Data privacy statement
Protection and security of personal data is a top priority for us. Therefore, we strictly abide by the rules of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). In the following, you will find information on what kinds of data is collected and for what purpose this data is used for:
- Information transfer / data logging
Upon visiting this website, the web server automatically creates log files, which cannot be associated with any specific person. This data includes, for example, the browser type and version, OS used, referrer URL (the previously-visited site), IP address of the computer originating the request, access date and time of the server request, and the file request of the client (filename and URL). This data is collected for the purpose of statistical analysis. This data is not shared with third parties, whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
- Use of personal data
Personal data is only gathered or processed when you consent to their collection, e.g. as part of a request. To the extent that personal data is not required as part of a business agreement, you may, in writing (e.g. by email or fax) and at any time, rescind prior agreement to storage of your personal data, effective immediately. Your data will not be shared with third parties unless required by law.
- Disclosure, modification, and deletion of your data
In accordance with applicable law, you may provide us with a written request of whether and which personal data we have stored on you. You will promptly receive a corresponding statement in answer to such a request.
- Security of your data
Any personal data you share with us will be secured by all technical and organizational measures against access by unauthorized third parties. When sending highly sensitive personal data or information, it is advisable to use the postal system, as complete security of data and information cannot be guaranteed by email.
- Notice on Google Analytics
This site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, that is, text files that are saved to your computer and which facilitate analysis of your use of the website. Information generated by the cookie on your use of this website (including your IP address) are sent to a server in the USA and saved there. Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for the website operator(s), and to provide additional services in connection with website and internet use. Google may also transmit this information to third parties, insofar as it is required by law or insofar as third parties process the data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstance will Google associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by modifying the relevant setting in your browser. Note, however, that in this case you might not be able to take advantage of this website’s full functionality. By using this website, you agree to the processing of data collected by Google on you in the manner and for the purposes described above.
On some of our sites we use so-called “session cookies” to simplify your user experience on our websites. These are small text files which are stored on your hard drive for the duration of your visit to the site and which, regardless of your browser settings when you close the browser, are then deleted. These cookies do not access any personal data stored on your hard drive, nor do they impact your computer or your files. Most browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies. However, you may deactivate the saving of cookies or set up your browser to notify you when cookies are sent.
- Changes to terms of data protection
We will occasionally update these guidelines to protect your personal data. From time to time you should review these guidelines in order to stay up-to-date on how we protect your data and continually improve our website content. In the event that we make significant changes to how we collect, use and/or share the personal data you release to us, we will inform you of such changes with an unambiguous and easily visible notice on the website. By using the website, you agree to the terms of these guidelines on the protection of your personal data.
Please contact us through our contact page if you have any questions about these data protection conditions.