You can use our website usually without providing any personal information. Whenever our web pages request personal data (such as name, address or e-mail address), as far as possible this done on a voluntary basis. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.
Please note that any data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
The Internet web pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are deleted automatically after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can allow cookies only in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.
Server log files
The provider of the web pages 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 in use
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. A merge of this data with other data sources does not take place. We reserve the right to check this data at a later date, if we become aware of specific indications for illegal use.
If you send us inquiries using the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided, will be stored so we can process the request, and for any possible follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
If you would like to receive the newsletter we offer on the website, you will have to provide us with an e-mail address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the given e-mail address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data are not collected. We use this data only for the delivery of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. The granted consent for storing data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for example via the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files stored on your computer that enable an analysis of your activity on the website. The information generated by the cookies about your activity on this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the website operator to analyze your use of the website, prepare a website activities report and to provide other services related to the website and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser through Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.
You can reject cookies on your computer by changing the settings of your browser accordingly. However, please note that not all functions on our website may be fully available if you reject cookies. You can also prevent the collection of data related to your website use generated by the cookie (including your IP address) and its transmission to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Deactivating Google Analytics.
Order data processing
We have entered into an order data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographic characteristics with Google Analytics
This website uses the Google Analytics "demographics feature". As a result, reports can be produced that contain statements on the age, gender and interests of the web page visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This data cannot be associated to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time through the ad settings in your Google account, or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as outlined in the section "Objection to data collection".
Facebook plugins (Like button)
Our web pages contain plugins from the social network site Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the "Like button" on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our web pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Our website uses plugins from the Google-powered YouTube web page. Pages operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our YouTube plug-in-enabled web pages, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube. The YouTube server will be informed which of our web pages you visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as the requests you send to us as the web pages operator. An encrypted connection is indicated by the address line of the browser changing from "http: //" to "https: //" and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Right to information, deletion, and blocking
You always have the right to free information concerning personal data stored about you, the origin of this data and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and a right to correct, block or delete this data. For further information on personal data you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority
In case of violations of the data protection regulation, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federate state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details is available at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.