Privacy

Data Privacy

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We also keep your personal information confidential in accordance with the legal provisions for data protection and in compliance with this data privacy statement.

In general, it is possible to use our website without providing any personal information. If personal data is collected on our website (e.g. your name, address or e-mail address), this takes place voluntarily as much as possible. These data are not forwarded to a third party without your explicit consent.

Note that data transfer via the internet (e.g. when communicating by email) may involve security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

 

Cookies

This website sometimes uses cookies. Cookies cause no harm to your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies are used to provide a more user-friendly, effective and secure experience for your use of our website. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most cookies we use are what are known as “session cookies”. These cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser when you next visit our website.

You can change the settings on your browser so that you will be informed about the placement of cookies and decide to accept them on a case-by-case basis, exclude specific cookies or completely exclude all cookies and automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. If you choose to deactivate cookies, you may not experience the full functionality of this website.

 

Server-Log-Files

The provider of these webpages automatically collects and retains information in what are known as server log files that your browser automatically transmits to us. These data include:

  • Your browser type and version
  • The operating system you used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

These data cannot be attributed to a specific person. These data are never merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently verify these data if we have concrete evidence of unlawful use.

 

Contact form

If you wish to send us a request using the contact form, your information on the request form, including the contact details you provide on this form, is retained by us for the purpose of processing your request and in the event that there are follow-up questions. We never forward these data without your consent.

 

Google Analytics

This website uses the functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses what are known as “cookies”. These are small text files that are stored on your computer and allow us to analyse your usage of this website. The information about your use of this website generate by the cookie is typically transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the US.

IP Anonymisation

We have activated IP anonymisation on this website. This means that your IP address is abbreviated in advance by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there. On our instructions, Google uses this data to evaluate your usage of our website, generate reports about website activity for us and provide us with further services related to use of webpages and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser via Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the appropriate setting in your browser software; however, note that in this case you may not experience the full functionality of our website. Moreover, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and relating to your usage of this website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the link below:

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

Objection to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This implements an opt-out cookies that prevents the collection of your data at future visits: deactivate Google Analytics

You can find more information about how user data is handled by Google Analytics in the data privacy statement on Google’s website:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Contract data processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for contract data processing and fully comply with the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities in using Google Analytics.

Demographic characteristics with Google Analytics

This website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. This means reports are generated that contain conclusions about the ages, genders and interests of visitors to the website. These data are extracted from interest-based advertising by Google and from visitor data from third-party providers. These data cannot be associated with a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time by changing the display settings in your Google account or completely prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the point “Objection to the collection of data”.

Click here to deactivate tracking by Google Analytics.

 

Right of access, erasure or blocking

At any time, you have the right to free information about the personal data stored about you, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing, as well as a right to the correction, blocking or deletion of these data. If you have further questions about personal information, please do not hesitate to contact us via the address provided in the Site Notice at any time.