20. August 2018

Data protection declaration

We appreciate your interest in our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. In the following we will inform you in detail about how we handle your data.

Collection, processing and use of personal data

You can visit our website without giving any personal information. Each time a website is called up, the web server only automatically saves a so-called server log file, e.g. contains the name of the requested file, your IP address, the date and time of the call, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data) and documents the call. This access data is evaluated exclusively for the purpose of ensuring trouble-free operation of the site and improving our offer. This serves to safeguard our predominantly legitimate interests in the correct presentation of our offer in the context of a weighing of interests. All access data will be deleted no later than fourteen days after the end of your visit to the website.

Third party hosting services

As part of processing on our behalf, a third party provider provides us with the hosting and presentation of the website. All data that is collected as part of the use of this website or in the forms provided for this purpose as described below are processed on its servers. Processing on other servers only takes place within the framework explained here.
This service provider is located within a country of the European Union or the European Economic Area.

Use of cookies

In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, to display suitable products or for market research, we use so-called cookies on various pages. This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests, which predominate in the context of a weighing of interests, in an optimized presentation of our offer. Cookies are small text files that are automatically saved on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted again at the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). You can see the duration of the storage in the overview in the cookie settings of your web browser.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually whether to accept them or to accept certain cookies Cases or generally exclude them. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of every browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You can find these for the respective browser under the following links:

If you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

Handling of personal data

The website operator collects, uses and transfers your personal data only if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the data being collected.
Personal data is all information that is used to identify your person and which can be traced back to you – for example your name, your email address and telephone number.

Handling of contact details

If you contact the website operator through the contact options offered, your details will be saved so that they can be used to process and answer your request. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.

Right of providing information

You have a right to free information about the data we have stored about you and, if necessary, a right to correction, restriction of processing, data portability or deletion of this data.
If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data , for information, correction, blocking or deletion of data as well as revocation of granted consent or objection to a certain use of data, please contact us directly using the contact details in our imprint.
In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible data protection supervisory authority

Contact person for data protection

If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, information, correction, blocking or deletion of data or revocation of your consent, please contact:

Klaus Peter Schwarz
Schulstraße 28
27404 Heeslingen-Sassenholz

SSL encryption (HTTPS protocol)

In order to protect your transmitted data in the best possible way, the website operators use SSL encryption. You can recognize such encrypted connections by the prefix “https://” in the page link in the address line of your browser. Unencrypted pages are marked with “http://”. All data that you transmit to this website – for example with inquiries or logins – cannot be read by third parties thanks to SSL encryption.

Web analysis tools

Use of Google Analytics with anonymization function

This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. ( www.google.com ). This serves to safeguard our predominantly legitimate interests in an optimized presentation of our offer in the context of a weighing of interests. Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that enable your use of the website to be analyzed, such as cookies. The automatically collected information about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By activating the IP anonymization on this website, the IP address is shortened before it is transmitted within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. The anonymized IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is generally not merged with other Google data.

Google LLC is headquartered in the USA and is certified under the EUUS Privacy Shield. A current certificate can be found here. Based on this agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has determined an adequate level of data protection for companies certified under the Privacy Shield.

You can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link : https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

As an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can click on this link Deactivate Google Analytics, to prevent future collection by Google Analytics on this website. An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click the link again.

Use of Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses the web analysis service software Matomo (www.matomo.org), a service of the provider InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, Neuseeland, („Mataomo“) on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR data collected and stored. From this data, pseudonymised usage profiles can be created and evaluated for the same purpose. Cookies may be used. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor’s Internet browser. Among other things, the cookies enable the Internet browser to be recognized. The data collected with Matomo technology (including your pseudonymised IP address) are processed on our servers. The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. If you do not agree to the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, you can object to the storage and use at any time with a click of the mouse. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo does not collect any session data. Please note that the complete deletion of your cookies means that the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you may have to reactivate it.

Use of YouTube components with extended data protection mode

Our site uses the provider YouTube LLC , 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA for the integration of videos. Normally, when you visit a page with embedded videos, your IP address is sent to YouTube and cookies are installed on your computer. However, we have integrated our YouTube videos with the extended data protection mode (in this case, YouTube still contacts Google’s Double Click service, but according to Google’s privacy policy, personal data is not evaluated). As a result, YouTube will no longer store any information about the visitors unless they watch the video. If you click on the video, your IP address will be transmitted to YouTube and YouTube will find out that you have viewed the video. If you are logged in to YouTube, this information is also assigned to your user account (you can prevent this by logging out of YouTube before viewing the video).

We have no knowledge of the possible collection and use of your data by YouTube and we have no influence on it. You can find more information in YouTube’s privacy policy at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. In addition, we refer to our general presentation in this data protection declaration for the general handling and deactivation of cookies.

Use of Userlike

This website uses a live chat provided by Userlike UG (https://www.userlike.com/). The chat uses so-called “cookies” for processing your requests in the chat. If you enter your name and e-mail address, these are stored and combined into a profile in order to connect you with the same operator if necessary when you contact us again via the chat. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Userlike in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

For more information, please see Userlike’s privacy policy: https://www.userlike.com/en/data-privacy and https://www.userlike.com/en/blog/live-chat-software-datenschutz-dsgvo>

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Use of Google Remarketing

We use the Google Remarketing service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google”, on our website. With Google remarketing, advertisements can be placed for users who have already visited our website in the past. This allows advertisements that are tailored to your interests to be displayed on our site within the Google advertising network. Google Remarketing uses cookies for this analysis. Cookies are small text files which are saved on your computer and which enable an analysis of the use of the website. This makes it possible to recognize our visitors as soon as they call up these websites within the Google advertising network. In this way, advertisements can be presented within the Google advertising network that relate to content that the visitor has previously accessed on websites of the Google advertising network that also use Google’s remarketing function. According to its own information, Google does not collect any personal data. You can deactivate this function if you make the appropriate settings under https://www.google.com/settings/ads.