Collecting general information
When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser and operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider and similar information. This information cannot be traced to an individual person. It is necessary for the correct display of website content and is essential when using the internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us in order to optimise our online presence and the technology running it.
Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically provides us with certain data such as IP address, browser used, computer operating system and type of internet connection.
Cookies cannot be used to launch programs or transfer viruses to a computer. The information contained in cookies enables us to make navigation easier for you and to display our web pages correctly.
Under no circumstances will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.
In order to ensure the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.
If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, the information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these web pages, Google will first shorten your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services to website operators in connection with website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.
Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)
In order to display our content correctly and in a visually appealing way across all browsers, we use script and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser’s cache to avoid multiple loading. If your browser does not support Google Web Fonts or does not allow access, content will be displayed in a default font.
Calling up script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library operator. It is theoretically possible – but currently unclear whether and for what purposes – for the operators of such libraries to collect data.
Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection
You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at any time. You also have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked or deleted, apart from the necessary data storage for business transactions.
In order for a data block request to be taken into account at any time, this data must be kept in a block file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data, unless there is a legal archiving obligation. As far as such an obligation exists, we will block your data on request.
You can change or revoke your consent with future effect by notifying us accordingly.
We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement from time to time so that it always complies with current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the privacy statement, e.g. when introducing new services. Your return visit will then be subject to the new privacy statement.