You can use our website without providing personal data. Different regulations may apply to the use of individual services and sections on our site. Any such case is specified in detail below. We process your personal data (e.g. name, address, e-mail, telephone number, etc.) in accordance with German data protection law. Data is personal when it can be clearly assigned to a specific natural person. The legal grounds for data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The following regulations inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, use and processing of personal data by the provider:
Please note that data transmission via internet is never secure under all circumstances. Complete protection against access by third parties is therefore not possible.
On our website, we use so-called cookies to identify repeated use of our offer by the same user / IP address holder. Cookies are small text files that your browser stores and saves on your computer. They optimize our website and our offers. These are mostly so-called “session cookies”, which are deleted after the end of your visit.
However, cookies sometimes provide information designed to recognize you automatically. This recognition is based on the IP address stored in the cookies. Information collected in this way optimizes our offers and to give you easier access to our site.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser accordingly. Please note that doing so may prevent you from fully accessing all functions of our website.
We provide you with an opportunity to register on our site. The data you provide if you use that function is displayed on the registration form. It is collected and stored for the sole purpose of using our website. By registering, you also consent to providing us with your IP address and the date and time of your registration. This is done for the purpose of exempting us from liability should a third party abuse your data and register with your information without your knowledge. At no time and under no circumstances will we pass on the information you provide to a third party. Neither will we match the data collected upon registration with data collected by other components of our website.
We provide you with an opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. In the newsletter, we provide regular information about our offers such as specials, discounts or new events. If you would like to receive our newsletter, you need a valid e-mail address. We will check the e-mail address you entered to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address you provided or if its owner authorized its usage for the purpose of receiving our newsletter.
By subscribing to our newsletter, you also consent to providing us with your IP address and the date and time of your registration. This is done for the purpose of exempting us from liability should a third party abuse your data and register with your information without your knowledge. No other data than specified above – name, e-mail address, IP address, date and time of registration – will be collected on our part, and this data will be used for the sole purpose of sending you our newsletter. At no time and under no circumstances will we pass on the information you provide to a third party. Neither will we match the data collected upon registration with data collected by other components of our website. You can cancel your subscription to our newsletter at any time. Details can be found in the confirmation e-mail as well as in each individual newsletter.
We provide you with an opportunity to contact us by e-mail and / or through our contact form. If you use that function, the information you provide will be stored for the sole purpose of getting in touch with you via e-mail. At no time and under no circumstances will we pass on the information you provide to a third party. Neither will we match the data collected upon registration with data collected by other components of our website.
Use of Google Analytics With Anonymization
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereafter “Google.” Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer (please also refer to the definition provided above under “Cookies”).
The information generated by these cookies, such as the time, location and frequency of your website visit, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google in the United States and stored there.
We use Google Analytics on our website with the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp”. This means that your IP address will be shortened and thus anonymized by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our site, to compile reports on our website activity, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or as far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google.
According to their own statement, Google will not match your IP address with any other data provided or collected by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. Please note that doing so may prevent you from fully accessing all functions of our website.
Use of Facebook Components
We use components of the provider facebook.com on our site. Facebook is a service of facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.
Each time you visit our website, these components cause the browser you are using to download a corresponding representation of the component from Facebook. This means that Facebook receives information about which specific page of our website you are visiting.
If you visit our page and you are simultaneously logged in to your Facebook account, the information collected by the component provides Facebook with information about which specific page you are visiting and enables Facebook to assign this information to your Facebook account. Example: If you click the “Like” button or make comments, this information will be transmitted to your Facebook account and be stored there. Facebook will also receive the information that you have visited our site. This happens regardless of whether you click the component or not.
If you want to prevent Facebook from receiving and storing data of how you use our website, you can do so by logging out of your Facebook account before you visit our site. Please refer to Facebook’s Privacy Statement for further details: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/. There, you will find information on the collection and usage of data by Facebook, about your rights in this regard as well as your setting options for protecting your privacy.
In addition, external tools are available on the market to block Facebook social plug-ins with add-ons for all major browsers. Please refer to this link if you wish to learn more or to use any of these tools: http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/
An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
Information / Withdrawal / Cancellation
If you have any queries regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data as well as your rights concerning their correction, blocking, deletion or withdrawal of a given consent, you can can contact us free of charge at any time on the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act. Please note that you are entitled to a correction of incorrect data and / or deletion of personal data unless this should be contradicted by a legal obligation to retain data.
(Source: Weiß & Partner Law Firm)