Our website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below. We collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, email address etc.) in accordance with the provisions of German data protection statutes. Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection may be found in the The General Data Protection Regulation (»GDPR«). The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the provider.
The website operator takes your privacy very seriously and will treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the law. Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.
The website operator or website provider collects data about accesses to the site and saves these as "server log files". The following data is logged:
• Visited website
• Time at the time of access
• Amount of data sent in bytes
• Source / links you were redirected from
• Browser used
• Operating system used
• Used IP address
The data collected are for statistical purposes only and to improve the website. However, the website operator reserves the right to retrospectively check the server logfiles if signs of unlawful use are evident.
cookies / links
Our website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and services. In most cases these are so-called “session cookies” that are deleted once you leave our website.
To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to the website.
You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website. Our website also contains links to websites of other operators. The operator of this website is not responsible for the contents of these linked external websites.
Handling of personal data
The website operator collects, uses and transfers your personal data only if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the collection of data.
Personal information is all information that is used to identify your person and which can be traced back to you - such as your name and e-mail address.
Handling contact information
If you contact us through the offered contact options, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and answer your request. Without your consent, this data will not be disclosed to third parties.
providing and deleting personal information
On the basis of The General Data Protection Regulation (»GDPR«), you may contact us at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.