The responsible party pursuant to data protection laws is: Dieter Maraite
Collection of general information
When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) contains, for instance, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider and the like. It exclusively concerns information that does not let you be identified. This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of webpages requested by you and are provided when you use the internet. Anonymous information of this type is statistically analysed by us in order to optimise our internet presence and the underlying technology.
Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. We hereby automatically receive certain data about your computer and your internet connection such as the IP address, the browser used and the operating system.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transfer viruses to your computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can simplify navigation for you and enable our webpages to be displayed correctly.
The data collected by us will not be transferred to third parties under any circumstance or linked to personal data without your permission.
In order to protect the integrity of your data during the transfer, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.
If you contact us by e-mail or the contact form, the information you provided will be stored for the purpose of processing your request and for possible follow-up questions.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter: “Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” – text files that are stored on your computer and enable the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Due to the activation of IP anonymization on these webpages, Google will however shorten your IP address beforehand within European Union Member States or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to render other services related to website use and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies using the corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out to you that in this case, you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: Browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics.
Additionally or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent Google Analytics from tracking you on our pages by clicking on this link . An opt-out cookie is thus installed on your device. Thus, future collection by Google Analytics is prevented for this website and this browser, as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.
Use of script libraries (Google Webfonts)
In order to display our content correctly and in a graphically appealing manner across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Webfonts on this website (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google Webfonts are transferred to your browser’s cache to prevent multiple loading. If the browser does not support the Google Webfonts or denies access, content will be displayed in a standard font.
Requesting script libraries or font libraries automatically creates a connection to the operator of the library. It is thus theoretically possible – although it is also currently unclear whether and if so, for what purposes – that operators of such libraries collect data.
Use of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API to visually illustrate geographical information. While using Google Maps Google also collects, processes, and uses data about the use of map functions by visitors. You can gather more information about data processing by Google on den Google-Datenschutzhinweisen. You can also change your personal privacy settings there in the privacy centre.
You can find detailed instructions for the management of your own data in connection with Google products here.
Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion, and objection
You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored with us anytime. You also have the right to correction, blocking or, irrespective of the mandatory data storage for business processing, to deletion of your personal data. Please contact our data protection officer for this purpose. You can find the contact details at the bottom.
In order to allow for the blocking of data anytime, this data must be kept in a lock file for monitoring purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data as long as there is no statutory archiving obligation. As long as such an obligation exists, we shall block your data on request.
You can effect changes or withdraw consent with future effect by notifying us.
Questions to the data protection officer
IF you have questions on data protection, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org