomo

Our website uses Matomo (the former Piwik) which is a so-called web analysis service. Matomo uses so-called "cookies", which are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow us to analyze the use of the website. For this purpose, the usage information generated by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes, which serves the website optimization on our part. Your IP address will be immediately anonymized during this process so that you remain anonymous to us as a user. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, in that case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, then you can object to the storage and use of the following at any time by mouse click. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, with the result that Matomo does not collect any session data. Attention: If you delete your cookies, this also means that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and may need to be reactivated by you.

8. Privacy Policy for the use of Twitter

Functions of the service Twitter are integrated on the websites of LINUXMAKER. These features are available through Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. For more information, see the privacy policy of Twitter at You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the Account Settings at

9. Privacy Policy for the use of XING

Our website uses functions of the network XING. Provider is the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit one of our sites that includes Xing features, it connects to Xing servers. A storage of personal data is not done to our knowledge. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behavior is evaluated.

Further information on data protection and Xing linking can be found in Xing's privacy policy

10. Privacy Policy for the use of Facebook

Functions of the service Facebook are integrated on the websites of LINUXMAKER. These features are offered through Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. By using Facebook and the "Like" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Facebook account and shared with other users. At the same time data will be transmitted to Facebook. We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the data transmitted and their use by Facebook. Further information can be found in the privacy policy of Facebook at You can change your privacy settings on Facebook in the account settings under "Privacy Settings" (

11. Privacy Policy for the use of Google Maps

Our website uses the Google Maps API to visualize geographic information. By using Google Maps, Google also processes and uses user-specific information about the use of the map features. Google's privacy notices may contain information about your use of Google's data. The privacy center offered there allows you to make your personal privacy settings.

12. Privacy Policy for the use of Google Webfonts

These Web pages use the Google Web Fonts font libraries ( to display content correctly across all browsers. To avoid multiple loading into the browser cache, the Google web fonts will be put into the cache of your web browser. If the browser does not support Google Web fonts or prohibits access, content will be displayed in a standard font.

This call to Google Webfonts automatically generates a connection to the operator of the Fonts library. Thus, it is theoretically possible - but currently also unclear whether and possibly for what purposes - that the operators of corresponding font libraries can collect data.

The privacy policy of the font library operator Google can be found at

13. Privacy Policy for the use of SSL encryption

The LINUXMAKER websites are protected by encryption for the sake of data security. For this we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures, in our case we use SSL over the HTTPS protocol.

14. Right to information, cancellation, blocking

You always have the right to free information about your personal data stored at LINUXMAKER, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data, as far as no legal duty of retention precludes.
If you have given us your consent, you can withdraw it at any time with effect for the future.
In doing so, we adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. This means that your personal data will only be stored for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here or as provided by the legislature for various retention periods. If the respective purpose ceases to apply or these periods have expired, the respective data will be blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

15. Change of our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy to always comply with the latest legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. Your new visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.