In general, it is possible to use our website without providing us your personal data. Once personal data (such as your name, address or e-mail address) is collected on our website, this is done, if possible, strictly on a voluntary basis. This data will not be provided to any third parties without your express consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. e-mail communication) may be subject to security gaps. Therefore, complete protection of personal data against third-party access is impossible.
The data protection officers are:
Florian Schäffer, Cornelia Müller
Most of the cookies we use are what are known as “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted once your session has expired. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your computer the next time you visit our website.
The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in server log files that are automatically provided to us by your browser. This information includes:
Your browser type and version
This data cannot be connected to specific individuals. This data is not combined with data from any other sources. We reserve the right to review this data after the fact as soon as we are made aware of concrete evidence of unlawful use.
If you send us inquiries or requests via our contact form, we save the personal data that you have entered into the form, including the contact data provided, for the purpose of processing your inquiry or request and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
Plug-ins from the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA) are integrated into our website. You can recognize them by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. You can find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook account, log out of your Facebook account before visiting our site..
Our website uses some of the functions of Google +. The provider is Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
Collection and disclosure of information
You can make information public worldwide using the Google +1 button. You and other users will receive personalized content from Google and Google’s partners. Google stores both the information that you have +1’d for the content, and information about the page that you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1’s can be displayed as recommendations together with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and ads on the Internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and other users. To be able to use the Google +1 button you need a globally visible, public Google profile that as a minimum must contain the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information relating to you.
Use of the information collected
In addition to the purposes explained above, the information you provide is used in accordance with current Google data protection provisions. Google may publish summary statistics on users’ +1 activities or pass these on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or linked websites.
Comment function on this website
When you use the comment function on our website, in addition to your comment, information about the time that you posted your comment and, if you choose not to post anonymously, about your user name will also be saved.
Subscribing to comments:
As a user of this website, you can subscribe to comments once you are logged in. You will receive a
confirmation e-mail to make sure that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address. You can unsubscribe
to these comments at any time using the link in the notification e-mails.
This website uses an SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential information such as the inquiries and requests that you send to us as the website operator.
You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address bar in your browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol displayed in the address bar. When SSL encryption is activated, the data that you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
You have the right to obtain access to the personal data concerning your identity stored by us, the source of this data, the recipients of this data, and the purpose of data processing free of charge at any time. You also have a right of rectification, blocking or erasure of this data at any time. Should you have any questions about this or any other issues regarding your personal data, you can contact us at the address listed in our legal notice at any time.