My website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on my site, however, and are explained separately below. We collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.) in accordance with the provisions of German data protection statutes. Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection may be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the provider.
Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.
My website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeated use of my website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that any internet browser downloads and stores on any computer. They are used to improve my website and services. In most cases these are so-called “session cookies” that are deleted once you leave my website.
To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby obtained is used to improve my services and to expedite any access to the website.
You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on any browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of my website.
For technical reasons, data such as the following, which any internet browser transmits to us or to my web space provider (so called server log files), is collected: – type and version of the browser you use – operating system – websites that linked you to my site (referrer URL) – websites that you visit – date and time of any visit – any Internet Protocol (IP) address. This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person. The data is used for statistical purposes in order to improve my website and services..
My website offers the opportunity to subscribe to my newsletters. The newsletters provides you periodically with information about my services. To receive my newsletters, I require a valid email address. I will review the email address you provide for the purpose of determining whether you are in fact the owner of the email address provided or whether the actual owner of said address is authorized to receive the newsletter. When subscribing to my newsletter, I will store any IP address as well as the date and time you subscribed. This serves to protect myself in case a third party improperly and without any knowledge makes use of any email address to subscribe to my newsletter (SPAM). I will not collect any other data. The data thereby collected is used solely for the purpose of receiving my newsletter. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that other components of my website may collect. You may cancel any subscription to my newsletters at any time. You will find additional details in the email confirming any subscription as well as in each newsletter.
On my website I offer the opportunity for contact either by email and/or by using a contact form. In this case information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information being matched to any information that may be collected by other components of my website.
Use of Google Analytics with anonymization
On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact me at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of any personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.