This data protection declaration is intended to inform the users of this website about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by us. We take your data protection very seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal regulations. Since changes to this data protection declaration may be made due to new technologies and the constant further development of this website, we recommend that you read the data protection declaration again at regular intervals.
1. Access Data
We collect data related to the access to our website on the basis of our legitimate interests and save these as server log files on the website’s server. The following data is logged in this way:
- Website visited
- Time at the time of access
- Amount of data sent in bytes
- Source/reference from which you came to the page
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- IP address used
The server log files are stored for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. The data is saved for security reasons, e.g. to be able to clarify cases of abuse. If data have to be kept for reasons of evidence, they are excluded from deletion until the incident has been finally resolved.
2. Access Measurement & Cookies
- Cookie deactivation page of the network advertising initiative
- Cookie deactivation page on the US website
- Cookie deactivation page of the European website
Common browsers offer the setting option not to allow cookies. Note: There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if you make the appropriate settings.
3. Collection and Processing of Personal Data
We collect, use and transfer your personal data only if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the data being collected. Personal data is all information that is used to identify your person and which can be traced back to you – for example your name, your email address and telephone number.
You can also visit this website without providing any personal information. However, to improve our online offer, we save your access data on this website (without personal reference). These access data include e.g. the file you requested or the name of your Internet provider. By anonymizing the data, it is not possible to draw conclusions about your person.
4. Data Recording when Using the Contact Forms
We provide two contact forms on this website, one to make it easier for us to be contacted, and another to make it easier for you to register for our newsletter. The following personal data is saved: First name, last name, IP address, email address and other information from the contact form. We only process this personal data with the express permission of the users concerned and in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations.
The processing of personal data is based on our legitimate interests in fulfilling our contractually agreed services and optimizing our online offer.
5. Handling of Contact Details
If you contact us through the contact options offered, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and answer your request. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.
6. Google Analytics
Due to legitimate interests, this website uses to optimize and analyze our online offer with the service “Google Analytics”, which is offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). The service (Google Analytics) uses “cookies” – text files that are stored on your device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google LLC complies e.g. with European data protection law and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement.
IP anonymization is used on this website. The IP address of the user is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area and in the other contracting states of the agreement. Only in individual cases is the IP address initially transmitted in full to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. This shortening eliminates the personal reference to your IP address. The user’s IP address transmitted by the browser is not combined with other data stored by Google.
As part of the agreement with Google Inc., Google Inc. uses the information collected to compile an evaluation of website usage and website activity and provides services related to internet usage. The data collected by Google on our behalf are used to evaluate the use of our online offer by individual users, e.g. B. to create reports on the activity on the website in order to improve our online offer. You have the option of preventing cookies from being stored on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if your browser does not allow cookies. You can also use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to Google Inc. and used by Google Inc. This link takes you to the corresponding plugin.
Alternatively, by clicking on this link, you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data about you on this website. By clicking on the link above you download an “opt-out cookie”. Your browser must therefore generally allow the storage of cookies. If you delete your cookies regularly, you will need to click on the link every time you visit this website.
You can find further information on data usage by Google Inc .:
This website uses the services of MailChimp to send newsletters. The provider is Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
MailChimp is a service with which, among other things, the dispatch of newsletters can be organized and analyzed. If you enter data for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter (e.g. email address), it will be stored on MailChimp’s servers in the USA.
MailChimp is certified e.g. according to the “EU-US Privacy Shield”. The “Privacy Shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA, which aims to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the USA.
With the help of MailChimp we can analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent with MailChimp, a file contained in the email (so-called web beacon) connects to MailChimp’s servers in the USA. In this way it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked. Technical information is also recorded (e.g. time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. They are used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyzes can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients. If you do not want an analysis by MailChimp, you have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a link for this in every newsletter message. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website. The data processing takes place on the basis of your consent (cf. e.g. Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation. The data you have stored with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from MailChimp’s servers after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. This does not affect data that we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members’ area).
For more information, see the data protection provisions of MailChimp here.
We have concluded a so-called “Data Processing Agreement” with MailChimp, in which we oblige MailChimp to protect our customers’ data and not to pass it on to third parties. This contract can be viewed here.
8. User Rights
As a user, you have the right to request free information about which personal data has been stored about you. You also have the right to correct incorrect data and to restrict the processing or deletion of your personal data. If applicable, you can also exercise your right to data portability. If you assume that your data has been processed unlawfully, you can submit a complaint to the responsible supervisory authority.
9. Deletion of Data
If your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to store data (e.g. data retention), you have the right to have your data deleted. Data stored by us will be deleted if they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no statutory retention periods. If deletion cannot be carried out because the data is required for permissible legal purposes, data processing will be restricted. In this case, the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes.
10. Right to Object
Users of this website can exercise their right of objection and object to the processing of their personal data at any time. If you would like a correction, blocking, deletion or information about the personal data stored about you or if you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data or if you want to revoke your consent, please contact the following email address : email@example.com.