Definitions of the terms used (e.g. "personal data" or "processing") can be found in Art. 4 of the GDPR.
We, the website operator or website provider, collect data on website access on the basis of our legitimate interest (see Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR) and store it as "server log files" on the website server. The following data is recorded in this way:
• Website visited
• Time of access
• Amount of data sent in bytes
• Source/reference from which you reached the site
• Used browser
• Used operating system
• Used IP address
The server log files are stored for a maximum of 7 days and subsequently erased. The storage of the data is carried out for security reasons, for example, to resolve cases of misuse. If data must be retained for reasons of evidence, it is excluded from the deletion until the incident has been definitively clarified.
Reach measurement & cookies
If you do not want to save reach-measuring cookies on your end device, you may object to the use of these files here:
• Cookie opt-out page of the Network Advertising Initiative: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
• Cookie opt-out page of the USA website: http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/
• Cookie opt-out page of the European website: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
Popular browsers offer the settings option of not allowing cookies. Note: There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all features of this website without restrictions if you make the corresponding settings.
Collection and processing of personal data
The website operator collects, uses and transfers your personal data only if this is permitted in the legal framework or if you consent to the collection of data.
Personal data is all information that is used to identify you and which can be traced back to you – such as your name, your email address and telephone number.
You can also visit this website without giving any personal data. To improve our online offer, however, we store your access data on this website (without personal reference). This access data includes, for example, the file you requested or the name of your Internet service provider. Due to the anonymisation of the data, conclusions pertaining to your person are not possible.
Handling contact information
If you contact us as a website operator through the contact options provided, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and answer your request. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent.
Handling comments and posts
If you leave a post or comment on this website, your IP address is stored. This is done on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR and serves our security as a website operator: For if your comment violates applicable law, we can be prosecuted, which is why we have an interest in the identity of the author of the comment or post.
Due to our legitimate interests, this website uses the service "Google Analytics", which is offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), for the optimisation and analysis of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. The service (Google Analytics) uses “cookies” – text files that are stored on your end device. The information collected by the cookies is generally sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google LLC complies with European data protection law and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
This website makes use of IP anonymisation. The IP address of the users is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area and in the other contracting states of the agreement. Only in individual cases is the IP address initially transferred unabridged to the United States to a Google server and shortened there. This shortening eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. The user’s IP address provided by the browser is not combined with other data stored by Google.
As part of the agreement for third-party data processing, which we have concluded as a website operator with Google Inc., it uses the information collected to compile an analysis of website usage and website activity, and provides services related to the Internet usage.
The data collected by Google on our behalf will be used to evaluate the use of our online offer by individual users, for example, to generate activity reports on the website to improve our online offer.
You have the option to prevent the storage of cookies on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all features of this website without restrictions if your browser does not allow any cookies.
Furthermore, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to Google Inc. and from being used by Google Inc. The following link directs you to the corresponding plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
You can find more information on data usage by Google Inc. here:
• https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=de (Data that is collected by Google partners)
• https://adssettings.google.de/authenticated (Settings about advertisements that are displayed to you)
Rights of the user
As a user, you have the right of access, upon request, to the personal data has been stored about you. You also have the right to rectification of inaccurate data, and the right to restriction of processing or to erasure of your personal data. If applicable, you can also assert your right to data portability. If you believe your data has been processed unlawfully, you can lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Deletion of data
If your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to store data (e.g. data retention), you have the right to erasure of your data. Data stored by us will be erased if it is no longer necessary for its intended purpose and there are no legal retention periods. If the data cannot be erased because it is required for legally authorised purposes, the data processing is restricted. In this case, the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes.
Right to object
Users of this website can exercise their right to object and object to the processing of their personal data at any time.