Whenever you visit our website, information will be stored on your device in the form of a "cookie". Cookies are tiny files that are stored on your device and save certain settings and data that are exchanged with our website via your browser. We do not collect personal data using cookies unless you have granted your consent for us to do so. If you would prefer that we not recognize your device, please configure your web browser to delete cookies from your device, block all cookies or warn you before saving any cookies. Please note that without cookies, certain functions on our website may cease to function correctly or at all. You can manage many online advertising cookies from companies via the US site at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/or the EU site at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.
Cookies that are absolutely necessary to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions requested by you (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Section 25 (2) TTDSG in combination with Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO. Further data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services.
Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behavior) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration. In these cases, the storage of information in the end user's terminal equipment or the access to information already stored in the end user's terminal equipment is carried out in accordance with Section 25 (1) TTDSG in conjunction with Article 6 (1) a DSGVO and further data processing in accordance with Article 6 (1) DSGVO.
Use of Google Maps
Our website uses Google Maps, a product of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as "Google". "Google Maps" and the information acquired via "Google Maps" are used in accordance with the Google Terms of Service and the Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing representation of our online offers and at an easy findability of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
Use of YouTube components with privacy-enhanced mode
Our website uses components (videos) from YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as "Google". For these videos, we use the "privacy-enhanced mode" option provided by YouTube. When you access a page that contains an embedded video, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established and the content shown on the page via your browser. According to YouTube, using privacy-enhanced mode means that data, particularly that concerning which of our web pages you have visited, is transmitted to the YouTube server only if you view the video. If you are signed in to YouTube at the same time, this information will be linked to your own account with YouTube. You can prevent this from happening by signing out of your account before visiting our website. Google has provided further information on YouTube privacy on the following page: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
Use of Google Analytics with anonymization function
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as "Google". Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files that are stored on your computer and thereby enable the way in which you use the website to be analyzed. The information generated by these cookies, such as the times, locations and frequency of your visits to the website, including your IP address, is transferred to Google in Ireland and stored there. On our website, we use Google Analytics with an IP anonymization function. In this case, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before the information leaves any Member State of the European Union or signatory to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, compile reports on website activities for us and provide further services associated with use of our website and the internet in general. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google has declared that it will under no circumstances associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can disable the installation of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly; however, we should point out that if you do so, you may not be able to make full use of all functions available on our website. Google also offers an opt-out feature for the most common browsers. This gives you more control over what kinds of data Google can collect and process. If you enable this option, no information about your visit to the website will be transferred to Google Analytics. You can find out more about the opt-out feature provided by Google and how to enable this feature via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both his website and his advertising. The collected, anonymized data is processed for 36 months before it is automatically deleted.
Use of reCAPTCHA
We use the component "reCAPTCHA" from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter "Google". Personal data is transmitted to Google through the use of this service. We have no influence on which personal data is processed. The personal data collected, the purpose of use and the duration of storage can be found in the data protection declaration of the service: https://policies.google.com/privacy. The use of reCAPTCHA is to ensure the availability, integrity and security of this website and to prevent spam and form abuse. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.
Use of social media buttons with "Shariff"
Our website uses Shariff, a project of c't magazine. "Shariff" replaces the usual share buttons for social networks, thereby keeping your online behavior private. "Shariff" incorporates these social network share buttons into our website as simple icons containing links to the relevant social networks. Clicking an icon takes you to the service of the network in question. A Shariff button does not establish direct contact between a social network and our visitors until those visitors actively click the share button. Only then will their data be transmitted to the respective social network. However, if a user does not click the Shariff button, no data will be exchanged between that user and the social network. More information on the c't "Shariff" project can be found at http://heise.de/-2467514. Our website links to the following social networks with "Shariff":
By activating the respective social media buttons you agree to the processing of your data by the respective network in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. By deactivating the buttons you stop the transfer of your data.
Use of Facebook plugins
Use of Twitter plugins
Use of LinkedIn plugins