You can visit our website without providing personal information. If personal data (such as name or email address) is collected on our website, this takes place as far as possible on a voluntary basis. These details will not be passed to third parties without your express consent. If a contractual relationship is established between us, designed or modified in content or you send us a request, we shall collect and use your personal data insofar as is necessary for these purposes (stock data). We collect, process and use personal data as far as is necessary in order to enable you to use the website (usage data). All personal data will only be stored for as long as is necessary for the specified purpose (processing of your request or contract execution). Retention periods as stipulated by tax and commercial law will be observed. Upon the instruction of the competent authorities, we may in individual cases provide information concerning this data (stock data), insofar as this is necessary for purposes of law enforcement, security, fulfilment of statutory duties of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution or the Military Counter-Intelligence Agency or for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.
Our newsletter is offered as an additional service. We use the service provider MailChimp to send our newsletter. MailChimp is a service of the Rocket Science Group, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 (‘Rocket’).
On 11 January 2017, Rocket signed the ‘Privacy Shield’ self-certification program, which describes the EU-US Privacy Shield and Swiss-US Privacy Shield self-certification program operated by the US Department of Commerce and approved by the European Commission in accordance with implementation decision C 4176 of 12 July 2016. This is a privacy agreement between the European Union and the United States of America.
The data stored during newsletter registration will be transmitted to and stored by Rocket. The data entered during registration will not be transferred to other third parties. After registering, MailChimp will send you an e-mail to confirm your registration. MailChimp also offers various analysis options on how newsletters are opened and used, e.g. the number of users an e-mail was sent to, whether e-mails were rejected and whether users unsubscribed from the list after receiving an e-mail. However, these analyses are only group-related and are not used for individual evaluation. MailChimp also uses the Google Analytics tool from Google LLC and may embed it in newsletters.
For further information on data privacy at MailChimp, please see: http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
You may revoke your consent to the storage of your data, as well as its use for sending the newsletter, at any time. You can exercise your right to revocation at any time via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on the ‘Unsubscribe to newsletter’ link included in every newsletter.
Cookies are used in some areas of the website. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. 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 recognise your browser the next time you visit. You can configure your browser to inform you of cookies and only allow and accept them in individual or specific cases, or generally exclude cookies or automatically delete them when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Server log files
The page provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
– browser type and version
– operating system used
– referrer URL
– host name of accessing computer
– time of server request
This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific evidence of illegal use.
Facebook plugin (‘Like’ button)
This website uses plugins from the provider Facebook.com, which are provided by the company Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Users of our website, on which the Facebook plugin (‘Like’ button) is installed, are hereby informed that the plugin establishes a connection to Facebook, whereby a transmission is made to your browser to enable the plugin to appear on the website. Furthermore, usage will result in data being sent to the Facebook server, which includes information about your visits to our homepage. For users logged in to Facebook, this means that the usage data will be assigned to your personal Facebook account.
As soon as you actively use the Facebook plugin as a logged-in Facebook user (e.g. by clicking on the ‘Like’ button or using the comment function), this data will be transferred to your Facebook account and published. This can only be prevented by logging out of your Facebook account first.
For further information concerning the use of data by Facebook, please refer to the data protection provisions on Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
Use of Google Maps
Use of Google fonts
Dispute resolution procedures
We are neither obliged nor prepared to participate in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board.
Information about data processing in connection with Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited. If the person responsible for data processing on this website is located outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland, data from Google Analytics will be processed by Google LLC. Google LLC and Google Ireland Limited are hereinafter referred to as ‘Google’.
Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, which are text files saved on the page visitor’s computer that enable their use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about the visitor’s use of this website (including the truncated IP address) is usually transmitted to a Google server and stored there.
Google Analytics is used exclusively with the extension ‘_anonymizeIp()’ on this website. This extension ensures anonymization of the IP address through truncation and excludes any direct personal reference. Through the extension, the IP address is truncated by Google within European Union Member States or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. The IP address provided by the corresponding browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google.
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, to create reports on website activity and to carry out other services related to the use of the website and the Internet for the website operator (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). Legitimate interest in data processing lies in the optimisation of this website, the analysis of the use of the website and the adaptation of content. The interests of users are sufficiently protected through pseudonymisation.
Google LLC is certified in accordance with the so-called Privacy Shield (list entry here) and guarantees an appropriate level of data protection on this basis. The data sent and linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs will be automatically deleted after 50 months. The deletion of data once its retention period has expired is carried out automatically once per month.
Data collection through Google Analytics can be prevented by the site visitor by adjusting the cookie settings for this website. The collection and storage of the IP address and data generated through cookies be may objected to at any time with future effect. The corresponding browser plugin can be downloaded and installed via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
The website visitor can prevent data collection through Google Analytics on this website by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be added, which will prevent the collection of data on future visits to this website.
For further information about data usage by Google, settings and revocation options, please see Google’s data privacy statement (https://policies.google.com/privacy) and the Google Ads settings (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).