Privacy Policy

The protection of your privacy when processing personal data is an important concern for us.

We take data protection seriously

When you visit our website, our web servers store the IP address of your internet service provider, the website from which you visit us, the web pages you visit on our site and the date and duration of your visit. This information is essential for the technical transmission of the web pages and secure server operation. A personalised evaluation of this data does not take place.

 

Personal data

Personal data is data about your person. This includes your name, your address and your e-mail address. You do not have to disclose any personal data to be able to visit our website. In some cases we need your name and address and other information in order to be able to offer you the service you have requested.

The same applies if we supply you with information material on request or if we answer your inquiries. In these cases we will always point this out to you. Furthermore, we only store the data that you have automatically or voluntarily transmitted to us.

Automatically stored non-personal data

When you visit our Internet pages, we may store certain information for administrative and technical reasons. This can be: type and version of the browser used, date and time of access, and the IP address.

This data is then, however, collected anonymously and only for statistical purposes or used to improve our Internet and online services.

This anonymous data is stored – separately from personal data – on secure systems and cannot be assigned to any individual person. This means that your personal data remains protected at all times.

 

Cookies

When you visit our website, we may store information on your computer in the form of cookies. Cookies are small files that are transferred from an Internet server to your browser and stored on your hard disk. Only the Internet Protocol address is stored – no personal data. This information, which is stored in the cookies, makes it possible to automatically recognize you the next time you visit our website, making it easier for you to use.

Of course you can also visit our website without accepting cookies. If you do not want your computer to be recognised on your next visit, you can also refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings in your browser to “refuse cookies”. You will find the respective procedure in the operating instructions of your respective browser. If you refuse the use of cookies, however, this may result in restrictions in the use of some areas of our website.

 

Use of Google Analytics with anonymisation function

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of the company Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google” on our site. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and thus enable us to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your website visit including your IP address, is transferred to Google in the USA and stored there.

We use Google Analytics with the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” on our website. In this case, your IP address is already shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and thus made anonymous.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, to compile reports on website activities for us and to provide further services associated with website and Internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

Google will under no circumstances connect your IP address with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website.

Furthermore, Google offers a deactivation add-on for the most common browsers, which gives you more control over which data is collected by Google for the websites you visit. The add-on informs the JavaScript (ga.js) of Google Analytics that no information about your website visit should be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, the Google Analytics browser deactivation add-on does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analytics services we may use. For more information on how to install the browser add-on, please click on the link below: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

If you visit our site via a mobile device (smartphone or tablet), you must click this link instead to prevent tracking by Google Analytics within this website in the future. This is also possible as an alternative to the above browser add-on. By clicking the link, an opt-out cookie will be set in your browser that is only valid for this browser and domain. If you delete the cookies in this browser, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted, so you will have to click the link again.

Use of Siteimprove Analytics

This website uses Siteimprove Analytics, a web analysis service of Siteimprove GmbH, Kurfürstendamm 56, 10707 Berlin, Germany. Siteimprove Analytics uses cookies, which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by cookies about your use of this website (including your encrypted IP address) is transferred to and stored on a Siteimprove server in Denmark. Siteimprove will use this information to evaluate your use of the website and to compile reports on website activity for the website operators. Siteimprove will not transfer this information to any third party. By using this web site, you consent to Siteimprove processing the information collected about you in the manner and for the purposes described above. You may opt-out of having your information collected by Siteimprove Analytics by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your information when you visit this site: Disable Siteimprove Analytics. If you clear your cache, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and must be reset.
 

Use of Google AJAX Search API

On these pages we use Ajax. Google AJAX Search API is a service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This tool is used to optimize loading speeds. This is done by calling program libraries from Google servers and using Google’s CDN (Content delivery network). If you have previously used jQuery on another page of the Google CDN, your browser will fall back to the cached copy. If this is not the case, it will require a download, in which case data from your browser will be sent to Google Inc. (“Google”). Your data will be transferred to the USA. You can find more details in the privacy policy of the provider: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
 

Use of Google Maps

This website uses the product Google Maps by Google Inc. By using this website you agree to the collection, processing and use of automatically collected data by Google Inc. The terms of use of Google Maps can be found in the “terms of use of Google Maps”.

 

Security

We have taken technical and administrative security measures to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. All our employees as well as service providers working for us are obliged to comply with the applicable data protection laws.

Whenever we collect and process personal data, it is encrypted before it is transferred. This means that your data cannot be misused by third parties. Our security precautions are subject to a continuous improvement process and our privacy policy is constantly being revised. Please make sure that you have the latest version.
 

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to change our privacy policy if new technologies make this necessary. Please make sure that you have the latest version. If fundamental changes are made to this privacy policy, we will announce these changes on our website.

 

Right to information/Right to be forgotten

Please contact us at any time if you would like to find out what personal data we store about you. Furthermore, you can withdraw your permission to collect and process your personal data at any time. In both cases please contact us directly.

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