Data protection is of a particularly high priority for us. The use of our Internet pages is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.
The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. As far as we ascertain personal data (for example name, address or E-Mail addresses), this usually happens on an optional basis. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent. For addresses that already existed in our newsletter file before May 25, 2018, we refer to§ 7 Abs. 2 Nr. 3 UWG. According to Art. 21 of the GDPR, every person receiving the newsletter has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him or her.
Server Log Files
This website collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, we analyze anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.
Handling of personal data
The website operator collects, uses and transfers your personal data only if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the collection of data. Personal information means all information that is used to identify your person and which can be traced back to you – such as your name, e-mail address and telephone number.
Handling contact information
If you contact the website operator through the offered contact options, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and answer your request. Without your consent, this data will not be disclosed to third parties.
Integration of third party content
On our website we use active Java Script content from external providers. These are, for example, maps provided by Google Maps. To display this data in your browser, the transmission of the IP address is absolutely necessary. However, we have no control over whether the IP address may be stored.
Your right to information, rectification, cancellation, blocking
At any time you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and a right to correct, block or delete this data. For further information on personal data you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
This website uses the “Google Analytics” service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyze users’ website usage. The service uses “cookies” – text files stored on your device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the US and stored there.
This website works with IP anonymization. The IP address of users is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This reduction eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. Under the terms of the agreement, which website operators have entered into with Google Inc., they use the information collected to compile an evaluation of website activity and site activity, and provide Internet-related services.
You have the option to prevent the storage of cookies on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all features of this website without restriction if your browser does not allow cookies.
Furthermore, you can 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. The following link leads you to the corresponding plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Alternatively, by clicking on this link “Disable Google Analytics” you prevent Google Analytics from collecting data about you within this website. By clicking on the link above you download an “opt-out cookie”. Your browser must allow cookies to be stored. If you delete your cookies regularly, you will need to click on the link each time you visit this website.
Here’s more information on Google Inc’s data usage: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
Use of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram plugins
On our website so-called social plugins (“plugins”) of the social networks Facebook, the microblogging services Twitter and Instagram are used. These services are provided by the companies Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Instagram LLC. offered (“provider”).
Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). An overview of the plugins of Facebook and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins
Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). An overview of the Twitter buttons and their appearance can be found here: https://about.twitter.com/en_us/company/brand-resources.html
Instagram is operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”). An overview of the Instagram buttons and their appearance can be found here:
If you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly to the servers of Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The content of the plugin is transmitted by the respective provider directly to your browser and integrated into the page. By integrating the plugins, the providers receive the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile or are currently not logged in. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a server of the respective provider in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to one of the services, the providers can directly allocate the visit to our website to your profile on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If you interact with the plugins, for example, the “Like” -, “Tweet” – or “Instagram” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a server of the provider and stored there. The information will also be posted on the social network, on your Twitter or Instagram account and displayed there to your contacts.
If you do not want Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to directly assign the data collected via our website to your profile in the relevant service, you must log out of the relevant service before visiting our website. You can completely prevent the plugins from being loaded even with add-ons for your browser. With the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).
Using the iCloud and Dropbox