privacy

We have written this data protection declaration version 25.11.2020-311234483 in order to provide you with the information in accordance with the requirements ofer General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/67979 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 you are now, our web server computer on which this website is stored automatically saves data such asie

  • the address URL of the accessed websitete
  • Browser and browser version
  • the operating system used
  • the address URL of the previously visited page Referrer URLURL)
  • 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 this data on, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed in the event of illegal behavior.

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 include 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 cookies. More precisely, they are HTTP cookies, as there are also other cookies for other areas of application. HTTP cookies are small files that our website stores on your computer. 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.n.

Cookies store 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 cookie has its own file, in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file.t.

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 created. 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 malware. Cookies cannot access information on your PC either.fen.

For example, cookie data can look like this:

  • Name: _ga
  • Expiry time: 2 years
  • Use: Differentiation of website visitors
  • Exemplary value: GA1.2.1326744211.152311234483

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 continues surfing on other pages and only checks out 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. In addition, these cookies are used to measure the loading time and the behavior of the website with 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 of deleting cookies, only partially allowing them or deactivating 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 swap the word Chrome for the name of your browser, e.g. Edge, Firefox, Safari.i aus.

What about my data protection?

The so-called cookie guidelines have existed since 2009. It states that the storage of cookies requires your consent. 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 15 (3) of the Telemedia Act TMG.TMG).

If you want to know more about cookies and are not afraid of technical documentation, we recommendhttps://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265, the Request for Comments from the Internet Engineering Task Force IETF called HTTP State Management Mechanism.sm”.

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 saved by us together with the time and the IP The 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 email outside of this website, we cannot guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data unencrypted by e-mail.n.

The legal basis is after Article 6 Paragraph 1 a GDPR (Legality 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 e-mail is sufficient, you will find our contact details in the imprint.m.

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 GDPRO)
  • Right to erasure Right to be forgotten Article 17 GDPRDSGVO)
  • Right to restriction of processing Article 18 GDPRO)
  • Right to notification Obligation to notify in connection with the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction of processing Article 19 GDPRVO)
  • Right to data portability Article 20 GDPRO)
  • Right to object Article 21 GDPRO)
  • Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, Article 22 GDPRGVO)

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

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 designg Article 25 Paragraph 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 scheme instead of http as part of our Internet address.sse.

Google Maps privacy policy

We use Google Maps from Google Inc. on our website. Google Ireland Limited Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland is responsible for all Google services in Europe. With Google Maps we can show you locations better and thus adapt our service to your needs. 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.n.

What is google maps?

Google Maps is an internet map service from Google. With Google Maps you can search for exact locations of cities, sights, accommodations or companies online using a PC, tablet or app. If companies are represented on Google My Business, additional information about the company is displayed in addition to the location. In order to show how 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 about various locations. 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 directions 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 happens 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 sets 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.n.

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

Surname: NID
Value: 188h26c1Ktha7fCQTx8rXgLyATyITJ311234483-55
Usage: 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 ads. This way you always get customized advertisements. The cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to collect your personal settings for advertising purposes.n.
Expiry Date: after 6 months

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

How long and where is the data stored?

The Google servers are located in data centers all over the world. Most of the servers are 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/hldede

Google distributes the data on various data carriers. This means that the data can be accessed more quickly and is better protected against any attempts at manipulation. Each data center also has special emergency programs. If, for example, there are problems with the Google hardware or a natural disaster paralyzes the servers, the data will still be protected almost certainly.

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.t.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

With the automatic deletion function of location and activity data introduced in 2019, information about location and web / app activity is stored for either 3 or 18 months, depending on your decision, and then deleted. You can also delete this data manually from the history at any time using your 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 and then click the Activity Setting option. Here you can turn the activities on or off.chalten.

You can also deactivate, delete or manage individual cookies in your browser. Depending on which browser you are using, this always works a little differently. 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-U.S. 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/participantida2zt000000001L5AAIAI. If you want to find out more about data processing by Google, we recommend the company's own data protection declaration at https://policies.google.com/privacyhldede.

Google Fonts privacy policy

We use Google Fonts on our website. These are the Google fonts from Google Inc. For the European area, Google Ireland Limited Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland is responsible for all Google services.ich.

You do not have to log in or enter a password to use Google fonts. Furthermore, no cookies are stored in your browser. The CSS, fonts / fonts files are requested from 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 have 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.hen.

What are Google Fonts?

Google Fonts formerly Google Web Fonts is a directory with over 800 fonts thate Google makes available to its users free of charge.

Many of these fonts are released under the SIL Open Font License, while others are released under the Apache license. Both are free software licenses.

Why do we use Google Fonts on our website?

With Google Fonts we can use fonts on our own website, but don't 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 with mobile devices. When you visit our site, the small file size ensures a fast loading time. Furthermore, Google Fonts are 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 popular 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 uniformly as possible.en können.

Which data is saved by Google?

When you visit our website, the fonts are downloaded from a Google server. This external call transmits 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 reduce the use, storage and collection of end-user data to what is necessary for the proper 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.h.

Google Fonts securely stores CSS and font requests with Google and is therefore protected. With the usage figures collected, Google can determine how well the individual fonts are being received. 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. Entrepreneurs and developers use the Google BigQuery web service to examine and move large amounts of data.

It should be noted, however, that information such as language settings, IP address, version of the browser, screen resolution 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 is the data stored?

Google stores requests for CSS assets for one day on its 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 e.g. can change the design or font of a website.

The font files are stored by Google for one year. Google's goal is to fundamentally improve the loading time of websites. If millions of web pages refer to the same fonts, they are cached after the first visit and immediately appear again on all other web pages visited later. Sometimes Google updates font files to reduce file size, increase speech 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/hlde&tid311234483483 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/faqtid31123448383. Although Google deals with data protection issues there, it does not contain really detailed information about data storage. It is relatively difficult 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. on our website. Google Ireland Limited Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland is responsible for the European area. We have the google fonts locally, i.e. not integrated on our web server on Google's servers. This means that there is no connection to Google servers and therefore no data transmission or storage.ung.

What are Google Fonts?

In the past, Google Fonts was also called Google Web Fonts. This is an interactive directory with over 800 fonts that Google provides free of charge. With Google Fonts you could use fonts without uploading them to your own server. But in order to prevent any information transfer to Google servers 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/faqtid31123448383.

Google Analytics privacy policy

We use the Google Analytics GA analysis tracking tool from the American company Google Inc. on our website. For the European area, Google Ireland Limited Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland is responsible for all Google services. 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 adapt 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 saved and how you can prevent this.nen.

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 route 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 you are receiving our marketing measures. 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 more individually and cost-effectively. After all, it only makes sense to show our products and services to people who are interested.

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 the only way to evaluate pseudonymous user profiles.n.

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 If you use a Google account, data generated by Google Analytics can be linked to third-party cookies. Google does not pass on Google Analytics data unless we, as the website operator, approve it. Exceptions may be made if required by law.t.

The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:

Surname: _ga
Value:2.1326744211.152311234483-5
Usage: 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:2.1687193234.152311234483-1
Usage: The cookie is also used to distinguish website visitors.
Expiry Date: after 24 hours

Surname: _gat_gtag_UA_ & lt; property-id & gt;
Value: 1
Usage: Used to lower the request rate. If Google Analytics is provided via the Google Tag Manager, this cookie is named _dc_gtm_ & lt; property-id & gt ;.
Expiry Date: after 1 minute

Surname: AMP_TOKEN
Value: not specified
Usage: 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
Usage: This cookie can be used to track your behavior on the website and measure performance. The cookie is updated every time information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: __utmt
Value: 1
Usage: The cookie is like _gat_gtag_UA_ & lt; property-id & gt; used to throttle the request rate.
Expiry Date: after 10 minutes

Surname: __utmb
Value:3.10.1564498958
Usage: 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
Usage: 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: mutmccnreferralutmcmdreferralutmcct /utmcct=/
Usage: The cookie is used to identify the source of traffic to our website. This means that the cookie saves where you came to our website from. That could have been another page or an advertisement.
Expiry Date: after 6 months

Surname: __utmv
Value: no information
Usage: 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 keeps changing the choice of cookies.

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. This gives us information about where you are on our site.d.

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 (engl. Bounce rate: We are talking about a bounce if you only view one page on our website and then exit 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, of course, are also interested in which website or which advertising you came to our site.

Further data are contact details, any ratings, the playing of 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.s.

How long and where is the data 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/hldede

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 a service interruption at Google remains low.

A standard retention 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 that is stored with cookies, user identification and advertising IDs, e.g. Cookies of the DoubleClick domain are linked. 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.t.

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. With the help of the browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics JavaScript ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js, you prevent Google Analytics from using your data. You can find the browser add-on underer https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptouthldede download and install. Please note that this add-on only deactivates data collection by Google Analytics.

If you basically want to deactivate, delete or manage cookies independently of Google Analytics, there are separate instructions for each browser:g:

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-U.S. 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/participantida2zt000000001L5AAI&tid311234483483. 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/6004245hldede.

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 athttps://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052hldede.

Google Analytics reports on demographics and interests

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

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

Google Analytics deactivation link

If you click on the following Deactivation link you can prevent Google from recording further visits to this website. Warning: The deletion of cookies, the use of the incognito / private mode of your browser, or the use of another browser will result in data being collected again.

Deactivate Google Analytics

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 addition on data processing in Google Analytics.n.

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

Google Analytics Google Signals Privacy Policy

We have activated the Google signals in Google Analytics. The existing Google Analytics functions of 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 you have allowed personalized ads in your Google account.n.

The special thing about it is that it is a cross-device tracking. That means 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, additional 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, your 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.

Google Tag Manager privacy policy

For our website we use the Google Tag Manager of the company Google Inc. For the European area the company Google Ireland Limited Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland is responsible for all Google services. This Tag Manager is one of the 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.n.

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, track your activities on our website. JavaScript code sections are used in the source code of our site for this purpose. 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.n.

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's 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 you do not need any programming knowledge. This is how we manage to keep order in our daytime jungle.

Which 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 Google Tag Manager and is not saved.t.

However, it looks completely different with the tags integrated in 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 anonymized form. We therefore consent to our website data being passed on anonymously. Despite long research, we were unable to find out exactly which summarized and anonymous data are 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.n.

How long and where is the data 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/hldede 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 you can delete or manage your data.

Google is an active participant in the EU-U.S. 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/participantida2zt000000001L5AAI&tid311234483483. 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 privacy policy

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.n.

Google Ads Google AdWords Conversion Tracking Privacy Policyng

We previously use Google AdWords as an online marketing measure to promote our products 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 Inc. on our website. In Europe, however, Google Ireland Limited Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland is responsible for all Google services. With the help of this free tracking tool, we can better adapt our advertising offer to your interests and needs. 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.ern.

What is Google Ads Conversion Tracking?

Google Ads formerly Google AdWords is the in-house online advertising system of Google Inc. 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.s.

But what exactly is a conversion? A conversion occurs when you change from being a purely interested website visitor to an acting visitor. This always happens when you click on our ad and then perform 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 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 and then perform a conversion. With this data we can calculate our 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.

Which data is saved by Google Ads conversion tracking??

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

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

Surname: Conversion
Value: EhMI_aySuoyv4gIVled3Ch0llweVGAEgt-mr6aXd7dYlSAGQ311234483-3
Usage: This cookie stores every conversion that you make on our site after you have come to us via a Google ad.
Expiry Date: after 3 months

Surname: _gac
Value: 1.1558695989.EAIaIQobChMIiOmEgYO04gIVj5AYCh2CBAPrEAAYASAAEgIYQfD_BwE
Usage: This is a classic Google Analytics cookie and is used to record various actions on our website.
Expiry Date: after 3 months

Annotation: The _gac cookie only appears in connection with Google Analytics. The above list does not claim to be exhaustive, 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 through 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 ads 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 saved by analytics.js with the _gac cookie. The cookie saves 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 which advertising measures were well received.men.

How long and where is the data stored?

At this point we want to point out that we have no influence on how Google uses the collected data. 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 that are used in connection with Google Analytics have an expiration date of 3 months.naten.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You have the option not to participate in 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 will 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.g.

Due to 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:e: https://policies.google.com/privacyhldede.

Embedded social media elements data protection declaration

We integrate elements of social media services on our website in order 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 lead you to the pages of the respective social media services where it is explained how they handle your data:

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 about what 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. Unlike 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 store 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.t.

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 can also be determined after you have given permission. 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 enables the data to be encrypted in such a way that people can no longer be identified.nen.

Most of the data on your user behavior is stored in cookies. These are small text files that are usually set in your browser. Furthermore, 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-c2e2d7235c16311234483-
Usage: The cookie is a so-called browser ID cookie and consequently saves your identification number ID.ID).
Expiry Date: After 2 years

Surname: long
Value: v2 & amp; langde-dede
Usage: This cookie saves your preset or preferred language.
Expiry Date: after the session ends

Surname: lidc
Value: 1818367: t1571904767: sAQF6KNnJ0G31123448383…
Usage: 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
Usage: No further information could be obtained about this cookie.
Expiry Date: after 2 minutes

Surname: JSESSIONID
Value: ajax: 3112344832900777718326218137
Usage: This is a session cookie that LinkedIn uses to maintain anonymous user sessions through the server.
Expiry Date: after the session ends

Surname: bscookie
Value: “v1 & 2019102308122…
Usage: This cookie is a security cookie. LinkedIn describes it as a secure browser ID cookie.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: fid
Value: AQHj7Ii23ZBcqAAAA…
Usage: 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 two Google Analytics cookies _ga and _gat in our test.

How long and where is the data 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.

To access the account information on your LinkedIn profile:

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

You also have the option in your browser to prevent data processing by LinkedIn. As mentioned above, LinkedIn stores most of the data via cookies that 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 popular 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 basically 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-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks. This framework ensures correct data transfer between the USA and the European Union. Underhttps://www.privacyshield.gov/participantida2zt0000000L0UZAA0A0 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.

YouTube privacy policy

We have installed YouTube videos on our website. So we can present you interesting videos directly on our site. YouTube is a video portal that has been a subsidiary of Google since 2006. The video portal is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you call up a page on our website that has embedded a YouTube video, your browser automatically connects to the YouTube or Google servers. Different data is transferred depending on the settings. Google Ireland Limited Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland is responsible for all data processing in Europe.ich.

In the following we would like to explain to you in more detail which data is processed, why we have integrated YouTube videos and how you can manage or delete your data.

What is youtube?

On YouTube, users can watch, rate, comment and upload videos for free. Over the past few years, YouTube has become one of the most important social media channels in the world. So that we can display videos on our website, YouTube provides a code excerpt that we have built into our site.

Why do we use YouTube videos on our website?

YouTube is the video platform with the most visitors and the best content. We strive to offer you the best possible user experience on our website. And of course interesting videos shouldn't be missing. With the help of our embedded videos, we provide other helpful content in addition to our texts and images. In addition, our website is more easily found on the Google search engine thanks to the embedded videos. Even if we place advertisements via Google Ads, thanks to the data collected, Google can really only show these advertisements to people who are interested in our offers.n.

Which data is saved by YouTube?

As soon as you visit one of our pages that has a YouTube video integrated, YouTube sets at least one cookie that saves your IP address and our URL. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can usually assign your interactions on our website to your profile using cookies. This includes data such as session duration, bounce rate, approximate location, technical information such as browser type, screen resolution or your Internet provider. Further data can be contact details, any ratings, sharing content via social media or adding it to your favorites on YouTube.

If you are not signed in to a Google account or a YouTube account, Google stores data with a unique identifier that is linked to your device, browser or app. For example, your preferred language setting is retained. But a lot of interaction data cannot be saved because fewer cookies are set.

In the following list we show cookies that were set in a test in the browser. On the one hand, we show cookies that are set without a registered YouTube account. On the other hand, we show cookies that are set with a registered account. The list cannot claim to be complete because the user data always depends on the interactions on YouTube.

Surname: YSC
Value: b9-CV6ojI5Y311234483-1
Usage: This cookie registers a unique ID in order to save statistics of the video seen.
Expiry Date: after the session ends

Surname: PREF
Value: f1500000000
Usage: 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
Usage: This cookie registers your unique ID on mobile devices to track GPS location.
Expiry Date: after 30 minutes

Surname: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Value: 95Chz8bagyU
Usage: This cookie tries to estimate the bandwidth of the user on our websites with built-in YouTube videos.n.
Expiry Date: after 8 months

Other cookies that are set when you are logged in to your YouTube account:

Surname: APISID
Value: zILlvClZSkqGsSwI / AU1aZI6HY7311234483-
Usage: This cookie is used to create a profile about your interests. The data is used for personalized advertisements.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: CONSENT
Value: YESAT.de20150628-20-0-0
Usage: 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 protect user data from unauthorized attacks.
Expiry Date: after 19 years

Surname: HSID
Value: AcRwpgUik9Dveht0I
Usage: This cookie is used to create a profile about your interests. This data helps to display personalized advertising.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: LOGIN_INFO
Value: AFmmF2swRQIhALl6aL…
Usage: This cookie stores information about your login data.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: SAPISID
Value: 7oaPxoG-pZsJuuF5 / AnUdDUIsJ9iJz2vdM
Usage: This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device. It is used to create a profile about your interests.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: SID
Value: oQfNKjAsI311234483-
Usage: This cookie saves your Google Account ID and your last login time in a digitally signed and encrypted form.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: SIDCC
Value: AN0-TYuqub2JOcDTyL
Usage: This cookie stores information on how you use the website and which advertisements you may have seen before visiting our site.
Expiry Date: after 3 months

How long and where is the data stored?

The data that YouTube receives and processes from you is stored on the Google servers. Most of these servers are in America. Under https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/hldede  see exactly where the Google data centers are located. Your data is distributed on the servers. This means that the data can be accessed more quickly and is better protected against manipulation.

Google stores the collected data for different lengths of time. You can delete some data at any time, others are automatically deleted after a limited time and others are stored by Google for a longer period of time. Some data like items from My Activity, Photos or Documents, Products saved in your Google Account will be saved until you delete them. Even if you are not signed in to a Google Account, you can delete some data associated with your device, browser or app.hen.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

Basically, you can delete data in the Google account manually. With the automatic deletion function of location and activity data introduced in 2019, information is stored for either 3 or 18 months, depending on your decision, and then deleted..

Regardless of whether you have a Google account or not, you can configure your browser so that Google deletes or deactivates cookies. 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. Since YouTube is a subsidiary of Google, there is a common privacy policy. If you want to find out more about how your data is handled, we recommend the data protection declaration at https://policies.google.com/privacyhlde.e.

YouTube subscribe button Privacy policy

We have the YouTube Subscribe button on our website. Subscribe button built in. 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. The button can, however, also have a different design.ellt sein.

Our YouTube channel always offers you funny, interesting or exciting videos. 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 yourself. 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.n.

If you see a built-in subscription button on our site, YouTube sets at least one cookie according to Google. 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:n:

Surname: YSC
Value: b9-CV6ojI5311234483Y
Usage: This cookie registers a unique ID in order to save statistics of the video seen.
Expiry Date: after the session ends

Surname: PREF
Value: f1500000000
Usage: 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
Usage: This cookie registers your unique ID on mobile devices to track GPS location.
Expiry Date: after 30 minutes

Surname: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Value: 31123448395Chz8bagyU
Usage: This cookie tries to estimate the bandwidth of the user on our websites with built-in YouTube videos.n.
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 perform.

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

Zoom privacy policy

We use the video conference tool Zoom from the American software company Zoom Video Communications for our website. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, California, 55 Almaden Boulevard, 6th Floor, CA 95113. Thanks to Zoom, we can hold a video conference with customers, business partners, clients and employees very easily and without any software installation. In this data protection declaration we go into more detail about the service and inform you about the most important data protection-relevant aspects.e.

What is zoom?

Zoom is one of the world's most popular video conferencing solutions. With the Zoom Meetings service, for example, we can hold an online video conference with you, but also with employees or other users via a digital conference room. This makes it very easy for us to get in touch digitally, exchange ideas on various topics, send text messages or even make phone calls. You can also use zoom to share the screen, exchange files and use a whiteboard.n.

Why do we use Zoom on our website?

It is important to us that we can communicate with you quickly and easily. And this is exactly what Zoom offers us. The software program also works directly through a browser. That means we can simply send you a link and start the video conference. In addition, additional functions such as screen sharing or the exchange of files are of course very practical.

What data is saved by Zoom?

When you use Zoom, data is also collected from you so that Zoom can provide its services. On the one hand, this is data that you consciously provide to the company. This includes, for example, your name, telephone number or your e-mail address. However, data is also automatically transmitted to Zoom and saved. This includes, for example, the technical data of your browser or your IP address. In the following, we will take a closer look at the data that Zoom can collect and store from you:

If you provide data such as your name, your user name, your e-mail address or your telephone number, this data will be saved by Zoom. Content that you upload while using Zoom is also saved. This includes, for example, files or chat logs.

The technical data that Zoom automatically saves includes the IP address already mentioned above, the MAC address, further device IDs, device type, which operating system you are using, which client you are using, camera type, microphone and speaker type. Your approximate location is also determined and saved. Zoom also stores information about how you use the service. For example, whether you zoom in on your desktop or smartphone, whether you use a phone call or VoIP, whether you participate with or without a video or whether you request a password. Zoom also records so-called metadata such as duration of the meeting / call, start and end of meeting participation, meeting name and chat status.f.

Zoom mentions in its own data protection declaration that the company does not use advertising cookies or tracking technologies for its services. Only on your own marketing websites such as www.zoom.us these tracking methods are used. Zoom does not sell personal data and does not use it for advertising purposes.

How long and where is the data stored?

Zoom does not announce a specific time frame in this regard, but emphasizes that the data collected will be stored for as long as is necessary to provide the services or for their own purposes. The data will only be saved for longer if this is required for legal reasons.

In principle, Zoom saves the collected data on American servers, but data can arrive at different data centers around the world.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

If you do not want data to be saved during the Zoom meeting, you must forego the meeting. However, you always have the right and the option to have all your personal data deleted. If you have a Zoom account, see https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201363243-How-Do-I-Delete-Terminate-My-Account instructions on how to delete your account.

Zoom Video Communications is an active participant in the EU-U.S. 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/participantida2zt0000000TNkCAAW&statusActiveive.
We hope to have given you an overview of the data processing by Zoom. It is of course always possible that the company's data protection guidelines change. We therefore recommend that you read Zoom's privacy policy at for more information https://zoom.us/de-de/privacy.html.

Google reCAPTCHA privacy policy

Our primary goal is to secure and protect our website for you and for us in the best possible way. To ensure this, we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google Inc. For the European area, Google Ireland Limited Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland is responsible for all Google services. With reCAPTCHA we can determine whether you are really a flesh and blood human and not a robot or other spam software. We understand spam to be any unsolicited information that comes to us electronically. With the classic CAPTCHAS you mostly had to solve text or picture puzzles to check. With reCAPTCHA from Google, we usually don't have to bother you with such puzzles. In most cases, it is sufficient to simply tick the box and confirm that you are not a bot. With the new Invisible reCAPTCHA version you don't even have to check the box anymore. How this works exactly and, above all, which data is used for it, you will find out in the course of this data protection declaration.g.

What is reCAPTCHA?

reCAPTCHA is a free captcha service from Google that protects websites from spam software and misuse by non-human visitors. The most common use of this service is when filling out forms on the Internet. A captcha service is a type of automatic Turing test that is intended to ensure that an action on the Internet is carried out by a human and not by a bot. In the classic Turing test named after the computer scientist Alan Turing, a person determines the difference between bot and human. With captchas, this is also done by the computer or a software program. Classic captchas work with small tasks that are easy for humans to solve, but are very difficult for machines. With reCAPTCHA, you no longer have to actively solve puzzles. The tool uses modern risk techniques to distinguish people from bots. Here you only have to tick the text field I am not a robot or with Invisible reCAPTCHA even this is no longer necessary. With reCAPTCHA, a JavaScript element is integrated into the source text and then the tool runs in the background and analyzes your user behavior. From these user actions, the software calculates a so-called captcha score. Google uses this score to calculate the probability that you are human before entering the captcha. reCAPTCHA or captchas in general are always used when bots do certain actions such as Manipulate or abuse registrations, surveys, etc.nnten.

Why do we use reCAPTCHA on our website?

We only want to welcome people of flesh and blood on our side. Bots or spam software of all kinds can safely stay at home. That is why we are doing all we can to protect ourselves and offer you the best possible user-friendliness. For this reason we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google. So we can be pretty sure that we will remain a bot-free website. By using reCAPTCHA, data is transmitted to Google in order to determine whether you are really human. reCAPTCHA therefore serves the security of our website and consequently also your security. For example, without reCAPTCHA, it could happen that a bot registers as many e-mail addresses as possible in order to subsequently spam forums or blogs with unwanted advertising content. With reCAPTCHA we can avoid such bot attacks.den.

Which data is saved by reCAPTCHA?

reCAPTCHA collects personal data from users in order to determine whether the actions on our website really come from people. The IP address and other data that Google needs for the reCAPTCHA service can therefore be sent to Google. IP addresses are almost always shortened beforehand within the member states of the EU or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before the data ends up on a server in the USA. The IP address will not be combined with other Google data unless you are logged in to your Google account while using reCAPTCHA. First, the reCAPTCHA algorithm checks whether Google cookies from other Google services YouTube are already on your browser. Gmail etc. are placed. ReCAPTCHA then sets an additional cookie in your browser and takes a snapshot of your browser window.s.

The following list of collected browser and user data does not claim to be complete. Rather, they are examples of data that, to our knowledge, are processed by Google.

  • Referrer URL the address of the page from which the visitor comest)
  • IP address e.g. 256.123.123.11)
  • Information about the operating system the software that enables your computer to operate. Well-known operating systems are Windows, Mac OS X or Linuxx)
  • Cookies are small text files that save data in your browsern)
  • Mouse and keyboard behavior Every action that you perform with the mouse or keyboard is savedt)
  • Date and language settings which language or which date you have preset on your PC is savedt)
  • All Javascript objects JavaScript is a programming language that enables websites to adapt to the user. JavaScript objects can collect all kinds of data under one namen)
  • Screen resolution shows how many pixels the image display consists oft)

It is undisputed that Google uses and analyzes this data even before you click the I am not a robot tick. With the Invisible reCAPTCHA version, there is even no ticking and the entire recognition process runs in the background. How much and which data Google stores exactly cannot be learned from Google in detail.l.

The following cookies are used by reCAPTCHA: Here we refer to the reCAPTCHA demo version from Google at https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/demo. All of these cookies require a unique identifier for tracking purposes. Here is a list of cookies that Google reCAPTCHA has set on the demo version:

Surname: IDE
Value: WqTUmlnmv_qXyi_DGNPLESKnRNrpgXoy1K-pAZtAkMbHI-311234483-8
Usage: This cookie is set by the company DoubleClick, which is also owned by Google, to register and report the actions of a user on the website when dealing with advertisements. In this way, advertising effectiveness can be measured and appropriate optimization measures can be taken. IDE is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net.t.
Expiry Date: after a year

Surname: 1P_JAR
Value: 2019-5-14-12
Usage: 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. Furthermore, the cookie can be used to prevent a user from seeing the same ad more than once.
Expiry Date: after a month

Surname: ANID
Value: U7j1v3dZa3112344830xgZFmiqWppRWKOr
Usage: We could not find out much information about this cookie. In Google's privacy policy, the cookie is used in connection with advertising cookies such as. B. DSID, FLC, AID, TAID mentioned. ANID is stored under the domain google.com.speichert.
Expiry Date: after 9 months

Surname: CONSENT
Value:YESAT.de20150628-20-0-0
Usage: 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, to prevent fraudulent login information and to protect user data from unauthorized attacks.
Expiry Date: after 19 years

Surname: NID
Value: 0WmuWqy311234483zILzqV_nmt3sDXwPeM5Q
Usage: 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. This way you always get customized advertisements. The cookie contains a unique ID to collect personal settings of the user for advertising purposes.n.
Expiry Date: after 6 months

Surname: DV
Value: gEAABBCjJMXcI0dSAAAANbqc311234483-4
Usage: Once you have ticked the I am not a robot tick, this cookie will be set. The cookie is used by Google Analytics for personalized advertising. DV collects information in an anonymous form and is also used to distinguish between users.n.
Expiry Date: after 10 minutes

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

How long and where is the data stored?

By inserting reCAPTCHA, your data will be transferred to the Google server. Where exactly this data is stored, Google does not clearly state, even after repeated inquiries. Without having received a confirmation from Google, it can be assumed that data such as mouse interaction, time spent on the website or language settings on the European or American Google Servers. The IP address that your browser transmits to Google is generally not merged with other Google data from other Google services. However, if you are logged into your Google account while using the reCAPTCHA plug-in, the data will be merged. The differing data protection regulations of Google apply for this.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

If you do not want any data about you or your behavior to be transmitted to Google, you must completely log out of Google and delete all Google cookies before you visit our website or use the reCAPTCHA software. In principle, the data is automatically transmitted to Google as soon as you visit our website. In order to delete this data again, you have to go to Google support https://support.google.com/hlde&tid311234483483 to contact.

So when you use our website, you agree that Google LLC and its representatives automatically collect, process and use data.

You can learn a little more about reCAPTCHA on Google's web developer page https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/. Google goes into the technical development of the reCAPTCHA in more detail here, but you will look in vain for precise information about data storage and data protection issues. A good overview of the basic use of data at Google can be found in the in-house data protection declaration https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Custom Google Search Privacy Policy

We have integrated the Google plug-in for user-defined searches on our website. Google is the largest and most famous search engine in the world and is operated by the US company Google Inc. The company Google Ireland Limited Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland is responsible for the European area. The custom Google search can 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.n.

What is Google Custom Search?

The plug-in for custom Google search is a Google search bar directly on our website. The search finds us 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. That means, only when you enter a search term in the search bar and then confirm this term e.g. If you click Enter, your IP address will be sent to Google, saved and processed there in addition to the search term. Based on the cookies set such as 1P_JAR 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 in to 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.eitet.

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: 2020-01-27-13311234483-5
Usage: This cookie collects website usage statistics 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.282f52311234483-9
Usage: 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 protect user data from unauthorized attacks.
Expiry Date: after 18 years

Surname: NID
Value: 196pwIo3B5fHr-88
Usage: 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 ads. This way you always get customized advertisements.n.
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 is the data stored?

The Google servers are distributed all over the world. Since Google is an American company, most of the data is stored on American servers. Underhttps://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/hldede 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 work, the risk of service interruption and data loss remains low.
Depending on what data it is, 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 on 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-U.S. 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/participantida2zt000000001L5AAIAI. We hope we were able to provide you with the most important information about data processing by Google. If you want to find out more, we recommend the extensive data protection declaration from Google at https://policies.google.com/privacyhldede.

Klarna Checkout privacy policy

We use the online payment system Klarna Checkout from the Swedish company Klarna Bank AB on our website. Klarna Bank has its main headquarters in Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden. If you choose this service, personal data will be sent to Klarna, saved and processed. In this data protection declaration we would like to give you an overview of data processing by Klarna.

What is Klarna Checkout?

Klarna Checkout is a payment system for orders in an online shop. The user selects the payment method and Klarna Checkout takes over the entire payment process. Once a user has made a payment via the checkout system and provided the relevant data, future online purchases can be made even faster and easier. The Klarna system then recognizes the existing customer after entering the email address and zip code.

Why do we use Klarna Checkout for our website?

Our goal with our website and our integrated online shop is to offer you the best possible service. In addition to the overall experience on the website and in addition to our offers, this also includes smooth, fast and secure payment processing for your orders. To ensure this, we use the Klarna Checkout payment system.

Which data is saved by Klarna Checkout?

As soon as you choose the Klarna payment service and pay using the Klarna Checkout payment method, you also transmit personal data to the company. On the Klarna checkout page, technical data such as browser type, operating system, our internet address, date and time, language settings, time zone settings and IP address are collected from you and transmitted to Klarna's servers and stored there. This data is also saved if you have not yet placed an order.

If you order a product or service through our shop, you must enter your personal data in the fields provided. This data is processed by Klarna for payment processing. The following personal data and general product information can be saved and processed by Klarna for creditworthiness and identity checks:n:

  • Contact information: name, date of birth, national ID number, title, billing and shipping address, email address, phone number, nationality or salary.
  • Payment information such as credit card details or your account number
  • Product information such as tracking number, type of item and price of the product

In addition, there is also data that can optionally be collected, provided you consciously decide to do so. These are, for example, political, religious or ideological convictions or various health data.

Klarna may also collect data on the goods or services that you buy or order, either itself or through third parties, such as us or public databases, in addition to the data mentioned above. This can be, for example, the consignment number or the type of article ordered, but also information about your creditworthiness, your income or credit granted. Klarna can also pass on your personal data to service providers such as software providers, data storage providers or us as retailers.n.

When data is automatically entered into a form, cookies are always involved. If you do not want to use this function, you can deactivate these cookies at any time. Further down in the text you will find instructions on how to delete, deactivate or manage cookies in your browser. Our tests have shown that Klarna does not set any cookies directly. If you choose the Klarna Sofort payment method and click on Order, you will be redirected to the Sofort website. After the successful payment you will come to our thank you page. There, Sofort.com sets the following cookie:tzt:

Surname: SOFUEB
Value: e8cipp378mdscn9e17kajlfhv7311234483-4
Usage: This cookie stores your session ID.
Expiry Date: after the browser session has ended

How long and where is the data stored?

Klarna tries to save your data only within the EU or the European Economic Area EEA. However, it can also happen that data is transferred outside the EU / EEA. If that happens, Klarna ensures that data protection is in accordance with the GDPR, that the third country is in an adequacy decision by the European Union or that the country has the US Privacy Shield certificate. The data is always stored for as long as Klarna needs it for the processing purpose.t.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You can revoke your consent to Klarna processing personal data at any time. You also always have the right to information, correction and deletion of your personal data. All you have to do is email the company or the company's data protection team datenschutz@klarna.de to contact. Via the Klarna website „My data protection request“ you can also contact Klarna directly.

Cookies that Klarna may use for their functions can be deleted, deactivated or managed in your browser. This works in different ways depending on which browser you are using. 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

We hope to have given you a good overview of data processing by Klarna. If you want to find out more about how your data is handled, we recommend the Klarna privacy policy at https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_at/privacy.

 

Sofortüberweisung data protection declaration

On our website we offer the payment method Sofortüberweisung from Sofort GmbH for cashless payment. Sofort GmbH has been part of the Swedish company Klarna since 2014, but has its headquarters in Germany, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich.n.

If you choose this payment method, personal data will also be transmitted to Sofort GmbH or Klarna, stored and processed there. With this data protection text we give you an overview of the data processing by Sofort GmbH.

What is an instant transferg“?

Sofortüberweisung is an online payment system that enables you to place an order via online banking. The payment processing is carried out by Sofort GmbH and we immediately receive information about the payment made. This method can be used by any user who has an active online banking account with a PIN and TAN. Only a few banks still do not support this payment method.

Why do we use Sofortüberweisung on our websitete?

Our goal with our website and our integrated online shop is to offer you the best possible service. In addition to the overall experience on the website and in addition to our offers, this also includes smooth, fast and secure payment processing for your orders. To ensure this, we use Sofortüberweisung as a payment system.m.

Which data are saved by Sofortüberweisungrt?

If you make an immediate transfer via the Sofort / Klarna service, data such as name, account number, bank code, subject, amount and date are stored on the company's servers. We also receive this information via the payment confirmation.

As part of the account coverage check, Sofort GmbH checks whether your account balance and overdraft credit line cover the payment amount. In some cases, a check is also carried out to determine whether immediate transfers have been made successfully in the last 30 days. Furthermore, your user identification, such as the user number or contract number in abbreviated hashed form and your IP address are collected and stored. BIC and IBAN are also saved for SEPA transfers.chert.

According to the company, no other personal data such as account balances, sales data, credit limits, account lists, mobile phone numbers, authentication certificates, security codes or PIN / TAN are collected, stored or passed on to third parties.n.

Sofortüberweisung also uses cookies to make its own service more user-friendly. When you order a product, you will be redirected to the Sofort or Klarna website. After successful payment you will be redirected to our thank you page. The following three cookies are set here:

Surname: SOFUEB
Value: e8cipp378mdscn9e17kajlfhv7311234483-5
Usage: This cookie stores your session ID.
Expiry Date: after the browser session has ended

Surname: Useruser_cookie_ruless] Value: 1
Usage: This cookie stores your consent to the use of cookies.
Expiry Date: after 10 years

Surname: _ga
Value: GA1.2.69759879.1589470706
Usage: By default, analytics.js uses the _ga cookie to save the user ID. Basically, it is used to differentiate between website visitors. This is a Google Analytics cookie.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Annotation: The cookies listed here do not claim to be complete. It is always possible that Sofortüberweisung also uses other cookies.

How long and where is the data stored?

All data collected are stored within the legal retention period. This obligation can last between three and ten years.

Klarna / Sofort GmbH only tries to save data within the EU or the European Economic Area EEA. If data is transferred outside the EU / EEA, data protection must comply with the GDPR, the country must be subject to an adequacy decision by the EU or have the US Privacy Shield certificate.n.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You can revoke your consent to Klarna processing personal data at any time. You also always have the right to information, correction and deletion of your personal data. To do this, you can simply contact the company's data protection team by sending an email to datenschutz@sofort.com.

You can manage, delete or deactivate any cookies that Sofortüberweisung uses in your browser. This works in different ways depending on your preferred browser. The following instructions show how to manage cookies in the most common 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

If you want to learn more about data processing by Sofortüberweisung from Sofort GmbH, we recommend the privacy policy ater https://www.sofort.de/datenschutz.html.

Stripe privacy policy

We use a payment tool from the American technology company and online payment service Stripe on our website. Stripe Payments Europe Europe Ltd., 1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland is responsible for customers within the EU. This means that if you choose Stripe as your payment method, your payment will be processed via Stripe Payments. The data required for the payment process is forwarded to Stripe and saved. In this data protection declaration we give you an overview of this data processing and storage by Stripe and explain why we use Stripe on our website.n.

What is Stripe?

The technology company Stripe offers payment solutions for online payments. With Stripe it is possible to accept credit and debit card payments in our webshop. Stripe handles the entire payment process. A big advantage of Stripe is that you never have to leave our website or the shop during the payment process and payment is processed very quickly.

Why do we use Stripe for our website?

Of course, we want to offer the best possible service with our website and our integrated online shop so that you feel comfortable on our site and take advantage of our offers. We know that your time is valuable and that payment processing in particular must therefore work quickly and smoothly. In addition to our other payment providers, we have found a partner in Stripe who guarantees secure and fast payment processing.

What data is stored by Stripe?

If you choose Stripe as your payment method, your personal data will also be transmitted to Stripe and stored there. This is transaction data. These data include the payment method, i.e. credit card, debit cards or account number, bank code, currency, the amount and the date of payment. In the case of a transaction, your name, your e-mail address, your billing or shipping address and sometimes your transaction history can also be transmitted. These data are necessary for authentication. Furthermore, Stripe can also record technical data about your device such as your IP address, name, address, telephone number and your country in order to prevent fraud, financial reporting and to be able to offer its own services in full.sen.

Stripe does not sell any of your data to independent third parties, such as marketing agencies or other companies that have nothing to do with the Stripe company. However, the data can be forwarded to internal departments, a limited number of external Stripe partners or to comply with legal regulations. Stripe also uses cookies to collect data. Here is a selection of cookies that Stripe can set during the payment process:

Surname: m
Value: edd716e9-d28b-46f7-8a55-e05f1779e84e040456311234483-5
Usage: This cookie appears when you select the payment method. It saves and recognizes whether you are accessing our website using a PC, tablet or smartphone.
Expiry Date: after 2 years

Surname: __stripe_mid
Value: fc30f52c-b006-4722-af61-a7419a5b8819875de9311234483-1
Usage: This cookie is required to be able to carry out a credit card transaction. The cookie stores your session ID for this purpose.
Expiry Date: after a year

Surname: __stripe_sid
Value: 6fee719a-c67c-4ed2-b583-6a9a50895b122753fe
Usage: This cookie also stores your ID and is used by Stripe for the payment process on our website.
Expiry Date: after the session

How long and where is the data stored?

Personal data are generally stored for the duration of the service. This means that the data will be stored until we terminate the cooperation with Stripe. However, in order to meet the legal and official obligations, Stripe can also store personal data for the duration of the service provision. Since Stripe is a global company, the data can also be stored in every country where Stripe offers services. In this way, data can also be stored outside of your country, for example in the USA.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

Stripe is still a participant of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, whereby the correct and secure data transfer of personal data was regulated by July 16, 2020. After the European Court of Justice declared the agreement to be invalid, the company no longer relies on this agreement, but still acts according to the principles of the Privacy Shield.

You always have the right to information, correction and deletion of your personal data. If you have any questions, you can always contact the Stripe team https://support.stripe.com/contact/email to contact.

Cookies that Stripe use for their functions can be deleted, deactivated or managed in your browser. This works in different ways depending on which browser you are using. Please note, however, that the payment process may no longer work. 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

We have now given you a general overview of the processing and storage of data by Stripe. If you want to obtain even more and more detailed information, the detailed Stripe data protection declaration is available at https://stripe.com/at/privacy as a good source.