fahrfahraway - is your new way to find or share your ride  | Privacy statement fahrfahraway - is your new way to find or share your ride  | Privacy statement

Privacy statement

Dear users of fahrfahraway.com,



Protecting and keeping your data secure is very important to us. You should feel safe when using our website. The following declaration aims to provide you with some insight into how we handle personal data, explaining how we do that, for what purposes we use it and its storage.



General declaration of intention

To use our free-of-charge service, you will be asked to provide some personal information such as your name, email address and date of birth, for example. We will handle all personal information provided to us in this way in line with this declaration and in line with the current laws. In general, the details you send us will only be used to provide you with access to our service.



Collecting and using personal data

Personal data comprises individual details about personal and factual circumstances of a certain or identifiable natural person such as your name, your address, telephone number or email address, for example. Personal data are only collected, processed or used by us if this is permitted by the legal regulations or you have granted your prior permission to do so. We will not sell your information to third parties or use it vis-á-vis third parties for advertising purposes. Your personal data is collected, processed and used for the following purposes:




We collect and use the details required for registration as well as the data provided to us as part of this process in order to set up your user account. As a registered user, you will receive access to your personal profile with your email address and your personal password or your Facebook login. Please handle these access data as confidential. You can, of course, delete your profile at all times. This can be done in your profile under »Delete Account«.



Arranging rides

If you take part in our system for arranging rides, we collect and use your details for this purpose - in particular to inform other fahrfahraway.com users of what you are looking for and for communication with us and with potential drivers and co-passengers. We will share your ride request using your first name and the first letter of your surname. This information is pre-set, while other details can be released and thus increase your chances of arranging a ride.



Contact request

We collect and use your details solely to process your contact request.




In the case of competitions, for example, to win festival tickets, merchandise and accommodation, we collect your name, email address and postal address solely for the purpose of carrying out and processing the respective competition. These data will not be passed on to third parties and will only be used within the framework of the current laws. You must explicitly consent to your participation beforehand. This consent can be revoked at all times with future effect.



Right of revocation

You can, of course, revoke your granted consent at all times. To do so send an informal message per email to us at info@fahrfahraway.com or per post at fahrfahraway, Fasanenstraße 7, 15738 Zeuthen, Germany.




Fahrfahraway.com uses so-called cookies in several places. These act to make our website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that your browser saves and stores locally on your hard drive so that they can be called up later. Most of the cookies we use are so-called »session cookies» and are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. »Permanent Cookies« remain on your computer for six months and allow us to recognise your computer the next time you visit our site. There is no connection between cookies and your personal data. Cookies are not viruses and do not contain viruses, therefore do not cause any damage to your computer.

You can prevent cookies from being saved on your computer by using the relevant setting on your web browser. However, we would like to point out that, in this case, you will be unable to make full use of the functions on our website. 



Google Analytics

Fahrfahraway.com uses Google Analytics, a web analysis site of Google Inc. (»Google«).Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, which are text files saved on your computer to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information produced by a cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is generally transferred by Google to a server in the United States and saved there. As the IP anonymisation is activated on our website, however, your IP address will be abridged beforehand by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contractual states who are party to the agreement concerning the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted in full by Google to a server in the USA in exceptional cases and abridged there.



Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to generate reports about website activity for the operators of websites and in order to provide further services related to usage of the website and the Internet. Google may also provide this information to third parties if this is legally mandated or if such parties are commissioned to process this information for Google. Under no circumstances will Google link your IP address with other Google data saved by Google. In addition to this, you can prevent data (including your IP address) created by the cookie and related to your use of our website from being recorded or processed by Google by downloading and installing the available browser-plugin at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

By using this website, you express your consent to the processing of data collected by Google about you in the manner described above and for the purposes previously mentioned.




Fahrfahraway.com also uses a retargeting system provided by Google to optimise the quality of the advertisements that are displayed to you. The aim of this system is to only present advertisements to you that fit in with your interests. In doing so, protecting your personal data enjoys highest priority. Anonymised data only are used in order to improve the quality of the advertising. It is therefore not possible for either fahrfahraway.com or Google Inc. to identify a user.

You can switch off the retargeting by preventing cookies from being saved, which you can in turn do by using the relevant setting for this on your web browser.

By using this website without executing the aforementioned suppression functions, you declare your agreement to the data collected via you being processed by Google and to advertisements being placed in the manner and for the purpose described above.



Facebook plugins (the ‘Like’ button)

Plugins from the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are integrated into fahrfahraway.com. You can identify the Facebook plugins on our website by the Facebook logo or the »Like« button. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins.
If you visit our website with a plugin like this, it generates a connection to the Facebook servers and displays the plugin by sending a message to your browser of the website . In this way, Facebook receives information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If, when doing so, you are logged in as a member of Facebook, Facebook assigns this information to your personal Facebook user account. When using the plugin function (e.g. clicking the »Like« button, posting a comment) this information is also assigned to your Facebook account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using the plugin. You can find more information about the collection and use of data by Facebook, about your rights in this respect, and about the options for protecting your private sphere in Facebook’s data guidelines under http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you don’t want your visit to our website to be assigned to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.




Our website has Twitter functions integrated into it. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the »Re-Tweet« function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and other users can see this. Data are also transmitted to Twitter.

We would like to point out that, as providers of our website, we do not receive any information about the content of the transmitted data or about its use by Twitter. You can find more information on this in Twitter’s data protection declaration under: http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your data protection settings on Twitter in the account settings under: http://twitter.com/account/settings.



Google +1

Recording and passing on information


With the help of the »Google +1« button, you can publish information worldwide. Via the »Google +1« button, you and other users receive personalised contents from Google and our partners. Google saves both the information that you have provided for your +1 content as well as information about the website you looked at by clicking +1. Your +1 can be displayed as information together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, for example, in search results or in your Google profile or at other places on websites and advertisements on the internet.

Google records information via your +1 activities in order to improve its Google services for you. To use the Google +1 button, you need a Google profile that is visible and public worldwide which must contain at least the name you have chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name might also replace another name you have used when sharing contents via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your email address or who have access to other identifying information about you.



Using recorded information

In addition to the intended uses described above, the information you have provided will be used in line with the valid Google data protection provisions. Google may publish summarised statistics about the +1 activities of users and/or gives these to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.



Information, updating, deleting, blocking

If you have any questions about the collection and use of your saved personal data, we will provide you with information at all times, free of charge and without delay. You have a right to have this data updated, blocked or deleted. Send us a message via email to info@fahrfahraway.com or via post to fahrfahraway, Fasanenstraße 7, 15738 Zeuthen, Germany. You can also update your data on your profile at any time or delete is using »Delete Account«.



Changes to the data protection declaration

It is sometimes necessary to make changes to the content of the data protection declarations. That is why we reserve the right to change these at all times. The changed version of the data protection declaration will be published here. The next time you visit our website, you should re-read the data protection declaration. If we make changes to the contents that require your consent, we will also ask you the next time you visit our website to grant us this consent.



As per: June 2015 (valid from 1 March 2016)