Policy regarding data protection and security
Data protection laws
As a private body, we are subject to the provisions set out in the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG). We have implemented technical and organisational measures to protect your rights and ensured that the regulations regarding data protection are also observed by external service providers participating in this offer. Your data shall be processed only insofar as this is permitted by special laws or insofar as you have given your consent.
For data protection purposes, data which could be used to identify you (particularly the IP address, date, time, pages viewed and actions carried out, the webpage viewed previously and the browser and operating system used) is stored on our server temporarily when you access our website. This data is not analysed, unless anonymously for statistical purposes.
Personal data is information that identifies you. This includes, for example, details such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. Use of the contact form does not require the disclosure of personal data. In certain cases, however, we require your name, address and other details so that we are able to provide the services requested.
This applies, for example, when sending information material or answering individual questions.
We collect only the data we need to be able to provide the services. We only process personal data in order to fulfil the function requested.
Transferring data via the Internet
Telecommunications secrecy also protects the contents of your mail and information entered on forms from being accessed and processed without authorisation. However, we must point out that the transfer of data via the Internet is not secure. It is not guaranteed that transferred data will not find its way into the hands of unauthorised third parties, or even that it will not be corrupted or deleted. If you want to avoid the risks associated with data transfer, please send us your comments, wishes and suggestions by post to the address provided in the site notice.
If you send us an e-mail, you must accept that, in principle, the contents of the e-mail and any attachments may be accessed, corrupted or deleted by unauthorised third parties. To avoid this risk, you can instead contact us by post.
You are entitled to request information about your personal data that has been stored by us - this will be provided free of charge (Section 34, para. 1 BDSG). The legal provisions also entitle you to request that your personal data be corrected, blocked or deleted.