What kind of personal Data will be processed by us?
In the course of your visit to this website we gather the following information: the date and the time when you visit a page on our website, your IP address, the name and the version of your web browser, the operating system that you use, the amount in byte of data sent, the website (URL) that you visited prior to visiting this website, certain cookies (see the next topic below) and the information that you provide yourself by means of one of the following activities:
On this website we use so-called cookies. A cookie is a small file that may be stored on your computer when you are visiting a website. In principle, cookies are used in order to offer users additional functions on a website. As an example, they can be used in order to help you to navigate on a website, to make it possible for you to continue browsing a website exactly where you left it and/or to save your preferences and settings when you visit the website again. Cookies are not able to access, read or modify other files on your computer.
Most cookies on this website are so-called session cookies. These will be deleted automatically once you have left our website. Persistent cookies however remain on your computer until you manually delete them in your browser. We use persistent cookies in order to acknowledge when you visit our website the next time.
In case you want to monitor cookies on your computer, you can choose your browser setting is such a way that you receive a notification as soon as a website wants to store cookies. You are also able to block or delete cookies in case they are already stored on your computer. If you want to know more about on how to implement these steps, then please use the “help” function in your browser.
Please note that the blocking or the deletion of cookies may affect your online experience or it may prevent you from fully using this website.
purpose of data processing
We will use your personal data for the purposes listed below:
- In order to make this website available to you and to further improve and develop this website
- In order to be able to create usage statistics
- In order to identify, prevent and analyze attacks onto our website
legal foundation for the processing
The legal foundation for the processing of your personal data is our overriding legitimate interest (according to Article 6, Paragraph 1, lit f of the general data protection regulation – GDPR of the EU), which is based on the fact in reaching the above-mentioned purposes.
Duration of storage
As a general rule, we store your data for a period of 30 days. A storage for a longer period occurs only in case it is necessary for the purpose of investigation of confirmed attacks onto our website.
In case of a registration to our newsletter or in case of applicant information, please refer to the more detailed regulations by following the above-mentioned links.
your rights in connection to personal data
Amongst other things, you are entitled (under precondition of the applicable law), (i) to check if and which personal data we have stored about you and to receive copies of such data, (ii) to demand the correction, amendment and the deletion of those parts of your personal data that has been processed incorrectly or that is not compliant with the legal provisions, (iii) to demand from us to restrict the processing of your personal data and (iv) to object under certain circumstances the processing of your personal data or to revoke the already given consent to the processing of your personal data, (v) to demand data portability, (vi) to know the identity of third parties to whom your personal data was submitted and (vii) to lodge a complaint with the competent authorities.
data privacy notification regarding google Analytics
This website uses the service “Google Analytics”, which is provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”) for analysis of website usage by users. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text data that are stored on the user’s device. The information obtained by these cookies is usually transferred and stored on one of Google’s servers in the USA.
IP anonymization is activated on this website. Within the member states of the European Union and the European Economic Area, the user’s IP address will be truncated in order to eliminate the personal reference to your IP address. As part of the agreement on commissioned data processing, which the website operators have concluded with Google Inc., Google Inc. uses the collected information to evaluate the use of the website as well as website activity and provides services associated with the Internet usage. You have the option of preventing cookies from being stored on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all functions of our website without restrictions if your browser does not allow cookies.
Furthermore, with the help of a browser plug-in, you will be able to prevent that data gathered by cookies (including your IP address) is sent to Google Inc. and thus can be utilized by Goole Inc.. Prevent the storage of cookies with the appropriate plug-in.
Alternatively, you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting further data on this website by clicking the following link: Deactivate Google Analytics. By clicking this link, you are downloading an “opt-out-cookie”. In order to be able to do so, your browser needs to allow in principle the storage of cookies. Should you delete your cookies regularly, a click on this link is required once more every time you visit this webpage. Here you can find further information about the data utilization by Google Inc..
USAGE OF Social Media Plugins
This website uses Facebook social plugins, which are run by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). These embedded elements are noticeable by the Facebook logo respectively by the terms ”Like“or “Share” in the Facebook colors (blue and white). Here you can find all information about Facebook plugins.
The plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. The website owner has no influence whatsoever on the nature and extent of the data, which the plugin transmits to the servers of Facebook Inc.. Obtain further information about data transmission to Facebook. The plugin informs Facebook Inc. that the user went onto this website. There might be the possibility that your IP address will be stored. In case you are logged into your Facebook account when visiting this website, the mentioned information will be linked with your account. In case you are using the functions of the plugin, when you for instance share or “like” a post, the corresponding information will be transmitted to Facebook Inc. as well. If you want to prevent that Facebook Inc. is linking the data to your Facebook account, then please log out of Facebook prior to visiting this website.
Furthermore, this website uses the Twitter button, which is operated by Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA). In case you are visiting a site that contains such a button, a direct connection between your browser and the Twitter servers is established. The website owner has no influence whatsoever over the nature and extent of the data, which the plugin transmits to the servers of Twitter Inc.. According to Twitter Inc., solely IP addresses will be captured and stored. Learn more about the handling of personal data by Twitter Inc..