The legal basis of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).
Access data / server log files
The owner (or its internet provider) collects data on each access to this offer (so-called server log files). These access data include:
Name of the requested web page, file, date and time of access, data volume transferred, notification of successful download, browser type and version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (the previously visited site), IP address and the requesting provider.
The provider uses the log data for statistical evaluations for the purpose of the operation, safety and the optimization of the offer. The provider eetains the right, however, to check the log data subsequently if there is reasonable suspicion of unlawful use due to specific indications.
Use of personal data
Personal data is information that will help to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, e-mail address or telephone number. However, data on preferences, hobbies, memberships or what websites were visited by someone are also personal data.
Personal data will only be collected, used and passed on by the provider, if permitted by law or if the user consents to the data collection.
When contacting the provider (for example, via contact form or e-mail), the details of the user are stored for the purpose of processing the request and in the event that follow-up questions ariseen die Angaben des Nutzers zwecks Bearbeitung der Anfrage sowie für den Fall, dass Anschlussfragen entstehen, gespeichert.
Comments and Contributions
When users leave blog comments or make other contributions, their IP addresses are stored. This is done for the safety of the provider, in case someone posts unlawful content in comments and posts (insults, banned political propaganda, etc.). In this case, the provider itself may be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.
The newsletter will inform you about us and our offers.
If you want to receive the newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter. We will not collect additional data. This data will be used only to send the newsletter and will not be disclosed to third parties.
By registering for the newsletter, we store your IP address and the date of registration. This storage is solely used for proof in the case that a third party abused an email address and registers without knowledge of the person entitled to receive the newsletter.
Your consent to the storage of data, e-mail address and to use it to send the newsletter can be revoked at any time. The revocation can be made via a link in the newsletter itself, in your login area or by notification to the above contact details.
Integration of third-party services and content
It can happen that third party content is integrated into this online offer, such as YouTube videos, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics. This always assumes that the provider of such content (hereinafter referred to as "third-party") registers the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, they would not be able to send the content to the browser of each user. Therefore, the IP address is required in order to present this content. We strive to only use such content whose respective providers are using the IP address only to deliver the content. However, we have no control, whether the third-party stores the IP address for, e.g. statistical purposes. Insofar as is known to us, we will inform users about it.
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This website uses Google Analytics, an online service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” - text files which are stored on your computer in order to enable the analysis of your usage of the website. The information on the usage of the website, which are generated by the cookie, are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA, and are stored there.
But because we have installed the anonymisation of IP-addresses on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the EU or other contracting states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google Server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google uses these information on behalf of the website operator in order to analyse your use of the website and to create reports on the website activities and perform other services related with the use of the website and the Internet.
The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be brought together with other Google data. You can inhibit the storage of cookies by making the respective setting in your browser software. In this case however, we point out that you may not be able to use all functions of the website in full. Moreover, you can inhibit the logging of data created by the cookies in relation to your use of the website (IP address) to Google as well as the use of this data by Google. To do so, you have to download and install the browser plugin at: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent the acquisition by Google Analytics on this website in the future. An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will need to click this link again.
Use of Facebook Social Plugins
This website uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network facebook.com which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identified by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on blue tile or a “thumbs-up” sign). The list and the look of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you visit one of our website pages which has a plugin of this kind, your browser sets up a direct link to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is passed by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated by it into the website. This means that we have no influence over the extent of the data which Facebook obtains with the help of this plugin and we therefore inform you according to our information status:
Through integration of the plugin, Facebook obtains the information that you have called up the relevant page on our internet site. If you are logged on to Facebook, Facebook can allocate the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugin, by using the "Like-it-Button", for example, or by posting a commentary, the information will be given direct to Facebook by your browser and stored there. If you are not a Facebook member, there is still the possibility for Facebook to find out and store your IP address. According to Facebook, it only stores an anonymised IP adress in Germany.
For information on the purpose and extent of data capture and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well your rights in this regard and turn-off options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the Facebook data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website and to link this with your data stored on Facebook, you need to log off from Facebook before visiting our website.
It is also possible to block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the "Facebook Blocker".
+1 button of Google+
This website uses the “+1″ button from the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button is identified by the sign“+1″ on white or coloured background.
If you visit one of our website pages which has a button of this kind, your browser sets up a direct link to the Google servers. The content of the button is passed by Google directly to your browser and integrated by it into the website. This means that we have no influence over the extent of the data which Google obtains with the help of this plugin. According to Google, no personal data is acquired if you do not click this button. Such data (e.g. the IP address) will only be collected and processed if a user is logged in.
For information on the purpose and extent of data capture and the further processing and use of data by Google, as well your rights in this regard and turn-off options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the Google data protection information: www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html and the FAQ: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/.
This website uses the Schaltflächen des Dienstes Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter). The plugin is identified by terms such as “Twitter” or “Follow” in connection with a stylised blue bird. The plugin enables you to share an article or page from this website, or to follow the provider on Twitter.
If you visit one of our website pages which has a plugin of this kind, your browser sets up a direct link to the Twitter servers. The content of the plugin is passed by Twitter directly to your browser and integrated by it into the website. Therefore, we inform you according to our knowledge. According to our knowledge, only your IP address and the URL of the website you are visiting is transferred when using the plugin but the data is not used for any other purpose than for the display of the button.
Cancellation, changes, corrections and updates
The user has the right – free of charge - to obtain information on the personal data which were stored about him. In addition, the user has the right to correct false data, and to block and delete personal data unless we are legally obligated to store these data.