Data protection

Data Collection on Our Website

Provision of the Website and Creation of Server Log Files

The hosting provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits.

The following data are collected here:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the retrieved data
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Report if the retrieval was successful

A merge of these data with other data sources will not be done.

Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data are used to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. For these purposes, our legitimate interest in the processing of data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. In the case of collecting the data for providing the website, this is the case when the respective session is completed. In the case of storing the data in log files, this is the case after 14 days at the latest. Further storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

Use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. When a user accesses a website, a cookie may be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a distinctive character string which allows for unique identification of the browser when the website is accessed again.

We use “session cookies” to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page break. The following data are stored and transmitted in the cookies:

  • Storage of login information
  • Filling out of multi-page forms
  • Temporary storage of user input
  • Display status of controls
  • Search parameters

Cookies that are necessary to allow the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions you wish to use are stored pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimised service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyse your surfing behaviour) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted to our site. Therefore, you as a user have complete control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you may deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Any cookies that have already been saved may be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all features and functions available on the website.