Learn about our privacy policy

All information below has to be interpreted according to German law. The German version of our privacy policy is legally binding.

We try our best to protect your privacy. In order to achieve best results in this matter, please take a closer look at the information below. If you have more questions about how we use your personal data, please contact us for further information.

Personal data

According to privacy regulations 95/46/EG and the applicable data protection regulations (such as BDSG and TMG) ‘personal data’ is defined as statements of particulars about a legally existing person’s identity and material background (for example: names, address, e-mail, date of birth, etc.)

Collection and usage of data

Usage for information purposes

We only use your data to gain information about how our website is accessed.

While using our website, you can rely on the fact that we generally do not collect, process, or use any of your personal data. If there are exceptions, they are included in the following sections of our privacy policy statement (see below). However, we gather some technical information provided by your browser (browsertype/-version, operating system, length of access, website accessed before) through the “Access-Logging” function of our Webserver (Cookies and Google). We analyze this data only for statistical evaluation.

Cookies

To some extent, our website uses so-called “cookies”. “Cookies” do not cause any damage to your computer and they do not transmit any computer viruses. Cookies make our internet offer more user-friendly, more effective, and safer. Cookies are small text files that your browser stores on your computer. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session-cookies”. They will be deleted automatically after your webpage access. Some other cookies will be stored on your computer until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser when you visit our website, again.

You can set your browser in different modes concerning the acceptance of cookies: your computer informs you about any case in which cookies are stored on your computer, it allows cookies in certain cases only, it block cookies in certain cases or generally, or your computer automatically deletes all cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies in your browser, this website cannot fully function.

Server Access-Log-Files

We collect and store information in so-called “server-log-files”. Your browser transmits these files automatically, when you access this website. These files include information such as:

  • access time and date
  • name of accessed data
  • the number of files transmitted
  • an update, if retrieval was successful
  • URL
  • browsertype/-version
  • operating system and version
  • ip address
  • access provider

We cannot associate any of this information with the person who accessed this website. We store this information temporarily in order to improve the security of our website, especially to protect our webserver from any attacks. We do not use any of this data in combination with data from different sources. We reserve the right to check this data at a later point in time.

Collecting of additional information

We do not collect further information in addition to the cases we mention in the section above. This is of course different, if you decide to contact us through one of the contact forms provided on our website or if you contact us in any other way. If you use our web form and provide personal data in this form (or in an e-mail), we will collect, process, and use this information only to react to your quest or your complaint.

AdWords

We use AdWords to assess the double-click-cookie for statistics, only. If you do not allow this process, please deactivate the manager, here: https://www.google.de/settings/ads/onweb#display_optout. You can also deactivate the usage of cookies by a third-party supplier by changing the settings on this webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Commissioned data processing

We signed a contract with Google for commissioned data processing. We implement the strict regulations of the German board of data protection and privacy policies by using Google Analytics.

YouTube

Our Website uses the plugins of the Google-operated webpage “YouTube”. Operator of these pages is YouTube, LLC, 901, Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you access one of our webpages that include the YouTube-plugin, the webpage establishes a connection with the server system of YouTube. This process informs the YouTube server about which of our website you accessed. If you are logged on to your YouTube-Account simultaneously, YouTube is able to associate your search behaviour with your personal profile. You can block this process by logging out of your YouTube account. You can find further information on processing of user data in the privacy policy of YouTube: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Security

We took technical precautions to protect your data against coincidental and intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or the access by unwarranted parties. We check our security system on a regular basis and adapt it to advanced technologies.

Secure data transfer

Our webpage uses HTTPS with Perfect Forward Secrecy and TLS 1.2 to encode data transfer. We recommend to regularly update your browser in order to keep data transfer as secure as possible. We guarantee content encryption for all forms transmitted in the case of complaint or request. We are the only party that is able to decrypt this information.

Data transfer for use of third parties

We guarantee that we do not transfer your data to third parties, except law requires us to do so. For the case that external service providers access your personal data, we took legal and technical precautions. Moreover, we ensure through regular check-ups that there is no violation of privacy policy regulations.

Your rights

Right of revocation

You have the right to revoke your previous consent to processing your personal data for any future matters.

Right to information

You always have the right to ask for data stored about yourself or your pseudonym. If requested, you can also retrieve this information electronically. We will give you the information no later than one month after your request. In some special cases, we might need some more time.

Right to correction, deletion, and disabling of persona data

You have the right to request the correction, deletion, or disabling of your personal data. If law permits the deletion of your data, your data will be disabled. Access is only possible if there is a legal reason for it.

If you want to exercise your right to correction, deletion, or disabling of your personal data, please contact us. Exercising your rights is free of any charge.

Duty to report violation

We commit ourselves to prevent any attacks that aim at gathering your personal data. We do so by actively using technical updates, regular check-ups, and mechanisms of data protection. We try our best to update our technical equipment and to maintain the latest standard of our privacy policy. Since there is no 100% guarantee to prevent a violation of our privacy policy, we guarantee to report any violation to the responsible authorities within a time frame of 72 hours after we found out about the violation. We will inform all people affected by this violation within the period of 72 hours. Additionally, we will try to eliminate the causes for the violation as soon as possible.