Data Privacy

Below we would like to inform you about our privacy policy. Here you will find information about the collection and use of personal data when using our website. We comply with the data protection law applicable in Germany. You can access this declaration at any time on our website.

We expressly point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) is subject to security vulnerabilities and cannot be completely protected against access by third parties.

The use of the contact data in our legal notice for commercial advertising is expressly not desired unless we have given our prior written consent or a business relationship already exists. The provider and all persons named on this website hereby object to any commercial use and disclosure of their data.

Personal data

You can visit our website without providing personal data. If personal data (such as name, address or e-mail address) is collected on our website, this is done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. If a contractual relationship between you and us is to be established, developed or amended, or if you send us an inquiry, we will collect and use your personal data insofar as this is necessary for these purposes (inventory data). We collect, process and use personal data insofar as this is necessary to enable you to use the website (usage data). All personal data is only stored for as long as is necessary for the stated purpose (processing your request or processing a contract). Retention periods under tax and commercial law are taken into account here. By order of the competent authorities, we may provide information about this data (inventory data) in individual cases, insofar as this is necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, to avert danger, to fulfill the legal tasks of the constitutional protection authorities or the Military Counter-Intelligence Service or to enforce intellectual property rights.

Comment functions

In the context of the comment function, we collect personal data (e.g. name, e-mail) and in the context of your comment on a post only to the extent that you have communicated it to us. When publishing a comment, the e-mail address you provide will be saved but not published. Your name will be published if you have not written under a pseudonym.

Privacy policy for the Facebook plugin ("Like")

This website uses plugins from the provider Facebook.com, which are provided by the company Meta Platforms Inc, 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 in the USA. Users of our website on which the Facebook plugin (“Like” button) is installed are hereby informed that the plugin establishes a connection to Facebook, whereby a transmission is made to your browser so that the plugin appears on the website.
Furthermore, by using the plugin, data is forwarded to the Facebook servers, which contain information about your website visits to our homepage. For logged-in Facebook users, this means that the usage data is assigned to your personal Facebook account.
As soon as you actively use the Facebook plugin as a logged-in Facebook user (e.g. by clicking on the “Like” button or using the comment function), this data is transferred to your Facebook account and published. You can only avoid this by logging out of your Facebook account beforehand.
For further information regarding the use of data by Facebook, please refer to the data protection provisions on Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

Privacy policy for the web analysis service Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have activated IP anonymization. On this website, your IP address will therefore be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of 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. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Privacy policy for the web advertising service Google Adsense

This website uses Google Adsense, a web advertising service of Google Inc, USA (“Google”). Google Adsense uses so-called “cookies” (text files), which are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analyzed. Google Adsense also uses so-called “web beacons” (small invisible graphics) to collect information. By using the web beacon, simple actions such as visitor traffic on the website can be recorded and collected. The information generated by the cookie and/or web beacon about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website with regard to the advertisements, compiling reports on website activity and advertisements for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies on your hard disk and the display of web beacons by selecting “Do not accept cookies” in your browser settings; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Right to information

You have the right to inquire about the personal data collected about you at any time, free of charge and without delay. You have the right to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data at any time with effect for the future. To obtain information, please contact the provider using the contact details in the legal notice.