This privacy statement shall inform the users of this website about the type, extent and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the website provider
The website provider takes the subject of privacy very seriously and treats personal data confidentially and according to legal provisions. As due to new technologies and continuous further developments of this website, amendments to this privacy statement might be necessary, we recommend reading though the privacy statement periodically.
Definitions of the terms used (for example 'personal data' or 'processing') can be found in art. 4 of the GDPR.
We, the website providers, collect data about the accesses to this website due to our legitimate interest (see art. 6 clause 1 lit. f. GDPR) and we save them as server logfiles on the server of the website. The following data are recorded respectively:
· Visited website
· Time of day at the time of access
· Amount of data send in byte
· Source/link from where you can access the site
· Used browser
· Used operative system
· Used IP-address
The server logfiles will be saved for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. The storage of data is carried out for safety reasons in order to solve issues related to any abuse. If data need to be stored for reasons of proof, they are excluded from cancellation until the issue will definitely been cleared.
Reach measurement & Cookies
· Cookie-opt-out page of the network advertising initiative: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
· Cookie-opt-out page of the US American website: http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/
· Cookie-deactivation page of the European website: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
Common browsers offer an option which makes it possible to ban cookies. It is not guaranteed that you can access all features of this website without limitations, if you perform these settings.
Collection and processing of personal data
The website provider collects, uses and forwards your personal data only if permitted within the legal framework or if you agree to the data collection. Personal data include all information which are required to identify you, and which can be traced back to your person- so for example your name, your email address and phone number.
You can visit this website also without entering your personal data. Though, to improve our online offer we save your access data to this website (without any reference to persons). These access data include, for example the file requested by you or the name of your internet provider. Through the anonymisation of data, no conclusions can be drawn to you as an individual.
Handling contact details
If you contact us as website provider using the offered contact options, your data will be saved so that these can be used to process and answer your request. Without your consent these data will not be forwarded to third parties.
Handling comments and articles
If you write a comment or text on this website, your IP address will be saved. This happens due to our legitimate interests according to art. 6 clause 1 lit. f. GDPR and gives us as website provider security. Because if your comment or article would infringe the applicable law, we might be prosecuted for it. Hence, we are interested in the identity of the author of any comment or article on this website.
Due to our legitimate interest in view of the optimization and analysis of our online offer according to art. 6 clause 1 lit. f. of the GDPR, this website uses the service of 'Google Analytics' offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). The service (Google Analytics) uses 'cookies', text files which will be saved on your terminal device. The information collected through cookies is normally forwarded to a Google server in the USA and will be saved there.
Google LLC respects the European data protection law and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
The IP anonymisation is used on this website. The IP address of the user will be shortened within EU member states and the European economic area and other countries who gave their consent to the agreement. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be forwarded to a Google server and shortened in the US. Through this shortening no personal conclusions can be drawn to you as an individual. The IP address of the user transferred by the browser will not be combined with other data from Google.
In the framework of the agreement regarding the processing of contract data which we as website provider concluded with Google Inc., Google performs an evaluation of the website use and website activity with the help of all collected information and provides services connected to the internet use.
The data collected by Google on our account will be used to evaluate the usage of our online offer by individual users, for example to create reports about the website activity to improve our online offer.
You can prevent the storage of cookies on your device by carrying out the respective settings in your browser. It will not be guaranteed that all features of this website can be accessed without limitations, if your browser does not admit cookies.
Moreover, through a browser plugin you can prevent that the information collected through cookies (including the IP address) will be send and used by Google Inc. The following link forwards you to the respective plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Alternatively, by clicking on this link (IMPORTANT: enter Opt-Out link) it can be prevented that Google Analytics will collect any data about you on this website. By clicking on the link above you download an 'Opt-Out-Cookie'. For this purpose, the browser must in general allow the storage of cookies. If you delete your cookies regularly, you need to click on this link again every time you visit this website.
Below you will find further information on the data usage by Google:
· https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=de(Data collected by Google partners)
· https://adssettings.google.de/authenticated(Settings regarding ads which are displayed)
· https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=de(Usage of cookies in ads)
Use of Social-Media-Plugins
Due to our legitimate interest regarding the analysis, optimization and the operation of our online offer (according to art. 6 clause 1 lit. f GDPR), this website uses the Facebook-Social-Plugin operated by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). The integrations can be identified by the Facebook logo or rather the terms 'Like', 'Share' in the Facebook colours blue and white. Information regarding all Facebook plugins is available via the following link:https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
Facebook Inc. respects the European data protection right and is certified under the Privacy-Shield-Agreement: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active
The plugin establishes a direct connection between the browser and the Facebook servers. The website provider has no influence on the nature and the extent of the data which are forwarded to the Facebook Inc. server by the plugin. Further information is available here: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084
The plugin informs Facebook Inc. that you as a user have visited this website. Thereby your IP address might be saved. If during your visit you are logged into Facebook, the said information will be linked.
If you use the features of the plugin – for example to share or 'like' a posting – the respective information will also be forwarded to Facebook Inc.
If you want to avoid that Facebook Inc. will link these data to your Facebook account, please log out from Facebook before visiting this website and delete the cookies that have been saved. Via your Facebook profile you can perform further settings in view of data processing for advertising purposes or object to data usage for advertising purposes. Go to the settings here:
· Profile settings in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen
· Cookie-opt-out page of the US American website: http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/
· Cookie-opt-out page of the European website: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
The type of data, the purpose and the extent of data collected by Facebook, the way how it uses and processes it and the rights as well as settings that are available to protect your privacy can be found in the data protection directive. You can find it below the following link: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
Rights of users
Upon request you as a user have the right to get free information on your personal data saved about you. Furthermore, you have the right to demand rectification of wrong data and data processing restrictions or cancellation of your personal data. If necessary, you can also assert the right of data portability. If you think that your data have been processed illegally, you can lodge a complaint at the competent supervisory authority.
Cancellation of data
If your request does not conflict with any legal obligation concerning data retention (for example telecommunications data retention), you have the right to ask for the deletion of your data. Data saved by us will, if they are no longer needed for the respective purposes and there are no legal retention terms, be deleted. If the deletion is not possible, because the data are necessary for admitted legal purposes, the data processing will be restricted. In this case the data will be locked and not processed for other purposes.
Right of objection
Users of this website can make use of their right of objection and can object to the processing of their personal data at any time.
If you request any rectification, blocking, deletion or information on any data saved about you or if you have questions regarding the collection, processing or usage of your personal data or if you want to revoke your consent, please write to the following email address