Imprint & data protection


Information according to § 5 TMG:

Bernhard Gemassmer
Tourist in Rom
Stauffenweg 7
D-72501 Gammertingen – Germany
Email: info(alpha)


VAT identification number according to Council Regulation (EU) No 904/2010:


Responsible for content according to § 55 para 2 RStV:

Bernhard Gemassmer
Stauffenweg 7
72501 Gammertingen (D)

Note on EU dispute resolution

The European Commission provides a platform for the online dispute resolution (OS):
You will find our email address above in the imprint.

Source: eRecht24


Liability for content

As service provider we are pursuant to §7. 1 TMG for own contents on these pages under the general laws responsible. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored foreign information or to any circumstances which point to an illegal activity as a service provider. Obligations to remove or block the use of information according to the general laws remain unaffected. A liability is only possible from the date of knowledge of a concrete infringement. When it is known from suitable law breakings we will remove this content immediately.

Liability for links

Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, on whose content we have no influence. Therefore, we can assume any responsibility for this foreign content. For the contents of the linked sides always the respective offerer or operator of those sites is responsible. The linked sites were checked at the time of linking for possible violations of law. Illegal contents were not recognizable at the time of linking. However, a permanent control of the linked sites is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of law. When becoming aware of violations, we will immediately remove such links.


The content created by the site operators and works on these pages are subject to German copyright law. The reproduction, editing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright law require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are permitted for private, non-commercial use only. Insofar as the content on this site not by the operator have been created, the copyright rights are respected third party. In particular, content identified third parties as such. If you become aware of a copyright infringement, we ask for a hint. When becoming aware of violations, we will immediately remove such content.

Data Protection:

General note and mandatory information

The responsible body for data processing on this website is:
Tourist in Rom
Bernhard Gemassmer
Stauffenweg 7
D-72501 Gammertingen
The responsible body decides alone or together with others about the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (eg name, contact data or similar).

Your concerned persons rights

You can always exercise the following rights under the contact details of our data protection officer:

  • Information about your stored data and their processing,
  • Correction of incorrect personal data,
  • Deletion of your stored data,
  • Restriction of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
  • Objection to the processing of your data by us and Data portability, if you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us your consent, you can withdraw it at any time with effect for the future.

You can always contact the supervisory authority responsible for you with a complaint. Your competent supervisory authority will depend on the state of your domicile, work or alleged violation. A list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public area) with address can be found at:

Purposes of data processing by the responsible body and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned does not take place. We only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • You have given your express consent to,
  • the processing is required to execute a contract with you,
  • the processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation,
  • processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your information.

Collecting general information when visiting our website

When you access our website, cookies automatically record information of a general nature. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is only information that does not allow conclusions about your person.

This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet. They are processed in particular for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a hassle-free connection of the website,
  • Ensuring a smooth use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability as well
  • for further administrative purposes

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest for the aforementioned purposes of data collection. We do not use your information to draw conclusions about you. The recipient of the data is only the responsible body and possibly the processor.

Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us to optimize our website and the underlying technology.


Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically gives us certain data, such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet.

Cookies can not be used to launch programs or to transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate navigation and enable the correct display of our websites.

In no case will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or a link with personal data will be established without your consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can disable the use of cookies at any time through the settings of your browser. Please use the help features of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that some features of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption techniques (such as SSL) over HTTPS.


When users leave comments on our site, will also be saved the time of creation and the username previously chosen by the site visitor, the specified email address and the IP address. This is for our security, as we may be prosecuted for any illegal content on our website, even if created by users.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (following: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, ie text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened 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 website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

The purposes of the data processing are the evaluation of the use of the website and the compilation of reports on activities on the website. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, other related services will be provided. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Using Script Libraries (Google Webfonts)

In order to render our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries on this website, such as: Google Webfonts ( Google web fonts are transferred to the cache of your browser to prevent multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web fonts or prohibits access, content will be displayed in a standard font.

The call of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible – but currently also unclear whether and if so for what purposes – that operators of such libraries collect data.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here:

Using Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographic information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of map features by visitors. For more information about Google’s data processing, please refer to the Google Privacy Notice. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the privacy center.

For detailed instructions on how to manage your own data related to Google products, click here.

Embedded YouTube videos

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:


CloudFlare is a service provided by CloudFlare Inc. to optimize and distribute traffic. The CloudFlare integration methods require that all traffic to this application, this means the communication between this application and the user’s browser is filtered, which also enables the capture of data. Personal data collected: cookies and various types of data in accordance with the privacy policy of the service.

For more information about privacy in “Cloudflare”, see the privacy policy of the provider at:

Social Plugins

We use the “Sassy Social Share” plug-in on our website. “Sassy Social Share” replaces the native share buttons of the social networks and thereby protects their anonymity.

“Sassy Social Share” only integrates social network share buttons on our website as a graphic that contains a link to the corresponding social network. By clicking on the corresponding graphic you will be forwarded to the service of the respective network. The respective button establishes direct contact between the social network and you only when you actively click on the share button. Only then will your data be transmitted to the respective social network. However, if the button is not clicked, there is no data exchange between you and the social networks.


We do not use a Facebook Like Button on our websites and Facebook does not receive any information about your surfing behavior on our website. The button on our web pages with the Tourist in Rome Icon and the Facebook logo links to the Tourist in Rome page on Facebook.

We embed a Facebook widget so you can share our websites (Facebook Share). This widget may collect your IP address, your web browser user agent, store and retrieve cookies in your browser, integrate additional tracking features and monitor your interaction with the widget, including the correlation of your Facebook account with the actions within the widget ( “Share” our website) when you are logged in to Facebook. For more information about how this information can be used, see the Facebook Privacy Policy at

Linkedin Share

We use a linkedin share widget on our website so you can share our websites on Linkedin. These requests can track your IP address according to its privacy policy:

Pinterest Save

We use Pinterest Save Widget on our website so you can pin pictures from our web pages to Pinterest. These requests can track your IP address according to its privacy policy:

Twitter plugin

Our website uses functions of the Twitter service. The provider is Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

When using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and published in your Twitter feed. Data is transmitted to Twitter. About the content of the transmitted
We have no knowledge of data or the use of this data by Twitter. For details, see Twitter’s privacy policy: .

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter:

Google AdSense

Our website uses Google AdSense. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google AdSense is used for the integration of advertisements and cookies. Cookies are small text files that your web browser stores on your device to analyze the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses web beacons. Web beacons are invisible graphics that allow an analysis of visitor traffic on our website. Information generated by cookies and web beacons is transmitted to and stored by Google’s servers. Server location is the USA. Google may pass this information on to contractors. However, your IP address will not merge Google with other data you have stored. The storage of AdSense cookies is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We as website operators have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize our website and advertising. With a modern web browser, you can monitor, restrict and prevent the setting of cookies. The deactivation of cookies may result in limited functionality of our website. By using our website, you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described above and the purpose previously named.

Source: Datenschutz-Konfigurator von

Defense against spam and bots using Akismet and Google reCAPTCHA

The legal basis for the use is Article 6 (1) f (lawfulness of processing), because there is a legitimate interest in protecting this website from bots and spam software.

We use Akismet to protect the comment function on our website. Akismet is a tool from Aut O’Mattic A8C Ireland Ltd., Business Center, No.1 Lower Mayor Street, International Financial Services Center, Dublin 1, Ireland. For more details, please read Akismet’s privacy policy.

reCAPTCHA is a free service provided by Google Inc. and is used on our website to prevent spam and abuse related and to book free invitation cards for the Pope’s general audiences. We therefore expressly point out that reCAPTCHA, version 2, is implemented on our website and the use of reCAPTCHA, version 2 is subject to Google’s data protection declaration and terms of use.

The functionality of reCAPTCHA is based on the fact that hardware and software information, e.g. device and application data, is recorded and transmitted to Google for analysis purposes. The information collected when using the service is used to improve reCAPTCHA and for general security purposes. They are not used by Google for personalized advertising.

Affiliate links

Our websites participate in various affiliate programs. On our pages, we link and widgets to the offers of our partners, where we can earn money on advertising reimbursement. The affiliate programs use cookies in order to understand the origin of the visits and the orders. This will allow partners to recognize that you have clicked the affiliate link on our website. As a rule, these cookies lose their validity after 30 days at the latest and are not used for personal identification.

These cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 lit. f DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in this, because only through these cookies, our affiliate remuneration can be determined.

When a page with integrated partner widget is called, a connection is made to the partner’s servers. The partner learns through this, which of our pages you have called, as well as your IP address.

For more information about the privacy policies of our partners whose widgets we use, see here:



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