Scope of application
Access data / server log files
The provider (or its web host) collects data every time the offer is accessed (in so-called server log files). These access data include:
Name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, volume of transferred data, notification of successful download, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and requesting provider.
The provider uses these log data only for statistical analyses for the operation, security and optimization of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to review the log data retroactively if, according to specific indicators, there is a legitimate suspicion of unlawful use.
Handling of personal data
Personal data are information that can be used to identify a person or data that can be traced back to a specific person. This includes the name, email address or telephone number. Data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or the websites viewed by an individual are also considered personal data.
The provider collects and transmits personal data if this is legally permitted or if the users agree to the data compilation.
When the provider is contacted (for example through the contact form or email), the user’s information is stored to process the request and in case there are follow-up questions.
Integration of services and contents by third parties
It is possible that contents from third parties, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or images from other websites are integrated. This always presupposes that the providers of these contents (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) can identify the user’s IP address. Because without this IP address, they would not be able to send the contents to the user’s browser. This means that the presentation of these contents requires the IP address. We make every effort to only use contents from providers that merely use the IP address to provide the contents. However, we are unable to control whether the third-party providers are e.g. storing the IP address for statistical purposes. We notify the users to the degree that we have information about this.
When users access the offer, one or several cookies are stored on their computers. A cookie is a small file that contains a particular series of characters and uniquely identifies your browser. With the help of cookies, the provider improves the convenience and quality of its services, for example when user preferences are saved. Cookies do not harm the users’ computers and contain no viruses.
The offer can also be used without cookies. Users can deactivate the storage of cookies in their browsers, restrict it to particular websites or set their browsers to notify them before a cookie is stored. They can delete the cookies from their computer’s hard drive at any time through their browsers’ data security functions. In that case the functions and user-friendliness of the offer might be restricted.
Cancellation, changes, corrections and updates
Users have the right to receive information about the personal data saved about them upon request and free of charge. Users also have the right to correct incorrect data and block and delete their personal data as long as there is no legal obligation to retain such data.