Data protection declaration  

1. Recording, processing and use of personal data

Personal data are information about your personal or factual situation, in particular name, date of birth, e-mail address, telephone number or postal address. We record, process and use the personal data provided by you to the extent that it is necessary for the substantiation, implementation or ending of a contractual situation with a legal transaction or similar to a legal transaction with you.

Apart from this, we do not forward personal data to third parties without your instigation, nor do we sell or hire out data. We however reserve the right to disclose information about you if we are obliged to do so by law or provision is demanded from us by authorities acting in accordance with law or by law enforcement agencies.

2. Contact, information, revocation, blockage, deletion

At any time, you can contest use of your personal data for the future, arrange for a partial or complete blockage or deletion or demand information about the data stored by us on your person or their correction free of charge. Compliance with a particular form is not necessary, simply write to our address stated in the imprint.

3. Information automatically stored when you visit our websites / use of cookies

On our websites, so-called “cookies” are used. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer’s hard disk by your browser. The cookies used by us do not store any personal data, with the result that personal identification has been ruled out. 

a) Cookies to improve the functionality of our Websites

On the one hand, we use cookies in order to understand better how our websites are used and to improve their attractiveness, contents and functionality. For example, cookies help us to determine whether and which sub-sites of our website are visited and the contents in which the users are interested. In detail, we in particular register the number of accesses to a site, the number of the sub-sites visited, the time spent on our websites, the order of the sites which are visited, the search terms which have led you to us, the country, the region and possibly the town from which the access is made, the Internet browser you are using with its language setting and the share of mobile terminal devices which access our websites. The IP address of your computer, which is transmitted for technical reasons, is automatically made anonymous and does not enable any conclusions about you by us. 

b) This is how you can prevent “cookies” from being stored or can delete them

You can set your Internet browser in such a way that storage of cookies on your hard disk is prevented or you are asked each time whether you agree to the setting of cookies. You can also delete cookies which have already been set at any time. You can see how all of this functions in detail in the operating instructions of your browser. You can find an explanation in text and pictures for the Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome Internet browsers at this link: http://www.meine-cookies.org/cookies_verwalten/index.html

4. Web analysis tools

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies: text files that are stored on your computer and that facilitate analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA as a rule and stored there. In the event of activation of the IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address is however curtailed by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the European Economic Area Treaty. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and curtailed there. By order of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to render other services related to the use of the website and the Internet for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not put together with other data from Google. You can prevent storage of the cookies by a matching setting of your browser software; however, we point out that you will possibly not be able to make use of all the functions of this website to the complete extent in this case. In addition, you can prevent recording of the data generated by the cookie relative to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of these data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

You can find more information about this under http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de or under http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information on Google Analytics and data protection). We point out that Google Analytics has been extended by the “gat._anonymizeIp();“code on this website, in order to guarantee anonymised recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

5. Data security

We have taken technical and organisational measures in order to protect your data against loss, change or outside access.

6. Updating and amendment

Parts of the data protection declaration may be amended or updated by us without you being notified by us in advance. Please check the data protection declaration before you make use of our offer in order to be absolutely up to date in the event of possible updates or amendments.

7. Right to information

By request, we will inform you in writing whether and which personal data have been stored by us about you. If false information has been stored despite our efforts for correctness of the data and topicality, we shall correct them if you so request. You can also revoke your consent to storage of your personal data for the future at any time by a brief notification.