DATA PROTECTION

The operators of these websites take protecting your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with data protection regulations and this privacy policy. It is generally possible to use our website without providing any personal information. Where any personal information (such as name, title or email address) is collected via our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis when possible. This information will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that data transfer via the internet (e.g. when communicating by email) can be subject to security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to protect such data completely against access by third parties.

 

COOKIES

The web pages use what are known as “cookies”. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain any viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our service more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved in your browser. Most of the cookies we use are what are known as “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit. You can configure your browser to inform you if cookies are being set and only allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, prevent cookies from being accepted in specific cases or as a general rule, and activate automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

 

SERVER LOG FILES

The website provider automatically stores and saves information in what are known as server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These contain:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of accessing computer
  • Time of server inquiry

This information cannot be linked to an individual person. This information will not be put together with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently check this data if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.

 

CONTACT FORM

If you send us inquiries via our contact form, your information from the contact form including the contact details you have entered will be stored by us for the purposes of processing the inquiry and in the event of any follow-up questions. This information will not be passed on without your consent.

 

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

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 “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow analysis of your use of the website. The information on your use of the website generated by these cookies is generally transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA.

 

IP ANONYMIZATION

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. Your IP address is therefore abbreviated by Google in European Union member states or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Your IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of this website’s operator, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activities, and provide the website operator with other services relating to use of the website and the internet. The IP addresses transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics are not combined with other Google data.

 

BROWSER PLUGIN

You can prevent cookies from being stored by changing the settings on your browser software, but we would like to draw your attention to the fact that if you do so, you may not be able to make full use of all of this website’s functions. You can also prevent the information (including your IP address) collected by cookies and your use of the website from being processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

 

PREVENTING DATA COLLECTION

You can prevent your data from being processed by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents your data from being recorded on future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics More information on Google Analytics’ handling of user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

 

SUBCONTRACTED DATA PROCESSING

We have concluded a subcontracted data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

 

DEMOGRAPHICS FROM GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses the “demographics” function from Google Analytics. This enables the creation of reports containing information about the age, sex and interests of website visitors. This information comes from Google’s interest-related advertising and from visitor information from third-party providers. This information cannot be linked to a particular individual. You can deactivate this function via the display settings in your Google account at any time, or generally prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data as set out in the “Preventing Data Collection” section above.

 

RIGHT TO INFORMATION, DELETION, BLOCKING

You are entitled at any time to request information about your personal data stored, its origin and recipient, and the purpose of data processing, as well as to correct, block or delete this data. To do so or if you have any other questions, you can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice.

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