The operator of this website accords utmost importance to the protection of your personal data. We treat your personal data confidentially and in line with the German statutory data protection regulations and this data privacy statement.
To the extent that personal data (such as names, postal or email addresses for instance) are collected, this always occurs on a voluntary basis as far as possible. These data are not forwarded to any third parties without you express permission and consent.
Please note that security gaps can occur during the transmission of data by the internet (e.g. when communicating by email). Complete protection from access by third parties to data is not possible.
Information, Deletion, Blocking
You have the right at all times to cost-free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right to rectify, block or delete said data. Should you have any questions about this or further aspects of the data privacy and protection, please contact us at one of the addresses provided in the imprint.
Server Log Files
The provider of the website collects and automatically stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transfers to us. These are:
- Browser type/browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of day of the server request
These data cannot be allocated to specific persons. Furthermore, these data are not compiled with any other sources of data. We reserve the right to subsequently assess these data in the event that we become aware of concrete indications of unlawful usage.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the case of the activation of the IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be previously abridged by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there. 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 usage and internet usage against the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data (including your IP address) related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available at the following link and install: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
The website utilises so-called cookies to some extent. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our homepage content more user friendly, more effective and securer. Cookies are small text files which are installed on your computer and stored in your browser.
Most of the cookies used by us are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies permit us to re-recognise your browser on your next visit to the website.
You can adjust the settings on your browser so that you are informed about the installing of cookies and cookies are only permitted in individual cases, to accept cookies for specific cases or generally exclude them, as well as to activate the automatic deleting of the cookies when closing your browser. When the cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website can be restricted.
Rejection of Promotional Emails
The use of the contact data provided in the context of the imprint publication obligation for the sending of advertising and other information which has not been expressly requested is hereby rejected. The operator of the website expressly reserves the right to undertaken legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as for instance by spam emails.
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on our website, we require from you an email address and information which permits us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and are in agreement with receiving the newsletter. Not further data are raised. These data are solely used for the sending of the information required and are not forwarded to third parties.
The consent issued to store the data and the email address, as well as its usage for sending the newsletter can be revoked at all times by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter for instance.
We utilise the MailChimp email service from the USA in order to send out our newsletter. When you subscribe to our newsletter, your email address is stored on a server in the USA. It is used there solely for the purpose of sending out our e-newsletters. MailChimp is a professional, well-known provider which accords intensive care to data protection and has been certified with the TRUSTe Seal. You can find out more information about the data protection policy of MailChimp at MailCimp.com.