Data protection declaration
The protection and security of personal data is very important to us. Therefore, we strictly comply with the regulations of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG). Below, we will inform you of what type of data is recorded and for what purpose it is gathered:
- Data transfer/data recording
When you visit this website, the web server automatically records log files, which cannot be assigned to a specific person. For example, this data contains the browser type and version, the operating system used, the referrer URL (previously visited website), the IP address of the accessing computer, the date and time of the server access and the file being requested by the client (file name and URL). This data is only collected for the purpose of statistical evaluation. A disclosure to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes does not take place.
- Use of personal data
Personal data is only gathered or processed if you provide this voluntarily, for example in the course of a query. Unless necessary reasons in connection with the processing of a transaction are present, you can revoke your previously issued consent to the saving of your personal data in writing with immediate effect at any time (for example by email or fax). Your data will not be passed on to third parties, unless this is necessary under statutory regulations.
- Information, alteration and deletion of your data
In accordance with applicable laws, you can ask us at any time in writing whether and what personal data relating to you is saved by us. You will receive a corresponding notification immediately in this respect.
- Security of your data
Your personal data which has been provided by us will be secured by the taking of all technical and organisational security measures which prevent unauthorised third parties from accessing it. When sending extremely sensitive data or information, we would recommend using the postal services, as complete data security cannot be guaranteed when sending by email.
- Notice regarding Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, ie text files which are saved on your computer and which enable an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information concerning your use of this website which is generated by the cookie (including your IP address) is transferred to a server of Google in the USA and saved there. Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, in order to compile reports concerning the website activities for the website operators and to provide further services connected to the use of the website and the use of the Internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, should this be required by law or should third parties process this data on behalf of Google. In no case will Google combine your IP address with other data of Google. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we wish to point out that in such a case, you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. By means of your use of this website, you are declaring your agreement to the processing by Google of the information gathered about you in the manner stated above and for the stated purpose.
On certain pages, we use so-called ‘session cookies’ in order to make the use of our websites easier for you. These are small text files which are deposited on your hard drive just for the duration of your visit and can be deleted again when your browser is closed, depending on the settings of your browser program. These cookies do not access any of the information which is stored on your hard drive and do not negatively impair your PC or files. Most browsers are set in such a way that they automatically accept cookies. You can however de-activate the saving of cookies at any time or set your browser in such a way that you are informed of the sending of cookies.
- Changes to these data protection provisions
We will update these provisions relating to the protection of your personal data from time to time. You should read these from time to time in order to remain up-to-date regarding how we protect your data and how we constantly improve the contents of our website. Should we carry out significant changes to the collection, use and/or disclosure of the personal data which you have provided to us, we will inform you of this by means of a clear and highly visible notice on the website. By means of your use of the website, you are declaring your agreement to the provisions of this notice concerning the protection of personal data.
- The web analysis service Matomo is used on our Internet site. Matomo is open source software which analyses the access of the website visitors. The analysis is enabled by means of cookies, which are text files. The cookies collect information concerning your use of our Internet site. These are saved on a server of Matomo in Germany. Your ID address is anonymised first. However, you have the option of preventing cookies being saved on your computer by Matomo. In order to do this, you need to modify the settings in your Internet browser accordingly. This may mean that you cannot fully use all functions of our Internet site.
Should you have any queries concerning this data protection notice, please get in touch with us via our contact page.