Data Privacy Statement

Data Privacy

The providers of this website take the protection of your data very seriously. We handle your personal data in a confidential manner and according to data privacy laws, as well as this data privacy statement.

Generally, the use of our website is possible without disclosing your personal data. Those instances where personal data is being collected (e.g. name, address, or e-mail address), this is being done, if possible, on a voluntary basis. The data will not be shared with third parties without your consent.

Please note that data transfer via the internet (e.g. communication through e-mail) can harbor security risks. Complete protection of the data against third party access is not possible.

Cookies

Parts of our website use so-called cookies. Cookies are not harmful to your computer and don’t contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offerings more user friendly, more effective, and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer, and which your browser saves.

Most of our cookies are so-called “session cookies”. They are deleted automatically after your leave our website. Other cookies will stay saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser upon your next visit.

You can change the settings in your browser so that it informs you about saving cookies, allows only certain individual cookies, blocks certain individual or all cookies, as well as enable automatic clearing of cookies upon closing your browser. If you deactivate the saving of cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Server Log Files

The provider of this website automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Type and version of the browser
  • Operating system in use
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the computer in use
  • Time of server query

This data cannot be attributed to individual persons. No merging of this data with other data sources is being performed. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively in such cases where we are alerted to instances that indicate unlawful use.

Contact Form

If you send us inquiries via our contact form, the data entered into the contact form, including the contact details you used, are stored by us, in case we would like to follow up on your inquiry. We will not share this data with third parties without your consent.

Twitter

Our website uses features of the service offered by Twitter. These services are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

By using Twitter and its retweet function, the websites used by you are being linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. In the process, data is also being transmitted to Twitter. Please note that we, as webmasters of this website, are not informed by Twitter about the content of the transmitted data, as well as its use by Twitter. You can find more information about this in Twitter’s data privacy statement: https://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your data privacy settings on Twitter in your account settings at: https://twitter.com/account/settings

Instagram

Our website uses features of the service offered by Instagram. These services are provided by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA.

If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link contents of our website to your Instagram profile. This enables Instagram to link your visit to our website to your user account. In the process, data is also being transmitted to Instagram. Please note that we, as webmasters of this website, are not informed by Instagram about the content of the transmitted data, as well as its use by Instagram. You can find more information about this in Instagram’s data privacy statement: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Video Platforms: YouTube, Vimeo, Streamable, Veoh

Our website uses plugins of the following video portal providers:

  • YouTube (operated by Google): YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA
  • Vimeo: Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA
  • Streamable: Apricot Mountain Inc., Armen Petrosian, 548 Market St. #27273, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA
  • Veoh: FC2, Inc., 4730 South Fort Apache Road, Suite 300, Las Vegas, NV 89147, USA

If you access a page that uses the video plugins of the video portals mentioned above, a connection to the respective server is being established. This automatically transmits which of our pages you have visited to the video portal server. If you are logged in with your user account on the respective portal(s), you allow the video portal provider to attribute your surfing behavior to your personal profile. You can prevent this if you log out of your video portal provider account.

You can find more information about the use of user data in the respective video portals’ data privacy statements.

YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/privacy
Streamable: https://privacy.streamable.com/
Veoh: http://www.veoh.com/corporate/privacypolicy

Google reCAPTCHA

To ensure the security for the transmission of the contact form data, this website uses the reCAPTCHA service offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This primarily serves the purpose of deciding whether the data entry is made by an actual person or being abused through automated processing. This service includes the transmission of the IP address and, if applicable, further data that Google requires for the use of the reCAPTCHA service.

You can find more information about the use of data by Google in their data privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy. Google’s Data Safety Center at https://www.google.com/intl/en/safetycenter/ has more information about how you can change your settings related to Google’s data usage and protection. Information on how to manage your own data in connection with Google products is available at https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3024190.

Comment Function on this Website and the Message Board

When you use the comment function on this website or post something to our message board, the following data is stored at the time of you posting your comment/statement: Your comment/statement, your username, your e-mail address and your IP address. Your username is not stored if you post anonymously.

Storing of your IP Address

Our comment function and our message board stores IP addresses of users that post comments or statements. Since we don’t check comments and message board posts prior to their publication, we require this data in case of unlawful activities and infringement, as well as insults or propaganda, in order to take action against the author.

Right to Information Disclosure, Deletion, Suspension

You have the right to request information at no charge and at any time about your stored personal data, its origin, recipient(s) and the purpose of data processing, as well as a right to correction, suspension or deletion of this data. If you have any questions about this or other questions related to personal data, you can reach out to us at the address given in the Impressum of this website.