Personal data protection
We are serious about personal data protection
The protection of your privacy when processing personal data is important to us. When you visit our website, our web servers register, in the standard way, your IP address given to you by your Internet Service Provider, the web page from which you have visited us, the web pages you visit on our website and also the date and duration of your visit. These pieces of information are necessary for the technical transfer of web pages and the secure operation of the server. We do not perform any personalized evaluation of such data.
The data you sent voluntary through the contact form is stored on our servers as part of our data security policy. We use your data exclusively to process your request. We treat your data as strictly confidential. We do not disclose personal data to any third parties without your consent.
Please note that online data transfer may contain safety deficiencies (e.g. when communicating by e-mail). Absolute data protection against third-party access is not possible.
The use of contact details that have been obligatorily published by a third party within the author’s imprint (colophon) to send explicitly unsolicited advertisements and information materials is hereby prohibited. Website operators expressly reserve their right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example via spam e-mails.
Personal data is data about you as a person. It includes your name, your address and your email address. You do not need to provide any personal data to be able to visit our website. In certain cases, we ask for your name and address and possibly other pieces of information, so that we can offer you the service that was requested.
The same applies if you have requested our information materials or when we respond to your query. In those cases, we will always remind you of it. In addition to the above, we only store the data which you have provided to us automatically or voluntarily.
If you use any of our services, we normally only collect the data necessary for us to be able to offer the service to you. We may also ask about other pieces of information, which, however, remain voluntary. Whenever we process personal data, we do so in order to be able to offer our service to you or to meet our business goals.
Automatically stored anonymized data
When our website is visited, we store certain pieces of information for administrative and technical reasons. These are: the type and version of the browser, the date and time of access and the IP address.
This data is anonymized and only serves statistical purposes or to improve our online services. This anonymized data is separated from personal data and stored in secure systems and cannot be connected to any individual person. That means that your personal data is always protected.
When our website is visited, information in the form of cookies may be stored in your computer. Cookies are small data files sent by the internet server to your browser and stored on your hard drive. The legal basis for using cookies is Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.
They only store, however, the address of the internet protocol – i.e. no personal data. This information, stored in cookies, allows the automatic recognition of your device when you re-visit our website, which makes it easier to use.
You can, of course, also visit our website without accepting the cookies. If you do not wish your device to be recognized upon your next visit, you can refuse to accept the cookies by setting your browser to “Block cookies”. The procedure is described in the instructions for use of your specific browser. If you disable cookies, certain functionalities of our website may be limited.
Google Analytics and anonymization
On our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis tool by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”. Google Analytics uses what are known as “Cookies”, i.e. text files stored in your computer, which help analyse how you use our website.
The information created by these cookies, such the time, location and frequency of your visits to websites, including your IP address, is sent to the US to Google, which stores it.
On our website, we use the Google Analytics service with the extension “_gat._anonymizeIp”. In this case, Google shortens your IP address within the Member States of the European Union or the Agreement on the European Economic Area, thus anonymizing it.
Upon authorization of this website’s provider, Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, create reports on activities on the website and provide other services to the website’s provider related to the use of the website and the internet. Google also transfers the information to a third party where prescribed by law or where such a third party processed the information upon Google’s request.
As Google itself represents, it will never associate your IP address with Google’s other data. You can disable the installation of cookies by setting your browser accordingly; please note, however, that you may not be able to fully enjoy all of our website’s functionalities.
If you visit our website using a mobile device (smartphone or tablet), you need to click the link to prevent Google Analytics from future monitoring on this page. This is also an alternative to the above browser Add-on. By clicking the link, your browser installs what is called the Opt-Out-Cookie valid for this browser and domain. If you delete cookies in this browser, you will also delete the Opt-Out-Cookie; in that case, clicking the link again will be necessary.
If you have allowed Google to link the web browsing and application history with your Google account and to use your Google account information for ad personalization, Google will use your data together with the data collected by Google Analytics to create lists of target groups for remarketing across devices. For that purpose, Google Analytics first records your ID authenticated by Google, linked to your Google account (i.e. personal data), on our website. Then, Google Analytics temporarily links your ID with your Google Analytics data to optimize our target groups.
If you disagree with this, you can disable this functionality under “My account” in your Google account settings.
This website uses the Google Maps application to show maps and plan routes.
Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
By using Google Maps on this website, you agree with the collection, processing and use of data collected automatically by, and sent by you to, Google, its representatives or other providers.
You can find the conditions for the use of Google Maps here.
The Google Maps Personal data protection policy is available here.
We have taken technical and administrative security measures to ensure the protection of your personal data from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. All our employees and service providers working for us are obliged to abide by the applicable laws and regulations regarding personal data protection.
Any personal data we collect and process is transferred in an encrypted form. That means that your data cannot be misused by a third party. Our security measures are constantly subject to improvement and our personal data policy is updated regularly. Please make sure that you are consulting the latest version.
Data subject’s rights
Please contact us whenever you wish to be informed of how we store your personal data or whenever you wish your personal data to be rectified or erased. Furthermore, you have the right to restrict the processing (Article 18 of GDPR), the right to raise an object against the processing (Article 21 of GDPR), the right to data portability (Article 20 of GDPR) and the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority – the Bavarian Data Protection Authority.