Which data is collected?
Our company collects and stores on our server log files information transferred to us by your browser. This is:
- Browser type/version,
- Operating system used,
- Referrer URL (the page used previously),
- Host name des of the accessing computer (IP address),
- Time of the server enquiry.
Personal details such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address are not recorded when you visit the website unless this information is provided to us by you voluntarily.
Such voluntary provision of personal data may ensue only in a case where you make contact via our contact form or by e-mail, fax, telephone or letter.
In the case of contact via the provided contact form on our website it is essential to state a name and an e-mail address.
If you use the option for contact provided by e-mail, your e-mail address and the name you enter as sender ID will be transferred to us. You may transfer further personal data to us in the content of your communication when you make contact or in your e-mail.
The data notified to us is always stored and processed in compliance with the relevant regulations of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (Federal Data Protection Law) ("BDSG") and the Telemediengesetz (Telemedia Act) (TMG). When you transmit the data you declare your agreement with storage and the use of your transferred data described below. Data is stored exclusively within the Federal Republic of Germany.
When you visit our website, data which we describe in more detail in the section "Internet-based data collection" is also collected. In this section we also explain the options you have to prevent internet-based data collection and/or object to storage of your data.
What happens with the data?
Personal data made available to us is used only to deal with your request.
In the case of a contact request, the transferred data is used exclusively to reply to the enquiry and for a resultant business transaction and stored after dealing with the enquiry or termination of the business relationship.
There will be no forwarding, sale or other transfer of your personal data to third parties.
After dealing with your request, after termination of the business relationship or after a revocation of your approval, the data that you transferred shall be blocked against further use and deleted after expiry of the periods prescribed by the regulations of tax and commercial law insofar as you have not given express approval for further use.
We use internet-based data exclusively for the purpose of technical administration of our webpages. This data does not allow us to identify you personally.
Your approval for storage of data and approval for use of your data for the purpose of responding to your enquiry may be revoked at any time without the need to state reasons. Furthermore, you may object at any time to the use of stored personal data or have this data blocked and/or deleted.
To revoke/object, block or delete data please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or send us your statement by post.
Right to information
You have the right at any time to receive information, free of charge, about your personal data that is stored, its origin and recipients, entitlement, blocking or deletion of data as well as revocation of approval and the purpose of data processing.
Internet-based data collection
We use session cookies which are only stored for the duration of your visit to our website. Session cookies are deleted automatically after the end of your visit. We also use permanent cookies to obtain information about visitors who visit our website repeatedly. The purpose of these cookies is to offer you optimum user guidance and to recognise you and present you with the most diversified website possible and to present you with new content in the case of repeated use. The content of the permanent cookie is limited to the identification number. Name, IP address etc. are not stored. No individual profile is created relating to your user habits.
It is possible to use our website even without cookies. You can disable storage of cookies in your browser, limit them to certain websites or set your browser in such a way that you are notified as soon as a cookie is sent. Please note, however, that in this case you will have a restricted presentation of the site and restricted user guidance.
Cookies do not cause any damage on your computer and they do not contain any viruses.
Our website uses the "Piwik" tool, a piece of open-source software for statistical evaluation of user access. "Piwik" creates detailed statistics about the users of a website. The "Piwik" analysis software determines and stores information about the search engine you use, search terms used, the languages used, the origin of the visitors according to countries, the browsers used and their plug-ins, the referrer, duration of the visit, entry pages and exit pages of visitors, drop-out rates and the duration of the visit on our website. The data only serves the purpose of analysing the volume of visitors.
In the context of visitor recognition "Piwik" uses a heuristic which tries to identify a user from a previous visit by taking into account particular data. This is in particular the IP address, resolution, browsers, plug-ins used and the operating system. This data is combined and made into a hash value. The purpose of this heuristic is to recognise visitors even if no cookie has been stored with them.
This heuristic uses the full IP address internally. However, the IP address is not processed and stored in isolation. In this process the IP address is not used for analysis of user habits but only for creation of a pseudonym. The IP address goes into a hash value in connection with other data.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by making the relevant setting in your browser software; however, we draw your attention to the fact that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of the website.
You can decide here whether a web analysis cookie may be stored in your browser to allow the website operator to record and analyse various statistical data.
If you decide against it, please let us know by clicking on the following link to store the Piwik deactivation cookie in your browser.
However, on account of the activation by us of the IP anonymisation on this website your IP address will first be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to render further services associated with website use and internet use for us as the website operator. The IP address transferred from your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be kept together with other data of Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by making the relevant setting in your browser software; however, we draw your attention to the fact that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of the website. You can also prevent recording of the information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) at Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available with the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
We take all necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against loss and misuse. In this way your data is stored in an operating environment that is not accessible to the public.
However, if you wish to contact us by e-mail, we draw your attention to the fact that confidentiality of the information sent is not guaranteed. The content of e-mails may be viewed by third parties. Therefore, we recommend that you send confidential information to us only by post.