The operators of this site take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We keep your personal data in confidence and treat them according to the legal data protection regulations as well as this Data Protection Declaration.
In general, our website can be used without entering personal data. Where personal data is collected on our websites (for ex. name, address or e-mail addresses), this is always made on a voluntary basis, where possible. Such data will not be disseminated to third parties without your explicit consent.
We refer to the fact that security gaps may exist when transferring data via the internet (with communication by email, for example). It is impossible to fully protect the data against access by third parties.
Some of the websites use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies“. These are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies are stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser during your next visit to our site.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and saves information in server log files which your browser automatically sends to us. This information includes the following:
- browser type and version
- operating system used
- referrer URL
- host name of the accessing computer
- time of the server query
- This data cannot be associated with a specific person. This data is not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data subsequently in the event of concrete indications of unlawful use.
This website uses functions of the web analysis 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 stored on your computer allowing them to analyse how you use our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address is abbreviated by Google within European Union member states or other states which are part of the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the provider of this website, Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activity and to provide further services which are connected to the use of this website and of the Internet for its operator. The IP address transferred by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with any other data from Google.
By changing your browser settings accordingly, you may prevent cookies from being stored; however, we point out that you may not have full access to all website functions in this case. In addition, you may prevent any data created by the cookie and relating to website usage on your part (including your IP address) from being transmitted to and being processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the link below: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Objection to collection of data
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. This places an opt-out cookie which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics
Demographic data in Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic data” function of Google Analytics. This allows for the compilation of reports that contain information regarding the age, gender, and interests of the visitors to the website. This data originates from interest-based advertising from Google as well as third-party visitor data. This data cannot be associated with a specific person. You can deactivate this function using the display settings in your Google account at any time or you can generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “objection to data processing”.
For security reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content such as enquiries you send to us as website operator, this website uses SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the address line in the browser changing from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in the browser line.
If the SSL encryption is enabled, the data you transmit to us cannot be accessed by third parties.
Right to information, erasure, blocking
Within the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you are at any time entitled to free access to your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and to rectification, blocking or erasure of this data, if applicable. To that end, or if you have more questions related to the topic of personal data, you can contact us at the address specified in the legal notice at any time.
Objection to advertising emails
The use of contact data published to comply with imprint obligations for the purposes of sending advertisements and information material not expressly solicited is hereby rejected. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for instance by means of spam emails.