As the operator of this website, we take very seriously the protection of your personal data. We treat your individual-related data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration. The usage of our website is generally possible without having to indicate individual-related data. The collection of individual-related data (such as email addresses) is done on a voluntary basis. This data is not being passed on to third parties without your explicit consent. Note that data transmission on the internet (e.g. in email communication) can be subject to security breaches. A complete protection of the data from being accessed by third parties is not possible.
The website makes use of so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to render our services more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are being placed on your computer and that your browser saves. Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser at your next visit. You can adjust the settings of your browser to be notified of the placement of cookies and to allow them only in individual cases, to block the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of the cookies when closing the browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Server Log Files
The provider of these pages automatically collects and saves information in co-called server log files that are being transmitted to us automatically by your browser. This is: browser type and browser version; the operating system in use; referrer URL; host name of the accessing device; time of the server request. This data is not relatable to specific persons. Merging of this data with other data sources is not being done. We reserve the right to verify this data later when concrete indications of illegal usage come to our knowledge.
If you send us messages through the contact form, your information from the contact form – including the contact data supplied by you there for the means of us responding to your message – is being saved by us for the eventuality of subsequent requests. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter offered through our website, we require from you an email address and information which allows us the verification of you being the proprietor of the indicated email address and that you consent to receiving the newsletter. Further data is not collected. We use this data exclusively for the mailing of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. You can at any time withdraw the given consent to saving the data and the email address and to its usage for mailing the newsletter, for example by the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
Data Protection Declaration for the Usage of Piwik Analytics
Our website uses Piwik, which is a so-called web analysis service. Piwik uses so-called cookies – text files that are saved on your device and that allow us an analysis of the usage of this website. For this means, the usage information generated by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to our server and saved for usage analysis, which serves our website optimization. Your IP address is being anonymized immediately, so that you as a user stay anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of this website is not passed on to third parties. You can obviate the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software accordingly. However, it is then possible that you may not be able to use all functions of this website in their entirety. If you do not consent to the storage and analysis of the data related to your visit, you can dissent the storage and usage by clicking the following at any time. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is being placed in your browser, resulting in Piwik not collecting any session data. Attention: If you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will be deleted as well, potentially needing to be reactivated by you.
Data Protection Declaration for the Usage of Facebook plug-ins
Functions of the network Facebook are integrated on our website. These functions are being offered by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. Facebook plug-ins are recognizable by the Facebook logo or the like-button on our page. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins is available here. When you visit our pages, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Thereby, Facebook gets informed that you have visited our website from your IP address. If you click on the like-button while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can post the contents of our website to your Facebook profile. By this, Facebook can relate the visit of our pages to your user account. Note that we, as the operator of this website, do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as its usage by Facebook. More information about this is available in the data protection declaration of Facebook. If you do not wish Facebook to be able to relate your visit of our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Data Protection Declaration for the Usage of Twitter plug-ins
Functions of the network Twitter are integrated on our website. These functions are being offered by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, California, 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the function “re-tweet”, the websites visited by you are related to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. In this, data is transmitted to Twitter as well. Note that we, as the operator of this website, do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as its usage by Twitter. More information about this is available in the data protection declaration of Twitter (in German only). You can change your Twitter data protection settings in the account settings.
Data Protection Declaration for the Usage of Instagram plug-ins
Functions of the network Instagram are integrated on our website. These functions are being offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram icon. Thereby, Instagram can relate the visit of our site to your user account. Note that we, as the operator of this site, do not have access to information concerning the content of the transmitted data as well as its usage by Instagram. More information about this is available in the data protection declaration of Instagram (in German only).
Data Protection Declaration for the Usage of Vimeo plug-ins
Functions of the network Vimeo are integrated on our website. These functions are being offered by Vimeo LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. If you open pages on our website that are equipped with this plug-in, a connection to the Vimeo server is being established and the plug-in activated. By this, it is transmitted to the Vimeo server which of our web pages you have visited. If you are logged in to Vimeo as a member, Vimeo related this information to your personal user account. When the plug-in is used in ways such as clicking the start button of a video, this information as well is related to your user account. You can obviate this relation by logging out of your Vimeo user account before using our website and by deleting the respective cookies from Vimeo. More information about the data processing and information about data protection by Vimeo is available here.
Disclosure, Deletion, Blocking
You have the right any time to free disclosure of your saved individual-related data, of its origins and recipients and of the means of the data processing, as well as a right to the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time about this and about further questions on the topic of individual-related data, at the contact information indicated in the legal notice.
Objection to Advertising Emails
Herewith we object to the usage of our contact information published in the obligatory legal notice for the mailing of advertising and information material that has not been explicitly requested. The operator of this website expressly reserves the right to take legal steps in the case of unsolicited mailing of advertising material, such as spam emails.