Privacy

The protection and security of personal data has a high priority. The person responsible for data processing is identical with the person responsible for the content of this website. The name and contact details can be found in Imprint. Below you will be informed about the type of data collected and the purpose for which it is collected.

Scope of processing of personal data

We only process personal data of our users if this is necessary to provide a functional website as well as our contents and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place regularly only after consent of the user. An exception applies in those cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for real reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

Legal basis for processing personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis. In the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR serves as the legal basis. In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6(1)(d) GDPR serves as the legal basis. If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.

Data erasure and storage time

The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.

Data transfer and data logging

When you visit this page, the web server automatically registers log files that cannot be assigned to a specific person. These data include the requested target page URL, browser type and version, operating system used, referrer URL, IP address of the requesting computer, date and time of the request. This data is only stored for the purpose of statistical evaluation and to ensure system security. A passing on to third parties is not sufficient, unless a passing on is necessary due to legal regulations.

Contact form and e-mail contact

There is a contact form on our website which can be used for electronic contact. If a user uses this option, the data entered in the input mask (name, e-mail address and text data) is transmitted to us and stored. Alternatively, you can contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored. In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation. The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves us only for the treatment of the establishment of contact. In the event of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data. The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected.

Registration

On our website, we offer users the opportunity to register by providing personal data (name, e-mail address, contact details). The data is entered into an input mask and transmitted to us and saved. The data will not be passed on to third parties. As a user you have the possibility to cancel the registration at any time. You can change or delete the data stored about you at any time.

Newsletter

You can subscribe to a free newsletter on our website. When registering for the newsletter, the data from the input mask (name, e-mail address) and technical data to ensure the double opt-in procedure (IP address and date of registration confirmation) are transmitted to us. In connection with data processing for the dispatch of newsletters, no data is passed on to third parties. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter. The collection of the user's e-mail address serves to send the newsletter. The collection of other personal data as part of the registration process serves to prevent misuse of the services or the e-mail address used. The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. The user's e-mail address will therefore be stored for as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active. The subscription to the newsletter can be cancelled by the user concerned at any time. For this purpose, there is a corresponding unsubscribe link in every newsletter.

Right of information, modification and deletion

In accordance with applicable law, you can ask us in writing at any time whether and what personal data about you is stored by us. You will be notified immediately. You can change or delete the data stored about you at any time.

Right of data transferability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the person responsible in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transfer this data to another data controller without interference by the data controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on a consent or a contract and that the processing is carried out using automated procedures.

Security

Your personal data provided to us will be secured by taking all technical and organisational security measures in such a way that they are inaccessible for access by unauthorised third parties.

Cookies

On some of our pages we use so-called "cookies" to facilitate your use of our web pages. These are small text files which are stored on your hard disk and are deleted when you close your browser, depending on the settings of your browser program. You can deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser or set your browser so that it informs you of the storage of new cookies. You can also restrict the storage of cookies for individual websites.

Right of disagreement and opt-out procedure

You have the right to disagree at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you under Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The data controller no longer processes the personal data concerning you, unless he can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

You have the option of exercising your right of objection by means of automated procedures using technical specifications. You can use opt-out cookies to exercise your right to object to individual websites and services. However, since these opt-out cookies must be set manually on all devices you use and for each individual website, this solution is impractical and therefore a simpler objection procedure is recommended: the private browsing mode in your browser. This mode ensures that cookies are not permanently stored and tracking technologies are blocked. The private browsing mode is a comprehensive opt-out solution for all web services that we have included on our websites. To learn how to activate the private browsing mode in your specific browser, click here: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge and Safari.

External Web Objects

For easy display of content, external web objects from Google can be used, which allow playing videos (YouTube), displaying maps (Google Maps) or displaying fonts (Google Fonts). Such external web objects can be embedded in the web page and therefore send the IP address to the respective service when called for technical reasons. You can find the data protection declaration here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing this browser plug-in: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.