Privacy policy

Scope of application

This data privacy statement is intended to explain to users the type, scope and purpose of personal data collected and used by the responsible service provider on this web page (hereinafter referred to as „Service Offer“).

The legal basics of this protection of privacy may be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

Access data/Server log files

Each time the offer is retrieved, the service provider (or its web hosting services) collects data (server log files). Access data is comprised of:

Name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, volume of data transferred, message on successful retrieval, type of browser in addition to version, operating system of the user, referrer URL (the page previously visited), IP address and the requesting service provider.

The service provider uses these log files only for statistical evaluation, for operating, securing and optimising the service offer. However, the service provider reserves the right to subsequently verify the log files if there is concrete evidence of legitimately suspected illegal use.

Use of personal data

Personal data is information that may be used to identify a person. This is information which may be used to trace a person including name, email-address or telephone number. However, personal data is also data on preferences, hobbies, memberships and websites visited.

Personal data will only be collected, used and forwarded by the service provider when this is legally allowed or users agree to the collection of data.

Contacting the service provider

When contacting the service provider (e.g. via contact form or email), the user data will be saved for processing the inquiry and if there are follow-up questions.

Integrating third-party services and contents

It may happen that the content of third-parties, e.g. Youtube videos, maps of Google map, RSS feeds or graphics of other web pages will be linked with this online offer. This always requires the service provider of this content (hereinafter referred to as „third-party service provider“) to receive the IP address of the user because without the IP address they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. Therefore, the IP address is required to show this content. We try to only use content whose respective service providers only use the IP address to provide the content. However, we have no influence on when third-party service providers save the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. As soon as we become aware of this, we will notify the user.

Cookies

Cookies are small files which enable device-specific information to be stored on the user's access device (PC, smartphone, etc.). On the one hand they serve to make websites more user-friendly and help users (e.g. save login information). On the other hand they serve to gather statistical information on the use of websites and analyses the offer in order to improve it. Users can configure the way cookies are used. Most browsers offer an option to limit or prevent the use of cookies. Please note that the use of a website, and especially its convenient use offered, may be limited without cookies.

Google Analytics

This service offer uses Google Analytics. This is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses „cookies“, text files which are saved on users computers. An analysis of the website use is made possible by them. Information on the use of this web page by the user generated by the cookie is in general transferred to a server provided by Google in the US and saved there.

If the IP anonymisation is activated on this web page, the IP address of the user will be shortened prior to this by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states participating in the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, will the complete IP address be transferred to a server of Google in the US and shortened there. The IP anonymisation is active on this web page. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this web page to evaluate the use of the web page by the user in order to generate reports regarding the activities of the web page and provide additional services associated with the use of the web page and the internet for the web page operator.

The IP address transferred from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. Users may prevent cookies from being saved by updating their browser software. However, this service offer informs users that in this case they may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. Furthermore, users may prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie by downloading and installing the available browser plugin under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Further information on data use for advertising by Google, updating and objecting can be found on the Google website: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/ („Data use by Google while you are using web pages or apps of our partners“), http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/ads/ („Data use for advertising“), http://www.google.de/settings/ads („Administration information used by Google in order to show you advertisements“) and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ („Determine which advertisements Google will show you“).

As an alternative to the browser add on or for browsers on mobile devices, will you please click on this link to prevent the collection by Google Analytics on this web page in the future. Therefore, an opt out cookie will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click on this link again.

Revocation, amendments, corrections and updating

Upon application, the user has the right to obtain free of charge information on personal data which were saved about him/her. In addition, the user has the right to have incorrect data, blocking or deletion of his/her personal data corrected as far as there will be no legal retention obligation.