The protection and security of personal data is a high priority for us. Therefore, we strictly adhere to the applicable data protection law, such as the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). In the following, we inform you about what kind of data is collected and for what purpose. In principle, it is possible to use our website without providing any personal data.
Use of personal data
Personal data is only collected or processed if you provide this information voluntarily, e.g. in the context of an enquiry. Unless there are necessary reasons in connection with a business transaction, you may at any time revoke the previously granted consent to your personal data storage with immediate effect in writing (e.g. by e-mail or fax). Your data will not be disclosed to third parties unless disclosure is required by law.
Information, amendment and deletion of your data
In accordance with applicable law, you can ask us in writing at any time whether and which personal data we have stored about you. We will send you a corresponding message immediately.
Security of your data
Your personal data made available to us will be secured by taking all technical as well as organisational security measures in such a way that they are inaccessible to unauthorised third parties. When sending very sensitive data or information, we suggest using the postal service, as complete data security cannot be guaranteed by e-mail.
Use of Google Analytics
If you have given your consent, this website uses Google Analytics 4, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC. The responsible party for users in the EU/EEA and Switzerland is Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google").
Scope of processing
In Google Analytics 4, the anonymisation of IP addresses is activated by default. Due to IP anonymisation, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. According to Google, the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
During your visit to the website, your user behaviour is recorded in the form of "events". Events can be:
- Page views
- First visit of the website
- Session start
- Your "click path", interaction with the website
- Scrolls (whenever a user scrolls to the end of the page (90%))
- Clicks on external links
- Internal queries
- Interaction with videos
- Download files
- Ads viewed / clicked
- Language setting
- Your approximate location (region)
- Your IP address (in shortened form)
- Technical information about your browser and the end devices you use (e.g. language setting, screen resolution)
- Your internet service provider
- The referrer URL (via which website/advertising medium you came to this website)
Purposes of the processing
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of [pseudonymous [NOT USING USER ID]] evaluating your use of the website, and compiling reports on website activity. use of the website and to compile reports on website activity. The reports provided by Google Analytics are used to analyse the performance of our website and the success of our marketing campaigns.
Receivers of the data are/could be
- Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (as a processor according to Art. 28 DSGVO)
- Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
- Alphabet Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
It cannot be ruled out that US authorities will access the data stored by Google.
Insofar as data is processed outside the EU/EEA and there is no level of data protection corresponding to the European standard, we have concluded standard EU contractual clauses with the service provider in order to establish an appropriate level of data protection. The parent company of Google Ireland, Google LLC, is based in California, USA. A transfer of data to the USA and access by US authorities to the data stored by Google cannot be ruled out. The USA is currently considered a third country from a data protection perspective. You do not have the same rights there as within the EU/EEA. You may not have any legal remedies against access by authorities.
The data sent by us and linked to cookies are automatically deleted after 14 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached takes place automatically once a month.
The legal basis for this data processing is your consent pursuant to Art.6 para.1 p.1 lit.a DSGVO.
You can also prevent the storage of cookies from the outset by configuring your browser software accordingly. However, if you configure your browser to reject all cookies, this may result in limited functionality on this and other websites. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by
a. Do not give your consent to the setting of the cookie or
b. download and install the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics HERE.
On some of our pages, we may use so-called "session cookies" to make it easier for you to use our websites. These are small text files that are only stored on your hard drive for the duration of your visit to our website and, depending on the settings of your browser programme, are deleted again when you close the browser. These cookies do not retrieve any information stored on your hard drive and do not affect your PC or its files. Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you when cookies are sent.
We will continuously update this policy to protect your personal data. Due to the further development of our internet pages and offers or due to changed legal requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can view and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on our website. If we make any significant changes to the collection, use and/or disclosure of the personal data you provide to us, we will notify you by placing a clear and conspicuous notice on the website. By using the Website, you agree to the terms of this Personal Data Protection Policy.
Data transmission / data logging
When visiting these pages, the web server may automatically record log files that cannot be assigned to a specific person. This data includes, for example, browser type and version, operating system used, referrer URL, previously visited page, IP address of the requesting computer, access date and time of the server request and file request of the client (file name and URL). This data may only be collected for the purpose of statistical evaluation. It is not passed on to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.