Data Protection

Thank you for your interest in our web page. It is important to us that any personal data created during your visit is secure. Your personal data is protected in accordance with legal regulations. Please see below for information on the data that is gathered from your visit to the site, and on how it is being used.

This statement refers to the data gathered from visitors to the web page and informs about how it is used. According to the European Data Protection Law, you have the right to receive unlimited disclosure on your personal data stored and, where applicable, the right to correction, locking and deletion of this data.

As a visitor to our web page you are given the possibility to fill in a registration form. When filling in these forms, visitors have to enter personal data (such as their name, email etc.) in order to receive the services we offer. This data is saved on our database. Furthermore, cookies are placed on your browser gathering information such as IP address, data and the number of visits to our web page. Using cookies helps you to make our online services more efficient by enabling us to tailor our offers to your needs.

By changing the settings of your browser you can avoid cookies being saved and also delete pre-existing cookies. A help manual from your browser will guide you through this process. However, by disabling cookies you may restrict the service functionality. Therefore, we do recommmend you to enable cookies.

We are using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 3.0 in order to ensure secure data transfer. It is a cryptographic protocol widely and successfully used on the internet applying RSA-1024 public key certificates. All personal data is encrypted and is therefore transferred safely. This is demonstrated by the symbol of a padlock appearing at the lower bar of your browser. You do not have to worry about your data being sent unencrypted: In the unlikely even of your computer being unable to process SSL, an error message will apear notifying you of the issue. Should this be the case, please contact your internet provider.

Usage of Facebook plug-ins

On these web pages, plug-ins are used, which are run by the social media company facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA).

A connection to the facebook servers is made anytime you open a web page running such a plug-in. Information about which web pages you visited is thereby transferred to the facebook server. Should you be logged in with your facebook account, then this information will be assigned to your facebook profile. When actively using these plug-in functions (e.g. ‘Like’ing a specific comment), then this information will also be matched to your facebook profile. This can only be avoided by logging out of your facebook account.

We have no influence on the amount of data facebook is gathering using this plug-in, but we will inform you to our best knowledge.

For more information on the gathering and usage of data by facebook, and on the possibilities to better protect your privacy, please check the privacy policy of facebook.

If you do not want facebook to collect data through our web page, make sure to have logged out of facebook before visiting our site.

Creating pseudonymous user profiles for web analysis

From the gathered data pseudonymous user profiles are created by Econda, Google Analytics, Google Adwords, web analysis services from Econda GmbH and by Google Inc. The behaviour of the visitors is analysed and put into profiles, which allowes better provision of our offers. This can be supported by cookies, which are small pieces of information stored locally on your computer allowing recognition when revisiting our site. The pseudonymous user profiles will be created without further explicit notice given to the data’s source. You can revoke the gathering and storage of data for web analysis at any time by deactivating Econda, Google Analytics and Google AdWords.

We reserve the right to modify the privacy policy and for this reason recommend to check the data protection section frequently.

On written notice we will inform you about the data gathered from your account