The operators of this site take the protection of your personal information very seriously. We treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
As a rule, you are able to use our website without giving any personal information. Where personal information (for example name, address or email addresses) is collected on our site, this always takes place on a voluntary basis wherever possible. This information is not forwarded to third parties without your express permission.
We wish to point out that data transmission online (for example when communicating by email) may present security loopholes. Complete protection of the data from third-party access is not possible.
Server Log Files
The provider of the site automatically collects and stores information in "server log files" that your browser automatically sends to us. This includes:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of server request
This information cannot be assigned to specific people. This information will not be collated with other data sources. We reserve the right to verify this information retrospectively if we become aware of specific evidence of illegal use.
Some internet sites use what are known as cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer, nor do they contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our service provision 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 what are known as "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can also set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are placed on your computer and only allow them in individual cases, block cookies for specific cases or in general and activate automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The functionality of this website can be restricted by deactivating cookies.
Handling of personal data
The operators of this site collect, use and pass on your personal data only if it is permitted within the legal limits or if you agree with the data collection. Personal data are all information which serve to identify your person and which can be traced back to you, for example your name, your e-mail address and telephone number.
If you provide us with your enquiries on a contact form, we will store your information from the enquiry form, including the contact details provided by you, for the purposes of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not forward this information on without your permission.
This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses what are known as "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information on your use of this website that is generated by the cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result, Google will first shorten your IP address within European Union Member States and in other countries that are signatories of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on the website activities and provide other services connected with the website use and internet use to the website operator. The IP address sent by your browser within Google Analytics is not collated with other data by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies through appropriate configuration of your browser software; however, we wish to point out that, in this case, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie pertaining to your website usage (including your IP address) and from carrying out processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Objection to data recording
You can prevent Google Analytics from recording your information by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is placed on your computer that prevents your information from being recorded during any future visits to this website. Deactivate Google Analytics
You can find more information on the handling of user information by Google Analytics in the Google data protection declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
Demographics in Google Analytics
This website uses the "demographics" function of Google Analytics, through which reports can be created that contain statements pertaining to the age, gender and interests of visitors to the site. This information comes from interest-based advertising by Google and from user information from third-party suppliers. This information cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time using the display settings in your Google account or generally prohibit Google Analytics from recording your information, as set out under the heading "Objection to data recording".
Order Data Processing
We have concluded an agreement with Google for order data processing and will fully implement the strict regulations of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Facebook Plugins (Like Button)
Plugins from the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated into our pages: You will recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like button" on our pages. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you visit our pages, a direct link is created between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. Facebook therefore receives information that you have visited our site using your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like button" whilst you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can attribute the visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we receive no knowledge of the content of the information sent or its use by Facebook. You can find more information on this in Facebook's data protection declaration at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to be able to attribute the visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Twitter functions are linked to our pages. These functions are supplied by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using the "Retweet" function on Twitter, the websites that you have visited are linked to your Twitter account and are made public to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter by doing this. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we receive no knowledge of the content of the information sent or its use by Twitter. You can find more information on this in Twitter's data protection declaration at https://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your data protection settings for Twitter in account settings at: https://twitter.com/account/settings.
Instagram functions are linked to our pages. These functions provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA are integrated. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link our site’s content to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. As a result, Instagram can attribute the visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we receive no knowledge of the content of the information sent or its use by Instagram. You can find more information on this in Instagram's data protection declaration at: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/
Our website uses plugins from the Google-owned site YouTube. The site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers will be created. The YouTube server will then be informed of which of our pages you visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to attribute your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
You can find more information on the handling of user information in YouTube's data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
For security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential content, such as enquiries you send us as the site operator, this site uses SSL encryption. You can detect an encrypted connection when the browser address bar changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser bar. If SSL encryption is activated, the information that you send us cannot be read by third parties.
Objection to advertising emails
Use of the contact data published within the framework of the obligation to provide publication details to send advertising and information material that has not been explicitly requested is hereby expressly opposed. The operators of the site expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited mailing of advertising information, for example in the form of spam emails.
Right to information, deletion and blocking
You have the right at any time to information, free of charge, about your personal data that is stored, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. If you have any further questions about this or personal information, you can contact us at any time at the address given under the publishing information.