Micro and Friends Privacy Policy

This policy was last updated on 21st November 2018


We respect your privacy, and protecting your information is extremely important to us. We would appreciate if you took a moment to review this Privacy Policy carefully as it contains important information about what to expect when we collect personal information about you and how we will use your data.

This policy applies to information we collect about visitors to our website when commenting on our posts or requesting further information by email or via contact forms on this website.


Who we are

“Micro and Friends” is a personal website and blog owned by Grit Brunssen and Michaela Korte, Parkstraße 4b, 82131 Gauting, Germany.

In this Privacy Policy “we” means Micro and Friends and “our” and “us” shall have the corresponding meaning; “you” shall mean you the website visitor and “your” shall have the corresponding meaning.


Which information do we collect about you?

When you visit our website as above or decide to contact us through comments, contact forms, or by email, we may collect the following personal information from you:

(a) name,

(b) postal address, email address and telephone number


Sensitive Personal Data

We do not collect sensitive personal data.


Your use of this website and how we collect data about you

You are in control of what information we collect about you.

We may ask for information about you when you contact us to request information. We may also invite you to complete surveys or provide us with feedback.

We and our partners collect information about your use of the website from cookies. For information about our use of cookies and how to decline them please read our Cookies Policy.

We use your data to improve our website and blog and to try and ensure that you get the best from our website.


Non-marketing use

We will use the information you enter on the site for administration purposes and any other purposes made clear in the data entry forms themselves, in any relevant terms or conditions and on any pages or emails which link to such forms. If you click on a ‘submit my details’ button on the website, your contact details will be used to send you servicing information related to your selection or ultimate objective. Very occasionally, we may also invite you to participate in a survey.


Website customisation and targeting of advertising

We and our reputable third party companies will collect website usage information about visitors to our website for the purposes of statistical analysis, marketing research, tracking page usage and paths used by visitors through our site, targeting the site content, targeting our marketing campaigns (if any) and tracking of other links from our marketing partners’ websites to our website.

For this purpose, we and our third-party companies note information on the path you take to get to our site and on some of the pages you visit on our website (including, for example, the options you select and the search terms you use) through the use of cookies.

We store this information so that we have a better and more specific understanding of the way visitors are using our site and their preferences and interests. We may use it to undertake marketing research and to tailor our site.


What we do to ensure that your data is safe

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way.

The following security procedures, and technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal information have been put in place:

In cases where personal data is being processed by third parties, a rigorous adequacy process is being performed to ensure that your data is always secured.

Firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention, anti-virus and anti-malware and backup and disaster recovery is in place to prevent data loss or deletion.

Applications operated by Micro and Friends are engineered and secured by industry standards to minimise security vulnerabilities and updates on a regular basis.

Infrastructure and web applications operated by Micro and Friends is backed up on a regular basis.

We will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal information. However, you should be aware that the use of the Internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal information which is transferred from you or to you via the Internet.

We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.


Disclosure of your data

We do not routinely share your personal information aside from the third parties listed below. Some of those third-party recipients may be based outside the European Economic Area, for further information including on how we safeguard your personal data when this occurs, see ‘Overseas transfers’.

Where we outsource any of the functions under which we collect or store your data, we will endeavour to ensure that any such service provider adheres to their obligations of security with regards to your data as undertaken by us.

We will share personal information if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Website Terms & Conditions and other agreements; or to protect our rights, property, or safety.

We will not share your personal information with any other third party.


Overseas Transfers

The information you provide may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and restrictions on its use as set out in this policy. However, we will take steps to ensure adequate protections are in place to ensure the security of your information. The EEA comprises the EU member states plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. By submitting your information, you consent to these transfers for the purposes specified above.

We may transfer your personal information to the following which are located outside the European Economic Area (EEA) as follows:

Mailchimp of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA; for the purposes of Marketing and Email Campaigns

Mailchimp have provided the following safeguards to ensure the safety of your personal data, and it shall be processed to at least the same standards as set out by the General Data Protection Regulations: Mailchimp participates in The Privacy Shield framework, which is accepted by the European Commission as evidence that an adequate level of protection exists for the personal data in the country, territory, or organisation where it is being transferred, in this case, the United States.

You can obtain a copy of the safeguards and any other of Mailchimp’s data protection documentation by visiting https://mailchimp.com, or applying via post to Mailchimp, The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA.

If you would like further information, please contact us. We will not otherwise transfer your personal data outside of the EEA or to any organisation or subordinate bodies governed by public international law or which is set up under any agreement between two or more countries.


How can you amend data submitted by you

If your details change, please resubmit them on the site and our records will reflect your new details.

If you consented to receive marketing communications when you visited our website you can change your personal details at any time by E-mailing us with your full name, address and other contact details (to enable us to find your records) to: microandfriends@gmail.com.


Your rights in relation to your personal information

Under the General Data Protection Regulation you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:

Fair processing of information and transparency over how we use your use personal information

Access to your personal information and to certain other supplementary information that this Privacy Policy is already designed to address

Require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold,

Require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations,

Receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations

Object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing

Object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you

Object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information

Otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances

Claim compensation for damages caused by our breach of any data protection laws

For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see “Ihre Daten, Ihre Rechte: Die Datenschutzgrundverordnung” of the Deutsche Verbraucherzentrale.


Requesting a copy of your own personal information

If you require any further guidance on your rights and the information we hold about you, please contact us.

Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), you may request a copy of any personal data about you held by us and we have up to 40 calendar days to respond.

The request must be in writing and must contain the following:

Your name and postal address

A telephone number where you can be reached

You must also provide:

A photocopy of your passport or driving licence

Your signature and the date of the request

Signed authority from the individual whose data is required if you are applying on their behalf

If you wish to request a copy of any personal data about you and held by us, please send your request to:

Grit Brunssen

Parkstr. 4b

82131 Gauting


How to complain

We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information. The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority for Bavaria is the BayLDA who may be contacted at https://www.lda.bayern.de/de/beschwerde.html.


Limitation of liabilities disclaimer

The content on this Website is for your general information only.

Any hypertext link to any other website is for information purposes only and such links do not constitute an endorsement by Micro and Friends of any products and services advertised on such websites. The use of any link is entirely at your own risk and we accept no responsibility for the material on or the use of such websites. Micro and Friends has not attempted to verify the truth or accuracy of any material displayed on such websites.

All implied warranties are excluded in relation to your use and/or access of this website to the maximum extent that the law allows.

Micro and Friends does not guarantee or warrant that the website is free from infection by viruses or anything else that may have contaminating or destructive properties. Micro and Friends excludes any liability for any errors in or omissions from the Content.


Changes to this website

Micro and Friends reserves the right at its absolute discretion to make changes to any part of this Website including the content any time without notice. If you require any further information on anything raised above then please contact us at the address provided.