Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data processing of this website is carried out by the website operator. You will find their contact details in the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand your data will be collected when you notify us. This can be, for instance, data you enter in a contact form. On the other hand data is recorded by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or date and time of your visit). These data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
For what purposes do we process your data?
Some of the data are processed in order to guarantee the correct provision of the website. Other data can be processed to analyze user behavior.
What data protection rights do you have?
You have the right to receive free information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to request the rectification, blocking, or deletion of such data. You can contact us at any time at the address indicated in the imprint for further questions about the subject of data protection. In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
2 GENERAL AND COMPULSORY INFORMATION REGARDING DATA PROTECTION
We consider it our responsibility to protect your privacy when processing personal data. You can rely on us to ensure the protection and security of your personal data in accordance with the provisions of data protection legislation and this privacy notice. When using this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. This privacy statement explains which data we collect and what purposes we use it for. It also explains how data collection is processed. We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet could have security gaps (e.g. when communicating via e-mail). It is not possible to protect data from third-party access completely.
Right to withdraw your consent
In many cases, processing your data can only be carried out with your consent. You may freely withdraw your consent at any time. Notifying us about your withdrawal via e-mail is sufficient. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of the data processing before your consent was withdrawn.
Right of complaint to the appropriate supervisory authority
In case of any data protection violation you can exercise the right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in regards to data protection law is the data protection officer of the federal state our company is headquartered in. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found in the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links- node.html.
We have announced a data protection officer in our company.
4 DATA PROCESSING ON OUR WEBSITE USING COOKIES
The websites makes use of so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain virus. Cookies are used to improve our services, improve the security of the website and make it more user-friendly. Cookies are small text files your Internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. In most cases these are so-called “session cookies” that are deleted once you leave our website. Other cookies remain on your computer until you delete them. These cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize your browser next time you visit the website. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly; allow cookies only in individual cases, accept cookies only for certain cases, generally exclude, and automatically delete cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this site. Cookies that are required to execute electronic communication processes or provide certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping cart function) are saved, based on article 6 par. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to be able to provide an optimized, correct technical service. As far as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analyzing your surfing behavior) are stored, these are treated separately in this privacy statement.
Server log files
Your Internet browser automatically transmits data to us, which the provider of the sites automatically processes and collects in server log files.
Type and version of the browser you use
Websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL)
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of your visit
Merger of these data with other data sources is not carried out. The basis for data processing is Article 6 par. 1 lit. f DSGVO, which authorizes the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
5 ANALYTICS TOOLS AND ADVERTISING
Our website uses the web analysis service Google Analytics, offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics employs so-called “cookies,” text files that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site. The information about your user behavior generated by these cookies is transmitted to Google’s servers in the US and stored there. The legal basis for employing “cookies” by Google Analytics is Article 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest consists in analyzing the user behavior in order to optimize our service and advertising.
We use Google Analytics with an IP anonymization feature on our website. Before transferring it to the US, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address from member states of the European Union or signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Google may send the full IP address to its servers located in the US and abbreviate it locally as an exception. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of our site, to compile reports on website activity for us, and to provide other services related to website and Internet usage. Google states that it will never associate your IP address with other data held by Google.
You can disable the storing of “cookies” on your computer in your browser settings; please be aware, though, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website. You can furthermore prevent “cookies” from being installed, and, thus, collected data concerning your website use (including your IP address) from being sent to and being used by Google, by downloading and installing the following plug-in: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
Order data processing
We have signed a contract for data processing with Google and fully implement the strict specifications of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographics in Google Analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics’ feature "demographic characteristics.” Therewith, reports can be created including information about the visitor’s age, gender, and interests. These data come from Google's interest-based advertising and third-party visitor data. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time in the ad settings in your Google Account or prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as shown in section "Objection to data collection.“
6 PLUG-INS AND TOOLS
On our website we use plug-ins by YouTube, a company belonging to Google. Provider of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page including a YouTube plug-in, a connection will be made to the YouTube servers. That way, the servers are informed about the site you have visited. In case you are logged in to your YouTube account, your user behavior will be matched to your YouTube member account. You can prevent this by logging off to your member account before visiting our website. Our interest in using YouTube lies in providing our online services in a more appealing manner. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1)(1)(f) GDPR. Further information about data protection and privacy policies by YouTube can be found under the following link: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
On our website we use plug-ins by Vimeo, a video-sharing website. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. When you visit a page including a Vimeo plug-in, a connection will be made to the Vimeo servers. That way, the servers are informed about the site you have visited. Moreover, your IP address is transmitted to Vimeo, no matter if you are logged in to the site or have a Vimeo account. The data processed by Vimeo is transmitted to their servers, located in the USA. When you are logged in to your Vimeo account, your user behavior will be matched to your Vimeo member account. You can prevent this by logging off to your member account before visiting our website. Further information about data protection and privacy policies by Vimeo can be found under the following link: https://vimeo.com/privacy.