Collection and use of personal data; cookies and web analysis
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We use so-called “cookies” on our Website, i.e., text files that are stored on your terminal device and that can be used to collect certain user-specific settings and technical information. This allows us to improve your experience when using the Website. Using cookies is standard practice on many websites. Cookies are stored on your terminal device, not on our Website.

If you do not wish cookies to be stored on your terminal device, wish to delete stored cookies, or wish to be notified when cookies are stored, you can select the appropriate settings in your browser, e. g. by selecting the browser setting “accept no cookies.” You will find step-by-step instructions in the help menu of your browser.

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookies about use of the online content by the users is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is then stored. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online content, to prepare reports about the activities within this online content and to provide additional services to us linked to the use of this online content and the use of the internet. In this process, pseudonymous user profiles may be generated from the processed data. We use Google Analytics only with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the user will be shortened within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transferred by the browser of the user will not be merged with other data of Google. Users may prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of their browser software. Users may also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and relating to their use of the online content as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading the browser plugin in this link. Additional information about the use of data for advertising purposes by Google, potential settings and objections may be found on Google’s websites: “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps“, “Use of data for advertising purposes“, and “Control the information Google uses to show you ads“.

Except as described above we collect and use only personal data that you provide to us by e-mail. “Personal data” are data about your personal or other circumstances (e. g. name, mailing address, e-mail address).

Disclosure of Data to Third Parties
Your personal data will be kept confidential and will be disclosed to third parties only if you have expressly consented to disclosure, disclosure is necessary to process your inquiries, or disclosure is required by law.

Processing and Deletion of Data
We will delete personal data as required by applicable law or promptly upon your request, unless we are required by law to keep such data on file.

Protection of Data
We constantly make efforts to take reasonable precautions to prevent any unauthorized access of personal data, as well as any unauthorized use of or tampering with personal data, and to minimize associated risks. However, providing personal data, whether done in person, by telephone, or by encrypted e-mail online, is always associated with certain risks beyond our control.

Questions about Data Privacy, Contact
Please contact us if you have any questions about your personal data that we have stored, or if you wish to correct, block or delete any of your personal data.