Dear visitor of our internet pages,
Since we want you to feel safe and comfortable visiting our websites, we are providing the following information concerning the handling of your data.
Use of data
In order to enhance the quality of our websites, data concerning individual access to our sites are stored for statistical purposes. Such data set includes
- Page from where the file has been requested;
- File name;
- Date and time of request;
- Volume of transmitted data;
- Access status (file sent, file not found);
- Description of the type of web browser used;
- IP address of the inquiring computer, less the last three digits.
In compliance with the German Tele Services Act (Telemediengesetz – TMG), such data are stored in an anonymised manner. Therefore, creation of personal user profiles is excluded.
Data transfer to third parties
Your data, which we collected and stored, will be forwarded to third parties only as far as permitted or required by law (e.g., for contractual or law-enforcement purposes) or upon your express request. In such cases, we fully comply with the provisions set forth in the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz). Such data transfer is limited to an absolute minimum.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e., text files that are installed on your computer in order to allow the manner in which you use the website to be analysed. As a rule, information concerning the use of this website on your part, as generated by such cookie, is transmitted to and saved on a Google server located in the US.
However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will first abridge your IP address in Member States of the European Union or in other states that are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US, where it will subsequently be abridged. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will then use such information to analyse your use of the website, assemble reports concerning website activities, and provide other services to the website operator relating to the use of website and internet.
The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by accordingly adjusting the settings of your browser software. Please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website.
Moreover, you may prevent transmission to and processing by Google of data (including your IP address) relating to your use of this website, as generated by such cookie, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. On all browsers or mobile devices, for which such browser plug-in is not available, you can prevent collection of personal data by clicking the opt-out link.
More details on site policy and data protection are available at these links:
Please note that, on this website, the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” has been added to Google Analytics in order to ensure that collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking) is anonymised.
Your user rights
You have the right as user to request information concerning your data and the purpose for which these are stored by us. Moreover, you can correct inaccurate data or have data deleted, storage or which is inadmissible or no longer necessary. In case you need further information or if you have any requests or would like to make suggestions with regard to data protection, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Data protection officer
Our company’s data protection officer will be happy to provide information or receive your suggestions concerning data protection issues: