Data privacy declaration

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1. General

When you use this website, various personal data about you is processed. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified.
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy. This privacy policy is intended to provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. It should explain what data we collect and what we use it for. It should also explain how this is done and for what purpose. It should inform you about your rights regarding your data.

We would like to point out that in general data transmission on the Internet may be subject to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data from access by third parties. To ensure the security and confidentiality of your data that you transfer to us via our homepage, we use SSL encryption via HTTPS. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

2. Responsible person

If you use our contact forms, the respective addressee is responsible. Name, address and contact details of the person in charge are stored in the respective contact form and are available there for permanent retrieval.

For data that are processed within the framework of the website, but not via the contact forms, the website operators in the imprint are jointly responsible under Art. 26 GDPR.

3. Data collection

Data can be collected from you on the one hand by providing us with this information. This happens in particular when you use our contact forms. Your data will then be processed within the scope of your consent and for the purpose of answering your enquiry. We will not pass on your data without your consent. In case of a revocation of your consent or if your inquiry is answered or otherwise settled, we will delete your personal data. In individual cases, we will store your contact data in case of follow-up questions. Deletion will not take place even if mandatory legal retention periods conflict with this.

However, data can also be processed automatically by our IT systems when our website is accessed and used. This includes your IP address, the date and time of the access, the page visited or the name of the file accessed, the amount of data transferred and a message indicating whether the access/retrieval was successful. We will create user profiles by means of a pseudonym. A connection between the person behind the pseudonym and the collected usage data is not established. After this use your data will be deleted. A permanent storage is excluded. Your data will not be used for commercial purposes. The purpose of this processing and our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR are the error-free provision of the website as well as the statistical processing and improvement of our Internet offer.

3.1 Server log files

When you access our website, general information is automatically collected by us or the web space provider. The providers of Internet pages automatically collect and store information in so-called server log files/files, which your browser automatically transmits to us.

These are in particular:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • IP address
  • Name of the website
  • Referrer-URL (the page from which you accessed our offer)
  • Domain name of your Internet Service Provider
  • Date and time of the server request
  • Access success

This information cannot be assigned to specific persons or conclusions about your person cannot be drawn from this information. This information is not merged with other data sources. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the contents of a website that you have requested.

If the collected data is no longer required for the above-mentioned purposes, we will delete it if and to the extent that there are no statutory retention obligations to the contrary.

The legal basis for the data processing necessary to use the site is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

4. Your rights as a concerned party

You have the right to refuse or revoke your consent to the processing of your data at any time. If you are asked to give your consent, you can refuse it. You can revoke any consent you have given at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation. A revocation of a consent is possible by simply sending us an e-mail. You also have the right to receive information free of charge at any time about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking, deletion or transfer of this data.

In the event of violations of data protection laws, you have the right to complain to the responsible supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in matters of data protection law is the State Data Protection Commissioner of the federal state in which our respective company is based. A list of the data protection officers and their contact details can be found on the following link .

5. Data protection officer

If a data protection officer has been appointed by the responsible persons, you will find his or her contact details in the imprint.

6. Cookies

The Internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us.

You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and to allow cookies only in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

7. Analyzing Tools

7.1. Matomo

This website uses the open source web analysis service of the provider Matomo, InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand. Matomo uses cookies (see above). The information generated by the cookies about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before storage. The cookies remain on your computer until you delete them. This results in a statistical analysis of the behaviour of the website users for optimisation purposes. Herein lies our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f) GDPR to collect and store the data. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is not passed on to third parties. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage and use here. In this case an opt-out cookie is deposited in your browser which prevents Matomo from saving usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo Opt-Out-Cookie will be deleted as well. The Opt-Out must be activated again when you visit our site again.

You can decide here - if the tracking function of your browser is not already deactivated - whether a unique web analysis cookie may be stored in your browser to enable the operator of the website to collect and analyse various statistical data. If you want to decide against it, remove the following check mark to store the Matomo deactivation cookie in your browser.