The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations as well as this data protection statement.
The use of our website is normally possible without giving personal data. If personal data (for example name, address or e-mail addresses) are collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data before access by third parties is not possible.
Data protection for the use of Facebook plugins (like button)
On our pages, plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated. You can recognize the Facebook plugins on 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 the visit of our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Web analytics provided by Google Analytics
This website uses web analytics functions provided by Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses what are known as cookies, which are text files stored on your computer for the purposes of analysing how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is generally sent to and stored on a Google server located in the USA.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that Google truncates your IP address within the Member States of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is sent to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, this information is used by Google to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities, and to provide the website operator other services relating to website use and Internet use. The IP address sent by your browser to the Google Analytics service is not combined with other Google data.
You can configure your browser to block cookies. Please note, however, that by doing so, you might not be able to fully use all the functions of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting cookie data relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
Opting out of data collection
To prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data, click the link below. This will set an opt-out cookie which prevents your data being collected whenever you visit this website in the future: Google Analytics opt-out.
Contract data processing
We have concluded a contract data processing agreement with Google and we fully adhere to the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when it comes to the use of Google Analytics.
Demographics in Google Analytics
This website uses the Demographics function of Google Analytics, which makes it possible to create reports containing information about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based Google advertising and from visitor data from third-party providers. The data cannot be traced back to any specific person. You can disable this function at any time using the Ads settings in your Google account or you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data in general in the Ads Personalization section.
On our site, we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA ( “Pinterest”). When you visit a page that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly to Pinterest’s servers. The plugin sends log data to the server from Pinterest to the USA. These logs may include your IP address, visited website address, which also include Pinterest features, browser type and settings, date and time of the request, how to use Pinterest, and cookies.
Information, deletion, blocking
You are always entitled to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, the purpose of data processing and the right to correct, block or delete this data. To this end, as well as to further questions regarding the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
Server Log Files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browsing type / browser version
- operating system
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of the accessing computer
- Time of server request
These data can not be attributed to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check these data at a later date, if we are aware of any concrete indications for unlawful use.
The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which your browser saves.
Most of the cookies we use are so called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on the next visit.
You can set your browser to inform you about setting cookies and to allow cookies in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. The functionality of this website may be restricted when cookies are deactivated.
If you send us inquiries by means of a contact form, your information from the inquiry form, including the contact details given there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for the case of connection questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
Contradiction advertising mails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation for the transmission of advertising and information material not expressly requested. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example by spam e-mails.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require you an email address and information which will allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter . Further data is not collected. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
You may revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for the sending of the newsletter at any time, for example by means of the “print out” link in the newsletter.