When you visit this website, the browser used on your terminal device sends information to our website server automatically. This information is stored in a so-called “log file” temporarily. Following information is collected automatically without any action of yours and is stored until its automatic deletion:
- the IP address of the inquiring PC
- the access date and time
- the name and the URL of the recalled file
- the address of the loading page (referrer URL)
- the browser in use and (if necessary) your PC operating system as well as the name of your access provider.
We process the afore mentioned data for the following purposes:
- ensuring an optimal connection to the website
- ensuring a comfortable usage of our website
- analyzing the system safety and stability, and
- other administrative purposes.
Legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Par. 1-1-f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest arises from the afore mentioned purposes of data collection. In no case we will use the collected data for tracing back to your person.
The information stored in cookies depends specifically on the device in use. However, this does not mean that we get to know your identity directly.
On the one hand, by using cookies we can make our service more user friendly. Therefore we use the so-called “session cookies” that help us recognizing that you have already visited individual pages of our website. Once you have closed our pages, these cookies are deleted automatically.
In order to optimize our website ergonomics we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your terminal device for a specific period of time. When you return to our website and use our services, you will be recognized automatically as a former user together with your inputs and settings, so that you do not need to reconfigure them.
The data obtained through cookies are necessary for the afore mentioned purposes in order to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties according to Art. 6 Par. 1-1-f) of the GDPR.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. If you do not want cookies to be stored on your PC or you want a notice to be shown before a new cookie is created, you can disable this in the system settings of your browser. However, this can restrict some functionalities of our website.
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/, Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; in the following referred to as “Google”), for making our websites more user friendly and optimizing them constantly. In this process, pseudonymized usage profiles are created and cookies are used. Information on your usage of this website created by cookies, e.g.
- the browser kind/version
- the used operating system
- the referrer URL (the page that has been visited previously)
- the host name of the accessing PC (IP address)
- and the server request time
is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored on it. Information is used to evaluate the website usage, compile reports about website activities and develop other services associated with website and Internet usage with the purpose of carrying out market researches and structuring these websites according to users’ needs. If it is prescribed by law or these third parties are entrusted with the processing of this data specifically, this information may also be transmitted to third parties. In no case will Google associate your IP address with other data. IP addresses are anonymized in order to avoid any possible association.
If you do not want cookies to be installed, you can setup your browser software accordingly. However, this may restrict some functionalities of this website.
You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing data on your usage of this website that have been obtained through cookies (e.g. your IP address). In this case you need to download and install a specific browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de)
Further information on data protection, with reference to Google Analytics is available in the support area of Google Analytics (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de)
As far as your actual browser session is concerned, you can disable the web analysis of Google Analytics completely by clicking the following buttons:
This website uses fonts.com, a font service provided by Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. („fonts.com“), Monotype GmbH, Horexstraße 30, 61352 Bad Homburg, Germany. Each time this website is accessed, files are uploaded from a fonts.com server in order to portray texts in a specific font. Your IP address may be transferred to a fonts.com server in the process and stored in the context of the usual weblogs. fonts.com is responsible for the subsequent processing of this information; please refer to the data use policy of „Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc.)“ for the relevant conditions and settings https://www.monotype.com/legal/privacy-policy/
For your current browser session, you have the option of disabling the font service completely by means of the following buttons.