Last updated: Dec 19 2020
This privacy statement is intended to inform users of this website about the degree to which (personal) data is collected and used by the website owner (we, website’s operator, service provider). Data is considered personal if you can be identified by it.
The website’s operator is taking your privacy very seriously and conforms to to international privacy laws, including the European GDPR privacy protection law. Due to the fast moving pace of the technology industry, we recommend reviewing this privacy statement regularly.
Definitions of used terms can be found in Article 4 GDPR.
Who is responsible for privacy of this website?
The website’s operator is responsible for the data processing and collection. The contact details can be found in the imprint.
How do we collect data?
Some data is collected because you as a user explicitly give us this information. This is the case if you enter data into a contact form.
Some data is also collected automatically once to visit our website. Typically this is technical data (browser type, operating system, date when you visit the website). The collection of this data happens automatically.
What is the purpose of collecting data?
Some data is used to ensure the correct and smooth functionality of this website. Other data is collected to analyse user behaviour.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have to right to ask for the origin, recipient and purpose of your personal data free of charge. You also have the right to ask for the correction, locking or deletion of this data. Feel free to reach out to us via the contact details given in the legal section. In addition you have the right to report issues to regulatory authorities.
Under certain circumstances you can demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. Please refer to the ‘Right to restrict data processing’ section in this privacy statement.
Usage of tracking tools from third party providers?
When visiting this webpage your behaviour on this website can be analysed for statistical purposes. This is done by using cookies together with so called analytics tools. The analysis of your behaviour on the page is typically done anonymously, i.e. your behaviour cannot be traced back to you as a person. You can opt out of this analysis by using specific tools. You will find more detailed information on that in this privacy statement.
2. General and obligatory Information
This website’s operator is taking the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and comply with regulatory data protection laws and this privacy statement.
If you visit this website, various personal data is collected. Data is considered personal if you as a person can be identified by it (e.g. email address). This privacy statements specifies to what extent we collect data and for what purpose.
We would like to point out that data transfers on the internet (e.g. via email) may contain security vulenrnabilities and that we cannot guarantee for the complete safety of data transfers in general.
Responsible for data processing
Please refer to the imprint
Right to objection for data processing
If the data processing is based on Article 6 (1) GDPR you have the right to enter an objection due to the special situation you’re currently in. This is also true for profiling.
If you enter an objection, we will no longer process you personal data unless we have legitimate interests to do so that prevail you interests. (Article 21 (1) GDPR).
If personal data is processed to do direct advertisment, you have to right to enter an objection against the processing of you personal data (also true for profiling). If you enter an objection, your personal data will not longer be used for direct advertisement (Article 21 (2) GDPR).
In case of violating the terms specified in the GDPR, users can contact the responsible controlling authority. The responsible controlling authority typically sits in your country of residence
Right to data migration
You have the right to obtain your personal data we have collected with your consent in a common machine readable format. If you request the direct transfer of data to a third party, this can only be done if it is technically feasible.
SSL / TLS encryption
For security reasons, this website always uses SSL / TLS encryption to further protect your data. You can determine whether the connection is encrypted by checking if the current URL starts with ‘https://’. If TLS/SSL encryption is enabled, data that you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, locking, deletion and correction
You have the right to obtain information on your stored personal data, its origin, its recipient and the data processing’s purpose and if applicable the right to correction, locking or deletion of these files.
You can reach out to us via the contact information provided in the imprint.
Information, locking, deletion and correction
You have the right to ask for restricting the processing of your personal data. You can reach out to us via the contact information provided in the imprint. The right to restrict data processing is possible in the following cases:
if you doubt the correctness of your personal data, we typically need time to check this. During the process of checking your data, you have the right to restrict the data processing of your personal data.
if the processing of your personal data did not happen with your consent, you can ask for the restriction of the data processing instead of its deletion.
if we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to defend yourself in front of a court, you can demand the restriction of the data processing.
if you enter an objection due to article 21 GDPR, your interests and our interests have to be balanced. As long as it is not clear whose interests are prevalent, you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data may only be used to defend yourself in court, to protect your rights or the rights of another person or to protect a legitimate public interest of the European union or other member states.
Objection against advertising emails
We hereby object the usage of the contact information specified in the imprint for advertisement purposes. You may only send advertisement if we explicity agreed to that. We reserve the right to take legal measures if the contact data is used for advertisement (e.g. spam).
3. Data Collection on this webpage
This website’s operator only collects, uses and forwards your personal data if this is compliant with data protection laws (including GDPR) and only if you agree. All data that is used to identify you as a person is considered personal data, e.g. your email / name.
You can visit this website without providing personal data as well. To improve our online service, we save your access data on our website (non-personal data). Access data includes the name of requested files or your internet provider’s name. This is anonymous data so you are not directly identifiable.
Accessing this webpage
The website’s owner is processing website access data because of legitimate interests (GDPR Article 6(1)). The website accesses data is saved as server log files. The following data is collected:
time of website access
amount of data sent in byte
used operating system
used ip address
The server log files are saved for a maximum of seven days and will be deleted within seven days. This data is saved for to security reasons, i.e. to elucidate misuse. If data has to be kept as a piece of evidence, it will not not be deleted until the issue has been resolved.
If you do not wish to participate in the reach measurements you can opt out via the following websites:
Cookie deactivation site for networkadertising.org: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
Cookie deactivation website of American websites: http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/
Cookie deactivation website of European websites: Cookie deactivation website for European website:
Common browsers allow you to deactivate cookies in their settings. However, bear in mind that we cannot gurantee the functionality of this website if you deactivate your cookies.
Google LLC complies with the European data protection law GDPR and is certified as part of the privacy-shieled arrangement: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
This website uses a technique called IP masking. The IP addresses from users within the EU, European Economic area and countries that have ratified the GDPR, are masked. In very few instances, the IP address is being sent unmasked to a Google server in the US where it is masked. By masking the IP address, the IP address is no considered personal data any more according to GDPR since users cannot be uniquely identified by their masked IP address any more. The IP address from the user’s browser is not combined with other data that Google has already stored.
As part of the data processing agreement we have created with Google, Google is creating a report on the website’s usage and activity. The data collected by Google under our data processing agreement are used to analyze the usage of our web service.
You can prevent the storage of cookies on your device if you specify the respective settings in your browser. However, we cannot guarantee this website’s functionality if your browser doesn’t accept cookies.
In addition, you can install a browser plugin that prevents your usage data from being sent and used by Google.
You can get the plugin by visiting the following link:https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
As an alternative you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on this button:
By clicking this opt out-button you download an opt-out-cookie. Therefore your browser must allow the storage of cookies. If you delete your cookies regularly you have to click this opt out link again to prevent Google Analytics from taking action.
You can find more information on how Google is using your data under the following links:
Cookie deactivation site for networkadertising.org:http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
Cookie deactivation website of American websites:http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/
Cookie deactivation website of European websites:Cookie deactivation website for European website:
This website may use functionality that Twitter Inc (1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) provides. By using Twitter and by using the retweet functionality, the websites you visit are connected to your twitter account and shared with other users. In the process of doing so, data is transferred to twitter. We would like to point out that we don’t know exactly what kind of data is transferred to Twitter and to what extent it is used. You can find more information on this in Twitter’s privacy statement: https://twitter.com/de/privacy
The usage of the Twitter plugin is based on Article 6 (1) GDPR. This website’s operator has a legitimate interest create a bigger visibility in social media. You can review an change your privacy settings in your account settings: https://twitter.com/account/settings
Google Web Fonts
For aesthetic reasons, this website may use Google Web Fonts, a service offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you visit our webpage, your browser loads the required web fonts in your browser cache to display the different fonts properly.
To load these fonts, your browser has to establish a connect to Google servers and therefore Google knows that our website has been accessed by your IP address. The website’s operator has a legitimate interest to provide a great web presence and therefore we use Google Web Fonts.
Your website may use plugins from Youtube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages that uses the youtube plugin, the plugin will connect with Youtube servers and communicate which webpage you have visited. Furthermore Youtube saves various cookies on your device. By storing cookies on your device, Youtube can collect information on the visitors of our webpage. This information is collected to create statistics about videos (view count, view duration), to improve usability and to prevent misuse. The cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
If you are logged in with your Youtube account you enable Youtube to connect your behaviour on our website with your Youtube account. You can prevent that from happening by logging out of your Youtube account before you visit this website.
The website’s owner has a legitimate interest to leverage Youtube’s plugin (Article 6 (1) GDPR) because it is in our interest to build an audience on social media. You can find more information on how Youtube deals with your data in its privacy statement:https://policies.google.com/privacy