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When do I need a data protection declaration?

When do I need a privacy statement?

We are often asked the following question: "I run a small site on which I provide content for my family and friends. Do I need a privacy statement for this private page?"


You only need a data protection declaration if you collect and process personal data. At first glance, a "private" site does not process personal data directly and would therefore not require a data protection declaration. If you do not use contact forms, advertising banners, social media plug-ins, etc., you should be on the safe side. What you do not see: The server on which your pages are located (hosted) collects personal data in the background in the form of server log files. These logfiles contain IP addresses, these addresses are personal data.  With checkdomain, the IP addresses are anonymized after 7 days and are then no longer personal and also no longer traceable. Storage is necessary for security reasons and to avert dangers.


Conclusion: Even if you yourself do not request and record any personal user data on your site, personal data is collected by your hoster. You therefore need a data protection declaration in any case.


The following page will help you to create your data protection declaration:

This information is not legal advice!

We would like to point out that our website is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The content of this offer cannot replace a binding legal advice. All information is without guarantee of correctness and completeness.


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