Use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. If personal data (for example name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis wherever possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.
We wish to point out that the transmission of data on the internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) may have security flaws. It is not possible to completely protect the data from being accessed by third parties.
CookiesIn some cases, the websites use what are known as cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our offering more user-friendly, more effective, and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and are saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies that we use are known as "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit ends. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can configure your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only permit cookies on a case-by-case basis, reject the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and activate automatic deletion of the cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are disabled, this may restrict the functionality of this website.
Contact form/registrationIf you send enquiries to us via the contact form, we will store the details you provide on the enquiry form, including the contact details you specify there, for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event that there are any follow-up questions. We will not pass on these details without your consent.
Newsletter dataIf you want to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address, and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No other data is collected. We use this data exclusively for sending out the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. You may at any time withdraw the consent you have given to the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as their use for sending out the newsletter, for example via the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.
Facebook plugins (Like button)Plugins of the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our website. You can recognise the Facebook plugins from the Facebook logo or the "Like button" on our website. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign the visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
You can amend your Twitter privacy settings in the account settings at: https://twitter.com/account/settings.
Google AnalyticsThis website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. Google Analytics uses the so-called "Cookies", which are text files that are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored over there. However, if the IP anonymisation is activated on this website, then your IP address will be first shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the US and then shortened there. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website, to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and to provide other website-related and internet usage-related services to the website operator.
The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data of the cookies related to your use of the Website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google. This is done by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link. The current link is https://tools.google.com
SSL encryptionThis website uses SSL encryption for reasons of security and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests that you send to us as the website operator. You can tell that a connection is encrypted because the browser address bar changes from "http://" to "https://" and from the padlock symbol in your browser bar.
If SSL encryption is enabled, the data that you send to us cannot also be read by third parties.
Use of WebalizerIn the version that we use, the web analysis tool "Webalizer" works with anonymisation of IP addresses. The IP addresses are shortened by the last three digits prior to any use for analysis of user behaviour so that it is no longer possible to establish a link to a person and you remain anonymous to us as the user. The anonymised data records are stored on our web server and evaluated in-house exclusively for statistical purposes. This data is not passed on to third parties at any time.
Right to information, erasure, blockingYou have the right at any time to receive free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing, as well as a right to rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. In relation to this and other questions relating to personal data, you can contact us at any time using the address which is specified in the legal notice.