Data protection


„The protection and security of personal data is a high priority for us. Therefore, we strictly adhere to the rules of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). Below you will be informed about the type of data collected and the purpose for which it is collected. The following information will give you a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website."

General information

Personal data is any data that can be used to identify you personally. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in the following explanations. You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided:
  • To receive information free of charge about the origin, processing, recipients and purpose of your personal data stored by us.
  • Request rectification of inaccurate or no longer needed personal data.
  • Restriction of data processing, insofar as we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations.
  • Objection to the processing of your data by us and data portability, provided that you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us.
If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future. You can always lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for you. Your competent supervisory authority will depend on the state of your residence, your work or the alleged infringement. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with their addresses can be found at: Federal Commissioner for Data Protection BfDI The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration. As a rule, it is possible to use our website without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) are collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent. We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may have security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect the data from access by third parties.

Below you will be informed about the type of data collected and the purpose for which it is collected.

1. Data Transmission / Data Logging / Access Data

When you visit this page, the web server automatically records log files that cannot be assigned to a specific person. This data includes, for example, the browser type and version, operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address of the requesting computer, access date and time of the server request and the file request of the client (file name and URL). This data is collected only for the purpose of statistical analysis. It will not be passed on to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

2. Use of personal data

Personal data will only be collected or processed if you provide this information voluntarily, e.g. in the context of an enquiry. Unless there are necessary reasons in connection with a business transaction, you can revoke the previously granted consent to your personal data storage at any time with immediate effect in writing (preferably by e-mail). Your data will not be passed on to third parties, unless disclosure is required by law.

3. Dealing with comments and contributions

If you leave a post or comment on this website, your IP address will be stored. This is for the security of the website operator: if your text violates the law, he wants to be able to track your identity.

4. Information, modification and deletion of your data

Upon request, you as a user will receive free information about which personal data about you has been stored. Provided that your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to retain data (e.g. data retention), you have the right to have incorrect data corrected and to have your personal data blocked or deleted.

5. Security of your data

Your personal data provided to us will be secured by taking all technical and organizational security measures in such a way that it is inaccessible to unauthorized third parties. When sending very sensitive data or information, it is recommended to use the postal route, as complete data security by e-mail cannot be guaranteed.

6. SSL Encryption

In order to protect your transmitted data in the best possible way, the website operators use SSL encryption. You can recognize such encrypted connections by the prefix "https://" in the page link in the address bar of your browser. Unencrypted pages are marked with "http://". All data that you transmit to this website – for example during enquiries or logins – cannot be read by third parties if SSL encryption is activated.

7. Cookies

On some of our pages, we use so-called "session cookies" to make it easier for you to use our websites. These are small text files that are only stored on your hard drive for the duration of your visit to our website and, depending on the settings of your browser program, are deleted again when you close the browser. These cookies do not retrieve any information about you stored on your hard drive and do not affect your PC or your files. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can disable the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you of the sending of cookies. Note: It is not guaranteed that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if you make appropriate settings.

8. Use of social media plugins

This website may use. Facebook Social Plugins, which are operated by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). The integrations are recognizable by the Facebook logo or by the terms "Like", "Like", "Share" in the colors of Facebook (blue and white). The plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. The website operator has no influence whatsoever on the nature and scope of the data that the plugin transmits to the servers of Facebook Inc. The plugin informs Facebook Inc. that users have visited this website. It is possible that your IP address will be stored. If you are logged in to your Facebook account during your visit to this website, the aforementioned information will be linked to it. If you use the functions of the plugin – for example, by sharing or "liking" a post – the corresponding information will also be transmitted to Facebook Inc. Do you want to prevent the Facebook. Inc. links this data to your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting this website.

9. Use of script libraries (Google Webfonts)

In order to display our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries on this website, such as Google Webfonts. Google web fonts are transferred to your browser's cache to avoid multiple loads. If the browser does not support Google web fonts or prevents access, content will be 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 also unclear whether and, if so, for what purposes – that operators of such libraries collect data. The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: Privacy Policy & Terms of Use.

10. Use of OpenStreetMap

This website uses the map plug-in OpenStreetMap on the server of the OpenStreetMap Foundation, St John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS, United Kingdom. Great Britain is considered a secure third country in terms of data protection. This means that the UK has a level of data protection that is equivalent to the level of data protection in the European Union. When using the OpenStreetMap maps, a connection is established to the servers of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. Among other things, the following can be used: Your IP address and other information about your behaviour on this website will be forwarded to the OSMF. OpenStreetMap may store cookies in your browser or use similar recognition technologies for this purpose. If you enable the display of the map, your data (your IP address) will be sent to OpenStreetMap's external server. The transmission of data is governed by the privacy policy and terms of use of OpenStreetMap , which are available on the homepage of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. As the operator of the website, we have no influence whatsoever on the use and exploitation of the data. The use of OpenStreetMap is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy findability of the places indicated by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

11. Embedded YouTube Videos

On this website, you may find information about the following: Youtube videos integrated. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to Youtube's servers is established. In doing so, YouTube is informed which pages you visit. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your Youtube account beforehand. When a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior. 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 your browser. Further information on data protection at "Youtube" can be found in the provider's privacy policy at: Google Privacy Policy.

12. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will update this policy from time to time to protect your personal information. You should review this policy from time to time to stay informed about how we protect your information and continually improve the content of our website. If we make material changes to the collection, use and/or disclosure of the personal information you provide to us, we will notify you by placing a clear and prominent notice on the Site. By using the Website, you agree to the terms of this Personal Data Protection Policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via our Contact Us page or use the contact details listed above.

13. Further information on data protection:

Federal Government | The EU General Data Protection Regulation