Who are we?
This website and its contents are being provided by a private person without commercial interests.
Person responsible in line with the data privacy act, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation <GDPR>, is:
Which personal data is being collected and why we are collecting it
By accessing this website, information of general nature is automatically being collected. This information is stored within the server logfile and contains the specifics of your webbrowser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider, your IP address and the likes.
This happens in order to:
- secure a problem-free connection to the website
- secure a fluent use of the website
- evaluate the system security and stability
- support further administrative causes
Your data will not be used to draw conclusions about you as a person. Information of this kind is only evaluated statistically to optimise our internet presence and the technology behind it.
The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer needed for elicitation. For data collected in order to provide the website, this is inherently the case when the session in question is being terminated.
If visitors choose to leave comments on the website, we gather the data shown in the comments form, as well as the IP address of the visitor and the user-string-agent (identification of the browser) to support us in identifying spam.
The data you provide will be saved for use of personal communication with you. For this purpose, a valid e-mail address as well as your name needs to be supplied. This information serves the attribution of the inquiry as well as the reply to the same. Provision of further information is optional.
When writing a comment on our website, this can be consent to save your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. This is a comfort function to keep you from having to re-enter all this information upon writing a new comment. These cookies will be saved for a year.
Usage of script libraries (Google Webfonts)
To display our contents correctly and graphically pleasing, this website uses ‘Google Web Fonts’ of Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; subsequently ‘Google’) to display fonts.
Embedded contents of other websites
Articles on this site may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, pictures, articles, …). Embedded contents of other websites behave exactly the way they would if the visitor were to access the other website.
Usage of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; subsequently ‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, a text file saved on your computer, allowing an analysis of your usage of this website. The information about your usage of this website created by the cookie is usually delivered to a server of Google in the US and saved there. Due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these websites, your IP address will be shortened by Google within EU member states or other contractual states of the treaty of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be delivered to a server of Google in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, compile reports about the website activity and to provide further services towards the website operator concerning the website and internet usage. The IP address delivered by your browser due to Google Analytics will not be compiled with other data of Google.
The purpose of data processing lies within the evaluation of the usage of the website and the compilation of reports about activities concerning the website. Based on the usage of the website and the internet, further connected services are to be performed.
Embedded YouTube videos
Some of our websites contain embedded YouTube videos. Operator of the respective plugin is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (subsequently ‘YouTube’). Upon visiting a site containing the YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established. During this, YouTube will be informed about the websites you visit. Should you be logged into your YouTube account, YouTube will be able to allocate your surf activities to you personally. You can prohibit this by logging out of your YouTube account prior.
How long do we save your data
Upon writing a comment, this comment will be saved for an unlimited amount of time, including the metadata. This is done in order to automatically identify following comments and approve them instead of keeping them in a moderation queue.
Your rights concerning your data
After writing a comment, you can request the export of your personal data with us, including all data you have shared with us. Furthermore, you can request the deletion of all personal data we have saved. This does not include the data we need to keep due to administrative, legal or security related necessities.
Where we send your data
Visitor’s comments could be evaluated by an automatic service for spam recognition.
For data privacy concerns, please contact:
Our website contains the usage of social media plugins. These plugins might send information, including personal data, to the operator of the service. The information might be used by the service provider. We prevent the unknowing and unwanted acquisition and deliverance of data to the service provider via a 2-click-solution. To use a social plugin, it has to be activated by a click on the corresponding button first. Only after activating the plugin will the acquisition and deliverance of information to the service provider be started. We ourselves do not collect personal data via social plugins or data about the use thereof.
We do not have influence on which data an activated plugin collects and how this data is being used by the provider. As of now, it has to be assumed that a direct connection to the services of the provider will be built out, as well as that the IP address and device-related data are being collected and used. Furthermore, the possibility of service providers trying to save cookies on the computer used has to be acknowledged. Please gather information on which data in particular is being collected and how it is being used from the privacy policies of the respective service provider. Should you be logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook will be able to identify you as a visitor of a certain website.
How we protect your data
To protect the safety of your data during a transmission, we use a time and technology appropriate encryption method (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.
Questions to the data privacy representative