Use, Collection and Confidentiality of Personal Data
All accesses to our website and every access to files stored on our website are logged and stored for internal system-related and statistical purposes. The logged data are: name of file accessed, date and time of access, data volume transferred, report on successful access, web browser and accessing domain. It is generally possible to use our website without giving personal data. Insofar as any personal data (e.g. name, address, or e-mail addresses) are collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis, as far as possible. This especially applies in the event that a contractual relationship shall be concluded between you and us or shall be defined or modified with regard to its content, or we receive from you a request for proposal or a contact request or when you register for advertising measures (e.g. E-mail newsletter, request for information material, participation in a lottery etc). In such cases we collect and use your personal data only to the extent that is necessary for these purposes. You are entitled to object to the use of your personal data at any time with effect for the future. These data will not be given to third parties without your explicit consent. You can also withdraw your consent at any time. Just send us a brief message to this effect.
We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission over the Internet may involve gaps in security. It is not possible to safeguard data completely against unauthorised access by third parties.
Google Analytics and Cookies
This website uses Google Analytics, an internet evaluation service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses what are known as "cookies" - these are text files which are stored on your computer to enable an analysis of website use by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address is first truncated within member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional circumstances is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and then truncated. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to prepare reports of website activities and to provide other services associated with website and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transferred by your browser to Google Analytics is not amalgamated with any other Google data.
You can prevent cookies being saved by changing a setting in your browser software, but please be aware that this may mean you are not able to use all the website functions to their full extent. You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin from the link below: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Setting an opt-out cookie: To set the cookie and deactivate Google Analytics Tracking click here.
For more information go to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de or http://www.google.com/intl/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information about Google Analytics and Data Protection). We draw your attention to the fact that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include the code “gat.anonymizeIp()” to guarantee anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking).
We take every possible technical and organisational precaution to ensure that your personal data are stored so that they cannot be accessed by third parties. However, we cannot guarantee complete data security for e-mail communications. Therefore, we recommend that you send any confidential information by post.
Right to Information
Upon written request we will inform you about the personal data we have recorded (e.g. name, address). If you have any queries concerning the processing of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer.