The legal foundations of data privacy are set out in the German Federal Data Privacy Act (BDSG) and Telemedia Act (TMG).
The Website Owner (and/or its web space provider) collects data about every access to the Website (referred to as server log files). These access data include:
Name of the web page visited, file, date and time of visit, data volume transmitted, successful access message, browser type and version, user's operating system, referrer URL (previously visited page), IP address and requesting provider.
The Website Owner uses the log data only for statistical analyses for the purposes of operation, security and optimization of the Website. However, the Website Owner reserves the right to review log data if there is concrete evidence to suspect unlawful use.
Personal data are information elements that can be used to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes particularly the name, email address and telephone number. However, personal data may also include information about preferences, hobbies, memberships or web pages visited by a person.
The Website Owner will only collect, use and pass on personal data to the extent permitted by law or if the users consent to such data collection.
When contacting the Website Owner (for example, by contact form or email), the user's entries are stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and to be able to respond to follow-up questions.
Our Newsletter informs you about us and our products and services.
If you want to receive the Newsletter, we need a valid email address from you as well as information that enables us to verify that you are the owner of the email address specified or that its owner agrees to receive the Newsletter. We do not collect any other data. These data will only be used for mailing the Newsletter and never disclosed to any third party.
When you subscribe to the Newsletter, we save your IP address and the date of subscription. This is only intended as evidence in case a third party should misuse an email address and subscribe to the Newsletter without knowledge of the owner of the address.
You can withdraw your consent to our storing the data and the email address and using these for mailing the Newsletter at any time. Withdrawal is possible via a link in each Newsletter, in your profile area or by sending a notice to the contact addresses above.
Third-party content may be embedded on this Website, e.g. videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other web pages. This requires always that the providers of such content (referred to as "third-party providers" below) can detect the user's IP address, since without the IP address they cannot send the content to the user's browser. The IP address is therefore required to view such content. We endeavor to only use the content of providers who use the IP address only for sending content. However, it is beyond our control that third-party providers may store the IP address, for example, for statistical purposes. We will inform our users about such a situation as far as we know about it.
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Users are entitled to request information about any personal data collected about them free of charge. Users may also request correction of incorrect data, blocking or deletion of their personal data unless a statutory retention period should apply.