Privacy Policy

 

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Data protection

The owners of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We will treat your personal data as confidential in accordance with both the legal provisions on data protection and this Privacy Policy. Generally speaking, it is possible to use our website without providing any personal data. Any personal data (e.g. name, address, e-mail address) collected via our website must always be provided voluntarily by the user in question. We will not pass this data on to third parties without your express consent. We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g. during e-mail communication) may be susceptible to security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to guarantee that any data is one hundred percent protected from being accessed by third parties.

 

Contact form

If you send us a request using our contact form, the information you provide in the form, including the contact data you provide, will be saved on our servers so that we can process your query and get in touch with you if we have any follow-up questions. We will not pass this data on without your consent.

 

Newsletter data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we will require your e-mail address together with certain information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address you provide, and that you consent to the receipt of the newsletter. We will not collect any further information for such transactions. The data we collect in connection with your newsletter subscription will be used exclusively to send you the information you have requested. We will not pass this information on to third parties. You may withdraw at any time your consent to the saving of your data and e-mail address and their use in order to send you the newsletter, e.g. by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

 

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow us to analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is normally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA.

 

Browser plug-in

You can prevent the storage of cookies on your computer by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. However, we would like to point out that if you do so, it may not be possible for you to make use of the full scope of all this website’s functions. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your usage of this website (including your IP address) from being transmitted to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

 

Opting out of data collection 

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the link below. This will place an opt-out cookie on your computer, which will prevent your data from being collected during future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics

For more information on how user data is handled by Google Analytics, please refer to Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

 

Facebook plug-ins (Like button)

Plug-ins for the social network Facebook are embedded in our website. The provider of this service is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognise the Facebook plug-ins on our site by the use of the Facebook logo or the “Like button”. For an overview of the Facebook plug-ins, please visit: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our website, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This enables Facebook to receive the information that you have visited our website using your IP address. If you press the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can post a link to the content of our website using your Facebook profile. This will allow Facebook to link your user account with your visit to our website. We hereby expressly inform you that we, the provider of this website, do not receive any information regarding the content of the data transmitted in the above manner or how said information is used by Facebook. For more information, please consult the Facebook privacy policy: 

https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to link your visit to our website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

 

Twitter 

Functions relating to the Twitter service are embedded in our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “Re-tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. As part of this process, data will also be transmitted to Twitter. We hereby expressly inform you that we, the provider of this website, do not receive any information regarding the content of the data transmitted in the above manner or how said information is used by Twitter. For more information, please consult the Twitter privacy policy: https://twitter.com/privacy. 

You can alter your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings: https://twitter.com/account/settings. 

 

Google+ 

Our website uses functions relating to Google+. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Collection and forwarding of information: The Google+ button enables you to publish information that will be available all around the world. The Google+ button provides you and other users with personalised content from Google and our partners. Google saves the information that you have given an item of content +1, as well as information on the website you were viewing when you clicked the +1 button. Your +1s can be displayed together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, as well as on other websites and displays on the Internet.

Google records information regarding your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for both you and other people. In order to use the Google+ button, you will need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must include the name selected for the profile as a minimum requirement. This name will be used for all Google services. In some cases, this name may also be used instead of another name that you might have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or possess other identifiable information on you.

Use of the collected information: In addition to the purposes explained above, the information you provide will also be used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection regulations. Google may publish compiled statistics on the +1 activities of its users or pass said statistics on to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers and affiliated websites.

 

Behance

Behance Inc. (“Behance”) is an online platform where creative professionals can present their work and rate the creative work of others. Behance is hosted exclusively in the USA and operated by the offices of Behance in New York, NY. Behance can be accessed directly via the Internet at www.behance.net or, for subscribers to Adobe Creative Cloud (“Creative Cloud”), via various points within Creative Cloud. For more information, please consult the Behance privacy policy: http://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/behance.html

 

Vk

Our website uses the plug-in for Vk (VKontakte Ltd., prem. 1-N, bld. 12-14, Lit. A, Khersonskaya st., St. Petersburg, Russia, 191024). This button can be recognised by the letters “Vk”. When you open a page containing this button, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Vk servers. We hereby expressly inform you that we, the provider of this website, do not have any information regarding the content of the data transmitted in the above manner or how said information is used by Vk. For more information, please consult the Vk privacy policy: https://vk.com/privacy.

 

YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins for the Google website YouTube. This website is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page of ours that contains a YouTube plug-in, a direct connection will be established to the YouTube servers. As part of this process, the YouTube servers will be informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you are allowing YouTube to establish a direct connection between your Internet activity and your personal profile. You can prevent this from happening by logging out of your YouTube account. For more information on how your user data is handled, please refer to the YouTube privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy 

 

Right to information, deletion, locking 

At all times, you have the right to receive free of charge information on what personal data we have saved on you, the origin and recipients of said data, and the purpose for which said data has been processed. Furthermore, you also have the right to demand that this data be corrected, locked or deleted. In order to perform any of these actions, or if you have any further questions relating to personal data, you can contact us at any time using the address provided in our Legal Notice.