Privacy policy

Scope of application

This privacy policy gives users information about the nature, scope and purpose of collection and use of personal data by the supplier responsible

on this website (hereinafter “the offer”).

The legal guidelines for data protection are to be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act and the German Telecommunication Media Act.

Access data/Server log files

The provider (or its web space provider) collects data every time its offer is accessed (in so-called server log files). These access data include:

the name of the website visited, the file accessed, the date and time of the visit, the volume of data transferred, notification of a successful visit, the browser type and version, the operating system of the user, the referring URL (previously visited site), the IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimisation of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to review the log data retrospectively if, on the basis of specific evidence, the legitimate suspicion of unlawful use exists.

Handling personal data

Personal data are information which can help identify an individual, i.e. data which can be traced back to a single person. This includes name, email address or telephone number. Personal data also include preferences, hobbies, memberships or the websites someone has visited.

The supplier only collects, uses and passes on personal data where this is legally permitted, or the user has given consent for the data to be collected.

Contact

When contact is made with the supplier (such as by means of the contact form or by email), the information the user provides is saved for purposes of processing the enquiry and also in case there are follow up questions.

Inclusion of services and content from third parties

It may occur that third party content such as YouTube videos, Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are included in this online offer. This always requires that the content provider (hereinafter “third party provider”) knows the IP address of the user. This is because the content cannot be sent to the browser of the individual user without the IP address. This means that the IP address is required to display the content in question. We make every effort to use only the type of content for which the provider only uses the IP address to deliver the content. However, we have no influence over the third party provider if they store the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. If we become aware of this, we shall notify the user.

Cookies

Cookies are small files which allow certain device specific information to be saved on the device of the user (PC, smartphone etc.) They help make websites more user friendly and benefit the user (e.g. for storing login data). They also help record statistical data relating to the use of the website, and aid in analysis to help improve the service. The user can have an influence on the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to allow the user to restrict or completely prevent cookies being saved. However, we must point out that the general use and in particular the user experience, may be restricted without cookies.

You can manage a wide range of online advertising cookies from companies on the US American website: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, or the EU website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/

Matomo

This website uses Matomo, which is open source software for the statistical evaluation of visitor access. Matomo uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer and facilitate analysis of how you use the website. The information produced by the cookie about your use of this internet offer is stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. The IP address is anonymised immediately after it is processed and before it is saved. You can prevent the installation of cookies by using the appropriate setting in your browser software, however we would like to point out that if you do this, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

Revocation, changes, corrections and updates

Users are entitled to receive information on the personal details stored about them free of charge on request. Users also have the right to correct inaccurate information, or have their personal data blocked or deleted where there is no legal obligation to keep them.