Data protection

Our website can usually be used without entering any personal information. If personal information is collected (e.g. name, address or e-mail address), this is always on a voluntary basis , insofar as possible. Your information shall not be forwarded to third parties without explicit permission from you. Please note that online data transfer (e.g., by e-mail) may pose security risks. Therefore, the complete protection of data from third-party access is not possible. The use of contact information published due to the disclaimer requirement by third parties to send unauthorized advertisements and informational material is hereby explicitly prohibited. The site operators explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in the case of unrequested sending of promotional information, for example spam mails, etc.

We collect and use your personal information solely in accordance with the provisions of German data protection law. The following policy describes the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal information. You can access this policy on our website at any time.

Data transmission and recording for internal system and statistical purposes

When you access our website, your Internet browser automatically transmits data to our web server for technical reasons. This data includes, among others, the date and time of access, the URL of the referring website, the accessed file, the volume of data transmitted, the browser type and version, the operating system as well as your IP address. This data is stored separately from other data you enter within the context of using our services. We are not able to match this data to a specific individual. This data is evaluated for statistical purposes and subsequently deleted.


Master data

If a contractual relationship is to be initiated, developed or amended between us, we collect and use your personal information insofar as this is required for these purposes.
By order of the competent authorities, we can provide information about this data (master data), provided that this is required for the purpose of criminal prosecution, averting danger, fulfilling the statutory duties of the authorities for the protection of the constitution or the military counter-intelligence service or for the enforcement of rights to intellectual property.


Usage data

We collect and use your personal information insofar as this is necessary to enable use of and bill for our online services (usage data). In particular, this includes attributes regarding your identification and information, the beginning and end of your session as well as of the extent to which you use our services.
We may create usage profiles using pseudonyms for advertising or market research purposes and in order to design our services to meet our customers' requirements. You are entitled to object to this use of your data. We are not permitted to correlate the usage profiles with the bearer of the pseudonym.
By order of the competent authorities, we can provide information about this data (usage data), provided that this is required for the purpose of criminal prosecution, averting danger, fulfilling the statutory duties of the authorities for the protection of the constitution or the military counter-intelligence service or for the enforcement of rights to intellectual property.


Cookies

We use so-called “cookies” to expand the functional range of our services and make our website easier to use. Cookies are used to store data on your computer when you access our website. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by selecting the respective settings in your browser. However, this might limit the functional scope of our website.


Right to information

As a user of our services you are entitled to request information about the data stored for your person or pseudonym. Upon request, this information can also be provided by electronic means.


This website uses Piwik, a web analytics open-source software. Piwik 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 the website (including your IP address anonymized prior to its storage) will be stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Source of the German text: AGB and kluge-recht.de