Data protection

data protection

We have written this data protection declaration (version 07.02.2020-311150649) in order to be able to offer you in accordance with the requirements of  General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679  to explain what information we collect, how we use data and what choices 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.

Automatic data storage

When you visit websites these days, certain information is automatically created and stored, including on this website.

If you visit our website as it is now, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically saves data such as

  • the address (URL) of the accessed website

  • Browser and browser version

  • the operating system used

  • the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)

  • the host name and the 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 we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed in the event of illegal behavior.
The legal basis is after  Article 6  Paragraph 1 f GDPR  (Lawfulness of processing) in the fact that there is a legitimate interest in enabling the error-free operation of this website by recording web server log files.

Cookies

Our website uses HTTP cookies to save user-specific data.
In the following we explain what cookies are and why they are used so that you can better understand the following data protection declaration.

What exactly are cookies?

Whenever you surf the Internet, you are using a browser. Well-known browsers are, for example, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Most websites save small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.

One thing cannot be dismissed out of hand: Cookies are really useful little helpers. Almost all websites use it  Cookies. More precisely, they are HTTP cookies, as there are others as well  There are cookies for other uses. HTTP cookies  are small files that are saved on your computer by our website. These cookie files are automatically placed in the cookie folder, which is 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  save certain user data about you, such as language or personal page settings. When you call up our site again, your browser transmits the "user-related" information back to our site. Thanks to cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you your usual standard settings. In some browsers, each has  Cookie  its own file, in others such as Firefox are all  Cookies  saved in a single file.

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

For example, cookie data can look like this:

  • Name: _ga

  • Expiry time: 2 years

  • Use: Differentiation of website visitors

  • Exemplary value:  GA1.2.1326744211.152311150649

A browser should support the following minimum sizes:

  • A cookie should be able to contain at least 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 types of cookies are there?

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

There are 4 types of cookies:

Absolutely necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary to ensure the basic functions of the website. For example, these cookies are needed when a user puts a product in the shopping cart, then clicks on 

continues surfing other pages and only goes to the checkout later. These cookies do not delete the shopping cart, 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. These cookies are also used to measure the loading time and the behavior of the website in different browsers.

Goal-oriented cookies


These cookies ensure better user-friendliness. For example, entered locations, font sizes or form data are saved.

Advertising cookies


These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They serve to deliver customized advertising to the user. That can be very practical, but also very annoying.

When you visit a website for the first time, you will usually be asked which of these types of cookies you would like to allow. And of course this decision is also saved in a cookie.

How can I delete cookies?

You decide for yourself how and whether you want to use cookies. Regardless of which service or website the cookies originate from, you always have the option  To delete cookies, only partially allow them or to deactivate them. For example, you can block third-party cookies but allow all other cookies.

If you want to find out 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, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

If you generally do not want cookies, 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 or not to allow the cookie. The procedure is different depending on the browser. It is best to search for the instructions in Google with the search term “Delete cookies Chrome” or “Deactivate cookies Chrome” in the case of a Chrome browser or replace the word “Chrome” with the name of your browser, e.g. Edge, Firefox, Safari.

What about my data protection?

The so-called “cookie guidelines” have existed since 2009. It states that the storage of cookies requires the consent of the website visitor (i.e. you). Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these guidelines. In Germany, the cookie guidelines have not been implemented as national law. Instead, this guideline was largely implemented in Section 15 (3) of the Telemedia Act (TMG).

If you want to know more about cookies and don't shy away from technical documentation, we recommend  https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265 , the Request for Comments of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) called “HTTP State Management Mechanism”.

Storage of personal data

Personal data that you transmit to us electronically on this website, such as name, e-mail address, address or other personal information in the context of submitting a form or comments in the blog, are stored by us together with the time and the IP address. Address is only used for the specified purpose, stored securely and not passed on to third parties.

We therefore only use your personal data for communication with those visitors who expressly request contact and for processing the services and products offered on this website. We do not pass on your personal data without your consent, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed in the event of illegal behavior.

If you send us personal data by e-mail - outside of this website - we cannot guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data unencrypted by email.

The legal basis is after  Article 6  Paragraph 1 a GDPR  (Lawfulness of processing) in that you give us your consent to 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 the imprint.

Rights according to the General Data Protection Regulation

According to the provisions of the GDPR, you have the following rights:

  • Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)

  • Right to erasure ("right to be forgotten") (Article 17 GDPR)

  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)

  • Right to notification - obligation to notify in connection with the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR)

  • Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)

  • Right to object (Article 21 GDPR)

  • Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling (Article 22 GDPR)

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

Evaluation of visitor behavior

In the following data protection declaration 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 cannot infer your person from your behavior on this website.

You can find out more about how to object to this analysis of the visit data in the following data protection declaration.

TLS encryption with https

We use https to transfer data securely on the Internet (data protection through technology design  Article 25 (1) GDPR ). 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 protection of data transmission by the small lock symbol in the top left of the browser and the use of the https (instead of http) scheme as part of our Internet address.

Google Maps privacy policy

We use Google Maps from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website. With Google Maps, we can better visualize locations and thus improve our service. By using Google Maps, data is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers. Here we want to go into more detail about what Google Maps is, why we use this Google service, which data is stored and how you can prevent this.

What is Google Maps?

Google Maps is an online map service from Google Inc. With Google Maps you can use a PC or an app to search for the exact locations of cities, sights, accommodations or companies on the Internet. If companies are represented on Google My Business, additional information about the company is displayed in addition to the location. Around  To show the way to get there, map sections of a location can be integrated into a website using HTML code. Google Maps shows the earth's surface as a road map or as an aerial or satellite image. Thanks to the Street View images and the high-quality satellite images, very precise representations are possible.

Why do we use Google Maps on our website?

All of our efforts on this page are aimed at providing you with a useful and meaningful time on our website. By integrating Google Maps, we can provide you with the most important information on various locations. Thanks to Google Maps, you can see at a glance where we are based. The route description always shows you the best or fastest way to us. You can find the route for routes by car, public transport, on foot or by bike. For us, the provision of Google Maps is part of our customer service.

Which data is saved by Google Maps?

In order for Google Maps to be able to offer its full service, the company must record and save data from you. This includes the search terms entered, your IP address and the latitude and longitude coordinates. If you use the route planner function, the entered start address is also saved. However, this data storage takes place on the Google Maps website. We can only inform you about this, but we cannot influence it. Since we have integrated Google Maps into our website, Google places at least one cookie (name: NID) in your browser. This cookie stores data about your user behavior. Google uses this data primarily to optimize its own services and to provide you with individual, personalized advertising.

The following cookie is set in your browser due to the integration of Google Maps:

  • Surname:  NID

  • Expiration time:  after 6 months

  • Use:  NID is used by Google to tailor advertisements to your Google searches. With the help of the cookie, Google “remembers” your most frequently entered search queries or your previous interaction with advertisements. So you always get customized advertisements. The cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to collect personal settings from the user for advertising purposes.

  • Example value:  188 = h26c1Ktha7fCQTx8rXgLyATyITJ311150649

Annotation:  We cannot guarantee that the data stored is complete. Changes at Google can never be ruled out, especially when using cookies. In order to identify the NID cookie, a separate test page was created, where only Google Maps was integrated.

How long and where will the data be stored?

The Google servers are located in data centers all over the world. Most of the servers are located in America, however. For this reason, your data is also increasingly stored in the USA. Here you can read exactly where the Google data centers are located:  https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de

Google distributes the data on various data carriers. This means that the data can be accessed more quickly and is better protected against any attempt at manipulation. Each data center also has special emergency programs. For example, if there are problems with the Google hardware or a natural disaster affects the servers, the data is still very likely to be protected.

Google stores some data for a specified period of time. For other data, Google only offers the option of manually deleting them. The company also anonymizes information (such as advertising data) in server logs by deleting part of the IP address and cookie information after 9 and 18 months, respectively.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

With the automatic deletion function of location and activity data introduced in 2019, information on location determination and web / app activity - depending on your decision - is stored for either 3 or 18 months and then deleted. In addition, you can manually delete this data from the history at any time via the Google account. If you want to completely prevent your location from being recorded, you must pause the "Web and app activity" section in your Google account. Click Data & Personalization, then click the Activity Settings option. Here you can switch the activities on or off.

You can also deactivate, delete or manage individual cookies in your browser. Depending on which browser you are using, this works in different ways. The following instructions show how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

If you generally do not want cookies, 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 or not to allow it.

Google is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at  https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI . If you want to learn more about data processing by Google, we recommend the company's own data protection declaration at  https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de .

Google Fonts privacy policy

We use Google Fonts from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website.

You do not have to log in or enter a password to use Google fonts. Furthermore, no cookies are stored in your browser. The files (CSS, fonts / fonts) are requested via the Google domains fonts.googleapis.com and fonts.gstatic.com. According to Google, the requests for CSS and fonts are completely separate from all other Google services. If you have a Google account, you don't need to worry that your Google account details will be transmitted to Google while you are using Google Fonts. Google records the use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and the fonts used and stores this data securely. We will take a closer look at what the data storage looks like.

What are Google Fonts?

Google Fonts  (previously  Google Web Fonts) is an interactive directory with more than 800  Fonts that support the  Google LLC  provides for free use.

Many of these fonts are under the  SIL Open Font License  published while others under the  Apache license  were published. Both are  free software licenses. So we can use them freely without paying license fees.

Why do we use Google Fonts on our website?

With Google Fonts, we can use fonts on our own website and do not have to upload them to our own server. Google Fonts is an important component in keeping the quality of our website high. All Google fonts are automatically optimized for the web and this saves data volume and is a great advantage, especially for use on mobile devices. When you visit our site, the small file size ensures a quick loading time. Furthermore, Google Fonts are so-called secure web fonts. Different image synthesis systems (rendering) in different browsers, operating systems and mobile devices can lead to errors. Such errors can partially distort texts or entire websites. Thanks to the fast content delivery network (CDN), there are no cross-platform problems with Google Fonts. Google Fonts supports all common browsers (Google Chrome,  Mozilla Firefox,  Apple Safari,  Opera)  and works reliably on most modern mobile operating systems, including Android 2.2+ and iOS 4.2+ (iPhone, iPad, iPod).

So we use Google Fonts so that we can present our entire online service as beautifully and consistently as possible. According to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 f lit. F GDPR, this already represents a “legitimate interest” in the processing of personal data Legal system are recognized.

Which data is saved by Google?

When you visit our website, the fonts are downloaded from a Google server. This external call transfers data to the Google server. In this way, Google also recognizes that you or your IP address are visiting our website. The Google Fonts API was developed to facilitate the collection, storage and use of 

Reduce end-user data to what is necessary for the efficient provision of fonts. By the way, API stands for "Application Programming Interface" and serves, among other things, as a data transmitter in the software area.

Google Fonts securely stores CSS and font requests with Google and is therefore protected.  Google can determine the popularity of the fonts through the collected usage figures. Google publishes the results on internal analysis sites such as Google Analytics. Google also uses data from its own web crawler to determine which websites use Google fonts. This data is published in Google Fonts' BigQuery database. BigQuery is a web service from Google for companies that want to move and analyze large amounts of data.

It should be noted, however, that information such as the IP address, language settings, screen resolution of the browser, version of the browser and the name of the browser are automatically transmitted to the Google server with every Google Font request. It is not clear whether this data is saved or not clearly communicated by Google.

How long and where will the data be stored?

Google stores requests for CSS assets for one day on your servers, which are mainly located outside the EU. This enables us to use the fonts with the help of a Google stylesheet.  A stylesheet is a format template that can be used to quickly and easily change the design or font of a website, for example.

The font files are stored by Google for one year. With this, Google is pursuing the goal of fundamentally improving the loading time of websites. If millions of web pages refer to the same fonts, they are cached after the first visit and immediately reappear on all other web pages visited later. Sometimes Google updates font files to reduce file size, increase language coverage, and improve design.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

The data that Google stores for a day or a year cannot simply be deleted. The data is automatically transmitted to Google when the page is accessed. In order to be able to delete this data prematurely, you have to go to Google support  https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=311150649  to contact. In this case, you only prevent data storage if you are not visiting our site.

Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unrestricted access to all fonts. We can therefore have unlimited access to a sea of fonts and thus get the most out of our website. You can find more about Google Fonts and other questions at  https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=311150649 . Although Google deals with data protection issues there, it does not contain any really detailed information about data storage. It is relatively difficult (almost impossible) to get really precise information about stored data from Google.

You can also click on which data is generally recorded by Google and what this data is used for  https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/  read up.

Google Fonts Local Privacy Policy

We use Google Fonts from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website. We have integrated the Google fonts locally, ie on our web server - not on the Google servers. As a result, there is no connection to the Google server and therefore no data transmission or storage.

What are Google Fonts?

Google Fonts  (previously  Google Web Fonts) is an interactive directory with more than 800  Fonts that support the  Google LLC  provides for free use. With Google Fonts you could use the fonts without uploading them to your own server. But in order to prevent any information transfer to the Google server in this regard, we have downloaded the fonts to our server. In this way, we act in compliance with data protection regulations and do not send any data to Google Fonts.

Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unrestricted access to all fonts. We can therefore have unlimited access to a sea of fonts and thus get the most out of our website. You can find more about Google Fonts and other questions at  https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=311150649 .

Google Analytics privacy policy

We use the Google Analytics (GA) analysis tracking tool from the American company Google LLC (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website. Google Analytics collects data about your actions on our website. For example, if you click on a link, this action is saved in a cookie and sent to Google Analytics. With the help of the reports we receive from Google Analytics, we can better tailor our website and our service to your needs. In the following, we will go into more detail about the tracking tool and, above all, inform you about which data is stored and how you can prevent this.

What is google analytics?

Google Analytics is a tracking tool that is used to analyze the traffic on our website. In order for Google Analytics to work, a tracking code is built into the code of our website. When you visit our website, this code records various actions that you carry out on our website. As soon as you leave our website, this data is sent to the Google Analytics server and stored there.

Google processes the data and we receive reports on your user behavior. These reports can include the following:

  • Target group reports: With target group reports, we get to know our users better and know more precisely who is interested in our service.

  • Ad reports: Ad reports make it easier for us to analyze and improve our online advertising.

  • Acquisition Reports: Acquisition reports give us helpful information on how we can get more people excited about our service.

  • Behavioral Reports: This is where we learn how you interact with our website. We can understand which path you take on our site and which links you click.

  • Conversion reports: Conversion is a process in which you carry out a desired action based on a marketing message. For example, when you go from being a pure website visitor to being a buyer or newsletter subscriber. With the help of these reports, we can find out more about how our marketing measures are received by you. This is how we want to increase our conversion rate.

  • Real-time reports: Here we always find out immediately what is happening on our website. For example, we can see how many users are reading this text.

Why do we use Google Analytics on our website?

Our goal with this website is clear: We want to offer you the best possible service. The statistics and data from Google Analytics help us to achieve this goal.

The statistically evaluated data show us a clear picture of the strengths and weaknesses of our website. On the one hand, we can optimize our site so that interested people can find it more easily on Google. On the other hand, the data helps us to better understand you as a visitor. We therefore know very well what we need to improve on our website in order to offer you the best possible service. The data also help us to carry out our advertising and marketing measures in a more individual and cost-effective manner. After all, it only makes sense to show our products and services to people who are interested in them.

Which data is saved by Google Analytics?

Google Analytics uses a tracking code to create a random, unique ID that is linked to your browser cookie. This is how Google Analytics recognizes you as a new user. The next time you visit our site, you will be recognized as a "returning" user. All collected data is saved together with this user ID. This is how it is possible to evaluate pseudonymous user profiles in the first place.

Tags such as cookies and app instance IDs measure your interactions on our website. Interactions are all types of actions that you carry out on our website. If you also use other Google systems (such as a Google account), data generated by Google Analytics can be linked to third-party cookies. Google does not pass on any Google Analytics data unless we, as the website operator, approve it. Exceptions may be made if required by law.

The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:

Surname:  _ga
Value: 2.1326744211.152311150649-5
Purpose of use:  By default, analytics.js uses the _ga cookie to save the user ID. Basically, it is used to differentiate between website visitors.
Expiry Date:  after 2 years

Surname:  _gid
Value: 2.1687193234.152311150649-1
 

Purpose of use:  The cookie is also used to distinguish website visitors
Expiry Date:  after 24 hours

Surname:  _gat_gtag_UA_ <property-id>
Value:  1
Purpose of use:  Used to lower the request rate. If Google Analytics is provided via the Google Tag Manager, this cookie is given the name _dc_gtm_ <property-id>.
Expiry Date:  after 1 minute

Surname:  AMP_TOKEN
Value:  not specified
Purpose of use:  The cookie has a token with which a user ID can be obtained from the AMP client ID service. Other possible values indicate a logout, a request, or an error.
Expiry Date:  after 30 seconds up to a year

Surname:  __utma
Value: 1564498958.1564498958.1564498958.1
Purpose of use:  This cookie can be used to track your behavior on the website and measure its performance. The cookie is updated every time information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiry Date:  after 2 years

Surname:  __utmt
Value:  1
Purpose of use:  The cookie is used like _gat_gtag_UA_ <property-id> to throttle the request rate.
Expiry Date:  after 10 minutes

Surname:  __utmb
Value: 3.10.1564498958
Purpose of use:  This cookie is used to determine new sessions. It is updated every time new data or information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiry Date:  after 30 minutes

Surname:  __utmc
Value:  167421564
Purpose of use:  This cookie is used to set new sessions for returning visitors. This is a session cookie and is only saved until you close the browser again.
Expiry Date:  After closing the browser

Surname:  __utmz
Value:  m | utmccn = (referral) | utmcmd = referral | utmcct = /
Purpose of use:  The cookie is used to identify the source of the traffic on our website. This means that the cookie stores where you came to our website from. That could have been another page or an advertisement.
Expiry Date:  after 6 months

Surname:  __utmv
Value:  not specified
Purpose of use:  The cookie is used to save custom user data. It is always updated when information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiry Date:  after 2 years

Annotation:  This list cannot claim to be complete, as Google changes the choice of their cookies again and again.

Here we show you an overview of the most important data that is collected with Google Analytics:

Heatmaps:  Google creates so-called heat maps. Heatmaps show exactly those areas that you click on. In this way we get information about where you are on our site.

Session duration:  Google defines session duration as the time that you spend on our site without leaving the site. If you have been inactive for 20 minutes, the session ends automatically.

Bounce rate  Bounce rate: We are talking about a jump if you only view one page on our website and then leave our website again.

Account creation:  When you create an account or place an order on our website, Google Analytics collects this data.

IP address:  The IP address is only shown in abbreviated form so that no clear assignment is possible.

Location:  The country and your approximate location can be determined via the IP address. This process is also known as IP location determination.

Technical information:  The technical information includes, among other things, your browser type, your Internet provider or your screen resolution.

Source of origin:  Google Analytics or us are of course also interested in which website or which advertising you came to our site.

Further data are contact details, any ratings, playing media (e.g. when you play a video on our site), sharing content via social media or adding it to your favorites. The list does not claim to be complete and only serves as a general guide to data storage by Google Analytics.

How long and where will the data be stored?

Google has distributed your servers all over the world. Most of the servers are located in America and consequently your data is mostly stored on American servers. Here you can read exactly where the Google data centers are located:  https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de

Your data is distributed on various physical data carriers. This has the advantage that the data can be accessed more quickly and is better protected against manipulation. Every Google data center has appropriate emergency programs for your data. If, for example, the hardware at Google fails or natural disasters paralyze servers, the risk of service interruption at Google remains low.

A standard storage period for your user data of 26 months is set for Google Analytics. Then your user data will be deleted. However, we have the option of choosing the retention period for user data ourselves. We have five options for this:

  • Deletion after 14 months

  • Deletion after 26 months

  • Deletion after 38 months

  • Deletion after 50 months

  • No automatic deletion

When the specified period has expired, the data is deleted once a month. This retention period applies to your data linked to cookies, user identification and advertising IDs (e.g. cookies from the DoubleClick domain). Report results are based on aggregated data and are stored independently of user data. Aggregated data is a merging of individual data into a larger unit.

 

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

According to the data protection law of the European Union, you have the right to receive information about your data, to update it, to delete it or to restrict it. Use the browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js) to prevent Google Analytics from using your data. You can download the browser add-on under  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de  download and install. Please note that this add-on only deactivates data collection by Google Analytics.

If you generally want to deactivate, delete or manage cookies (independent of Google Analytics), there are separate instructions for each browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

Google Analytics is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at  https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&tid=311150649 . we 

We hope we were able to provide you with the most important information about data processing by Google Analytics. If you want to learn more about the tracking service, we recommend these two links:  http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html  and  https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de .

 

Google Analytics IP anonymization

We have implemented the IP address anonymization of Google Analytics on this website.  This function was developed by Google so that this website can comply with the applicable data protection regulations and recommendations of the local data protection authorities if they prohibit the storage of the full IP address. The anonymization or masking of the IP takes place as soon as the IP addresses arrive in the Google Analytics data collection network and before the data is stored or processed.

You can find more information on IP anonymization at  https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=de .

Google Analytics reports on demographics and interests

We have switched on the functions for advertising reports in Google Analytics. The demographics and interests reports contain information on age, gender and interests. This enables us - without being able to assign this data to individual persons - to get a better picture of our users. You can find out more about the advertising functions  on  https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3450482?hl=de_AT&utm_id=ad .

You can use the activities and information of your Google account under “Settings for advertising”  https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated  end with the checkbox.

Google Analytics add-on for data processing

We have concluded a direct customer contract with Google for the use of Google Analytics by accepting the “data processing addendum” in Google Analytics.

You can find out more about the data processing addendum for Google Analytics here:  https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636?hl=de&utm_id=ad

Google Analytics Google Signals Privacy Policy

We have activated the Google signals in Google Analytics. The existing Google Analytics functions (advertising reports, remarketing, cross-device reports and reports on interests and demographic characteristics) are updated in order to receive summarized and anonymized data from you, provided that you have allowed personalized ads in your Google account.

The special thing about it is that it is a cross-device tracking. This means that your data can be analyzed across all devices. By activating Google signals, data is recorded and linked to the Google account.  This enables Google to recognize, for example, when you are viewing a product on our website using a smartphone and only later buy the product using a laptop. Thanks to the activation of Google signals, we can start cross-device remarketing campaigns that would otherwise not be possible in this form. Remarketing means that we can also show you our offer on other websites.

In Google Analytics, further visitor data such as location, search history, YouTube history and data about your actions on our website are recorded by the Google signals. This gives us better advertising reports and more useful information about your interests and demographic characteristics from Google. This includes your age, what language you speak, where you live or what gender you belong to. There are also social criteria such as your job, your marital status or your income. All of these features help Google Analytics to define groups of people or target groups.

The reports also help us to better assess your behavior, wishes and interests. This enables us to optimize and adapt our services and products for you. By default, this data expires after 26 months.  Please note that this data collection only takes place if you have allowed personalized advertising in your Google account. It is always aggregated and anonymous data and never individual data. You can manage or delete this data in your Google account.

Facebook-Pixel data protection declaration

We use the Facebook pixel from Facebook on our website. We have implemented a code for this on our website. The Facebook pixel is an excerpt from JavaScript code that loads a collection of functions with which Facebook can track your user actions, provided you have come to our website via Facebook ads. For example, if you purchase a product on our website, the Facebook pixel is triggered and saves your actions on our website in one or more cookies. These cookies enable Facebook to compare your user data (customer data such as IP address, user ID) with the data in your Facebook account. Then Facebook deletes this data again. The data collected is anonymous and cannot be viewed by us and can only be used in the context of advertisements. If you are a Facebook user yourself and are logged in, your visit to our website is automatically assigned to your Facebook user account.

We want to show our services and products only to those people who are really interested in them. With the help of Facebook pixels, our advertising measures can be better tailored to your wishes and interests. In this way, Facebook users (provided they have allowed personalized advertising) see appropriate advertising. Furthermore, Facebook uses the collected data for analysis purposes and its own advertisements.

In the following we show you the cookies that were set on a test page by integrating Facebook pixels. Please note that these are only sample cookies. Different cookies are set depending on the interaction on our website.

Surname:  _fbp
Value:  fb.1.1568287647279.257405483-6311150649-7
Purpose of use:  This cookie uses Facebook to display advertising products.
Expiry Date:  after 3 months

Surname:  fr
Value:  0aPf312HOS5Pboo2r..Bdeiuf… 1.0.Bdeiuf.
Purpose of use:  This cookie is used so that Facebook pixels work properly.
Expiry Date:  after 3 months

Surname:  comment_author_50ae8267e2bdf1253ec1a5769f48e062311150649-3
Value:  Author's name
Purpose of use:  This cookie stores the text and the name of a user who leaves a comment, for example.
Expiry Date:  after 12 months

Surname:  comment_author_url_50ae8267e2bdf1253ec1a5769f48e062
Value:  https% 3A% 2F% 2Fwww.testseite ...% 2F (URL of the author)
Purpose of use:  This cookie stores the URL of the website, which the user enters in a text field on our website.
Expiry Date:  after 12 months

Surname:  comment_author_email_50ae8267e2bdf1253ec1a5769f48e062
Value:  Author's email address
Purpose of use:  This cookie saves the email address of the user if he has made it known on the website.
Expiry Date:  after 12 months

Annotation:  The cookies mentioned above relate to individual user behavior. Changes to Facebook can never be ruled out, especially when using cookies.

If you are logged in to Facebook, you can change your settings for advertisements under  https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen  change yourself. If you are not a Facebook user, you can go to  http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/  basically manage your usage-based online advertising. There you have the option of deactivating or activating providers.

If you want to learn more about Facebook's data protection, we recommend that you read the company's own data guidelines  https://www.facebook.com/policy.php .

Facebook automatic extended comparison data protection declaration

We have also activated the automatic advanced matching as part of the Facebook pixel function. This function of the pixel enables us to send hashed e-mails, names, gender, city, state, postcode and date of birth or telephone number as additional information to Facebook, provided that you have provided this data to us. This activation enables us to adapt advertising campaigns on Facebook even more precisely to people who are interested in our services or products.

Google Tag Manager privacy policy

We use the Google Tag Manager from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) for our website. This Tag Manager is one of many helpful marketing products from Google. Using the Google Tag Manager, we can centrally integrate and manage code sections from various tracking tools that we use on our website.

In this data protection declaration we want to explain in more detail what the Google Tag Manager does, why we use it and in what form data is processed.

What is the Google Tag Manager?

The Google Tag Manager is an organization tool with which we can integrate and manage website tags centrally and via a user interface. Tags are small sections of code that, for example, record (track) your activities on our website. For this purpose, JavaScript code sections are used in the source code of our site. The tags often come from Google's internal products such as Google Ads or Google Analytics, but tags from other companies can also be integrated and managed via the manager. Such tags take on different tasks. You can collect browser data, feed marketing tools with data, integrate buttons, set cookies and also track users across multiple websites.

Why do we use Google Tag Manager for our website?

As the saying goes: organization is half the battle! And of course that also applies to the maintenance of our website. In order to make our website as good as possible for you and all people who are interested in our products and services, we need various tracking tools such as Google Analytics. The data collected by these tools shows us what interests you most, where we can improve our services and which people we should show our offers. And for this tracking to work, we have to integrate the corresponding JavaScript code into our website. In principle, we could incorporate each code section of the individual tracking tools separately into our source code. However, this takes a relatively long time and it is easy to lose track of things. That is why we use the Google Tag Manager. We can easily integrate the necessary scripts and manage them from one place. In addition, the Google Tag Manager offers an easy-to-use user interface and no programming knowledge is required. This is how we manage to keep our day jungle in order.

What data is saved by the Google Tag Manager?

The Tag Manager itself is a domain that does not set cookies and does not save any data. He acts as a mere "administrator" of the implemented tags. The data record the individual tags of the various web analysis tools. The data is passed through to the individual tracking tools in the Google Tag Manager and is not saved.

The situation is completely different, however, with the integrated tags of the various web analysis tools, such as Google Analytics. Depending on the analysis tool, various data about your web behavior are usually collected, saved and processed with the help of cookies. To do this, please read our data protection texts on the individual analysis and tracking tools that we use on our website.

In the Tag Manager account settings, we have allowed Google to receive anonymized data from us. However, this only concerns the use and use of our Tag Manager and not your data, which is stored via the code sections. We enable Google and others to receive selected data in an anonymous form. We therefore consent to our website data being passed on anonymously. In spite of long research, we were unable to find out exactly which summarized and anonymous data is forwarded. In any case, Google will delete all information that could identify our website. Google combines the data with hundreds of other anonymous website data and creates user trends as part of benchmarking measures. Benchmarking compares your own results with those of your competitors. Processes can be optimized on the basis of the information collected.

How long and where will the data be stored?

When Google stores data, this data is stored on its own Google servers. The servers are distributed all over the world. Most of them are in America. Under  https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de  you can read exactly where the Google servers are located.

How long the individual tracking tools store your data can be found in our individual data protection texts for the individual tools.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

The Google Tag Manager itself does not set cookies, but manages tags from various tracking websites. In our data protection texts for the individual tracking tools, you will find detailed information on how to delete or manage your data.

Google is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at  https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&tid=311150649 . If you want to learn more about the Google Tag Manager, we recommend the FAQs at  https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/faq.html .

Newsletter data protection declaration

If you subscribe to our newsletter, you transmit the above personal data and give us the right to contact you by email. We use the data stored when registering for the newsletter only for our newsletter and do not pass it on. 

If you unsubscribe from the newsletter - you will find the link for this at the bottom of every newsletter - then we will delete all data that was saved when you registered for the newsletter.  

Google AdSense privacy policy

We use Google AdSense, the advertising program from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on this website. With Google AdSense we can show advertisements on this website that match our topic. We offer you advertisements that ideally represent real added value for you. In the course of this data protection declaration about Google AdSense, we explain to you why we use Google AdSense on our website, which data is processed and stored by you and how you can prevent this data storage.

The legal basis for the use of Google AdSense is Article 6 (1) f (lawfulness of processing), because there is a legitimate interest in carrying out targeted advertising measures.

What is Google AdSense?

Google AdSense has been around since 2003 and is an advertising program from Google. In contrast to Google Ads (formerly: Google AdWords), you cannot advertise yourself here. Ads are displayed on websites such as ours via Google AdSense. The biggest advantage of this advertising service compared to some others is that Google AdSense only shows you ads that match our content. Google has its own algorithm that calculates which advertisements you will see. Of course, we only want to offer you advertising that interests you and offers you added value. Based on your interests or your user behavior and on the basis of our offer, Google checks which advertisements are suitable for our website and for our users. At this point we would like to mention that we are therefore not responsible for the selection of advertisements. We only offer advertising space on our website. The selection of the displayed advertising is made by Google. Since August 2013, the displays have also been adapted to the respective user interface. That means, regardless of whether you visit our website from your smartphone, PC or laptop, the displays adapt to your device.

Why do we use Google AdSense on our website?

Running a high quality website takes a lot of dedication and effort. Basically, we're never finished working on our website. We always try to maintain our site and keep it as up-to-date as possible. Of course, we also want to achieve economic success with this work. That's why we decided to use ads as a source of income. The most important thing for us, however, is not to disturb your visit to our website with these advertisements. With the help of Google AdSense, you will only be offered advertisements that match our topics and your interests.

Similar to the Google indexing for a website, a bot examines the corresponding content and the corresponding offers on our website. The content of the advertisements is then adjusted and presented on the website. In addition to the 

Content-related overlaps between the ad and the website offer, AdSense also supports interest-based targeting. This means that Google also uses your data to offer advertising tailored to you. In this way you receive advertising that ideally offers you real added value and we have a higher chance of earning a little something.

What data is stored by Google AdSense?

Cookies are used, among other things, so that Google AdSense can display advertising that is tailored to you. Cookies are small text files that store certain information on your computer.

In AdSense, cookies are intended to enable better advertising. The cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information. It should be noted, however, that Google regards data such as “pseudonymous cookie IDs” (name or other identification feature is replaced by a pseudonym) or IP addresses as non-personally identifiable information. However, within the framework of the GDPR, this data can be considered personal data. Google AdSense sends a cookie to the browser after every impression (this is always the case when you see an ad), every click and every other activity that leads to a call to the Google AdSense server. If the browser accepts the cookie, it will be saved there.

As part of AdSense, third-party providers may place and read cookies in your browser or use web beacons to save data that they receive through the provision of advertisements on the website. Web beacons are small graphics that enable log file recording and log file analysis. This analysis enables statistical evaluation for online marketing.

Google can use these cookies to collect certain information about your user behavior on our website. These include:

  • Information on how to deal with an ad (clicks, impressions, mouse movements)

  • Information as to whether an advertisement has already appeared in your browser at an earlier point in time. This data will help prevent you from showing an ad more often.

In doing so, Google analyzes and evaluates the data on the advertising material displayed and your IP address. Google uses the data primarily to measure the effectiveness of an ad and to improve the advertising offer. This data is not linked to any personal data that Google may have about you via other Google services.

In the following, we present cookies that Google AdSense uses for tracking purposes. Here we are referring to a test website that only has Google AdSense installed: 

  • Surname:  uid

  • Expiration time:  after 2 months

  • Use:  The cookie is saved under the domain adform.net. It provides a clearly assigned, machine-generated user ID and collects data about the activity on our website.

  • Example value:  891269189311150649

  • Surname:  C.

  • Expiration time:  after 1 month

  • Use:  This cookie identifies whether your browser accepts cookies. The cookie is saved under the domain track.adform.net.

  • Example value:  1

  • Surname:  cid

  • Expiration time:  after 2 months

  • Use:  This cookie is stored under the domain track.adform.net, stands for client ID and is used to improve advertising for you. It can route more relevant advertisements to the visitor and helps improve campaign performance reports.

  • Example value:  8912691894970695056,0,0,0,0

  • Surname:  IDE

  • Expiration time:  after 1 month

  • Use:  The cookie is saved under the domain doubkeklick.net. It is used to register your actions after viewing or clicking on the ad. This allows you to measure how well an ad is received by our visitors.

  • Example value:  zOtj4TWxwbFDjaATZ2TzNaQmxrU311150649

  • Surname:  test_cookie

  • Expiration time:  after 1 month

  • Use:  The "test_cookies" can be used to check whether your browser supports cookies at all. The cookie is saved under the domain doubkeklick.net.

  • Example value:  not specified

  • Surname:  CT592996

  • Expiration time:  after one hour

  • Use:  Is saved under the domain adform.net. The cookie is set as soon as you click on an advertisement. We could not find out more detailed information about the use of this cookie.

  • Example value: 733366

Annotation:  This list cannot claim to be complete, as experience has shown that Google changes the choice of their cookies again and again.

How long and where will the data be stored?

Google records your IP address and various activities that you carry out on the website. Cookies store this information about the interactions on our website. According to Google, the company collects and stores the information provided in a secure manner on Google's in-house servers in the USA.

If you do not have a Google account or are not logged in, Google usually saves the collected data with a unique identifier (ID) on your browser. The unique IDs stored in cookies are used, for example, to ensure personalized advertising. If you are signed in to a Google account, Google can also collect personal data.

You can delete some of the data that Google stores at any time (see next section). Much of the information stored in cookies is automatically deleted after a certain period of time. However, there is also data that Google stores over a longer period of time. This is the case when Google has to store certain data for an indefinite, longer period of time for economic or legal reasons.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You always have the option of deleting or deactivating cookies that are on your computer. How exactly this works depends on your browser.

Here you can find instructions on how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

If you generally do not want cookies, 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 or not to allow the cookie. By downloading and installing this browser plug-in on  https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996  all "advertising cookies" are also deactivated. Please note that by deactivating these cookies you will not prevent the advertisements, only the personalized advertisements.

If you have a Google account, you can go to the website  https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated deactivate personalized advertising. Here, too, you will continue to see advertisements, but these are no longer adapted to your interests. However, the ads will be displayed based on a few factors such as your location (derived from your IP address), the type of browser and the search terms used.

You can see which data Google basically collects and what they use this data for  https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/  read up.

Google Ads (Google AdWords) Conversion Tracking Privacy Policy

We use Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords) as an online marketing measure to advertise our products, offers and services. We want to make more people aware of the high quality of our offers on the Internet. As part of our advertising measures through Google Ads, we use conversion tracking from Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”) on our website. With the help of this free tracking tool, we can adapt our advertising offer to your interests and needs much better. In the following article we want to go into more detail about why we use conversion tracking, which data is stored and how you can prevent this data storage.

The legal basis for the use of Google Ads conversion tracking is Article 6 (1) f (lawfulness of processing), because there is a legitimate interest in carrying out targeted advertising measures.

What is Google Ads Conversion Tracking?

Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords) is the in-house online advertising system of Google LLC. We can create online advertisements through Google Ads to bring our products or services to interested people. We are convinced of the quality of our offer and want as many people as possible to get to know our website. In the online area, Google Ads offers the best platform for this. Of course, we also want to get a precise overview of the cost-benefit factor of our advertising campaigns. That's why we use the Google Ads conversion tracking tool.

But what exactly is a conversion? A conversion occurs when you change from a purely interested website visitor to an active visitor. This always happens when you click on our ad and then take another action, such as visiting our website.  With the conversion tracking tool from Google we record what happens after a user clicks on our Google Ads ad. For example, we can see whether products are being purchased, services are being used or whether users have signed up for our newsletter.

Why do we use Google Ads conversion tracking on our website?

We use Google Ads to draw attention to our offer on other websites. The aim is that our advertising campaigns really only reach those people who are interested in our products and offers. With the conversion tracking tool, we can see which keywords, ads, ad groups and campaigns lead to the desired customer actions.  We see how many customers interact with our ads on a device or in a browser and then convert. With this data we can use our  Calculate the cost-benefit factor,  Measure the success of individual advertising measures and consequently optimize our online marketing measures.  Furthermore, with the help of the data obtained, we can make our website more interesting for you and adapt our advertising offer even more individually to your needs.

What data is saved by Google Ads conversion tracking?

We have integrated a conversion tracking tag or code snippet on our website in order to be able to better analyze certain user actions. If you now click on one of our Google Ads ads, the "Conversion" cookie from a Google domain is saved on your computer (usually in the browser) or mobile device. Cookies are small text files that save information on your computer.

Here are the data from the most important cookies for Google's conversion tracking:

Surname:  Conversion
Expiration time:  after 3 months
Example value:  EhMI_aySuoyv4gIVled3Ch0llweVGAEgt-mr6aXd7dYlSAGQ311150649

Surname:  _gac
Expiration time:  after 3 months
Example value:  1.1558695989.EAIaIQobChMIiOmEgYO04gIVj5AYCh2CBAPrEAAYASAAEgIYQfD_BwE

Note: The _gac cookie only appears in connection with Google Analytics. The above list does not claim to be complete, as Google repeatedly uses other cookies for analytical evaluation.

As soon as you complete an action on our website, Google recognizes the cookie and saves your action as a so-called conversion. As long as you are surfing our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google will recognize that you have found us via our Google Ads ad. The cookie is read out and sent back to Google Ads with the conversion data. It is also possible that other cookies are used to measure conversions. Google Ads conversion tracking can be refined and improved with the help of Google Analytics. For advertisements that Google shows in different places on the web, cookies with the name “__gads” or “_gac” may be set under our domain. Since September 2017, various campaign information has been stored by analytics.js with the _gac cookie. The cookie stores this data as soon as you visit one of our pages for which Google Ads automatic tagging has been set up. In contrast to cookies that are set for Google domains, Google can only read these conversion cookies when you are on our website. We do not collect or receive any personal data. We get a report from Google with statistical evaluations. For example, we find out the total number of users who clicked on our ad and we can see how well which advertising measure was received.

How long and where will the data be stored?

At this point we want to point out that we have no influence on how Google uses the data collected by the conversion tracking tool. According to Google, the data is encrypted and stored on secure servers. In most cases, conversion cookies expire after 30 days and do not transmit any personal data. The cookies with the name "Conversion" and "_gac" (which is used in connection with Google Analytics) have an expiration date of 3 months.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You have the option of opting out of Google Ads conversion tracking. If you deactivate the Google conversion tracking cookie via your browser, you block conversion tracking. In this case you will not be included in the statistics of the tracking tool. You can change the cookie settings in your browser at any time. This works a little differently for each browser. Here you can find instructions on how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

If you generally do not want cookies, 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 or not to allow the cookie. By downloading and installing this browser plug-in on  https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996  all "advertising cookies" are also deactivated. Please note that by deactivating these cookies you will not prevent the advertisements, only the personalized advertisements.

Through the certification for the American-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, the American group Google LLC must comply with the data protection laws applicable in the EU. If you would like to find out more about data protection at Google, we recommend the general data protection declaration from Google:  https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de .

Embedded social media elements data protection declaration

We integrate elements of social media services on our website to display images, videos and texts.
When you visit pages that display these elements, data is transferred from your browser to the respective social media service and stored there. We have no access to this data.
The following links take you to the pages of the respective social media services where it is explained how they handle your data:

Facebook privacy policy

We use selected Facebook tools from Facebook on our website. Facebook is a social media network operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2 Ireland. With the help of these tools, we can offer you and people who are interested in our products and services the best possible offer. In the following we provide an overview of the various Facebook tools, which data is sent to Facebook and how you can delete this data.

What are Facebook tools?

In addition to many other products, Facebook also offers the so-called “Facebook Business Tools”.  This is the official name of Facebook. But since the term is hardly known, we decided to call them just Facebook tools. These include:

  • Facebook pixel

  • social plug-ins (such as the "Like" or "Share" button)

  • Facebook login

  • Account Kit

  • APIs (programming interface)

  • SDKs (collection of programming tools)

  • Platform integrations

  • Plugins

  • Codes

  • Specifications

  • Documentation

  • Technologies and services

These tools enable Facebook to expand its services and to obtain information about user activities outside of Facebook.

 

Why do we use Facebook tools on our website?

We only want to show our services and products to people who are really interested in them. With the help of advertisements (Facebook ads) we can reach exactly these people. However, in order to be able to show the users appropriate advertising, Facebook needs information about the wishes and needs of the people. So will the company  Information about user behavior (and contact details) is made available on our website. As a result, Facebook collects better user data and can show interested people the right advertising about our products or services. The tools thus enable tailor-made advertising campaigns on Facebook.

Facebook calls data about your behavior on our website “event data”. These are also used for measurement and analysis services. In this way, Facebook can create “campaign reports” on our behalf about the impact of our advertising campaigns. Furthermore, analyzes give us a better insight into how you use our services, website or products. This enables us to optimize your user experience on our website with some of these tools. For example, you can use the social plug-ins to share content on our site directly on Facebook.

 

Which data are saved by Facebook tools?

By using individual Facebook tools, personal data (customer data) can be sent to Facebook. Depending on the tools used, customer data such as name, address, telephone number and IP address can be sent.

Facebook uses this information to compare the data with your own data that it has about you (if you are a Facebook member). So-called "hashing" takes place before customer data is transmitted to Facebook. This means that a data record of any size can be transformed into a character string. This is also used to encrypt data.

In addition to the contact details, "event data" are also transmitted. "Event data" means the information that we receive about you on our website. For example, which sub-pages you visit or which products you buy from us. Facebook does not share the information it receives with third parties (such as advertisers) unless the company has explicit permission or is legally obliged to do so. "Event data" can also be linked to contact details. This enables Facebook to offer better personalized advertising. After the already mentioned comparison process, Facebook will delete the contact details again.

In order to be able to deliver advertisements in an optimized way, Facebook only uses the event data if this has been combined with other data (which were recorded by Facebook in a different way). Facebook also uses this event data for security, protection, development and research purposes. Much of this data is transferred to Facebook via cookies. Cookies are small text files that are used to store data or information in browsers. Depending on the tools used and whether you are a Facebook member, a different number of cookies will be created in your browser. In the descriptions of the individual Facebook tools, we go into more detail on individual Facebook cookies. You can also find general information about the use of Facebook cookies at  https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies .

How long and where will the data be stored?

In principle, Facebook stores data until it is no longer needed for its own services and Facebook products. Facebook has servers all over the world where your data is stored. However, customer data will be deleted within 48 hours after it has been compared with your own user data.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to information, correction, portability and deletion of your data.

The data will only be completely deleted if you completely delete your Facebook account. And this is how deleting your Facebook account works:

1) On the right side of Facebook, click Settings.

2) Then click on "Your Facebook information" in the left column.

3) Now click “Deactivate and Delete”.

4) Now select "Delete account" and then click on "Next and delete account"

5) Now enter your password, click on "Next" and then on "Delete account"

The storage of the data that Facebook receives via our site takes place, among other things, via cookies (e.g. with social plugins). You can deactivate, delete or manage individual or all cookies in your browser. Depending on which browser you are using, this works in different ways. The following instructions show how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

If you generally do not want cookies, 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 or not to allow it.

Facebook is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at  https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC . We hope we have brought you the most important information about the use and data processing by the Facebook tools. If you want to learn more about how Facebook uses your data, we recommend the data guidelines on  https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update .

 

F acebook social plug-ins privacy policy

So-called social plug-ins from Facebook Inc. are built into our website. You can recognize these buttons by the classic Facebook logo, such as the “Like” button (the hand with a raised thumb) or by a clear “Facebook plug-in” label. A social plug-in is a small part of Facebook that is integrated into our page. Each plug-in has its own function. The most used functions are the familiar “Like” and “Share” buttons.

The following social plug-ins are offered by Facebook:

  • “Save” button

  • "Like" button, share, send and quote

  • Page plug-in

  • Comments

  • Messenger plug-in

  • Embedded posts and video players

  • Group plug-in

on  https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins  you will find more information on how the individual plug-ins are used. We use the social plug-ins on the one hand to offer you a better user experience on our site, on the other hand because Facebook can use them to optimize our advertisements.

If you have a Facebook account or  facebook.com  have visited before, Facebook has already set at least one cookie in your browser. In this case, your browser sends information to Facebook via this cookie as soon as you visit our site or interact with social plug-ins (e.g. the "Like" button).

The information received will be deleted or anonymized within 90 days. According to Facebook, this data includes your IP address, which website you have visited, the date, time and other information relating to your browser.

In order to prevent Facebook from collecting a lot of data during your visit to our website and connecting it to the Facebook data, you must log out of Facebook while visiting the website.

If you are not logged in to Facebook or do not have a Facebook account, your browser sends less information to Facebook because you have fewer Facebook cookies. Nevertheless, data such as your IP address or which website you visit can be transmitted to Facebook. We would like to expressly point out that we do not know the exact content of the data. However, we try to inform you as much as possible about data processing based on our current state of knowledge. You can also see how Facebook uses the data in the company's data policy at  Read https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update .

The following cookies are set in your browser at least when you visit a website with social plug-ins from Facebook:

Surname:  dpr
Value:  not specified
Purpose of use:  This cookie is used for the social plug-ins to work on our website.
Expiry Date:  after the end of the session

Surname:  fr
Value:  0jieyh4311150649c2GnlufEJ9..Bde09j… 1.0.Bde09j
Purpose of use:  The cookie is also necessary for the plug-ins to function properly.
Expiry Date::  after 3 months

Annotation:  These cookies were set after a test, even if you are not a Facebook member.

If you are logged in to Facebook, you can change your settings for advertisements under  https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen  change yourself. If you are not a Facebook user, you can go to  http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/ basically manage your usage-based online advertising. There you have the option of deactivating or activating providers.

If you want to learn more about Facebook's data protection, we recommend that you read the company's own data guidelines  https://www.facebook.com/policy.php .

Facebook login privacy policy

We have integrated the practical Facebook login on our site. You can easily log in to us with your Facebook account without having to create another user account. If you decide to register using the Facebook login, you will be redirected to the social media network Facebook. There you log in using your Facebook user data. This login procedure saves data about you or your user behavior and transmits it to Facebook.

To save the data, Facebook uses various cookies. In the following, we show you the most important cookies that are set in your browser or that already exist when you log in to our site using the Facebook login:

Surname:  fr
Value:  0jieyh4c2GnlufEJ9..Bde09j… 1.0.Bde09j
Purpose of use:  This cookie is used so that the social plugin works as well as possible on our website.
Expiry Date:  after 3 months

Surname:  datr
Value:  4Jh7XUA2311150649SEmPsSfzCOO4JFFl
Purpose of use:  Facebook sets the “datr” cookie when a web browser accesses facebook.com, and the cookie helps to identify login activities and protect users.
Expiry Date:  after 2 years

Surname:  _js_datr
Value:  deleted
Purpose of use:  This session cookie is set by Facebook for tracking purposes, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are logged out.
Expiry Date:  after the end of the session

Annotation:  The cookies listed are only a small selection of the cookies available to Facebook. Other cookies are, for example, _ fbp, sb or wd. A complete list is not possible because Facebook has a large number of cookies and uses them variably.

The Facebook login offers you on the one hand a quick and easy registration process, on the other hand we have the possibility to share data with Facebook. This enables us to better tailor our offers and promotions to your interests and needs. Data that we receive from Facebook in this way is public data such as

  • Your facebook name

  • Your profile picture

  • a stored email address

  • Friends lists

  • Button information (e.g. "Like" button)

  • Birthday date

  • language

  • place of residence

In return, we provide Facebook with information about your activities on our website. This includes information about the device you are using, which subpages you visit on our site or which products you have purchased from us.

By using Facebook login, you consent to data processing. You can revoke this agreement at any time. If you want to find out more information about data processing by Facebook, we recommend the Facebook data protection declaration at  https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php .

If you are logged in to Facebook, you can change your settings for advertisements under  https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen  change yourself.

Instagram privacy policy

We have built in Instagram functions on our website. Instagram is a social media platform operated by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA. Instagram has been a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. since 2012 and is a Facebook product. Embedding Instagram content on our website is called embedding. This enables us to show you content such as buttons, photos or videos from Instagram directly on our website. When you visit our website that has an Instagram function integrated, data is transmitted to Instagram, stored and processed. Instagram uses the same systems and technologies as Facebook. Your data will thus be processed across all Facebook companies.

In the following, we want to give you a more detailed insight into why Instagram collects data, what data it is and how you can largely control the data processing. Since Instagram belongs to Facebook Inc., we obtain our information from the Instagram guidelines on the one hand, but also from the Facebook data guidelines themselves on the other.

What is Instagram

Instagram is one of the most famous social media networks in the world. Instagram combines the advantages of a blog with the advantages of audiovisual platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo. You can upload photos and short videos to “Insta” (as many of the users casually call the platform), edit them with various filters and also distribute them on other social networks. And if you don't want to be active yourself, you can just follow other interesting users.

Why do we use Instagram on our website?

Instagram is the social media platform that has really gone through the roof in recent years. And of course we have also reacted to this boom. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible on our website. That is why a varied preparation of our content is a matter of course for us. Thanks to the embedded Instagram functions, we can enrich our content with helpful, funny or exciting content from the Instagram world. Since Instagram is a subsidiary of Facebook, the data collected can also be useful for personalized advertising on Facebook. Our advertisements are only given to people who are really interested in our products or services.

Instagram also uses the collected data  for measurement and analysis purposes. We get summarized statistics and thus more insight into your wishes and interests. It is important to note that these reports do not personally identify you.

What data is stored by Instagram?

If you come across one of our pages that has Instagram functions (such as Instagram images or plug-ins) installed, your browser automatically connects to the Instagram servers. In doing so, data is sent to Instagram, stored and processed. Regardless of whether you have an Instagram account or not. This includes information about our website, about your computer, about purchases made, about advertisements that you see and how you use our offer. The date and time of your interaction with Instagram are also saved. If you have an Instagram account or are logged in, Instagram stores significantly more data about you.

Facebook differentiates between customer data and event data. We assume this is exactly the case with Instagram. Customer data are, for example, name, address, telephone number and IP address. It is important to mention that this customer data is only transmitted to Instagram after it has been "hashed" beforehand. Hashing means that a data record is converted into a character string. This allows you to encrypt the contact details. In addition, the above-mentioned "event data" are also transmitted. Facebook - and consequently Instagram - understands “event data” to mean data about your user behavior. It can also happen that contact data is combined with event data. The contact details collected are compared with the data that Instagram already has about you.

The collected data is transmitted to Facebook via small text files (cookies), which are usually set in your browser. Depending on the Instagram functions used and whether you have an Instagram account yourself, different amounts of data are stored.

We assume that data processing on Instagram works in the same way as on Facebook. That means: if you have an Instagram account or  www.instagram.com  visited, Instagram has set at least one cookie. If this is the case, your browser sends information to Instagram via the cookie as soon as you come into contact with an Instagram function. This data will be deleted or anonymized after 90 days at the latest (after comparison). Although we have dealt intensively with data processing by Instagram, we cannot say exactly which data Instagram collects and stores exactly.

In the following we show you cookies that are set in your browser at least when you click on an Instagram function (such as a button or an Insta picture). In our test, we assume that you do not have an Instagram account. If you at  If you are logged in to Instagram, significantly more cookies will of course be set in your browser.

These cookies were used in our test:

Surname:  csrftoken
Value:  “”
Purpose of use:  It is highly likely that this cookie is set for security reasons in order to prevent falsification of inquiries. However, we could not find out more precisely.
Expiry Date:  after a year

Surname:  mid
Value:  “”
Purpose of use:  Instagram sets this cookie in order to optimize its own services and offers inside and outside of Instagram. The cookie defines a unique user ID.
Expiry Date:  at the end of the session

Surname:  fbsr_311150649124024
Value:  not specified
Purpose of use:  This cookie saves the log-in request for users of the Instagram app. 
Expiry Date:  at the end of the session

Surname:  rur
Value:  ATN
Purpose of use:  This is an Instagram cookie that guarantees functionality on Instagram.
Expiry Date:  at the end of the session

Surname:  url
Value:  “{\” 194.96.75.33 \ ”: 1901}: 1iEtYv: Y833k2_UjKvXgYe311150649”
Purpose of use:  This cookie is used by Instagram for marketing purposes.
Expiry Date:  at the end of the session

Annotation:  We cannot claim to be complete here. Which cookies are set in the individual case depends on the embedded functions and your use of Instagram.

How long and where will the data be stored?

Instagram shares the information received between the Facebook companies with external partners and with people with whom you connect worldwide. The data processing takes place in compliance with the own data guideline. For security reasons, among other things, your data is distributed on Facebook servers around the world. Most of these servers are in the USA.

 

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

Thanks to the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to information, portability, correction and deletion of your data. You can manage your data in the Instagram settings. If you want to completely erase your data on Instagram, you have to delete your Instagram account permanently.

And this is how the deletion of the Instagram account works:

First, open the Instagram app. On your profile page, go down and click on "Help Center". You are now on the company's website. On the website, click on "Manage Your Account" and then on "Delete Your Account".

If you delete your account entirely, Instagram will delete posts such as your photos and status updates. Information that other people have shared about you does not belong to your account and therefore will not be deleted.

As already mentioned above, Instagram stores your data primarily via cookies. You can manage, deactivate or delete these cookies in your browser. Management always works a little differently depending on your browser. Here we show you the instructions for the most important browsers.

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

You can also set up your browser so that you are always informed when a cookie is to be set. Then you can always decide individually whether you want to allow the cookie or not.

Instagram is a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. and Facebook is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. This framework ensures correct data transfer between the USA and the European Union. Under  https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC   learn more about it. We have tried to give you the most important information about data processing by Instagram. on  https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875 
you can take a closer look at Instagram's data guidelines.

 

YouTube subscribe button Privacy policy

We have integrated the YouTube subscribe button on our website. You can usually recognize the button by the classic YouTube logo. The logo shows the words “Subscribe” or “YouTube” in white letters in front of a red background and the white “Play symbol” to the left. However, the button can also be displayed in a different design.

Our YouTube channel offers you funny, interesting or exciting videos again and again. With the built-in “subscribe button” you can subscribe to our channel directly from our website and do not have to call up the YouTube website. We want to make access to our comprehensive content as easy as possible for you. Please note that this allows YouTube to save and process your data.

If you see a built-in subscription button on our site, YouTube will use it  - according to Google - at least one cookie. This cookie stores your IP address and our URL. YouTube can also find out information about your browser, your approximate location and your preset language in this way. In our test, the following four cookies were set without being logged into YouTube:

Surname:  YSC
Value:  b9-CV6ojI5311150649Y
Purpose of use:  This cookie registers a unique ID in order to save statistics of the video seen.
Expiry Date:  after the end of the session

Surname:  PREF
Value:  f1 = 50000000
Purpose of use:  This cookie also registers your unique ID. Via PREF, Google receives statistics on how you use YouTube videos on our website.
Expiry Date:  after 8 months

Surname:  GPS
Value:  1
Purpose of use:  This cookie registers your unique ID on mobile devices to track GPS location.
Expiry Date:  after 30 minutes

Surname:  VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Value:  31115064995Chz8bagyU
Purpose of use:  This cookie tries to estimate the bandwidth of the user on our website (with built-in YouTube video).
Expiry Date:  after 8 months

Annotation:  These cookies were set after a test and cannot claim to be complete.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can save many of your actions / interactions on our website with the help of cookies and assign them to your YouTube account. This gives YouTube information such as how long you have been surfing on our site, what type of browser you are using, what screen resolution you prefer or what actions you carry out.

YouTube uses this data on the one hand to improve its own services and offers, on the other hand to provide analyzes and statistics for advertisers (who use Google Ads).

LinkedIn privacy policy

We use social plug-ins from the social media network LinkedIn, the company LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA on our website. The social plug-ins can be feeds, the sharing of content or the link to our LinkedIn page. The social plug-ins are clearly marked with the well-known LinkedIn logo and allow, for example, interesting content to be shared directly via our website. LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place in Dublin is responsible for data processing for the European Economic Area and Switzerland.

By embedding such plug-ins, data can be sent to LinkedIn, saved and processed there. In this data protection declaration, we want to inform you which data is involved, how the network uses this data and how you can manage or prevent data storage.

What is LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the largest social network for business contacts. In contrast to Facebook, for example, the company focuses exclusively on establishing business contacts. Companies can present services and products on the platform and establish business relationships. Many people also use LinkedIn to search for a job or to find suitable employees for their own company. In Germany alone, the network has over 11 million members. In Austria there are around 1.3 million.

Why do we use LinkedIn on our website?

We know how busy you are. You can't follow all social media channels individually. Even if, as in our case, it would be worth it. Because we keep posting interesting news or reports that are worth spreading. That is why we have created the possibility on our website to share interesting content directly on LinkedIn or to refer directly to our LinkedIn page. We consider built-in social plug-ins to be an extended service on our website. The data that LinkedIn collects also helps us to show possible advertising measures only to people who are interested in our offer.

Which data is saved by LinkedIn?

LinkedIn does not save any personal data simply by integrating the social plug-ins. LinkedIn calls this data, which is generated by plug-ins, passive impressions. However, if you click on a social plug-in, for example to share our content, the platform saves personal data as so-called "active impressions". Regardless of whether you have a LinkedIn account or not. If you are logged in, the data collected will be assigned to your account.

Your browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers when you interact with our plug-ins. The company logs various usage data. In addition to your IP address, this can be, for example, registration data, device information or information about your Internet or mobile network provider. If you call up LinkedIn services via your smartphone, your location (after you have given permission) can also be determined. LinkedIn can also pass this data on to third party advertisers in "hashed" form. Hashing means that a data record is converted into a character string. This allows the data to be encrypted in such a way that people can no longer be identified.

Most of the data on your user behavior is stored in cookies. These are small text files that are usually set in your browser. In addition, LinkedIn can also use web beacons, pixel tags, display tags and other device identifications.

Various tests also show which cookies are set when a user interacts with a social plug-in. The data found cannot claim to be complete and serve only as an example. The following cookies were set without being logged in to LinkedIn:

Surname:  bcookie
Value:  = 2 & 34aab2aa-2ae1-4d2a-8baf-c2e2d7235c16311150649-
Purpose of use:  The cookie is a so-called "browser ID cookie" and consequently saves your identification number (ID).
Expiry Date:  After 2 years

Surname:  long
Value:  v = 2 & lang = de-de
Purpose of use:  This cookie saves your preset or preferred language.
Expiry Date:  after the end of the session

Surname:  lidc
Value:  1818367: t = 1571904767: s = AQF6KNnJ0G311150649…
Purpose of use:  This cookie is used for routing. Routing records the ways in which you came to LinkedIn and how you navigate through the website there.
Expiry Date:  after 24 hours

Surname:  rtc
Value:  kt0lrv3NF3x3t6xvDgGrZGDKkX
Purpose of use:  No further information could be obtained about this cookie.
Expiry Date:  after 2 minutes

Surname:  JSESSIONID
Value:  ajax: 3111506492900777718326218137
Purpose of use:  This is a session cookie that LinkedIn uses to maintain anonymous user sessions through the server.
Expiry Date:  after the end of the session

Surname:  bscookie
Value:  “V = 1 & 201910230812…
Purpose of use:  This cookie is a security cookie. LinkedIn describes it as a secure browser ID cookie.
Expiry Date:  after 2 years

Surname:  fid
Value:  AQHj7Ii23ZBcqAAAA…
Purpose of use:  No further information could be found for this cookie.
Expiry Date:  after 7 days

Annotation:  LinkedIn also works with third-party providers. That is why we also recognized the three Google Analytics cookies _ga and _gat in our test.

How long and where will the data be stored?

In principle, LinkedIn retains your personal data for as long as the company considers it necessary to offer its own services. However, LinkedIn will delete your personal data if you delete your account. In some exceptional cases, LinkedIn retains some data in a summarized and anonymous form even after you delete your account. Once you delete your account, other people will no longer be able to see your data within a day. LinkedIn generally deletes the data within 30 days. However, LinkedIn retains data if it is required by law. Data that can no longer be assigned to any person will be saved even after the account has been closed. The data is stored on various servers in America and probably also in Europe.

 

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You have the right to access your personal data at any time and also to delete it. You can manage, change and delete your data in your LinkedIn account. You can also request a copy of your personal data from LinkedIn.

How to access the account information on your LinkedIn profile:

Click on your profile icon on LinkedIn and select the "Settings and data protection" section. Now click on "Privacy" and then in the section "How LinkedIn uses your data" on "Change". In just a short time you can download selected data on your web activity and your account history.

You also have the option of preventing data processing by LinkedIn in your browser. As mentioned above, LinkedIn stores most of the data via cookies, which are set in your browser. You can manage, deactivate or delete these cookies. Management works a little differently depending on which browser you have. The instructions for the most common browsers can be found here:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

You can also set up your browser so that you are always informed when a cookie is to be set. Then you can always decide individually whether you want to allow the cookie or not.

LinkedIn is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. This framework ensures correct data transfer between the USA and the European Union. Under  https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0  learn more about it. We have tried to provide you with the most important information about data processing by LinkedIn. on  https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy  learn more about the data processing of the social media network LinkedIn.

 

XING privacy policy

On our website we use social plugins from the social media network Xing, the company Xing SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. With these functions, you can, for example, share content on Xing directly via our website, log in via Xing or follow interesting content. You can recognize the plug-ins by the company name or the Xing logo. If you call up a website that uses a Xing plug-in, data can be transmitted to the “Xing server”, saved and evaluated. In this data protection declaration, we want to inform you about what data is involved and how you can manage or prevent this data storage.

 

What is Xing?

Xing is a social network with its headquarters in Hamburg. The company specializes in managing professional contacts. In other words, unlike other networks, Xing is primarily about professional networking. The platform is often used for job searches or to find employees for one's own company. In addition, Xing offers interesting content on various professional topics. The global counterpart to this is the American company LinkedIn.

Why do we use Xing on our website?

There is now a flood of social media channels and we are well aware that your time is very precious. Not every social media channel in a company can be examined carefully. We therefore want to make life as easy as possible for you so that you can share or follow interesting content directly on our website on Xing. We are expanding our service on our website with such “social plug-ins”. In addition, the data collected by Xing help us to carry out targeted advertising measures on the platform. This means that our service is only shown to people who are really interested in it.

Which data is stored by Xing?

Xing offers the share button, the follow button and the log-in button as plug-ins for websites. As soon as you open a page that has a built-in social plug-in from Xing, your browser connects to servers in a data center used by Xing. In the case of the share button - according to Xing - no data should be stored that could directly refer to a person. In particular, Xing does not save any of your IP addresses. Furthermore, no cookies are set in connection with the share button. This means that there is no analysis of your user behavior either. For more information, please contact  https://www.xing.com/app/share%3Fop%3Ddata_protection.

With the other Xing plug-ins, cookies are only set in your browser when you interact with the plug-in or click on it. Personal data such as your IP address, browser data, date and time of your page access on Xing can be stored here. If you have a XING account and are logged in, the data collected will be assigned to your personal account and the data stored in it.

The following cookies are set in your browser if you click on the follow or log-in button and are not yet logged in to Xing. Please note that this is an exemplary list and we cannot claim to be complete:

Surname:  AMCVS_0894FF2554F733210A4C98C6% 40AdobeOrg
Value:  1
Purpose of use:  This cookie is used to create and save identifications of website visitors.
Expiry Date:  after the end of the session

Surname:  c_
Value:  157c609dc9fe7d7ff56064c6de87b019311150649-8
Purpose of use:  We were unable to find out more information about this cookie.
Expiry Date:  after a day

Surname:  prevPage
Value:  wbm% 2FWelcome% 2Flogin
Purpose of use:  This cookie saves the URL of the previous website that you have visited.
Expiry Date:  after 30 minutes

Surname:  s_cc
Value:  true
Purpose of use:  This Adobe Site Catalyst cookie determines whether cookies are generally activated in the browser.
Expiry Date:  after the end of the session

Surname:  s_fid
Value:  6897CDCD1013221C-39DDACC982217CD1311150649-2
Purpose of use:  This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor.
Expiry Date:  after 5 years

Surname:  visitor_id
Value:  fe59fbe5-e9c6-4fca-8776-30d0c1a89c32
Purpose of use:  The visitor cookie contains a unique visitor ID and the unique identifier for your account.
Expiry Date:  after 2 years

Name: _session_id
Value:  533a0a6641df82b46383da06ea0e84e7311150649-2
Purpose of use:  This cookie creates a temporary session ID that is used as an in-session user ID. The cookie is absolutely necessary to provide the functions of Xing.
Expiry Date:  after the end of the session

As soon as you are logged in to Xing or a member, further personal data will definitely be collected, processed and saved. Xing also passes on personal data to third parties if this is necessary for the fulfillment of its own business purposes, if you have given your consent or if there is a legal obligation.

How long and where will the data be stored?

Xing stores the data on various servers in various data centers. The company stores this data until you delete the data or until a user account is deleted. Of course, this only affects users who are already Xing members.

 

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You have the right to access your personal data at any time and also to delete it. Even if you are not a Xing member, you can prevent possible data processing via your browser or manage it according to your wishes. Most of the data is saved via cookies. Management works a little differently depending on which browser you have. The instructions for the most common browsers can be found here:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

You can also set up your browser so that you are always informed when a cookie is to be set. Then you can always decide individually whether you want to allow the cookie or not.

We have tried to provide you with the most important information about data processing by Xing. on  https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung  learn more about the data processing of the social media network Xing.

 

Vimeo privacy policy

We also use videos from Vimeo on our website. The video portal is operated by Vimeo LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. With the help of a plug-in, we can show you interesting video material directly on our website. Certain data can be transferred from you to Vimeo. In this data protection declaration we show you what data is involved, why we use Vimeo and how you can manage or prevent your data or data transfer.

 

What is Vimeo?

Vimeo is a video platform that was founded in 2004 and has enabled streaming of videos in HD quality since 2007. Since 2015 it has also been possible to stream in 4k Ultra HD. The portal is free to use, but paid content can also be published. Compared to the market leader YouTube, Vimeo attaches priority to high-quality content in good quality. On the one hand, the portal offers a lot of artistic content such as music videos and short films, on the other hand, it also offers interesting documentaries on a wide variety of topics.

 

Why do we use Vimeo on our website?

The aim of our website is to provide you with the best possible content. As easily accessible as possible. Only when we have managed that are we satisfied with our service. The video service Vimeo supports us in achieving this goal. Vimeo offers us the opportunity to present you high quality content directly on our website. Instead of just giving you a link to an interesting video, you can watch the video right here with us. This extends our service and makes it easier for you to access interesting content. Thus, in addition to our texts and images, we also offer video content.

 

What data is stored on Vimeo?

When you visit a web page on our website that has embedded a Vimeo video, your browser connects to the Vimeo servers. This results in a data transfer. This data is collected, saved and processed on the Vimeo servers. Regardless of whether you have a Vimeo account or not, Vimeo collects data about you. This includes your IP address, technical information about your browser type, your operating system or very basic device information. Vimeo also stores information about which website you use the Vimeo service and which actions (web activities) you carry out on our website. These web activities include, for example, session duration, bounce rate or which button you clicked on our website with a built-in Vimeo function. Vimeo can track and save these actions with the help of cookies and similar technologies.

If you are logged in as a registered member of Vimeo, more data can usually be collected, as more cookies may already have been set in your browser. In addition, your actions on our website are linked directly to your Vimeo account. To prevent this, you have to log out of Vimeo while “surfing” our website.

Below we show you cookies that are set by Vimeo when you are on a website with an integrated Vimeo function. This list is by no means exhaustive and assumes that you do not have a Vimeo account.

Surname:  player
Value:  “”
Purpose of use:  This cookie saves your settings before you play an embedded Vimeo video. This will give you your preferred settings the next time you watch a Vimeo video.
Expiry Date:  after a year

Surname:  vuid
Value:  pl1046149876.614422590311150649-4 
Purpose of use:   This cookie collects information about your actions on websites that have embedded a Vimeo video. 
Expiry Date:   after 2 years

Annotation:  These two cookies are always set as soon as you are on a website with an embedded Vimeo video. If you watch the video and click the button, for example to “share” or “like” the video, additional cookies are set. These are also third-party cookies such as  _ga or _gat_UA-76641-8 from Google Analytics or _fbp from Facebook. Exactly which cookies are set here depends on your interaction with the video.

The following list shows an excerpt of the possible cookies that are set when you interact with the Vimeo video:

Surname:  _abexps
Value:  % 5B% 5D
Purpose of use:  This Vimeo cookie helps Vimeo to remember the settings you have made. This can be, for example, a preset language, a region or a user name. In general, the cookie stores data about how you use Vimeo.
Expiry Date:  after a year

Surname:  continuous_play_v3
Value:  1
Purpose of use:  This cookie is a first-party cookie from Vimeo. The cookie collects information on how you use the Vimeo service. For example, the cookie saves when you pause or play a video again.
Expiry Date:  after a year

Surname:  _ga
Value:  GA1.2.1522249635.1578401280311150649-7
Purpose of use:  This cookie is a third party cookie from Google. By default, analytics.js uses the _ga cookie to save the user ID. Basically, it is used to differentiate between website visitors.
Expiry Date:  after 2 years

Surname:  _gcl_au
Value:  1.1.770887836.1578401279311150649-3
 

Purpose of use:  This third-party cookie from Google AdSense is used to improve the efficiency of advertisements on websites.
Expiry Date:  after 3 months

Surname:  _fbp
Value:  fb.1.1578401280585.310434968
Purpose of use:  This is a Facebook cookie. This cookie is used to show advertisements or advertising products from Facebook or other advertisers.
Expiry Date:  after 3 months

Vimeo uses this data, among other things, to improve its own service, to communicate with you and to set its own targeted advertising measures. Vimeo emphasizes on its website that only first-party cookies (i.e. cookies from Vimeo itself) are used for embedded videos as long as you do not interact with the video.

 

How long and where will the data be stored?

Vimeo is headquartered in White Plains  in the  New York State (USA). However, the services are offered worldwide. The company uses computer systems, databases and servers in the USA and in other countries. Your data can therefore also be stored and processed on servers in America. The data remains stored at Vimeo until the company no longer has any economic reason to store it. Then the data will be deleted or anonymized. Vimeo complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and is therefore allowed to collect, use and transfer data from users in the EU to the USA.

 

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You always have the option of managing cookies in your browser as you wish. For example, if you do not want Vimeo to set cookies and thus collect information about you, you can delete or deactivate cookies at any time in your browser settings. This works a little differently depending on the browser. Please note that after deactivating / deleting cookies, various functions may no longer be fully available. The following instructions show how to manage or delete cookies in your browser.

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

If you are a registered Vimeo member, you can also manage the cookies used in the Vimeo settings.

Vimeo is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at  https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt00000008V77AAE&status=Active .  You can find out more about the use of cookies at Vimeo at  https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy , information on data protection at Vimeo can be found at  https://vimeo.com/privacy  read up.

 

ShareThis privacy policy

We use ShareThis functions from ShareThis (4005 Miranda Ave, Suite 100, Palo Alto, 94304 California, USA) on this website to enable visitors to share the content of this website.

 

ShareThis services

By using the social plugins from ShareThis, visitors are able to share the content of this website in various social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and many more.

 

What data does ShareThis process?

If visitors share content with ShareThis in services where they have an account and are logged in, the visit and sharing can be assigned to the user.
ShareThis uses cookies, pixel tags, HTTP headers and browser identifiers to collect information about visitor behavior and shares this information after pseudonymization  with third parties.
Here is a list of the data that may be processed:

  • Unique ID of a cookie placed in the web browser

  • General click behavior

  • Addresses of the websites visited

  • Search queries through which a visitor came to the ShareThis page

  • Navigation from website to website if expired via ShareThis services

  • Time spent on a website

  • Which items were clicked or highlighted

  • The IP address of the computer or mobile device

  • Mobile advertising IDs (Apple IDFA or Google AAID)

  • Information contained in HTTP headers or other transmission protocols used

  • Which program on the computer (browser) or which operating system was used (iOS)

 

ShareThis cookies

ShareThis uses cookies which we list below as examples. You can find out more about ShareThis cookies at  https://www.sharethis.com/privacy/ .

  • __unam 

    • Expiry time: 9 months

    • Use: Counts clicks and shares on a website

    • Exemplary value:  8961a7f179d1d017ac27lw87qq69V69311150649

Transfer of data to third parties by ShareThis

ShareThis  shares collected information after pseudonymization  with third parties.

 

Storage period at ShareThis

ShareThis will retain collected data for a period of up to 14 months from the date the data was collected. ShareThis cookies expire 13 months after the last update.

 

ShareThis opt-out

If you no longer want to see advertising that is based on data collected by ShareThis, you can click the Opt Out button  https://www.sharethis.com/privacy/  use. An opt-out cookie is set, which you must not delete in order to keep this setting.

You can also set your preferences for usage-based online advertising via  http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/  set in preference management.

If you would like to know more about the processing of your data by ShareThis, you can find all the information at   https://www.sharethis.com/privacy/ .

AddThis privacy policy

We use AddThis functions from Oracle America, Inc. (500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065, USA) on this website to enable visitors to share the content of this website.

Services from AddThis

By using the AddThis buttons (see  http://www.addthis.com/get/share/de/ ) from AddThis, visitors are able to share the content of this website in various social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and many more.

 

Which data is processed  AddThis?

If visitors share content with AddThis in services where they have an account and are logged in, the visit and sharing can be assigned to the user.
AddThis uses cookies, pixel tags, HTTP headers and browser identifiers to collect information about visitor behavior and shares this information after pseudonymization  with third parties.
Here is an exemplary list of the data that may be processed:

  • Unique ID of a cookie placed in the web browser

  • Address of the website visited

  • Time of website visit

  • Search queries through which a visitor came to the AddThis page

  • Time spent on a website

  • The IP address of the computer or mobile device

  • Mobile advertising IDs (Apple IDFA or Google AAID)

  • Information contained in HTTP headers or other transmission protocols used

  • Which program on the computer (browser) or which operating system was used (iOS)

 

AddThis cookies

AddThis uses cookies which we list below as examples and in extracts. You can find more about the AddThis cookies at  http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy .

  • bt2 

    • Expiry time: 255 days

    • Usage: Used to record parts of the website visited in order to recommend other parts of the website

    • Exemplary value:  8961a7f179d87qq69V69311150649

  • bku 

    • Expiration time: 179 days

    • Use: Registers anonymized user data such as IP address, geographic location, websites visited and which advertisements the user has clicked on in order to optimize the advertisement based on user movement on websites that use the same advertising network

    • Exemplary value:  ra / 99nTmYN + fZWX7311150649

Transfer of data to third parties through AddThis

AddThis shares collected information with third parties - details can be found at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy#section5 .

 

Storage period at  AddThis

AddThis retains collected data for a period of up to 13 months from the date the data was collected.

 

AddThis opt-out

If you no longer want to see advertising based on data collected by AddThis, you can click on the opt out button  http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out  use. An opt-out cookie is set, which you must not delete in order to keep this setting.

You can also set your preferences for usage-based online advertising via  http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/  set in preference management.

If you would like to know more about the processing of your data by AddThis, you can find all the information under  http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy .

Custom Google Search Privacy Policy

We have integrated the Google plug-in for user-defined searches on our website. Google is the largest and best-known search engine in the world and is operated by the US company Google LLC (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). The custom Google search allows you to transfer data from you to Google. In this data protection declaration we inform you why we use this plug-in, which data is processed and how you can manage or prevent this data transfer.

 

What is Google Custom Search?

The plug-in for custom Google search is a Google search bar directly on our website. The search finds how on  www.google.com  instead, only the search results focus on our content and products or on a limited search circle.

 

Why do we use custom Google search on our website?

A website with a lot of interesting content often becomes so big that you may lose track of it. Over time, we have also accumulated a lot of valuable material and, as part of our service, we want you to find our content as quickly and easily as possible. Custom Google Search makes finding interesting content a breeze. The built-in Google plug-in improves the overall quality of our website and makes it easier for you to search.

 

What data is saved by the custom Google search?

The custom Google search will only transfer data from you to Google if you actively use the Google search built into our website. This means that only when you enter a search term in the search bar and then confirm this term (eg click on “Enter”) your IP address will be sent to Google, saved and processed in addition to the search term. Based on the cookies set (such as 1P_JAR), it can be assumed that Google will also receive data on website usage. If you are looking for content during your visit to our website using the built-in Google search function and are logged into your Google account at the same time, Google can also assign the data collected to your Google account. As the website operator, we have no influence on what Google does with the data collected or how Google processes the data.

The following cookies are set in your browser if you use the custom Google search and are not signed in with a Google account:

Surname:  1P_JAR
Value:  2020-01-27-13311150649-5
Purpose of use:  This cookie collects statistics on website usage and measures conversions. A conversion occurs, for example, when a user becomes a buyer. The cookie is also used to show relevant advertisements to users.
Expiry Date:  after a month

Surname:  CONSENT
Value:  WP.282f52311150649-9
Purpose of use:  The cookie stores the status of a user's consent to the use of various Google services. CONSENT is also used for security in order to check users and to protect user data from unauthorized attacks.
Expiry Date:  after 18 years

Surname:  NID
Value:  196 = pwIo3B5fHr-8
Purpose of use:  NID is used by Google to tailor advertisements to your Google searches. With the help of the cookie, Google “remembers” your entered search queries or your previous interaction with advertisements. So you always get customized advertisements.
Expiry Date:  after 6 months

Annotation:  This list cannot claim to be complete, as Google changes the choice of their cookies again and again.

 

How long and where will the data be stored?

The Google servers are spread all over the world. Since Google is an American company, most of the data is stored on American servers. Under  https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de  see exactly where the google servers are.
Your data is distributed on various physical data carriers. This means that the data can be accessed more quickly and better protected against possible manipulation. Google also has emergency programs for your data. If, for example, there are internal technical problems at Google and the servers no longer function as a result, the risk of service interruption and data loss remains low.
Depending on the data, Google stores it for different lengths of time. You can delete some data yourself, others are automatically deleted or anonymized by Google. But there is also data that Google stores longer if this is necessary for legal or business reasons.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

According to the data protection law of the European Union, you have the right to receive information about your data, to update it, to delete it or to restrict it. There is some data that you can delete at any time. If you have a Google account, you can delete data about your web activity there or choose to delete it after a certain period of time.
In your browser you also have the option of deactivating or deleting cookies or managing them according to your wishes and preferences. Here you will find instructions for the most important browsers:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

Google is an active participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at  https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI . We hope we were able to provide you with the most important information about data processing by Google. If you want to learn more about it, we recommend the extensive data protection declaration from Google at  https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de .

Source: Created  with the  Privacy generator  by AdSimple  in co-operation with  justmed.de