Data protection statement
The protection of your privacy and your personal data as regards the use of our websites is very important to us. In pursuit of this we follow the instructions of the Federal Data Protection Law (BDSG) to the letter, as well as further data protection laws. As such, we explain what personal data we collect during your visit to our website and how we use them.
Our colleagues are, from the start of their tenure with us, obligated to uphold data protection and secrecy pursuant § 5 BDSG, and are trained in data protection by our commissioned data protection officers.
Personal data are – pursuant § 3 Abs. 1 BDSG – particulars about personal or business aspects of an identified or identifiable natural person (e.g. their name, their address or their telephone number).
Collection and processing of personal data
When you use our website we temporarily save, as standard and in pursuit of system security, the connection data of the computer from which a request originates, the web pages of ours that you visit, and the date and duration of your visit to our web pages. Equally, we save as standard the recognition data of the browser you are using and the type of operating system, as well as the web pages, from which you visit ours. The collection and saving of this data is anonymised, so that you as a visitor to our website cannot be personally identified.
Further personal data such as your name, address and telephone number are not collected, except when you give us this data voluntarily, for example in the course of registering by us or executing a contract, or through other enquiries.
Use and transmission of personal data
The data which you make available is used by us exclusively for the purposes of the administration of our web pages and to carry out your requests, such as carrying out a contract or responding to an enquiry of yours.
Only when you have previously given your agreement or if you have not indicated your disagreement – insofar as legal regulations allow – will we use your data for marketing purposes for our enterprise.
Transmission, sale or other dispersion of your data to third parties is not carried out, except to the extent that fulfilling a contract demands or that you have expressly agreed to it. In these cases we will transmit your data pursuant to the directives of the Federal Data Protection Law.
So-called »Cookies« are small data which enable us to save specific information that pertains to you on your computer, while you visit our website. Cookies help us to investigate the frequency of use as well as the number of users who engage with our internet presence, as well as to shape our programmes and offers to make them as appropriate and efficient as possible for you.
We use so-called »Session Cookies«, which are exclusively buffered for the duration of your usage of one of our internet sites.
Using our websites and programmes without cookies is also possible. You can stop cookies being saved by deactivating it in your browser, restricting it to certain websites or setting up your browser in such a way that it notifies you as soon as a cookie is sent. Please be aware, however, that this will mean that you must expect a restricted user experience on our websites.
Cookies cause no harm to your computer and do not contain viruses.
We use no so-called Social Plugins (»Plugins«) on our website from the social network Facebook of Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Therefore, no active code of Facebook’s is run on our website.
Rather, you’ll find that our website has a button with a Facebook link. If you click the button »share on Facebook«, the address of the currently-opened page or, for example, the »Current« entry will be sent to a Facebook-Sharing-Webapp, so that this information can be shared on your own Timeline once you have logged into Facebook. When you share our web pages on Facebook it may be possible for your visit to our website to be mapped to your person. If you use the Like button or leave a Comment, these will be saved by Facebook.
We hereby notify you, that we have no knowledge of the content and scope of the data that Facebook saves, and as such refer you to the currently in-force data protection statement of Facebook itself, under www.facebook.com/policy.php.
Youtube is a brand of Google Inc. (»Google«) 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
We integrate Youtube videos into our website. These Youtube videos are embedded using the www.youtube-nocookie.com/-Option (»expanded data protection mode«). As long as you don’t call up the video, no cookies will be put in place. However, data beyond the current session will be saved in the »Local Storage« of your web browser. You also have a so-called Device-ID, whose function is unclear. Accessing our site leads to a connection with Youtube and with the Double-Click-Network, using your Device-ID. Calling up a video will create a connection to Youtube’s servers. In doing so, further data protection processes will be triggered, over which we have no control. Additional information about data protection and how your data is used by Youtube can be found under www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
Our websites use Piwik, a web analysis service. Piwik deploys so-called cookies to enable analysis of the usage of our website, and these cookies are saved on your computer. In this process, information about website usage is sent to our server and saved for analysis, including your abbreviated IP address. We use this information to optimise our website. Your IP address is only used anonymously; you are always an anonymous user. We also don’t transmit any of your data to third parties.
However, you can stop particular cookies being installed on your computer through the Settings of your browser.
We implement all necessary Technical and Organisatory Measures (TOMs) as regards § 9 Satz 1 of the Federal Data Protection Law, in order to protect your personal data from loss and abuse. Your data is saved in a secure service location, which is not accessible by the public.
Should you want to contact us by email, we hereby inform you that the confidentiality of information transmitted in this way is not guaranteed. We recommend that you only send confidential information to us if it is encrypted, or by post.
On written request we will share with you which information we have saved about your person. You can have this data locked, deleted or amended at any time. To enquire, amend, lock or delete your data, or to withdraw your agreement, please use our contact information in our About section or get in touch with our Data Protection Officer:
We reserve the right to adjust this data protection statement at any time and in accordance with changing legal directives. The current version can be found on our website under the Menu option Data Protection Statement. This data protection statement applies exclusively to our websites and not for websites of third parties to which we link.