This data privacy statement informs users of the type, scope and purposes of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible Vendor
55566 Bad Sobernheim, Germany
Tel.: +49 (6751) 9339 -0
Fax: +49 (6751) 9339 -269
on this website (hereafter “Offer”).
The legal foundations of data privacy can be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and German Teleservices Act (TMG).
ACCESS DATA / SERVER LOG FILES
The Vendor (and their webspace provider) collects data on every access to the Offer (so-called server log files). The access data includes:
the name of the retrieved website, file, date and time of the retrieval, volume of data transferred, report on successful retrieval, browser type in addition to version, user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited site), IP address and the inquiring provider.
The Vendor uses the protocol data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of the operation, security and optimisation of the Offer. However, the Vendor reserves the right to subsequently review the protocol data if, due to specific indications, there is reasonable suspicion of unlawful use.
TREATMENT OF PERSONAL DATA
Personal data is information that can be used to identify a person, that is, details that can be traced back to a person. This includes name, email address or telephone number. However, data on preferences, hobbies, memberships or what websites someone has viewed are also numbered among personal data.
Personal data is then only collected, used or shared by the Vendor when this is legally permitted or the users consent to the data collection.
During contact with the Vendor (for example via contact form or email), the user's statements are saved for the purpose of processing the request as well as for the case of follow-up questions.
INCORPORATION OF SERVICES AND CONTENT FROM THIRD PARTIES
It can occur that content from third parties such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are incorporated within this online offer. This always requires that the suppliers of this content (hereafter designated as “Third Party Vendors”) detect the user’s IP address. This is because without the IP address, they would not be able to send the content to the respective user's browser. The IP address is thereby necessary for the depiction of this content. We endeavour to only use content whose respective suppliers only use IP addresses for distributing content. However, we do not have any influence on whether the Third Party Suppliers store IP addresses, e.g. for statistical purposes. We will inform users to the extent of which we are aware of this.
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With the newsletter, we keep you informed on us and our offerings.
If you would like to receive the newsletter, we require from you a valid email address, as well as information that permits us to verify that you are the owner of the indicated email address or that its owner has agreed to receiving the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. This data is used only for the distribution of the newsletters and will not be shared with third parties.
During registration for the newsletter, we store your IP address and the registration date. This storage solely serves as evidence for the case in which a third party misuses an email address and registers for receipt of the newsletter without the knowledge of the authorised party.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the email address and its use for distributing the newsletter at any time. The revocation can take place via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your Profile section or by message to the above-noted contact options.
This Offer uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on users’ computers and facilitate an analysis of their use of the website. The information generated by cookies on use of this website by users is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
In the case of activation of the IP anonymisation on this website, the IP addresses of Google users within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting member states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area will nevertheless be condensed beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP anonymisation is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website by users in order to compile reports on the website activities and perform other services associated with website use and Internet use for the website operator.
The IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be combined by Google with other data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting in their browser software; however, this offer notifies users that, in this case, they may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. Moreover, users can prevent the collection of the data generated by cookies based on their use of the website (incl. their IP addresses) on Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading a browser plugin and installing it.
You can find more specific information on this subject under the general information on Google Analytics and data privacy. We would like to notify you that Google Analytics has been expanded on this website with the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure an anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
USE OF FACEBOOK SOCIAL PLUGINS
This Offer uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network facebook.com which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are recognisable by the Facebook logo or are labelled with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. List and appearance of Facebook social media plugins.
When a user opens a website of this offering that contains this kind of plugin, their browser will set up a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The plugin contents are transmitted directly by Facebook to your browser and integrated into the website. The Vendor therefore does not have any influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin, and informs users according to their level of knowledge.
Through the integration of the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has retrieved on the corresponding Offer pages. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his/her Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the Like button or leaving a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility of Facebook learning and storing his/her IP address. According to Facebook, only anonymised IP addresses are stored in Germany.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the rights to this effect and configuration options for the protection of the user’s privacy, can be gathered from the Facebook data privacy notices.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to gather information on him/her via this Offer and link it to his/her stored Facebook member data, he/she must log out on Facebook prior to visiting the homepage.
It is likewise possible to block Facebook social plugins with add-ons for your browser.
+1 BUTTON FOR GOOGLE+
This Offer uses the “+1” button from the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button is recognisable by the “+1” symbol on a white or coloured background.
When a user opens a website of this Offering that contains this kind of button, their browser will set up a direct connection with the Google servers. The contents of the “+1” button are transmitted directly by Google to their browser and integrated into the website. The Vendor therefore has no influence on the scope of the data that Google collects with the button. According to Google, no personal data is collected if the button is not clicked. Only for logged in members will such data, including the IP address, be collected and processed.
The purpose and scope of the data processing and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as its rights in this regard and the configuration options for the protection of your privacy, can be gathered from the Google data privacy notices on the “+1” button and the FAQ.
This Offer uses buttons by the service Twitter. These buttons are supplied by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are associated with terms like “Twitter” and “Follow”, recognisable by a stylised blue bird. Using the buttons it is possible to share an entry or page from this Offer on Twitter or to follow the Vendor on Twitter.
When a user opens a page from this website that contains this kind of plugin, their browser will set up a direct connection with the Twitter servers. The content of the Twitter buttons is transmitted directly from Twitter to the user’s browser. The Vendor therefore does not have any influence on the scope of the data that Twitter collects with the help of this plugin, and informs users according to their level of knowledge. After this, only the user’s IP address and the URL of the respective website is obtained from the button and transmitted, but not for purposes other than those depicted by the button.
Further information on this topic can be found in Twitter's data privacy statement.
REVOCATION, CHANGES, AMENDMENTS AND UPDATES
The user has the right to receive, upon request, complimentary information on the personal data stored about him/her. Additionally, the user has the right to amend incorrect data and to block and delete his/her personal data, unless barred by any legal duty to preserve records.