Scope of Policy
Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the website controller who treats your personal data confidential and in accordance with legal requirements.
However, internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps. Absolute protection against access by third parties may not be guaranteed.
The website controller or provider collects access data which is stored in the server log files. Collected data may be:
· Visited website
· Time of access
· Quantity of data sent in bytes
· Website from which an accessing system reaches this website (so-called referrers)
· Browser used
· Operating system used
· IP address
The data collected is used solely for a statistical analysis and to continually improve this website. However, the website controller reserves the right to check the server log files subsequently if concrete indications of illegal use are found.
The website controller will not collect, use and share your personal data with third parties, unless such a transmission is permitted by law or you give your consent to the data collection.
Personal data means any information that serves to identify you, and which can be traced back to you such as your name, email address and telephone number.
If you contact the website controller via the contact options offered, the personal data transmitted are automatically stored for the purpose of processing your request and contacting you. There is no transmission of your personal data to third parties without your consent.
Comments and Posts
If you leave a post or a comment on this website, your IP address will be stored. This takes place for security reasons of the website controller: If you comment or post illegal content, the controller wants to be able to trace your identity.
You have the possibility to subscribe to the entire website or to follow-up comments on your comment or posting. An automatic confirmation email will be sent. No further data will be collected apart from this. The stored data will not be shared with third parties. Subscriptions may be terminated at any time.
This website anonymizes your IP address. The user’s IP address is abridged when accessing this website from a member state of the European Union or the European Economic Area. Due to this abridgement there is no personal reference to your IP address.
The website controller has concluded a data processing agreement with Google Inc. Within this framework Google uses the collected data and information to evaluate the use of this website, show activities on this website and provide other services concerning the use of the internet.
You may prevent the storage of cookies on your computer or device by means of a corresponding adjustment of the browser used. If the setting of cookies is deactivated, not all functions of this website may be entirely usable.
In addition, you have the possibility to use a browser plug-in and thus prevent the data collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to and used by Google Inc.
The following link leads you to the corresponding plug-in: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
By clicking on this link, you object to a collection of data related to the use of this website that is generated by Google Analytics and download an opt-out cookie. For this purpose, your browser must allow the storage of cookies. If you delete your cookies regularly, you need to click on the link each time you visit this website.
For further information on the use of data by Google Inc. go to: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
Social Media Plug-ins
This website uses Facebook social plug-ins. The operator is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, United States. The integrated components can be seen in the Facebook logo and the “Like” or “Share” buttons in white and blue. An overview of all the Facebook plug-ins may be accessed under https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
The plug-in establishes a connection between your browser and the servers of Facebook. The website controller has no influence on the nature and scope of the data which the plug-in transmits to the servers of Facebook. For further information go to: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084
The plug-in notifies Facebook Inc. that you have visited this website. It is possible that your IP address is stored. If you are logged in at the same time on Facebook, Facebook matches this information with your personal Facebook user account.
If you click on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into this website, e.g. the “Like” button, then this information is transmitted to Facebook Inc.
If such a transmission and matching of information to Facebook is not desirable for you, then log out from your Facebook account before visiting this website.
In addition, this website has integrated the “+1” button of Google+. The operating company of Google+ is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. If you visit a website containing the “+1” button, a direct connection between your browser and the servers of Google is established. The website controller has no influence on the nature and scope of the data which the plug-in transmits to the servers of Google Inc. If you click on the “+1” button while logged into your Google+ user account, you share the content on your public profile.
According to Google Inc. personal data is only collected when clicking on this button. When logged in to Google, the IP address is stored. If you do not wish that Google stores this data and assigns information to your personal account, log out from your account before visiting this website.
For information on the “+1” button go to: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.
This website uses Instagram social plug-ins. The operator is Instagram LLC., 1 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States (“Instagram”). These plug-ins look like the Instagram logo, the “Instagram camera.” An overview of all the Instagram plug-ins may be accessed under http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges.
If you open one of the individual pages of this website that has integrated a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Instagram. The content of the plug-ins is transmitted to your browser and integrated into the website by Instagram. By means of this integration Instagram becomes aware of what specific sub-page of this website you visited even if you do not have an Instagram account or are not logged in to Instagram. This data (including your IP address) will be transmitted to Instagram and stored on its servers in the United States. If you are logged in at the same time on Instagram, Instagram detects your visit on this website and associates this information with the respective Instagram account. If you click on one of the Instagram buttons integrated on this website, this information is transmitted to Instagram and stored on its servers. This information is also published on your Instagram account and displayed to your followers. For the purpose and scope of this data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Instagram as well as your rights and settings to protect your privacy, please go to the data protection declaration of Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/
If you do not want Instagram to associate the information collected through this website with your Instagram account, log out from your account before visiting this website. You can also prevent these Instagram plug-ins from loading with add-ons for your browser, e.g. the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).
User Rights: Disclosure, Rectification and Erasure
Upon request, you shall have the right to obtain free information about your personal data stored at any time. Provided that your request does not conflict with a legal requirement to store data (e.g. data retention), you shall have the right of rectification of inaccurate personal data, the right of blocking your personal data and the right of erasure of personal data.