Owner and responsible authority in the sense of the data protection act
Maciej Puzon & Caspar Schmitz
The legal framework for data protection is provided by the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).
Collection of general information
With every access to this offer, information is automatically collected by us or the web space provider. This information, also known as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.
Among other things, this data is collected: Name of the website, file, date, data volume, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your Internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our website) and the IP address.
Without this data it would not be technically possible to deliver and display the contents of the website. In this respect, the collection of data is absolutely necessary. In addition, we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. They help us to optimise our offer and technology. We also reserve the right to subsequently check the log files in the event of suspicion of illegal use of our services.
If you register for our newsletter, we will use the data you enter exclusively for this purpose or to inform you of the circumstances relevant to this service or registration. We do not pass this data on to third parties.
A valid e-mail address is required to receive the newsletter. In addition, the IP address will be stored via which you register for the newsletter and the date on which you order the newsletter. This data serves as proof in the event of misuse, if a third party e-mail address is registered for the newsletter. In order to further ensure that an e-mail address is not misused by third parties in our distribution list, we work in accordance with the law with the so-called "double opt-in" procedure. In the context of this procedure the order of the newsletter, the dispatch of the confirmation mail and the receipt of the registration confirmation are logged.
You have the possibility at any time to revoke your consent to the storage of your data, your e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter. We will provide you with a link in each newsletter and on the website to revoke your consent. You also have the option of informing us of your wish to cancel via the contact options mentioned in this document.
Integration of third-party services and content
Our offer sometimes includes contents, services and performances of other providers. These include, for example, maps provided by Google Maps, videos from YouTube and graphics and images from other websites. The transmission of the IP address is absolutely necessary so that these data can be called up and displayed in the user's browser. The providers (hereinafter referred to as "third party providers") thus perceive the IP address of the respective user.
Even though we make every effort to only use third-party providers who only need the IP address to deliver content, we have no influence on whether the IP address may be stored. In this case, this process serves statistical purposes, among others. If we are aware that the IP address is being stored, we will inform our users accordingly.
This website uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer by the server. They contain information about the browser, the IP address, the operating system and the Internet connection. We do not pass this data on to third parties or link it to personal data without their consent.
Cookies have two main functions. They help us to make it easier for you to navigate through our offer and enable the website to be displayed correctly. They are not used to introduce viruses or start programs.
Users have the possibility to access our website without cookies. To do this, the corresponding settings must be changed in the browser. Please inform yourself about the help function of your browser how cookies are deactivated. However, we would like to point out that this may impair some of the functions of this website and limit its ease of use. The pages http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ (USA) and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ (Europe) allow you to manage online ad cookies.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. "("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these web pages, Google will shorten your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to and truncated by Google on servers in the United States.
On behalf of the owner of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services to the website owner in connection with website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.
You can also 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 Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics.
You can also deactivate Google Analytics by clicking here .
This website uses the online advertising program "Google AdWords" and conversion tracking as part of it. Google Adwords places a cookie on your computer if you have reached our website via a Google advertisement. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google may recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was directed to that page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. As a result, cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords customer websites.
The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers will know the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were directed to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they will not receive information that personally identifies users.
In accordance with the principles of data avoidance and data economy, we only store personal data for as long as is necessary or prescribed by law (statutory storage period). If the purpose of the information collected no longer applies or if the storage period ends, we will block or delete the data.
Your rights to information, rectification, blocking, deletion and objection
You have the right, upon request and free of charge, to request information about the personal data stored by us and/or to demand correction, blocking or deletion. These are exceptions: It concerns the prescribed data storage for the business completion or the data are subject to the legal storage obligation.
For these purposes, please contact our data protection officer (contact data: at the end of the data protection declaration).
In order to be able to consider a data block at any time, it is necessary to keep the data in a block file for control purposes. If there is no legal archiving obligation, you can also request the deletion of the data. Otherwise, we will block the data if you so wish.
We reserve the right to make changes at any time in order to ensure that our data protection declaration always complies with the current legal requirements. This also applies in the event that the data protection declaration has to be adapted due to new or revised services, for example new services. The new data protection declaration will then take effect the next time you visit our website.
Source: Privacy Configurator from mein-datenschutzbeauftragter.de