This data protection statement informs users about the type, scope and purposes of collecting and using personal data on this website (referred hereafter as ‘offering”) by the responsible service provider, namely
The basic legal principles of data protection can be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).
Access data / Server logfiles
The provider (or its webspace/hosting provider) collects data about access to the offering (so-called server logfiles). The access data include: name of the website that is visited, file, date and time of the visit, the amount of data transmitted, a report about the successful request, type of browser and browser version, the user’s operating system, the referrer URL (the page that was visited immediately beforehand), the IP address and the provider carrying out the request.
The service provider only uses the protocol data for statistical analysis for the purpose of operating, securing and optimizing the offering. However, the service provider reserves the right to view the protocol data at a later time if there are specific reasons to believe the offering has been used illegally.
Handling of personal data
Personal data are information that help determine a person, which means information that can be traced back to a person. That includes name, email address or telephone number, but also data about preferences, hobbies or memberships. Which websites have been viewed by someone are also considered personal data.
Personal data are only collected, used and shared with others by the service provider provided this is permitted by law, or the user consents to the collection of the data.
When contacting the service provider (for example by using the contact form or by email) the details of the user are saved for the purpose of processing the request and if there are follow-up questions.
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This offering uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files saved on the users’ computer to allow Google Analytics to analyze how this website is used. Information created by the cookie about the use of this website by the user are normally transmitted to a server of Google that is located in the USA, and saved there.
In case IP anonymization is activated on this website, the IP address of the users will, however, be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in member states of the European economic area. The full IP address will be transferred to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there only in exceptional cases. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information in order to analyze the use of the website by the user with the aim of creating reports about the website activities and in order to provide other services to the website operator related to the website and internet usage.
The IP address that is transferred by your browser to Google Analytics will not be combined with other data at Google. Users can prevent cookies from being saved through the settings on their browser software; however, this service offering points out to users that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. In addition, users can prevent the collection of data that have been captured by Google through the cookie related to the use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in, which can be found at this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
As an alternative to the browser add-on, or within the browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link, to prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics on this website in the future. By doing so, an opt-out cookie will be saved on your device. If you delete your cookies, you need to click on this link anew.
Cancellation, changes, corrections and updates
The user has the right to request, free of charge, information about the personal data that were saved about him or her. Furthermore, the user has the right to correct incorrect data, and have personal data blocked or deleted, provided there is no legal obligation to archive business records.