Under German privacy laws which govern the handling and processing of personal data, website operators and online shops are obliged to inform customers about how their personal data will be used.
However, it often occurs that website operators spend little or no time on the topic and in doing so, risk receiving high penalties.
Purpose of privacy policies
Such information includes, but is not limited to: name, age, marital status and date of birth.
Account numbers, car registration numbers or telephone numbers can also be classed as personal data if the data can be linked to a name or if a link can be made directly from the content of the information captured.
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