Data privacy policy

We appreciate your interest in our company and would like to explain in this privacy policy how we collect, process and use your personal information. Due to a judgment by the Federal Constitutional Court, you, as a user of this Internet presence, decide on the issue and processing of your personal information.

For us personal information is data that clearly discloses the identity of users, such as the first name, surname, address, telephone number or E-Mail address.

Statistical purposes

We want to improve our Internet presence on an ongoing basis. Therefore we evaluate usage-related and technical information for statistical purposes. We do not make any assignments of user profiles. User-related information is data concerning the usage behaviour on our Internet presence, such as the IP address and duration of use. Technical information is data about the Internet browser and the operating system.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of the your usage of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of this website will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in case of activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be previously abridged by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states of the European Economic Community. The full IP address will only exceptionally be transferred to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website and internet usage 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 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’s collection of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and your usage of the website, as well as the distribution of this data by Google, by downloading installing the browser plug-in available under the following link. The link is: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Use of social media plug-ins

We are currently using the following social media plug-ins: Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. By activating the plug-in, data is automatically transmitted to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (in the USA). We have no influence on the collected data and data saving processes, nor are we fully aware of the extent of the data collection, the purposes as well as the storage periods. Since the plug-in provider conducts the data collection especially via cookies, we recommend that you regularly delete the cookies in all browsers.

When you activate a plug-in, the plug-in provider will be informed that you have accessed the corresponding page of our online services. In addition, information about the IP address, date and time of the request, time zone difference to the greenwich mean time, content of the request, access status, respective transmitted data volume, website from which the request comes, browser, operating system and language as well as cookies, where applicable (in the case of Facebook in Germany only an anonymous) IP is collected. This is regardless of whether you have an account with this plug-in provider and are logged in there or not. If you are logged in to the plug-in provider, this data is directly mapped to your account. If you press the activate button the plug-in provider also saves this information in your user account and notifies you and your contacts publicly. If you do not want the profile to be assigned to the plug-in provider, you must log out before activating the button.

The plug-in provider stores these data as usage profiles and uses them for the purpose of advertising, market research and/or needs-oriented design of his website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (also for non-logged-in users) in order to display needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the generation of these user profiles, whereby you must apply to the respective plug-in provider for the exercise of this.

For more information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the data privacy policies provided by these providers below. You will also receive further information on your rights and settings to protect your privacy.

Addresses of the respective provider and URL with their privacy guidelines:

Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California, 94043, USA; https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=de

Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA; https://twitter.com/privacy

Children

We do not collect personal information from minors. In the case of an unwitting survey, we will immediately delete it.

Technical and organizational measures

We protect your information against loss, alteration and unauthorized access by means of usual technical and organizational security measures. These procedures are continually updated to the technical development.

References to other websites

Our internet presence contains references to other internet sites. We would like to point out that we are not responsible for data protection or the content of the other websites.

Cookies

This Internet presence uses cookies, if necessary. You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website.

Right to information

Please contact us via the contact form if you have questions and/or comments about your personal information.

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