The responsible party in terms of the Data Protection Act is
With this data protection declaration, users receive information about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of their data by the responsible provider.
The Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG) form the legal framework for data protection.
With every access to this offer, information is automatically collected by us or the web space provider. This information, also known as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.
Among other things, the following is recorded: name of website, file, date, data volume, web browser and web browser version, operating system, domain name of your internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our website) and the IP address.
Without this data it would be technically impossible to deliver and display website contents. In this respect, the collection of data is mandatory. In addition, anonymous information is used for statistical purposes. It helps to optimize our services and technology. We also reserve the right to check log files if there is suspicion of any illegal use of our services.
Definition: Personal data is any information that uniquely identifies a person. It is therefore data that can be traced back to an individual.
Such personal data includes the first name and surname, telephone number as well as e-mail address. Personal data also includes information on hobbies, memberships and preferences as well as websites that have been accessed.
This data is only collected, used and if necessary, passed on by the provider if the legislator expressly permits this or if the user agrees to the collection, processing, use and to the disclosure of the data.
Personal data is collected when you register on our website to take advantage of personalised services; this will include your name, address, telephone number and email address in the form of contact/communication data.
Registration enables access to services and content exclusive to registered users. If they wish, registered users can amend or delete their registration data at any time. Naturally, we will inform you, on request, as to which personal details have been collected and stored. We will also amend or delete data on request, provided legal retention obligations do not preclude this. Please use the contact details shown in this data protection policy for any enquiries or requests for amendment or deletion of data.
To provide paid services, there is the requirement for additional data to be provided to us, such as payment details.
To protect your data during the transmission we use current state of the art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.
If comments or other contributions are written and published on our website, we store the IP address, the user name and the time of creation. These data are collected for security reasons, since the provider can be prosecuted for illegal content (prohibited propaganda, insults, etc.), even if they were created by third parties. In such a case, the information is used to determine the identity of the author.
If you contact us via the online form or by email, we will store the information you provide in order to answer your inquiry and ask possible follow-up questions.
Our offer sometimes includes content, services and services of other providers. These are, for example, maps provided by Google Maps, videos from YouTube as well as graphics and images from other websites. In order for these data to be accessed and displayed in the user's browser, the transmission of the IP address is absolutely necessary. The providers (hereinafter referred to as "third-party provider") thus perceive the IP address of the respective user.
Although we endeavor to use only third-party providers who only need the IP address to deliver content, we have no control over whether the IP address may be stored. This process is used in the case, inter alia, statistical purposes. If we are aware that the IP address is being stored, we will inform our users.
This website uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer from the server. They contain information about the browser, the IP address, the operating system and the Internet connection. This data will not be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.
Cookies have two main functions. They help us to make it easier for you to navigate through our website and to display it correctly. They are not used to infiltrate viruses or start programs.
Users have the possibility to access our website without cookies. To do this, the corresponding settings must be changed in the browser. Please inform yourself about the help function of your browser, how cookies are deactivated. However, we would like to point out that some functions of this website may be impaired and the user comfort may be restricted. The http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ (USA) and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ (Europe) pages allow you to manage online ad cookies.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics 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 usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will 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 sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your 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 data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software. We point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full.
In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics.
We save personal data according to the principles of data avoidance and data economy only as long as it is required or prescribed by law (statutory storage period). If the purpose of the information collected ceases to be relevant or the storage period expires, the data is blocked or deleted.
You will receive information at any time and free of charge about the personal data we have stored about you as well as about the origin, the recipient and the purpose of data collection and data processing. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of your data.
For all questions and concerns regarding the correction, blocking or deletion of personal data, please contact our data protection officer under the contact data in this data protection declaration or at the address stated in the imprint.
Data is stored in a lock file for control purposes so that data can be locked at any time. If data are not collected by a legal archiving obligation, we delete your data at your request. If the archiving obligation applies, we block your data.
In order to ensure that our data protection policy always complies with the current legal requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in the event that the data protection policy has to be adapted due to new or revised activities, for example new services. The new data protection policy takes effect on your next visit.
The responsible party in terms of the Data Protection Act is