Scope of application
The operator of this website takes your privacy very seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal regulations.
Keep in mind that data transmission over the Internet can be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection against access by third parties is not possible.
Name and address of the responsible person
The responsible person in terms of the Basic Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations of this website is:
The hosting services used by this website serve to provide the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services used by the operator of this website for the purpose of operating this website.
This website or the hosting provider of this website processes inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors of this website on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this website in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO in conjunction with. Art. 28 DSGVO (conclusion of order processing contract).
Collection of access data and log files
The server of this website collects data on the basis of the legitimate interests of the operator of this website within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO data on each access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). Access data includes the name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, transferred data volume, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address in anonymized form and the requesting provider. Log file information is stored for a maximum of 7 days for security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud) and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidentiary purposes are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified. The following data is logged in this way:
- Visited website
- Time at time of access
- Amount of data sent in bytes
- Source/reference URI from which you accessed the page
- Used browser
- Used operating system
- Used IP address in anonymous form, where the last number is zeroed (example: x.x.x.0 or x::0)
Usage of cookies
Cookies may be used by using this website. These are small text files that are stored on the user's device. A user's browser accesses these files.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analytical purposes is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO.
Common browsers offer the setting option not to accept cookies.
Note: There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if you make the appropriate settings.
Integration of third-party services and content
The operator of this website uses this website on the basis of the legitimate interests of the operator of this website (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of this website within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) content or service offerings of third parties to incorporate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as "content").
This always requires that the third party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, as they cannot send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for displaying this content. The operator of this website endeavours to use only those contents whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the contents. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also called "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes.
And so-called "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the websites of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may contain technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting times and other information about the use of this website and may be linked to such information from other sources.
Usage of the Disqus comment system
Usage of Youtube services
Usage of Facebook services
This website uses on the basis of legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of this website within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f.). DSGVO) services of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook").
These services can represent interaction elements or content (e.g. videos, graphics or text contributions) and are identified by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on blue tile, the terms "Like", "Like" or a "thumbs up" sign) or are marked with the addition "Facebook".
The list and the appearance of the Facebook services included here can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .
Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active ).
When a user accesses a feature of a website from this site that uses such a Facebook service, their device establishes a direct connection to Facebook's servers. The content of the service is transmitted by Facebook directly to the user's device and integrated by the user into the website of this website. The processed data can be used to create user profiles. The operator of this website therefore has no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this service and therefore informs users according to their level of knowledge.
By integrating the services of Facebook, Facebook receives information that a user has accessed the corresponding website of this website. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. When users interact with the Facebook services, for example, confirm the Like button or the Share button or make a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from the user's device to Facebook and stored there.
If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to obtain and store their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is stored in Germany. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the relevant rights and setting options for the protection of users' privacy, can be found in Facebook's data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ .
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this website and link it to his membership data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook and delete his cookies before using this website. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US page https://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page https://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform-independent, i.e. they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.
Usage of Google Plus Services
This website may include features and content of services provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This may include content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can express their appreciation of the content, subscribe to the authors of the content or our contributions.
Provided that the users are members of the Google or Google Plus platform, Google can assign the call of the above contents and functions to the profiles of the users there.
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active ).
Users can prevent Google from saving cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; users can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to their use of this website and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Further information on data use by Google, possible settings and objections can be found in Google's data protection declaration ( https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads and https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy) as well as in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google ( https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated ).
Usage of Twitter services
This website may include features and content of Twitter services offered by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. This may include content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can express their appreciation of the content, subscribe to the authors of the content or our contributions.
If the users are members of the Twitter platform, Twitter can assign calling up the above content and functions to the users' profiles there.
Rights of the user: Information, correction and deletion
Upon your request, you as a user and as a data subject within the meaning of the DSGVO will receive information free of charge as to what personal data has been stored about you. Unless your request conflicts with a legal obligation to store data (e.g. data retention), you have a right as a data subject within the meaning of the DSGVO to have incorrect data corrected and your personal data blocked or deleted.