Data protection notice
We collect and use your personal data exclusively within the limits of the data protection laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. In this notice we inform you of the type, scope and purposes of the collection and use of personal data. You can access this notice at any time on our website.
Data transmission and logging for internal system and statistical purposes
For technical reasons, when you access our website your Internet browser automatically transmits data to our web server. That data includes the date and time of the access, the URL of the referring website, the file accessed, the quantity of data sent, the browser type and version, the operating system and your IP address and it is stored separately from other data that you enter in the course of using our service. It is not possible for us to attribute that data to a particular person. It is evaluated for statistical purposes and then deleted.
If a contractual relationship is to be established between you and us, elaborated in terms of content or altered, we collect and use your personal data insofar as it is necessary for these purposes. We automatically provide you with a declaration of consent where necessary.
At the instruction of the competent offices we are permitted, in an individual case, to provide information on that data (user data), provided that it is necessary for purposes of criminal prosecution, averting threats to public safety, fulfilment of the statutory duties of the intelligence services or military counter-intelligence service or to enforce intellectual property rights.
We collect and use your personal data to the extent that this is necessary to enable or bill the utilisation of our Internet service (usage data). This includes, in particular, characteristics for your identification and information regarding the beginning, end and scope of your use of our service.
We are permitted to create usage profiles using pseudonyms for advertising and market research purposes, as well as to ensure that our Internet offering is tailored to meet user needs. You have the right to object to such use of your data. We are not permitted to combine the usage profiles with data concerning the bearer of the pseudonym.
At the instruction of the competent offices we are permitted, in an individual case, to provide information on that data (user data), provided that it is necessary for purposes of criminal prosecution, averting threats to public safety, the fulfilment of statutory duties of the intelligence services or military counter-intelligence service or to enforce intellectual property rights.
We use so-called “cookies” to extend the functional scope of our Internet service and make it more user-friendly for you. With the aid of these “cookies”, data can be stored on your computer when you access our website. You have the option of preventing cookies from being stored on your computer through appropriate browser settings. This could however limit the functional range of our website.
Plug-ins of the social network Facebook (provider: Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA 94025) are integrated into our website. You can identify the Facebook plug-ins through the Facebook logo or the “Like button” on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here:
If you do not wish Facebook to be able to attribute your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Information, deletion and blocking
You have the right to receive information on your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing free of charge at any time, as well as the right to have that data corrected, deleted or blocked. For this purpose and for any other questions you may have on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address specified in the legal notice.
Server log files
The provider of this site automatically collects and stores information in so-called “server log files”, which your browser automatically transmits to us, including:
operating system used
host name of the accessing computer
time of the server request
This data cannot be attributed to particular persons. It will not be combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently verify that data if specific indications of unlawful use come to light.
If you send us requests by contact form, your data from the request form, including the contact details specified by you in it, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the request and for follow-up queries. We will not pass that data on without your consent.
Objection to advertising e-mails
We hereby object to the use of contact details published in connection with the statutory legal notice obligation to send advertising and information materials which have not been explicitly requested. The operators of this website explicitly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam e-mails.
If you would like to subscribe for the newsletter offered on our website, we will need you to provide us with an e-mail address and information enabling us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter. No further data will be collected. We will use that data exclusively for the purpose of sending the requested information and will not pass it on to third parties.
You can at any time revoke the granted consent to the storage of the data and the e-mail address and the use thereof to send the newsletter, for example through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics, whose provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files which are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies on your use of this website will generally be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA.
However, if the IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will first abbreviate your IP address in Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases only, the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use that information to assess your use of the website in order to prepare reports on the website activities and to provide other services to the website operator associated with the use of the website and the use of the Internet. The IP address provided by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with any other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of the cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, please note that if you do so you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie that relates to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of that data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
Right to information
As a user of our Internet service you have the right to request information from us on the data stored concerning yourself or your pseudonym. At your request the information can also be electronically provided at: firstname.lastname@example.org