The protection and safety of your personal data is a high priority for us. For this reason, we strictly comply with the provisions of the German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG). Below, you will be informed about the kinds of data that will be recorded and the purposes for which such data is collected:
1. Data transmission/data logging
When you visit this website, the web server automatically creates log files that cannot be assigned to any specific person. This data includes e.g. the browser type and version, the operating system used, the referrer URL (the site you visited previously), the IP address of the requesting computer, the access date and time of the server request and the file request of the client (file name and URL). This data is only collected for the purpose of statistical evaluation. It is not forwarded to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
2. Use of personal data
Personal data is only collected or processed if you give us this information voluntarily, e.g. when making a contact enquiry. As long as this information is not required for any business transaction, you may revoke the consent you previously gave to the storage of your personal data with immediate effect in writing (e.g. via email or fax). Your data will not be forwarded to third parties unless this is done due to statutory regulations.
3. Right of access to your data, modifications and deletion
According to the law currently in force, you may write to us at any time to ask what personal data we have stored that relates to you. You will receive a prompt response.
4. Safety of your data
The personal data that you provide to us will be secured using all the necessary technical and organisational measures so that it is inaccessible to third parties. When sending highly sensitive data or information, it is recommended that you use the postal service, as full data security cannot be guaranteed via email.
5. Information on Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information about your use of this website that is generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. However, through IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address is first shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full email address sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your usage of the website, compile reports on website activity and to provide further services to the website operator that pertain to use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser for the purpose of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.
You may exercise your right to opt out at any time through the following measures. You may prevent cookies from being stored by making the relevant changes to your browser software settings; however, please note that in this case it may not be possible to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie on your use of the website (including your IP address) from being recorded and from being processed by Google by downloading and installing the following browser add-on (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en). The web analysis remains deactivated unless you deactivate or delete this Google add-on. Therefore, please do not delete the add-on if you do not wish for your data to be used in the web analysis. The add-on is active for a single browser and computer. If you also visit this website with different browsers, you must install the add-on separately.
When you visit our website, we may place information on your computer in the form of a cookie. Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser by a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
None of the user’s personal data is stored in this process; just the internet protocol address. This information enables you to be automatically recognised when you next visit our websites and thus improve your navigation experience. For example, cookies enable us to adapt our website to your interests or to save your password so that you don’t need to put it in again every single time. You may of course view our websites without cookies too. If you do not want us to recognise your computer, you can prevent cookies from being saved on your hard drive by ticking “Do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. To find out more about how this works, please consult your browser manufacturer’s instructions. However, if you do not accept cookies, this may lead to functional limitations on our website.
7. Changes to this data protection policy
We will update these guidelines from time to time in order to protect your personal data. You should read these guidelines occasionally to keep up to date with how we protect your data and constantly improve the content of our website. Should we make significant changes to the collection, use and/or forwarding of the personal data that you have provided to us, we will inform you of this through a comprehensive and clearly visible notice on the website. By using this website, you declare that you accept the conditions of these guidelines on the protection of personal data.
Should you have any questions about this data protection policy, please get in touch via our contact page.