Privacy policy

Data Protection

In the following we would like to inform you about our privacy policy. Here you will find information about the collection and use of personal data when using our website. We comply with the data protection laws applicable in Germany. You can access this declaration at any time on our website.

We expressly point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) is subject to security gaps and cannot be completely protected against access by third parties.

The use of the contact data in our imprint for commercial advertising is expressly not desired unless we have given our prior written consent or a business relationship already exists. The provider and all persons named on this website hereby object to any commercial use and disclosure of their data.

Personel data
You can visit our website without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (such as name, address or e-mail address) is collected on our pages, this is done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. If a contractual relationship is to be established between you and us, or its content is to be developed or changed, or if you send us an enquiry, we collect and use personal data from you insofar as this is necessary for these purposes (inventory data). We collect, process and use personal data to the extent necessary to enable you to use the website (usage data). All personal data is only stored for as long as is necessary for the stated purpose (processing your enquiry or handling a contract). Retention periods under tax and commercial law are taken into account. By order of the competent authorities, we may provide information about this data (inventory data) in individual cases, insofar as this is necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, to avert danger, to fulfil the statutory tasks of the constitution protection authorities or the Military Counter-Intelligence Service or to enforce intellectual property rights.
Access data/ Server log files
The provider (or its web space provider) collects data about each access to the offer (so-called server log files). The access data includes:

Name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of the operation, security and optimisation of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to check the log data retrospectively if there is a justified suspicion of unlawful use due to concrete indications.

Handling personal data
Personal data is information that can be used to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address or telephone number. But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone count as personal data.

Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is permitted by law or if the users consent to the data collection.

Contact
When contacting the provider (for example via contact form or e-mail), the user’s details are stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise.

Integration of third-party services and content
It may happen that third-party content, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites, are integrated within this online offer. This always assumes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) are aware of the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore necessary for the presentation of this content. We endeavour to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. However, we have no influence if the third-party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. Insofar as this is known to us, we inform the users about this.

Cookies
Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific, device-related information on the user’s access device (PC, smartphone or similar). On the one hand, they serve the user-friendliness of websites and thus the users (e.g. storage of login data). On the other hand, they serve to collect statistical data on website use and to be able to analyse this data for the purpose of improving the offer. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, it is pointed out that the use and in particular the user comfort will be limited without cookies.

You can manage many online ad cookies from companies via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ .

Analysis services
Our website uses Piwik, a so-called web analysis service. Piwik uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. For this purpose, the usage information generated by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes, which serves to optimise the website on our part. Your IP address is immediately anonymised during this process, so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is not passed on to third parties. 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.

If you do not agree to the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, you can object to the storage and use of this data at any time by clicking on the following link. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie will be placed in your browser, which means that Piwik will not collect any session data. Attention: If you delete your cookies, this will result in the opt-out cookie also being deleted and you may have to reactivate it.

Revocation, amendments, corrections and updates
The user has the right, upon request and free of charge, to receive information about the personal data stored about him/her. In addition, the user has the right to correct incorrect data, block and delete his or her personal data, insofar as this does not conflict with any legal obligation to retain data.

Right to information
You have the right at any time to enquire free of charge and without delay about the data collected about you. You have the right to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data at any time with effect for the future. Please use the Contact form, to let us know your questions and suggestions.