The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. The collection of any personal data (such as name, address or email address) shall occur, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be given to a third party without your express consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against unauthorized access by third parties is impossible.
With this data protection declaration, users receive information about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of their data by the responsible provider.
The Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG) form the legal framework for data protection.
Hosting & Data Centers
This website and all related data are stored in European data centres of Siteground.
Privacy Statement for the Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. “(“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these websites, your IP address will previously be reduced by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics.
The websites make use of so-called Cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer in any way and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our site more effective, user-friendly 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 on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
Server Log Files
The provider of this site automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically provides to us. These are:
Browser type / browser version
Operating system used
Host name of accessing computer
Time of server request
This data cannot be attributed to specific persons.
A combination of this data with other data sources is not carried out. We reserve the right to examine this date retrospectively if we become aware of concrete evidence of unlawful use.
If you send us an inquiry via the contact form with your data it will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the request and in the case of follow-up questions. This data will not be disclosed without your consent.
The newsletter is sent by the mail service provider “MailChimp”, a newsletter delivery platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
The data protection regulations of the shipping service provider can be viewed here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.
The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with the European data protection level (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active).
The dispatch service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests according to Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DSGVO and an order processing contract according to Art. 28 Para. 3 S. 1 DSGVO.
The shipping service provider can use the recipient’s data in pseudonymous form, i.e. without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimize the dispatch and presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes.
However, the shipping service does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write them down itself or to pass the data on to third parties.
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the information you provide exclusively for this purpose or to inform you of the circumstances relevant to this service or registration. We do not pass these data on to third parties.
A valid e-mail address is required to receive the newsletter. The IP address you use to subscribe to the newsletter and the date on which you subscribe to the newsletter are also stored. This data serves us as proof of misuse if an external e-mail address is registered for the newsletter. In order to ensure that an e-mail address is not misused by third parties on our mailing list, we work in compliance with the law using the so-called “double opt-in” procedure. Within the framework of this procedure, the order of the newsletter, the sending of the confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the registration confirmation are recorded.You have the possibility at any time to revoke your consent to the storage of the data, your e-mail address and their use for the newsletter dispatch. For the revocation we provide you in each newsletter and on the website a link. You also have the option of informing us of your wish to cancel using the contact options mentioned in this document.
Additionally we process – contract data (e.g., subject matter of the contract, duration, customer category). Payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history) of our customers, prospects and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.
We store personal data in accordance with the principles of data avoidance and data economy only as long as it is required or prescribed by law (legal storage period). If the purpose of the information collected no longer applies or if the storage period ends, we block or delete the data.
Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection
You have the right, upon request and free of charge, to request information about the personal data stored by us and/or to request correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: This is the prescribed data storage for business transactions or the data is subject to the legal obligation to store.
For these purposes, you can contact us at any time at the address stated in the imprint.
To be able to consider a data lock at any time, it is necessary to keep the data in a lock file for control purposes. If there is no legal archiving obligation, you can also request the deletion of the data. Otherwise we block the data if you wish.
Changes to our data protection declaration
In order to ensure that our data protection declaration always complies with current legal requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in the event that the data protection declaration has to be adapted due to new or revised services, for example new services. The new data protection declaration will then take effect the next time you visit our website.
As of: May 24th, 2018