Data protection declaration
As a user of our website, you will receive all necessary information in this data protection declaration about how, to what extent and for what purpose we or third party providers collect and use data from you. The collection and use of your data is carried out strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). We are particularly committed to the confidentiality of your personal data and therefore work strictly within the limits set by the legal requirements. This personal data is collected on a voluntary basis if possible. We also only pass these data on to third parties with your express consent. We ensure a high level of security for particularly confidential data such as payment transactions or your inquiries to us by using SSL encryption. However, we would like to take this opportunity to point out the general dangers of Internet use, on which we have no influence. Particularly in e-mail traffic, your data are not secure without further precautions and can possibly be collected by third parties.
Information, deletion, blocking
At any time you will receive free of charge information about the personal data stored by us concerning your person as well as the origin, the recipient and the purpose of data collection and data processing. In addition, you have the right to demand that your data be corrected, blocked or deleted. This does not apply to data that is stored in accordance with legal regulations or that are required for the proper processing of business transactions. To ensure that a data lock can be implemented at any time, data is stored in a lock file for control purposes. If data are not subject to a legal archiving obligation, we will delete your data at your request. If the archiving obligation applies, we block your data. For all questions and concerns regarding the correction, blocking or deletion of personal data, please contact our data protection officer under the contact details in this data protection declaration or at the address given in the imprint.
Cookies collect data about your IP address, your browser, your operating system and your Internet connection. We do not associate this information with personal data and do not pass it on to third parties. Under no circumstances are cookies used by us to transfer malware or spyware to your computer.
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Provision of paid services
If you wish to use the services and services offered on our website, we may need to collect additional data from you for billing purposes and security reasons. Regularly, this includes your name, a valid e-mail address and, if applicable, your address and telephone number as well as further information depending on the individual case. This may also involve content that allows us to check the data provided, such as your ownership of the e-mail address you provide. For legal reasons, we must ensure that you actually wish to receive the services offered, and that we are able to charge you for them properly. We work in payment transactions to secure your data with the encryption standard SSL, recognizable by the browser line „https://“.
Collection of access data
The delivery and presentation of the contents via our website requires the technical recording of certain data. With your access to our website, these so-called server log files are recorded by us or the provider of the web space. These log files do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you and your person.
The corresponding information consists of the name of the website, the file, the current date, the amount of data, the web browser and its version, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet provider, the referrer URL as the page from which you have switched to our site, and the corresponding IP address.
We use this data for the presentation and delivery of our contents as well as for statistical purposes. The information supports the provision and continuous improvement of our offer. We also reserve the right to check the mentioned data at a later date if there is suspicion of illegal use of our offer.
We collect personal data within the scope of data avoidance and data economy only to the extent and for as long as it is necessary for the use of our website, or as required by law. We take the protection of your personal data seriously and adhere strictly to the relevant legal regulations and this data protection declaration when collecting and processing personal data. If the purpose of the data collection ceases to exist or the end of the legal storage period is reached, the data collected will be blocked or deleted.
Our website can be used regularly without passing on personal data. If we collect personal data – such as your name, address or e-mail address – this data collection is voluntary. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.
Please note that data is generally not always transmitted securely on the Internet. Particularly in e-mail traffic, data exchange protection cannot be guaranteed.
The server logfiles are anonymous data collected when you access our website. This information does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you personally, but for technical reasons it is indispensable for the delivery and presentation of our content. Furthermore, they serve our statistics and the continuous optimization of our content. Typical log files are the date and time of access, the amount of data, the browser used for access and its version, the operating system used, the domain name of the provider you have commissioned, the page from which you came to our offer (referrer URL) and your IP address. Logfiles also allow us to carry out a detailed check if we suspect illegal use of our website.
Our website uses SSL encryption when transmitting confidential or personal information from our users. This encryption is activated, for example, during the processing of payment transactions as well as for enquiries you send to us via our website. Please make sure that the SSL encryption is activated from your site in case of corresponding activities. The use of encryption is easy to detect: The display in your browser line changes from „http://“ to „https://“. Data encrypted via SSL cannot be read by third parties. Only transfer your confidential information when SSL encryption is enabled and if in doubt, contact us.
Encrypted payment transactions
We secure your data in payment transactions. Therefore, for security reasons and to protect your confidential and personal information, our site uses SSL encryption for payment transactions. You can determine whether SSL encryption is enabled or not. You can recognize the use of encryption by the browser’s address line. Data transmission is encrypted only if the regular display changes from „http://“ to „https://“. The browser line „https://“ shows the use of SSL encryption, payment transactions are now encrypted. Activating SSL encryption makes it impossible for third parties to read your confidential data. Therefore, transfer your data only if SSL encryption is activated.
Use of Google Analytics
By changing your browser settings, you can prevent the storage of cookies on your computer. However, this may imply restrictions on the presentation and functionality of our website.
A browser plugin also prevents the collection and use of data generated by cookies. You can download it at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en