This privacy statement explains to users about the nature, scope and purpose of collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider
on this web site and Apps (hereinafter "service").
The legal basis of data protection can be found in the German Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) and the Telemediengesetz (TMG).
Access data / Server log files
The provider (or his internet provider) collects data on each access to the service (so-called server log files). The access data include:
Name of the requested Web page, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type plus version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
The provider uses the log file only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and the optimization of the service. The provider reserves the right to review the log data at a later date in case there is reasonable suspicion of unlawful use due to concrete indications.
Handling of personal data
Personal information is information that will help a person to be identifiable, ie information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, the e-mail address or phone number. In addition data on preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone are considered personal data.
The provider will only collect, use or pass on personal data if permitted by law or the user consent to the data collection.
When you contact the provider (for example, via the contact form or email), the information of the user is stored for the purpose of processing the request and for the event that connected questions arise.
Comments and Contributions
When users leave comments on the blog or other contributions, their IP addresses are stored. This is done for security of the provider, in case someone writes illegal content (insults, banned political propaganda, etc.) in comments and contributions. In this case the provider can be held liable even for the comment or post and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.
The successor Comments can be subscribed to by users. The user will receive a confirmation email to verify that you are the owner of the email address entered. Users can unsubscribe ongoing comment subscriptions at any time. The confirmation email will contain instructions to do so.
With the newsletter we inform you about us and our offers.
If you want to receive the newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address and information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the email address or that its owner agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. These data are used only to send the newsletter and will not be disclosed to third parties.
When registering for the newsletter we save your IP address and date of registration. This stored to be used as evidence only in the case that a third party abused an email address and logs in without the knowledge of the person entitled to receive the newsletter.
Your consent to the storage of the data, the email address and its use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time. The revocation can be made via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your profile area or by notice to the above contact details.
Integration of services and content of third parties
It can occur that within this online presence third-party content, such as YouTube videos, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics, is being embedded from other websites. This always assumes that the provider of such content (hereinafter referred to as "third-party") recognizes the users IP address. Without the IP address they can not send the content to the browser of each user. The IP address is thus necessary for the presentation of that content. We strive to use content by providers that are using the IP address only for content delivery. However we have no control over whether the third-party decides to store the IP address for statistical purposes. In case it is known to us that a third-party collects personal information we intend to properly inform our users.
You can manage most cookies by online advertising companies using the US web site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or using the EU web site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.
This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses. "Cookies", text files that are stored on the user computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about use of this website by users are usually transferred to a server of Google in the US and stored there.
In case of activation of IP anonymization on this website, the IP address of users of Google will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address being transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this site Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the site by users, compiling reports on website activity and providing additional website and internet related services to the website operator.
As an alternative to browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, pleaseclick this link to prevent future data collection by Google Analytics on this website. Here an opt-out cookie is stored on your device. In case you delete your cookies, you will need to click this link again.
Use of Facebook Social Plugins
This publication uses social plugins ("Plugins") from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white "f" on a blue tile, the terms "Like", "Like" or a "thumbs up" sign) or are identified by the words "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and the look of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When a user visits a web page of this service, which contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is served from Facebook directly to your browser and integrates it into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data, which Facebook collects using this plugin and therefore inform the user according to his knowledge:
By integrating the plugin Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of this service. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, for example press Like Button or to comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook brings its IP address in experience and stores it. According to Facebook in Germany the IP address will be saved only as a anonymous IP address.
Users can refer to the privacy policies of Facebook about purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, and the respective rights and settings options for protecting their privacy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
If a user is a Facebook member and do not want that Facebook collects data about this service about him and linked to be stored on his Facebook member data, he must log off before visiting the website on Facebook. Within the Facebook profile Settings Other settings and contradictions on the use of data for advertising purposes are possible: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
+1 Button of Google+
This publication uses the "+1" button of the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The plugins are identifiable by the "+1" on a white or colored background.
When a user visits a web page of this service, which contains such a button, the browser will connect directly to the servers of Google. The contents of the "+1" button is transmitted from Google directly to his browser, which integrates it into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Google collects with the button. According to Google, no personal data is collected without clicking the button. Only logged in members, such data, including the IP address, collected and processed.
Purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Google as well as your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy can users see Google's privacy notices to the "+1" button: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html and the FAQ: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/.
This service uses the buttons of the service Twitter. These buttons are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They can be identified by terminology such as "Twitter" or "Follow", combined with a stylized blue bird. Using the buttons it is possible to share a page of this service with Twitter or follow the provider on Twitter.
When a user visits a web page of this website, which contains such a button, its browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Twitter. The content of the Twitter buttons is transmitted from Twitter directly to the user's browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Twitter gatheres by the plugin and informs the user according to his knowledge. Following this the IP address of the user is only transmitted with the URL of the respective website in terms of buttons, but not for other purposes, as the representation of the buttons used.
For more information, please refer to the privacy statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.
The Apps of the provider are distributed via so-called app stores. The data collected here are beyond the control of the provider and are subject to the Policy of the respective store operator.
Apple App Store
Microsoft Windows Store
Revocation, changes, corrections and updates
The user has the right to obtain information free of charge about the personal data stored about him. In addition, the user has the right to correct inaccurate data, blocking and deletion of their personal data, insofar as there is no legal obligation to retain.
Effective: March 31st, 2017