Privacy Policy / Data Protection Notice

The following information is intended to inform you about the purpose, nature and scope of the collection, processing and use of personal data on our website. The following notes primarily relate to the collection, processing and storage of personal data on our webserver. Please note, that there may be additional information for registered users in our Terms of Use.

Personal data are any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual person.

When you visit our websites, we collect, process and use data which cannot always exclude personal references. In order to display the webpages in your browser, the IP address must be collected and stored. At the moment, an IP address is usually assigned dynamically by your provider. This IP address usually changes regularly, so that we can not create a personal reference from the IP address. For static IP addresses, however, it would be theoretically possible to create a personal reference in individual cases.

Each time you access our website, the following data record is stored:

  • IP address of calling computer
  • Operating system of the calling computer
  • Browser version of the calling computer
  • Name of the called file
  • Date and time of retrieval
  • Volume of data transferred
  • Referring URL

The stored data are only evaluated for statistical purposes and not for producing concrete reference to a person. The data are also used, if necessary, to enable troubleshooting. IP addresses will be deleted after 7 days at the latest.

We use so-called ‘cookies’ on our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device’s hard drive. Cookies are necessary to enable certain features of the service. You have the option to prevent the installation of cookies by means of appropriate preferences in your browser. We have to point out, however, that in this case the use of our websites may be only possible to a limited extent. Cookies do not install or launch programs or other applications on your computer.

Web Analysis

For the purpose of tailoring the website and our services to your needs, we use Google Analytics, the web analytics tool of Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of this website (including your IP address) generated by the cookie is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We use the so-called ‘_anonymizeIp ()’ script, which ensures that your IP address (after performing a geolocalization) is immediately anonymized by Google.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activity on behalf of the website operator, and to provide other services connected with the use of the website and the internet. Google may also transfer this information to Third Parties, provided that this is required by law or if Third Parties process these data on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. Google also offers so-called opt-out tools for some internet browsers which enable you to prevent recording and analyzing of your user behavior. For more information and download options for these tools please go to: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

In addition, we use the service “Kissmetrics” to analyze and optimize our websites. In this context, we store data about your usage behavior in a pseudonymized way. Furthermore, cookies may be placed in the browser of your device. You can prevent this usage analysis by making a so-called opt-out. If you wish to opt-out, you can do this on the following Kissmetrics website: https://www.kissmetrics.com/user-privacy/

We also use the services of the company Intercom (2nd Floor, Stephen Court, 18-21, Dublin, Ireland) to assist you in the use of our website with tips and information and to process support requests. Intercom fulfills the requirements of the US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TNQvAAO

Rights of the persons concerned

If you have further questions regarding data protection or the rights of the persons concerned, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Modification of these provisions

Changes to legal regulations or our service may necessitate the modification of this privacy statement. The currently valid version of the data protection regulations can be viewed at any time under the link Data Protection.

As of: April 5, 2017