The legal provisions of data protection, such as those contained in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG), are naturally observed by us; we take the protection of your data very seriously. The regulations of the European Data Protection Basic Regulation (EU-DSGVO) are observed.
General data collection and data processing
With each visit and use of the provider’s Internet pages the IP address as well as provider of the requesting computer, the website called up, as well as the data called up, date and time of the call up, transmitted data volume, notification of successful retrieval, identification data of the browser and operating system as well as the previously visited website (website from which access to the provider’s Internet offer is made) are registered by the provider or by the webspace provider as access data.
The collection and processing of the access data mentioned is only carried out for the purposes of system administration, system security, optimization of the offer as well as statistical evaluations. The provider expressly reserves the right to subsequently evaluate the access data in the event of unlawful use and illegal attack on the provider’s Internet pages, insofar as there is sufficient suspicion based on concrete indications.
Definition of personal data
Personal data according to §3 German Data Protection Act (BDSG), personal data refers to any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual person. This data includes, for example, name, address, e-mail address or telephone number. Usage data are also considered personal data.
Collection of personal data
Personal data is only collected by the provider if this is legally permitted or you consent to the collection of the data. If you contact the provider by e-mail or by using the contact form, your data will be stored for the purpose of processing your request. After complete completion of the processing your data will be deleted, as far as there is no legal obligation to store them.
Third Party Content and Services
The provider reserves the right to integrate third party services and content, such as Google Maps., YouTube videos, third party graphics, RSS feeds, etc. into its Internet offer. For the successful display of this content, a query of your IP address by the third party provider is required. The provider endeavours to integrate only those offers of third parties into its Internet offer which use the queried IP address only for the successful presentation of the respective offer. However, the use of your IP address for further statistical purposes cannot be excluded by the provider. In case of positive knowledge of this, the provider will point this out separately.
Use of Facebook Plugins
The provider uses plugins from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo (white „f“ on a blue background) or by the „Like button“ (thumbs up). A list of Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you call up a website of the provider which contains such a plugin, your Internet browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers; the plugin content is transmitted directly to your Internet browser and is integrated into the displayed website.
The provider therefore has no control over data collections and their use, which are raised on the part of Facebook due to this connection. Because of the direct connection to the Facebook servers, Facebook receives information that you have visited the provider’s website with your IP address. While you are logged in to your Facebook account, Facebook has the option of assigning the retrieval of the Internet offer to your Facebook account. When you click the Like button or other interactions with Facebook plugins, the information contained therein is stored by Facebook and assigned to your user account as long as you are logged into your Facebook account.
Due to the direct connection to Twitter servers, Twitter can receive information that you have visited the provider’s website with your IP address. While logged into your Twitter account, Twitter allows you to store and associate personal information with your account. Exact information on the collection and use of data is not possible for the provider.
You will find Twitter’s data protection information, from which you can obtain further information on the collection and use of data, setting options and your rights, under: http://twitter.com/privacy.
According to § 15 Abs. 3 TMG permits to create user profiles for the purposes of advertising, market research or for the demand-oriented design of telemedia when using pseudonyms, provided the user does not object to this.
Google Analytics uses its own cookies, which usually transfer the data collected to a server in the USA and store them there. data generated by Google Analytics:
- type of browser plus its version
- The operating system you are using
- How long you stay on our site
- The previously visited website
- Your IP address.
We have also updated Google Analytics to comply with applicable data protection laws. If you have anonymized your IP address, it will usually be shortened before leaving the European Economic Area.
If you would like to deactivate the relevant cookies, you will find a corresponding browser plug-in under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en (or set the corresponding hyperlink)
If you do not want Google Analytics to collect your data at all, you can use the following link to set an opt-out cookie that prevents future collection of information: (set opt-out link)
You can find more information on how the program itself works here: (Here you can link to the corresponding external websites of the programs)
You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by the provider free of charge and upon corresponding informal request to firstname.lastname@example.org. You also have the right to correct, block and delete your personal data, provided that this request does not conflict with legal storage obligations.