Integration of third-party services and content
It may happen that third-party content, such as graphics, fonts or videos from other websites, is integrated within this online offer. This always requires that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) perceive the IP address of the users. Because without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is thus required for the display of this content. We endeavour to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. However, we have no influence if the third-party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. As far as this is known to us, we inform the users about it.
The use of third-party services and content is based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offering) within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
The following presentation provides an overview of third-party providers and their content and links to their data protection declarations, which contain further information on data processing and opt-out options.
use of WPML
Use of social media buttons with Shariff
We offer buttons for the following services / companies on our website: AddThis, Diaspora, Facebook, Flattr, Flipboard, LinkedIn, Mix, Odnoklassniki, Patreon, PayPal, Pinterest, Pocket, Qzone, Reddit, Telegram, TencentWeibo, Threema, Tumblr, Twitter, VK, Wallabag, Weibo, WhatsApp, Xing.
Use of WP Mail Logging
When you use this website, some actions (e.g. use of contact forms) trigger the sending of emails. These contain information about you in connection with your e-mail address. The data associated with these emails depends on the type of action. These emails are saved and are available in the website administration as a log.
Use of JSDelivr
We use on our website the open source services of jsdelivr.com from the Polish software company ProspectOne, Królewska 65A/1, 30-081, Kraków, Poland. The use of JSDelivr is for the purpose of delivering our individual web pages to you quickly and flawlessly on different end devices. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
JSDelivr is a Content Delivery Network (CDN). This is a network of servers distributed in different countries and connected via the Internet. This allows content, especially large files, to be delivered quickly even when the server is very busy.
JSDelivr has servers distributed in different countries and your data may also be stored outside the European Economic Area. jsDelivr retains personal data processed on our behalf for as long as necessary to provide services offered, as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce agreements. If you have any questions, you can contact the responsible persons at jsdelivr.com-CDN .
Use of YouTube
Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is used for the purpose of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.
Specifically for the use of YouTube, we use a plugin which prevents a connection to the YouTube servers from being established as soon as you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin. Instead, a connection to Youtube is only established when the user actively clicks on the play button. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Use of Google Maps
We use the “Google Maps” component of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter “Google”, on our website. Google Maps is used for the purpose of presenting our online offers in an appealing way and to make it easier to find the places we have indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Each time the “Google Maps” component is called up, a cookie is set by Google in order to process user settings and data when displaying the page on which the “Google Maps” component is integrated. As a rule, this cookie is not deleted by closing the browser, but expires after a certain time unless you delete it manually beforehand.
Furthermore, it is necessary to store your IP address in order to use the functions of Google Maps. This information is usually transferred to a Google server and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission. In the event that personal data is transferred to Google LLC, which is based in the USA, Google LLC has certified itself for the us-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.
If you do not agree to this processing of your data, you have the option of deactivating the “Google Maps” service and thus preventing the transfer of data to Google. To do this, you must deactivate the Java Script function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use “Google Maps” or only to a limited extent.
and the additional terms and conditions for “Google Maps”
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses the “Google Analytics” service, which is provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyse website usage by users. The service uses “cookies” – text files that are stored on your terminal device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
This website uses IP anonymisation. The IP address of the user is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This shortening eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. Under the terms of the commissioned data agreement, which the website operators have concluded with Google Inc. the latter uses the information collected to evaluate website use and website activity and provides services associated with internet use.
You have the option of preventing the cookie from being stored on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. It is not guaranteed that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if your browser does not allow cookies.
Furthermore, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to and used by Google Inc. The following link will take you to the corresponding plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Here you can find more information about the use of data by Google Inc.: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
Use of Google Ads Conversion Tracking
This website uses the online advertising programme “Google Ads” and, as part of Google Ads, the conversion tracking of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”). We use the Google Ads service to draw attention to our attractive offers on external websites with the help of advertising media (so-called Google Adwords).
In relation to the data of the advertising campaigns, this allows us to determine how successful the individual advertising measures are. In this way, we pursue the aim of displaying advertising that is of interest to you, making our website more interesting for you and achieving a fair calculation of the advertising costs incurred.
The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your terminal device. These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognise that the user has clicked on the ad and been redirected to this page. Each Google Ads client receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked via the websites of Google Ads customers.
The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for Google Ads customers who have opted in to conversion tracking. Clients learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users.
If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can block this use by deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser under the keyword “User settings”. They will then no longer be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
We use Google Ads based on our legitimate interest in targeted advertising pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The use of Google Ads may also result in the transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.
You can permanently object to the setting of cookies by Google Ads conversion tracking by downloading and installing the Google browser plug-in available at the following link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=de.
Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, deactivate this service in the “Cookie Consent Tool” provided on the website or alternatively follow the option described above to make an objection.
We reserve the right to change the data protection declaration in order to adapt it to changed legal situations or in the event of changes to the service and data processing. However, this only applies with regard to declarations on data processing. Insofar as user consents are required or components of the data protection declaration contain provisions of the contractual relationship with the users, the changes shall only be made with the consent of the users.