Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can learn his contact data from the legal notice of this website.
How are your data recorded?
On the one hand, your data are collected because you share them with us. For example, these can be data that you entered in a contact form. Other data will automatically be collected, when visiting the website, by our information systems. These are in particular technical data (for example internet browser, operating system or time of the page view). The collection of these data runs automatically as soon as you visit our website.
For what do we use your data?
Part of your data is collected to ensure the correct provision of the website. Other data can be used in terms of analysis of your user behaviour.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
At any time, you have the right to obtain information free of charge about origin and purpose of your saved personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to demand the correction, blocking or extinction of your data. For this as well as for other questions, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice. Furthermore, you have a right of appeal at the competent supervisory authority.
Analysis tools and tools of third-party providers
When visiting our website, your surfing behaviour will be statistically analyzed. This will be realized by setting up cookies and so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour will normally be made anonymously; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it in not using specific tools. Detailed information about this topic can be found in the following privacy statement.
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the opt-out options in this privacy statement.
- General and mandatory information
The operator of these sites takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We keep your personal data confidential and according to the legal data protection regulations as well as to this privacy statement.
When you use this website, different personal data will be collected. Personal data are data that identify you personally. The present privacy statement explains which data will be collected and for what they will be used. It also explains how and to what purpose this will be done.
We must point out that the data transmission on the internet (for example by communicating via e-mail) can have security holes. A complete protection of the data from unauthorized third-party access is not possible.
Information regarding the responsible authority
The responsible authority for the data procession of this website is:
Tel +49 (0)89 / 122 89 633 8
Fax +49 (0)89 / 122 89 633 9
The responsible authority is the natural or legal person who decides, alone or together with others, about the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (such as names, mail addresses or the like).
Withdrawal of your agreement in fields of data processing
Many data-processing operations are only possible with your expressed consent. At any time, you can revoke an approval already granted. For this, an informal communication via mail is enough. The legality of the, up to the withdrawal executed data collection, is not touched by the withdrawal.
Right of appeal at the competent supervisory authority
In cases of data protection violations, the person affected has a right of appeal at the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in fields of data protection issues is the state data protection commissioner of the federal state where our company is based. You can find a list of the data protection commissioners including their contact data by clicking the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
The right to data transmission
You have the right to call for data for you or a third-party in a common, machine-readable format that we automatically processed, based on your consent or the compliance of a contract. If you demand the direct data transmission to another person responsible, it will only be possible when it is technically feasible.
SSL or rather TSL encryption
For security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of private contents, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the website operator, this site uses SSL or rather TLS encryption. You can identify an encrypted connection when the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and the key-symbol can be seen.
If the SSL or rather TLS encryption is activated, the data, that you send to us, cannot be read by third-parties.
Encrypted payment process on this website
If, after closing a fee-based treaty, an obligation exists, to give us your payment details (such as account number in fields of direct debit authorization), these data will be needed for payment processing.
The payment transactions via the common payment methods (Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) will be only made via an encrypted SSL or rather TLS connection. You can identify an encrypted connection, if the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and the key-symbol can be seen.
In cases of encrypted communication, your payment details, that you send to us, cannot be read by third-parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of existing legal regulations, you have the right, at any time, to get free information about the recorded personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and possibly the right to correct, block or delete these data. To this and to further questions on the topic of personal data, you can contact us at the address which can be found in the legal notice.
Appeal against advertising mails
The use of published contact data, in the course of the obligation to provide a masthead, to the submission of not explicit requested advertising and information material is herewith rejected. The operator of the sites reserves the right to take legal steps in cases of the unsolicited transmission of advertisement information, such as spam emails.
- Data protection officer
Statutory data protection officer
We have appointed for our a company a data protection officer.
Dr. Markus Klöppel
- Data collection on our website
Partially, the websites use so-called cookies. Cookies are not causing damage on your computer and don’t contain viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our offering user-friendlier, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which will be dropped on your computer and which your browser will save.
Most of the cookies which are used by us are the so-called session cookies. After your session, they will be automatically deleted. Other cookies will remain on your computer until you delete them. These cookies make it possible for us to recognize your browser during your next visit.
You can set up your browser in that way that you will be informed about the insertion of cookies and that you only allow cookies in special cases, that you generally exclude the acceptance of cookies in specific cases as well as activating the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. In cases of the deactivation of cookies, the functionality of the website can be limited.
Cookies that are essential for the performance of the electronic communication process or for the provision of specific functions that you wanted (such as shopping cart function), are saved on the basis of Art. 3 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage cookies for the technically correct and optimized provision of his services. When other cookies are saved (such as cookies for the analysis of your surfing behaviour), they will be treated separately in this privacy statement.
Server log files
The provider of the sites collects and saves automatically information in the so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
browser type and browser version
used operating system
hostname of the accessing computer
time of the server request
An aggregation of these data with other data sources will not be made.
Basis for the data processing is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DSGVO which allows the processing of the data in order to fulfil a treaty or precontractual measures.
If you want to send us requests via our contact form, your data from the request form including your contact data as specified in the contact form will be saved for the purpose of dealing with your query and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on these data without your consent.
Therefore, the processing of the data as specified in the contact form is made based on your consent (Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit a DSGVO). You can withdraw your consent at any time. An informal communication via email is sufficient. The legality of the, up to the withdrawal executed data collection, is not touched by the withdrawal.
Your data as specified in the contact form remain our property until you demand their deletion, withdraw your consent to the storing or if the purpose of the data collection is cancelled (for example after the processing of your request). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.
Registration on our website
A registration on our website is possible in order to use further functions of the site. We will only use the required data in purpose of the use of the respective offer or service for which you have registered with us. The mandatory details which were required for the registration must be fully declared. Otherwise we will reject your registration.
For important changes, such as in cases of the range of services or technically essential chances, we use the email address which you indicated in your registration to inform you.
The processing of the data as specified in your registration is based on your consent (Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit a DSGVO). You can withdraw your consent at any time. An informal communication via email is sufficient. The legality of the, up to the withdrawal executed data collection, is not touched by the withdrawal.
Your data as specified in your registration will be saved by us as long as you are registered and will be deleted subsequently. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
Registration with Facebook Connect
Instead of a direct registration on our website, a registration with Facebook Connect is also possible. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.
If you choose the registration with Facebook connect by clicking on the “Login with Facebook”- / “Connect with Facebook” button, then you will be forwarded automatically to Facebook. There you can log in to Facebook with your usage data. Thus, your Facebook profile will be linked to our website or rather our services. By this connection, we get access to your data stored on Facebook. Mainly, these are:
Facebook profile and profile picture
Facebook profile picture
the email address stored in Facebook
Facebook buddy lists
These data are used for the installation, provision and personalization of your account.
Comments function on this website
We will save for the comments function on this website besides your comment also information about the time when the comment was made, your mail address and, if your comment is not anonymous, your respective username.
Storing of the IP address
Our comments function stores the IP address of the user who wrote the comment. We need these data in order to be able to proceed against the author in cases of infringement of rights such as insults or propaganda because we do not check the comments on our site prior to the activation.
Subscribing to comments
After the registration, you can, as a user of this site, subscribe to comments. You will get a confirmation mail in order to check whether you are the owner of the given mail address. You can cancel this function at any time via a link in the information mails. In this case, the data which you inserted within the subscription of comments will be deleted; if you transmitted these data for other purposes (such as newsletter subscription), they will remain with us.
The comments and the data involved (for example the IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the annotated content will be deleted or the comments will be deleted for legal reasons (for example defamatory comments).
The storing of the comments is based on your consent (Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit a DSGVO). You can withdraw your consent at any time. An informal communication via email is sufficient. The legality of the, up to the withdrawal executed data processing, is not touched by the withdrawal.
Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data so far as they are necessary for the justification, content-related design or modification of the legal relationship. This is based on Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DSGVO which allows the processing of the data in order to fulfil a treaty or precontractual measures. Personal data about the use of our websites (user data) are collected, processed and used so far as this is necessary to allow users the use of our website or for settlement.
The collected data will be deleted after the order or after the business relationship.
Data transmission at the time of the conclusion of the contract and digital contents
We only transmit personal data to third-parties when this is necessary in the course of contract processing, for example to the credit institute which is assigned with the payment processing.
A further data transmission will not be made or rather only when you explicitly approved it. A transmission of your data to third-parties without your explicit approval, for example for advertising purposes, will not be made.
This is based on Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DSGVO which allows the processing of the data in order to fulfil a treaty or precontractual measures.
- Social media
Facebook plugins (like & share button)
On our sites, plugins of the social network Facebook are inserted, provider is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can identify the Facebook plugins on the Facebook logo or the like button on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here; https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want that Facebook assigns your visit on our sites to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in your account settings by clicking https://twitter.com/account/settings.
Our sites use functions of Google+. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and disclosure of information: By means of the Google+ button, you can disclose information worldwide. Via the Google+ button, you and other users will get personal content of Google and other partners. Google saves the information, which you passed for a +1 content, as well as information about the site which you visited by clicking +1. Your +1 can be, together with your profile name and your picture, inserted, for example in search results or in your Google profile or elsewhere in websites and ads on the internet.
Google records information on your +1 activities to improve the Google services for you and other. To use the Google+ button, you need a worldwide visible public Google profile which should at least contain the name that you choose for the profile. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to other users who know your mail address or other information which identify you.
Use of the collected information: Besides the above explained purposes of use, the information which you provide shall be used according to the current Google data protection regulations. Google possibly publishes summarized statistics over the +1 activities of the user or rather passes them to user or partners such as publishers, advertisers, or linked websites.
On our sites, functions of Instagram are inserted. These functions are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.
If you are logged in at your Instagram account, you can link our site content with your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. Thus, Instagram can associate your visit on our sites with your user account. We point out that we, as the site provider, do not get any information about the content of the transmitted data as well as their use on Instagram.
- Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses the function of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files which will be saved on your computer and allow an analysis of your website use. The information provided by the cookies will normally be sent to a Google serve in the USA and saved there.
The storing of the Google Analytics cookies is based in Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website provider has a justified interest in the analysis of the user behaviour to optimize his website as well as his advertising.
The function IP anonymization is activated on our website. Thus, your IP address of Google will be shortened within member states of the European Union or other signatories of the agreement about the European economic area before the transmission into the USA. The IP address will only be transmitted in exceptional cases to a Google server in the USA. Google will use this information on behalf of the provider of this website to evaluate your use of this website, to compile reports about website activities and for more services concerning the website and internet usage. The IP address which is submitted in the course of Google Analytics by your browser will not be linked with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of the Cookies by means of appropriate settings of your browser software; it this case, we point out that it could be that you cannot use all the functions of the website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data, caused by the cookies, and the collection of data related to your usage of the website, by clicking on the following link and installing the browser plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the data collection by Google Analytics, if you click on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of your data for future visits on this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.
Contract data processing
We made a contract with Google in fields of contract data processing and put the strict regulations of the German data protection authority into action while using Google Analytics.
Demographic characteristics at Google Analytics
This website uses the function demographic characteristics of Google Analytics. Thus, reports can be generated, containing statements about age, gender and interests of the page visitors. These data derive from interest-related advertising of Google as well as visitor data from third-parties. These data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time in the display setting of your Google account or you can generally prohibit the data collection by Google Analytics, as stated in the point “Objection to data collection”.
Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking
This website uses Google AdWords. Google AdWords is an online advertising program of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
We use the so-called conversion tracking within Google AdWords. If you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie for the conversion tracking will be set. Cookies are small text files which the internet browser drops on the computer of the user. These cookies cease to be valid after 30 days and don’t serve the personal identification of the user. If the user visits specific sites of this website and the cookie is still valid, Google and we can see that the user clicked the ad and was forwarded to this site.
Every Google AdWords customer gets a different cookie. These cookies cannot be traced over websites from AdWords customers. The information collected with these conversion cookies are used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who choose conversion tracking. The customers discover the total number of users who clicked on your ad and who were forwarded to a site having a conversion tracking tag. Though, they don’t get any information about the personal identification of the users. If you don’t want to take part in the tracking, you can object to its use by deactivating the cookie of the Google conversion tracking via your internet browser in the user settings. Subsequently, you will not be registered in the conversion tracking statistics.
The storage of conversion cookies is based on Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website provider has a legitimate interest in the analysis of the user behaviour to optimize his advertising.
You can change your browser settings so that you will be informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, the approval of cookies for specific cases or generally exclude as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. In deactivating cookies, the functionality of the browser can be affected.
We use Google reCAPTCHA (below reCAPTCHA) on our websites. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
ReCAPTCHA is supposed to check if the data entry (for example in the contact form) is made by a human or an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitors according to different characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor is on the site. ReCAPTCHA evaluates different information in purpose of analysis (such as IP address, stay of the website visitors on our website or mouse movements of the user). The data which are collected in the analysis are forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analysis runs in the background. It will not be pointed out to website visitors that an analysis is made.
The data processing is based on Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website provider has a legitimate interest to protect his advertising against abusive automated spying and SPAM.
If you want to receive the newsletter which is offered on our website, we need from you an email address as well as information which allow us to check whether you are the owner of the given mail address and agree with receiving the newsletter. No further data will be collected or rather only on a voluntary basis. We only use these data for the sending of the requested information and won’t forward them to third-parties.
The processing of the data given in the newsletter registration form is exclusively based on your consent (Art 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO). The given consent for the storage of the data, the email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter can be withdrawn at any time, for example by clicking on the sign out link in the newsletter. The legality of the already done data-processing operations remain unaffected by the withdrawal.
Your data needed for the newsletter will be saved by us till the signing out of the newsletter and will be deleted after the unsubscription. Data which are saved for other purposes (such as email addresses for the member area) remain unaffected.
- Plugins and tools
Our website uses plugins of the Google sites YouTube. The provider is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you use one of our sites that has the YouTube plugin, a connection to the server of YouTube will be made. In doing so, the YouTube server gets the information which of our sites you visited.
If you are logged in into your YouTube account, you make it possible for YouTube to associate your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
The use of YouTube is carried out in the interest of a appealing presentation of our online offers. This is a legitimate interest as stated in Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Our website uses plugins of the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
If you visit one of our sites that has the Vimeo plugin, a connection to the server of Vimeo will be made. In doing so, the Vimeo server gets the information which of our sites you visited. Furthermore, Vimeo gets your IP address. This is also the case when you are not logged in to Vimeo or don’t own an account. The information collected by Vimeo will be forwarded to the Vimeo server in the USA.
If you are logged in into your Vimeo account, you make it possible for Vimeo to associate your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
Google Web Fonts
For the standardized display of fonts, this site uses so-called Web Fonts by Google. When opening a page, your browser loads the needed Web Fonts in your browser cache in order to display texts and displays correctly.
For this purpose, the browser which you use hast to connect with servers of Google. In doing this, Google gets the information that the website was launched via your IP address. The use of Web Fonts is based on the interest of a standardized and an appealing presentation of our online offers. This is a legitimate interest as stated in Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standardized font of your computer will be used.
This website uses the map service Google Maps over an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
In order to use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. Generally, this information will be forwarded to a Google server in the USA and saved there. The provider of this site does not have any influence on this data transmission.
The use of Google Maps is carried out in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy discoverableness of the places listed on our website. This is a legitimate interest as stated in Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO.