We take the matter of protecting the personal data of our users very seriously and strictly adhere to the relevant provisions of data protection legislation. As a matter of principle, your data is not forwarded to third parties. Exceptions to this rule shall apply solely in the case of statutory or legal requirements, or when you have specifically approved such forwarding of data, or have expressed a wish for this to be done. This statement provides you with an overview of the measure designed to assure such protection, together with an outline of the type of data collected and the purposes for which this is used.
I. Automatic data processing on this internet page
When you access internet pages, the information transferred to us by your browser is automatically stored in our “server log files”. This includes:
- Browsertype/ -version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL (the page last visited)
- Host name of the computer accessing the site (IP address)
- Time of the server enquiry
The technology used is such that we are unable to assign such data to specific persons. No attempt is made to link this data to other data sources (e.g. any registration data that may exist), and data is, following a statistical evaluation, deleted and not retained as an individual data record set.
II. Service Providers
We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:
- To facilitate our Service
- To provide the Service on our behalf;
- To perform Service-related services; or
- To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
We want to inform our Service users that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
III. Services that require registration/subscription – newsletter, etc.
If you would like to utilize the offers and services offered on the website (individualized or subject to charge), we may require further information from you to provide these services and for billing purposes. This includes, in particular, your name, your (valid) e-mail address and other information (address, telephone number, etc.). This information allows us to check, for example, that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided or that the owner agrees to receive the relevant services, and makes it possible for us to provide the services requested by you and to invoice you properly. The entry of a valid e-mail address is required so that we can prevent misuse of subscription services, for example for newsletters. To ensure this, we apply the double opt-in procedure. This means that after you enter your e-mail address on our webpages, you will receive a confirmation e-mail for your subscription and then be required to verify your e-mail address by clicking on a verification link. Data used in this context is defined as ‘personal data’, i.e. data that can make it possible to establish your identity. It is generally possible for you, however, to use our access-free Internet offering without having to disclose your full identity or even part of it. While subscribing to a service, however, you may also voluntarily provide us with other information beyond what is required to render the service (e.g. industry, professional group, age, etc.), e.g. in appropriate form fields. We use this data for the development of demand-driven offers, for product information related to marketing activities and also for customer service purposes. As a general principle, this information is not passed on to third parties.
IV. Links to third party websites
In several different places, internet pages use so-called cookies. These are employed to make our service more user-friendly, more effective, and safer. Cookies are little text files deposited on your computer and stored by your browser. You can block the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; yet we must point out that, in such an event, you may be unable to use the website’s many functions to the fullest extent possible. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are not used by us as a means of storing personal data.
2. Google Analytics
If you no longer want to be tracked, click here to opt-out.
You can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Please note that this website initializes Google Analytics with the setting anonymizeIp. This guarantees anonymized data collection by masking the last part of your IP address.
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html
VI. Services of third parties
This online offer is an online offer in the context of online activities within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
1. Google fonts
2. Google Maps
VII. Revoking the (continued) processing and utilization of data
At any time, you may notify us that you wish to revoke the authorization previously given to us to store your personal data, and to make use thereof to provide the respective services.
Please note that, even in the event of such a revocation notice instructing us to stop using and/or storing data, we reserve the right to continue to use your data to the extent that this may be required for billing purposes.
Moreover, instructions preventing us from making continued use of your data will inevitably mean that you may no longer be able to receive the services (newsletters, etc.) to which you subscribe, and that we shall have to terminate the supply of the services without further delay. As part of this process, your personal data will immediately be deleted and no longer retained in our data records.
VIII. Right to information
At all times, you have the right to be given information about the type and extent of the stored data relating to your person, the origin thereof, the persons receiving such data, and the storage purpose.
IX. Further information
X. Amendments to and accessibility of data protection provisions
XI. Contact us
If you are concerned about how personal data is processed via this website, please do not hesitate to bring such concerns to the European Company Lawyers Association by contacting us via firstname.lastname@example.org.