Data Protection & Privacy
The protection of your personal data is of paramount importance to the owners of this website. We store and process all your information with the highest degree of confidentiality and in accordance with the applicable data protection laws and this Privacy Statement.
In general it is possible to use our website without providing any personal or personally identifiable information. In case any of our site asks you to provide any personal information you can provide them on a voluntary basis. Your information will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.
Please take note that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) may suffer from reduced security or confidentiality. Perfect protection of your data against access by third parties is technically unfortunately not possible.
Access, Deletion, Blocking
You can request a copy of your personal data, including its origin, recipient, and purpose of its storage and processing at any time at no charge to you. You also have a right to correct any incorrect data, block access to, or request deletion of your data. In case you want to make such a request or if you have any questions regarding the storage, processing or protection of your data you can always contact us at the address specified in the imprint.
Server Log Files
The provider of this website automatically stores and processes certain information automatically transmitted by your browser in so-called server log files. This includes:
- Browser type and version
- Operating system
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of your computer
- Timestamp of your access
If you have given your consent, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC. The responsible service provider in the EU is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”).
Scope of processing
We use the function ‘anonymizeIP’ (so-called IP-Masking): Due to the activation of IP-anonymization on this website, your IP-address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.
During your website visit the following data will be collected:
- the pages you call up, your “click behavior“
- Achievement of “website goals” (conversions, e.g. newsletter registrations, downloads, purchases)
- Your user behavior (for example clicks, dwell time, bounce rates)
- Your approximate location (region)
- Your IP address (in abbreviated form)
- technical information about your browser and the end devices you use (e.g. language settings, screen resolution)
- Your internet provider
- the referrer URL (via which website/advertising medium you came to this website)
Purposes of processing
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your (pseudonymous) use of the website and to compile reports on website activity. The reports provided by Google Analytics serve to analyze the performance of our website and the success of our marketing campaigns.
The data recipient is
- Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
as data processor. For this purpose, we have concluded a contract with Google. Google LLC, headquartered in California, USA, and, if applicable, US authorities can access the data stored at Google.
Duration of storage
The data sent by us and linked to cookies is automatically deleted after 14 months. Data is automatically deleted once a month as soon as the storage period is reached.
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by
a. not giving your consent to the setting of the cookie or
b. downloading and installing the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics.
By setting your browser software accordingly you can also prevent the storage of cookies. If your browser is set to refuse all cookies, the functionality of this and other websites may be limited.
Legal basis and right of withdrawal
Your consent is the legal basis for this data processing, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by changing your selection in the cookie settings.
Objection to Advertising
We explicitly object the usage of our contact data published on this website for unsolicited advertisement or informational material. The owner of this website reserves the right to pursue legal steps if the contact data published on this website is used for sending unsolicited advertisement, e.g. through spam e-mails.
On our website, you can register for our newsletter. After the registration we will inform you regularly about the latest news on our services and events.
For verification of the email address, you will firstly receive a registration email that you must confirm via a link (double opt-in).
If you subscribe to the newsletter on our website, we process your email address and your name based on the consent you have given us. The processing relies on Article 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
If you register for the newsletter, we also store your registration data and the date of registration. This is necessary to be able to prove the given consent and results from our legal obligation to document your consent (cf. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) in conjunction with Art. 7 para. 1 GDPR).
We use an external service provider, which makes it possible for us to provide you with our newsletter and simplifies the newsletter dispatch for us. For this purpose, our processor processes your e-mail address and your name.
Your data will be stored by us and our processor until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. After you unsubscribe the newsletter, we and our processor delete your data.
Our newsletter uses tracking pixels to analyze your reading behavior.
If you subscribe to our newsletter, you agree to this analysis. The processing of your reading behavior in the context of the newsletter subscription is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
If you open our newsletter email, a tracking pixel is loaded onto your device. At the same time, some information such as whether the newsletter was opened, the date and time of access as well as the associated IP-address, how many recipients opened the newsletter and how many times which link in the newsletter was clicked on will be transmitted.
This analysis takes place based on the consent you have given. If you do not wish to have your reading behavior analyzed as part of the newsletter subscription or wish to revoke your consent to the analysis, you should not subscribe to our newsletter or unsubscribe from it, for example, via the “unsubscribe” link in each newsletter or by contacting us via the firstname.lastname@example.org. The legality of the data processing processes that have already taken place shall remain unaffected by the withdrawal.