Data protection declaration

Data protection

The operator of this website takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially, and in conformity with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

This website can normally be used without having to disclose personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) is collected on our pages, this is done on a voluntary basis only, wherever possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express permission.

We need to point out however, that data transmission via the internet (e.g. when communicating via email) can be exposed to data security shortcomings. It is therefore not possible to guarantee the seamless protection of data from access by third parties.

 

Cookies

The websites use so called cookies in some cases. Cookies do not damage your computer, and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our service more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are inserted on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so called “session-cookies”. They are automatically erased at the end of your visit. Other cookies are stored on your end-user device until you erase them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser when you visit the website again.

You can configure your browser to enable you to be informed about the insertion of cookies, so that you can allow cookies to only be used when specifically required, to exclude cookies generally or in specific cases, and to activate the function to automatically erase cookies when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies can restrict the functionality of this website.

 

Contact form

When you send us an enquiry via the contact form, the details in the form including the contact data you have entered are stored by us for the purposes of processing the enquiry and in the event that follow-up questions are received. We do not pass on any of this data without your permission.

 

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will normally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Additional information on how Google Analytics handles user data is available in the data protection declaration at Google : https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Browser plugin

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Rejection of data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This actuates an opt-out-cookie which prevents the collection of your data during future visits to this website: deactivate Google Analytics

Data analysis contract

We have closed a contract with Google to analyse the data, and we fully implement the strict regulations issued by the German data protection agencies for the use of Google Analytics.

IP-anonymization

We use the "Activation of IP-Anonymizing" function on this website. When IP anonymization is activated, Google will truncate the IP address for member states of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate the IP address gained from your browser with any other data held by Google.

Demographic characteristics from Google Analytics

This website makes use of the “Demographic Characteristics” function from Google Analytics. This enables the preparation of reports providing information on the age, sex, and interests of the visitors to this website. This data is derived from interest-related advertising provided by Google, as well as the visitor data from third party providers. This data cannot be correlated with any specific persons. You can deactivate this function at any time via the display settings in your Google account, or generally forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as referred to above under “ Rejection of data collection ”.

 

Facebook-plugins (Like-button)

This website has integrated plugins from the Facebook social network provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook-plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the "Like-button" on our website. An explanation of Facebook-plugins is available at: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This provides Facebook with the information that you have visited our website via your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like-button" at the same time as you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages with your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to correlate your visit to this website with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of this website, receive no information about the content of the data transferred in this way nor about its use by Facebook. Additional information on this aspect is provided in the data protection declaration at Facebook found athttp://dede. facebook.com/policy.php.

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

 

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube website operated by Google. The operator of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages which contains a YouTube-plugin, a connection is established with the servers operated by YouTube. This informs the YouTube server about the page on our website you have just visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, this enables YouTube to directly correlate your search behaviour with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Additional information on how your user data is used is available in the data protection declaration issued by YouTube at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

 

Right to access, blocking and erasure of data

You have at any time the right to free access to your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right to correction, blocking and erasure of this data. Please contact us in this regard and any other issues concerning personal data: you can contact us at any time via the address published in our imprint.