Thank you very much for your interest in our website. A full compliance with the legal provisions of the Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG) as well as other applicable data protection provisions is a matter of course for us.
The key subject of the data protection is the personal data of individual entities. Pursuant to § 3 sec. 1 BDSG this is data pertaining to personal or factual circumstances of a specific or specifiable natural person. This includes information such as the name, postal address, E-Mail address, phone number or the IP address of an individual.
For contact purposes or to sign up for the newsletter, your email address and possibly further details will be required. This information will only be used internally, and not disclosed to third parties. This information will be transmitted unencrypted.
Every time a page is called up, the following data will be stored: The date and time of the page call up, the called up page or the name of the accessed file, the amount of transferred data and the message if the access/retrieval was successful. Your IP address is stored anonymously (the last three digits will be set to 0). This data can be further utilized for statistical purposes. An allocation to a natural person is not possible.
We use so-called cookies for the data collection and storage. Cookies are small data packets that your browser is ordered to store on your device by us. Two types of cookies are used for this. Closing your browser will automatically delete temporary cookies (session cookies). In contrast, persistent cookies have a maximum lifetime of up to one month. This type of cookie enables you to be recognized when you reenter the site after leaving it. It is also used by the "stay logged in" function. In the browser settings you can refuse the acceptance of cookies.
The ordering process is encrypted via SSL, and is not visible to third parties.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are stored 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 are usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP anonymization 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. Only in exceptional cases will the entire IP address first be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
The IP address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
In addition, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and that is also related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which is available under the following link: Download the browser plug-in.
Our website uses social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) from the social networking site facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plug-ins can be identified by one of Facebook’s logos (a white "f" on a blue tile or a “thumbs-up” icon), or the phrase “Facebook Social Plug-in”. The list of Facebook social plug-ins and their appearances can be found here: Facebook Social Plug-ins
In case you access a website of our internet presence using such a plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The contents of the plug-in is delivered directly to your browser by Facebook and embedded into the web page. We therefore have no influence on the amount of data that Facebook is able to collect using these plug-ins, and therefore provide you the information to the best of our knowledge:
These activated plug-ins allow Facebook to know that you have visited this particular page on our website. If you are logged in to Facebook at the time, it can associate your visit to the page to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by clicking the "Like" button or by posting a comment, the information you give is then sent directly to Facebook and saved there. If you do not have a Facebook account, it is still possible for Facebook to identify and store your IP address.
To find out more about the reasons why and the extent to which Facebook collects data, how the data is further processed and used, your rights in the matter, and settings options you can choose that protect your privacy, please see Facebook's Data Protection Policy: Facebook data use policy.
If you have a Facebook account and do not want Facebook to collect data about you from our website and connect it to your member data saved on Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
It is also possible to block Facebook social plug-ins by using add-ons for your browser, for example, with the "Facebook blocker".
Our website uses the "+ 1″ button of the social network Google plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The button can be recognized by the "+1" symbol or the colored background.
In case you access a website of our internet presence using such a plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Google servers. The contents of the "+1" button is delivered directly to your browser by Google and embedded into the web page. We have therefore no influence on the amount of data collected by Google using the button, however, we assume that your IP address will be recorded.
If you have a Google Plus account and do not want Google to collect data about you from our website and connect it to your member data stored by Google, you must log out of Google Plus before visiting our website.