PRIVACY

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. We handle your personally referenced details confidentially and corresponding to the statutory Data Protection Regulations as well as this data protection declaration.

The use of our internet site is fundamentally possible without giving personally referenced data. In so far as personally referenced details are stored on our pages (for example the name, address, or e-mail addresses), this takes place on a voluntary basis. We will not pass these details on to third parties without your express permission.

We should like to indicate that data transfer on the internet (e.g. with e-mail communication) can show up safety loopholes. Protecting data from access by third parties without any gaps at all is not possible.

Server Log Files

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

  • Browser type/Browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing processor
  • Time of the server request

These data cannot be allocated to definite people. Merging these data with other sources of data is not carried out. We reserve the right to subsequently check these data if we become aware of concrete grounds for illegal use.

Cookies

Some of the internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. They do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly.

The cookies used most often are the so-called “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted following the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end-user device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognise your browser again on your next visit.

You can set your browser in such a way that you will be informed of the setting of cookies and can only permit cookies in individual cases, can exclude accepting cookies in certain cases, or can generally activate the automatic deletion of cookies as well as on closing the browser. With the deactivation of cookies the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Web Analysis

To optimize our website, we use the open source web tracking tool Matomo (formerly “Piwik”) for statistical evaluation of user access, which is operated on our own server. Matomo uses cookies to analyze the use of the website.

The information generated by the cookie is used exclusively for statistical purposes and to improve the website and server. They are stored exclusively on our own servers; they are not passed on to third parties. Your IP address is made anonymous immediately after processing and before it is stored and cannot be traced back to you.

Objection to data storage

You can decide below whether a unique web analysis cookie may be stored to enable us to collect and analyze various statistical data. Please note: If you delete your cookies, this opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you may have to activate it again.

Social Media Cookies

On some pages of our website, third parties who provide applications may set their own cookies with which they can monitor the success of their applications or customize the applications for you.

Use of YouTube:

For the integration of videos we use the provider YouTube LLC with headquarters in 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

We embed videos from Youtube in the extended data protection mode. This prevents YouTube from storing any information unless you are watching the video. If you are logged in to Youtube simultaneously, an assignment to your user account can be created. You can prevent this by logging out of your Youtube account and other YouTube LLC and Google Inc. accounts and deleting the corresponding cookies.

When you start a video, it can trigger data processing operations that we are unaware of and have no control over. For more information, please see Youtube’s privacy policy at: https://www.google.com/intl/en_en/policies/privacy/

Use of Facebook:

Plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated on our website. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like button”. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

If you call a page of our website with a Facebook plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Facebook receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our Internet presence. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can immediately assign your visit to our website with your Facebook profile. If you interact with Facebook plugins, for example by clicking the “I like” button, this information is also sent to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on your Facebook profile and displayed to your Facebook contacts. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Facebook’s data protection information at: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to match the data collected via our website directly with your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.

Google Maps

We use the Google Maps API on our website to display geographical information visually. When using Google Maps, Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 also collects, processes and uses data about the use of the maps functions by visitors to the website. Further information on data processing by Google can be found in Google’s privacy policy, which you can access at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Information, Deletion, Blocking

You have the right to information about your personally reference data which are stored free of charge, their origin and the recipient and the purpose of the data processing as well as the right to correction, blocking or deletion of these data. You can contact us at any time about this as well as about further questions on the subject of personal-referenced data at the address given in the imprint.

Rejection of Advertising E-Mails

The use of the contact data published in the context of the Imprint Obligation for sending advertising and information material not explicitly requested is herewith rejected. The operator of these pages reserve the express right to legal steps in the case of delivery of unprompted advertising information, for example through spam e-mails.