The website operator takes your privacy very seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory provisions. As new technologies and the constant further development of this website may result in changes to this data protection declaration, we recommend that you read through the data protection declaration again at regular intervals.
Definitions of the terms used (e.g.. “personal data” or “processing”) can be found in Art. 4 DSGVO.
We, the website operator or page provider, collect data about accesses to the website on the basis of our legitimate interest (see Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) and store these as “server log files” on the website server. The following data is logged in this way:
- Website visited
- Time of access
- Amount of data sent in bytes
- Source/reference from which you reached the page
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- IP address used
The server log files are stored for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. The data is stored for security reasons, e.g. to be able to clarify cases of abuse. If data has to be retained for evidentiary reasons, it is exempt from deletion until the incident has been finally clarified.
Reach measurement & cookies
If you do not want cookies to be stored on your end device for the purpose of measuring reach, you can object to the use of these files here:
- Network Advertising Initiative cookie deactivation page: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
- US website cookie deactivation page: http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/
- European website cookie deactivation page: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
Common browsers offer the setting option to not allow cookies. Note: It is not guaranteed that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if you make the corresponding settings.
Collection and processing of personal data
The website operator only collects, uses and discloses your personal data if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the data collection.
Personal data is any information that can be used to identify you personally and that can be traced back to you – for example, your name, e-mail address and telephone number.
You can also visit this website without providing any personal information. However, in order to improve our online services, we store (without personal reference) your access data to this website. This access data includes, for example, the file you requested or the name of your internet provider. By making the data anonymous, it is not possible to draw conclusions about your person.
How we handle contact data
If you contact us as the website operator using the contact options offered, your details will be stored so that we can use them to process and respond to your enquiry. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent
This website uses the “Google Analytics” service on the basis of our legitimate interests to optimise and analyse our online offering within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO the service “Google Analytics”, which is provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). The service (Google Analytics) uses “cookies” – text files that are stored on your terminal device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google LLC complies with European data protection law and is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
On this website, IP anonymisation applies. The IP address of the user is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area and in the other contracting states of the agreement. Only in individual cases is the IP address initially transmitted unabbreviated to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. This shortening eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. The IP address of the user transmitted by the browser is not combined with other data stored by Google.
As part of the agreement on the commissioned data agreement, which we as website operators have concluded with Google Inc.
The data collected by Google on our behalf is used to evaluate the use of our online offering by individual users, e.g. to create reports on website activity in order to improve our online offering.
You have the option of preventing cookies from being stored on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. It is not guaranteed that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if your browser does not allow cookies.
Furthermore, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to and used by Google Inc. The following link will take you to the corresponding plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Alternatively, you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data about you within this website by clicking on this link (IMPORTANT: insert opt-out link). By clicking on the above link, you will download an “opt-out cookie”. Your browser must therefore allow cookies to be stored. If you delete your cookies regularly, you will need to click on the link again each time you visit this website.
Here you can find more information on data use by Google Inc:
- https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=de (data collected by Google partners)
- https://adssettings.google. en/authenticated (settings about ads shown to you)
Use of social media plugins from Facebook
Because of our legitimate interest in the analysis, optimisation and operation of our online offer (within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO), this website uses the Facebook Social plugin, which is provided by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). The integrations are recognisable by the Facebook logo or the terms “Like”, “Like”, “Share” in Facebook’s colours (blue and white). Information on all Facebook plugins can be found via the following link: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
Facebook Inc. complies with European data protection law and is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active
The plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. The website operator has no influence whatsoever on the nature and scope of the data that the plugin transmits to the servers of Facebook Inc. Information on this can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084
The plugin informs Facebook Inc. that you as a user have visited this website. There is a possibility that your IP address will be stored. If you are logged into your Facebook account during your visit to this website, the aforementioned information will be linked to it.
If you use the functions of the plugin – for example, by sharing or “liking” a post – the corresponding information will also be transmitted to Facebook Inc.
If you would like to prevent Facebook. Inc. linking this data to your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting this website and delete the stored cookies. Via your Facebook profile, you can make further settings regarding data processing for advertising purposes or object to the use of your data for advertising purposes. You can access the settings here:
- Profile settings on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen
- Cookie deactivation page of the US website: http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/
- European website cookie deactivation page: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
The website operator offers you a newsletter in which he informs you about current events and offers. If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter, you must provide a valid e-mail address. By subscribing to the newsletter, you agree to receive the newsletter and to the explained procedures.
Revocation and cancellation: You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time and thus cancel the newsletter subscription. After your cancellation, your personal data will be deleted. Your consent to receive the newsletter will expire at the same time. At the end of each newsletter, you will find the link to cancel.
Rights of the user
As a user, you have the right to receive, upon request and free of charge, information about what personal data has been stored about you. You also have the right to have inaccurate data corrected and to have your personal data processed restricted or deleted. If applicable, you can also exercise your right to data portability. If you believe that your data has been processed unlawfully, you can lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Deletion of data
Unless your request conflicts with a legal obligation to retain data (e.g. data retention), you have a right to have your data deleted. Data stored by us will be deleted if it is no longer required for its intended purpose and there are no legal retention periods. If deletion cannot be carried out because the data is required for permissible legal purposes, data processing will be restricted. In this case, the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes.
Right of objection
Users of this website can exercise their right of objection and object to the processing of their personal data at any time.
If you wish to have your personal data corrected, blocked, deleted or if you have questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, please contact us. If you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of or information on the personal data stored about you or have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data or wish to revoke any consent granted, please contact the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal or contractual provisions regarding the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of a contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision
We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is in part required by law or may also result from contractual provisions. Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before providing personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will explain to the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences of not providing the personal data would be.
Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we do not use automated decision-making or profiling.