Privacy statement

Privacy statement

 

With us, the protection and security of personal data has a high priority. That’s why we strictly adhere to the rules of the European General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). Below, we will inform you about what kind of data is documented and the purpose of its collection.

  1. Data transfer/data logging
    During your visit to this site, the web server automatically records log files, which cannot be attributed to a specific person. This data contains, for example, the browser type and version, the operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited page), the IP address of the querying computer, date accessed and time of the server query as well as the client’s file request (file name and URL). Certain cookies are also used (see point 7 for this).
    This data is only collected for the purpose of statistical analysis. It is not passed on to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
  2. Use of personal data
    Personal data is only collected or processed if you provide this data voluntarily e.g. in connection with a request (contact form) or through entry in the blog. If there are no necessary reasons in connection with business processing, you can revoke in writing the previously issued approval of the storage of your personal data with immediate effect any time (for example, via e-mail). Your data will not be passed on to third parties unless this is required by legal regulations.
  3. Purposes of data processing
    We will process your personal data for the following purposes:
  • in order to make this website available and in order to further improve and develop this website
  • in order to prepare usage statistics
  • in order to recognise, prevent and investigate attacks on our website
  • in order to respond to your inquiries
  1. Security of your data
    The personal data you provided is secured by taking all technical and organisational security measures to ensure that it cannot be accessed by unauthorised third parties. When sending very sensitive data or information, it is recommended you do so by mail as complete data security via e-mail cannot be guaranteed.
  2. Information, modification and deletion of your data
    Among other things, you are entitled (subject to the prerequisites of applicable law)
  • to check whether and which personal data relating to your person we have saved and to receive copies of this data,
  • to demand the correction, supplementation or deletion of any of your personal data that is incorrect or is not processed in a legally compliant manner,
  • to demand that we restrict processing of your personal data and,
  • under certain circumstances, to object to the processing of your personal data or to revoke the consent provided for processing,
  • to complain to the competent authority.
  1. Duration of storage
    We generally save your data for the duration of three months. Longer storage will only occur to the extent this is necessary in order to investigate any detected attacks on our website. If you write to us using the contact form or in an e-mail, we will save your data until you request that we delete it. Your entry in the blog will remain visible until we delete the blog entries or you request us to do so.
  2. Cookies
    This website uses so-called cookies. A cookie is a small file that can be saved on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are generally used to offer users additional functions on a website. For example, they can be used to make it easier to navigate a website, to allow you to continue using a website where you left off during your last visit and/or to save your preferences and settings when you visit the website again. Cookies cannot access, read or change any other data on your computer. Most cookies on this website are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted when you leave your website again. Permanent cookies, on the other hand, stay on your computer until you manually delete them in your browser. We use such permanent cookies to recognise you the next time you visit our website. If you would like to check the cookies on your computer, you can configure your browser settings so that you are notified when a website intends to save cookies. You can also block or delete cookies if they have been saved on your computer. If you would like to know more about how you can take these steps, please use the “help” function in your browser.
    Please note that blocking or deleting cookies restricts your online experience and could prevent you from using this website to the fullest.
  3. Notice regarding Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analytical service. Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA is the provider.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. They are text files that are saved on your computer and which make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information produced by the cookie regarding your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its web offering and its advertising.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result, your IP address is shortened by Google in the member states of the European Union or other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transferred to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there. As commissioned by the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activities and in order to provide services vis-à-vis the website operator associated with the use of the website and Internet. The IP address transferred by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be combined with other data by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent cookies from being saved by configuring your browser software accordingly; however, we wish to point out that you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website as a result. You can also prevent the relay of the data generated by the cookie and concerning your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt out cookie is created, which prevents the collection of your data when visiting this website in the future: Click here to deactivate Google Analytics.

You can find more information on handling user data at Google Analytics in Google’s privacy statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Contract data processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for contract data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities with respect to the use of Google Analytics.

Demographic characteristics at Google Analytics

This website uses the “demographics” tool of Google Analytics. It can be used to create reports, which contain statements on age, gender and the interests of the page visitors. This data originates from interest-based advertising from Google as well as from visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be attributed to a specific person. You can deactivate this tool at any time using the display settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as under the point Objection to data collection”.

  1. Changes to these data protection provisions
    From time to time, we will update these guidelines on the protection of your personal data. You should view these guidelines from time to time to keep up-to-date on how we protect your data and continually improve the content of our website. If we make significant changes with respect to the collection, use and/or sharing of the personal data you provided to us, we will advise you of this with a specific and highly visible notice on our website. In using this website, you declare your consent to the terms of these guidelines on the protection of personal data.

If you have any questions regarding these data protection provisions, please refer to our contact page or the contact data provided in the website credits.