Data privacy statement

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal data protection regulations as well as this data privacy statement.

The use of this website is usually possible without indication of personal data. If data (such as name, address or e-mail addresses) are collected on our website, this always occurs on a voluntary basis if possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would like to point out that the transfer of data in the Internet (e.g. during communication by e-mail) may have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Cookies

The webpages partially use so-called “cookies”. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help to make our services more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer and which your browser stores.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser during the next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the placement of cookies and only allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, activate the acceptance of cookies for certain cases, generally exclude cookies and also activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The functionality of this website can be restricted during the deactivation of cookies. 

Server log files

The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called “server log files” which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of accessing computer
  • Time of server inquiry

These data are not assignable to specific individuals. These data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to retroactively check these data if specific indications of unlawful use are known to us.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries by means of contact form, your information from the inquiry form – including the contact data provided by you there – will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

Data privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics

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

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie will usually be transferred to a server operated by Google in the USA and stored there.

You will find more information regarding handling of user data by Google Analytics in the Google data privacy statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de 

Browser plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by an appropriate adjustment of your browser software; however, in this case we would like to point out that you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. In addition, you can prevent the recording of data (incl. your IP address) generated by the cookie and regarding your use of the website by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Commissioned data processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for commissioned data processing and fully implement the stringent requirements of the German data protection authorities with regard to the use of Google Analytics. 

IP anonymization

We use the function “activation of IP anonymization” on this website. But as a result, your IP address will be shortened beforehand 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 will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to render other services to the website operator associated with website use and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data by Google.

SSL encryption

For reasons of security and to protect the transmission, this website uses an SL encryption for confidential contents such as the inquiries you send to us as website operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the browser’s address bar switches from “http://” to “https://” an on the lock symbol in your browser line.

If the SSL encryption is activated, the data which you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, deletion, blocking

You are entitled at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing as well a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose and with regard to further questions about the topic of personal data you can contact us at any time at the address indicated in the imprint.