Privacy Policy

It is Starkbauen’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you on this website, and other websites we own and operate.

We only request personal information when we truly need it to provide you with a service. We do so by fair and legal means, with your knowledge and consent. We also tell you why we are collecting it and how it will be used.

We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide the requested service. When we store data, we protect it within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

We do not share personally identifiable information publicly or with third parties except when required by law.

Our website may have links to external websites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites and cannot accept responsibility for their respective privacy policies.

You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.

Your continued use of our website will be considered acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, please contact us.

Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are small files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they collect, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the site’s functionality.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies for a number of reasons, detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave all cookies if you are not sure whether or not you need them in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disable cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting your browser settings (see your browser’s Help for how to do this). Please be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites you visit. Disabling cookies will generally result in disabling certain functionality and features of this website. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

Cookies we set

Search-related cookies
Periodically, we offer surveys and questionnaires to provide interesting information, useful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already participated in a survey or to provide accurate results after you change pages.

Forms-related cookies
When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Site preference cookies
To provide you with a great experience on this site, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. To remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page that is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third-party cookies you may encounter through this website.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us understand how you use the site and ways we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things like how long you spend on the site and the pages you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information about Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
  • Third-party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things like the time you spend on the site or the pages you visit, which helps us understand how we can improve the site for you.
  • Periodically, we test new features and make subtle changes to the way the site appears. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst we understand which optimisations our users appreciate most.
  • The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times a particular ad is shown to you.
  • For more information about Google AdSense, see the official Google AdSense Privacy FAQs.

More information

Hopefully that’s clear, and as mentioned previously, if there’s something you’re not sure whether you need or not, it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it interacts with one of the features you use on our site.

This policy is effective from October/2023.