Last updated, 24th January 2021
1. General information
1.1 What are personal data
Personal data is information that reveals or can reveal the identity of the user. We adhere to the principle of data avoidance. As far as possible, we refrain from collecting personal data.
1.2 Handling of personal data
The processing of your personal data is carried out exclusively to the extent that we have received your consent (Art. 6 I S. 1 a GDPR) or if the processing of such data is necessary for our legitimate interests and if the weighing of interests shows that there are no overriding interests, basic rights or fundamental freedoms on your part that conflict with this (Art. 6 I S. 1 f GDPR).
We may use contract processors to process your personal data, but will not pass on your personal data to third parties.
Your personal data will be processed exclusively within the EU, unless otherwise stated below.
1.3 Usage data
General technical information is collected when visiting the website. These are the IP address used, time, duration of the visit, browser type and, if applicable, the originating page. This usage data is registered in a log file for technical reasons and can be used and stored for statistical evaluation of this website. There is no link between this usage data and your other personal data.
1.4 Duration of storage
We store your personal data after the end of the purpose for which the data was collected, only as long as this is necessary due to legal (especially tax) regulations.
2. Your rights
You can demand information from us as to whether we are processing personal data about you. If this is the case, you have the right to be informed about this personal data and the further information mentioned in Art. 15 GDPR.
2.2 Right of rectification
You have the right to have incorrect personal data concerning you corrected and, by Art. 16 of the GDPR, you can request the completion of incomplete personal data.
2.3 Right of cancellation
You have the right to demand from us that the personal data concerning you be deleted immediately. We are obliged to delete them immediately, especially if one of the following reasons applies:
- Your personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
- You revoke your consent on which your data processing was based, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
- Your data have been processed unlawfully.
The right to deletion does not exist insofar as your personal data is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of our legal claims.
2.4 Right to limit processing
You have the right to ask us to limit the processing of your personal data if
- you dispute the accuracy of the data and we therefore check the accuracy,
- the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete it and instead request the restriction of use
- we no longer need the data, but you need the data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims,
- you have lodged an objection to the processing of your data and it is not yet clear whether our legitimate reasons outweigh your reasons.
2.5 Right to data transferability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You have the right to transfer this data to another person in charge without hindrance by us, provided that the processing is based on consent or a contract and that the processing is carried out by us using automated procedures.
2.6 Right of withdrawal
If the processing of your personal data is based on consent, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time.
2.7 General and right of complaint
The exercise of your aforementioned rights is basically free of charge for you. You have the right to contact the supervisory authority responsible for us, the State Data Protection Commissioner, directly in the event of complaints.
3. Data security
3.1 Data security
Technical and organizational measures protect all data on our website against loss, destruction, access, modification and distribution.
3.2 Sessions and cookies
4. Third party services
4.1 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google and operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”), and collects and stores data via this web analytics service from which usage profiles are created using pseudonyms. The user profiles created in this way are used to evaluate visitor behavior to design and improve the services presented on this website in line with requirements. Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are small text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use 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 anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or other signatory countries to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before this happens. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of this website’s operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. The user profiles maintained under a pseudonym are also not merged with the user’s personal data without the express and separately declared consent of the user. Thus, the weighing of interests shows no overriding interests on your part that conflict with this (Art. 6 I S. 1 f GDPR). You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
4.2 Use of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps, a Google map service operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). When using Google Maps, data on the Maps functions by visitors to the website is also collected, processed and used. No user interests are affected here, which outweigh the technical necessity of integrating the interactive map material (Art. 6 I S. 1 f GDPR). The data protection information from Google can be viewed at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. The additional usage instructions for Google Maps can be viewed at http://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.
4.3 Use of Google ReCAPTCHA
This website uses the reCAPTCHA service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). The function is designed to distinguish whether the input is human or abusive through automated machine processing. The query includes sending the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. For this purpose, your input will be transmitted to Google and used there. However, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is used. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of reCaptcha is not merged with other data from Google. The processing thus serves to prevent misuse of this website. It is ultimately anonymous so that the weighing of interests shows no predominant interests on your part that stand in the way of processing (Art. 6 I S. 1 f GDPR). The data protection guidelines of Google apply, which can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.
4.4 Google Web Fonts
To contact us regarding data protection, please use the following contact options. Responsible in terms of the GDPR:
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org