Privacy Policy

Data Protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy. The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Personal data, such as names, addresses or email addresses, are always provided on a voluntary basis when possible. Those data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit permission. However, we would like to point out that data transmissions via internet (e.g email communication) cannot be entirely secure and may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of personal details against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.

Cookies

This website partially uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies allow us to make our product more user-friendly, more efficient and more secure. Cookies are small text files, stored by your browser on your Computer. Most cookies that we use are so-called "session cookies". They will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. Those cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit. You can adjust your browser to inform you when cookies are placed, to individually allow cookies, or to generally exclude cookies in certain cases, as well as to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The deactivation of cookies may impair the functionality of this website.

Server-Log-Files

The provider of these websites automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us, such as:

  • browser type/version
  • used operating system
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of query
Those data cannot be associated with individual persons. We do not merge this data with other sources. We reserve the right to retrospectively check the data if there is any indication of illegal use.

Newsletter

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we require your email address as well as information which allows us to check that you are the owner of the provided email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We use those data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not transmit them to third parties. Permission given for the storage of the data and the email address, as well as their use for the purpose of sending the newsletter, can be withdrawn at any time via the "Unsubscribe"-link within the newsletter.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually sent to and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A.

You will find more information concerning the treatment of user data by Google Analytics in Google's Privacy Policyhttps://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

 

Browser Plugin

You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website. Further, you may prevent the collection of data generated by cookies (including your IP address) and related to the use of these websites, as well as the processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the plug-in under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

 

Objection to Data Collection

You may prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. In doing so, an Opt-Out-Cookie will be placed which prevents future data collection when visiting our website: Disable Google Analytics

 

Processing of Order Data

We have entered into a contract with Google concerning the processing of order data and fully comply with the strict provisions of German Data Protection Authorities when using Google Analytics.

 

IP-anonymisation

We use the function "Activate IP anonymisation". Through this, your IP address will be shortened in advance within the member states of the European Union or other contractual states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, your complete IP address will be transmitted to a server in the U.S.A. and shortened there. Commissioned by the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for website operators and to provide other services related to website and internet activities. Google will not merge your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Use of WordPress stats

This website uses WordPress Tool Stats to statistically evaluate visitor access. The tool is provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA. WordPress Stats uses cookies which are stored on your computer and enable the analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about the use of our website is stored on servers in the USA. Your IP address will be anonymised after processing and before storage. You can adjust your browser to be informed about the placement of cookies and to individually accept, to individually or generally exclude cookies, as well as to activate automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. On deactivation of cookies, the functionality of our website might be limited. You may object to the collection and use of your data in the future by clicking the link below to place an opt-out-cookie in your browser: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/ If you delete the cookies from your computer, you will need to install the opt-out-cookie again.

Use of Google Web Fonts

For the homogenous display of fonts, this website uses so-called web fonts that are provided by Google. On retrieving a website your browser downloads the necessary web fonts to your browser cache in order to correctly display texts and fonts. If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer uses a standard font. For further information, please see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq as well as Google's Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Use of YouTUbe

Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated website YouTube. The provider of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our websites with an embedded YouTube-plugin, a connection to YouTube servers will be established. Information about which of our websites you have visited will then be transmitted to the YouTube server. If you are logged on to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behaviour with your personal profile. You may prevent this by logging out of YouTube. You will find further information concerning the treatment of user data in the YouTube Privacy Policy under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Use of Google Adsense

This website uses Google AdSense, a Google Inc. service to embed advertisements. Provider of these services are Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Adsense uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to analyse the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible images). These web beacons help to evaluate information, such as visitor traffic on these Websites. The information generated by cookies and web beacons about your use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats is sent to and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A. Google may also transfer this information to its contractual partners. However, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data stored at Google. You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website. By using this website you agree to the processing of the collected information by Google, for the above mentioned purpose.

Cross-Device Remarketing

Our websites use the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in connection with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The provider of these technologies is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This function enables a linking of commercial target groups compiled by Google Analytics Remarketing with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. As such, customized, interest-targeted commercials adapted for display on a terminal device (e.g. cell phone) in accordance with your previous usage and browsing behaviour can be also displayed on another of your terminal devices (e.g. PC, tablet). If you have given the appropriate permission, Google will link your web and app browser history with your Google account for this purpose. In this way, the same customized commercials will be displayed on any terminal device on which you are logged in to your Google account. In order to support this function, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users, which are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics Data, to identify and to compile target groups for cross-device advertising. You can permanently object to cross-device remarketing/targeting by deactivating customised commercials in your Google account by using the link belowhttps://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/ You will find further information and data protection regulations in Google's Privacy Policy under: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

SSL-Encryption

For security reasons, and to protect the transmission of confidential data, such as enquiries you send to us as the provider, this website uses an SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the change in the address line of the browser from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock-symbol in your browser address line. When the SSL encryption is activated, the data you have transmitted to us cannot be accessed by third parties.

Information, Deletion, Blocking

You have the right to be informed about your personal data, their origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete those data at any time and free of charge. For further questions, and questions concerning personal data, feel free to contact us under the address published in the impressum/legal notice.

Objection to commercial mails

Providers are obligated to publish contact information in the Legal Notice/Impressum. The use of such contact information by third parties for the Purpose of distributing unsolicited advertisements or other Commercial information is prohibited. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal measures against senders of unsolicited commercial information, e.g. spam emails etc.