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Privacy Policy
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy. 

 

The use of our website is possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g., name, address, or e-mail addresses) are collected on our pages, this is always done as far as possible on a voluntary basis. Such data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. 

 

It should be stated that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., communication by e-mail) is always subject to some security risks. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible. 

 

Cookies
These web pages partly make use of so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and contain no viruses. They merely serve to make the website experience safer, more user-friendly, and effective. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

 

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". These are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

 

You can set up your browser in such a way so that you stay informed about cookie settings and only allow cookies in individual cases, or deny the acceptance of cookies completely or in certain cases, or activate the automatic deletion of cookies upon closing the browser. However, if you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be compromised.

 

Server Log Files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser then automatically transmits to us. These contain information including: 

 

- Browser type and version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of accessing computer
- Time of server request

 

This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. A combination of this data with other data sources is not made. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.

 

Google Analytics
This website uses functions from the web analysis service Google Analytics, provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The use includes the mode „Universal;Analytics“. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions, and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus to analyze the activities of a user across devices. 

 

Google Analytics uses so-called cookies - text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. By activating IP anonymization on this website, the IP address is shortened before transmission within the European Union or in other states party to the agreement in the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The anonymized IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics processes will not be merged with other data from Google. 

 

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics pertains to § 15 para. 3 TMG or Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user identification, or advertising IDs are automatically deleted after 14 months. The deletion of data upon reaching the retention period takes place automatically once a month. You can find more information on terms of use and data protection at:

https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/us/

https://policies.google.com/?hl=en

 

You can prevent Google from collecting data generated by cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as preventing the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. This prevents future collection by Google Analytics on this website, and will place an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will be required to click the link again. 

 

IP Anonymization
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or other states in the European Economic Area party to the agreement, before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics processes will not be merged with other data from Google. 

 

Browser Plugin
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that this may prevent you from using the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting data generated by cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as preventing the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

 

You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data by consulting Google's own privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en 

 

Contact Forms
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your data from this inquiry form (including the contact data you provide) will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent. 

 

Newsletter Data
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information by which we can verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and agree to receive such a newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. 

 

At any time, you may withdraw your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter, such as via the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter itself. 

 

Instagram
Functions of the Instagram service are integrated into the pages of this website. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We should point out that we, as the website provider, are not party to the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram. For more information, please see the privacy policy of Instagram itself: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/ 

 

Facebook Plugins (Like Button)
Plugins of the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated into the pages of this website. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like” on our site. You can find an overview of Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

 

When visiting the pages of our website, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like" button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. We should point out that we, as the provider of the pages, are not party to the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. For more information, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

 

If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account. 

 

SSL Encryption
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as 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. 

 

When SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties. 

 

Right to Disclosure, Deletion, Blockage
At any time, you retain the right to request information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient, and the purpose of data processing, as well as a right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address provided in the Legal Notice. 

 

Promotional E-mails

It is hereby prohibited to send advertising, and information materials not expressly requested, to the contact provided within the framework of the Legal Notice obligation. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, such as spam e-mails. 

 

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