In order to ensure that you are fully aware of the collection and use of personal data on our websites, please take note of the following information.
1) Information on the collection of personal data and contact details of the person responsible
1.1 Personal data are here all data with which you can be personally identified.
The controller of personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential contents (e.g. orders or inquiries to the person responsible), this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser line.
2) Data collection when visiting our website
If you use our website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or provide us with information in any other way, we only collect the data that your browser sends to our server (so-called “server log files”). When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website:
-our visited website
-date and time at the time of access
-quantity of the transmitted data in bytes
-Source/reference from which you reached the page
-The operating system used
-Used IP address (if necessary: in anonymized form)
-The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files subsequently if there are concrete indications of illegal use.
In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted again after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us or our partner companies (third-party cookies) to recognize your browser the next time you visit us (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process certain user information to an individual extent, such as browser and location data and IP address values. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie.
In some cases, cookies are used to simplify the ordering process by saving settings (e.g. remembering the contents of a virtual shopping cart for a later visit to the website). Insofar as personal data is also processed by individual cookies implemented by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO either for the execution of the contract or in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO to safeguard our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the site visit.
Under certain circumstances, we work together with advertising partners who help us to make our Internet offer more interesting for you. For this purpose, cookies from partner companies are also stored on your hard drive when you visit our website (cookies from third parties). If we work with the aforementioned advertising partners, you will be informed individually and separately about the use of such cookies and the scope of the information collected in each case within the following paragraphs.
Please note that you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You will find these for each browser under the following links:
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Please note that the functionality of our website may be limited if cookies are not accepted.
4) Contact us
Personal data is collected when you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail). Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. These data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for the processing of the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Your data will be deleted after the final processing of your request; this is the case if it can be concluded from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no legal obligations to retain data.
5) Comment function
Within the framework of the comment function on this website, in addition to your comment, information on the time of the creation of the comment and the name of the commentor you have chosen will be saved and published on the website. Furthermore, your IP address will be logged and saved. This storage of the IP address is done for security reasons and in case the person concerned violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content by posting a comment. We need your e-mail address in order to contact you in case a third party should complain about your published content as illegal. The legal basis for the storage of your data is article 6 paragraph 1 lit.b and f DSGVO. We reserve the right to delete comments if they are objected to as illegal by third parties.
6) Use of your data for direct advertising
Registration for our e-mail newsletter
If you register for our e-mail newsletter, we will send you regular information about our offers. Your e-mail address is the only mandatory information for the sending of the newsletter. The indication of further possible data is voluntary and is used to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for sending the newsletter. This means that we will only send you an e-mail newsletter if you have expressly confirmed that you agree to receive newsletters. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm that you wish to receive future newsletters by clicking on a corresponding link.
By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent for the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. When you register for the newsletter, we save your IP address entered by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data collected by us when registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively for the purpose of advertising in the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided for this purpose in the newsletter or by sending a message to the person responsible mentioned at the beginning. Once you have cancelled your subscription, your e-mail address will be deleted from our newsletter distribution list immediately, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use your data for other purposes that are permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.
7) Use of social media: Social Plugins
Facebook as default plugin
Our website uses so-called social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the addition “Social Plug-in from Facebook” or “Facebook Social Plugin”. An overview of the Facebook plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins
When you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Facebook receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can directly assign your visit to our website to your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the “Like” button or submitting a comment, this information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on your Facebook profile and displayed to your Facebook friends.
In accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, the data processing procedures described above are carried out on the basis of Facebook’s legitimate interest in the display of personalised advertising in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website and to tailor the service to your needs.
If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website directly to your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can also object to the loading of the Facebook plugins and thus the data processing procedures described above by using add-ons for your browser in the future, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).
Facebook Inc. with headquarters in the USA is certified for the us-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Facebook’s data protection information:
Google+ as default plugin
Our website uses so-called social plugins (“Plugins”) of the social network Google+, which is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The plugins can be recognized by buttons with the character “+1” on a white or colored background, for example. An overview of the Google plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins
If you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the servers of Google. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through the integration, Google receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile on Google+ or are not currently logged in on Google+. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged in at Google+, Google can assign the visit of our website directly to your Google+ profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the “+1” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Google server and stored there. The information is also published on Google+ and displayed to your contacts.
In accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f DSGVO, the data processing operations described above are carried out on the basis of Google’s legitimate interest in the display of personalised advertising in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website and to tailor the design of the service .
If you do not want Google to associate the information collected through our site directly with your Google+ profile, you must log out of Google+ before visiting our site.
You can also object to the loading of Google+ plugins and thus the data processing operations described above by using add-ons for your browser in the future, e.g. the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).
Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Google, as well as your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Google’s data protection information: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/
8) Web analysis services
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including the shortened IP address) will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA.
This website uses Google Analytics exclusively with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”, which ensures anonymization of the IP address by shortening it and excludes direct personal reference. Through the extension your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. In these exceptional cases, this processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes.
On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide us with further services related to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
As an alternative to the browser plugin or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie that will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data within this website in the future (this opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain, if you delete your cookies in this browser, you will have to click this link again) Disable Google Analytics
Google LLC, headquartered in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU.
9) Tools and others
On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA feature of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). This function is primarily used to distinguish whether an entry is made by a natural person or is improperly made by machine and automated processing. The service includes the sending of the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google and is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in determining the individual willingness of actions on the Internet and the prevention of misuse and spam.
Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified for the us European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
On our website we use Google Maps (API) from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive (land) maps to visually present geographic information. By using this service, our location will be displayed to you and any approach will be easier.
Already when calling up those sub-pages in which the Google Maps map is integrated, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transmitted to Google servers in the USA and stored there. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in at Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as user profiles and evaluates them. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f DSGVO on the basis of Google’s legitimate interest in the display of personalised advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of its website. You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube in order to exercise this right.
Google LLC, with its registered office in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
Google Web Fonts
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”) for 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 text and fonts correctly.
To do this, 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. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.
Google LLC with its headquarters in the USA is certified for the us European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
10) Rights of the data subject
The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data protection rights (rights of information and intervention) vis-à-vis the person responsible for processing your personal data, about which we inform you below:
Right of access in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO: In particular, you have a right of access to your personal data processed by us, the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period or the criteria for determining the storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, opposition to processing, complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if it has not been collected from you by us, the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, where applicable, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing on you, as well as your right to be informed of the guarantees that apply pursuant to Art. 46 DPA when your data is transferred to third countries;
Right of rectification in accordance with Art. 16 DPA: You have the right to rectify any inaccurate data concerning you and/or to complete any incomplete data held by us without delay;
Right to deletion in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data if the conditions of Art. 17 para. 1 DSGVO are met. However, this right does not exist in particular if the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
Right to restrict processing in accordance with Art. 18 DPA: You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data for as long as the accuracy of your data, which you dispute, is checked; if you refuse to delete your data on the grounds of unlawful processing and instead request the restriction of the processing of your data; if you need your data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, after we no longer need them after the purpose has been achieved; or if you have lodged an objection on the grounds of your particular situation, as long as it is not yet clear whether our legitimate reasons outweigh the objection;
Right to be informed in accordance with Art. 19 DSGVO: If you have asserted the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the controller, the controller is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification, erasure or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed of these recipients.
Right to data transferability in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO: You have the right to receive the personal data you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another responsible party, insofar as this is technically feasible;
Right to revoke consents granted pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO: You have the right to revoke at any time with effect for the future any consent to the processing of data once granted. In the event of revocation, we will delete the data concerned immediately, unless further processing cannot be based on a legal basis for processing without consent. Revocation of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation;
Right of appeal under Article 77 DSGVO: If you believe that the processing of personal data relating to you is in breach of the DPA, you have the right – without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy – to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you are resident, your place of work or the place where the alleged breach occurred.
RIGHT OF APPEAL
IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA IN THE CONTEXT OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS DUE TO OUR PREDOMINANT LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR SPECIAL SITUATION, WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE.
IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVE THAT THERE ARE COMPELLING REASONS FOR PROCESSING WORTHY OF PROTECTION WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS.
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED BY US FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING. YOU CAN EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES.
11) Duration of storage of personal data
The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the respective legal retention period (e.g. commercial and tax retention periods). After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract and/or we have no justified interest in further storage.
12) Use of a live support system
For the purpose of operating a live chat system to respond to live requests, this site collects and stores your submitted chat name and chat content for the duration of the chat. The chat and your submitted Chat Name will be stored only in random access memory (RAM) and will be deleted immediately when we or you have finished the chat conversation, but no later than 2 hours after the last message in the chat history. Cookies are used to operate the chat function. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the site visitor’s Internet browser. The cookies enable the recognition of the site visitor’s Internet browser in order to ensure differentiation of the individual users of the chat function of our website.
If the information collected in this way contains a personal reference, processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our justified interest in effective customer service and the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation purposes.
In order to avoid the storage of cookies, you can set your Internet browser so that no more cookies can be stored on your computer in the future or that cookies already stored are deleted. However, switching off all cookies may mean that the chat function on our website can no longer be executed.
You can object to the collection of data by Google Analytics with effect for the future by installing a deactivation add-on for your browser (click here to install it) .
Opt out cookie for mobile use: You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent the collection of your information on future visits to this site:Deactivate Google Analytics .
On these Internet pages, plugins of the social network facebook.com are used, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”).
If you call up Internet pages of our Internet presence that are equipped with such a plugin, a connection to the Facebook servers is established and the plugin is displayed on the Internet page by informing your browser. This tells the Facebook server which of our Internet pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of Facebook, Facebook assigns this information to your personal Facebook user account. When using the plugin functions (e.g. clicking the “Like” button, submitting a comment) this information is also assigned to your Facebook account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using the plugin.
Further information about the collection and use of data by Facebook, about your
Collection and dissemination of information: You can use the Google +1 button to publish information globally. The Google +1 button allows you and other users to receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given for a +1 content and information about the page you were viewing when you clicked on +1. Your +1 may be displayed as clues along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google Profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the web. Google records information about your +1 activity in order to improve the Google Services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you must have a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name you choose for your profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you’ve used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google Profile may be visible to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc, Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings
This website uses Google AdSense, a service for the integration of advertisements from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons information such as visitor traffic on these pages can be evaluated.
The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information may be passed on by Google to contractual partners of Google. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data stored by you.
Data protection declaration for the use of Matomo
Liability for contents
The contents of our pages were created with the greatest care. However, we cannot assume any liability for the correctness, completeness and topicality of the contents. As a provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages according to § 7 para.1 TMG (German Telemedia Act) and general laws. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored external information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information according to general laws remain unaffected. However, liability in this respect is only possible from the time of knowledge of a concrete infringement. If we become aware of any such infringements, we will remove such content immediately.
Liability for links
Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, on whose contents we have no influence. Therefore we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the sites is always responsible for the contents of the linked sites. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not identifiable at the time of linking. However, a permanent control of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such links immediately.
The contents and works on these pages created by the site operators are subject to German copyright law. The reproduction, editing, distribution and any kind of use outside the limits of copyright law require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of these pages are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content on this site was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, third-party content is marked as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such contents immediately. Should you wish to use graphics or pictures from our website for private or commercial purposes, please contact us via our email or contact form. After an examination and reply by us, this possibility exists under certain conditions.
data protection further information
The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. As far as personal data (e.g. name, address or email addresses) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis, as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Functions of the service Xing and Bing are integrated on our pages. Data protection regulations of Xing can be found on the page https://www.xing.com/privacy.
Data protection regulations of Bing / Microsoft are available on the page http://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/default.mspx.
The use of contact data published in the context of the imprint obligation by third parties for sending advertising and information material not expressly requested is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam mails.
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