Data protection2019-02-20T10:17:01+00:00

Privacy and legal information

 

Storage of personal data 
We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and adhere to the Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG and General Data Protection Regulation DSGVO). Personal data is stored on this website only to the extent technically necessary. Under no circumstances will the collected data be sold. If data is passed on to third parties (eg as part of the use of certain plugins from Google and other providers), you will find detailed information on this page. The wording of the GDPR with explanations of terms and detailed descriptions of your rights can be found here: General Data Protection Regulation

Responsible body for data processing 
The data processing on this website is done by the homepage operator. The contact details can be found in the imprint of this homepage or in the corresponding navigation or in the footer area.

Contact forms and other forms
If you have the opportunity to enter personal data (eg your e-mail address or your name and address in a contact form) on our homepage, the disclosure of this data by you as a user is expressly voluntary. Personal data that you enter in forms are encrypted via SSL or, if not modified, transmitted as an email.

Right of access, rectification rights, right to restriction of processing, right to data portability and the right to erase your data
At any time you have the right to free information about the data stored about you, their origin and recipient as well as the purpose of the storage. You also have the right to data portability and to the restriction of processing. If you have questions or want information, please contact us at any time. You can find contact options in the imprint. In addition, you have a right of appeal to the respective country commissioner for data protection. In addition, you have the right to have all data stored by you deleted or corrected, unless other legal provisions require storage or prohibition of modification.

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are browser type and browser version, operating system used, referrer URL, host name of the accessing computer, date and time of the server request and the IP address.

A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done. The data is stored for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the web server and deleted after 30 days.

Use of Matomo (formerly Piwik)
If within this website Matomo (formerly: Piwik), an open-source software for statistical analysis of visitor access is used, we inform you that Matomo is used without cookies and your IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before its storage. A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done. The data will also be deleted after one year at the latest. Matomo does not store any personal or personally identifiable information.

Use of cookies
The websites may use so-called cookies in several places. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses.

You can configure the settings of your browser so that cookies are not or only partially accepted and stored by the browser. However, if you make use of this possibility, restrictions on the usability of this homepage may occur.

Further information on the use of cookies can be found here:
Cookie Policy

Use of social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Xing, LinkedIn, WhatsApp)
On our pages plugins of social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Xing, WhatsApp or LinkedIn may be integrated. The plugins can be recognized by the logos and buttons of the networks on our site. When you visit our pages, the respective plugin establishes a connection between your browser and the server of the social network. These networks receive the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. As soon as you use the buttons of the social networks while you are logged in to your account, you can link contents of our pages to your user profile. This allows the social network to associate the visit of our pages with your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by the providers of social networks. Further information can be found in the privacy policy of the respective social networks. If you do not want your visit to our pages to be associated with your user account, please log out of your social network.

Privacy Policy of Facebook
Privacy Policy of Twitter
Google Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy of Xing
Privacy Statement of LinkedIn
Privacy Statement of WhatsApp

Use of Google Maps
Our website may use Google Maps to display maps and create directions. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By visiting the website Google receives information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our homepage. This also applies regardless of whether they have a Google account and are logged in via this. In the event that you are logged in while using the homepage via a Google Account, the data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish this, you must log out before using our homepage.By using Google Maps, you consent to Google’s collection, processing, and use of automatically collected and input data. The terms of service for Google Maps can be found in Google Maps Terms of Service. For more information about privacy at Google, see Transparency and Choices, and Privacy Policy.

Use of YouTube
Our website may use plug-ins from the Google-powered YouTube site. Site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our YouTube plug-in enabled sites, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube. It tells the YouTube server which of our pages you’ve visited. If you are logged in to your Google / YouTube account, you allow Google / YouTube to associate your visit to our homepage directly with your account. You can prevent this by logging out of your account before visiting our homepage. For more information on how to handle user information, please read the YouTube Privacy Policy

Newsletter
We may also offer you to sign up for a newsletter through our website. Registration for the newsletter is done in the double opt-in procedure. This means that once you have registered with an e-mail address, you will receive a confirmation e-mail to this address. Only by clicking on the confirmation link in this e-mail, the registration is completed. Otherwise, the login will expire and the data will be deleted. After confirmation, your specified e-mail address will be saved for the purpose of sending the newsletter. The registration for the newsletter can be revoked at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. The revocation can be sent to us via a click on the unsubscribe link contained in the newsletter or by e-mail.

Script libraries and webfonts
In order to present our content in an attractive way, we may use script libraries and webfonts on this website, such as: Google webfonts. The call of script or Webfont libraries takes place via a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible that operators of such libraries collect data. The privacy policy of the library operator Google, which we may use, can be found here: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Google reCAPTCHA
To protect your requests through the homepage form, this home page may use the reCAPTCHA service of Google Inc. (Google). ReCAPTCHA serves to prevent the misuse of web forms. Use includes the transmission of your IP address and any other form data to Google for the use of the reCAPTCHA service. By using our forms, you are agreeing to this process and Google’s Privacy Policy. Please use the possibility to send us a message directly by mail, if you do not want to use this service.

For more information about Google’s privacy policy, please visit: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

Information about reCaptcha can be found here:
http://www.google.com/recaptcha .

liability notice
Despite careful content control, we assume no liability for the content of external links. The content of the linked pages are the sole responsibility of their operators.

Copyright / image sources
Photos, pictures and illustrations may be provided by an external agency or, if not in their possession, the property of the website operator. Any photos, pictures and illustrations from external sources are named or marked on the picture. All texts and images are protected by copyright and may not be used without permission.