Data privacy
1. Data collection and processing on our website

Data disclosed by your Internet provider, in particular your IP address, is collected and processed when you access our website. Your IP address is stored in our logfiles. Other information stored in our logfiles includes the time and date of access and information on your browser. This data cannot be associated with specific individuals and is not combined with any other data. Your data is exclusively collected and processed in order to enable your visit to our website and for statistical purposes, if applicable. This data will not be disclosed to third parties and will be stored for a maximum of 3 months (see below for data transfer to Google Inc. and WordPress).

We also use session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies are deleted at the latest when you close your browser. Permanent cookies remain valid for up to 12 months. Cookies are small text files that contain an identification number assigned by us. Cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit our website. If you visit our website again, your computer or mobile device will be recognized by this identification number. Cookies make it easier for you to navigate our website and help us adapt our website design and content to your needs. You can visit our website without cookies; however, please note that you may not be able to use all features of our website. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. To prevent this you need to change your browser settings; these settings need to be changed for every browser and computer you use.

2. Use of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (Google). This service uses cookies to analyze how our website is used. Information generated by cookies, such as your anonymized IP address, is sent to a Google server in the United States and stored and analyzed there, as commissioned by us. For the purpose of anonymization, Google will usually abbreviate your IP address within EU member states or member states of the European Economic Area (EEA) before transfer. In exceptional cases, your IP address is sent to a Google server in the United States and anonymized there. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data stored by Google.

You may object to collection of your data by Google Analytics at any time. You have the following options:

  • You can prevent the use of cookies by changing your browser settings as stated above; if you do this you may not be able to use all features of our website.
  • You may also prevent collection and processing of your data by Google Inc. by downloading and installing the browser ad-on available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
  • As an alternative, or for mobile device browsers, please click this link.
    An opt-out cookie will be placed on your device for our website, effective for the browser you are currently using. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you will have to click this link again.

You can find further information on Google Analytics on the following Google website:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en