The legal basis for 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 its webspace provider) collects data about every access to the offer (so-called server log files). Access data includes:
Name of the retrieved website, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, 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 check the log data retrospectively if there is a legitimate suspicion of illegal use on the basis of concrete indications.
Handling personal data
Personal data is information that can be used to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address, or phone number. But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone counts as personal data.
Personal data will only be collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is permitted by law or if the users consent to the data collection.
When contacting the provider (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), the user’s details are stored for the purpose of processing the request and in the event that follow-up questions arise.
Comments and posts
When users leave comments on the blog or other posts, their IP addresses are stored. This is done for the safety of the provider if someone writes illegal content in comments and posts (insults, forbidden political propaganda, etc.). In this case, the provider itself can be prosecuted for the comment or post and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.
Integration of third-party services and content
It may happen that third-party content, 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”) perceive the IP address of the users. Because without the IP address, they could not 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 content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. However, we have no influence if the third-party providers store the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. As far as we know, we will inform the users about this.
This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on users’ computers and which enable an analysis of their use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about users ‘ use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
However, in case of activation of IP anonymization on this website, the IP address of the users will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address to a server of Google in the United States is transferred and cut there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website by users, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further information related to the use of the website and the use of the Internet. Services to the website operator.
It is not merged into IP address sent as part of Google Analytics from your browser with other data of Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; However, this offer informs the users that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. Users can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
For more information about Google’s use of data for advertising purposes, settings and objections, please visit Google’s websites: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/ (“Google uses data when you use our partners’ websites or apps”), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (“Data usage for advertising purposes”), http://www.google.de/settings/ads (“Manage information that Google uses to show you advertisements”) and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ (“Determine what advertising Google shows you”).
As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent the collection by Google Analytics within this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will need to click this link again.
Using Facebook Social Plugins
This offer uses social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is developed by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins are recognizable by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on blue tile, the terms “Like”, “Like” or a “thumbs up” sign) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
Revocation, amendments, corrections and updates
The user has the right, upon request, to obtain information free of charge about the personal data that has been stored about him. In addition, the user has the right to rectification of incorrect data, blocking and deletion of his personal data, insofar as this is not precluded by a legal obligation to retain.