Below you can find a short and easy-to-understand overview of the collection and processing of your data. Please refer to our Data Protection Declaration for detailed information.
We collect the following data:
The domain name or the IP address of your computer, the file request of the client (file name and URL), the http reply code and the internet page from which you visit us.
If you register for our newsletter, we save the date and time, the registration and the email address that you have entered for this purpose.
Within the scope of social plugins your interactions with these plugins.
This is how we register your data:
The data being created during a visit on our website is registered on an automated basis by using cookies when and where appropriate. Also, the data created when using our newsletter. Otherwise, we only register your data based on your entries on our website, in the respective data entry forms. Wherever this applies, you will always find directly with the form a link to the specific data protection notice.
This is what we use your data for:
technical administration and provision of the website.
mailing and improvement of the monthly newsletter.
forwarding to the operators of social networks whose plugin is used through our website.
Additionally, we use your data
solely within the legally defined limits,
to detect any misuse and to eliminate any faults,
to provide information to state institutions.
Duration of data storage
The duration of the data storage primarily depends on the fulfillment of the purpose. This means that we store your data exactly as long as we need these in order to serve the purpose of data recording. In some cases, however, there are statutory data storage periods requiring a storage period differing from this. In these cases we store the data as long as this is required by the respectively applicable law. If data in a special context (e.g. Google Analytics) is deleted after a different period of time, this period is explicitly mentioned in the detailed data protection declaration.You have these rights:
right of access to information (you can enquire about all kinds of information of this reference at any time)
right to have all data erased (unless there are any deadlines in contradiction to this)
right to be forgotten (if data have been transferred, we are obliged to ask the recipient to delete these)
right to data portability (if you wish, we are obliged to transfer the data to a third party in a machine-readable way)
right to correct any data category
right to object against processing
right to correct any incorrect data
right to complain at the supervisory authority
These details for your data protection provide a concise overview. The complete set of information can be found in the comprehensive version.
To protect your rights and to guarantee legally correct data processing, we have appointed an external data protection officer.
Data Protection Declaration (comprehensive version)
In this full version we describe the data collection procedure provided in the short version (the so-called one-pager) in more detail. Despite checking and controlling all contents thoroughly we are not in the position to assume any liability for external links to third party contents.
In the following you can find which details are collected during your visit to our website and how this data is used:
1. Collection and processing of data
Each time our website is viewed and/or a file stored on our website is opened, this is recorded. This storage of data serves the purpose of our internal system-oriented and statistical handling:
What is being recorded,
Name of the accessed file,
Date and time of the access,
Amount of data transferred,
Notification of successful access,
Web browser and requesting domain,
The IP addresses of the requesting computers.
Cookies are small data volumes in the form of text information which are sent to your browser by the webserver. These are stored on your hard drive. They can only be read by the server which has previously stored them and they contain information about what has been viewed on the website and when. Cookies identify the IP address of the computer and do NOT store any personal information, e.g. your name. In the case of cookies you have the choice to allow these or not. Modifications in this respect can be made in your browser settings. At least the following settings are possible:
Always allow and store cookies,
Allow cookies but delete these after each session,
If you generally block all cookies, this can lead to restrictions in function and to error messages on the website.
If you have registered for our newletter or have otherwise provided an email address for the purpose of receiving our newsletter, we use this address provided by you for sending this newsletter to you. If this email address differs from the one provided for any other communication, we exclusively use this one for the newsletter. You can withdraw from the distribution list for the newsletter at any time. If you have stated an email address exclusively for the newsletter, we will delete this address immediately after your cancellation. Once the newsletter has been sent to you, we can track whether you have opened this and which links you have clicked onto within the newsletter. We use this data in order to design our future newsletters more effectively. Any further personal data will only be recorded if you provide these details voluntarily within the process of establishing a contact.
1.2. Additional data collection forms
If any further forms are integrated in the website with which we collect data from you, then it is principally clearly indicated which data is necessary for the process of completing the form and which data can be provided by you on a voluntary basis. A detailed explanation regarding the data protection within such a form can be found in the respective specific data protection notice. You have to confirm that you are aware of this by clicking onto the opt-in before being able to send the form. The fact that you have ticked the opt-in box is saved together with your request.
2. Disclosure of personal information
Your personal information is only forwarded to a third party or passed on otherwise if required for the purpose of implementing a contract, if required for billing purposes, or if you have given your consent prior to this. You have the right to revoke your consent with future effect at any time.
Additionally, we transmit data through plugins to social networks (see 4.)
Personal data that has been stored is deleted or blocked if you revoke your consent concerning the storage of your data, if this information is no longer required for the fulfillment of purpose in combination with the data storage, or if the storage of this data is unlawful for any other statutory reasons. Once we have transmitted any data, we notify the recipient about the necessity of deleting this data.
3. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC. (for Europe: Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland - “Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have activated IP anonymization on this website, so your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transferred 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 evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website and internet usage to the website operator.
Google is therefore a processor on behalf of Art. 4 No. 8 GDPR, a corresponding agreement for processing on behalf of Art. 28 Para. 3 GDPR was concluded.
The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by using the browser plug-in available available for download and installation under the following link.
This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp ()". As a result, IP addresses are processed in abbreviated form, so that they cannot be linked to a person. As far as the data collected about you is personal, it is immediately excluded and the personal data is deleted immediately.
We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. We can use the statistics obtained to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data are transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.
This website incorporates the fonts Google Fonts from the provider Google (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland), whereby the data of the website visitors are used for the purpose of displaying the fonts in the browser of the user. The integration takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests in a technically safe, maintenance-free and efficient use of fonts and their uniform representation.
We use Google Maps on this website. This enables us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to conveniently use the map function.
When you visit the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the above data will be transmitted. This takes place regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your profile to be assigned to Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and / or the needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation takes place in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs.
4. Social Media PlugIns
Our website contains social media plugins from various providers.
In principle these are operators of social networks whose processing sites are located in the area of the USA. The respective plugin can be recognised by the logo of the provider or the relevant symbol (“I like button“).
We use these plugins: XING, YouTube and Amazon.
As soon as you visit our website the plugin directly establishes a link between your internet browser and the servers of the operators. This means the information is transmitted that you have visited our website with your IP address. When you are logged in to the network in question you can link the respective content, which is located on our website, with your profile via this button. Then it is possible to link your visit to our website to your social network account. We as the provider of our website are not informed about the content of the data transferred and/or the the use of this data. The circumstances of this usage are based on the data protection declaration of the respective providers:
In the event, however, that you are a member of one of these social networks but do not want data about you to be transferred to these networks via our website and to be linked with your membership data, then you have to log out of the respective networks before you visit our website.
5. Data protection officer
Your trust is important to us. For this reason we take your data security very seriously, which is why we always want to be available for you to answer any questions concerning the processing of your personal data. The name and contact details of the data protection officer can be found in the short version of this document. If you have any questions which cannot be answered by this data protection declaration and/or if you wish more detailed information concerning one or more points, you can contact the data protection officer at any time.
6. Your rights
For your rights in this context please refer to the list in the short version of the data protection declaration via which you have reached this text.
We are striving to store your personal data in such a way - seizing all organisational opportunities – so that it is not accessible by third parties. When communicating via email we cannot guarantee complete data security therefore we recommend sending confidential information by ordinary mail. This data protection declaration is subject to changing regulations and circumstances and is therefore adjusted if and when required.