In close collaboration with our hosting providers we are trying to protect the data bases in the best possible manner from unauthorized access, loss, misuse or forgery.
While accessing our websites the following data is saved in log files: IP address, date, time, browser requests and generally transferred information on the operating system or browser. This usage data forms the basis for statistical, anonymous evaluations so that trends are visible, on the basis of which we can improve our offers appropriately.
Right to information, deletion, blocking
You always have the right to information, free of charge, about your saved personal data, the origin and recipients of such data and the purpose of data processing as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data.
This site uses for purposes of security and to protect the transfer of confidential content, such as for example, the requests that you send to us as website operator, an SSL encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection when the address line of the browser changes from http:// to https:// and a lock symbol appears in your browser line.
If the SSL encryption is activated, the data that you send us cannot be read by third parties.
When you send us queries by a contact form, your details on the request form including the contact details provided by you there including the IP address shall be saved for the purpose of processing the query and for follow-up questions. This data shall not be passed on without your consent.
The internet sites use the so-called Cookies to some extent. These enable making our offer more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small test files that are archived on your computer and that save your browser. Most of the Cookies used by us are the so-called “Session Cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Cookies do not cause any harm to the computer and do not contain any viruses.
Data protection declaration for using Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses the so-called “Cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and which enable an analysis of your usage of this website. The information generated by the Cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. In case of activating the IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address from Google is however previously reduced within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases the complete IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google uses this information to evaluate its use of the website, compile reports on website activities for website owners and render other services related to website usage and internet usage. Google also transfers this information to third parties, if necessary, if this is prescribed by law or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. The IP address communicated by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.
You can prevent the installation of Cookies by a corresponding configuration of your browser software (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de); however, we should point out that in this case you may possibly not completely and extensively use all the functions of this website. Through the use of this website, you express your consent to the processing of data collected by Google about you in the manner described above and for the purposes previously mentioned.
Facebook Social Plugins
This offer uses social plugins ("plugins") from the Facebook.com social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are recognizable by one of the Facebook logos (a white letter "f" on a blue tile or a "thumbs up" sign) or are marked with the addition "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and appearance of Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .
When a user retrieves a web page of this service that contains such a plugin, her browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects through the use of this plugin and therefore informs users according to their level of knowledge:
By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the service. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to the user's Facebook account. If, for example, users interact with the plugins, press the Like button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from their browsers directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will discover and save their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is stored in Germany.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this service and associate it with his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before visiting the website.