On our website you can enter your personal data on the “Contact” page. This data will only be stored for processing and documenting your request. This data will only be passed on if this is necessary to process your enquiry. This data will not be passed on to third parties for advertising purposes.
In addition, our internet service provider collects data in so-called log files during your visit. We receive the name of your internet service provider, your IP address, the website from which you came to our website, the pages you visit on our website and the date, time and duration of your visit. This data is used for statistical purposes only. A personal reference is not established by us.
Scope of Application
The legal principles of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).
Access Data / Server Log Files
The provider (or the web space provider) collects data about each access to the offer (so-called server log files). The access data includes:
Name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
The provider uses the log 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 log data if there are concrete indications of justified suspicion of illegal use.
Dealing with Personal Data
Personal data is information with the help of which a person can be identified, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address or telephone number. But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone count as personal data.
Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is permitted by law or if the user consents to the collection of such data.
How to Contact Us
When contacting the provider (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), the user’s details are stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise.
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 someone writes illegal content in comments and contributions (insults, forbidden political propaganda, etc.). In this case, the provider himself can be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.
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 and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. This data will only be used to send the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.
With the registration to the newsletter we store your IP address and the date of the registration. This storage serves solely as proof in the event that a third party misuses an email address and registers for receiving the newsletter without the knowledge of the authorized party.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data, your email address and its use to send the newsletter at any time. The revocation can be made via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your profile area or by sending a message to the contact options listed above.
Integration of third-party services and content
It may occur that contents of third parties, such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are integrated within this online offer. This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) use the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, they would not be able to send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We make every effort to use only those contents whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the contents. However, we have no influence on whether the third party providers store the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. As far as this is known to us, we inform the users about it.
You can manage many online ad cookies from companies via the US website www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU website www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.
Use of Buttons with Links to Social Networks
On our website we use buttons with links to our sites on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Xing and LinkedIn. These buttons do not transmit any data to the social networks mentioned. Only when you press the buttons will you leave our website and be redirected to our sites in the social networks you clicked on. You will then no longer be on our websites, but on the websites of the social networks you clicked on. Depending on your settings in your browser or in the social network, personal data about you is collected there. You can find the conditions for this in the data protection declarations of the social networks clicked on, for which we cannot assume any responsibility.
We have not used “like me buttons” from Facebook on our websites, as they would already collect data about you if you had not yet clicked on these buttons. If you would like to express your sympathy for this technology, we would be happy to hear from you. Simply click on our button with the link to Facebook. You will then find a “like me button” on our Facebook fan page.
For data protection reasons, we do not integrate social media scripts, as the social services use tracking methods in the background. Of course we are happy if you like our blog posts and would like to share them in the social media. Therefore we have added buttons for Twitter, Facebook and Google+ after the posts. When you click the buttons you will get a hint that the social media analysis scripts load in the background to capture user behavior. Only if you agree, the scripts will be uploaded and the amount shared.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics was extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to guarantee an anonymous recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). However, as a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google in advance within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to and truncated by Google on servers in the United States.
You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the green button “Analytics settings”. Then you can choose whether you want to allow Google Analytics, deactivate it or allow it only once. If you deactivate Google Analytics there, an Opt-Out-Cookie is set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website.
Using Facebook Social Plugins
This offer uses social plugins (“Plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile, the terms “like”, “like” or a “thumbs up” sign) or by the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of the Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins.
When a user accesses a website of this offer that contains such a plugin, his browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser, which integrates it into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs the user according to his level of knowledge:
By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the Like button or commenting, the corresponding information is transferred directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to find out his IP address and save it. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is 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 relevant rights and setting options to protect the privacy of users can be found in Facebook’s data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this offer and link it with his Facebook stored member data, he must log out of Facebook before visiting the website.
This offer uses the buttons of the Twitter service. These buttons are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They can be identified by terms such as “Twitter” or “episode” combined with a stylized blue bird. With the help of the buttons it is possible to share a contribution or page of this offer on Twitter or to follow the provider on Twitter.
If a user accesses a website of this Internet presence that contains such a button, his browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Twitter. The content of the Twitter button is transmitted by Twitter directly to the user’s browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Twitter collects with the help of this plugin and informs the user according to his level of knowledge. According to this, only the IP address of the user is transmitted along with the URL of the respective website when the button is purchased, but it is not used for purposes other than the display of the button.
This offer uses Google AdSense, a service for the integration of advertisements of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on the user’s computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons, information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this offer can be evaluated.
The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including the user’s IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information can be passed on by Google to Google’s contractual partners. However, Google will not combine your IP address with other data stored by you.
Revocation, Changes, Corrections and Updates
The user has the right, upon request and free of charge, to obtain information about the personal data stored about him. In addition, the user has the right to correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion of his personal data, unless there is no legal obligation to retain.
The legal basis for the data processing on this website is the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation. The data will only be stored for as long as is necessary for the above purposes or as required by law.
The supervisory authorities are the state commissioners for data protection. There you can complain about us if you suspect irregularities in data protection. However, you can also contact our external data protection officer directly.
In accordance with the applicable data protection law, we will be happy to inform you on request whether and which personal data we have stored about you. Please contact our data protection officer directly.
Data protection officer
Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Kfm. Dietmar Niehaus
Schwachhauser Heerstr. 78
28209 Bremen, Germany
0421 / 59 863 50