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Privacy Policy

Scope of application
This privacy policy informs users about the type, scope and purposes of the collection and use of personal date by the responsible provider; see LEGAL NOTICE on this website (hereinafter referred to as the “offer”).

Access data/ Server log files
The provider (or their web space provider) collects data about every access to the offer (so-called server log files). The access data includes:
Name of the website accessed, file, date and access time, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval of data, browser type and version, user’s operating system, referrer URL (previously visited page), IP address and requesting provider.
The provider uses the protocol data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to subsequently check the protocol data if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use based on concrete indications.

Processing personal data
Personal data refers to information that can be used to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person, which includes the user’s name, e-mail address or telephone number, but also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites have been viewed.
The provider exclusively acquires, uses or forwards personal data if this is legally permissible or if the user has consented to data acquisition.

Contact support
When establishing contact with the provider (for example via the contact form or e-mail), user information is stored for processing the request as well as in case of follow-up questions.

Comments and Contributions
When users leave comments on the blog or other posts, their IP addresses are stored. This is done for the security of the provider if anyone writes illegal content in comments and contributions (insults, forbidden political propaganda, etc.). In this case, the provider can be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.

Newsletter
With the newsletter we inform you about us and our offers.
If you would like to receive the newsletter, we need a valid email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify you are the owner of the specified email address or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. These data are used only for sending the newsletter and will not be given to third parties.

By registering for the newsletter, we store your IP address and the date of registration. The sole purpose of this storage is to have proof in case a third party misuses an e-mail address and registers for newsletter reception without the knowledge of the person entitled.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data and the e-mail address as well as us using them for sending the newsletter at any time. The revocation can be made via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your profile area or by notification to the above contact options.

Integration of services and contents of third parties
It may happen that content from third parties, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are included in this online offer. This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third party provider”) perceive the IP address of the users because without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavour to use only content by respective providers which use the IP address solely for the delivery of the content. However, we do not have any influence in case the third parties store the IP address e.g. for statistical purposes. As far as we know, we will inform users about it.

Cookies
Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific device-related information on users’ access devices (PCs, smartphones, etc.). They serve for the user-friendliness of web pages and thus the users (for example storage of login data). On the other hand, they serve to record the statistical data of the website usage and to be able to analyse it for the purpose of improving the offer. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, it is pointed out that the use and especially the comfort of use are limited without cookies.

You can manage many corporate online advertising cookies on the US-American page http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.

Google Analytics
This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on users’ computers and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by them. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google’s IP address will be shortened beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate users behaviour of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly. However, this offer notifies users that you may not be able to use all features of this website in their entirety. In addition, users may prevent Google collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to its use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google using the browser plug-in available at the following link Download and install: http: //tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout? hl = DE.

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent Google Analytics from entering this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again.

Use of Facebook social plugins
This offer uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are recognizable by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile or a “thumbs up” sign) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When a user calls a web page of this offer that contains such a plugin, its browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and incorporated by him into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to their level of knowledge:
By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example, press the Like button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and store their IP address. According to Facebook, only anonymous IP addresses are stored in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the related rights and setting options for protecting the privacy of users, can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy: https: //www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ ,
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about them via this offer and associate it with their member data stored on Facebook, they must log out of Facebook before visiting the website.
It is also possible to block Facebook social plugins with add-ons for your browser, for example with the “Facebook Blocker”.

Revocation, changes, corrections and updates
The user has the right, upon request, to receive free information about the personal data that has been stored about him. In addition, the user has the right that their personal data is corrected if incorrect, blocked or deleted, as far as no legal duty of storage is contrary.