The legal basis of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).
Access data / Server log files
The provider (or where applicable their web hosting service) collects data about every time the service is accessed (so-called server log files). This access data includes:
Name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the website visited before), IP address and the requesting provider.
The provider uses the log data only for statistical analysis for the purpose of the operation, security and optimization of the service. The provider does however reserve the right to verify the log data at a later date if specific indications mean that there is a reasonable suspicion of unlawful use.
Handling of personal data
Personal data means information which can be used to identify a person, so information that can be traced back to a person. This includes their name, email address and telephone number. But personal data also includes data about preferences, hobbies, memberships, or which websites a person has viewed.
The provider only collects, uses and passes on personal data if this is allowed by law or the users consent to their data being collected.
When making contact with the provider (for example using the contact form or via email), the user’s information is stored for the purpose of processing the request and in case any follow-up questions arise.
We use our newsletter to keep you informed about us and our services. If you would like to receive our newsletter, then we need from you a valid email address as well as information which allows us to verify whether you are the owner of the email address provided and/or that its owner agrees to receive the newsletter. No further data is collected. This data is only used for sending the newsletter and is not passed on to third parties.
When you register for the newsletter, we save your IP address and the date of registration. We only store this information to use it as evidence in cases where a third party has misused an email address and registered to receive the newsletter without the authorised person’s knowledge.
Your consent to the storage of your data, your email address and its use for sending the newsletter can be revoked by you at any time. This revocation can be performed via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your profile area or by notifying us via one of the above contact options.
This service uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on users’ computers, to enable the analysis of how they use the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by users will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States.
However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, then within EU Member States or in other member states of the European Economic Area Google will shorten the user’s IP address before transmitting it. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. IP anonymization has been activated on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the use of this website by users, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services for the website operator relating to website usage and internet usage.
As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link, to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in future. This will store an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies, then you will have to click on this link again.
Revocation, changes, corrections and updates
On request, the user is entitled to free information about any personal data which has been stored about them. Additionally, the user is entitled to have incorrect data corrected and their personal data blocked and deleted, provided there is no legal obligation to retain such data.