We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and strictly adhere to the provisions of data protection laws. Personal data is only collected on this website to the extent that is technically and organisationally required. Collected data is not sold under any circumstances. The following policy provides an overview of how we ensure such protection and what kinds of data are collected for what purposes.
§ 1 Limitation of liability, no contractual relationship
The contents of this website have been created with the utmost care. However, the provider assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the content provided. Contributions identified by name reflect the opinion of the respective author and not necessarily that of the provider. The mere use of the provider’s website does not establish a contractual relationship between the user and the provider. In this respect, there can be no contractual or quasi-contractual claims against the provider. If use of the website should lead to a contractual relationship, the following limitation of liability shall apply purely as a precaution: In this respect, there can be no contractual or quasi-contractual claims against the provider. If use of the website should lead to a contractual relationship, the following limitation of liability shall apply purely as a precaution: The provider shall be liable in cases of intentional acts or omissions, and gross negligence as well as in the event of a violation of an fundamental contractual obligation (cardinal obligation). The provider shall only be liable for losses typical for the contract which were foreseeable upon conclusion of the contract resulting from a slightly negligent breach of cardinal obligations by it or one of its legal representatives or vicarious agents. In the case of a slightly negligent breach of obligations that are not cardinal obligations, the provider shall not be liable. Liability for losses that fall within the scope of protection of a guarantee or assurance given by the provider, liability for claims under the Product Liability Act and losses resulting from injury to life, body, or health remain unaffected by the aforementioned.
§ 2 External links
This website contains links to third party websites (“external links”). These websites are the responsibility of the respective operator. The provider checked whether the third party content of external links contained any legal violations when first linked. At that time, there were no legal violations. The provider has no influence on the current and future design or content of the linked sites. The use of external links does not mean that the provider claims the content behind the reference or link as its own. Constant monitoring of these external links by the provider without specific indications of legal violations is not reasonable. Upon becoming aware of any legal violations, links of this kind shall be deleted without delay.
In the ruling of 12 May, 1998 – 312 O 85/98 – “Haftung für Links” (Liability for links), the Regional Court of Hamburg decided that by placing a link, one may be held jointly responsible for the content of the linked page. According to the Regional Court, this can only be prevented by expressly dissociating oneself from this content. We hereby expressly dissociate ourselves from all of the content of all sites linked to from this site. This statement applies to all links on our homepage. The content of linked pages is the exclusive responsibility of their operators.
§ 3 Availability of the website
The provider shall endeavour to ensure that the service can be accessed without interruption. However, downtime cannot be excluded even with the utmost care. The provider reserves the right to change or discontinue its offering at any time.
§ 4 Copyright and related rights
The content published on this website is subject to German copyright law and ancillary copyright law. All utilisation not permitted under German copyright law and ancillary copyright law requires prior written consent from the provider or the respective rights holder. This applies in particular to reproduction, editing, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of content in databases or other electronic media and systems. Content and rights of third parties are marked as such. The unauthorised reproduction or forwarding of individual items of content or complete pages is not permitted and is punishable by law. Only the production of copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use is permitted.
Links to the provider’s website are welcome at any time and do not require consent from the provider of the website. The display of this website in other formats is only permitted with consent.
§ 5 No notice of warning without prior contact
If the content or form of these pages violate third party rights or legal provisions, we ask that you notify us accordingly without charge. In order to avoid unnecessary disputes and costs, we ask that you contact us in advance in the case of issues regarding competition law, copyright law, data protection law or any other problems. We guarantee that passages or procedures against which justified objections are raised shall be removed without delay without requiring you to seek legal counsel. A possible legal violation may not be removed from these pages by the protective rights holder itself without consent. Please note that we shall otherwise reject costs notes for legal assistance as unfounded with reference to your duty to minimise damages and if necessary shall submit a counterclaim for violation of the aforementioned provisions.
§ 6 Data processing on this website
Our server automatically collects and stores information that your browser sends to us in log files. This includes:
- browser type/version
- operating system used
- referrer URL (the page visited previously)
- host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
- time of the server request.
Such data cannot be linked to the identity of specific individuals by us. This data is not combined with other data sources.
§ 7 Cookies
The website uses so-called ‘cookies’ in many places. They serve the purpose of making our website more user friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted once your visit has ended. Cookies do not do any harm to your PC and do not contain any viruses.
§ 8 Forms
In the forms provided on the website, we only ask for the necessary information. We assume no liability for information that you provide to us in addition to this. The information provided to us is only collected, processed and stored for the stated purpose.
§ 9 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, i.e. text files which are stored on your computer to help analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is usually transmitted to Google’s server in the USA and saved there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will first be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory states party to this agreement across the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. IP anonymisation is active on this website. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activity and to provide the website operator with further services associated with website usage and Internet usage. Google will not associate the IP address transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the corresponding setting in your browser software; however we advise against this because in this case not all of the functions of this website can be fully utilised. You may, moreover, prevent the data generated by the cookie which relates to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being recorded by Google, as well as the processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. As an alternative to the browser add-on or in browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent collection by Google Analytics within this website in the future (opt out only works in the browser and only for this domain). This stores an opt out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again.
§ 10 Google AdWords
Our website uses Google AdWords, one of Google Inc.’s online advertising platforms, in which Conversion-Tracking is used. When a Google-Ad is clicked on our website, this tool will put a cookie on your PC. The cookie has no personal traceability and will expire after 30 days. When visiting our website as a user and cookies are functioning, with the help of Google we will be able to recognise that you have clicked on the relevant advert and have been forwarded to our page. Each Google AdWords customer is allocated a different cookie which collects data and produces Conversion-Statistics for them. Cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords customers' websites. With the data we gain through conversion-cookies we are able to create conversion-statistics for AdWords-clients. We are then able to find out the total number of users who have reacted to our advert and clicked through to our website. This process does not allow us to receive any personal information about the user. If you would like to opt out of these tracking methods, deactivate the Google-Conversion-Tracking settings in your browser. Click the Help option in your browser for more information. To understand more about Google’s data protection regulations, visit http://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
§ 12 MaTelSo
For the purpose of improved assessment of the channels through which, for example, website calls are generated, this website uses the call tracking tool from MaTelSo to track phone calls. MaTelSo is a German provider (MaTelSo GmbH, Heilbronner Str. 150, 70191 Stuttgart, Germany, www.matelso.de). The tool is linked to reporting using Google Analytics. Further information is available at: https://www.matelso.de/.
§ 13 Newsletter
If you wish to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to check that you are the owner of the email address provided or that the owner consents to receipt of the newsletter. Further data is not collected. Your consent to the storage of the data and email address as well as their use to deliver the newsletter can be revoked at any time.
§ 14 The use of Facebook Pixel
§ 15 Right of access
You have the right to access information regarding your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, and the purpose of storage at any time. Access to the stored data is provided by our data protection officer.
§ 16 Further information
§ 17 Applicable law
The law of the Federal Republic of Germany applies exclusively.
Please contact the relevant state data protection officer if you have any further questions.