Data Protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. Personal data, such as names, addresses or e-mail addresses, are always provided on a voluntary basis if possible. Those data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit permission.

However, we would like to point out that data transmissions via internet (e.g. e-mail communication) cannot be entirely secure and may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of personal details against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.

Cookies

This website partially uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause damages to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies allow us to make our offer more user-friendly, more efficient and more secure. Cookies are small text files, stored by your browser on your computer.

The most cookies that we use are so-called “session cookies”. They will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal device. Those cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can adjust your browser that way in order to be informed when cookies are placed, to individually allow cookies or to generally exclude cookies in certain cases as well as to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The deactivation of cookies may impair the functionality of this website.

Server-log-files

The provider of these websites automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us, such as

  • browser type/version
  • used operating system
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of query

Those data cannot be associated with individual persons. A merging with other data sources does not take place. We reserve the right to retrospectively check the data if reasonable evidences concerning illegal use become known.

Contact form

If you send enquiries to us via the contact form, your data entered into the contact form, including the stated contact data, are stored for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry and in case of additional enquiries. Those data will not be passed on without your permission.

Privacy Policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually sent to and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A.

You find more information concerning the treatment of user data by Google Analytics in Google’s Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Browser Plugin

You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website. Further, you may prevent the collection of data generated by cookies (including your IP address) and related to the use of this websites as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the plug-in under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Objection to Data Collection

You may prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. Doing so, an Opt-Out-Cookie will be placed which prevents future data collection when visiting our website: Disable Google Analytics

Processing of Order Data

We have concluded a contract with Google concerning the processing of order data and fully comply with the strict provisions of German Data Protection Authorities when using Google Analytics.

IP-anonymisation

We us the function “Activate IP-Anonymisation”. Through this, your IP-address will be shortened priory within the member states of the European Union or other contractual states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases your complete IP-address will be transmitted to a server in the U.S.A. and shortened there. Commissioned by the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for website operators and to provide other services related to website and internet activities. Google will not merged your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Piwik

This website uses Piwik, an open-source software for the statistical evaluation of visitor access. Piwik uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis concerning the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this online product will be stored on our servers. The IP address will be made anonymous immediately before its storage.

The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that, in doing so, you might not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent.

If you object to the use of your data, you may deactivate the storage and use here. In this case an Opt-Out-Cookie will be placed that prevents Piwik from storing the usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Opt-Out-Cookie will also be deleted. On the next visit to our websites Opt-Out must be activated again.

Privacy Policy for the use of Facebook-Plug-ins (Like-Button)

On our websites plug-ins of the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA are integrated. You recognise these plugins by the Facebook logo or the Like-Button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, please see here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you visit our websites, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established by this plug-in. By that Facebook receives information that you have visited our websites with your IP-address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged on to your Facebook account you may link the contents of our websites to your Facebook account. Thereby Facebook can associate your visit of our websites to your Facebook account. We would like to point out that we as providers of these websites do not obtain knowledge about the contents of the transmitted data as well as the use of such by Facebook. For further information, please check the Privacy Policy of Facebook under https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish that Facebook associates your visit of our websites to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Privacy Policy for the use of Twitter

On our websites functions of the service Twitter are integrated. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter as well as the function “Re-Tweet” websites visited by you are linked to you Twitter account and posted to other users. In doing so, data will be transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point out that we as providers of this websites do not obtain knowledge about the contents of those data. For further information, please check the Privacy Policy of Twitter: http://twitter.com/privacy.

The privacy settings of your Twitter account can be adjusted under: http://twitter.com/account/settings

Privacy Policy for the use of Google+

Our Website integrates services of Google+. Provider of these services are Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and forwarding of Information: By using the Google+ button you may publish information worldwide. Via the Google+ button you and other users receive personal-related contents from Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you have voted +1 for contents as well as information about the website that you were visiting as you clicked the +1 button. Your +1 votes may be published or displayed as notices together with your profile name and your picture at Google services, such as search results, your Google profile or at other places on websites.

Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve the Google services for you and others. To be able to use the Google+ button you need a globally visible, public Google profile which must contain at least the user name chosen for this profile. This name will be used for all Google services. In some cases this name may be replaced by another name which you used when sharing contents via your Google account. The ID of your Google account can be displayed to users who know your email address or possess any other information identifying you.

Use of collected information: Besides the above mentioned designated purposes, the details provided by you are treated according to current Google data protection regulations. Google may publish summarised statistics about +1 activities of users or pass those statistics on to users and contractual partners like publishers, advertisers or linked websites, respectively.

Privacy Policy for the use of Instagram

On our websites functions of the service Instagram are embedded. These functions are offered by the Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link contents of our websites to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. By this ,Instagram will associate the visit of our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of these websites, do not obtain knowledge about the contents of transmitted data as well as their use by Instagram.

For further information, please review the Privacy Policy of Instagram: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

Privacy Policy for the use of Pinterest

On our website we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103-4904, USA (“Pinterest”). If you access a website which contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. The plugin in transmits protocol data to the servers of Pinterest in the U.S.A. These protocol data might contain your IP-address, the address of the visited website, which also contain this plugin, type and setting of the browser, date and time of query, your way of using Pinterest as well as cookies.

For further information concerning purpose, extend and further processing and use of the data by Pinterest as well as your respective rights and possibilities for the protection of your privacy, please read the Privacy Policy of Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

Privacy Policy for the use of Google Web Fonts

For the homogenous display of fonts, this website uses so-called web fonts that are provided by Google. On retrieving a website your browser downloads the necessary web fonts to your browser cache in order to correctly display texts and fonts. If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer uses a standard font.

For further information, please see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq as well as Google’s Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Privacy Policy for the use of Google Maps

This website uses the map service Google Maps via API. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps it is required to store your IP address. This information will usually be transferred to and stored on a server in the USA. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transmission.

For further information, please see Google’s Privacy Policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Privacy Policy for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins of the Google-operated website YouTube. Provider of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our website having a YouTube-plugin embedded, a connection to YouTube servers will be established. The YouTube server will then be submitted the information that you have visited our websites.

If you are logged on to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to associate your browsing behaviour with your personal profile. You may prevent this by logging out of YouTube.

You find further information concerning the treatment of user data in the Privacy Policy of YouTube under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Comment function on this website

For the comment function on this website, your comment as well as details provided at the time of commenting, your email address and, unless you post anonymous, the chosen username will be stored.

Storage of the IP address

Our comment function stores IP addresses of users who post comments. Since we do not check the comments before publishing on our website, we require these data to be able to take legal action against the originator in case of violation of law, i.e. insults or propaganda.

Subscription to comments

As user of this website you may subscribe for comments after user registration. You receive a confirmation email to check whether you are the owner of the provided email address. You can unsubscribe from this function at any time via the link in the info emails.

SSL Encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential data, such as enquiries you sent to us as the provider, this website uses an SSL encryption. You recognise an encrypted transmission by the change of the address line of the browser from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock-symbol in your browser address line.

If the SSL encryption is active, the data you have transmitted to us cannot be accessed by third parties.

Right to Information, Deletion, Blocking

You have the right to be informed about your person-related data, their origin and addressee and the purpose of data processing as well as the right to correction, blocking or deletion of those data at any time and free of charge. For further questions and questions concerning person-related data, feel free to contact us under the address published in the impressum/legal notice.

Objection to commercial mails

Providers are obligated to publish contact information in the Legal Note/Impressum. The use of such contact information by third parties for the purpose of distributing unsolicited advertisements or other commercial information is prohibited. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal measures in case of being sent unsolicited commercial information, e.g. spam mails etc.