We adhere strictly to the data collection requirements enshrined in the Federal German Data Protection Act. Personal data is collected by us only with your prior consent and used in accordance with the legal requirements. The following statement provides a brief overview of our data collection policy when you visit our website.
Whenever you visit a page on this website, access data are stored in an electronic log file known as the server log. The data recorded includes the following information:
- The IP address of your computer
- The website from which you came
- The date and time of your visit
- The individual pages of our website that you visit
As this data is anonymized, it cannot be assigned to individuals or groups of people. This information is collected solely for statistical purposes with the aim of constantly improving the attractiveness, functionality and content of our website. No data is passed on to third parties.
Collection and processing of personal data
Personal or business data (e.g. email addresses, names, addresses, contact information and application forms) cannot be input on our website without your prior explicit consent. The need for your approval is always clearly highlighted on the website. This data will be kept confidential and not disclosed to third parties. It will not be linked to your access data.
Protection of your data
Your data will not be passed on to third parties. If we are legally obliged or required by court order to pass on your personal data, it will only be disclosed to those government institutions and agencies which are authorized by law to receive it.
Our website uses 'cookies' – small text files stored by the web server on your computer. You can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to alert you to cookie requests.
Hyperlinks are links to external, third-party websites. Hyperlinks are provided on this website as an additional service. However, please note that these websites are completely independent of us and are therefore beyond our control. Accordingly, we have no influence over whether the operators of these websites observe the statutory data protection provisions.
Notes on web statistics and Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, or text files, that are stored on your computer to analyse the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie while you are using the 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, compile reports on website activities for the website operator and to render further services related to the use of the website and the Internet. Google may share this information with a third party where this is legally required or if a third party is charged with processing such data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies through a specific setting in your browser software. But we should point out that disabling cookies may result in limited functionality for the website. By using this website, you consent to Google’s processing of the data collected about you in the manner described and for the purposes specified above. You can revoke your consent to the collection and storage of data with future effect at any time. In view of the discussion about the use of analytical tools with complete IP addresses, we should point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension ‘_anonymizeIp()’, which means that IP addresses are shortened before being processed so as to rule out any direct and personal association.