Data Protection Information
1. content of the online offer
The author accepts no responsibility for the topicality, correctness, completeness, or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author relating to material or non-material damage caused by the use or non-use of the information provided or using incorrect or incomplete information are excluded as a matter of principle, unless the author can be proven to have acted with intent or gross negligence. All offers are subject to change and non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the entire offer without prior notice or to discontinue publication temporarily or permanently.
2. references and links
The author is not responsible for any contents linked or referred to from his pages – unless he has full knowledge of illegal contents and would be able to prevent the visitors of his site from viewing those pages. The author hereby expressly declares that at the time the links were created, no illegal content was discernible on the linked pages. The author has no influence on the current and future design, content, or authorship of the linked pages. For this reason, he hereby expressly distances himself from all content of all linked pages that were changed after the link was created. This statement applies to all links and references set within the author’s own website as well as to third-party entries in guest books, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by the author. Liability for illegal, incorrect, or incomplete content and in particular for damage arising from the use or non-use of such information lies solely with the provider of the site to which reference is made, and not with the party who merely refers to the publication in question via links.
3. copyright and trademark law
The author endeavors to observe the copyrights of the graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts used in all publications, to use graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts created by himself or to use license-free graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts. All brand names and trademarks mentioned on the website and possibly protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The mere mention of a trademark does not imply that it is not protected by the rights of third parties! The copyright for published objects created by the author himself remains solely with the author of the pages. Any duplication or use of objects such as diagrams, sounds, or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the author’s agreement.
4. data protection
If the opportunity for the input of personal or business data (email addresses, name, addresses) is given, the input of these data takes place voluntarily. The use and payment of all offered services are permitted – if and so far, technically possible and reasonable – without specification of any personal data or under specification of anonymized data or an alias. The use of published postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers and email addresses for marketing purposes is prohibited, offenders sending unwanted spam messages will be punished. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the senders of so-called spam mails in the event of violations of this prohibition.
5. Legal validity of this disclaimer
This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.
To make our offer as pleasant as possible for you, we, like many well-known companies, use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that enable recognition of the user so that users do not have to log in again each time. Cookies can also help us to tailor our offers to your interests. Among other things, we set our own cookies to analyze the use of our offers and to provide you with interesting information. Of course, you can also use our offers without cookies. WWW browsers can be set so that cookies are generally rejected.
In doing so, we may place a unique cookie on the user’s browser or read such a cookie there. When you visit the site, information is collected about your visit, such as how often you have visited which areas of the site.
Information on the newsletter and consent:
The following information explains the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedures and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and to the procedures described.
Content of the newsletter:
We send newsletters, e-mails, and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission. If the contents of the Newsletter are specifically described during registration, they are decisive for the consent of the users. In addition, our newsletters contain information about GTE dates.
Double opt-in and logging:
Registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in process. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with other people’s e-mail addresses. The registrations for the newsletter are logged to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation times as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored with MailChimp are also logged.
Use of the “MailChimp” dispatch service provider. The newsletter is sent using “MailChimp”, a newsletter sending platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
The email addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their other data described in this notice, are stored on MailChimp’s servers in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. Furthermore, according to its own information, MailChimp may use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletters or for economic purposes in order to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass it on to third parties.
We trust in the reliability and IT and data security of MailChimp. MailChimp is certified under the US-EU data protection agreement “Privacy Shield” and thus undertakes to comply with the EU data protection regulations. Furthermore, we have concluded a “Data Processing Agreement” with MailChimp. This is a contract in which MailChimp undertakes to protect the data of our users, to process it on our behalf in accordance with its data protection provisions and, in particular, not to pass it on to third parties. You can view MailChimp’s data protection regulations here.
To register for the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your e-mail address.
Statistical collection and analyses:
The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information, such as information on the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time of the retrieval are initially collected. This information is used for the technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or the access times. Statistical surveys also include determining whether newsletters are opened, when they are opened, and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our intention nor that of MailChimp to observe individual users. The analyses serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.
Online access and data management:
You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. At the same time, your consent to the sending of the newsletter via MailChimp and the statistical analyses will expire. Unfortunately, it is not possible to separately revoke the sending via MailChimp or the statistical analysis.
You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter.
Legal basis Data Protection Ordinance:
In accordance with the requirements of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) applicable as of 25 May 2018, we inform you that the consent to the sending of e-mail addresses is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a, 7 DSGVO as well as § 7 Para. 2 No. 3, or Para. 3 UWG. The use of the dispatch service provider MailChimp, the performance of statistical surveys and analyses and the logging of the registration process are carried out based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We are interested in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests and meets the expectations of users.
We would also like to point out that you can object to the future processing of your personal data in accordance with the legal requirements pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO at any time. The objection can be made in particular against the processing for purposes of direct advertising.
8. information & deletion
You have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions about personal data, you can contact us at any time via the address of the website operator given in the imprint.