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Privacy and cookies policy (last revised: April 2016)

 S Swift Trans­la­tion wel­comes your inter­est in the web­site http://s‑ and attach­es impor­tance to pro­tect­ing your pri­va­cy and your per­son­al data in com­pli­ance with the pro­vi­sions of the Ger­man Tele­me­dia Act (TMG) and the Ger­man Fed­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Act (BDSG). This pri­va­cy pol­i­cy sets out to give you an overview of the nature, scope and pur­pose of the col­lec­tion and use of per­son­al data on the web­site.

Collection and use of personal data

The con­tent of this web­site can gen­er­al­ly be accessed with­out you hav­ing to dis­close your iden­ti­ty or pro­vide per­son­al data (any infor­ma­tion that could be used to iden­ti­fy you). Where the web­site allows users to option­al­ly enter per­son­al or busi­ness data, such data is dis­closed on an express­ly vol­un­tary basis. In gen­er­al, users can clear­ly dis­cern what kind of data is trans­mit­ted and stored when they use the web­site (or anoth­er form of com­mu­ni­ca­tion) to con­vey infor­ma­tion such as names, e‑mail address­es or tele­phone num­bers and the con­tent of any mes­sages sent through the con­tact form or e‑mail.

If you choose to sub­mit per­son­al data dur­ing a vis­it to the web pages of S Swift Trans­la­tion, you may rest assured that S Swift Trans­la­tion will only use such infor­ma­tion in order to respond to your queries, ful­fil con­trac­tu­al oblig­a­tions, or main­tain our cus­tomer rela­tion­ship with you. Infor­ma­tion about you is main­tained in our busi­ness records while you are a cus­tomer, or until it is no longer need­ed for busi­ness, tax or legal pur­pos­es.

Disclosure of personal data to third parties

S Swift Trans­la­tion will not sell your per­son­al infor­ma­tion to any­one.

Recip­i­ents or cat­e­gories of recip­i­ents to which data may be com­mu­ni­cat­ed under cer­tain cir­cum­stances:
· Exter­nal con­trac­tors (ser­vice providers) under the con­di­tions set out in Sec­tion 11 of the Ger­man Fed­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Act (BDSG)
· Gov­ern­ment organ­i­sa­tions and author­i­ties legal­ly enti­tled to demand it and/or for pros­e­cu­tion in the event of attacks on our net­work infra­struc­ture

Your per­son­al data will not be pro­vid­ed to third par­ties for any oth­er pur­pose.

Note regarding use of this website by children

We request that chil­dren do not pro­vide per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion through this web­site.


Website security

S Swift Trans­la­tion has secu­ri­ty mea­sures in place to pro­tect your infor­ma­tion. We are com­mit­ted to the pro­tec­tion of your per­son­al data from, in par­tic­u­lar, loss, manip­u­la­tion and unau­tho­rised access. Secu­ri­ty pre­cau­tions are reg­u­lar­ly reviewed and adapt­ed to ensure they are in keep­ing with ongo­ing tech­no­log­i­cal devel­op­ments.

External links

Our web­site may con­tain links to oth­er web­sites of inter­est. Please note that we do not have any con­trol over third-par­ty web­sites you vis­it after leav­ing our web­site and can­not be respon­si­ble for the pro­tec­tion and pri­va­cy of any infor­ma­tion you pro­vide whilst vis­it­ing such sites. We rec­om­mend that you exer­cise cau­tion and con­sult the pri­va­cy state­ments applic­a­ble to the rel­e­vant web­sites.

Collection of information on your utilisation of the website

Infor­ma­tion about your vis­it to our web­site gath­ered for sta­tis­ti­cal pur­pos­es, such as the site from which you call up the web­site (the “refer­rer”) also falls under the head­ing of per­son­al data, although S Swift Trans­la­tion can­not match this data to spe­cif­ic indi­vid­u­als and does not seek in any way to cor­re­late it with data from oth­er sources. As you use our web­site, this data is col­lect­ed through the use of serv­er log files and/or cook­ies.

Server log files

S Swift Trans­la­tion (or its Inter­net host­ing provider) col­lects data in serv­er log files each time the web­site is called up. This access data includes the name of the request­ed web page or file, the date and time of access, the data vol­ume trans­ferred, noti­fi­ca­tion of success­ful access, the user’s brows­er type and ver­sion, the user’s ope­ra­ting sys­tem, the refer­rer URL (the pre­vi­ous­ly vis­it­ed web page), the user’s IP address and the request­ing provider.

The provider uses such log data only for sta­tis­ti­cal analy­sis for the pur­pose of ope­ra­ting, secur­ing and opti­mis­ing the web­site. How­ev­er, the provider reserves the right to review the log data if con­crete indi­ca­tions giv­ing rise to rea­so­nable sus­pi­cions of unlaw­ful activ­i­ty are observed.


A cook­ie is a small piece of data that a web­site asks your brows­er to store on your com­put­er or mobile device. The cook­ie allows the web­site to “remem­ber” your actions or pref­er­ences over time. S Swift Trans­la­tion does not use cook­ies to learn about your per­son­al user behav­iour or to adapt web­site con­tent to your per­son­al brows­ing habits.

In com­pli­ance with the 2011 EU Cook­ie Direc­tive, our web­site oper­ates on an ‘Implied Con­sent’ basis. This means that we assume that you have ‘opt­ed-in’ for our web­site to deploy cook­ies until you choose to deac­ti­vate them with­in your brows­er set­tings or via the instruc­tions below. Upon your first vis­it to our web­site, you may have noticed a ban­ner alert­ing you to our use of cook­ies.

S Swift Trans­la­tion strives to ensure that web­site con­tent remains acces­si­ble even if you have con­fig­ured your brows­er to reject cook­ies. If you wish to mod­i­fy your brows­er set­tings to reject cook­ies and block the exe­cu­tion of JavaScript pro­grams, we rec­om­mend that you con­sult the infor­ma­tion pro­vid­ed by your brows­er mak­er or con­tact your brows­er sup­pli­er or device man­u­fac­tur­er for fur­ther assis­tance.

In addi­tion, you can delete already enabled cook­ies your­self at any time.

Fur­ther details on the cook­ies used on the web­site and on their respec­tive pur­pos­es are pro­vid­ed below.

Cookie consent cookies

Upon your first vis­it to our web­site, you may notice a ban­ner on the page alert­ing you to the fact that cook­ies are being placed onto your com­put­er by our web­site. In order for our web­site to remem­ber your choice of opt­ing-in, we store a cook­ie which expires after a set num­ber of days.

Social sharing (Google+, Twitter, Facebook, XING, LinkedIn)

We encour­age users to share con­tent from http://s‑ on social net­works and to vis­it and/or ‘like’ Sarah Swift’s pro­files and con­tri­bu­tions on pop­u­lar social media plat­forms (Twit­ter, Face­book, XING, LinkedIn, Google+ and Word­Press.) The web­site con­tains links to the var­i­ous social media pro­files of S Swift Trans­la­tion and makes ‘social shar­ing’ acces­si­ble by util­is­ing wid­gets pro­vid­ed direct­ly by the social net­works.

The oper­a­tors of such exter­nal ser­vices are them­selves respon­si­ble for com­pli­ance with statu­to­ry pro­vi­sions con­cern­ing data pro­tec­tion on their sites. You may con­sult the pri­va­cy poli­cies of the respec­tive providers for fur­ther details. S Swift Trans­la­tion does not receive infor­ma­tion about the con­tent of the data trans­mit­ted or its use by these third-par­ty ser­vices. It is pos­si­ble for data relat­ed to your vis­it to S Swift Trans­la­tion (includ­ing your IP-address) to be sent direct­ly to the servers of these providers (and out­side of the EU) if you have cre­at­ed a pro­file or pro­files with one or more of these providers and are logged in to the respec­tive service(s) when you vis­it S Swift Trans­la­tion; it is also pos­si­ble that data will be trans­mit­ted even if you do not have a pro­file with the respec­tive provider. If you inter­act with the wid­gets, the infor­ma­tion you share is also sent direct­ly to the serv­er of the respec­tive provider and stored there as well as being pub­lished on your account with the plat­form in ques­tion. You can pre­vent any of the providers men­tioned above from map­ping your vis­it to http://s‑ to your user account by log­ging out of your account with the rel­e­vant ser­vice before vis­it­ing the web­site.

Cookies and the integration of third-party content

This web­site may utilise third-par­ty con­tent, such as YouTube videos, Google Maps loca­tion infor­ma­tion, or graph­ics drawn from oth­er web­sites. View­ing this con­tent nec­es­sar­i­ly entails the providers of such con­tent obtain­ing knowl­edge of your IP address, as third-par­ty providers would oth­er­wise not be able to serve the con­tent in ques­tion to your brows­er. We endeav­our only to use con­tent from providers who use the IP address sole­ly for the pur­pose of deliv­er­ing the con­tent. We have no influ­ence, how­ev­er, on whether third-par­ty providers store and make inter­nal use of your IP address and/or store cook­ies in your web brows­er to track how you view their con­tent across dif­fer­ent sites.

Analytical tracking with Google Analytics

This web­site uses Google Ana­lyt­ics, a web ana­lyt­ics ser­vice pro­vid­ed by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Ana­lyt­ics uses “cook­ies” to help the web­site oper­a­tor to analyse how users browse the site. The infor­ma­tion gen­er­at­ed by the cook­ie about your use of the web­site (includ­ing your IP address) will be trans­mit­ted to and stored by Google on servers in the Unit­ed States.

Please note that on this web­site, Google Ana­lyt­ics code is sup­ple­ment­ed by “anonymizeIp” to ensure the anonymised col­lec­tion of IP address­es (so called IP-mask­ing). Where IP anonymi­sa­tion has been acti­vat­ed, Google will truncate/anonymise the last octet of the IP address for Mem­ber States of the Euro­pean Union as well as for oth­er par­ties to the Agree­ment on the Euro­pean Eco­nom­ic Area. Only in excep­tion­al cas­es will the full IP address be sent to and short­ened by Google servers in the USA.

Google will, on behalf of the web­site oper­a­tor, use this infor­ma­tion for the pur­pose of eval­u­at­ing your use of the web­site, com­pil­ing reports on web­site activ­i­ty for web­site providers and pro­vid­ing oth­er ser­vices relat­ing to web­site activ­i­ty and inter­net usage to the web­site provider. Google will not asso­ciate your IP address with any oth­er data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cook­ies by select­ing the appro­pri­ate set­tings on your brows­er. You can also pre­vent Google’s col­lec­tion and use of data (cook­ies and IP address) by down­load­ing and installing the brows­er plug-in avail­able under

Final­ly, you can also refuse the use of Google Ana­lyt­ics by click­ing on the fol­low­ing link. An opt-out cook­ie will be set on your com­put­er to pre­vent the future col­lec­tion of your data when you vis­it this web­site:

Dis­able Google Ana­lyt­ics


Fur­ther infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing the terms and con­di­tions of use and data pri­va­cy can be found at or at

Blog comments, Gravatar avatars, and your privacy

If you post per­son­al infor­ma­tion online that is acces­si­ble to the pub­lic, for exam­ple in the form of blog com­ments, your data may be viewed, gath­ered, stored and used by oth­er users, and you may receive unso­licit­ed mes­sages from third par­ties. If you post blog com­ments, your IP address(es) may be stored by S Swift Trans­la­tion to safe­guard the inter­ests of the provider in the event of com­ments prov­ing to be unlaw­ful (polit­i­cal pro­pa­gan­da, etc.) or defam­a­to­ry.

WordPress cookies for commenters

The web­site http://s‑ has been built using Word­Press, which utilis­es cook­ies to allow vis­i­tors to reg­is­ter, login and com­ment on our website’s blog con­tent. If you do not wish to par­tic­i­pate in com­ment­ing on our web­site, Word­Press will not deploy any cook­ies onto your device. Cook­ies will only be cre­at­ed and stored on your com­put­er if you active­ly reg­is­ter or com­ment via the forms on our web­site. This is pure­ly for con­ve­nience: it avoids vis­i­tors being required to retype their infor­ma­tion again when they want to leave anoth­er com­ment in the future.
When users sub­mit com­ments, Word­Press sets the fol­low­ing cook­ies to store their names, e‑mail address­es and web­site address­es (if entered):
These cook­ies are set to expire just under one year after they have been set.

Gravatar avatars

S Swift Trans­la­tion uses the exter­nal ser­vice Gra­vatar (owned by Automat­tic Inc.) to dis­play pic­tures of users (“avatars”) along­side com­ments. The e-mail address left with the com­ment will be trans­mit­ted to Automat­tic in order to dis­play the avatar con­nect­ed with this e-mail address, if any. The e-mail address will be trans­mit­ted only as a hash code, which means that Automat­tic is not able to read your e-mail address, but can com­pare it with the e-mail address­es of its users. If there is a match, Automat­tic will trans­mit the respec­tive avatar to the web­site http://s‑ and include it in the com­ments there. By dis­play­ing your avatar in a com­ment on our web­site, Automat­tic may save your IP address. We do not have any influ­ence over the extent and the use of the data which Automat­tic col­lects. You will find more infor­ma­tion on the pur­pos­es and the extent of data col­lec­tion and the fur­ther pro­cess­ing and use of data by Automat­tic in the Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy of the ser­vice.

If you do not want Automat­tic to dis­play your Gra­vatar on this web­site, please use an e‑mail address which is not asso­ci­at­ed with your Gra­vatar pro­file when leav­ing com­ments.

Your right to information

You have the right to infor­ma­tion about your stored per­son­al data at any time, includ­ing infor­ma­tion on the ori­gin and recip­i­ents of the data and the pur­pose for which the data is being stored. S Swift Trans­la­tion will be pleased to answer any ques­tions you may have regard­ing the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data. If you have any ques­tions that are not answered by this Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy, or if you would like more detailed infor­ma­tion on any par­tic­u­lar aspect, feel free to con­tact me at any point. If you would like to exer­cise your right to dis­cov­er the infor­ma­tion about you held by S Swift Trans­la­tion, or to have your per­son­al data cor­rect­ed or delet­ed, please send a request in writ­ing or by e‑mail. This data pro­tec­tion state­ment only applies to con­tent pro­vid­ed direct­ly by S Swift Trans­la­tion. It does not apply to web pages to which links are placed on our web­site.

Acceptance, validity and updating of this privacy policy

By using our Web site, you implic­it­ly agree to accept the use of your per­son­al data as spec­i­fied above. This Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy may be revised from time to time. Please revis­it this page to stay aware of any changes. For your con­ve­nience, the last revised date of the cur­rent pol­i­cy will be post­ed at the top of this page. Your con­tin­ued use of this site after any change in this Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy will con­sti­tute your accep­tance of such change.

Pri­va­cy pol­i­cy last revised: April 2016

Site notice

Pub­li­ca­tion infor­ma­tion pur­suant to Sec­tion 5 Ger­man Tele­me­dia Ser­vices Act(TMG) and Sec­tion 55 Ger­man Inter­state Treaty on Broadcasting(RStV)
S Swift Trans­la­tion
Pro­pri­etor: Sarah Swift
Address: Bad­straße 11, 96049 Bam­berg, Ger­many

E‑mail: sarah@s‑
Web­site: http://s‑
Tele­phone: +49 (0) 951 13 29 1631

VAT ID: DE270840586

Responsibility for website content

Sarah Swift is the per­son respon­si­ble, pur­suant to Sec­tion 55(2) Rund­funkstaatsver­trag, the Ger­man Inter­state Treaty on Broad­cast­ing, for the con­tent of the web­site http://s‑

Additional site credits

Site design and main­te­nance: Sarah Swift
Word­press theme: Doraya­ki by Elma Stu­dio, Auck­land
Pho­tog­ra­phy: Sarah Swift
Graph­ics under license from Graph­ic Resources S.L, Mála­ga: “Thoughts of gears in speech bub­ble”, “Teacher writ­ing on white­board”, “Open book”, “university7”

This legal notice also applies to the following profiles:

Twit­ter: and
Xing: und
LinkedIn:­trans­la­tion und


All con­tent and images pub­lished on this web site are sub­ject – in the absence of acknowl­edge­ment of anoth­er source – to the copy­right of Sarah Swift.
Where con­tent and images pub­lished on this web­site have not been cre­at­ed by the oper­a­tor of the web­site, the copy­right of third par­ties has been observed. Con­tent cre­at­ed by third par­ties is acknowl­edged as such. If you should nonethe­less notice a vio­la­tion of copy­right, please inform us. As soon as we are made aware of any vio­la­tions of copy­right, we will remove the offend­ing con­tent or images with­out delay.

Liability for website content

Although this web­site has been com­piled with the great­est pos­si­ble care and atten­tion, no guar­an­tee for the cor­rect­ness and accu­ra­cy of the infor­ma­tion it con­tains can be giv­en. S Swift Trans­la­tion accepts no lia­bil­i­ty for any mate­r­i­al or non-mate­r­i­al third par­ty loss or dam­age caused by the use of this web­site or of infor­ma­tion made avail­able for down­load. S Swift Trans­la­tion reserves the right to mod­i­fy, sup­ple­ment, or delete any or all of the infor­ma­tion offered on the web­site.

Liability for the content of linked websites

This web­site includes links to exter­nal sites and/or servers that are not with­in the con­trol or respon­si­bil­i­ty of S Swift Trans­la­tion. S Swift Trans­la­tion assumes no lia­bil­i­ty for exter­nal links to oth­er con­tent, notwith­stand­ing the care­ful checks which are con­duct­ed on such con­tent before links are made. Respon­si­bil­i­ty for the con­tent of linked pages lies whol­ly with their respec­tive oper­a­tors. If S Swift Trans­la­tion deter­mines that a linked exter­nal site con­tains con­tent which may give rise to civ­il or crim­i­nal lia­bil­i­ty, or is noti­fied of the exis­tence of such con­tent by a third par­ty, S Swift Trans­la­tion will imme­di­ate­ly remove any link to this site. S Swift Trans­la­tion express­ly dis­so­ci­ates itself from any such con­tent.

EU Online Dispute Resolution platform

Please note that the web-based ODR plat­form designed to help con­sumers who have bought goods or ser­vices online and sub­se­quent­ly have a prob­lem with their online pur­chas­es has been oper­a­tional since 9 Jan­u­ary 2016 and can be accessed via