We welcome you to our website. We would like to inform you about the management of your personal data in accordance with Art. 13 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The controller responsible for the described data collection and processing is named in the imprint.
When you visit our website, the data collected from the use of the website is temporarily stored on our web server for statistical purposes in order to improve the quality of our website. This data set contains:
The listed usage data is stored anonymously.
To avoid unauthorized access to your data, we have implemented technical and organizational measures. We use encryption technologies on our website. Your data will be transferred to our servers and back again via a connection that is protected by a TLS encryption technology. You can recognize that you are browsing on an encryption secured website by the lock-symbol shown in the address bar of your browser and by the address bar starting with https://.
We use session cookies on our website. The data is processed in accordance to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR and in the interest of optimizing or enabling user guidance and improving our website presence.
We use Google Analytics to create pseudonymous user profiles for improving and designing our website on demand. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your end device and can be read by us. In this way, we are able to recognize and count returning visitors. This data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR or § 15 para. 3 TMG and in the interest of finding out how often our website is viewed by different users.
We create pseudonymised user profiles in order to design our website appropriately. You can refuse to permit this at any time:
1.) You can stop cookies from being saved by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website.
2.) Depending on the browser you are using, you may be able to install a browser plug-in which prevents tracking. Please click here to install this.
3.) Another way to refuse a web analysis by Google Analytics is to set an opt-out cookie, which instructs Google not to use your data for the purposes of web analysis. Please note that with this solution, the web analysis will only be refused as long as the opt-out cookie is stored by the browser. If you would like to set the opt-out cookie, please click here.
Further information: This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on your computer, to enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is transmitted to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored. Given that we have activated IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will first be shortened by Google in a member state of the European Union or in another signatory country to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the United States and shortened there (an adequate level of data protection is ensured according to Art. 45 para. 1 GDPR because Google is a participant in the Privacy Shield Agreement). At our request, Google will use this information for the purposes of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing us with other services relating to website activity and Internet use. Google will not associate the IP address transferred by your browser for Google Analytics with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected or processed by Google by using one of the three aforementioned options.
Our site provides a login area. Access is only available to limited users. Approved users will be provided with the relevant data processing information as part of the user registration process.
On some pages you will see an overview of our location to visualize geographic information. For this purpose we use Google Maps. A page visit results in content being loaded from Google, therefore Google will receive your IP address. We have no control over further data processing by Google.
This site uses the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) to increase data security by protecting your submissions via internet submission forms. This plugin checks if you are a person in order to prevent certain website functions from being (ab)used by spam bots (particularly comments). This plugin query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose your input will be communicated to and used by Google. Legal basis is right of data transmission following Art. 6 para 1. GDPR.
Data Transfer to Third Parties
We do not transfer your personal data to third parties.
We transfer your data to service providers who support us in the operation of our website and the associated processes. This transference is made under the scope of a data processing agreement in accordance to Art. 28 GDPR. Our service providers are bound to us by strict instructions and contractual obligations.
Your rights as a user
As a website user, the GDPR grants you certain rights when processing your personal data.
1. Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR):
You have the right to obtain confirmation at to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed, and, where that is the case access to the personal data and the information specified in Art. 15 GDPR.
2. Right to rectification and erasure (Art. 16 and 17 GDPR):
You have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and, if necessary, the right to have incomplete person-al data completed.
You also have the right to obtain an erasure of the personal data concerning you without undue delay, if one of the reasons listed in Art. 17 GDPR applies, e.g. if the data is no longer necessary for the intended purpose.
3. Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR):
If one of the conditions set forth in Art. 18 GDPR applies, you shall have the right to restrict the processing of your data to mere storage, e.g. if you revoke consent, to the processing, for the duration of a possible examination.
4. Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR):
In certain situations, listed in Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or demand a transmission of the data to another third party.
5. Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR):
If the data is processed pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (data processing for the purposes of the legitimate interests), you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons arising out of your particular situation. We will then no longer process personal data, unless there are demonstrably compelling legitimate grounds for processing, which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
6. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider the processing of the data concerning you infringes data protection regulations. The right to lodge a complaint may be invoked in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
The content and works published on this website are governed by the copyright laws of Germany. Any duplication, processing, distribution or any form of utilisation beyond the scope of copyright law shall require the prior written consent of the author or authors in question.
Contact Details of the Data Protection Officer
Please contact our data protection officer if you have any further questions, suggestions or wishes regarding data protection: