Who we are?
This website and its content is provided by a company with commercial interests.
The responsible body in terms of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When you access this website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information is collected in the server log file and includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and the like.
This is for the following reason:
- Ensuring a problem-free connection setup of the website.
- To ensure a smooth use of our website
- To evaluate system security and stability, and
for other administrative purposes
Your data will not be used to draw conclusions about your person. Information of this kind is only evaluated statistically in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.
The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. This is generally the case for the data used to provide the website when the respective session has ended.
When you post a comment, it is saved indefinitely, including metadata. This way, we can automatically detect and approve follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our site, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change, or delete their personal information at any time (the username cannot be changed). Administrators of the website can also view and modify this information.
When visitors post comments on the website, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, in addition to the visitor’s IP address and the user agent string (this identifies the browser) to help detect spam.
If you are a registered user and upload photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this website might download photos stored on this website and extract their location information.
The data you enter will be stored for the purpose of individual communication with you. For this purpose, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address and your name. This serves the assignment of the request and the subsequent response to the same. The specification of further data is optional.
When you write a comment on our website, this can be a consent to store your name, email address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that when you write another comment, you do not have to enter all this data again. These cookies are stored for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personally identifiable information and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will set some cookies to store your login information and viewing options. Login cookies expire after two days and display options cookies expire after one year. If you select “Stay logged in” when you sign up, your login will be maintained for two weeks. When you log out of your account, the login cookies are deleted.
Use of script libraries (Google Webfonts)
In order to display our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use “Google Web Fonts” from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”) on this website to display fonts.
Embedded content from other websites
Posts on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter: “Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. 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. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these web pages, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on website activities. Based on the use of the website and the internet, other related services shall then be provided.
Use of Google Maps
On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. Google Maps is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google”). This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently.
What rights you have to your data
If you have an account on this website or have posted comments, you may request an export of your personal data from us, including any data you have provided to us. In addition, you can request the deletion of all personal data that we have stored about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain for administrative, legal or security needs.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments could be examined by an automated service for spam detection.
For data protection-related concerns, please contact the person(s) named in the imprint.
How we protect your data
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS
Questions for the data protection officer