Our privacy practices policies reflect the relevant provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).
This data protection declaration clarifies the use of personal data by the responsible offerer
04277 Leipzig, Germany
(for further information see Impressum)
Personal data are details of personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, especially by assignment of an unique identifier, like name, identification number, location data, online identification data, or one or more special characteristics, which express physical, physiological, genetical, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this person. This includes information such as your real name, address and telephone number.
Generally, you can use this web site without providing personal data.
We survey, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary for performance of the offered service.
If you visit our website, our web server saves the connection data of the inquiring computer by default for the purpose of system security, the sites you visit, the date and time of the visit, the detection data of the browser and operating system used, the website (referrer URL) from which you visit us, and the IP adress.
By accessing the web pages the offerer receives usage data which are stored for security purposes. These data are not relatable to specific individuals. They are analyzed solely for statistical purposes and to help us optimize our service. A transfer to a third party for commercial or uncommercial purposes does not occur.
Additional personal information such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address are not collected unless these details are volunteered by you, for example, as part of an information request. The information will only be used for the stated purpose and will not be forwarded to any third parties without your express consent, unless we are entitled by a statutory regulation to do so.
In the event that a contractual relationship shall be concluded between you and us or shall be defined/modified, or you place an inquiry, we collect, hold and use personal data to the extent that this is required to fulfill these purposes.
All personal data are stored only until the purpose for which it was entrusted to us has been achieved, at least for the statutory storage periods.
Use of the contact data in the publishing information for commercial promotion is expressly not wanted unless the provider had previously given his consent or unless there is already a business connection. The offerer and all persons on this website contradict hereby any commercial use and forwarding of their personal information.
The offerer expressly points out that the transfer of data on the Internet (e.g. in the case of communication by e-mail) may have security vulnerability and cannot be completely protected from being accessed by third parties. In the event of faulty data transmission, or unauthorized access by thirds, the offerer cannot be held legally responsible or liable for any mistakes and the consequences resulting from them. Your data are saved and processed exclusively on servers in Germany.
We take the protection of personal information very seriously. All employees involved in processing of personal data are under an obligation to maintain data confidentiality and are trained at regular intervals in the fields of data protection and data security. When involving partners for co-operation we strictly abide by the regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation and any other applicable legislation on data protection.
Under Art 15 GDPR, you have the right to information, the right of rectification, blocking or deletion insofar as not opposed by any statutory requirement to preserve records, and the right to appeal with effect for the future. Anytime you can revoke granted consents without any explanation. Please set up your queries or concerns about privacy using the contact data provided in the impressum.
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may, under Art. 77 GDPR, 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.
For the purpose of protection from attacks, this website uses the security extension “Wordfence” operated by Defiant Inc., USA. If you visit our website, the connection data of the inquiring computer, the sites you visit, the date and time of the visit, the time zone, the detection data of the browser, including it’s language, and operating system used, the website (referrer URL) from which you visit us, and the IP adress are received by Defiant Inc, 800 5th Ave Ste 4100, Seattle, WA 98104 (USA). The extension is used in accordance with Art. 6 (f) GDPR. Defiant Inc. processes your data also in the USA.Defiant Inc. is currently (as of May 2018) in the process of being certified for the EU-US-Privacy-Shield. Until the process is completed, Defiant Inc. relies on the standard data protection clauses as defined in Art. 46 (2) (c) GDPR as legal basis for the transfer of data. Further information on data usage by Defiant Inc. you may find in the privacy statements of Wordfence: https://www.wordfence.com/privacy-policy/, and Defiant Inc.: https://www.defiant.com/privacy-policy/.
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: Disable Google Analytics.
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.
Demographic data collection by Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection”.
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.
For information about the processing of personal data, you also have the possibility to contact our data protection representative.
Analysis by wiredminds
Our website uses a counting pixel technology provided by wiredminds GmbH (www.wiredminds.de) to analyze visitor behavior. If necessary, data is collected, processed and stored, from which user profiles are created under a pseudonym. Wherever possible and reasonable, these usage profiles are completely anonymized. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s Internet browser and serve to recognize the Internet browser. The collected data, which may also contain personal data, will be transmitted to wiredminds or collected directly by wiredminds. wiredminds may use information that is left by visiting the websites to create anonymized usage profiles. The data obtained without explicit consent of the affected person will not be used to personally identify the visitor of this website and will not be merged with personal data of the bearer of the pseudonym. Whenever IP addresses are recorded, their immediate anonymization takes place by deleting the last number block.
Exclude from tracking.
Our webpages integrate plugins from the social network SoundCloud (SoundCloud Limited, Third Floor, 20 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7AN, Great Britain). You can recognize SoundCloud plugins by the SoundCloud logo on the relevant sites. When you visit our webpages, a direct connection between your browser and the SoundCloud server will be established once the plugin is activated. This means that SoundCloud receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the “Like” button or “Share” button while you are logged in to your SoundCloud user account, you can link or share the content of our webpages with your SoundCloud profile. This allows SoundCloud to associate the visit of our webpages with your user account. We would like to point out that as a provider of the webpages we do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or their use by SoundCloud. You can find more information about this in the SoundCloud data privacy statement at: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.
We integrate the maps of the “Google Maps” service provided by Google. The data processed may include, in particular IP addresses and location data of users, which, however, may not be collected without their consent (usually as part of the settings of their mobile devices). Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; Website: https://maps.google.de; Data privacy statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy; Privacy Shield (guarantee of data protection level when processing data in the USA): https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TRkEAAW&status=Active; Right of appeal (Opt-Out-Plugin): http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de, Settings for the display of advertisements: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
Google Tag Manager
We use the Google Tag Manager to manage website tags from a single interface. The Tag Manager tool itself is a cookie-less domain that does not collect personal data. The tool triggers other tags and these may collect data from you. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If the user has been deactivated at domain or cookie level, this will remain valid for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager. You can find more information at http://www.google.de/tagmanager/use-policy.html.
Contact data of the data protection representative
Altenburger Straße 9
04275 Leipzig, Germany
Tel.: +49 341- 3500 2460
mobil: +49 175 – 68 78 277