Privacy policy2018-06-05T08:01:14+00:00

Privacy policy

Data protection

The operators of this site take the protection of your personal data extremely seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

Use of our website is generally possible without provision of personal data. If personal data are collected on our site (e.g. name, postal address or e-mail address), this is carried out on a voluntary basis wherever possible. These data are not disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.

We would like to point out that the online transfer of data (e.g. e-mail communication) may be subject to security gaps. Complete protection of your data from access by third parties is not possible.

Cookies

This website uses so-called cookies, which do not harm your computer in any way and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our offering more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are known as session cookies, which are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to identify your browser on your next visit.

You can adjust your browser settings to ensure that you are informed of the placement of cookies and only allow cookies in specific cases, refuse to accept cookies in certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

Server log files

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

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system in use
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of accessing computer
  • Time of server request

These data cannot be attributed to specific individuals, and they are not merged with any other data sources. We reserve the right to review these data at a later time if we become aware of any specific evidence of unlawful use.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions provided by the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Use is based on the operating type Universal Analytics, which makes it possible to attribute data, sessions and interactions across several devices to pseudonymous user ID and analyse a user’s activities across all devices.

Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Activation of IP anonymisation on this website ensures that the computer’s IP address is shortened before being transferred within Member States of the European Union or other states that are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The anonymised IP address transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data from Google.

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Section 15(3) of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz; TMG) and Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user identification (e.g. user ID) or advertising identifiers are automatically deleted after 14 months. Automatic erasure of data that have reached the end of their storage period is carried out once a month. For more information about terms of service and privacy, please refer to:

https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html
https://policies.google.com/

You can prevent the data created by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being transferred to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link in order to prevent Google Analytics from being used on this website: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
An opt-out cookie will then be stored on your end device. If you delete your cookies, you will need to click on the link again.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent cookies from being stored by adjusting the corresponding setting in your browser software. We would like to point out, however, that doing so may mean you will not be able to make full use of all of the functions available on this website. You can also prevent the data created by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being transferred to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB

For more information about the use of user data by Google Analytics, please refer to the following data privacy and security information from Google: https://www.support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Contact form

If you send us an enquiry via a contact form, the information you enter in the contact form, including the contact details you provide, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing your enquiry and of contacting you in the event of any follow-up questions. We will not disclose these data to anyone without your consent.

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we will need your e-mail address together with information that enables us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address you provide, and agree to receive the newsletter. No further data will be collected. These data will be used exclusively to send the information requested, and will not be disclosed to third parties. You can at any time withdraw your consent to store your data and e-mail address and use them to send the newsletter, for example by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

SSL encryption

This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential content, such as the enquiries you send us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection when the “http://” in your browser address bar changes to “https://” and a padlock icon is displayed in your browser line.

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

Right of access, right to erasure and right of blocking

You have the right at all times to obtain, free of charge, access to information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing, and the right to rectify, block or erase these data. If you have any questions about this or any other issues relating to personal data, you can contact us at any time using the address provided in the imprint.

Right to object to e-mails sent for marketing purposes

An objection is hereby lodged to the use of contact data published in conjunction with the legal information obligation for the purpose of sending marketing and information material that has not been explicitly requested. The operators of this site expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the receipt of unsolicited marketing information such as spam e-mails.