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 one year 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 deactivating Google Analytics for this website and/or 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. Furthermore, you can click on the following link. This will then download an opt-out cookie to your device, which will prevent the collection of your data whenever you visit this website in future:
The social media buttons provided on our website for Google+, Twitter and Facebook are “share” buttons. They do not create an automatic connection to the various platforms, which distinguishes them from “like” buttons.
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.