What data do we collect?
When you visit any website some information is automatically generated and stored on the website's server. When you visit our website, information stored on our server may include:
the address (URL) of the website you are visiting
the address (URL) of the website you visited previously (Referrer URL)
the type of browser you are using
your operating system
the IP address
date and time of your visit
These files (Webserver-Logfiles) are automatically deleted after two weeks. We do not share this information with anyone. However, we do not guarantee the safeguarding of this information and are not liable if others should gain access to it through criminal activity.
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. When you visit our website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.
For further information visit: allaboutcookies.org
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What types of cookies do we use?
There are a number of different types of cookies. Cookies we may use on our websites include:
Session cookies- these cookies are necessary to provide basic functions of our website. For example, we might use these cookies when you place an item in your shopping basket and then decide to browse to another website before placing your order. Your item will still be saved to your basket even if you close your browser.
Functional cookies- these cookies collect information about the way you use our website and whether any error messages are displayed to you. They also help to determine the loading speed and performance of our website in different browsers.
Targeted cookies- we use these cookies so that we can recognise you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer, the location you are in and forms you have filled out. A combination of first and third party cookies may be used.
Advertising cookies- these cookies are used to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device and your IP address.
How to manage cookies
You can set your browser not to accept cookies. The website allaboutcookies.org tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.
Any personal information (such as your name, address or email address) you may provide to us electronically through our website, our contact form, on our message boards or via email will only be used for the stated purpose and not be shared with any third parties.
We only use your personal information to contact you if you have asked us to do so or if it is necessary in order to provide a product or service from our website that you have requested. We do not share your personal information with anyone unless you have given your expressed permission to do so. However, we cannot guarantee the safeguarding of this information against the activities of criminals.
Please be aware that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g. by e-mail) can offer security vulnerabilities. It is therefore impossible to safeguard the data completely against access by third parties. We cannot assume any liability for damages arising as a result of such security vulnerabilities. We would advise never to send personal data via unencrypted email services.
What are your data protection rights?
We would like to make sure you are fully aware of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:
The right to access- You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge a small fee for this service.
The right to rectification- You have the right to request that we change any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete any information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure- You have the right that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing- You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing- You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability- You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights please contact us at our email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Privacy policies of other websites
We use Google Fonts on our website. Google Fonts belongs to Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
Google Fonts does not require a log-in or password and does not store any cookies on your browser. Google Fonts files (CSS, Fonts) are accessed via the Google-domains fonts.googleapis.com und fonts.gstatic.com. According to Google, requests for CSS and fonts are completely separate from all other Google services. If you have a Google account, none of your Google account information will be transmitted to Google when you are using Google Fonts. Google safely stores any data related to the usage of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and related fonts.
What is Google Fonts?
Google Fonts (previously known as Google Web Fonts) is an interactive library of over 800 different fonts provided by Google LLC under open software licenses, free of charge.
Why do we use Google Fonts on our website?
Google Fonts allows us to use fonts on our website without having to upload them to our server. Google Fonts are optimised for online use. This decreases the amount of data volume needed to load our website and allows it to run faster, especially on mobile devices. Google Fonts also helps guarantee that our website will be displayed at a high quality in all types of browsers, operating systems and devices.
We use Google Fonts to make sure that our website looks beautiful and runs as smoothly as possible. According to Article 6, Par. 1 f lit. F DSGVO our using Google Fonts for these reasons provides a basis for the collection of user data by Google.
What data does Google collect?
The fonts you see when you visit our website are automatically loaded from a Google server. In this process, some data is transmitted back to Google's server, which allows Google to recognise the IP address from which you are accessing the website. Google Fonts API (Application Programming Interface) is used as a data transmitter and has been developed for the specific purpose of minimising the collection, storage and utilisation of user data.
Google Fonts stores CSS- and Font information securely on a Google server. Collecting this data allows Google to better understand the popularity of its various fonts and how they are used. Google publishes these findings for use by some of their own services such as Google Analytics. Google also uses data from their own Web-Crawlers in order to determine which websites use Google Fonts.This information is collected in the BigQuery-Data Bank and published by Google Fonts. BigQuery is a Google service for enterprises wishing to analyse large amounts of data.
You should know that every time Google Fonts is used, information such as your IP address, language settings and browser name, type and version are transmitted to Google. If and how this information is stored has not been clearly answered by Google.
How is data stored?
Google stores access requests for CSS-Assets for one day on their servers, which are located outside of the EU. This allows us to use different fonts with the help of Google-Stylesheets. A Stylesheet is a template that makes it possible to quickly and easily alter features such as the design, layout or font of a website. These Font-files are stored by Google for one year in order to improve the loading speed of all websites.
Managing data stored by Google
Data that is stored by Google for one day or one year cannot be easily deleted. This information is automatically transmitted to Google when you access our website. In order to delete this data, you need to contact Google-Support at https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=311112720. The only way to prevent the transmission of this type of data entirely is not to visit our website.
You can learn more about Google Fonts here: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=311112720.
If you would like to know more about what kind of data is collected by Google in general and how this data is used, you can find additional information here: https://www.google.com/intl/policies/privacy/.
We use Google Maps on our website. Because Google Maps is a property of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) some information is transmitted to Google when using this service. You can learn more about what information is collected by Google and how it is used here: https://www.google.com/intl/policies/privacy/.
Privacy policies of embedded social media
We use features of social media platforms on our website in order to show you images, videos and texts. When you visit websites featuring social media content, information from your browser is automatically transmitted to these social media providers and stored by them. We do not have access to this data. You can follow these links to learn more about how different social media providers use your data:
We use features of the social media platform Xing on our website. XING is owned by XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. When you access content or features provided by Xing, some information (such as your IP address, browser information, date, time, cookies) is transmitted, stored and analysed by Xing. If you have a Xing account, this data may also be identified and related to your account and the information stored there whenever you are logged in.
How to contact us
How to contact the appropriate authority
Should you wish to report a complaint, you may contact the Information Commissioner's office.