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Data privacy policy

The protection of your personal data is important to us and we take the protection of this data very seriously. Our data protection declaration does not extend to the websites of other providers to which we may be linked. Your personal data will only be collected in accordance with the legal data protection regulations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), in which you are hereby informed about the most important aspects of data processing within the framework of the website. Responsible for the processing of personal data within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO): Murat Motz, Elberfelder Stra├če 59, 58095 Hagen, Phone , Email . The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Processing of personal data and the nature and purpose of their use

We process personal data exclusively within the lawful framework of the relevant legal standards and, if applicable, your consent. Personal data is all information that relates to a natural person or is at least relatable and thus allows conclusions to be drawn about the person.

Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, arrangement, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Website visit

When you visit our website, the browser used on your terminal device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file.

The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion: IP address of the requesting computer, Date and time of access, Name and URL of the retrieved file, Website from which the access is made (referrer URL), The browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The aforementioned data is processed by us for the following purposes: Ensuring a smooth connection of the website, ensuring a comfortable use of our website, evaluation of system security and stability as well as for other administrative purposes.

Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You will find more detailed explanations on this further down in this data protection declaration.

Subscribe to our newsletter

If you have expressly consented, we will use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide an e-mail address. Unsubscribing is possible at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you are welcome to send us your unsubscribe request by e-mail at any time.

Use of our contact form

If you send us your inquiries via our contact form, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address as well as your full name so that we know from whom the inquiry originates and so that we can answer it. The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is based on your voluntarily given consent.

Transfer of data

We do not transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only share your personal data with third parties if: you have given your express consent, the disclosure is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data, in the event that there is a legal obligation for the disclosure, as well as this is legally permissible and necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

Cookies

We use cookies on our site. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site. In the cookie, information is stored that arises in each case in connection with the specific end device used. This does not mean, however, that we thereby gain direct knowledge of your identity. The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted after you leave our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your terminal device for a certain fixed period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognized that you have already been with us and what entries and settings you have made, so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These cookies allow us to automatically recognize that you have already been with us when you visit our site again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined time in each case.

The data processed by cookies are necessary for the aforementioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties.

If you do not want this, then you can disable the storage of cookies in the browser you are using or be notified as soon as cookies are sent.

Analysis tools

With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure a needs-oriented design and continuous optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.

Google Analytics

For the purpose of demand-oriented design and continuous optimization of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter "Google"). In this context, pseudonymized usage profiles are created and cookies are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as: Browser type/version, operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited page), host name of the accessing computer (IP address), time of server request, are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website and internet use for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these web pages. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other Google data. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

More information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found, for example, in the Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).

Matomo

We use the open source software Matomo to analyze and statistically evaluate the use of the website. Cookies are used for this purpose (see explanation above). The information generated by the cookie about website usage is transmitted to our servers and summarized in pseudonymous usage profiles. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website and to enable us to design our website in line with requirements. The information is not passed on to third parties.

In no case is the IP address associated with other data relating to the user. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

Use of Google services

Use of data from websites or apps by Google services.

Use of Google AdSense

The controller has integrated Google AdSense on this website. Google AdSense is an online service through which a mediation of advertising on third-party sites is enabled. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm that selects the advertisements displayed on third-party sites to match the content of the respective third-party site. Google AdSense allows interest-based targeting of the Internet user, which is implemented by means of generating individual user profiles.

The operating company of the Google AdSense component is Alphabet Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of the Google AdSense component is the integration of advertisements on our website. Google-AdSense sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Alphabet Inc. is enabled to analyze the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up, on which a Google AdSense component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject's information technology system is automatically triggered by the respective Google AdSense component to transmit data to Alphabet Inc. for the purpose of online advertising and commission accounting. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Alphabet Inc. obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Alphabet Inc. uses, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission settlements.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Alphabet Inc. from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Alphabet Inc. can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Google AdSense also uses so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in Internet pages to enable log file recording and log file analysis, whereby a statistical evaluation can be performed. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, the Alphabet Inc. may see if and when a website was opened by a data subject, and which links were clicked by the data subject. Among other things, tracking pixels are used to evaluate the flow of visitors to a website.

Through Google AdSense, personal data and information, which also includes the IP address and is necessary for the collection and billing of the displayed advertisements, are transferred to Alphabet Inc. in the United States of America. This personal data is stored and processed in the United States of America. Alphabet Inc. may disclose this personal data collected via the technical process to third parties.

Google-AdSense is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.de/intl/de/adsense/start/.

Rights of data subjects

You have, within the framework of the applicable legal provisions at any time the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correct or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which will be implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.

Duration for which the personal data are stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that they are no longer required for the performance of the contract or the initiation of the contract.

Data security

We use the widespread TLS procedure for encryption within the website visit. You can see whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser. We also use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.