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Privacy policy

1. General information about the collection of personal data

  1. The protection of your privacy when using our website is very important to us, accordingly we use your personal data in accordance with the statutory provisions on data protection. Personal data is all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail address, user behavior. In the following, we inform you about how we handle your personal data.

  2. The person responsible pursuant to Article 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the person named as responsible in the imprint. You can reach the person under the contact details listed there.

    If you are under the age of 16, please obtain permission from a parent/guardian before providing any personal information or taking any action from our website.


2. Your rights


According to the provisions of the GDPR, you can assert the following rights against us:

  • Right to information

  • Right to rectification

  • Right to restriction of data processing

  • Right to erasure / right to be forgotten

  • Right to data portability

  • Right to object

To exercise one of your rights listed above, you can contact us at any time:

If the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time, with effect for the future. The lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation remains unaffected.

In addition, you have the right to complain to the data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us. The supervisory authority responsible for your federal state can be found at


3. Collection of personal data when visiting a website

  1. you can visit our website in principle, without telling us who you are. As is usual with almost all websites, the server on which our website is located (hereinafter referred to as "web server") automatically collects information from you when you visit us on the Internet. This data is technically necessary for us and ensures the stability and security of the website.
    The web server automatically recognizes certain personal data such as your IP address, the date and time you are on our site, the pages you visit on our website, the website you were on before, the browser you use (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari), the operating system you use (e.g. Windows, Linux, MAC OS) and the domain name and address of your Internet provider (e.g. 1&1, Telekom, Unitymedia). If our website uses cookies (as explained below), the web server also stores this information (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1f DS-GVO).
    We use this information in the event of system abuse in cooperation with your Internet provider and/or local authorities to identify the perpetrator of this abuse.

  2. In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive associated with the browser you are using and through which the body that sets the cookie (here by us), certain information flows. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They are used to make the website as a whole more user-friendly and effective.
    This website uses session cookies (transient cookies). Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the joint session.
    You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. We would like to point out that you may then not be able to use all functions of this website.

  3. Integration of Google Maps: On this website we use Google Maps. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly in the website and enables you to use the map function comfortably..
    By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data mentioned in this statement are transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at Google, you must log out of Google before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.
    For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider's privacy policy. There you will also receive further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield:

  4. Contact
    When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, name and telephone number, if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data accruing in this context after the storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if legal retention periods exist.

  5. Providing your personal data is not a legal or contractual obligation. This means that you are not obliged to provide us with your personal data. Should you decide not to provide us with your personal data, this will have the consequence that we will not be able to process/answer your request or only in part.
    No automated decision-making based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects or similarly affects you, will be carried out.


4. Retention period


We may retain the information we collect for as long as necessary to provide our services, to comply with our legal and contractual obligations to you, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements. We may correct, amend or delete inaccurate or incomplete data at any time at our sole discretion.

5. Location of data processing


  1. Non-personal data: Please note that our companies and our trusted partners and service providers are located around the world. For the purposes explained in this Privacy Policy, we store and process any non-personal data we collect in different jurisdictions.

  2. Personal data: Personal data may be maintained, processed and stored in the United States, Ireland, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel and to the extent necessary for the proper provision of our services and/or required by law in other jurisdictions.


6. Disclosure of your personal data


As a matter of principle, personal data is not passed on to third parties.


7. Security measures


Insofar as we have to forward data to our service providers as part of the services described here or data is processed by service providers as part of e.g. website support, these service providers are bound by contractual specifications with us on the subject of data protection in addition to the mandatory statutory provisions.


We use security measures that we continuously optimize in accordance with technical and legal developments to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized third parties in the best possible way, such as dedicated firewall systems, managed antivirus systems from reputable manufacturers and premium SSL encryption, also from reputable and credible certification authorities.


8. Links to other websites


Our online offer contains links to other websites. This data protection declaration expressly does not extend to other providers. We have no influence on whether their operators comply with data protection regulations and therefore assume no responsibility for the accuracy, timeliness and completeness of the information provided there.

Our website may contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third-party websites have their own privacy policies, and they probably also use cookies, and we encourage you to review them. The policies of those websites govern the use of personal information that you submit when you visit that website, which may also be collected through cookies. We assume no liability for such third-party websites, and your use of such website is at your own risk.


9. Questions and comments


If you have any questions or comments about this privacy and cookie policy, please contact us (see imprint for contact details)..

The rapid development of the Internet makes it necessary to make adjustments to our data protection policy from time to time. You will be informed about the changes at this point.

May 16, 2023

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