Specific information about the website
Use of a newsletter
When registering for our newsletter, you provide us with your email address and, on an optional basis, other information. We use these data solely for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. We retain the data that you disclose in your newsletter application until you cancel your subscription to our newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time via the link in the newsletter intended for this purpose, or by sending us the appropriate notification. By unsubscribing, you revoke the use of your email address.
Website Log Files
When you visit our websites, your browser transmits certain data to our web server for technical reasons. The following data are recorded during an ongoing connection for communication between your internet browser and our web server:
- Date and time of your request
- Name of the requested file
- Page from which the file was requested
- Access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
- Type and version of the browser and the operating system you use
- Full IP address of the requesting computer
- Quantity of data transferred
For reasons of technical security, in particular to prevent attacks on our web server, we store these data for a short period of time. It is impossible to discern the identity of individual persons based on this data. After 14 days at the latest, the data is anonymized by shortening the IP address at the domain level, so that it is no longer possible to establish any reference to the individual user. The anonymized data will also be processed for statistical purposes. We don’t compare any data to data in other databases or forward them to third parties, even in excerpts.
Use of Google Analytics with consent from website visitors
This website uses Google Analytics – a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”) – and obtains consent to do so from website visitors. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. We are using Google Analytics with the functionality IP anonymization, so that your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Treaty on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there only on an exceptional basis. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing other services to website operators relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google will not associate the IP address transmitted under Google Analytics by your browser with other data held by Google. You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, we should inform you in this case that you might not be able to enjoy all of the functionality of this website to its full extent. You may additionally prevent the recording of the data (including your IP address) to Google that is generated by the cookie and that pertains to your use of the website, or the processing of these data, by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in available through the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de . In view of the discussion about the use of analytics tools with full IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” which means that IP addresses are used only in a shortened form in order to prevent any direct correlation to specific persons. For browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to, in future, prevent anonymous tracking by Google Analytics and to activate a so-called “opt-out cookie” for your browser:
Use of Google Ads with consent from website visitors
Our website is using Google Ads. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Aphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.
Ads is an online advertising application. In relation to online adverstising we are working with Conversion Tracking. After a click on an add from Google a cookie for conversion tracking will be stored. Cookies are small text files, which are saved by your web browser on your end user device. Google Ads Cookies expire after 30 days and are not for personal identification of the user. The cookie allows Google and us to see that you clicked on an add and landed on our website.
The storage of Conversion Cookies is done on the basis of sec. 6 para 1 f GDPR. We as website operator have a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behavoiur to optimize our web content and advertisements.
Detail about Google Ads and Coversion tracking can be found in the privacy terms of Google: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.
With a modern web browser, you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Deactivation of cookies may result in limited functionalities on our website.
Google Web fonts
Our website is using web fonts from Google Inc., 1600 Aphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.
The use of these web fonts enables displaying the web site to you in the desired look, irrespective of which fonts are available locally. This happens by accessing the fonts from a server by Google in the USA and the related transmission of data to Google. It consists of your IP address and which of our sites you have visited. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on sec 6 para 1 f GDPR. We as website operator have a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behavoiur to optimize our web content and advertisements.
The company Google is certified according to the US-European data protection treaty “Privacy Shield”. This treaty shall ensure the adequate data protection level applicable in the EU. This protection treaty is intended to ensure compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU.
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