1. general information
1.1 Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find his contact details in the imprint of this website.
2 Scope and purpose of the processing of personal data
2.1 Calling up the website
When this website is called up, data is automatically sent to the server of this website by the Internet browser used by the visitor and stored in a log file for a limited period of time. Until automatic deletion, the following data is stored without further input by the visitor:
IP address of the visitor’s terminal device,
Date and time of access by the visitor,
Name and URL of the page accessed by the visitor,
Website from which the visitor accessed the website (so-called referrer URL),
Browser and operating system of the visitor’s terminal device as well as the name of the access provider used by the visitor.
The processing of these personal data is justified according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in data processing for the purpose of,
to establish the connection to the website quickly,
to enable a user-friendly application of the website,
to recognize and ensure the security and stability of the systems and
to facilitate and improve the administration of the website.
The processing is expressly not carried out for the purpose of gaining knowledge about the person of the visitor to the website.
2.2 Contact form
Visitors can send messages to the website operator via an online contact form on the website. In order to receive a reply, at least a valid e-mail address is required. All other information can be given voluntarily by the inquiring person. By sending the message via the contact form, the visitor consents to the processing of the transmitted personal data. The data processing is carried out exclusively for the purpose of handling and answering inquiries via the contact form. This is done on the basis of the voluntarily given consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) DSGVO. The personal data collected for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted as soon as the request is completed and there are no reasons for further storage.
3. transfer of data
Personal data will be transferred to third parties if
the data subject has expressly consented to this in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter a) DSGVO,
the transfer is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO and there is no reason to assume that the data subject has an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of his or her data,
for the data transfer according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c) DSGVO a legal obligation exists, and/or
this is necessary for the fulfillment of a contractual relationship with the data subject according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter b) DSGVO.
In other cases, personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.
So-called cookies are used on the website. These are data packets that are exchanged between the website server and the visitor’s browser. These are stored by the respective devices used (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when visiting the website. In this respect, cookies cannot cause any damage to the devices used. In particular, they do not contain viruses or other malware. In the cookies, information is stored that arises in each case in connection with the specific end device used. The website operator can thus in no way gain direct knowledge of the identity of the visitor to the website.
Cookies are mostly accepted according to the basic settings of the browsers. The browser settings can be configured in such a way that cookies are either not accepted on the devices used or that a special notice is given in each case before a new cookie is created. However, it should be noted that the deactivation of cookies may mean that not all functions of the website can be used in the best possible way.
Temporary cookies are used to improve user-friendliness. They are stored on the visitor’s device for a temporary period of time. When the website is visited again, it is automatically recognized that the visitor has already called up the page at an earlier time and which entries and settings were made in the process, so that these do not have to be repeated.
Cookies are also used to analyze website visits for statistical purposes and for the purpose of improving the website. These cookies make it possible to automatically recognize on a new visit that the website has already been called up by the visitor before. In this case, the cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time.
The data processed by cookies is justified for the above-mentioned purposes in order to protect the legitimate interests of the website operator in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO.
5. server log files
The server log files are anonymized data that are collected when you access our website. This information does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you personally, but is indispensable for technical reasons for the delivery and presentation of our content. Furthermore, they serve our statistics and the continuous optimization of our content. Typical log files are the date and time of access, the amount of data, the browser used for access and its version, the operating system used, the domain name of your provider, the page from which you came to our site (referrer URL) and your IP address. Log files also enable a precise check in case of suspicion of illegal use of our website.
6. SSL encryption
Our website uses SSL encryption when transmitting confidential or personal content of our users. This encryption is activated, for example, for the processing of payment transactions and for inquiries that you send to us via our website. Please make sure that SSL encryption is activated for corresponding activities on your part. The use of encryption is easy to recognize: The display in your browser bar will change from “http://” to “https://”. Data encrypted via SSL cannot be read by third parties. Only transmit your confidential information when SSL encryption is activated and contact us in case of doubt.
7. google analytics
This website uses functions 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 that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. 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.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its web offering and its advertising.
7.1 IP anonymization
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
7.2 Browser Plugin
7.3 Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics opt-out.
7.4 Order data processing
We have concluded an order data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
The legal basis for the use of the analysis tools is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO. The website analysis is in the legitimate interest of the website operator and serves the statistical collection of page usage for the continuous improvement of our website and the offer of our services.
8. plugins and tools
8.1 Google Web Fonts
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This enables Google to know that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.
9. your rights as a data subject
Insofar as your personal data is processed on the occasion of your visit to our website, you are entitled to the following rights as a “data subject” within the meaning of the GDPR:
You can request information from us as to whether personal data of yours is being processed by us. There is no right to information if the provision of the requested information would violate the duty of confidentiality pursuant to Section 83 StBerG or if the information must be kept secret for other reasons, in particular due to an overriding legitimate interest of a third party. Notwithstanding this, there may be an obligation to provide the information if your interests outweigh the interest in secrecy, in particular taking into account imminent damage.
The right to information is also excluded if the data is only stored because it may not be deleted due to legal or statutory retention periods or exclusively serves the purposes of data security or data protection control, provided that the provision of information would require a disproportionately high effort and processing for other purposes is excluded by appropriate technical and organizational measures.
If the right to information is not excluded in your case and your personal data is processed by us, you can request information from us about the following:
Purposes of processing,
Categories of personal data processed by you,
Recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data are disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries,
if possible, the planned duration for which your personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining the storage period,
the existence of a right to rectify or erase or restrict the processing of personal data concerning you or a right to object to such processing,
the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority for data protection,
if the personal data have not been collected from you as the data subject, the available information on the origin of the data,
if applicable, the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of automated decision-making,
where applicable, in the case of transfer to recipients in third countries, unless there is a decision by the EU Commission on the adequacy of the level of protection pursuant to Article 45(3) of the GDPR, information on what appropriate safeguards are provided pursuant to Article 46(2) of the GDPR for the protection of personal data.
9.2 Correction and completion
If you discover that we have incorrect personal data relating to you, you may request that we correct this incorrect data without delay. In the case of incomplete personal data concerning you, you can demand that it be completed.
You have a right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”), provided that the processing is not necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression, the right to information or for compliance with a legal obligation or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest and one of the following reasons applies:
The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were processed.
The justification basis for the processing was solely your consent, which you have revoked.
You have objected to the processing of your personal data which we have made public.
You have objected to the processing of personal data that we have not made public and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing.
Your personal data has been processed unlawfully.
The erasure of the personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject.
There is no right to erasure if, in the case of lawful non-automated data processing, erasure is not possible or only possible with disproportionate effort due to the special nature of the storage and your interest in erasure is low. In this case, the restriction of processing shall take the place of deletion.
9.4 Restriction of processing
You may request us to restrict processing if one of the following reasons applies:
You dispute the accuracy of the personal data. In this case, the restriction may be requested for the period of time that allows us to verify the accuracy of the data.
The processing is unlawful and you request the restriction of the use of your personal data instead of erasure.
Your personal data is no longer required by us for the purposes of processing, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
You have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO. The restriction of processing may be requested as long as it is not yet clear whether our legitimate reasons outweigh your reasons.
Restriction of processing means that the personal data will only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest. Before we lift the restriction, we have the obligation to inform you about it.
9.5 Data portability
You have a right to data portability, provided that the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) sentence 1 a) or Article 9 (2) a) DSGVO) or on a contract to which you are a party and the processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures. The right to data portability in this case includes the following rights, provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons: You may request us to provide you with the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance on our part. To the extent technically feasible, you may request that we transfer your personal data directly to another controller.
Insofar as the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter e) DSGVO (performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority) or on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO (legitimate interest of the controller or a third party), you have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation. This also applies to profiling based on Article 6 (1) sentence 1 letter e) or letter f) DSGVO. After you have exercised your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
You may object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for direct marketing purposes. This also applies to profiling associated with such direct marketing. After exercising this right of objection, we will no longer use the personal data concerned for direct marketing purposes.
You have the option of informally communicating the objection by telephone, e-mail or to our postal address listed at the beginning of this data protection declaration.
9.7 Revocation of consent
You have the right to revoke a given consent at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of consent can be communicated informally by telephone, e-mail or to our postal address. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the data processing that took place on the basis of the consent until receipt of the revocation. After receipt of the revocation, the data processing that was based exclusively on your consent will be discontinued.
If you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful, you may lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority competent for the place where you reside or work or for the place of the alleged infringement.