Processing of personal data
In principle, we only process personal data of our users insofar as this is necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place regularly only with the consent of the user.
An exception applies in those cases in which prior consent cannot be obtained for factual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.
Description and content of data processing
Every time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.
The following data is collected:
- Information about the browser type and the version used
- The user’s operating system
- The user’s internet service provider
- The user’s IP address
- Date and time of access
The data is stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.
Purpose of data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user’s computer. To do this, the user’s IP address must be saved for the duration of the session. The storage in log files takes place in order to ensure the functionality of the website.
In addition, we use the data to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.
The data processing is based on our legitimate interest.
Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.
If the data is stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond this is possible.
In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated so that it is no longer possible to assign the accessing client.
Opposition and removal option
The collection of the data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. Therefore we ask you prior approval before entering our website.
Description and extent of data processing
This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be clearly identified when the website is called up again.
Data is stored and transmitted in the cookies.
In this way, the following data can be transmitted:
- Entered search terms
- Frequency of page views
- Use of website functions
The user data collected in this way is pseudonymised by technical precautions. It is therefore no longer possible to assign the data to the calling user.
The data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.
Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Purpose, duration of storage, possibility of objection
For this it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after changing pages.
We need cookies for the following applications:
- Acceptance of language settings
- Remembering search terms
The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.
The analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. The analysis cookies tell us how the website is used and so we can continuously optimize our offer.
Our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f GDPR lies in these purposes.
You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically.
If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be used to their full extent.