Data Privacy

The protection of personal data is very important to us. We will keep your personal data confidential, as required by the statutory provisions and this data privacy statement.

You can generally access our website without disclosing personal data. If personal data is collected on our website (e.g. name or e-mail address), this will be done for the stated purposes and on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties, unless required for the stated purposes. In this case, we will request your consent before passing on the data.

Data security

Please note that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure. It is not technically possible to guarantee absolute protection of your data against access by third parties. However, we endeavour to provide the best possible protection for your data. This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential information, such as the data you send to us via forms. An encrypted connection is established when the browser displays a padlock symbol and the address bar switches from "http://" to "https://". When SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Hosting

In order to operate this website, we have rented a server from a service provider

PlusServer GmbH, Hohenzollernring 72, 50672 Köln, Deutschland
The data protection regulations used by PlusServer can be found here: 
https://www.plusserver.com/impressum (link is external)


Our service provider cannot ordinarily access the rented server.

Cookies

Some areas of our website use so-called cookies. Cookies will not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted when you leave our website. Other cookies remain saved on your computer until you delete them. These cookies enable us to identify your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser to inform you when cookies are saved, to only allow cookies in individual cases, to selectively or generally prevent them, or to automatically delete cookies when your browser is closed. Completely preventing cookies may reduce the functionality of this website.

Usage analysis

Server-Log-Files

The website's server automatically saves information in so-called server log files which are automatically sent to us by your browser. This information covers the following areas:

  • Type and version of browser
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL (the page that referred you to us via a link)
  • Hostname of accessing computer
  • Time of page access

It is not possible for us to assign this data to individual persons. This data will not be merged with other sources of data. We reserve the right to review this data at a later date if we find concrete indications of unlawful use.

etracker

Our website uses the etracker analytics tool. The tool is provided by etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany. The data can be used to create user profiles under a pseudonym. This may involve the usage of cookies. Cookies are small text files that are saved locally in the cache of your internet browser. Cookies make it possible to identify your browser. The data collected with the etracker technology will not be used to personally identify visitors to our website and will not be merged with personal data concerning the owner of the pseudonym, unless the person in question has separately given their consent to this effect.

You can object to the future collection and storage of data at any time. To object to the future collection and storage of data concerning your visits, please obtain an opt-out cookie from etracker by clicking on the following link. The result will be that etracker in future no longer collects and stores visitor data from your browser: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb (link is external)

This installs an etracker opt-out cookie that is called "cntcookie". Please do not delete this cookie if you wish to maintain your objection. For further information, please read the data protection regulations used by etracker: http://www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html (link is external)

Data transmitted in forms and e-mails

Queries

When you send us queries by e-mail, we store your data in order to process the query and in case there are any follow-up queries. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.

Newsletter data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we will need your e-mail address as well as information allowing us to verify that you are the owner of said e-mail address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. We will not save any further data. We will only use this data to send the requested information. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties under any circumstances. The consent provided to store and use the data and the e-mail address for the purpose of sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for instance by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.

Social media services

Our pages include links leading to functions of the following social networks (social media services):

Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
Links shown on our website that lead to Facebook are marked with a Facebook logo (the letter f in lower case).
The Facebook data privacy statement: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php (link is external)

Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Links shown on our website that lead to Twitter are marked with a Twitter logo (a blue bird).
The Twitter data privacy statement: http://twitter.com/privacy (link is external)

Rights of information, deletion and blocking

You have the right to receive free information at any time concerning your stored personal data, its source and recipients, the purpose of its processing, as well as the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have any further questions in this respect, or regarding the topic of personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time via the address stated in the imprint.