Data Protection Declaration(Latest Version: May 2018)
The responsible body pursuant to the data protection laws, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:
Your Consumer Rights
By contacting our data protection commissioner you can exert the following rights:
- Obtain information about your saved data and our processing thereof,
- Request the rectification of erroneous personal data,
- The deletion of your personal data,
- The restriction of data processing, only in the case that we cannot delete your data due to legal liability,
- Object to the processing of your data and
- The data transferability, provided you have consented to the processing of your data or signed a contract with us
If you have given your consent, you can revoke your consent anytime with future effect.
You can make a formal complaint with your regulatory authority at any point in time. Your responsible regulatory authority is determined by the federal state you reside in, your job or the alleged breach. You will find a list of the regulatory authorities (for the private sector) under: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_L...
Purposes of Data Processing Through the Responsible Body and Third Parties
We only process your personal data for the purposes mentioned in this data protection declaration. A conveyance of your personal data to third parties, other than for the mentioned purposes, does not take place. We only convey your personal data to third parties if:
- You explicitly consented to it,
- The processing is necessary for the conclusion or settlement of a contract with you,
- The processing is necessary for a compliance with legal obligation,
The processing is necessary for the protection of legitimate interests and if there are no grounds for supposing that you have an overriding interest warranting protection relating to disclosure of the data.
Collecting General Data Upon Visiting Our Website
When you access our website information of general nature is automatically collected through the use of a cookie. This information (server-logfiles) includes the type of web browser used, the operating system used, the domain name of you internet-service-provider and other similar information for instance. This pertains solely to such information, which does not permit any conclusions to be drawn about the person.
This information is technically necessary to deliver the content you require from our website correctly and occurs compulsorily when using the internet. They are particularly for the following purposes:
- For assurance of a trouble-free connection to the website,
- Assurance of a seamless usage of our website,
- Evaluation of system security and stability, as well as
- For other administrative purposes.
The processing of your personal data is based on our authorized interest of our above mentioned purposes. We do not use your data for inferences pertaining to your person. The recipient of the data is solely the responsible body, and if applicable, the processors.
Anonymous information of this kind could possibly be evaluated for statistics to streamline our Internet appearance and the technology behind it.
Like many other websites we use the so-called ,,cookies”. Cookies are small text files which are transferred from a website server to your computer. We hereby automatically receive certain data such as IP-addresses, the browser used, the operating system and your connection to the internet.
Cookies cannot be used to launch programs or to transfer viruses to a computer. With the help of the information enclosed in cookies we can facilitate the navigation and correctly display our website for you.
In no event will the recorded data be passed on to third parties nor will a link be established with your personal information without your consent.
Registration on Our Website
During the registration for the use of our personalized services, person-related data for example name, address, contact and communication information such as phone number and e-mail address is compiled. When you register you can access content which we only offer to registered customers. In addition, registered customers have the opportunity to change or delete their data given during registration at any given time if they wish to do so. Of course we will provide you with information about the personal data we have saved. We will gladly correct or delete this data at your request, so far it is not opposed by any statutory requirement to preserve records. To contact us regarding this issue please use the contact information provided at the end of this data protection declaration.
Provision of Chargeable Services
For the provision of chargeable services we ask for additional data such as payment details to execute your order. We save this data in our system until the statutory requirement to preserve records expires.
To secure the safety of your data during transmission we use state-of-the-art technology encryption method (i.e. SSL) via HTTPS.
When customers post comments on our website in addition to the comment details the time of the entry and the previously chosen username are saved. This serves for our security purposes due to the possibility of us being prosecuted for illegal content on our website even though a user produced said content.
On the basis of your explicit consent we will frequently send you our newsletter respectively similar information via e-mail to your stated e-mail address.
For the reception of the newsletter your email address is sufficient. The information given during our newsletter registration process is exclusively used for this purpose. Subscribers can also be informed via email about circumstances which are relevant for the service or registration. (For instance changes of the newsletter offer or technical conditions.)
For an effective registration we require a valid email address. To verify that the registration was actually carried out by the owner of the email address we use the ,,double-opt-in” method. For this we protocoll the order for the newsletter, the dispatch of a verification email and the reception of the requested response. Additional data is not collected. The data is exclusively used for the dispatch of the newsletter and is not given to third parties.
The consent for the storage of your personal data and its use for the newsletter can be revoked at any given time. In every newsletter there is an equivalent link at the end. Furthermore you can unsubscribe directly on the website or you can share your requests with us via the contact information at the end of this data protection declaration.
When you contact us regarding questions of any type via email or contact form you grant your voluntary approval for purposes of contacting you. This requires the information of a valid email address. This is needed for the assignment of the request and the subsequent answer thereof. Further information is optional. The information provided is saved for the processing of the request, as well as possible follow-up questions. After the completion of your request your personal data will automatically be deleted.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics a web analysis service of Google Inc. Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files, which are saved on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information collected by the Cookie about the your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. As a result of the activation of IP-anonymization on these websites your IP-address will be shortened by Google beforehand in member states of the european union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP-address is sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Under the authority of the website’s operator Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about your website activity and to deliver other services related to internet and website use. The IP-address obtained through Google Analytics and your browser is not merged with other Google data.
The purposes of the data dissemination are the evaluation of the website use and the compilation of reports about website activities. On the basis of the website and internet use further connected services should be rendered. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by appropriately adjusting your browser software; we would like to make you aware of the fact, that in this case it is possible that you will not be able to use all the functions of this website. Furthermore you can prevent the entry of the data compiled by the cookie and your use of the Website (including your IP-address) as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser-plugin found under this link: browser add on for the deactivation of Google Analytics.
Additionally or as an alternative to the browser-add-on you can prevent the tracking by Google Analytics on our websites by clicking this link. This will install a opt-out-cookie on your device. Herewith recording by Google Analytics for this Website and for your browser will be blocked in the future as long as the cookie stays installed in your Browser.
Use of Script Libraries (Google Webfronts)
To present our content with the correct browser-compatibility and graphically convincing we use script and font libraries i.e. Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) on this website. Google Webfonts is transmitted to prevent the repeated loading in the cache of your browser. If the browser does not support the Google Webfronts or prohibits it’s access, the content in shown in a standard font.
By calling up script and font libraries a connection to the library’s operator is automatically triggered. It is possible - but however currently unclear and if so for what purposes - that operators of corresponding libraries can collect data.
You can find the data collection declaration of the library operator Google here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
Use of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API to visually present geographic information. While in use Google Maps Google also collects, processes and uses data of users about their use of the map functions. More information about the Google’s data processing can be found in the Google data protection provisions. You can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection center. Detailed instructions for managing your data associated with Google products can be found here.
Embedded YouTube Videos
On some of our Websites we embed YouTube videos. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a website with the YouTube plugin a connection to YouTube’s servers is established. In doing so YouTube is informed which site you are visiting. If you are logged in to your YouTube account YouTube can trace your browsing habits to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.
Whoever has deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google-Ad-program doesn’t have to reckon with such cookies while watching YouTube videos. But YouTube also caches non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this you have to block the storage of cookies in your browser.
Further information on YouTube’s data protection can be found in the provider’s data protection declaration under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
Our website uses Google conversion tracking. If you landed on our website via a placed advertisement delivered by Google a cookie will be saved to your computer by Google AdWords. The cookie is saved for conversion tracking when a user clicks on the placed advertisement delivered by Google. These cookies’ validity expire after 30 days and do not serve the purpose of personal identification. When a user visits certain sites of our website and the cookie hasn’t expired yet, we, as well as, Google recognize that the user was directed to the site by clicking on the ad. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Therefore cookies cannot be traced by the websites of AdWord customers. The data collected by the means of the conversion cookies is used for conversion statistics for AdWord customers who use conversion tracking. The customers learn the total amount of users who clicked on the ad and were forwarded to a site with conversion tracking tag. They however do not receive any information with which the users can be identified personally.
If you do not wish to participate in this tracking you can reject the required insertion of the cookie - for instance through your browser settings which deactivates the automatic insertion of cookies or you can set you browser so that cookies are blocked for the domain ,,googleadservices.com”.
Please note that you cannot delete opt-out cookies, as long as you do not want measured data to be recorded. If you deleted all your browser’s cookies you must replace the particular opt-out cookie.
Use of Google Remarketing
This website uses Google Inc.’s remarketing function. This function serves to present website visitors with interest-related ads within the Google advertising network. A so-called cookie is saved on the website visitor’s browser, which makes it possible to recognize the visitor when they access a web page belonging to the Google ad network. On this page content can be displayed to the visitor which is related to content the user previously accessed on websites which use Google’s remarketing function.
Changes to Our Privacy Policies
We reserve the right to adjust this data protection declaration so that it continually meets the current legal requirements or in order to incorporate changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. following the launch of new services. When you revisit our page the new privacy policies are valid.
Questions for the Data Protection Officer
If you have question regarding data protection please e-mail us or directly contact our company’s person responsible for data protection: