Data protection

DATA PRIVACY POLICY

 

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the data protection legislation and this privacy policy.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing any personal information. Should any personal data (such as name, address or email address) be collected, this is always done as far as possible on a voluntary basis. This data will not be forwarded on to third parties without your express consent.

We point out that data transmission via the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) can be subject to security gaps. It is not possible to protect data completely against unauthorized access by third parties.

 

Cookies

The websites partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our site.

You can set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are set and enable the acceptance of cookies in individual cases only, block the acceptance of cookies in specific cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. The deactivation of cookies may restrict the functionality of this site.

 

Server log files

The provider of the site automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

Browser type/browser version

Operating system used

Referrer URL

Host name of the accessing computer

Time of the server request

This data cannot be assigned to specific individuals. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to examine this data retrospectively if we become aware of any concrete evidence of unlawful use.

 

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need your email address and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address and your consent to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. We use this data exclusively to send the requested information and do not forward it on to third parties.

The consent for the storage of data, the e-mail address as well as its use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for example by using the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

 

Data privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service, Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer, which enable the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

In case of activation of the IP anonymization on this website, within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are have signed the agreement on the European Economic Area your IP address will however be truncated by Google beforehand. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other website and internet-related services to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You can adjust the setting of your browser software to inhibit the storage of cookies; however, we must point out that in this case you may not be able to use the features of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, you can also prevent the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being transmitted to Google and also the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http:// tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

 

Data privacy policy for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)

Plugins of the social network, Facebook, the provider of which is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated into our website. You can identify the Facebook plugins on our website by the Facebook logo or the “Like button”. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our site, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. As a result, Facebook receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” whilst you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign your visit to our site to your user account. We point out that as the provider of the site we receive no information on the content of the transmitted data and its usage by Facebook. For further information, please see the privacy policy of Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit to our site to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

 

Data privacy policy for the usage of Twitter

The functions of the Twitter service are integrated into our site. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. On using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the web pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that as the provider of the site we receive no information on the content of the transmitted data and its usage by Twitter. More information can be found in the privacy policy of Twitter at: http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy policy settings for Twitter under the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

 

Data privacy policy for the usage of Instagram

The functions of the Instagram service are integrated into our site. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our site to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to assign your visit to our site to your user account. We point out that as the provider of the site we receive no information on the content of the transmitted data and its usage by Instagram.

For further information, please see the privacy policy of Instagram: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

 

Data privacy policy for the usage of YouTube

Our website uses plugins of the YouTube site that is operated by Google. The operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages that is equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection will be made to the servers of YouTube. During this process, the YouTube server is notified as to which of our sites you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this from happening by logging out of your YouTube account.

Further information on the handling of user data can be found in the privacy policy of YouTube at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

 

Information, deletion, blocking

You always have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and destination and the purpose of the data processing as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. You can contact us via the address stated in the imprint at any time in this connection as well as to do with any other questions related to personal data.

Source: eRecht24