DATA PROTECTION

The operator of this website takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with applicable privacy legislation and this privacy statement. The use of this website is usually possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data is collected on our site (e.g. name, address or e-mail address), it is provided on a voluntary basis as far as possible. No personal data will be forwarded to any third parties without your express consent and deleted on your request. Please be aware that there are inherent security risks in transmitting data via the internet (e.g. when communicating via email). It is impossible to ensure that data is absolutely protected from access by third parties.

Cookies

Some of the websites make use of so-called “cookies”. Cookies do not damage your computer in any way and do not contain any malware (viruses, Trojans and other programs causing harm). Cookies are used to make our website user-friendly, more efficient and more secure. Cookies are small text files which your Internet browser files and stores on your computer. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies” which are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted and make it possible for us to recognize your computer at your next visit. You can set your browser to inform you when a cookie is sent or to only allow cookies in certain situations, to generally refuse cookies or to delete cookies automatically when the browser is shut down. However, the deactivation or rejection of cookies may restrict the functionality of our website.

Server log files

Our provider collects and automatically saves information on its server log file, which is transmitted to us. This information includes the browser type/browser version, operating system used, referrer URL, host name (IP address) of the computer accessing the website, and the time of the server request This data cannot be matched to particular individuals. None of this data will be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check the authenticity of this information if we have any specific cause for suspicion of illegal activities.

Subscribing to the blog

Registered users of this website can subscribe to our blog. You will receive a confirmation e-mail to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address and that this address is not being misused. If you no longer wish to receive this information, you can unsubscribe at any time.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. Google will use this information on behalf of the website provider to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google Analytics will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) about your use of the website as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under this link
You can prevent the collection and use of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will activate an opt-out cookie that prevents the recording of your data when visiting this website in the future: Deactivate Google Analytics. For further information on the terms and conditions of use and data protection please see:

Rights to information, deletion or blocking

You are entitled to request and obtain information about what personal data of yours has been saved, its origin, potential data recipients and the purpose of the data processing at any time free of charge as well as to have this data corrected, blocked, or deleted. Should you have questions concerning personal data that were not able to be answered by this data privacy statement, please feel free to contact us at any time under the address given in the legal notice.