Our website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below. We collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.) in accordance with the GDPR. Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information.
Please be aware that all data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks. Complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.
Server Log Files
When accessing our website, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files), is collected: type and version of the browser you use, operating system, websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL), date and time of your visit, your Internet Protocol (IP) address. This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person. The data is used for statistical purposes in order to improve our website and services. None of this information is transferred to third parties or is matched to any data that may be collected by other components of our website.
Our website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and services. Cookies cannot contain malicious software like viruses, and they cannot be used to launch applications on your computer. In most cases these are so-called session cookies that are deleted once you leave our website.
The default setting on most browsers is to accept all cookies. You can set your browser to notify you before cookies are accepted and accept only certain cookies, or to reject all cookies. Please refer to your browser's help function for information on how to change your cookie settings and delete cookies. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics employs so-called cookies, text files that are stored on your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site. The information stored by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there.
Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of our site, to compile reports on website activity for us, and to provide other services related to website and internet usage.
We use Google Analytics on this website with the IP anonymization feature. In doing so, Google shortens and thereby anonymizes your IP address before transferring it from member states of the European Union or signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. In rare cases the full IP address is transferred to a Google server within the US and shortened there. Google states that it will in never associate your IP address with other data held by Google.
Disabling Google Analytics
You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. Google also offers a browser add-on for most common browsers that disables Google Analytics. If you download and install this add-on, no information regarding your website visit is transmitted to Google Analytics. To learn more about this option and to download and install the add-on provided by Google, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
In addition to using the add-on, you can prevent tracking from Google Analytics by clicking the following link. In doing so, an opt-out cookie is stored on your computer that prevents your data from being used by Google Analytics while using this browser. This setting stays active during future visits of this website as long as the cookie is not deleted from your browser: Disable Google Analytics
Information, Cancellation, Correction, Deletion
You may contact us at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.