Area of Application
Access Data / Server Log Files
The operator (or its Web space provider) collects data about every visit to this Website (server log files). Access data include: name of the Website visited, files, date and time of visit, transmitted data volume, report of successful access to site, type of browser and version, user’s operating system, referring URL (the previously visited site), IP address and the querying provider.
The operator uses the protocol data exclusively in statistical analysis for operational purposes, security and optimization of the Website. However, the operator reserves the right to examine protocol data at a later point if grounds exist for reasonable suspicion of illegal use.
Handling Personal Data
Personal data are information with whose help it is possible to identify an individual. Such data are name and e-mail address or telephone number. Other information in this category includes preferences, hobbies, memberships and other Websites seen by the person in question.
Personal data are stored, used and forwarded by the Website operator if permitted by law or with the user’s consent.
When the user contacts the Website operator (e.g., by e-mail or contact form), information about the user is stored for purposes of processing the user’s inquiry or posing follow-up questions.
Links to Services and Third-party Content
This Website may contain links to content from third parties such as videos on YouTube, maps on Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other Websites. This presumes that the provider of the content (referred to in the following as “third-party provider”) has the user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address. For without the IP address, the third-party provider cannot transmit the content to the user’s browser. The IP address, therefore, is required for the display of the content. We strive to use such content whose providers utilize IP addresses only for delivery of content. However, we have no influence on third-party providers who store IP addresses for statistical purposes. To the extent that we know of this practice, we will disclose it the user.
Cookies are files which make it possible to store specific device-related information on the device (PC, smartphone, or other) with which the user gains access to the Website. For one thing, cookies enhance the user-friendliness of Websites (e.g., by storing log-in data for repeat visits) and make usage more convenient. Secondly, cookies permit the capture of statistical data regarding Website usage, which, in turn, are analyzed for purposes of improving the site. The user can choose to block cookies. Most browsers have an option which partially restricts or completely prevents the storage of cookies. The user is warned, however, that use of the site and particularly the ease of use may be impaired without cookies.
You can manage many companies’ online advertising cookies on the US American site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ .
This Website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and are used to track your use of Websites. The information compiled with the help of cookies about your use of our Website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google-owned server in the USA, where it is stored.
However, if the user activates IP anonymization on this Website, Google will shorten the IP address of the user within Member States of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this Website. At the request of the operator of this Website, Google uses the address information to analyze the users’ use of the Website, to compile reports about Website activities and to furnish the operator with additional services related to the Website and Internet use.
The IP address captured from your browser by Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. The user may block the installation of cookies by changing the browser settings accordingly. However, if the cookies are blocked, the user will not be able to use the full functionality of the Website. The user can prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate setting in his/her browser software; however, this operator warns the user that he/she will not be able to make full use of all functions on this Website. The user also can prevent transmission of the data generated by the cookie regarding use of the Website to Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
As an alternative to browser add-ons or within the browser on mobile devices, click this link to block Google Analytics within this Website in future. As a result, an opt-out cookie will be saved on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click this link again.
Revocation, Changes, Corrections and Updates
The user has the right to receive information on personal data stored about him/her upon request and at no charge. The user also has the right to have incorrect data corrected and to block and delete personal data insofar as there is no legal requirement to retain data.