1. Information and structure of this privacy statement

At La Vie En Marine, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information received and collected by La Vie En Marine and how it is used.

We only collect data that is needed to be able to provide the services we offer. In the following we will create transparency about the tools and services we use.

Privacy policy as constituted on 14.05.2024.

2. Contact information

La Vie En Marine

Paula Waanders

Feldstraße 60, 40479 Düsseldorf


Telephone: +49 162 5638942

E-Mail: paula@lavieenmarine

Please never hesitate to contact us. 

3. Data Collection and Usage

3.1. Visit of this Website

You can visit this website without giving any personal information. Like many other websites, La Vie En Marine uses log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

3.1.1 Hosting

La Vie En Marine runs on a server hosted by STRATO AG, Otto-Ostrowski-Straße 7, 10249 Berlin. A data processing agreement (DPA) has been concluded with the provider. This ensures that the provider processes the personal data transmitted by us only according to our instructions and in strict compliance with the GDPR.

3.1.2 Usage of Cookies & Cookie Banner

La Vie En Marine uses cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user accesses or visits, customize web page content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

Once you visited our website, you can decide yourself, how many cookies you want to allow by either accepting or declining the cookies via our Cookie Banner.

3.1.3 Google Analytics

To be able to optimise our content and services, we use Google Analytics to track visitors’ and users’ behavior only after their approval via the Cookie Banner.

Furthermore if you are visiting our side from Europe the data of your visit is anonymized. That means your IP address is shortened and anonymized by Google.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

3.2 Getting in Touch with Us

Although you can visit our website without handing in personal information, however, there are also moments when you providing us your personal data is necessary for us to provide certain services. These moments include receiving our newsletter, commenting on our postings or contacting us by e.g. mail or phone.

3.2.1 Newsletter

If you want to receive our newsletter, we need your mail address. To receive the newsletter we verify your mail address by „double opt-in“, which means after you requested the newsletter, we send you a confirmation which you then have to verify again. That step is necessary, so nobody else uses your mail address to request newsletters. Also it ensures to us that you really want to receiver our latest news. 

If you decide, not to receive anymore mails from us, you can simply unsubscribe via the link in one of our mails or by requesting it personally via Once you have done this, we will remove your mail address from our data base, so we will no longer bother you. When you change your mind about it, you can simply request the newsletter anew like described above. 

We use the e-mail marketing tool Cleverreach provided by CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Schafjückenweg 2, 26180 Rastede. A data processing agreement (DPA) has been concluded with the provider. This ensures that the provider processes the personal data transmitted by us only according to our instructions and in strict compliance with the GDPR.

3.2.2 Contact Form

On my page and in my postings you have the option to use a contact form to get in touch with us. To be able to process your message we need you to provide the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Mail
  • Your Message

These are the information needed to process your message. Any other additional information is free of you to give. Your information will be deleted as soon as you ask us to or we no longer have any purpose in storing your data. 


At each blogpost you have the option to publicly comment on my blogpost and engage in a discussion. To be able to process and publish your thoughts and opinions we need you to provide the following information: 

  • Your Name 
  • Your Mail
  • Your Message

3.2.4 Contact via mail or telephone

If you want, you can get in touch via mail or call. If by contacting us your data is revealed, we collect that data to sucessfully reply to your message. 

4. Data Retention & Duration of storage

Personal data will be retained only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and processed, including any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

We store your data until: 

  • The purpose of their collection has been fulfilled
  • You withdraw your personal approval
  • You seek us out to delete your data

5. Data Security

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk, including encryption of personal data, to prevent the unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of personal data.

6. Disclosure to 3rd parties

Apart from the mentioned tools, plugins and service providers La Vie En Marine does not disclose your data to 3rd parties unless it becomes necessary by law enforcement or if we are obliged to in order to be able to provide certain services as stated in the above tools and plug ins used.

7. Affiliate Links & Advertisements

La Vie En Marine is a space, dedicated to help you plan the trips of your dreams. To be able to provide free content, we rely on affiliate marketing and advertisements placed on our website. That means that if you click on a link and purchase a product or service, we earn a commission. That commission comes at no additional costs for you. Please assume that every link on that page is an affiliate link.

We make no warranties or assurances as to the accuary, currency or completeness of the products or services containted on this website or any sites linked to or from this site. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no case we will be liable for any loss or damange. This goes without limitation, indirect or consequential to the loss or damage arising out of the usage of this website.

8. Your Rights

If you have transmitted your data to us, eg. by leaving a comment, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

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