1.1 What are personal data
Personal data is information that reveals or can reveal the identity of the user. We adhere to the principle of data avoidance. As much as possible, the collection of personal data is dispensed with.
1.2 Handling of personal data
Personal data are used exclusively for the purpose of establishing a contract, structuring the content, executing or processing the contractual relationship (Art. 6 I b EU GDPR). Furthermore, personal data will only be processed if we have received your consent (Art. 6 I a EU GDPR). In principle, they will not be passed on to third parties. For payment processing purposes, the payment data required for this will be passed on to the credit institute commissioned with the payment and, if applicable, the commissioned and selected payment service provider. Your personal data will only be processed within the EU.
1.3 Usage data
General technical information is collected when you visit the website. These are the IP address used, time, duration of the visit, browser type and, if applicable, the page of origin. For technical reasons, this usage data is registered in a log file and can be used and saved for the purpose of statistical analysis of this website. A connection between this usage data and your other personal data is not performed.
1.4 Registration data
Registration is required for extensive use of the functions of our website. The registration data is collected through your corresponding entries and used for the specific purpose specified in accordance with your consent (Art. 6 I a EU GDPR).
1.5 Duration of storage
After the end of the purpose for which the data was collected, we only save your personal data for as long as this is required by law (in particular tax law).
2. Your rights
You can request information from us as to whether we are processing your personal data and, if this is the case, you have a right to information about this personal data and to the further information specified in Art. 15 EU GDPR.
2.2 Right to rectification
You have the right to correct incorrect personal data relating to you and, in accordance with Art. 16 EU GDPR, you can request the completion of incomplete personal data.
2.3 Right to deletion
You have the right to demand that we delete your personal data immediately. We are obliged to delete them immediately, in particular if one of the following reasons applies:
- Your personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
- You withdraw your consent on which the processing of your data was based and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
- Your data was processed unlawfully.
The right to deletion does not exist if your personal data are required to assert, exercise or defend our legal claims.
2.4 Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data if
- You dispute the accuracy of the data and we therefore check the accuracy,
- the processing is unlawful and you reject the deletion and instead request the restriction of use
- we no longer need the data, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims,
- You have objected to the processing of your data and it has not yet been determined whether our legitimate reasons outweigh your reasons.
2.5 Right to data transferability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and you have the right to transfer this data to another person responsible without hindrance from us, provided that the processing is based on consent or a contract and we process the data using automated procedures.
2.6 Right of withdrawal
If the processing of your personal data is based on consent, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time.
2.7 General and right of appeal
Exercising your above rights is basically free of charge for you. You have the right to contact the supervisory authority responsible for us, the state data protection officer, directly if you have complaints.
3. Data security
3.1 Data security
All data on our website are secured against loss, destruction, access, modification and dissemination using technical and organizational measures.
3.2 Sessions and cookies
If you register for our newsletter, we will use the data required for this or separately provided by you in order to regularly send you our e-mail newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time either by sending us a message using the contact options given in the imprint or through the link provided in the newsletter.
If you use the comment function on our website, in addition to these comments, the time of creation, your chosen pseudonym and temporarily your IP address are also saved. This is done so that we can protect our rights in the event of illegal content.
6. Third Party Services
6.1 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”) and collects and stores data via this web analysis service, from which usage profiles are made using pseudonyms to be created. The usage profiles created in this way serve to evaluate visitor behavior in order to design and improve the offerings presented on this website as required. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, small text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. The usage profiles managed under a pseudonym are also not merged with the personal data about the user without the express and separately declared consent of the user. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by clicking on the following link (http: // tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) download and install the available browser plug-in.
6.2 Social-Media-Links and Social-Sharing
We have our own social media pages with the third-party providers that can be reached via links from this website. Using the links will take you to the respective websites of the third party providers (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+) and you can also share our content. As soon as you have accessed the third-party provider’s site, you are in the area of responsibility of the respective third-party provider, so that their data protection declaration and their declarations on the use of data also apply. We have no influence on this, but we recommend that you log out of the respective third-party provider before using a corresponding link in order to avoid unnecessary data transfer, so that usage profiles cannot be created by the third-party provider just by using the link.
6.3 Use of Youtube
This website and the integrated offers contain so-called embeddings of videos on YouTube. These enable the connection to YouTube and the videos stored there. YouTube is an offer from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The purpose and scope of data collection and data use by Google as well as your rights and setting options for protection as a YouTube customer can be found in YouTube’s data protection information. You can find this at: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy/.
6.4 Google Web Fonts
7. Contact initiation
To contact us regarding data protection, please feel free to contact us using the contact options below. Responsible within the meaning of the EU-GDPR:
86, Merchants Street