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Privacy policy

Collection and storage of personal data as well as nature and purpose of their use when you visit our website:

When you visit our website, the browser installed on your device will automatically transmit information to our website server. This information is temporarily saved in a so-called log file.

 

The following information will be collected without any of your involvement and stored until it is automatically deleted:

- IP address of requesting computer
- date and time of access
- name and URL of accessed file
- website from which our site is accessed (referrer URL)
- utilised browser and, if applicable, your computer’s operating system and the name of your access provider.

We will process the above-listed data for the following purposes:

 

- to ensure smooth connection to the website
- to ensure easy use of our website
- to evaluate system security and stability as well as
- additional administrative matters.

The legal basis for processing personal data is Art. 6 (1), sentence 1, lit. f, GDPR. Our legitimate interest is derived from the above-listed purposes for data collection. Under no circumstances will we use the collected data for drawing conclusions about your person.

In addition, we use cookies when you visit our website. Further explanations can be found in this Privacy Policy.

Collection and storage of personal data as well as nature and purpose of their use in the context of subscribing to our newsletter:

If you have given your express consent according to Art. 6 (1), sentence 1, lit. a, GDPR, we will use your e-mail address to regularly send you our newsletter. To receive our newsletter, it is sufficient to specify an e-mail address in the following steps: To subscribe to our newsletter, we will send you an e-mail with a link to the address you specified, which you must confirm. This will tell us that you are the owner of the e-mail address and that you have agreed to receiving the newsletter. No further data will be collected. This data will exclusively be used for sending out the newsletter and will not be shared with third parties. Together with your newsletter subscription, we will save your IP address and the date of subscription. This information exclusively serves to provide evidence in case a third party misuses an e-mail address and subscribes to a newsletter without the knowledge of the authorised party. Customers can unsubscribe or revoke their newsletter subscription at any time without charge. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter by using the link in the publication itself or via the contact options listed above.

Collection and storage of personal data as well as nature and purpose of their use in the context of using our contact form:

If you have questions of any kind, we offer you the option to contact us via a contact form provided on the website. To this end, you must indicate a valid e-mail address to let us know who sent the inquiry and to be able to respond. Further information may be shared voluntarily. Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1), sentence 1, lit. a, GDPR, on the basis of your voluntary consent. The personal data we collect as part of using the contact form will be automatically deleted once we have responded to your inquiry.

Data disclosure

Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties except for the purposes listed below. We will only share your personal data with third parties if
- you have expressly given your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1), sentence 1, lit. a, GDPR
- data disclosure is required pursuant to Art. 6 (1), sentence 1, lit. f, GDPR for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have compelling legitimate grounds to object to the disclosure of your data
- we have a legal obligation to disclose data pursuant to Art. 6 (1), sentence 1, lit. c, GDPR as well as - it is legally permissible and required for processing contractual relationships with you pursuant to Art. 6 (1), sentence 1, lit. b, GDPR.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies, small files that are automatically generated in your browser and saved in your device (laptop, tablet, smart phone etc.) when you visit our site. They do not cause any damage to your device and do not contain any viruses, Trojans or other malware. Cookies are used to store information related to a specific user device. However, this does not mean that we gain any direct knowledge of your identity. The use of cookies serves to make our website easier to use. So-called session cookies tell us that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted once you leave our site. Furthermore, we use temporary cookies to optimise the usability of our site, which are saved on your device for a specified time period. When you return to our website to use our services, the site will automatically detect that you have visited the site before. It will recall the entries and settings you made so you don’t have to enter them again. We also use cookies to collect statistical data concerning the use of our website and to evaluate this information for the purpose of optimising our offer for you. These cookies allow us to automatically recognise that you have visited the site before. They are deleted automatically after a defined time interval. The data processed by cookies is required for the above-listed purposes to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 (1), sentence 1, lit. f, GDPR. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser to refuse the storage of cookies in your computer or to generate a message before a new cookie is created. The complete deactivation of cookies may result in the fact that you cannot use all functions of our website.

Instagram

Our web pages also use social plug-ins (“Plug-ins”) of Instagram, which is operated by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”). The Instagram plug-in is recognisable by the “Instagram button,” e.g. in the form of an Instagram camera. When you access a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection with the servers of Instagram. Instagram sends the content of the plug-in directly to your browser, which in turn integrates it into the website. Based on the integration of the plug-in, Instagram receives notice that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have an Instagram profile or are not currently logged into Instagram. Your browser directly transmits this information (including your IP address) to an Instagram server in the USA, where it is stored. If you are logged into Instagram, the visit may be directly linked to your Instagram account. If you interact with the plug-ins, e.g. by clicking the Instagram button, the corresponding information will also be directly transmitted to an Instagram server and stored. The information will also be published on your Instagram account and shown to your contacts. If you don’t want Instagram to link the data collected during your visit to our website to your Instagram account, you must log out of your Instagram account prior to visiting our website. Please note that we as website operators do not have any knowledge about the content of the transmitted data or their use by Instagram. Further information can be found in the Instagram privacy policy under https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388.

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