Privacy Statement pursuant to Section 13 TMG
The following privacy statement applies exclusively to this website and does not apply to any third party websites linked to from this website. We are committed to protecting the privacy and the confidentiality of the personal information of visitors to our website. We only use the data provided to us for providing our services and processing orders. Using the data for any other purposes requires prior consent of our customers.
Object of protection
All personal data within the meaning of Section 3(1) of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) is protected, i.e. any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. This shall include all data which allow drawing a conclusion on the individual’s identity, in particular (e.g. name, postal address, e-mail address and phone number). It is a controversial issue whether IP addresses are considered as personal data. According to German data protection authorities, they actually are to be considered personal data. This view, however, is not shared by all courts since the website operator would only be able to identify the visitors of his site with the help of the access provider, which however, is not allowed to make this information available to the website operator because there is no legal basis for doing so.
Subscription of our e-mail newsletter requires the collection and saving of our e-mail address. This information, however, will only be used for the purpose of sending the newsletter and will not be forwarded to third parties.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer to help the website analyze how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within the area of Member States of the European Union or in other countries which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is being transmitted. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them with other services relating to website use and Internet usage. The IP address transferred by your browser during the use of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
If that does not work, you can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie which will prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website will be placed on your computer.
We also use Google Analytics to evaluate data from AdWords and the DoubleClick cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not want this, you can disable this function via the Ads Preference Manager: Disable the use of data from AdWords and the DoubleClick cookie.
3More detailed information on the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/. Please note that Google Analytics was supplemented by the code “anonymizeIp” on this website to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP Masking).
The information stored in cookies serves the facilitation of navigation and prevents you from having to enter all registration data again any time you use the site. Moreover, cookies are used to align our information contents to your personal interests, to provide offers, process orders or provide other services and to inform you about special offers or products, provided that you have given your consent.
Use of plugins
We are using social plugins of Facebook on some of our sites. The Share button is disabled by default so that no contact to Facebook is being established. If the user enables the button, he gives his consent to communicate with Facebook. By clicking on the button once again, the user may transmit his recommendation. If the user is registered with Facebook, no additional window will open for this purpose. The consent only applies to the specific article under which the button is located. If users give their consent to the transmission of data, this data will be transmitted to Facebook, Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. If you visit Facebook, the browser will directly connect with the servers of the social network. This way, the information that our website has been visited will be transmitted to Facebook. If you are already logged into Facebook, Facebook will be able to connect the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, i.e. click on the “Share” or “Like” button, for instance, your browser will directly transmit the respective information to Facebook where it will be stored. Information on the purpose and scope of the data collection by Facebook as well as on the processing and use of this data by Facebook are found in the privacy notices of Facebook. If you do not want Facebook to collect any data on you while you are visiting our site, please log out of Facebook before visiting our websites.
Right to information and revocation right
Upon request, we will provide you free of charge and as soon as possible with the information as to whether we stored any of your personal data and what these are. You are entitled to have us block, rectify or erase your data stored by us at any time. You may, of course, at any time revoke the permission previously granted for the collection and use of your data. For this purpose, please refer to the contact information provided under Legal Notice.
We expressly prohibit third parties from using the contact data we publish as part of the general information to be provided under Legal Notice for the transmission of unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of any such unsolicited advertising, such as spam e-mail.