Privacy Notice

1. Privacy at a glance

General information

The following notes give a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is any data that personally identifies you. Detailed information on data protection can be found in the privacy policy listed below this text.

Data collection on this website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. The contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data will be collected when you communicate it to us. For example, this may be data that you enter in a comment form.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit this website. Above all, these are technical data (e.g. browser, operating system, or time of the page request). The collection of this data is done automatically as soon as you enter our website.

If you leave a comment on this site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

More on data collection can be found in section 3.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

You can read more about the embedded content used by this site in section 4.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure a flawless operation of the website. Other data may be used to analyze user behavior.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How long do we save your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

At any time, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

For this purpose as well as for further questions about data protection you can contact us anytime at the address given in the imprint.

2. General notes and mandatory information


The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data is information that personally identifies you. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that the transmission of data on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may have security gaps. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the responsible authority

The responsible authority for data collection and processing on this website is:

Bernhard Kabelka

E-mail: mail (at) bernies (dash) journeys (dot) at

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke an existing consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to data collection in special cases (Article 21 GDPR)

If data processing is done on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data (for reasons that arise from your particular situation) at any time. You can find the respective legal basis on which data processing is based in this privacy policy. If you object, we will stop processing your personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for data processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or data processing is done for the purpose of enforcing, pursuing or defending legal claims (Objection under Art. 21 (1) GDPR).

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons, and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as a site operator, this site uses an SSL or TLS encryption. An encrypted connection is indicated by the browser’s address bar switching from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon in your browser bar.

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

Information, Blocking, Deletion and Correction

Within the scope of the valid legal regulations, you have the right to obtain information on your stored personal data, their origin and recipient, and the purpose of the data processing at any time for free. If necessary, you also have a right of correction, blocking, or deletion of your stored personal data. For these purposes, as well as for further questions on personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.

3. Data collection on our website


Most internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and managed by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They will be deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions desired by you (such as language selection) are saved on the basis of Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the error-free and optimized operation of its services.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information, which your browser automatically transmits to us, in so-called server log files. These are:

  • address (URL) of the accessed page
  • browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • address (URL) of the referring page (referrer URL)
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • IP address of the accessing computer
  • time and date of server request

This data is never combined with data from other sources. Neither do we forward this data to third parties.

The collection of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the error-free presentation and the optimization of his website – for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.

Comments on this website

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the time the comment was generated, the visitor’s IP address, and the browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Storage of the IP address

Our comment function stores the IP addresses of the users who write comments. We require this information in order to be able to act against the author in case of infringements such as insults or propaganda.

Storage period of comments

The comments and the associated data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the commented content has been completely deleted or the comments have to be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. offensive comments).

Legal basis

The comments are stored on the basis of your consent (Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the already completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the revocation.

4. Plugins and Tools

YouTube in Privacy-Enhanced mode

This website uses plugins from the website YouTube. Site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

We use YouTube in Privacy-Enhanced mode. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube does not store information about visitors to this site before they watch the video. However, sharing data with YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the Privacy-Enhanced mode. For example, regardless of whether you are watching a video, YouTube connects to the Google DoubleClick network.

Once you start a YouTube video on our website, it will connect to YouTube’s servers. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. When you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing experience directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

In addition, after starting a video, YouTube may store various cookies on your device. With the help of these cookies, YouTube can receive information about visitors to our website. This information is used to capture video statistics, improve usability, and prevent fraud. The cookies remain on your device until you delete them.

Potentially, after the launch of a YouTube video, additional data processing operations may be triggered over which we do not have any control.

The use of YouTube is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

For more information about privacy on YouTube, see the YouTube Privacy Policy.

Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts, provided by Google, for the uniform representation of fonts. When you visit a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

To do this, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google is informed that this website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

For more information about Google Web Fonts, see and the Google Privacy Policy.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps service via an API. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online services, and to make it easier for users to locate the places mentioned on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

For more information on how Google handles personal data, see the Google Privacy Policy.