Terms

Terms of service and Privacy


Collection and Use of Personal Data

Personal data is collected and used by the provider only if this is permitted by law or if the users consent to the data collection. As a rule, it is known to the users when using the service which data are stored, such as name, email address and message when using a contact or comment form.

Personal Data

Personal data is information that can be used to determine who someone is, i.e. that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address or phone number. It also includes data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites a person visited.

Only when the data is anonymous, that is, stored without reference to a specific person (for example, the number of visits to a website), will it not be considered as person data. As soon as you suspect that personal data is being used, please contact the person responsible for this page immediately in writing. Should any violations be discovered, the affected content will be deleted immediately.

Cookies

The provider of this site uses ‚cookies‘. Cookies are small files that can be stored on the user’s computer and store information for the provider. Temporary cookies are deleted after closing the browser, permanent cookies are retained for a specified period of time and can provide the stored information when the offer is used again. Cookies are used for many purposes, one being the ability to facilitate the use of the service. For example, a cookie stores a user’s login status so that they do not have to login each time.

Cookies are also used for statistical or marketing purposes in order to understand how the offer is being used. This entry is made anonymously or pseudonymous, which means that the data is stored without being assigned to a specific user. These cookies are provided by the provider itself, but also by third parties (such as advertising partners).

The user may object to the use of this data at any time and use the contact options indicated at the end of the Privacy Policy. If the provider is technically or economically unable to suspend this data processing for individual users, the user is entitled to terminate the relationship.

The user can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. The provider endeavours to make the offer so that the use of cookies is not necessary. However, it is pointed out that the use and especially the comfort of use are limited without cookies.

Survey of Access Data

The provider collects data about every user. This data is stored anonymously without reference to a specific person. Access data includes:

  • Name of the site visited,
  • file, date and time of retrieval,
  • transferred amount of data,
  • notification of successful retrieval of site,
  • browser type and version,
  • the operating system of the user,
  • referrer URL (the previously visited page) and the requesting provider,
  • and the data requested by the provider’s server.

The provider uses the log data without connecting it to the persona of the user, it is only for statistical evaluations with the purpose of operating and optimizing offers. However, the provider reserves the right to subsequently review the log data if, on the basis of concrete evidence, the legitimate suspicion of unlawful use exists.

Warnings and Data Security

The provider has taken organizational, contractual and technical security measures to ensure compliance with data protection laws. Nevertheless, every user should be aware that absolute control of access to publicly visible data is not possible. Therefore, sensitive information such as intimate details, illnesses, religious beliefs or the like should not be published if possible. If they are published nevertheless, then the user should be aware that full security of these details cannot be guaranteed.

Data Transfer to Third Party

The data of the users are only forwarded to third parties when it is legally permitted or if a user has consented to the forwarding. The personal data of the users are not sold without consent to third parties for advertising purposes or for the purpose of creating user profiles, nor forwarded.

Transfer of Data to Third Parties abroad

The forwarding of the data to third parties abroad takes place only within the scope of legal requirements. A transfer to countries outside the Member State of the European Union or in another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area shall only take place if they are subject to a special agreement. For third parties in the US, this will be accepted if they have complied with the terms of the Safe Harbour Agreement (such as Google).

Changes to the Privacy Policy

The provider reserves the right to change the privacy policy in order to adapt it to changes in legal situations or to changes in the service and data processing. The users will be informed of the changed data protection regulations.

Google AdSense

Concerning Google Adsense, a web advertising service of Google Inc., USA (‚Google‘), it is used to display advertisements through text advertisements or banners. The user’s browser stores a cookie sent by Google or a third party. The information stored in the cookie can be collected, used and disclosed by Google or third parties. In addition, Google Adsense also uses so-called ‚web beacons‘ to gather information. These are small and invisible graphics that Google uses to capture and evaluate actions such as visitor traffic on the site.

The information obtained from the user about the use of this offer is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses the information so obtained to evaluate the usage behaviour of the AdSense ads. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or as far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google does not associate the IP address with other data stored by Google. By using this website, the user agrees to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

The user can limit or prevent the collection of information by Google by the setting of the use of cookies in the browser (see section ‚Cookies‘)

Google Analytics

This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“, text files that are stored on users‘ computers and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by them. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google’s IP address will be shortened beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate users‘ use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; However, the users should be aware that you may not be able to use all features of this website in their entirety.

As an alternative to the browser add-on or browser settings on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent the collection by Google Analytics within this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again.

Data Collection and use by Third Parties

Within the scope of the offer, third parties can also offer services. These may be third party applications, banners or links. These offers are clearly marked as offers of third parties. These offers are not subject to the privacy policy of the provider, but of the respective third party.

Revocation, Changes, Corrections and Updates

Users have the opportunity to contact the provider at any time and request a change, correction or deletion of their data. Users may also object to the creation of pseudonymized usage profiles for advertising and market research purposes. In this case, the provider has the right to exclude the user from using the service. This applies in particular if exceptions for individual users are technically or economically impossible.