Personal data is individual information about your personal or factual circumstances. This includes all information about your identity, such as your name, email address or postal address. In contrast, information that cannot be linked to your identity (such as the number of users of the online service) does not count as personal information.
In principal, you can use our online service without disclosing your identity and without providing personal data. For some of the services offered, however, personal data is collected from you. In principal, we only collect, store and use the data for the purpose of using this online service, in particular for providing the desired information.
Storing and processing personal information
Your information is stored on specially protected servers. These are protected using technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons. Your data can only be accessed by a few authorised persons. They are responsible for the technical, commercial or editorial support of the servers. Despite regular checks, complete protection against all dangers is not possible.
The transmission of our web pages and your entries on our web pages via the internet is in principal unencrypted. It is therefore not excluded that third parties can view and/or access the transmitted data. We recommend that you consider this aspect when deciding whether and which data you submit to us over the Internet.
Your personal data is encrypted and transmitted over the Internet. We use SSL encryption (Secure Socket Layer) for data transmission.
Transfer of personal data to third parties
In principle, we use your personal information only for the fulfilment of your desired services. Should we use the services of external service providers within the framework of performing our service, any accessing of the data on their part is likewise solely for the purpose of performing the service. We take technical and organisational measures to ensure compliance at all times with data protection requirements and also obligate our external service providers accordingly.
Moreover we do not pass the data on to third parties without your express consent, especially regarding advertising purposes. Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties if you yourself have consented thereto or to the extent that we are entitled or obligated to do so in accordance with statutory requirements and/or official or court orders. Such instances can in particular include the provision of information for purposes of law enforcement, emergency response or for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.
Use of our website
Information about your computer
Each time you access our online service, we collect the following information about your computer, independent of your registration: the IP address of your computer, the request of your browser and the time of this request. In addition, the status and the amount of data transferred are recorded as part of this request. We also collect product and version information about the browser used and the operating system of the computer. We keep track of the website from which access was made to the online service. The IP address of your computer is stored only for the time of use of the online service and then deleted or anonymised in truncated form. The remaining data is stored for a limited period of time.
We use this data for the operation of the online service, in particular to detect and eliminate errors, to determine the utilisation of the online service and to make adjustments or improvements.
As is the case on many websites, cookies are used for our online service. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and store certain settings and data via your browser for exchange with the online service from us. A cookie usually contains the name of the domain from which the cookie file was sent, as well as information about the age of the cookie and an alphanumeric identifier.
Cookies enable us to recognise the computer and to make any default settings immediately available. Cookies help us to improve the online service and offer you a better and more personalised service. The cookies we use are so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted after the end of the browser session.
Most browsers are initially set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the storing of cookies or adjust your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent. Please note that you may be limited or unable to use our online service at all if you disable the storing of cookies.
Matomo (former Piwik)
Rights of data subjects
You are entitled to information about the data we have stored about you, as well as the right to correct, block, or delete this data as necessary.
Likewise, you may at any time freely revoke any consent you have already given, with effect for the future. For this and further information on our handling of personal data, please use the contact details published on our „imprint” page.