Privacy policy

Privacy

The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.B. when communicating via e-mail) may have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Cookies

The websites sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. When disabling cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Server Log Files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing machine
  • Time of server request

This data cannot be allocated to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.

Contact

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the request form, including the contact details you provide there, will be stored with us for the purpose of processing the request and in case of follow-up questions. We do not share this data without your consent.

Newsletter data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require you to provide an e-mail address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No further data will be collected. We use this data exclusively for the sending of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.

Facebook plugins (Like button)

Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA are integrated on our pages. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign the visit to our pages to your user account.We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by Facebook. For more information, see Facebook's privacy policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Facebook pixels

Our website uses the visitor action pixel of Facebook, Facebook Inc. 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook") for conversion measurement. This allows the behaviour of the site visitors to be tracked after they have been redirected to the provider's website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This allows the effectiveness of Facebook ads to be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes and to optimize future advertising measures.

The data collected is anonymous to us as the operator of this website, we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook, so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with the Facebook data usage policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). This allows Facebook to run ads on Facebook sites as well as outside of Facebook. This use of the data cannot be influenced by us as a site operator.

See Facebook's privacy policy for more information on protecting your privacy https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

You can also disable the Custom Audiences remarketing feature under https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. To do this, you must be logged in to Facebook.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can disable usage-based advertising from Facebook on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/

Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our pages. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by Twitter. For more information, see Twitter's privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your Twitter privacy settings in the account settings at: http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Other social networks (Instagram,Flickr, Tumblr)

Our sites use instagram, Flickr and Tumblr features.

The collection and disclosure of information worldwide is not excluded. Social networks sometimes store information about the page you viewed when you clicked the social networks.

Use of the information collected: In addition to the purposes described above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable privacy policy.

Pinterest

On our site we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA ("Pinterest"). When you visit a page that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Pinterest servers. The plugin transmits log data to the Pinterest server in the USA. This log data may include your IP address, the address of the websites visited, which also contain Pinterest features, the type and settings of the browser, the date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest and cookies.

For more information on the purpose, scope and further processing and use of the data by Pinterest, as well as your rights and ways to protect your privacy, please refer to Pinterest's privacy policy: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy

Google Web Fonts

This page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google to provide uniform appearance of fonts. When you visit a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into their browser cache to display text and fonts correctly. If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

For more information about Google Web Fonts, see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and Google's Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Youtube

Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated YouTube site. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection is made to the youtube servers. The Youtube server will be informed which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your browsing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information on how user data is handled, please refer to YouTube's privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Google Adsense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for integrating advertisements from Google Inc. ("Google"). The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google AdSense uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). These web beacons can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on these pages.

The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information may be passed on by Google to Google's contractual partners. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data you store.

You can prevent the installation 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 the full extent. By using this website, you consent to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes described above.

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").

As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie is set for conversion tracking. Cookies are small text files that the Internet browser places on the user's computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for the personal identification of users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognize that the user has clicked on the ad and has been redirected to this page.

Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords customers' websites. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers will find out the total number of users who clicked on their ad and have been redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag.However, you will not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to this use by easily disabling the Google Conversion Tracking cookie via your Internet browser under User Settings. They are then not included in the conversion tracking statistics.

For more information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking, see Google's Privacy Policy: http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. When disabling cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Amazon Partner Program

The operators of the sites participate in the Amazon EU Partner Program. On our pages, Amazon links to Amazon.de's page where we can make money from advertising reimbursement. Amazon uses cookies to understand the origin of the orders. This allows Amazon to recognize that you have clicked the partner link on our website. For more information about Amazon's data usage, see Amazon's Privacy Policy: http://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=footer_privacy?ie=UTF8&nodeId=3312401

Registration on this website

You can register on our website to use additional features on the site. We use the data entered for this purpose only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered.

For important changes, for example in the scope of the offer or in the case of technically necessary changes, we use the e-mail address provided at the time of registration to inform you in this way.

Comment function on this website

For the comment function on this page, in addition to your comment, information about the time the comment is created, your e-mail address and, if you do not post anonymously, the username you have chosen will be saved.

Subscribe to comments

As a user of the site, you can subscribe to comments after signing in. You will receive a confirmation email to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided. You can unsubscribe from this function at any time via a link in the info mails.

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests you send to us as a site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by changing the address line of the browser from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock icon in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Processing data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent that they are necessary for the establishment, content or change of legal relationship (stock data). We only collect, process and use personal data about the use of our internet pages (usage data) to the extent necessary to enable or bill the user for the use of the service.

Data transfer at the conclusion of the contract for online shops, dealers and goods dispatch

We only transmit personal data to third parties if this is necessary in the context of contract execution; e.g. to the undertakings entrusted with the delivery of the goods or to the credit institution responsible for processing payments. Further transmission of the data will not take place or only if you have expressly consented to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without express consent, for example for the purposes of advertising.

Data transfer at the time of conclusion of the contract for services and digital content

We only transmit personal data to third parties if this is necessary in the context of contract processing, for example to the credit institution entrusted with the payment processing.

Further transmission of the data will not take place or only if you have expressly consented to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without express consent, for example for the purposes of advertising.

Encrypted payment transactions on this website

Payment transactions via the usual means of payment (Visa/Mastercard, direct debit) are carried out exclusively via an encrypted SSL connection. You can recognize an encrypted connection by changing the address line of the browser from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock icon in your browser line.

In the case of encrypted communication, your payment data, which you transmit to us, cannot be read by third parties.

Right to information, deletion, blocking

You have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing as well as a right to rectification, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for further questions on the subject of personal data.

Opposition advertising emails

The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby objected to. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, e.g. by spam e-mails.

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