Area of applicability
The website operator takes your privacy very seriously and treats your personal information in confidence and in accordance with legal regulations.
Please bear in mind that the transmission of data over the Internet may be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection against access by third parties is not possible.
The website operator or provider collects information about access to the website and saves this information in the form of ‘server log files’. The following information is recorded:
- Website visited
- Time of access
- Quantity of data sent in bytes
- Source/link from which the site was accessed
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- IP address used
The data collected is exclusively used for statistical analyses and for the purposes of optimising the website. However, the website operator reserves the right to subsequently examine the server log files if there are specific indications of unlawful use.
Popular browsers provide the option not to allow cookies. (Note: it is not guaranteed that you will be able to access all functionality on this website without restriction if you select this option.)
Handling personal information
The website operator only collects, uses and shares your personal information if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the collection of your information.
Personal information includes any information that is used to identify your person and that can be traced back to you, such as your name, email address and telephone number.
Handling contact information
If you contact the website operator by means of the contact details provided, your information will be stored so it can be accessed in order to process and respond to your enquiry. This information is not shared with third parties without your consent..
Handling comments and posts
When you submit a post or comment on this website, your IP address is saved. This is for the security of the website operator: if your content violates the law, they would wish to trace your identity.
You have the option to subscribe to the entire website or to comments on your post. You will receive an email to confirm your email address. Apart from this, no other data is collected. The data stored is not shared with third parties. You can cancel a subscription at any time.
This website use the ‘Google Analytics’ service, provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), to analyse website use by users. The service uses ‘cookies’, text files that are stored on your device. The information collected by the cookies is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
IP anonymisation is used on this website. Users’ IP addresses are truncated within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This truncation makes it impossible for the IP address to be personally identified. As part of the agreement for order data processing, which the website operators have concluded with Google Inc., Google uses the information collected to analyse website usage and activity and to provide services associated with the Internet use.
You have the option to prevent the storage of the cookie on your device by selecting the corresponding setting in your browser. It is not guaranteed that you will be able to access all functionality on this website without restriction if your browser does not permit cookies.
You can also use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected using cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to Google Inc. and used by Google Inc. You can get this plug-in from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
Alternatively, click on the following link (deactivate the recording of information by Google Analytics for this website) to prevent Google Analytics from collecting information about you on this website. Click on the above link to download the ‘opt-out cookie’. Your browser must therefore allow cookies to be stored. If you delete your cookies regularly, you will need to click on this link every time you visit the website.“
You can find more information about data usage by Google Inc. here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
Rights of users: access, amendment and deletion
As a user, you can request details regarding which personal information about you is stored free of charge. Insofar as your request does not conflict with a legal obligation for the storage of data (e.g. data retention), you are entitled to request the amendment of incorrect information or the blocking or deletion of your personal information.
(Model from datenschutz.org)