Website Privacy Statement

We fully respect your right to privacy with respect to all the personal data you relay to us during your visit to this Web site. We want you to know which of your data we store and what we do with it.

a) Personal Data

In case this website collects personal data (e.g. in our booking form), this information will only be used for the purpose intended (e.g. making a reservation, ordering a newsletter).
The transfer of such data, other than by a law enforcement agency, is excluded.
Your data that you enter for the purpose of payment, are NOT saved by A&O, but exclusively saved by the respective service providers to process payments. We are merely stating that such payment has been made.
All data will be deleted as soon as the reason of use no more exists and no legal requirements preclude a cancellation.

b) Technical Data

Various data that is transmitted by your browser, can be stored in our log files (eg, browser type, operating system, IP address, etc.). These data are not assigned to us by certain people and only serve the purpose of statistical analysis, as well as the use of

c) Google Analytics

We rely on the service of Google Analytics for this website. For this purpose the following provisions according to Google Inc. apply:

"This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use 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. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. 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, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above."

d) Social Media Plugins

Our pages integrate plug-ins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You recognize Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or “Like” button on our website. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our sites, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby obtains the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. Thereby Facebook can correlate your visit of our websites with your user account. We point out that A&O, as website provider, has no knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data and its use through Facebook. For more information, please see the privacy policy of Facebook at de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish that Facebook can assign your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook account. Source: Facebook Privacy Policy

e) AB Tasty

This website uses the tool AB Tasty for AB-Testing and for continuous improvement of the website. The cookies allow us to change the page and analyze changes. If you do not wish that you can activate a cookie by following this link https://www.aohostels.com/en/#abtastyoptout=1 , which causes AB Tasty is not performing. We point out at in this case the website cannot be used in its entirety.

f) Use of Overheat

This website uses overheat.de, a web analytics tool of the company »overheat UG (limited liability)« based in Haus Alsbach 2, 51766 Engelskirchen, Germany. Interactions of randomly selected individual visitors are recorded anonymously of the website. This creates a protocol of e.g. mouse movements and clicks with the aim of showing improvement possibilities of the respective website. In addition, information on the operating system, browser, incoming and outgoing links, geographical origin, as well as the resolution and type of the device are evaluated for statistical purposes. This information is not person-related and is not passed on to third parties by overheat.de.

If you do not want a recording, you can disable it on all internet pages that use overheat, by setting the DoNotTrack-Headers in your browser. You can find information on this on the following page: http://overheat.de/opt-out.html 

Alternatively, you can set an Opt-Out Cookie for Overheat  (valid for 1 year if you do not delete the cookie).

g) Use of cloudflare

The Internet presence of this company is provided by the technology partner CloudFlare Inc., based in the USA. All data passed to or from this website pass through the worldwide network of CloudFlare, Inc. The data is buffered, accesses are logged. Hereby, the nearest data center is regularly used. CloudFlare also operates data centers outside the European Union! According to CloudFlare, the cached data are basically deleted within 4 hours, but at the latest after three days. For more information, see CloudFlare's Privacy Statement at https://www.cloudflare.com/security-policy/