Pri­va­cy Poli­cy

1. An over­view of data pro­tec­tion

Gene­ral

The fol­lo­wing gives a simp­le over­view of what hap­pens to your per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on when you visit our web­site. Per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on is any data with which you could be per­so­nal­ly iden­ti­fied. Detail­ed infor­ma­ti­on on the sub­ject of data pro­tec­tion can be found in our pri­va­cy poli­cy found below.

Data collec­tion on our web­site

Who is respon­si­ble for the data collec­tion on this web­site?

The data collec­ted on this web­site are pro­ces­sed by the web­site ope­ra­tor. The operator’s con­tact details can be found in the website’s requi­red legal noti­ce.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collec­ted when you pro­vi­de it to us. This could, for examp­le, be data you enter on a con­tact form.

Other data are collec­ted auto­ma­ti­cal­ly by our IT systems when you visit the web­site. The­se data are pri­ma­ri­ly tech­ni­cal data such as the brow­ser and ope­ra­ting system you are using or when you acces­sed the page. The­se data are collec­ted auto­ma­ti­cal­ly as soon as you enter our web­site.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collec­ted to ensu­re the pro­per func­tio­n­ing of the web­site. Other data can be used to ana­ly­ze how visi­tors use the site.

What rights do you have regar­ding your data?

You always have the right to request infor­ma­ti­on about your stored data, its ori­gin, its reci­pi­ents, and the pur­po­se of its collec­tion at no char­ge. You also have the right to request that it be cor­rec­ted, blocked, or dele­ted. You can con­tact us at any time using the address given in the legal noti­ce if you have fur­ther questi­ons about the issue of pri­va­cy and data pro­tec­tion. You may also, of cour­se, file a com­p­laint with the com­pe­tent regu­la­to­ry aut­ho­ri­ties.

Ana­ly­tics and third-par­ty tools

When visi­t­ing our web­site, sta­tis­ti­cal ana­ly­ses may be made of your sur­fing beha­vi­or. This hap­pens pri­ma­ri­ly using coo­kies and ana­ly­tics. The ana­ly­sis of your sur­fing beha­vi­or is usual­ly anony­mous, i.e. we will not be able to iden­ti­fy you from this data. You can object to this ana­ly­sis or pre­vent it by not using cer­tain tools. Detail­ed infor­ma­ti­on can be found in the fol­lo­wing pri­va­cy poli­cy.

You can object to this ana­ly­sis. We will inform you below about how to exer­cise your opti­ons in this regard.

2. Gene­ral infor­ma­ti­on and man­da­to­ry infor­ma­ti­on

Data pro­tec­tion

The ope­ra­tors of this web­site take the pro­tec­tion of your per­so­nal data very serious­ly. We tre­at your per­so­nal data as con­fi­denti­al and in accordance with the sta­tu­to­ry data pro­tec­tion regu­la­ti­ons and this pri­va­cy poli­cy.

If you use this web­site, various pie­ces of per­so­nal data will be collec­ted. Per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on is any data with which you could be per­so­nal­ly iden­ti­fied. This pri­va­cy poli­cy exp­lains what infor­ma­ti­on we collect and what we use it for. It also exp­lains how and for what pur­po­se this hap­pens.

Plea­se note that data trans­mit­ted via the inter­net (e.g. via email com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on) may be sub­ject to secu­ri­ty bre­a­ches. Com­ple­te pro­tec­tion of your data from third-par­ty access is not pos­si­ble.

Noti­ce con­cer­ning the par­ty respon­si­ble for this web­site

The par­ty respon­si­ble for pro­ces­sing data on this web­site is:

AVR Mes­se und Ver­an­stal­tung GmbH
Wel­ten­bur­ger Stra­ße 4
81677 Mün­chen

Tele­pho­ne: 089 41969425
Email: info@avr-messe.de

The respon­si­ble par­ty is the natu­ral or legal per­son who alo­ne or joint­ly with others deci­des on the pur­po­ses and means of pro­ces­sing per­so­nal data (names, email addres­ses, etc.).

Revo­ca­ti­on of your con­sent to the pro­ces­sing of your data

Many data pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons are only pos­si­ble with your express con­sent. You may revo­ke your con­sent at any time with future effect. An infor­mal email making this request is suf­fi­ci­ent. The data pro­ces­sed befo­re we recei­ve your request may still be legal­ly pro­ces­sed.

Right to file com­p­laints with regu­la­to­ry aut­ho­ri­ties

If the­re has been a bre­ach of data pro­tec­tion legis­la­ti­on, the per­son affec­ted may file a com­p­laint with the com­pe­tent regu­la­to­ry aut­ho­ri­ties. The com­pe­tent regu­la­to­ry aut­ho­ri­ty for mat­ters rela­ted to data pro­tec­tion legis­la­ti­on is the data pro­tec­tion offi­cer of the Ger­man sta­te in which our com­pa­ny is head­quar­te­red. A list of data pro­tec­tion offi­cers and their con­tact details can be found at the fol­lo­wing link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data por­ta­bi­li­ty

You have the right to have data which we pro­cess based on your con­sent or in ful­fill­ment of a con­tract auto­ma­ti­cal­ly deli­ve­r­ed to yours­elf or to a third par­ty in a stan­dard, machi­ne-read­a­ble for­mat. If you requi­re the direct trans­fer of data to ano­t­her respon­si­ble par­ty, this will only be done to the extent tech­ni­cal­ly fea­si­ble.

SSL or TLS encryp­ti­on

This site uses SSL or TLS encryp­ti­on for secu­ri­ty rea­sons and for the pro­tec­tion of the trans­mis­si­on of con­fi­denti­al con­tent, such as the inqui­ries you send to us as the site ope­ra­tor. You can reco­gni­ze an encryp­ted con­nec­tion in your browser’s address line when it chan­ges from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is dis­play­ed in your browser’s address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryp­ti­on is activa­ted, the data you trans­fer to us can­not be read by third par­ties.

Encryp­ted pay­ments on this web­site

If you enter into a con­tract which requi­res you to send us your pay­ment infor­ma­ti­on (e.g. account num­ber for direct debits), we will requi­re this data to pro­cess your pay­ment.

Pay­ment tran­sac­tions using com­mon means of pay­ment (Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are only made via encryp­ted SSL or TLS con­nec­tions. You can reco­gni­ze an encryp­ted con­nec­tion in your browser’s address line when it chan­ges from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon in your brow­ser line is visi­ble.

In the case of encryp­ted com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on, any pay­ment details you sub­mit to us can­not be read by third par­ties.

Infor­ma­ti­on, blocking, dele­ti­on

As per­mit­ted by law, you have the right to be pro­vi­ded at any time with infor­ma­ti­on free of char­ge about any of your per­so­nal data that is stored as well as its ori­gin, the reci­pi­ent and the pur­po­se for which it has been pro­ces­sed. You also have the right to have this data cor­rec­ted, blocked or dele­ted. You can con­tact us at any time using the address given in our legal noti­ce if you have fur­ther questi­ons on the topic of per­so­nal data.

Oppo­si­ti­on to pro­mo­tio­nal emails

We her­e­by express­ly pro­hi­bit the use of con­tact data published in the con­text of web­site legal noti­ce requi­re­ments with regard to sen­ding pro­mo­tio­nal and infor­ma­tio­nal mate­ri­als not express­ly requested. The web­site ope­ra­tor reser­ves the right to take spe­ci­fic legal action if unso­li­ci­ted adver­ti­sing mate­ri­al, such as email spam, is recei­ved.

3. Data collec­tion on our web­site

Coo­kies

Some of our web pages use coo­kies. Coo­kies do not harm your com­pu­ter and do not con­tain any viruses. Coo­kies help make our web­site more user-friend­ly, effi­ci­ent, and secu­re. Coo­kies are small text files that are stored on your com­pu­ter and saved by your brow­ser.

Most of the coo­kies we use are so-cal­led “ses­si­on coo­kies.” They are auto­ma­ti­cal­ly dele­ted after your visit. Other coo­kies remain in your device’s memo­ry until you dele­te them. The­se coo­kies make it pos­si­ble to reco­gni­ze your brow­ser when you next visit the site.

You can con­fi­gu­re your brow­ser to inform you about the use of coo­kies so that you can deci­de on a case-by-case basis whe­ther to accept or reject a coo­kie. Alter­na­tively, your brow­ser can be con­fi­gu­red to auto­ma­ti­cal­ly accept coo­kies under cer­tain con­di­ti­ons or to always reject them, or to auto­ma­ti­cal­ly dele­te coo­kies when clo­sing your brow­ser. Dis­ab­ling coo­kies may limit the func­tio­n­a­li­ty of this web­site.

Coo­kies which are necessa­ry to allow elec­tro­nic com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons or to pro­vi­de cer­tain func­tions you wish to use (such as the shop­ping cart) are stored pur­suant to Art. 6 para­graph 1, let­ter f of DSGVO. The web­site ope­ra­tor has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the sto­rage of coo­kies to ensu­re an opti­mi­zed ser­vice pro­vi­ded free of tech­ni­cal errors. If other coo­kies (such as tho­se used to ana­ly­ze your sur­fing beha­vi­or) are also stored, they will be trea­ted sepa­r­ate­ly in this pri­va­cy poli­cy.

Ser­ver log files

The web­site pro­vi­der auto­ma­ti­cal­ly collects and stores infor­ma­ti­on that your brow­ser auto­ma­ti­cal­ly trans­mits to us in “ser­ver log files”. The­se are:

  • Brow­ser type and brow­ser ver­si­on
  • Ope­ra­ting system used
  • Refer­rer URL
  • Host name of the acces­sing com­pu­ter
  • Time of the ser­ver request
  • IP address

The­se data will not be com­bi­ned with data from other sources.

The basis for data pro­ces­sing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the pro­ces­sing of data to ful­fill a con­tract or for mea­su­res preli­mi­na­ry to a con­tract.

Con­tact form

Should you send us questi­ons via the con­tact form, we will collect the data ent­e­red on the form, inclu­ding the con­tact details you pro­vi­de, to ans­wer your questi­on and any fol­low-up questi­ons. We do not sha­re this infor­ma­ti­on wit­hout your per­mis­si­on.

We will, the­re­fo­re, pro­cess any data you enter onto the con­tact form only with your con­sent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revo­ke your con­sent at any time. An infor­mal email making this request is suf­fi­ci­ent. The data pro­ces­sed befo­re we recei­ve your request may still be legal­ly pro­ces­sed.

We will retain the data you pro­vi­de on the con­tact form until you request its dele­ti­on, revo­ke your con­sent for its sto­rage, or the pur­po­se for its sto­rage no lon­ger per­tains (e.g. after ful­fil­ling your request). Any man­da­to­ry sta­tu­to­ry pro­vi­si­ons, espe­ci­al­ly tho­se regar­ding man­da­to­ry data reten­ti­on peri­ods, remain unaf­fec­ted by this pro­vi­si­on.

Regi­stra­ti­on on this web­site

You can regi­ster on our web­site in order to access addi­tio­nal func­tions offe­red here. The input data will only be used for the pur­po­se of using the respec­tive site or ser­vice for which you have regi­ste­red. The man­da­to­ry infor­ma­ti­on requested during regi­stra­ti­on must be pro­vi­ded in full. Other­wi­se, we will reject your regi­stra­ti­on.

To inform you about important chan­ges such as tho­se wit­hin the scope of our site or tech­ni­cal chan­ges, we will use the email address spe­ci­fied during regi­stra­ti­on.

We will pro­cess the data pro­vi­ded during regi­stra­ti­on only based on your con­sent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revo­ke your con­sent at any time with future effect. An infor­mal email making this request is suf­fi­ci­ent. The data pro­ces­sed befo­re we recei­ve your request may still be legal­ly pro­ces­sed.

We will con­ti­nue to store the data collec­ted during regi­stra­ti­on for as long as you remain regi­ste­red on our web­site. Sta­tu­to­ry reten­ti­on peri­ods remain unaf­fec­ted.

Regi­stra­ti­on with Face­book Con­nect

Ins­tead of regi­ste­ring direct­ly on our web­site, you may also regi­ster using Face­book Con­nect. This ser­vice is pro­vi­ded by Face­book Ire­land Limi­ted, 4 Grand Canal Squa­re, Dub­lin 2, Ire­land.

If you deci­de to regi­ster with Face­book Con­nect and click on the “Log­in with Face­book” or “Con­nect with Face­book” but­tons, you will be auto­ma­ti­cal­ly redi­rec­ted to the Face­book plat­form. The­re you can log in with your Face­book user­na­me and pass­word. This will link your Face­book pro­fi­le to our web­site or ser­vices. This link gives us access to your data stored on Face­book. Inclu­ding espe­ci­al­ly your:

  • Face­book name
  • Face­book pro­fi­le pic­tu­re
  • Face­book cover pic­tu­re
  • Email address pro­vi­ded to Face­book
  • Face­book ID
  • Face­book friends
  • Face­book Likes
  • Bir­th­day
  • Gen­der
  • Coun­try
  • Lan­guage

This data will be used to set up, pro­vi­de, and per­so­na­li­ze your account.

For more infor­ma­ti­on, see Facebook’s Terms of Use and Pri­va­cy Poli­cy. The­se can be found at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/ and https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/.

Lea­ving comments on this web­site

If you use the com­ment func­tion on this site, the time at which you crea­ted the com­ment and your email address will be stored along with your com­ment, as well as your user­na­me, unless you are posting anony­mous­ly.

Sto­rage of the IP address

Our com­ment func­tion stores the IP addres­ses of tho­se users who post comments. Sin­ce we do not check comments on our site befo­re they go live, we need this infor­ma­ti­on to be able to pur­sue action for ille­gal or slan­de­rous con­tent.

Sub­scrib­ing to the com­ment feed

As a user of this site, you can sign up to recei­ve the com­ment feed after regi­ste­ring. Your email address will be checked with a con­fir­ma­ti­on email. You can unsub­scri­be from this func­tion at any time by clicking the link in the emails. The data pro­vi­ded when you sub­scri­bed to the comments feed will then be dele­ted, but if you have sub­mit­ted this data to us for other pur­po­ses or else­whe­re (such as sub­scrib­ing to a news­let­ter), it will be retai­ned.

How long comments are stored

The comments and the asso­cia­ted data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on our web­site until the con­tent com­men­ted upon has been com­ple­te­ly dele­ted or the comments are requi­red to be remo­ved for legal rea­sons (slan­der, etc.).

Legal basis

The comments are stored based on your con­sent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You may revo­ke your con­sent at any time with future effect. An infor­mal email making this request is suf­fi­ci­ent. The data pro­ces­sed befo­re we recei­ve your request may still be legal­ly pro­ces­sed.

Pro­ces­sing of data (custo­mer and con­tract data)

We collect, pro­cess, and use per­so­nal data only inso­far as it is necessa­ry to estab­lish, or modi­fy legal rela­ti­onships with us (master data). This is done based on Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the pro­ces­sing of data to ful­fill a con­tract or for mea­su­res preli­mi­na­ry to a con­tract. We collect, pro­cess and use your per­so­nal data when acces­sing our web­site (usa­ge data) only to the extent requi­red to enab­le you to access our ser­vice or to bill you for the same.

Collec­ted custo­mer data shall be dele­ted after com­ple­ti­on of the order or ter­mi­na­ti­on of the busi­ness rela­ti­onship. Legal reten­ti­on peri­ods remain unaf­fec­ted.

Data trans­fer­red when signing up for ser­vices and digi­tal con­tent

We trans­mit per­so­nal­ly iden­ti­fia­ble data to third par­ties only to the extent requi­red to ful­fill the terms of your con­tract with us, for examp­le, to banks ent­ru­sted to pro­cess your pay­ments.

Your data will not be trans­mit­ted for any other pur­po­se unless you have given your express per­mis­si­on to do so. Your data will not be dis­c­lo­sed to third par­ties for adver­ti­sing pur­po­ses wit­hout your express con­sent.

The basis for data pro­ces­sing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the pro­ces­sing of data to ful­fill a con­tract or for mea­su­res preli­mi­na­ry to a con­tract.

4. Soci­al media

Sha­re con­tent via plugins (Face­book, Google+1, Twit­ter, etc.)

The con­tent on our pages can be sha­red on other soci­al net­works like Face­book, Twit­ter, or Goog­le+. This page uses the eRecht24 Safe Sharing Tool. This tool estab­lishes direct con­tact bet­ween the net­works and users only after users click on one of the­se but­tons.

This tool does not auto­ma­ti­cal­ly trans­fer user data to the ope­ra­tors of the­se plat­forms. If users are log­ged into one or more of the soci­al net­works, the Like, +1, and Sha­re but­tons for Face­book, Google+1, Twit­ter, etc. will dis­play an infor­ma­ti­on win­dow in which the user can edit the text befo­re it is sent.

Our users can sha­re the con­tent of this page on soci­al net­works wit­hout their pro­vi­ders crea­ting pro­files of users’ sur­fing beha­vi­or.

Face­book plugins (Like & Sha­re but­tons)

Our web­site inclu­des plugins for the soci­al net­work Face­book, Face­book Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Men­lo Park, Cali­for­nia 94025, USA. The Face­book plugins can be reco­gni­zed by the Face­book logo or the Like but­ton on our site. For an over­view of Face­book plugins, see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our site, a direct con­nec­tion bet­ween your brow­ser and the Face­book ser­ver is estab­lished via the plugin. This enab­les Face­book to recei­ve infor­ma­ti­on that you have visi­ted our site from your IP address. If you click on the Face­book “Like but­ton” while you are log­ged into your Face­book account, you can link the con­tent of our site to your Face­book pro­fi­le. This allows Face­book to asso­cia­te visits to our site with your user account. Plea­se note that, as the ope­ra­tor of this site, we have no know­ledge of the con­tent of the data trans­mit­ted to Face­book or of how Face­book uses the­se data. For more infor­ma­ti­on, plea­se see Facebook’s pri­va­cy poli­cy at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Face­book to asso­cia­te your visit to our site with your Face­book account, plea­se log out of your Face­book account.

Twit­ter plugin

Func­tions of the Twit­ter ser­vice have been inte­gra­ted into our web­site and app. The­se fea­tures are offe­red by Twit­ter Inc., 1355 Mar­ket Street, Sui­te 900, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twit­ter and the “Ret­weet” func­tion, the web­sites you visit are con­nec­ted to your Twit­ter account and made known to other users. In doing so, data will also be trans­fer­red to Twit­ter. We would like to point out that, as the pro­vi­der of the­se pages, we have no know­ledge of the con­tent of the data trans­mit­ted or how it will be used by Twit­ter. For more infor­ma­ti­on on Twitter’s pri­va­cy poli­cy, plea­se go to https://twitter.com/privacy.

Your pri­va­cy pre­fe­ren­ces with Twit­ter can be modi­fied in your account set­tings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.

Insta­gram plugin

Our web­site con­tains func­tions of the Insta­gram ser­vice. The­se func­tions are offe­red by Insta­gram Inc., 1601 Wil­low Road, Men­lo Park, CA 94025, USA.

If you are log­ged into your Insta­gram account, you can click the Insta­gram but­ton to link the con­tent of our pages with your Insta­gram pro­fi­le. This means that Insta­gram can asso­cia­te visits to our pages with your user account. As the pro­vi­der of this web­site, we express­ly point out that we recei­ve no infor­ma­ti­on on the con­tent of the trans­mit­ted data or its use by Insta­gram.

For more infor­ma­ti­on, see the Insta­gram Pri­va­cy Poli­cy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Pin­te­rest plugin

Our web­site con­tains func­tions of the Pin­te­rest soci­al net­work, ope­ra­ted by Pin­te­rest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA.

When you visit a page con­tai­ning the Pin­te­rest soci­al plugin, your brow­ser estab­lishes a direct con­nec­tion to the Pin­te­rest ser­vers. The plugin trans­mits this log data to Pin­te­rest ser­vers in the United Sta­tes. This log data may inclu­de your IP address, the address of the web­sites visi­ted, which also inclu­des Pin­te­rest fea­tures, brow­ser type and set­tings, the date and time of the request, how you use Pin­te­rest, and coo­kies.

More infor­ma­ti­on about the pur­po­se, scope and fur­ther pro­ces­sing and use of data by Pin­te­rest, as well as your rights and opti­ons to pro­tect your pri­va­cy, can be found in the pri­va­cy noti­ces of Pin­te­rest: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

5. Ana­ly­tics and adver­ti­sing

Goog­le Ana­ly­tics

This web­site uses Goog­le Ana­ly­tics, a web ana­ly­tics ser­vice. It is ope­ra­ted by Goog­le Inc., 1600 Amphi­theat­re Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

Goog­le Ana­ly­tics uses so-cal­led “coo­kies”. The­se are text files that are stored on your com­pu­ter and that allow an ana­ly­sis of the use of the web­site by you. The infor­ma­ti­on gene­ra­ted by the coo­kie about your use of this web­site is usual­ly trans­mit­ted to a Goog­le ser­ver in the USA and stored the­re.

Goog­le Ana­ly­tics coo­kies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The web­site ope­ra­tor has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in ana­ly­zing user beha­vi­or to opti­mi­ze both its web­site and its adver­ti­sing.

Brow­ser plugin

You can pre­vent the­se coo­kies being stored by selec­ting the appro­pria­te set­tings in your brow­ser. Howe­ver, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full func­tio­n­a­li­ty of this web­site. You can also pre­vent the data gene­ra­ted by coo­kies about your use of the web­site (incl. your IP address) from being pas­sed to Goog­le, and the pro­ces­sing of the­se data by Goog­le, by down­loa­ding and instal­ling the brow­ser plugin avail­ab­le at the fol­lo­wing link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objec­ting to the collec­tion of data

You can pre­vent the collec­tion of your data by Goog­le Ana­ly­tics by clicking on the fol­lo­wing link. An opt-out coo­kie will be set to pre­vent your data from being collec­ted on future visits to this site: Dis­able Goog­le Ana­ly­tics.

For more infor­ma­ti­on about how Goog­le Ana­ly­tics hand­les user data, see Google’s pri­va­cy poli­cy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Demo­gra­phic data collec­tion by Goog­le Ana­ly­tics

This web­site uses Goog­le Ana­ly­tics’ demo­gra­phic fea­tures. This allows reports to be gene­ra­ted con­tai­ning state­ments about the age, gen­der, and inte­rests of site visi­tors. This data comes from inte­rest-based adver­ti­sing from Goog­le and third-par­ty visi­tor data. This collec­ted data can­not be attri­but­ed to any spe­ci­fic indi­vi­du­al per­son. You can dis­able this fea­ture at any time by adju­sting the ads set­tings in your Goog­le account or you can for­bid the collec­tion of your data by Goog­le Ana­ly­tics as descri­bed in the sec­tion “Refu­sal of data collec­tion”.

Wor­d­Press Stats

This web­site uses the Wor­d­Press Stats tool to per­form sta­tis­ti­cal ana­ly­ses of visi­tor traf­fic. This ser­vice is pro­vi­ded by Auto­mat­tic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94110–4929, USA.

Wor­d­Press Stats uses coo­kies that are stored on your com­pu­ter and allow an ana­ly­sis of the use of the web­site. The infor­ma­ti­on gene­ra­ted by the coo­kies about the use of our web­site is stored on ser­vers in the USA. Your IP address will be anony­mi­zed after pro­ces­sing and befo­re sto­rage.

Wor­d­Press Stats coo­kies remain on your device until you dele­te them.

The sto­rage of “Wor­d­Press Stats” coo­kies is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The web­site ope­ra­tor has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in ana­ly­zing user beha­vi­or to opti­mi­ze both its web­site and its adver­ti­sing.

You can con­fi­gu­re your brow­ser to inform you about the use of coo­kies so that you can deci­de on a case-by-case basis whe­ther to accept or reject a coo­kie. Alter­na­tively, your brow­ser can be con­fi­gu­red to auto­ma­ti­cal­ly accept coo­kies under cer­tain con­di­ti­ons or to always reject them, or to auto­ma­ti­cal­ly dele­te coo­kies when clo­sing your brow­ser. The func­tio­n­a­li­ty of our ser­vices may be limi­ted when coo­kies are dis­ab­led.

You can object to the collec­tion and use of your data at any time with future effect by clicking on this link and set­ting an opt-out coo­kie in your brow­ser: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/.

If you dele­te the coo­kies on your com­pu­ter, you will have to set the opt-out coo­kie again.

Goog­le AdSen­se

This web­site uses Goog­le AdSen­se, a ser­vice for inclu­ding adver­ti­se­ments from Goog­le Inc. (“Goog­le”). It is ope­ra­ted by Goog­le Inc., 1600 Amphi­theat­re Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

Goog­le AdSen­se uses so-cal­led “coo­kies”, which are text files stored in your com­pu­ter that enab­le an ana­ly­sis of the way you use the web­site. Goog­le AdSen­se also uses so-cal­led web bea­cons (invi­si­ble gra­phics). Through the­se web bea­cons, infor­ma­ti­on such as the visi­tor traf­fic on the­se pages can be eva­lua­ted.

The infor­ma­ti­on gene­ra­ted by coo­kies and web bea­cons rela­ting to your use of this web­site (inclu­ding your IP address), and deli­very of adver­ti­sing for­mats, is trans­mit­ted to a Goog­le ser­ver in the US and stored the­re. This infor­ma­ti­on can be pas­sed on from Goog­le to con­trac­ting par­ties of Goog­le. Howe­ver, Goog­le will not mer­ge your IP address with other data you have stored.

AdSen­se coo­kies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The web­site ope­ra­tor has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in ana­ly­zing user beha­vi­or to opti­mi­ze both its web­site and its adver­ti­sing.

You can pre­vent the instal­la­ti­on of coo­kies by set­ting your brow­ser soft­ware accord­in­gly. Plea­se be awa­re that in this case, you may not be able to make full use of all the fea­tures of this web­site. By using this web­site, you agree to the pro­ces­sing of data rela­ting to you and collec­ted by Goog­le as descri­bed and for the pur­po­ses set out above.

Goog­le Ana­ly­tics Remar­ke­ting

Our web­sites use the fea­tures of Goog­le Ana­ly­tics Remar­ke­ting com­bi­ned with the cross-device capa­bi­li­ties of Goog­le AdWords and Dou­ble­Click. This ser­vice is pro­vi­ded by Goog­le Inc., 1600 Amphi­thea­ter Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

This fea­ture makes it pos­si­ble to link tar­get audi­en­ces for pro­mo­tio­nal mar­ke­ting crea­ted with Goog­le Ana­ly­tics Remar­ke­ting to the cross-device capa­bi­li­ties of Goog­le AdWords and Goog­le Dou­ble­Click. This allows adver­ti­sing to be dis­play­ed based on your per­so­nal inte­rests, iden­ti­fied based on your pre­vious usa­ge and sur­fing beha­vi­or on one device (e.g. your mobi­le pho­ne), on other devices (such as a tablet or com­pu­ter).

Once you have given your con­sent, Goog­le will asso­cia­te your web and app brow­sing histo­ry with your Goog­le Account for this pur­po­se. That way, any device that signs in to your Goog­le Account can use the same per­so­na­li­zed pro­mo­tio­nal messa­ging.

To sup­port this fea­ture, Goog­le Ana­ly­tics collects Goog­le-authen­ti­ca­ted IDs of users that are tem­pora­ri­ly lin­ked to our Goog­le Ana­ly­tics data to defi­ne and crea­te audi­en­ces for cross-device ad pro­mo­ti­on.

You can per­man­ent­ly opt out of cross-device remarketing/targeting by tur­ning off per­so­na­li­zed adver­ti­sing in your Goog­le Account; fol­low this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.

The aggre­ga­ti­on of the data collec­ted in your Goog­le Account data is based sole­ly on your con­sent, which you may give or with­draw from Goog­le per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. For data collec­tion ope­ra­ti­ons not mer­ged into your Goog­le Account (for examp­le, becau­se you do not have a Goog­le Account or have objec­ted to the mer­ge), the collec­tion of data is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The web­site ope­ra­tor has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in ana­ly­zing anony­mous user beha­vi­or for pro­mo­tio­nal pur­po­ses.

For more infor­ma­ti­on and the Goog­le Pri­va­cy Poli­cy, go to: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

Goog­le AdWords and Goog­le Con­ver­si­on Tracking

This web­site uses Goog­le AdWords. AdWords is an online adver­ti­sing pro­gram from Goog­le Inc., 1600 Amphi­thea­ter Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, United Sta­tes (“Goog­le”).

As part of Goog­le AdWords, we use so-cal­led con­ver­si­on tracking. When you click on an ad ser­ved by Goog­le, a con­ver­si­on tracking coo­kie is set. Coo­kies are small text files that your inter­net brow­ser stores on your com­pu­ter. The­se coo­kies expi­re after 30 days and are not used for per­so­nal iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of the user. Should the user visit cer­tain pages of the web­site and the coo­kie has not yet expi­red, Goog­le and the web­site can tell that the user clicked on the ad and pro­ce­e­ded to that page.

Each Goog­le AdWords adver­ti­ser has a dif­fe­rent coo­kie. Thus, coo­kies can­not be tracked using the web­site of an AdWords adver­ti­ser. The infor­ma­ti­on obtai­ned using the con­ver­si­on coo­kie is used to crea­te con­ver­si­on sta­tis­tics for the AdWords adver­ti­sers who have opted for con­ver­si­on tracking. Custo­mers are told the total num­ber of users who clicked on their ad and were redi­rec­ted to a con­ver­si­on tracking tag page. Howe­ver, adver­ti­sers do not obtain any infor­ma­ti­on that can be used to per­so­nal­ly iden­ti­fy users. If you do not want to par­ti­ci­pa­te in tracking, you can opt-out of this by easi­ly dis­ab­ling the Goog­le Con­ver­si­on Tracking coo­kie by chan­ging your brow­ser set­tings. In doing so, you will not be inclu­ded in the con­ver­si­on tracking sta­tis­tics.

Con­ver­si­on coo­kies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The web­site ope­ra­tor has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in ana­ly­zing user beha­vi­or to opti­mi­ze both its web­site and its adver­ti­sing.

For more infor­ma­ti­on about Goog­le AdWords and Goog­le Con­ver­si­on Tracking, see the Goog­le Pri­va­cy Poli­cy: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.

You can con­fi­gu­re your brow­ser to inform you about the use of coo­kies so that you can deci­de on a case-by-case basis whe­ther to accept or reject a coo­kie. Alter­na­tively, your brow­ser can be con­fi­gu­red to auto­ma­ti­cal­ly accept coo­kies under cer­tain con­di­ti­ons or to always reject them, or to auto­ma­ti­cal­ly dele­te coo­kies when clo­sing your brow­ser. Dis­ab­ling coo­kies may limit the func­tio­n­a­li­ty of this web­site.

Goog­le reCAP­T­CHA

We use “Goog­le reCAP­T­CHA” (her­einaf­ter “reCAP­T­CHA”) on our web­sites. This ser­vice is pro­vi­ded by Goog­le Inc., 1600 Amphi­thea­ter Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA (“Goog­le”).

reCAP­T­CHA is used to check whe­ther the data ent­e­red on our web­site (such as on a con­tact form) has been ent­e­red by a human or by an auto­ma­ted pro­gram. To do this, reCAP­T­CHA ana­ly­zes the beha­vi­or of the web­site visi­tor based on various cha­rac­te­ri­stics. This ana­ly­sis starts auto­ma­ti­cal­ly as soon as the web­site visi­tor enters the web­site. For the ana­ly­sis, reCAP­T­CHA eva­lua­tes various infor­ma­ti­on (e.g. IP address, how long the visi­tor has been on the web­site, or mou­se move­ments made by the user). The data collec­ted during the ana­ly­sis will be for­war­ded to Goog­le.

The reCAP­T­CHA ana­ly­ses take place com­ple­te­ly in the back­ground. Web­site visi­tors are not advi­sed that such an ana­ly­sis is taking place.

Data pro­ces­sing is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The web­site ope­ra­tor has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in pro­tec­ting its site from abusi­ve auto­ma­ted craw­ling and spam.

For more infor­ma­ti­on about Goog­le reCAP­T­CHA and Google’s pri­va­cy poli­cy, plea­se visit the fol­lo­wing links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

Face­book Pixel

Our web­site mea­su­res con­ver­si­ons using visi­tor action pixels from Face­book, Face­book Inc., 1601 S. Cali­for­nia Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Face­book”).

The­se allow the beha­vi­or of site visi­tors to be tracked after they click on a Face­book ad to reach the provider’s web­site. This allows an ana­ly­sis of the effec­tiveness of Face­book adver­ti­se­ments for sta­tis­ti­cal and mar­ket rese­arch pur­po­ses and their future opti­mi­za­ti­on.

The data collec­ted is anony­mous to us as ope­ra­tors of this web­site and we can­not use it to draw any con­clu­si­ons about our users’ iden­ti­ties. Howe­ver, the data are stored and pro­ces­sed by Face­book, which may make a con­nec­tion to your Face­book pro­fi­le and which may use the data for its own adver­ti­sing pur­po­ses, as sti­pu­la­ted in the Face­book pri­va­cy poli­cy. This will allow Face­book to dis­play ads both on Face­book and on third-par­ty sites. We have no con­trol over how this data is used.

Check out Facebook’s pri­va­cy poli­cy to learn more about pro­tec­ting your pri­va­cy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

You can also deac­tiva­te the custom audi­en­ces remar­ke­ting fea­ture in the Ads Set­tings sec­tion at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. You will first need to log into Face­book.

If you do not have a Face­book account, you can opt out of usa­ge-based adver­ti­sing from Face­book on the web­site of the European Inter­ac­tive Digi­tal Adver­ti­sing Alli­an­ce: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.

6. News­let­ter

News­let­ter data

If you would like to recei­ve our news­let­ter, we requi­re a valid email address as well as infor­ma­ti­on that allows us to veri­fy that you are the owner of the spe­ci­fied email address and that you agree to recei­ve this news­let­ter. No addi­tio­nal data is collec­ted or is only collec­ted on a volun­ta­ry basis. We only use this data to send the requested infor­ma­ti­on and do not pass it on to third par­ties.

We will, the­re­fo­re, pro­cess any data you enter onto the con­tact form only with your con­sent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You can revo­ke con­sent to the sto­rage of your data and email address as well as their use for sen­ding the news­let­ter at any time, e.g. through the “unsub­scri­be” link in the news­let­ter. The data pro­ces­sed befo­re we recei­ve your request may still be legal­ly pro­ces­sed.

The data pro­vi­ded when regi­ste­ring for the news­let­ter will be used to dis­tri­bu­te the news­let­ter until you can­cel your sub­scrip­ti­on when said data will be dele­ted. Data we have stored for other pur­po­ses (e.g. email addres­ses for the mem­bers area) remain unaf­fec­ted.

7. Plugins and tools

You­Tube

Our web­site uses plugins from You­Tube, which is ope­ra­ted by Goog­le. The ope­ra­tor of the pages is You­Tube LLC, 901 Cher­ry Ave., San Bru­no, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages fea­turing a You­Tube plugin, a con­nec­tion to the You­Tube ser­vers is estab­lished. Here the You­Tube ser­ver is infor­med about which of our pages you have visi­ted.

If you’re log­ged in to your You­Tube account, You­Tube allows you to asso­cia­te your brow­sing beha­vi­or direct­ly with your per­so­nal pro­fi­le. You can pre­vent this by log­ging out of your You­Tube account.

You­Tube is used to help make our web­site appe­aling. This con­sti­tu­tes a justi­fied inte­rest pur­suant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on about hand­ling user data, can be found in the data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on of You­Tube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Vimeo

Our web­site uses fea­tures pro­vi­ded by the Vimeo video por­tal. This ser­vice is pro­vi­ded by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

If you visit one of our pages fea­turing a Vimeo plugin, a con­nec­tion to the Vimeo ser­vers is estab­lished. Here the Vimeo ser­ver is infor­med about which of our pages you have visi­ted. In addi­ti­on, Vimeo will recei­ve your IP address. This also app­lies if you are not log­ged in to Vimeo when you visit our web­site or do not have a Vimeo account. The infor­ma­ti­on is trans­mit­ted to a Vimeo ser­ver in the US, whe­re it is stored.

If you are log­ged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to asso­cia­te your brow­sing beha­vi­or direct­ly with your per­so­nal pro­fi­le. You can pre­vent this by log­ging out of your Vimeo account.

For more infor­ma­ti­on on how to hand­le user data, plea­se refer to the Vimeo Pri­va­cy Poli­cy at https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Goog­le Web Fonts

For uni­form rep­re­sen­ta­ti­on of fonts, this page uses web fonts pro­vi­ded by Goog­le. When you open a page, your brow­ser loads the requi­red web fonts into your brow­ser cache to dis­play texts and fonts cor­rect­ly.

For this pur­po­se your brow­ser has to estab­lish a direct con­nec­tion to Goog­le ser­vers. Goog­le thus beco­mes awa­re that our web page was acces­sed via your IP address. The use of Goog­le Web fonts is done in the inte­rest of a uni­form and attrac­tive pre­sen­ta­ti­on of our web­site. This con­sti­tu­tes a justi­fied inte­rest pur­suant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your brow­ser does not sup­port web fonts, a stan­dard font is used by your com­pu­ter.

Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on about hand­ling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s pri­va­cy poli­cy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Goog­le Maps

This site uses the Goog­le Maps map ser­vice via an API. It is ope­ra­ted by Goog­le Inc., 1600 Amphi­theat­re Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Goog­le Maps, it is necessa­ry to save your IP address. This infor­ma­ti­on is gene­ral­ly trans­mit­ted to a Goog­le ser­ver in the USA and stored the­re. The pro­vi­der of this site has no influ­ence on this data trans­fer.

The use of Goog­le Maps is in the inte­rest of making our web­site appe­aling and to faci­li­ta­te the loca­ti­on of places spe­ci­fied by us on the web­site. This con­sti­tu­tes a justi­fied inte­rest pur­suant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on about hand­ling user data, can be found in the data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on of Goog­le at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

8. Online mar­ke­ting and affi­lia­te pro­grams

Ama­zon affi­lia­te pro­gram

The site ope­ra­tors par­ti­ci­pa­ting in the Ama­zon EU part­ner pro­gram. Our pages con­tain adver­ti­se­ments and links to the sites run by amazon.de through which we can earn refer­ral fees. Ama­zon uses coo­kies to trace the ori­gin of the orders. As a result, Ama­zon can detect that you clicked the affi­lia­te link on our web­site.

The sto­rage of Ama­zon coo­kies is based on Art. 6 (f) DSGVO. The web­site ope­ra­tor has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in this ser­vice sin­ce it only recei­ves credit for refer­ral fees if the­se coo­kies are set.

To obtain more infor­ma­ti­on about how Ama­zon uses your data, see the Ama­zon pri­va­cy poli­cy at https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=footer_privacy?ie=UTF8&nodeId=3312401.