Data protection declaration
• In the following, we will inform you about the elicitation of personal data when using our website.
• The term "personal data" refers to all data that can be personally referred to you. This includes your name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour. Regarding the other terminology, in particular the terms "processing" and "consent", we refer to the legal data protection definitions.
• In principle, we process personal data only insofar as this is necessary to provide a functioning website and the content and services we offer. The processing of personal data only takes place regularly, if you have given us consent or if processing is permitted by law.
• Your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is removed. In addition, storage may be provided if required by national or European regulations to which we are subject. A blocking or cancellation of the data takes place, if the storage period prescribed in the respective regulations has expired. The latter does not apply if further storage of the data is required for a contract or fulfillment of the contract.
• As far as we rely on commissioned service providers for individual functions of our website or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail below about the respective processes.
Responsible authority according to § 3 Abs. 7 Federal Data Protection Act ("FDPA") as well as service provider according to § 13 Telemediengesetz ("TMG") is:
Legal representatives, Doris Ehrmann, Giordano Righi
Further details on the responsible body can be found in our imprint.
You have the following rights with respect to personal data concerning you:
• the right to information,
• the right to revision and cancellation,
• the right to restriction of the processing of data,
• the right to object to the processing of data,
• the right to data portability.
You also have the right to complain about the processing of your personal data to a data protection supervisory authority.
Processing of personal data regarding informational use of our website
If you visit our website without registering or providing us with any other information ("informational use"), we will only collect the personal data that your web browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to enable you to view our website and to ensure stability and security:
• IP address
• Date and time of the request
• Time zone difference to GMT
• Content of the website
• Access status (HTTP status)
• Amount of data transferred
• Website which brought you to our website
• Web browser
• Operating system
• Language and version of the browser
The aforementioned data is also stored in so-called log files on our servers. There is no combined storage of this data together with your other personal data. The collection and temporary storage of the IP address is necessary to enable the presentation of our website on your device. For this, your IP address must be stored for the duration of your visit to our website. Storage in logfiles serves to ensure the functionality and optimisation of our website as well as to ensure the security of our information technology systems. We don’t evaluate this data for marketing purposes.
For the aforementioned purposes, we have a legitimate interest in the processing of data.
The aforementioned data, which we need for the provision of our website, will be deleted when the respective session is over. The gathering of the aforementioned data, for the provision of our website and the storage of this data in log files is essential for the operation of our website. There is no possibility to appeal.
Further functions and offers on our website
In addition to the above-described informative use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, it is usually necessary to provide further personal data. We need this data to provide the respective service. The aforementioned principles for the processing of data apply.
We partly use carefully selected and commissioned external service providers to process this data. These service providers are bound by our instructions and are regularly monitored by us. Insofar as personal data is passed on to third parties during the services that we offer together with partners, you can find more detailed information in the subsequent descriptions of the individual services. Insofar as these third parties are based in a country outside of the European Economic Area, you can obtain more detailed information about the consequences of this circumstance in the subsequent descriptions of the individual services.
If you contact us by e-mail, the personal information you provide us with in your e-mail will be stored. We also have a contact form on our website that you can use to contact us. The data that you enter into the contact form will be transmitted to us and saved.
• First name
• E-mail address
• Telephone number
In addition, we store your IP address and the time, when it was sent. This data is not passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively to answer your questions. The processing of the aforementioned personal data is solely used to process your requests. The processing of further personal data resulting from the use of the contact form provided on our website is intended to prevent misuse and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
Use of the comment function in our blog
On our website we offer a blog. In this blog we publish posts on various topics. You can leave comments on the respective contributions. When you submit a comment, it will be published with the username you provided. We recommend that you use a pseudonym instead of your name when choosing your username. To use the comment function, it is obligatory to state your chosen username and your e-mail address. Further information can be provided voluntarily. If you leave a comment, we store your IP address for the aforementioned data.
The storage of your e-mail address is for the purpose of contacting you in case a third party declares your comment to be unlawful. We store your IP address for the purpose of being able to defend ourselves against claims of third parties in case of publication of illegal contents. We do not check submitted comments before publication. We reserve the right to delete comments if they are declared to be unlawful by third parties.
We will save your e-mail address as long as your comment is publicly visible. We will delete your IP address one week after you publish the comment. You can object to the storage of the aforementioned data at any time.
In addition, we offer a service that notifies you by e-mail when other users leave a comment on your post. In order to use this service, you must tick the box, which says "E-mail service", when writing your comment. For this service we use the so-called Double-Opt-In procedure. If you post a comment after ticking the box, you will receive an e-mail to confirm your e-mail address and you will be asked if you wish to receive our notification e-mails in the future.
We offer the possibility to register by providing personal data. The data is typed into an entry form and transmitted to us and stored. A transfer of data to third parties does not take place. The following data is gathered during the registration process:
• First name
• E-mail address
• Telephone number
At the time of registration, the IP address and date and time of registration will also be saved. As part of the registration process, the consent of the user to process this data is obtained. Registration is required for the provision of certain content and services on our website. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its elicitation. This is the case if the registration on our website is canceled or changed. You have the option to cancel the registration at any time. You can change your personal data, which is stored, at any time.
We use Google Analytics only with the activated IP anonymization described above. This means that Google will only process your IP address in abbreviated form. A personal relationship can thus be excluded.
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and to continuously improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. By statistically evaluating user behaviour we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by Google. Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
Users can prevent the storage of cookies generated by Google Analytics by setting their browser software accordingly. In this respect, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our website. If you wish to prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and relating to your user behaviour (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google, you can download and install the web browser plug-in available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
In order to oblige Google to process the transmitted data only in accordance with our instructions and to comply with the applicable data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with Google. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the Privacy Shield Agreement concluded between the European Union and the USA and certified itself. By doing so, Google undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found at the following linked entry: www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt00000000001L5AAI&status=Active
Third party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001 Further information on data use by Google, setting and objection possibilities and data protection can be found at the following Google websites:
Terms of service: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html
Overview of data protection: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
Google's use of data when using our partners' websites or apps: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en
Use of data for advertising purposes: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads
Settings for personalised advertising by Google: https://adssettings.google.co.uk