This section of the privacy statement contains information on the scope of validity, the person responsible for data processing, the data protection officer and data security. It also begins with a list of definitions of important terms used in the data privacy statement.
Browser: Computer program used to display websites (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Safari)
Cookies: Text files which the web server places on the user’s computer by means of the browser which is used. The stored cookie information may contain both an identifier (cookie ID) for recognition purposes and content data, such as login status or information about websites visited. The browser sends the cookie information back to the web server with each new request upon subsequent repeat visits to these sites. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. Cookies can be managed using the browser functions (usually under “Options” or “Settings”). The storage of cookies may be disabled in this way or it may be made dependent on the user’s approval in any given case or otherwise restricted. Cookies may also be deleted at any time.
Personal data: Any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. Profiling: Any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements.
Tracking: The collection of data and their evaluation regarding the behavior of visitors in response to our services.
Tracking technologies: Actions can be tracked either via the activity records (log files) stored on our web servers or by collecting data from end devices via pixels, cookies or similar tracking technologies. Processing: Any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
The passages below explain how your personal data are processed with the help of tracking technologies to analyze and optimize our services and to serve promotional purposes, services include Google analytics and 3rd party providers. The explanation of the tracking methods also includes information on how to prevent or object to the processing of data. denial of consent to processing, is usually stored via cookies. If you use our services on a new end device or in a different browser, or if you have deleted the cookies set by your browser, you will need to reconfirm the refusal of consent. The tracking methods presented here will only process personal data in pseudonymous form. No connection is made with a specific, identified natural person, i.e., the data are not merged with information which would reveal the identity of the person behind the pseudonym.
The analysis of user behaviour by means of tracking helps us to check the effectiveness of our services, to improve and adapt them to the needs of the users, and to correct errors. It also allows us to produce statistics on the use of our services (reach, intensity of use, surfing habits of users) – on the basis of uniform standard procedures – and thereby to obtain comparable figures across the market.
In cases where we provide services under a contract, the tracking and the associated analysis of user behaviour are carried out in order to fulfil our contractual obligations. The legal basis for this processing of personal data is Art. 6, subs. 1 b), GDPR. The evaluation of information obtained through tracking is necessary in order to optimize the provision of services according to the contractual purpose and to ensure the greatest possible benefit for you, or where applicable as stated under governing jurisdiction of the data subject
Otherwise, i.e., in cases where services are not connected with a contract, the legal basis for this processing of personal data is Art. 6, subs. 1 f), GDPR. We hereby pursue the legitimate interest in providing attractive services as efficiently as possible on the basis of the information gained through tracking and marketing them in the best possible way.
This website may contain plug-ins from social networks such as Facebook, Instagram which are operated by third parties and which feature a button via which messages can be sent to the corresponding social network for various purposes, such as rating, recommending or sharing content. Our purpose and legitimate interest in this course of action is to publicize our services to greater effect. We configure our services in such a way that data are only sent if you press the button. The legal basis for data transmission in this case is Art. 6, subs. 1 f), GDPR or where applicable upon the jurisdiction of the data subject. The respective provider is responsible for the privacy-compliant processing of the transmitted data.