Data Protection Notice

Personal Data
Principally you may visit our websites without leaving personal data. You may be asked to provide your name and your E-mail address (personal data). We will use personal data provided by you on a voluntary basis to answer your inquiries and for our internal office administration only.

Please note that a mere inquiry by E-mail does not create a client relationship. Therefore, you should not provide confidential or secret information before we have accepted an engagement in this regard.

We are committed to store your personal data in such a manner that third parties will not be granted access to them by applying all technical and organizational capabilities. However, complete data protection may not be ensured in E-mail correspondence. We therefore recommend to use postal services when confidential information is provided.

Disclosure
According to the provisions of the (German) Federal Data Protection Act you are entitled at any time to request disclosure on the extent and purpose of data stored by us. Furthermore a correction of false data or the deletion of data may be demanded, if its storage prohibited or not required any longer. We will provide information on stored data upon written request.

Log files
During any access of a user to one of our websites data of this process is stored in a log file. This data is non-personal; therefore we are not able to track visitors and data retrieved.

In detail the following data record is stored in each data retrieval:

  • the time, the status, the inquiry provided by your browser to the server as well as amount of transferred data and the website from which you have gained access to the to the requested website (Referrer)
  • and product and release information of the browser in use.

In this context we use the standardized combined log file format of the Apache webserver. IP-addresses of users are only stored on an anonymous basis. During an anonymization IP-addresses are altered to such an extent, that individual details on personal or factual circumstances cannot any longer be attributed to a certain or an ascertainable individual person or this can only be achieved with an excessive amount of time, cost and work effort.

The logs are used in an anonymous manner, without attribution or reference to you for statistical analysis, e.g. to gain information on which days and to which times the content of our websites is particularly well visited and how much data volume is generated on our website. At no time we link the views and other utilization of our websites stored on the server log with individual persons. A circulation to third parties is not carried out.

Web analytics services
We use Piwik (http://www.piwik.org) on our websites, an open-source web analytics service. Piwik uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your usage of the website. The information of your usage of the website (including your IP-adress) generated by the cookie thereby remain in our data superiority. The IP-adress is anonymized before its storage. Therefore, it cannot be attributed to any connection. We will not circulate any information collected with this tool. We use this information to analyze the usage of our website and to compile reports on the website activities. You may prevent the placement of cookies and thereby object against the compilation of usage-profiles, by deactivating the storage of cookies in your browser, by limiting the storage of cookies to certain websites or by setting your browser such that it will notify you as soon as a cookie is sent. You can also delete cookies from the hard disk drive of your computer at any time.