CSpotting Privacy

Privacy Note
CSpotting is a  non-commercial  website provided by a small team of plane spotting enthusiatsts with the only purpose to share our passion and skills with the community. There is nothing to purchase, you cannot register with your personal data like your name etc. anywhere.


The CSpotting website is provided by

Benedikt Stratmann

Weststrasse 46c

D-45549 Sprockhoevel



Contact us via email: info@cspotting.net

Do you have questions concerning privacy? Don't hesitate to ask us: privacy@cspotting.net. Our privacy note can be found here.


CSpotting privacy policy

CSpotting is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy, explains how we collect, store and process any personal information that we gather through https://www.cspotting.net ('website') or that you provide to us directly. 

According to the DSGVO (German law) based on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679: 

●      We clearly state the purpose for collecting a minimum of personal information from you. We do that via this Privacy Policy. 

●      We limit the amount of personal information we collect from you to only include information which is technically necessary.

●      We refrain from asking you for any kind of registration with your personal data, we don't want to know your name, address etc.  

●      We respect your right to review your personal information stored with us, and the right for you to edit and delete this personal information.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page when starting to browse our website to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25 May 2018.


If you want to contact us

Whatever questions concerning this website you have please contact us on privacy@cspotting.net. We are eager to answer your request as soon as possible.


What data we are collecting

Our purpose is to provide very good Plane Spotting Videos. To distribute the related files we need a minimum of general personal data to provide our technical service, not more and not less. We do not ask you for any non-technical personal data like your name etc. on any page of our website.

To do so we will collect:

When you visit our website, we are recording

  • The IP-address of your computer
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference between your time and GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
  • URL of requested page
  • HTTPS-status code
  • Amount of data transmitted
  • Referring website, if any
  • The browser you are using
  • The Operation System (OS) you are using
  • Language setting and version of your web browser

This data is saved in the logfiles of web server we are using. This is absolutely necessary to make sure that we are able serve our website and downloads for the visitor of our website. This data is not used to track your activities. Collecting this data in logfiles is necessary either to provide the data requested (Website) or to prevent our services from attacks. 

The right to save this data is guaranteed by Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. The data is deleted when your session is finished and the browser window is closed. The data saved in our logfiles is deleted after 7 days so there is no way to associate this data with your visit on our website after more than 7 days. 



To make sure that your website session is private to you and the CSpotting website we are using encryption (SSL, https). You cannot access our website in a non-secure mode.



A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard disk. Cookies allow websites to respond to you as an individual and redirect its operations to your needs and preferences by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website. 

On our website we are using a minimum of information in a cookie that is required to manage some preferences for the current session. After a session has finished, no cookies will remain on your computer.

A cookie does not in any case give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You may adjust the settings on your browser not to save cookies, but some of the services on our website may not work as you expect in this case.


Newsletter and Email-Marketing

We do not send newsletters or other unrequested messages to you. There is no way to leave your personal data on our website for advertising purpose. You will never receive any ads by CSpotting.



On some of our websites we embed YouTube videos. The corresponding plug-ins are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, it will connect to Youtube's servers. Youtube will be informed which pages you visit. If you are logged into your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. This can be prevented by logging out of your Youtube account beforehand.

If a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

Anyone who has disabled the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos. YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.

For more information on data protection at "YouTube", see the privacy policy of the provider at: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/



When visiting our website and services your computer will submit certain data which is required to load the requested page or service (log data) to the web server. This might especially be the case if you download files. The web server us operated by an external provider which we contra ted according to the EU privacy requirements. Log data is transmitted and saved when users visit our website. Log data contains your IP-address, the bowser type, the website that referred to our site, some details of your system as well as date and time. We are saving IP-data only as required to serve our site. Other data is deleted or is made anonymous. Your IP-adress is saved for not more than 7 days to protect our site from external attacks.


If you have any questions please contact the CSpotting Team:
info@cspotting.net. We are there for you.

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