When you visit our websites we collect, process and use the personal data, to the extent that is legally permissible under German law or the user has consented. The consent, which is revocable at any time, can also be given electronically. We store your personal user data (such as name, postal or e-mail address, telephone number, etc.) solely to provide the services offered, e.g. when you send us an e-mail or register with us to receive goods or services or consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data, e.g. when you make this information explicitly available when using our websites.
With the use of some sites, for example with a registration, order, a search of information services or if you ask us to contact you, you are requested to provide us with certain personal data (such as name, date of birth, postal or e-mail address, phone number, etc.) by entering into this into these web pages. Of course you are free not to give us this information. In this case, however, we are not able to provide you with the requested products, services or information.
Personal data is collected by us, processed and used, as far as this is required to perform the offered services, but also to check whether you are allowed to access protected websites in order to register you, to make contact with you as required or to make the requested products, services or information available to you.
Moreover, we may use this information in addition to each stated purpose in the entry field, provided you give us your consent.
All information you provide us with by making entries on these websites will be stored on a server that is located within the European Union (EU). The personal data provided to us will not be disclosed to outside persons or companies without your consent.
If required, you can receive free information about all personal information that we hold about you. Of course, you have the option of correcting any errors, to update any outdated information or have the saved data deleted. In addition, you can revoke a once given consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data at any time with effect for the future.
In order to make our website as user-friendly as possible, we analyse anonymised data which is collected by means of a statistical programme when the website is visited. This programme is called Google Analytics, a website analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there.
If IP anonymisation is activated, such as on this website, Google will shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union or other countries which are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the website operator to analyse your website use, create reports about website activity and to provide other services related to the use of the website and of the Internet.
The IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may also prevent Google from obtaining and processing data collected by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the following browser plugin from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptoutexternal icon
In addition to browser add-ons or mobile device browsers, you can use this link (deactivate Google Analytics) to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data about you regarding this website in future. The Opt-Out add-on only functions in this browser and for this domain. An Opt-Out cookie will then be stored on your device. If you delete cookies in this browser, you will have to click this link again.
Below you will also find a link to opt-out of the American business association Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) to stop receiving certain adverts: www.networkadvertising.org/choicesexternal icon