Cookies & data privacy

Data privacy

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations as well as this privacy policy.

It is normally possible to use our website without providing personal data. Where personal data (for example name, address or an email address) is collected on these pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis wherever possible. This data is not disclosed to third parties without your express consent.

Server log files

This website automatically collects and stores information in server log files which your browser automatically sends to us. The information is as follows:

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

This data cannot be linked to specific persons. This data is not combined with data from other sources. We reserve the right to check this data at a later point, if we are made aware of specific indications of illegal use.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). To do so, we have concluded a contract with Google for commissioned data processing.

By visiting our website, a connection to Google’s servers is established via software and data will be transmitted to Google’s servers, some of which are in the United States. In addition, Google Analytics uses cookies for storing information about the website user and to help the website analyse how users use the site.

This website uses the “Activation of IP address anonymisation” function. This means your IP address is truncated in advance by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases.

According to statements by Google, Google will use the collected data for the purpose of evaluating use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the data on Google’s behalf.

Detailed information on how user data is handled by Google Analytics can be found in Google’s Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

You can prevent Google Analytics cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser.

You can prevent user data from being recorded by Google Analytics in general on all websites, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

You can prevent user data from being recorded by Google Analytics on this website only by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which prevents your data from being recorded on future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics

Cookies

This website uses cookies.

Cookies make websites more user-friendly and efficient for users. A cookie is a small text file which is used to store information. When you visit a website, the website can place a cookie on your computer. If you re-visit the website later, the website can read the data from the cookie stored earlier and determine, for example, whether you have visited the site before and which parts of the website were of particular interest.

You can find more information on cookies on Wikipedia.

Changing cookie settings

Users can determine how their web browser handles cookies, which cookies are accepted or rejected in the web browser settings. The location of these settings varies depending on the web browser used. Detailed information can be found by calling up the help function of the relevant web browser.

If the use of cookies is limited, then it may not be possible to use all the functions of this website in full.

Cookies on our website

Our website uses the following providers:

  • cookie_notice_accepted: cookie which indicates that the user has accepted the cookie notification
  • PHPSESSID: randomly selected key which uniquely identifies the session data on the server
  • Google: used to store user data in conjunction with the website statistics software Google-Analytics by Google. Further details can be obtained from Google-Analytics.

Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing at any time, as well as the right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us in relation to this or with any further queries relating to personal data at any time using the address provided in the Legal notice.