We collect data that comes from different sources and can generally be divided into two areas:
- Direct interactions: Use of our websites through e.g. registrations, forms, inquiries, applications, etc.
- Automated interactions: Use of technologies such as e.g. electronic communication protocols, etracker, cookies+
Electronic communication protocols: When you visit our website, we store by default the name of your Internet service provider, the website from which you visit us, the websites you visit with us as well as the date and duration of the visit.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies", which are automatically deleted after you visit our site. Other cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit. They remain stored on your device until you delete them.
Through settings on your browser you can provide information about cookies set, allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude them for certain cases or generally and / or enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Please note that disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
etracker: On our website we use the services of etracker GmbH, Hamburg, Germany (www.etracker.com) to analyse usage data. Here, cookies are used which enable the statistical analysis of the use of this website by its visitors as well as the display of usage-relevant content or advertising. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the Internet browser on the user's device. etracker cookies do not contain any information that could identify a user. The data generated with etracker is processed and stored by etracker solely in Germany by commission of the provider of this website and is thus subject to strict German and European data protection laws and standards.In this regard, etracker was checked, certified and awarded with the ePrivacyseal data protection seal of approval. The data is processed on the legal basis of Art. 6 Section 1 lit f (legitimate interest) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).Our legitimate interest is the optimization of our online offer and our website. As the privacy of our visitors is very important to us, etracker anonymizes the IP address as early as possible and converts login or device IDs into a unique key with which, however,no connection to any specific person can be made with. etracker does not use it for any other purpose, combine it with other data or pass it on to third parties. You can object to the outlined data processing at any time provided it is related to your person. Your objection has no detrimental consequences for you. I object to the processing of my personal data with etracker on this website. Further information on data protection with etracker can be found here.
Google Search Console: For the purpose of continuously improving the Google rankings of our websites, we use Google Search Console, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). Google Search Console allows us to conduct search analysis that tells us how often our site appears in Google search results. This way we can monitor and manage our sites in the search index. Within the scope of using Google Search Console, no personal user or tracking data is processed or transmitted to Google.
Google reCAPTCHA: In our contact forms we use Google reCAPTCHA to check and avoid interactions on our websites through automated access, for example through so-called bots. This is a service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereafter referred to as “Google”.
Certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active Google guarantees that EU data protection standards will be respected even when processing data in the US.
Through this service Google can determine from which website a request is sent and from which IP address you use the so-called reCAPTCHA input box. In addition to your IP address additional information may be collected by Google, which is necessary for the offer and guarantee of this service.
The legal basis is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the security of our website and in the defense against unwanted, automated access in the form of spam or the like. Under https://policies.google.com/privacy Google provides more information about the general usage of your user information.