The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Insofar personal data is collected by us, it is done, when possible, on a strictly voluntary basis. This data is not distributed to third party without your expressed approval.
Please note that there could be security leaks by transferring data over the internet (e.g. through communication via email). A completely gap-less protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Some of the pages of this website use so-called cookies. Cookies don’t cause damage to your computer and don’t contain viruses. Cookies are being used to make our services more user-friendly, more effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are being stored on your computer by your browser.
Most of the cookies used by our websites are so-called “session-cookies”, which are being deleted directly after your visit to our website. Other cookies are being stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser at your next visit.
You can setup your browser in a way that you are being notified when a cookie is being stored. Then you can selectively decide which cookies are being stored or choose to automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. If you choose to deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website will be limited.
If you contact us using the contact form, all the data from the form, including your contact information, will be saved by us for processing. We won’t distribute this data without your approval.
If you want to receive the newsletter from our website, we need your email address and some information that helps us to confirm that you are the owner of the provided email address and consent to receive the newsletter.
The newsletter is distributed via “MailChimp”, a newsletter shipping platform of Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. The e-mail addresses of our Newsletter recipients, as well as their other information described in these notes, are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf.
Furthermore, MailChimp may, according to its own information, use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the shipping and the presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes, to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write them down or to pass them on to third parties.
The granted consent to storing of the data, the email address and the our use of it can be withdrawn at any time, for instance through the “Unsubscribe” or “Austragen” link in the newsletter.
This website is using functions of the web analyzing service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These cookies are text files that are being stored on your computer and are being used to analyze the usage of a website by you. The information collected by these cookies are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by activating a setting within your browser. Please note that you might not be able to use all functions or services of this website. Furthermore you can prevent the collection of personal data (including your IP address) by Google by downloading and installing the following browser tool:
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. It will store an opt-out-cookie that will prevent future data collection by Google Analytics from this website:
Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics
We use the function “IP Anonymization in Analytics” on this website. Through this service your IP address is being shortened by Google if it is within a member state of the European Union or in other countries that are party to the treaty of the European trading zone. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to the Google servers and shortened there. On behalf of the operators of this website, Google will use this information to analyze the usage of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide the website operators with other services related to website activity and Internet usage. The IP address collected by Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
Functions of the service provider Twitter are embedded on our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and its function “re-tweet”, websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and published to other users. In doing so, the data is also transmitted to Twitter. Please note that the operators of this website have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and it’s use by Twitter.
Your privacy settings at Twitter can be edited in your Twitter account under: http://twitter.com/account/settings
Functions of the service provider Instagram are embedded on our website. These functions are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you’re logged in with your Instagram account you can link content of our website with your Instagram profile. Instagram can thereby associate your visit of our website with your user account. Please note that the operators of this website have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and it’s use by Instagram.
Our webpages feature integrated plugins of the social media network facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognise the facebook-plugins by the facebook logo or the „like-button“ on our webpages. You can find an overview of the facebook-plugins under:
Please log out of your facebook account if you don’t want Facebook to correlate your Facebook account with your visit of our website.
We are using social plugins of the social media platform Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA (“Pinterest“). When you access webpages that contain one of these plugins, your browser establishes a direct connection to Pinterest’s servers. The plugin will transmit protocol data to Pinterest’s server in the USA. This protocol data may contain your IP address, the address of websites you visited, containing Pinterest plugins/features, browser type and settings, the date and time of the request, how you use Pinterest and cookies.
Our website is using plugins of the website Youtube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the websites is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our webpages that is using a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. In doing so, the YouTube server is informed which of our pages you visited.
If you are logged in with your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to associate your web-surfing behavior with your profile. You can prevent this by signing out from your YouTube account.
Commentary and review function on this website
To use the commentary function on this website, your comment, email address and provided you don’t post your comment anonymously, your chosen nickname is being stored on our server.
This site uses SSL encrytion for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.
While SSL encryption is activated, third parties are being prevented from accessing the data you transfer to us.
Information, Removal, Blocking
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. Furthermore, you have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. To do so, simply contact us to the address found in our imprint.
Objection to advertising e-mails
The contact data found this website is provided to fulfill our imprint obligation. We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising or other information material. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.