Privacy Policy

 

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very serious. We treat your personal data confidentially and pursuant to statutory data protection regulations as well as this privacy policy.

The use of our website is generally possible without disclosing personal data. Insofar as personal data is collected on our pages (e.g. name, address, or email addresses), this is always voluntary insofar as possible. This data is not forwarded to third parties without your express consent.

We would like to note that data transmission on the internet (e.g. in case of email communication) may involve security gaps. Complete protection of data against third-party access is not possible.

Cookies  

Some of these internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective, and more secure. Cookies are small text files that your browser stores on your computer.

Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies are stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser during your next visit.  

You can adjust your browser settings so that you are informed of the use of cookies and allow the use of cookies only in individual or specific cases, exclude them in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The functionality of this website may be limited if cookies are deactivated.    

Contact form   

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your information from the contact form, to include the contact data disclosed by you, is stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions. We do not disclose this data without your consent.     

Newsletter data   

If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter offered on this website, we require your email address as well as information that allows us to review that you are the owner of the listed email address and consent to receive the newsletter. No other data is collected. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not disclose it to third parties. You can cancel the consent to store the data, email address, as well as the use of such for sending of the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

Privacy policy concerning the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the utilization of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize both, the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities.

IP anonymization

On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified the Convention on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the United States. The full IP address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to analyse your use of this website to generate reports on website activities and to render other services to the operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in Google’s possession.

Browser plug-in

You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of your browser software. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you have the option prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objection to the recording of data

You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics deactivation.

For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Contract data processing

We have executed a contract data processing agreement with Google and are implementing the stringent provisions of the German data protection agencies to the fullest when using Google Analytics.

Archiving period

Data on the user or incident level stored by Google linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) will be anonymized or deleted after 14 month. For details please click the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en

Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plug-ins (“Like” button)   

Plug-ins of the social network Facebook, offered by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated into our website. The Facebook plug-ins are recognizable by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. An overview of Facebook plug-ins is available here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.  

When you visit our website, the plug-in creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This enables Facebook to receive the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while being logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website with your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate your visit of our website to your user account. Please note that we, as a provider of the website, do not receive any information concerning the content of transmitted data as well as Facebook’s use of such. Further information in this regard can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.  

If you do not wish that Facebook associates your visit of our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.    

Information, deletion, blockage  

You are at any time entitled to receive, free of charge, information concerning your stored personal data, the origin and receiver of such, as well as the purpose of data processing, and you are entitled to correction, blockage, or deletion of this data. Please contact us at any time at the address listed in the legal information in case of questions on this or any other topic.