1 Table of Contents
3 Responsible body
4 Your rights
5 Processing of personal data when using our website for information purposes
6 Processing of personal data by cookies
7 Further functions and offers on our website
8 Establishing contact
10 Use of the comment function in our blog
11 Google Analytics
Below we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website.
The term “personal data” means referring to the definition of Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (hereinafter referred to as “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR”) for all data relating to you personally are available. This includes, for example, name, address, email address, user behavior. With regard to the other terms, in particular the terms “processing”, “responsible”, “processor” and “consent”, we refer to the legal data protection definitions of Art. 4 GDPR.
We generally process personal data only insofar as this is necessary to provide a functional website and the content and services we offer. The processing of personal data takes place regularly only if you give us your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) have issued GDPR or the processing is governed by legal regulations, in particular by one of the methods listed in Art. 6 Para. b) to lit. f) GDPR, the legal basis is permitted.
Your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Storage can also take place if this has been provided for by national or European regulations to which we are subject. In this case, the data will be blocked or deleted when the storage period prescribed in the relevant regulations has expired. The latter does not apply if further storage of the data is required for the conclusion or performance of a contract.
If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our website or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail below about the respective processes.
Responsible within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR, the other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other regulations as well as provisions with data protection character is:
You can find further details on the responsible body in our imprint
You have the following rights with regard to your personal data:
the right to information,
the right to correction and deletion,
the right to restrict processing,
the right to object to processing,
the right to data portability.
You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.
Processing of personal data when using our website for information purposes
If you access our website without registering or providing us with information in any other way (“informational use”), we only collect the personal data that your web browser transmits to our server. If you want to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to enable you to display our website and to ensure stability and security:
Date and time of the request
Time zone difference to GMT
Access status (HTTP status)
amount of data transferred
Website from which you came to our website
Language and version of the browser
The aforementioned data are also stored in so-called log files on our servers. This data is not stored together with other personal data from you.
The collection and temporary storage of the IP address is necessary to enable the delivery of our website to your device. For this, your IP address must be stored for the duration of the visit to our website. The storage of the above-mentioned data in log files serves to ensure the functionality and to optimize our website as well as to ensure the security of our information technology systems. This data is not evaluated for marketing purposes. Our legitimate interest in data processing lies in the above purposes. The legal basis for the collection and temporary storage of the aforementioned data is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
Our legitimate interest in data processing lies in the above purposes. The legal basis for the collection and temporary storage of the aforementioned data and the log files is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
The above data for the provision of our website will be deleted when the respective session ends. The collection of the above data for the provision of our website and the storage of this data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of our website. There is no possibility to object.
Processing of personal data by cookies
We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on the storage medium of your end device, for example on a hard drive, and through which certain information flows to us as the location that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your device. This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below.
Cookies that are associated with your web browser:
Transient cookies: These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your web browser. These include session cookies in particular. These store a so-called session ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your web browser to the joint session. This enables your end device to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted as soon as you log out or close the web browser.
Persistent cookies: These cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete these cookies at any time in the settings of your web browser.
The processing of personal data by the above cookies serves to make the offer of our website as a whole more user-friendly and effective for you. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of these cookies. In particular, some functions of our website require that your web browser can still be identified after a page change. The data processed by cookies that are necessary for the provision of the functions of our website are not used to create user profiles. Insofar as cookies are used for analysis purposes, they serve to improve the quality and user-friendliness of our website, its content and functions. They enable us to understand how the website, which functions and how often these are used. This enables us to continuously optimize our offer.
Our legitimate interest in data processing lies in the above purposes. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
The above cookies are stored on your device and transmitted from there to our server. You can therefore configure the processing of data and information yourself using cookies. You can make the appropriate configurations in the settings of your web browser, through which you can, for example, reject third-party cookies or cookies altogether. In this context we would like to point out that you may not be able to use all functions of our website properly. In addition, we recommend regular manual deletion of cookies and your browser history.
Further functions and offers on our website
In addition to the above-mentioned informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. For this, it is usually necessary to provide further personal data. We need this data to provide the respective service. The above principles for data processing apply.
In some cases, we use external service providers to process this data, which we have carefully selected and commissioned. These service providers are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked by us. If personal data is passed on to third parties in the course of services that we offer together with partners, you can find more detailed information in the following descriptions of the individual services. If these third parties are based in a country outside the European Economic Area, you can find more information on the consequences of this in the following descriptions of the individual services.
If you contact us by email, the personal data you provide to us with your email will be stored. We also have a contact form on our website that you can use to contact us. The data you entered in the input mask is transmitted to us and saved.
The data will only be used to answer your questions. If we do not use a third-party provider mentioned below to provide the contact function, the data will not be passed on to third parties. In addition, we collect your IP address and the time of sending.
The processing of the above personal data only serves to process your inquiries. The processing of further personal data, which arise through the use of the contact form on our website, serves to prevent misuse and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
This is also our legitimate interest in processing your personal data. If you have given us your consent, the legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. Incidentally, the legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, in particular in the event that you send us the data by sending an email. Insofar as you want to work towards the conclusion of a contract by email, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR represents an additional legal basis.
Subject to statutory retention periods, the data will be deleted as soon as we have processed your request. If you contact us by email, you can object to the storage of your personal data at any time. We would like to point out that in this case your request cannot be processed further. You can declare the revocation or the objection by sending an email to our email address given in the legal notice.
We provide you with a newsletter that you can subscribe to on our website. Details of the newsletter, in particular its possible content, are given in the declaration of consent. If you subscribe to our newsletter, the data you entered when you subscribed to the newsletter will be sent to us. In order to register for the newsletter to be sent, you must provide the mandatory data requested by us:
If you provide further personal data when registering, the information is voluntary.
We use the so-called double opt-in procedure to register for our newsletter. After you have registered, we will send you an email to the email address you provided, asking you to confirm that you would like us to send you the newsletter in the future. If you do not confirm your registration within the time period specified in the email, the data you provide will be blocked and deleted after. In addition, we save your IP address and the time of registration for the newsletter and the time of confirmation. There is no transfer of the data to third parties in connection with the processing of the data for sending the newsletter. This data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter.
This data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter. Unless we use a third-party provider mentioned below to send the newsletter, the data will not be passed on to third parties in connection with the processing of the data for sending the newsletter.
The data you entered in the input mask when registering will be processed for the purpose of addressing you personally. After your confirmation, we save your email address so that we can send you the newsletter. We save the respective IP address and the times of registration and confirmation in order to prove your registration and, if necessary, to clarify a possible misuse of your personal data. This is also our legitimate interest. If you have given us your consent, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR. Insofar as the processing is based on our legitimate interests, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
The above data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the above purposes. We therefore store the above data for as long as you have subscribed to the newsletter. After unsubscribing from the newsletter, we save the aforementioned data purely statistically and anonymously.
You can revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from this by clicking on the link contained in each newsletter email sent to you by us.
We would like to point out that we evaluate your user behavior when the newsletter is sent. The newsletter emails we send contain a so-called web beacon or a so-called tracking pixel. It is a one-pixel image file that is stored on our website. The data mentioned in this section and the web beacons are linked to your email address and an individual ID for evaluation. The links contained in the newsletter also contain this ID. We create a user profile based on the aforementioned data. We record when you read the newsletter and which links you click in the newsletter email. From this we deduce your personal interests. We link this data with your user behavior on our website. This processing of the data serves the purpose of tailoring the newsletter to your individual interests, optimizing our offer and making it more interesting for you overall. This is also our legitimate interest. If you have given us your consent, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR. Insofar as the processing is based on our legitimate interests, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR. If you have given us your consent to the above processing of the data, you can withdraw it at any time. You can object to this evaluation of your user behavior at any time by clicking the separate link contained in each newsletter email. In addition, you can prevent the above evaluation of your user behavior if you have deactivated the display of images in your email program by default. We would like to point out that in this case the newsletter will not be displayed in full and you may not be able to use all functions of the newsletter. If you manually activate the display of the images, the just described evaluation of your user behavior takes place again.
Use of the comment function in our blog
We offer a blog on our website. In this blog we publish articles on various topics. You can make comments on the respective contributions. If you leave a comment, it will be published with the user name you have given and assigned to the respective post. We recommend using a pseudonym instead of your real name when choosing your username. To use the comment function, it is mandatory to provide the user name you have chosen and your email address. All other information you provide is voluntary.
Your e-mail address is stored for the purpose of contacting you if a third party reports your comment to us as illegal or to be able to defend us against third-party claims if you publish illegal content. This is also our legitimate interest. If you have given us your consent, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR. Insofar as the processing is based on our legitimate interests, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR. We reserve the right to delete comments if they are found to be illegal by third parties.
We save your email address as long as your comment is publicly visible.
If you have given us consent to the storage of the data, you can revoke it at any time. You can object to this storage of the above data at any time. You can object to this storage of the above data at any time.
In addition, we offer a service in which you will be informed by email if other users leave a comment on your contribution. In order to be able to use this service, you have to activate the checkbox “Email service” when writing your comment. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for this service. If you publish a comment by activating the checkbox, you will receive an email in which you must confirm your email address and the wish to receive our notification emails in the future.
We store your personal data until you log out of the service. You can unsubscribe from the notifications at any time by clicking on the link contained in the email.
We only use Google Analytics with the activated IP anonymization described above. This means that your IP address will only be processed by Google in abbreviated form. A personal relationship can be excluded.
We use Google Analytics for the purpose of analyzing the use of our website and continuously improving individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. Through the statistical evaluation of user behavior, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by Google. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.
You can prevent the cookies generated by Google Analytics from being saved by making the appropriate settings in your web browser. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website. If you want to prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your user behavior (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google, you can download and install the web browser plug-in available under the following link: http: / /tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
In order to oblige Google to process the transmitted data only in accordance with our instructions and to comply with the applicable data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with Google.
Third party information: Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland
You can find further information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options and data protection on the following Google websites:
Data protection overview: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Data protection declaration: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
Use of data by Google when using websites or apps from our partners: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners
Data use for advertising purposes: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads
Settings for personalized advertising by Google: http://www.google.de/settings/ads
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected.