The legal foundations of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).
Access data / server log files
The provider (or his web space provider) collects data about every access to the offer (so-called server log files). Access data includes:
Name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to retrospectively review the log data if, on the basis of concrete evidence, the legitimate suspicion of unlawful use exists.
Handling of personal data
Personal information is information that helps a person to identify, ie information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address or phone number. But also data on preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone are part of personal data.
Personal data are only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is permitted by law or the users consent to the data collection.
When contacting the provider (for example, by contact form or e-mail), the information of the user for the purpose of processing the request as well as in the event that follow-up questions arise stored.
Comments and posts
When users leave comments in the blog or other posts, their IP addresses are saved. This is for the security of the provider, if someone writes in comments and posts illegal content (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case, the provider himself may be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.
The follow-up comments can be subscribed to by users. Users will receive a confirmation email to verify that they own the email address they entered. Users can unsubscribe from ongoing comment subscriptions at any time. The confirmation email will contain notices.
With the newsletter we inform you about us and our offers.
If you would like to receive the newsletter, we need a valid email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. These data are used only for sending the newsletter and will not be given to third parties.
By registering for the newsletter, we save your IP address and the date of registration. The sole purpose of this storage is to prove that a third party misuses an e-mail address and registers for newsletter reception without the knowledge of the person entitled.
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. The revocation can be made via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your profile area or by notification to the above contact options.
Integration of services and contents of third parties
It may happen that content from third parties, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are included in this online offer. This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third party provider”) perceive the IP address of the users. Because without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of each user. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address solely for the delivery of the content. However, we do not have any influence on this if the third parties provide the IP address e.g. save for statistical purposes. As far as we know, we will inform users about it.
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This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on users’ computers and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by them. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google’s IP address will be shortened beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate users’ use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.
The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; However, this offer notifies users that in this case you may not be able to use all features of this website in full. In addition, users may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to its use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google using the browser plug-in available at the following link Download and install: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
For more information about Google’s use of the Google data, hiring and opt-out options, please visit Google’s websites: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/ (“Google’s use of your data when you use Our Partners’ Websites or Apps “), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (” Use of Data for Advertising “), http://www.google.com/settings/ads (” Managing Information, the Google used to show you ads “) and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ (” Determine which ads Google shows you “).
As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent the collection by Google Analytics within this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again.
Use of Facebook social plugins
This offer uses social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins are recognizable by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on blue tile, the terms “Like”, “Like” or a “thumbs up” sign) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When a user calls a web page of this offer that contains such a plugin, its browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and incorporated by him into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to their level of knowledge:
By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example, press the Like button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this offer and associate it with his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before visiting the website. Other settings and inconsistencies regarding the use of data for promotional purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
+1 button from Google+
This offer uses the “+1” button on the Google Plus social network operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button is recognizable by the sign “+1” on a white or colored background.
When a user accesses a web page of this offering that includes such a button, the browser establishes a direct connection to Google’s servers. The content of the “+1” button is transmitted by Google directly to his browser and incorporated by him into the website. the provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Google collects with the button. According to Google, no personal data is collected without a click on the button. Only logged in members, such data, including the IP address, collected and processed.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your rights and options to protect your privacy, users can Google’s privacy notices to the “+1” button: http://www.google.com/ intl / DE / + / policy / + 1button.html and the FAQ: http://www.google.com/intl/en/+1/button/.
This offer uses website elements (https://dev.twitter.com/web/overview), such as Buttons or embedded content of the Twitter service offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States. With the help of the web page elements it is possible, e.g. to share a post or page of this offer on Twitter or follow the provider on Twitter. As further content, individual tweets can be integrated into the website.
When a user accesses a web page of this web site containing such a web page element, his browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Twitter. The content of the website element is transmitted by Twitter directly to the user’s browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Twitter collects by means of the website elements and informs users according to their level of knowledge. After this, only the IP address of the user, the URL of the respective website when the button is received, but not used for purposes other than the presentation of the web page element.
This offer uses the buttons of the service Tumblr. These buttons are provided by Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA, at email@example.com. They are recognizable by the term “Tumblr”. With the help of the buttons it is possible to share a contribution or page of this offer with Tumblr or to follow the offerer with Tumblr.
When a user views a web page of this web site containing such a button, their browser establishes a direct connection to the Tumblr servers. The content of the Tumblr buttons will be transmitted by Tumblr directly to the user’s browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the extent of the data, which raises Tumblr with the help of this plugin and informs the users according to its level of knowledge. After this, only the IP address of the user, the URL of each web page when the button is received, but not used for purposes other than the display of the button.
Jetpack / WordPress.com stats
This offering uses Jetpack, a visitor traffic statistics tool operated by Automattic, Inc. 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, using the tracking technology of Quantcast Inc., 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA. 94103-3153, USA. WordPress.com-Stats uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is stored on a server in the USA. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and prior to its storage. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; However, please be aware that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can object to the collection and use of data by Quantcast with effect for the future, by clicking on the link “Click here to opt-out” put an opt-out cookie in your browser at this point: http: // /www.quantcast.com/opt-out. If you delete all cookies on your computer, you must set the opt-out cookie again.
This offer uses Google AdSense, a service for integrating advertisements of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on users’ computers and that allow an analysis of the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). These web beacons can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this offer.
The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including the IP address of the users) and the delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. This information may be shared by Google with Google affiliates. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data you have stored.
Users can prevent the installation of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; However, the provider points out to the users that in this case they may not be able to fully utilize all functions of this offer. By using this website, users agree to the processing of the data collected about them by Google in the manner described above and for the purpose stated above.
Revocation, changes, corrections and updates
The user has the right, upon request, to receive free information about the personal data that has been stored about him. In addition, the user has the right to correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion of his personal data, as far as no legal duty of storage is contrary.