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Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form. Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Details can be found in our privacy policy under the heading „Third-party modules and analytics.“ You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy. If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens. Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, 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 your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site. You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in „server log files“. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Contact form

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed. We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.


4. Plugins and tools

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. When you call up a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser makes a direct connection with Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer. Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google+

Usage of the +1 button of Google
Our website uses the “+1” button of the social network Google Plus which is operated by the Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button is indicated by the symbol “+1” on a white or colored background.

When you visit a web page of our website which contains such a button, your browser establishes a direct connection to Google’s servers.

The contents of the “+1” button from Google are directly transmitted to your browser and integrates it into the website. We therefore have no impact on the amount of data that Google collects by the button, however, assume that your IP address is registered by Google.

For purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by Google, your rights and settings refer to the protection of your privacy, please check Google’s privacy notices to the “+1” button. If you are Google Plus member and do not want Google to collect information about you on our website and to link to your Google stored member information, you must log out before you visit our website on Google plus (Source).

Facebook plugins (Like & Share buttons)

Our website includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the Like button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. For more information, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Twitter

Verwendung von Twitter Plugins (z.B. „Twittern“-Button)
Auf unserer Website werden sogenannte Social Plugins („Plugins“) des Mikroblogging-Dienstes Twitter verwendet, der von der Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA („Twitter“) betrieben wird. Die Plugins sind mit einem Twitter-Logo beispielsweise in Form eines blauen „Twitter- Vogels“ gekennzeichnet. Eine Übersicht über die Twitter Plugins und deren Aussehen finden Sie hier: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons

Wenn Sie eine Seite unseres Webauftritts aufrufen, die ein solches Plugin enthält, stellt Ihr Browser eine direkte Verbindung zu den Servern von Twitter her. Der Inhalt des Plugins wird von Twitter direkt an Ihren Browser übermittelt und in die Seite eingebunden. Durch die Einbindung erhält Twitter die Information, dass Ihr Browser die entsprechende Seite unseres Webauftritts aufgerufen hat, auch wenn Sie kein Profil bei Twitter besitzen oder gerade nicht bei Twitter eingeloggt sind. Diese Information (einschließlich Ihrer IP-Adresse) wird von Ihrem Browser direkt an einen Server von Twitter in die USA übermittelt und dort gespeichert.

Sind Sie bei Twitter eingeloggt, kann Twitter den Besuch unserer Website Ihrem Twitter-Account unmittelbar zuordnen. Wenn Sie mit den Plugins interagieren, zum Beispiel den „Twittern“-Button betätigen, wird die entsprechende Information ebenfalls direkt an einen Server von Twitter übermittelt und dort gespeichert. Die Informationen werden außerdem auf Ihrem Twitter-Account veröffentlicht und dort Ihren Kontakten angezeigt.

Zweck und Umfang der Datenerhebung und die weitere Verarbeitung und Nutzung der Daten durch Twitter sowie Ihre diesbezüglichen Rechte und Einstellungsmöglichkeiten zum Schutz Ihrer Privatsphäre entnehmen Sie bitte den Datenschutzhinweisen von Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy Wenn Sie nicht möchten, dass Twitter die über unseren Webauftritt gesammelten Daten unmittelbar Ihrem Twitter-Account zuordnet, müssen Sie sich vor Ihrem Besuch unserer Website bei Twitter ausloggen. Sie können das Laden der Twitter Plugins auch mit Add-Ons für Ihren Browser komplett verhindern, z. B. mit dem Skript-Blocker „NoScript“ (http://noscript.net/).

Instagram

Verwendung von Instagram Social Plugins
Auf unserer Website werden sogenannte Social Plugins („Plugins“) von Instagram verwendet, das von der Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA („Instagram“) betrieben wird. Die Plugins sind mit einem Instagram-Logo beispielsweise in Form einer „Instagram-Kamera“ gekennzeichnet. Eine Übersicht über die Instagram Plugins und deren Aussehen finden Sie hier: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges

Wenn Sie eine Seite unseres Webauftritts aufrufen, die ein solches Plugin enthält, stellt Ihr Browser eine direkte Verbindung zu den Servern von Instagram her. Der Inhalt des Plugins wird von Instagram direkt an Ihren Browser übermittelt und in die Seite eingebunden. Durch diese Einbindung erhält Instagram die Information, dass Ihr Browser die entsprechende Seite unseres Webauftritts aufgerufen hat, auch wenn Sie kein Instagram-Profil besitzen oder gerade nicht bei Instagram eingeloggt sind. Diese Information (einschließlich Ihrer IP-Adresse) wird von Ihrem Browser direkt an einen Server von Instagram in die USA übermittelt und dort gespeichert.

Sind Sie bei Instagram eingeloggt, kann Instagram den Besuch unserer Website Ihrem InstagramAccount unmittelbar zuordnen. Wenn Sie mit den Plugins interagieren, zum Beispiel das „Instagram“-Button betätigen, wird diese Information ebenfalls direkt an einen Server von Instagram übermittelt und dort gespeichert. Die Informationen werden außerdem auf Ihrem Instagram -Account veröffentlicht und dort Ihren Kontakten angezeigt.

Zweck und Umfang der Datenerhebung und die weitere Verarbeitung und Nutzung der Daten durch Instagram sowie Ihre diesbezüglichen Rechte und Einstellungsmöglichkeiten zum Schutz Ihrer Privatsphäre entnehmen Sie bitte den Datenschutzhinweisen von Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/

Wenn Sie nicht möchten, dass Instagram die über unseren Webauftritt gesammelten Daten unmittelbar Ihrem Instagram-Account zuordnet, müssen Sie sich vor Ihrem Besuch unserer Website bei Instagram ausloggen. Sie können das Laden der Instagram Plugins auch mit Add-Ons für Ihren Browser komplett verhindern, z. B. mit dem Skript-Blocker „NoScript“ (http://noscript.net/).