The protection and security of personal data is a high priority for us. Therefore, we strictly adhere to the rules of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Below you will be informed about what type of data is collected and for what purpose it is collected:
1. Data Transfer/Data Logging
When you visit this site, the web server automatically records log files that cannot be assigned to a specific person. This data includes e.g. B. the browser type and version, operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address of the requesting computer, access date and time of the server request and the file request of the client (file name and URL). This data is only collected for the purpose of statistical analysis. A transfer to third parties, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, does not take place.
2. Use of Personal Information
Personal data is only collected or processed if you provide this information voluntarily, e.g. as part of an inquiry. Right of revocation at any time: If there are no necessary reasons in connection with a business transaction, you can revoke the previously granted approval of your personal data storage with immediate effect in writing (e.g. by e-mail or fax) at any time. Your data will not be passed on to third parties unless disclosure is required by law.
3. Information, modification and deletion of your data
In accordance with applicable law, you can ask us in writing at any time whether and which personal data we have stored about you. You will receive a corresponding notification immediately. In principle, the data is deleted as soon as the purpose for which it was collected has been fulfilled. Criteria for the time of deletion can be the omission of the business basis. Management is responsible for data protection.
4. Security of your data
Your personal data made available to us will be secured by taking all technical and organizational security measures in such a way that they are inaccessible to unauthorized third parties. When sending very sensitive data or information, it is advisable to use the postal service, since complete data security cannot be guaranteed by e-mail.
5. Google Analytics Notice
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i. H. Text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required to do so by law or if third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out to you however that in this case you can if applicable not use all functions of this website in full. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
On some of our pages we use so-called “session cookies” to make it easier for you to use our website. These are small text files that are only stored on your hard drive for the duration of your visit to our website and, depending on the settings of your browser program, are deleted again when you close the browser. These cookies do not retrieve any information about you stored on your hard drive and do not affect your PC or files. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser so that it informs you that cookies are being sent.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter . Further data is not collected or only collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
The processing of the data entered in the newsletter registration form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you have stored with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted after you have canceled the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the members’ area) remain unaffected.
This website uses direct mail services to send newsletters. The provider is e3 Software, LLC, 2225 East Bayshore Road, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA.
Direct mail is a service with which, among other things, the sending of newsletters can be organized and analyzed. If you enter data for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter (e.g. e-mail address), this will be stored on the Direct Mail servers in the USA.
Direct Mail is certified according to the “EU-US Privacy Shield”. The “Privacy Shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA, which is intended to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the USA.
With the help of direct mail we can analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an e-mail sent with Direct Mail, a file contained in the e-mail (so-called web beacon) connects to the Direct Mail servers in the USA. In this way it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on. Technical information is also recorded (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. They are used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyzes can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.
If you do not want an analysis by direct mail, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.
The data processing takes place on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you have stored with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers of Direct Mail after you have canceled the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the members’ area) remain unaffected.