Data privacy statement

 

The operators of these webpages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data privacy statement. 

 

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or email addresses) is gathered on our websites, this is voluntary to the greatest possible extent. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent. 

 

Please note that the data transmission on the internet (e.g. in the communication by email) can have security gaps. Perfect protection of data against the access by third parties is not possible.

 

DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR THE USE OF FACEBOOK PLUGINS ("LIKE" BUTTON)

 

Plugins of the social network Facebook, operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our pages. You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "like" button on our pages. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. 

 

When you visit our pages, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click the Facebook "like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. This way, Facebook can attribute the visit on our pages to your user account. Please note that we, as the provider of the pages, do not receive any notice of the content of transmitted data, nor of their use by Facebook. You can find more information about this in the data privacy statement of Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. 

 

If you do not wish for Facebook to attribute the visit to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

 

 

DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR THE USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS

 

This website uses features of the advertising analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your utilisation of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your utilisation of this website is generally transmitted to and saved on a server of Google in the USA. 

 

In the case the IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address however will be truncated beforehand within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Treaty on the European Economic Zone. The complete IP address will only be transmitted in exceptional cases to a server of Google in the USA and will be truncated there. On order of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your utilisation of the website, compile reports about website activities, and perform additional services for the website operator, which relate to the website utilisation and internet use. The IP address transmitted from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data of Google. 

 

You can prevent the storing of the cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that you might not be able to use all functions of this website to full extent in that case. In addition, you may prevent the gathering of the data generated by the cookie relating to your utilisation of the website (incl. your IP address) to be transmitted to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

 

 

DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR THE USE OF TWITTER

 

Features of the Twitter service are integrated on our pages. These functionalities are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “re-tweet” feature, the websites visited by you will be linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. In the process, data are transmitted to Twitter as well. Please note that we, as the provider of the pages, do not receive any notice of the content of transmitted data, nor of their use by Twitter. You can find more information about this in the data privacy statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy. 

 

You can change your data privacy settings in your Twitter account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

 

DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR THE USE OF PINTEREST

We use social plugins of the social network Pinterest on our page, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA ("Pinterest"). When you call up a page that contains such a plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. In the process, the plug-in transmits protocol data to the USA to the servers of Pinterest. The protocol data might contain your IP address, the address of visited websites, which likewise contain Pinterest features, the type and settings of the browser, date and time of your query, your method of use of Pinterest, as well as cookies. 

 

More information on the purpose, scope, further processing and use of the data by Pinterest as well as your rights in this regard, and options for the protection of your privacy, can be found in the privacy policy of Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

 

INFORMATION, DELETION, BLOCKING

 

You have the right to obtain information free of charge regarding the personal data that has been stored of you, its origin and recipient, and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For questions about this and other topics relating to personal data, you are welcome to contact us at any time at the address of the website operator specified in the legal notice.  

 

SERVER LOGFILES

 

The provider of the webpages gathers and stores information automatically in so-called server logfiles, which are transmitted to us automatically by your browser. These are:

 

- browser type/browser version

- operating system in use

- referrer URL

- host name of the accessing servicer

- time of the server query.

 

These data are not attributable to identifiable persons. These data are not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check these data in retrospect if we take notice of concrete indications of an illegal use.

COOKIES

 

Some of the webpages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our offer more user friendly, and more effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. 

 

Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They are deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser again in your next visit. 

 

You can change the settings of your browser so that you will be informed when cookies are saved and so that cookies are permitted only in individual cases. You can also activate the acceptance of cookies in particular cases only or exclude them in general, as well as set the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

 

CONTACT FORM

 

If you would like to send us enquiries, your statements based on the enquiry form including the contact details specified by you on the form will be saved by us for the processing of the enquiry and for the case that there are follow-up questions. These data will not be passed on to others without your consent.

NEWSLETTER DATA

 

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we require your email address as well as information, which permits us to check if you are the owner of the specified email address and if you agree to the receipt of the newsletter. No further data are gathered. We use these data exclusively for mailing the requested information and do not pass them on to third parties. 

 

You can revoke the consent given for the storing of the data, email address, as well as their use for the mailing of the newsletter at any time, for example, by clicking the link “unsubscribe” that is contained in the newsletter.