Data protection and privacy

As the operator of these web pages, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection provisions as well as this data privacy declaration. As a rule, it is possible to use our website without being required to disclose personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, physical address or e-mail addresses) are collected on our web pages, this shall always be done upon a voluntary basis to the extent that this is possible. Without your express consent, these data shall not be passed on to third parties. However, we wish to point out that data transmission via the Internet (e.g. during communication via e-mail) may contain security gaps. The seamless protection of data from third-party access is not possible.

Cookies

The Internet pages sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies cause no damage to your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which your browser saves.  They serve to make our website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure.

Most of the cookies which we use are so-called “session cookies”. After the end of your visit, they are automatically deleted. Other cookies remain saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit.

You can adjust the settings on your browser in such a way that you are notified whenever cookies are placed and you can either allow cookies only in the individual case, accept cookies in certain cases, or generally block them as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. However, if you deactivate the cookies, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Server log files

The provider of the web pages shall automatically collect and save information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information includes the following:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system being used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of day of the server query

These data cannot be attributed to specific persons. A commingling of these data with other data sources shall not be undertaken. However, we reserve the right to subsequently check this data if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal usage.

Contact form

form, we shall save your data from the inquiry form – including the contact data which you have provided there – for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case we have follow-up questions. We shall not pass on these data without your consent.

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require that you provide us with an e-mail address as well as other information which allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address that you have provided and consent to the receipt of the newsletter. Additional data shall not be collected. We shall use this data exclusively for the sending of the requested information and shall not pass on such data to third parties.

You may, at any time, revoke the consent that you have granted for the saving of the data and e-mail address as well as their usage for the sending of the newsletter, for example, by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions from the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. As a rule, the information created by the cookie regarding your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

You can find more information regarding the handling of user data by Google Analytics in Google’s Privacy Policy declaration: https://support.google.com/­analytics/­answer/­6004245?hl=de

Browser plugin

You can prevent the saving of cookies by correspondingly adjusting the settings on your browser software, however, we wish to point out to you that, in this case, you may not be able to comprehensively use all functions of this website. Moreover, you can prevent the collected data which has been generated by the cookie and which refer to your use of the website (including your IP address), from being sent to Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin that is available by clicking on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Contracted Data Processing

We have concluded a Contracted Data Processing Agreement with Google and comprehensively follow the strict guidelines issued by the German Data Protection Agencies during the usage of Google Analytics.

IP anonymization

We use the "activation of the IP anonymization" function on this website. By so doing, however, your IP address is shortened in advance by Google within the member countries of the European Union or in other contracting countries to the European Economic Area Convention. Only in exceptional cases shall the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. By mandate of this website’s operator, Google will use this information in order to evaluate your usage of the website, in order to draft reports on the website activities and in order to render additional services associated with the usage of the website and of the Internet for the website’s operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the parameters of Google Analytics shall not be commingled with other data by Google.

Mautic

For the purposes of analysis, we utilize the Mautic software on our website. In so doing, “cookies” are set which are stored on your computer and which enable our analysis of your usage of the website. The collected information (e.g. the IP address, the geographical location, the browser type, the duration of the visit and the pages visited) shall be evaluated by UEBERBIT on its own servers in order to generate reports about the visit and the pages visited. If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter and download studies as well as other documents, we can utilize Mautic to collect additional personal data (above all: name/e-mail address) regarding your visits and, where applicable, to notify you in a targeted manner regarding your preferred thematic areas. If you generally would not like to have data collection done by Mautic, you can at any time prevent the saving of cookies by correspondingly adjusting your browser settings.

Information, deletion, blocking

You shall at any time have the right to free-of-charge information about your stored personal data, their origin as well as recipient and the purpose of the data processing as well as a right to the correction, blocking or deletion of these data. You can at any time contact us at the address stated in the Legal notice section with regards to these issues as well as any additional issues regarding the theme of personal data.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics and Mautic by clicking on the following selection field. An opt-out cookie will then be placed which will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website:

Current status: Your data will be collected by Google Analytics. Current status: Your data will not be collected by Google Analytics.
Current status: Your data will be collected by Mautic. Current status: Your data will not be collected by Mautic.