• Data Privacy Policy

    Data Privacy Policy

 

Data protection

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. If personal data is collected on our site (e.g. name, address or email address) this always takes place on a voluntary basis if possible. This data shall not be passed on to third parties without your express permission. We would like to point out that the transfer of data on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) can present security risks. Complete protection of data from access by third parties is not possible. The use of the contact data published as part of the legal notice obligation by third parties to send advertising and informational materials which have not been expressly requested is hereby expressly rejected. The operators of the site expressly reserve the right to take legal measures in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam emails.


Cookies

The website uses so-called cookies in some cases. Cookies do not damage your computer or contain any viruses. They are designed to make our services more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies used by us 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 on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the placing of cookies and allow cookies only in certain cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies in specific cases or in general as well as to activate automatic deleting of cookies when you close your browser. This website’s functionality may be restricted if you deactivate cookies.


Server-Log-Files

The site provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser sends to us automatically. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request

This data is not attributable to specific persons. This data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to verify this data later should we become aware of specific indicators of unlawful use.


Privacy Policy 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 stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by these cookies regarding your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA where they are stored.

You can find more information on how Google Analytics deals with user data in Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Browser Plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the release of data generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Opposition to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is installed that prevents the collection of your data when you visit this website in future: Disable Google Analytics

Contract Data Processing

We have concluded an agreement with Google on contract data processing and implement in full the strict provisions of the German data protection authorities for the use of Google Analytics.

IP anonymisation

We use the function “enabling IP anonymisation” on this website. As a result, however, 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. The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activities and provide other services related to website and Internet use for the website operator. The IP address communicated by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not associated with any other data held by Google.


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

Plug-ins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA, are incorporated on our website. You can recognise the Facebook plug-ins on our website by the Facebook logo or the "Like” button. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our site, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook is thereby notified that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like” button whilst logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to link your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that we as the providers of the website do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transferred or of its use by Facebook. Further information can be found in Facebook's privacy policy here:.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to link your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.


Privacy policy for using Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are incorporated on our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Retweet" function, the websites you visit are linked with your Twitter account and are made public to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter as a result. We would like to point out that we as the providers of this website do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transferred or of its use by Twitter. You can find further information about this in Twitter’s privacy here: http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy settings for Twitter under account settings here: http://twitter.com/account/settings ändern.


Privacy policy for using Instagram

Functions of the Instagram service are incorporated on our website. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our website with your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to link your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that we as the providers of this website do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transferred or of its use by Instagram.

You can find further information about this in Instagram’s privacy policy here: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/


Privacy policy for using Pinterest

On our website we use social plugins from the social network Pinterest which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA ("Pinterest”). When you visit a website that contains plugin like this, your browser connects directly to the Pinterest servers. In doing so, the plugin transfers log information to the Pinterest server in the USA. This log information may contain your IP address, the address of the website visited, the Pinterest functions included, type and settings of the browser, date and time of request, your use of Pinterest and cookies.

To find out more about why and how this data is collected and further used by Pinterest, more about your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy, please see Pinterest's privacy policy: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy


Privacy policy for using YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated site YouTube. The operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our websites equipped with a YouTube plugin, a link to the servers of YouTube is produced. In doing so, the YouTube server is informed about which of our websites you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to link your surfing patterns directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

You can find further information on how user data is dealt with in YouTube’s privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy


Contact form

If you send us questions via the contact form, we will save your information from the contact form, including the contact data you have given there, in order to process the question and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your permission.


(The original version of this legal notice was written in German. The German text is legally binding.)