Data privacy statement
As a company in competition, as service provider of this internet service we are subject to the data protection regulations of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) in particular, apart from the provisions of the German Telemedia Act.
Below, we would like to inform you in detail the extent to which we collect your personal information when you visit our web pages and how we use this information.
To use our internet service, it is not necessary to disclose and pass on your personal details to us. You can always use our website without giving your personal details. Sharing your personal details with us when using our website will always be voluntary for you.
If you want to contact us for enquiries or if you want information from us, you can do so via a contact form, email, phone or post. To respond to your enquiries properly, in some cases we will still need your personal details, for example your name, address, telephone number or your email address, if you want a call-back by telephone or if you want information via email or post, for example.
Personal details sent to us by you for establishing contact are subject to specific purposes and are only collected, processed and used to handle your enquiry properly. This information will not be transferred to third parties without your explicit consent. Children and juveniles under the age of 14 may not send us information without the consent of their guardians.
To protect the information sent by you to us through our website, we have organised the communication with the help of an encrypted connection so that your enquiries, e.g. via a web form, remain confidential on our website. However, please note that the data transfer on the internet and the communication via email can have security gaps. Hence, complete data protection from unauthorised access by third parties is not possible. We recommend sending highly confidential data to us via post.
Our web pages use so-called Cookies to some extent. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and are saved by your browser. They do not cause any damage to your computer and they don’t have any viruses or other malicious code. In Cookies we only save certain configuration parameters which are used to automatically recognize you again when you visit our website the next time and to simplify the navigation for you. For instance, Cookies are useful for us to make our website more user-friendly and optimize it or to adapt individual websites better to the needs of our visitors.
Most cookies used by us are so-called “Session-Cookies”. These Cookies are automatically deleted after your visit is complete. Other Cookies remain stored on your device till you delete them. These Cookies enable us to recognize your device again at your next visit to our website using the browser settings.
You can adjust settings in your browser such that you are informed about the setting of cookies and cookies are allowed only in individual cases, the acceptance of cookies is excluded for certain cases or even generally and automatic deletion of Cookies is activated after closing the browser. With the deactivation of Cookies the functionality of our website can become restricted.
Server Log Files
When accessing our website, the details given below are automatically collected by our Service-Provider and saved in so-called Server-Log Files, which your browser automatically sends us. These are:
This data cannot be assigned by us to certain people. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently check this data and if required, direct it to law enforcement services if we have concrete indications of illegal use of our internet service.
Using data to send newsletters
If you want to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we will need an email address from you. To confirm the newsletter offer you will receive a message from us on the email address given by you, it will have a confirmation link to confirm that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further details like your name is not necessarily recorded and it is always given by you voluntarily. We use these data exclusively for the dispatch of the requested newsletter via the platform (www.cleverreach.com<http://www.cleverreach.com>), where we pass on your address and, if voluntarily given, your first and last name for storage on the server there for dispatch purposes.
You can revoke the consent given by you for saving your data and for using the email address to send the newsletters at any time with effect for the future, using the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter itself or with a message via email or post.
Data privacy statement for using Google Analytics and Google Maps
Our website uses functions for evaluating your visiting behaviour on our web pages with the help of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Interactions of visitors of our website are primarily recorded in Google Analytics with the help of First party cookies. These Cookies are used to save non-personal information. First party cookies are not made accessible in Browsers across domains.
You can find more information for handling the user data in Google Analytics in the data privacy statement by Google on the following internet address: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
You can prevent saving Cookies with a corresponding setting in your browser. In this case, you cannot fully use all functions of our website. Furthermore, you can prevent recording of the data generated by the Cookie which is related to your use of the website (including your IP address) at Google and the distribution of this data by Google, by downloading the Browser-Plugin available on the following link and installing it in your browser program:
To protect the personal information generated in the web analysis, we have signed an agreement with Google Ireland Ltd. for processing order data. Thus, we fulfil the data protection requirements of BDSG in using Google Analytics and implement the requirements fully.
For using Google Analytics, we use the function “Activation of IP-anonymization”. In this way your IP address is shortened to the last before transferring it to Google. For user-IP addresses of the type IPv4 the last octet and for IPv6-addresses the last 80 Bits are set to zero, before they are sent to be recorded to Analytics data collection network. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website and to compile reports about the website activities and to provide other services to us which are connected with the website and internet usage. The IP address transferred from your browser in the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.
On our website, we have integrated Google Maps API, an interactive map service by Google Inc., to use a city map function. By using Google Maps, information about your use of this website (including your IP address) can be sent to a Google server in the USA and it can be saved there. Google shall transfer information collected through Google Maps to third parties if required, provided that it is legally permitted or required or provided that third parties process this data on behalf of Google.
We use the Google service reCaptcha to determine whether a person or a computer makes a specific entry in our contact or newsletter form. Google uses the following information to determine if you are a human being or a computer: IP address of the device you are using, the website you are visiting and on which the captcha is integrated, the date and duration of the visit, the identification data of the browser and operating system type used, Google account if you are logged in to Google, mouse movements on the reCaptcha areas and tasks for which you must identify images. The legal basis for the described data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f Basic Data Protection Regulation. There is a legitimate interest on our part in this data processing to ensure the security of our website and to protect us from automated input (attacks).
Data privacy statement for using XING
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our pages is called up which has functions of XING, a connection to servers of XING is established. To our knowledge, personal data is not saved. Especially, IP addresses are not saved or the usage behaviour is not evaluated.
More information on data protection and the XING Share-Button is given in the data privacy statement of XING on the following internet address:
Data privacy statement for using YouTube
Our website uses Plugins from YouTube which is operated by Google. Operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our web pages which has a YouTube-Plugin, a connection is established to the servers of YouTube. Thus the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged-in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
More information on handling user data is given in the data privacy statement of YouTube on: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
This web page uses an SSL-encryption for reasons of IT-security and for protecting transfer of confidential information, e.g. the enquiries sent by you using a contact form. You can recognize an encrypted connection, when the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and with the lock symbol in your browser line.
If the SSL encryption is activated, third parties cannot read the data transferred by you to us.
Information, deletion, blocking
You always have the right to free information about your personal data saved on our systems including the origin and the recipient of the data and the purpose of data processing. Furthermore, you have the right to amend, block or delete this data. If you revoke your consent for collection, processing and using your data which is sent to us, we shall delete your personal information immediately provided that we don’t need it for asserting legal claims. For this you can contact us anytime on the address specified below in the company information.
Objection to promotional emails
Usage of contact data, published in the framework of the imprint obligations, for sending advertisements and information that are not expressly requested, is hereby rejected. As operators of this website, we expressly reserve the right to take legal measures in case of unsolicited sending of advertising information, by spam emails for example.
Questions regarding data protection
For questions regarding data protection please contact us over firstname.lastname@example.org.