Privacy policy

CruiseGuide is a network of information about cruises, destinations, countries and general advice-information about travel, important & some tips as well as recommendations.

We offer this in various contributions, our wiki as well as the offered portfolio – we also offer an area where reviews and experience reports can be created by all users, or feedback can be provided.

CruiseGuide is operated exclusively under the webpage in German language-as well as under in English
(not all content is multilingual)


When visitors write comments on the site, we collect the data that appears in the comment form, the visitor’s IP address, and the user agent string (which identifies the browser) to help detect spam.

The e-mail address can be used to create an anonymized string (also called a hash) and pass it to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service can be found here: After the comment is released, the profile picture is publicly visible in the context of the comment. This service is given if not always or not used at all.


If you are a registered user or use our guest login and upload photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this website could download photos stored on this website and extract their location information.
You are only permitted to use photos, in which you also have the rights-any complaints or violations that are brought to us, you relate directly to the creator/user and will be in your connection, the authorities or a court or prosecutor’s office, according to the corresponding legal obligation.

Contact forms

In order to send us inquiries, the data which you transmit to us as well as those required for answering are stored for processing and are only visible to the administration of CruiseGuide.

Embedded content from other sites/third parties

Posts on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, posts, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These sites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking services, and record your interaction with this embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content, if you have an account and On this website.

If you write a comment on our website, this may be a consent to store your name, email address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so you don’t have to re-enter all of this data when you write another comment. These cookies are stored for one year-but can be deleted by your browser.

If you have an account and register on this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personally identifiable information and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will set up some cookies to store the credentials and display options. Logon cookies expire after two days and cookies for the display options after one year. If you choose “Stay signed in” when you sign up, the registration will be maintained for two weeks. When you log out from your account, the logon cookies are deleted.

When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal information and refers only to the post ID of the item you are editing. The cookie expires after one day.

For more information and details, please refer to our cookie policy, at the Privacy Center.

If you write a comment, it will be stored for an unlimited period of time including metadata. In this way, we can automatically detect and release follow-up comments instead of capturing them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information you provide in your user profiles. All users can view, modify or delete their personal information at any time (the user name cannot be changed). Administrators of the site can also view and modify this information.

insight into data
If you have a user account on this website or have written comments, you can request an insight/export of your personal data with us, including all data you have provided to us.

Erasure of data
In addition, you can request the deletion of all personal data that we have saved from you. This does not include the data that we need to keep due to administrative, legal or security needs.
This means in detail the data necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation which requires processing by the law of the European Union or a Member State, the Cruise Guide, or for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of the public authority delegated to the controller, for reasons of public interest in the field of public health Or to justify, exercise or defend against legal claims.

Modification of data
Of course you can send the request for correction or modification of your data at any time-as well as in respect of public contributions or comments which you cannot add or modify yourself.

Please note that you can only exercise this right in respect of your own data or the data of a minor or other person in need of protection if you have specified this data as the owner of the parental authority or the legal responsibility have.

We reserve the right to require proof of identity and to refuse to provide personal data if the identity or relevant relationship with the person concerned cannot be proven.

To contradict or restrict the processing of your personal data
This right can be exercised in the following cases:

• Temporary limitation – if you deny the accuracy of the personal data; In this case, we will limit the processing of your data for a period of time that allows us to verify the accuracy of your data. We will give you feedback on the removal of the restriction;
• The processing is unlawful and you oppose the deletion of the personal data and request instead the restriction of its use;
• The cruise guide no longer requires the personal data for the purposes of processing, but is required by the person concerned to justify, exercise or defend against legal claims;
• If you have objected to the processing in accordance with GDPR, DSGVO,…, the processing is restricted until the check that our legitimate reasons override your rights as affected persons.

You will find all possibilities for this in our data protection centre and must be actively requested.
Further questions and concerns can be asked about the contact possibilities.

We reserve the right to update, amend, supplement or remove this information at any time. In this case we will publish this revised information on this page; The date of the “Last Change” is also changed below.
Each version of the information are in effect from the moment it is published on the website. Significant changes in the processing of your personal data, insofar as you have a user account, require your consent in accordance with the applicable legislation-for which you will receive a request after login.
You are responsible for viewing this document from time to time to ensure that you are aware of the current version.

You can contact us at any time about the contact options of the Data Protection Centre, in writing.
We do not guarantee you a guaranteed response period.

Cruise guide uses social media features such as Facebook, Twitter, GooglePlus, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest which have their own privacy notices.

On our website we use the following plugins: Facebook, Twitter, GooglePlus, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest. If you do not want social networks to collect data about you through active plugins, you can use the “block third party Cookies” feature in your browser settings and, if necessary, use our cookie settings to set restrictions.

With this setting, however, other cross-page functions may no longer work except for the plug-ins.

The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from the social network to your browser and is integrated into the website. By incorporating the plugins, the social network receives the information that you have called the corresponding page of our Internet presence. If you are logged in to the social network, you can assign the visit to your account. If you interact with the plugins, such as the Facebook “like” button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to the social network and stored there. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by social networks as well as their respective rights and settings for the protection of your privacy can be consulted in the data protection information of the relevant networks or Web pages.

Even if you are not signed in to social networks, Web pages with active social plug-ins can send data to the networks. An active plugin is used to set a cookie with an identifier each time the website is called. Since your browser is in principle creating a profile for each connection to a network server, which website has called the user belonging to the identifier. It would be possible to assign this identifier to a person again, for example, when logging on to the social network later.

Incorporating Facebook social plugins
On our website are Social plugins embed (“plugins”) of the social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights and settings to protect your privacy, please refer to the Privacy policy of Facebook: http:// You can also block Facebook social plugins with add-ons for your browser, such as the Facebook blocker.

Integration of Google Plus plugins
In our website are Social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network of Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google Plus as well as your rights and settings in this regard to protect your privacy, please refer to Google’s Privacy policy: /de/policies/privacy/.

Integration of Twitter plugins
In our website are Social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network of Twitter, which is operated by the Twitter Inc. based in 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”). The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter, as well as your rights and settings to protect your privacy, can be read in the privacy policy of Twitter:

Integration of Pinterest plugins
On this website are further plugins of the social Network Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”) integrated. The Pinterest plugin is visible on the “Pin it-button” on our website. If you click on the Pinterest “pin it-button” while you are logged in to your Pinterest account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Pinterest profile. This allows Pinterest to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We point out that we are not aware of the contents of the transmitted data and their use by Pinterest. For more information, please refer to the Pinterest Privacy Policy:

Integration of Instagram plugins
On our website are also integrated plugins of the social Network Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA (“Instagram”). The Instagram plugin is visible on the “Instagram-button” on our site. If you click on the Instagram button while you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile. This will allow Instagram to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We point out that we are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and its use by Instagram. For more information, please refer to the Instagram privacy policy:

Integration of YouTube Plugins
Our website also includes the content of the Google-powered page YouTube (integrated videos on the website). The site operator is the YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin, you will be connected to the YouTube servers. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account, allow YouTube to assign your browsing behavior or the videos you watch directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
For more information on how to use user data, please see the YouTube privacy policy at:

This website uses Google Analytics, a Web Analytics service from Google Inc. („Google“).

Using Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a Web Analytics service from Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and which allow you to analyze the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services related to the use of the website and the internet with the website operator.

Protection of your personal data
This site has enabled IP anonymization for Google Analytics to protect your personal information. With IP anonymization enabled, your IP address will be reduced by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the agreement on the European economic area before it is sent to a server. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. The IP address submitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
If we have other personal data of our website users, we will not merge them with website tracking data or other non-personal data.

disabling website tracking by website users
You can prevent the storage of all cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software. However, we would point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of these and other websites in full. You may also prevent the transmission of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of such data by Google by using the information available at the following link download and install the browser plugin: Http:// We also offer the possibility to disable the collection of your website usage data for this website. To do this, use the following link: In this case, a special opt-out cookie is set which prevents the future collection of your usage data when you visit this website.

Whenever you use/call our website, we collect the data that your browser transmits to our server. These are:

  • IP Address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (concrete page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Site from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software

The collection and processing of this data serves to display the website fundamentally to the user – another storage or similar, does not take place.
The legal basis for this data processing is our legitimate interest (art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO). Data processing is technically necessary to show you the website and to ensure its stability and security.

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