1 Privacy at a glance
The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our data protection declaration listed under this text.
Data collection on this website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the section “Notice on the responsible body” in this data protection declaration.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected when you communicate it to us. This can be e.g. data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically or with your consent by our IT systems when you visit the website. This are primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of the page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure that the website is provided without errors. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right, under certain circumstances, to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You also have the right to submit a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
You can contact us at any time if you have any further questions on the subject of data protection.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
When you visit this website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done with so-called analysis programs.
Detailed information on these analysis programs can be found in the following data protection policy.
We host the content of our website with the following provider:
The provider is IONOS SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur (hereinafter IONOS). When you visit our website, IONOS records various log files including your IP addresses. Details can be found in the IONOS data protection declaration: https://www.ionos.de/terms-gtc/terms-privacy.
IONOS is used on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in our website being displayed as reliably as possible. If a corresponding consent was requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1a DSGVO and Article 25 Paragraph 1 TTDSG as far as consent to store cookies or access to information on the user device was given (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
Data processing order
We have concluded a data processing contract (Vertrag über Auftragsverarbeitung AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that the personal data of our website visitors is only processed according to our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
3. General information and mandatory information
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
If you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration explains which data is collected and what it is used for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
Note on the responsible body
The responsible body for data processing on this website is:
The responsible body is the natural or legal person who, alone or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, or similar data).
Unless a specific storage period has been specified in this data protection declaration, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for data processing no longer applies. If you assert a legitimate request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. tax or commercial law retention periods); in the latter case, the data will be deleted once these reasons have ceased to exist.
General information on the legal basis for data processing on this website
If you have consented to the data processing, we will process your personal data on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1a GDPR or Article 9 Paragraph 2a GDPR, if special data categories according to Article 9 Paragraph 1 GDPR are processed. In the event of expressed consent to the transfer of personal data to third countries, data processing is also based on Article 49 Paragraph 1 GDPR. If you have consented to the storage of cookies or access to information on your end device (e.g. via device fingerprinting), data processing is also based on § 25 Paragraph 1 TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. If your data is required to fulfill the contract or to carry out pre-contractual measures, we process your data on the basis of Article 6, Paragraph 1b GDPR. Furthermore, we process your data if they are required to fulfill a legal obligation on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1c GDPR. Data processing can also take place on the basis of our legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1f GDPR. The following paragraphs of this data protection declaration provide information on the relevant legal bases in each individual case.
Note on data transfer to the USA and other third countries
To display content on this website, we use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure under data protection law. If these tools are active, your personal data can be transferred to these third countries and processed there. We would like to point out that in these countries no level of data protection comparable to that of the EU can be guaranteed. For example, US companies are obliged to release personal data to security authorities without you as the person concerned being able to take legal action against this. It can therefore not be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. secret services) will process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your expressed consent. You can revoke consent that you have already given at any time. The legality of the data processing that took place up until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR SUCH ADVERTISING PURPOSES; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES (OBJECTION ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 21 PARAGRAPH 2 GDPR).
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of violations of the GDPR, those affected have the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged violation. The right to submit a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only be done to the extent that it is technically feasible.
Information, deletion and correction
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction or deletion of this data at any time. You can contact us at any time if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time for this. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to check this. For the duration of the examination, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
- If the processing of your personal data happened/is happening unlawfully, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted instead of being deleted.
- If you have submitted an objection in accordance with Article 21 Pargraph 1 GDPR, your interests and ours must be weighted up. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data – apart from its storage – may only be used with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State are processed.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Objecting to promotional emails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published as part of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The site operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising being sent, such as spam e-mails.
4. Data collection on this website
Our website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small data packages and do not damage your end device. They are stored on your end device either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted after your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser.
In some cases, cookies from third-party companies can also be stored on your end device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).
Cookies have different functions. Numerous cookies are technically necessary because certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behavior or to display advertising.
Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process, to provide certain functions you want (e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimize the website (e.g. cookies for measuring web audience) (necessary cookies) are stored on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1f GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of necessary cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies and comparable recognition technologies was requested, processing takes place exclusively on the basis of this consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1 DSGVO and § 25 Paragraph 1 TTDSG); the consent can be revoked at any time.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.
If cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you of this separately in this data protection declaration and, if necessary, ask for your consent.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
This data is processed on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1b GDPR. If your request is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of inquiries addressed to us (Article 6 Paragraph 1f GDPR) or on your consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1 GDPR) if this was queried; the consent can be revoked at any time.
The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.
Inquiry by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (name, enquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
This data is processed on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1b GDPR, if your request is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of inquiries addressed to us (Article 6 Paragraph 1f GDPR) or on your consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1a GDPR) if this was queried; the consent can be revoked at any time.
The data you sent to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.
Comment function on this website
For the comment function on this page, in addition to your comment, information about the time the comment was created, your e-mail address and, if you are not posting anonymously, the user name or given and last name you have provided will be stored.
Storage duration of the comments
The comments and the associated data are stored and remain on this website until the commented content has been completely deleted or the comments must be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. offensive comments).
The comments are stored on the basis of your consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1a GDPR). You can revoke any consent you have given at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
5. Analysis Tools and Advertising
IONOS Web Analytics
This website uses the analysis services of IONOS WebAnalytics (hereinafter: IONOS). The provider is 1&1 IONOS SE, Elgendorfer Straße 57, D – 56410 Montabaur. As part of the analyzes with IONOS, e.g. visitor numbers and behavior (e.g. number of page views, duration of a website visit, bounce rates), visitor sources (i.e. which website the visitor comes from), visitor locations and technical data (browser and operating system versions) are analyzed. For this purpose, IONOS stores the following data in particular:
- Referrer (previously visited website)
- Requested web page or file
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system
- Used device type
- Time of access
- IP address in anonymous form (only used to determine the location of access)
According to IONOS, data collection is completely anonymous so that it cannot be traced back to individual persons. Cookies are not stored by IONOS WebAnalytics.
The storage and analysis of the data takes place on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising. If a corresponding consent was requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1a DSGVO and § 25 Paragraph 1. as far as consent to store cookies or access to information on the user device was given (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
Further information on data collection and processing by IONOS WebAnalytics can be found in the IONOS data protection declaration under the following link: https://www.ionos.de/terms-gtc/index.php?id=6.
We have concluded a contract about the data processing (Vertrag über Auftragsverarbeitung AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that the personal data of our website visitors is only processed according to our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
6. Plugins and Tools
Polylang is a multilingual system for WordPress websites. The cookie stores the language of the user and can redirect the user to the version of the website that matches with the language of the browser of the user. This plugin is essential for the website to be able to display the website in German and English.
The provider of the plugin is: WP Syntex, 28 Allée Jean Sébastien Bach, 38090 Villefontaine, France.
This website embeds videos from the YouTube website. The website operator is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
If you visit a page on our website on which YouTube is integrated, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
Furthermore, YouTube can store various cookies on your end device or use comparable technologies for recognition (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way, YouTube can receive information about visitors to this website. This information is used for example to collect video statistics, improve usability and prevent fraud attempts.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 Paragraph 1f GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 GDPR and Article 25 Paragraph 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
Further information on handling user data can be found in YouTube’s data protection declaration at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de .
This site may use so-called Google Fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required fonts into your browser cache in order to display text and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to the Google servers. This gives Google knowledge that this website was accessed via your IP address. Google Fonts are used on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the uniform presentation of the typeface on his website. If a corresponding consent was requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1a DSGVO and Article 25 Paragraph 1, as far as consent was given to store cookies or to grant access to information in the user’s device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
If your browser does not support Google Fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on this website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether data entry on this website (e.g. in a contact form) is done by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the website visitor spends on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA-analyzes run completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place.
The storage and analysis of the data takes place on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web offerings from abusive automated spying and from SPAM. If a corresponding consent was requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1a DSGVO and Article 25 Paragraph 1, as far as consent was given to store cookies or to grant access to information in the user’s device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
Elementor is a software used to create more complex layouts on this website. Cookies are used to store the number of page views and active sessions of the user. The data collected is not used for analysis purposes, but only to ensure that e.g. hidden elements are not displayed again during several active sessions.
The provider of this software plugin is Elementor Ltd., Tuval 40, Ramat Gan 5252247, Israel.
Real cookie banners
Real Cookie Banner asks website visitors for consent to set cookies and process personal data.
For this purpose, each website visitor is assigned a UUID (pseudonymous identification of the user), which is valid until the cookie used to store the consent expires. Cookies are used to test whether cookies can be set, to store reference to the documented consent, to store which services from which service groups the visitor has consented to, and, if consent, according to the Transparency & Consent Framework (TCF) in order to store the consents in TCF partners, purposes, special purposes, functions and special functions. As part of the obligation to explain according to the GDPR, the consent given is fully documented. In addition to the services and service groups to which the visitor has consented and, if consent is obtained according to the TCF standard, to which TCF partners, purposes and functions the visitor has consented, all settings of the cookie banner at the time of consent as also the technical circumstances (e.g. size of the viewing area with the consent) and the user interactions (e.g. clicking on buttons) that led to the consent. Consent is collected once per language.
The provider of this plugin is devowl.io GmbH, Tannet 12, 94539 Grafling, Germany.
The company’s data protection declaration of devowl.io GmbH can be downloaded from https://devowl.io/de/datenschutzerklaerung/.
ArcGis.com Map Services
The website embeds maps from ESRI’s online map service https://arcgis.com (https://www.esri.com ) on some pages or provides links redirecting to maps hosted on ArcGis.com. When calling up the maps, IP addresses can be stored on American servers.
The address of the German branch of the provider is: Esri Deutschland GmbH Ringstrasse 7 85402 Kranzberg Germany.
You can access the German version of the data protection policy as well.