Privacy and Cookie Statement
The use of our website is possible without disclosing personal data. For the use of individual services of our website, different rules can apply, in this case discussed separately below. Your personal data (e.g. name, address, email, phone number, etc.) will be processed by us only in accordance with the provisions of German data protection law. Data becomes linked to a person, if they can be identified with a specific real person. The legal basis of the data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The following regulations inform the extent of the nature, scope and purpose of the data collection; the use and processing of personal data by the provider.
We would like to point out that the Internet-based data transmission is vulnerable. An impenetrable protection against access by third parties is impossible.
In part, these cookies usually provide information to automatically recognise you again. This recognition is made possible through the stored IP address in the cookie. This acquired information is used to improve our services and to allow you easier access to our site.
Due to technical reasons including the following data, but not limited to, will be submitted to us and to our web hosting service, by your web server (known as server log files):
- Browser type and version
- operating system
- website from which you reached us (referral URL)
- the website you are visiting (landing pages)
- date and time of access
- your IP-address
This anonymous data will be stored separately from your personal data and can therefore not be linked to a individual person. The data collected are only used to make statistical evaluations in order to improve our offers and website.
We offer you the opportunity to register on our website. In the course of this registration, the data entered into the input screen of the registration form, which appear in the appropriate input box of the registration form, such as
name, e-mail, Facebook-Connect, Google+ and Yahoo
is collected and stored solely for the use of our service. By registering on our site, we will also collect your IP address and the date and time of your registration. This is a safeguard on our part in the event that a third party abuses your data and registers your information to our site without your knowledge. Disclosure to third parties will not take place.
We offer you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter on our website. We inform you periodically about our services with this newsletter. To receive our newsletters, you need a valid e-mail address. We will check to see if you are indeed the owner of the e-mail address or that the owner is authorised to receive the newsletter with the entered e-mail address. By registering to our newsletter, we will collect your IP address and the date and time of your application. This is a safeguard on our part in the event that a third party abuses your e-mail address and subscribe to our newsletter without your knowledge. Other data is not collected on our part. The data collected will be used only to obtain our newsletter. Disclosure to third parties will not take place. A matching of the data collected with data that may be collected from other components of our website will also not take place. You can unsubscribe the subscription of this newsletter at any time. For details, please refer to the confirmation email as well as each individual newsletter.
We offer you the opportunity to contact us by e -mail and/or via a contact form on our website. In this case, the information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of processing their contact. Disclosure to third parties will not take place. A matching of the data collected with data that may be collected from other components of our website will also not take place.
Use of Google Analytics with anonymity feature
We use Google Analytics on our website, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 United States, hereinafter "Google". Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and thereby allow analysis of your use of the website.
The information generated by these cookies, e.g., time, place and frequency of your Website visits including your IP address, will be transferred to Google in the US and stored there.
We use Google Analytics with the extension "gat._anonymiseIp" on our website. In this case, within the European Union or in other countries in contractual agreement with the European Economic Zone, your IP address will be condensed and thereby made anonymous.
Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports for us on website activity and providing more related services to website and Internet usages. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, provided that it is required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
Google will, by its own account, not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, we point out that you may not be able to use all features of our website in this case.
Use of Facebook Login
You can register and login via Facebook Login. Facebook login plug-in is a product of Facebook, Inc. Whenever you make use of the Facebook login data from your Facebook profile will be sent to the website or application. Vice versa data from the website or the application can be sent to your Facebook profile. Further information about the use and processing of your data via the Facebook login can be obtained from http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ . There you will also find an overview about the configurations for your personal Facebook profile and the security and privacy settings und your rights.
Use of Google login
You can register and login via Google Login. Google login plug-in is a product of Google, Inc. Whenever you make use of the Google login data from your Google profile will be sent to the website or application. Vice versa data from the website or the application can be sent to your Google profile. Further information about the use and processing of your data via the Google login can be obtained from http://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/. There you will also find an overview about the configurations for your personal Google profile and the security and privacy settings und your rights.
Use of Yahoo login
You can register and login via Yahoo Login. Yahoo login plug-in is a product of Yahoo, Inc. Whenever you make use of the Google login data from your Yahoo profile will be sent to the website or application. Vice versa data from the website or the application can be sent to your Yahoo profile. Further information about the use and processing of your data via the Yahoo login can be obtained from https://info.yahoo.com/privacy/uk/yahoo/eu/. There you will also find an overview about the configurations for your personal Yahoo profile and the security and privacy settings und your rights.
Use of Google+ recommend component
"On our page we are or may be making use of the ""+1"" from the Google+ plug-in, a product of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, in short ""Google"".
On every visit to our site that features the ""+1"" plug-in, the plug-in induces your browser to download the component from Google. Google will be notified which specific site you are visiting on our homepage.
According to Google a diagnoses of your visit will not be carried out in case you are not logged into your Google account. When you visit our site while you are logged into your Google account, Google will track data such as you IP address and other browser specific data once you have pressed the Google ""+1"" button. This allows Google to save and make public your ""+1"" recommendations. Your Google account and its stored picture may be used and brought into connection with your preferences made through ""+1"" in search results, in your Google account and other locations, such as Websites and Ads throughout the internet. Further, Google can connect your visit to our site with your other saved data that is linked to your Google account. Google will save and make use of this data to further improve their services.
If you wish to avoid being tracked by Google in the above mentioned ways, you will need to to log out of your Google account before visiting our site. Google's privacy details for the ""+1"" plug-in with further detailed information about the tracking, transfer and use of data collected by Google, your rights and about your profile settings can be found here: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy
Use of Facebook recommend components
On our page we are or may be making use of plug-ins from the Facebook, products of facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. in short "Facebook".
On every visit to our site that features a facebook plug-in, the plug-in induces your browser to download the component from Facebook. Facebook will be notified which specific site you are visiting on our homepage.
If you are visiting our site while you are logged on to Facebook, Facebook will collect through its plugins information which specific site you are visiting and will allocate that information to your Facebook profile. For instance if you are clicking on "like" or leave a comment, the collected data will be allocated to your Facebook profile and saved. Further, the information that you have visited our site be forwarded to Facebook, whether you click a Facebook plugin or not..
If you wish to avoid being tracked by Facebook in the above mentioned ways, you will need to to log out of your Facebook account before visiting our site. Facebook's privacy details for its plug-ins with further detailed information about the tracking, transfer and use of data collected by Facebook, your rights and about your profile settings can be found here: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
External tools can be used to block Facebook-social-plugins with the help of add-ons usable by all major browsers: http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker
Here you will find an overview of all of Facebook's plugins that are in use: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
Information / Revocation / Cancellation
You can contact us free of charge in reference to Federal Data Protection Act questions for the collection, processing or use of your personal data and their rectification, blocking, erasure or a revocation of a given consent. We remind you that you have a right to rectify inaccurate data or delete personal data; this claim should preclude any legal obligation to retain.