Privacy Policy

Data Protection

It is usually possible to use our website without providing personal data. Collection of personal information on our site (e.g. name, address or email address) is, as much as possible, voluntary. This data is not shared with third parties without your express approval.

We point out that sharing data on the Internet (e.g. communicating via email) can have gaps in security. It is not possible to ensure complete protection against access by third parties.

The third party use of contact information published as part of the disclaimer in order to send unsolicited advertising and information materials is expressly prohibited. The operators of the website expressly reserve the right to pursue legal steps in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as through spam mail.

Purpose of Registering

We offer you the opportunity to sign up for our website. The information entered when signing up, as shown in the registration form is collected and stored solely for use by our website. When signing up for our website, we also store your IP address and the date and time you registered. This serves to protect us in the event a third party improperly and without your knowledge makes use of your data to sign up for our site. None of this information is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.

Newsletter

Our website offers you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. The newsletter provides you periodically with information about our services. To receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address. We will review the email address you provide for the purpose of determining whether you are in fact the owner of the email address provided or whether the actual owner of said address is authorized to receive the newsletter. When subscribing to our newsletter, we will store your IP address as well as the date and time you subscribed. This serves to protect us in the event a third party improperly and without your knowledge makes use of your email address to subscribe to our newsletter. We will not collect any other data. The data thereby collected is used solely for the purpose of receiving our newsletter. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that other components of our website may collect. You may cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time. You will find additional details in the email confirming your subscription as well as in each newsletter.

Use of MailChimp

Newsletter Consent

You will be asked to consent to the use of your personal data to receive our newsletter as follows:

“I have read the privacy policy and I give my consent to data being processed by a service provider located in the United States”.

We use the newsletter to provide you with regular updates about our offers. To receive our newsletter, you will need a valid email address. We will then check the email address entered to ensure that you are actually its owner or if its owner has agreed to receive our newsletter. By registering for the newsletter, we will save your IP address and date and time of registration. This will be used in case a third party misuses your email address to subscribe to our newsletter without your knowledge.

We will not compare the data collected during newsletter registration with any other data that might be collected by other components of our site.

Newsletter by MailChimp

We use MailChimp to send our newsletter to our subscribers. MailChimp is a service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA.

The data stored when you registered for the newsletter (email address, name, IP address, and time and date of registration) will be sent to a server operated by The Rocket Science Group in the United States and stored there in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Further information about the data protection offered by MailChimp can be found at:

http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Further information about the EU-US Privacy Shield can be found at:

Die Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit

http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/international-transfers/eu-us-privacy-shield/index_en.htm

You may cancel your newsletter subscription and revoke your consent to the storage of this data at any time with future effect. For instructions to take this step, please refer to the confirmation email and each newsletter.

Newsletter tracking

Our newsletter includes so-called web bugs that allow us to recognise if and when an email has been opened and which links in the email have been clicked by its recipient.

This data is stored by us so that we can best align our newsletter to the wishes and interests of our subscribers. Accordingly, the data thus collected is used to send personalised newsletters to each recipient.

You will be asked to consent to the use of your personal data as follows:

“I agree that my data and my user responses will be stored electronically by newsletter tracking so that I can receive a personalised newsletter. The revocation of the consent to receive the newsletter constitutes a revocation of the consent for the tracking described above.”

By revoking the consent to receive the newsletter, the consent to the aforementioned tracking is revoked.

Privacy statement for the use of Facebook plugins (‘Like’ button)

Plugins for the social network, Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA), are integrated into our pages. You can recognise the Facebook plugins via the Facebook logo or “Like button” on our site. You can find an overview of Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

When you visit our site, the plugin creates a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook is therefore informed that you, with your IP address, have visited our site. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” whilst logged into your Facebook account, you can link our Facebook page’s content with your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign your visit to our site to your user account. Please note that as site operators we have no knowledge of the content of transmitted data or its use by Facebook. More information can be found in the Facebook privacy statement http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to be able to link your visit to our site with your account, please log out of your Facebook account beforehand.

Privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are saved on your computer and which enable the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. If you have activated IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google to show that you are in a European Union member state or another country which is party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases is your full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to assess your website use, create reports on website activities and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged together with other Google data.

You can prevent the saving of cookies by changing your browser settings; however, we would like to point out that this will stop you from being able to fully utilise all of this website’s functions. You can also prevent the information generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being sent to Google and processed by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin from this page:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Disclosure, deletion, blocking

You always have the right to free information about your saved personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right to amend, block or delete this data. For this information or for further questions on the topic of personal data, please feel free to contact the website operator at the address provided in the Disclaimer.