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Data Protection
Declaration on information obligation
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The protection of personal data is important to us. We process data therefore exclusively on the basis of the legal regulations (DSGVO, TKG 2003). In this privacy statement we inform you about the most important aspects of data processing within our websites.

Data storage

Our websites run on the servers of the Austrian provider world4you - World4You Internet Services GmbH, Hafenstrasse 47-51, A-4020 Linz - whose hardware is also stationed in Austria.

From solved puzzles we save time, solution time, by deleting the last 8 bit anonymized IP address and possibly your comments. We need this data for creating the lists of dissolvers and statistical processing. The data is stored exclusively at the provider as well as a backup on our local computers.

With the exception of the blogs, our websites are self-developed and based on native HTML and PHP. As blog software we use serendipity. Both serendipity and the databases used also run on our provider's servers. Thus, the data submitted via blog comments remain on this server in Austria.


Our website uses so-called cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your device using the browser. They do no harm.

We use cookies to make our offer user-friendly. Some cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. They allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit it, for example, to restore the state of a puzzle that has already begun.

If you do not want this, you can set your browser to notify you about cookies, and you will only allow this on a case by case basis.

Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of our website.

Web analytics

Our website uses features of the web analytics service Google Analytics, Contract Administration Department Google Ireland Ltd. Gordon House Barrow Street Dublin 4 Ireland. For this purpose, cookies are used that allow an analysis of the use of the website by its users. The information generated thereby is transmitted to the server of the provider and stored there.

You can prevent this by setting up your browser so that no cookies are stored.

We have concluded a corresponding contract data processing contract with the provider.

Your IP address is captured, but immediately pseudonymized by deleting the last 8 bits. As a result, only a rough localization is possible.

The data processing takes place on the basis of the legal regulations of the § 96 Abs 3 TKG as well as the art 6 Abs 1 a) (consent) and / or f (legitimate interest) of the DSGVO.

The user data is kept for a period of 26 months.


You have the opportunity to subscribe to a newsletter - our messenger - if you want to be made aware of new puzzles. For this we need your e-mail address and your declaration that you agree with the subscription to the newsletter.

Our "messenger" is self-made. The self-written program runs on the server of the provider and stores there also the e-mail addresses used for the messenger in a text file.

Once you sign up for the newsletter, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to confirm your registration.

You can cancel the subscription to the newsletter at any time. Click on the corresponding link in the newsletter, it leads to the unsubscribe page. We will immediately delete your data in connection with the newsletter dispatch.


The financing of our web portal takes place via advertising. Our advertisers for the advertisements featured on our sites are Google Adsense and Amazon PartnerNet.

Privacy policy for using Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense. This is a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, which allows advertisements to be included on websites. Google AdSense uses cookies. The cookies are files. By storing cookies on your computer, Google may analyze your use of this website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons. These are not visible graphics. This allows Google to analyze information, such as the clicks on or traffic on this website.

The above information, your IP address and the delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to and stored by the Google servers in the USA. All such information may be disclosed to Google by third parties, if required by law, or in the event that Google instructs third parties to do so. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data you have stored.

You have the option of preventing the mentioned cookies from being stored on your computer. To do this, you must make a corresponding setting on your Internet browser. However, then there is the possibility that this website is only partially usable for you. By using the website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described above and for the purpose stated above.

Sample privacy policy of Flegl Rechtsanwälte GmbH / Muster-Datenschutzerklärung von der Flegl Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Privacy Statement Regarding the Use of Ads from the Amazon Affiliate Program

We are a participant in the affiliate program of the Amazon EU S.à rl This affiliate program was created by Amazon to place advertisements and links to amazon.de on external websites. The owners of the websites earn by advertising cost refunds. Amazon uses cookies to track the origin of orders. Amazon can therefore recognize that you have clicked on the partner link on our website. For more information about Amazon's use of the data, please visit: http://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=footer_privacy?ie=UTF8&nodeId=3312401

Sample privacy policy of Flegl Rechtsanwälte GmbH / Muster-Datenschutzerklärung von der Flegl Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Social media

What would the brave new world be without Likes and Hashtags? Although we are increasingly avoiding them, we still use features from Facebook, Twitter and Co. in some places.

Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plugins ("Like" button)

Our website contains plugins from Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Facebook is a social network. The respective plugin is recognizable by the Facebook logo or the "like me" button. You can view the complete overview of all plugins from Facebook at the following link: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins

As soon as you visit our website, the Facebook plug-in establishes a direct connection between your Internet browser and the Facebook servers. In this way, Facebook is informed that your website has been visited with your IP address. In the event that you should be logged in to Facebook, you can use the "Like" button to link the content on our website to your profile on Facebook. It is then possible for Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook account. We, as the provider of our website, are not informed by Facebook about the content of the transmitted data or the data usage. You can find more information under the following link: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

In the event that you should be a member of Facebook, but do not want Facebook receives data about you via our website and connects with your membership data, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website.

Privacy Policy for Using the Features of Twitter ("Tweet Button")

Our website contains features of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. If you use Twitter and especially the function "Re-Tweet", Twitter links your Twitter account with the websites you use. This will be announced to other users on Twitter, especially your followers. In this way, there is also a data transfer to Twitter.

We, as the provider of our website, are not informed by Twitter about the content of the transmitted data or the data usage. You can find more information at the following link: http://twitter.com/privacy

Please note, however, that you have the option to change your privacy settings on Twitter to your local account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Sample privacy policy of Flegl Rechtsanwälte GmbH / Muster-Datenschutzerklärung von der Flegl Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Your rights

You are entitled in principle to information, correction, deletion, restriction, data portability, revocation and opposition. If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in a way, you can complain to the supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the data protection authority.

Copyrights and links

Unless stated otherwise, all puzzles, photos, texts and program elements are created, photographed, written and programmed by ourselves. All contents (puzzles, photos, texts and program elements) are protected by copyright, they are intended for private use and may not be reproduced in any form, modified or made accessible to third parties without our express permission.

Of course, we do not take responsibility for external sites, even if we refer to them. We check these links at irregular intervals. However, if somebody leads you nowhere or even astray, we ask you to point this out.

Links to our site are welcome!

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