Data Privacy Statement
Collection of personal data
You can access our homepage without providing any personal data. We only save data concerning access to the homepage without any hint as to the identity of the user e.g. name of the Internet provider, homepages from which the homepage has been accessed et cetera. We use such data only to improve the services we provide to our users and customers. Personal data is only collected if explicitly provided by the user for the purpose of collection of said data.
Personal data in terms of this data protection declaration are individual items of data about your private or factual circumstances.
In order to set up a user account with we will ask you to provide us with certain personal data which will help us to identify and recognize you.
Information about your device
With every access to our homepage via a mobile device, we collect the following information about your device: the device identifier, user settings, operation system of your device. Besides that, the status and the data volume transferred in the course of the aforementioned use are captured as well as other information about your use of the homepage.
Possibly we collect and save data on your location. Especially in case you’re using location-based services which are provided by our mobile device’s operating system.
All the personal data you provide will be used for the purposes it has been provided for only and will be blocked from further use once this purposed has been achieved and will be deleted once the statutory limits for keeping your personal data in our possession have expired unless you have explicitly authorized us to use your personal data any further.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely safe, wherefore we cannot guarantee the security of the data that is transmitted to our homepage via the Internet.
However, we secure our homepage and other systems through technical and organizational measures against loss, damage, access, alteration, or distribution of your data caused by unauthorized access. In particular, your private data is transmitted encrypted.
For each visitor to our homepage, our homepage may automatically attempt to identify the user through a cookie set within your browser. This is done to provide access to the homepage.
From time to time we may also track information, in aggregate, on pages and features that users access or view. The activity is collected and stored in our server’s log files. We may log Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We use this information in an aggregate fashion to track access to the homepage.
We may also set cookies to your computer to allow subscribers and users to store login information, set personalization and navigate easily through the homepage. Using additional cookies or technology, we will have the ability to track users by their behaviour profile and geographic location for the purpose of pushing advertising that matches their interests and/or specific location. We may enable our advertisers to collect your location via certain services we provide through digital applications, wireless access protocol services or mobile phone service. We, or the service provider, will inform you of such collection at the time you use the service. By using such service, you hereby consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your location information as described.
You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our homepage.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics. Hence the following explanation (source: google.com) is valid for the entire website without any restrictions:
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser.
Transfer of personal data
We do not transmit your personal data to third parties, unless you agreed to the data transfer or we are entitled or obligated to a data transfer due to legal regulations and/or regulatory or legal orders. This can particularly involve the exchange of information for the purpose of prosecution, averting a danger, or enforcement of intellectual property rights.
During our contractual relationship we save all your data electronically in a sense that is required to fulfill our contractual duties. We’ll provide a complete overview of your saved personal information without any extra cost at any time when you ask us to do so.
All personal data collected by us are regarded as assets of our company. In the event of a merger, take-over sale or insolvency some or all the personal data collected can either be disclosed or transferred to third parties.
In such a case you will be notified beforehand about the use of your personal data and you will be given the opportunity to object to the disclosure or transfer of your personal data to a third party within a period of 30 days.
We explicitly advise that according to today’s knowledge a 100%-secure data transmission in open networks can’t be granted. In this context you’re aware of the fact that the website provider from a technical perspective can see all the website’s data possibly including your personal data at any time. Even other Internet users from a technical perspective are possibly able to use network mechanisms in an unauthorized manner and thus to control the network transmissions.
That’s why we’re adhering to the latest security advices and are using state-of-the-art security measures in order to prevent unauthorized access to our and your data.
Right to access to personal data
With regards to the disclosure of your personal data it is within your discretion to decide on the level of personal data give to us. It should be said however that some of the services we offer rely on personal data and will not be available to you if you fail to disclose the personal data necessary to run the aforementioned service.
Under the respective national Data Protection Law, you might be entitled to full disclosure as to kind of what personal data we store at no additional cost. You are furthermore entitled to correction and deletion of said personal data at no additional cost.
You are entitled to object to any further collection, processing or disclosure of your personal data. If you have agreed to the collection, processing or disclosure of your personal data but wish to amend or withdraw this agreement, please get in touch with us using firstname.lastname@example.org and inform us as to the extent of the amendment or withdrawal. Once notified we will disenable your access to any services provided by us and bare any third party from accessing your personal data.
Our homepage makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Homepages of third parties and data protection
Our homepage might contain hyperlinks to and from homepages of third parties. If you follow a hyperlink to one of these homepages, please note that we do not assume responsibility or guarantee for external content or data protection regulations. Please make sure of the respectively current data protection regulations, before you transmit personal data to these homepages.
Modification of data protection rules
We reserve the right to modify these data protection regulations at any time with future effect. A recent version is always available on the homepage. Please visit the homepage regularly and inform yourself about the current data protection regulations.
As a user of our homepage you are free to sign-up for our newsletter. If you decide to do so, we will send you e-mails and newsletters keeping you informed about upcoming changes and the services we provide in general at additional no cost.
With each e-mail or newsletter, we will provide you with the opportunity to stop using this service by either unsubscribing through your account or by following the introductions as stated in each other e-mail or issue of the newsletter
In case any dispute arises from our use of your data or in case there are any questions concerning the collection, processing or use of your private date, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Under national data protection laws, you might be entitled to have access to all your data in our possession.
Phone: +49 (0)30 610 900 77 248
Last updated: April 2018