The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations as well as this data protection statement.
The use of our website is normally possible without giving personal data. If personal data (eg name, address or e-mail addresses) are collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) can present security gaps. A complete protection of the data before access by third parties is not possible.
If you send us inquiries by means of a contact form, your information from the inquiry form, including the contact details provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for the case of connection questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we need your e-mail address. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided in the newsletter and via the newsletter unsubscribe form. We have signed an agreement with our e-mail marketing service provider Mailchimp on the process of commissioned data processing. This ensures that our service provider adheres to the strict requirements of German and European data protection laws in all respects when sending the newsletter. This also ensures that your data is stored only within the EU with a high level of protection. There is no storage of your data on servers outside the EU.
Like many other websites, we also use “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your hard disk by a web page server. In this way, we automatically receive certain data such as, Eg IP address, browser used, operating system via your computer and your connection to the Internet.
Cookies can not be used to start programs or to transfer viruses to a computer. On the basis of the information contained in cookies, we can make navigation easier and correct the display of our websites. Cookies do not damage your computer. They are not viruses and do not contain viruses. In order to offer you an optimal user experience, we use “session cookies”. These will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit. The data stored in session cookies are only valid during your current visit to our website.
Social plugins from the providers listed below are used on our websites. The plugins can be seen from the fact that they are marked with the corresponding logo.
These plugins may be used to send information to the service operator, which may include personal data, and may be used by the service provider. We prevent the unconscious and unwanted acquisition and transmission of data to the service provider through a 2-click solution. In order to activate a desired social plug-in, it must be activated by clicking on the appropriate switch. Only by activating the plug-in is the capture of information and its transmission to the service provider triggered. We do not collect any personal data about the social plugins or their use.
We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:
On our pages are plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, integrated. You can recognize the Facebook plugins on the Facebook logo or the “Like-Button” on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to associate the visit of our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
On our pages, functions of the Instagram service are integrated. These functions are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit of our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that as a provider of theses pages we are not aware of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by Instagram.
For more information, see the Instagram Privacy Statement: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. Provider is the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. The provider of this page has no influence on this data transfer.
Google Web Fonts
This site uses so-called web fonts, provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. Visiting an internet page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.
COLLECTION OF GENERAL INFORMATION
When you access our website, information of a general nature is collected automatically. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, and the like. This is exclusively information that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. This information is technically necessary in order to properly deliver the requested content from websites and are absolutely necessary when using the Internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us to optimize our Internet presence and the technology behind it.
REGISTRATION ON OUR WEBSITE
When registering for the use of our services, some personal information will be collected, such as name, address, location, contact and communication information such as a telephone number and an e-mail address. We only use the data entered for the purpose of enabling you to use our services. In some cases, your location may be required to query for local data that would not be possible without first acquiring the users location. If the service requires your location at registration, it means that we need this information to offer you this specific service. Otherwise, we will ask you if we may use your location after registration to optimize the service. If you do not give us permission to do so, we will not use or gather this information. In this case, you can independently use our service without giving us your location data.
CLEARANCE DISCHARGE OF DATA
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data parsimony. We therefore save your personal data only as long as this is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here, or as provided by the various storage periods provided by the legislator. After the respective purpose or the expiry of these deadlines, the corresponding data are routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with legal requirements.
USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of the IP anonymisation on these websites, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other Contracting States of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on the website activities and to provide other services connected with the website usage and internet usage against the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data (including your IP address) related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install:
Link: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics
In addition to or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can block Google Analytics tracking on our pages by clicking this link. An opt-out cookie is installed on your device. This will prevent the Google Analytics collection for this site and for this browser as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.
Our website uses Google Conversion Tracking. If you’ve visited our site through Google’s ad, Google Adwords will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad served by Google. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not intended for personal identification. If the user visits specific pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognize that the user has clicked on the ad and forwarded to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can not be tracked through the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers can see the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were forwarded to a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that allows users to be personally identified.
If you do not want to participate in the tracking process, you can refuse the setting of a cookie – for example, by setting a browser that generally disables the automatic setting of cookies, or by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “googleleadservices.com”.
Please note that you are not allowed to delete the opt-out cookies, as long as you do not wish to record measurement data. If you have deleted all your cookies in the browser, you must set the respective opt-out cookie again.
YOUR RIGHTS ON INFORMATION, CORRECTION, LOCK, EXTINGUISHMENT AND COMPLAINT
You have the right to obtain information about your personal data stored by us at any time. Likewise, you have the right to rectification, blocking or, apart from the required data storage for business processing, the deletion of your personal data. Please contact our data protection officer. The contact details can be found at the bottom.
In order to ensure that data can be blocked at any time, these data must be kept in a lock file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data if there is no legal obligation to archive. If such an obligation exists, we will block your data on request.
You may make changes or revoke a consent by means of appropriate notification to us with effect for the future.
We take all technical and organizational possibilities that your personal data are not accessible to third parties. In addition, we endeavor to ensure the security of your personal data and have taken technical and organizational measures to protect the personal data you provide against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. All our employees and third parties involved in data processing are obliged to comply with the Federal Data Protection Act and the German Consumer Protection Act (DSGVO) and the confidential handling of personal data. When communicating via e-mail, complete data security can not be guaranteed, so we recommend that you send confidential information by post.
DELETING AND LOCKING OF DATA
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, we only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or if the various periods of storage provided by the legislator provide for it. Your data is stored exclusively on servers within the EU. The data will not be transferred to third countries outside the EU.
After discontinuation of the respective purpose or expiration of these deadlines, the corresponding data will be routinely and in accordance with the statutory provisions blocked or deleted. After canceling a purchase, the data already incurred will be deleted. In the case of a contract, all data from the contractual relationship are stored until the expiry of the tax retention period (10 years).