We would therefore like to take this opportunity to inform you about data protection provisions in our company. It goes without saying that we conform with the legal provisions stipulated in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Federal Telemedia Act (TMG) and other regulations governing data protection.
The extent to which data is collected and saved
In general, it is not necessary to enter personal data in order to be able to use our website. In order for us to be able to actually perform our services, however, we or, respectively, our service providers may require personal data from you. This is required in order to send information material, ordered goods or registrations to events and in order to reply to specific queries. If you commission us with providing a service or sending or reserving goods, we generally only collect and save your personal data to the extent necessary for providing the service or executing the contract. For this, it may be necessary to transfer your personal data to companies we use for performing the service or executing the service. These could be, for example, transportation companies or other service providers. Once the contract has been completed, your data is frozen and deleted after the expiry of the time periods stipulated under tax and commercial law, unless you have expressly agreed to data being used beyond the scope of these restrictions.
The websites sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our services more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files which are filed on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted when you leave the site. Other cookies remain saved on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit the website. You can set your browser to inform you as and when cookies are set and only allow cookies in individual instances, you can refuse to allow acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and you can activate the function which automatically deletes cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated the functionality of this website may be restricted.
Integrating services and contents from third parties
The website uses some contents from third parties, such as for example videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or images from other websites such as Getty Images, which are integrated into the website. This requires the providers of these contents being given your IP address, as without the IP address the contents cannot be sent to your browser. The IP address is therefore required for these contents to be shown and used. We make an effort to only use contents for which the respective providers only use the IP address for delivering the contents. However, we have no influence over whether or not the third party provider chooses to save the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. If we become aware of this, we shall inform you accordingly or remove the services.
The provider of the website automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files, which are sent automatically to us by your browser. This includes:
- Browser type / browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of accessing computer
- Time server request made
This data cannot be assigned to any specific person. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data at a later date if we have specific reason to expect that it has been used in an illegal manner.
Information, deleting, freezing
You are entitled at all times to request information free of charge about which personal data has been saved about you, where it has come from, who it was received by and what purpose the data processing serves, as well as to have this data corrected, frozen or deleted. In this respect or if you have any other questions on the topic of personal data you can contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal Notice or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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