Our website may be used without providing personal data. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below. Your personal data (e. g. name, address, email, telephone number, etc.) will only be processed by us in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR (General Data Protection Law). Information is considered as personal data if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection can be found in the
The following regulations inform you about the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing of personal data by the provider.
We would like to point out that the internet-based data transfer is subject to security vulnerabilities and, therefore, complete protection against access by third parties to transferred data cannot be ensured.
We offer you the opportunity to contact us by e-mail. In such event, the information provided by you will be stored so that the request can be processed. No data will be transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to information that may be collected by other components of our website.
To keep your date as secure as possible we’ve chosen the Germany-based company, Hetzner as our website and email hosting provider:
Hetzner Online GmbH
Industriestr. 25, 91710 Gunzenhausen
Ansbach Registration Office: HRB 6089
VAT Reg. No.: DE812871812
The “Comment” button on the blog pages are embedded in disabled form, so that there is no direct contact with the servers of the respective social networks. Only when you click on the “Comment” button, a new window will open in which you must log on to the selected social network. At no time are data transmitted from our website to the respective operators of the social network without this being initiated by the user.
Our website features image links of social networks, such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn. The “Share” buttons are embedded in disabled form, so that there is no direct contact with the servers of the respective social networks. Only when you click on the “Share” button, a new window will open in which you must log on to the selected social network. At no time are data transmitted from our website to the respective operators of the social network without this being initiated by the user.
We use the ‘Pinterest pin it button on image hover and post’ plugin to allow you to pin a picture you like. When you click on the button, a new window will open in which you must log on to the selected social network. At no time are data transmitted from our website to the respective operators of the social network without this being initiated by the user.
We use ‘The Instagram feed’ plugin by Smash baloon. When you click on a picture or the button, it will open my instagram feed in a new window. No other actions are taken.
We use MailChimp to send our newsletters. MailChimp is a service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA.
Your data stored when you signed up for the newsletter (e-mail address and optionally name, IP address, date and time of your registration) will be transmitted to a server of The Rocket Science Group in the USA and stored there in compliance with the “EU-US Privacy Shield”.
Mailchimp states they are committed to compliance with the GDPR. Recently they have modified many of their internal practices and policies, and updated their Data Processing Agreement and their third-party vendor contracts to meet the GDPR’s requirements.
Further information on data protection for MailChimp can be found under:
Further information on the “EU-US Privacy Shield” can be found under:
The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Further information on what MailChimp do secure your data can be found under:
You may cancel your subscription to the newsletter and therefore your consent to the storage of your data at any time. You will find additional details in the email confirming your subscription as well as in each newsletter.
The newsletter provides you periodically with information. To receive our newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address. We will review the e-mail address you provide for the purpose of determining whether you are in fact the owner of the e-mail address or whether the actual owner of it is authorised to receive the newsletter.
When you subscribe to our newsletter we will see the following data of you: email address, first name, date of subscription.
In order to qualify GDPR when you subscribe to our newsletter on you will receive an email first to confirm your subscription. Only after this you will be added to our list.
No information is matched to any information that other components of our website may collect.
On the basis of the GDPR, you may contact us at no costs if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal data, if you wish to request the correction, blocking, deletion or cancellation 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.
In order to do so, please contact us via email: email@example.com
We need to be satisfied that you are who you say you are. Consequently, we may ask you to provide evidence of your identity.
Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.
Cookies are a convenient way to carry information from one session on a website to another, or between sessions on related websites, without having to burden a server machine with massive amounts of data storage. Storing the data on the server without using cookies would also be problematic because it would be difficult to retrieve a particular user’s information without requiring a login on each visit to the website.
If there is a large amount of information to store, then a cookie can simply be used as a means to identify a given user so that further related information can be looked up on a server-side database. For example the first time a user visits a site they may choose a username which is stored in the cookie, and then provide data such as password, name, address, preferred font size, page layout, etc. – this information would all be stored on the database using the username as a key. Subsequently when the site is revisited the server will read the cookie to find the username, and then retrieve all the user’s information from the database without it having to be re-entered.
If you do not want our site to collect these type of data use Incognito mode (Ctrl + Shift + N) or disable cookies in your browser:
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”. Google Analytics employs so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the website.
The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to and stored by Google. Google states that it will under no circumstances associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly (see above). You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the features of our website.
Furthermore, Google offers a deactivation option for most current browsers that provides you with more control over what data Google can collect and process. If you enable this option no information about your website visits will be sent to Google Analytics. However, the browser deactivation option does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services we may engage.
For further information about the deactivation option provided by Google, please check the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
To learn about how Google uses information from sites, please check the following link: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en
To learn about Google Analytics’ data practices, please check the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245