Privacy statementPersonal Data
Personal data are information that can be used to determine your identity. For example, these include information regarding your name or address. This does not apply to information that cannot be directly associated with specific individuals. Basically, you can use our online offer without disclosing your identity. When participating in one of our personalized services, you will be asked separately for such data as are required to complete the services. It is your free decision to participate in these services and enter the appropriate information.
Your information is stored on specially protected servers in Germany. Access is only possible for the necessary number of specially authorized persons who are responsible for the technical, commercial and editorial support of data and servers. In connection with your access, data which may allow identification (e.g. IP address, date, time and pages viewed) are stored on our servers for back-up purposes. These are used only for statistical purposes for the evaluation and the continuous improvement of the quality of our internet offer. Partly this is done by using counting graphics attached to the pages of our offer. However, the data obtained in this way are strictly anonymized and do not allow for any conclusions to be drawn on personal data of the users. Your data will in no case be used to create user profiles – of whatever kind.
Transfer/Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties
As a matter of principle, we do not share personal information with third parties. In particular, there is no disclosure of data to third parties for advertising purposes. However, if you use the personalized services of our offer, the collection of personalized data and their transfer to third parties may be required for the purpose of carrying out and processing the service. However, these data are only stored or transmitted to the extent required for order processing. For that purpose, the submission of an explicit declaration of consent is required when filling in the respective form. By the way, third parties whom your data is passed on to in the context of order processing are also bound by the statutory provisions regarding handling personal data. To the extent we are legally obliged to do so or by court order, we will transmit data to the respective authorities entitled to receive such information.
We use the following types of cookies:
These cookies are essential for the functioning of our website. This includes, for example, issue of anonymous session IDs to summarize multiple queries to a web server, or ensuring fault-free functioning of registrations and orders.
These cookies help us to save your chosen settings or support other functions when you are navigating our website. They allow us, for example, to remember your preferred settings for your next visit or save your login data for certain areas of our Website.
These cookies collect information about how you use our website (e.g. which Internet browser you use, how often you visit our website, which pages you open, or how long you stay on our website). These cookies do not store any information that enables visitors to be personally identified. The information collected with the help of these cookies is aggregated, and thus anonymous.
You can accept or decline cookies––including those used for website tracking––by selecting the appropriate settings for your browser. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a new cookie, or to decline cookies altogether. However, if you choose to decline cookies you may not be able to use all the features of our website (e.g. for purchasing orders). Your browser also offers you the option to delete cookies (e.g. via the Clear Browsing History function). For further information, please refer to the user help function under Settings in your web browser.
Anonymized website tracking
Use of Google Universal Analytics
This website uses Google Universal Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Universal Analytics uses ‘cookies,’ text files stored on your computer, to help us analyze how you use our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to Google servers in the USA and saved there.
We have activated IP anonymization on this website, so that the IP address of users within EU Member States or other States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area will be truncated by Google beforehand. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to Google servers in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of analyzing your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate the IP address transmitted by your browser within the operations of Google Universal Analytics with any other data held by Google. You may prevent cookies from being installed by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that in this case you may not be able to use the full range of functions of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from collecting and using the data regarding your use of the website generated by the cookies (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin from the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de .
Click on the link below to prevent collection of your data by Google Universal Analytics. By clicking on this link, you will set an opt-out cookie which prevents your data from being tracked when you visit this website in the future. Disable Google Analytics
For more detailed information on the conditions of use and data privacy, go to *http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and/or *http://www.google.de/privacy.html.
Please note that this website uses Google Universal Analytics with the code extension “anonymizeIp” to ensure anonymized recording of IP addresses (known as IP masking) and exclude direct personal references.
Your Rights to Disclosure, Correction, Suspension, Cancellation and Objection
Upon request, you have the right to request information free of charge about the personal data stored by us, and/or to request correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: This concerns the data storage required for business transactions or if the data are subject to the statutory retention requirement.
To be able to provide a data lock at any time, it is necessary to keep the data for control purposes in a lock file. If there is no statutory filing requirement, you may also request deletion of these data. Otherwise we will block the data if you so desire.
Personal data are stored according to the principles of data avoidance and data economy only as long as necessary or required by law (statutory retention period). If the purpose of the information collected has been dispensed with or the retention period has ended, we block or delete such data.
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