Personal data is information about your identity. This includes e.g. Information such as name, address, telephone number, email address. It is not necessary for you to disclose personal data in order to use our website. In certain cases, however, we need your name and address and other information so that we can provide the desired services.
The same applies, for example, to the sending of information material and ordered goods or to the answering of individual questions. We will notify you accordingly where necessary. In addition, we only save and process data that you voluntarily provide to us and, if applicable, data that we automatically collect when you visit our website (e.g. your IP address and the names of the pages you called up, the browser you use and Your operating system, date and time of access, search engines used, names of downloaded files).
If you make use of services, only data that we need to provide the services are generally collected. As far as we ask you for further data, it is voluntary information. The processing of personal data takes place exclusively to fulfill the requested service and to safeguard our own legitimate business interests.
Purpose of personal data
We generally use the personal data provided by you to answer your inquiries, to process your orders or to give you access to certain information or offers. To maintain customer relationships, it may also be necessary for us or a service company commissioned by us to use this personal data to inform you about product offers or to carry out online surveys in order to better meet the tasks and requirements of our customers.
Of course, we respect it if you do not want to give us your personal data to support our customer relationship (especially for direct marketing or for market research purposes). We will neither sell your personal data to third parties nor market it in any other way.
We will only collect, process and use the personal data you provide online for the purposes communicated to you. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
Personal data are only collected and transmitted to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information only within the framework of the relevant laws or if we are obliged to do so by a court decision. Our employees and the service companies commissioned by us are obliged by us to maintain confidentiality and to comply with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act.
Data that is automatically collected when you visit our website
When using our website, the following data is stored for organizational and technical reasons: the names of the pages you have accessed, the browser and operating system you are using, date and time of access, search engines used, names of downloaded files and yours shortened using the anonymization function IP address saved (no direct personal reference possible).
We evaluate this technical data anonymously and only for statistical purposes in order to further optimize our website and to identify errors and faults. These data are stored separately from other personal information on secure systems only as long as necessary and then immediately deleted. No conclusions are drawn about individual persons.
When you visit one of our websites, we may store information in the form of a cookie on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser by a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive.
Apart from the internet protocol address, no personal data of the user is saved. This information is used to automatically recognize you the next time you visit our website and to make navigation easier for you. Cookies allow us, for example, to adapt a website to your interests or to save your password so that you do not have to enter it every time.
Of course, you can also view our websites without cookies. If you do not want us to recognize your computer again, you can prevent cookies from being saved on your hard drive by selecting "do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. How this works in detail, please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer. If you do not accept cookies, this can lead to functional restrictions of our offers.
Necessary cookies help to make a website usable by providing basic functions such as page navigation
and provide access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies
Cookie name: cookie-consent
Purpose: Stores the user's consent status for cookies on the current domain.
Storage period: 1 year
Cookie name: frontend
Purpose: Stores a random ID that ensures that a user can be clearly identified as a guest or logged in user.
Storage time: 2 hours
Statistics cookies help us understand how visitors interact with the website by
Information is collected and reported anonymously.
Cookie name: _ga
Purpose: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website
Storage period: 2 years
Cookie name: _gat
Purpose: Used by Google Analytics to limit the request rate
Storage duration: 1 day
Cookie name: _gid
Purpose: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website
Storage duration: 1 day
Data protection declaration for the use of Facebook plugins (like button)
Plugins from the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are integrated on our website. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our website. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by Facebook. You can find further information on this in Facebook's data protection declaration at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Data protection declaration for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Use of script libraries (Google web fonts)
In order to present our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as B. Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google web fonts are transferred to the cache of your browser to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Webfonts or prevents access, content is displayed in a standard font.
Calling script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible - but currently unclear whether and if so for what purposes - that operators of corresponding libraries collect data.
Use of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographic information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of map functions by visitors. You can find more information about data processing by Google in the Google data protection information. There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection center.
You can find detailed instructions on how to manage your own data in connection with Google products here.
If you do not want to receive user-based advertising, you can deactivate the placement of advertisements using Google's advertising settings.
Embedded YouTube videos
We embed YouTube videos on some of our websites. The corresponding plugins are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. YouTube is informed which pages you visit. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.
If you have deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google ad program, you will not have to expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos. However, YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.
Further information on data protection at "Youtube" can be found in the provider's data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
Data protection declaration for the use of Google +1
Collection and disclosure of information:
You can use the Google +1 button to publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button you and other users receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given +1 for content and information about the page that you viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be displayed together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the Internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve the Google services for you and others. To be able to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name that you used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your email address or who have other identifying information about you.
Use of the information collected:
In addition to the uses described above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection regulations. Google may publish summarized statistics about the +1 activities of the users or pass them on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or connected websites.
Data protection declaration for the use of Twitter
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our sites. 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. This data is also transmitted to Twitter.
You can change your data protection settings on Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Children and adolescents
Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request personal data from children and adolescents, do not collect them and do not pass them on to third parties.
We have taken technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. All of our employees and all persons involved in data processing are obliged to comply with the Federal Data Protection Act and other data protection laws and to treat personal data confidentially.
If personal data is collected and processed, the information is transmitted in encrypted form to prevent misuse of the data by third parties. Our security measures are continuously revised in line with technological developments.
We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures insofar as this becomes necessary due to technical developments. In these cases, we will also adapt our data protection information accordingly. Therefore, please note the current version of our data protection declaration.
If you use external links that are offered on our website, this data protection declaration does not extend to these links. Insofar as we offer links, we assure that no violations of applicable law were recognizable on the linked websites at the time the link was created. However, we have no influence on the compliance with data protection and security regulations by other providers. Therefore, please inform yourself on the websites of the other providers about the data protection declarations provided there.
Sources: eRecht24 data protection declaration