Data privacy

Most areas of this website can be used without having to supply personal information. Any personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) submitted by visitors to our website is done so voluntarily. The information you provide will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent.

Please note that the transmission of data on the Internet (e.g. data sent in emails) is never guaranteed regarding safety. It is impossible to guarantee your safety with electronic data and transmission.

We hereby expressly object to the utilisation of contact details published within the scope of our legal notice obligations by third parties to provide unsolicited advertising material and information. The operator of the website reserves the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited receipt of advertising materials, e.g. via spam mails.

Scope

This data privacy statement informs users of this website about the type, scope and the purpose of collecting and using personal data by the responsible provider of this website. The legal basis of the data privacy statement can be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG)

Access data / Server logfiles

The provider (or their webspace provider) collects data on every access to the website (called "server logfiles") Access data includes: The name of the requested web page, the file, date and time of the request, the amount of data sent, notification that the web page was successfully opened, browser type plus version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the page visited immediately before), IP address and the requesting provider. The provider only uses the log data for statistical analyses as is necessary for running, safeguarding and optimising the website. However, the provider reserves the right to retrospectively inspect the log data should specific grounds give rise to the legitimate suspicion of unlawful use.

Processing personal data

Personal data is any information that can be used to identify a specific individual. This includes name, email address and phone number. But also information on preferences, hobbies, memberships and which websites have been visited by a person is personal data. Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is legally allowed or the user has agreed to this acquisition of data.

Contact

When contacting the provider (e.g. via a contact form or by email), the user’s data is saved for the purpose of processing the request and answering any further questions that might arise.

Embedded services and contents from third parties

Contents from third parties, such as YouTube videos, map materials from Google Maps, RSS Feeds or graphics from other websites, may at times be embedded in this website. This always presupposes that the providers of such content (hereinafter "third party provider") may see the IP address of the user. Without the IP address they would be unable to send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore essential for such content to be displayed. We strive to only use such content for which the respective provider uses the IP addresses for the sole purpose of supplying the content. However, we are powerless to prevent third party providers from storing the IP addresses, e.g. for statistical purposes. Insofar as we are aware of such activity, we shall inform the user accordingly.

Use of cookies

On several pages, we use cookies to make visiting our website more attractive and to allow the use of certain functions. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer. Most of the cookies will be deleted from your hard drive after the browser session has ended (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and allow us to recognise your computer during your next visit (so-called persistent cookies). Based on your wishes, you can set your browser either to be informed when a cookie is stored, so that you can decide on acceptance on a case-by-case basis, or to accept all cookies, or to reject all cookies. However, please note that by refusing the use of cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Right of information, rectify, block and delete data

In accordance with the German Federal Data Protection Act, users are entitled to obtain information about your stored data free of charge. Additionally, users, if they so wish, have the right to rectify, block or delete this data.

Use of user profile pseudonyms for web analysis

This website uses Piwik (www.piwik.org), a web analytics tool for statistical analysis of user visits to our website. This data may be used to create user profiles under a pseudonym. The profiles are used to analyse visitor behaviour and to improve the design and contents of this website. This may require the use of cookies. Cookies are small data files that are stored locally in the cache of the website user’s internet browser and enable the website to recognise an internet browser in the future. The data collected by Piwik will not be used to personally identify visitors to our website unless we have the respective user’s explicit consent. Nor will the personal data be linked to the person behind the pseudonym. Permission to use personal data can be withdrawn at any time. See below for instructions.

Opt-out

If you decide to opt-out, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. This means that you will have to click the link again if you delete your cookies.