If you have transmitted your personally identifiable information through this website or by email, such information will only be used in order to conduct correspondence with you as well as for those purposes for which you provided that information. We assure you that your personally identifiable information will not be shared with third parties unless the law requires us to do so.
The data you have provided will only be stored for six months or until such point as the purpose for which it was shared has been achieved. Insofar as the law requires that data be stored for a specific period of time, we will comply with such legal provisions. Should you no longer agree to our storing your personally identifiable data, pursuant to your request we will delete such data. If your personal data has changed in the meantime, we will correct that data based upon the information you provide us.
For security reasons and in order to protect transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries which are sent to us using the contact form, this site uses SSL encryption. You will be able to recognize the secure connection when the URL in your browser changes from "http://" to "https://", also generally accompanied by a green padlock symbol in your browser toolbar. When SSL encryption is activated, the data you share with us cannot be read or stolen by third parties.
You have the right, at any time and at no cost, to receive information about your personally identifiable data stored by us, about the source and recipient thereof, the purpose for which it was collected, as well as to demand the correction, blockage or deletion of such data. In this regard, as well as if you have additional questions on the topic of “personally identifiable data”, you may contact us at any time, either using the information contained in the imprint, or as follows:
A cookie is a small file consisting of letters and numbers, containing information that is downloaded to your device whenever you open a webpage with the aid of your browser. It does not cause any damage. In order to get optimal use out of the website and benefit from certain personalized functions, it is necessary to accept cookies on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Such cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you pay us a visit. However, if you do not wish this to happen automatically, you can change the settings in your browser so that you are informed on each occasion and can accept the cookies, or not, on a case-by-case basis.
However, you should be aware that, by deactivating cookies, this may reduce the functionality of our website.
Cookies make it possible to differentiate you from other users. This helps to make surfing this website more pleasant for visitors and to improve the website itself. When you reopen pages you have already visited several times in the past, cookies will also help improve your user experience. Assuming that you use the same device and the same browser as before, these cookies tell us how you use our pages and may potentially make the content displayed more relevant to your personal interests and needs.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. At the end of your visit, they are automatically deleted. Visit data that must remain permanently available during a session includes form data, which allows us to redisplay such data if information has been entered erroneously. However, this will also be deleted once the form is submitted. Cookies used on our website DO NOT collect any information that might identify you personally.
You can prevent the download of cookies, e.g. for Google Analytics, simply by denying or blocking cookies in general through your browser settings. Within your browser settings (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome), you can stipulate which cookies are permitted and which are blocked. Precisely where these settings can be found depends on the browser you are using. If you do not know where to find them, use your browser’s help menu.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze your use of the website. In general, the information about your use of this website generated by this cookie is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. IP anonymization has been activated on this website, meaning that Google will abbreviate, and thus create a pseudonym for your IP address within member states of the European Union as well as in other states within the European Economic Area which are a party to the agreement. As a consequence, only very general localization is possible. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address first transmitted to a server of Google in the USA, where it is then shortened. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze use of the website, compile reports about website activity, as well as provide the website operator with further information about use of the website and the Internet.
Data is processed in accordance with the legal provisions of § 96 par. 3 TKG as well as art. 6 par. 1 lit a (consent) and/or f (legitimate interest) of DSGVO.
Our interest consistent with DSGVO (legitimate interest) is the improvement of our offer and our web presence. Since the private realm of our users is important to us, user data is associated with a pseudonym as described above.
The IP address provided by your browser to Google Analytics is not compiled with other data from Google. You can prevent storage of cookies by making appropriate changes to the settings of your browser software; however, we wish to point out that, if you choose to do so, you might not be able to use all of the functions of this website to the full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent data generated by the cookie pertaining to your use of this website (including your IP address) from being transmitted to Google as well as being processed by Google simply by downloading the following browser plugin and installing it.
By means of IP masking, any personally identifiable information will no longer be processed. Nonetheless, we have entered into a contract with the provider to process information pertinent to our business matters. Our relationship with this web analysis provider is commensurate with the resolution entered into between the European Commission and the USA: known as the “EU-US Privacy Shield”.
You can prevent collection of your data by Google Analytics by changing the settings in your browser as described above so that no cookies are downloaded to your device.
To measure our conversion rates, our website uses the visitor activity pixel of Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). This tool allows the tracking of page visitors after they have been linked to the website of the provider after clicking on a Facebook ad. This makes it possible to analyse the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes and to optimize future advertising campaigns.
For us as the operators of this website, the collected data is anonymous. We are not in a position to arrive at any conclusions as to the identity of users. However, Facebook archives the information and processes it, so that it is possible to make a connection to the respective user profile and Facebook is in a position to use the data for its own promotional purposes in compliance with the Facebook Data Usage Policy. This enables Facebook to display ads on Facebook pages as well as in locations outside of Facebook. We as the operator of this website have no control over the use of such data.
The use of Facebook Pixel is based on
Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate
interest in effective advertising campaigns, which also include social media. In
Facebook’s Data Privacy Policies, you will find additional information about
the protection of your privacy at: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
You also have the option to deactivate the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” in the ad settings section under
https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. To do this, you first have to log into Facebook.
If you do not have a Facebook account, you can deactivate any userbased advertising by Facebook on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.
Our website uses a plug-in for the Google-operated service YouTube. The operator of this service is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. This means, if you visit one of our pages that feature the YouTube plug-in, a connection will immediately be established to the YouTube servers. This will inform the YouTube server which of our pages you are visiting as well as those you have visited. If you are logged in to your own YouTube account, you will enable YouTube to sync your surfing behavior with your personal profile. You can prevent this from happening by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.
If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter offered on our website, we require you to provide us with an email address along with information that allows us to verify that you are indeed the owner of the email address provided and that you consent to receipt of the newsletter. In order to provide you with customized content, we collect and process information which you share with us voluntarily, including your interests, birthday, postcode and town of residence.
By clicking on the registration link, you agree to the processing of your personally identifiable information (such as: first name, last name, email address) by us as the data privacy officer, for the purposes of sending you an email newsletter on the basis of your expressed permission, until such time as said permission is revoked.
In order to guarantee that you do indeed consent to our sending you the newsletter, we use the so-called double opt-in process. This involves adding a potential recipient to a temporary mail server. An email is then sent to the user, giving the user an opportunity to express their legal consent to receipt of newsletters. Only when this confirmation has been provided will the user’s email address be actively added to our newsletter server.
We use this information exclusively in order to regularly send out the information you have requested or in order to keep you up-to-date with our very latest offers.
Your consent to the storage of information, your email address as well as use thereof in order to send a newsletter may be revoked at any time, for example by using the “unsubscribe” link contained in the newsletter itself.
In order to send you a newsletter, we use special newsletter software. This also involves sending your data to the operator of the newsletter software company, where your registration and/or cancellation including the date and time of day are recorded. Of course, this occurs subject to stringent controls designed to protect your personal privacy. This company is prohibited from selling your information or using it for any purposes other than sending you newsletters. We have entered into a data-privacy contract to that effect with the newsletter provider in question.
Our website uses the remarketing or “similar target groups” function by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). This function serves to analyse visitor behaviour and visitor interests.
Transmission of data to the USA is covered by an adequacy decision by the European Commission. Processing is carried out on the basis of art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR due to our justified interest in addressing visitors to the website with targeted marketing by displaying personalised interest-related adverts when they visit other websites in the Google display network.
On our website, data is collected and saved using the technologies of Bing Ads from which usage profiles are created using pseudonyms. This is a service of the Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA.
This service enables us to track the activities of users on our website if they accessed our website via advertisements from Bing Ads. If you access our website via an advertisement of this nature, a cookie is set on your computer. A Bing UET tag is integrated on our website. This is a code which, in combination with the cookie, saves some non-personal data about the usage of the website. This includes, among other things, the time spent on the website, which areas of the website were opened and via which advertisement the users accessed the website. No information about your identity is collected.
Furthermore, Microsoft can possibly track your usage behavior across several of your electronic devices using so-called Cross-Device Tracking and is thereby able to display personalized advertising on or in Microsoft web pages and apps. You can deactivate this behavior under http://choice.microsoft.com/de-de/opt-out.
Further information about the analysis services of Bing can be found on the Bing Ads website
( https://help.bingads.microsoft.com/#apex/3/de/53056/2 ).
Further information about data protection at Microsoft and Bing can be found in Microsoft’s data protection provisions