PRIVACY POLICY

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Your personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail address) are processed by us only in accordance with the provisions of German data privacy laws and this privacy statement.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. Should personal information (such as names, addresses or e-mail addresses) be collected, this will always take place, if possible, on a voluntary basis. The information will not be handed to third parties without your explicit permission.

We point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can show security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of data from third-party access is not possible.

COOKIES

Web pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not do any harm to your computer and contain neither viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our offer user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files your Internet browser files and stores on your computer.

Most of the cookies used by us are so-called session cookies which are automatically deleted when you close your browser session. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies enable our system to recognise your browser the next time you visit the site.

You can also adjust your browser in such a way that you will be informed about the setting of cookies, so you can either decide on a case-by-case basis to accept or reject a specific cookie, reject the acceptance of all cookies or activate the automatic deletion of cookies after closing the browser. However, the deactivation or rejection of cookies may restrict the functionality of our web offer.

Server-Log-Files

Our provider automatically saves data referring to a visit on our website in so-called Server-Log-Files which your browser automatically submits us. These are the:

  • type and version of browser
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL (the site visited previously)
  • hostname of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • time of the server request

These data cannot be connected to specific persons. The data will not be merged with any other data sources. We reserve the right to check these data afterwards at any time if concrete indications of an illegal use transpire.

CONTACT FORM

When you use our contact form to contact us your data from the enquiry form (including your contact details given there) will be saved by us to process your request and in case of any follow-up questions. We do not transmit these data to third persons without your explicit permission.

NEWSLETTER DATA

If you want to subscribe to the newsletter that we offer on our website, we need your email address as well as information allowing us to check that you are the owner of the email address provided or that the owner of the email address is in agreement with the receipt of the newsletter. Further data will not be required. We use these data exclusive for the dispatch of the newsletter – the data will not be transmitted to third persons.

You can retract your consent to the saving of the data, the email address and their use for the dispatch of the newsletter at any time e.g. via the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the newsletter.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

On our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your website usage to be conducted.

The information generated by these cookies, e.g. details of the time, place and frequency of your website visits including your IP address, is transmitted to Google in the USA and stored there.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy of Google Analytics can be found at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

BROWSE PLUGIN

You can prevent the installation of the cookies by activating the relevant setting of your browser software. In that case, however, you might not be able to benefit from the full potential of the functions on this website.

You can also prevent the transmission of data generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website (including your IP address) to Google as well as the data processing by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plugin via the following link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

CONTRADICTION OF DATA COLLECTION

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

DATA PROCESSING

We concluded a contract with Google and fully implement the strict of requirements of German data protection authorities in accordance with the use of Google Analytics.

IP ANONYMISATION

We use the “activation of an IP anonymization” function on this website. In such case, your IP address will be abbreviated in advance by Google within the member states of the European Union and in other countries that have signed the treaty on the European Economic Area and is, as such, anonymized. Only in exceptional cases, the complete IP address will be transmitted to a server in the United States and will be abbreviated there. Google uses this information to analyse your usage of the website, to compile reports on the website activities for us and to render further services connected with the usage of the website and of the Internet. By its own account, Google will under no circumstances interlink your IT address with other data held by Google.

WORDPRESS STATS

On our website, we use the WordPress Stats tool to statistically analyse visitor accesses. The provider is Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.

WordPress Stats uses cookies which will be stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of this website. The information generated by the cookies will be transmitted to servers in the United States and stored there. Your IP address is anonymised after the processing and before the storage.

You can also adjust your browser in such a way that you will be informed about the setting of cookies, so you can either decide on a case-by-case basis to accept or reject a specific cookie, reject the acceptance of all cookies or activate the automatic deletion of cookies after closing the browser. However, the deactivation or rejection of cookies may restrict the functionality of our web offer.

You can prevent the collection of your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/

If you delete cookies on your computer, you have to set the opt-out cookie again.

RIGHT OF INFORMATION, DELETION, BLOCKING

You have the right to consult, free of charge, your personal information recorded by us, (including the origin of this data and reason for having it recorded), to be given the names of any third parties likely to have access to this data, as well as having the right to correct, block, or delete all this data.

Should you have any further questions concerning personal data, feel free to contact us at the address given in the imprint at any time.