Data protection declaration

scope of application

With this data protection declaration, users receive information about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of their data by the responsible provider.

The legal framework for data protection is the Basic Data Protection Ordinance (DSGVO) and, where applicable, national secondary laws on data protection.

The use of the contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation by third parties for sending unsolicited advertising and information material is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising information being sent, for example in the form of spam mails.

The website operator generally assumes no responsibility for the content of linked external sites. The website operator expressly distances himself from unconstitutional, criminal, pornographic, racist or violence glorifying contents.

Collection of general information

With every access to this offer, information is automatically collected by us or the web space provider. This information, also known as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.

Among other things: Name of the website, file, date, data volume, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your Internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our website) and the IP address.

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. As far as on our sides personal data (for example name, address or e-mail addresses) are raised, this takes place, as far as possible, always on voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. In addition, we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. They help us to optimize our range of products and technology. We also reserve the right to subsequently check the log files in case of suspicion of illegal use of our offer.

Handling of personal data

Definition: Personal data is any information that uniquely identifies a person. It is therefore data that can be traced back to a person.

These personal data include the first name and surname, the telephone number and the e-mail address. Personal data also includes information on hobbies, memberships and preferences as well as websites that have been accessed.

These data are only collected, used and if necessary passed on by the provider if the legislator expressly permits this or if the user agrees to the collection, processing, use and passing on of the data.

Registration on our website

If you register on our website in order to make use of personalised services, personal data will be collected. This includes the name, address and e-mail address as contact and communication data.

Registration allows access to services and content that are only available to registered users. If necessary, registered users have the possibility to change or delete the data provided during registration at any time. Upon request, we will of course inform you which personal data has been collected and stored. Beyond that we correct or delete the data on request, provided that the request does not conflict with any legal storage obligations. If you have any questions or requests for correction or deletion of your data, please use the contact data stated in this data protection declaration.

commenting function

If comments or other contributions are written and published on our website, we store the IP address, the user name and the time of creation. These data are collected for security reasons, since the provider can be prosecuted for illegal content (prohibited propaganda, insults, etc.), even if they were created by third parties. In such a case, the information is used to determine the identity of the author.

Newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the information you provide exclusively for this purpose or to inform you of the circumstances relevant to this service or registration. We do not pass these data on to third parties.

A valid (valid) e-mail address is required to receive the newsletter. The IP address you use to subscribe to the newsletter and the date on which you subscribe to the newsletter are also stored. This data serves us as proof of misuse if an external e-mail address is registered for the newsletter. In order to ensure that an e-mail address is not misused by third parties on our mailing list, we work in compliance with the law using the so-called “double opt-in” procedure. Within the framework of this procedure, the order of the newsletter, the sending of the confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the registration confirmation are recorded.

You have the possibility at any time to revoke your consent to the storage of the data, your e-mail address and their use for the newsletter dispatch. For the revocation we provide you in each newsletter and on the website a link. You also have the option of informing us of your wish to cancel using the contact options mentioned in this document.

Cookies

This website uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer from the server. They contain information about the browser, the IP address, the operating system and the Internet connection. This data will not be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

Cookies have two main functions. They help us to make it easier for you to navigate through our website and to display it correctly. They are not used to infiltrate viruses or start programs.

Users have the possibility to access our website without cookies. To do this, the corresponding settings must be changed in the browser. Please inform yourself about the help function of your browser, how cookies are deactivated. However, we would like to point out that some functions of this website may be impaired and the user comfort may be restricted. The pages http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ (USA) and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ (Europe) allow you to manage online ad cookies.

Use of Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses Matomo (formerly Piwik), an open source software that collects and stores data. This information is used for marketing and optimization purposes. Matomo (formerly Piwik) uses the data to create user profiles using a pseudonym. For this purpose, the software stores cookies (text files) on your computer, which can be used to analyse your use of the website. Your IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before storage (in the form 192.168.xxx.xxx). The data is stored on the servers of the provider in Germany.

If you do not want Matomo (formerly Piwik) to store cookies, you can use your browser settings to prevent the installation of cookies (please refer to the browser’s help function). In this case you may not be able to use all functions of the offer.

Hinweis: If you are not able to deactivate tracking here, please check any ad blockers or browser settings.