Data privacy protection
Use of our site is generally possible without providing personal data. The use of individual services from our site may result in differing regulations; these cases are explained separately below. Your personal data (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.) will be processed by us in accordance with German data protection laws, Data is thus considered personal if it can be clearly assigned to an individual physical person. You can find the legal principles of data protection in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The following regulations inform you about the nature and scope of the personal data we collect, process, and use, and for what purpose.
Please note that internet-based data transmission has security gaps and that complete protection against access by third parties is impossible.
For our part, we use so-called cookies to recognize the multiple use of our service by the same user/internet connection owner. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. They are used to optimize our website and services. These are typically referred to as so-called “session cookies”, which are deleted after the end of your visit.
These cookies do, in some cases, also contain information that allows our servers to recognize you when you return to our site. This is based on the IP address data stored in the cookie. The information obtained in this way is used to improve our services and to allow you easier access to our site.
For technical reasons, the following data sent by your internet browser to us or to our webspace provider will be collected in server log files:
– Browser type and version
– Operating system used
– Website from which you visit us (Referrer URL)
– Web page you are visiting
– Date and time of your access
– Your Internet Protocol (IP) address.
This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal data you may submit and will not be traced back to a specific person. It is used for statistical purposes to improve our website and our services.
On our site, we offer the possibility to contact us by e-mail and/or via a contact form. In this case, the information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of processing his or her contact request. This data is not transferred to third parties. We will not compare the data collected during newsletter registration with any other data that might be collected by other components of our site.
Use of PIWIK web analytics
If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing, or use of your personal information, or to request that your data be disclosed, corrected, blocked, or deleted, or to revoke consent, please contact us. You also have a right to correct inaccurate data, delete, or block your personal data insofar as it is not required for fulfillment of a contract, and deletion is not contrary to any legal obligation of retention.