We would like to provide you information on how we collect data, when we collect data, and how the data is processed and used and why this happens. Additionally, we would like to show you how to protect your privacy on our website.
Responsible for this website is:
Holteyer Strasse 2
Phone: +49 201 578839
Contact Person for privacy related information is Andreas Teichmann.
Personal data will only be collected, processed and used if you agreed on it or if law permits it.
Collection, Processing and Usage of Personal Data
You can visit this website without declaring personal information about your identity.
The personal data of our users is used to ensure the execution of our services.
All personal data will be deleted as soon as the storage is no longer necessary and the deletion is not prohibited by law. If you contact us, your data will be saved for the handling of your request and possible subsequent questions.
While you are using our website, we only collect data that is technically relevant. For example:
- title of the retrieved file
- date and time of retrieval
- amount of transferred data
- information about the success of the retrieval
- brand and version of your browser
- brand and version of your operating system
- URL of the previously visited website (Referrer URL)
- your internet provider
We cannot assign this data to any individual person and we will not merge this data with other data from our company.
Commenting on Our Blog
Perhaps we made it possible that you can comment on our blog or magazine posts. If you leave a comment on our website, we will save your IP address. This happens for security purposes, should the comment function be abused to post illegal content, for example insult or prohibited political propaganda.
As soon as your comment has been read and approved by us, we will delete the ip address of every commentator. This usually happens within a few hours.
Perhaps we offer a newsletter subscription to our users, so users can subscribe to our blogs posts. The newsletter will then be sent to your e-mail address regularly. Additionally it is possible that you will receive e-mails about products or services, that we think might be of interest to you, or about news regarding our company.
You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. Your ip address will be saved at the time of your subscription and the confirmation of your subscription (double opt-in), in order to prove that you have actually confirmed the subscription, when necessary.
E-Mail And Forms
If you contact us by e-mail or use our contact forms, we will collect, process and use your personal data in order to respond to your inquiry and answer any subsequent requests. We will always treat your provided data confidentially.
Implementation of Third Party Contents And Services
In some cases we may use content or services provided by third parties, for example videos from YouTube (provider: YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA), graphics and images from several providers or maps from Google Maps (provider: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
When this third party content or service is retrieved or display, your ip address might be transferred to its respective provider, because the presentation of this content or service might otherwise not be possible. We always seek to only choose providers that use your ip address only for the delivery of the content or service, but we do not have any influence on this. Also, we cannot prevent that the provider saves and uses your data for his own statistical evulations. Should we find out that this kind of behavior takes place, we will notify our users about it.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics software provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so called cookies, that is text files, which will be saved on your computer in order to analyze your usage of this website. The information about your usage of this website provided by this cookie will usually be transferred and saved to a Google server in the USA. If the anonymization feature is activated on this website, your ip address will shortened by Google in the EU member states or in contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in rare cases your full ip address will be transferred to Google servers in the USA and shortened there. The provider of this website has authorized Google to use the provided information in order to analyze your usage of this website, create reports about your usage behavior and in order to provide the website owner with other services related to website and internet usage. The ip address collected by Google Analtics will not be merged with other data from Google. This website uses the attribute anonymizeIP, which ensures the anonymized collection of ip addresses. You can prevent the storage of cookies by certain settings in your browser software; however, we would like to inform you that in this case you might not be able to use all features of this website properly. You can also prohibit Google’s collection of data related to your usage of this website (including your ip address) provided by cookies as well as Google’s usage of this data by downloading and installing a browser plugin from the following source: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Alternatively, you can set a opt-out cookie in order to prevent future collection of your data by Google Analytics.
This website also uses Google Analytics to evaluate data from services such as AdWords and DoubleClick cookies. If you should disagree with this connection, please disable the evaluation by using the following link:
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/ und https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html
We would also like to inform you that settings you enable or disable in this browser or that add ons, which you install in this browser, will only apply to this browser on this certain computer. If you use multiple browsers or multiple computers, you might need to apply the settings and install the add ons multiple times. If you set an opt out cookie, this will also apply only to this browser. Opt out cookies need to be set in every browser on every computer that you use as well.
This website perhaps uses so called social media sharing buttons. They make it possible that you can share our content easily on social networks. In order to protect your personal information, we have implemented the Shariff solution invented by Heise, using the WordPress plugin “Shariff Wrapper”.
By using this plugin, none of your data will be transferred to the providers of the social networks as long as the buttons are merely displayed. However, if you click on those buttons, you will automatically be redirected to the website of the respective provider, which allows him to collect, save, process and use your data.
Besides the data you intentionally provide to the provider of the social network, it may be able to collect, save, process and use additional personal data. This may be the browser, plugins or operating system you use, but also your ip address. If you are logged in to the social network while retrieving and using the sharing form, it is possible that the provider of the respective network will link your data to your account. In some cases this might even be possible without you being logged in.
Unfortunately, we cannot influence this in any way. If you want to protect your data from the providers of social networks, you are well-advised not to click on any of the sharing buttons at all.
Facebook Sharing Button
Our website uses a so called Facebook sharing button, through which you can share our contents with Facebook.com. Responsible for the collection and usage of your data on Facebook.com is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Unfortunately, we cannot influence in any way, how Facebook collects and uses your data. If you want to protect your data from this social network, please make sure not to click on the Facebook sharing button at all.
Twitter Sharing Button
Our website uses a so called Twitter sharing button, through which you can share our contents with Twitter.com. Responsible for the collection and usage of your data on Twitter.com is Twitter International Company, The Academy, 42 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Unfortunately, we cannot influence in any way, how Twitter collects and uses your data. If you want to protect your data from this social network, please make sure not to click on the Twitter sharing button at all.
LinkedIn Sharing Button
Our website uses a so called LinkedIn sharing button, through which you can share our contents with LinkedIn.com. Responsible for the collection and usage of your data on LinkedIn.com is LinkedIn Ireland, Wilton Plaza, Dublin 2, Irland.
Unfortunately, we cannot influence in any way, how LinkedIn collects and uses your data. If you want to protect your data from this social network, please make sure not to click on the LinkedIn sharing button at all.
Usage of Cookies
So called permanent cookies, however, will remain on your computer, for example in order to identify you for possible member logins or other features of our website.
Of course you can use our website without any cookies. For this you need to disable cookies in your browser settings. You can learn more on how you can disable cookies from the manufacturer of your browser or by visiting one of many support sites on the internet. If you use our websites with cookies disabled, however, you might not be able to use all of its features to their full extent or it might even not work at all.
Additionally, third parties that we use to provide our website might save cookies to your computer as well. Please inquire the third party provider about the functionality and data collection and usage, because we cannot influence this in any way.
Further personal data will only be collected by us if you voluntarily provide it, for example when contacting us. If you provide us such data, we will only use it to respond to your request, for carrying out possible contracts or for technical administration purposes.
We always strive to save your personal data with our best technical ability, so they become inaccessible to third parties. When using e-mail, however, no thorough security can be provided, as we cannot influence which data is collected by third parties and in how far unauthorized persons might get access to this data. Please send us confidential information by (snail) mail only.
Every employee or contracted service provider has been sworn to secrecy and to observe the rules of the German Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG), a Federal data protection act, as well as any occupational privacy rules.
Sharing Personal Data
Your personal data will not be shared with anyone outside of our company, unless you agree to it explicitly, unless we are obligated by law or unless we need to use the service of third parties, who have been sworn to secrecy, in order to enforce payment of outstanding bills.
Disclosure, Correcting, Deletion And Suspension
The German Bundesdatenschutzgesetz provides that every internet user has the right to demand full disclosure about the data which has been collected on our website and why they have been saved. He can also demand from us that we correct false data or that we delete or suspend data, if its storage was not permitted or is no longer necessary. We will provide disclosure about the personal data of yours that we have saved if you send us a written inquiry by mail.