Privacy policy

How we protect your data. What happens with your data and what will be collected on this site

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 unauthorised 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 recognise 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.

Contact form

If you send enquiries to us via the contact form, your data entered into the contact form, including the stated contact information, are stored for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry and in case of additional enquiries. Those data will not be passed on without your permission.

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.

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/

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.

Processing of data (customer data and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only as far as necessary for the establishment of, content-related arrangement of, or change of, the legal relationship (personal data). We only collect, process and use personal data about the use of our websites (usage data) insofar as it is necessary to establish or invoice the use of the service.

Transmission of data on contract conclusion for online shops, traders and product shipment

We transmit personal data to third parties only if it necessary to fulfill the contract, e.g transmitting data to the shipping agent or to the commissioned credit institution in charge of the payment. There is no further transmission of data to third parties unless you have given your explicit permission. There is no transmission of data to third parties for commercial purposes.

Transmission of data on contract conclusion for services and digital contents

We transmit personal data to third parties only if it is necessary to fulfill the contract, e.g transmitting data to the commissioned credit institution in charge of the payment.

There is no further transmission of data to third parties unless you have given your explicit permission. There is no transmission of data to third parties for commercial purposes.

Encrypted payment transaction on this website

Payment transactions via common methods of payment (Visa/Mastercard, direct debit) take place exclusively via an encrypted SSL connection. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the change in the browser line from „http://“ to „https://“ and the lock-symbol in your browser line.

In using encrypted communication, any bank details, which you submit to us, cannot be read 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/Impressum. 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.

Amazon AWS und Amazon Cloudfront

This website uses the Content Delivery Network (CDN) Cloudfront. This is a service of Amazon Web Services Inc., 410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109-5210. The Cloudfront CDN provides duplicates of data from a Web site on various distributed Amazon Web Services (AWS) servers worldwide. This results in a faster page load time, higher resiliency, and increased data loss protection.
The images and videos included on this website are obtained from the Cloudfront CDN when the site is accessed. This retrieval transmits information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) to Amazon servers in the EU and stores them there. This happens as soon as you enter our website. The use of Amazon Web Services and the Amazon CDN Cloudfront is in the interests of greater site resilience, increased protection against data loss and faster loading of this website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
To learn more about Amazon Web Services privacy practices, visit: https://aws.amazon.com/data-protection/
For the latest Amazon Web Services privacy statement, please visit: https://aws.amazon.com/en/privacy/