The entity that is legally responsible with regard to the subject of data is the company named under the heading “Legal Notice” in our website. You can either contact the managing director there or our data protection officer:
Rechtsanwalt Maximilian Conrad
A data protection officer is not bound to the directives of the managing directors.
Acquisition of General Information When Visiting Our Website
When you access our website, information of a general nature is captured in the form of cookies. This information (server log files) includes the type of browser, the operating system being used, the domain name of your internet service provider, and the like. This only involves information that does not enable any conclusions to be drawn about your person.
This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver information that has been requested by you and has become mandatory when using the internet. In particular, this information is used for the following purposes:
- to ensure a trouble-free connection with the website,
- to guarantee a seamless use of our website
- to evaluate system security and safety, as well as
- to administer additional purposes.
The handling of your personal data is based upon our legitimate interest in the aforementioned purposes of data collection. We do not employ your data to draw conclusions about your person. Only the responsible entities and, if applicable, the contract processor are the recipients of this information.
Anonymous information of this type may be used by us and possibly statistically evaluated by us in order to streamline our website and the technology behind it.
Like many other websites, we also employ so-called “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. With them, we automatically receive data about your IP address, employed browser, operating system, and your internet connection.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transfer viruses to a computer. The information obtained from cookies can be used to help us streamline your browsing experience and display our web pages correctly.
Under no circumstances will any data collected by us be forwarded to third parties or linked to personal data without your permission.
In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use the latest encryption procedures (SSL) via HTTPS.
Based on your explicit permission, we will regularly send you our newsletter and/or similar information via electronic mail to your specified e-mail address.
The submission of your e-mail address is sufficient for receiving this newsletter. When you sign up to receive our newsletter, the information you have provided will be used for this purpose only. Subscribers may also be informed via e-mail about conditions that are relevant to services or registration (for example, changes to the newsletter offer or technical conditions).
A valid e-mail address is required in order to effectively register. So that we can verify that registration has in fact been completed by the owner of an e-mail address, we employ the ‘double-opt-in’ procedure. To this end, we record the newsletter order, the sending of a confirmation e-mail, and the receipt of the reply we have requested. Additional information is not collected. Such information is used solely for the purposes of newsletter distribution and not forwarded to third parties.
You can revoke your permission to save your personal data and its use for distributing our newsletter at any time. A corresponding link can be found in every newsletter. Moreover, you can also directly unsubscribe from this website at any time, or you may inform us of your request using our contact details found at the end of this data protection notice.
We wish to inform you that we evaluate your user behavior when sending out our newsletter. For our newsletter distribution and subsequent data processing, we in some cases employ an external service provider. This service provider has been carefully selected and evaluated, is bound to our directives, and is monitored on a regular basis.
To evaluate user behavior, the e-mails that are sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which show single-pixel image files stored on the website of our external service provider. For the purpose of analysis, we link web beacons to your e-mail address and an individual ID. Links and/or QR codes contained in the newsletter also have this ID. With the data that is acquired in this way, we create a user profile in order to customize our newsletter based on your specific interests. We record when you read our newsletter as well as which links you select and extrapolate your personal interests from this. We connect this data with your activity on our website.
You can object to this tracking at any time by clicking on the link that is provided in each e-mail or by informing us through another form of contact. Information is stored as long as you continue to subscribe to our newsletter. After you unsubscribe, we preserve your data for statistical reasons only without using any personal data. Such tracking is not possible if the display of images has been disabled by default in your e-mail program. In this case, the newsletter will not be displayed completely, and it is possible that you will not be able to use every
function. If you would like to have the images displayed manually, the aforementioned tracking will take place.
Should you get in contact with us via e-mail with regard to inquiries of any kind, you are giving your voluntary consent that we contact you. For this purpose, it is necessary that you provide us with a valid e-mail address. This serves to categorize the request and respond to it. The entry of additional data is optional. The information you provide is stored for the purposes of processing your request and for potential follow-up questions. After your request has been processed, personal data will be automatically deleted.
Deleting and Blocking Data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We only store your personal data for as long as it is required to fulfill the purposes stated here or as required by the various storage periods stipulated by law. After the relevant purpose has been fulfilled or these periods have expired, we routinely block or delete data in accordance with legal regulations.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by
Google Inc. (hereafter referred to as Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” or text files that are saved in your computer and enable website analysis through user activity. Information gathered using cookies about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored at a Google server in the United States. Due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google in advance within member states of the EU or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in rare instances is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your website use, compile reports about website activity, and provide additional services to website operators with regard to website activity and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.
The purposes of data processing are related to the evaluation of website use and the compilation of reports about website activity. Based on website and internet use, additional associated services are to be provided. Such processing is grounded on the legitimate interest of the website operator.
In addition to or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our page by clicking on this link. https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device. As long as this cookie remains installed in your browser, this will hereafter prevent Google Analytics from collecting cookies for this website and for this browser.
Use of Script Libraries (Google Web Fonts)
In order to display our content correctly and in a visually appealing manner, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). In order to avoid multiple downloads, Google Web Fonts are transferred into your browser’s cache. Should your browser not support Google Web Fonts or block its access, content will be displayed with a default font.
The selection of script libraries or font libraries automatically activates a connection to the library operator. It is therefore theoretically possible – but at present also unclear to which extent and if so, for what purposes – for the operators of such libraries to collect data.
Use of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API in order to visually display geographic information. When Google Maps is used, information related to the use of map functions through visitors is collected, processed, and used by Google. Further information can be obtained by referring to the Google privacy notice. There in the data protection center, you can also alter your personal data protection settings.
Detailed instruction about managing your own data in connection to Google products can be found here: https://www.google.com/intl/dene/about/products/
Embedded YouTube Videos
YouTube videos are embedded in a number of our websites. The operator of this corresponding plugin is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with a YouTube plugin, a connection is established with the YouTube server. This informs YouTube which pages you visit. When you log into your YouTube account, YouTube can identify your individual surfing activity. You can disable this by logging out from your YouTube account in advance.
When a YouTube video begins, the provider activates cookies which collect information about user behavior.
If you have deactivated cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to content with such cookies when watching YouTube. However, YouTube also stores non-personal storage information in other cookies. Should you wish to avoid this, you must block the storage of cookies in your browser.
Additional information about data protection at YouTube can be found in the provider’s data protection statement at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de
Your Right to Information, Revision, Blocking, Deletion, and Objection
You have the right to receive information at any time concerning your personal information stored by us. You also have the right to have your personal information revised, blocked, and/or deleted, with the exception of data storage required for business transactions. Please consult our data protection officer, whose contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.
So that a block of data can be implemented at any time, such data must be stored in a block file for control purposes. You can also request that this data be deleted, provided that there is no legal obligation to archive this information. If such an obligation exists, we will block your data upon request.
You can modify or revoke your consent at any time by notifying us in writing.
Questions to the Data Protection Officer
Should you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail, or feel free directly to get in touch with the person responsible for data protection in our company:
Rechtsanwalt Maximilian Conrad