Data privacy statement
It is generally possible to use our website without giving any personal data. If personal data are collected on our website (e.g. name, address or email addresses), their disclosure is always on a voluntary basis, where possible. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
Please note that there can be security issues with the transmission of data over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email). It is not possible to protect the data from third-party access along the entire communication chain.
Cookies are used on some of the web pages. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help to improve our website, making it more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer and saved by your browser.
The majority of cookies which we use are “session cookies”. They are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies will remain on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser next time you visit our website.
Server log files
The website provider automatically gathers and saves data in server log files which are sent to us automatically by your browser. The following data are sent:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of computer accessing the site
- Time of server request
These data cannot be related to specific people. These data are not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check these data at a later date if we have good reason to suspect unlawful use.
If you use the contact form to send us inquiries, your details from the inquiry form will be stored on our systems, including the contact data which you have provided, so that we can process the inquiry and answer any follow-up questions you may have. We will not pass these data on without your consent.
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer enabling an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to Google servers in the USA and stored there.
More information on the management of user data by Google Analytics can be found in the Google data privacy statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
You may refuse the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to use the full range of functions on this website. You may also prevent Google from tracking and processing the data generated by the cookies relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by clicking on the following link and downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Denial of data collection
You can also prevent the Google Analytics logging function by clicking on the link below. This sets an opt-out cookie that will prevent your data from being logged on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics
Data processing contracts
have entered into an agreement on external data processing contracts with Google and apply the full weight of the law expressed in the strict regulations laid down by the German data protection authorities on the use of Google Analytics.
The IP address anonymity function is enabled on this website, so your IP address will be abbreviated beforehand by Google within Member States of the European Union and in other signatories to the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website traffic, and to provide other services for the website operator relating to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
Our website uses the etracker analysis service provided by etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany. Usage profiles can be produced from the data under a pseudonym. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files stored locally in your Internet browser cache. The cookies enable your browser to be recognised. The data collected with the etracker technology will not be used without the specific consent of the person concerned to identify the person visiting our website and will not be associated with data which would reveal the identity of the person behind the pseudonym.
You may withdraw consent for data to be collected and saved at any time with future effect. You can prevent the collection and storage of your browser data on future visits by clicking on the link below to obtain an etracker opt-out cookie which will prevent your browser data from being logged by etracker on future visits: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb
An opt-out cookie called “cntcookie” will then be placed by etracker. Please do not delete this cookie if you wish to maintain the disable function. Further information can be found in the data protection statement issued by etracker: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb
Information, deletion and blockage
You have a right to be informed, at any time and free of charge, what data about you is held on our database as well as their sources, recipients and the purpose for which they are processed, and you have a right to correct, block or delete these data. You can contact us about this and other issues in connection with the subject of personal data at any time using the address given in the imprint.
Refusal of mail advertisements
The contact data are published in accordance with legal acknowledgement requirements and must not be used to send unsolicited mailings and advertisements. The operators of the website reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited mailing of advertising literature, such as junk email.