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1. Data protection at a glance
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Their contact data can be found in the legal notice of this website.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected by you communicating it to us. This may for example involve data that you enter in a contact form.
Other mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of the page call) is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is error-free. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have with regard to your data?
You have the right at any time and free of charge to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice for this and other questions on the subject of data protection. Furthermore, you have the right to appeal to the responsible supervisory authority.
Analysis Tools and third-party tools
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you.
2. General information and mandatory information
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
Note on the responsible authority
The responsible authority for data processing on this website is:
Berthelsdorfer Straße 70 B
Phone: +49 (0) 15678 515003
Responsible authority is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal e-mail notification to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (Article 21 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR))
If your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling as far as it is connected with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection according to Article 21 (2) GDPR).
Right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority
In the event of infringements of the GDPR, the persons concerned have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, workplace or place of presumed infringement. The right of appeal shall be without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to data transferability
You have the right to have data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done as far as it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion and correction
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice for this and other questions on the subject of personal data.
Right to limitation of processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice. The right to restriction of the processing exists in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the check, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data has taken place unlawfully, you may request that the data processing be restricted instead of deleted.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it for the exercise, defence or assertion of legal claims, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
- If you have filed an objection in accordance with Article 21 (1) GDPR, you must weigh your interests against ours. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests predominate, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data may not be processed – apart from its storage – without your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.
Objection to advertising e-mails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the legal notice obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.
3. Data collection on our website
Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit.
You can configure your browser so that you are informed when cookies are set and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally or activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.
By pressing the following button you can change the settings made when interacting with the Privacy Preference box. Please note that any cookies already set may remain on your device.
Change Cookie Settings
Server log files
The provider of the pages is www.serverprofis.de (Serverprofis GmbH, Mondstr. 2-4, 85622 Feldkirchen, Germany). He collects and automatically stores information in so called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- IP address
- Username (if HTTP authentication is activated, e.g. for password protection)
- HTTP protocol
- HTTP status
- Transferring Bytes
- Referrer URL
- Operating System/Browser
127.0.0.1 – – [23/May/2018:22:23:24 +0100] “GET /index.php HTTP/1.0” 200 50000 “-” “Lynx/2.8.6rel.5 libwww-FM/2.14 SSL-MM/1.4.1 OpenSSL/1.0.0-fips”
This data will not be merged with other data sources.
These data are collected on the basis of Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of his website – for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.
Inquiry by e-mail or telephone
If you contact us by e-mail or telephone, your request including all personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. These data will not be passed on without your consent.
This data is processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR if your request is related to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of the enquiries addressed to us.
The data you send us via contact requests will remain with us until you request deletion or revoke your consent to storage. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular legal retention periods – remain unaffected.
Comment function on this website
For the comment function on this page, in addition to your comment, information about the time the comment was created, your e-mail address, the username you chose and, if given, your website will be stored.
Storage of the IP address
Our comment feature stores the IP addresses of users who post comments. We need this information to be able to take action against the author in the event of legal violations such as insults or propaganda.
Storage duration of comments
The comments and the associated data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the commented content has been completely deleted or the comments have to be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. offensive comments).
The comments are stored on the basis of your consent (Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal e-mail notification to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
4. Social media
Instagram Plugin (with consent)
On our pages functions of the service Instagram are integrated. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.
To ensure privacy on our website, the Instagram plugin is disabled the first time you visit our website. A direct connection to Instagram’s servers will only be established if you activate it yourself (consent according to Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). This prevents your data from being transferred to Instagram the first time you enter the site.
If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile. This allows Instagram to assign the visit of our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of its use by Instagram.
The Instagram plugin is used on the basis of Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.
5. Analysis tools and advertising
Matomo (with consent)
This website uses the open source web analysis service Matomo (formerly Piwik). Matomo uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of the website usage by them. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymised before it is stored.
To ensure the privacy on our website, Matomo is disabled the first time you visit our website. This prevents your surfing behaviour from being recorded and analysed, or cookies from being set when you first enter the site.
Matomo cookies remain after activation on your device until you delete them.
The storage of Matomo cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the anonymous analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both his website and his advertising.
If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage and use here again. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be placed in your browser to prevent Matomo from storing usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out must be reactivated when you visit our site again.
6. Plugins and tools
Google Maps (with consent)
This page uses the Google Maps map service via an API. Provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
To ensure the privacy on our website, Google Maps is disabled the first time you visit our website. A direct connection to Google’s servers will only be established if you activate it yourself (consent according to Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). This prevents your data from being transferred to Google the first time you enter the site.
After activation, Google Maps will store your IP address. This IP address is then usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. After Google Maps has been activated, the provider of this page has no influence on this data transfer.
Google Web Fonts
This page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. The Google Fonts are installed locally. There is no connection to Google servers.
An exception to this may be pages that contain content from third-party providers (such as Google Maps, Instagram, YouTube, …). If the display of these is activated and the integrated third-party provider uses Google Web Fonts, your browser loads the required Web Fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. Through this, Google gains knowledge that your IP address was used to access this website. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used from your computer.
YouTube with privacy-enhanced mode
Our website uses plugins from the website YouTube. The website is operated by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use YouTube in privacy-enhanced mode. According to YouTube, this mode prevents YouTube from storing information about visitors on this site before they view the video. However, YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode does not necessarily exclude the sharing of information with YouTube partners. Thus, YouTube connects to the Google DoubleClick network regardless of whether you are watching a video or not.
As soon as you start a YouTube video on our website, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. This will tell the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
In addition, YouTube may store various cookies on your device after you start a video. YouTube can use these cookies to obtain information about visitors on our website. This information is used for example to collect video statistics, improve usability and prevent fraud. The cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
It is possible that after the start of a YouTube video, further data processing operations may be triggered over which we have no control.
The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.
Our website uses plugins of the video portal Vimeo. Provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
When you visit one of our pages equipped with a Vimeo plug-in, a connection is established to the Vimeo servers. This will tell the Vimeo server which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account at Vimeo. The information collected by Vimeo is transferred to the Vimeo server in the USA.
If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
The use of Vimeo is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.
On our pages plugins of the social network SoundCloud (SoundCloud Limited, Berners House, 47-48 Berners Street, London W1T 3NF, Great Britain) can be integrated. You can recognize the SoundCloud plugins by the SoundCloud logo on the affected pages.
When you visit our pages, a direct connection is established between your browser and the SoundCloud server after activation of the plugin. SoundCloud receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the “Like” or “Share” button while logged into your SoundCloud account, you can link and/or share the content of our pages with your SoundCloud profile. This allows SoundCloud to assign the visits of our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by SoundCloud.
The use of SoundCloud is based on Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the widest possible visibility in social media.
If you do not want SoundCloud to assign the visit of our pages to your SoundCloud account, please log out of your SoundCloud account before activating the SoundCloud plugin content.
On our pages functions of the music service Spotify are integrated. The provider is Spotify AB, Birger Jarlsgatan 61, 113 56 Stockholm, Sweden. You can recognize the Spotify plugins by the green logo on our page. An overview of the Spotify plugins can be found under: https://developer.spotify.com.
This enables a direct connection via the plugin between your browser and the Spotify server when you visit our pages. Spotify receives thereby the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Spotify button while logged into your Spotify account, you can link the content of our pages to your Spotify profile. This allows Spotify to assign the visit of our pages to your user account.
Data processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the appealing acoustic design of his website.
If you do not want Spotify to assign the visit of our pages to your Spotify user account, please log out of your Spotify user account before activating the Spotify plugin content.