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Privacy Policy

Data Protection Statements of Makerist GmbH


Dear Makerist Members,

The protection of your data is of paramount importance to us, so that you are able to use Makerist both enjoyably and safely. This privacy statement will inform you about how we collect and use your personal data. It supplements the general terms and conditions of Makerist GmbH. Please therefore read these privacy policies before registering with us, because by doing so you are consenting to the fact that we may collect and use your personal information in accordance with this declaration. If you do not express agreement with our data collection policies, you unfortunately cannot open an account on our site and benefit from our services.

1. Responsible Party and Subject

The responsible agency is: Makerist GmbH (hereinafter "Makerist" or "we") Am Treptower Park 28-30 Haus B, Etage 2 12435 Berlin

Managing Director: Axel Heinz, Amber Riedl

If you have questions about privacy, write us a message.

The subject of data protection is personal data. These are according to § 3 para. 1 BDSG details about personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as name, postal address, email address or phone number - and, if applicable, may also pertain to data usage such as your IP address.

This protection applies to data related to visits, to registrations and to actions on the Makerist platform whilst registered: for example, publication of articles, participation in courses, purchase of materials, instructions and coupons. This also applies to participation in contests and sweepstakes.

In addition, the privacy policies of external sites also apply (for example, an external sales platform) or social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram), inasmuch as you access it using Makerist.

2. Scope of Data Collection

You cannot visit the Makerist site without sharing your personal data with us. Once you arrive at the Makerist website, our servers temporarily store each access in a log file. We store the following data anonymously - i.e. without specific reference to the person:

  • The IP address of the requesting computer.
  • The date and time of access.
  • The name and URL of the downloaded file.
  • The website from which you arrived.
  • The operating system of your computer.
  • The browser you are using.
  • The name of your Internet access provider.

We use this information only for technical and statistical purposes, in order to ensure the highest quality of service on the Makerist site and to improve the overall experience for our visitors. The IP address is only identified in the event of an attack against our network infrastructure and for statistical purposes. In addition, we use website cookies and web analytics services after every visit. For further information, see para. 4 of this privacy policy.

Thus, if you wish to not only visit our site, but also use it and actively participate, you must register and thereby leave the following information: full name, gender, e-mail address, personal password. Your e-mail address will not be publicly visible on our site.

The collection of obligatory data is required for:

  • The handling and administration of the portal.
  • To check the reliability of the data entered.
  • The processing of the user agreement.

In addition, you may voluntarily include the following details in order to better present yourself to other Makerist members: your first and last name, your gender, a profile photo and a profile text about yourself.

This information will be publicly visible.

If you book and purchase video courses, materials and tutorials, we also need the following information in order to process the payment: your PayPal e-mail address, or your credit card, or your bank account details.

We also save your questions and answers in the course, model and pattern pages, together with the information that you share within the showcase.

The data is collected for statistical reasons and to facilitate the smooth functioning of our site.

3. Assigned Data Use

The data that we collect, as specified in para. 2 and in the following paragraphs, is colleted for statistical reasons and to facilitate the smooth functioning of our site. If we want to use the data for other purposes - e.g. for advertising purposes - we will obtain your consent beforehand. A transfer of your personal data to third parties cannot take place wthout your written consent, unless the transmission of these details is necessary for the carrying out of a service which contractually binds us to you. Similarly, the communication of this information to state institutions and authorities is only possible if a court or judicial decision requires us to do so.

4. Use of Cookies

Makerist uses cookies. Cookies are small text files which you collect whilst browsing our site and then stockpile locally on your computer. Thanks to cookies, the Makerist Web server can save data on your computer - for example, store preferences and settings that are automatically restored on the next visit. The cookies serve to make use of the site more user friendly, so that, for example, your e-mail address and password appear already filled in for your next Makerist visit.

We use both 'persistent' cookies and 'session' cookies. Whereas persistent cookies remain on your computer for a longer period, session cookies are automatically deleted when closing the browser window. The use of cookies enables Makerist to collect and save data such as IP address, browser type, the software used, previously accessed website (referrer URL), time and duration of visit. Note that your IP address will be anonymous. We can, however, compare whether different users are using the same IP address (we need this information in order to prevent any misuse or fraud) but we nonetheless cannot discern the origin or identity behind the IP address. We use the data from your user account to analyse user behaviour, and to improve and tailor our product offers. The pseudonymous user profiles are never associated with specific personal data, unless separate consent is provided by the person concerned. If you do not want our cookies to identify your computer, then adjust the settings of your internet browser so that it systematically deletes cookies from your computer, blocks all cookies altogether or warns you prior to a cookie being stored. However, it may then be that you cannot access the full range of features offered on the Makerist site.

5. Use of Google Analytics

Makerist continues to use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). We have Google Analytics installed to gain a better understanding of visitor behaviour on the Makerist website. In this manner, it is far easier for us to improve. Google Analytics also uses cookies, as described in more detail in Section 4. The information generated by the cookie about your use of Makerist is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information stored by the cookies includes, for example, the time of visit, the frequency of visits, and how the visitor arrived at our site. To determine the latter value, Google initially records the IP address of the user. However, as specified previously, we have IP anonymisation activated on our website. Because of this, for visitors from the European Union or other participant states of the European Economic Area, your IP address will be truncated by Google before being transferred to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of Makerist, Google will use the above information to evaluate your use of the website and to compile reports on website activity. Information gathered within the scope of Google Analytics from your browser IP address will not be merged with other data from Google. You can prevent the use of cookies by Google Analytics by activating a corresponding setting of your browser software. As stated, however, it may then be that you cannot access the full range of features offered on the Makerist site. In addition, you can prevent cookies storing your details whilst browsing other sites (e.g. your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by installing the following plug-in:

The user may at any time delete their account. To ask us to delete your account or for further details pertaining to modifications, you can contact us at any time: see section 9 for further information.

6. Facebook Plugins

Makerist uses the "Sign Up" and "Log-in" functions, as provided by the social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States (hereinafter referred to as "Facebook").

With this collaboration, we offer the "Sign up" and "Log in" with Facebook options, so that you can register on our site via your Facebook account. Although you insert your Facebook password when registering at Makerist via your Facebook account, Makerist does not receive any information concerning this password - of which the access is encrypted.

In addition, we have incorporated the social plugins from Facebook, namely the Facebook "like" button, with which you like our content as well as share with your Facebook contacts. We also have the Facebook "share" button, with which you can publish our content on Facebook for your contacts to react and comment. Finally, thanks to the "facepile" function, you can view what Makerist content has been liked by your contacts and which contacts follow our pages "Sewing Café" and "Knitting Café"

Facebook will automatically receive information about which social plugin you use and in what way. If you are logged in simultaneously on Facebook, Facebook identifies your visit (for example, to then expose you to advertisements relating to our site). Facebook delineates in its own privacy statement what data is accurately collected and stored. Therefore, we recommend that you refrain from using the social plug-ins as well as the function "Sign Up" and "Log in" with Facebook functions if you are unsure as to what their policy entails.

Facebook's privacy policy can currently be found here:

7. Newsletter Registration and System Messages

If you have agreed to receive the Makerist Newsletter, you thereby declare that you consent to receive e-mail Newsletters to the e-mail provided, complete with the content that we have chosen. Our Newsletters may contain information regarding Makerist, but also information concerning Makerist members and our partners. You can unsubscribe from the Newsletter at any time via a link in the Newsletter itself.

In addition, when you subscribe to the Newsletter, you then automatically agree to receive e-mails related to your registration, changes to your user details, alerts for reserved courses, purchases made or your activity in our showcase.

Alongside its own e-mail systems, Makerist also uses the additional services of Mailchimp and Mandrill, part of The Rocket Science Group, LLC (hereafter referred to as "Mailchimp") whose privacy statement can be found here: When you subscribe to our Newsletter, we then transfer your details onto Mailchimp, but only so that they can send you the kind of information that is outlined above.

8. Other External Services

Our site may also contain other plugins. These plugins are the responsibility of the respective provider (for example, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+). As with the Facebook plugin, therefore, we have no influence over the amount of data collected by the respective plugin provider, or indeed how this data is then used. For those who are not yet clients of these plugin providers and who have not yet approved their terms and conditions, we advise that you avoid using or clicking on such plugins.

9. Your Rights regarding Information, Revocation and Cancellation

Your can at any time view, edit or delete the details in your Makerist profile. If you want to delete your user account entirely, please write to us a message.

Upon request, Makerist will also send you the information about the data that we have collected on you (by e-mail or by postal delivery). Before the communication of this information, it is essential that we receive documentary evidence confirming the identity of the person requesting this information. The blocking and deletion of data is done so in accordance with the legal requirements.

This privacy statement is currently valid and dated 14/03/2016. You may visit our website - - and print this information.

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