Imprint & Privacy Policy

Imprint

Alexander Matheisen
Leostrasse 16
41462 Neuss
Germany
Email: info@openrailwaymap.org
Link to imprint: https://www.openrailwaymap.org/imprint

Trademark

Use of the OpenRailwayMap mark is licenced by the OpenStreetMap Foundation.

Disclaimer

This is not an official offer from a railway company. We are not affiliated with any railway company. The map material does not replace information published or authorized by railway companies. Therefore, no liability can be accepted for any damage caused by faulty information on these pages.

Our site contains links to external websites, over which we have no influence. Therefore we can not accept any liability for this external content. The respective provider or operator of such sites is always responsible for the contents of any linked site. The linked sites were checked at the time of linking for possible legal violations. Illegal contents were not apparent at the time of linking. A permanent control of the linked pages is unreasonable without concrete evidence of a violation. Upon notification of violations, we will remove such links immediately.

The contents of our pages were created with great care. We do not accept any responsibility for the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of content. As a service provider we are responsible according to §7 para.1 TMG for own contents on these pages under the general laws. According to §§8 to 10 TMG we are not obligated as a service provider to monitor transmitted or stored foreign information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity.

We accept no liability for the correctness of the information presented here. The maps are based on data collected through the OpenStreetMap project. We have no influence on the correctness of this data.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy clarifies the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "Data") within our online offering and the related websites, features and content, as well as external online presence, e.g. our Social Media Profile (collectively referred to as the "Online Offering"). With regard to the terminology used, e.g. "Processing" or "Responsible", we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Responsible Party

Alexander Matheisen
Leostrasse 16
41462 Neuss
Germany
Email: info@openrailwaymap.org

Scope of Application

This Privacy Policy applies to the OpenRailwayMap website, which ia available at www.openrailwaymap.org, blog.openrailwaymap.org and lists.openrailwaymap.org.

Types of processed data:

  • Inventory data (e.g., names, addresses)
  • Contact information (e.g., e-mail, phone numbers)
  • Content data (e.g., text input)
  • Usage data (e.g., websites visited, interest in content, access times)
  • Meta / communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses)

Categories of affected persons

Visitors and users of this website (refered to as "users").

Purpose of Processing

  • Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents
  • Answering contact requests and communicating with users
  • IT security
  • Audience measurement

Used terms

"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the "data subject"); a natural person is considered as identifiable, which can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, to an identification number, to location data, to an online identifier (eg cookie) or to one or more special features, that express the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

"Processing" means any process performed with or without the aid of automated procedures or any such process associated with personal data. The term goes far and includes virtually every handling of data.

"Responsible person" means the natural or legal person, public authority, body or body that decides, alone or in concert with others, on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

Relevant legal bases

In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we inform you about the legal basis of our data processing. Unless the legal basis in the data protection declaration is mentioned, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Article 6 (1) lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for the processing for the performance of our services and the execution of contractual measures as well as the response to inquiries is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR, the legal basis for processing in order to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR, and the legal basis for processing in order to safeguard our legitimate interests is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR as legal basis.

Collaboration with processors and third parties

If, in the context of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties), transmit them to them or otherwise grant access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal permission (eg if a transmission of the data to third parties, as required by payment service providers, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR to fulfill the contract), you have consented to a legal obligation or based on our legitimate interests (eg the use of agents, webhosters, etc.).

If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called "contract processing contract", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.

Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (ie outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or in the context of the use of third party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this will only be done if it is to fulfill our (pre) contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or have the data processed in a third country only in the presence of the special conditions of Art. 44 et seq. GDPR. That the processing is e.g. on the basis of specific guarantees, such as the officially recognized level of data protection (eg for the US through the Privacy Shield) or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

Rights of data subjects

You have the right to ask for confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and for information about this data as well as for further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.

In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to demand the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.

In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that the relevant data be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to require a restriction of the processing of data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR.

You have the right to demand that the data relating to you, which you have provided to us, be obtained in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and request their transmission to other persons responsible.

You have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR.

Withdrawal

You have the right to grant consent in accordance with. Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR with effect for the future.

Contradictory Legal

You can object to the future processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection may in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.

Deletion of data

The data processed by us are deleted or limited in their processing in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless explicitly stated in this privacy policy, the data stored by us are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements. Unless the data is deleted because it is required for other and legitimate purposes, its processing will be restricted. That The data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example for data that must be kept for commercial or tax reasons.

According to legal requirements in Germany, the storage takes place in particular for 6 years pursuant to § 257 paragraph 1 HGB (trading books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual accounts, trade letters, accounting documents, etc.) and for 10 years in accordance with § 147 Abs. 1 AO (books, records , Management reports, accounting documents, trade and business letters, documents relevant to taxation, etc.).

Hosting

The hosting services we use are for the purpose of providing the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage and database services, security and technical maintenance services we use to operate this online service.

We, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors to this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR i.V.m. Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of contract processing contract).

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by changing the address line of the browser from "http: //" to "https: //" and the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us can not be read by third parties.

Server Log Files

We, or our hosting provider, collects on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR Data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). Access data includes the name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (previously visited page), anonymized IP address and the requesting party provider.

Logfile information is stored for security purposes (for example, to investigate abusive or fraudulent activities) for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose further retention is required for evidential purposes shall be exempted from the cancellation until final clarification of the incident.

These data can not be assigned to specific persons. A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications for illegal use.

Contact Requests

When contacting us (for example, by e-mail or via social media), the information provided by the user to process the contact request and its processing in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR processed. User information can be stored in a Customer Relationship Management System ("CRM System") or comparable request organization.

We delete the requests, if they are no longer required. We check the necessity every two years; Furthermore, the legal archiving obligations apply.

Mailing List

With the following information we inform you about the contents of our mailing list as well as the registration procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our mailing list, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.

Double-Opt-In: Registration for our mailing list is done in a so-called double-opt-in procedure. After registration, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with external e-mail addresses. The registrations for the mailing list are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and the confirmation time, as well as the IP address.

Credentials: To sign up for the mailing list, it is sufficient to provide your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to enter your real name or a nickname.

Unsubscribe / Withdrawal - You can unsubscribe the reception of our mailing list at any time. A link to unsubscribe the mailing list can be found here: https://lists.openrailwaymap.org/lists/listinfo/openrailwaymap

Online presence in social media

We maintain online presence within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with interested parties and users and to inform them about our services. When calling the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines apply to their respective operators.

Unless otherwise stated in our Privacy Policy, we process users' data as long as they communicate with us within social networks and platforms, e.g. Write posts on our online presence or send us messages.

Embedding content or services from third party providers

Based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. GDPR), we make use of content or services offered by third-party providers in order to provide their content and services Services, such as To incorporate cards (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Content").

This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address solely for the delivery of the content.

OpenStreetMap

This website embeds maps from OpenStreetMap, which are provided by the OpenStreetMap Foundation, 132 Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B72 1JU, United Kingdom (OSMF). The map tiles are loaded from servers operated by the OSMF, which are located in the United Kingdom and other countries.

We have no influence on the processing of the data by the OSMF. More information can be found in the OSMF Privacy Policy.