PRIVACY POLICY

Data Protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy.

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Personal data, such as names, addresses or email addresses, are always provided on a voluntary basis when possible. Those data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit permission.

However, we would like to point out that data transmissions via internet (e.g email communication) cannot be entirely secure and may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of personal details against unauthorized access by third parties is not possible.

Cookies

This website partially uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies allow us to make our product more user-friendly, more efficient and more secure. Cookies are small text files, stored by your browser on your computer.

Most cookies that we use are so-called “session cookies”. They will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. Those cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can adjust your browser to inform you when cookies are placed, to individually allow cookies, or to generally exclude cookies in certain cases, as well as to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The deactivation of cookies may impair the functionality of this website.

Server-log-files

The provider of these websites automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us, such as:

  • browser type/version
  • used operating system
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of query

Those data cannot be associated with individual persons. We do not merge this data with other sources. We reserve the right to retrospectively check the data if there is any indication of illegal use.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually sent to and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A.

You will find more information concerning the treatment of user data by Google Analytics in Google’s Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Browser Plugin

You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website. Further, you may prevent the collection of data generated by cookies (including your IP address) and related to the use of these websites, as well as the processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the plug-in under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Objection to Data Collection

You may prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. In doing so, an Opt-Out-Cookie will be placed which prevents future data collection when visiting our website: Disable Google Analytics

Processing of Order Data

We have entered into a contract with Google concerning the processing of order data and fully comply with the strict provisions of German Data Protection Authorities when using Google Analytics.

IP-Anonymization

We use the function “Activate IP anonymization”. Through this, your IP address will be shortened in advance within the member states of the European Union or other contractual states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, your complete IP address will be transmitted to a server in the U.S.A. and shortened there. Commissioned by the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for website operators and to provide other services related to website and internet activities. Google will not merge your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Demographic Data Collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from Google’s interest-based advertising as well as visitor data from third-party providers. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account, or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection.”

WordPress Stats

This website uses WordPress Tool Stats to statistically evaluate visitor access. The tool is provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.

WordPress Stats uses cookies which are stored on your computer and enable the analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about the use of our website is stored on servers in the USA. Your IP address will be anonymised after processing and before storage.

You can adjust your browser to be informed about the placement of cookies and to individually accept, to individually or generally exclude cookies, as well as to activate automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. On deactivation of cookies, the functionality of our website might be limited.

You may object to the collection and use of your data in the future by clicking the link below to place an opt-out-cookie in your browser: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/

If you delete the cookies from your computer, you will need to install the opt-out-cookie again.

Twitter

Functions of the service Twitter are integrated on our websites. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter as well as the function “Re-Tweet”, websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and posted to other users. In doing so, data will be transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point out that we as providers of this websites do not obtain knowledge about the content of those data. For further information, please check the Twitter Privacy Policy: http://twitter.com/privacy.

The privacy settings of your Twitter account can be adjusted under:: http://twitter.com/account/settings

Instagram

Functions of the service Instagram are embedded on our websites. These functions are offered by the Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link content of our websites to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. Instagram will thereby associate visits to our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of these websites, do not obtain knowledge about the content of transmitted data as well as their use by Instagram.

For further information, please review the Instagram Privacy Policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

LinkedIn

Our website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. The provider of LinkedIn is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time you access one of our websites which contains LinkedIn functions, a connection to the servers of LinkedIn is established. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our websites with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn recommend button while logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can associate your visit to our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of these websites, do not obtain knowledge about the content of transmitted data as well as their use by LinkedIn.

For further information, please review the LinkedIn Privacy Policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Google Web Fonts

For the homogenous display of fonts, this website uses so-called web fonts that are provided by Google. On retrieving a website your browser downloads the necessary web fonts to your browser cache in order to correctly display texts and fonts. If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer uses a standard font.

For further information, please see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq as well as Google’s Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

SoundCloud

Our websites may integrate plugins of the social network SoundCloud (SoundCloud Limited, Berners House, 47-48 Berners Street, London W1T 3NF, Great Britain.). On the affected websites the SoundCloud plugins can be recognised by the SoundCloud logo.

When visiting our websites, a connection between your browser and the SoundCloud server will be established after activation of the plugin. In this way, SoundCloud obtains the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the “like” or “share” button while logged on to your SoundCloud user account, you may link and/or share the contents of our websites with your SoundCloud profile. Thereby SoundCloud is able to associate the visit to our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as service providers, do not obtain knowledge about the content of transmitted data as well as the use of such by SoundCloud . For further information, please read the Privacy Policy of SoundCloud under: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy

If you do not wish SoundCloud to associate your user account with the visit to our websites, please log off from your SoundCloud user account before activating the contents of the SoundCloud plugins.

Spotify

On our siyed functions of the music service Spotify are integrated. Provider is the Spotify AB, Birger Jarlsgatan 61, 113 56 Stockholm in Sweden. The Spotify plug-ins can be recognized by the green logo on our site. For an overview of the Spotify plug-ins, see https://developer.spotify.com

Thus, when visiting our pages via the plugin, a direct connection between your browser and the Spotify server can be established. Spotify receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Spotify button while logged into your Spotify account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Spotify profile. This allows Spotify to associate your visit to our pages with your user account.

For more information, please refer to Spotify’s Privacy Policy: https://www.spotify.com/en/legal/privacy-policy/

If you do not want Spotify to associate your visit to our pages with your Spotify user account, please log out of your Spotify user account.

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated website YouTube. The provider of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our websites with an embedded YouTube-plugin, a connection to YouTube servers will be established. Information about which of our websites you have visited will then be transmitted to the YouTube server.

If you are logged on to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behaviour with your personal profile. You may prevent this by logging out of YouTube.

You will find further information concerning the treatment of user data in the YouTube Privacy Policy under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Storage of the IP address

Our comment function stores IP addresses of users who post comments. Since we do not check the comments before publishing on our website, we require access to these data should the need arise for legal action against the originator in the case of violation of law, i.e. insults or propaganda.

SSL Encryption

For security reasons, and to protect the transmission of confidential data, such as enquiries you send to us as the provider, this website uses an SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the change in the address line of the browser from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock-symbol in your browser address line.

When the SSL encryption is activated, the data you have transmitted to us cannot be accessed by third parties.

Right to Information, Deletion, Blocking

You have the right to be informed about your personal data, their origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete those data at any time and free of charge. For further questions, and questions concerning personal data, feel free to contact us under the address published in the impressum/legal notice.

Objection to Commercial Mails

Providers are obligated to publish contact information in the Legal Notice/Imprint. The use of such contact information by third parties for the purpose of distributing unsolicited advertisements or other commercial information is prohibited. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal measures against senders of unsolicited commercial information, e.g. spam emails etc.