Data protection declaration
General notice and mandatory information
Designation of the data controller
The data controller of data processing on this website is:
The data controller determines solely or jointly the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g., names, contact details, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Some data processing processes are only possible with your explicit consent. A revocation of your already granted consent is possible at all times. To withdraw your consent, simply send an informal e-mail. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected of the revocation.
Right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority
As a data subject, you have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in the event of a breach of data protection law.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive your data electronically or to authorize its transfer to third parties. This is related to data which we processed on your consent or to fulfil a contract. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.
The right of access, rectification, blocking, erasure
Within the scope of the applicable law, you have the right of access to data stored about your person at all times, its origin, the recipient and as well as the reason for data processing and, if necessary, the right of rectification, blocking, erasure. If you have any further questions on personal data, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time using the contact options listed in the legal notice.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as site operator, our site uses an SSL or TLS encryption. Thus, the data that you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. Encrypted connection starts with "https: //" address line of your browser and the lock symbol in the browser line.
Server log files
When you browse our web site, your browser automatically transmits information to us in server log files, these files are automatically collected. These are:
• Visited page on our domain
• Date and time of the server request
• Browser type and browser version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Host name of the accessing computer
• IP address
There is no merger of this data with other data sources. The basis for data processing is established by Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR, which permits data to be processed to fulfil a contract or for precontractual measures.
Registration on this website
To use certain features, you can register on our website. The transmitted data serve exclusively for the purpose of the use of the respective offer or service. All compulsory information requested during registration must be given in full. Otherwise, we will reject the registration.
In case of important changes, e.g., for technical reasons, we will inform you by e-mail. The e-mail will be sent to the address that was given during registration.
The legal basis for processing of personal data contained in Art. 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR is the fulfilment of a contract, partner of which is the person concerned, or the implementation of pre-contractual measures at the request of the person concerned
We store the data collected during registration during the period you are registered on our website. Your data will be deleted should you cancel your registration. Statutory data retention periods remain unaffected.
To send our newsletter, we need an e-mail address from you. Verification of the specified e-mail address is necessary, and the receipt of the newsletter is to be agreed. Supplementary data are not collected or are voluntary. The data is only used to send the Newsletter.
The data provided when registering to the Newsletter is processed solely on the basis of your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR). A revocation of your already granted consent is possible at all times. To unsubscribe, please send us an informal e-mail or you can unsubscribe via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already undertaken remains unaffected by the revocation.
Data entered to set up the subscription will be deleted in the event of cancellation. If these data have been sent to us for other purposes and elsewhere, it will remain with us.
For integration and presentation of video content, our website uses plugins from YouTube. YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA is the provider of an Internet video portal.
When you visit a page with an integrated YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This informs YouTube which of our pages you have accessed.
YouTube can assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile if you are logged into your YouTube account. By logging out beforehand you have the option to prevent this.
The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.
Details on how to handle user data can be found in YouTube's data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
For integration and presentation of video content, our website uses plugins from Vimeo. Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA is the provider of an Internet video portal.
When you visit a page with an integrated Vimeo plug-in, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. This informs Vimeo which of our pages you have accessed. Vimeo establishes your IP address even if you are not logged into the video portal or do not have an account there. The information recorded by Vimeo is transmitted to the video portal servers in the USA.
Vimeo can assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. By logging out beforehand you have the option to prevent this.
Details on how to handle user data can be found in Vimeo's data protection declaration at: https://vimeo.com/privacy.
Some cookies are "session cookies." Such cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your browser session. However, other cookies remain on your device until you delete them yourself. These cookies are intended to help recognize you when you visit the website again.
You can monitor, restrict, or prevent the placement of cookies with a modern web browser. Many web browsers can be configured so that cookies are automatically deleted when the program is closed. Deactivating cookies can limit the functionality of our website.
Setting cookies, which are necessary to carry out electronic communication processes or to provide certain functions you want (e.g., shopping cart), is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and smooth provision of our services. If other cookies are set (e.g., for analysis functions) these will be treated separately in this data protection declaration.
Our website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA is the provider of the web analysis service.
Google Analytics uses “cookies.” These are small text files that your web browser saves on your device and enables an analysis of website usage. Information regarding your use of our website generated by means of a cookie will be transmitted to a server of Google and stored there. Server location is usually the USA.
The legal basis for the placement of Google Analytics cookies is Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize our website and, if necessary, advertising.
We use Google Analytics in combinations with the IP anonymization function. It ensures that Google shortens your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the USA. Exceptional cases may arise where Google transmits the full IP address to a server in the USA and abbreviates it there. On our instructions, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. There is no merger of the Google Analytics transmitted IP address with other Google data.
It is possible to prevent the setting of cookies by your web browser. However, some functions of our website may be restricted by this. It is also possible to prevent the collection of data relating to your website usage including your IP address and subsequent processing by Google. You can do this by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection against the Collection of Data
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. Doing so, an Opt-Out-Cookie will be placed which prevents future data collection when visiting our website: Disable Google Analytics.
Details on how user data is handled by Google Analytics can be found in Google's data protection declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
Commissioned data processing
In order to fully comply with the statutory data protection requirements, we have concluded an order processing contract with Google.
Google Analytics - demographic characteristics
Our website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. It enables you to create reports that contain information on the age, gender, and interests of the site visitors. These data come from interest-based Google advertising as well as from visitor data from third-party providers. Assignment of such data to individualized persons is not possible. You can choose to disable this functionality. This is possible via the ad settings in your Google account or by generally prohibiting the collection of your data by Google Analytics, as explained in the section “Objection against the Collection of Data”.
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
When you visit a page with an integrated Xing-Functions, a connection to the Xing servers is established. According to our knowledge, personal data is not stored. IP addresses are not saved, and usage behavior is not evaluated.
Details on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in XING's data protection declaration at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.
Our website uses functions of the Twitter service. Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA is the provider.
When you use Twitter and the "Retweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and published in your Twitter feed. In doing so, data is transmitted to Twitter. We have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or the use of this data by Twitter. Details can be found in Twitter's data protection declaration: https://twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your data protection settings on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/account/settings
Our website uses functions of the social network Pinterest. Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA is the provider.
When you access a page with functions from Pinterest, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Pinterest servers. Log data is transmitted to the Pinterest servers. The servers are located in the USA. The log data may reveal information on your IP address, websites visited, the type and settings of the browser, the date and time of the request, your way of using Pinterest and cookies.
You can find details on this in the Pinterest data protection information at: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.
Google AdWords und Google Conversion-Tracking
Our website uses Google AdWords. Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States is the provider.
AdWords is an online advertising program. We work with conversion tracking as part of the online advertising program. After clicking on an ad placed by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that your web browser saves on your device. Google AdWords cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. These cookies allow Google and us to identify that an ad was clicked and you were forwarded to our website.
Each Google AdWords customer is generated a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. Conversion cookies are used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who use conversion tracking. AdWords customers learn how many users clicked on their ad and were redirected to pages with a conversion tracking tag. However, AdWords customers do not receive any information that enables users to be personally identified. If you do not want to participate in Tracking, you have the option to opt-out of this usage. The conversion cookie must be deactivated in the user settings of the browser. This means that there is no inclusion in the conversion tracking statistics.
The storage of “conversion cookies” is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize our website and advertising.
Details on Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking can be found in Google's data protection regulations at: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.
You can monitor, restrict or prevent the placement of cookies with a modern web browser. Deactivating cookies can limit the functionality of our website.
Google Web Fonts
Our website uses Google Web Fonts. Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA is the provider.
The use of these web fonts allows to display our website in the intended representation, regardless of which fonts are available to you locally. This is achieved by retrieving the Google Web Fonts from a Google server in the USA and the associated transfer of your data to Google. This referrers to your IP address and visited websites. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the optimal presentation and transmission of our website.
The company Google is certified for the US-European data protection convention "Privacy Shield". This data protection convention is intended to ensure compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
Details about Google Web Fonts can be found at: https://www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about and further information in Google's data protection regulations at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=de