The legal foundations of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).
Access data and server log files
The provider (or his web space provider) collects data about every access to the offer (so-called server log files). Access data includes:
Name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, user’s operating system, referrer URL (previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to retrospectively review the log data if, on the basis of concrete evidence, the legitimate suspicion of unlawful use exists.
Handling of personal data
Personal data is information that can be used to determine a person, ie information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address or phone number. But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone belong to personal data.
Personal data are only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is permitted by law or if the users consent to the data collection.
When contacting the provider (for example by contact form or e-mail), the details of the user are stored for the purpose of processing the request as well as in the event that follow-up questions arise.
Comments and posts
When users leave comments in the blog or other posts, their IP addresses are saved. This is done for the security of the provider, if someone writes in comments and posts illegal content (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case, the provider himself may be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.
The follow-up comments can be subscribed to by users. Users will receive a confirmation email to verify that they own the email address they entered. Users can unsubscribe from ongoing comment subscriptions at any time. The confirmation email will contain notices.
With the newsletter we inform you about us and our offers.
If you would like to receive the newsletter, we need a valid email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected.These data are used only for the distribution of the newsletter and will not be given to third parties.
By registering for the newsletter, we store your IP address and the date of registration. The sole purpose of this storage is to prove that a third party misuses an e-mail address and registers for newsletter reception without the knowledge of the person entitled.
Your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use to send the newsletter, you can revoke at any time. The revocation can be made via a link in the newsletter itself, in your profile area or by notification to the above contact options.
Integration of services and contents of third parties
It may happen that content from third parties, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are included in this online offer. This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as „third party provider“) perceive the IP address of the users. Because without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. However, we have no influence on it, if the third party providers store the IP address eg for statistical purposes. As far as we know, we will inform users about it.
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The data entered during registration will be used for the purpose of using the offer. Users may be informed by e-mail about offer or registration-related information, such as changes in the scope of the offer or technical circumstances. The collected data can be seen from the input mask during registration. These include data for example like NAME, POSTAL ADDRESS, E-MAIL ADDRESS, IP ADDRESS for the purpose to offer our services and products to our customers.
This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“, text files that are stored on users‘ computers and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by them. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, the IP address of Google users will be truncated within the member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate users‘ use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.
The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google information. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; However, this offer notifies users that in this case you may not be able to use all features of this website in full. In addition, users may prevent the collection of the data (including their IP address) generated by the cookie and their use of the website to Google and the processing of this data by Google by using the browser plug-in available under the following link Download and install: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
For more information about Google’s data usage, recruitment and opt-out options, please visit Google’s websites: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/ („Google uses your data when you use our partners websites or apps“), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads („Use of data for advertising purposes“), http://www.google.de/settings/ads („Managing information that Google uses to show you advertising“) and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ („Determine which Google advertising shows you“).
You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website: Disable Google Analytics. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again.
This offer uses Piwik, an open-source software for the statistical evaluation of user access. Piwik uses so-called „cookies“, text files that are stored on users‘ computers and that allow users to analyze the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this offer is stored on the server of the provider in Germany. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and prior to its storage. Users can prevent the installation of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly;However, the provider notifies the users that in this case they may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.
Use of Facebook social plugins
This offer uses social plugins („plugins“) from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland („Facebook“). The plugins are recognizable by one of the Facebook logos (white „f“ on blue tile, the terms „Like“, „Like“ or a „thumbs up“ sign) or are marked with the addition „Facebook Social Plugin“. The list and the look of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When a user calls a web page of this offer that contains such a plugin, its browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated by this in the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users accordingly knowledge:
By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example, press the Like button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save their IP address.According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this offer and link it with his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before visiting the website. Other settings and inconsistencies regarding the use of data for promotional purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
This offer uses the buttons of the service Twitter. These buttons are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are recognizable by terms such as „Twitter“ or „episode“, associated with a stopped blue bird. With the help of the buttons it is possible to share a post or page of this offer on Twitter or to follow the provider on Twitter.
This offer uses Jetpack, a tool for the statistical evaluation of visitor access, operated by Automattic, Inc. 132 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94107, USA,using tracking technology from Quantcast Inc., 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103-3153, USA. WordPress.com-Stats uses so-called „cookies“, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is stored on a server in the USA. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and prior to its storage. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; However, please be aware that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can object to the collection and use of the data by Quantcast with effect for the future by clicking on the link „Click here to opt-out“ to set an opt-out cookie in your browser: http://www.quantcast.com/opt-out. If you delete all cookies on your computer, you must set the opt-out cookie again.
Revocation, changes, corrections and updates
The user has the right, upon request, to obtain free information about the personal data stored about him. In addition, the user has the right to correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion of his personal data, as far as no legal duty of storage is in conflict.
Analysis service Piwik
If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, then you can object to the storage and use below at any time by mouse click. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, with the result that Piwik does not collect any session data. Attention: If you delete your cookies, this will result in the opt-out cookie being deleted as well and possibly re-activated by you.