Legal Notice & Privacy Statement
We take the protection of your personal information very seriously. We want you to know what kind of information we store, and how we use it. We have adopted technical and organizational measures to ensure that the regulations of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetzes (Federal Data Protection Act, hereafter referred to as “BDSG”) and other applicable laws are observed by us, as well as outside organizations and service providers associated with us.
With every access to this Internet page or any download of files, the provider’s server creates and then stores a log file containing a user’s personal information. These files contain information such as:
- file name,
- date and time of access,
- amount of data downloaded,
- access status (file downloaded, unable to locate information, etc.),
- description of the web browser used,
- client IP address, as well as
- description of the type of web browser used.
When you access our website, your data is anonymized and stored on an especially protected server. Only authorized technical personnel responsible for the maintenance of servers has access to this information Since there is no association with your personal data, this information is used only for statistical evaluations of anonymized records.
Entering your personal information (e-mail, name, or address) on our website is voluntary. This information is also handled confidentially and is not passed on to third parties.
If, within the framework of a data processing agreement in accordance with § 11 BDSG , your personal information is passed on to service providers for our company, these entities will be contractually obligated to adhere to the requirements of the BDSG and all other relevant data protection regulations. By order of applicable government authorities, we may be required to provide personal information in cases of protection against threats, criminal prosecution, or other reasons required by law.
So-called “cookies” are used to expand the functionality and features of our Internet pages. The cookies allow information to be stored on your computer when you use our website. The same applies to other Internet pages for which there is a link on our webpage. These may also contain cookies. It is to be expected that most browsers are configured to accept cookies automatically. However, you can set your browser to disable cookies, or to receive a notification whenever cookies are sent.
This website uses Google Analytics, an advertising analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable analysis of the use of the website. Generally, the information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event of activation of the IP anonymizer on this website, Google will first truncate your IP address within member countries of the European Union or in other contracted states of the agreement covering the European economic region. Only in extraordinary cases is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Per contract with the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about the activities of the website, and to realize additional services related to website and Internet use for the operator of the site. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not associated with any other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies through the appropriate setting of your browser software. We want to point out, however, that if you disable cookies on your browser, you may not be able to use all functions on this website. Additionally, you can prevent Google from collecting the data of your use of the website generated by the cookie (including your IP address) and Google’s processing of that data by downloading the browser plugin available through the following link and installing it on your computer: (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en)
You can disable Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be established that will disable future collection of your information when visiting this website.
Deactivate Google Analytics
Every user has the right to request information regarding his/her stored personal data free of charge. By law, users may also request blocking, deletion, or correction of their personal information. To exercise these rights, your express request must be sent to the operator of this website.
Links to other websites
As providers of this website, we are responsible for its content. This does not apply to websites linked to our site, as we have no control over adherence to applicable data protection and privacy policies by operators of these websites. This declaration thus applies exclusively only to our website. We are not liable for the content of outside websites.