When you visit this website, the browser used on your terminal device sends information to our website server automatically. This information is stored in a so-called “log file” temporarily. Following information is collected automatically without any action of yours and is stored until its automatic deletion:
- the IP address of the inquiring PC
- the access date and time
- the name and the URL of the recalled file
- the address of the loading page (referrer URL)
- the browser in use and (if necessary) your PC operating system as well as the name of your access provider.
We process the afore mentioned data for the following purposes:
- ensuring an optimal connection to the website
- ensuring a comfortable usage of our website
- analyzing the system safety and stability, and
- other administrative purposes.
Legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Par. 1-1-f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest arises from the afore mentioned purposes of data collection. In no case we will use the collected data for tracing back to your person.
The information stored in cookies depends specifically on the device in use. However, this does not mean that we get to know your identity directly.
On the one hand, by using cookies we can make our service more user friendly. Therefore we use the so-called “session cookies” that help us recognizing that you have already visited individual pages of our website. Once you have closed our pages, these cookies are deleted automatically.
In order to optimize our website ergonomics we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your terminal device for a specific period of time. When you return to our website and use our services, you will be recognized automatically as a former user together with your inputs and settings, so that you do not need to reconfigure them.
The data obtained through cookies are necessary for the afore mentioned purposes in order to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties according to Art. 6 Par. 1-1-f) of the GDPR.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. If you do not want cookies to be stored on your PC or you want a notice to be shown before a new cookie is created, you can disable this in the system settings of your browser. However, this can restrict some functionalities of our website.
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/, Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland; in the following referred to as “Google”), for making our websites more user friendly and optimizing them constantly. In this process pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies are used. Information on your usage of this website created by cookies, e.g.
- the browser kind/version
- the used operating system
- the referrer URL (the page that has been visited previously)
- the host name of the accessing PC (IP address)
- and the server request time
are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored on it. Information is used to evaluate the website usage, compile reports about website activities and develop other services associated with website and Internet usage with the purpose of carrying out market researches and structuring these websites according to users’ needs. If it is prescribed by law or these third parties are entrusted with the processing of this data specifically, this information may also be transmitted to third parties. In no case Google will associate your IP address with other data. IP addresses are anonymised in order to avoid any possible association.
If you do not want cookies to be installed, you can set the browser software accordingly. However, this can restrict some functionalities of this website.
You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data on your usage of this website that have been obtained from cookies (e.g. your IP address). In this case you need to download and install a specific browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
Further information on data protection with reference to Google Analytics is available in the support area of Google Analytics (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).
As far as your actual browser session is concerned, you can disable the web analysis of Google Analytics completely by clicking the following buttons:
This internet site utilizes plug-ins from Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognize these plug-ins either through the blue Facebook “F” or that the plug-ins are designated with the word “Facebook.” Through a request from our website, by means of the plug-ins, a connection to Facebook’s servers can be produced and data transmitted. On the one hand, the information that you see will be transferred directly from the servers to your browser and presented there; on the other hand, information about your visit to our website will be provided to Facebook. When you are logged into Facebook, the provided information can be matched directly to your account. Through an interaction with the functions of the plug-ins, for example, clicking the “like” button, this information will be sent directly to Facebook and saved there. Facebook is responsible for the processing of this information; for the corresponding conditions and process settings, please refer to Facebook’s privacy notices. If you want to avoid that personally identifiable data from you is transmitted to Facebook, you should log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
This web site uses fonts.com, a font service provided by Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. („fonts.com“), Monotype GmbH, Horexstraße 30, 61352 Bad Homburg, Germany. Each time this web site is accessed, files are uploaded from a fonts.com server in order to portray texts in a particular font. Your IP address may be transferred to a fonts.com server in the process and stored in the context of the usual weblogs. fonts.com is responsible for the subsequent processing of this information; please refer to the data use policy of „Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.)“ for the relevant conditions and setting options. https://www.monotype.com/legal/privacy-policy/
For your current browser session, you have the option of disabling the font service completely by means of the following buttons.
We do not transmit your personal data to any third parties for purposes different from the ones listed below.
We transmit your personal data to third parties only if:
- you have granted your specific consent according to Art. 6 Par. 1-1-a) of the GDPR
- the transmission is necessary for asserting, exercising or safeguarding rights according to Art. 6 Par. 1-1-f) of the GDPR and there is no reason for an overriding interest warranting protection relating to your data disclosure
- the transmission is compulsory by law according to Art. 6 Par. 1-1-c) of the GDPR
- this is permitted by law and necessary to contractual relationships with you according to Art. 6 Par. 1-1-b) of the GDPR.
Please contact us at any time if you wish to know which kind of personal data of yours we store and/or if you want to have it amended or deleted. Moreover, you have the right of processing restriction (Art. 18 of the GDPR), opposition to processing (Art. 21 of the GDPR) and data portability (Art. 20 of the GDPR).
Please contact us directly if you want to exercise your rights.
As long as your personal data is processed for a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 Par. 1-1-f) of the GDPR, you have the right to oppose the processing of your personal data according to Art. 21 of the GDPR. This if there are valid reasons resulting from your specific situation or your opposition is made against direct advertising. In this last case you have a general right of opposition, which we will implement without specifying any particular situation.
Please send us an e-mail (see “Imprint”) for exercising your right of withdrawal or opposition.
We have implemented all the appropriate technical and administrative safety measures in order to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. All of our employees and suppliers are bound to observe the data protection laws in force.
Before transmitting it, we encrypt all of the personal data we collect and process. Therefore, no third party can misuse your data. We improve our safety procedures and revise our privacy policies constantly. Please make sure their latest version is at your disposal.