1. An overview of data protection
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
Analytics and third-party tools
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.
2. General information and mandatory information
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Telephone: 040/46 88 22 11
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
3. Data protection officer
Statutory data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Telephone: 040/46 88 22 11
4. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
5. Social media
Share content via plugins (Facebook, Google+1, Twitter, etc.)
The content on our pages can be shared on other social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. This page uses the eRecht24 Safe Sharing Tool. This tool establishes direct contact between the networks and users only after users click on one of these buttons.
This tool does not automatically transfer user data to the operators of these platforms. If users are logged into one or more of the social networks, the Like, +1, and Share buttons for Facebook, Google+1, Twitter, etc. will display an information window in which the user can edit the text before it is sent.
Our users can share the content of this page on social networks without their providers creating profiles of users' surfing behavior.
Facebook plugins (Like & Share buttons)
Our website includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the Like button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
Your privacy preferences with Twitter can be modified in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.
6. Analytics and advertising
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. 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.
Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objecting to the collection of data
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: [ga_optout].
Outsourced data processing
We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
7. Plugins and tools
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Google Web Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
Cookies from WordPress
|PHPSESSID||This cookie stores your current session with respect to PHP applications, ensuring that all features of this website based on the PHP programming language are fully displayed. Duration of storage: Until the end of the browser session (will be deleted when closing your internet browser).||Session|
|wordpress_akm_mobile||These cookies are only used for the administration area of WordPress.||1 Year|
|wordpress_logged_in_akm_mobile||These cookies are only used for the administration area of WordPress and do not apply to other site visitors.||Session|
|wp-settings-akm_mobile||These cookies are only used for the administration area of WordPress and do not apply to other site visitors.||Session|
|wp-settings-time-akm_mobile||These cookies are only used for the administration area of WordPress and do not apply to other site visitors.||Session|
|ab||Is used for A / B testing of new features.||Session|
|akm_mobile||saves if the visitor wants to see the mobile version of a website.||1 Day|
Cookies from Polylang
|pll_language||This cookie stores the language choice and the geographical origin of the user.||1 Jahr|
Cookies from DSGVO AIO for WordPress
|dsgvoaio||This LocalStorage key / value stores which services the user has agreed to or not.||variable|
|_uniqueuid||This LocalStorage key / value stores a generated ID so that the user's opt-in / opt-out actions can be documented. The ID is stored anonymously.||variable|
|dsgvoaio_create||This LocalStorage key / value stores the time when _uniqueuid was generated.||variable|
|dsgvoaio_vgwort_disable||This LocalStorage key / value stores whether the service VG word standard is allowed or not (setting of the page operator).||variable|
|dsgvoaio_ga_disable||This LocalStorage key / value stores whether the service Google Analytics Standard is allowed or not (Hiring the site operator).||variable|
This website uses various services provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. The use of these individual services is described in more detail below.
Our use of the following services and the associated collection of personal data (in particular IP addresses) is generally based on our legitimate interest in analyzing, improving and making our website content appear attractive as well as on our legitimate interest in tailoring any advertising to your needs (Article 6 (1) f GDPR).
We have activated IP anonymization on our website. This means that Google will shorten your IP address before transmitting it to the USA, provided the IP address originates from a member state of the European Union or a state that is party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The operator of this website contracts Google to use this information to evaluate how you use the website, to create reports about the website activity, and to provide other services relating to the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted from your browser during the Google Analytics process is not linked to other data held by Google.
Your right to object to the collection of your data
You can block the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly; please note, however, that in such cases you may not be able to make full use of all the features available on this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
The processing of data on our behalf
We have concluded a data processing agreement for our use of Google Analytics and fully comply with the strict provisions of German data protection authorities when using this service.
Collection of demographic data by Google Analytics
This website uses the Demographics feature provided by Google Analytics. This feature enables reports to be created that contain statements about the age, gender, and interests of visitors to this site. This data is gathered from Google’s personalized advertising as well as visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be attributed to any specific individuals. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account, or you can prohibit the general collection of your data by Google Analytics by following the steps outlined above.
Cookies from Google Analytics
|_ga||Differentiation of website visitors.||2 Hours|
|_gid||Differentiation of website visitors.||24 Hours|
|_gat_gtag_UA_||Used to throttle the request rate. If Google Analytics is provided through Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_ .||1 Minute|
We use Google Maps from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website.
By using the features of this map, data will be transmitted to Google. What data Google collects and how it uses this information can be found on https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ .
On this video service page, we use YouTube, the company YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
By accessing pages on our website that have integrated YouTube videos, data will be transmitted to YouTube, stored and evaluated.
If you have a YouTube account and you're signed in, that information will be associated with your personal account and the data stored in it.
What data Google collects and what this data is used for can be found on https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ .
Cookies from Youtube
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||This is a cookie that YouTube sets to calculate the bandwidth of the user. This information is used to determine whether the user should use the player's new or old user interface.||0-365 Days|
|PREF||This cookie stores the user's preferences and other information. This includes in particular the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page and the decision whether the SafeSearch filter should be activated by Google or not.||5 Years|
|APISID||YouTube is a platform for the provision and publication of videos and is part of Google. YouTube collects user data via videos embedded in websites, which are merged with profile data from other Google services. In this way, website visitors can be shown targeted advertising via a wide range of their own and third-party websites.||10 Years|
|YSC||This cookie is set by the video service YouTube on websites with embedded YouTube videos.||1 Year|
|GPS||YouTube is a platform for the provision and publication of videos and is part of Google. YouTube collects user data via videos embedded in websites, which are merged with profile data from other Google services. In this way, website visitors can be shown targeted advertising via a wide range of their own and third-party websites.||1 Day|
|SSID||YouTube is a platform for the provision and publication of videos and is part of Google. YouTube collects user data via videos embedded in websites, which are merged with profile data from other Google services. In this way, website visitors can be shown targeted advertising via a wide range of their own and third-party websites.||1 Year|
|SAPISID||This domain is owned by Google Inc. Google is primarily known as a search engine, but the company offers a wide range of products and services. The main source of income is advertising. Google tracks user movements extensively - both through its own products and websites and with the help of the diverse technologies integrated into millions of websites worldwide.||1 Year|
|HSID||Used by Google in connection with SID to check the Google user account and the last login time https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=de||1 Year|
If you have a Vimeo user account and do not want Vimeo to collect information about you from this website and link it to your member data stored with Vimeo, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting this website.
In addition, Vimeo calls the Google Analytics tracker via an iframe calling the video. This is a separate tracking of Vimeo, to which we have no access. You can stop Google Analytics tracking by using the opt-out tools that Google offers for some Internet browsers. You may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by Google Analytics and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the available under the following link browser plugin and install:
Cookies from Vimeo
|vimeo||Video Hosting: Authentication Token.||Session|
|uid||Traffic Analytics: Analytics Tracking ID.||Session|
|vuid||Traffic Analytics: Analytics Unique ID.||2 Years|
|player||Traffic Analytics.||1 Year|
|_uetsid||Traffic Analytics.||30 Minutes|