Disclaimer & Data Privacy
Liability for Content
The contents of our website were created with great care. However, we cannot assume any liability for the accuracy, completeness or topicality of the information provided. As operator of the website we are responsible in accordance with Section 7, Sub-section 1 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) for our own content on this website under the general laws. According to Sections 8 to 10 of the Telemedia Act we are, however, under no obligation to monitor transmitted or recorded information from external sources nor are we liable to search for circumstances that may suggest illicit activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under the general laws remain unaffected. However, any such liability only arises from the time when an infringement becomes known. If any infringement of the law should become known to us we will remove such contents immediately.
Liability for Links
Our website contains direct or indirect links to third-party web pages on external websites. We have no influence whatsoever on the information provided on these websites. Therefore we cannot accept any guarantee for the content of these websites. Responsibility for the content of the linked web pages lies solely with the owner or provider of the website in question. At the time of setting the links the linked web pages were checked for infringements of the law and no illegal content was discovered. Continuous monitoring of the contents of linked web pages without concrete evidence of a violation of the law is not reasonable. If any infringement of the law should become known to us we will remove such links immediately.
Copyright and Identification of Copyrighted Material
The contents and material created on this website by the website operator are protected by German copyright law. None of this material may be reproduced, processed, distributed or utilised in any way outside the terms of copyright law without the prior written permission of the author or creator of the material. If any material on this website was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are observed. In particular, any contents created by third parties are identified as such. However, if you should become aware of a copyright violation we request that you notify us accordingly. If any violation of copyright law becomes known to us we will remove such contents immediately.
Responsibility for Data Processing
Use and Collection of Personal Data, Confidentiality
All accesses to our website and every access to files stored on our website are logged and stored for internal system-related and statistical purposes. The logged data are: name of file accessed, date and time of access, data volume transferred, report on successful access, web browser and accessing domain. It is generally possible to use our website without giving personal data. Insofar as any personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) are collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis, as far as possible. This especially applies in the event that a contractual relationship shall be concluded between you and us or shall be defined or modified with regard to its content, or we receive from you a request for proposal or a contact request or when you register for advertising measures (e.g. E-mail newsletter, request for information material, participation in a lottery etc). In such cases we collect and use your personal data only to the extent that is necessary for these purposes. You are entitled to object to the use of your personal data at any time with effect for the future. These data will not be given to third parties without your explicit consent. You can also withdraw your consent at any time. Just send us a brief message to this effect.
We only transfer your personal data to third parties when this is permitted by law or you have given us your explicit consent.
We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission over the Internet may involve gaps in security. It is not possible to safeguard data completely against unauthorised access by third parties.
Google Analytics and Cookies
This website uses Google Analytics, an internet evaluation service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses what are known as "cookies" - these are text files which are stored on your computer to enable an analysis of website use by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address is first truncated within member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional circumstances is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and then truncated. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to prepare reports of website activities and to provide other services associated with website and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transferred by your browser to Google Analytics is not amalgamated with any other Google data.
You can prevent cookies being saved by changing a setting in your browser software, but please be aware that this may mean you are not able to use all the website functions to their full extent. You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin from the link below. http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Setting an opt-out cookie: To set the cookie and deactivate Google Analytics Tracking click here.
For more information go to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de or https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html?hl=de (general information about Google Analytics and Data Protection). We draw your attention to the fact that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include the code “gat.anonymizeIp()” to guarantee anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking).
We use so-called cookies in order to orientate our services better to your wishes and to collect statistical data about how our website is used. Cookies are small text files which are stored locally in the intermediate data storage of the internet browser of the computer you are using. Cookies make it possible to re-identify the internet browser in use. The cookies of our website do not collect any personal data about you or your use of our website. You can at any time delete any cookies that have been set using the relevant option of your internet browser or by deleting the cookies on your hard drive. You can find more information about this in the instruction manual of your internet browser.
We take every possible technical and organisational precaution to ensure that your data are stored so that they cannot be accessed by third parties. However, we cannot guarantee complete data security for digital communications. Therefore, we recommend that you send any confidential information by post.
The legal basis for the processing of your data is Article 9, Section 2 letter h) of the DSGVO in connection with Paragraph 22, Section 1 No. 1 letter b) of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz [Federal Data Protection Act]. If you have any queries, please contact us.
Right to Information
You have the right to be informed about the storage of data pertaining to your person, as well as the right to demand the correction of incorrect data.
Furthermore, you have the right under certain conditions to demand that your data be deleted or to restrict the processing of your data, and you have the right to data portability. Your data are processed on the basis of legal regulations. Only in exceptional circumstances do we need your consent. In such cases, you have the right to revoke your consent to future processing. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible data protection authority if you are of the opinion that the processing of your data is not lawful.
Upon written request we will inform you about the personal data we have recorded (e.g. name, address). If you have any queries concerning the processing of your personal data please contact our data protection officer, Thorsten Einfeldt, who can be reached by phone +49 4193 895-0 or by Email.