We take the matter of protecting the personal data of our users very seriously and strictly adhere to the relevant provisions of data protection legislation (such as TMG; BDSG). Similarly, all data collected is protected to the very best of our ability by the technological and organizational measures put in place in our IT security and privacy policies. As a matter of principle, your data is not forwarded to third parties. Exceptions to this rule shall apply solely in the case of statutory or legal requirements, or when you have specifically approved such forwarding of data, or have expressed a wish for this to be done.
This statement provides you with an overview of the measure designed to assure such protection, together with an outline of the type of data collected and the purposes for which this is used.
I. Automatic data processing on this internet pageWhen you access internet pages, the information transferred to us by your browser is automatically stored in our "server log files". This includes:
- Browsertype/ -version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL (the page last visited)
- Host name of the computer accessing the site (IP address)
- Time of the server enquiry
II. Cookies1. Cookies:
In several different places, internet pages use so-called cookies. These are employed to make our service more user-friendly, more effective, and safer. Cookies are little text files deposited on your computer and stored by your browser. You can block the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; yet we must point out that, in such an event, you may be unable to use the website’s many functions to the fullest extent possible. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are not used by us as a means of storing personal data.
2. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
If IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement in the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the whole IP address first be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. IP-anonymisation is active on this website.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing them with other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
Among the tools used to display content on our website are fonts made available to us by MyFonts Inc., 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA 01801, USA. The integration of these elements means that, whenever the site is entered, data from a server of the MyFonts company will also be accessed. This server, and hence also MyFonts, will thus at least gain cognizance of your IP address and some technical specification relating to your web browser. Some browsers enable the data thus transferred to be limited or modified. Whether this is possible depends on the browser type you use. Even if the provider, i.e. MyFonts, requires the information transmitted, most notably the IP address, solely in order to supply the content accessed, we are neither aware of, nor able to influence, whether, and to what extent, MyFonts also evaluates this information statistically and/or stores such information. Our site does, however, also contain a MyFonts visitor counter that tracks the number of visitors to the website. Under the terms of the agreement on the utilization of fonts, we are legally required to use this visitor counter. Further data privacy information is available on the MyFonts website at http://www.myfonts.com/info/terms-and-conditions/#Privacy.
III. Revoking the (continued) processing and utilization of dataAt any time, you may notify us that you wish to revoke the authorization previously given to us to store your personal data, and to make use thereof to provide the respective services.
Please note that, even in the event of such a revocation notice instructing us to stop using and/or storing data, we reserve the right to continue to use your data to the extent that this may be required for billing purposes.
Moreover, instructions preventing us from making continued use of your data will inevitably mean that you may no longer be able to receive the services (newsletters, etc.) to which you subscribe, and that we shall have to terminate the supply of these services forth with further delay. As part of this process, your personal data will immediately be deleted and no longer retained in our data records.
IV. Right to informationAt all times, you have the right to be given information about the type and extent of the stored data relating to your person, the origin thereof, the persons receiving such data, and the storage purposes. (Contact data, see below, V.)