2.1 SERVER LOG FILES
As with any website, our server automatically and temporarily collects information in the server log files, which are transferred by the browser if you have not deactivated this. If you wish to view our website we collect the following data, which we require for technical reasons, in order to display our website and ensure stability and security (legal basis Art. 6 paragraph 1 (f) GDPR):
- IP address of the requesting computer
- File request of the client
- http response code
- The web page from which you are visiting us (referrer URL)
- Time of the server request
- Browser type and version
- Operating system used on the requesting computer
The server log files are not analysed in a personally identifiable manner. This data cannot be linked by the provider to specific persons at any time. This data is not merged with other data sources.
2.2 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “Cookies”, which are text files that are saved on your computer and make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information produced by the cookie concerning your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA where it is then saved. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address is first shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or within other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA before being shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, compile reports concerning website activities and provide the website operator with further services linked to website use and Internet use.
According to statements from Google, Google does not combine the IP address transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics with other data.
You can prevent cookies from being saved by using the appropriate setting on your browser software; but we must remind you that, in this case, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google collecting data produced by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. As a result, IP addresses are further processed in shortened form, so that it is not possible to identify individual persons. If the data collected concerning you is assigned a personal reference, the latter is immediately removed and the personal data is immediately deleted.
We use Google Analytics in order to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics thus obtained enable us to improve and make our offer more attractive to you as the user. For exceptional cases where personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has agreed to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield (please see https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework). The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 paragraph 1 (f) GDPR.
Information concerning the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (0) 1 436 1001. User conditions: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, data protection overview: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, and the data protection declaration: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
2.3 Google Fonts
We also embed fonts (Google Fonts) from Google in order to improve how our text and contents are displayed. The legal basis for the embedding of Google Fonts is Art. 6 paragraph 1 (f) GDPR. Further information concerning the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by Google Fonts can be found in the data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/; you can opt out of ad personalisation (see Section 2.2) here: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated. Here you will also find further information about your rights in this area and settings that can be used to protect your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has agreed to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
To protect any enquiries you submit via a web form, we use the reCAPTCHA service from Google Inc. (Google). The reCAPTCHA query is used to determine whether an actual person is inputting the data or whether automated, machine processing is abusing the site.
Our website uses plugins from the YouTube website. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
We use YouTube in the privacy-enhanced mode. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode does not necessarily preclude the sharing of data with YouTube partners. YouTube connects to the Google DoubleClick network whether or not you actually watch a video. When you start a YouTube video on our website, it connects to YouTube’s servers. This will tell the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can associate your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube can also store various cookies on your device after you start a video. YouTube can use these cookies to obtain information about visitors to our website. This information is also used, for example, to collect video statistics, improve usability and prevent fraud. The cookies remain on your device until you delete them. Once a YouTube video has been started, further data processing operations may be triggered over which we have no control. YouTube is used in the interest of making our online services appealing. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.