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The legal framework for data protection is provided by the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).
Collection of general information
With each access to this offer, information is automatically collected by us or the web space provider. This information, also known as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow any conclusions about your person.
Among other things, the following are recorded: Name of the website, file, date, amount of data, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our offer) and the IP address.
Without this data it would be technically partly impossible to deliver and display the contents of the website. In this respect the collection of data is absolutely necessary. Furthermore, we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. They help us to optimise our offer and technology. We also reserve the right to subsequently check the log files if we suspect an illegal use of our offer.
Dealing with personal data
Definition: Personal data is any information by which a person can be uniquely identified. It is therefore data that can be traced back to a person.
This personal data includes the first name and surname, telephone number and e-mail address. Information on hobbies, memberships and preferences as well as Internet pages that have been accessed are also considered personal data.
These data will only be collected, used and, if necessary, passed on by the provider if the legislator expressly permits this or if the user consents to the collection, processing, use and passing on of the data.
Registration on our website
If you register on our website in order to take advantage of personalised services, personal data will be collected. This includes the e-mail address as contact and communication data.
Registration allows access to services and content that are only available to registered users. If necessary, registered users have the possibility to change or delete the data provided during registration at any time. Upon request, we will of course inform you which personal data has been collected and stored. In addition, we will correct or delete the data on request, provided that there are no legal obligations to keep records. Please use the contact data stated in this data protection declaration for any queries and your request for correction or deletion of data.
If comments or other contributions to our offer are written and published, we save the IP address, the user name and the time of creation. This data is collected for security reasons, as the provider can be prosecuted for illegal content (prohibited propaganda, insults, etc.), even if it was created by a third party. In such a case, the information serves to determine the identity of the author.
If you contact us via the online form or by e-mail, we store the information you provide in order to be able to answer your inquiry and ask possible follow-up questions.
Integration of third-party services and content
Our offer sometimes includes contents, services and performances of other providers. These include, for example, maps provided by Google Maps, videos from YouTube and graphics and images from other websites. In order for this data to be called up and displayed in the user's browser, it is absolutely necessary to transmit the IP address. The providers (hereinafter referred to as "third party providers") thus perceive the IP address of the respective user.
Although we make every effort to use only third-party providers who only need the IP address to deliver content, we have no influence on whether the IP address is possibly saved. In this case, this process serves statistical purposes, among other things. If we have knowledge that the IP address is stored, we will inform our users of this fact.
This website uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer from the server. They contain information on the browser, IP address, operating system and Internet connection. We do not pass this data on to third parties or link it to personal data without your consent.
Cookies fulfil two main tasks. They help us to make it easier for you to navigate through our offer and enable the correct display of the website. They are not used to smuggle in viruses or to start programs.
Users have the possibility to call up our offer also without cookies. For this purpose, the corresponding settings must be changed in the browser. Please refer to the help function of your browser to find out how to deactivate cookies. However, we would like to point out that this may impair some functions of this website and limit the user comfort. The http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ (USA) and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ (Europe) pages allow you to manage online ad cookies.
In accordance with the principles of data avoidance and data economy, we store personal data only as long as it is necessary or required by law (legal storage period). If the purpose of the collected information ceases to apply or the storage period ends, we block or delete the data.
Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and opposition
You have the right to request information about the personal data stored by us free of charge and/or to demand correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: It concerns the prescribed data storage for the business transaction or the data are subject to the legal obligation to retain.
In order to be able to consider a data block at any time, it is necessary to keep the data in a block file for control purposes. If there is no legal archiving obligation, you can also request that the data be deleted. Otherwise, we will block the data if you so wish.
In order to ensure that our data protection declaration always complies with the current legal requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in the event that the data protection declaration has to be adapted due to new or revised services, for example new services. The new data protection declaration will then take effect on your next visit to our website.
Integration of third-party services and content
Within our online offer, we set within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer in the sense of Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f. DSGVO), we use content or service offers from third parties in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as "content").
This always assumes that the third party providers of this content are aware of the IP address of the users, as without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browsers. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We endeavour to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only to deliver the content. Third party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may contain technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other details about the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.