Scope of application
The website operator takes your privacy very seriously and will treat your personal information confidentially and according to the legal data security regulations.
Keep in mind that data transmission on the Internet can generally be subject to security vulnerabilities. Providing full protection against access by unknown parties is not possible.
The website operator or website provider collects data about the website access and saves these as “server log files”. The following data is logged:
The data collected is used only for statistical purposes and to improve the website. However, the website operator reserves the right to retrospectively check the server log files, should concrete evidence point to unlawful use.
Most browsers offer the setup option to not allow cookies. Notice: If you do make these setting changes, here will be no guarantee that you will be able to access all the features of this website without restrictions.
Processing of personal data
The website operator collects, uses and transfers your personal data only if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the collection of data.
Personal information means all information that is used to identify your person and which can be traced back to you – such as your name, e-mail address and telephone number.
Processing contact information
If you contact the website operator through the contact options offered, your details will be stored for a period of six months, for the purpose of processing your enquiry and for any additional questions. Without your consent, this data will not be disclosed to third parties.
Processing comments and contributions
If you leave a post or comment on this website, your IP address will be saved. This is for the safety of the website operator: If your text violates the law, this enables him to track your identity.
You have the possibility to subscribe to both, the entire website and follow-up comments on your post. You will receive an email confirming your email address. Besides this, no further data will be collected. The stored data will not be passed on to third parties. You can unsubscribe at any time.
The website uses the „Google Analytics“ service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyse the use of the website by users. The service uses “cookies” – text files stored on your device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the US and stored there.
In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will first be shortened by Google in the Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. This reduction eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. Under the terms of the agreement, which the website operators have signed with Google Inc., the collected information is used to compile an evaluation of website usage and activity, and provides services related to internet usage.
Furthermore, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) to be sent to Google Inc. and used by Google Inc. The following link leads you to the corresponding plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Alternatively, by clicking on this link you prevent Google Analytics from collecting data about you on this website. By clicking on the link above you download an “Opt-Out-Cookie”. Your browser must allow cookies to be stored. If you delete your cookies regularly, you will need to click on the link each time you visit this website.
Here you can find more information about data usage by Google Inc.: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
Use of Social-Media-Plugins
This website uses Facebook Social Plugins, which are operated by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). Some of the recognisable trademarks of Facebook include the Facebook logo, the terms „Like“, “Share” in the Facebook color palette (blue and white). Information on all the Facebook plugins can be found at the following link:
The plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. The website operator has no influence whatsoever on the nature and extent of the data transmitted by the plugin to the Facebook Inc. servers. Information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084
The plugin informs Facebook Inc. that the you have visited this website. There is the possibility that your IP address will be saved. If you are logged into your Facebook account while visiting this website, the information will be linked to you.
If you use the functions of the plugin – for example by sharing or “liking” a post – the corresponding information will also be transmitted to Facebook Inc.
If you want to prevent the Facebook. Inc. to associate this information with your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting this website.
Furthermore, this website uses the “+1” button of Google Plus. It is operated by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). If you visit a page that contains the “+1” button, a direct connection is created between your browser and the Google servers. The website operator therefore has no influence whatsoever on the nature and extent of the data transmitted by the plugin to the servers of Google Inc. By licking on the “+1” button while logged with your Google+ account, you will share the content of the page, on your public profile.
Personal data is, according to the Google Inc. only collected when you click the button. The IP address, among other things, will also be stored by logged Google users. If you would like to prevent Google Inc. from storing this data and linking it to your account, please log out before visiting this website.
Information about the “+1” button can be found here: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy .
Furthermore, this website uses the Twitter button. These are operated by Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA). If you visit a page containing such a plugin button, a direct connection will be created between your browser and the Twitter servers. The website operator therefore has no influence whatsoever on the nature and extent of the data transmitted by the plugin to the server Twitter Inc.
According to the Twitter Inc. only your IP address is collected and stored.
For more information about how personal information is handled by Twitter Inc., please visit: https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=de .
The website operator offers you a newsletter, in which he informs you about the current events and offers. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, you must enter a valid e-mail address. This will only be used to send the subscribed newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties. You can unsubscribe at any time.
User rights: information, rectification and cancellation
As a user, you will receive, at request, free information about which personal data has been stored about you. Unless your request is not the result of legal obligations (eg. data retention), you are entitled to correct incorrect data and to block or delete your personal data.