Data Protection


Data Protection

The operators of this website take the protection
of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the legal
data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy.

The use of our website is generally possible
without providing personal data. Personal data, such as names, addresses or email addresses, are always
provided on a voluntary basis when possible. Those data will not be passed on to third parties without your
explicit permission.

However, we would like to point out that data transmissions via internet (e.g
email communication) cannot be entirely secure and may have security vulnerabilities. A complete
protection of personal details against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.

 

Cookies

This website partially uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause
damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies allow us to make our product more userfriendly,
more efficient and more secure. Cookies are small text files, stored by your browser on your
computer.

Most cookies that we use are so-called "session cookies". They will be
deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal device until you
delete them. Those cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can
adjust your browser to inform you when cookies are placed, to individually allow cookies, or to generally
exclude cookies in certain cases, as well as to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the
browser. The deactivation of cookies may impair the functionality of this website.

 

Server-log-files

The provider of these websites automatically collects and stores information in
so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us, such as:

  • browser
    type/version
  • used operating system
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing
    computer
  • time of query

Those data cannot be associated with individual persons.
We do not merge this data with other sources. We reserve the right to retrospectively check the data if
there is any indication of illegal use.

 

Contact form

If you send enquiries
to us via the contact form, your data entered into the contact form, including the stated contact
information, are stored for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry and in case of additional enquiries.
Those data will not be passed on without your permission.

 

Newsletter

If
you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we require your email address as well as
information which allows us to check that you are the owner of the provided email address and that you
agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We use those data exclusively for
sending the requested information and do not transmit them to third parties.

Permission given for
the storage of the data and the email address, as well as their use for the purpose of sending the
newsletter, can be withdrawn at any time via the "Unsubscribe"-link within the newsletter.

 

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis
service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google
Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your
use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually sent
to and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A.

You will find more information concerning the
treatment of user data by Google Analytics in Google's Privacy Policy:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Browser
Plugin

You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your
browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website. Further, you may
prevent the collection of data generated by cookies (including your IP address) and related to the use of
these websites, as well as the processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the plugin
under the following link:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Objection to Data Collection

You may prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. In doing
so, an Opt-Out-Cookie will be placed which prevents future data collection when visiting our website: Disable Google Analytics

Processing of Order
Data

We have entered into a contract with Google concerning the processing of order data and fully comply with the strict provisions of German Data Protection Authorities when using Google
Analytics.

IP-anonymisation

We use the function "Activate IP
anonymisation". Through this, your IP address will be shortened in advance within the member
states of the European Union or other contractual states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases, your complete IP address will be transmitted to a server in the U.S.A. and
shortened there. Commissioned by the operators of this website, Google will use this information to
evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for website operators and to
provide other services related to website and internet activities. Google will not merge your IP address
with any other data held by Google.

Demographic Data Collection by Google
Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics' demographic features. This allows reports
to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data
comes from Google's interest-based advertising as well as visitor data from third-party providers. This
collected data cannot be attributed to any specific person. You can disable this feature at any time by
adjusting the ads settings in your Google account, or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google
Analytics as described in the section "Refusal of data collection."

 

etracker

Our website uses the analysis service of etracker. The provider of these services is
etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg Germany. User profiles under a
pseudonym can be created using these data. For this, cookies can be utilised. Cookies are small text files
that are stored locally in the temporary cache of your internet browser. The cookies enable recognition
your browser. The data collected by etracker will not be used to personally identify users of our website
and will not be merged with personal data about the owner of the pseudonym without explicit permission
of the involved user.

You may object to the future collection and use of data at any time. In order
to object to future data collection and use, you can obtain an Opt-Out-Cookie, which ensures that no
visitor data from your browser will be collected or stored by etracker in the future, from etracker under the
following link:
http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb&languageId=2

In doing so, an Opt-Out-Cookie
named "cntcookie" will be placed by etracker. Please do not delete this cookie as long as you
wish to maintain your objection. You will find further information in the etracker Privacy Policy under: https://www.etracker.com/en/dataprotection.html

 

Piwik

This website uses Piwik, an open-source
software for the statistical evaluation of visitor access. Piwik uses so-called "cookies", text files
that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis concerning the use of the website. The
information generated by the cookies about your use of this online product will be stored on our servers.
The IP address will be made anonymous immediately before its storage.

The information
generated by the cookie about the use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. You can
prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly.
However, we would like to point out that, in doing so, you might not be able to use all functions of this
website to the full extent.

If you object to the use of your data, you may deactivate the storage and
use here. In this case an Opt-Out-Cookie will be placed that prevents Piwik from storing the usage data. If
you delete your cookies, the Opt-Out-Cookie will also be deleted. On the next visit to our websites Opt-Out
must be activated again.

[Hier PIWIK iframe-Code einfügen] (Klick für die Anleitung)

 

WordPress Stats

This website uses WordPress Tool
Stats to statistically evaluate visitor access. The tool is provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343,
San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.

WordPress Stats uses cookies which are stored on your
computer and enable the analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies
about the use of our website is stored on servers in the USA. Your IP address will be anonymised after processing and before storage.

You can adjust your browser to be informed about the placement
of cookies and to individually accept, to individually or generally exclude cookies, as well as to activate
automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. On deactivation of cookies, the functionality of our
website might be limited.

You may object to the collection and use of your data in the future by
clicking the link below to place an opt-out-cookie in your browser: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/

If you delete the cookies from your computer, you
will need to install the opt-out-cookie again.

 

Sharing content on Facebook,
Google+1, Twitter, etc.

The content on our pages can be shared on other social networks like
Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. This page uses the eRecht24
Safe Sharing Tool
. This tool establishes direct contact between the networks and users only after users click on one of these buttons.

This tool does not
automatically transfer user data to the operators of these platforms. If users are logged into one or more of
the social networks, the use of social buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc. will display an
information window in which the user can confirm the text before it is sent.

Our users can share
the content of this page on social networks without their providers creating profiles of users' surfing
behavior.

 

Facebook-Plug-ins (Like-Button)

Our websites integrate plugins
from the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA.
You can recognise these plugins by the Facebook logo or the Like-Button on our site. For an overview of
Facebook plugins, please see:
http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
.

If you visit our websites, a direct connection
between your browser and the Facebook server is established by this plug-in. In this way, Facebook
receives information that you have visited our websites with your IP-address. If you click the Facebook
“Like” button while you are logged on to your Facebook account, you may link the contents of our websites
to your Facebook account. Thereby Facebook can associate your visit to our websites with your Facebook
account. We would like to point out that we as providers of these websites do not obtain knowledge about
the content of the transmitted data as well as the use of such by Facebook. For further information, please
check the Privacy Policy of Facebook under
https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
.

If you do not wish Facebook to associate your visit of
our websites to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

 

 

Twitter

Functions of the service Twitter are integrated on our websites. These
functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By
using Twitter as well as the function "Re-Tweet", websites you visit are linked to your Twitter
account and posted to other users. In doing so, data will be transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point
out that we as providers of this websites do not obtain knowledge about the content of those data. For
further information, please check the Twitter Privacy Policy:
http://twitter.com/privacy
.

The privacy settings of your Twitter account can be adjusted under::
http://twitter.com/account/settings

 

Google+

Our websites integrate services of Google+. The provider of these services is
Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and
forwarding of Information: By using the Google+ button you may publish information worldwide. Via the
Google+ button you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google
stores the information that you have voted +1 for content, as well as information about the website that
you were visiting when you clicked the +1 button. Your +1 votes may be published or displayed as notices,
together with your profile name and your picture at Google services, such as search results, your Google
profile or at other places on websites.

Google records information about your +1 activities in order
to improve Google services for you and others. To be able to use the Google+ button, you need a globally
visible, public Google profile which must contain at least the user name chosen for this profile. This name
will be used for all Google services. In some cases this name may be replaced by another name which
you have used when sharing contents via your Google account. Your Google account ID can be displayed
to users who know your email address or possess any other information identifying you.

Use of
collected information: Besides the above mentioned designated purposes, the details provided by you are
treated according to current Google data protection regulations. Google may publish summarised statistics
about +1 activities of users or pass those statistics on to users and contractual partners like publishers,
advertisers or linked websites, respectively.

 

Instagram

Functions of the
service Instagram are embedded on our websites. These functions are offered by the Instagram Inc., 1601
Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link
content of our websites to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. Instagram will thereby
associate visits to our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of LinkedIn is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time you
access one of our websites which contains LinkedIn functions, a connection to the servers of LinkedIn is
established. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our websites with your IP address. If you click
the LinkedIn recommend button while logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can associate your visit
to our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of these websites,
do not obtain knowledge about the content of transmitted data as well as their use by LinkedIn.

For further information, please review the LinkedIn Privacy Policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

 

Pinterest

On our website we use social plugins of the social network
Pinterest which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103-4904, USA ("Pinterest"). If you access a website which contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a
direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. The plugin transmits protocol data to the Pinterest servers in
the U.S.A. These protocol data might contain your IP address, the address of the website visited, which
also contains this plugin, the type and settings of the browser, the date and time of query, your way of
using Pinterest, as well as cookies.

For further information concerning purpose, extent and further
processing and use of the data by Pinterest, as well as your respective rights and possibilities for the
protection of your privacy, please read the Pinterest Privacy Policy: https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

 

Google Web Fonts

For the homogenous display of fonts, this website uses
so-called web fonts that are provided by Google. On retrieving a website your browser downloads the
necessary web fonts to your browser cache in order to correctly display texts and fonts. If your browser
does not support web fonts, your computer uses a standard font.

For further information, please
see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq as
well as Google's Privacy Policy:
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

 

SoundCloud

Our
websites may integrate plugins of the social network SoundCloud (SoundCloud Limited, Berners House,
47-48 Berners Street, London W1T 3NF, Great Britain.). On the affected websites the SoundCloud plugins
can be recognised by the SoundCloud logo.

When visiting our websites, a connection between
your browser and the SoundCloud server will be established after activation of the plugin. In this way,
SoundCloud obtains the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the
"like" or "share" button while logged on to your SoundCloud user account, you may
link and/or share the contents of our websites with your SoundCloud profile. Thereby SoundCloud is able
to associate the visit to our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as service
providers, do not obtain knowledge about the content of transmitted data as well as the use of such by
SoundCloud . For further information, please read the Privacy Policy of SoundCloud under: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy

If you do
not wish SoundCloud to associate your user account with the visit to our websites, please log off from your
SoundCloud user account before activating the contents of the SoundCloud plugins.

 

 

Google Maps

This website uses the map service Google Maps via API.
This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To
use the functions of Google Maps storage of your IP address is required. This information will usually be
transferred to, and stored on, a server in the USA. The provider of this website has no influence on this
data transmission.

For further information, please see Google's Privacy Policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

 

XING

Our website uses functions of the network XING. The provider of
these functions is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg. With each access of one of our
websites that contains the XING functions, a connection to XING servers will be established. To our
knowlege, no storage of personal data will occur. In particular, XING neither stores IP addresses nor
evaluates user behaviour.

For further information concerning data protection and the XING share
button, please read the XING Privacy Policy under:
https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

 

Tumblr

Our
websites use buttons from the service Tumblr. The provider of Tumblr is Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St,
10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. These buttons enable you to share a post or a website on Tumblr or to follow the originator on Tumblr. If you access one of our websites containing Tumblr buttons, the
browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Tumblr. We have no influence on the extent of
data that are collected and transmitted by Tumblr through the aid of this plugin. According to our latest
information, user IP addresses as well as the URL of the respective website will be transmitted.

Further information can be found in the Tumblr privacy policy under: https://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/privacy.

 

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated website
YouTube. The provider of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If
you visit one of our websites with an embedded YouTube-plugin, a connection to YouTube servers will be
established. Information about which of our websites you have visited will then be transmitted to the
YouTube server.

If you are logged on to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate
your browsing behaviour with your personal profile. You may prevent this by logging out of YouTube.

You will find further information concerning the treatment of user data in the YouTube Privacy Policy
under:
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

 

Google Analytics
Remarketing

Our websites use the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in connection with
the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The provider of these
technologies is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

This
function enables a linking of commercial target groups compiled by Google Analytics Remarketing with the
cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. As such, customized, interesttargeted
commercials adapted for display on a terminal device (e.g. cell phone) in accordance with your
previous usage and browsing behaviour can be also displayed on another of your terminal devices (e.g. PC, tablet).

If you have given the appropriate permission, Google will link your web and app
browser history with your Google account for this purpose. In this way, the same customized commercials
will be displayed on any terminal device on which you are logged in to your Google account.

In
order to support this function, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users, which are
temporarily linked to our Google Analytics Data, to identify and to compile target groups for cross-device
advertising.

You can permanently object to cross-device remarketing/targeting by deactivating
customised commercials in your Google account by using the link below: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/

You will find further information and data protection regulations in Google's Privacy Policy under:
http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

 

Google AdWords and
Google conversion tracking

This site uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising
program from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States
("Google").

As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When
you click an ad delivered by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is stored on your computer. Cookies
are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the user's browser. These cookies expire after 30
days and are not used for personal identification of the user. Should the user visit certain pages of the
website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the website can tell that the user clicked on the ad
and proceeded to that page.

Each Google AdWords advertiser has a different cookie. Thus,
cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an Adwords advertiser. The information obtained using the
conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for the Adwords advertisers who have opted for
conversion tracking. The Adwords advertisers can find out the total number of users who have clicked on
their ad and were directed to the page with a conversion tracking tag. The advertisers do not, however,
obtain any information that can be used to identify users personally. If you do not wish to participate in
tracking, you can refuse by simply deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet
browser settings. In doing so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

For
more information about Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking, please see Google's privacy
policy at: http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a
case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to
automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete
cookies when closing your browser. The disabling of cookies may limit your ability to use some of the
functions of this website.

 

Amazon partner program

The operators of
this website participate in the Amazon EU partner program. On our websites Amazon advertisements and
links are embedded with which we are able to earn income by advertising cost refund. Therefore Amazon
places cookies in order to trace the origin of the order. In this way, Amazon is able to recognise that you
have clicked the partner link on our website. For further information concerning the use of data by Amazon please view the Amazon Privacy Policy:
http://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=footer_privacy?ie=UTF8&nodeId=3312401

 

Registration with this websites

You can register with this website to be
able to use additional functions on this website. The data entered for this purpose will only be used for the
respective offer or service for which you have registered.

We also use the email address provided
upon registration to inform you about important changes, such as a change in the extent of an offer, or a
technical change.

 

SSL Encryption

For security reasons, and to protect
the transmission of confidential data, such as enquiries you send to us as the provider, this website uses
an SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the change in the address line of the
browser from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock-symbol in your browser address
line.

When the SSL encryption is activated, the data you have transmitted to us cannot be
accessed by third parties.

 

Transmission of data on contract conclusion for online
shops, traders and product shipment

We transmit personal data to third parties only if it
necessary to fulfill the contract, e.g transmitting data to the shipping agent or to the commissioned credit
institution in charge of the payment. There is no further transmission of data to third parties unless you
have given your explicit permission. There is no transmission of data to third parties for commercial
purposes.

 

Encrypted payment transaction on this website

Payment
transactions via common methods of payment (Visa/Mastercard, direct debit) take place exclusively via an
encrypted SSL connection. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the change in the browser line
from "http://" to "https://" and the lock-symbol in your browser line.

In using
encrypted communication, any bank details, which you submit to us, cannot be read by third parties.

 

Right to Information, Deletion, Blocking

You have the right to be informed
about your personal data, their origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing, as well as the
right to correct, block or delete those data at any time and free of charge. For further questions, and
questions concerning personal data, feel free to contact us under the address published in the
impressum/legal notice.

 

Objection to commercial mails

Providers are
obligated to publish contact information in the Legal Notice/Impressum. The use of such contact
information by third parties for the purpose of distributing unsolicited advertisements or other commercial
information is prohibited. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal measures against
senders of unsolicited commercial information, e.g. spam emails etc.