Data Privacy Statement

Data privacy

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory data protection regulations, as well as in accordance with this privacy statement.

Use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. If personal data [for example, name, address or email addresses] is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis, to the extent possible. This data will not be forwarded to third parties without your express consent.

We expressly state that data transmission on the Internet [e.g. when communicating via email] can have security gaps. Seamless protection of data from access by third-parties is not possible.

Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right at any time to receive information at no charge concerning your stored personal data, the origin and recipients of your personal data, and the purpose for which your personal data is processed, as well as a right to have your personal data corrected, blocked, or deleted. In this regard, or if you have questions concerning personal data, you can contact us at any time via the address specified in the Legal Notice.

Server log files

The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which are transmitted to us automatically by your browser. This information consists of:

  • Browser type / browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

This data cannot be associated with specific persons. A combination of this data with other data sources does not take place. We reserve the right to retroactively check this data if we become aware of solid indications of unlawful use.

Cookies

In some cases the websites use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer, nor do they contain 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 that are saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called »session cookies«. They are automatically deleted after your visit is concluded. Other cookies remain stored on your computer until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser at the next visit.

You can configure your browser in such a manner that you are informed of the setting of cookies, and that you only permit cookies on a case-by-case basis, that you activate the acceptance of cookies for specific cases, or reject the acceptance of all cookies, as well as activate automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Deactivation of cookies can restrict the functionality of this website.

Contact form

If you send inquires to us via the contact form, we will store your information from the inquiry form, including the contact data specified there, for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for the eventuality of follow-up questions. We do not forward this data without your consent.

Objection – advertising emails

The use of contact data published in accordance with legal notice obligations, for the sending of advertising and information materials that are not expressly requested is hereby expressly prohibited. The operator of the website expressly reserves the right to take legal steps in the case of unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example, through spam mail.

Newsletter data

If you want to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we require an email address from you, as well as information that permits us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address, and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Other data is not collected. We use this data exclusively for sending of the requested information, and do not forward it to third parties.

At any time you can revoke the consent you have granted to store the data and the email address, as well use the data and the email address to send the newsletter, via the »Unsubscribe« link in the newsletter.

Analysis services

Our website uses Piwik, a so-called web analysis service. Piwik uses so-called »cookies«, text files that are saved on your computer and which allow an analysis of use of the website from our side. For this reason, the information generated by the cookie (including your abbreviated IP address) is transferred to our server and stored for analysis purposes, in the interest of optimizing our website. In this process your IP address is immediately anonymized, so that you as a user remain anonymous for us. The information concerning your use of this website will not be forwarded to third parties. You can prevent the use of cookies through an appropriate setting of your browser software, however in this case it may be that you will not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.

If you do not agree with saving and analysis of this data from your visit, then you can object to the saving and use at any time per mouse click, below. In this case a so-called opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser, with the consequence that Piwik will not collect any session data whatsoever. Attention: If you delete your cookies, then this will also delete the opt-out cookie, which you may have to reactivate.