Data privacy statement

Data protection

The providers of these pages take the protection of your personal details very seriously. We treat your personal details confidentially and in compliance with the legal data protection guidelines as well as this data privacy statement. Generally, the use of our website is possible without disclosing personal details. If our pages request personal details, (e.g. name, address or e-mail address) providing them is generally done on a voluntary basis. These details are not shared with third parties without your explicit consent. We point out that data transmission via internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can be subject to safety gaps. Complete data protection against access by third parties is not possible.

Cookies

The internet pages use so-called Cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies are used to make our pages more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which your browser saves.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit ends. Other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser upon your return visit.

You can set your browser so that you will be informed about the filing of cookies and you can allow the use of cookies on an individual case basis only, disallow the filing of cookies for particular cases or in general; you can also set an automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. When you deactivate the use of cookies, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

Server log files

The provider of these pages automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us.

These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system in use
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of accessing device
  • Time of server access request

These details cannot be traced to particular people. None of this data will be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to retroactively check this data if we become aware of clear evidence of unlawful use of the data.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries by way of our contact form, the details you provide in it including personal contact details are saved by us to process your enquiry as well as for follow-up purposes. This data is not forwarded to third parties without your consent.

Google Analytics

This website uses the functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. Provider: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of our website. The information generated by these cookies about your use of this website is generally transmitted to Google servers in the US and stored there.

IP-Anonymisation

The function IP-Anonymisation is activated on our website. This means that your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the EEA Treaty.

Only in exceptional cases is your complete IP address forwarded to Googles servers in the US and subsequently shortened there. Under authority of the provider of this website Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports about website activities and to provide further services in connection with website usage and internet usage to the website provider. Your IP address which is transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other data collected by Google.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a respective setting in your browser software, we do, however, point out that in this case not all functions of this website can be used in their entirety. Moreover, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie with respect to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) and transmission to Google as well as Google’s processing of your data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Objection to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data through Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: Deactivate Google Analytics. This sets an Opt-Out-Cookie which prevents data collection during subsequent visits to this website. More information about Google Analytics’ handling of user data can be found in Google’s data privacy and security statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Contract data processing

We have a contract with Google to process contract data and implement the strict German data protection guidelines of the German data protection authorities with respect to data usage by Google Analytics in their entirety.

Google Analytics demographic characteristics

This website uses the function “demographic characteristics” by Google Analytics. This means that reports can be compiled which contain information about age, sex and interests of the website users. This data originates from interest-related advertising by Google as well as visitor data by third party providers. This data cannot be traced to particular people. You can deactivate this function at any time by changing the settings in your Google account or generally object to data collection by Google Analytics as outlined under the topic “Objection to data collection”.

SSL-encryption

For safety and security reasons this website uses SSL-encryption to safeguard the transmission of confidential information such as enquiries you send to us as the website provider. You can recognize an encrypted connection by watching the address line of your browser. It changes from “http://” to “https://” and a lock appears in the browser address line. If SSL encryption is activated, data that you send to us cannot be read by third parties.

Right to information, deletion, blocking

At any time, you have the right to information about your stored personal details, about their origin, their recipients and the purpose of their processing as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data, free of charge. If you have questions about this issue or other queries about the matter of personal details you can always contact us at the address shown in the Company Details section of this website.

Objection to advertising e-mails

We hereby expressly object to receiving unsolicited advertising e-mails sent to the contact address we are required to publish on our website within the scope of the legal disclosure requirement. The provider of this website expressly reserves the right to take legal action in case of unsolicited mailing of advertising material in the form of SPAM.

Source of German version: https://www.e-recht24.de/muster-datenschutzerklaerung.html