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Privacy Policy

We have drafted this privacy policy to explain to you, in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU)

2016/679, what information we collect, how we use data, and what decision-making options you have as a visitor to this website.​​

Unfortunately, it is inherent in the nature of things that these explanations may sound very technical, but we have made every effort to describe the most important things as simply and clearly as possible.

 

AUTOMATIC DATA STORAGE

When you visit websites these days, certain information is automatically created and stored, and this also applies to this website.

 

When you visit our website, our web server (the computer on which this website is stored) automatically stores data such as:

  • the address (URL) of the website accessed

  • browser and browser version

  • the operating system used

  • the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)

  • the hostname and IP address of the device accessing the website

  • date and time

 

...in files (web server log files).

 

As a rule, web server log files are stored for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not share this data, but we cannot exclude the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of illegal behavior. The legal basis for this processing is Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR (lawfulness of processing), which serves our legitimate interest in enabling error-free operation of this website by collecting web server log files.

STORING PERSONAL DATA

Personal data that you electronically transmit to us on this website, such as name, email address, address, or other personal information as part of submitting a form or commenting on the blog, will only be used by us for the specified purpose, securely stored, and not shared with third parties, along with the time and IP address.


We therefore only use your personal data for communication with those visitors who explicitly request contact and for the processing of the services and products offered on this website. We do not share your personal data without consent, but cannot exclude the possibility that this data may be viewed in case of illegal behavior.

​If you send us personal data by email - thus apart from this website - we cannot guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never transmit confidential data unencrypted by email.

 

The legal basis according to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR (lawfulness of processing) is that you give us consent to process the data you entered. You can revoke this consent at any time - a formless email is sufficient, you can find our contact details in the imprint.

 

RIGHTS ACCORDING TO GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION​

According to the provisions of the GDPR, you have the following rights:

  • Right to rectification (Article 16 of the GDPR)

  • Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’) (Article 17 of the GDPR)

  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 of the GDPR)

  • Right to notification - obligation to notify in connection with the rectification or erasure of personal data or the restriction of processing (Article 19 of the GDPR)

  • Right to data portability (Article 20 of the GDPR)

  • Right to object (Article 21 of the GDPR)

  • Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling (Article 22 of the GDPR)

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection rights have otherwise been violated in any way, you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).

 

TLS ENCRYPTION WITH https

 

We use HTTPS to transfer data securely over the internet (Article 25(1) of the GDPR on data protection by design and by default). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission over the internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You can recognize the use of this data transmission protection by the small lock symbol on the top left of the browser and the use of the https schema (instead of http) as part of our internet address.

 

COOKIES

 

Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data. A cookie is a small data packet that is exchanged between a web browser and web server, but is completely meaningless to them and only gains meaning for the web application, such as an online shop, for example, the content of a virtual shopping cart.

There are two types of cookies: first-party cookies, which are created by our website, and third-party cookies, which are created by other websites (such as Google Analytics).

 

Sample cookie data:

  • Name: _ga

  • Expiration time: 2 years

  • Use: Distinguishing website visitors

  • Example value: GA1.2.1326744211.152311095017


There are three categories of cookies: strictly necessary cookies to ensure basic functions of the website, functional cookies to ensure the performance of the website, and targeted cookies to improve the user experience.


We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. They enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

VIEWING COOKIE SETTINGS AND DELETING COOKIES

If you want to find out which cookies have been stored in your browser, change cookie settings, or delete cookies, you can find this in your browser settings:

  • Safari: Managing cookies and website data with Safari

  • Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer Chrome: Delete, enable, and manage cookies in Chrome

  • Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies

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If you do not wish to store data in cookies, you can set up your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and only allow this on an individual basis. You can delete cookies or deactivate cookies that are already stored on your computer at any time. The procedure for this differs depending on the browser, so it is best to search for the instructions in Google using the search term "delete cookies Chrome" or "disable cookies Chrome" in the case of a Chrome browser or replace the word "Chrome" with the name of your browser, such as Edge, Firefox, or Safari. If you do not allow us to use cookies in general, i.e., disable them by browser setting, some functions and pages may not work as expected.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS PRIVACY STATEMENT

We use Google Analytics by Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on this website to statistically analyze visitor data. Google Analytics uses targeted cookies for this purpose.

Cookies from Google Analytics:

  • _ga

    • Expiration: 2 years

    • Use: Distinguishing website visitors

    • Example value: GA1.2.1326744211.152311095017

  • _gid

    • Expiration: 24 hours

    • Use: Distinguishing website visitors

    • Example value: GA1.2.1687193234.152311095017

  •  _gat_gtag_UA<property-id>

    • Expiration: 1 minute

    • Use: Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is provided through Google Tag Manager, this cookie is named dc_gtm <property-id>.

    • Example value: 1

 

For more information on terms of use and privacy, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

 

PSEUDONYMIZATION

Our concern in accordance with the GDPR is to improve our offerings and our website. As we value the privacy of our users, user data is pseudonymized. Data processing is based on the legal provisions of Art 6 EU-DSGVO para. 1 lit a (consent) and/or f (legitimate interest) of the GDPR.

 

DISABLING DATA COLLECTION BY GOOGLE ANALYTICS

Website visitors can prevent Google Analytics from using their data by using the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js).

You can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

 

 

GOOGLE ANALYTICS DEACTIVATION LINK

If you click on the following deactivation link, you can prevent Google from recording further visits to this website. Please note that deleting cookies, using your browser's incognito/private mode, or using a different browser will result in data being collected again.
[google_analytics_optout]Deactivate Google Analytics[/google_analytics_optout]

GOOGLE ANALYTICS IP ANONYMIZATION

We have implemented IP address anonymization for Google Analytics on this website. This feature was developed by Google to enable this website to comply with applicable data protection regulations and recommendations of local data protection authorities that prohibit the storage of full IP addresses. Anonymization or masking of the IP occurs as soon as the IP addresses arrive in the Google Analytics data collection network and before any storage or processing of the data takes place.

More information on IP anonymization can be found at:

 

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=de
 

GOOGLE ANALYTICS REPORTS ON DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS AND INTERESTS

We have enabled advertising reporting features in Google Analytics. The reports on demographic characteristics and interests contain information about age, gender, and interests. This allows us to gain a better understanding of our users without being able to assign this data to individual persons.

To learn more about advertising features, visit:

 

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3450482?hl=de_AT&utm_id=ad
 

You can opt out of the use of your Google account activity and information for advertising purposes by checking the box in the "Advertising Settings" at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

 

GOOGLE ANALYTICS DATA PROCESSING ADDENDUM

We have entered into a direct customer agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics by accepting the "Data Processing Addendum" in Google Analytics.

To learn more about the Data Processing Addendum for Google Analytics, visit:

 

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636?hl=de&utm_id=on

 

Source: Created with the data protection generator of Content Marketing Agency AdSimple in cooperation with testingly.de.

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