Privacy policy

Privacy


We have written this privacy statement (version 01/19/2021-321252154) to explain to you, in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, what information we collect, how we use data and what decision-making options you have as a visitor to this website.

Unfortunately, it is in the nature of things that these explanations sound very technical, but we have tried to describe the most important things as simply and clearly as possible when creating them.

Automatic data storage


Nowadays, when you visit websites, certain information is automatically created and stored, including on this website.

When you visit our website as you are doing right now, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically stores data like

  • the address (URL) of the accessed web page
  • Browser and browser version
  • the operating system used
  • the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)
  • the hostname and IP address of the device from which access is made.
  • Date and time

in files (web server log files).

As a rule, web server log files are stored for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but cannot rule out the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of unlawful behavior.

Cookies


Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data. Below we explain what cookies are and why they are used so that you can better understand the following privacy policy.

What exactly are cookies?


Whenever you browse the Internet, you use a browser. Popular browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge. Most websites store small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.

One thing cannot be denied: Cookies are really useful little helpers. Almost all websites use cookies. More precisely, they are HTTP cookies, as there are other cookies for other applications. HTTP cookies are small files that are stored on your computer by our website. These cookie files are automatically placed in the cookie folder, effectively the"brain" of your browser. A cookie consists of a name and a value. When defining a cookie, one or more attributes must also be specified.

Cookies store certain user data about you, such as language or personal page settings. When you return to our site, your browser transmits the "user-related" information back to our site. Thanks to cookies, our site knows who you are and offers you your usual default setting. In some browsers, each cookie has its own file; in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file.

There are both first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly by our site, third-party cookies are created by partner websites (e.g. Google Analytics). Each cookie must be evaluated individually, as each cookie stores different data. Also, the expiration time of a cookie varies from a few minutes to a few years. Cookies are not software programs and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other "pests". Cookies also cannot access information on your PC.
For example, cookie data can look like this:

  • Name: _ga
  • Expiration time: 2 years
  • Usage: Differentiation of website visitors.
  • Example value: GA1.2.1326744211.152321252154

A browser should support the following minimum sizes:

  • A cookie should be able to contain atleast 4096 bytes
  • At least 50 cookies should be able to be stored per domain
  • A total of at least 3000 cookies should be able to be stored

What are the types of cookies?


The question of which cookies we use in particular depends on the services used and is clarified in the following sections of the privacy policy. At this point, we would like to briefly discuss the different types of HTTP cookies.

We can distinguish 4 types of cookies:
Essential cookies
These cookies are necessary to ensure basic functions of the website. For example, these cookies are needed when a user adds a product to the shopping cart, then continues surfing on other pages and later goes to the checkout. Through these cookies, the shopping cart is not deleted even if the user closes his browser window.

Functional cookies
These cookies collect information about user behavior and whether the user receives any error messages. In addition, these cookies are also used to measure the loading time and the behavior of the website with different browsers.

Targeted cookies
These cookies provide a better user experience. For example, entered locations, font sizes or form data are stored.

Advertising cookies
These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They are used to deliver customized advertising to the user. This can be very convenient, but also very annoying. Usually, when you visit a website for the first time, you are asked which of these cookie types you want to allow. And,of course, this decision is also stored in a cookie.

How can I delete cookies?


How and whether you want to use cookies, you decide. Regardless of which service or website the cookies come from, you always have the option to delete, only partially allow or disable cookies. For example, you can block third-party cookies, but allow all other cookies.
If you want to determine which cookies have been stored in your browser, if you want to change or delete cookie settings,you can find this in your browser settings:
Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome.
Safari:Managing Cookies and Website Data with Safari.
Firefox:Delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer.
InternetExplorer: Delete and manage cookies.
Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies.

If you do not want to have cookies in principle, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. In this way, you can decide for each individual cookie whether you allow the cookie or not. The procedure varies depending on the browser. The best way is to search the instructions in Google with the searchterm "delete cookies Chrome" or "disable cookies Chrome" incase of a Chrome browser or exchange the word "Chrome" for the name of your browser, e.g. Edge, Firefox, Safari.

What about my privacy?


The so-called "Cookie Guidelines"have been in place since 2009. These state that the storage of cookies requires your consent. Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these directives. In Germany, the Cookie Directives have not been implemented as national law. Instead, this directive was largely implemented in Section 15 (3) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG).If you want to know more about cookies and are not afraid of technical documentation, we recommend https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265, the Internet Engineering TaskForce (IETF) Request for Comments called "HTTP State ManagementMechanism".

Storage of personal data


Personal data that you transmit to use ectronically on this website, such as name, e-mail address, address or other personal information in the context of submitting a form or comments on the blog, will be used by us together with the time and IP address only for the purpose stated in each case, kept secure and not disclosed to third parties. We thus use your personal data only for communication with those visitors who expressly request contact and for the processing of the services and products offered on this website.

We do not disclose your personal data without consent, but we cannot exclude the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of unlawful conduct.

If you send us personal data by e-mail - thus away from this website - we cannot guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data by e-mail without encryption.

The legal basis is according toArticle 6 paragraph 1 a DSGVO (lawfulness of processing) that you give us consentto process the data you have entered. You can revoke this consent at any time -an informal email is sufficient, you will find our contact details in theimprint.

Rights under the General Data ProtectionRegulation


According to the provisions of the GDPR, you are generally entitled to the following rights:
  • Right of rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure ("right to beforgotten") (Article 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing(Article 18 DSGVO)
  • Right to notification - notification obligation in connection with the rectification or erasure of personal data orthe restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Article 20GDPR)
  • Right to object (Article 21 GDPR)
  • Right not to be subject to a decisionbased solely on automated processing, including profiling (Article 22 GDPR).

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection rights have otherwise been violated in any way, you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).

Evaluation of visitor behavior


In the following privacy policy, we inform you whether and how we evaluate data from your visit to this website. The evaluation of the collected data is usually anonymous and we can not conclude from your behavior on this website to your person. You can find out more about how to object to this analysis of visit data in the following data protection declaration.

TLS encryption with https


We use https to transmit data tap-proof on the Internet (data protection through technology design Article25(1) DSGVO). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission on the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You can recognize the use of this data transmission protection by the small lock symbol at the top left of the browser and the use of the scheme https (instead of http) as part of our Internet address.

Newsletter Privacy Policy


When you sign up for our newsletter, you submit the above personal data and give us the right to contact you by email. We use the data stored in the context of the registration for the newsletter exclusively for our newsletter and do not pass them on. If you unsubscribe from the newsletter - you will find the link for this at the bottom of each newsletter - we will delete all data that was stored with the subscription to the newsletter.

Sendinblue Privacy Policy


You can sign up for our newsletter for free on our website. To make this work, we use the email delivery service Sendinblue for our newsletter. This is a service of the German company Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin.

We are of course very pleased if you subscribe to our newsletter. This way we can always keep you up to date and inform you first-hand about what is going on in our company. However, you should know that during the registration process for the newsletter, all data that you enter (such as your e-mail address or your first and last name) is stored and managed on our server and at Sendinblue. This also involves personal data. For example, in addition to the time and date of registration, your IP address is also stored. In the course of registration, you also agree that we can send you the newsletter and it is further referred to this privacy policy. The newsletter service also offers us helpful analysis options. This means that when we send out a newsletter, we learn, for example, whether and when the newsletter was opened by you. Also whether and on which link you click in the newsletter is detected and recorded by the software. This information helps enormously to adapt and optimize our service to your wishes and concerns. After all, we naturally want to offer you the best possible service. So, in addition to the data already mentioned above, such data about your user behavior is also stored.

You can revoke your consent to this data processing at any time. For example, if you click on the unsubscribe link directly in the newsletter. After unsubscribing, the personal data will be deleted from our server and from the Sendinblue servers, which are located in Germany. You have a right to free information about your stored data and, if applicable, also a right to deletion, blocking or correction.

If you wish to obtain more detailed information on data processing, we recommend that you read the company'sprivacy policy at https://de.sendinblue.com/legal/privacypolicy/ and also the following information page athttps://de.sendinblue.com/informationen-newsletter-empfaenger/.

YouTube privacy policy


We have incorporated YouTube videos on our website. This way we can present you interesting videos directly on our site. YouTube is a video portal that has been a subsidiary of Google since 2006. The video portal is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066,USA. When you call up a page on our website that has a YouTube video embedded, your browser automatically connects to the YouTube or Google servers. In the process, various data are transferred (depending on the settings). Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all data processing in the European area. In the following, we would like to explain in more detail what data is processed, why we have embedded YouTube videos and how you can manage or delete your data.

What isYouTube?


On YouTube, users can watch, rate, comment on and upload videos for free. Over the last few years, YouTube has become one of the most important social media channels in the world. In order for us to display videos on our website, YouTube provides a code snippet that we have built into our site.

Why do we use YouTube videos on our website?


YouTube is the video platform with the most visitors and the best content. We are committed to providing you with the best possible user experience on our website. And of course, we can't do without interesting videos. With the help of our embedded videos, we provide you with other helpful content in addition to our text and images. In addition, the embedded videos make our website easier to find on the Google search engine. Also, when we run ads via Google Ads, Google - thanks to the collected data -can really only show these ads to people who are interested in our offers.

What data is stored by YouTube?


As soon as you visit one of our pages that has a YouTube video embedded, YouTube sets at least one cookie that stores your IP address and our URL. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can usually assign your interactions on our website to your profile using cookies. This includes data such as session duration, bounce rate, approximate location,technical information such as browser type, screen resolution or your internet provider. Other data may include contact details, any ratings, sharing of content via social media or adding to your favorites on YouTube. If you are not signed in to a Google Account or YouTube account, Google stores data with a unique identifier associated with your device, browser, or app. For example, your preferred language setting is retained. But a lot of interaction data can't be stored because fewer cookies are set.In the following list we show cookies that were set in a test in the browser. On the one hand, we show cookies that a reset without a logged-in YouTube account. On the other hand, we show cookies that are set with a logged-in account. The list cannot claim to be complete, because the user data always depends on the interactions on YouTube.

Name: YSC
Wert: b9-CV6ojI5Y321252154-1
Purpose: This cookie registers a unique ID to store statistics of the watched video.
Expiration date: after end of session

Name: PREF
Value: f1=50000000
Purpose: This cookie also registersyour unique ID. Google gets statistics about how you use YouTube videos on ourwebsite via PREF.Expiration date: after 8 months

Name: GPS
Value: 1
Intended use: This cookie registersyour unique ID on mobile devices to track GPS location.
Expiration date:after 30 minutes

Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Value: 95Chz8bagyU
Intended use: This cookie attempts toestimate the user's bandwidth on our web pages (with embedded YouTube video).
Expiration date: after 8 months

Other cookies that are set when you are loggedin with your YouTube account:
Name: APISID
Wert: zILlvClZSkqGsSwI/AU1aZI6HY7321252154-
Purpose: This cookie is used to createa profile about your interests. The data is used for personalizedadvertisements.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: CONSENT
Wert: YES+AT.de+20150628-20-0
Intended use: The cookie stores the status of a user's consent to use various Google services. CONSENT is also used for security purposes to verify users and protect user data from unauthorizedattacks.
Expiration date: after 19 years

Name: HSID
Value: AcRwpgUik9Dveht0I
Purpose: This cookie is used to createa profile about your interests. This data helps to display personalizedadvertising.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: LOGIN_INFO
Value: AFmmF2swRQIhALl6aL...
Purpose: This cookie stores informationabout your login data.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: SAPISID
Value:7oaPxoG-pZsJuuF5/AnUdDUIsJ9iJz2vdM
Intended use: This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device. It is used to create a profileabout your interests.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: SID
Wert: oQfNKjAsI321252154-
Purpose: This cookie stores your Googleaccount ID and your last login time in digitally signed and encrypted form.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: SIDCC
Value: AN0-TYuqub2JOcDTyL
Purpose: This cookie stores information about how you use the website and what advertisements you may have seen beforevisiting our site.
Expiration date: after 3 months

How long and where is the datastored?


The data that YouTube receives from you and processes is stored on Google servers. Most of these servers are located in America. You can see exactly where Google data centers are located athttps://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de.Your data is distributed on the servers. This means that the data can be accessed more quickly and is better protected against manipulation.Google stores the collected data for different lengths of time. Some data you can delete at any time, others are automatically deleted after a limited time, and still others are stored by Google for alonger period of time. Some data (such as items from "My Activity",photos or documents, products) stored in your Google Account will remain stored until you delete them. Even if you are not signed into a Google account, you can delete some data associated with your device, browser, or app.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage

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Basically, you can delete data in Google Account manually. With the automatic deletion function of location and activity data introduced in 2019, information is stored depending on your decision -either 3 or 18 months and then deleted.Whether you have a Google account or not, you can configure your browser to delete or disable cookies from Google. Depending on which browser you use, this works in different ways. The following instructions show how to manage cookies in your browser:
Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome.
Safari: Managing Cookies and Website Data with Safari.
Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer.
Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies.
Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies.

If you do not want to have cookies in principle, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. This way, you can decide for each individual cookie whether you allow it or not. Since YouTube is a subsidiary of Google, there is a common privacy policy. If you want to learn more about how your data is handled, we recommend the privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Source: Created with the Privacy Generator byAdSimple in cooperation with justmed.de.