Generally speaking, it is possible to use our website without having to provide personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, postal address or e-mail address) are collected on our website, this will always be carried out on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be disclosed to any third party without your express consent.
We must point out that the transfer of data over the internet, for example when communicating via email, can pose security risks. Comprehensive data protection against access by third parties is not possible.
You have the right, at all times and free of charge, to be provided with information relating to your stored personal data, about its origin and recipients, and the purpose of processing this data, as well as the right to the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. In this context and in connection with any other questions concerning personal data, you can contact us at any time via the address provided in the legal notice.
Our internet service provider automatically collects and stores the following information, which your browser transmits to us automatically, in so-called server log files:
This data cannot be assigned to a specific person and will not be merged with any other data sources. We reserve the right to perform additional validation of this data should strong evidence of unlawful use come to light at a later date.
The server log files are stored for a period of nine weeks. The last three digits of the IP addresses in the log files are anonymized with an »x« after seven days.
Most of the cookies we use are »session cookies« which are deleted automatically after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device memory until you delete them. These cookies allow us to identify your browser when you next visit our website.
You can configure your browser so that you are informed when cookies are set so as to accept them on an individual basis, to have them blocked generally or in specific cases, or to have them automatically deleted when a browser session is closed. Deactivating cookies can restrict the functionality of this website.
As part of the comment function, we collect personal data (e.g. name, e-mail address) as part of your commentary in the exact form you have communicated these to us. When you publish a comment, the e-mail address you entered will be saved but not published. Your name will be published if you have not written under a pseudonym.
When inquiries are made (e.g. using the contact form or via email), the data you provide, including contact data, will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and dealing with any follow-up inquiries. We will not disclose your data without your express consent.