The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. As far as personal data (such as name, address or email addresses) is collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the internet (e.g. when communicating via email) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.
The websites partially use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. They 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 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 set your browser to inform you about the placement of cookies and to allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
• Browser type/browser version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Hostname of the accessing computer
• Time of the server request
These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. A merge of this data with other data sources will not be made. We reserve the right to check these data retrospectively if we become aware of concrete indications of unlawful use.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your information from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not disclose this data without your consent.
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we require an email address from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No further data is collected. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not disclose it to third parties.
You may revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the email address, and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
This website uses features of the web analytics 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 that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the 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.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software settings accordingly. However, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. Additionally, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objection to Data Collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents the collection of your data during future visits to this website: [google_analytics_optout]Deactivate Google Analytics[/google_analytics_optout]
Data Processing Agreement
We have entered into a contract with Google for the processing of data on our behalf and fully comply with the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
We use the “IP anonymization” function on this website. This means that your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA, where it may be further truncated in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network Facebook, operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo or the phrase “Facebook social plugin”.
When you visit a page of our website that contains a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website.
If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the “like” button or leaving a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it.
If you do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
INFORMATION, DELETION, BLOCKING
You have the right to obtain information, free of charge, at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing, as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time using the address provided in the imprint.
OBJECTION TO PROMOTIONALS E-MAILS
We hereby object to the use of contact information published in the context of the imprint obligation for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information materials. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising information, such as spam emails.