Controller / Contact
Controller within the meaning of the data protection laws is:
If you have questions or proposals pertaining to data protection, you may also contact us via email at [email protected]
Personal data means any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. This includes information such as your name, your address, your phone number and your email address.
Use of Personal Data
We only collect personal data on this website that you provided to us, e.g. during the registration process or for the purpose of handling the contractual relationship with our company, and only to the extent necessary for its purpose. We therefore only use and store your personal data only if you have given us your express consent or to the extent that you have explicitly granted us permission, e.g. pursuant to the contractual relationship with our company. This data is stored on a specially protected server, and information on your identity will only be collected by us, if you expressly provide such information to us.
We have implemented comprehensive technical and organizational measures to protect your data against possible threats, e.g. unauthorized access, unauthorized disclosure, alteration or distribution, or loss, destruction or abuse. In order to protect your personal data from unauthorized access by third parties during a transmission, the transmission of data might be protected by SSL-encryption, a standardized encryption method for online services.
If you visit our website, your internet browser automatically transfers log information to our server which is stored in log files, the so-called server log files. The log files include the following data:
- URL of the referring website
- Date and time of request
- IP address of the accessing computer
- Website(s) that the user accesses
- Volume of data transmitted, type of your browser and its version
- Operating system, name of internet service provider
- Information whether the processing request was successful
The log files will be evaluated in an anonymized form in order to improve our website and make it more user-friendly, to find and correct mistakes and to manage the servers’ load. In order to evaluate the log files, we use the programs “LogEntries” and “Papertrail”. It may occur that your usage data will be transferred to the servers of the companies that provide such programs. We need this data in order to ensure a secure and stable connection between you and us. We also use this data to make the user experience on our website more enjoyable.
We need cookie in order to provide certain services on our website. Cookies are small files that your browser stores on your device in a particular directory. Cookies enable us to e.g. ascertain whether you have already accessed a website before. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. In your browser settings you can deactivate the storage of cookies or to require your express consent before a cookie is placed. You can also delete cookies from your hard drive at any time. However, please note that the use of certain services may not be possible if your browser does not allow cookies.
If you do not agree, you can opt-out here: [email protected]
Our website also uses plugins from various social networks.
This website uses the following social plugins provided by the social network Facebook:
- Like Button
- Share Button
Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA and is available at www.facebook.de. The plugins can be identified by one of Facebook’s logos or the phrase “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list of Facebook social plugins and their appearances and functions can be found at: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins. In case you access a website of our internet presence using such a plugin, your browser will contact the Facebook server and load the visual presentation of the plugin as well as present it to you as part of the website. We therefore have no influence on the extent of data that Facebook collects via the social plugins, and inform you based on the information available to us: The social plugins allow Facebook to know that you have visited this particular page on our website, even if you are not a registered Facebook user or if you are not logged in to Facebook at the time. Your browser transfers this information as well as your IP address to Facebook’s server in the USA where such information is stored. According to the information provided by Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is stored of German users who are not registered with Facebook. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can associate your visit to our website to your Facebook account. Facebook receives the information on your visit to our website irrespective of whether you interact with the plugins or not. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the ‘Like’ button or by posting a comment, the information you give is then sent directly to Facebook and saved there. Furthermore, such information will also be published on Facebook and be displayed to your Facebook friends. To find out more about the reasons why and the extent to which Facebook collects data, how the data is further processed and used, your rights in the matter, and settings options you can choose that protect your privacy, please see Facebook’s Data Protection Policy which can be found at: www.facebook.com/about/privacy. If you have a Facebook account and do not want Facebook to collect data about you from our website and connect it to your member data saved on Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. It is also possible to block Facebook social plugins by using add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the Facebook blocker www.webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker.
We use different analysis tools and tracking software in order to determine the frequency of use as well as the number of visitors to our website.
Additional information thereto is available at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de and http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information to Google Analytics and privacy). This website uses Google Analytics with its extension code “gat._anonymizeIp()“ so that IP addresses will therefore only be processed in a shortened form to prevent persons from being identified.
You are entitled to obtain information about your personal data that we have stored at any time and free of charge, and to also request incorrect data to be corrected or to request the erasure or blocking of your personal data. You are also entitled to object to the future use of your personal data at any time. Please address such requests to the following email address: [email protected]