Data protection

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal information confidentially, in accordance with the statutory data protection guidelines and this data protection declaration.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. In the event that personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail address) is collected via our website, this occurs on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data is not passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that online data transfer (e.g. during e-mail communication) may involve security risks. It is impossible to protect data fully against unauthorised access by third parties.

 

Data protection declaration for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. These are provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files which are deposited and stored on your computer and facilitate an analysis of your website use. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google-operated server in the USA, where it is saved.

In the event that IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will, however, be abbreviated by Google in advance within European Union member states or in other countries which are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the operators of this website in order to evaluate your use of the website, to generate reports on the website activities and to provide other services in connection with use of the website and the internet for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Although it is possible to prevent cookies being saved by activating the corresponding browser software settings, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that you may be unable to use all website functions as a result. Furthermore, it is possible to prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie which is related to your website use (including your IP address) and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin saved at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

 

Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to consult, free of charge, your personal information recorded by us at all times, including the origin of this data, its recipient and reason for having it recorded, as well as having the right to correct, block, or delete the said data. We invite you to contact us with further questions related to personal data at any time via the address provided in this legal notice.

 

Cookies

DSo-called cookies are used in multiple places throughout our website. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. They serve to make our web pages more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most cookies used by us are so-called session cookies. They are deleted automatically after your visit is ended. Other cookies remain saved on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser when you next visit our site.

You can configure your browser so as to be informed of the placement of cookies, to decide to accept these on a case-by-case basis, to accept them in specific instances only, to exclude them generally, or to delete them automatically when your browser is closed. The deactivation of cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

 

Server-Log-Files

The website provider automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser transfers to us automatically. This information includes:

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


This data cannot be assigned to specific individuals. None of this data will be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively in the event that we become aware of specific evidence indicating a legal infringement.

 

Contact form

When you send us inquiries via the contact form, we will save the information provided on the same, including the contact details stated by you, in order to process the inquiry and in the event that subsequent queries arise. We will not pass on this data to third parties without your consent.

 

Objection to promotional e-mails

The use of contact data published within the context of legal notice regulations to send promotional material and information which has not been explicitly requested is hereby expressly prohibited. The site operators explicitly reserve the right to take legal action against any party who sends unsolicited advertising information, including, but not limited to spam mails.

 

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we require an e-mail address as well as information from you that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and agree to the receipt of the newsletter. No other data is collected. We will use this data exclusively in order to send the requested information and will not pass it to third parties.

You may retract your agreement to our saving of the data and e-mail address and to our using it to send you the newsletter at any time – via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter, for example.

 

Userlike (Chat)

This website uses a live chat software featuring the technologies of Userlike UG (www.userlike.com). Userlike uses cookies that are stored on your computer and which make it possible to communicate with you personally in real time on the website. When you decide to use Userlike, the chat history including the browsing history is collected by Userlike, processed and stored in Germany. We may also use your IP address to collect information about your location. The collected data will only be linked to any registration data if you share this information with us voluntarily, e.g. during a live chat. The same applies to other personal data. For further details on how Userlike handles your data, including information about your rights and the options available to protect you personal data, please see the Userlike privacy policy available at http://www.userlike.de/privacy_policy.