The following explains the actions we take when you visit our website – naturally in compliance with applicable data security regulations, which information we collect and how we process it.
The most important data privacy information can be found below. We have organized the information by topic. The contact details of the person responsible in terms of data protection laws and provider of this website can be found in the Disclaimer.
Server log files
For security reasons (e. g. hacker attempts against our website) we store data related to each individual access to our webspace.
The only personal information we collect when you visit our websites is the information your browser communicates to our servers. When you browse our website, we collect the information required on the technical side to display our website and to ensure stability and security. The following information (called server log file) is collected:
- IP address of the requesting device
- Date and time of the inquiry
- The name of the file (e.g. example.html)
- Data volume transferred
- Access status (sucessful (200), file not found (404), redirected (301), etc.
- Information on the browser
- User’s operating system
- Language and version of the browser
- Websites from which our internet site was accessed
This information is also in the system’s log files. This information is not stored together with other personal information.
The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests pursued by the person in charge). This data is deleted on a weekly basis.
Deletion / Blocking of data
We adhere to the principle of data avoidance and data economy.
Therefore, we only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to
legal requirements. After discontinuation of the respective purpose or
expiration of legal deadlines, the corresponding data will be (in accordance
with the statutory provisions)
blocked or deleted.
Your rights to access to information, to rectification, to erasure, to
restriction of processing, and right to object
You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at any time. Likewise, you have the right to correction, restriction of processing, or deletion of your personal data (if there is no contradicting legal obligation regarding the storage of certain information).
For data to be blocked, these data must be stored in a log file. You can also request the deletion of the data, as long as there is no legal archiving obligation. As far as such an obligation exists, we block your data on request. You can make changes or revoke your consent by notifying us with effect for the future.
We use outside ad companies to display ads. These ads may contain cookies and/or web beacons to collect data in the ad serving process and are collected by certain ad companies, and we do not have access to this information. We use Google AdX and other third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our site, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our website.
Refusing and removing cookies
You can also remove all cookies from your computer – or specific cookies that you wish to remove –by opening your internet browser's settings and finding the privacy or content settings.
2. Web Beacons
Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. Unlike cookies which are stored on the user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on the web pages (or in email) and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Web beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited certain pages and to understand usage patterns. We also may include web beacons in promotional or other e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. We also may receive an anonymous identification number if you come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website.
We are compliant with the policies of several industry groups that focus on effective communication, best practices, and policy review in the field of Online Behavioral Advertising (OBA). These organizations include the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). We are compliant with both the NAI and DAA self-regulatory codes.
This site does not use tracking tools like Google Analytics or the freeware Matomo (formerly Piwik).