Data privacy statement
The detailed data protection declaration can be found here
The responsible body in the sense of the data protection laws is:
Gudensberger Str 8
--Collection of general information
When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server LogFiles) includes, for example, the type of Web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, and the like. This is solely information that does not allow you to make any conclusions about yourself. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver requested content from Web pages and is mandatory when using the Internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us in order to optimize our Internet presence and the underlies technology.
--Registration on our website
--Provision of paid services
For the provision of chargeable services, we will ask for additional data, such as payment details.
In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use the current state of the art appropriate encryption methods (e.g. SSL) over HTTPS.
When users leave comments on the blog, the time of their creation and the user name previously chosen by the site visitor are saved in addition to this information. This is for our security, as we can be prosecuted for illegal content on our website, even if it has been created by users.
When you register to subscribe to our newsletter, the information you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers can also be informed about circumstances that are relevant to the service or registration (for example, changes to the Newsletterangebots or technical circumstances). For an effective registration we need a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that an application is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the "double opt-in" procedure. For this we log the order of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation mail and the receipt of the requested answer. No further data will be collected. The data is used exclusively for the newsletter and is not passed on to third parties. You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and your use for the newsletter at any time. In each newsletter you will find a corresponding link. You can also unsubscribe at any time directly on this website or send us your request via the contact option indicated at the end of this privacy notice.
If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, the information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request as well as for possible connection questions.
--deletion or blocking of data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as this is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned herein or as provided by the various storage periods stipulated by the legislator. After the end of the respective purpose or expiry of these deadlines, the corresponding data are routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the legal regulations.
--Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a Web Analytics service from Google Inc. (following: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and which allow you to analyze the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these web pages, Google's IP address will be shortened in advance within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to make further use of the website and Internet usage related To provide services to the website operator. The IP address submitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; However, we would point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full. You can also prevent Google from capturing the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of such data by using the information available at the following link Download and install browser plugin: Browser add-on to disable Google Analytics.
In addition, or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can stop tracking through Google Analytics on our pages by clicking this link. An opt-out cookie is installed on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from capturing this site and for that browser in the future as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.
--Use of Adobe Analytics (Omniture)
This website uses Adobe Analytics, a Web analytics service from Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited ("Adobe"). Adobe Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and which allow you to analyze the use of the website. If a tracking record is transmitted from a browser of a Web site visitor to the Adobe Datacenter, then the server setting we have made ensures that the IP address is anonymized before geolocalization, that is, that the last octet of the IP address is replaced by zeros. Before the tracking package is saved, the IP address is replaced by individual generic IP addresses. On behalf of the operator of this website, Adobe will use this information to evaluate the use of the website by the users, to compile reports on the website activities and to make further use of the website and the Internet usage related To provide services to the website operator. The IP address submitted by your browser as part of Adobe Analytics will not be merged with any other data from Adobe. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software. However, this offer indicates to users that in this case they may not be able to use all the functions of this website in their entirety. Users may also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and their use of the website (including their IP address) to Adobe, and the processing of such data by Adobe, by using the information available at the following link Download and install the browser plug-in. The current link is: http://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/opt-out.html
--use of Scriptbibliotheken (Google webfonts)
We use Scriptbibliotheken and font libraries such as Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) on this website to display our content in a browser-spanning and graphically appealing way. Google Webfonts are transferred to the cache of your browser to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support or prevents access to Google Webfonts, content is displayed in a standard font. Calling Scriptbibliotheken or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library's operator. It is theoretically possible – but currently also unclear whether and if necessary for what purposes – that operators of corresponding libraries collect data.
The data protection policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
--Use of Adobe Typekit
--Use of Google Maps
You can find detailed instructions on how to manage your own data in connection with Google products here.
--Embedded YouTube videos
On some of our websites we embed YouTube videos. The operator of the corresponding plugins is the YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, you connect to YouTube servers. YouTube will tell you which pages you are visiting. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your browsing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand. When a YouTube video is launched, the provider sets cookies to collect information about user behavior. If you have disabled the saving of cookies for the Google ad program, you will also not have to expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos. However, YouTube also makes non-personally identifiable usage information available in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the browser from storing cookies.
On our websites, social plugins are used by the providers listed below. The plug-ins let you know that they are marked with the corresponding logo.
Through these plugins, information that may include personal data may be sent to the service providers and may be used by it. We prevent the unconscious and unintentional collection and transmission of data to the service provider through a 2-click solution. To activate a desired social plugin, it must be activated by clicking on the corresponding switch. This activation of the plugin also triggers the collection of information and its transmission to the service provider. We do not collect personal data by means of the social plug-ins or their use. We have no control over what data an activated plugin collects and how it is used by the provider. It is currently necessary to assume that a direct connection to the services of the provider will be extended and at least the IP address and device-related information will be collected and used. There is also the possibility that the service providers try to store cookies on the computer used. Please refer to the data protection information provided by the respective service provider for the specific data that is collected and how it is used. Note: If you are logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook can identify you as a visitor to a particular page.
On our website we have included the social media buttons of the following companies:
Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave-Palo Alto-CA 94304-USA)
Google Plus/Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway-Mountain View-CA 94043-USA)
Our website uses Google conversion tracking. If you reach our website via a Google-switched ad, Google AdWords will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on a Google-enabled AD. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not intended for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to that page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. As a result, cookies cannot be tracked through the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers will see the total number of users who clicked on your ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, you do not receive any information that allows users to identify themselves personally. If you do not want to participate in the tracking, you can reject the required setting of a cookie – for example by means of a browser setting, which generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies or set your browser to accept cookies from the domain " Googleleadservices.com ". Please note that you may not delete the opt-out cookies as long as you do not wish to record any measurement data. If you have deleted all your cookies in the browser, you must reset the respective opt-out cookie.
--Your rights to information, rectification, blocking, deletion and opposition
You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored with us at any time. You also have the right to rectification, blocking or, apart from the stipulated data storage for business processing, deletion of your personal data. Please contact our Data protection officer. The contact details can be found at the bottom.
In order for a lock of data to be considered at any time, this data has to be stored in a lock file for control purposes. You may also request that the data be deleted if there is no statutory obligation to archive. If such an obligation exists, we will block your data on request.
You may make changes or revoke your consent by notifying us with effect for the future.
--Questions to the Data protection officer
If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact our Data protection officer directly: