Privacy policy

Privacy policy

We take the protection of your privacy very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential in accordance with the statutory regulations as well as this privacy policy. The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. If personal data is collected directly on our website (e.g. via the contact form), this always occurs on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be forwarded to third parties without your express consent. Please note that data transmission online (e.g. communication by email) may involve security vulnerabilities. Complete protection against access by third parties cannot be guaranteed. When visiting a website, IP addresses are automatically transmitted to the server where the website is operated. It is always necessary to forward these IP addresses to third parties whenever a third-party element (a script, image, typeface, or other digital resource) is integrated on the website. The elements integrated on this website are listed in this privacy policy. From this information, the recipients of your IP address and categories of recipients can also be derived.

The following applies, with the exception of IP addresses that need to be transmitted if a resource (file) is accessed from a third-party server: your personal data will only be transferred to third parties if this is necessary within the framework of a legal obligation, for instance to the relevant law enforcement agency based on a court order.

In cases involving the transfer of your data to third parties, we restrict the scope of the transferred data to the necessary minimum according to the principles of data protection law.

  

Server log files

The website provider collects and automatically stores information for 7 days in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transfers to us. This information includes:

-      Browser type and browser version

-      Operating system used

-      Referrer URL

-      Host name of the accessing computer

-      Time of service request

 

This data cannot be attributed to specific individuals. This data will not be aggregated with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently review the log data if we become aware of concrete reasons to suspect unlawful use.

 

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1)(f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our “interest” within the meaning of Art. 6 (1)(f) is the operation of this website while upholding the protection objectives of confidentiality, integrity and availability of data.

  

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a text file that is stored on the user’s hard drive when visiting a website . If the website visitor accesses our corresponding website server again, the website visitor’s browser sends the previously received cookie back to the server. The server can then analyse the information obtained through this procedure in a variety of ways. Using cookies, it is possible to control displayed advertising or facilitate navigation on a website. If the website user wishes to prevent the use of cookies, he or she may do so by changing the local settings in the internet browser used on his or her computer, that is, the program used to open and display websites (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera or Safari). If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

 

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR in conjunction with Section 15 of the German Telemedia Act [Telemediengesetz (TMG)]. Our “interest” within the meaning of Art. 6 (1)(f) is the operation of this website.

 

Emails

If you send us a message via email, you are voluntarily sharing the data you sent to us. We only store this data insofar as this is necessary to answer your message, and for a limited period of time in case of follow-up questions. We will not forward this data without your consent.

 

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. Our “interest” within the meaning of Art. 6 (1)(f) is communication with customers and interested parties.

 

Security notice

By taking suitable technical and organisational measures, we safeguard our website and other IT systems against loss, destruction, unauthorised access, unauthorised modification or unauthorised dissemination of your data. However, full protection against all risks is not always possible in practice, in spite of all due diligence. Because we cannot guarantee full data security for communication via email, we recommend sending confidential information by mail.

 

Links to other websites

From time to time, our website/app may contain links to third-party websites or to other websites operated by us. If you follow a link to one of these websites, we inform you that these websites have their own data protection guidelines and that we do not assume any responsibility or liability for these guidelines. We recommend that you review these guidelines.

  

Access to information, erasure, blocking

You have the right to obtain information free of charge regarding the personal data stored concerning you, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing, as well as a right to rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. In this regard and for other questions relating to the topic of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address listed in our Legal Information.

 

Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

 

Children and minors

Persons under the age of 18 should not send any personal data to us without the permission of their parents or guardians. We do not request any personal data from children, do not compile such data and do not transfer such data to third parties.

If you as a guardian learn that your child’s personal data has nevertheless been processed unintentionally, please contact the email address indicated in the Legal Information section to request the erasure of the data.

 

Contact form

When you send enquiries to us using the contact form, the information you provide on the enquiry form, including the contact data you provided, will be stored by us for the purpose of handling the enquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not forward this data without your consent.

 

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. Our “interest” within the meaning of Art. 6 (1)(f) is communication with customers and interested parties.

 

Use of the Mailjet newsletter

For the purpose of sending emails, we use the email delivery service Mailjet, 37 Bis Rue du Sentier 75002 Paris, France to ensure that content is communicated promptly and personally. In this process, only the email addresses required for mailing will be transferred and temporarily stored. Full deletion will occur no later than 30 days after the last date of mailing. Email addresses will exclusively be used for mailing the relevant newsletter and will not be transferred to third parties. Mailjet can use the data of recipients in a pseudonymised form, that is, without attributing the data to a specific user, in order to optimise or improve its own services, for instance to technically optimise newsletter mailing and display or for statistical purposes. The mailing service provider will not, however, use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them independently or transfer this data to third parties. You can find the privacy policy of Mailjet at https://www.mailjet.de/privacy-policy/


The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR in conjunction with Section 7 of the German Fair Trade Law [Gesetz gegen unlauteren Wettbewerb (UWG)]. Our “interest” within the meaning of Art. 6 (1)(f) is the administration and mailing of our newsletter.

 

Data protection officer

In case you have questions about the topic of data protection or would like to report a privacy breach, please make contact using the contact details indicated in the Legal Information section.

  

Use of Google Maps API

On pages within this website, Google Maps is used to display interactive maps and generate route descriptions. Google Maps is a map service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. The use of Google Maps may involve the transmission of information about your use of this website to Google in the USA, including your IP address and the (starting) address entered using the route planner function. If you access a page on our website that contains Google Maps, your browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Google. Google directly transmits the map content to your browser and your browser displays it as part of the website. For this reason, we have no influence over the scope of the data collected by Google in this manner.

If you do not want Google to collect, process or use your personal data via our website, you can deactivate JavaScript in your browser settings. In this case, however, you will not be able to use the map display

The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your rights in this regard and configuration options to protect your privacy, can be found in the Google privacy policy: www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. Our “interest” within the meaning of Art. 6 (1)(f) is communication with customers and interested parties.

 

Privacy statement for the use of YouTube

On our websites, we use the video platform YouTube, which is operated by

YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 in the USA. YouTube is a platform that enables the playback of audio and video files. When you visit a page on our website, the embedded YouTube player establishes a connection to YouTube to ensure the technical transmission of the video or audio file. When establishing the connection to YouTube, data is transferred to YouTube. The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by YouTube, as well as your rights in this regard and configuration options to protect your privacy, can be found in the YouTube privacy policy.

 

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR in conjunction with Section 15 TMG. Our “interest” within the meaning of Art. 6 (1)(f) is the improved display of information using videos.

 

Privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics

On our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies that are stored on your computer, making it possible to analyse your use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation has been activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the European Economic Area Agreement before transfer. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website on our behalf, to compile reports about website activity and to perform other services associated with website use and internet use on behalf of the website operator. You can prevent the storage of cookies by changing your browser settings accordingly; however, we would like to inform you that in this case it may not be possible to use all features of this website to their full extent.

You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available in the following link.

For more detailed information about the terms of use and privacy, please consult

http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html.

 

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR in conjunction with Section 15 TMG. Our “interest” within the meaning of Art. 6 (1)(f) is the continuous optimisation of the website for our visitors.

 

Adobe Typekit

This website uses Adobe Typekit Webfonts. Typekit is a service offered by the company Adobe. This service provides fonts that are displayed in the user’s browser after accessing the Adobe server (in the USA). In this process, at least the browser IP address on the website visitor’s device is stored by Adobe. For more information, please consult the privacy policy of Typekit, which you can access here: Typekit privacy policy.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR in conjunction with Section 15 TMG. Our “interest” within the meaning of Art. 6 (1)(f) is the optimised display and operation of this website.

 

Privacy statement for the use of Cloudflare

To secure this website and optimise loading times, Cloudflare is used as a CDN (“Content Delivery Network”). For this reason, all requests need to be routed through the Cloudflare server and consolidated into statistics that cannot be deactivated. The collected raw data will generally be deleted on that server, according to the company’s statements, within 3 hours and after no more than days.

You can find more detailed information about data protection at CloudFlare by accessing the following link: https://www.cloudflare.com/security-policy.

 

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR in conjunction with Section 15 TMG. Our “interest” within the meaning of Art. 6 (1)(f) is the continuous optimisation of the website for our visitors.

  

Privacy statement for the use of Google Web Fonts

To display fonts consistently, this website uses a service called Web Fonts provided by Google. When accessing a page, your browser loads the necessary Web Fonts in your browser cache to display text and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font on your computer will be used. You can find more information about Google Web Fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR in conjunction with Section 15 TMG. Our “interest” within the meaning of Art. 6 (1)(f) is the optimised display and operation of this website.

 

Privacy statement for the use of DoubleClick by Google

 

DoubleClick by Google is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Doubleclick by Google uses cookies in order to show you advertising content that is relevant to you. In this process, a pseudonymised identification number (ID) will be assigned to your browser to check which ads were displayed in your browser and which ads were clicked. The cookies do not contain any personal information. The use of DoubleClick cookies only allows Google and its partner websites to display ads based on our websites and other online websites. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By using our websites, you consent to Google processing the data it collects concerning you and the previously described nature and method of data processing, as well as the stated purpose. You can prevent the installation of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to inform you that in this case it may not be possible to use all features of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by switching off targeted advertising at the following link. Alternatively, you can deactivate double-click cookies on the page of the Digital Advertising Alliance at the following link.

 

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR in conjunction with Section 15 TMG. Our “interest” within the meaning of Art. 6 (1)(f) is the optimal placement and continual improvement of our advertisements with respect to interested parties and customers.

 

Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy if the legal situation or this online service or the nature of data collection changes. However, this only applies with respect to policies concerning data processing. If the consent of the user is required or if parts of the privacy policy contain a regulation regarding the contractual relationship with users, the privacy policy will only be changed with the user’s consent.

 

For this reason, please consult this privacy policy as needed, particularly if you transmit personal data.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, every data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her place of residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if the data subject believes that the processing of the personal data concerning him or her infringes the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

 

Right to withdraw consent to data processing

You have the right to object to the collection, processing and use of your data at any time and/or to withdraw your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of personal data with respect to us and with future effect. Data used for billing and accounting purposes is not affected by this. For questions in this regard or concerning the right to withdraw consent, you can contact us at any time at the address indicated in the Legal Information section.

 

Objection to advertising emails

The use of contact data that was published within the framework of the obligation to provide legal information in order to send advertisements and informational materials without expressly being requested is hereby prohibited. The website operators reserve the right to take legal action to prevent the unrequested sending of advertising information, for instance in the form of spam emails.