Privacy Policy

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We respect your right to privacy and comply with our obligations under EU Legislation (European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – ‘BDSG’). The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to describe to our users how we deal with any personal data you provide to us while visiting this website. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you should not use this website. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of other websites, which may be referenced or linked to on this site.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. As far as on our sides personal data (for example name, address or E-Mail addresses) are raised, this takes place, as far as possible, always on voluntary basis. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.

Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.

Types of information collected

We retain two types of information:

“Personal Data”

This data identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and may include your first name and last name, email address, birth date, telephone number, address, as well as other information that can helps us to contact you.

“Non-Personal Data”

We gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our website. The Non-Personal Data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, but used for statistical and analytical purposes such as demographic information, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website.

How we use personal and non-personal data

Personal Data

We will process any Personal Data you provide to us for the following purposes:

(a) to contact you if required or to respond to any communications you might send to us;

(b) to provide customer support

(c) to provide you with goods or services if they are made available on our website and upon explicit request or order made by your side

Non-Personal Data

We use the Non-Personal Data gathered from visitors to our website in an aggregate form to get a better understanding of where our visitors come from and to help us better design and organise our website.

Cookies
The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other, so-called persistent cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

We will ask you to consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit our website.

By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this privacy policy.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications for illegal use.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Browser plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to 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 plug-in available under the following link : https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Prevention to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: disable Google Analytics

For more information on how to handle user data on Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

GoogleAdSense

We may publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on our website. These advertisements are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. In determining your interests, Google will track your behavior on our website and on other websites across the web using the DART cookie. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads Preference Manager. You can opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie here or by using the NAI’s (Network Advertising Initiative’s) multi-cookie opt-out mechanism. These opt-out mechanisms use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be kept. To ensure that an opt-out is kept in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in.

For further details, please check privacy policy of Google, which can be found here.

Facebook plugins (like button)
On our pages plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated.

The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the “Like-Button” (“Like”) on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our website, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. As a result, Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted 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 assign your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, 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 equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. Further information on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube’s data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Twitter Share Button

When you create or sign in to an account on twitter cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain logged-in to your account when visiting twitter again.

The Twitter Share Button used on our website is hosted by twitter and your browser therefore sends this cookie data to Twitter when creating the button inside your browser. This data is used by Twitter in order to associate the Twitter Share Button with your Twitter account. This data is not accessible to us and is not sent to us by Twitter.

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for reasons of security and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http: //” to “https: //” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If the SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Right to information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data at any time. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.

Objection to advertising mails

We hereby object to the use of the contact data published as part of the imprint obligation for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

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