Privacy POlicy

  1. Content of the online offer

We would like to point out that we strive to always provide all content of this website up-to-date, correct, and complete. However, we cannot guarantee the timeliness, accuracy, completeness, or quality of the information provided. Any claims for damages relating to material or immaterial damage caused by the use or non-use of the presented information are fundamentally excluded unless there is proven willful intent or gross negligence on the part of the author.

All offers on our website are non-binding and can change at any time. We reserve the right to change, supplement, delete parts of the pages, or the entire offer without separate announcement, or to discontinue publication temporarily or permanently.

2. References and hyperlinks 

We would like to point out that we do not assume any liability for direct or indirect references to external websites ("hyperlinks") that are outside our area of responsibility. A liability obligation would only come into effect if we were aware of illegal content, and it was technically possible and reasonable for us to prevent the use of such content.

At the time of linking, the pages to be linked were carefully checked, and no illegal content was identifiable. However, we would like to emphasize that we have no influence on the current and future design, content, or authorship of the linked/referenced pages. Therefore, we hereby expressly distance ourselves from all content of all linked/referenced pages that have been changed after the link was set. 

This distancing applies to all links and references placed within our own internet offering as well as to external entries in guest books, discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists, and all other forms of databases where external write access is possible. 

The provider of the page to which reference was made is solely liable for illegal, incorrect, or incomplete content and for damages arising from the use or non-use of such information presented, not the one who merely refers to the respective publication via links.

3. Copyright and trademark law 

We attach great importance to respecting the copyright of all graphics, audio documents, video sequences, and texts used in our publications. We either create our own graphics, audio documents, video sequences, and texts, or we use content that is free of license. 

All trademarks and brand names mentioned within our internet offering are subject to the applicable provisions of trademark law and the property rights of the respective owners. The mere mention does not imply that trademarks and brand names are not protected by the rights of third parties. 

The copyright for published objects created by the author remains solely with the author of the pages. Reproduction or use of such graphics, audio documents, video sequences, and texts in other electronic or printed publications requires the explicit consent of the author.

4. Legal validity of this disclaimer 

This disclaimer is an integral part of the internet offering from which reference is made to this page. Should individual wordings or parts of this text not comply with, no longer comply with, or be incomplete according to the applicable legal situation, the validity of the remaining parts of this document remains unaffected

5. Protection of Your Personal Data 

We highly value the protection of your personal data. The processing of your data is carried out by us in accordance with the legal provisions (especially the General Data Protection Regulation No. 2016/679 - hereinafter referred to as "GDPR") as well as national data protection laws.

6. Person responsible 

The operator of this website, as indicated in the imprint, acts as the controller within the meaning of Article 4 (7) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) based on the information provided in this imprint. You can find all necessary contact information in the imprint to assert your rights according to point 6.

7. Personal data

We only process the personal data that you provide to us, whether through visiting our website or by providing information in a contact form or newsletter subscription. This may include, among other things, first name, last name, email address, telephone number, and IP address. However, it is not always necessary to provide all this data, and not all of them will always be affected. 

We would like to point out that we do not process any special categories of personal data as defined in Article 9 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) within the scope of this website.

8. Processing of personal data 

The processing of your personal data primarily occurs for the fulfillment of a contract or for the performance of pre-contractual measures pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Without this data, it would not be possible for us to prepare, conclude, or fulfill a contract with you. 

Furthermore, the processing of your data is carried out to safeguard our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of third parties pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. This includes purposes such as ensuring the smooth operation of the website, debt collection, direct marketing in analog and digital form, customer retention, statistical analysis, as well as the continuous improvement of service offerings and their quality. Information on the right to withdraw consent can be found in point 6. 

We will only process your personal data in accordance with the GDPR. Your data is not typically disclosed to third parties. Should disclosure to third parties – for example, for contract fulfillment – be necessary, this will be done in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR. In this case, please also refer to the privacy policies of these third parties, as they may be applicable. 

An exception to this rule is the use for statistical and similar purposes. However, in this context, no personal data is transmitted, but only anonymized data that does not allow for the identification of natural persons and cannot be attributed to any specific individual (see also points 8, 9, 10).

9. Data security 

We employ organizational and technical measures to protect your personal data, including protection against unauthorized access and the implementation of technical data security precautions. 

However, it is important to note that despite our efforts, it cannot be entirely ruled out that data transmitted by you over the internet may be viewed and potentially used by others. Therefore, we cannot assume liability or responsibility for errors in data transmission or unauthorized access by third parties (e.g., hacker attacks, spyware, malware, etc.).

10. Storage of personal data 

We only store your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill our contractual or legal obligations. Relevant retention obligations may arise particularly from tax regulations or product liability regulations. Once the necessity no longer exists, the data will be deleted.

11. Information, deletion, right of complaint 

Subject to existing legal obligations of confidentiality, you have the right to request information at any time about your stored personal data, their origin, the purpose of processing, and, if applicable, the recipients of this data. Likewise, you have the right to request correction, transfer, restriction of processing, blocking, or deletion of your personal data if they are incorrect or the basis for data processing no longer exists. You can also object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR ("Legitimate Interests"). 

We kindly ask you to direct all such requests to one of the contact options / persons specified in the imprint of our website. 

We would like to point out that an objection to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR does not affect the lawfulness of the processing of your data based on other legal bases in accordance with the GDPR. 

If you believe that the processing of your personal data violates applicable data protection regulations or your data protection rights have otherwise been violated, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPR.

12. Use of cookies 

To customize the website according to your needs and to collect certain information, we use various technologies, including so-called cookies. Cookies are used to simplify internet usage and improve communication. 

Cookies are small text files sent by our website to your browser and stored on your computer to be saved there as an anonymous identifier. They allow for better control of the connection during your visit to our website and provide more efficient support when you later access our website again. Without this temporary "caching," some inputs already made would have to be made again. A cookie contains only technical information, not personal data, and cannot spy on your hard drive, cause damage, or similar. 

Different types of cookies may be used: 

Session cookies: These are automatically deleted when the internet browser is closed.

Persistent cookies: These remain stored on your computer for a certain period, depending on the specified expiration date. 

Third-party cookies: These may contain cookies from social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, etc.) or other internet service providers (such as Google). They collect information such as duration of stay, page views, and click behavior and are used to display targeted advertising based on your interests. These cookies cannot be read by us. 

If desired, you can generally suppress the storage of cookies (or certain types of cookies) via your web browser or decide whether you want storage or not. However, rejecting cookies may result in some pages not being displayed correctly or the use being restricted.

13. Analysis tools 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer to help analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted. 

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. 

You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software settings; accordingly, however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all features of this website to their full extent. Additionally, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

Google also offers the option to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking. Please visit the corresponding Google website for further information

14. Facebook plugins 

This website uses Facebook Social Plugins, which are operated by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA; "Facebook"). The integrations are recognizable by the Facebook logo or terms such as "Like," "Like," "Share," etc., in Facebook colors (blue and white). The plugins are only activated when you click on the corresponding buttons. You have the option to activate the plugins once or permanently. The plugins establish a direct connection between your browser and Facebook's servers. We have no influence on the type and scope of data transmitted by the plugin to Facebook's servers. 

The plugin informs Facebook that you have visited this website. It is possible that your IP address may be stored in the process. If you are logged into your Facebook account during your visit to this website, the mentioned information will be linked to your account. If you use the functions of the plugin, for example, by sharing a post or clicking the "Like" button, this information will also be transmitted to Facebook and possibly linked to your Facebook account. You can prevent this by logging out before using the plugin. 

For more information on the collection and use of data by Facebook, your related rights, and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy.

15. Other web tools 

This website may use additional web tools from Google, such as "Google AdWords," "Google AdSense," "Google AdExchange," or "Google DoubleClick for Publishers." We are happy to provide information about the specific use of these tools and their scope. Please contact us with any questions via one of the contact options provided in the website's imprint. 

We do not process any of your personal data in connection with the use of these tools. However, data processing may be carried out by Google itself. Therefore, please refer to Google's respective privacy policies for further details on the use of your personal data.

16. Reservation of right to change

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy as needed, for example, to reflect legal developments in the field of data protection. For future uses of our website, the updated privacy policy will apply. We therefore recommend that you review them from time to time.