Privacy Policy and Cookies

data protection

We have written this data protection declaration (version 03.05.2019-321101318) in order to explain to you, in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 , what information we collect, how we use data and what decision-making options you have as a visitor to this website .

Unfortunately, it is in the nature of things that these explanations sound very technical, but when creating them we tried to describe the most important things as simply and clearly as possible.

Automatic data storage

When you visit websites these days, certain information is created and stored automatically, including this website.

When you visit our website as you are now, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically saves data such as

· the address (URL) of the website accessed

· Browser and browser version

· the operating system used

· the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)

· the hostname and IP address of the device from which access is being made

· Date and Time

in files (web server log files).

As a rule, web server log files are stored for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed if illegal behavior occurs.

According to Article 6 Paragraph 1 f of the GDPR (lawfulness of processing), the legal basis is that there is a legitimate interest in enabling the error-free operation of this website by recording web server log files.

Storage of personal data

Personal data that you submit to us electronically on this website, such as name, email address, address or other personal information when submitting a form or comments in the blog, will be processed by us together with the time and IP address. Address will only be used for the specified purpose, stored securely and not passed on to third parties.

We therefore only use your personal data to communicate with those visitors who expressly request contact and to process the services and products offered on this website. We will not pass on your personal data without your consent, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed in the event of unlawful behavior.

If you send us personal data by email - away from this website - we cannot guarantee the secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data unencrypted via email.

According to Article 6 Paragraph 1 a of the GDPR (lawfulness of processing), the legal basis is that you give us your consent to process the data you have entered. You can revoke this consent at any time - an informal email is sufficient; you will find our contact details in the legal notice.

Rights according to the General Data Protection Regulation

According to the provisions of the GDPR, you are generally entitled to the following rights:

· Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)

· Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) (Article 17 GDPR)

· Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)

· Right to notification – obligation to notify in connection with the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR)

· Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)

· Right to object (Article 21 GDPR)

· Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling (Article 22 GDPR)

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection rights have been violated in any other way, you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) .

TLS encryption with https

We use https to transmit data securely on the Internet (data protection through technical design Article 25 paragraph 1 GDPR ). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission over the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You can recognize the use of this data transfer protection by the small lock symbol at the top left of the browser and the use of the https scheme (instead of http) as part of our internet address.


Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.

A cookie is a short data packet that is exchanged between the web browser and the web server, but is completely meaningless for them and only for the web application, e.g. B. an online shop, takes on a meaning, such as the contents of a virtual shopping cart.

There are two types of cookies: first-party cookies are created by our website, third-party cookies are created by other websites (e.g. Google Analytics).

Example cookie data:

· Name: _ga

· Expiry time: 2 years

· Use: Differentiation of website visitors

· Example value: GA1.2.1326744211.152321101318

There are three categories of cookies: strictly necessary cookies to ensure basic functions of the website, functional cookies to ensure the performance of the website and targeted cookies to improve the user experience.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. They enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

See cookie settings and delete cookies

If you would like to see which cookies have been stored in your browser, change cookie settings or delete cookies, you can do this in your browser settings:

· Safari: Manage cookies and site data with Safari

· Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

· Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

· Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies

If you do not want data to be stored in cookies, you can set your browser so that it informs you about the setting of cookies and you only allow this in individual cases. You can delete cookies that are already on your computer or deactivate cookies at any time. The procedure for doing this varies depending on the browser. It is best to search for the instructions in Google using the search term “delete cookies Chrome” or “deactivate cookies Chrome” in the case of a Chrome browser or replace the word “Chrome” with the name of your browser, e.g. B. Edge, Firefox, Safari.

If you generally do not allow us to use cookies, i.e. deactivate them via your browser setting, some functions and pages may not function as expected.

Newsletter data protection declaration

If you register for our newsletter, you provide the above-mentioned personal data and give us the right to contact you by email. We use the data stored when registering for the newsletter exclusively for our newsletter and do not pass it on.

If you unsubscribe from the newsletter - you will find the link at the bottom of every newsletter - then we will delete all data that was saved when you registered for the newsletter.

MailChimp privacy policy

We send newsletters with MailChimp and use functions of the newsletter service MailChimp from The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA on this website to record newsletter registrations.

General information about MailChimp

Rocket Science Group LLC (MailChimp) maintains online platforms that enable our users to stay in touch with their subscribers, primarily through email. They allow users to provide email addresses and other subscriber profile information, such as: B. upload name, physical address and other demographic information to the MailChimp database. This information is used to send emails and enable the use of certain other MailChimp features for these users. In accordance with posted privacy policies, MailChimp shares some information with third parties to provide and support the services MailChimp offers to users. MailChimp also shares some information with third-party advertising partners to better understand users' needs and interests so that more relevant content and targeted advertising can be provided to those users and other users.

Newsletter Sign up

If you register for our newsletter on our website, the data you enter will be stored by MailChimp.

Deletion of your data

You can withdraw your consent to receive our newsletter at any time within the email you receive by clicking on the link at the bottom. If you have unsubscribed by clicking on the unsubscribe link, your data will be deleted from MailChimp.

Newsletter evaluation

If you receive a newsletter via MailChimp, information such as IP address, browser type and email program is stored to provide us with information about the performance of our newsletter. MailChimp can use the images called web beacons integrated in the HTML emails (details can be found at ) to determine whether the email has arrived was opened and whether links were clicked. All of this information is stored on MailChimp's servers, not on this website.

MailChimp is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. More information can be found at . You can find out more about the use of cookies at MailChimp at ; you can read information about data protection at MailChimp (privacy) at .

MailChimp order data processing contract

We have concluded a data processing addendum contract with MailChimp. This contract serves to secure your personal data and ensures that MailChimp complies with applicable data protection regulations and does not pass on your personal data to third parties.

More information about this agreement can be found at .

Google Analytics privacy policy

On this website we use Google Analytics from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to statistically evaluate visitor data. Google Analytics uses targeted cookies.

Cookies from Google Analytics

· _ga

· Expiry time: 2 years

· Use: Differentiation of website visitors

· Example value: GA1.2.1326744211.152321101318

· _gid

· Expiry time: 24 hours

· Use: Differentiation of website visitors

· Example value: GA1.2.1687193234.152321101318