In general, our website can be used without providing any personal data. If personal data is collected on our pages (e.g. name, address or email address), this is done on a voluntary basis as much as possible. The data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.
We hereby give notice that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies“. They are automatically deleted once you finish your session. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser when you next visit the site.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. This includes:
- Browser type/browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of accessing computer
- Time of server request
This data cannot be used to identify you personally. This data is not combined with data from other sources. We reserve the right to retrospectively examine this log data in the event of concrete evidence of illegal activity.
If you send us questions via the contact form, we collect the data requested and the contact details you provide in order to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
Data privacy declaration for using Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of how you use our website. As a rule, the cookie-generated data regarding your use of this website will be forwarded to a Google server in the USA and be stored there.
However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will first be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states that are contracting parties to the agreement in the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can stop these cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the cookie-generated data about your use of the website (including your IP address) being passed on to Google and this data from being processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Data privacy statement for the use of Google +1
Our pages use Google +1 functions. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and dissemination of information: The Google +1 button enables you to publish information around the world. The Google +1 button allows you and other users to obtain personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given for +1 content as well as information about the page that you viewed when you clicked on +1. Your +1 can be displayed together with your profile name and photo in Google services, for example in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible and public Google profile that contains at least the name you have selected as your profile name. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace a different name that you have used to share content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to other users who know your email address or who have other identifying information about you.
Use of collected data: In addition to the uses mentioned above, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection policies. Google may publish aggregated statistics on the +1 activities of users and/or pass this information on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.
Data protection policy for the use of YouTube
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the Youtube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to directly associate your surfing habits with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
Objection to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operators reserve to take specific legal action in the event that unsolicited advertising material, such as spam email, is received.