Privacy Policy

General data protection

In the following we will inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website.

With reference to the definition of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (hereinafter referred to as: “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR” for short), the term “personal data” means all data relating to you are personally obtainable.

This includes, for example, name, address, email addresses and user behavior.

With regard to the other terms, in particular the terms “processing”, “controller”, “processor” and “consent”, we refer to the legal data protection definitions of Art.

In principle, we only process personal data insofar as this is necessary to provide a functional website and the content and services we offer. The processing of personal data only takes place regularly if you have given us your consent within the meaning of Art.

Your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Storage can also take place if this has been provided for by national or European regulations to which we are subject. In this case, the data will be blocked or deleted when the storage period specified in the respective regulations has expired. The latter does not apply if further storage of the data is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our website or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail below about the respective processes.

Responsible body

The person responsible within the meaning of  GDPR, the other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other provisions with provisions of a data protection nature is:

Further details on the responsible body can be found in our legal notice.

Cookies and Pixels

Some of the websites use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable 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 only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

We also use so-called pixels. A pixel is an image file that contains a link to an image file that is inserted in the website but is not on your device. Pixels are usually used for the aforementioned reasons, see Cookies. With the pixel tracking methods, we are constantly improving our pages and you help us to analyze pages, to check advertising measures and to become more effective.

We use conversion tracking methods. Here we can check our advertising campaigns and continuously optimize them. For this we use technologies from third parties.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries using the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the request and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you 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 can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

Data protection declaration for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are saved on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s data protection declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Data protection declaration for the use of WordPress Stats

This website uses the WordPress Stats tool to statistically evaluate visitor access. The provider is Automattic Inc., San Francisco, USA. WordPress Stats uses cookies that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about the use of our website is stored on servers in the USA. Your IP address will be anonymized after processing and before storage. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of our website may be restricted. 

Data protection declaration for the use of Facebook plugins (like button)

Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our pages. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the ‘Like’ button on our website. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here:  http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our website, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook ‘Like’ button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Facebook.

Data protection declaration for the use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our sites. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by Twitter. You can find more information on this in Twitter’s data protection declaration at  https://twitter.com/de/privacy . You can change your data protection settings on Twitter in the account settings at: https://twitter.com/settings/account to change.

Data protection declaration for the use of Instagram

Functions of the Instagram service are integrated on our website. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. This enables Instagram to assign your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Instagram. You can find more information on this in Instagram’s privacy policy:  http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

Data protection declaration for the use of LinkedIn

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you visit one of our pages that contains LinkedIn functions, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn “Recommend button” and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of how it is used by LinkedIn. For more information, see the LinkedIn privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Data protection declaration for the use of Pinterest

On our site we use social plugins from the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA (“Pinterest”). When you call up a page that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Pinterest servers. The plugin transmits log data to the Pinterest server in the USA. This log data may contain your IP address, the address of the websites visited, which also contain Pinterest functions, the type and settings of the browser, the date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest and cookies. Further information on the purpose: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy

Data protection declaration for the use of Google Web Fonts

This page uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer. You can find more information about Google Web Fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq  and in Google’s data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Registration on this website

You can register on our website in order to use additional functions on the site. We use the data entered for this purpose only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. For important changes, for example in the scope of the offer or for technically necessary changes, we will use the e-mail address given during registration to inform you in this way.

Comment function on this website

For the comment function on this page, in addition to your comment, information on the time the comment was created, your e-mail address and, if you do not post anonymously, the username you have chosen will be saved.

Storage of the IP address

Our comment function saves the IP addresses of the users who write comments. Since we do not check comments on our site before they are activated, we need this data in order to be able to take action against the author in the event of legal violations such as insults or propaganda.

Subscribe to comments

As a user of the site, you can subscribe to comments after registering. You will receive a confirmation email to check that you are the owner of the email address provided. You can unsubscribe from this function at any time via a link in the info emails.

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Data transfer when concluding a contract for services and digital content

We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is necessary in the context of contract processing, for example to the credit institute commissioned with processing payments. A further transmission of the data does not take place or only if you have expressly consented to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, e.g. for advertising purposes.

Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data at any time. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.

Registration and use from 18 years

Only persons of legal age are permitted to register and use. Parents or guardians are responsible for protecting their children’s privacy. In this context, parents and legal guardians are asked to speak to their children about the safe and responsible use of personal data on the Internet.

Contradiction advertising mails

We hereby object to the use of the contact data published in the context of the imprint obligation for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

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