Our website uses plug-ins of the YouTube platform, which is being operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
We use YouTube in the expanded data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean that the sharing of data with YouTube partners can be ruled out as a result of the expanded data protection mode. For instance, regardless of whether you are watching a video, YouTube will always establish a connection with the Google DoubleClick network.
As soon as you start to play a YouTube video on our website, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Furthermore, after you have started to play a video, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device. With the assistance of these cookies, YouTube will be able to obtain information about our website visitor. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud. These cookies will stay on your device until you delete them.
Under certain circumstances, additional data processing transactions may be triggered after you have started to play a YouTube video, which are beyond our control. The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest.
With the following information we inform you about the content of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.
Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter "newsletter") only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. Insofar as the contents of a newsletter are concretely described, they are authoritative for the consent of the users. Incidentally, our newsletters contain information about our services and us.
Double opt-in and logging: Registration for our newsletter is done in a so-called double opt-in procedure. That means after registration, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one else can register with your email address on your behalf. The registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the logon and the confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Likewise, changes to your data stored with our delivery service provider will be logged.
Credentials: To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your email address. Optionally, we ask you to give a name in the newsletter for personal address.
The dispatch of the newsletter and the related performance measurement is based on a consent of the recipients in accordance of Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a, Art. 7 of the GDPR in connection with § 7 paragraph 2 Nr. 3 UWG (Act against Unfair Competition) or on the basis of the legal permission acc. § 7 Abs. 3 UWG ( Act against Unfair Competition). The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 paragraph. 1 lit. Of the GDPR. We are interested in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests as well as meeting the expectations of users and allows us to provide consent.
Termination / Withdrawal - You can terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time, ie. Revoke your consent. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter. We may save the submitted email addresses for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before we delete them to provide prior consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for cancellation is possible at any time, provided that at the same time the former existence of a consent is confirmed.
Newsletter – Performance Statistics
The newsletters contain a so-called "web beacon", a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the server when opening the newsletter from our server, or via our sending partner. This call will initially collect technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of opening.
This information is used to improve the technical performance of services based on their specifications or audience and their reading habits, based on their locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times. Statistical surveys also include determining if the newsletters will be opened, when they will be opened and which links will be clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our intention, nor, if used, that of the delivery service provider can observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.
We do respect your privacy. Hence, this website uses Matomo (https://matomo.org/) for analysing purposes. Matomo is a open source projekt. Besides others the Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein assessed Matomo positively. IP-adresses are shortened of the last six digits, so that any personal reference is impossible.
However you can object any tracking by Matomo. Therefore please visit "Object use of Matomo".
By doing so a so-called Cookie will be stored on your computer. This cookie tells us, that we must not process your data. Attention: your objection is only valid as long as this cookie can be found on your computer.