Area of validity
The legal basis for data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Broadcast Media Act (TMG).
Access data/ server log files
The provider (or his web space provider) collects data about every access to the content (so-called server log files). The access data includes:
Name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, data volume transferred, report on successful access, browser type along with version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (page previously visited). IP address and the requesting provider.
The provider only uses the log data for statistical analyses for the purposes of the operation, security and optimisation of the content. The provider reserves the right to subsequently check the log data, where based on concrete evidence, a legitimate suspicion of illegal usage exists.
Handling personal data
Personal data is information with which a person can be identified, i.e. information which can be traced back to one person. This includes the name, email address or telephone number. But data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites are viewed by someone would also be included in personal data.
Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is legally permitted or if the users consent to the collection of data.
When establishing contact with the provider (for example via contact form or email) the user's details are saved for the purpose of processing the request and in case follow-up questions arise.
Integration of services and third-party content
It is possible that within this online content, third-party content, for example YouTube videos, Google Maps map material, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are integrated. This assumes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as "third-party providers") discern the IP address of the user. Because without the IP address they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required in order to display this content. We endeavour to only use the content of those providers who use the IP address solely to deliver the content. However we have no influence in cases where the third-party providers save the IP address e. g. for statistical purposes. Insofar as we are aware of it, we will inform the users of this.
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This content uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are saved on users' computers and facilitate the analysis of website usage. The information generated by the cookie about the usage of this website by the users is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website however, the IP address of the Google users within the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area is shortened beforehand. The complete IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. IP anonymisation is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse the usage of the website by the users, to compile reports about the website activities and to provide other services, connected with the website usage and internet usage, to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
The users can prevent cookies being saved using the corresponding setting of their browser software; this content informs the user however that in this case they may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. Moreover the users can prevent the reporting to Google of the data created by the cookie and related to their usage of the website (incl. their IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin which is available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, click on this link, to prevent reporting by Google Analytics within this website in future. This places an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies, you have to click on this link again.
Cancellations, changes, corrections and updates
The user has the right on request to obtain information free of charge about the personal data, which was saved about them. In addition the user has the right to correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion of their personal data, provided that no legal obligation exists to retain it.