Data Protection

Data protection

Welcome to our website!
We place great emphasis on protection of your data and your privacy. Therefore we inform you about the collection and use of personal data when using our website.

Anonymous data collection
You can visit our website without giving any details about yourself. We store in this context no personal data. In order to improve our offer, we only evaluate statistical data that do not allow to draw back on your person.

Collection and processing by using the contact form
When using the contact form, we collect personally identifiable information (personal details via personal or factual circumstances of a particular or determinable natural person) only those, provided by you. We only use your e-mail address to process your request. Your data will be deleted, if you do not agree to the further processing and use of it.

Collection, processing and use of personal data
We collect personal data (details of personal or factual circumstances of specific or determinable natural person) only in the extent provided by you. Your personal data will be processed and used to fulfill and process your orders as well as your inquiries.
After complete processing of the contract, all personal data will first be stored under consideration of fiscal and commercial periods, and then deleted after expiration of the period, if you have not agreed to further processing and use.

Use of the e-mail address for sending newsletters
We use your e-mail address, irrespective of the contract processing, for our own advertising purposes to send you newsletters, if you have expressly agreed to this.
The declaration of agreement to be given in this regard is as follows:

"Subscribe to Newsletter".

You can unsubscribe the newsletters at any time by using the corresponding link in the newsletter or by message, the contact details can be found in our imprint “About Us”.
Your e-mail address will then be deleted from the distribution list.

Transfer of personal data
Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit agreement. Only our service partners, which we need to process the contractual relationship, are excepted. In these cases, we strictly observe the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act. The scope of the data transfer is limited to a minimum.

Cookies
Our website uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are put on your computer and that your browser saves. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Furthermore, cookies enable our systems, to recognize your browser and offer you services. Cookies do not contain personal data.

Use of remarketing or "similar audiences" feature of Google Inc.
The provider uses the Remarketing or "Similar Audience" function on Google's website Inc. ("Google"). By means of this function, the provider can target the visitors of the website with advertising by providing personalized, interest-related information for visitors to the website of the provider advertising ads when they visit other Google Display Network sites. For realization of the analysis of the website usage, which is the basis for the creation of the interest-related ads, Google uses the so-called cookies. To do this, Google stores a small file with a numerical order in the browsers of the visitors of the website. These numbers help to store the visits of the website as well as anonymous data on the use of the website. There is no storage of personal data of visitors of the website. When you visit another web site of Google Display Network, you get shown ads that highly likely to display products and information areas recalled before.
You may permanently disable the use of cookies by Google by submitting the following link follow and the plug-in provided download and install:
https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=en

Alternatively, you can disable the use of third party cookies by using the Network Advertising Initiative ("Network Advertising Initiative"), request http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and implement the further information on the Opt-out.

For more information about Google's remarketing and Google's privacy policy, please, visit http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/

Use the remarketing feature of the ExactTarget
We use the remarketing feature of the ExactTarget, Inc. 20 North Meridian e-mail service provider
Street Suite 200 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 USA ("ExactTarget"). If you visit our site through a newsletter you are receiving, cookies are used. By this means it enables us to understand the effectiveness of our newsletters, e.g. check whether you have opened an e-mail or which part of the newsletter was particularly interesting.

ExactTarget also uses the so-called Web Beacons in the majority of e-mails sent by ExactTarget. Web Beacons (also called ClearGIFs or counting pixels) are small graphics (about 1x1 large GIF
Files), which are used by website operators on websites or in HTML e-mails, to a better understanding of the interaction of visitors with the website. Web Beacons have similar functions as cookies, which however are not noticed for the user. With the help of Web Beacons get website operators in particular information on whether the e-mail has been opened and whether the system of the user is able to receive HTML e-mails. Through Web Beacon there is no personal data to be collected.

If you do not want to receive e-mail messages with Web Beacons, you can receive your e-mails also in text form (not in HTML format). Web Beacons are used together with cookies. You can prevent the use of Web Beacons by preventing in setting up of your browser software the installation of cookies.
However, we point out that in this case you cannot fully use all the functions of our website.

Under the links below, you can find out how to use and set up (also disable) cookies at the most important browsers:
Chrome browser: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?viewlocale=en_US&locale=de_DE

Use of Google Adwords Conversion Tracking
We are using the Google AdWords online advertising program and Google AdWords Conversion Tracking. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google").
When you click a Google-served ad, a cookie for conversion tracking is filed in your computer. These cookies have a limited validity, do not contain any personally identifiable information data and thus do not serve for personal identification.
If you visit certain internet pages of our website and the cookie has not expired, Google and we recognize that you clicked on the ad and were redirected to this page.
Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. There is therefore no way that cookies
can be tracked by AdWords customers' websites.
The information that is collected by using of the conversion cookie is used to provide conversion statistics for AdWords customers, who have opted for conversion tracking. Thereby the customers discover the total number of users who clicked on their ad and redirected to the one with a Conversion Tracking tag. However, they do not get any information which allows identifying users personally.
If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can disagree with this usage by preventing the installation of cookies in settings of your browser software (deactivation option). You will not be then included in the conversion tracking statistics.
For more information and Google's privacy policy, please visit:
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses the so called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and which provide an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there. In the case of the activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be reduced by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States of the European Union Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the US and reduced there. On behalf of the operator
of this website Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about the website activities and to perform further use of the website and the Internet service to the website operator. The information from your browser provided by Google Analytics will not brought with other data from Google together. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting up your browser software; however, please, note that in this case you cannot use all functions of this website fully. In such a way you can prevent the collection of the data generated by cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, if you download and install the available browser plugin [https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en].

Use of social plug-ins using "Shariff"
In order to keep control of your data, data protection is ensured on these website with "Shariff" buttons used to integrate the sharing functions of the social media services. Without your explicit agreement there are no established links to the servers of the social networks and, consequently, no data are transmitted.
"Shariff" is a development of the specialists of the computer magazine c't. It allows more privacy in the network and replaces the usual "share" buttons of the social networks. More information about the Shariff project you will find here.
When you click the buttons, a pop-up window appears, in which you can log in at the respective
provider. Only after this active login by you, a direct connection to the social networks takes place.
By logging in, you accept the transfer of your data to the respective social media provider. In this case, both, your IP address and the information on which of our internet sites you have visited, is transferred. If you use simultaneously more than one of your social network accounts, the collected information is also assigned to your corresponding profiles. This allocation can only be prevented, when you log out from your social media accounts before visiting our website and before activating the buttons.

Access, rectification, blocking and deletion of data
You have the right at any time to access the information about your stored data as well as the right to rectification, deletion or blocking. Contact us on request. The contact data can be found in our imprint “About us”.

Last update: 03.12.2015