Automatic data storage
When you visit websites today, certain information is automatically created and stored, including on this website.If you visit our website as it is now, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically saves data such as• the address (URL) of the website you are visiting• Browser and browser version• the operating system used• the address (URL) of the previously visited page (Referrer URL)• the host name and IP address of the device from which it is accessed• Date and Timein files (web server log files).As a rule, web server log files are stored for two weeks and then deleted automatically. We do not disclose this information, but we can not rule out that it will be seen in the event of unlawful behavior.The legal basis, according to Article 6 paragraph 1 f DSGVO (lawfulness of processing), is that there is a legitimate interest in enabling the error-free operation of this website by capturing web server log files.
cookiesOur website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.Below, we explain what cookies are and why they are used to help you better understand the following privacy statement.
What exactly are cookies?
For example, cookie data may look like this:• Name: _ga• Expiration time: 2 years• Usage: Differentiation of website visitors• Example value: GA1.2.1326744211.152311112054A browser should support the following minimum sizes:• A cookie should be able to contain at least 4096 bytes• At least 50 cookies should be stored per domain• In total, at least 3000 cookies should be stored
What types of cookies are there?
How can I delete cookies?
What about my privacy?
Since 2009 there are the so-called "cookie guidelines". It states that the storage of cookies requires the consent of the website visitor (ie you). Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these guidelines. In Germany, the cookie guidelines were not implemented as national law. Instead, the implementation of this directive was largely in § 15 paragraph 3 of the Telemedia Act (TMG).If you want to know more about cookies and do not shy away from technical documentation, we recommend https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265, the Request for Comments of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) called "HTTP State Management Mechanism".
Storage of personal dataPersonal data that you submit to us electronically on this website, such as name, e-mail address, address or other personal information in the course of submitting a form or comments in the blog, will be transmitted by us together with the time and IP address. Address used only for the purpose specified, kept safe and not disclosed to third parties.We only use your personal data for communication with visitors who expressly request contact and for the processing of the services and products offered on this website. We will not disclose your personal information without consent, but we can not rule out that it will be seen in the event of unlawful behavior.If you send us personal data by e-mail - outside of this website - we can not guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential information via email.The legal basis under Article 6 (1a) of the GDPR (lawfulness of processing) is that you give us consent to the processing of the data you enter. You can revoke this consent at any time - an informal e-mail is sufficient, you will find our contact details in the imprint.
Rights according to the General Data Protection RegulationAccording to the provisions of the GDPR, you have the following rights in principle:• Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)• Right to cancellation ("Right to be forgotten") (Article 17 GDPR)• Right to limit processing (Article 18 GDPR)• Right of notification - Obligation to notify in connection with the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR)• Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)• Right of objection (Article 21 GDPR)• Right not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - (Article 22 GDPR)If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in any way, you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).
with httpsWe use https to transmit data securely on the Internet (data protection through technology design Article 25 paragraph 1 GDPR). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission over the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You acknowledge the use of this safeguarding of the data transfer at the small lock symbol in the upper left corner of the browser and the use of the scheme https (instead of http) as part of our Internet address.
We use Google Maps from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website.By using the features of this card, data will be transmitted to Google. To see what data Google collects and what this data is used for, visit https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
We use YouTube's YouTube video service, YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.By accessing pages of our website that have integrated YouTube videos, data is transmitted to YouTube, stored and evaluated.If you have a YouTube account and you're signed in, that information will be associated with your personal account and the data stored in it.To see what data Google collects and what this data is used for, visit https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
What is reCAPTCHA?
Why do we use reCAPTCHA on our website?We only want to welcome people of flesh and blood on our side. Bots or spam software of various kinds may safely stay at home. That's why we're working hard to protect ourselves and provide the best possible usability for you. That's why we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google. So we can be pretty sure that we are staying a "non-bot" website. Using reCAPTCHA transmits data to Google that Google uses to determine if you are truly human. Thus, reCAPTCHA serves the security of our website and consequently also your safety. For example, without reCAPTCHA, when registering, a bot could register as many email addresses as possible, and then "tag" forums or blogs with unwanted advertisements. With reCAPTCHA we can avoid such bot attacks.
What data is stored by reCAPTCHA?ReCAPTCHA collects personally identifiable information from users to determine if the actions on our site are actually human. So it can send the IP address and other data that Google needs for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. IP addresses within the member states of the EU or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area are almost always truncated before the data ends up on a server in the United States. The IP address will not be combined with any other Google data unless you are logged in with your Google Account while using reCAPTCHA. First, the reCAPTCHA algorithm checks if your browser already has Google cookies from other Google services (YouTube, Gmail, etc.). Then reCAPTCHA sets an additional cookie in your browser and captures a snapshot of your browser window.
The following cookies are used by reCAPTCHA: Here we refer to the reCAPTCHA demo version of Google at https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/demo. All these cookies require a unique identifier for tracking purposes. Here is a list of cookies Google has set reCAPTCHA on the demo version:Name: IDEExpiration time: after one yearUse: This cookie is set by the company DoubleClick (also Google) to register and report the actions of a user on the website in the handling of advertisements. Thus, the advertising effectiveness can be measured and appropriate optimization measures are taken. IDE is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net.Example value: WqTUmlnmv_qXyi_DGNPLESKnRNrpgXoy1K-pAZtAkMbHI-311112054
Name: NIDExpiration time: after 6 monthsUsage: NID is used by Google to tailor advertisements to your Google search. With the help of cookies, Google "remembers" your most-typed searches or your earlier interaction with ads. So you always get customized advertisements. The cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to collect the user's personal settings for promotional purposes.Example value: 0WmuWqy311112054zILzqV_nmt3sDXwPeM5QName: DVExpiry time: after 10 minutesUsage: Once you tick the "I'm not a robot" checkbox, this cookie will be set. The cookie is used by Google Analytics for personalized advertising. DV collects information in an anonymous form and is further used to make user distinctions.Example value: gEAABBCjJMXcI0dSAAAANbqc311112054Note: This list can not claim to be exhaustive, as experience has shown that Google changes the choice of cookies over and over again.
How long and where is the data stored?Inserting reCAPTCHA transfers data to the Google server. Where exactly this data is stored, Google, even after repeated inquiries, is not clear. Without having received a confirmation from Google, it can be assumed that data such as mouse interaction, time spent on the website or language settings on the European or American Google Servers are stored. The IP address your browser sends to Google will generally not be merged with other Google data from other Google services. However, if you're signed in to your Google Account while using the reCAPTCHA plug-in, the data will be merged. For this the deviating data protection regulations of the company Google apply.
How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?