Data protection policy
We gather and use your personal data exclusively within the context of the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act. Below we tell you about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we gather and use. You can view this instructive information at any time on our website.
When you access our website, your browser automatically sends data to our web server for technical reasons. This data includes the date and time you accessed the site, the URL of the website that transferred you there, the file you retrieved, the volume of data transmitted, the browser type and version you are using, the operating system you are using and your IP address.
This data is stored separately from other data which you enter during the course of using our services. We are not able to attribute this data to specific individuals. This data is evaluated for statistical purposes and then deleted.
If we are to establish, determine the content of or modify a contractual relationship between you and us, we will collect and use your personal data provided it is required for such purposes. Upon instruction from the relevant bodies, we are obliged, in individual cases, to disclose this data (continuance data) if it is required for the purposes of law enforcement, hazard prevention, the fulfilment of legal obligations of the intelligence services or military defence service, or to assert intellectual property rights.
We gather and use personal data from you if this is needed to allow you to use our Internet-based services or invoice you for doing so (usage data). This includes particular characteristics relating to your identification and information regarding the start and end and scope of your use of our services. For the purposes of advertising, market research and demand-led design of our Internet services, we may create user profiles where pseudonyms are used.
You have the right to object to this use of your data. We are not permitted to merge the user profiles with the data regarding the holder of the pseudonym. Upon instruction from the relevant bodies, we are obliged, in individual cases, to disclose this data (continuance data) if it is required for the purposes of law enforcement, hazard prevention, the fulfilment of legal obligations of the intelligence services or military defence service, or to assert intellectual property rights.
The right to information
As a user of our Internet-based services, you have the right to request information from us regarding the data we have stored about you or your pseudonym. At your request, the information can also be provided electronically.
If IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, Google first truncates your IP address within the Member States of the European Union or in other states of the European Economic Area Agreement. The full IP address is only communicated in full to a Google server in the USA in exceptional cases and truncated there.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website in order to put together reports on website activities and in order to provide other services related to website use and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address communicated by your browser as part of the Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google.
You can prevent these cookies from being stored by making a corresponding setting in your browser software. We do point out, however, that doing so may prevent you from being able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent any data generated by the cookies or data relating to your use of this website, including your IP address, from being transferred to Google or being processed by Google by downloading and installing the relevant browser add-on. Alternatively, you can prevent data being collected by Google Analytics by using a special Opt-Out Cookie, which prevents your data from being collected in future when you visit this website.
More information can also be found in the Terms and Conditions of Use and the summary of data protection provided by Google. We would like to point out that Google Analytics has been suffixed with the _anonymizeIp() function on this website in order to ensure the anonymised capture of IP addresses (IP masking).
Our website uses technologies from Google (Google Remarketing tag) to capture and store data for marketing purposes. This data can be used to create anonymised user profiles and store them in cookies. Third-party providers, including Google, post advertisements on websites on the Internet. Third-party providers, including Google, use the cookies stored as part of the Remarketing Tag function to post advertisements based on your previous visits to our website.