Privacy Policy

Data Protection

The operator of this website accords utmost importance to the protection of your personal data. We treat your personal data confidentially and in line with the German statutory data protection regulations and this data privacy statement.

As a rule, our website can be used without providing any details of personal data. To the extent that personal data (such as names, postal or email addresses for instance) are collected, this always occurs on a voluntary basis as far as possible. These data are not forwarded to any third parties without you express permission and consent.

Please note that security gaps can occur during the transmission of data by the internet (e.g. when communicating by email). Complete protection from access by third parties to data is not possible.

Data Privacy Statement for the Use of Google Analytics

Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC ("Google") is used on this website. The use includes the "Universal Analytics" operating mode. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus analyze a user's activities across devices.

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users interact with the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include IP anonymisation in order to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or https://policies.google.com/?hl=en.

Purposes of the Processing
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and Internet use.

Legal Basis
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Recipients or Categories of Recipients
The recipient of the collected data is Google.

Transfer to Third Countries
Personal data will be transferred to the USA under the EU-US Privacy Shield on the basis of the European Commission's adequacy decision. You can download the certificate here.

Duration of Data Storage
The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user-identifiers (e.g. User-IDs) or advertising-identifiers are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.

Rights of the Persons affected
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by blocking the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functionalities of this website to their full extent.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser Add-on. Opt-out cookies will prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across different devices, you must opt-out on all systems used. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: Disable Google Analytics

Information, Deletion, Blocking

You have the right at all times to cost-free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right to rectify, block or delete said data. Should you have any questions about this or further aspects of the data privacy and protection, please contact us at one of the addresses provided in the imprint.

Server Log Files

The provider of the website collects and automatically stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transfers to us. These are:

  • Browser type/browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of day of the server request

These data cannot be allocated to specific persons. Furthermore, these data are not compiled with any other sources of data. We reserve the right to subsequently assess these data in the event that we become aware of concrete indications of unlawful usage.

Cookies

The website utilises so-called cookies to some extent. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our homepage content more user friendly, more effective and securer. Cookies are small text files which are installed on your computer and stored in your browser.

Most of the cookies used by us are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies permit us to re-recognise your browser on your next visit to the website.

You can adjust the settings on your browser so that you are informed about the installing of cookies and cookies are only permitted in individual cases, to accept cookies for specific cases or generally exclude them, as well as to activate the automatic deleting of the cookies when closing your browser. When the cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website can be restricted.

Contact Form

If you would like to contact us using the contact form, your details on the request form together with the contact data provided by you there are stored by us for the purpose of processing your request and in the event of any follow-up questions. We do not forward these data without your consent.

Rejection of Promotional Emails

The use of the contact data provided in the context of the imprint publication obligation for the sending of advertising and other information which has not been expressly requested is hereby rejected. The operator of the website expressly reserves the right to undertaken legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as for instance by spam emails.

Newsletter Data

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on our website, we require from you an email address and information which permits us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and are in agreement with receiving the newsletter. Not further data are raised. These data are solely used for the sending of the information required and are not forwarded to third parties.

The consent issued to store the data and the email address, as well as its usage for sending the newsletter can be revoked at all times by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter for instance.

We utilise the MailChimp email service from the USA in order to send out our newsletter. When you subscribe to our newsletter, your email address is stored on a server in the USA. It is used there solely for the purpose of sending out our e-newsletters. MailChimp is a professional, well-known provider which accords intensive care to data protection and has been certified with the TRUSTe Seal. You can find out more information about the data protection policy of MailChimp at MailCimp.com.

Source: eRecht24