Data Protection at a Glance
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
How do we collect your data?
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page visit). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
Analysis of your data
What do we use your data for?
With other data we can statistically analyse your user behaviour on the Internet (e.g. via so-called cookies). Such analyses are anonymous and cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis. Details can be found in our data protection policy in the section "Third-party modules and analysis tools".
What rights do you have regarding your data?
Is the transmission of your data encrypted?
Data Protection Policy
I. General notes and mandatory information
If you use this web page, various personal details will be collected. Personal data means data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and why we do this.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by email) can create security weaknesses. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Right of objection to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
If you make an objection, we will no longer process your personal data concerned, unless we can provide compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing is used to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such promotion; this also applies to profiling if it is connected with such direct promotion. If you object, your personal data will no longer be used for direct marketing purposes.
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Right of appeal to the competent regulator
Right to data portability
SSL or TLS encryption
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Notification, blocking and deletion
Objection to advertising mails
Changes to this data protection policy
II. Data acquisition on our web page
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.
Cookies which are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide specific functions requested by you (e.g. a shopping basket function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for technically error-free and optimal provision of his services. As far as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behaviour) are stored, they will be treated separately in this data protection policy.
Server log files
- browser type and browser version
- operating system used
- referrer URL
- host name of the accessing computer
- time of server inquiry
- IP address (which is anonymised immediately after receipt)
This data is not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data subsequently if we become aware of specific indications of an illegal use. This data is collected on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the technically error-free and optimal presentation of his website – and the server log files must be recorded for this.
The data entered in the contact form will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal email. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent for storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.
Registration on this website
In the event of important changes, such as the scope of the offer or technically necessary changes, we will use the email address provided during registration to inform you in this way.
The data entered during registration will be processed on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal email. The lawfulness of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data recorded in registration will be stored by us for as long as you are registered on our website and will be deleted afterwards. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
Comments, posts and other publications on the site
For the comment function on this page, in addition to your comment, information about the time the comment was created and, if you do not post anonymously, your chosen user name will also be saved.
With your email address
For the comment function on this page, in addition to your comment, information about the time the comment was created, your email address and, if you do not post anonymously, your chosen user name will be saved.
Saving the IP address
Our comment function saves the IP addresses of users who write comments. Since we do not vet comments on our page before clearance, we need this data in order to be able to take action against the author in the event of breaches of the law such as insults or propaganda.
Subscribing to comments
As a user of the page you will be able to subscribe comments after registration. You will receive a confirmation email to check if you are the owner of the given email address. You will be able to unsubscribe to this function at any time by a link in the info mails. The data entered within the scope of subscribing to comments will in that case be deleted; if you have sent this data to us for other purposes and to another point (e.g. newsletter subscription), however, the data will remain with us.
Duration of storage of comments
The comments and connected data (e.g. IP address) will be stored and remain on our website until the commented content has been completely deleted.
Comments are stored on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke any consent that you have granted at any time. You only need send us an informal email. The lawfulness of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
III. Third-party modules and analytical tools
Matomo (formerly Piwik)
Matomo cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
The storage of Matomo cookies taken place under Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both his web offering and his advertising.
The data entered in the newsletter registration form will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the email address as well as their use for dispatch of the newsletters at any time, for instance by using the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The lawfulness of data processing already performed will not be affected by the revocation.
The data that you place with us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe to the newsletter and then deleted when you unsubscribe. Data stored with us for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the member area) will not be affected by this.
In order to obtain information about the use of our newsletter, we use personal tracking for the newsletter, through which we receive the following information:
- whether the email has been opened
- time of the call and
- the corresponding email and IP addresses
Tracking of the newsletter (more precisely, the use of a tracking ID) enables:
- the alternative display of the newsletter in the browser ("If this mail is not displayed correctly, click here .."),
- "Deep-Links" with registration: reference to content areas and direct visiting after previous login,
- Unsubscribing from the newsletter via the link at the end of the email.
Tracking therefore takes place in the interest of continuous improvement of the quality and content of our newsletter. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
V. Uploading of images in the context of games of chance
The data entered will be used exclusively for the performance of the competition. The storage of the data is required for participation in the competition. The data will only be stored with your consent (art. 6 par. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. In this case we will delete your data, provided that this does not breach any statutory retention periods.
If you are not a winner after the end of the competition, your data will be deleted no later than three (3) months after the end of the competition. If you win, your data (including name and contact data) will be retained and deleted after the legal retention periods have expired.