This privacy statement informs the user of the type, scope, purpose and use of personal data collected by the legally responsible operator of this internet service (“service” hereinafter).
56626 Andernach, Germany
tel.: +49 2632 958008 - 0
fax: +49 2632 958008 - 10
The applicable legal basis concerning privacy is set out in the Federal Privacy Act [Bundesdatenschutzgesetz] and the Telemedia Act [Telemediengesetz].
Access data/server log files
The operator of this service (or its webspace provider) collects access data for all visits to this web service (so-called server log files).
Access data includes:
The name of the webpage accessed, file name, date and time of the access, transferred data volume, confirmation of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited website) and the IP address of the originating ISP.
The operator of this service will only use the data collected for statistical purposes concerning the operation, safety and optimisation of this service. The operator of this service does however reserve the right to analyse the collected data in cases where a justified suspicion of unlawful use is concerned.
Handling of personal data
Personal data means all data that can be traced back to a particular person and enables a person to be identified. Such personal data includes names, e-mail addresses or telephone numbers as well as data concerning personal preferences, hobbies, memberships or browsing history.
The provider will only collect, use or disclose such data where legally permissible and subject to the user having consented to the collection of such data.
When contacting the operator of this service (i.e. by using the inquiry form or by email), the user’s details will be stored for the purpose of processing his/her inquiry and to enable the tracking of follow-up inquiries.
Integrated third-party contents and services
This web service may feature integrated third-party content, such as YouTube video clips, Google Maps geographic data, RSS-feeds or images from other webpages. These integrated features require the providers of the contents and services to determine the user’s IP address To enable the data for such contents or services to be transmitted to the user’s browser window. It follows that knowledge of the user’s IP address is imperative for the proper operation of these types of content. We endeavour to only integrate content of service providers that commit to using the IP address for the sole purpose of delivering the respective content or services. Whether third-party providers will store the user’s IP address for other purposes, i.e. statistics, is outside of our sphere of influence. We will notify the users of anything to the contrary that becomes known to us.
Cookies are small files that enable device-specific information to be stored on the devices used by the user to access this service (PC, smartphone, etc.). They serve to ensure the user-friendliness of webpages and therefore benefit the users (i.e. saving of login data) as well as for capturing statistical data relating to the use of the website, in order to analyse it and improve this service. Users are in control of cookies Most browsers have a setting that restricts or prevents cookies from being placed. It must however be noted that the functionality and comfort of this service may be compromised without cookies.
This service uses Google Analytics, a web analysis tools of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files saved on the user’s computer that allow for an analysis of your usage of this webpage. The information concerning the use of this webpage generated by the cookie will usually be transmitted to and stored on a Google server located in the USA. If IP-anonymisation has been activated on this webpage, Google will partly anonymise the IP address for users from the European Union or other countries that are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmitting it to the USA. The complete IP-address will only be transmitted to and anonymised on a Google server in the USA in exceptional cases. This website has activated the anonymisation of IP addresses. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other website activity and internet related services to the operator of the website. The IP address transferred by your browser for purposes related to Google Analytics will not be combined with other data of Google. Users may prevent cookies from being stored on their computers via the corresponding setting of their browser software; this service does however alert users that they might then not be able to use all functions of this webpage to their full extent. Users may also prevent usage-specific data (including their IP addresses) created by the cookie from being captured and processed by Google by downloading and installing a browser plugin.
More information can be found under chapter general information on Google Analytics and privacy. We hereby inform the user that the Google code has been extended by the parameter “gat_anonymizeIp();” in order to warrant IP addresses being captured in anonymised format (so-called IP masking).
Use of Facebook Social Plugins
This service uses social plugins (“plugins”) of facebook.com, a social network operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). Plugins are identified by the Facebook logo or endorsed as “Facebook Social Plugin”.
When accessing one of our webpages containing such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The contents of the plugin will then be transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and integrated into the webpage by the browser.
By integrating the plugins, Facebook will be notified that you have accessed the respective webpage of our internet service. If you are currently logged into Facebook, your visit to our web service can be matched to your Facebook account. When interacting with plugins, i.e. by you clicking on the “like” button or commenting on a post, the respective information will be transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored by Facebook.
The purpose and extent of collecting data and their further processing and utilisation by Facebook as well as your associated rights and options to configure your browser for the protection of your privacy are set out in Facebook’s privacy statement.
If you prefer Facebook not to collect data about your visit to our website, you will have to log out of your Facebook account before visiting our web service.
+1 button Google+
This web service used the “+1” button of Google Plus, a social network operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.(“Google”) The button is distinguished by the “+1” logotype on white or coloured background. When a user accesses a webpage containing this type of button, the browser will establish a direct connection with the Google servers. Google will transmit the content stored within the code of the “+1” directly to the browser, which will integrate it into the webpage. The operator of the service has no control over the data collected by Google via this button. According to Google, the button will not collect personal data without being clicked on by the user. Personal data will only be collected and processed for users that are logged into their Google+ account. The purpose and extent of data being collected as well as their further processing and utilisation by Google, including your associated rights and options to adjust your browser settings in order to provide for increased privacy are set out in Google’s privacy statements pertaining to the “+1” button as well as our FAQ page.
Revocation, modification, correction and updating of data
The user is entitled to information concerning his personal data stored. The user is further entitled to have his/her personal data corrected, deleted or blocked upon request, unless prescribed otherwise by a statutory duty to retain documents.