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As operators of these web pages, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data on a confidential basis and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
It is generally possible to use our website without providing any personal data. To the extent that personal data (e.g., name, address, or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, it is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. Such data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.
We would point out that the transmission of data on the Internet (e.g., in e-mail communications) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make the services we offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are what are called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit to the website. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser at your next visit.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in what are called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information consists of:
Browser type and browser version
Operating system used
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of the server request
This data cannot be traced to specific persons and is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check such data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.
The website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies.” These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that, within member states of the European Union and in other states that are signatories of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, your IP address is abbreviated by Google before being transmitted to the USA. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, compile reports on website activities, and provide the website operator with other services relating to website usage and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to fully use all of the website’s functions. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:
Objecting to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that will prevent your data from being collected during future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics
For more information on how Google Analytics handles user data, please refer to Google’s data protection declaration:
Order data processing
We have concluded an agreement on order data processing with Google and we fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographic characteristics with Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as visitor data from third-party providers. The data cannot be traced to any specific individual. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account, or you can generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section on “Objecting to data collection” above.
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as enquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line in the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Objection to advertising e-mails
In the context of the obligation under German law to provide publication details in an “imprint” (copyright and credits information) on the Internet, we hereby prohibit the use of the published contact data to send advertising and information material that has not been explicitly requested. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information — for example, via spam e-mails.